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Weekly scorecard

Winners

New Haven Intermediate School: East Allen County school, serving students in grades 3 to 5, is named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Agency’s 10th annual Brad Miller Gala, Auction and Golf Outing raises more than $280,000. The former Purdue standout and NBA star knows the program’s benefits – he’s a former Little Brother.

David Van Gilder, Yvette Gaff Kleven: Fort Wayne attorneys set to receive Randall T. Shepard Award for their effort on behalf of pro bono legal services in northeast Indiana.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Headed to the playoffs for the first time since 1992, the team has grabbed the city’s attention from the 0-3 Steelers.

Mike West: Floyds Knob man regains title of world arm wrestling champ, beating the Swiss opponent who dethroned him in 2012.

Losers

Ted Cruz: Texas senator ignores GOP colleagues’ advice and stages a 21-hour “filibuster” against Obamacare. In the end, even Cruz votes to end debate.

Tea party: Gallup poll finds 38 percent of Republicans identify as tea party supporters, compared to 65 percent in November 2010.

Tossups

Cindy’s Diner: Faces uprooting for development of $71 million Ash Brokerage headquarters downtown. City officials have pledged to find a nearby location for the Lincoln Highway landmark.

Milestones

David H. Hubel: The Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist whose map of the visual cortex pulled back the curtain on one of the brain’s most mysterious functions, sight, died Sunday in Lincoln, Mass. He was 87.

California paychecks: Gov. Jerry Brown OKs the nation’s first $10 state minimum wage.

Ruth Patrick: The scientist whose research on freshwater ecosystems led to groundbreaking ways to measure pollution in rivers and streams and recipient of dozens of the nation’s top science awards including the National Medal of Science, died Monday in Lafayette Hill, Pa. She was 105.

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