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MORRIS: Another call for an appointed schools chiefRestricted Content

July 26, 2014
Greg Morris
The governor, no matter his or her politics, should name the state's top education official.
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MAURER: Bob Lauth persevered and wonRestricted Content

July 19, 2014
Developer comes out on top after recession, legal battle with investor.
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MORRIS: Indianapolis' problems belong to all of us

July 12, 2014
Greg Morris
Those of us who work in the city but live elsewhere should help pay to keep it strong.
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MAURER: Upon reflection, some personal adviceRestricted Content

July 5, 2014
Mickey Maurer
There are certain things you should do before it's too late.
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MORRIS: Are you ready for second half of 2014?Restricted Content

June 28, 2014
Greg Morris
Every organization needs a game plan. Do you have a strategy for the balance of the year?
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MAURER: Rep. Young's social impact bond idea is a winnerRestricted Content

June 21, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Invite the business community to efficiently solve some of society's most pressing problems.
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MORRIS: If only I were a member of the clubRestricted Content

June 14, 2014
Greg Morris
The Columbia Club has many attributes, but it's outdated membership policy isn't one of them.
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MAURER: Endocyte: What happens now?Restricted Content

June 7, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The company, once heralded for a promising cancer treatment, is down but not out.
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MORRIS: Let’s ‘show up and perform’ for vets

May 30, 2014
Greg Morris
A Hoosier veteran says the state could do a better job of honoring those who have served.
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Maurer puzzle answersRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey MaurerMore

MAURER: Shortz' Living Legend status isn't puzzlingRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The hard-to-please New York Times puzzle editor has earned this high Hoosier honor.
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MORRIS: Financial success is a bad thing?

May 17, 2014
Greg Morris
Income inequality isn't a non-issue, but the rhetoric surrounding it discourages meaningful discourse.
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Senators to sausage—Mickey's Camp has it allRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Spaces fill up fast in the annual men's and women's camps that send money to favorite charities.
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MORRIS: Your vote counts this primary seasonRestricted Content

May 3, 2014
Not sure about races and who's running? Here's where you can find what you need to know.
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MAURER: Good science—and some creativity—keep Lilly on its gameRestricted Content

April 26, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Things look bright for the city's pharma giant even if it doesn't borrow marketing slogans.
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MORRIS: May is mix of new fun, good memoriesRestricted Content

April 19, 2014
Greg Morris
This year's lead-up to the Indy 500 recalls a time when 16th and Georgetown was the only place to be.
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MAURER: Does She Love Me?Restricted Content

April 12, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Work this week's crossword puzzle for a reassuring answer.
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MORRIS: Welcome to a clean and walkable cityRestricted Content

April 3, 2014
Greg Morris
I love this time of year, when downtown streets get busy and crowded with happy visitors enjoying themselves. And, of course, they’re happy when they spend money—which is good for business! It’s great for the city and a welcome relief for local businesses looking to make the cash register ring after struggling through a brutal winter
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MAURER: A teaching program that worksRestricted Content

March 29, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The benefits of Teach for America show through at Kipp Indy.
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MORRIS: Jim Irsay deserves our supportRestricted Content

March 22, 2014
Greg Morris
I don’t know Jim Irsay personally, but I feel like I know him. I’d like to know him better. I’ve been thinking a lot about Jim and his situation the last few days. I keep wondering if there’s something I can do to help, and for now this column is my best effort in that regard.
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MAURER: Turning Hoosiers into leadersRestricted Content

March 15, 2014
Tobias Center's Hoosier Fellows experiential leadership program offers unmatched opportunities.
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MORRIS: Government overreach at all-time highRestricted Content

March 8, 2014
Greg Morris
You'll see the intrusions clearly in the kind of car you drive and how much you pay for power.
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MAURER: Corporate muscle lifts IndianaRestricted Content

March 1, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Companies are part of broad coalitions that have saved us from wrong-headed legislation.
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MORRIS: Time to shake off winter doldrumsRestricted Content

February 22, 2014
Greg Morris
This brutal season has affected everything from school schedules to retail spending.
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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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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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