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WINSTON: Mays personifies the best of black historyRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
Mays’ efforts at community involvement saved The Indianapolis Recorder.
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DOWD: GOP is now the Ghastly Outdated PartyRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
Maureen Dowd / New York Times Syndicate
President Barack Obama has deranged conservatives just as W. deranged liberals.
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RIVERA: Optimism and caution over mass transitRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Angel Rivera
It concerns me that we may be building outdated technology.
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FERGUSON: Big issues playing out right here in IndianaRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Maybe leaders of the Republican National Committee see Indiana as a model.
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LEWIS: Bedrock principle of accountability would be underminedRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Maggie Lewis / Special to IBJ
Frustration should not drive change for its own sake when a competing bedrock principle is in jeopardy.
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KRULL: Rubbing the abrasive edges off lawmakersRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
John Krull / Special to IBJ
If lunch together is good, living together would be even better.
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MCQUILLEN: Plan would trim bureaucracy for the benefit of studentsRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
As we work to rebuild our broken district, we must aim not for perfection, but for progress.
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VANE: Carrying the mantle of reform onwardRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Robert Vane / Special to IBJ
Some of the people who played a pivotal role in shaping this debate are also running for public office.
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TAFT: Now for a Super Bowl just for ourselvesRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Bill Taft / Special to IBJ
Downtown is indeed our city’s living room.
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MAHERN: Questionable ROI from the Super BowlRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
Local money spent downtown is not new money. It is merely money not spent somewhere else in the local economy.
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MUTZ: Health care budgets at risk of overloadRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
Under these definitions, some of our most-honored citizens could be considered mentally ill.
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HOWEY: Middle class kicked by declining home valuesRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
Could there be new collusion in the appraisal network?
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STYRING: Raise retirement age, or face collapseRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
Those 76 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are flooding onto the rolls at a rate of 10,000 each day.
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FARGO: A good idea with a shot at becoming lawRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
The only way to enforce the law if a public official ignores a public access counselor’s opinion in your favor is to sue.
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LADWIG: The last ordinary American: a eulogyRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
If socialism wasn’t good, we argued lamely, then wealth at least was bad—or not as fair or as kind as government could make it.
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MYERS: A really big vehicle could save your lifeRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
Facts are facts and the laws of physics cannot be repealed.
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DONNELLY: A few common-sense actions would restore confidenceRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Joe Donnelly / Special to IBJ
If Congress played by the same rules that Hoosier families do, we could start addressing the critical issues facing our nation.
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LUGAR: Government, economy will survive Obama's mistakesRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Dick Lugar / Special to IBJ
Obama has sought political gain by attacking Congress rather than seeking agreement.
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MOURDOCK: Congress should use the same rules as everyone elseRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Richard Mourdock / Special to IBJ
We have seen the federal government use “crony capitalism” to save businesses that should have otherwise failed.
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BOEHM: Questions about who's minding the storeRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
The names of the married couple who sold the home to us in 1991 remained on the voter lists at our address.
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SHELLA: Free speech on display at the LegislatureRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
All of this union-backed expression is in response to the right-to-work bill.
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WINSTON: Ballard won the social media skirmishRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Robin Winston / Special to IBJ
If you are going to go after an incumbent who already has online traction, then the order of the day is “Tweet early, tweet often.”
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HARRIS: A good idea, as long as quality is closely monitoredRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
David Harris / Special to IBJ
In certain instances technology is actually changing the very nature of teaching and learning and helping students achieve at drastically higher rates.
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MEREDITH: Use available technology first to improve learningRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
Yes, they could call a helpline, but they would land in an automated system, leave a message and days later might get a response.
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KETZENBERGER: A grocery clerk sizes up the contendersRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
Republicans are about to lose a whole generation of potential voters.
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  1. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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