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New rendering: Zing

Cory Schouten
August 15, 2008
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Here's the overall vision for the new Zing restaurant at 543 Indiana Ave. By the way, I'm told the galvanized steel has to cure for one year before they paint it black. The restaurant should open in a couple weeks....
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Theismann calls LOS NFL's finest

Cory Schouten
August 15, 2008
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Joe Theismann has been inside every single National Football League stadium. The former quarterback and TV announcer said yesterday that the new Lucas Oil Stadium is a one-of-a-kind. “I’m not saying it’s one of the best...
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Is college for everyone?

August 15, 2008
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Parents and teachers for more than a generation have steered students toward college and white-collar work, and few states need the graduates more than Indiana, which has one of the lowest levels of college attainment in the country. Lost in the...
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'American Teen'--your comments

Bruce Hetrick
August 14, 2008
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So were you there at the IBJ Night at the Movies screening of "American Teen," the high school documentary shot in Warsaw, Indiana? Let us know what you thought of the film.
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George named motorcyclist of year

Cory Schouten
August 14, 2008
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George has been named 2008 “Motorcyclist of the Year” by Motorcyclist, one of the most widely circulated motorcycle magazines in the U.S., for his efforts to bring the...
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Glendale lands Flat Top Grill

Cory Schouten
August 14, 2008
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Indy is becoming a hotbed for chain stir-fry restaurants. A popular player, Flat Top Grill, has signed a letter of intent with developer Kite Realty Group Trust to open a new...
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Thoughts on Gen Con Indy

Bruce Hetrick
August 14, 2008
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No, I'm not going to mock the costumed hoards that are converging on the Convention Center over the next few days for Gen Con. Instead, I'm just going to share some observations on the event, its people, and its...
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Lucas Oil Stadium and Mail Pouch

August 14, 2008
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Lucas Oil Stadium has nabbed lots of favorable reviews for its retro look, sliding widows looking onto downtown and retractable roof. Now a question. What do you think about the Lucas Oil Stadium name painted in white on the black roof? Does...
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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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