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Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:00 am

Weekly scorecard

Winners

Zachary Benedict, John Urbahns: American Institute of Architects of Indiana honors Fort Wayne residents for work improving their community through design. Benedict received the Edward D. Pierre Award for work exploring how architecture and urbanism benefit rural communities; Urbahns received the Walter S. Blackburn Award for work on Greater Fort Wayne's efforts to build the regional economy.

River cleanup: Volunteers haul two trailers full of trash and tires from the Maumee River and shoreline in an event co-sponsored by BCS Management of Fort Wayne and Maumee Rentals of Antwerp, Ohio.

Tossups

Parking control: City clerk asks to add a seventh parking officer to staff at a cost of $46,000. The extra expense will allow enforcement on a second shift and relieve pressure on police to enforce parking regulations at hospitals and shopping centers.

Chicago prescriptions: Chicago City Council to consider forbidding pharmacists to serve more than 10 patients an hour, a proposal prompted by a Chicago Tribune investigation that showed a majority of pharmacists failing to alert customers to drug interactions. But Garth Reynolds, head of Illinois' pharmacy association, told a council committee millions of prescriptions could go unfilled if the rule were enacted, the Tribune reported.

Losers

Soda tax: The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to end Chicago's highly unpopular tax on soft drinks just months after it was implemented. 

Milestones

Y.A. Tittle: Quarterback who led the New York Giants to three titles and was immortalized in a 1964 photo as he recovered from a hard hit from a Pittsburgh lineman died at 90 Sunday. His full name was Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr.

Connie Hawkins: His career was hampered by false accusations he had been involved in a point-shaving scandal, but Hawkins was still considered one of the best basketball players of all time. He died Friday at 75.

Condoleezza Rice and John Jenkins: In the wake of an FBI investigation into bribery and fraud in several college basketball programs, former Secretary of State Rice has been asked to head an NCAA commission to look into the way the sport is run. The Rev. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president, will also be part of the 14-member body. 

Quotable

“It's hard to justify withholding information after a governor leaves office. It makes it look like they aren't subscribing to good open government practices.” – Nate Jones, director of the Freedom of Information Act Project at George Washington University's National Security Archive, which advocates for government transparency

 

“I'm not a punchline. I'm a human being and I belong to people.” – Monica Lewinsky, discussing a public-service announcement she made for Bullying Prevention Month

 

“All of a sudden, it's become a big deal now, about oppression. There has been no oppression in the last 100 years, that I know of.” – former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, in a radio interview, discussing NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. He issued an apology the next day and said he meant professional football and not society as a whole.