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Analyzing Speedwayâ??s success

May 27, 2008
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If you were at the track over the weekend or in the past few weeks, you made your way through Speedway, an island of stability in a county where some other older communities, like Beech Grove, are slipping into decay. Speedway...
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Pats fan shown Hoosier hospitality

Cory Schouten
May 25, 2008
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New Hampshire teen-ager Anna Grant, treated like a villain in the RCA Dome four months ago, is being treated like a queen today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Grant, 14, made news when she...
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State drops canal development

Cory Schouten
May 24, 2008
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A 1-acre site along the Central Canal will not be developed, at least for now, a state official said in an e-mail. The state's public finance director, Jennifer Alvey,...
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Indy developers, out-of-town deals

Cory Schouten
May 23, 2008
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Check out a few of the projects local developers are working on outside Indy: Kite Realty Group broke ground this week on Eddy Street Commons, a mixed-use village...
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Rain doesn't stall Carb Day party

Cory Schouten
May 23, 2008
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Rain today didn’t dampen attendance at the Indianapolis Motors Speedway. Cars lined up for more than two hours along 16th Street to get in to the famed Brickyard for Carb Day. And crowds did not...
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IRL, Honda sign deal through 2013

Cory Schouten
May 23, 2008
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Honda and the Indy Racing League officials announced today they have reached a deal to make the Japanese auto maker the engine supplier to the open-wheel racing series through 2013. Honda officials said they still hope IRL officials will bring in...
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Indy 500 teams still lack sponsors

Cory Schouten
May 23, 2008
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For all the touting of higher television ratings, attendance and series Web site visits, there’s one glaring shortcoming that shows the Indy Racing League still has challenges. Fourteen of the 33 cars that qualified...
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Greatest plays of all time?

Bruce Hetrick
May 23, 2008
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A few days ago in this blog, I mentioned Daniel S. Burt's book "The Drama 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Plays of All Time." While we can all agree that such a list is highly subjective, we can probably...
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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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