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    A number of questions have been asked in response to the study “IPFW Roles and Governance,” commissioned by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, the results of which were released on Aug. 14.
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Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Jackie Kawamoto: Greenwood High School senior passes up chance to defend her state tennis singles title so that her identical twin, Jade, would have the chance to play for the title. The sisters are headed to the University of Dayton next year.

Ryan Cox: Marketing professional uses social media to raise money to pay off elementary students’ delinquent lunch accounts. So far, he’s raised nearly $5,000 and wiped off balances at three central Indiana schools.

Tossups

Tea party: Political movement sees success in Indiana primary but loses in high-profile races elsewhere, including serious bid to unseat Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell.

Credit Suisse: Swiss bank pleads guilty to charges it conspired with U.S. clients to evade taxes. Company will pay $2.6 billion in penalties and hire an independent monitor for up to two years. But no senior executives were charged, and the CEO has said, “We have found no instances where clients cannot do business with us.”

Losers

Robert Copeland: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, police commissioner, 82, resigns after he admitted using a racial epithet to describe President Barack Obama. Mitt Romney, who owns a home in the lake community, was among the residents who called for Copeland’s resignation.

Taxpayers: Inspector general report finds defense contractor Northrop Grumman improperly charged the government more than $100 million, including overtime for one employee who billed $176,900 for 1,208 hours in a 12-day period.

Happy: New McDonald’s Happy Meal mascot, with bulging eyes and prominent teeth, is unveiled to scathing reviews on social media.

Milestones

Rubik’s Cube: Popular 3-D puzzle game celebrates its 40th anniversary and is commemorated with an interactive version on Google’s search page. The toy, originally named the Magic Cube, was invented by Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik.

San Francisco’s Lombard Street: Transit leaders will temporarily close a stretch of this a popular tourist spot known as the “Crookedest Street in The World.” The well-traveled curvy thoroughfare will be closed for four consecutive weekends starting in late June and including the Fourth of July weekend. The idea came at the request of residents wanting to curb the street’s gridlock.

Clyde Snow: “Bones don’t forget,” this forensic anthropologist once said. “They’re there and they have a story to tell.” Snow worked on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, mass graves in Argentina, Nazi fugitive Josef Mengele, victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. He often helped build criminal cases against government leaders who carried out killings. He died last week at 86.

Gay marriage: Balance about to tip as Pennsylvania decides it will let a judge’s ruling end its ban on same-sex marriage, becoming the 25th state where it is declared legal by voters, lawmakers or courts.

Gordon Willis: Videographer who used color and light to evoke time periods and moods in such classics as the three “Godfather” movies, “Annie Hall,” “Klute” and “All the President’s Men” dies at 82.

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