Indianapolis Business Journal

OCTOBER 12-18, 2009

This week, find out what's on Dr. Robin Ledyard's agenda now that she has taken over as president of Community Hospital East. Also, get the story behind the Kroger ads that are grabbing eyes—and raising eyebrows. Wondering what public art is on the drawing board now that kinetic George Rickey scultpures that adorned downtown this summer are gone? Maybe nothing. And in A&E etc., Lou Harry and his able assistant provide some guidance for film fans in advance of this year's Heartland Film Festival.

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Dow AgroSciences ratcheting up biotech efforts

Dow AgroSciences’ introduction of a promising new product is helping transform the Indianapolis company as it transitions
from a focus on traditional agricultural chemicals to genetically altered seeds. The subsidiary of Michigan-based Dow Chemical
Co. partnered with St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. to develop what could become its biggest blockbuster, a genetically modified
corn variety it calls SmartStax.

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EDITORIAL: Another blow to a deadly habit?

An ordinance that would ban smoking in enclosed spaces where it’s still allowed—primarily bars and bowling alleys—is
once again being considered by the City-County Council. And again we urge councilors to adopt the measure.

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KATTERJOHN: Newspapers still deliver – for YOU

The Hoosier State Press Association, a trade group representing 175 paid-circulation Hoosier newspapers, including
IBJ, has launched a campaign designed to remind the public of the important role newspapers play in our democracy.
So this week, I’m ceding my space to David Stamps, executive director of the HSPA

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Legislator promotes fair redistricting

Sometimes I agree with Morton Marcus’ opinions and sometimes I don’t, but I was incredulous when I read his
“Let’s help keep legislators in check” in the [Sept. 28] IBJ.

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Chicago Olympics? What a joke

I can appreciate, but heartily disagree, with the arguments [Bill Benner] advanced [in his Oct. 5 column] that Chicago
getting the 2012 Olympics would have benefited Indianapolis.

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Forget visiting the Berry Bowl

[In response to Bill Benner’s Oct. 5 column] You can cross off your list watching basketball at the Berry Bowl. A new school was built in Logansport in the early ’70s
and the old school, including the wonderful Berry Bowl, was torn down.

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Here’s how to help future work force

I encourage businesspeople—well,
everyone, really—to volunteer in and visit our schools, if for no other reason than to expose kids to the professional
world and let the kids see that the professional world cares.

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In BriefBack to Top

Green year for city hall, businesses

It’s been a year since Republican Mayor Greg Ballard launched the City’s Office of Sustainability. On Oct. 6,
Ballard and his sustainability director, Karen Haley, outlined accomplishments in the first year.

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Baucus health reform bill would stick Indiana companies with fees

The health reform bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., would help pay for expanded health insurance coverage
by levying fees of $13 billion a year on the health care industry. The fees would deliver a hefty bill to just
about all of Indiana’s major health care companies. But how they’re reacting to the fees is all over the map.

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