Opinion

MARCUS: Just ignore ill-conceived rankings

October 16, 2010
Morton Marcus
The 24/7 Wall St. website asks the question, “How well-run are America’s 50 states?” To answer this complex question, “we chose what we considered to be the 10 most important ranking [sic] of financial and overall government management.”
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GUY: Do meter-contract critics have a plan?

October 16, 2010
John Guy
If clear certainty were a business criterion, nothing ever would happen.
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STYLE: The eyes have it as Kiralee Hubbard lashes out

October 16, 2010
Gabrielle Poshadlo
All 108 eye shadows, every shade of lip gloss and even the makeup brushes lining the walls of her Broad Ripple Studio were designed by Kiralee Hubbard.
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DINING: Inside or out, Shelbi Street Cafe & Bistro eatery shines

October 16, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Salmon and bacon work together at this Fountain Square eatery.
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BENNER: How will NFL's labor dispute play out? No one knowsRestricted Content

October 16, 2010
Bill Benner
With the National Football League season in full swing, it is easy to forget the gathering storm clouds of a labor impasse that threaten the 2011 schedule.
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Online retailers should collect taxes

October 16, 2010
This is not just a matter of fairness. It is the law in most states that consumers pay sales taxes on Internet and catalog purchases.
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Praise for 'Q' column

October 16, 2010
I agree with [Mickey Maurer’s Oct. 4] thoughts on the “Q factor.” In the first 14 years of my career, I never considered it. The result was seven relocations and our kids being in three schools by fifth grade.
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EDITORIAL: Time to change utility regulation

October 9, 2010
Conflicts of interest shouldn’t happen, but one that made news this month should inspire legislation to slow the revolving door between the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and the utilities it is supposed to watch.
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COMMENTARY: Dear IPS, parents are not the enemy

October 9, 2010
Tawn Parent
Indianapolis Public Schools needs a top-down, system-wide mandate to treat parents as valuable partners.
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MARCUS: Dirty toilets signal mismanagement

October 9, 2010
Morton Marcus
Most people take toilets seriously. A dirty toilet is an affront to people who care about themselves, their families and their fellow citizens. Management can always blame the users of the toilets for persistent filth and disarray, but ultimately it’s management’s responsibility.
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WILLIAMS: Rebuilding a sustainable Indianapolis

October 9, 2010
Brian Williams
Rather than simply building and repairing streets, sidewalks, bridges and parks, ratepayers and taxpayers should demand that these projects set standards for construction in Indianapolis by reusing or recycling materials, using environmentally friendly products, and designing public spaces to encourage physical activity.
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ALTOM: Office defibrillators are worth the expense

October 9, 2010
Tim Altom
Few pieces of business technology can lay claim to saving lives. One gadget can, but odds are you don’t have one. It’s called an “automated external defibrillator,” or AED.
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LOU'S VIEWS: What to see at this year's Heartland Film Festival

October 9, 2010
Lou Harry
Heartland Freedom
                           WVNot sure how to weed through the 100-plus offerings at this year's Heartland Film Festival? Here are some recommendations from IBJ movie buffs.
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HICKS: Getting a driver's license in five not-so-easy steps

October 9, 2010
Mike Hicks
He had been previously licensed to drive an M1 Tank and various smaller-tracked and -wheeled vehicles. Obtaining an Indiana license, he thought, would be easy. It was not.
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DINING: Get sauced at Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub

October 9, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis
A new bar and pizzeria and bar sets up shop in the Century Building.
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BENNER: Athletic director pushes off-field game plan for IURestricted Content

October 9, 2010
Bill Benner
After months of discussions, IU Director of Athletics Fred Glass has determined that IU athletics must be defined by a broader culture than simply wins and losses
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Some examples of gutlessness

October 9, 2010
Morton Marcus is right when he says [in the Sept. 13 issue], “Gutless government avoids political risk.” I just differ with him on which items on the list of government activities, or lack thereof, constitute such “gutlessness.”
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Online shopping isn't the problem

October 9, 2010
It is disingenuous of Indiana lawmakers to claim low Internet taxation puts some firms at a competitive disadvantage when their goal is likely just to bring in more tax revenue, not level the playing field.
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EDITORIAL: East 10th Street project can be repeated

October 2, 2010
When people see what’s happening on and near East 10th Street—and they will, thanks to the Super Bowl connection—they’ll see what’s possible and, we hope, join similar efforts.
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MAURER: Is this really what you want to do?Restricted Content

October 2, 2010
Mickey Maurer
To create a disciplined investment philosophy, I evolved from my experience, “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Didn’t Learn in School. Over the course of 10 columns, I will feature each of these essential principles. This is the seventh installment.
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MARCUS: Some data are too exciting for bedtime

October 2, 2010
Morton Marcus
he U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis,” I began, “has just released quarterly personal-income data through the second quarter of 2010. They show Indiana in third place among the 50 states—third from the bottom—for income growth during April, May and June.
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HACKER: 2012 Super Bowl offers chance to give

October 2, 2010
Bill Hacker
It’s exciting to think that, in 16 months, thousands of people will arrive in Indianapolis from around the globe to be part of Super Bowl XLVI. And millions more will watch from their homes. Indianapolis truly will be in the spotlight in February 2012.
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BENNER: New NCAA chief inherits full plate and moreRestricted Content

October 2, 2010
Bill Benner
An open letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert: Welcome to Indianapolis, President Emmert. Or, if I may, Mark. We’re pretty informal around here.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Art wars

October 2, 2010
Lou Harry
Art vs. Art and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis set artist against artist
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DINING: The Elk stops at Main Street Organic Bistro

October 2, 2010
Lou Harry
First in a month-long series of "street" restaurants.
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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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