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Gary Brackett, a popular Colt, tackles second act as restaurateur

Gary Brackett’s personal credo—be humble, be hungry and work harder than everybody else—has served him well. Now he hopes to parlay his success on the gridiron into his restaurant operations.
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Hoosiers set to observe daylight-saving time in 2006:

Indiana lawmakers beat the clock during the waning minutes of the legislative session to narrowly adopt daylight-saving time. The DST bill passed the House by one vote, and only after failing to obtain a constitutional majority the first time it was voted upon. Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican who included the divisive issue in his campaign, intervened to muster more support. House Speaker Brian Bosma held the voting board open for several minutes during the second vote until Rep. Troy...
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NEWSMAKER: Jischke praised, while Herbert taking heat:

NEWSMAKER Jischke praised, while Herbert taking heat Confidence in the job performance of the two leaders of the state's largest universities headed in opposite directions this year. At West Lafayette, Purdue University President Martin Jischke, 64, continued to receive high praise for elevating the university's status as a player in the state's economic development mission. Meanwhile, his colleague at Indiana University, Adam Herbert, found himself fending off a barrage of critics calling for his ouster because they don't think he...
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Aquarium lessons carry hope for spinal-cord patients:

Purdue University researcher Richard Borgens developed a fascination with nerve regeneration during childhood, when he watched the newts in his father's aquarium regrow legs bitten off by fish. Today, he's developing nerve-regeneration methods that may prove instrumental in treating spinal-cord injuries. Borgens directs Purdue's Center for Paralysis Research and is the founder of Andara Life Sciences Inc., a startup whose treatments are showing promise in clinical trials. One of Borgens' therapies involves the patented oscillating field stimulator device, which stimulates...
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Building the 'cheeseburger' of file servers:

Afile server that longtime tech guru Kim Brand developed from open-source software offers a more affordable alternative to large competitors such as Microsoft Windows. As managing partner of Server Partners LLC, the 52-year-old Brand is the inventor of FileEngine, a Linux-based file server he markets as a simpler and more "worryfree" platform for sharing files. "Servers are expensive," Brand said, "and when they break, they cost a lot to fix, and that's wrong." Brand founded Server Partners in 2001 but...
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EndGenitor might hold key to repairing blood vessels: Biomedical startup researchers grow cells from umbilical cord fluid

En d G e n i t o r Technologies Inc. is a prime example of the type of company BioCrossroads, central Indiana's life sciences initiative, covets. Founded on the scientific discoveries of two Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, the venture is on the cusp of producing stem cells that someday could repair the blood vessels of heart attack victims and diabetics. Drs. Mervin Yoder, 52, and David Ingram, 39, company cofounders and professors at the Herman B Wells...
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Giving office furniture a lift: Pointman Organizer provides users two desks in one

It looks like an average, yet stylish, office desk. But press a button and a hutch automatically rises from the back, exposing a flat-panel monitor, speakers, a printer and storage areas. Press the button again and the hutch descends, providing wide-open work space. The desk is the first product available from upstart Arise Innovations Inc. Partners Tom Doane, 39, and Jeffrey Hallal, 48, have a patent pending on the design and have sold production rights to Jasper based Inwood Office...
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Sugar Buzz brings convenience to child care service:

Parents who need a few hours for themselves at the last second can't take their toddlers to conventional daycare centers. But they can take them to the new Playcare program launched by Sugar Buzz in Broad Ripple. Longtime pals Wendy Reed and Pam Weaver are the brains behind the concept aimed at parents who might need time to shop, work out or attend a meeting. Unlike traditional child care services, however, there are no upfront contracts or commitments. Instead, Playcare...
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Often thought of as new technology, fuel cells have long history: Here's how they work:

Scientists are working to make fuel cells a viable energy source for the 21st century. But, in fact, the technology dates back more than 150 years. Research began in the mid-1800s, but with the onset of the Industrial Revolution, fuel cells were abandoned in favor of more powerful alternatives, said Jack Brouwer, associate director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center in Irvine, Calif. "They didn't think fuel cells could contribute," he said. The technology sat dormant until the beginning...
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