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Members of the Concordia Lutheran High School crew team row their sculling shell upstream in the St. Joseph River near North Side High School on Thursday, traveling with two other shell crews back to their starting point at Johnny Appleseed Park.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, June 27

A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

1. FYI

* National HIV Testing Day is today, and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health and Walgreens will team up to offer free and confidential HIV testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens, 118 E. Creighton Ave. Click here for story.

* GM is poised to call back Cruze cars.

* Click here to learn about other recalls.

* Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out “Out & About”

If you want to know what makes today special, click here for Today in History.

* The NHL Draft begins tonight at 7:00 on NBC Sports.

Let’s observe:

* National Sunglasses Day

* National Orange Blossom Day

* National "Happy Birthday To You" Day

* National HIV Testing Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

We should have a very pleasant summer day with a partly cloudy sky and a high temp in the mid-80s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

Hate blight? Read here about Fort Wayne receiving $4.7 million to demolish abandoned homes and redevelop the lots.

Can't resist a story about kittens? Click here to read Jeff Wiehe's story of a kitten who survived being stuffed into a plastic bag and dumped in the road.

Do you like free fests? Click here to read Keiara Carr's previews of the BuskerFest and the South Side Fest, both happening Saturday.

Did you hear about the high-speed chase that went through 2 counties yesterday? Click here for Chris Meyers' account of the action.

Who said people don't want to get married anymore? Click here to read how 57 Allen County same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses since Wednesday.

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Lincoln Highway closed between Gromeaux and Paulding roads through today for pipe replacement. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

* A record crowd of 9,015 fans watch TinCaps lose to Dayton 5-0

* Here's another reason to watch the NHL draft - Blake Siebenaler, a Fort Wayne native, is expected to be drafted in the second or early third round.

WORLD CUP SOCCER

* Germany 1, United States 0

* Belgium 1, South Korea 0

* Portugal 2, Ghana 1

* Algeria 1, Russia 1

MLB

* Cubs 5, Nationals 3

* Tigers 6, Rangers 0

* Reds 3, Giants 1

* Blue Jays 7, White Sox 0

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