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NBC bets on ND to turn it around

Cory Schouten
June 19, 2008
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Notre Dame is renewing its television contract with NBC. The university and NBC announced today they have agreed on a five-year deal that runs through the 2015 season. The current contract—which paid Notre Dame...
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IU's Gordon appears headed west

Cory Schouten
June 19, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers’ Larry Bird won’t have to worry about fan reaction if he doesn’t select Indiana University guard Eric Gordon with the team’s No. 11 overall pick in the June 26 National Basketball Association...
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DC: Dancing with Presidents

Bruce Hetrick
June 18, 2008
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We're on the stage of the National Theatre, rich in history but on the verge of irrelevance. With a mere 1675 seats, it's difficult to compete for tours and concerts with the Kennedy Center and other larger houses. This is...
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Big Ten Network war takes toll

Cory Schouten
June 18, 2008
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It appears that the Big Ten Network’s fight with Comcast Cable is about over. IBJ reported May 2 that sources close to Comcast Cable and the Big Ten Network said that an agreement to...
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Is Hall Render marooned at No. 2?

June 18, 2008
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If a high rank brings bragging rights and marketing juice, then the Indianapolis law firm of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman (permission granted to catch your breath) has plenty of ammo. But it never quite gets the most ammo. Hall Render...
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Renaissance Bay & SpongeBob

Cory Schouten
June 18, 2008
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A huge condo project along Keystone Avenue at 78th Street is coming out of the ground fast, and the developers now are offering tours to potential buyers. The $150-million...
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Can all-star hoops game survive?

Cory Schouten
June 18, 2008
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After the Indiana vs. Kentucky All-Star basketball games at Conseco Fieldhouse June 13, drew only 5,097 spectators, some within the local hoops community are calling for changes. Sports marketers said moving the game from Saturday to Friday hurt attendance. Others suggested...
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DC: Dinner with Harry Hamlin

Bruce Hetrick
June 18, 2008
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"Hi, I'm Harry," he says, shaking my hand. And when he sits down at our table, a woman next to him asks, "Who do you write for?" That's the standard first question here at the American Theatre Critics Association conference in Washington. But, in this case,...
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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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