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Pacers attendance better, not great

Cory Schouten
November 25, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are in the bottom five in the National Basketball Association in attendance, but it’s still a solid leap up from last year. And it’s early, so there’s lots of time...
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From the blog roll: IMA, etc.

Bruce Hetrick
November 25, 2008
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Today, I'm just going to serve as your GPS, guiding you to some interesting arts writing from my blog roll. Happy clicking. --Recent Indy visitor Tyler Green (of IMOCA/IMCPL/IO's "10 Things I Hate About Contemporary Art") comments on his recent trek...
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Indiana-made vehicles unsafe?

November 25, 2008
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More than half the cars, vans, pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles assembled in Indiana failed to make the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetyâ??s latest list of safest vehicles. Making the list are the Subaru Legacy and Tribeca, assembled in...
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Melvin Bullitt: Colts' MVP?

Cory Schouten
November 24, 2008
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I won’t debate who the Indianapolis Colts’ most valuable player is this season. There are perhaps more qualified people for that speculative sport. But I will tell you who the Colts’ best value...
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You-review-it Monday

Bruce Hetrick
November 23, 2008
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For me, the weekend meant two evenings at my daughter's school musical--congrats to the whole Pike High School company of 'Children of Eden'. Sunday meant performances by the Indianapolis Opera and the touring company of "The Lion King." Look for reviews...
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More bad news for Indy malls

Cory Schouten
November 21, 2008
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Bankrupt retailer Steve & Barry's now plans to close all of its remaining stores, including anchor shops at Lafayette Square and Washington Square malls. Bay Harbour Management and York Capital Management,...
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Tony Stewart stops horse slaughter

Cory Schouten
November 21, 2008
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Say what you want about Tony Stewart, he's OK in my book. His foundation does lots of good work for causes benefiting children and animals. So if he sometimes gets a little caustic after races,...
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First look: Celebration Plaza art

Bruce Hetrick
November 21, 2008
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Installation begins Monday on the 500 Festival 50th Anniversary Legacy Art Project at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park (near where the big guitar player was last year).  So what sort of art does...
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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