BC-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN
Sep. 03, 2018
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WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower's trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country's outgoing president for his help on border security and agriculture. Both developments offered fresh evidence of how Trump has made trade policy the connective tissue that ties together different elements of his "America First" foreign policy and syncs up them with his political strategy for the 2020 presidential election. Trump's 2016 triumph was paved in part by his support among blue-collar voters in Midwestern manufacturing states. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 750 words, photos.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The president's attack came after Trumka appeared on "Fox News Sunday" over the weekend where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. Trumka, whose organization is an umbrella group for most unions, said the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico are "integrated" and "it's pretty hard to see how that would work without having Canada in the deal." SENT: 350 words, photos. Moving in national services.
AROUND THE STATE:
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's sheriffs say they need more state money to cover the costs of holding low-level nonviolent felons in county jails. Indiana's county jails currently get a $35 per-day payment for every Level 6 felon they house. But it's been at least 30 years since that amount changed, according to the Indiana Sheriffs' Association. "The cost of housing and putting persons in jail as far as food and gas for transportation and just the staff that it takes to man some of the mental illness folks that we're having to deal with, some of the drug addictions that we're seeing that we didn't have 30 years ago necessarily to the degree that we do today, are a real challenge," said Hendricks County Sheriff Brett Clark. SENT: 350 words.
EXCHANGE-INTERSTATE 69 DEVELOPMENT
BARGERSVILLE — Years ago, when local leaders envisioned the future Interstate 69 traveling through northwestern Johnson County, the entire route was lined with businesses. Now, that vision has changed, and those developments would be centralized around certain interchanges. And what would be built would depend on its location, since officials have different ideas for the three different I-69 interchanges planned in Johnson County. What you won't see: truck stops and gas stations that have been developed around other nearby interstate exits. By Annie Goeller. Daily Journal. SENT: 750 words, photos requested.
EXCHANGE-MARCHING HUNDRED HOME
BLOOMINGTON — David Woodley doesn't have to cancel practice because of weather anymore. In a quarter century as director of Indiana University's Marching Hundred, the band has never had a true indoor rehearsal space until now. This is the first football season the band will get to use Ray E. Cramer Marching Hundred Hall. Located at the corner of 17th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, the 30,000-square-foot building has restrooms, locker rooms, storage space and multiple rehearsal rooms. One of those rehearsal rooms is large enough for all the band's 300 members, allowing Woodley to still have practice, even when it rains. By Michael Reschke. The Herald-Times. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— SOUTH BEND-TANKER FIRE: A fuel tanker caught fire on the U.S. 31/20 bypass in South Bend, sending flames high into the predawn sky and damaging the roadway's pavement. Police say residents were evacuated from some nearby homes after the fire started about 4:30 a.m. Monday on the city's far west side near South Bend International Airport.
— INDIANA STATE ENROLLMENT: Indiana State University's student enrollment is down 5 percent from last year's record level. University officials say 13,045 students enrolled for this fall's semester on the Terre Haute campus.
— AIRMAIL MUSEUM-FORT WAYNE: Indiana's U.S. senators have introduced legislation designating a large aircraft hangar in Fort Wayne as the site of a proposed National Airmail Museum.
For weeks, the Purdue Boilermakers kept hearing the questions about their receivers. It took Rondale Moore one game to provide the answer. The question is what will the true freshman do for an encore after breaking the school's single-game record for all-purpose, which lasted nearly 46 years. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
The Indiana Hoosiers kept talking about forcing turnovers throughout the offseason. On Saturday night, they produced. With three first-half turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown, coach Tom Allen was happy. But he expects to see even more this week — and in future games. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan is determined not to let a loss ruin its season. The 14th-ranked Wolverines opened the season Saturday night with a loss at No. 12 Notre Dame. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
The NCAA is back in court Tuesday in the Northern District of California, defending its amateurism model against plaintiffs who compensating major college football and basketball players with just a scholarship violates federal antitrust laws. By Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 500 words.
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