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Ian Rolland

Rolland honored

Ian Rolland, the former Lincoln National Corp. chairman and CEO and longtime civic leader, receives the state's highest honor – the Sachem award – today in a Statehouse ceremony.

Gov. Mitch Daniels will present the award. Daniels began granting the award to distinguish the most worthy recipients after thousands of Sagamore of the Wabash awards were granted.

Sachem, like Sagamore, refers to a top Indian chief.

Secret Service scrutiny

The Senate judiciary Committee holds hearings today on the Secret Service prostitution scandal.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be the first on the hot seat, fielding questions about the embarrassing events in Colombia. Expect Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, to ask questions about how thorough the investigation has been. Republican senators will most likely ask tough questions in an effort to score political points.

Postal help

The Senate could vote today on a bill intended to save thousands of low-revenue post offices as well as Saturday mail delivery.

Though the Postal Service says those steps are needed to become profitable, the measure would give the service $11 billion to help the mail agency avert bankruptcy.

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