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  • Trust, but verify
     Indiana’s annual workplace fatality figures served up the proverbial good news/bad news this week: The state recorded the third-fewest deaths since 1992, but the number of on-the-job deaths grew over those in 2012.
  • Ulster's' 'Dr. No' learned value of 'yes'
    His followers called him “The Big Man,” and revered him as a leader. Others called him “Dr. No,” a sower of hatred and an enabler of violence.
  • BMV mess, Part II
    Governors shouldn't get mad, as a general rule. Anger and bravado can turn them into caricatures, like Rod Blagojevich of Illinois or Chris Christie of New Jersey.
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weekly scorecard

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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.


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.


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


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.