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Brent Grubb helps his son Brent Jr. with the hoses attached to a funnel cake concession stand Tuesday at Headwaters Park. Trucks began setting up stands for Junk Food Alley, which will open Friday for the Three Rivers Festival.

5 things of interest to area readers - Wed., July 9

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

1. FYI

Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles for various safety defects Click here to learn about this and other recalls.

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On this date in 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton tapped Tennessee Sen. Al Gore to be his running mate. Musician/producer Jack White, Actor-director Fred Savage and others celebrate their birthdays today. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

National Sugar Cookie Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Embassy Theatre complex renovations will result in a ballroom and rooftop garden

* Wednesday is food day in the JG Living Section. Check out ‘The Dish,’ ‘Cook’s Corner’ and read about pairing area wines with artisanal cheeses. Click here for stories.

* Old Fort's working cannon stolen

* Testing-contract confusion plagues State Board of Educaton

* Air clearer after smoking law: Study

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

The following New Haven streets will be closed from 2 to 9:30 p.m. today for the 17th annual Trion Tavern Cruise-in on Broadway car show: Broadway Street north to Rose Avenue; Broadway Street south to Lincoln Highway; Main Street east to Ann Street; and Main Street west to High Street.

Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

TinCaps tie club record with 5-4 loss to Great Lakes

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