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Indians won't consider name change; attendance soars

Anthony Schoettle
June 25, 2014
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With a shot at record attendance and increased profit this year, the Indianapolis Indians have no intention of changing a thing despite the brouhaha over teams with Native American names and logos.
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NASCAR cuts staff as Brickyard 400 nears

Anthony Schoettle
June 24, 2014
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New chief operating officer spins stock car series 180 degrees. NASCAR, one of the few sports entities to add employees during the recession, is now paring down.
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Updated renderings: $25M Millikan on Mass project

Scott Olson
June 24, 2014
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Developers on Tuesday are set to break ground on the second phase of the $25.4 million mixed-use project, which will include 64 market-rate apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail space.
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Westfield nears decision on iconic towers along U.S. 31

Andrea Muirragui Davis
June 24, 2014
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Westfield City Council is considering a nearly $3 million plan to erect a pair of “landmark” towers at U.S. 31 and State Road 32, considered a key gateway to the growing community.
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Why hospitals leave the inner city, in one chart

J.K. Wall
June 23, 2014
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Since hospitals lose money on just about every patient except those with private insurance, they have been closing inner-city facilities and opening new facilities in the suburbs for the past four decades.
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Reflections of a recent (HCLA) graduate ...

Andrea Muirragui Davis
June 23, 2014
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At least once a month for the past year or so, my husband has asked me the same question: “So, are you a leader yet?”
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You-review-it Monday: Songbook gala, etc.

Lou Harry
June 23, 2014
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Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole were celebrated, the Jersey Boys took the stage at a theater near you, and the Symphony opened its Prairie season. What did you do over the weekend?
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Fishers' Depot lands Charlotte pizza chain as anchor tenant

Andrea Muirragui Davis
June 20, 2014
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North Carolina-based Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has signed on as the anchor tenant in The Depot at Nickel Plate, a $42 million apartment-and-retail project under construction in downtown Fishers.
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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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