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Durman Jackson IV pushes a cart with a refrigerator, microwave and various items into his Indiana Tech dorm as his father and sister, Teresa, look on.

5 things of interest to area readers - Monday, August 25


* Ace Bayou Corp. is recalling bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children. Click to learn about this and other recalls.

* On this date in 1984, author Truman Capote was found dead in a Los Angeles mansion; he was 59. Game show host Monty Hall, actress Blake Lively and television chef Rachael Ray are among the many celebrities sharing a birthday today. If you want to know what else makes today noteworthy, click for Today in History.

* Let’s celebrate:

National Secondhand Wardrobe Day

National Whiskey Sour Day

National Banana Split Day

National Kiss and Make-Up Day

2. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87. There is a 20 percent chance of rain, storms. Click for an extended forecast.

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

4. The JG ran a bunch of interesting and informative stories in today's paper. Here are a few you might want to read.

*Steve Warden informs us on how to get things ready in the yard for autumn. Click

* Ron Shawgo breaks down how immigrants fill the void left by a declining population. Click

* The feature story in Education Notebook is about a Huntington science teacher spending part of his summer on an EPA research vessel. Click

* Jeff Wiehe writes about move-in day at Indiana Tech. Click

5. Here are some of the things happening on our local sports scene.

* TinCaps get a much-needed 6-3 win over Hot Rods. Click

* A former preferred walk-on, Landon Feichter, a Bishop Dwenger grad, is now on scholarship at Purdue. Click

* Web. com Tour is coming to Fort Wayne this week. Click