Opinion

Educational quantity sacrifices quality

April 24, 2010
Morton Marcus is right to question postsecondary completion rates as the litmus test for evidence of learning (in the March 29 issue).
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To grow economy, support small biz

April 24, 2010
Indianapolis, home to a higher convergence of chain restaurants per capita than most any U.S. city (44-percent higher than the national average), retained its crown last week.
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EDITORIAL: Shed more light on Pacers' plight

April 17, 2010
 IBJ Staff
It would be a sad day in our civic history if the Indiana Pacers packed up and left for a place with more financial firepower. But there’s a limit to how far the city should go to keep the team from leaving home.
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MAURER: Local diva enlightens operaRestricted Content

April 17, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Angela Brown has a voice that reaches extraordinary heights from roots that are set deep in Hoosier soil. She is a diva with a heart as big and as soft as her magnificent voice.
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MARCUS: How much is too much when it comes to compensation?

April 17, 2010
Morton Marcus
This month, as you watched the gallant Butler University basketball team uphold the honor of the Hoosier state, did you wonder about the compensation of college coaches and their future NBA stars?
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LOU'S VIEWS: Chicago joins the 'Billy' club

April 17, 2010
Lou Harry
This week, the Broadway sensation “Billy Elliot” dances into Chicago for an extended run. And, closer to home, the Phoenix indulges in some conspiracy theorizing.
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DINING: Ice House offers cold comfort

April 17, 2010
Lou Harry
One of the advantages of our month-long restaurant themes is that it gives us an excuse to visit old favorites, and this landmark certainly qualifies.
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Senator should be strong, not 'moderate'

April 17, 2010
So Mickey Maurer is not enthralled with the Republican field for the U.S. Senate. His answer [in his April 5 column] is some home-grown “big-leaguer” who is a “moderate.” In other words, another Sen. Lugar. Ho-hum indeed!
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BENNER: One last look at the Bulldogs ... in another universeRestricted Content

April 17, 2010
Bill Benner
In the two weeks since the NCAA title game, I can barely go a waking hour without someone asking me The Question: What if Gordon Hayward’s shot had gone in?
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STYLE: Should we knock the knock-offs?

April 17, 2010
Gabrielle Poshadlo
In light of the copyright infringement lawsuits Coach has brought against two Indianapolis retailers, I find myself wondering if my purchase would be an ethical one, especially as someone who appreciates apparel (and accessories) as an art form.
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GIGERICH: Happiness is factor in location choices

April 17, 2010
Larry Gigerich
State-by-state comparisons ranking residents' satisfaction levels are gaining traction in economic development circles. While rankings do not drive site-selection decisions, they do play a role.
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SKARBECK: Finding one last lesson in Grace's amazing taleRestricted Content

April 17, 2010
Ken Skarbeck
Grace held her investment through many ups and downs in the stock market. But most important to her was that Abbott as a business continued to thrive, despite the swings in its stock price.
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HICKS: Good local governance will support schools

April 17, 2010
Mike Hicks
Reorganizing school districts is difficult, but we Hoosiers have done so before.
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EDITORIAL: Time for Brizzi to heed calls to step down

April 10, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Carl Brizzi’s once-promising political career is coming to an end. He won’t become a mayor or a congressman or win election to any of the posts that seemed within his grasp when he was an up-and-coming Republican.
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HARTON: Escape your 'information cocoon'

April 10, 2010
Tom Harton
The information age is almost always spoken of in glowing terms. Information is empowering, so we’re told, even if it comes from a cave in the Middle East or a basement down the block or a corporate media machine that needs something—anything—to fill the gaps between the advertising on a 24-hour news channel.
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ALTOM: Going green here may not be going green thereRestricted Content

April 10, 2010
Tim Altom
The idea behind the green office is to have a slightly smaller damaging effect on the environment in general. That sounds great, but I never forget that you can’t make ripples in only one part of a pond.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Tara Donovan at the IMA and thoughts on 'spoilers'

April 10, 2010
Lou Harry
In this artist's world, millions of cups blend into massive waves, pencils become an alien landscape, and stacks of tar paper evoke the apocalypse.
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DINING: Barbecue joint offers smoked Southern comfort (food)

April 10, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Second in our month-long series of "House" restaurant reviews.
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BENNER: Winners and more winners from the 2010 Final FourRestricted Content

April 10, 2010
Bill Benner
Praise for Brad Stevens, the Butler seniors, and more.
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MARCUS: Not all business owners are entrepreneurs

April 10, 2010
Morton Marcus
A serial entrepreneur often thrives on getting a business going, making it a success, then selling it off by taking the firm public, or selling it to private investors or to another firm. The business owner, by contrast, often remains in the same place, doing the same thing year after year.
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HENDERSON: The real reasons not to merge utilities

April 10, 2010
Tom Henderson
Part of the overall utility problem is that lack of government oversight and public policy vision has made Indianapolis one of the highest-polluting and just plain ugliest cities in the Midwest.
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HICKS: Educated athletes add value to the magicRestricted Content

April 10, 2010
Mike Hicks
The greater truth is that what we learn from athletics might be just as important as what we learn in the classroom.
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Brizzi story was misleading

April 10, 2010
As a longstanding member of the Indianapolis Bar and reader of IBJ, I was surprised and very disappointed to see an article appearing in this week’s issue [about Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi] suggesting that a sentence reduction provided to Guilford Forney was based not solely on the merits.
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Airport's ideas are a joke

April 10, 2010
I was more than a bit taken aback by the lame revenue generation suggestions offered in the lead story of [the March 29] IBJ (“Airport seeking revenue boost”).
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Small schools give bang for buck

April 10, 2010
Economist Morton Marcus [on March 29] took issue with the notion that college and university graduation rates can be improved by tying compensation to increases (or decreases) in institutional graduation rates.
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