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2011 NEWSMAKER: Eugene White in crosshairs as reformers target IPS

December 24, 2011
There’s a pitched battle under way in K-12 education as reform advocates and charter schools challenge traditional institutions such as teachers’ unions and education schools.
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Holiday Wish List - Dec. 19, 2011

December 17, 2011
The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most.
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Holiday Wish List - Dec. 12, 2011

December 10, 2011
The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most.
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Holiday Wish List - Dec. 5, 2011

December 3, 2011
The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most.
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Holiday Wish List

November 26, 2011
The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most. This is an opportunity for businesses and individuals to make tax-deductible gifts in the spirit of the season.
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Charities, what do you need most?

November 19, 2011
Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Holiday Wish List will debut in the Nov. 28 issue and appear weekly through Dec. 19.
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Minority group hosts networking event

March 5, 2011
The not-for-profit Indianapolis Professional Organization will conduct its eighth annual networking luncheon from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 27 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.
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Construction, manufacturing may lead economic recovery

December 24, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
The recession came to an official end 18 months ago, but Indiana’s unemployment rate hovered around 10 percent.
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WellPoint helps usher in health care reform

December 24, 2010
J.K. Wall
President Obama revived the health care reform bill by seizing on news of sharp premium hikes on individual customers by Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc.
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Clarian moves forward with downtown expansion

December 24, 2010
J.K. Wall
Clarian Health, after the 2008 financial meltdown forced it to halt its aggressive building campaign, put the hard hats back to work in 2010.
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Battle breaks out over Mel Simon fortune

December 24, 2010
Cory Schouten
A long-simmering Simon family feud went public as members of one of the city’s most prominent families battled in a Hamilton County courtroom over the $2 billion estate of mall magnate Melvin Simon.
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Pacers, city negotiate $33M deal

December 24, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
The Indiana Pacers will stay put in Conseco Fieldhouse at least through 2012, thanks to a three-year deal approved July 16 by the city’s Capital Improvement Board.
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Ballard to raise millions through utility, meter deals

December 24, 2010
Francesca Jarosz
In the spring, Mayor Greg Ballard introduced a plan to sell the city’s water and sewer utilities to Citizens Energy Group, the public charitable trust that owns Citizens Gas. About six months later, he rolled out a deal to lease the city’s parking meters to a private operator.
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Bayh throws Democrats into a tizzy

December 24, 2010
Francesca Jarosz
The political world trembled on Feb. 15, when Indiana’s Democratic U.S. senator, Evan Bayh, announced he would not seek a third term.
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Eli Lilly puts faith in drug pipeline

December 24, 2010
J.K. Wall
Eli Lilly and Co. started to tip over its massive “patent cliff” this year, yet announced little publicly that will significantly soften its inevitable sales plunge.
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Scandal rocks IURC, Duke

December 24, 2010
Chris O'Malley
An ethics scandal at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission brought down its chairman along with two top Duke Energy executives and an IURC law judge-turned Duke employee who was at the center of the mess.
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Brizzi controversy colors prosecutor's race

December 24, 2010
Cory Schouten
Two-term Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi drew attention for a series of questionable business deals with a local defense attorney and for his friendship and business ties to financier Tim Durham, who is under federal criminal investigation.
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Simon loses battle for General Growth

December 24, 2010
Cory Schouten
Just as shoppers began spending more cash at Simon Property Group Inc. malls, the Indianapolis real estate giant tried to open its own wallet for three huge deals—to mixed results.
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Smulyan fails to take Emmis private

December 24, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
Jeff Smulyan in 2010 tried for the second time in four years to take Emmis Communications Corp. private, only to see a group of dissident investors band together to block the deal at the 11th hour.
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Weak real estate market slams developers, banks

December 24, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
One local developer emerged from bankruptcy and another fought off growing financial woes as the commercial real estate market remained challenging.
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Arts groups prepare fundraising campaigns

December 24, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
This year, five organizations announced or began preparing for the launch of major campaigns. The targets ranged from $12.5 million for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures to $100 million for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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Businesses saw shake-ups in 2010

December 24, 2010
Other news of note from the year.
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2010 NEWSMAKER: Daniels keeps fans in suspense

December 24, 2010
Francesca Jarosz
Political observers of Gov. Mitch Daniels see plenty of signs that the 61-year-old Republican is eyeing a presidential run in 2012.
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2010 NEWSMAKER: NCAA chief Emmert makes bold moves

December 24, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
Mark Emmert, who left his post in 2010 as University of Washington president to become president of the NCAA, didn’t waste any time making his first round of big decisions.
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2010 NEWSMAKER: Lucas lands Hilbert mansion

December 24, 2010
Scott Olson
Lucas Oil Products Inc. owners Forrest and Charlotte Lucas in October purchased the 25,000-square-foot Carmel mansion built by Conseco Inc. co-founder Stephen Hilbert.
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  1. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

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