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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:00 am

Weekly scorecard


Manchester University: A $5 million gift from a 1940 graduate boosts efforts toward the $8.5 million Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center, which will serve as home for the College of Business and student services. Groundbreaking for the university's $1 million Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center is Feb. 1.


Chocolate: Cacao plants, from which chocolate is made, could disappear by 2050 as a result of warmer temperatures and drier weather, according to scientists. But researchers at the University of California are working with candymaker Mars to produce plants that will survive harsher conditions.

AT&T: Company credits federal tax overhaul in announcing it will award holiday bonuses to 200,000 workers, but fails to mention it will eliminate thousands of jobs, including many in Indiana.


Logan Paul: American YouTube star with 15 million followers shares a video of a Japanese suicide victim.

Nick Popovich: Indiana Tax Court rejects Indiana man's assertion that he was a professional gambler, ruling him ineligible to claim gambling losses on his state income tax return. Popovich lost $450,000 in 2003 before winning $44,200 in 2004, the year he attempted to claim a deduction.

Colts ticket refund: Bill to require the NFL franchise to offer refunds to fans if Colts players kneel during the national anthem is benched. House Speaker Brian Bosma said it faced constitutional challenges and will not be called out of committee.


Medical device tax: The 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales, originally approved as part of the Affordable Care Act, goes into effect. It was on hold for two years, but Congress never approved its repeal.

Dow Jones: The Wall Street index trades above 25,000 for the first time in history on Thursday.

Election fraud commission: Panel headed by Vice President Mike Pence is abruptly disbanded by the president. The panel faced at least eight lawsuits from states challenging its authority in demanding voter records it sought to prove election fraud.


“If he would've known who we are, he wouldn't have done this.” – Louay Nassri, president of the Masjid Al Salam mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after he paid the fine of Abraham Davis, who was convicted of vandalism for painting swastikas and obscene phrases on the mosque. Members of the mosque heard Davis was having trouble paying the fine and might face a six-year prison term.

“The alphabet now ends at Y.” – Jamie Clark, daughter of crime novelist Sue Grafton, who died last week at 77 in Santa Barbara, California. From 1981's “A is for Alibi” to “Y is for Yesterday,” which was released in August, Grafton wrote 25 “alphabet mysteries.”