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  • Path open to an Open Door ruling
    While the Indiana State Board of Education’s political battle with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz rages on, a Marion County judge has ruled the board’s legal battle also will continue.
  • A healing gesture
    Steve Shine’s job as Allen County GOP chairman is to get Republicans elected. The task is tougher in city races, where his party doesn’t enjoy the numbers advantage it holds throughout the county.
  • Lilly has aversion to inversion
     It’s not just American tourists heading overseas these days. Increasingly, U.S. corporations are turning to “tax inversions” to move abroad and avoid high corporate tax rates.
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Wayne Hughes, left, and Jacob Clayton, with their daughter BZ Hughes, wait to get married on Wednesday at Allen Superior Court.

Weekly Scorecard


Homebuilders: U.S. sales of new homes surge 18.6 percent in May, marking the greatest increase in six years.

Cell phone users: In a unanimous ruling, Supreme Court limits police searches of cell phones.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church: Congregation aids downtown revitalization with renovation of blighted properties.

Same-sex marriage supporters: Indiana ruling pushes to 31 the number of states recognizing same-sex marriages.


Leadership Fort Wayne: Venerable community leadership program is folded into Greater Fort Wayne Inc., where executive director Cheri Becker’s post will fall under husband Mark Becker’s role as chief executive.


Indiana students: Centers for Disease Control survey ranks Indiana third in the nation for incidences of cyber-bullying and bullying on school property.

Luis Suarez: Still biting? Really? Soccer’s bad boy needs to grow up. He’s an embarrassment to Uruguay and the game, which he’ll have to sit out for four months with penalty imposed by FIFA.

Soda ban: Michael Bloomberg’s bid to ban Big Gulps finally loses its fizz. State’s highest court ruled city of New York overreached in limiting sales of sugary drinks to 16 ounces.

Whole Foods: Organic grocery chain faces fines of nearly $800,000 for overcharging California customers. The grocery did not deduct the weight of containers for its self-service foods, among other offenses.


Steve Rossi: Vegas singer won fame playing straight man to comic Marty Allen. He died Sunday at 82.

Eli Wallach: Actor’s film credits are long and varied, but the stage was his first love – particularly when he worked with wife Anne Jackson. He died Tuesday at 98.

Diane Sawyer: Veteran ABC news anchor announces she’s stepping down. Sawyer made numerous visits to northeast Indiana to check in with the Dilley sextuplets, including a visit to Berne in 2011.