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2008-06-25 15:02:58

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 25--Fewer than half of all teen girls in the nation who get pregnant before completing high school will graduate, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. While the birthrate among teenage girls in Indiana has dropped since 2000, 414,593 babies were born to females ages 15 to 19 in 2005, according to the most recent data available, in the 2008 Kids Count Data Book. When Megan Schatzman realized she was...

2008-06-20 12:00:17

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 20--The fate of the proposed Canyon Cliffs development, whose proximity to preserved and lightly developed land has generated fervent opposition, was delayed again Thursday. The Allen County Plan Commission split on both questions they must decide before the 28-home development, slated for 139 acres along Chapman Road between Coldwater Road and Richey Lane, can move forward. The commission's executive committee could have...

2008-06-20 12:00:07

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 20--Amelia Bucher held a tiny diaper in one hand and her Strawberry Shortcake doll in the other. Then she set the diaper down and carefully followed the instructor's directions on using the wipe to clean the baby's bottom before diapering the doll. It was serious business for the 3-year-old Fort Wayne girl, who is expecting a new baby brother or sister around Aug. 5. At Thursday's Baby Day Camp, sponsored by the Parkview...

2008-06-18 12:00:47

By The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 18--Two local students recently received special recognition for achievement during their college careers: --Samantha Dick of Fort Wayne was one of five graduates receiving the Heminway Medal for earning the highest grade-point average during their four years at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. She achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning bachelor's degrees in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, with a minor in...

2008-06-17 15:00:54

By Rod Rowe, Goshen News, Ind. Jun. 17--The Indiana RV industry is under attack and will be in the spotlight of a Senate hearing in July as the industry undergoes "a demogogic campaign," said U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, R-Fort Wayne. Rep. Souder spoke Monday to the Elkhart Rotary Club before meeting with local RV industry leaders. The U.S. Senate probe of three or four Indiana RV companies that made travel trailers for temporary housing for victims of the Katrina hurricane in Louisiana...

2008-06-17 12:00:41

By Jeff Wiehe, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 17--A Fort Wayne teenager sentenced to 50 years in prison for the brutal beating of a local business owner could be getting a new trial. A juror who helped convict 17-year-old Trevor Dakkar Hardy three months ago in the beating of Allen County Sweeper Co. owner Dale Skaggs may have recognized Skaggs and given an incorrect answer on his jury questionnaire, Hardy's lawyer said Monday. Every bone in Skaggs' face was broken in the...

2008-06-14 12:00:24

By The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 14--City officials this week announced awards from Fort Wayne's share of federal Community Development Block Grants to social-service agencies and charities: --Aging and In-Home Services, $7,000 for nutrition sites for the elderly --AISEDA (African Immigrants Social and Economic Development Agency Inc.), $10,000 for its job-coaching initiative --Allen County Council on Aging, $10,000 for medical, nutrition transportation --Blue Jacket...

2007-08-13 12:20:49

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Aug. 13--Walter Payton's professional life as a running back for the Chicago Bears centered on being part of a team. He rushed for 16,726 yards, caught 492 passes for 4,538 yards and scored 15 touchdowns during his career. In February 1999, 12 years into retirement, he announced he had a rare liver disease that would later turn to cancer. In doing so, he became part of a new kind of team with a new goal. "We formed our own team,...

2007-03-20 15:01:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mar. 20--In an 11th-hour change of plans, Triad Hospitals Inc. (TRI), parent company of Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network, will be owned by Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tenn. Officials from both companies announced the deal Monday. If the $6.8 billion sale is approved by Triad stockholders and meets all federal regulations, it will create the largest publicly traded hospital company in the nation, according to...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.