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MORRIS: Commercial real estate has an energy we haven't seen in awhile

September 20, 2014
Panelists, and attendance, at IBJ's Commercial Real Estate Power Breakfast brought a positive vibe.
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Morris: Start with Art inspires again

September 6, 2014
Local arts organizations are doing something right, deserve your support.
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MORRIS: Beering sells good coffee for a good cause

August 23, 2014
Help yourself to some Mission Coffee and help the poor Panamanians who put it in your cup.
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MORRIS: Ignore 55+ demo? Big mistake! Big! Huge!

August 9, 2014
People in prime spending years are getting cold shoulder from media buyers.
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MORRIS: Another call for an appointed schools chief

July 26, 2014
The governor, no matter his or her politics, should name the state's top education official.
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MORRIS: Indianapolis' problems belong to all of us

July 12, 2014
Those of us who work in the city but live elsewhere should help pay to keep it strong.
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MORRIS: Are you ready for second half of 2014?

June 28, 2014
Every organization needs a game plan. Do you have a strategy for the balance of the year?
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MORRIS: If only I were a member of the club

June 14, 2014
The Columbia Club has many attributes, but it's outdated membership policy isn't one of them.
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MORRIS: Let’s ‘show up and perform’ for vets

May 30, 2014
A Hoosier veteran says the state could do a better job of honoring those who have served.
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MORRIS: Financial success is a bad thing?

May 17, 2014
Income inequality isn't a non-issue, but the rhetoric surrounding it discourages meaningful discourse.
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MORRIS: May is mix of new fun, good memories

April 19, 2014
This year's lead-up to the Indy 500 recalls a time when 16th and Georgetown was the only place to be.
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MORRIS: Welcome to a clean and walkable city

April 3, 2014
I love this time of year, when downtown streets get busy and crowded with happy visitors enjoying themselves. And, of course, they’re happy when they spend money—which is good for business! It’s great for the city and a welcome relief for local businesses looking to make the cash register ring after struggling through a brutal winter
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MORRIS: Jim Irsay deserves our support

March 22, 2014
I don’t know Jim Irsay personally, but I feel like I know him. I’d like to know him better. I’ve been thinking a lot about Jim and his situation the last few days. I keep wondering if there’s something I can do to help, and for now this column is my best effort in that regard.
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MORRIS: Government overreach at all-time high

March 8, 2014
You'll see the intrusions clearly in the kind of car you drive and how much you pay for power.
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MORRIS: Time to shake off winter doldrums

February 22, 2014
This brutal season has affected everything from school schedules to retail spending.
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MORRIS: Strong work ethic is key to finding a job

February 8, 2014
You can usually tell from a candidate's past how dedicated they'll be as an employee.
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MORRIS: Public notice belongs in newspapers

January 25, 2014
We shouldn't cut corners in publishing the information you need about the activities of government.
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MORRIS: Storm tests preparedness, opens hearts

January 11, 2014
Dangerous conditions give us a chance to kick the tires on remote workforce plan.
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MORRIS: Looking forward to a promising 2014

December 28, 2013
The good feelings started for me a little late this year, but I finally got into the Christmas spirit a few days before the holiday.
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MORRIS: Keep the pot boiling for neighbors in need

December 14, 2013
Red kettles appear at holiday time, but Salvation Army makes a difference all year long.
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MORRIS: New hospital makes health top priority

November 30, 2013
Eskenazi Hospital leaves no stone unturned in its quest for a healthy environment.
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MORRIS: Ritz should be last elected schools chief

November 16, 2013
Partisan fighting shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of doing what's right for Hoosier students.
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  1. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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