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  • This March 15, 2017 photo shows the three new tokens in Atlantic City, N.J., that fans from around the world have voted into upcoming editions of the board game Monopoly: a duck, a T-Rex dinosaur and a penguin. Hasbro Inc. revealed the results of voting on Friday, March 17, 2017. Leaving the game will be the boot, wheelbarrow and thimble tokens. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

  • Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal poses for a photo Aug. 1, 2016, in Chicago. Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who brightened lives with her wide-eyed spirit and broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason, died Monday, March 13, 2017. She was 51. (Kevin Nance/Chicago Tribune via AP)

  • Robert Kelly, right, a political science professor at Pusan National University, waits for a press conference with his wife Jung-a Kim, left, and children James and Marion, at the university in Busan, South Korea, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. As Kelly speaks from his home office via Skype with BBC about the just-ousted South Korean president, his eyes dart left as he watches on his computer screen as his young daughter parades into the room behind him. Her jaunty entrance resembles the exuberant march of the Munchkins celebrating the Wicked Witch’s death in the “The Wizard of Oz.” (Ha Kyung-min/Newsis via AP)

Friday, March 17, 2017 10:01 pm

Weekly scorecard

Winners

Rose-Hulman: A one-of-a-kind McLaren P1 sports car donated by a graduate is auctioned off for $2.39 million. Proceeds from the anonymous donor’s gift will establish a chair honoring a longtime mathematics professor at the Terre Haute engineering school.

Colorado Rockies: Cleverly mark Pi Day on Tuesday by posting a photo on its Twitter feed of the team lined up so the numbers on player uniforms are the first 30 digits of pi.

Tossups

Alien signs?: Scientists from Harvard University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics published a paper suggesting strange bursts of radio waves picked up by observatories may be signs of extraterrestrial life. Or, they said, there might be other explanations.

Monopoly tokens: Monopoly-maker Hasbro revealed three new gamepieces that fans selected in an online vote: a penguin, a duckie and a tyrannosaur. But some players will miss the wheelbarrow, the boot and the thimble – tokens that are getting the boot.

Losers

Qassim Girls Council: Suggesting progress in Saudi Arabia, a nation infamous for its treatment of women, a photo from the country’s Qassim region captures the first meeting of the council – with 13 men. The female members were in another room, linked by video because unrelated men and women are not permitted to mix – a strictly enforced state policy.

Chicago: Windy City’s luck runs out, with a major snowstorm interrupting what has been an unusually dry, warm winter. Lake-effect snow Monday and Tuesday closed schools and tied up traffic throughout the region.

Milestones

Mari Evans: Indianapolis poet well known in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s died last week. She was 93.

Quotable

"When I read her words for the first time, I was shocked at the beauty, slightly surprised at the incredible prose given her condition and, of course, emotionally ripped apart." – Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s husband, Jason, the subject of her "You may want to marry my husband," which went viral after it was published in the New York Times earlier this month. She died Monday at age 51.

"The neighbor’s daughter and I were outside and we heard the bullet whiz by. It went whirr, thump." – Kathy Wise of Spencer, Indiana, who told an Indianapolis TV reporter her home has been hit by bullets from a nearby shooting range.

"This is the sort of thing that a lot of working parents can relate to. Your children sort of interrupt you in the middle of some sort of project." – Robert Kelly, professor whose Skype interview with the BBC went hyper-viral after his young daughter danced into his office followed by his infant son and his panicked wife.