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Weekly scorecard


Ray Begovich: Franklin University journalism professor uncovers a film showing President Franklin Roosevelt being pushed in a wheelchair. FDR’s disability was kept secret until after his death.

IUPUI: The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy cuts the ribbon on the Stalk Stoker, a new system that converts fibrous plant materials into synthetic gas.

Indiana State Bar Association: State legal group gives $50,000 in financial assistance to 19 clients who paid a Carmel defense attorney for services never performed. Attorney Sarah Nagy has been suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court.


Mortgage rates: Average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage climbs to 4.51 percent, the highest mark in almost two years. But it’s still a long way from 1981’s average rate of 16.63 percent.


Adam Kokesh: Former Marine who planned an “Open Carry March” on Washington, D.C., to protest the district’s gun restriction is picked up on drug charges, accused of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms while also having a gun.

Apple: In antitrust suit, federal judge rules the technology giant conspired to fix prices on electronic books.

Gov. Bob McDonnell: Virginia Republican who called for austerity measures is embroiled in scandal after news that a campaign contributor picked up the tab for his daughter’s wedding and bought him a Rolex and more.

Kerry Khan: Former Army Corps of Engineers employee who masterminded what authorities call the largest bribery and “bid-steering scheme in the history of federal contracting” is sentenced to 235 months in prison and ordered to pay $32 million restitution.

“Michigan”: That’s what 12-year-old Ohio State fan Grant Reed named his brain tumor. After surgery and chemotherapy, doctors confirm that Grant did, indeed, beat Michigan.


Masao Yoshida: The nuclear engineer credited with minimizing the damage caused after a tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011 died Tuesday. He was 58.

Chicago homicides: Death toll passes 200, but falls about 10 percent below 10-year average for the first half of the year.

Charles “Chuck” Foley: Minnesota man developed Twister, the party game that became a hit after it was featured on “The Tonight Show” in 1966. Foley, who held 97 patents, died at age 82.