You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

The Scoop

  • Transportation Resource Guide available
    The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC), with the cooperation of its Transportation Advisory Committee, is proud to announce the availability of the recently completed update of the Transportation Resource Guide.
  • Coats responds to President’s comments on underestimating ISIS
    Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today responded to President Obama’s comments last night on 60 Minutes that the U.S. intelligence community underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of
  • Voter registration ends Monday, October 6
    Those wishing to vote in the Allen County General Election on Tuesday, November 4 have until the close of business on Monday, October 6, 2014, to register to vote, or submit address changes.
Advertisement
YouTube | Jarbas Agnelli

Jens Meyer | Associated Press
Baby gorilla Jengo relaxes on the back of his grandmother, Viringika, at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on Wednesday. The baby weighs 3 kilograms and was born on Dec. 2.

Sunday Brunch: When you have a little time for the good stuff (March 9)

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Canterbury's Darby Maggard, left, puts up a reverse layup with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter that sealed the Cavaliers' 79-65 Class 2A semi-state win over Tipton on Saturday at Warsaw. Maggard scored 19 points in the game, including a huge basket at the third quarter buzzer that tied the game.

Got a little time on Sunday to read a story that will touch your heart? How about a video that will make you smile? I spend a couple of hours on Saturdays looking for stories and items worth sharing.

Birds on the Wires

  • One morning while reading a newspaper, Jarbas Agnelli saw a photograph of birds on an electric wire. He cut out the photo and was inspired to make a song using the exact location of the birds as musical notes. The video ended up a winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival. Yes, we've all seen the commercial. This is better, and real. Shared by Bonnie Blackburn.
Bonus drinking video

  • This YouTube video by How To Drink Properly tells you how to imbibe without making a complete and utter fool of yourself. Suggested by Tom Bennett.
Top photos

Oh, Sherlock!

  • The Case of the Accidental Superstar by Sarah Lyall, men's fashion writer for "T," the New York Times Magazine style magazine, focuses on Benedict Cumberbatch, who has progressed from being everyone's secret crush to one of the most talked-about actors in Hollywood. He photobombed U2, is Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series, was Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness" and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in "The Fifth Estate."

Safe haven on wheels

  • A cold snap was killing people and there weren't enough shelters. The community decided to stop making it illegal to sleep in your car and then set up the county fairgrounds for the homeless to stay safety, with toilets and hot showers at the ready. What an elegant solution for a bad situation. Story by Lee Romney in The Los Angeles Times.

Farewell, Jaiden

  • If you missed it, check out this story by Rosa Salter Rodriguez about a Fort Wayne 13-year-old who was laid to rest on Saturday. "In his right hand, he held a bright orange cross, clutched near his cheek. Next to his left hand was a stuffed red cardinal – a recent gift. The mascot of the Metro Youth Sports football team on which Jaiden once played was a cardinal."

Duh tip of the day

See a story that begs to be shared? Send an email with the link to jgideas@jg.net. Here's to excellence!

Send items for The Scoop to jgnews@jg.net.

Advertisement