Indianapolis Business Journal

JULY 11-17, 2011

This week, meet Holiday World family matriarch Pat Koch, who sets a high bar for hard work and dedication. Also, see what IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard is planning to drive up TV ratings and read about the motivation behind Eli Lilly and Co.'s big dividend. In Focus, find out why employers are tackling some complicated math. And in A&E, get a jump-start on the Indianapolis International Film Festival.

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Lenders battling Broadbent legal strategy

Developer George P. Broadbent sold The Broadbent Co. to his wife for $50,000 in March 2010 as he faced a barrage of lawsuits threatening his control over the real estate company he co-founded in 1972. He has also transferred several properties to her.

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DJ says diverging from playlist cost him job

Former WFMS-FM 95.5 on-air personality J.D. Cannon said he was fired for insubordination after Jan Jeffries, Atlanta-based senior vice president of programming for Cumulus, heard WFMS play “Long Black Train” by Josh Turner and “Killin’ Time” by Clint Black.

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Turnaround experts eye state schools

Interventions by state officials next month in as many as 18 struggling schools will open Indiana to a new and unproven breed of private education entities that have sprung up in just the past decade. That introduction is likely to be smaller than originally thought, but have far-reaching ramifications.

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Employers face messy decision to drop health insurance

Companies that drop insurance coverage could, without spending any more money than they are now, give workers an 11-percent raise or else help them save as much as $2,000 per year buying health coverage in one of the exchanges, IBJ calculations show.

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Timing good for 2-in-1 biotech drugs

Eli Lilly and Co.’s foray into combination drugs is well-timed because the company could take advantage of some the world’s most successful biotech medicines, which are about to see their patents expire.

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OpinionBack to Top

MAURER: Snooky Hendricks is an urban legend

While visiting the Indiana Historical Society’s “You Are There 1968: Robert Kennedy Speaks” exhibit, I learned that in attendance on the evening more than 40 years ago were Hoosiers who went on to remarkable careers.

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Lugar responds

A [June 27] letter to the editor entitled “Lugar column sparks policy questions” asks for some examples of actions that have generated my claims of regulatory overreach at the Environmental Protection Administration.

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Hudnut merits honor

I wish to give a resounding “second” to Louis Mahern’s “Call to properly honor civic giant Hudnut” in [Forefront, June 27].

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In BriefBack to Top

2012 Super Bowl merchandise unveiled

Items ranging from T-shirts and sweat shirts to mugs and pennants are available exclusively through, at the Colts ProShop in Lucas Oil Stadium and at Circle Centre mall.

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Indianapolis-based HHGregg Inc. is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics and home appliances. It operates 180 stores in 15 states.

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