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Isiah Thomas hire could mean end of road for Walsh in N.Y.

August 9, 2010
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Knicks President Donnie Walsh wanted to hire Chris Mullins as general manager. Instead his boss stuck him with a man who has been a disaster on numerous levels of professional basketball management.
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Indians, Pacers and Colts attendance is only part of story

July 29, 2010
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There's a debate over which one of the city's professional sports teams delivers more bang for the buck in terms of economic impact.
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Will LeBron hype pump up Pacer pride?

July 8, 2010
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The spotlight has burned brighter and hotter on the NBA this summer than during any off-season in recent memory. But will all the free agent hype light a fire under local hoops fans or just plain burn them out?
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NBA lockout could leave city's CIB exposed

July 1, 2010
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The agreement between NBA players and owners governing players' salaries expires one year from today. If a new deal doesn't get done, any money the city pays to operate Conseco Fieldhouse could have a diminished return.
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Pacers' Paul George may be cornerstone rejected by others

June 28, 2010
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It's stylish these days to critcize Pacers player personnel boss Larry Bird. But those observing closely can see that he's changing the culture within the Blue and Gold franchise. And his latest draft pick should accelerate the change.
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Hayward's rising stock presents Bird with difficult dilemma

June 21, 2010
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Gordon Hayward's NBA draft stock is soaring. But it will take guts for Larry Bird to draft the Butler product, even if he thinks he's the best player when the Pacers pick at No. 10.
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Watching Artest win title painful for Pacers fans

June 18, 2010
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Ron Artest's 20-point performance that helped the L.A. Lakers beat the Boston Celtics for the NBA title has Indiana Pacers fans asking two questions. What might have been? Is there no justice?
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NBA union boss says owners' loss claims are "baloney"

June 15, 2010
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As the city's Capital Improvement Board negotiates a lease deal with the Indiana Pacers, NBA Players Association chief Billy Hunter claims league owners are being less than forthright about their financial status.
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CIB, Pacers dancing toward a new Fieldhouse lease deal

May 11, 2010
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Newly released economic impact study gives city officials hammer they need to pound out a deal, and hopefully win some taxpayers' support.
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Pacers fighting two wars, praying for allies on either

May 10, 2010
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NBA team owners are seeking to reduce player pay by as much as 40 percent. What happens to that proposal has as much to do with the Pacers' survival as anything the Capital Improvement Board decides concerning Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Larry Bird will build Pacers around his head coach

April 29, 2010
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There's a simple reason Indiana Pacers basketball operations boss Larry Bird didn't fire coach Jim O'Brien. And it has a lot to do with Rick Carlisle.
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Gordon Hayward isn't coming back to Butler

April 15, 2010
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There's a simple reason why Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward won't be in a Bulldogs uniform next year. And it has as much to do with the CBA as the NBA. And a few million dollars.
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Gordon Hayward answer to Pacers' prayers

April 8, 2010
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If Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward declares himself eligible for this year's NBA draft, there are lots of reasons for the Pacers to take him with the No. 10 selection.
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Pacers brass gives Larry Bird vote of confidence

February 25, 2010
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Some Indiana Pacers fans are upset with Larry Bird for not upgrading the team's roster in front of the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline. But team owner Herb Simon and Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Jim Morris believe in Bird's long-range plan.
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Pacers in crosshairs of NBA labor fight

February 17, 2010
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NBA Commissioner David Stern is calling for player contracts with fewer guarantees and lower salaries. The move could go a long way to restoring competitive balance and strengthening teams like the Indiana Pacers.
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Pacers' Larry Bird listening to trade offers

January 14, 2010
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Minnesota wants Danny Granger and Cleveland wants Troy Murphy. But Pacers player operations chief Larry Bird is demanding a high price for prime players.
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Despite financial pain, Pacers not seeking investors

January 5, 2010
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Despite mounting financial losses and a trend in the NBA for teams to seek new financial investors, Indiana Pacers President Jim Morris said the team is not headed down that path. CIB will discuss helping team Jan. 19.
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Indy sports fans always have reason to cheer the home team

November 18, 2009
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Lots of people turned out at Conseco Fieldhouse to cheer for the Boston Celtics Saturday night. Here's hoping they were imported red coats and not local turncoats.

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Pacers faithful, ticket scalpers find reason to smile

November 12, 2009
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A three-game winning streak has ticket scalpers and Pacers fans smiling--for now. New outlook could send attendance skyward.
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Herb Simon takes over sole ownership of Pacers

September 17, 2009
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In the wake of Mel Simon's death, Indiana Pacers' future is in the firm grip of younger brother Herb, who now has sole ownership of the team.
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Council balking at Pacers aid

August 20, 2009
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It remains a mystery where the $15 million dollars is going to come from the Indiana Pacers say they need to operate the city-owned Conseco Fieldhouse.
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CIB pondering ways to aid Pacers

August 19, 2009
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The city's Capital Improvement Board, which owns Conseco Fieldhouse, is still trying to figure out what to do about the Indiana Pacers' request for financial aid to the tune of $15 million for the upcoming year.
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Good reasons for AI acquisition

August 10, 2009
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I’ve heard from a lot readers about the possibility of the Indiana Pacers acquiring guard Allen Iverson. And the topic got quite a bit of banter on the market’s two leading sports talk...
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Is Iverson the answer for Pacers?

August 7, 2009
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How desperate are the Indiana Pacers to sell tickets? Allen Iverson might be The Answer. The 34-year-old guard is available and some NBA insiders say the Pacers could use his scoring punch alongside...
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Pacers, Fever sign major sponsor

July 1, 2009
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Kroger Central Division President Bob Moeder and Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Jim Morris jointly announced a "comprehensive partnership" at an 11 a.m. news conference today. The announcement included a dramatic unveiling of...
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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