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Longtime executives unleash big donations:

January 1, 2007
Two Indianapolis business legends cemented their reputations for generosity in 2006 with charitable donations of $50 million and $15 million, respectively. The Indiana University School of Medicine announced in November that retail developer Melvin Simon and his wife, Bren, had committed $50 million to the school's cancer center to recruit and retain researchers and to help with an expansion. Apartment developer Gene Glick and his wife, Marilyn, earlier in the fall announced a $15 million contribution to the Indianapolis Cultural...

For Cornelius '06 was full of challenges:

January 1, 2007
Long-time Indianapolis business leader Jim Cornelius jumped from one daunting challenge to another in 2006. He started the year as chairman and CEO of Guidant Corp., as it weighed a possible sale to either New Jer sey-based Johnson & Johnson or Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific Corp. After Boston Scientific won, Cornelius became acting CEO of New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in September. Cornelius stayed with Guidant from start to finish. He left his position as chief financial officer at Eli Lilly...

Boston Scientific swallows Guidant:

January 1, 2007
Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific Corp. finally sealed its purchase of Indianapolis medical device maker Guidant Corp. in April. But it was still paying a price for the $27-billion deal as 2006 wound to a close. Boston Scientific shares have tumbled since the deal closed, partly because of concern that its signature product, drugcoated stents that prop open obstructed heart vessels, can sometimes cause fatal blood clots. But many of the company's difficulties relate to product-liability problems at Guidant, one of the...

From blankets to burials, trustee work never ends:

November 20, 2006
You can turn to a township trustee for help if a fire leaves you homeless or a hospital stay leaves you penniless. You also look to the office if a dog devours your livestock or you need a fence dispute resolved. Indiana's 1,008 trustees make up the state's largest single group of elected officials, and their lengthy list of duties ranges from the conventional to the odd. Some are charged with destroying "noxious weeds" and "rank vegetation," according to the...

Guidant deal rides roller coaster:

December 26, 2005
Indianapolis-based medicaldevice maker Guidant Corp. spent most of 2005 shifting from one crisis to the next, as it endured national publicity over product defects, scores of shareholder and patient lawsuits, and marathon negotiations with potential buyers over its future. By the end of the year, it still had no clear vision for what that future holds. New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson agreed in December 2004 to buy Guidant for $25.4 billion in cash and stock. That deal quietly moved through...

Success of Guidant lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson depends on definition of murky legal term:

November 14, 2005
The fate of Guidant Corp.'s lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson depends on how a judge or jury defines a legal term that escapes easy definition. The suit, filed Nov. 7 in federal court in New York, challenges J&J's contention that it doesn't have to complete its $25.4 billion Guidant purchase because the Indianapolis company has suffered a "material adverse effect" from product defects and recalls, among other troubles. The term "material adverse effect" is a bit of a head-scratcher among...

Winona's trustee seeking money, answers:

September 19, 2005
Winona Memorial Hospital hasn't treated a patient in more than a year, but it continues to care for the leftover medical records of roughly 60,000 people. The fate of those records is one of many loose ends waiting to be tied up by lawyers and others shepherding the defunct hospital through liquidation. Indianapolis attorney Paul Gresk, the hospital's Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, also wants to find cash to give hospital employees their last paycheck. And he wants to learn more...
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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?