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Weekly scorecard


Heritage baseball: Patriots honor long-time assistant coach Don Grabner, who died last month, by wearing his jerseys in an 11-1 victory over Central Noble.

TinCaps baseball: Fort Wayne club notches its first-ever nine-inning no-hitter, with four pitchers contributing to the win.

Chris Christie: New Jersey governor deflects charges that his weight-loss surgery portends a presidential bid with a heartfelt explanation that it was for his family.

Mark Sanford: Former South Carolina governor overcomes personal baggage to make a political comeback, winning a special election in a heavily Republican district to replace congressman who filled empty Senate seat.


Lauryn Hill: Grammy Award-winning rapper and actress sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion. She failed to pay taxes on more than $2 million in earnings.

Harrisburg: Pennsylvania city becomes the first U.S. municipality charged with securities fraud, for failing to disclose its financial woes over a failed incinerator project.

David Bisard: Suspended Indianapolis police officer will remain in jail until his October trial in Allen County. He was arrested on drunken-driving charges while out on bond on charges for an alcohol-related crash that killed a motorcyclist and critically injured two others.


Jeanne Cooper: Soap star portrayed the strong-willed Katherine Chancellor on “The Young and the Restless” for nearly 40 years. She died at 84.

3D gun: Texas law student Cody Wilson creates – and fires – the world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology.

Dow Jones: Stock market index sets a new record, closing above 15,000 mark.

Cybercrime: Indictments reveal a monumental bank heist in which cyberthieves stole $45 million from automated teller machines in New York in a 10-hour period on Feb. 19.

One World Trade Center: Installation of 408-foot spire caps the building at a symbolic 1,776 feet. It is now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and third tallest in the world.