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Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Homestead High School senior Andrew Fisher calls out step counts Monday during marching band practice. The 312-member Spartan Alliance began its third week of rehearsal in preparation for an upcoming season of football games and marching band competition.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, August 5

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

1. FYI

* We are seeking submissions for our Fall Events Guide, listing activities from Sept. 1 to May 25. The guide includes festivals in Indiana and Ohio, theater performances and art exhibits. Send listings to Terri Richardson at trich@jg.net or fax 461-8648. Include event name, date, time, location, cost and a contact number. Deadline to receive items is Aug. 15.

* Looking for something to do? Our TinCaps play the Lansing Lugnuts tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Parkview Field. Click here to check out all of Today's Best Bets.

* On this date in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor. Actress-singer Maureen McCormick, author David Baldacci and actor Jonathan Silverman are among the many notables sharing a birthday today. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

* National Night Out Day

* National Oyster Day

* National Underwear Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 81 and we have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* School mourns death of teacher

* Four men held in Vbox deal gone bad

* Frank Gray writes about the greed and price gouging during the Toledo water crisis

* Kim Dupps Truesdell describes what you need to know if you're going to participate in a relay run race

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

* Aboite Center Road has lane restrictions between West Lakes Drive and West Jefferson Boulevard through Aug. 30. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

* TinCaps' Schulz stages power show in 4-3 victory over Lugnuts

* Persistence puts offensive standout in Komets' fold

* High school golf has started. Click here for the latest scores.

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