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Indiana's forgotten corridor

March 21, 2008
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Draw a line from Richmond in east-central Indiana toward the Chicago area, and youâ??ll find some of the most depressed space in the state. The stretch includes the once-mighty manufacturing centers of Anderson, Gas City, Muncie, Kokomo and Logansport. Factories and...
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Clinton and Obama on NAFTA

March 21, 2008
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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama suggested to voters before the Ohio primary election early this month that the North American Free Trade Agreement should be renegotiated because Rust Belt workers are getting a raw deal. The extent to which Clinton and...
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Youth basketball = big business

Cory Schouten
March 20, 2008
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It seems there are many people and businesses these days fighting to get a piece of youth basketball. Talks between the NCAA and NBA started heating up last month about forming a coalition to launch co-branded youth basketball leagues and...
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Dome souvenirs & Babe Denny

Cory Schouten
March 20, 2008
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This week brought potential resolution for a couple of disputes in the neighborhoods surrounding Lucas Oil Stadium: Board limits RCA Dome souvenir proceeds to $200K The Capital Improvement Board today agreed to rework an...
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On the passing of stage greats

Bruce Hetrick
March 20, 2008
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When a great movie actor dies, there tends to be a rush to screen his films. But when a great stage actor dies, there’s not much you can do besides mourn the performances you missed. Paul Scofield — by all accounts...
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Let the Madness begin

Cory Schouten
March 19, 2008
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The Madness this March is going to be a little crazier than usual. Due to advances in high-speed wireless technology, more people than ever will spend time at work paying attention to the...
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'Major downturn' for construction

Cory Schouten
March 19, 2008
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Wondering why development news seems to have ground to a halt? The nation's housing and economic woes are hitting development firms and slowing the demand for construction. The American Institute of Architects...
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Valuing the FFA convention

March 19, 2008
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The National FFA put out a release today saying its national convention in Indianapolis in October created a $40 million impact. Lump out suppliers from outside the area, and the local impact amounted to $34.5 million. Global Insight Inc., a respected...
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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