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The 60th annual Allen County Spelling Bee.

Ted S. Warren | Associated Press
Photo of the week: The Statue of Liberty at sunset on Friday.

Sunday brunch: Now that you have a little time to read

Some of the best finds of the past week:


Today's video of the week celebrates extraordinary young people who represented their schools at the 60th annual Allen County spelling bee.

Extreme genealogy

If you love genealogy -- or like the idea that you are likely to find you are related to just almost anyone you want to be related to with today's "turbocharged family trees" -- check out Are You My Cousin?

– Column by A. J. Jacobs in The New York Times SundayReview


For inspiration, check out the Joe Boyle story. This dad, husband, teacher and former Journal Gazette reporter is fitting in one last marathon before undergoing an intensive, experimental cancer treatment.

– Story by Vanessa McCray of the Toledo Blade

Indiana gay marriage debate

The national spotlight is on Indiana as it looks at HJR 3, the measure that looks to put a gay marriage constitutional amendment up for a vote. The Journal Gazette editorial board says there are three questions the state Senate needs to answer before doing so.

The Colts' loss is the Broncos' gain

I'm not much of a sports fan, but there has to be one Super Bowl XLVIII story on today's list. Peyton Manning signing was Denver Broncos' gamble that paid off big

– Mark Maske of The Washington Post

Supply-chain economics

Successful young entrepreneurs wonder whether ‘Made in America’ is still possible.

By Roy Wenzl of The Wichita Eagle, as suggested by Beth Macy

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If you find any good reads worth sharing, email before 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. I'll compile a list for next Sunday.

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