Mickey Maurer

MAURER: My gift to you is a pair of puzzlesRestricted Content

December 22, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Now that the elections are over, please relax and enjoy this crossword puzzle and the political riddle it poses.
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MAURER: Think outside the retirement boxRestricted Content

December 8, 2012
Mickey Maurer
I realized that my original vision of the American Dream was a nightmare. I learned that there is more to business than the money earned.
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MAURER: Endocyte receded, but it's still on trackRestricted Content

November 24, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Endocyte is an Indiana biopharmaceutical company that develops drugs and imaging diagnostics to identify and treat cancer.
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MAURER: Moderate Republicans, lend me your earRestricted Content

November 10, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Now that the Tea Party has swapped the best public servant in the United States Senate and a sure Republican seat for newly elected Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, perhaps it’s time moderate Indiana Republicans stand up and reclaim the party.
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MAURER: My stint in public service was a thrillRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
Mickey Maurer
I lived it. I loved it. I bragged about it—too much. Then I forgot about it. That is until Kelly Nicholl, vice president of marketing for the Indiana Economic Development Corp., asked me to provide a short summary of significant events from my time as president of the IEDC and secretary of commerce.
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MAURER: Mourdock makeover isn't flattering ... or believableRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock energized the right wing of the Republican Party this spring when he declared uncategorically that he rejects cooperation with his political opponents and that his brand of partisanship defines compromise as “Democrats coming our way.”
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MAURER: Exercise your brain with problem solvingRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Challenging riddles like this interrupt the normal routine and rev up our brains. Seize opportunities to think creatively.
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MAURER: 'Scavengers' offers entertaining local loreRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Learn some Indianapolis lore and be entertained by Dick Cady’s book, “Scavengers: A True Story of Money, Madness & Murder.”
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MAURER: While Mickey's away, you can playRestricted Content

August 18, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Please enjoy “Auto Parts,” a puzzle I recently constructed.
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MAURER: Nursing babies into successful studentsRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Goodwill’s team members concluded that if they were going to effectively reduce generational poverty and reverse these trends, they had to start with babies, especially with first-time mothers in poverty.
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MAURER: Jim Rogers is rarely outmaneuveredRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
Mickey Maurer
“My grand pappy was a chess grand master,” Jim Rogers declared as we sat down to a game back in the early 1990s. Jim was a pal. When he and his wife, M.A., lived in Carmel, we vacationed together and enjoyed running and biking on the weekends. He was a competitor. He liked to win.
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MAURER: Daniels can lead beyond PurdueRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Mickey Maurer
I wonder what President Daniels can do off campus to benefit the nation and the world from the platform he has been presented.
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MAURER: Take her husband, pleaseRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Congratulations to Gov. Mitch Daniels on the appointment of Mike Alley as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Revenue. Alley will restore the state agency’s credibility.
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MAURER: Summer camp isn't just for kids anymoreRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Have you ever wanted to operate heavy construction equipment? At Mickey's Camp you’ll be able to operate a skid steer loader, excavator and a motor grader simulator.
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MAURER: Religion does not make the candidateRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Mickey Maurer
Kennedy believed in an America where the separation of church and state was absolute.
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MAURER: Daniels could have rested on laurelsRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Mickey Maurer
The governor did not need to take on right-to-work to leave a legacy of success.
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MAURER: 2011 marked by generosity, ignoranceRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Mickey Maurer
The Indiana Legislature unleashed the serpent of prejudice and hatred that may send Indiana reeling economically, socially and morally.
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MAURER: Have some year-end downtime? Exercise your brainRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Mickey Maurer
As is the custom for the last column of the year, I present to you a puzzle.
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MAURER: McKinney name and gift enhance our livesRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Mickey Maurer
A top-tier law school in the city of Indianapolis not only will enhance an honorable profession, but also will provide a fine legal education—a sound foundation for any career.
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MAURER: 'Mayor, read the smoke signals'

November 26, 2011
Mickey Maurer
One bar visit—one whiff of ammonia, benzene, arsenic, lead, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde—will send visitors home coughing and commenting about the Indy time warp.
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MAURER: Ideas worth testing when risk is nilRestricted Content

November 12, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Most economic development programs are crafted in such a way that no benefits are paid unless promises are kept.
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MAURER: A puzzle by and for Mensa membersRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Match wits with Mensa by solving this crossword puzzle.
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MAURER: Read and heed 'Keeping the Republic'Restricted Content

October 15, 2011
Mickey Maurer
I recommend Mitch Daniels' new book, which George F. Will referred to in the foreword as “conservatism for grown-ups.”
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MAURER: Georgia on our minds as election nearsRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Mickey Maurer
I favor a temporary change to reflect our hospitality to the Super Bowl—the hokier the better. Consider Dungy Drive or Bowl Me Over Boulevard.
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MAURER: Emmis is a risky bet worth takingRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
Mickey Maurer
On three occasions in the last few years, I have touted an Indiana stock. In each case, readers rash enough to disregard the warning posted above have reaped rewards.
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  3. In the first sentance "As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss are build quality & price." need a way to edit

  4. As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss is build quality & price. First none of these places is worth $1100 for a one bedroom. Downtown Carmel or Keystone at the Crossing in Indy. It doesn't matter. All require you to get in your car to get just about anywhere you need to go. I'm in one of the Carmel apartments now where after just 2.5 short years one of the kitchen cabinet doors is crooked and lawn and property maintenance seems to be lacking my old Indianapolis apartment which cost $300 less. This is one of the new star apartments. As they keep building throughout the area "deals" will start popping up creating shoppers. If your property is falling apart after year 3 what will it look like after year 5 or 10??? Why would one stay here if they could move to a new Broad Ripple in 2 to 3 years or another part of the Far Northside?? The complexes aren't going to let the "poor" move in without local permission so that's not that problem, but it the occupancy rate drops suddenly because the "Young" people moved back to Indy then look out.

  5. Why are you so concerned about Ace hardware? I don't understand why anyone goes there! Every time ive gone in the past, they don't have what I need and I end up going to the big box stores. I understand the service aspect and that they try to be helpful but if they are going to survive I think they might need to carry more specialty parts.

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