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No big bad wolf behind Lance Armstrong investigation

October 31, 2012
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The most striking thing about Bill Bock, the Indianapolis attorney who helped topple the world's most famous cyclist, is how much he seems to care about the people he exposed as frauds.
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Manning, Irsay both looking pretty smart

October 29, 2012
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Colts owner Jim Irsay insisted after last season it was time to move on with a new quarterback. His old QB, Peyton Manning, insisted he had more in the tank. Both are looking pretty smart these days. But does that ease the pain for Manning-loving Colts fans?
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Melangton honored as one of top 40 women in sports biz

October 25, 2012
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Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton made a list of 40 top women in sports business published this month. She's the only one on the list working for a local sports commission.
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Uncertainty once again hurting IndyCar Series

October 24, 2012
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Nothing kills sales faster than uncertainty. Especially when that uncertainty pertains to the product being sold. That’s why the IndyCar Series finds itself—once again—in a less-than-ideal growth position this off-season.
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Fever already cashing in on WNBA title, aiming for more

October 22, 2012
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During its WNBA title run, the Indiana Fever have already seen record merchandise sales and swelling attendance and TV ratings. Now team officials are hoping a groundbreaking sponsorship can take the team to a new level.
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Colts selling ChuckStrong bracelets to raise money for leukemia research

October 18, 2012
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The initial batch of 10,000 orange ChuckStrong bracelets are available at Colts Pro Shops at Circle Centre Mall and Lucas Oil Stadium and online. Team officials expect them to sell fast.
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IndyCar could get boost from unlikely ally

October 17, 2012
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NBC officials are confident their new deal to broadcast Formula One races will help grow the IndyCar Series audience, not divert attention from the American circuit.
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Colts' Luck puts name on autograph deal

October 16, 2012
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Andrew Luck this month signed a multiyear deal making him the first NFL player to market autographed memorabilia for Italian company Panini Authentic.
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Colts fans already expecting greatness from Andrew Luck

October 9, 2012
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Even with the Indianapolis Colts trailing by 18 at half of Sunday's game, few fans turned off their TV sets. Maybe Peyton Manning taught locals to expect the unexpected from a franchise quarterback.
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ChuckStrong shirt sales raise $62,000 in three days for leukemia research

October 8, 2012
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Colts fans made ChuckStrong shirts the No. 1 selling item at Sunday's Colts game. Even Packers players wanted to wear the shirt during pre-game workouts. But they requested a special version sans the Colts blue.
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Two locally hosted sporting events score national recognition

October 4, 2012
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The inaugural Big Ten Football Championship and Super Bowl XLVI, both held at Lucas Oil Stadium, were recognized as ‘Event of the Year’ in their respective categories at the SportsTravel Awards held Oct. 4 in Detroit.
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If fans tune out, NFL will settle with referees quickly

September 25, 2012
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After the game-ending controversy on Monday Night Football, many in the media think the NFL must act now to settle its labor dispute with its game referees. But it doesn't matter what the media thinks. It only matters what the fans think, and do.
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Gone to the Dawgs, Butler signs sponsor for bulldog beauty pageant

September 24, 2012
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The Bulldog Beauty Contest, a staple of Butler University's Homecoming for 11 years, will now be known as the Butler Bulldog Beauty Contest presented by Built Ford Tough Trucks.
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TV ratings show locals loving Colts, still fixated on Peyton

September 20, 2012
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Despite several unfavorable factors, the Indianapolis Colts TV ratings went up from week one to week two. Meanwhile, Indianapolis scores the highest rating of any U.S. market for Denver's Monday night game.
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IndyCar Series appears headed to Rhode Island in 2013

September 11, 2012
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The 2.1-mile street course will have considerable elevation changes and run past Brown University and the state capitol building. But can such an ambitious endeavor be profitable?
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Crooked Stick, Colts officials have reason to smile

September 10, 2012
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While Crooked Stick and Colts officials have reason to be pleased after this weekend, they also have plenty to work on if they want to continue drawing big fan bases.
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Colts face two golden opportunities to sell out season

August 16, 2012
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If Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts look good in the next two outings and there are still tickets left, that only means there are some pretty bad seats within Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Colts nearing season sellout, DeltaWing wants in IndyCar

August 14, 2012
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In this new video segment on The Score, IBJ sports reporter Anthony Schoettle offers insight and analysis on the latest happenings with the Indianapolis Colts and IndyCar Series.
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Luck will sell Colts tickets, but won't make fans forget No. 18

August 13, 2012
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Luck’s stellar preseason debut against the St. Louis Rams Sunday isn’t so much about making people forget about Manning—Indianapolis will never forget No. 18—as much as it is getting the team’s fan base focused on the future.
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Colts take big risk with new in-stadium offering

August 10, 2012
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NFL monitoring wireless offerings at Lucas Oil Stadium as one of five test sites before signing a leaguewide telecommunications deal. Colts new app and in-stadium content could be big tests.
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Stars and stripes out of fashion at Olympic Games?

August 7, 2012
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So arcane is the design of U.S. Olympic uniforms and warm-up suits that at times the Russians' attire has looked more American than our own.
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Player fights at Colts camp sign of team's nasty brand shift

August 3, 2012
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A hostile scrum at Colts camp Thursday that at one time involved more than a dozen players and ended with a wild helmet flinging incident is just one sign that the Dungy-Caldwell-Manning era is over. But will fans embrace the changing times and new team?
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Colts owner won't allow TV blackouts

August 2, 2012
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Colts owner Jim Irsay may have to get his credit card out to keep his team on local television, but this year especially he can't afford to have the local masses not watching his team on Sundays.
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Jimmie Johnson accused of desecrating Brickyard

August 1, 2012
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Long after NASCAR departed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a group of racing fans are still fuming over the way the Brickyard 400 champ celebrated his victory.
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Colts coach can serve and sell, but can he win?

July 31, 2012
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Colts Coach Chuck Pagano took what could have been an ugly situation at training camp Monday and turned it into a clinic on how to win over fans, one at a time if necessary.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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