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Schools bring business into the classroom: Students learn from CEOs, race-car drivers, othersRestricted Content

January 7, 2008
Tracy Donhardt
When Marian College asked racecar driver Michael Crawford to help launch the school's entrepreneur-in-residence program and mentor students about realworld business, he wasn't sure if it was such a great idea. "My hesitation was I didn't want to pursue it right away," Crawford said. "What happens if I go out of business? That would be embarrassing." But he decided to do it because he believes his experience as an entrepreneur is more realistic than anything the students will read about...
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SPORTS: Time for IU fans to memorialize Hep, then move onRestricted Content

January 7, 2008
Bill Benner
The spirit of the dearly departed Terry Hoeppner, if not his presence, was palpable during the New Year's Eve Insight Bowl at Tempe, Ariz. Those footballshaped "Hep" buttons were ubiquitous. The phrases "Play 13" and "Don't Quit" could be heard repeatedly. At a pre-game pep rally in a Tempe park, thousands of IU faithful gathered so the Indiana football team could honor Hep's tradition of The Walk. IU's new president, Michael McRobbie, led the players and coaches through the back-slapping,...
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For city politics, back to the future: GOP returns without guaranteesRestricted Content

December 31, 2007
The Republican party dominated city government here in the 1970s, '80s and '90s, and for much of that time it was assumed that the party's lock on city hall was tamper-proof. Voters proved that theory wrong in 1999. Whether it was changing demographics or the fatigue that sets in when one party rules for too long, the public turned the mayor's office over to Democrat Bart Peterson. Four years later, Peterson easily won re-election and the Democrats won the City-County...
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SPORTS: An open letter to Greg, er Hizzoner, Mayor Ballard:Restricted Content

December 31, 2007
Bill Benner
Well, the day is here when you finally get the keys to the offices on the 25th floor of the City-County Building. Congratulations. I knew you had the election in the bag all the way. Yeah, right. Anyway, I've noticed you have formed a number of transition teams to bring you up to speed on the various forms and functions of citycounty government. Folks way smarter than I have provided reams of information that will provide you a road map...
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THE TRAVELING LIFE: Genghis Khan slept-and was admired-here

December 31, 2007
Frank Basile
Before we landed at the Genghis Khan Airport, checked into the Genghis Khan Hotel, and drank Genghis Khan beer, everything we had heard about the most famous Mongol of all time was negative. But that changed when we visited Mongolia in September. You might wonder what nice things could be said about a guy who conquered more territory in 25 years than the Romans did in 400? Well, the people we encountered perceived him as a combination of George Washington,...
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Colts win Super Bowl; city loses bid to hostRestricted Content

December 31, 2007
Anthony Schoettle
Despite a mammoth effort by city leaders, which included raising $25 million from the corporate community, Indianapolis lost to Dallas the right to host the 2011 Super Bowl.
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SPORTS: This is all I want for Christmas-seriously, folksRestricted Content

December 24, 2007
Bill Benner
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth ... if, perhaps, I were a member of the Indiana Ice. Who are playing pretty well, by the way. But there are other things in the realm of sports I would include on my list. All I want for Christmas is for those cheatin' dog New England Patriots to have their comeuppance. Preferably from the Indianapolis Colts. In Gillette Stadium. In a driving snowstorm. In the AFC Championship. All I...
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VIEWPOINT: Why did we allow gambling to seduce us?Restricted Content

December 24, 2007
Tom Henderson
The money is seductive: an "easy" $1.6 billion. That's what gambling brought to Indiana in taxes this year. The prize might not be as big in 2008. There's new competition. And a big drop in gambling revenue would spoil the negotiations that all the nervous Indiana politicians have been doing. Their jobs are on the line, and they know it. Hoosiers are embarrassed. They don't like that. I have a beautiful picture of two of my children standing inside the...
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Cumulus is keeping format change a secret: Emmis and Radio One continue transitionsRestricted Content

December 24, 2007
Anthony Schoettle
Several central Indiana radio stations will ring in 2008 with new formats and on-air talent, and new marketing campaigns bellowing the changes to listeners and advertisers. One station is keeping its plans secret, fearful of an industry domino effect if its strategy leaks out. There's plenty at stake. Listener ratings for the first quarter of 2008 will be watched closely, local media buyers said, and could affect spending later in the year. A t l a n t a -...
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Commentary: Here's a script Capra would loveRestricted Content

December 17, 2007
Mickey Maurer
I am going to chat with Angelo Pizzo, author of the best sports film of all time. Pizzo is the writer and coproducer of feature films "Hoosiers" and "Rudy." He and I will debut "Mickey's Corner," a project patterned after TV's Bravo Network program "Inside the Actor's Studio." The conversation will happen Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Road. Why don't you drop in? Pizzo grew up in Bloomington and stayed home for his...
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Logos give Indiana company a leg up in sock industry:Restricted Content

