APRIL 5-11, 2010
In addition to IBJ's special report on Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's intervention in a major drug case, check out what Butler's on-court success could mean for coach Brad Stevens. In Focus, find out how volunteers could help fill some health care gaps. And in A&E, etc. see what Surf This columnist Jim Cota thinks about Foursquare.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Brizzi ordered lenient deal for business partner’s client
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi last year intervened in a major drug case to offer a reduced sentence over objections
from both law enforcement officers and his own deputy prosecutors.
Downgrade a red flag for Indiana Live casino
New York-based Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its credit rating for Indiana Live horse track and casino, a warning
signal that the Shelbyville facility may soon follow its Anderson counterpart Hoosier Park into bankruptcy.
Indianapolis set for next wave of angel investors
A wave of up-and-coming angel investors in the Indianapolis area are quietly accumulating the expertise and thick wallets
necessary to back startups that are at once risky and rich with potential for lucrative returns.
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Butler coach Stevens expected to get lucrative offers
Butler University basketball coach Brad Stevens has an annual base pay of $350,000 with another $37,851 in benefits and deferred
compensation. Not bad for a 33-year-old. But it’s no comparison to what big-time men’s college basketball coaches make.
Ballard mimics Major Moves infrastructure-improvement plan
So far, in discussing his plan to sell the city’s water and sewer utilities, Mayor Greg Ballard has
emphasized the impact on utility rates, the $1.5 billion in city debt Citizens would assume, and the chance
to improve streets and sidewalks. But Ballard also has another key objective: business attraction and
City utility deal treads in murky waters
A $1.9 billion proposal to sell the city’s water and sewer utilities splashed into public view last month, but some
financial details settling at the bottom line could make the deal harder to swallow.
Interactive Intelligence taps college to connect with BlackBerry
Shortly after Interactive Intelligence Inc. decided two years ago to push beyond its roots in call centers and pitch its
communications software to more insurance agents and money managers, the company ran up against a tricky hurdle: the BlackBerry.
Tenant exit leaves Circle Centre 4th floor almost vacant
Departure of GameWorks arcade leaves another 27,000 square feet of vacant space on the mall’s fourth floor, which has struggled
for years to
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Volunteers in Medicine fill need as boomers retire
Not-for-profit sees increasing numbers of patients, but can't plug the entire gap to be created by health care retirements.Read More
Spine center offering quick care for pain
An Indianapolis doctors' office has started an offshoot practice that specializes in quickly seeing patients with severe
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EDITORIAL: It takes money to raise graduation rates
After the 2008-2009 school year—the first of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce’s four-year Common Goal program, the overall
graduation rate among public schools in Marion County had jumped from 69 percent to almost 74 percent.
MAURER: GOP missing golden opportunity for Bayh replacement
Memo to the state Republican Party: Show me the candidate. We have a right to expect much from the party that gave us Sen.
MARCUS: Small gains do not deserve a celebration
Both the Indiana and U.S. income growth rates
are extremely small and each rounds off to a measly 0.6 percent. To be somewhat healthier than your sickly neighbors does
not mean that you are well.
SLAUGHTER: Why you should kill the operations manual
probably forgotten entirely about your company operations manual.
HICKS: President chooses wisely with recent donation
Why not treat charitable deductions the same way we treat most retirement savingsâ??extend the deadline until April 15?Read More
SKARBECK: How Grace stayed patient under pressure to sell
When we left, we were trying to imagine a few of the many obstacles Grace might have encountered as her initial investment grew into $7 million over 74 years.Read More
Constitution allows free exercise of religion
Bruce Hetrick is incorrect in applying Ken Falk’s
logic that you can’t vote to violate someone’s Constitutional rights. Quite the contrary, it happens all of the
Hetrick misinterpreted First Amendment
I’m disappointed with Hetrick’s misguided interpretation of the First Amendment.Read More
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WellPoint faces biggest changes under new law
The Indianapolis-based health insurer has more individual and small-business customers than its major competitors, increasing
the impact of health reform.
Madame Walker Theatre hires CEO
Terry Whitt Bailey, former director of Muncie’s Cornerstone Center for the Arts, will join the Madame Walker Theatre
Center in Indianapolis April 12 as president and CEO.
State chamber, manufacturers lobby for unemployment debt relief
Two of Indiana’s most influential business advocates are lobbying Congress for relief from the state’s fast-growing
Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund debt.
IU study suggests that money does matter to doctors
Patients seen at private facilities reimbursed by Medicare were 5-1/2 times more likely to receive routine cataract surgery
than patients at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new study.
Expansion of NCAA tournament now seen as likely
Money proving to be a powerful motivator in earning Big Ten's support of NCAA tournament expansion plan.Read More
Indianapolis Indians renew radio deal
The Indianapolis Indians recently signed a deal with WXLW-950 AM to continue their radio partnership for the 2010 season
as all Tribe regular-season and postseason games will again be broadcast live on the local station.
Shared car service arrives at IU Bloomington
Indiana University has made space for four cars owned by Cambridge, Mass.–based Zipcar, which operates a car-sharing
service in 150 cities, mostly on college campuses.
Proxy Corner: ITT Educational Services Inc.
ITT Educational Services Inc., 13000 N. Meridian St., Carmel, 46032, www.ittesi.com, provides technology-oriented, post-secondary
education, including associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as non-degree programs.