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MORRIS: Roadwork as far as the eye can seeRestricted Content

July 2, 2011
Greg Morris
It doesn’t matter whether you are in the city, in the county, in the suburbs, or on state or interstate highways. You can’t avoid it. And that has a lot of people complaining.
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MAURER: Eskenazi blazed path worth followingRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Entrepreneurship is a grand game and money is simply a means of keeping score. The essence of entrepreneurship is the joy of the game.
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MORRIS: Check out Conner Prairie's new $4 million gemRestricted Content

June 18, 2011
Greg Morris
When I knew I was going to the exhibit opening, I was pleased because I’d heard so much about it, but I wasn’t expecting to emerge enthusiastically recommending it to just about everyone I talk to. Yet, that’s what happened.
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MAURER: Hologram offers a historical experience like no otherRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Forget Elvis. I saw Bobby Kennedy last week. I swear. It’s true.
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MORRIS: Making a case for Dillard's in IndyRestricted Content

June 4, 2011
Greg Morris
Indianapolis has been ignored long enough. It’s time to bring Dillard’s here, and the Circle Centre opening presents a great opportunity.
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MAURER: Reflecting on what could have been for 'Our Man Mitch'Restricted Content

May 28, 2011
Mickey Maurer
The media gauntlet is one of the reasons we rarely have an opportunity to elect the most qualified of our public servants.
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MORRIS: May is time for pride, patriotism and speed

May 21, 2011
Greg Morris
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, I’m taking time to pause from the day-to-day madness and allow myself the opportunity to reflect a bit and be thankful for life’s treasures.
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MAURER: Sage advice from the late Bill CookRestricted Content

May 14, 2011
Mickey Maurer
We had been friends for less than a decade, but in a sense those were some of his best years—years of philanthropy, of passionate restoration.
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MORRIS: A 'no new programs' effort to help kids

May 7, 2011
Greg Morris
The Central Indiana Talent Alliance is on the front lines of improving education—without creating new educational programs.
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MAURER: Legislators finish hatchet job

April 29, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Appreciate the cruel irony. We elected this Legislature and gave them that ax handle to be fiscally responsible, but each of the following actions has the opposite effect on the budget.
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MORRIS: It's time to show the Pacers some love

April 23, 2011
Greg Morris
The Pacers made the playoffs for the first time since 2006. And they did it with a good group of players who are decent human beings and who represent themselves and the city well.
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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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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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ANDREWS: Exploring China ... and my family's roots

March 26, 2011
Greg Andrews
My trip to China this month took me to the Shanghai street where my great uncle worked nearly a century ago, when he was only beginning to quench his appetite for knowledge about this vast and mysterious nation.
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MAURER: The Indiana we've always wanted

March 19, 2011
Mickey Maurer
My fellow Tea Party Republicans, I have an idea. Let’s enact legislation requiring immigrants and homosexuals to wear purple hats. What difference does it make if we precipitate an economic disaster?
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MORRIS: Online posts still the wild, wild West

March 12, 2011
Greg Morris
The Internet is a wonderful and amazing thing. But navigating it is like operating in the Wild West. There is little conformity and there are few rules.
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MAURER: Conner Prairie's allure keeps growing

March 5, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Conner Prairie, an outdoor immersion history museum, offers modern-day time travelers an opportunity to experience long-ago life on the prairie at the Conner residence in what is now Fishers.
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KENNEDY: Who moved Wisconsin's cheese?

March 5, 2011
I can’t help thinking how ironic it is that Wisconsin—home of the “cheeseheads”—is the most prominent example of what happens when political leadership stubbornly refuses to deal with an economic landscape that has changed.
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MORRIS: Don't have a job? Work anyway

February 26, 2011
Greg Morris
If recent graduates can’t find a job, they should do something while they continue to search. Take any kind of job you can get. Volunteer at church or at a not-for-profit organization. Take a wait-staff job. Take a part-time job. Do something.
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MAURER: By George, a presidential puzzleRestricted Content

February 18, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Celebrate Presidents Day by working a crossword puzzle from Mickey Maurer.
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MORRIS: Tough love for public education

February 12, 2011
Greg Morris
Indiana students as a group have been underperforming and schools as a group have been failing.
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MAURER: Workforce Inc. recycles peopleRestricted Content

February 5, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Now that football season is over, I suggest we turn our attention to a real hero: Gregg Keesling, CEO of Workforce Inc., an organization that populates practically its entire work force with ex-offenders.
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MORRIS: Palladium spotlights a Carmel all can be proud of

January 29, 2011
Greg Morris
As the debut of the Palladium in Carmel has taken center stage, I have been reflecting on the amazing ascent of what used to be a sleepy town.
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MAURER: This is a broker's tale worth readingRestricted Content

January 22, 2011
Mickey Maurer
“Twelve years after I popped out, I learned to sell. During the next three, I began to write. Fifty years later, I discovered how to kill.” Thus begins the journal of investment adviser Jack Chap, protagonist in John Guy’s novel “Middle Man, a Broker’s Tale.”
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MORRIS: Mentor a child ... you'll be glad you did

January 15, 2011
Greg Morris
Research shows mentors can play a powerful role in a young person’s life. A mentoring relationship helps reduce the potential for bad behavior and gives a boost to academic achievement.
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

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