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LeBron's latest decision sends Indy plant into action

Anthony Schoettle
July 28, 2014
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An Instagram message from LeBron James Sunday afternoon set off a torrent of activity at Adidas’ printing plant on Indianapolis' east side, the likes of which hadn't been seen in five years.
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Square Donuts signs lease in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 28, 2014
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Indianapolis’ Square Donuts franchise is growing, with plans to open a Carmel location within weeks. Plus: McDonald's eyes The Bridges.
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IndyCar TV ratings up, still long way to go

Anthony Schoettle
July 25, 2014
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Sunday's second race in Toronto was the most-watched IndyCar race on NBC Sports Network in nearly three years.
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Review: Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai”

Lou Harry
July 25, 2014
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This seemingly Cirque-grown species of superhumans contort while flying, connect while swinging, tumble while balancing, hurl one another with their feat, and defy gravity.
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Sheridan OKs rezoning to recruit growing business

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 25, 2014
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A divided Sheridan Town Council agreed Thursday to rezone about 50 acres of land along State Road 47 to allow for industrial uses—clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar business expansion.
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If courts gut Obamacare, Pence will face tough choice

J.K. Wall
July 24, 2014
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If this week’s D.C. appeals court ruling stands up—declaring the Obamacare tax subsidies illegal in Indiana and most other states—Gov. Mike Pence could face significant pressure, even from traditional Republican supporters, to keep the tax credits flowing.
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Newcomer's $25M spec project taps area's industrial muscle

Scott Olson
July 24, 2014
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A Kansas City, Mo.-based developer has broken ground on a 740,000-square-foot distribution center in Lebanon, further juicing the Indy area's status as a hot industrial market.
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A new dance company, a theater in crisis, and a WNAP raft race redo

Lou Harry
July 23, 2014
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Emptying the arts notebook...and bracing for the return of the greatest spectacle in drunken river riding.
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  1. to mention the rest of Molly's experience- she served as Communications Director for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and also did communications for the state. She's incredibly qualified for this role and has a real love for Indianapolis and Indiana. Best of luck to her!

  2. Shall we not demand the same scrutiny for law schools, med schools, heaven forbid, business schools, etc.? How many law school grads are servers? How many business start ups fail and how many business grads get low paying jobs because there are so few high paying positions available? Why does our legislature continue to demean public schools and give taxpayer dollars to charters and private schools, ($171 million last year), rather than investing in our community schools? We are on a course of disaster regarding our public school attitudes unless we change our thinking in a short time.

  3. I agree with the other reader's comment about the chunky tomato soup. I found myself wanting a breadstick to dip into it. It tasted more like a marinara sauce; I couldn't eat it as a soup. In general, I liked the place... but doubt that I'll frequent it once the novelty wears off.

  4. The Indiana toll road used to have some of the cleanest bathrooms you could find on the road. After the lease they went downhill quickly. While not the grossest you'll see, they hover a bit below average. Am not sure if this is indicative of the entire deal or merely a portion of it. But the goals of anyone taking over the lease will always be at odds. The fewer repairs they make, the more money they earn since they have a virtual monopoly on travel from Cleveland to Chicago. So they only comply to satisfy the rules. It's hard to hand public works over to private enterprise. The incentives are misaligned. In true competition, you'd have multiple roads, each build by different companies motivated to make theirs more attractive. Working to attract customers is very different than working to maximize profit on people who have no choice but to choose your road. Of course, we all know two roads would be even more ridiculous.

  5. The State is in a perfect position. The consortium overpaid for leasing the toll road. Good for the State. The money they paid is being used across the State to upgrade roads and bridges and employ people at at time most of the country is scrambling to fund basic repairs. Good for the State. Indiana taxpayers are no longer subsidizing the toll roads to the tune of millions a year as we had for the last 20 years because the legislature did not have the guts to raise tolls. Good for the State. If the consortium fails, they either find another operator, acceptable to the State, to buy them out or the road gets turned back over to the State and we keep the Billions. Good for the State. Pat Bauer is no longer the Majority or Minority Leader of the House. Good for the State. Anyway you look at this, the State received billions of dollars for an assett the taxpayers were subsidizing, the State does not have to pay to maintain the road for 70 years. I am having trouble seeing the downside.

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