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Editorials

  • Firefighters rightly strive to diversify
    If acknowledging a problem is the first step in fixing it, Fort Wayne’s fire department is on the right track in recruiting minority firefighters.
  • A vital highway of bipartisanship
    Suppose you had a way to strengthen the economy, create and save jobs, contribute mightily to public safety, and save every driver in Indiana hundreds of dollars in wear and tear on their vehicles? Why, you’d jump at the chance.
  • Furthermore
    Gov. Christie’s troubling gun law logicThis isn’t about New Jersey’s gun laws, which are among the nation’s strictest.
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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Tiger Woods: Golfing legend overcomes health and personal issues to regain his No. 1 ranking after winning the weather-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Nick D’Aloisio: The 17-year-old British student sells his news-reading app to Yahoo – for tens of millions of dollars plus a job with the company.

Ben Carson: Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon parlays TV interviews and appearance at Conservative Political Action Conference into status as the GOP’s new best bet. He’s already being mentioned as a possible 2016 candidate for president.

Julia Pierson: President Obama appoints the 30-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service to serve as that agency’s first female director. And Pierson did not have to be confirmed by the Senate.

Richmond Hill: Southeast Indianapolis neighborhood deva- stated by November explosion that killed two begins to rebuild. Ground is broken for one of 33 homes destroyed there.

Ball State: Delaware County judge sides with university in eminent domain case, clearing the way for a conference center and hotel adjacent to campus, at the current site of a print shop/apartments.

Tossup

Decongestants: The Indiana House adopts a bill setting tighter annual limits of Sudafed and other decongestants containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine that Hoosiers can buy. It may reduce meth manufacturing but will more likely cost and inconvenience people with colds and allergies.

Losers

Rick Perry: The Texas governor reinforces misunderstanding of the money supply by saying Texas wants the $1 billion in gold bars the University of Texas Management Co. owns out of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York returned to the Lone Star State. Sorry, gov’nor, but the U.S. dropped the gold standard 42 years ago.

Milestones

Spring snow: Sunday’s snowfall of 2.3 inches set a record for March 24.

James M. Nabrit III: Civil rights attorney who argued 12 cases before the Supreme Court and won nine, including a challenge of Denver’s de facto segregation of schools, dies at 80.

Ashley Judd: Actress announces she won’t run for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, spiking prospect for a fascinating contest against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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