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Candid conversation with Dungy

October 21, 2008
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Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy likes Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. That’s just one of the interesting nuggets from this morning’s IBJ Power Breakfast featuring Coach Dungy. The coach stopped short of saying...
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Marty's party over in IRL

October 21, 2008
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It’s official, kind of. Marty’s party in the Indy Racing League is over. Sources have told IBJ that IRL officials have asked driver and team owner Marty Roth (through intermediaries) to explore other options...
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IU eyeing Oregon State AD

October 20, 2008
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Indiana University may have a shorter list than expected for its soon-to-be-open athletic director position. The Oregonian is reporting that Oregon State University athletic director Bob De Carolis could be offered the job...
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IRL title sponsor hunt loses power

October 17, 2008
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The Indy Racing League’s drive for a title sponsor has hit the wall. “The economy is having a huge impact,” said Zak Brown, president of Just Marketing International, the local firm the IRL hired...
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Pre-season is fan base indicator

October 16, 2008
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For those who say the pre-season means nothing, I disagree. It’s a good indicator of a team’s fan base. While I didn’t expect the Indiana Pacers to draw hordes of fans for its...
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Paul Newman's legacy helping kids

October 15, 2008
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In the coming years, Graham Rahal can expect more than a few thank you cards from critically ill youngsters. The 19-year-old Indy Racing League driver raised $40,900 for Flying Horse Farms with the...
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Lucas: Stadium worth the cost

October 15, 2008
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There have been a fair number of complaints about the new home of the Indianapolis Colts since its opening in August, from the temperature inside the stadium to traffic flow in concourses and...
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Pacers give away free gasoline

October 14, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers—in conjunction with sponsor Kia Motors—today are giving away free gasoline. You heard that right. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pacers players will be at gas stations at 7751 S. Meridian St. in Greenwood, 11544 Allisonville Rd. in...
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Son of ex-Pacer chronicles change

October 14, 2008
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Game of Change, a documentary directed by Jerald Harkness, will be featured at the 2008 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, beginning Oct. 18. Harkness, who is the son of Jerry Harkness, a two-time...
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Colts fans sweating it out

October 13, 2008
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Lucas Oil Stadium yesterday afternoon was too hot to handle for some Indianapolis Colts fans—and even players. And I’m not talking about the action on the field. While the Colts were getting their first...
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Denver wants cash to take Tinsley

October 10, 2008
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While the Indiana Pacers today have reportedly traded Shawne Williams to the Dallas Mavericks for two second round picks and $1.8 million in cash, a deal to trade emabattled guard Jamal Tinsley to...
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Colts goods flying off shelves

October 10, 2008
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While the economic swoon is crunching professional sports teams the way Dwight Freeney smashes quarterbacks, it hasn’t yet put a dent in Indianapolis Colts merchandise sales. With a new team-owned retail store opened...
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New Versus boss revving up IRL

October 9, 2008
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The new president of Philadelphia-based cable channel Versus said he is not out to mimic ESPN. That might be good news for many Indy Racing League fans who complained bitterly about ESPN’s coverage...
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Brand, Manning have influence

October 8, 2008
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Mirror mirror on the wall … who’s the most influential of them all? Business Week attempts to answer that question in this week’s issue with an in-depth look at the 100 most influential people...
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Paul Newman, Danica make news

October 7, 2008
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The helmet that Graham Rahal wore during the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is up for auction on the online auction site eBay. This one-of-a-kind helmet was designed as a tribute to Paul...
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Pacers + Obama = hectic schedule

October 7, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are running into a pick even before their pre-season tips off tomorrow at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Secret Service—preparing for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s appearance at the Fairgrounds' grandstand—is...
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Time for IU to move the chains

October 6, 2008
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It’s time for Indiana University leaders to make the same commitment to football they've made to basketball. And I don’t want to hear any more excuses about this being a basketball state. I’d say the...
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Helio case could engulf NASCAR

October 3, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials are about to find out if the old adage “There is no bad PR” holds true. The tax dodging scandal involving Helio Castroneves is about to get ugly. Very,...
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Denver sniffing at Tinsley

October 3, 2008
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At last, there could be a team interested in trading for Indiana Pacers castaway guard Jamal Tinsley. League sources said the Denver Nuggets are interested. Nuggets officials like Tinsley’s defense and think he...
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Pacers reacting to economic crunch

October 2, 2008
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Let it not be said that the Indiana Pacers are not community minded. Team officials yesterday released several initiatives the team recently has launched to reach out to fans during these “difficult economic...
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IRL TV ratings revved up

October 1, 2008
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In the first season of open-wheel racing unification, the Indy Racing League registered viewership increases on its telecasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. For the 17 races on the IRL schedule this year,...
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Measuring up to Larry Legend

October 1, 2008
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Larry Bird has long been a measuring stick for Hoosier high school hoops hopefuls. Today,  the Indiana Pacers, in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Indiana High School...
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ND as good as gold?

September 30, 2008
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The Notre Dame football team hasn’t won a bowl game since January, 1994, but the private university’s gridiron gang still sets the gold standard when it comes to money making collegiate sports programs. The...
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Dakich not done coaching

September 29, 2008
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On Oct. 6, Dan Dakich will begin a new career as a radio talk show host. The former Indiana University basketball player and coach will host a sports talk show from 10 a.m....
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Velodrome becomes slippery slope

September 26, 2008
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You have to give the folks at Indy Parks and Recreation credit for creativity. How many people would consider turning a world-class sporting facility into a glorified sledding hill and hope to profit from it? Shiver...
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  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

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  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

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