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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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Hansbrough to sign at low cost

June 30, 2009
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Tyler Hansbrough is so far turning out to be a popular draft pick among the Indiana Pacers faithful. It will be interesting to see what he does to spike ticket sales. I suspect,...
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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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