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Gun sales are booming

September 29, 2008
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The ongoing crime wave in Indianapolis has resulted in a surge in gun sales, WXIN-TV Channel 59 reports. With each big crime comes another spurt in purchases. Indianapolis police say applications for first-time permits in July were up 15 percent...
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Stability versus boom-and-bust

September 25, 2008
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Itâ??s a rare person who enjoys the asset bubbles and boom-and-bust cycles that afflict the U.S. economy, most recently the subprime mortgage crisis and implosions on Wall Street. But Purdue University economist David Hummels contends that the United States deals with...
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Burial in a 'green' cemetery

September 24, 2008
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A funeral director is planning a â??greenâ?? cemetery west of Bloomington, where plots will be identified by small field stones tied to global-positioning coordinates rather than by traditional headstones. Nathan Butlerâ??s Evergreen Forest Cemetery will look more like a natural landscape...
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Union tensions loom in Congress

September 22, 2008
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If the Employee Free Choice Act sounds unfamiliar, you arenâ??t alone. The proposed legislation is getting little coverage this election cycle. But the measure could emerge as a flashpoint in the next Congress as business and labor groups battle for power. Business...
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Are WellPoint execs greedy?

September 19, 2008
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Three activist groups dropped off a wallet and handbag crammed with play money at WellPointâ??s front door this week to protest what the groups say are outrageous salaries pulled down by company executives. The groups â?? Health Care for America Now,...
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Following the heart to a 'real job'

September 17, 2008
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Just what is a 'real job?' Most college students define the term in light of Adam Smithâ??s capitalism â?? high pay, having an office and so on, says Purdue University communications professor Robin Patric Clair. Clair, who recently wrote a book called...
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Signs and the First Amendment

September 17, 2008
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The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up the case of a Plainfield man who says a city zoning ordinance tramples his First Amendment right to free speech. Plainfield officials told the man, Nick Crews, to take down a...
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Is Bloomington best Hoosier city?

September 15, 2008
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Bloomington keeps racking up the accolades. Over the weekend, a Wall Street Journal article focused on the city as a vibrant, low-cost alternative to Sun Belt locations for retirees. Congestion is low, there are two hospitals, and plenty of natural...
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Turning heads at the MotoGP

September 12, 2008
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Thousands of bikers are expected to descend on the area over the weekend for the inaugural MotoGP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series is about as upscale as motorcycle racing gets, sort of like a two-wheeled version of Formula 1. So, if...
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Scandal singes MBA entry exam

September 11, 2008
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Not everyone who takes the Graduate Management Admission Test, which is required to get into business graduate programs, is honest. The organization that publishes the test, the Graduate Management Admission Council, disclosed yesterday that it has tossed scores of 84...
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Bailing out Detroit carmakers

September 10, 2008
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Executives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are optimistic about their chances of getting inexpensive federal loans to help tide them through the credit crunch and sales downturn. The discussions, which have come to light in recent weeks, have the execs...
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Getting Hoosiers through college

September 9, 2008
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The Indiana Commission on Higher Education rolled out an ambitious goal yesterday â?? to increase the number of graduates from state-supported colleges and universities by a third within four years. Indiana isnâ??t plagued by too few high school grads...
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Indy a diamond in the rough

September 8, 2008
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Just about every young, college-educated Midwesterner has given up hope and moved to the South or West, right? A story that appeared in IBJ over the weekend suggests otherwise. The Indianapolis area leads nearly all other large Midwestern cities...
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What ails Jill?

September 5, 2008
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If any governor were vulnerable to a strong challenge in a re-election campaign, it should have been Mitch Daniels, who has made a lot of Hoosiers mad by pushing daylight saving time, leasing the Indiana Toll Road and in general...
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Sarah Palin's influence on Indiana

September 4, 2008
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Sarah Palin won rave reviews for her speech last night at the Republican National Convention, as did Barack Obama when he closed the Democratic convention last week. This morning, the Associated Press quoted Democratic Party leaders in Indiana as saying Palin...
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Less zing in Daniels' second term?

September 2, 2008
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Mitch Daniels ran for governor four years ago promising to shake things up, and it would be hard to argue that he hasnâ??t followed through. Daylight saving time passed. Cigarette taxes were raised to fund health insurance. Property taxes were reformed. What...
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Great mileage, bad wrecks

August 28, 2008
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Small, fuel-efficient cars are in and big, thirsty vehicles are out. But as consumers try to save money on gas, their odds of getting hurt increase, the Insurance Research Council warned today. The Pennsylvania organization, which researches the property and casualty...
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Habitat builds through tough times

August 27, 2008
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The down economy hasnâ??t exactly been a gift to not-for-profits, but at least one is actually doing better. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis plans to build 22 houses this year, a couple of units more than last year. With dollar donations...
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SAT scores stuck below average

August 26, 2008
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This yearâ??s SAT scores are out, and there isnâ??t much to cheer about. Indiana saw math scores improve slightly, but reading and writing scores dropped a few points. All three remain below national averages. Educators say the tests are...
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Busted for copying software

August 25, 2008
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Author Solutions, the Bloomington company that helps people publish their own books, has admitted to using copies of software from Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec. The penalty? $50,000. Author Solutions says the violations began under prior ownership and that it cooperated...
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Vaunted program hits turbulence

August 20, 2008
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Ball State Universityâ??s entrepreneurship program has long been considered one of the stateâ??s crown jewels in business academics. Former funeral director Don Kuratko started the program before entrepreneurship was cool and pushed it to national prominence. Real-world business types like the...
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Susan Bayh as a political liability

August 19, 2008
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Barack Obama is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day now, and Evan Bayhâ??s name is still thought to be on the short list. The Indiana senator is viewed as a moderate who would counter Obamaâ??s liberal voting...
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Appraisers' role in the meltdown

August 18, 2008
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Some of the people most familiar with the mortgage foreclosure explosion in the Indianapolis area in recent years have privately pointed fingers at appraisers. Appraisers too often were in cahoots with lenders to illegally inflate prices of houses, the insiders complained,...
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Is college for everyone?

August 15, 2008
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Parents and teachers for more than a generation have steered students toward college and white-collar work, and few states need the graduates more than Indiana, which has one of the lowest levels of college attainment in the country. Lost in the...
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Lucas Oil Stadium and Mail Pouch

August 14, 2008
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Lucas Oil Stadium has nabbed lots of favorable reviews for its retro look, sliding widows looking onto downtown and retractable roof. Now a question. What do you think about the Lucas Oil Stadium name painted in white on the black roof? Does...
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  1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

  2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

  3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

  4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

  5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.

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