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What ails Brown County?

March 25, 2008
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What Hoosier hasnâ??t been to Brown County for the fall colors, to shop in Nashville or tromp on the trails at Brown County State Park? Yet, as IBJ correspondent Jonathan Hiskes reported in this weekendâ??s edition, prosperity is coming harder and...
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Pizza chain growing & more

Cory Schouten
March 25, 2008
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Monical's Pizza plans to open new restaurants in Carmel, Fishers and Indianapolis later this year. The Illinois-based chain, known for its thin-crust pies, already has six stores in Indiana: in Avon, Lafayette,...
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Hoosier hysteria reborn?

Cory Schouten
March 25, 2008
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Boys high school basketball hasn’t returned to its glory days of the 1960s, but this year’s final between Brownsburg and Marion drew a sell out crowd of 18,305 Saturday. Tournament officials said lots more tickets could have been sold if...
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IBJ Night at the Movies V

Bruce Hetrick
March 25, 2008
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IBJ blog readers are, of course, very smart people. So it is only...
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Does departure help Pacers?

Cory Schouten
March 24, 2008
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Maybe Donnie Walsh stayed too long with the Pacers, as he said in a news conference this afternoon announcing his departure. The 67-year-old said the team will benefit from having a single voice, that of Larry Bird, as president...
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Angie's List takes on health care

March 24, 2008
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As of today, youâ??ll be able to scour Angieâ??s List for ratings on doctors, health insurance and other health services. The Indianapolis company made its name by rating plumbers and other home repair services. Will the same approach work with...
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Roller Girls gain cult following

Cory Schouten
March 24, 2008
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The Naptown Roller Girls are proving so popular, the locally-based team is looking for a bigger venue. In only its second season playing at the State Fairgrounds’ Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion, the team’s...
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You-review-it Monday

Bruce Hetrick
March 24, 2008
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For me, the weekend included lots of reading for upcoming book reviews, a visit with Dance Kaleidoscope (review to appear in next week’s IBJ) and screenings of the classic “Mildred Pierce” and the less-than-classic “Horton Hears a Who.” So what did...
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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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