Indianapolis Business Journal

DECEMBER 24-30, 2012

This week, read about plans for a grocery-anchored development in the Highland-Kessler neighborhood and find out how Indianapolis' Michael Browning got involved in corporate drama in North Carolina. In A&E, Lou Harry weighs in on the year's best films and CityWay's new eatery Cerulean.

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Finish Line pulls plug on new website

The Indianapolis-based chain rolled out a new four days before Black Friday. But glitches and customer complaints forced it to revert to the legacy version Dec. 6.

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Ballard may wrest management of fieldhouse from Pacers

Indianapolis recently agreed to pay $10 million to help Pacers Sports & Entertainment run Bankers Life Fieldhouse for another year, but Mayor Greg Ballard wants to find out in the meantime whether the city can get a better deal on the venue’s management.

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Land trust strategy goes national

The Central Indiana Land Trust has developed a 60-page strategy that identifies more than 300,000 acres that have conservation potential throughout the 3.1 million acres in Marion County and its eight surrounding counties.

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Lugar’s storied political career comes to a close

Colleagues and friends say Lugar’s commitment to foreign policy, which earned him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and his belief in bipartisanship, which contributed to his thrashing by Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock in the May primary, will be sorely missed when he leaves the Senate in January after 36 years.

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EDITORIAL: Doubling down on life sciences is right idea

The Indiana Economic Development Corp.’s proposal to create a $30 million venture fund dedicated to life sciences startups is good news for a valuable sector of our state economy that has been losing out to the more investor-friendly high-tech sector.

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LIBMAN: Shrink unwieldy not-for-profit boards

As major arts institutions in central Indiana search for administrative leadership and financial stability, a logical question might be, what should be the role of the board for a not-for-profit organization?

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Andrews on point about greedy Fair investors

Kudos to Greg Andrews on his [Dec. 10] column about the Fair Finance fraud. There is no excuse for this criminal behavior, and Tim Durham and his buddies got what they had coming to them. But Andrews is spot on in highlighting the complicity of the investors in their demise.

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Roads are investment

Interesting how a Democrat liberal [Kennedy column, Dec. 3] can say, “They burden taxpayers now in diapers in order to deliver today’s services,” and ignore mentioning the fact that today’s entitlements are what the taxpayers in diapers will be paying for long after present taxpayers have enjoyed the new roads built during the Daniels era.

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Holiday Wish List

The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most.

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