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Indianapolis loses a quiet giant

April 16, 2011
Ken Thompson passed away on March 25. Ken was a quiet giant in the real estate development field in Indianapolis, Carmel and Fishers.
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LOU'S VIEWS: IU Opera premieres 'Vincent'

April 15, 2011
Lou Harry
As ambitious an arts project as you are likely to find so far this century in central Indiana, IU Opera’s world premiere production of “Vincent” overflowed with stunning design and strong music.
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EDITORIAL: Rolls-Royce abatements worth the cost

April 9, 2011
We think city officials have made a compelling case for stepping up big to secure the future of one of Indianapolis’ largest employers.
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MARCUS: No statistics on death by pothole

April 9, 2011
Morton Marcus
Nothing stirs the imagination like a near-death experience.
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GUY: Where are the progressives?

April 9, 2011
John Guy
Today, a political leader who proposes a higher appropriation to clean streets would be criticized. If he proposed going to the moon, he would be impeached.
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FEIGENBAUM: Wrangling over budget takes center stage in Legislature

April 9, 2011
Ed Feigenbaum
Budget cuts became more painful in the past several years as the national recession drew the fiscal noose tighter on Indiana government income.
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ALTOM: Maybe laptops should come with safety warnings

April 9, 2011
Tim Altom
My laptop has been my willing companion when putting numbers through the centrifuge or springboarding me out into cyberspace.
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MORRIS: Firefighters fill convention center

April 9, 2011
Greg Morris
I recently had the opportunity to walk through the exhibit space at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference at the newly expanded Indiana Convention Center. It gave me a great firsthand look at why we invested $275 million expanding the convention center.
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BENNER: Hink, you would be darn proud of these BulldogsRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Bill Benner
I’ll be darned if Butler didn’t reach the championship game again.
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VAUGHN: No excuse for keeping tainted Durham fundsRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
Continuing to use the excuse that the money is already spent amounts to a slap in the face of the Ohio victims of Durham’s illegal scheme, many who lost their life savings.
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KETZENBERGER: Drafting Daniels for corporate IndianaRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
If his first run for governor is any indication, he’d make a heckuva presidential candidate. I hope he doesn’t.
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BOEHM: State employees hang in court balanceRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
If the Supreme Court agrees with the 1984 opinion, the effect would presumably be to bar state employees from serving in the Legislature, a holding of no small consequence.
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HARRIS: Education reform would elevate, not denigrate, teachersRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
David Harris / Special to IBJ
What is especially troubling about this tactic is that it denies us a chance to debate these critical issues. The policies being proposed in Indiana to evaluate and reward teachers would benefit from a robust debate.
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MEREDITH: Bashing dedicated teachers is no way to reform educationRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
Teachers simply cannot be made the scapegoats in the education reform debate. This merely distracts from the real issues at hand.
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RIVERA: Martindale-Brightwood revamp can set strong exampleRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Angel Rivera
A walk through the streets there showed a pattern of crumbling infrastructure, missing chunks of sidewalks, and boarded-up homes. When I asked a city official for the number of abandoned houses in this neighborhood, he answered, “between 300 and 450."
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SANDERS: Create a sense of community across broader IndianapolisRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Joanne Sanders / Special to IBJ
The dictionary defines “neighborhood” as “a district where people live.” That certainly defines Indianapolis …
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EDITORIAL: Democrats need to share ideas to stay relevant

April 2, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Indiana House Democrats congratulated each other for stopping anti-union legislation as they returned from self-imposed exile in Illinois on March 28, but they had no one but themselves to blame for the hiatus.
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MAURER: An opportunity to help the homeless

April 2, 2011
Mickey Maurer
There is much work to be done. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, an umbrella homeless advocacy organization, estimates that 4,500 to 7,500 individuals in Marion County experienced homelessness in 2010.
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MARCUS: The recovery is over ... or maybe not

April 2, 2011
Morton Marcus
The recession in Indiana and the nation lasted only three quarters. But the Hoosier recovery took six quarters.
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KENNEDY: Death (penalty) and taxes aren't certainties after all

April 2, 2011
Sheila Suess Kennedy
Everyone, it seems, wants government to cost less—until someone suggests cuts to our particular sacred cows.
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FEIGENBAUM: Fallout from Democrats' walkout will affect fall elections

April 2, 2011
Ed Feigenbaum
Following five weeks in a chain hotel in Illinois, House Democrats marched back into the Statehouse—literally—on March 28, escorted by union leaders along Capitol Street and up the east steps in an event made for media. So who wins?
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BENNER: Butler players succeed at more than winning gamesRestricted Content

April 2, 2011
Bill Benner
The best part of this Butler University run to another Final Four isn’t that the Bulldogs put themselves in position for a second straight year to win a national championship. It’s that they already have won one. Well, kinda, sorta.
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SKARBECK: Fed's monetary policies drag down bond returnsRestricted Content

April 2, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
Inflation is a sinister sort of tax that confiscates wealth. Bonds will lose value in an inflationary environment as interest rates rise.
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Health Foundation 'far above average'

April 2, 2011
As a grantee of The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, I read [reporter Kathleen McLaughlin’s March 21] article with great interest.
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Drilling is energy key

April 2, 2011
The [March 28] energy article by [Bruce] Hetrick proposes a Hollywood piece of fiction as a modern-day parable of undeniable truth.
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  3. is a disaster. SR37 already needs to be built to interstate standards between 465 and SR144. Southport Road is a mess each morning and evening.

  4. Bass Pro Shops would be good for the mall as well as a Giant Eagle Market District or a Jungle Jim's International Market Place grocery store like the one near Cincinnati Ohio.A Disney quest indoor theme park would be good.An Academy outdoor store would be good too.Indoor Circus shows and magic shows would be good as well. A casino with sports bar would be good.A Disney theater inside that shows movies and Broadway shows would work.Nashville Tennessee concert shops with indoor neon lights would be good.How about a theater that shows travel shows and theme parks. A train store would be good.How about a giant toy store with high tech video games.

  5. This development is in addition to Allpoints Midwest 5, Aitrtek, a recent FedEx and more in Plainfield. Greenwood and Brownsburg also have similar projects.

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