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ND as good as gold?

September 30, 2008
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The Notre Dame football team hasn’t won a bowl game since January, 1994, but the private university’s gridiron gang still sets the gold standard when it comes to money making collegiate sports programs. The...
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Dakich not done coaching

September 29, 2008
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On Oct. 6, Dan Dakich will begin a new career as a radio talk show host. The former Indiana University basketball player and coach will host a sports talk show from 10 a.m....
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Velodrome becomes slippery slope

September 26, 2008
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You have to give the folks at Indy Parks and Recreation credit for creativity. How many people would consider turning a world-class sporting facility into a glorified sledding hill and hope to profit from it? Shiver...
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Business community honors Fisher

September 25, 2008
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Indy Racing League driver and team owner Sarah Fisher this afternoon was honored at the fifth annual Indy’s Best & Brightest under 40 Awards in front of a crowd of 650 business professionals...
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Herb Simon moves team to Reno

September 25, 2008
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The Tucson Sidewinders are getting a new name and address. The AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks next year will be the Reno Aces. Indiana Pacers co-owner Herb Simon is an equal partner in...
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Colts tight end opens fun center

September 24, 2008
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Justin Snow recently opened a family fun center—Snapperz Family Fun and Sports—at 6002 Sunnyside Road in Lawrence. The 33,000-square-foot facility features a 24-foot climbing tower, bungee trampoline, laser tag, bowling...
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Tinsley issue hangs over Pacers

September 23, 2008
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In a campaign rolled out this week, the Indiana Pacers are trying to spur ticket sales by selling their 11-game Slam Dunk Sampler for the price of eight games. While sports marketers think...
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Colts: Getting a stadium 101

September 22, 2008
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Before the Indianapolis Colts beat the Minnesota Vikings on the field Sept. 14, they were schooling them off the field. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and his top lieutenants spent two days the week before...
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Parking for disabled Colts fans ID'd

September 19, 2008
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The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority announced today that 125 to 150 additional parking spaces for guests with disabilities have been identified around Lucas Oil Stadium. The ISCBA said three areas will now...
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Colts roll back stadium opening

September 18, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts have rolled back the opening of Lucas Oil Stadium by two hours on home game dates. LOS will now open two hours before games, instead of the four hours it...
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Izod rolls out IRL clothing line

September 18, 2008
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Izod rolled out a new line of Indy Racing League-themed jeans and shirts at a leading fashion show in Las Vegas last month. This week Izod announced they will rev up a major marketing...
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Fisher racing to sign sponsors

September 17, 2008
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Popular Indy Racing League driver Sarah Fisher is making plans to drive at least 10 races next year. Fisher is currently in negotiations with Dollar General and other unnamed sponsors to get back...
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Wall Street woes crash Colts' value

September 16, 2008
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The crash on Wall Street yesterday reverberated right through the Indianapolis Colts’ 56th Street headquarters. How on earth are a stock market decline and the National Football League related? Here’s how. Forbes magazine last...
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Despite weather, IMS rings up profit

September 15, 2008
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MotoGP’s open approach to disclosing attendance figures finally gives us a clear view on the revenue generation of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway event. IMS President Tony George and his legion of lieutenants are...
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MotoGP economic impact soaked

September 12, 2008
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Rain is putting a damper on the economic forecast for the first MotoGP motorcycle race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday. The first motorcycle race at the Speedway in 99 years will...
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Don't call her Danica

September 12, 2008
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Ana Beatriz is not out to become the next Danica Patrick. But that doesn’t mean the Brazilian open-wheel racer—who took third in this year’s Indy Lights Series driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports—isn’t bent...
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Colts climb NFL valuation ladder

September 11, 2008
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Lucas Oil Stadium has pushed the Indianapolis Colts into the upper echelon of the National Football League in terms of team value. The team jumped from 21st most valuable team last year to...
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Cassel as good a bet as Manning

September 10, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts  are no better than the New England Patriots—even without quarterback Tom Brady. That’s right, the Matt Cassel-led Patriots have just as good a chance as the Peyton Manning-led Colts to win...
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Duno tops Danica in laps led

September 9, 2008
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So who led more laps during this Indy Racing League season; Danica Patrick or Milka Duno? Well, if you chose Milka Duno, you are right on. On lap 141 of Sunday’s race at Chicagoland, during...
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NBC doesn't honor Lucas' request

September 8, 2008
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Apparently NBC’s Andrea Kremer didn’t get the memo. At least she didn’t get the one from Lucas Oil Products Inc. founder Forrest Lucas. During a sideline segment during last night’s Indianapolis Colts-Chicago Bears...
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IRL's Detroit race shows growth

September 5, 2008
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While the jury is still out on the success of the first unified open-wheel racing season, the organizers of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix last weekend are calling their event a resounding...
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Colts sales staff feels the heat

September 5, 2008
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Pressure is mounting on the Indianapolis Colts as this Sunday’s season opener against the Chicago Bears looms. Yes, there’s pressure to win on the field. But there’s even more pressure to make the...
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IRL title sponsor "on the doorstep"

September 4, 2008
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Despite switching its telecasts from ESPN to Versus next year, Indy Racing League officials remain confident they will sign an eight-figure, multi-year title sponsorship deal by year’s end. League officials denied rumors that some...
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Colts, Pacers join hands

September 3, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts have long been thought to be competitors. They compete with each other for fans, sponsors, public and private support for their respective playing venues among other things in...
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Wheldon races to Panther

September 2, 2008
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We didn't have to wait long to find out where Dan Wheldon would land. Just more than an hour after news broke that Dario Franchitti would be replacing him at Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Wheldon announced he will be driving...
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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