Opinion

EDITORIAL: Public deserves full disclosure

August 16, 2014
The city might be negotiating a sweet deal for Indianapolis taxpayers over the proposed $500 million justice center to be built across from the Indianapolis Zoo on the former site of General Motors’ stamping plant. Or, taxpayers might be getting a bad deal.
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RUSTHOVEN: Carter keeps the world ‘enlightened’Restricted Content

August 16, 2014
Peter J. Rusthoven / Special to IBJ
Former President Jimmy Carter recently volunteered his wisdom on the conflict between Israel and Hamas. In Carter’s view, hostilities were not sparked by Hamas’ firing rockets at Israeli citizens, nor tunneling from Gaza into Israel to kill and kidnap civilians.
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LAMKIN: Tax tips for a reform-minded PenceRestricted Content

August 16, 2014
Ned Lamkin
Determining governmental and tax structures is a major responsibility of state government. But, as we proceed into the 21st century, it is important to note that the size, density and distribution of our population have changed over the last 1-1/2 centuries.
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MAURER: Is there room for compassion in politics?Restricted Content

August 16, 2014
A humanitarian crisis doesn't always bring out the best in us.
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LOPRESTI: What’s in a number? Plenty, if it’s attached to your jersey

August 16, 2014
A stroll through the digits reveals a wealth of Hoosier-state sports lore.
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Hicks: College success comes to those who persevereRestricted Content

August 16, 2014
Mike Hicks
About half of all young people try college, but only half of that group finish a degree. The difference between these groups is almost wholly due to old-fashioned hard work and perseverance.
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Kim: Investors--watch out for penny-stock 'wolves'Restricted Content

August 16, 2014
Mickey Kim
Accurate information about low-priced stocks issued by the smallest of companies can be difficult to find. This makes it easy for fraudsters to spread false information. It’s truly the Wild West of speculation.
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TRY THIS: A caving adventurer discovers the upside of the underworld

August 16, 2014
Dennis Barbosa
We're a three-person caving group about to enter Sullivan Cave. Our leader locks the gate behind us.
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DINING: Bar should be set a little higher on promising new taqueria

August 16, 2014
Lou Harry
At BarRio Taco & Tequila Bar, the elements are in play but the recipe doesn't quite work yet
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Change schools chief title while we’re at itRestricted Content

August 16, 2014
I support the initiative being pushed to move the position of state schools chief to an appointed position. While we are at it can we also change the title of the position to Superintendent of Schools?
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How to upgrade International Motor SpeedwayRestricted Content

August 16, 2014
The quality of the racing entertainment at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is unsurpassed by any track [Aug. 4]. If the ultimate goal is to attract more fans, then Doug Boles must make their comfort a top priority.
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EDITORIAL: Covanta deal raises red flagsRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
It doesn’t take an expert in recycling technology to raise at least a few concerns with the city’s newly approved contract with New Jersey-based Covanta.
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KENNEDY: Indianapolis needs a commuter taxRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
Sheila Suess Kennedy
No matter how nostalgically we think of Indiana as a patchwork of small, quaint towns and family farms, those days are gone. Indiana’s workforce and population are increasingly metropolitan, and our growth will continue to be in our urban centers.
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JOSEPH: Small businesses must grow upRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
Hannah Kaufman Joseph
Many businesses that were started in the recession are growing up. And while those businesses are probably tougher and nimbler than their competition, they are still a lot younger than they look.
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LOPRESTI: Schumacher has stories to tell after 57 years with Indians

August 9, 2014
There was the time former team president Owen Bush wanted no part of Harmon Killebrew.
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DINING: State Fair finds

August 9, 2014
Lou Harry
Yes, some of it is deep fried. And it won’t be mistaken for health food. But this year's new culinary offerings at the Fairgrounds showed surprising range.
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MORRIS: Ignore 55+ demo? Big mistake! Big! Huge!

August 9, 2014
Greg Morris
People in prime spending years are getting cold shoulder from media buyers.
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Let corporations influence laws governing themRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
Mike Hicks
Corporations are among our oldest institutions. Something like a joint stock company probably triggered the earliest formal written communication—the accounting ledger.
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Pension funds rethinking zeal for hedge fund betsRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
Ken Skarbeck
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest public pension fund in the United States, recently announced it would reduce its hedge fund investments by a dramatic 40 percent.
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Praise for dedicationRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
Thank you for working hard to make a difference [Parent Viewpoint, Aug. 4].
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IMS should change to accommodate its fansRestricted Content

August 9, 2014
As a transplant to Indy, I don’t have the history with attending races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway [Aug. 4]. I have been to my fair share of races (and was even a Yellow Shirt volunteer for a couple years), but I am not a diehard attendee.
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RACE: Prioritize place-making, and college grads will stayRestricted Content

August 2, 2014
Indiana is producing plenty of college graduates, but they don't stick around long.
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LOPRESTI: IHSAA’s biggest contest: Transfers vs. wild, wild West

August 2, 2014
High school athletes changing schools poses big challenge for IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox.
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MAURER: Iconic Cento’s steps into futureRestricted Content

August 2, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Third generation shoe repair shop is the kind of business that is backbone of America.
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EDITORIAL: Time to rethink work/life balanceRestricted Content

August 2, 2014
The constant connectivity is getting so intense that some are taking radical steps when planning vacations or getaways, to allow for digital detox.
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  1. 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.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. 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.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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