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FEIGENBAUM: Lawmakers press ahead on education issuesRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
Ed Feigenbaum
The business community has turned a keen collective eye to a passel of bills that seek to improve education, including measures that would authorize Indianapolis Public Schools to enter into an agreement with a school-management team to establish innovative network schools, allow charter school support to be distributed at the organizer level; and create a career and technical education diploma.
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HETRICK: A final notion for friends and readers of this column

February 22, 2014
Bruce Hetrick
I've tried to simplify the complicated and deliver the truth persuasively. Thanks for reading.
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DINING: Pick-your-topping pizzeria blazes into Indy 

February 22, 2014
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LOU'S VIEWS: Trying to ‘LOVE’ artist Robert Indiana

February 22, 2014
Lou Harry
"The Essential Robert Indiana," at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, offers guidance in understanding the challenging artist and his work.
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LOPRESTI: Win or lose, Rady’s kids cut down the nets

February 22, 2014
For 50 years, Pat Rady has been coaching basketball in Indiana. Love of the game doesn't get much greater.
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Fight anti-Semitism with great leadershipRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
Anti-Semitism has been in remission, but it’s not dead, and Mickey Maurer points that out very compellingly from time to time [Feb. 3 Maurer column].
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Maurer misunderstands Tea Party movementRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
Mickey Maurer’s [Feb. 17] personalized and mean-spirited slam on Mike Delph and unwarranted smear on the Tea Party in particular shows ignorance of what the Tea Party is all about.
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Heartened by support for same-sex marriageRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
While my husband and I now live far from the Hoosier state (we met while working for then-Indiana Attorney General Pamela Carter, back in the day), the rest of my family still calls Indiana home.
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Bill would upset alcohol distributionRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
On behalf of Anheuser-Busch, I would like to thank IBJ for its continued coverage of Senate Bill 415. This important issue has been the subject of two articles as well as a hearing conducted in the Senate Public Policy Committee on Jan. 29.
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Ashamed of IndianaRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
I couldn’t agree more with Mickey Maurer’s comments [Feb. 17]. It seems counterproductive to try to attract business to Indiana when there is such a provincial attitude here.
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Leaving IndianaRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
After a lifetime in Indiana, I am saying goodbye to the Hoosier state in 16 months [Feb. 17 Maurer column].
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EDITORIAL: Don’t isolate heart of criminal justice

February 15, 2014
Most everyone agrees that a core function of government is justice—to accurately determine guilt or innocence of the accused and to carry out appropriate punishment.
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RUSTHOVEN: Obama’s shifting sands of definitionsRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Peter J. Rusthoven / Special to IBJ
When this column first talked about Obamacare, a reader called the term disrespectful. The president disagreed—well, he did in 2012—saying he was "fond of this term" and "actually like[s] the name, because I do care—that's why we fought so hard to make it happen."
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ZOELLER: The rule of law is underappreciatedRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Greg Zoeller / Special to IBJ
The Pirate Code made famous in the series of “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies established rules to avoid the heightened opportunity for chaos among 18th century pirates. In some respects, all laws are established by societies to bring certainty in an uncertain world.
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LOPRESTI: Dear Dr. Naismith, ‘Center of sport’ might miss its own hoopla

February 15, 2014
Hoosier teams are on outside looking in as NCAA tournament approaches.
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FEIGENBAUM: Revenue forecast, cold weather complicate budgetRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Ed Feigenbaum
The gubernatorial legislative agenda came with a heavy price tag even as Mike Pence declared the $2 billion state surplus off limits.
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DINING: Thunderbird cruises in with cocktails and creativity

February 15, 2014
Lou Harry
For me, the primary lure was the interesting food lineup, sporting a decidedly southern accent in portions sized in that nether region between full entrée and tapas. A review.

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Hicks: It's irrational to dislike most rich peopleRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Mike Hicks
The plain fact is, of the households with earnings in the top fifth, only 0.0016 percent earn more than half their income from stock dividends. Simply put, most rich households work. It is also plainly true that someone else’s riches don’t come at the expense of the rest of us. There is not a finite amount of income.
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Kim: Sports wagers illustrate concepts of investing

February 15, 2014
Mickey Kim
Sports betting wouldn’t be what it is today without an innovation by Charles K. McNeil. McNeil’s strong analytical ability enabled him to earn a living as a professional gambler, or “sharp.” His innovation was the “point spread.”
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MAURER: Hoosier bigotry has real-life consequences

February 15, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Let's elect legislators who recognize the damage that can be done by measures like HJR-3.
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ALTOM: I’ve enjoyed sharing what I know—and hearing from youRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Tim Altom
With technology--as with technology writers--nothing lasts forever.
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CARPENTER: The governor finesses controversial issuesRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Dan Carpenter / Special to IBJ
To the Matador, we don’t matter. All he has heard so far when he bows ever so deep toward the grandstand is, “Olé!”•
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There’s more to the rural vs. Indy storyRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Richard Sullivan [Feb. 3 Viewpoint] offers the perspective that Indiana’s rural areas “stick it” to Indy when folks in rural areas don’t support urban issues. He links this long-running, alleged battle to the lack of rural support for the anti-gay amendment in the news today.
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STYRING: Stereotypes aside, business taxes really do matterRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
Gov. Mike Pence has proposed eliminating property taxes on business machinery and equipment. How exactly that is to be done, and over what time frame, he has left to the wisdom of the General Assembly.
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VAUGHN: Fixing a rigged game requires neutral refereesRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
Allowing legislators to draw their own districts is like the NBA allowing the home team to hire its own officials; it would be an obvious conflict of interest that would discredit the process and lead to unfair play. That’s why redistricting reform tops Common Cause Indiana’s legislative agenda and why I’m pleased that the House took action early this session by passing House Bill 1032.<
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  1. Why should citizens rates increase forever to basically reduce Dukes cost to operate in the future? They will have no meter readers, no connect/disconnect personnel and will need fewer lineman to handle the same number of customers. Add to that the ability to replace customer service by giving detailed information electronically. Why do we have to subsidize the cost cutting measures of a Public Utility?

  2. In response to Sassafras, I have to ask if you relocated directly from Bloomington to Carmel? First, as you point out, Carmel is 48 square miles. Do you think it’s possible that some areas are more densely developed than others? That might explain traffic density in some places while others are pretty free moving. Second, your comment “have you ever been to Chicago--or just about any city outside of Indiana?” belies your bias. I don’t know, Sassafras, have you never been to Nashville, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Phoenix? They’re not a lot different in density than Indy. One more thing…I understand these comment sections are for expressing opinions, so those of us just looking for facts have to be patient, but you mention “low-density” Indy. How many cities in the US comprise 400 square miles with about 10% of that still being agricultural? Those facts certainly can impact the statistics.

  3. With all the past shady actions of Duke with utility regulators, one wonders do they really need such a huge amount? Concerned regulators not protecting ratepayers from the aggressive Duke monolith.

  4. I thought that had to be the way it was but had to ask because I wasn't sure. Thanks Again!

  5. I could be wrong, but I don't think Butler views the new dorm as mere replacements for Schwitzer and or Ross.

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