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VU among nation’s top universities

            VALPARAISO – Valparaiso University has been cited by U.S. News & World Report Magazine as one of America’s Best Colleges.             Valparaiso University was rated No. 5 as a regional university in the Midwest for the 22nd consecutive year.             In addition, VU was ranked No. 4 on a list of Up and Coming …

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Gary City Council approves technology credit

            GARY – The Gary City Council voted unanimously last week supporting a resolution that would allow the city to use Senate Enrolled Act 448 to provide additional property tax exemptions for technology-based businesses to develop in the city.             Mayor Rudy Clay supported the resolution and is working with the Northwest Indiana Forum to …

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Leaky pipe in Hammond is fixed

            HAMMOND – City officials, along with representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have announced that a leak in an underground fuel pipe has been fixed.             The leak was first discovered Thursday, Aug. 19, and the one-inch break in the pipe was repaired Sunday. Final checks …

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Blue Chip to host annual Women’s Fair

            MICHIGAN CITY – The LaPorte Regional Health System will hold its ninth annual Women’s Fair Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.             The free event will include free health screenings, presentations, demonstrations and health information.             Last year, more than 2,100 women attended. This year’s event will be held in …

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57th Sinai Forum opens Sept. 12

     MICHIGAN CITY – The 57th season of the Sinai Sunday Evening Forum, presented by Purdue University North Central, begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 with Lisa Ling.     Ling is a field correspondent for Oprah, a contributor to ABC News Nightline and National Geographic Explorer.     Other speakers are Bill Strickland, entrepreneur and CEO …

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Heartland Film Festival is Oct. 14-23

            INDIANAPOLIS – The Heartland Film Festival, which will be held Oct. 14-23 in Indianapolis, has received a record number of entries.             The 19th annual film festival has 832 independent submissions, well over the 647 received in 2006. This year’s entries include 118 student films.             Filmmakers from 48 countries have submitted feature-length, short …

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Physical therapist receives honor

            INDIANAPOLIS – William R. VanWye has received the Jack Walker Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.             VanWye is a staff physical therapist for St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers. He was cited for his research, “Patient Screening by a Physical Therapist for Non-Musculoskeletal Hip Pain.” The article was published in APTA’s scientific …

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Chinese environmental delegation visits NWI

            PORTAGE – A delegation from the China Environment Forum toured the region Tuesday. They were hosted by the Northwest Indiana Forum, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the Indiana Wildlife Federation.             The delegation took a boat tour of the Like Michigan shoreline and participated in discussions on regional environmental challenges, collaboration and water …

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Nemec Supply Co. adds South Bend office

            SOUTH BEND – Nemec Supply Co. has opened a northwest location in South Bend that will serve northern Indiana and southwest Michigan with commercial roofing and sheet metal products.             Nemec Supply, which opened in 1941, is based in Indianapolis. Greg Pink and Anneliese Woolford of CB Richard Ellis/Brady in South Bend, and Tony …

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