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Editorials

  • A questionable 'no'
    The legislature is used to paring or turning down requests for more money. But the Indiana Department of Child Services’ decision not to ask for increased staff next year merits further examination.
  • Ethics cloud hangs over new lawmaker
    If legislative leaders are serious about raising the ethical bar in the Indiana General Assembly, they suffered a setback with the election of Jon Ford on Nov. 4. He arrives at the Statehouse with some considerable baggage.
  • A questionable 'no'
    The legislature is used to paring or turning down requests for more money. But the Indiana Department of Child Services’ decision not to ask for increased staff next year merits further examination.
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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Voices of Unity: Fort Wayne youth choir participates in the Choirs of America Nationals at New York’s hallowed Carnegie Hall.

Megyn Kelly: Fox News anchor refuses to let Dick Cheney get away with heaping all the blame for Iraq on President Obama after a finger-pointing piece in The Wall Street Journal by the former vice president. Kelly told Cheney, “you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.’ … But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well, sir.”

Bob Chase: Veteran Komets announcer is named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year. He is 88.

Tossups

Marlin Stutzman: Third District congressman loses bid for majority whip but raises his political profile in the process.

Losers

Rickey Wagoner: On March 1 we published the following under “Winners”: “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.” Dayton police this week said that account is not true.

Dinesh D’Souza: Conservative author/filmmaker compares Barack Obama to the child of a molesting father, telling Fox News the president “believes in American exceptionalism, but instead of believing that we’re exceptionally good … believes we’re exceptionally evil.”

U.S. health consumers: Commonwealth Fund survey of 11 Western, industrialized nations ranks U.S. dead last in quality of health care, first in cost.

Ball State: University’s investment scandal grows. Former finance official placed more than $13 million in investments now deemed worthless. A federal investigation continues.

Rick Perry: A tireless advocate for his state who recently persuaded Toyota to move its national headquarters from California to north of Dallas, the Texas governor told the New York Times Magazine that he loves California and might even move there after his term ends in January.

Milestones

Julian Koenig: New York ad guru’s 1959 “Think Small” campaign for Volkswagen was named best campaign of the 20th century by Advertising Age. He also contributed the name for Earth Day. Koenig died at 93.

Leah Tourkow: Prolific letter writer and radio personality for WGL-AM and WBOI-FM, which she helped found, died Monday at 91.

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