Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 11-17, 2013

This week, find out why Indianapolis police are keeping an eye on downtown valets, and read about Carmel's plans for a 7-acre site on Range Line Road. In Focus, see how Kite Realty Group is growing by making over existing strip malls. And in A&E, Lou Harry learns how the West was strummed at the Eiteljorg Museum's new guitar exhibit.

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Menard ousts Hilbert from investment firm

Steve Hilbert has been ousted as CEO of Indianapolis-based MH Private Equity after a bitter battle with John Menard, the hardware store king who financed the $500 million private equity firm.

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Site swaps could clear the way for $43M Mass Ave project

City officials are working on a deal that could result in a new headquarters and downtown station for the Indianapolis Fire Department, a fresh user for a vacant former car dealership, and long-awaited groundbreaking on a $43 million apartment and retail redevelopment on Mass Ave.

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Cops to valets: Park cars, not traffic

Indianapolis police are keeping an eye on downtown valets, whose habit of blocking traffic lanes has prompted complaints. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department issued a stern reminder to all valet operators on Jan. 31, the week after the opening of The Alexander Hotel in CityWay at Delaware and South streets.

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New economic development chiefs plan branding blitz

The state of Indiana will have a new brand, under a campaign the Indiana Economic Development Corp. plans to launch this summer. The campaign is one of a few tweaks that Commerce Secretary Victor Smith and IEDC President Eric Doden are making to Indiana’s job-growth strategy.

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MORRIS: After long winter, thinking of parks and how we fund them

I know we had snow last week, but spring is almost here. Daylight saving time is just kicking in. We’ve been cooped up much of this winter, and it feels like it’s way past time to get up, get outside and MOVE! That means we’re about to see more people outside taking advantage of our parks and greenways, something that far too many of us take for granted.

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KENNEDY: A matter of perspective

If there is one observation increasingly endorsed by conservatives and liberals alike, it is this: American government isn’t working. Not in Washington, and not in a growing number of states.

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Take the federal money

There are good reasons to feel optimistic about the changes taking place as a result of health care reform. More people will have access to insurance through health insurance marketplaces, and many will be able to take advantage of tax credits to afford this new coverage.

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Sequestration piece spot-on

While I don’t always agree with [Greg Morris], he was spot on with this [Feb. 25] column. Excellent job on this huge issue for the future of our America.


Albert Wurster

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Truth hasn’t changed

Peter Rusthoven’s [Feb. 18 ] column “‘Relevance’ is irrelevant” could not have been more on point. The world view, as seen through liberal media, is that not just the Roman Catholic Church but Christianity in general needs to “become more relevant to an increasingly secular world.

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Tax break, rebate lauded

I have a message for Mr. Madison, Mr. Odle and Ms. Leighty [March 4 Forefront]: If you don’t want your rebate, return it, but let me keep mine.

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