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Actor embraces ho-ho-holiday gig

December 24, 2007
Ty Stover is not your average mall Santa. From his real beard to his jolly laugh and rosy pink cheeks, he is a living, breathing version of St. Nick.
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Women business PAC: Committee raising funds to promote female owners' agenda

December 10, 2007
Local women business owners are trying their hand in politics heading into the 2008 campaign season. Launched in February, the Indiana Woman Business Owner's Political Action Committee will raise money to promote political candidates who champion femaleowned businesses. "The purpose is to support candidates ... that seek to protect and develop women-owned and minorityowned business," said PAC Chairwoman Billie Dragoo, founder and CEO of Indianapolis-based medical staffing company Repucare. Its mission is simple, she said: "to advance the agenda of...
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Fundex mixes tradition with high-tech in game biz

December 10, 2007
Fundex's Oct. 10 acquisition of the Great American Puzzle Factory keeps the Indianapolis-based game and toy company firmly planted in the tried and true, even as it experiments with the burgeoning mobile-game market.
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Dog walker throws leash around new career

November 26, 2007
Amanda Briggs weaves in and out of the bustling lunch crowd in downtown Indianapolis, keeping a close eye on her canine clients Griffen and Isabella. Briggs, 25, continues her walk through the busy streets, heading to the American Legion Mall and some much-needed grass. Such is the life of a professional dog walker and pet sitter.
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PROFILE: Ivy House Bed and Breakfast: Couple turns house into Hoosier getaway Labor of love keeps innkeepers committed for the long haul

November 19, 2007
Ivy House Bed and Breakfast Couple turns house into Hoosier getaway Labor of love keeps innkeepers committed for the long haul Running a bed-and-breakfast can be difficult-it's hard enough, in fact, that the average innkeeper lasts only seven years before calling it quits, said Fortville B&B owner Linda Nolte. Fortunately for her guests at Ivy House Bed and Breakfast, Nolte and her husband, Jim, are the exceptions. "We're already in our seventh year, and we hope to exceed that by...
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Five years after merger, agency out of the woods: Big Brothers Big Sisters moving in the right direction

November 5, 2007
Big Brothers of Indianapolis and Big Sisters of Central Indiana merged five years ago in hopes of mentoring more at-risk children, but turnover at the top of the organization has made it hard to get the ball rolling. The combined agency has had three leaders since the 2002 merger; revenue, which peaked at $2.3 million in 2003, has been up and down; and one-on-one mentor matches-its core activity-also declined. Despite the challenges, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana finally...
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Bean Field popular tailgate site: Compromise over parking at new stadium keeps decades-long tradition alive

October 29, 2007
How's this for irony? The state's nowscuttled plans to raze N.K. Hurst Co.'s headquarters to make way for Lucas Oil Stadium parking would have paved over a long-standing Colts game-day tradition. The Indianapolis-based bean company has hosted Colts tailgate parties before every home game since the 1980s. Its McCarty Street parking lot-known as Hurst Bean Field-is a short stroll from the RCA Dome and in the shadows of the Colts' new home, making it a hit with tailgaters. "It's a...
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

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