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Colts license plate sales take tumble

January 4, 2012
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Colts license plates were up in August over the same month a year before. But once Peyton Manning went down, sales took a dive.
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With Polian gone, Irsay must absorb criticism

January 3, 2012
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Colts owner Jim Irsay has a plethora of huge decision to make even beyond this off-season. With his main adviser now gone, he may have to rely on his intuition to make those tough calls.
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New NCAA rule kills high school hoops games at Hinkle

December 29, 2011
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A new NCAA rule causes the cancellation of a six-game high school basketball event scheduled for Jan. 21 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Organizers anticipated a crowd of more than 6,000 to attend the event.
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Cost of stadium's retractable roof still bone of contention

December 22, 2011
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Despite complaints about the cost of Lucas Oil Stadium's roof, which is pegged between $70 million and $90 million, it has been used 10 times more than the expensive pop top on Texas Stadium.
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Luck, Manning may be aligning their strategies for coming year

December 21, 2011
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Sources close to Andrew Luck said he may be ready to sign a deal with Peyton Manning's agent. If that happens, it could mean bad news for the Indianapolis Colts front office.
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Odd chapter of Conseco Fieldhouse coming to a close

December 20, 2011
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More than a year after changing its name from Conseco to CNO Financial, the Carmel-based company finally decides to make its naming-rights investment in Pacers' venue pay-off. The only question is, what took so long?
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Colts win streak could set team back a decade

December 19, 2011
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There has been much hand-wringing about what the Indianapolis Colts would do with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck on their roster. If they win another game or two, they'll have a much bigger dilemma.
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Indiana poised to become a basketball state once again

December 16, 2011
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With the Pacers and IU re-emerging as contenders and the Colts floundering, Indiana sports fans are primed to re-embrace their Hoosier hysteria roots. But what happens when Peyton Manning returns or Andrew Luck is drafted is anybody's guess.
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IndyCar crash investigation sheds little light on series' future

December 15, 2011
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IndyCar finally set to release its 2012 schedule after investigation into crash at season finale is complete. But many questions about the series' future remain.
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Tebow could give Indy a huge economic lift

December 12, 2011
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If the Denver Broncos somehow make it to the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium Feb. 5, TV viewership for the event will likely be a record high. Throw in undefeated Green Bay as the opponent, and Indianapolis will be the epicenter of a global media frenzy.
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NBA owners need right to put franchise tag on players

December 9, 2011
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If teams like the Indiana Pacers have no chance to hang on to star players, there will never be competitive balance in the NBA. And fans will tire of the current level of player-dictated nonsense in the league.
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How long can Pacers afford steep ticket discounts?

December 8, 2011
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The Indiana Pacers are offering tickets for their Dec. 26 home opener for less than it costs to get into a high school game.
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NCAA boss' remarks could rekindle debate on IU's phone call violations

December 7, 2011
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Under the new direction of NCAA President Mark Emmert, IU and Kelvin Sampson might have been spared the severe torching they endured in 2008.
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College football playoff may be closer than people think

December 6, 2011
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NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that changes to the current BCS format are likely following the 2012-13 season.
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Michael Jordan could be key to making Pacers profitable

December 2, 2011
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The same man who kept the Reggie Miller-led Pacers from winning a title or two, is now the team's biggest ally in the battle of small versus large market NBA franchises.
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CEO Randy Bernard shakes tree at IndyCar Series

November 30, 2011
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SpeedTV is reporting that IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard this week fired one high-level executive and demoted another.
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Irsay has what it takes to keep Manning, Luck happy together

November 29, 2011
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No need to wait for the results of medical tests on Peyton Manning Wednesday. If the Colts get Andrew Luck, No. 18 must go. Right? Hold your horses just a minute.
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New NBA pact could kill NCAA's one-and-done dilemma

November 28, 2011
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College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.
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Timing of NBA lockout hits Pacers, Mack hard

November 23, 2011
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With the Indianapolis Colts in a down year, the Indiana Pacers are missing a golden opportunity to grab local fans' interest. Shelvin Mack, meanwhile, has no paycheck and no prospect of playing a meaningful game anytime soon.
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Penn State could sully inaugural Big Ten Football Championship

November 21, 2011
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You have to wonder how many Big Ten and Indianapolis tourism officials will be rooting hard for Wisconsin this weekend when the Badgers play Penn State at Madison.
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IndyCar has had ups, downs since Wheldon's death

November 18, 2011
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IndyCar officials have reason to smile with recent developments. Series CEO Randy Bernard also has reason to be very concerned.
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Pacers urge Stern to go for the jugular in labor dispute

November 15, 2011
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According to NBA sources, the league’s labor relations board recently received a letter from 10 owners, including Pacers' owner Herb Simon, strongly opposed to the final offer Stern put on the table offering a 50-50 revenue split with players.
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Ecclestone's antics should ease pain of Indy's F1 loss

November 14, 2011
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The way Bernie Ecclestone has treated his new partners in Austin, Texas, recently has to make Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials at least a little happy they no longer do business with the man known as the Poison Dwarf.
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ESPN's Manning reference insulting to Indianapolis

November 3, 2011
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Mike Greenberg, who apparently is quite the Indianapolis historian, insists that without No. 18, there would be no Indianapolis Colts, no Lucas Oil Stadium and no Super Bowl here.
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IndyCar, NASCAR drivers face off in Fieldhouse kart race

November 1, 2011
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NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Austin Dillon and A.J. Allmendinger along with IndyCar racers Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani will headline the Dec. 11 race at Conseco Fieldhouse.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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