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New light on lightbulbsRestricted Content

June 15, 2013
I felt it necessary to fact-check Sheila Kennedy concerning her [June 3] column about conservative reaction to the environment.
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How to fix the Indy 500Restricted Content

June 8, 2013
The Indianapolis 500 is still the biggest, most spine-tingling deal of all sporting events. So, why the downturn in worldwide excitement? There are a number of reasons:
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Trends can misguideRestricted Content

June 8, 2013
Who does [Mickey Maurer] admire more, a man of principle and conviction or a man who sways with political winds [May 27 Commentary]?
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Closing long-term parking lot is short-sighted decisionRestricted Content

May 25, 2013
I am sincerely baffled by the Indianapolis Airport Authority’s [May 6 online] decision to close long-term parking, the closest surface lot to the terminal, essentially forcing all surface parking to the more distant economy lot.
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Broad Ripple project will stimulate spendingRestricted Content

May 25, 2013
Some business are worried that Canal Pointe will detract from their income [May 11]. Without a doubt, this specific area needs developing.
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Stick to oval racing roots

May 18, 2013
Thanks for Benner’s [May 6] column. There are far too many street/grand prix races already.
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Transit skeptic lists demands

May 18, 2013

You ask how to get non-believers on board [May 13 editorial].

1. Show me one mass transit system in the nation that is self-supporting, including upkeep and depreciation with excess inflow of cash.

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School choice segregates

May 18, 2013
Reflecting on the [May 13] article “Trying to Reclaim a Legacy,” please don’t forget another group of people who took a risk: the taxpayers.
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Defer to Urbanski on seating decisionRestricted Content

May 11, 2013
I strongly support Maestro Urbanski’s decision not to have people seated in the Stage Terrace behind the orchestra [April 22 editorial].
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ISO editorial unfoundedRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
I am surprised to find the IBJ [April 22 editorial] calling something bad business without having done any real research to find out if the action it scorns is really bad business.
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Indiana University-Kokomo in good handsRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
“Charges flew after IU-Kokomo chancellor’s sudden exit” [April 22] contradicts the reality of our experience.
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Ridership won’t cover cost of mass transitRestricted Content

April 27, 2013
Responding to the [April 15] millennial view Jordan Updike has of transit, I appreciate his passion for mass transit, and I would echo that passion in the negative.
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Transit should support itselfRestricted Content

April 27, 2013
Who wouldn’t want a transit system that saved them $8,000 while someone else paid the bills [Updike Viewpoint, April 15]?
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Foreign aid is importantRestricted Content

April 27, 2013
In light of the sequestration, it is crucial that the government realizes the importance of foreign aid spending and its impact on the economy.
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Sidewalks before transitRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
I recently returned home to the Indianapolis area. Growing up in Carmel, the only bus I rode was the school bus. My travels with the military exposed me to mass transit: the subway in New York City, trains in Europe and the Middle East, and the bus and light rail system in Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
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Fleeced at the ‘hospital’Restricted Content

April 20, 2013
In the July 9, 2011, IBJ, I warned that employers and patients are paying a steep price for the shift of physician services to hospital outpatient departments. The [April 8] article about physical therapy services is a clear example of this.
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Hospital expertise variesRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
I read with great interest [Mickey Maurer’s April 15] column about his prostate cancer experiences.
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Misplaced focusRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
The [April 8] story about the Center Township trustee was absolutely incredible.
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Mahern got it wrongRestricted Content

April 13, 2013
The [April 1] Forefront column by Louis Mahern discussed a zoning case in the Fletcher Place Neighborhood “called down” by City-County Councilor Jeff Miller. Mahern’s column incorrectly assumes that neighborhood opposition to the project relates to its affordable housing aspect.
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Tax cut costs taxpayers?Restricted Content

April 6, 2013
How would IBJ allow John Zody [April 1 Forefront] to write, “The governor’s 10-percent income tax cut, which would cost taxpayers more than a half a billion dollars …”?
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Iraq column not credibleRestricted Content

April 6, 2013
I read with incredulity Mike Hicks’ [March 25] column on the Iraq war’s “success or failure.”
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Ban canned huntingRestricted Content

April 6, 2013
The General Assembly is considering legislation that would allow businesses to continue to provide high-paying customers the ability to shoot white-tailed deer within fenced enclosures.
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Healthy Indiana Plan has too little capacityRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
As a leader in the United Methodist faith tradition, I and our church are called to reach out to the poor and society’s marginalized.
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‘Wrogn’ againRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
I enjoyed the [March 18] Viewpoint “It’s inevitable that plans go wrogn.”
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Biologics misunderstoodRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
In “Profits at center of biosimilars debate” [March 18], the author refers to attempted copies of biotech medicines as “generic biotech medicines.” This demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of biosimilars.
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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