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Winners

Marching bands: Seven areas bands – Homestead, Carroll, DeKalb, Concordia, Angola, Norwell and Adams Central – are vying for state championship titles at Lucas Oil Stadium today.

App-y tax day: New app allows Allen County residents to pay property taxes by smartphone or mobile tablet. Type ACIMAP.US/MPATI into the Web browser and enter your address.

Foster Park neighborhood: The south side neighborhood is now part of the National Register of Historic Places, making it the fifth Fort Wayne property or neighborhood to receive the designation this year.

Tossups

Tourney turn: Reaction to a proposed refinement of Indiana high school class basketball tournaments seemed muted at a boys media day at Northrop. Plan would replace current four-class system with three, each with two divisions.

Losers

Penn State: Settles 26 claims of sexual abuse involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for $59.7 million.

Cecilia Abadie: California woman is ticketed by California Highway Patrol for distracted driving. She was wearing Google Glass, the computer-equipped eyewear.

Rob Ford: Police say they have video that appears to show Toronto’s mayor smoking crack cocaine. Ford denies doing anything wrong.

Food banks, pantries: Millions of Americans, including at least 925,000 Hoosiers, begin seeing cuts to welfare benefits that help them buy food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Downtown drivers: If you finally figured out how to find the cheese despite the Main Street sewer work, get your whiskers in gear for the Clinton Street portion to begin next week. By the time you get that figured out, though, the work will move to Calhoun.

Milestones

William Katip: Sixth president of Grace College & Seminary is inaugurated at Winona Lake.

Asian carp: Grass carp have begun reproducing in the Great Lakes watershed, scientists find, increasing concerns that the more invasive Asian breed may not be far behind.

The sunburst Fender Stratocaster: Bob Dylan played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival; it is perhaps the most historic instrument in rock. It’s coming up for auction Dec. 6, where it could bring half a million dollars. Dylan’s three-song set, marking his move from acoustic folk to electric rock ’n’ roll, was met by boos. Rolling Stone called it one of the most notable events in music history.

Anca Petrescu: Chief architect of “Palace of the People” in Bucharest, Romania, a structure that has been described as a huge Stalinist wedding cake, is the world’s second-largest administrative building after the Pentagon and backdrop for a moonwalk by Michael Jackson. She died of complications of a car wreck. She was 64.

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