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January 2, 2014

Local Briefs: Jan. 2

Tea party group plans movie, pitch-in

MUNCIE — The Muncie 9:12 Tea Party will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road.

“Movie Night” will include a carry-in meal and the movie “Runaway Slave — A New Underground Railroad.” The film’s central figure is the Rev. C.L. Bryant, a self-professed “runaway slave.” He escaped the bondage of progressivism and denounced the shackles of entitlements, Bryant committed himself to helping others secure the blessings of liberty that are guaranteed by the Constitution.

Information: 287-8769.

MKM expands BSU design scholarship

MUNCIE — MKM architecture + design has offered a student scholarship at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) since 1993. Over the past 20 years, MKM has awarded over $10,000 to 21 students.

The MKM scholarship fund will be utilized to support an annual design competition for all third-year architecture students. Design awards will total $4,000 annually.

Information: visit www.MKMdesign.com or 260-422-0783.

Family hit by tragedy faces yet another

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman whose husband died last February is now dealing with the house fire death of one of her daughters.

After Donnetta Waling’s husband died last February from cancer, neighbors rallied behind her, buying her food, shoveling her driveway and helping her in other ways.

Waling’s disabled 35-year-old daughter, Janice Waling, was killed Monday night when a fire hit their home.

Waling’s other daughter, 22-year-old Audrey Waling, had tried to save her sister. She was listed in serious condition at an Indianapolis hospital.

Man’s body to be exhumed for autopsy

COLUMBUS — The body of a man who died from a gunshot wound will be exhumed early this year for a court-approved autopsy that may be performed by as many as three forensic pathologists.

Cary Owsley’s sister and son have questioned whether his death was a suicide. The 49-year-old Columbus man died last April from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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  • Arrest Log: April 20

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