A few notes to start the week …
A few notes to start the week
Today’s edition of the Based in Lafayette reporting project is sponsored by Purdue University’s Presidential Lecture Series, featuring Purdue President Mitch Daniels’ Tuesday, Feb. 1, conversation with Kenneth Feinberg, whose story about overseeing the 9/11 victim compensation fund was the subject of the Netflix movie, “Worth.” For more details, scroll to the end of today’s edition.
DEPUTIES KILLED IN SINGLE CAR CRASH: Details were still pending Sunday about a crash that killed two Carroll County deputies responding early Saturday as they were responding to a call for help from a Rossville town marshal about a fleeing driver. Deputy Noah Rainey and jail Deputy Dane Northcutt were killed when Dodge Charger patrol car they were in went off Indiana 26 and hit a utility pole in Sedalia, on the eastern part of Clinton County, according the Indiana State Police. The exact cause, as of the end of the weekend, was undetermined.
DAMN … JADEN IVEY: It wasn’t looking good Sunday in Mackey Arena after Ohio State came back from down 20 to tie the game with one possession left. And then …
ICYMI … WHAT’S THEY BEST ‘BANNED’ BOOK EVER: After news dropped last week about a school board in Tennessee removed “Maus,” Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, because of what board members called “inappropriate language” and nudity, sales of the book took off.
Here’s a question that went out Sunday morning: What’s the best “banned” book you ever read? And what was the context? Did you read it in a class? Did you find the book because it was banned? Give the banned details.
FAREWELL, DR. JOHNNY FEVER: You know it, I was a “WKRP in Cincinnati” fan. (And not just for the great turkey drop scene that pops every Thanksgiving.) Here’s to Howard Hesseman, who was a part of it. He died Saturday, at age 81. Long before I met an actual disc jockey, this summed up what I understood at the time.
True fact: I never skipped the closing credits. I still love that track.
Thanks to Purdue University’s Presidential Lecture Series for sponsoring today’s edition. For details about Purdue President Mitch Daniels’ Tuesday, Feb. 1, conversation with Kenneth Feinberg, whose work includes compensation funds from 9/11 to the Sandy Hook Elementary killings to the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 2011, click the graphic below.
Thanks for signing up and making the Based in Lafayette reporting project work. Not a subscriber, but thinking about it? There’s room for you. I’ll do my best to make it worthwhile.