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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, October 07, 2017 1:00 am

Weekly scorecard

Winners

Eagle's Wings Air: Fort Wayne company that works with major airlines and funeral homes to transport bodies waives fees for victims of mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Tossups

IU football program:  Recently discovered June 1914 letter reveals then-head coach C.C. Childs declined IU president's suggestion he hire a young Notre Dame assistant coach named Knute Rockne for the upcoming season. Childs left two years later after only six victories. Later, Rockne became a Notre Dame legend, winning 105 games and three national championships in 13 years as head coach.

Losers

Tim Murphy: Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, an ardent abortion opponent, resigned Thursday after reports he had asked a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to have an abortion. 

Harvey Weinstein: New York Times investigation shows powerful Hollywood producer and Democratic Party supporter paid off at least eight women to silence sexual harassment charges. 

Milestones

Paula Autry: The former CEO of  Detroit Medical Center's Sinai-Grace Hospital named CEO of Lutheran Hospital.

Santa Claus: Turkish archaeologists discover a tomb of the original Santa, also known as St. Nicholas, not at the North Pole but beneath his namesake church near the Mediterranean Sea.

Tom Petty:  Rock singer/songwriter beloved since the 1970s died at 66 in Los Angeles Monday. 

Joe Tiller: Purdue's winningest coach took his team to the 2001 Rose Bowl and mentored NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees, Kyle Orton and Curtis Painter. He died at 74 Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming.

Monty Hall:  Longtime host of “Let's Make a Deal” died last Saturday at 96 in Beverly Hills, California.

Quotable

“When someone with a beard attacks us, we tap phones, we invoke travel bans, we build walls, we take every possible precaution to make sure it doesn't happen again. But when an American buys a gun and kills other Americans, then there's nothing we can do about that.” – Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, in an emotional monologue after a gunman killed 58 people in his hometown of Las Vegas

“It's funny to hear a female talk about routes.”  – Quarterback Cam Newton, mocking football writer Jourdan Rodrigue's question about Carolina Panthers strategy during a news conference