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4:05 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Improved Offense Leads Purdue Football To Season-opening Win

Playing a young Western Michigan team, Purdue worked out some of the kinks in an offense that was woeful in 2013.
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Purdue's football team was outgained through the air. It committed more penalties than Western Michigan. And sophomore quarterback Danny Etling looked at times like he was trying to throw the football through a wall, rather than to a receiver.

But a more explosive offense and a key interception that led to a touchdown helped the Boilers prevail Saturday, 43-34.

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Government
4:47 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

GOP Shakeup: Mourdock Resigns As Treasurer, Bosma Back-benches Turner

Richard Mourdock (left) and then-Sen. Richard Lugar debate during the 2012 primary election season.
Credit Darron Cummings, The Associated Press / Courtesy Indiana Debate Commission

The ranks of leadership among Republicans at the Indiana Statehouse changed dramatically Friday. 

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock  announced his resignation, four months before his term expires. 

Then, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) will no longer be part of the House GOP leadership team.

Mourdock's Tenure Questioned For Years

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Sports
2:47 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: August 29

Purdue's athletic director says he doesn't think any voting that happens on new pay-for-play rules will come down to the "haves" versus the "have-nots".
Credit Purdue Athletics

Some questions for the inaugural edition of the program:

About the ongoing court battle between the NCAA and athletes who feel they’ve never been fairly compensated for schools using their likenesses: what’s your position generally – do you side with the students or the NCAA?

The latest finding in the case is that schools can pay up to $5,000 per student, per year – so about $20,000 for a four-year athlete. Is that a fair wage?

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Health
10:59 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Indiana Keeping Up With National Vaccination Average

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The Centers for Disease Control says Indiana ranks well when it comes to childhood immunizations.

The CDC released its National Immunization Survey Thursday.

he survey says the entire nation did better in 2013 than in 2012 in immunizing infants between the ages of 19 months to 35 months of age.

CDC Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Cohn says Indiana‘s measles coverage is 92%.

She says that comes as the CDC has noted a rise in measles cases.

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Sports
6:39 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Previewing The 2014 Purdue Football Season: Things Can Only Get Better

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The Purdue Football team kicks off the season tomorrow against Western Michigan.

The Boilermakers are trying to rebound from a one-and-eleven finish last year.

Tim Newton, who is in his fifth season as the Boilermaker’s radio play-by-play announcer, talks about his expectations for the 2014 Boilermakers.

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Sports
6:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

INDOT To Name Road For State's Most Decorated Olympian

The Lafayette native and Purdue grad dominated jumping events for a decade at the start of the 20th Century.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Ray Ewry won eight gold medals in track and field during the 1900, 1904 and 1908 Olympic Games. For 12 years, he held the world record for most Olympics medals won by any competitor, summer or winter.

INDOT will name a portion of U.S. 52 and 231 between Martin Jischke Drive and Lindberg Road in West Lafayette for Ewry, who was born in Lafayette and received an engineering degree from Purdue.

Ewry dominated the standing long jump, standing triple jump and standing high jump events in the first three Olympics of the 20th century.

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General News
1:40 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

AAA Predicts Busy Holiday Travel

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Triple-A says Labor Day travel will be the strongest since 2008.

Hoosier Motor Club spokesperson Greg Seiter says they‘re projecting 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home during the upcoming holiday weekend.

That‘s up 1.3% over this time last year.

Seiter says it may be a sign that people are feeling better about the economy.

He adds this comes despite the fact that gas prices are currently rising in Indiana.

Seiter says that‘s due in part the holiday itself and a BP refinery explosion in Whiting.

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General News
1:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Urban Search And Rescue Teams Monitoring Federal Budget Talks

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Urban search and rescue teams are awaiting the outcome of another round of budget talks in Washington.

Indiana‘s Task Force One is one of 28 federally-funded search-and-rescue teams which race to disasters from the Washington mudslides to tornadoes in Arkansas.

But the annual stalemate over the federal budget creates some uncertainty.

Task Force One program manager Tom Neal says even the stopgap resolutions which lately have taken the place of formal budgets aren‘t a solution, because the task forces‘ money comes in the form of a grant, not a budget line item.

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Government
1:04 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton

The mayor says he's more optimistic about the future of the Hoosier State Line, whose future he worried about last month.
Credit courtesy Crawfordsville mayor's office

Some questions for Mayor Barton this month:

You weren’t optimistic last month about the future of Amtrak service, in part because several cities along the line didn’t intend to pay. In that time, both Indianapolis and Beech Grove have agreed to pay through the end of January. To what do you attribute that?

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General News
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Purdue Assisting In The Battle Against Ebola

Members of the Pen-Pen Peace Network watch videos in late July as part of their training with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Ebola.
Credit Purdue Peace Project / http://www.cla.purdue.edu/ppp/

Purdue experts are doing their part to try and prevent the spread of Ebola.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. David Sanders and Purdue Peace Project director Dr. Stacey Connaughton discuss the university’s efforts on both the medical and social fronts.

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