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Pacers + Obama = hectic schedule

October 7, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are running into a pick even before their pre-season tips off tomorrow at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Secret Service—preparing for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s appearance at the Fairgrounds' grandstand—is...
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Time for IU to move the chains

October 6, 2008
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It’s time for Indiana University leaders to make the same commitment to football they've made to basketball. And I don’t want to hear any more excuses about this being a basketball state. I’d say the...
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Helio case could engulf NASCAR

October 3, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials are about to find out if the old adage “There is no bad PR” holds true. The tax dodging scandal involving Helio Castroneves is about to get ugly. Very,...
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Denver sniffing at Tinsley

October 3, 2008
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At last, there could be a team interested in trading for Indiana Pacers castaway guard Jamal Tinsley. League sources said the Denver Nuggets are interested. Nuggets officials like Tinsley’s defense and think he...
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Pacers reacting to economic crunch

October 2, 2008
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Let it not be said that the Indiana Pacers are not community minded. Team officials yesterday released several initiatives the team recently has launched to reach out to fans during these “difficult economic...
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IRL TV ratings revved up

October 1, 2008
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In the first season of open-wheel racing unification, the Indy Racing League registered viewership increases on its telecasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. For the 17 races on the IRL schedule this year,...
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Measuring up to Larry Legend

October 1, 2008
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Larry Bird has long been a measuring stick for Hoosier high school hoops hopefuls. Today,  the Indiana Pacers, in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Indiana High School...
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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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  2. Historically high long-term unemployment, unprecedented labor market slack and the loss of human capital should not be accepted as "the economy at work [and] what is supposed to happen" and is certainly not raising wages in Indiana. See Chicago Fed Reserve: goo.gl/IJ4JhQ Also, here's our research on Work Sharing and our support testimony at yesterday's hearing: goo.gl/NhC9W4

  3. I am always curious why teachers don't believe in accountability. It's the only profession in the world that things they are better than everyone else. It's really a shame.

  4. It's not often in Indiana that people from both major political parties and from both labor and business groups come together to endorse a proposal. I really think this is going to help create a more flexible labor force, which is what businesses claim to need, while also reducing outright layoffs, and mitigating the impact of salary/wage reductions, both of which have been highlighted as important issues affecting Hoosier workers. Like many other public policies, I'm sure that this one will, over time, be tweaked and changed as needed to meet Indiana's needs. But when you have such broad agreement, why not give this a try?

  5. I could not agree more with Ben's statement. Every time I look at my unemployment insurance rate, "irritated" hardly describes my sentiment. We are talking about a surplus of funds, and possibly refunding that, why, so we can say we did it and get a notch in our political belt? This is real money, to real companies, large and small. The impact is felt across the board; in the spending of the company, the hiring (or lack thereof due to higher insurance costs), as well as in the personal spending of the owners of a smaller company.

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