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Editorials

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    A number of questions have been asked in response to the study “IPFW Roles and Governance,” commissioned by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, the results of which were released on Aug. 14.
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     Allen County’s government structure dates to 1824. Those who contend that it’s high time for an overhaul made a good case at a debate on the referendum last week at New Haven’s Park Learning Center.
  • Future is here, and it's 'Bananas'
    The 1971 movie “Bananas” ends with newly married Woody Allen and Louise Lasser having sex under a blanket but on television with the late broadcaster Howard Cosell narrating the encounter as he would have called a boxing
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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Heritage baseball: Patriots honor long-time assistant coach Don Grabner, who died last month, by wearing his jerseys in an 11-1 victory over Central Noble.

TinCaps baseball: Fort Wayne club notches its first-ever nine-inning no-hitter, with four pitchers contributing to the win.

Chris Christie: New Jersey governor deflects charges that his weight-loss surgery portends a presidential bid with a heartfelt explanation that it was for his family.

Mark Sanford: Former South Carolina governor overcomes personal baggage to make a political comeback, winning a special election in a heavily Republican district to replace congressman who filled empty Senate seat.

Losers

Lauryn Hill: Grammy Award-winning rapper and actress sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion. She failed to pay taxes on more than $2 million in earnings.

Harrisburg: Pennsylvania city becomes the first U.S. municipality charged with securities fraud, for failing to disclose its financial woes over a failed incinerator project.

David Bisard: Suspended Indianapolis police officer will remain in jail until his October trial in Allen County. He was arrested on drunken-driving charges while out on bond on charges for an alcohol-related crash that killed a motorcyclist and critically injured two others.

Milestones

Jeanne Cooper: Soap star portrayed the strong-willed Katherine Chancellor on “The Young and the Restless” for nearly 40 years. She died at 84.

3D gun: Texas law student Cody Wilson creates – and fires – the world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology.

Dow Jones: Stock market index sets a new record, closing above 15,000 mark.

Cybercrime: Indictments reveal a monumental bank heist in which cyberthieves stole $45 million from automated teller machines in New York in a 10-hour period on Feb. 19.

One World Trade Center: Installation of 408-foot spire caps the building at a symbolic 1,776 feet. It is now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and third tallest in the world.

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