NOV. 30-DEC. 6, 2009
This week, find out what prompted a major donor to leave the Indianapolis Museum of Art board of directors. Also, read about the growing popularity of hidden 'nanny' cams. In Small Biz, check out whether the recession is affecting sales of small business. And in A&E, see what Lou Harry has to say about the new Steve McQueen biography.
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Sources: City will lose professional tennis tournament
The Indianapolis Tennis Championships—formerly known as RCA Championships—appear to be dead, with the ATP Tour
dates being shipped off to Atlanta for 2010 and beyond.
Disclosures key to feds’ probe of Durham’s Fair Finance
Any case federal prosecutors pursue against Tim Durham or his associates likely would revolve around what his Fair Finance
Co. disclosed—or didn’t disclose—to potential investors, legal observers said.
Alcohol distributor fights decision allowing big competitor into Indiana
National Wine & Spirits Inc. suffered a staggering reversal of fortune when the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
ruled Nov. 5 that Southern Wine
& Spirits of America Inc. could distribute here.
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EPA: IPL electric plant upgrades were deficient
Indianapolis Power & Light faces potential fines and capital expenditures after allegedly updating three generating
plants over 23 years without adding the most modern pollution controls.
Big donor leaves Indianapolis Museum of Art board
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is losing endowment revenue at the same time prominent donor Wayne Zink, CEO of Endangered
Species Chocolate, has resigned from the board.
Entrepreneur parlays love of cars into successful media company
Donnie Babb’s Gauge Media Group started in his basement at tortoise speed but now churns out $2 million
in sales with a staff of nine full-time and 15 part-time employees.
Noble Roman’s gives in to shareholder demands
Pizza chain Noble Roman’s Inc. says plans for its first investor meeting in seven years have no connection to an investor’s
St. Vincent-Novia clinic partnership cuts out insurance middleman
The St. Vincent Health hospital system has joined with Indianapolis-based Novia CareClinics LLC to set up clinics on employers’
campuses, offering health care for their workers with no insurance companies involved.
Former Huntington National Bank exec alleges age discrimination
Michael Lewis, 53, filed a complaint with the Indianapolis office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission Aug. 13 and sued Huntington Oct. 15 in Marion Superior Court.
Advisory panel urges EPA to back plan to pay for green projects via property tax
By issuing “voluntary environmental improvement bonds,”, local and state governments could
create special taxing districts that finance homeowner purchases of everything from solar panels to rain
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Traffic technology handy after propane tanker explosion
A complex system of signs along Indianapolis’ interstate highway system was pressed into action after a propane tanker exploded
in October near I-465 and I-69.
Internet sales of hidden ‘nanny’ cameras booming
rising distrust persuade businesses and individuals to point lenses at the unsuspecting. Bonus: Our own video
surveilling the new tiny tech.
Video surveillance legal in Hoosier state, but beware lawsuits
Most states–Indiana included–have no law on the books banning video surveillance in homes or businesses. However, anyone
considering using a hidden camera should consider the potential to be sued under the state’s well-developed privacy law.
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EDITORIAL: Airport vendors deserve a break
Concessionaires at Indianapolis International Airport are asking the Airport Authority for relief from a policy that requires them to price their goods at a level
consistent with what consumers pay at non-airport retailers. We agree the airport shops need a break.
MAURER: Mayor Ballard’s rules going up in smoke
Mayor Greg Ballard published his book “The Ballard Rules” in 2005. Apparently, the rules do not apply
MARCUS: ‘Tis the season to spend responsibly
Initially, I was going to write this week about the innumerable foolish purchases we could make this holiday season. As
I looked through the Sunday newspaper, I felt overwhelmed by the advertisements that offered such deliciously dumb items as
a singing toothbrush holder.
RHODES: Volunteering offers huge payback
On any given day in Indianapolis, hundreds of people will volunteer their time tutoring children, stocking food pantry
shelves, raising funds and providing leadership for not-for-profit organizations that are making a difference in our community.
SKARBECK: Even more investigations increase market cynicism
As if Wall Street needs another black eye, an expanding probe into insider trading threatens to elevate public cynicism
over whether there’s a level playing field in public markets and raise skepticism about the ability of regulators to
HICKS: New breast cancer recommendation not supported
Under the current proposal, the same type of groups that made the CDC’s recommendations will outline guidelines about which treatment will be offered under a government program.Read More
Meeting Palin was honor
My family and I don’t follow sports. We don’t know current actors or
television shows. What excites us is conservative politics.
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Downtown life sciences corridor flagged for development
A new task force is charged with making recommendations for development of the city’s downtown certified technology
University of Indianapolis education center receives $7.5 million
Lilly Endowment Inc. gave another $7.5 million to a team of education experts at the school’s Center of Excellence
in Leadership of Learning.
Employer costs surge despite low inflation
Employers are seeing their health care costs rise even though inflation is at a virtual standstill.Read More
IRL loses public relations vice president, Speedway hires first-ever CIO
Race track’s new chief information officer previously worked at NCAA, Indianapolis Museum of Art.Read More
Indianapolis Sustainability Awards will honor green projects
Deadline for nominations is Dec. 15 for projects in the categories of air, energy, land, water and “reduce,
Topping off planned for JW Marriott hotel
The 34-story hotel, the city’s largest, is scheduled to open in 2011.Read More
PROXY CORNER: Brightpoint Inc.
Brightpoint Inc. provides worldwide distribution and integrated logistics services to the wireless communications industry.Read More