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    “Two steps forward, one step back” could be the motto for the East Allen County Schools board, where efforts at district improvement seem inevitably to be disrupted by infighting and conflict.
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Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Parkview Hospital Randallia: Officials announce $3.5 million investment in renovation work at near-north-side hospital, adding to renovations made since the Parkview Regional Medical Center opened in March.

Junior PGA: Championship event records another successful run – its third consecutive – at Jack Nicklaus-designed Sycamore Hills.

Tea party: Backed by Sarah Palin and other tea party leaders, Ted Cruz defeats GOP favorite to win nomination for U.S. Senate seat in Texas.

Wild cards: Major League Baseball’s new playoff system, with an extra wild card in each league, appears to be prompting more interest in more cities.

Michael Phelps: U.S. swimmer convincingly adds to his record-shattering career with title for most Olympic medals won.

Tossups

Federal Reserve: The Fed votes to stay in a holding pattern, disappointing those who wanted another economic stimulus initiative. But it issues a statement saying it will act if hiring remains anemic.

Losers

Women’s badminton: Eight female doubles players are disqualified after charges they threw matches to earn more favorable slots in Olympic competition.

Kurt Holland: Hired by GOP to follow and record Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly, campaign “tracker” mistakenly pursues Marion County Judge Jose Salinas, who becomes nervous and alerts police.

Greg Ballard: Indy mayor catches heat for giving double-digit raises to top assistants.

Milestones

Joseph Christoff: The veteran local attorney was a city court judge and longtime community volunteer who helped launch the Allen County Mental Health Association and served on the city Plan Commission. He died at 83.

Gore Vidal: Prolific American writer offered sharp critiques on politics and society. He died Tuesday at 86.

Snoop Dogg: Releases album of reggae music, says he is Bob Marley reincarnated and changes his name to Snoop Lion. (He started out in life as Calvin Broadus.)

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