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Editorials

  • A questionable 'no'
    The legislature is used to paring or turning down requests for more money. But the Indiana Department of Child Services’ decision not to ask for increased staff next year merits further examination.
  • Ethics cloud hangs over new lawmaker
    If legislative leaders are serious about raising the ethical bar in the Indiana General Assembly, they suffered a setback with the election of Jon Ford on Nov. 4. He arrives at the Statehouse with some considerable baggage.
  • A questionable 'no'
    The legislature is used to paring or turning down requests for more money. But the Indiana Department of Child Services’ decision not to ask for increased staff next year merits further examination.
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Winners

Sen. Tom Wyss: Fort Wayne Republican honored with Distinguished Public Service Award by the Indiana American Legion. He authored a law this year to make it easier for service members to apply military skills to an Emergency Medical Services license.

Andrea R. Trevino: Fort Wayne attorney is named Allen County Circuit Court magistrate.

Nathan Woessner: Illinois 6-year-old is rescued after hours buried in collapsed sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Richard Cordray: Ohio Democrat is finally confirmed as first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Tossups

Goldman Sachs: Wall Street firm is in the news again as former trader Fabrice Tourre goes to court, accused of fraud in a mortgage bond deal that cost investors $1 billion. But Goldman Sachs has recovered nicely itself, announcing a net profit of $1.86 billion in the second quarter.

Rolling Stone: Magazine’s cover featuring accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev draws angry response and retailer boycotts, but the furor is likely to sell even more copies.

Losers

Bradley Manning: Military judge denies request to dismiss aid-to-enemy charge against Army private responsible for leak of classified government material.

Milestones

Paul Nieter: Fort Wayne attorney served the community as board member and counsel for United Way and as president of Lutheran Social Services. He died at 89.

Austin Goodrich: Spy for the CIA posed as a reporter for, among others, CBS and the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune. He died last month of Alzheimer’s.

Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid leader turns 95 in a South African hospital, “steadily improving” from a lung infection.

Twinkies: They’re back! Sugary confection returns to the grocery shelves in smaller form, with fewer calories and a longer expiration date.

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