IN.gov: State website picks up two awards for transparency during Sunshine Week. It got a Sunny Award from the Sunshine Review, a national non-profit promoting government transparency, and an A- rating from the United States Public Interest Research Group.
Rick Santorum: The underdog Republican presidential candidate wins both Alabama and Mississippi primaries, gaining momentum and keeping his candidacy alive.
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs: U.S. News and World Report ranks the graduate school second best in nation.
Columbia City taxpayers: New limits on take-home-car policy will reduce police car presence on city streets – but, with gasoline bordering on $4 a gallon, will save taxpayers money.
Carl Brizzi: The Indiana Supreme Court issues a public reprimand against the former Marion County prosecutor – and Charlie Whites attorney – for making prejudicial public statements in two cases as a prosecutor.
Big banks: Managers at major mortgage lenders were aware of widespread problems with foreclosures, even encouraging deceptive practices by employees, report by the inspector general of the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows. Also this week, banks agree to $25 billion settlement connected to foreclosure mistakes.
Parkview Field: Unwanted species of grass infests the turf, which must be replaced at the end of the TinCaps season at a cost of up to $140,000.
Goldman Sachs: Former employees New York Times confessional reveals investment firm customers were referred to as muppets.
Red meat: New study shows any amount and any type of red meat can significantly increase risk of premature death.
Encyclopaedia Britannica: After 244 years, the worlds oldest encyclopedia discontinues its printed edition and will be available only on the Web. The company sold only 8,000 sets of its last edition, published in 2010 at a price of $1,395 each, and 4,000 sets remain in a warehouse.