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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

February 6, 2019

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of Feb. 9-10. May be updated. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the AP-Indiana bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org.



INDIANAPOLIS _ Marrying science fiction, space exploration, intellectual freedom and the human heart is no simple feat. But 30,000 pounds of letters, photos, manuscripts, books and paraphernalia at the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies offer insight into how the “Fahrenheit 451” author accomplished it. Part of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the collection is jammed into 1,600 square feet of space on the first floor of Cavanaugh Hall. Its aisles allow only one person to pass through at a time. Movie posters and photos of Bradbury with Steven Spielberg, Joe Mantegna and Edward James Olmos line white cinderblock walls with mere inches separating them. The staff has to set out on filing cabinets his National Medal of Arts and Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for inquiring visitors. By Domenica Bongiovanni. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 1,560 words, photos requested.


SOUTH BEND _ At the corner of Eddy and Cedar streets, during a lull in the dismal weather last week, 23-year-old Bradley Tener pointed up at a small white contraption strapped to the overhanging traffic signal pole. “That’s our newest model,” Tener said, explaining the capabilities of the infrared camera that can measure road temperature, air temperature, dew point and humidity. Using a series of infrared cameras at intersections throughout South Bend, he’s hoping to collect data that will help save the city money on de-icing and save lives by improving road treatment during the winter months. By Caleb Bauer. South Bend Tribune. SENT: 810 words, photos requested.



GARY _ Candida Rinconeno-Torres and her co-workers guided the people coming through the border as much as they could. They helped people get bus and plane tickets, explained how a layover works and told them what to expect as they traveled from Southern California to their destinations across the U.S. Later, when the phone calls and photos from grateful families poured in reporting that their relatives had made it safely, Rinconeno-Torres and her co-workers knew their efforts had paid off. “Going to the border was real eye-opening,” Rinconeño-Torres said. By Becky Jacobs. Post-Tribune. SENT: 890 words, photos requested.


CHESTERTON _ Tommy Benson and Sophia Burns’ friendship is similar to most. When 16-year-old Sophia came to one of Tommy’s baseball games last year, Tommy gave her a home run ball he hit. When Tommy graduated and moved to Florida to train at IMG Academy’s baseball program in Bradenton, he texted and called Sophia and her family regularly. “We both enjoy being around each other, and we both enjoy making each other laugh,” Tommy said. But, unlike most, Tommy and Sophia’s friendship started with the pair’s first prom. By Carley Lanich. The Times. SENT: 830 words, photos requested.

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