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KENNEDY: Break out of the status quo by listening closely to othersRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Melina Kennedy / Special to IBJ
Even without direct control over school systems, there is much the mayor can do to influence education policy and have an impact on our public schools.
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TENBARGE: School takeovers will do students a favorRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Barrett Tenbarge / Special to IBJ
When schools have well over half of their students not even passing end-of-course assessments for core subjects, how can they prepare students for life in the real world?
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HARRIS: 'Parent trigger' would force improvement on schoolsRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
David Harris / Special to IBJ
To continue our educational transformation, legislators should consider four important issues in future sessions.
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MEREDITH: Early childhood education offers huge bang for the buckRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
It is vital that Indiana legislators begin to address the growing need for quality pre-kindergarten experiences.
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EARLY: Prognostications for the congressional racesRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Rex Early / Special to IBJ
The new 6th District will be a real Chinese fire drill. With Mike Pence running for governor, the battle for his seat will be on.
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HEIN: Africa is the next horizon for global tradeRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Jay Hein / Special to IBJ
Opportunities abound for Hoosiers to get in the game. One notable industry is agriculture.
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BOEHM: Cultural jewel deserves ongoing supportRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
National and local awareness of Indy’s cultural riches adds real value to this community.
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KRULL: Mourdock looms dwarfish alongside LugarRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Richard Lugar stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Robert Taft and Ted Kennedy.
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RUSTHOVEN: Mourdock's irrational criticism of LugarRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Peter J. Rusthoven / Special to IBJ
If you’ve actually served in uniform—as Lugar has—giving those willing to fight and die for our country a path to citizenship isn’t what you call “amnesty” or “rewarding illegal immigrants.”
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SWAYZE: Lugar has strayed; it's time to replace himRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Sue Swayze / Special to IBJ
I never dreamed I’d compare Lugar with moderate Democrats, but his record speaks for itself.
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LUGAR: The real thing is rooted in religion and flowers as libertyRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Dick Lugar / Special to IBJ
True conservatism embraces core economic and cultural beliefs that center on individual liberty—the freedom to believe, say and do what your conscience dictates, without reprisal from any government or group.
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MOURDOCK: Return conservatism to its constitutional roots of equalityRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Richard Mourdock / Special to IBJ
Conservatism: Activities in defense of the U.S. Constitution so that the federal government is limited in power, individual liberty is enhanced, and American prosperity is assured.
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MYERS: Our long conversation about race isn't overRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
“Minority” is rapidly evolving to “majority,” and that makes a lot of people uncomfortable.
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BANTZ: What works in education and what doesn'tRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Charles R. Bantz / Special to IBJ
We must develop a standard assessment instrument for kindergarten readiness and close the gaps in cognitive development that inhibit school performance.
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FERGUSON: Take redistricting away from the politiciansRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Safe districts essentially decide elections and take the power out of the hands of voters today and for the next 10 years.
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HOWEY: Bosma oversees calm, compelling changeRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
A younger Bosma during an earlier stint as speaker might have responded with acid rhetoric and ultimatums.
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STYRING: This sergeant at arms would bust chopsRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
[The sergeant at arms] might request the assistance of a police officer in making the arrest, but he would be the official arresting officer, acting in the name of the House.
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MAHERN: Democrats go nuclear to defend townshipRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
It must be understood that Democrats even implying that other Democrats are racist is much worse than Republicans calling one another socialist.
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MUTZ: Small communities aren't destined to decayRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
Although many planners and economists say some communities are a lost cause, local determination and leadership can make a difference.
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FARGO: Transparency's value for economic growthRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
It is difficult to sell the benefits of democracy to your citizens or the stability of your government to foreign investors if too much information is kept hidden.
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WAGNER: The complete dynamo who is Pete ButtigiegRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Unless something goes horribly awry in November, he’s going to be the next mayor of South Bend.
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LADWIG: Democracy, complex government don't mixRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
It is reasonable to believe ... that Custer thought he was running to ground a relatively small party of warriors when in fact he was about to be surrounded by what may have been three times as many.
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SHEPARD: The Indiana way of picking appellate judgesRestricted Content

May 7, 2011
Randall Shepard / Special to IBJ
We should not want judges who put their fingers in the air to see which way the political wind is blowing.
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SHELLA: A theater review of the General AssemblyRestricted Content

May 7, 2011
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
Indianapolis Democrat Greg Taylor goes to the microphone so much he makes Don Quixote look lethargic. Carmel Republican Mike Delph seems to scour the Drudge Report looking for new ways to make the electorate adopt his values.
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VAUGHN: Republicans miss opportunity to build trustRestricted Content

May 7, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
Despite all the rhetoric about fairness and transparency, the 2011 round of redistricting remained shrouded in secrecy and conducted mostly behind closed doors.
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  1. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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