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Cory Schouten

Soggy Indy 500 doesn't dampen spirits

INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Buddy Rice took the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500 Sunday, the rain had scared off about half of Kevin Kuehn's group of friends from Green Bay, Wis. But Kuehn, sporting a Coors Light hat and a red rain jacket, said after the race that the wait was worth it. "It's Indy," he said, as the track-side screen flashed a tornado warning. "We'll be back next year." The day at the track began and ended with ominous storm clouds and downpours, but somehow, amid a windy, stormy afternoon, there was time for 180 laps and an exciting finish -- a payoff for thousands of soggy, but enthusiastic, race fans.

Jailer to face 2 charges in Taser death

A Monroe County jailer has been charged with two counts of felony battery in the case of a Bedford man who died while being booked into jail. At a hearing Wednesday at the Monroe County Justice Building, Judge Marc Kellams said he found probable cause for the arrest of jailer David Shaw, who used a Taser gun to repeatedly shock James Borden last November.

Parents resolve fraternity lawsuit

The parents of an IU sophomore who died almost three years ago from injuries he suffered at a Theta Chi rush party have settled a lawsuit they filed against the fraternity. A jury trial had been scheduled for Nov. 17 in the U.S. District Court of Southern Indiana, but at the last minute, attorneys scheduled a settlement conference for Wednesday.

Chancellor blasts story

In a letter to the editors of Time magazine, IU-Bloomington Chancellor Sharon Brehm accuses the weekly newsmagazine of exploiting and sensationalizing IU's party image. In its May 12 edition, Time published an article describing IU's party scene, with the headline "When they party, they party hearty."

Bubbles and No. 2 pencils

Tests are on George Boyd's mind this time of year. Tests in medical science. Tests in political science. Tests in business. Tests in English. Even tests in physical education.

Town honors fallen IDS alum

In Shelbyville, Ind., middle and high school classes let out early Wednesday. The mayor's office shut its doors at 1 p.m. And an entire town stopped to remember a city council member, state representative and longtime teacher -- IU grad and former IDS sports editor W. Roland Stine.

The death of dead week

I heard the rumor too. Professors are supposed to relax on the assignments and tests this week so students can diligently prepare for finals week.

Another Little 5 walk of shame

Every year, MaryEllen Diekhoff looks forward to Little 500 weekend. She loves working Saturday and Sunday. And it gets even better as she gets older.

IU trash could be your treasure

Ever wondered what happens to the old tables, chairs and dressers when a residence hall gets new furniture? Or where old computers go when campus labs are replaced? Or what happens to the old basketball rims and exercise equipment from the Student Recreational Sports Center?

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TESTING THE WATERS -- G107: Physical Systems of Environment students measure the flow of the Jordan River for a class project.

ANTHRAX SCARE -- Bloomington Township Fire Department Chief Faron Livingston and Firefighter Laura Seib look through a plastic bag at the powdery substance found Tuesday in a Wright Quad bathroom.

Senior Camille Jones avoids the rain during a tour group Friday, Oct. 5. Jones has been a tour guide for two years.

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