December 17, 2007
Scott Olson
Tiny Helmsburg in rustic Brown County is a rural hamlet that is so small outsiders might not even realize they've passed through it. So it's no surprise that one of Indiana's best-kept secrets is headquartered there, in an old school building that, appropriately, masks its identity. For Bare Feet has been knitting socks for 21 years and has amassed an impressive array of clients. It's a league-licensed producer of socks, headbands and wristbands for the four major sports leagues: Major...
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SPORTS: Latest Pacers incident calls for stronger responseRestricted Content

December 17, 2007
Bill Benner
Just so you know, I already had decided to revisit the Indiana Pacers this week. At the quarter post of the marathon that is the NBA season, the Pacers were performing admirably and above most expectations. They had knocked off Utah and Dallas. They had won three of four games on a West Coast trip, including a victory at Denver. They scored a huge road victory over the rapidly rising Eastern Conference power, Orlando. That left them at .500 through...
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Commentary: A foreign investment that is sure to pay offRestricted Content

December 10, 2007
Brian Williams
As the year draws to a close, the business community remains focused on taxes and the health of the economy. The governor's privatization of the Indiana Toll Road generated a windfall of $3 billion. If managed properly, that money should fund Indiana's road and bridge repair work. However, perhaps we should consider investing some of the interest to radically change our stature in the global economy. Canada possesses coastlines along the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans; has abundant natural resources,...
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Commentary: New library ready for Digital AgeRestricted Content

December 10, 2007
Chris Katterjohn
Dec. 9 was slated to be the Big Day for Indianapolis' new Central Library. After five years and more than $150 million, the project-which seemed preposterous from the start-has finally come to fruition and sits ready for a grand opening. From the beginning, I wondered how you even move an entire library. What's more, how do you set it up in a new location, then tear it down and move it back? Imagine moving hundreds of thousands of books, magazines...
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PROFILE MICKI STIRSMAN: Education at heart of growth Continued training is part of her biz planRestricted Content

December 10, 2007
Della Pacheco
PROFILE MICKI STIRSMAN Education at heart of growth Continued training is part of her biz plan Your face might be Micki Stirsman's canvas. Instead of applying paint to paper or molding clay into sculpture Stirsman and her staff use their artistry to transform their clients' appearances. The Speedway native is owner of Salon 01, a business she started with a $10,000 contribution from her grandmother that has grown into a million d o l l a r- p l u...
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IMS may host airplane raceRestricted Content

December 10, 2007
Anthony Schoettle
Speedway officials are in discussions to bring an airplane race to Indianapolis. The Red Bull Air Race World Series is a 5-year-old airplane race circuit that combines the intrigue of a high-wire circus act, thrills of an alpine ski race, and cutting-edge technology of Formula One auto racing.
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SPORTS: Ah, what a college football season it's beenRestricted Content

December 10, 2007
Bill Benner
And so it has come to this, the college football season that will give us the "accidental" champion. The nation's pundits, purporting to represent the nation's public, are apoplectic over the prospect. Imagine, The Ohio State University, the allegedly inferior winner of a purportedly inferior league-a year removed from being exposed and embarrassed by the University of Florida in the national championship game-walking off the Superdome carpet with the trophy in hand on the evening of Jan. 7. Or imagine...
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EYE ON THE PIE: Are unions really that important?Restricted Content

December 10, 2007
Morton Marcus
Uncle Uriah Marcus visited us on Thanksgiving. It took over a week to recover. He blames "the @#%$# unions" for most of our state's woes. Uncle Uriah asserts "them big unions scares businesses away from Indiannie." A sample of his views: High property taxes: It's the teachers' union's fault because teachers keep pushing up their earnings and reducing their responsibility. Congestion in cities: Bus workers' unions keep fares too high for anyone to ride the bus. The battle between the...
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Gatorade inventor's death recalls local links: Stokely-Van Camp launched sports drink here in 1960sRestricted Content

December 3, 2007
Michael Dabney
Gatorade's inventor, Dr. J. Robert Cade, who died Nov. 27 in Gainesville, Fla., left a legacy in Indianapolis that stretches back four decades to the birth of the multibillion-dollar sports drink industry. The invention became a blockbuster product for an Indianapolis-based company and spawned the creation of an Indianapolis-based trust that has doled out tens of millions of dollars in royalties to inventors and other beneficiaries. The city continues to get an economic jolt from Gatorade, with nearly 500 local...
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SPORTS: A greedy impasse makes radio relevant againRestricted Content

