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HETRICK: Closing a door, opening a window in the New YearRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
But has a liberal arts education instilled the ability to adapt well past mid-career?
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HETRICK: You gotta stay bright to be the light of the world

December 10, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
When you take center stage, expect your blemishes to show...and be discussed.
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HETRICK: Super Committee fails Constitutional test

November 26, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Are we providing for the common defense when parents have to supplement their sons’ and daughters’ military equipment?
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HETRICK: Thank God the election's over, but what now?

November 12, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Insight into the aftermath of campaign 2011.
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HETRICK: Four things considered at the mayoral ballot box

October 22, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Four stories to consider at the mayoral ballot box in November.
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HETRICK: Ten tips on the way out the entrepreneurial door

October 8, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
In the hope that someone out there is hesitant to hang out a shingle and build a business, I’ll surprise you with this: Try it.
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HETRICK: If you've botched the job, don't botch the PR, tooRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
How should BP have handled the Gulf crisis? Here are my basic rules.
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HETRICK: Ten years after 9/11, keep doing what you do

September 10, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
On this 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, we’re reprinting Bruce Hetrick’s Notions column from Sept. 9, 2002.
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HETRICK: Symphony's weather policy is 'When in doubt, get them out'

August 20, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
I’d want my loved one’s life to take on additional meaning by seeing that the lessons learned from this tragedy result in changes that save the lives of others.
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HETRICK: The fools who tarnish our shining city on the hill

August 6, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
If there are congressional leaders 'aware of their great trust and their great responsibilities,' they're not showing it.
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HETRICK: Harry Potter and the 13-year literary love affair

July 23, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
When "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" debuted in the United States in September 1998, we were there on Day One.
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HETRICK: Finding the "one thing" on the Stratford stages

July 9, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
In the middle of Onterio farming country, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival found its one thing.
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HETRICK: Does then and there top here and now?

June 25, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
In a meeting last week, I found myself reminiscing with my first client about a conversation we’d had with then-Indianapolis mayor Steve Goldsmith 17 years ago.
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HETRICK: The slings and arrows of making things upRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
This week, we dealt with the trial of alleged child-murderer Casey Anthony, the tribulations of congressman-cum-confessor Anthony Weiner, the revisionist American history of professor Palin, and assorted other tales.
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HETRICK: Please, dear sales clerk, play the age card for me

May 21, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Under the new law, only those who “reasonably appear to be less than 40 years old” will be required to show ID when buying alcohol. But those may prove to be fighting words.
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HETRICK: Sitting at the polling place, wishing you were here

May 7, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
A dismal percentage of eligible voters showed up to vote in the May 3 municipal elections.
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HETRICK: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' takes on federal deficit

April 23, 2011
Bruce Hetrick

One “Superstar” scene always reminds me of our entitlement society—and how some react to the notion of helping “the least among us.”

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HETRICK: How not to apply for a jobRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Being on the receiving end of applications, I see the same job-seeking mistakes with 'older' folks that I often see with young people.
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HETRICK: Energy gluttony means deadly game of chicken

March 26, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Japan’s crisis could enlightens us on ways to avoid mutually assured destruction.
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HETRICK: Singing the oft-unpopular praises of minority rule

March 12, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
When it comes to individual liberties, we’re among the most fortunate citizens on Earth that our government guarantees that the majority will not always prevail.
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HETRICK: Offing the wizard in the wonderful Land of Oz

February 26, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Foreigners and unions and gays, oh my!
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HETRICK: An anniversary wish that all could be blessed by one

February 12, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
Indiana legislators, once again, have voted to deny some citizens the blessing of marriage.
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HETRICK: From Indiana and Tucson, a tale of two tragedies

January 22, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
The biggest killer of all—cigarette smoke—knocks off 450,000 Americans a year—400,000 of those smokers themselves, 50,000 innocent bystanders.
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HETRICK: Why this public-school baby fears school reformRestricted Content

January 8, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
I am a product of the public school system in Fort Wayne. Not charter schools. Not parochial schools. Not private schools. Not home schooling.
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HETTRICK: An annual report on the mixed blessing of 2010Restricted Content

December 25, 2010
Bruce Hetrick

When I was 53, it was not a very good year. Then again...

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  1. PJ - Mall operators like Simon, and most developers/ land owners, establish individual legal entities for each property to avoid having a problem location sink the ship, or simply structure the note to exclude anything but the property acting as collateral. Usually both. The big banks that lend are big boys that know the risks and aren't mad at Simon for forking over the deed and walking away.

  2. Do any of the East side residence think that Macy, JC Penny's and the other national tenants would have letft the mall if they were making money?? I have read several post about how Simon neglected the property but it sounds like the Eastsiders stopped shopping at the mall even when it was full with all of the national retailers that you want to come back to the mall. I used to work at the Dick's at Washington Square and I know for a fact it's the worst performing Dick's in the Indianapolis market. You better start shopping there before it closes also.

  3. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  4. If you only knew....

  5. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

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