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WINSTON: Mays personifies the best of black historyRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
Mays’ efforts at community involvement saved The Indianapolis Recorder.
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DOWD: GOP is now the Ghastly Outdated PartyRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
Maureen Dowd / New York Times Syndicate
President Barack Obama has deranged conservatives just as W. deranged liberals.
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RIVERA: Optimism and caution over mass transitRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Angel Rivera
It concerns me that we may be building outdated technology.
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FERGUSON: Big issues playing out right here in IndianaRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Maybe leaders of the Republican National Committee see Indiana as a model.
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LEWIS: Bedrock principle of accountability would be underminedRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Maggie Lewis / Special to IBJ
Frustration should not drive change for its own sake when a competing bedrock principle is in jeopardy.
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KRULL: Rubbing the abrasive edges off lawmakersRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
John Krull / Special to IBJ
If lunch together is good, living together would be even better.
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MCQUILLEN: Plan would trim bureaucracy for the benefit of studentsRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
As we work to rebuild our broken district, we must aim not for perfection, but for progress.
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VANE: Carrying the mantle of reform onwardRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Robert Vane / Special to IBJ
Some of the people who played a pivotal role in shaping this debate are also running for public office.
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TAFT: Now for a Super Bowl just for ourselvesRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Bill Taft / Special to IBJ
Downtown is indeed our city’s living room.
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MAHERN: Questionable ROI from the Super BowlRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
Local money spent downtown is not new money. It is merely money not spent somewhere else in the local economy.
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MUTZ: Health care budgets at risk of overloadRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
Under these definitions, some of our most-honored citizens could be considered mentally ill.
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HOWEY: Middle class kicked by declining home valuesRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
Could there be new collusion in the appraisal network?
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STYRING: Raise retirement age, or face collapseRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
Those 76 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are flooding onto the rolls at a rate of 10,000 each day.
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FARGO: A good idea with a shot at becoming lawRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
The only way to enforce the law if a public official ignores a public access counselor’s opinion in your favor is to sue.
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LADWIG: The last ordinary American: a eulogyRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
If socialism wasn’t good, we argued lamely, then wealth at least was bad—or not as fair or as kind as government could make it.
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MYERS: A really big vehicle could save your lifeRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
Facts are facts and the laws of physics cannot be repealed.
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DONNELLY: A few common-sense actions would restore confidenceRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Joe Donnelly / Special to IBJ
If Congress played by the same rules that Hoosier families do, we could start addressing the critical issues facing our nation.
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LUGAR: Government, economy will survive Obama's mistakesRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Dick Lugar / Special to IBJ
Obama has sought political gain by attacking Congress rather than seeking agreement.
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MOURDOCK: Congress should use the same rules as everyone elseRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Richard Mourdock / Special to IBJ
We have seen the federal government use “crony capitalism” to save businesses that should have otherwise failed.
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BOEHM: Questions about who's minding the storeRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
The names of the married couple who sold the home to us in 1991 remained on the voter lists at our address.
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SHELLA: Free speech on display at the LegislatureRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
All of this union-backed expression is in response to the right-to-work bill.
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WINSTON: Ballard won the social media skirmishRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
If you are going to go after an incumbent who already has online traction, then the order of the day is “Tweet early, tweet often.”
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HARRIS: A good idea, as long as quality is closely monitoredRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
David Harris / Special to IBJ
In certain instances technology is actually changing the very nature of teaching and learning and helping students achieve at drastically higher rates.
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MEREDITH: Use available technology first to improve learningRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
Yes, they could call a helpline, but they would land in an automated system, leave a message and days later might get a response.
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KETZENBERGER: A grocery clerk sizes up the contendersRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
Republicans are about to lose a whole generation of potential voters.
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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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