Augusta: The Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters is played, finally admits women to membership.
Public access counselor: Joseph Hoage, the state-employed lawyer responsible for issuing opinions in complaints regarding Indianas sunshine laws, determines a Warrick County judge in Boonville violated the states public records act in demanding $1,000 for a written transcript of a hearing and refusing to allow the tape from the hearing to be made available for listening.
Dan Coats: At a time when Republicans call for no tax increases and Democrats call for no spending cuts, the Indiana senator says he is open to revenue increases if they are accompanied with spending cuts and if it is part of a broader tax reform. There are more ifs, but at least he will consider the common-sense path.
New Castle Little League: Henry County team loses to Connecticut and is eliminated from Little League World Series but fulfills the dying wish of former coach to reach Williamsport, Pa.
Andrew Luck: The Colts new quarterback throws two early interceptions as Indianapolis loses to Pittsburgh 26-24 in its second exhibition game. But Luck shows poise under pressure, passing for 175 yards and leading three scoring drives in the second quarter.
Whiting refinery: BPs northwest Indiana oil refinery – the subject of several battles regarding water and air pollution – makes news again, this time for bad gasoline. BP is recalling gas sent from its storage terminal Aug. 13-17 after complaints in the Chicago area of hard starts, stalling and other problems in vehicles after fill-ups at BP and other stations.
USPS: The Postal Services inspector general criticizes the agency for overproduction of stamps. For example, the Postal Service printed 1 billion stamps in honor of The Simpsons – and sold 318 million. The unsold stamps were destroyed, wasting $1.2 billion in printing costs. Doh.
Hoosier prison guards: Federal indictment reveals guards smuggled cellphones to inmates who ran a major drug-dealing operation from prison. One corrections officer is charged with possession of meth and a cellphone he intended to smuggle.
Tamara Vangundy: Hancock County coroner resigns after she is sentenced to a years probation in a drunken driving case. She showed up intoxicated at a death investigation in May. She hopes to be re-elected in November.
Prince Harry: The 27-year-old who is third in line to the British throne finds out that what happens in Vegas doesnt always stay in Vegas.
Shelley Long: The Fort Wayne native turned 63 this week and she plays a grandmother in her newest project, Strawberry Summer, this evening on the Hallmark Movie Channel. In an interview, she joked about being advised to cut down on her sarcasm. Ill say, No, I cant do that. Thats who I am. Im from Indiana, thats what we do.
Phyllis Diller: She may not have been the first female standup comedian, but the Lima, Ohio, native was one of the first to reach stardom. She died at 95.