IBJ Staff
October 3, 2009
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Fund Raising
Shaohannah’s Hope to benefit from the Show Hope Golf Classic sponsored by IMAVEX on Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers. Contact 202-2280.

Heritage Place to benefit from Heritage Bowl: Indy’s Ultimate Trivia Championship on Oct. 9, hosted by Mickey Maurer, at the Junior Achievement Center, 7435 N. Keystone Ave. 7 p.m. Top scoring team wins a Pacers’ suite pass. Registration fee includes pizza, salad, snacks, tea/ lemonade.

Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance Program to benefit from the 2009 Indiana AIDS Walk & Ride on Oct. 10 at noon at the War Memorial. Contact indianaaidswalk.org.

Gleaners Food Bank to benefit from the Harvest Moon Gala on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Conseco Fieldhouse. Tickets: $125. Contact (800) 944-9166.

Second Story to benefit from its Corporate Rock Off event on Oct. 10 at Radio Radio at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Contact 408-1366.

Chaucie’s Place to benefit from Hearts of Hope’s fundraiser on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Robert Irsay Pavilion in Carmel. Tickets: $25. Contact 810-2803.

Christel House to benefit from The Braking the Cycle Ride (for motorcycle riders) on Oct. 10 at Christel House Academy, 2717 S. East St. Contact 464-2380.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to benefit from the 2009 Walk To Cure Diabetes on Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. at Military Park. Contact 469-960, ext. 21.

Roy Holland Backpacks for Kids to benefit from the Christmas in October craft fair on Oct. 10 at Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Road in Fishers. Tickets: $5. Contact 595-3195.

Make-A-Wish Foundation to benefit from the fourth annual Evening With the Stars gala on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. at Union Station at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis. Contact 872-2756.


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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.