Letters to the Editor

Alcohol commission went too farRestricted Content

November 19, 2011
Your [Nov. 5] story about the upcoming auction of alcohol permits by the Alcohol & Tobacco Commission failed to tell the whole story.
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Fight for schoolsRestricted Content

November 19, 2011
Mike Hicks tells readers to “vote with their feet” if their local school districts don’t improve in a few years. From the perspective of true community leadership, this philosophy of action is wrong.
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Rusthoven adds to political cynicismRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
I was surprised to read Peter Rusthoven’s incendiary [Oct. 31] column accusing Melina Kennedy of making borderline “criminal accusations” against Mayor Ballard.
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Another window for smoke-free airRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
We’re just days away from the next mayoral election in Indianapolis, and if the stumping at a recent debate holds true, supporters of smoke-free air may have reason to celebrate sooner rather than later.
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Kudos for this year's Corporate ChallengeRestricted Content

October 27, 2011
Hats off to Indiana Sports Corp. for executing the 2011 Corporate Challenge. This community event brings together Indiana businesses for two days of friendly competition aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and office camaraderie.
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The other side of McRobbie's speechRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
Most of Michael McRobbie’s comments in his state of the university message [“Public in name only,” Oct. 15] stem from his unhappiness with two actions of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, both of which are supported by the Legislature.
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Education creates improbable alliesRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
It’s clear to even the most casual observer that President Obama and Gov. Mitch Daniels don’t agree on much, but the two leaders have found some common ground over the last three years on an issue that affects every American: public education.
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Why women matter

October 22, 2011
The Mayor’s Office in Indianapolis is not in step with women. Out of 17 top positions, the administration has only one appointment that is a woman.
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Scales missed point of Poulakidas op-edRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
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Multiple complaintsRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
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The silly promises of collectivismRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
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Ballard has failed transparency testRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
I must express my concern and dismay with Mayor Ballard’s failure to live up to his stated objectives for governing Indianapolis.
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Obama's economy is working pretty wellRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Honestly, I tire of millionaires [Oct. 3 Rusthoven Viewpoint] telling the rest of us how we should appreciate the tax breaks and low rates they pay and how this will benefit society, economy, jobs, etc.
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Tea Partiers misreadRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Ann DeLaney [letters, Sept. 26] cites a study by university professors to justify her position and that of U.S. Rep. Andre Carson that the Tea Party is “racist.”
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Solar farm is a taxRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
The fundamental economic principle behind this project is outrageous and unjustifiable payments to be made by IPL to the airport (and by extension, the project developer/operator) under its “Renewable Energy Production” tariff.
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Insurance column made good pointsRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Anita Woudenberg’s [Sept. 12 Forefront column] made a lot of good points about how Hoosiers can solve our own insurance problems in a less-expensive manner than that of a federal mandate.
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Kostas is the real dealRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
I was amused after reading the Sept. 26 letter to the editor from District 4 Republican City-County Councilor Christine Scales.
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One Republican worth your voteRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
The main reason I would vote to re-elect Mayor Ballard is that I am an avid and devoted cyclist.
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Believe Kostas: Vote for ScalesRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
After reading the [Sept. 12] Viewpoint by Kostas Poulakidas, I can only conclude that I will receive his vote in the Nov. 8 municipal elections. I am exactly what Kostas is looking for in a city-county councilor.
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Some Tea Partiers tinged with racismRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
According to Peter Rusthoven, skin color is absolutely no part of any attacks on President Obama.
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Assumptions hurt Libman, othersRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
When any president or CEO leaves, a review and audit are routinely done to reassure the organization that all was handled correctly and that there was no illegal behavior, so they can move forward with a new leader.
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Work should be meaningful, tooRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
Greg Morris’ Aug 29 column “Don’t forget that work needs to be fun” resonated with me.
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RCA Dome 'insanity'Restricted Content

September 17, 2011
What never seems to get mentioned anymore is that we, the citizens of Indianapolis, are still on the hook for around $70 million on a facility (RCA Dome) that was reduced to an ash heap three years ago.
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Back in the actionRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
In December 2010, Mickey Maurer wrote the following in one of his columns: “I made a big mistake almost 20 years ago when I decided I had created sufficient wealth to cash in on the American Dream.
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Kennedy spot-onRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
I was surprised and very pleased to see and read [Sheila Suess Kennedy's] column in the [Aug. 29] IBJ regarding marijuana.
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  1. On my rental property, before tax caps, I was paying $2,000/yr in property taxes. After the tax caps I'm paying $4,000/yr. How exactly am I "benefiting the most"?

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  5. So the GOP legislature passed a bill that gave big breaks to business at the expense of Indiana families. Color us not surprised.

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