Opinion

Dallara will further Speedway renaissance

July 24, 2010
Bringing Dallara to Speedway is a big win, not only for the Indy Racing League but for the town of Speedway and the Speedway Redevelopment Commission.
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STYLE: Virginia Avenue goes vintage with four new 'old' shops

July 17, 2010
Gabrielle Poshadlo
Indianapolis' Virginia Avenue is quietly becoming a sort of vintage clothing district. Owner Tammy Dyson is planning to open the newest "old" store, Harloh's, on Aug, 1.
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EDITORIAL: Deal for Pacers is worth making

July 17, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Conseco Fieldhouse does not belong to the Pacers, but to the city. And we need the Indiana Pacers.
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MORRIS: It's crunch time with five months left in 2010

July 17, 2010
Greg Morris
There is still a lot of ground to cover before the sun sets on the year. But the time will go by quickly.
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CORLEY: Help a child and who knows where he'll go?

July 17, 2010
William Corley
Consider these alarming statistics: More than 6,700 Marion County students drop out of school every single year. Dropouts earn $9,200 less per year than high school graduates, and earn $1 million less over a lifetime than college graduates.
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DINING: A chorizo line forms for Westfield Mexican eatery

July 17, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis
There was nothing fancy about the neighborhood restaurant, but Queso Blanco was packing them in despite nearby competition from two of the nearly ubiquitous strip-mall chains.
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BENNER: Will Pacers be reborn or say a long goodbye?Restricted Content

July 17, 2010
Bill Benner
Winning will not, as some have suggested, cure all, because the NBA business model is so horribly awry.
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HICKS: To spend or cut taxes, that is the questionRestricted Content

July 17, 2010
Mike Hicks
The stimulus and array of bailouts have thus far done little to boost the economy. Neither is there good evidence they kept things from getting worse.
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ALTOM: How long will our 'Net neutrality last?

July 17, 2010
Tim Altom
Cable giant Comcast has fanned a typical smoldering Internet grumble-fest into a major screaming match, complete with a lawsuit and cries for federal intervention. The outcome may affect how much it costs you and me to do business across the ’Net.
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LOU'S VIEWS: LaBute's new play 'Pretty' impressive

July 17, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, "Reasons to be Pretty" at the Phoenix Theatre, plus Famous Monsters and InConjunction conventions.
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Bond swap story was valuable

July 17, 2010
I just wanted to say “well done” regarding your [July 5] article [on bond swaps]. The subject of your report has been a topic near and dear to my heart for about two years.
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Amos Brown has been boon to city

July 17, 2010
I thought your [July 5] article on Amos Brown was very well-done.
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It takes time to appreciate soccer

July 17, 2010
I decided to read [Bill Benner's June 28 column]—see, whenever there is soccer involved, my blood runs faster, my pulse gallops and my mind expands beyond reality.
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Right employees are critical

July 17, 2010
Good [column by Mickey Maurer in the July 12 issue]. I agree with you that the right people make all the difference in the world.
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Crisis advice was dead-on

July 17, 2010
I want to thank you for your crisis tips in [Bruce Hetrick’s June 28 column]. You not only provided thoughtful commentary, you helped me win an argument with the hubby.
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John Wooden essay was in poetry mag

July 17, 2010
I just came across [Bill Benner’s] touching June 14 article, and am excited to point out to you John Wooden’s article, “The Great Scorer,” in the July/August issue of Poetry magazine.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Best of the Fest ... and more

July 10, 2010
Lou Harry
Baseball doc and drama from Finland among strongest offerings.
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DINING: Eye has new Broad Ripple focus

July 10, 2010
Lou Harry
The new edition of The Red Eye is only a short designated-driver ride from most Broad Ripple night spots.
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World Cup offers sports at its best

July 10, 2010
Soccer is pure sport, in the best and most meaningful sense of the word.
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HETRICK: We'll have our reunion, but you can't have yoursRestricted Content

July 10, 2010
Bruce Hetrick
Throughout our 234 years, each wave of immigrants feared the one arriving before it.
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MAURER: First, choose the right peopleRestricted Content

July 10, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Never in a single business class was I informed of the most important factor in making a sound business investment decision — people.
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EDITORIAL: Electric-car gang is ahead of pack

July 10, 2010
 IBJ Staff
The drive to make central Indiana a leader in the use of electric vehicles is smart—regardless of where the money comes from.
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MARCUS: Kokomo works to advance economy

July 10, 2010
Morton Marcus
What do you do when you have little discretionary money and enormous challenges? You might follow the example being set by Mayor Greg Goodnight in Kokomo.
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CHEN: Indiana needs to become Asia-savvy

July 10, 2010
Our state needs to learn how to effectively engage with the emerging economies of the 21st century in order to be successful.
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SKARBECK: Short-term sizzle can't beat consistencyRestricted Content

July 10, 2010
Ken Skarbeck
To achieve outsized returns, whether in mutual funds or individual stocks, investors must avoid the hype and reliance on past outperformance.
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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