Photo: Barbara Harrington Indiana farmers are expecting a huge crop this year, but that won't add up to record-breaking profits. There's such a large volume of corn and soybeans being harvested, they're running out of places to put it all. That means it's costing farmers more to store the crops than it does to produce them.
The annual feathered spectacle of the Sandhill Crane migration is happening now in northern Indiana. Thousands of the cranes flock to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area each fall. They come for the nature preserve's shallow marshes to stopover as they migrate to the south for the winter.
Indiana is investing in health-related startups faster than the national average, according to a report released today by the venture capital firm BioCrossroads. The report shows funding for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing startups in Indiana has increased drastically in the past decade.
Indiana signed a 10-year contract worth more than $1 billion with IBM in 2006 for the firm to modernize and manage the state's welfare system. But three years later, Gov. Mitch Daniels canceled the contract, saying the system was plagued with problems. Both sides filed lawsuits, seeking lost costs and damages.
Judging just by its economic impact, Halloween is the second-most popular holiday in the U.S. It's the day when you get to be someone else, and that someone indulges in sweets of all kinds without any concern for the consequences. Perfectly respectable citizens dress as ghouls and turn their front lawns into graveyards, playgrounds for ghosts and devils, and bloody crime scenes. On Halloween we get to try on a different role, perhaps becoming what we secretly wish we could be, in a world without real consequences.
Photo: Indiana Supreme Court The ongoing legal battle between the state and computer giant IBM will have its day in front of the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday. The state hired IBM in 2006 to modernize its welfare system, signing a ten year contract worth $1.3 billion.
Photo: Alex Dierckman/WTIU The completed solar farm at Indianapolis International Airport will cover more than 150 acres with more than 76,000 solar panels, generating more than 31 million kilowatt hours. Johnson Melloh Solutions is the company in charge of building the new section of the solar farm - they also built the original 44,000 panels.
Former NPR Moscow Bureau Chief, Lawrence Sheets, will give a presentation on "Russia and Ukraine: A View from the Ground." Disinformation is rampant in today's media-soaked culture. Come learn what a veteran observer on the ground has to say about one of the great hot spots of the contemporary world, Thursday, November 6th, FIVE p.m. at Carey Auditorium in Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and 88.1 WVPE. For more information, visit nanovic.nd.edu/sheets.
Photo: Leigh DeNoon On a sunny, warm morning along County Road 400 East next to a Roselawn, Ind. bean field, mason Larry Albanese puts the finishing touches on a large stone monument. Just a few hundred yards from the road, Flight 4184 crashed to earth on a cold, rainy night.