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Schellinger looks back

July 24, 2008
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The Democratic primary race between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and winner Barack Obama attracted so much attention that the Indiana governorâ??s race got short shrift â?? and the governorâ??s race still isnâ??t getting the respect it deserves. Thatâ??s how Jim Schellinger...
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Suit challenges Pan Am move

Cory Schouten
July 23, 2008
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A local attorney filed a lawsuit today challenging a city maneuver that cleared the way for private redevelopment of Pan Am Plaza. The suit, available More

Davis Homes closes doors

Cory Schouten
July 23, 2008
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The housing downturn has claimed a local powerhouse: Davis Homes, one of the state’s largest local homebuilders, ceased operations today after its fight for survival came up short. The company joins...
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Danica Patrick vs. Milka Duno

Cory Schouten
July 23, 2008
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If you haven’t seen the video of Saturday's altercation between Indy Racing League drivers Danica Patrick and Milka Duno, you can go to YouTube. More than 600,000 people have watched it since...
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Confess: books you haven't read

Bruce Hetrick
July 23, 2008
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At England's Ways with Words literary festival, authors were asked to name books that they are ashamed to admit they haven't read. See story here. For me, that would be a long list, including "Catch-22," "Moby Dick," "Remembrance of Things...
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Fist-bumping the handshake

July 22, 2008
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The handshake â?? a meet-and-greet fixture since medieval folks developed the gesture to show they werenâ??t armed â?? is beginning to be replaced in some circumstances by the fist bump. Lightly tapping fists has been a staple of athletes...
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Vote casting: 'Legally Blonde,' etc.

Bruce Hetrick
July 22, 2008
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Broadway has a new lead actress for "Legally Blonde: The Musical," thanks to an MTV talent competition (see story here). London and Broadway have also cast talent for revivals of "Grease," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "The...
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IUPUI's Hunter delivers on promise

Cory Schouten
July 22, 2008
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IUPUI men’s basketball Coach Ron Hunter is making good on a promise he made in January to personally deliver shoes to the poorest of the poor. Thursday, Hunter and members of the Jaguars team...
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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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