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Who is minding Pacers business?

Cory Schouten
April 2, 2008
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With former Indiana Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh, 67, set to be introduced as the New York Knicks president today at 1 p.m., several questions loom large for the Pacers front office. While the Pacers...
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Surprise: IU picks Crean

Cory Schouten
April 1, 2008
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Shortly after 4 p.m. today, ESPN reported that Indiana University is preparing to sign Marquette's Tom Crean, 41, as the school's next men's basketball coach. Sources close to the IU coaching search this morning did not mentioned Crean as one of...
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IU down to final four?

Cory Schouten
April 1, 2008
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As the NCAA hoops tournament heads down the home stretch, Indiana University appears to have its own final four—for its vacant men’s basketball coaching job. But there are a few Cinderellas that could...
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Who needs local movie critics?

Bruce Hetrick
April 1, 2008
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The New York Times today reports on the continued trend of newspapers ditching their film critics. Yes, we’ve discussed cuts in newspaper coverage of the arts here in the past — but this debate is a little different when it...
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IRL signs major deal with Coke

Cory Schouten
April 1, 2008
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The Indy Racing League today announced a multi-year agreement with Coca-Cola North America that will make Coca-Cola an official sponsor of the Indy Racing League through 2010. Terms of the category exclusive deal were...
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Judge this elevator speech

April 1, 2008
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Results are in for Purdue Universityâ??s second annual Elevator Pitch Competition, and a transcript of the winning pitch for the graduate-level division is below. Bob Caswell spit this out in less than two minutes, less time than the ride to the...
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Danica a hit with kids

Cory Schouten
March 31, 2008
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While Danica Patrick earned a sixth-place finish in the Indy Racing League season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2,740 miles away in Los Angeles she was the winner of another contest.  The Andretti Green Racing...
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Full circle on panhandlers

March 31, 2008
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Does the political party of Indianapolis mayors influence how they deal with panhandlers, or is it just coincidence? Steve Goldsmith, a Republican, used the police to crack down on panhandlers, pushing many of them out of downtown. In his eight years, Bart...
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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