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    While the Indiana State Board of Education’s political battle with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz rages on, a Marion County judge has ruled the board’s legal battle also will continue.
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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Angel Ward: Fort Wayne resident’s inspiration for a volunteer snow-shoveling service arranged through Facebook was a godsend for residents unable to clear snow.

Washington state: Concessions by machinists union ensure that Boeing’s 777X project won’t move to Indiana or anywhere else.

Sasheer Zamata: Indianapolis Pike High School graduate is chosen as “Saturday Night Live” cast member, the first black female cast member since 2007.

Airline passengers: FAA now requires that pilots get more rest before shifts and more uninterrupted off-duty hours per week. Pilots who have to start work late at night or early in the morning; take off or land more often; or change time zones more frequently will have shorter shifts.

The Jade Rabbit has landed: Think it’s been chilly in Fort Wayne? China’s Chang’e’ 3 lunar lander and Jade Rabbit lunar rover landed last month and are hunkering down to survive temperatures as low as minus 292 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists say the mission will advance knowledge of both our moon and our planet.

George Kalamaras:

When you look for the best in academe’s bubble you

Needn’t look further than IPFW.

When the need’s for a laureate to get us to share as

A state our great poems, go for George Kalamaras!

English professor Kalamaras is named by the Indiana Arts Commission as Indiana’s fourth poet laureate.

Healthy eating: General Mills Inc., Campbell Soup Co. and 14 other food companies are on track with their pledge to cut 1.5 trillion calories from their products by 2015. But overweight Americans still won’t lose weight unless they also exercise.

Losers

Lindsey Vonn: Olympic athlete’s torn knee ligaments will keep her out of the Sochi Games.

Liz Cheney: Prominent name can’t compensate for problems encountered in TV commentator’s bid for Senate seat. With incumbent Mike Enzi enjoying a wide lead in the polls, former veep’s daughter drops out of Wyoming contest.

Dennis Rodman: Leads a group of basketball players back to North Korea to celebrate the birthday of its leader, Kim Jong Un. Rodman expressed “love” for his friend Kim and shrugged off the dictator’s murder of his own uncle, Jang Song Thaek, and the imprisonment of Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae.

Milestones

Polar vortex: Frigid air that greeted much of the U.S. was a band of low-pressure Arctic air normally centered on the North Pole – and no, it doesn’t disprove climate change.

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