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Fired over a sandwich?

Posted: 11/17/2007 - A cafeteria worker in Washington D.C. was fired apparently after he served Indiana Congressman Mark Souder a toasted sandwich, instead of a grilled one.

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Purdue trustees to spend $16 million to renovate dorm

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The plan includes a new sprinkler system and will add air conditioning to all student rooms. Construction is scheduled to take place in three phases during the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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Ball State produces electronic field trips for national parks

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Electronic field trips are an increasingly popular classroom teaching tool. They incorporate Webcasts and video games to teach kids about different places. Several electronic field trips featuring different national parks have been produced.

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Mercury spill prompts closing of Marion middle school

Posted: 11/16/2007 - School district Superintendent Jeff Hendrix says none of the school's some 550 students or staff members became ill from the spill found Thursday. But because students might have tracked the mercury through the school, officials took some students' shoes and gave them shoes supplied by a discount store.

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DNR: Hunters should expect good deer season in Indiana

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Last year, an outbreak of an insect-borne disease called EHD reduced the deer herd by 20 to 30 percent in some western Indiana counties. But Mitchell says the herd in those areas appears to be recovering.

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Man out on bond for murder found shot to death in SUV

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Police found 30-year-old Donald D. Sutton dead behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade about 3:30 Thursday afternoon. They say Sutton's foot was still on the brake and the car's transmission was in drive. Shell casings were found by the driver's side door.

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Dyer hospital reopens after flood cleanup

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The hospital was damaged when Plum Creek overflowed into the first floor of the building during severe thunderstorms. Hospital president Thomas Gryzbek says the State Board of Health toured the hospital and determined that it was ready to return to full service.

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Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs plans each include hotels

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Indiana Downs attorney Lee McNeely says plans for the Shelbyville track include the addition of new racing barns and the optioning of 100-acres near the racetrack for a hotel complex.

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Indianapolis I-70 reconstruction project almost complete

Posted: 11/15/2007 - The Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says all lanes should be reopened in the next day or two. But he warns that commuters should still consider the area a construction zone.

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NCAA museum, headquarters remain closed

Posted: 11/15/2007 - NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson says the organization hopes to reopen the headquarters on Friday. However, the museum will remain closed indefinitely for repairs.

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Bertha Fry, world's 3rd oldest person, dies in Muncie

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Fry was born on December 1st, 1893, in Switzerland County in southeast Indiana. She attended Hanover College and was a school teacher. She had been living in a Muncie retirement community since 1979.

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