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    Only 3 percent of motorists were affected by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles' bookkeeping mess; 100 percent of Hoosiers will suffer the consequences.
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    As luck would have it, a member of our editorial board was among the 254 Hoosiers to receive a second holiday-season letter from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  • Think GLOBAL, act RURAL
    To state the obvious – agriculture is critical to our rural economy. This has been true for more than two centuries and will likely be true for centuries to come.

Weekly scorecard



Trek the Trail: A record 170 bicyclists show up for the kickoff of the fourth season of city-sponsored bike rides that encourage people to get exercise and explore some of Fort Wayne’s lesser known corners.

Carroll High School: NACS school records the second highest graduation rate among all of the state’s public high schools. At 97.2 percent, it lagged only Crown Point High School.

Science Central: Downtown museum gets a colorful new logo to highlight its unique smokestack feature and its science focus.


Jo Ann Gora: Ball State president ranks as fifth highest-paid public university leader for 2011-12, but the figure is mostly a result of one-time deferred compensation. On base pay of $436,000, she’s just the third highest-paid college leader in Indiana.


Bloomberg News: Editor-in- chief apologizes after former employees disclose the financial news operation was using a function on its financial data terminals to view subscribers’ contact information and monitor log-in activity.

Vernon Hugh Bowman: Sandborn farmer loses his David and Goliath patent battle over his use of cheaper soybean seed for a late-season crop. U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules in agribusiness giant Monsanto’s favor.

Obama administration: Tea party scrutiny by the IRS, AP phone record subpoenas, continuing Benghazi questions. The hits just keep on coming.

Berkshire Hathaway: Standard & Poor’s downgrades its rating for conglomerate controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett, citing its heavy reliance on risky insurance company income.

Kanye West: Rapper’s $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador gets scraped by electronic gate at girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s LA mansion.


Ed Rice: Fort Wayne insurance exec was a long-time community volunteer, as board member at University of Saint Francis, Community Harvest Food Bank and more. He died Sunday at 81.

Sandy Hook Elementary: Newtown task force decides the school where 20 children and six adults were shot to death should be razed, but the replacement building will be on the same site.

Dr. Joyce Brothers: Psychologist who started the trend of the TV advice shows and made frequent appearances on popular TV shows, including “The Love Boat” and “The Simpsons,” died on Monday at 85.

Billie Sol Estes: Texas con man used his Washington connections to swindle millions in federal crop subsidies for non-existent crops; served two separate prison terms after his agricultural empire crumbled. He died Tuesday at 88.