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Concert season drives business to Klipsch Music Center neighbors

Andrea Muirragui Davis
June 9, 2014
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When crowds flock to Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, nearby businesses notice—and hope to cash in.
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You-review-it Monday

Lou Harry
June 9, 2014
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What did you do on the A&E front this weekend? Chime in here.
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New restaurants make the Zoobilation lineup

Lou Harry
June 6, 2014
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The annual Indianapolis Zoo fundraiser offers a seemingly endless supply of food samples from some of Central Indiana's leading restaurants. Here are the newbies.
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Conner Prairie seeks funding to keep balloon ride flying

Andrea Muirragui Davis
June 6, 2014
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By the end of Conner Prairie’s 2014 season, about 100,000 people will have taken to the skies in its tethered helium balloon—a high-flying attraction that soared to landmark status soon after it debuted five years ago.
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The real health care money in this town is at IU Health

J.K. Wall
June 5, 2014
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While the biggest hospital profit margins are made in the suburbs, the biggest pile of cash—$353 million in 2012—is made at the three downtown campuses run by Indiana University Health. In fact, those hospitals generated 32 percent of all operating gains posted by central Indiana hospitals in 2012.
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County continues to build case for State Road 37 overhaul

Andrea Muirragui Davis
June 5, 2014
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Hamilton County officials are circling the wagons to prepare for negotiations over the future of State Road 37.
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Milhaus to revise design for Mass Ave project

Scott Olson
June 5, 2014
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The residential-and-retail development is now the right size, but a city commission would like to see a different mix of materials, among other concerns, before it grants approval.
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REVIEW: 'The Fault in Our Stars' film is loyal to a fault

Lou Harry
June 4, 2014
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The filmmakers' faithfulness to John Green's book leads to both the pleasures and the limitations of the movie version.
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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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