Indianapolis Business Journal

NOVEMBER 16-22, 2009

This week, read the latest on the legal battle between Indianapolis City Market and five current or former tenants that are behind on rent and find out what downtown building the Indiana State Teachers Retirement Fund is negotiating to buy. In Focus, see what local convention planners have to do to lure the big fish to Indianapolis. And in A&E, Style columnist Gabrielle Poshadlo explores the specialized art of millinery.

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Indy route not part of high-speed rail funding application

The decision to sidetrack a 110-mph Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati train hasn’t received any attention
locally. High-speed rail could someday become an economic development engine here, but it has
not gained as much attention here as improved highways or a commuter rail line from downtown to Noblesville.

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Indiana tourism sites staying busy despite soft economy

Hoosiers are shrugging off hard times and heading out on vacation, so much so that some of the state’s top attractions actually
are seeing attendance boomlets. But the travelers are sticking close to home, and they’re clenching their dollars tightly.

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OpinionBack to Top

EDITORIAL: Wise decision on federal rail funds

Local advocates of high-speed rail are understandably disappointed that the Indiana Department of Transportation has dropped
the Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati corridor from its application for federal rail funds, but the logic
behind doing so seems sound.

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MAURER: Inspiration flowers in Bloomington

As a participant in the Spirit and Place Festival that took place in Indianapolis Nov. 6-15, I was invited to share
a personal story of how an ordinary space was infused with special meaning for me. This is my story.

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Column on airport got it wrong

In its Nov. 2 issue, IBJ published a Bloomington reader’s Viewpoint regarding the new terminal at Indianapolis
International Airport. It was both uninformed and misleading.

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In BriefBack to Top

Indiana bank CEOs get bigger pay hike than peers

For banks, the last two years have been among the most tumultuous in history. Financial institution CEOs across the country
responded by trimming their raises in 2009. But in Indiana, bank chiefs didn’t follow form.

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Sarah Fisher extends sponsorship deal with AAA

Izod IndyCar Series driver Sarah Fisher recently renewed her contract with AAA Hoosier Insurance. AAA will continue to
be a personal sponsor of Fisher and will remain an associate sponsor on Fisher’s No. 67 car for the 2010 and 2011 Indianapolis

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