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    For more than four years, Eel River Township residents, homeowners, landowners and taxpayers have defended our community from the control tactics Huntertown has tried to force upon us.
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    Republicans and Democrats should be equally wary of the arbitrary exercise of presidential power.
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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Kristen Poindexter: Indianapolis teacher earns top award from the National Science Teachers Association – the first kindergarten teacher ever to receive the honor.

Robert Hamilton: Indianapolis man defies the odds to win two $1 million Hoosier Lottery jackpots in a three-month period.

Vin Scully: Famed Dodgers broadcaster, 86, announces he will return for a 66th season.

Tossups

Medicare: Dramatically lower spending on hospital care improves long-term outlook for Medicare but trust fund still on track to go broke in 2030.

Losers

Stephen A. Smith: ESPN announcer apologizes after suggesting women have a role in provoking domestic violence.

Bob McDonnell: More damaging charges emerge in former Virginia governor's corruption trial, including claim that an executive whose dietary supplements he promoted arranged lavish vacations for the governor and family members.

UCLA: A nearly century-old main breaks and dumps up to 20 million gallons of water on the campus, flooding buildings and parking garages. Firefighters helped people escape from the underground garages as torrents of water poured in.

Cellphone users: Senate investigation finds U.S. mobile phone customers subjected to hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges from “cramming” operations.

Andrew Cuomo: U.S. attorney threatens to investigate the New York governor for possible obstruction of justice after the Democrat cancels his own anti-corruption commission.

Milestones

Bel Kaufman: New York City schoolteacher's novel, “Up the Down Staircase,” was a best-seller and inspiration for popular 1967 movie about the inner workings of an urban school. She died at 103.

Chicago Cubs: Six hours, 27 minutes and 16 innings was all it took for Cubs to defeat the Colorado Rockies and set a record for the club's longest game ever.

Theodore Van Kirk: The last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, Van Kirk was the navigator on the mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. He died Monday at 93.

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