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TRY THIS: A caving adventurer discovers the upside of the underworld

August 16, 2014
We're a three-person caving group about to enter Sullivan Cave. Our leader locks the gate behind us.
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Emmis: Dynamic pricing will reshape many industries

August 16, 2014
Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. executives believe their latest acquisition, a local flexible-pricing software firm called Digonex Technologies, can revolutionize any number of businesses, including radio.
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Revitalization plan brings new homes to Crown Hill area

August 12, 2014
Near North Development Corp. is serving as master developer of the project, which is using $488,000 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants.
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Building spree reshaping Broad Ripple Village

August 9, 2014
A rush of new office, residential and retail projects suggest real estate developers in Broad Ripple Village remain optimistic in the midst of high-profile incidents of crime.
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ChaCha CEO Jones launches app school in Carmel

August 5, 2014
Some of the events will take place at Scott Jones’ estate at 1150 W. 116th St. The unique setting prompted the founders to name the school Eleven Fifty.
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Clay Township sewer-overflow project halted

August 1, 2014
The Clay Township Regional Waste District on Wednesday withdrew its offer to buy part of a church's land and build a million-gallon sewage-overflow tank near 106th Street and Keystone Parkway.
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Church wants to put sewer-overflow plan on hold

July 29, 2014
A Carmel church is asking a Clay Township utility to withdraw its offer to buy part of the church's land for a sewer-overflow tank so that church officials can conduct research and meet with neighbors for input.
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Carmel residents balk at sewer-overflow tank planned next to church

July 25, 2014
The Clay Township Regional Waste District has made a $106,800 offer to King of Glory Church to buy land for the above-ground tank, which would be the size of a one-story McMansion.
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Democratic city-county councilors want police to live inside county

July 12, 2014
IMPD officers are not required to live in the city, and about 240, or 16 percent of the force, choose to reside elsewhere. Many of the city’s highest-crime neighborhoods have the fewest police officers as residents.
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Bloomington now requiring visual standards for chains

July 12, 2014
Mayor Mark Kruzan succeeds in five-year battle for ordinance to protect downtown from visual blight.
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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