Indianapolis Business Journal

AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2010

This week, read about how the National Hot Road Association has steered through the recession, and find out why WFYI is seeking more funding from its radio and TV audiences. In Focus, get a behind-the-scenes look at Indiana Landmarks' renovation of Old Centrum on the Old Northside—complete with video tour—and check out our annual All-Star Agents directory in At Home Quarterly.

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City vendor may get $1.2B from parking-privatization deal

The pitch from Mayor Greg Ballard’s administration to privatize the city’s parking meters is compelling, but the proposal
to sell the meters to Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services Inc. has the city giving up more in the long run than is immediately

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Indiana universities nearly double research spending

In the last 10 years, Indiana’s major research universities—Indiana and Purdue—have nearly doubled their
science-based research budgets, to a total of $895 million. Yet Indiana’s public universities still run in the middle
of the pack nationally.

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Marian University goes on fundraising tear

Marian University pulled in a whopping $54.2 million in pledges for the fiscal year ended June 30, largely related to its
effort to launch Indiana’s first college of osteopathic medicine. The year before, the Catholic institution raised $14.4
million, an in-house record.

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Indianapolis hot rod event still on track

The National Hot Rod Association has had to go into fuel conservation mode during the recent economic downturn, but the California-based
drag racing series seems to have come through the recession in better shape than many of its motorsports brethren.

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Funeral company in 129th year keeps fresh perspective

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers sometimes stretches the definition of “funeral” to stay relevant after nearly
130 years. The family-owned business began downtown and has grown northward along with the city’s population. Today,
it has 14 funeral centers and conducted 2,200 funerals last year.

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No to meter hikes

[In response to the Aug. 16 editorial] Now has come the time that I will no longer be able to support downtown. I will miss
it dearly!

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Museums can’t change canal alone

As a longtime downtown resident and property owner, and frequent user of the Central Canal, I read with great interest the
[Aug. 16] article “Missing the action: Museums struggle to capture foot traffic from busy canal."

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