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Tourists rank Indianapolis as the second-most-popular Midwestern destinationRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Fueled by a $740,000 regional advertising campaign, local tourism spending went sky high even as the economy was in a free fall.
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Conference center plan for Hendricks County gets positive interestRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
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Marian College wants to create alternative-transportation hub, community center at VelodromeRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Marian College wants to take over operation of the Major Taylor Velodrome from Indy Parks and make the facility a hub for alternative transportation and Midwestern cycling.
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Indiana b-ball programs back on trackRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Chris Katterjohn
With both the NBA and college basketball seasons under way, Indiana's two namesake programs are coming back to life in a big way.
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Is 2012 Super Bowl wisest investment?Restricted Content

December 8, 2008
Brian Williams
The economic impact of a Super Bowl on the host city is subject to vigorous debate.
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Gun owners, athletes or not, must be responsibleRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Bill Benner
I don't begrudge those who legally obtain and carry guns, whether their intended use is hunting or self-protection, and I question the media frenzy that erupted after New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was arrested for carrying a weapon without a New York license.
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IRL's Danica Patrick tops most-searched list on WebRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Indy Racing League driver Danica Patrick topped golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Tom Brady and Super Bowl champion Eli Manning as the most searched-for athlete in 2008, according to America Online's annual list of top Web, mobile and video searches.
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Convention center, please go greenRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Wouldn't it be great to offer the new addition to the Convention Center as an example of green-building practices?
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Speedway project will have victimsRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
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Those responsible for hiring Sampson at IU should show accountabilityRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Bill Benner
Now that the NCAA has decided not to punish Indiana University further for basketball infractions, the athletic program must concentrate on building an honest, successful sports program.
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Pacers, Ivy Tech join forces to offer scholarshipsRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
The Indiana Pacers and Ivy Tech Community College have teamed to offer six statewide scholarships to Ivy Tech students.
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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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Siegel's NASCAR future in doubt after mergerRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team is teaming with Dale Earnhardt Inc. where Max Siegel has served as president of global operations since early 2007, and the former Baker & Daniels attorney may be among many laid off in the merger.
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USA Basketball chooses Glendale over IndyRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
USA Basketball will move its headquarters from Colorado Springs to Glendale, Ariz. — not to Indianapolis or Louisville, two other front-runners.
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Friendship built on basketball was admirableRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Bill Benner
Jim Rosenstihl, an Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame coch, and Jim Limp, a retired Eli Lilly employee, together exemplified an undying, unyielding, unrelenting friendship.
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Speedway on track to develop tourism year-roundRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
As the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway approaches, the town of Speedway, at long last, is making an aggressive play to turn the world-famous oval into an economic engine that runs year-round.
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3-class basketball is the right answerRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Paul W. Barada
Instead of four classes, the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has been surveying member schools to see if they support or oppose going to three classes instead of four.
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Purdue's Tiller had success, despite recent season disappointmentsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Bill Benner
It's been a disappointing season for soon-to-be ex-Purdue football coach Joe Tiller, but he helped make football important at Purdue University.
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Gene Cato was true sports boosterRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Gene Cato was a true supporter of high school sports in Indiana.
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Monon Bell football game helps Julian CenterRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
In the weeks leading up to this year's big rivalry football game, Wabash College and DePauw University students held various fundraisers to benefit the Julian Center, as well as A-Way Home Shelter in Putnam County and the Family Crisis Shelter in Montgomery County.
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Holiday promotional campaign helps Indianapolis venues boost their attendanceRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Scott Olson
The 12 Free Days of Indy Christmas promotion runs through Dec. 24 and gives patrons of several city destinations the opportunity to enjoy them without the cost.
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Bloomington wins recognition for being gay-friendlyRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
A national newsmagazine for the gay and lesbian community has named Bloomington as its top U.S. small-town vacation destination.
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FFA is grateful to sponsors, funders for successful conventionRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
The National FFA Organization and the city of Indianapolis can celebrate the record-breaking success of the 81st National FFA Convention, thanks to the generosity and assistance of committees, funders and citizens.
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IU study looks into future of Orange County tourismRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Scott Olson
Professors at Indiana University's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies are conducting an analysis of new tourism attractions in Indiana's Orange County.
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ICVA embarking on new direction with new CEO WelshRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Don Welsh is quickly making a name for himself as a change agent. Though few knew what to think when Welsh announced he was leaving Seattle to become Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association CEO, he's shown he didn't come here to simply wind down his career.
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