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Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Manchester University: North Manchester school receives a $2.5 million gift from a graduate and his wife. It will support a $9 million academic center.

Congress: Bipartisan support in the House and a filibuster override in the Senate spare us from another scary brush with the debt ceiling.

Nick Goepper: Fort Wayne native wins bronze in slopestyle skiing as Team USA sweeps the event.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: Proud zoo officials announce arrival of two colobus monkeys, born two days apart in late January. They are expected to entertain visitors this summer in the African Journey exhibit.

Tossups

Minimum wage: President Barack Obama mandates hike for federal contractors; they’ll make $10.10 an hour – while others continue to make $7.25.

Losers

Bob Costas: NBC Olympics anchor sidelined with a nasty eye infection.

Immigration reform: House Speaker John Boehner declares the legislation dead on arrival, blaming lack of trust in Obama administration’s ability to enforce law.

Ray Nagin: Former New Orleans mayor found guilty on 20 of 21 corruption charges. The Democratic leader who oversaw city’s response to Hurricane Katrina accepted payoffs for city contracts.

Bieber art: Indianapolis airport rejects work of Columbus native hired to create a display for a passenger concourse. The multi-colored letters spelling out pop star Justin Bieber’s Twitter tagline, #Belieb, didn’t please airport officials and will be returned to the artist.

Milestones

Derek Jeter: Yankees shortstop and five-time World Series champ announces – via Facebook – that the upcoming season will be his last.

Great Lakes: Brutal winter leaves Lakes Michigan, Erie, Superior, Huron and Ontario 88 percent frozen over, the highest percentage in two decades (it reached 94 percent in 1994).

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