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Driving in the Snow

Take a ride down Illinois Road toward downtown Fort Wayne after yet another snowstorm dumped between 5 and 8 inches of snow on March 12, 2014. Journal Gazette video by Chad Ryan.

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Mark Patrick, 3, gets a haircut from Ken Boisherding at the RKR Barber shop on March 8.

Sunday Brunch: When you have a little time for the good stuff (March 16)

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

Happy cows

Destined for the slaughterhouse, these cows got a new life after the neighbors started a foundation to save them. More than 3.4 million people have now watched the girls kick up their heels. Posted by Denis Vila on YouTube and shared by Joyce McCartney.

Leaping chipmunk

Our local video of the week is by Chad Ryan. In the middle of his hood-cam trip through the snow, a chipmunk makes a slo-mo break across the road (at 00:30).

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Feinstein is right. The CIA is out of control.

Tim Weiner at Politico magazine explores the devil's bargain, "a delicate balance between deception in the day-to-day business of collecting secret intelligence and the perilous practice of deceiving your superiors." Suggested by Craig Klugman.

Welcome back measles, you loons

Measles was considered eliminated at the turn of the millennium. Now it's back, thanks to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, says Russell Saunders in The Daily Beast.

A mystery, a murder case and an injustice

Much of the news this past week seemed to come from the pages of best-selling thrillers, writes Serge Schmemann of the New York Times editorial board.

March Madness

Brian Phillips of Grantland offers a guide to "filling out your NCAA tournament bracket based not on 'advanced metrics' or 'accurate analysis' or 'knowing things about basketball' or whatever science-ism the poindexters are yelling at Mulder these days."

Duh tip of the day

Got 14 pounds of pot in your trunk? Drive the speed limit.

Anne Gregory is web writer-editor at The Journal Gazette. See a story that begs to be shared? Send her an email with the link to jgideas@jg.net. Here's to excellence!

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