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Jackets required for grand opening

July 24, 2008
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Fear not. If you didn’t get your free ticket to tour the Indianapolis Colts’ new home venue, there’s still a way to get a sneak peak—at a steep price. And this event is...
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Danica Patrick vs. Milka Duno

July 23, 2008
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If you haven’t seen the video of Saturday's altercation between Indy Racing League drivers Danica Patrick and Milka Duno, you can go to YouTube. More than 600,000 people have watched it since...
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IUPUI's Hunter delivers on promise

July 22, 2008
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IUPUI men’s basketball Coach Ron Hunter is making good on a promise he made in January to personally deliver shoes to the poorest of the poor. Thursday, Hunter and members of the Jaguars team...
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AAA to sponsor MotoGP event

July 21, 2008
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AAA Hoosier Motor Club today finalized a three-year deal with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, making AAA Hoosier Insurance a primary sponsor of the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP event on Sept. 14...
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Five finalists for IRL title sponsor

July 21, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials searching for a title sponsor have their short list narrowed to five companies. Subway restaurants and Eastman Kodak head the list, according to league sources. There are also two technology...
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NASCAR sponsors eyeing IRL

July 18, 2008
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Subway restaurants won’t be the last NASCAR sponsor racing to the Indy Racing League, according to motorsports marketing experts. An idea that seemed laughable a year or two ago is now reality. Subway, a big-time NASCAR sponsor, this week announced it...
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Time to say adios to Bush Stadium

July 17, 2008
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Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built, the home of 26 World Series Champions, a pillar of the Big Apple since 1923, will be demolished next spring. Yet Indianapolis refuses to put Bush Stadium...
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Scrub named 400 grand marshall

July 16, 2008
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Actor John C. McGinley, best known for his role as the sarcastic Dr. Perry Cox on the long-running network comedy “Scrubs,” was announced today as the grand marshal for the Allstate 400 at...
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Sarah Fisher back on track

July 16, 2008
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Sarah Fisher Racing officials today announced they signed a deal with Dollar General Stores that will put Fisher on the track for races in Kentucky Aug. 7 and Chicago Sept. 7. Though Fisher wouldn’t...
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Peyton Manning is Colts' sales MVP

July 15, 2008
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Despite the hype surrounding Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, it's still easy to underestimate—or simply forget about—the impact this one player has on the team. That impact goes beyond winning on the field. The...
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Report: Swarbrick headed to ND

July 15, 2008
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It looks like Indiana University can scratch one of the candidates for its soon-to-be-vacant athletic director position off the list. Late yesterday, word began to spread that Indianapolis attorney Jack Swarbrick is a candidate for the Notre Dame athletic director position....
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Tracks fight for spot on IRL slate

July 14, 2008
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There will be a flurry of off-track activity in the next two weeks as the Indy Racing League finalizes its 2009 schedule. Series officials are expected to sit down with several track operators in the next few days to discuss...
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Has George doomed open wheel?

July 11, 2008
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Officials for the Indy Racing League are pretty pleased with the way the first half of the season has gone. Last week at Watkins Glen, they announced yet another new series sponsor, Izod. Earlier this year, IRL officials inked deals...
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Could Manning abandon Colts?

July 10, 2008
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The Brett Favre saga in Green Bay had the guys on ESPN Radio yesterday morning discussing the possibility of the all-pro quarterback playing for another team next season if he comes out of...
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IRL draws record crowd at The Glen

July 9, 2008
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The Indy Racing League race July 6 at Watkins Glen drew a 1.0 overnight TV rating, meaning 1 million households nationwide tuned in, according to Nielsen Media. That is the same rating as last year. This year’s race aired on...
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Stewart cut teeth on DQ deal

July 9, 2008
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Two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has been granted a release from the final year of his driving contract with Joe Gibbs Racing after 10 seasons with the team. On Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway,...
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Brandon Rush wants to mirror Miller

July 8, 2008
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Attention all real estate agents. The city’s soon-to-be newest millionaire is looking for a house. Brandon Rush said he expects to sign a contract to play for the Indiana Pacers tomorrow and will be...
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Big Ten, Pac-10 challenge overdue?

July 7, 2008
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The idea of an annual Big Ten vs. Pac-10 college football showdown in a series of games—sources within each conference said—is long overdue. But until now the idea has never been put on the...
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Gordon selling humble pie in L.A.

July 3, 2008
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Indiana guard Eric Gordon took his show—which could easily be titled Midwest Manners and Sensibility—on the road to L.A. yesterday. And while Gordon came across a bit timid, most of the crowd loved him. Gordon...
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Danica, Dixon nominated for ESPYs

July 2, 2008
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Indy Racing League drivers Danica Patrick and Scott Dixon have been nominated for ESPY awards to be presented July 20 on ESPN. Patrick, the Andretti Green Racing driver who is fifth in the standings...
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Indians continue attendance tear

July 2, 2008
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The Indianapolis Indians’ July 4 home game against the Louisville Bats—the Cincinnati Reds farm team—is  sold out. A limited number of standing-room-only tickets will be made available at game time. Victory Field has a...
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Hill's NBA success boosts IUPUI

July 1, 2008
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Despite George Hill’s departure for the National Basketball Association, IUPUI men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter said the program is far from dead. When Hill left—despite having one year of eligibility remaining—many hoops experts predicted...
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Greenspan gets golden parachute

June 30, 2008
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Another departure at Indiana University, another golden parachute. IU released information today revealing that athletic director Rick Greenspan will get a $441,600 severance package upon his departure and retains the right to write...
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Audi, BMW, others interested in IRL

June 30, 2008
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Unification of open-wheel racing is causing quite a stir among engine manufacturers. At a June 25 meeting held by the Indy Racing League, more than 10 engine builders showed up to hear about...
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Is next IU AD obvious choice?

June 27, 2008
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Now that Rick Greenspan has announced his resignation, it’s time to start speculating on who the next Indiana University athletic director will be. As a news reporter, I try hard not to interject...
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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