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Greg Ballard

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Tweets of the Week: Bandwagons, Farmers Markets & Potholes

Via @colefarrell: “Walking downtown, I heard an older man refer to the farmers market as ‘that weekly veggie festival.’ I’m into it.”

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Photos: Indy 500 & Grand Prix Kickoff Event

Pretty in pink, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann stooped down for a conversation with a similarly dressed 7-year-old fan.

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Andre Agassi Christens New Indy Charter School

“I’m making up for being disqualified the last time I played in Indianapolis,” Agassi said when addressing the audience of about 200.

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Sticky Wicket: Will Indy Get On Board with Cricket?

Tickets just went on sale for the U.S. Cricket National Championships in August. But wondering (aloud) what we might have paid for instead has already made for compelling sport.

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Rev. Charles Harrison's Crime-Fighting Coalition Is in the Line of Fire

“I feel like we are doing this by ourselves and fighting a losing battle,” says Rev. Charles Harrison.

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4 Great Valentine's Day and Night Options

From vow renewals to a Lucille Ball homage, a smooth R&B concert to a Twist-and-shout “Valentine’s Day Is Stupid” Dance Party, here’s a quartet of V-Day options to get your heart beating one way or another.

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Hot-Button Issues: Paying To Play

Virtually no city official wants to lose a pro franchise on his or her watch—especially with a bid to host another Super Bowl in 2018 still in play.

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Hot-Button Issues: Cop Out

Councillor John Barth proposed a bipartisan study to help determine how many officers Indy really requires, so the Council can work on a long-term plan. “We need to take politics out of policing,” he says.

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Hot-Button Issues: Under the Bus

Since boosters first kicked the tires on the idea of upgrading public transportation in 2008, efforts to get the General Assembly to approve a funding referendum have proceeded in starts and stops.

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Game On: Indy Making Pitch to Host 2018 Super Bowl

The leaders who gathered today to announce Indianapolis’s intent to bid for another Super Bowl in 2018 hope the good showing from last year gives the city a leg up.

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Celebrities Walk 500 Festival Snakepit Ball's Checkered Carpet

The stars on hand picked favorites in Sunday’s running of the Indy 500, told stories, and shared laughs, all in high spirits the night before the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

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Memorial Service Lends Gravity to 500 Festival

About two thousand onlookers attended as Pence, Ballard, and General Daniel B. Allyn—who earlier this month became the 20th commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command—addressed the fallen, surveyed the present, and glanced at the future. “I wonder how many times that scenario has played out—the last hug, the last kiss before heading off to war,” says Mayor Ballard. “Sometimes, though, it really is the last war, the last kiss. And that is why we are here today.”

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Friend Remembers Indy EMT Who Died in Car-Ambulance Crash

UPDATE, Feb. 17, 2013: Private Timothy McCormick’s colleague, 22-year-old specialist Cody Medley, has also died as a result of severe injuries sustained in the Feb. 16 car-ambulance accident downtown that claimed McCormick’s life. A tribute video celebrating their lives was posted to Facebook here.

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Tweets of the Week: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

 

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Tweets of the Week: July 14-20

 

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