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MAURER: My old wrestling rival kept winningRestricted Content

August 24, 2009
Mickey Maurer
He was a tree trunk of a man who met my glance with a calm, almost disinterested glance—just another day at the office.
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MAURER: Live like humans and die like dogsRestricted Content

August 10, 2009
Mickey Maurer
We lost a member of the family last month. Casey Elizabeth Maurer died a peaceful death at her age of 105. At the end, her hearing and eyesight were vastly impaired and she was in constant pain. Her time had come.
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MAURER: My rascal cousin is back in spaceRestricted Content

July 27, 2009
Mickey Maurer
At precisely 6:03 p.m. July 15, space shuttle Endeavor blasted off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for its scheduled linkup with the International Space Station. My cousin, Indiana astronaut David Wolf, is on board.
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MAURER: Perhaps nuclear weapons in Iran finally will unite the Middle EastRestricted Content

July 13, 2009
Mickey Maurer
President Obama was in Egypt last month to see the Sphinx, the Pyramids and other relics of a bygone age but, more important, to set the tone for a new age—according to Obama, “a new beginning” in relations between the United States and the Muslim world.
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Civility is admired in life and deathRestricted Content

June 1, 2009
Mickey Maurer
What would you want said in your obituary that would set you apart from your peers?
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Fiscal crisis calls for drastic measureRestricted Content

May 18, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Ind. Gov. Mitch Daniels will call the Legislature into special session to pass an acceptable budget, but some legislators think a budget that would satisfy the governor cannot be crafted by the contentious partisans in this developing fiasco.
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Good health is good for businessRestricted Content

May 4, 2009
Mickey Maurer
In the last six months we have been concerned with falling numbers—sales, stock prices, 401(k) values, the bottom line. More recently, however, I have been concerned with rising numbers—blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate antigens, the waistline.
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President Daniels? Never say neverRestricted Content

April 20, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would make a remarkable president. Governor/ presidentâ??it's the same game, just a different scale.
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Mickey's camp will offer thrillsRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Mickey's men's and women's camps—open for registration on a first-come, first served basis—offer compelling speakers, fun activities and food from the city's leading restaurants.
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Excitement, perspective in TanzaniaRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Janie and I recently returned from a photographic safari in Tanzania with our children and their spouses.
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A post-stimulus survival guideRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Instead of waiting around for the state to save your business, plan strategically to survive.
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Celebrate contemporary heroes, tooRestricted Content

February 23, 2009
Mickey Maurer
When it comes time to celebrate African-American History month, wouldn't we be better served with profiles of young, living role models we can talk to—heroes who can talk to us? Let me submit for your consideration Mercy Obeime.
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Papa's college funds hit the skidsRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Mickey Maurer
When I read the year-end statements from the 529 College Saving Plans I had established for the benefit of my grandchildren, I felt lower than a snake's belly.
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Learning, not quaking, in IsraelRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Mickey Maurer
I'm in Israel. My wife, Janie, and I are enjoying the camaraderie of a group of central Indiana community leaders on a study mission sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council.
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Catching up with my columns from '08Restricted Content

January 12, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Each January, I reflect on a few of the prior year's columns. I'm always curious about the topics and people I have written about over the course of the year. I hope you are, too.
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'Smoke free' needs to be the law in all Hoosier public placesRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
If Indianapolis is going to be a first-class city, it needs to have a comprehensive smoke-free workplace law.
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Conservationist awarded for his dogged pursuit to save endangered speciesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Mickey Maurer
Through the efforts of The Indianapolis Zoo, the animal conservation world lasers in on Indianapolis every two years — presenting our community an opportunity to recognize and learn from a hero in science and conservation.
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Here are tips for small biz survival during recessionRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Mickey Maurer
For small businesses to survive, they must be prepared to withstand economic difficulties for some time...
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Costumes for the politically astuteRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Mickey Maurer
 Whatever costume you wore on Halloween, let Joe the Plumber, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tyrannosaurus Rex, President Bush, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Sgt. Joe Friday and other characters of this election cycle continue to spark a lively dialogue with your friends, family and neighbors.
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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