Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2009

This week's issue includes a story about a change of strategy at Indy Jazz Fest, our take on the state's centuries-old liquor laws, results of a IBJ Daily reader poll on environmental issues, and Bill Benner's perspective on respect in college football.

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EDITORIAL: Indiana’s Sunday booze ban should be tossed

Sunday is the second-busiest grocery-shopping day of the week in Indiana, but there’s one product Hoosiers aren’t
allowed to put in their shopping carts that day even though it’s perfectly legal the rest of the week. That’s
because an archaic blue law prohibits carryout liquor sales on Sundays.

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Marcus misses the point

In his Aug. 31 column, Morton Marcus dared to paint those who question the role of government on certain issues as misinformed,
narrow-minded and in constant need of reminding of their “obligations.” How arrogant!

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Do word puzzles help the economy?

The Indianapolis Business Journal is supposed to keep us informed on the comings and goings of Indiana businesses
and inspire us with great info on how to run ours better.

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Study weakens Lilly’s fight against price controls

Eli Lilly and Co. and its peers might be back in Congress’ sights as lawmakers hunt for more ways to cut health care
costs. A new study in the influential Health Affairs journal concludes that European drugmakers operating
in markets with pharmaceutical price controls have produced proportionally more innovations than their U.S. counterparts.

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NFP of NOTE: 100 Black Men of Indianapolis

100 Black Men of Indianapolis’ mission is partnering with local schools, universities and other organizations to provide
programs that encourage personal development, academic growth and basic life skills to positively impact the mental, physical,
moral and spiritual development of young people.

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