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  • It turns out that February in the city they call Naptown hasn't been boring or forbidding, beyond the developing storm between the hometown Colts and their iconic quarterback.

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  • Once known as Naptown, Indianapolis has shed its sleepy image and proven to be a worthy SuperBowl host as close to one million fans, many wearing Giants, Patriots and Colts jerseys, filled the downtown area during a week of partying.

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  • Indianapolis was once called Naptown and India-No-Place for a reason.

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  • Once known as "Naptown", Indianapolis hopes to shed its sleepy image when it host America's biggest sporting party on February 5, and as chief executive of the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee it will be Melangton's vision that thousands of visitors and a worldwide TV audience will see.

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  • Out-of-town spenders, and fear of their disdain for "Naptown," also figured in the dubious move to extend Sunday tavern hours, now 10 a.m. to 12: 30 a.m. Monday, to 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.

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  • When I grew up here … it was called Naptown, and now I figure the only reason you would call it Naptown is if you were just so exhausted from doing everything this city had to offer. "

    TheIndyChannel.com - Local News

  • From 'Naptown' To Fit, Indy Gets Credit For Healthy Effort POSTED: 7: 36 am EDT October 2, 2008

    TheIndyChannel.com - Local News

  • I am feeling kinda pseudo-intellectual so I used “colour” — Naptown folk dont spell it thatwaways…

    Firedoglake » Ssssh, he’s “deciding.”

  • Meanwhile, a group of inmates at a state prison in Indianapolis who call themselves the Naptown Knitters were learning how to knit, guided by prison volunteer Doreen Tatnall.

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  • In the '70s, Indianapolis offered the world no shortage of uptempo ballads - the Highlighters' "For the Love of My Girl" and the Fabulous Souls' "Take Me" come to mind - but "She's Gone" stands as the best soul record ever to arise from Naptown.

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