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More ways to fix abandoned homesRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
I finished reading the [Sept. 3 Forefront column] from Samuel Odle and couldn’t agree more that the abandoned homes issue poses many challenges for the neighborhoods, residents and overall Indianapolis community. However, I felt compelled to offer a fourth solution.
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Different conclusionRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Studying the same subject, I came to a different conclusion, especially when the whole story is revealed [Kennedy column, Aug. 27].
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The 'USSR-ADA'Restricted Content

September 8, 2012
Thank you for [Benner’s Sept. 3] commentary on Lance Armstrong. I could not believe my ears when Travis Tygart of the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced something of the sort of “since Lance Armstrong will not prove himself innocent, we must find him guilty...”
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Symphony shrinking from greatnessRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
The recent proposals [Sept. 3 IBJ] by the board of directors and the compliant management of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to “save” it will only lead to its demise if implemented.
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Another CDC fanRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Thank you for running the [Sept. 3 Forefront] remarks from Sam Odle about the important role that community development corporations play in tackling the challenge of rebuilding our neighborhoods.
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Too many TIFsRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
“Carl” [Aug. 20 Taft column] most likely would have taken the job in another factory at lower wages and taken night classes to train for a better job. He needs the income to support his family.
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Keep elections cleanRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Bruce Hetrick [Aug. 27 IBJ] thinks Republicans are trying to suppress votes of Democrats.
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Informed beats hypeRestricted Content

September 6, 2012
In the same [Aug. 27 Hetrick column] that tells the reader how “…citizens of third-world countries line up for miles, hours and even days to cast ballots…” he also tells the reader that votes in the United States are being suppressed because we close the polls at 6:00?
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New leadership must tackle debtRestricted Content

September 1, 2012
The most important issue in this election year is our massive debt and its effect on jobs and the economy.
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Correcting KahloRestricted Content

August 25, 2012
After reading Chris O’Malley’s [Aug. 13] article “More trees to get the ax along Central Canal,” I wondered what compelled him to include such a liberal amount of speculations of local antagonist Clarke Kahlo when so many credible sources are available for comment.
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Cut Pacers subsidiesRestricted Content

August 25, 2012
Bill Herrick’s op-ed “Run government like a business” [Aug. 20] called for government to take a less-active role in the affairs of business and to run itself like a business. I couldn’t agree more.
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A better sun?Restricted Content

August 18, 2012
In the [July 30] “On the Record” section, there was a story about Indianapolis Power & Light Co. awarding a 15-year contract to buy 30 megawatts of solar power from Sunrise Energy Ventures.
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Some food trucks are nuisancesRestricted Content

August 18, 2012
The [Aug. 13] story about food trucks was interesting, noting that Barnes & Thornburg attorney Crystal Williams stated food trucks must comply with local regulations.
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Vague language in institutional investingRestricted Content

August 18, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin’s [July 28] story about state fund investing reminded of a problem in institutional investing today: vague and imprecise language.
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Benner again misses markRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
Once again, Bill Benner [July 30] misses a key point in the NCAA’s handling of Penn State when he applauds the NCAA’s “courage and swift response” in his hypothetical reaction to it being his son subjected to sodomy in the Penn State locker room showers.
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Local legislators should lead on transitRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
A vibrant mass transit system is an essential next step to encourage economic development, improve quality of life and make Indianapolis more inviting.
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Design is criticalRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
Even something as mundane as a parking garage can make a first impression to a visitor.
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NCAA hit innocentsRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
The NCAA president and executive board overstepped their authority by imposing very harsh penalties on the Penn State football program and by extension on the entire university.
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'Pocket guide' was spinRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Rather than a pocket guide to the Supreme Court ruling (it did accomplish that, sort of) [Rusthoven, July 9], this is a pocket guide to the laboriously crafted Republican response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
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Kennedy wrong on ShariaRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Sheila Kennedy [July 16] discusses the Islam of her imagination, the Islam of every progressive’s dreams, Islam without several of its crucial features and articles of belief—holy war, martyrdom and the treatment of non-believers.
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Kennedy misunderstands Sharia lawRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Sheila Suess Kennedy’s July 16 op-ed “This time, Sharia law misunderstood” contains numerous misconceptions and errors about the legislation she purports to address, American Laws for American Courts (ALAC). Space permits me to address only three.
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Unleash Indy 500 carsRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Great [July 9 Styring column] on the Speedway. I hope those in control of that magnificent and historic venue take those thoughts to mind. He who builds the fastest car wins. Let them build the fastest car.
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Jobs critical for ex-consRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
We applaud the IBJ and Kathleen McLaughlin for the July 9 cover story, “Should Indy ban ‘the box’?”
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Cross leaves legacyRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
On behalf of the Fairbanks Hospital board of directors, I want to commend IBJ for its July 9 article about Helene Cross and her remarkable leadership as president and CEO of Fairbanks.
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Domestic partner benefits unwise use of tax dollarsRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
After listening to the testimony during the June 5 City-County Council committee meeting, and speaking with both supporters and opponents of the proposed domestic partner benefits, I noticed a common theme of “this will make Indianapolis more competitive.” This is untrue.
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  1. If what you stated is true, then this article is entirely inaccurate. "State sells bonds" is same as "State borrows money". Supposedly the company will "pay for them". But since we are paying the company, we are still paying for this road with borrowed money, even though the state has $2 billion in the bank.

  2. Andrew hit the nail on the head. AMTRAK provides terrible service and that is why the state has found a contractor to improve the service. More trips, on-time performance, better times, cleanliness and adequate or better restrooms. WI-FI and food service will also be provided. Transit from outlying areas will also be provided. I wouldn't take it the way it is but with the above services and marketing of the service,ridership will improve and more folks will explore Indy and may even want to move here.

  3. They could take the property using eminent domain and save money by not paying the church or building a soccer field and a new driveway. Ctrwd has monthly meetings open to all customers of the district. The meetings are listed and if the customers really cared that much they would show. Ctrwd works hard in every way they can to make sure the customer is put first. Overflows damage the surrounding environment and cost a lot of money every year. There have been many upgrades done through the years to help not send flow to Carmel. Even with the upgrades ctrwd cannot always keep up. I understand how a storage tank could be an eye sore, but has anyone thought to look at other lift stations or storage tanks. Most lift stations are right in the middle of neighborhoods. Some close to schools and soccer fields, and some right in back yards, or at least next to a back yard. We all have to work together to come up with a proper solution. The proposed solution by ctrwd is the best one offered so far.

  4. Fox has comments from several people that seem to have some inside information. I would refer to their website. Changed my whole opionion of this story.

  5. This place is great! I'm piggy backing and saying the Cobb salad is great. But the ribs are awesome. $6.49 for ribs and 2 sides?! They're delicious. If you work downtown, head over there.

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