Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2012

This week, find out why Bill Simpson is turning his attention from auto racing to football and learn what a veteran educator thinks the future holds for public schools.  Also, check out our guide to the upcoming arts and entertainment season. And in Forefront, hear from Indiana's candidates for U.S. Senate.

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Lumina betting $10M on startups

Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation, one of the nation’s largest donors to education groups, has given $10 million to a venture capital firm to fund for-profit startups with ideas to meet the nation’s education challenges.

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EnerDel charged up over utility market

Locally based EnerDel, maker of fuel-efficient lithium-ion batteries, is steering away from the disappointing electric-vehicle market. Its new strategy: batteries for utilities—especially in emerging markets where electric grids can be unreliable, which increases the need for backup power supplies.

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Education veteran predicts decade of drastic change

New laws, new technology and a new era of flat funding will bring more change to Indiana’s public schools in the next decade than occurred in the past century, predicts David Dresslar, a former school superintendent who is now executive director of the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis.

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EDITORIAL: Braly ouster overstates failures

Investors heaped criticism on former WellPoint Inc. CEO Angela Braly and called for her ouster in the weeks leading up to her resignation Aug. 28, but her leadership of the health-insurance giant might not be judged so harshly once the smoke clears.

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WISH-TV fires news director, industry sources say

Several industry sources say Patti McGettigan was escorted from the WISH-TV Channel 8 building Friday after a three-year run as the local CBS affiliate's news director. The station isn't commenting on what led to her abrupt departure.

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Utilities to get bill for damaged grid-control room

A Carmel not-for-profit that monitors the electric grid in 11 states and part of Canada plans to pass on to its member utilities and transmission-line operators $5.4 million in costs resulting from damage to its local data center last September.

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