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Reading roundup: IndyEleven’s $82M stadium pitch, Giordano’s plans multiple locations

I had this odd moment while standing in the sun waiting for the light to change outside the IUPUI Informatics building yesterday when I felt calm. At peace. Without tension. It hit me: I was caught up on all my classwork! I hope your work this week is going just as smoothly.

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so links to start your morning off right:

  • Indy Eleven released renderings of a proposed $82 million soccer stadium being considered by the Indiana legislature. (IndyStar)

  • Attention pizza lovers: Not only is Giordano’s is opening Tuesday at a Fashion Mall-area location, but the chain is already planning more locations Downtown and in Carmel. (IndyStar)
  • “Just IN” update: Gov. Mike Pence told conservative talk show Greg Garrison  that he would reject any version of his new website that looks like state-run media. He said the IndyStar report on Monday was the first he’d heard of the plan. Meanwhile, his staff conducted a rather surreal news conference. (IndyStar)
  • The long-sought fourth suspect in the 2012 Richmond Hill explosion has been arrested: Gary Thompson, 44. (IndyStar)
  • Go Daddy pulled its Super Bowl puppy ad after an uproar erupted over the “twist” ending. (MarketWatch) | The spot was a play on this now-legendary 2014 Budweiser ad, “Puppy Love.” Sorry, I just HAVE to pause to embed it for you here.

  • She was in New York; he was in Indianapolis. Hundreds of miles apart, they found love on Twitter. Now Kacy Capobres and Joe Ray are getting married this spring. (WRTV-6)
  • Pretty soon, I may be doing research into this area of legal informatics: DFUIs, or drone flying under the influence. (New York Times)
  • Agog that uber-blogger and top “Colbert Report” guest Andrew Sullivan says he will quit posting at his fantastic and standard-setting Daily Dish website. At least for now. I still don’t quite believe he can quit. (Daily Dish) | “It’s hard to overstate how influential Sullivan’s blogging has been.” (
  • You may know Steven Stolen from his “Stolen Moments” radio show on WFYI-FM. Three weeks ago, the career of the former IRT managing director took a surprising turn when he joined the Julian Center. He brings his experience as a child of domestic violence to his new work. (Matthew Tully)
  • Purdue 83, Indiana 67. (IndyStar)

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Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is now a doctoral student researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but still a bicyclist, cat mom, Internet addict and news junkie. She's an expert at creating engaging content and curating a personal brand on social media. A longtime journalist in Indianapolis, Ind. and elsewhere, she left to earn a master's of science degree in human-computer interaction from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

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