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MAURER: Leonard Fromm is gone, but his wisdom remainsRestricted Content

October 12, 2013
Mickey Maurer
Former law professor's influence on students lasted long after they got their degrees.
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MORRIS: Hoosier’s bootstrap story inspiresRestricted Content

October 5, 2013
Greg Morris
Bob Knowling beat the odds on his way from poverty to an outstanding business career.
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MAURER: Ivy Tech serves more than a tasty mealRestricted Content

September 28, 2013
Mickey Maurer
I make my own breakfast. At mid-day, lunch is usually fresh fish simply grilled. Janie sets the dinner plans, and I go where I’m told. Now I’m writing a restaurant review?
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MORRIS: The many things that make me crazyRestricted Content

September 21, 2013
Greg Morris
Don't make me turn right to go left, card me unnecessarily or make me buy warm beer.
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MAURER: If you get this letter, please recycleRestricted Content

September 14, 2013
Mickey Maurer
The "bipartisan" Heritage Foundation's fundraising pitch isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
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MORRIS: Day in Riggs' shoes puts public safety in perspectiveRestricted Content

September 7, 2013
Greg Morris
As public safety director for a day I got a feel for the complexity of the job of keeping us safe.
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MAURER: Amend our constitution while we can

August 31, 2013
Mickey Maurer
Fellow right-wingers, our chance to stick it to the gays may not come again.
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MORRIS: Time to help United Way help others

August 24, 2013
This year's campaign kicks off with a simulcast generously provided by local television stations.
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MAURER: Doctor turned novelist has another winnerRestricted Content

August 17, 2013
Mickey Maurer
Douglas Zipes' third heart-pumping novel will keep you up at night.
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MORRIS: In media, the nimble will surviveRestricted Content

August 10, 2013
Greg Morris
The future favors entrepreneurial owners like Murdoch, Bezos.
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MORRIS: Accentuate the positive for good resultsRestricted Content

July 27, 2013
Greg Morris
Attitude isn't everything, but it helps in the battle against circumstances you can't control.
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Our recreational offerings are underratedRestricted Content

July 20, 2013
Mickey Maurer
This is a source of civic pride that we do well on, even though national sources would tell you we lag behind.
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A sensible appeal for Obamacare repealRestricted Content

July 13, 2013
Greg Morris
Sen. Dan Coats makes the best case yet for killing health care reform in its current form and taking another stab at it.
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HICKS: There's no end to odd stories about coinageRestricted Content

July 13, 2013
Mike Hicks
Today, we hear from seemingly sophisticated folks that we should return to the gold standard, and so ensure long-run stability and remove those unseemly humans from decisions about money. That argument ignores two common axioms.
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MAURER: Community leadership is legitimate source of civic prideRestricted Content

July 6, 2013
Mickey Maurer
Unlike public safety and education, this is a city asset we have in abundance.
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MORRIS: Want diversity of opinion? Find it hereRestricted Content

June 29, 2013
Greg Morris
Forefront gives you a wide range of opinions in a tidy package.
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MAURER: Public education, another lost source of civic prideRestricted Content

June 22, 2013
Mickey Maurer
What if we had a public school system the entire city could be proud of?
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MORRIS: WGU Indiana steps up to provide higher ed for HoosiersRestricted Content

June 15, 2013
Greg Morris
The online university offers an affordable opportunity for post-secondary education as opportunities decline for those who never went beyond high school.
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MAURER: Tie civic pride to achievement beyond sportsRestricted Content

June 8, 2013
Mickey Maurer
How proud would we be if Indianapolis was the safest city in the United States?
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MORRIS: Improving customer experience is a full-time jobRestricted Content

June 1, 2013
Greg Morris
Successful companies never stop looking for a better way to conduct business.
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MAURER: Marriage equality going mainstreamRestricted Content

May 25, 2013
Mickey Maurer
When will Indiana become known as a state that welcomes all regardless of sexual orientation?
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MORRIS: I’m from the government, and I’m here to helpRestricted Content

May 18, 2013
Greg Morris
Obama's troubles might save us from his heavy-handed, second-term agenda.
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MORRIS: Home-selling process isn’t for sissies

May 4, 2013
Greg Morris
When was the last time you sold your home? Was it a smooth and pleasant experience?
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BIRGE: Building a state of innovationRestricted Content

April 27, 2013
Jim Birge
Are entrepreneurs born or made? As a corporate finance attorney who spends most of his waking hours with leaders of high-growth businesses, I’ve observed that entrepreneurs have certain shared traits: ambition, dynamism, curiosity and confidence.
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MAURER: Reuben didn’t forget when Rivi turned him awayRestricted Content

April 27, 2013
Mickey Maurer
My friend settled an old score with the once-racist swim club, but scars remain more than 50 years later.
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  1. to mention the rest of Molly's experience- she served as Communications Director for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and also did communications for the state. She's incredibly qualified for this role and has a real love for Indianapolis and Indiana. Best of luck to her!

  2. Shall we not demand the same scrutiny for law schools, med schools, heaven forbid, business schools, etc.? How many law school grads are servers? How many business start ups fail and how many business grads get low paying jobs because there are so few high paying positions available? Why does our legislature continue to demean public schools and give taxpayer dollars to charters and private schools, ($171 million last year), rather than investing in our community schools? We are on a course of disaster regarding our public school attitudes unless we change our thinking in a short time.

  3. I agree with the other reader's comment about the chunky tomato soup. I found myself wanting a breadstick to dip into it. It tasted more like a marinara sauce; I couldn't eat it as a soup. In general, I liked the place... but doubt that I'll frequent it once the novelty wears off.

  4. The Indiana toll road used to have some of the cleanest bathrooms you could find on the road. After the lease they went downhill quickly. While not the grossest you'll see, they hover a bit below average. Am not sure if this is indicative of the entire deal or merely a portion of it. But the goals of anyone taking over the lease will always be at odds. The fewer repairs they make, the more money they earn since they have a virtual monopoly on travel from Cleveland to Chicago. So they only comply to satisfy the rules. It's hard to hand public works over to private enterprise. The incentives are misaligned. In true competition, you'd have multiple roads, each build by different companies motivated to make theirs more attractive. Working to attract customers is very different than working to maximize profit on people who have no choice but to choose your road. Of course, we all know two roads would be even more ridiculous.

  5. The State is in a perfect position. The consortium overpaid for leasing the toll road. Good for the State. The money they paid is being used across the State to upgrade roads and bridges and employ people at at time most of the country is scrambling to fund basic repairs. Good for the State. Indiana taxpayers are no longer subsidizing the toll roads to the tune of millions a year as we had for the last 20 years because the legislature did not have the guts to raise tolls. Good for the State. If the consortium fails, they either find another operator, acceptable to the State, to buy them out or the road gets turned back over to the State and we keep the Billions. Good for the State. Pat Bauer is no longer the Majority or Minority Leader of the House. Good for the State. Anyway you look at this, the State received billions of dollars for an assett the taxpayers were subsidizing, the State does not have to pay to maintain the road for 70 years. I am having trouble seeing the downside.

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