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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:00 am

Weekly scorecard

Winners

TinCaps: With an impressive 6-4 win over Bowling Green, 'Caps advance in Midwest League playoffs. They begin the first of a best-of-three series tonight at Parkview Field.

German sandcastle: Sculptors in Duisburg build a 55-foot tower to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle.

Dan Heyman: Correspondent for Public News Service is cleared of charges in a May incident at the West Virginia statehouse. He was arrested after “yelling” questions at Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, briefly jailed and charged with “willful disruption of governmental processes.”  

Tossups

Red Sox: Major League Baseball investigators discover playoff-bound team was stealing signals – which is allowed – with an Apple Watch – which, as technology – is not allowed. 

Losers

Denver nurses: Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center are suspended for three weeks for inappropriately viewing a deceased patient's body. The nurses allegedly admired the size of the man's genitals, at one point opening a body bag. A hospital spokesman confirmed details of the incident.

Kimberley Paige Barnett: Candidate for mayor in Charlotte, North Carolina, advertised on Facebook that she was “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.” The North Carolina Republican Party immediately distanced itself from the former county magistrate judge.

Milestones

Merlin: 65-lb. African land tortoise, a beloved pet owned by the Chapel family, is shot and killed by a neighbor after he wandered off from the family's Zionsville home.

'Zombie' coyotes: Strange-looking doglike animals sighted in some parts of Cook County, Illinois, are coyotes suffering from a contagious disease called sarcoptic mange, the Chicago Tribune reported. In addition to fur loss and blighted skin, the condition causes eye problems that force the so-called “zombie coyotes” to hunt for food during the day.   

Victoria Spartz: Chief financial officer for the Indiana attorney general's office and a native of Ukraine wins GOP caucus to fill unfinished term of Sen. Luke Kenley,R-Noblesville.

Kate Millett:  Author of “Sexual Politics,” the 1970 book the New York Times called “the bible of women's liberation,” died at 82 Wednesday in Paris.

Quotable

“This is going to change the whole dynamic for September and, quite frankly, for the Republican establishment for the remainder of the 115th Congress. The truth of the matter is, they don't need money to build a wall in Texas, but to rebuild the shoreline in Texas.” –  G. William Hoagland, a longtime budget adviser to Senate Republicans who is now a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center

 “To borrow a phrase from our president, let's all work together to make American health great again.” – former Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, at his swearing-in ceremony as U.S. surgeon general Tuesday