December 3, 2007
Bill Benner
Of this, that and the other: A fond childhood memory is of summertime evenings spent with my father on the screened-in back porch of our farmhouse. While my dad enjoyed a cigar and a frosty libation after a hard day's work, we would dial in either a Cincinnati Redlegs or Chicago White Sox game on the radio. There, as the sun went down and the flickering dance of the lightning bugs became visible, we'd follow through the static the exploits...
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VOICES FROM THE INDUSTRY: Technology, life sciences creating new Hoosier jobsRestricted Content

November 26, 2007
Sally Byrn
While other states strive to find their places in today's international economy, the Hoosier state has made a reputation for itself in the life sciences arena. It's an important effort, especially when you consider that our state's past successes were in the field of manufacturing. Con sidering that the 2007 Indiana Manufacturers Directory reports Indiana lost more than 17,000 manufacturing jobs in the past year, this new economic model built upon technology and life sciences is important, if not essential,...
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Big season for Indians' stockholdersRestricted Content

November 26, 2007
Anthony Schoettle
The Indianapolis Indians are rewarding stockholders in the franchise following a season in which revenue and profit grew, thanks to significant increases in ticket, concession and merchandise sales. The higher profit fueled a 75-percent dividend increase this year and an increase of more than $6,500 in the franchise's standing offer to repurchase shares.
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SPORTS: Purdue, IU athletic directors have a lot to chew onRestricted Content

November 26, 2007
Bill Benner
I'm not an athletic director, but I do get to play one in IBJ. So play along with me: Purdue University should keep Joe Tiller as its football coach. Indiana University should do likewise with Bill Lynch. Add this to what I'm sure is plenty of unsolicited advice directed at Morgan Burke and Rick Greenspan, the respective athletic directors at Purdue and Indiana. They can thank me later. Of course, by the time you read this, the futures of both...
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SPORTS: The Irish fired-and hired-themselves into a stewRestricted Content

November 19, 2007
Bill Benner
If you are among those who believe-and I am among them-that the University of Notre Dame treated Tyrone Willingham unjustly three years ago when it fired him as its football coach just three seasons into his tenure, then you probably share my sense that what goes around has come around in South Bend. If you also are among those who believe-and, again, I am among them-that one of the reasons Charlie Weis is a chunky fellow is because he's so...
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BEHIND THE NEWS: Founding family tossed from slumping Man AliveRestricted Content

November 19, 2007
Greg Andrews
Embattled Finish Line Inc. has quietly sent the family that founded and ran its Man Alive chain packing. The company on Nov. 12 announced the appointment of former Haggar Clothing Co. executive Lou Spagna as president of the struggling 96-store urban apparel chain. Tucked in the press release was a quote from Finish Line President Glenn Lyon expressing "our appreciation to the Bublick family for the service they have provided." It was a major overhaul. Gone are Jeff Bublick, 47,...
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  1. I took Bruce's comments to highlight a glaring issue when it comes to a state's image, and therefore its overall branding. An example is Michigan vs. Indiana. Michigan has done an excellent job of following through on its branding strategy around "Pure Michigan", even down to the detail of the rest stops. Since a state's branding is often targeted to visitors, it makes sense that rest stops, being that point of first impression, should be significant. It is clear that Indiana doesn't care as much about the impression it gives visitors even though our branding as the Crossroads of America does place importance on travel. Bruce's point is quite logical and accurate.

  2. I appreciated the article. I guess I have become so accustomed to making my "pit stops" at places where I can ALSO get gasoline and something hot to eat, that I hardly even notice public rest stops anymore. That said, I do concur with the rationale that our rest stops (if we are to have them at all) can and should be both fiscally-responsible AND designed to make a positive impression about our state.

  3. I don't know about the rest of you but I only stop at these places for one reason, and it's not to picnic. I move trucks for dealers and have been to rest areas in most all 48 lower states. Some of ours need upgrading no doubt. Many states rest areas are much worse than ours. In the rest area on I-70 just past Richmond truckers have to hike about a quarter of a mile. When I stop I;m generally in a bit of a hurry. Convenience,not beauty, is a primary concern.

  4. Community Hospital is the only system to not have layoffs? That is not true. Because I was one of the people who was laid off from East. And all of the LPN's have been laid off. Just because their layoffs were not announced or done all together does not mean people did not lose their jobs. They cherry-picked people from departments one by one. But you add them all up and it's several hundred. And East has had a dramatic drop I in patient beds from 800 to around 125. I know because I worked there for 30 years.

  5. I have obtained my 6 gallon badge for my donation of A Positive blood. I'm sorry to hear that my donation was nothing but a profit center for the Indiana Blood Center.

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