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Weekly scorecard

Gooden
Canterbury
Havens
de Grazia
Arbus

Winners

Community Harvest Food Bank: Annual CANstruction competition, which pits teams from 11 area high schools against one another to see who can build the most impressive structure using canned goods, brings in 62,848 pounds of food.

Tiffany Gooden: Fort Wayne attorney who was an All-American basketball player at Snider and 1994 Miss Basketball will receive the Nancy Rehm Award, which recognizes her influence on women’s athletics.

311 Center: Fort Wayne’s call center for city services ranks second in Benchmark Portal’s Top 100 Small Call Center survey.

Tossups

FBI: Agency stumbles in arrest of Mississippi man accused in ricin scare but nabs Eric Justin Toth, an accused child pornographer on its most-wanted list.

Losers

Lewis & Clark Law School: Officials at the Portland, Ore., school are apologizing after pressuring student newspaper not to publish a story about Chief Justice John Roberts presiding over its moot court competition until story was approved by the Supreme Court.

Ray Canterbury: West Virginia legislator speaks against school lunch bill, arguing students should be required to pick up trash and perform other tasks if they can’t afford to pay.

Kappa Delta: Sorority’s IU chapter must apologize after holding a party with a homeless theme, including cardboard signs with the message, “Why lie: It’s for booze.”

Hoosiers: A new Gallup poll ranks Indiana as the nation’s 10th most stressed state. No surprise – Hawaii is the least stressed.

Milestones

Richie Havens: Guitarist, folk artist who opened the legendary Woodstock music festival dies at 72. He was best known for 1971 Beatles cover, “Here Comes the Sun.”

Edward de Grazia: New York attorney began a battle against government censorship in 1955 when the Postal Service seized a rare volume of “Lysistrata,” condemning it as “obscene, lewd and lascivious” and prepared to destroy the book. A lifelong civil libertarian, de Grazia died at 86.

Allan Arbus: “M*A*S*H” actor played Army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman in the long-running series about a medical unit in Korea. He died at 95.

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