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Editorials

  • Future is here, and it's 'Bananas'
    The 1971 movie “Bananas” ends with newly married Woody Allen and Louise Lasser having sex under a blanket but on television with the late broadcaster Howard Cosell narrating the encounter as he would have called a boxing
  • New path helps union to regain its footing
    The United Auto Workers just announced that General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its UAW assembly plant in Spring Hill Tennessee.
  • Role in the waiver
    About a year ago, the state asked Fort Wayne Community Schools whether some of its officials would talk with federal monitors. At the time, FWCS didn't know why. The request was not unusual.
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Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Bishop Dwenger: Saints win fifth girls’ state title in gymnastics, their first since 2006.

Jessica Rupright: Norwell senior will wear jersey No. 1 as Indiana’s Miss Basketball.

Henryville High School: Tornado-ravaged Indiana school is winner of country supergroup Lady Antebellum’s “Own the Prom Night” contest. Nearby Silver Creek High School submitted the video nominating Henryville for the concert.

Etch A Sketch: Romney campaign aide’s gaffe draws lots of attention to classic drawing toy created by Ohio Art Company, based in Bryan, Ohio.

Tossups

Early spring: Unprecedented summer-like weather allows many Midwesterners to participate in summertime activities. But pollen counts in some places are off the charts, and insects have been out in force.

Indiana Youth Group: Gay, lesbian support group for teens loses its specialty license plate but gains lots of volunteers, contributions and attention.

Losers

Robert De Niro: The actor is forced to apologize after making a racial joke while introducing first lady Michelle Obama at a fund-raiser for the president.

Purdue University: Search committee responsible for screening applicants to replace outgoing President France Cordova fails to give proper legal notice of one of its meetings, violating Indiana’s open meetings law.

Chinese smokers: The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation said tobacco use killed nearly 6 million people in China last year, making it the No. 1 cause of death.

Milestones

Brian Lamb: Founder and CEO of C-SPAN announces he will step down on April 1. The Lafayette native and Purdue grad will continue to host a weekly show.

Tory Richardson: After eight years as executive director of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, he moves on to the airport in Columbus, Ohio. Scott Hinderman, formerly the local airport’s director of operations and facilities, steps up to replace Richardson.

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