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“Sweeney” at IU/“Idols” at Purdue

Bruce Hetrick
May 19, 2008
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While the reaction seems to be very positive for this year’s Broadway series here in Indy (which includes local premiers of “Wicked” and “Avenue Q”), some theater buffs have wondered if we’ll ever see the tours of the acclaimed John...
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Phoenix, Houston take aim at Indy

Cory Schouten
May 19, 2008
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As of noon, the IBJ reporting team (that’s me) has officially touched down in the Buckhead district of Atlanta where the 32 National Football League owners will decide which of three bidding cities will host the 2012 Super Bowl. While...
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The next housing challenge

May 19, 2008
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As the housing debacle continues to unwind, another big â?? really big â?? issue in housing is going largely unnoticed. Houses built in the 1950s are at risk of falling into the same decay experienced by many older neighborhoods, some of...
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You-review-it Monday

Bruce Hetrick
May 19, 2008
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For me, the weekend included a local premier at Theatre on the Square, a popular revival at Beef & Boards and a mix of old and new with Dance Kaleidoscope. Plus a stroll through the Broad Ripple...
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Metropolis could get Bass Pro

Cory Schouten
May 17, 2008
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Plainfield's top retail destination could become a much larger draw if a Florida-based developer gets its way. DeBartolo Development has a preliminary deal to buy Metropolis and hopes to land Bass Pro Shops...
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Indy 500 drivers storming N.Y.

Cory Schouten
May 16, 2008
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The 33 qualifiers for this year’s Indianapolis 500 will race into New York Monday for all-day media blitz that Indy Racing League officials hope will gain international attention. It looks like IRL officials have...
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Update: CVS files renderings

Cory Schouten
May 16, 2008
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Check out the renderings for a CVS pharmacy at the southeast corner of 16th and Meridian streets. A previous post on the development is here. What do you think? By request, the siteplan is More

Crean eyes assistant sans IU ties

Cory Schouten
May 16, 2008
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It’s difficult to say what’s taking Indiana University’s new basketball coach Tom Crean so long to hire his third assistant. IU sports department spokesman J.D. Campbell said May 2 the hire would be made...
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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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