The Marion Chronicle-Tribune goes into detail about the car crash on I-69 at the Delaware-Grant County line which resulted from the actions of a Middletown man in driving the wrong-way on the highway.
Reporter Barry William Walsh reports that the head-on crash could have killed a Fort Wayne woman and a LaGrange County man who were traveling in the southbound lane Tuesday night. Luckily, the couple escaped with minor injuries.
The man who caused the crash was only slightly injured himself and fled on foot. He was subdued by a Taser used by Gas City Police Captain Eric Treon.
Reid Chapman, who had been the longtime general manager of WANE TV from the 1950's to the 1970's, has died at age 86.
Mr. Chapman was a nice man. He was always courteous in his dealings with the public.
He will be most noted, I think, for the seriousness with which he regarded the responsibility licensed broadcast television owed the public it served. He was the host of "Meet the Manager" on Sundays on WANE TV for years. He helped to demystify the procedures and processes of the station for the public. He read letters from WANE's viewers on the air and answered the questions posed in those letters.
While he took the public responsibility of broadcasting seriously, he didn't take himself too seriously during "Meet the Manager." He often made gentle, humorous, self-deprecating remarks during his time on the air.
In recent years, he was involved in ensuring that the Radio Reading Service maintained its presence serving the vision impaired population of northeast Indiana.
His sense of journalistic service set a strong example at home as well. Several of his children became involved in journalism.
America's Most Wanted, meet America's D-list celebrities.
Production has begun on the CBS reality entry "Armed and Famous," which
follows five "celebrities" as they train to become police officers in Muncie,
Erik Estrada -- who played a freeway patrolman on "CHiPs" -- is undergoing
police training with singer La Toya Jackson, son-of-Ozzy Jack Osbourne, pro
wrestler Trish Stratus and "Jackass" star Jason Acuna (aka Wee Man).
[ ... ]
"Armed and Famous" will follow the five stars as they experience the same
training police reserve officers go through, followed by graduation. After that,
the celebs will go on patrol (while carrying guns) with the same training
officers who traditionally ride with rookies.
Allen County Republican County Chairman Steve Shine forwarded the following letter to a number of Republican officials and supporters earlier today:
For many decades, I have dedicated myself to making the Allen County Republican Party Indiana’s premiere political organization. I have committed myself to being a chairman and a leader in whom you could vest your trust.
For the past two years, I have done this while also working hard to see my family through very troubling, personal times. Most families have the good fortune to experience their difficult moments in private. Unfortunately, as you have seen in recent days, that has not been the case for the Shine family.
Simply put, I love serving as your chairman. I deeply appreciate the support you have shown me. You have my assurance that I have led my life, both public and private, with integrity,
decency and unwavering respect for the people around me.
I believe I have done my job as chairman in such a way that, were it not for the recent public disclosures, you would never have known of my family’s personal troubles.
I am also confident that this episode will be resolved soon, with all involved concluding that frayed nerves – and not some other unthinkable offense – were to blame.
WAJI Majic 95.1 will be interviewing video producer (and rap artist) Joe Wood at 7:20 AM today on Majic in the Morning.
Mr. Wood, a graduate of Carroll High School, is the director and star of a top YouTube video, "Fast Food Freestyle."
Majic discovered Mr. Wood's video through Fort Wayne Observed. In turn, FWOb owes a hat tip to Pat McAlister for sending FWOb word of the YouTube phenomenon created by Mr. Wood.
Who will follow Mr. Wood on the next hour on Majic? That would be Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
"Fast Food Freestyle" has attracted over one million views on YouTube. It's so popular that others are starting to post "Fast Food Freestyle" tributes, parodies and take-offs on YouTube including this one of "Fast Food Freestyle" with SpongeBob Squarepants.
Today's News-Sentinel notes the release of an Indiana State Police report concerning an investigation of an incident on the evening of November 9th at the home of Allen County Republican Chairman Steven R. Shine on Liberty Mills Road. Mr. Shine spoke with a reporter from the newspaper in response to the report being released.
“I want the public to know how challenging it can be for families: finances, children’s problems, drugs,” he said. “Family values are important … but life isn’t perfect. I have yet to find an Ozzie and Harriet. This is part of life.”