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Community lost important builderRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
For nearly two decades, Lloyd Tucker quietly plied his trade as a pioneer in urban redevelopment.
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Maurer takes unfair political shotsRestricted Content

June 4, 2011
Mickey Maurer’s May 31 commentary was a nice tribute to Gov. [Mitch] Daniels and was a somewhat humorous and tongue-in-cheek piece, that is, until he decided to take some cheap shots.
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Indianapolis libraries need fundingRestricted Content

June 4, 2011
On a recent visit to my local library, I couldn’t help but notice the buzz of activity—a mother reading to her toddler, children and adults taking advantage of computer and Internet access, a middle-aged gentleman working with spread sheets on his laptop, and a line of people at the main desk waiting to check out items.
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IPS is improvingRestricted Content

May 28, 2011
There’s been much talk recently about the possibility of mayoral control of Indianapolis Public Schools. Missing in this debate are the voices of the students and families who actually live within and are served by the school district.
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Do these folks file tax returns?Restricted Content

May 28, 2011
Morton Marcus [in his May 23 column] may have omitted some things in analyzing the statement about “half the people” not paying taxes.
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Families First helps beat addictionRestricted Content

May 28, 2011
In response to the prescription drug article [in the May 16 Focus section], with the increase in prescription-drug abuse throughout the state, there are two important things to understand:
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Swipe-fee reforms will ensure prosperityRestricted Content

May 28, 2011
Merchants in the Hoosier state have experienced an inordinately swift and severe rise in swipe fees, a charge that card-issuing banks levy against retailers every time a customer uses a debit card to make a purchase.
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Indy 500 needs a dose of speed

May 21, 2011
The fastest Indy 500 was run 21 years ago. Look at the pole sitters’ times, and note how far back you’d have to go (decades) to have a pole sitter’s time not make today’s field!
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Good riddance to abortion funding

May 14, 2011
Congratulations are due Gov. Daniels and the Indiana Legislature for taking action to suspend public dollars to “family planning” organizations who perpetuate the continuing slaughter of the tiniest, most innocent human beings.
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Powerful must learn hard lessons

May 14, 2011
In light of our most recent General Assembly, I believe the top 1 percent of Indiana went to bat for the top 1 percent and then kicked the other 99 percent [who were] fooled into electing them in the teeth.
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Vouchers muddy church, state

May 7, 2011
In response to the [May 2] editorial “Education bills rise above legislative noise,” I have to agree wholeheartedly that there is no question that the status quo is not working.
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Open the Circle to food trucks

May 7, 2011
Here’s an opportunity to enliven the city with al fresco dining in a spectacular yet casual party-like atmosphere amidst the architectural splendor of Monument Circle.
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Butler was 'inept' and 'unparalleled'

April 30, 2011
Regarding [Bill Benner’s] Butler comments in the April 18 issue, quite possibly the reason Clark Kellogg referred to the “unparalleled ineptitude” of Butler was, well, because it was both inept and unparalleled.
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Consumer cutbacks may cost us

April 30, 2011
I was looking over IBJ today, and I thought to myself, I find all of this depressing, and I was about to set it aside and take it up again later. Then I came to [Bruce Hetrick’s April 25] article, and I realized there was somebody with some sanity in this world.
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Story's headline fell short

April 23, 2011
I was disappointed to read your misleading headline, “Financial planner slapped with suit” on the front page [April 11].
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'Progressive' ideas don't hold water

April 23, 2011
I read with interest John Guy’s [viewpoint column] titled “Where are the progressives?” (April 11, 2011) and found his list of antis enlightening.
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Where are stories about Bobby Fong?

April 16, 2011
The individual who seemed to get lost in all the hype leading up to the NCAA men’s national championship basketball game is Bobby Fong, president of Butler University.
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Bulldogs made entire city proud

April 16, 2011
Kudos to Bill Benner for his fine [April 4] column about a fine team, the Butler Bulldogs. Despite the outcome, our city has reason to be proud.
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Church network helps homeless

April 16, 2011
I appreciated your comments in [the April 4] IBJ about the Horizon House and the general efforts of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention to help the many experiencing homelessness in our community.
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Let's find ways to house the homeless

April 16, 2011
I read [Mickey Maurer’s] column in the April 4 issue. There is not one way to describe “the homeless.”
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Indianapolis loses a quiet giant

April 16, 2011
Ken Thompson passed away on March 25. Ken was a quiet giant in the real estate development field in Indianapolis, Carmel and Fishers.
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Health Foundation 'far above average'

April 2, 2011
As a grantee of The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, I read [reporter Kathleen McLaughlin’s March 21] article with great interest.
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Drilling is energy key

April 2, 2011
The [March 28] energy article by [Bruce] Hetrick proposes a Hollywood piece of fiction as a modern-day parable of undeniable truth.
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Democracy requires representation

March 26, 2011
In Wisconsin and Indiana, elected Democrats have fled to Illinois in order to avoid making the difficult decisions facing their states.
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Column was OK, but tone wasn't

March 26, 2011
Mickey Maurer has achieved much in his career, but he should leave sarcastic humor to real comedians.
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