Ind. activists oppose nuclear incentive bill

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would offer Indiana's utilities incentives to build the state's first nuclear power plants is advancing in the Statehouse despite strong opposition from environmentalists, renewable energy boosters and industries that consume large amounts of electricity.


University Senate discusses course evaluations

A report to the University Senate showed students are more willing to fill out online surveys, or online course evaluations, if they have an incentive — extra credit, prizes or some sort of lottery winning.


Gov. Daniels recovering after rotator cuff surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels had successful surgery Thursday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to return to his Statehouse office sometime next week, his office announced.


GOP senators leery on Ind. immigration crackdown

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill aimed at having an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration in Indiana is on its way to the state Senate, but some Republican senators are leery about its impact.


Ind. Democrats plan online push over GOP agenda

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state Democratic Party plans to use online venues to push its argument that Republicans who control the Indiana Legislature aren't doing enough to focus on jobs and economic development.


Ind. Historical Society to re-enact RFK speech

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Guests who visit the Indiana Historical Society on Feb. 22 will be taken back to April 4, 1968, to experience Robert F. Kennedy's historic speech that day in downtown Indianapolis.


Wis. lawmakers flee state to block anti-union bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday, refusing to show up for a vote and then abruptly leaving the state in an effort to force Republicans to the negotiating table.


Business professional to speak on changes in health care

The Miller College of Business is bringing G. Steven Burrill to talk to Ball State students Friday. The founder and chief executive officer of Burrill and Co. will speak at 9 a.m. in L.A. Pittenger Student Center in Cardinal Hall A.


Help out and clean up downtown Muncie today

A few hours and a few helping hands is all it takes to make a difference in the community, and students can take part in a morning of cleaning in downtown Muncie on Saturday.


Bonnaroo snags Eminem, Arcade Fire, Springfield

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A reunited Buffalo Springfield will play its only festival date this year at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, joining Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys and Robert Plant in celebrating 10 years down on the farm.


Bloomington Tibetan center prays for Norbu family

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Friends of the Dalai Lama's nephew and fellow Buddhists who never met him gathered Tuesday evening to mark his death amid rhythmic chanting of monks and pealing bells at the southern Indiana Tibetan center his father founded.


Bankruptcy: Borders' penalty for being a step slow

Borders now begins what analysts expect will be a quickly resolved struggle for the survival of its remaining stores. It's the latest cautionary tale about the dangers retailers face when they fail to keep up with swiftly changing technology and consumer habits.

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