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Dick Lugar makes The Onion

Bruce Hetrick
July 18, 2008
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A little light reading for the day, care of The Onion. It's the senator's first appearance in the satiric newspaper since this story in 2004. Enjoy. Just don't forward these as real news, please.
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Update: Landmarks v. Ivy Tech

Cory Schouten
July 17, 2008
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The Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation is fighting a plan by Ivy Tech to tear down...
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Time to say adios to Bush Stadium

Cory Schouten
July 17, 2008
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Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built, the home of 26 World Series Champions, a pillar of the Big Apple since 1923, will be demolished next spring. Yet Indianapolis refuses to put Bush Stadium...
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Emmy nominees announced

Bruce Hetrick
July 17, 2008
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The Emmy Awards don't have the same cache--or offer the same box-office boost--as the Oscars or the Tonys. But they do lend prestige to the TV shows and talent that win them. Because much of my evening time is spent at...
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Scrub named 400 grand marshall

Cory Schouten
July 16, 2008
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Actor John C. McGinley, best known for his role as the sarcastic Dr. Perry Cox on the long-running network comedy “Scrubs,” was announced today as the grand marshal for the Allstate 400 at...
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Old hospital could face demolition

Cory Schouten
July 16, 2008
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Ivy Tech State College now hopes to tear down the old Weyerbacher Terrace apartment complex after determining the 1913 structure would be too...
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Sarah Fisher back on track

Cory Schouten
July 16, 2008
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Sarah Fisher Racing officials today announced they signed a deal with Dollar General Stores that will put Fisher on the track for races in Kentucky Aug. 7 and Chicago Sept. 7. Though Fisher wouldn’t...
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Living with feisty inflation

July 16, 2008
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You might have seen the startling news this morning about inflation. The cost of living exploded by 1.1 percent in June, which is a sobering annual rate above 13 percent. One of the Indianapolis areaâ??s leading financial planners says...
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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