Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 18-24, 2013

This week, find out why the sport of distance running is accelerating and read about HHGregg's new survival strategy. In Focus, meet the entrepreneurs at the helm of three promising startups. And in A&E, see what we thought of local restaurateur Greg Hardesty's Room Four.

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ITT fights to stem tumbling enrollment

A federal investigation and a shareholder lawsuit are the latest headwinds to threaten ITT Educational Services Inc., which is trying to reverse a precipitous decline in enrollment.

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Ex-Butler chief hatched plan to use basketball to turn around university

Twenty-five years ago, Butler University President Geoffrey Bannister had an idea to elevate the college by making the lowly men’s Bulldog basketball team a national power, then use it as a marketing tool to engage alumni, increase annual giving to the school, and recruit more and better students and instructors.

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Indiana tech startups deemed seeds of promise

There’s the company founded by a college kid, in his dorm room. Another firm was launched by a guru from the shadowy world of cyber security. And the other was founded by tech veterans old enough to remember IBM punch cards. Three Indiana tech companies have surfaced among standouts in the notes of judges for TechPoint’s annual Mira Awards—the Hoosier tech version of the Oscars.

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EDITORIAL: Save the archives

State lawmakers are understandably preoccupied with big issues like jobs and education, but before the session ends, they should attack another problem that has nearly been forgotten.

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MAURER: Prepare for great new Knight book

Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., in his shareholder letter of March 1, 2013, took a page out of Bob Knight’s new book “The Power of Negative Thinking,” a twist on the best-selling treatise of yore by Norman Vincent Peale.

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RUSTHOVEN: Cento personified opportunity

In the first block of South Meridian, a few paces north of Maryland, you will find next to the parking garage entrance a modest establishment called Cento Shoes. It’s been there for over four decades, founded when L.S. Ayres was flourishing just across the street and no one dreamed of a Circle Centre mall.

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Drug testing downside

Sheila Suess Kennedy hit the nail on the head with her [March 11] column on drug testing for welfare recipients.

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Ulterior motive at WFYI?

If National Public Radio [March 4] really wanted to draw more people to the terrestrial radio station, and maybe WFYI’s website, the billboard message would read, for example, “Poetry-writing mechanics listen to NPR on 90.1 FM, WFYI.

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