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IPFW: Campus will join parents Indiana University-Bloomington as well as other regional campuses statewide, to become tobacco-free on April 1 – no fooling.

Rickey Wagoner: Dayton bus driver survives shooting at the hands of three men. What slowed the bullets? A booklet of Bible passages in Wagoner’s shirt pocket.

Obamacare: New Kaiser survey finds increasing percentage of Americans want to keep the Affordable Care Act. Just 31 percent want to repeal it, down from 37 percent in October.

Austin Hayden: Norwell basketball player prevails in suit his parents filed after he was kicked off his Greensburg middle school team because he refused to cut his hair. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit reversed a lower court decision

Space exploration: NASA adds 715 planets to list of list of worlds beyond our solar system, located with the Kepler space telescope.


Sterling Carter: Going to the basket in the second half of a loss to Nebraska, Purdue guard ripped up his knee, ending his college career.

Economy-class travelers: Delta is first airline to announce it will award frequent flyer points based on price paid, not miles traveled.


Mary Morris: Fort Wayne Housing Authority employee retires after an impressive 43-year career in public service.

Franny Beecher: Guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets played the group’s signature song “Rock Around the Clock” for the first time on national television in 1955 and also played with the group in films. (Another musician played on the original recording of the song, which helped kick off the rock ’n’ roll era.) Beecher died Monday near Philadelphia. He was 92.

Roy Simmons: Former NFL lineman was one of a handful of players to reveal, after their careers ended, that they were gay. He died at 57, just as Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is expected to be the first openly gay player drafted by the league.

William F. Thomas: Former editor of the Los Angeles Times who helped the newspaper gain an international reputation and garner 11 Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure from 1971 to 1989, died Sunday. He was 89.