Socrates Cafe to hold discussion
ANDERSON — Socrates Café, a local discussion group, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Madison County History Center, 11 W. 11th St.
Past members and new people are always welcome. There are no dues, membership requirements, or other obligations.
Information: Mike at 387-7656.
Police lack leads on Ball State alert
MUNCIE — A Ball State University official said investigators haven't been able to track down whoever sparked a partial campus lockdown in November by repeatedly shouting "Gun!"
Authorities haven't come up with any definitive leads in the nearly three months since the Nov. 15 incident, Tony Proudfoot, the university's associate vice president for marketing and communications, said.
Three arrested at motel meth lab
FORT WAYNE — Three people were arrested after Fort Wayne police investigated a report of an active methamphetamine lab in a northside motel.
Police report that when they arrived at The Travel Inn at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday, they found what they described as an active meth lab inside a motel room.
Legislators advancing tighter scooter rules
INDIANAPOLIS — The chairman of the Indiana Senate's transportation committee says he believes a proposal to tighten regulations on motorized scooters could gain legislative approval.
Sen. Tom Wyss of Fort Wayne said he expects to take up the bill the House approved this week that would require scooters to have license plates and their drivers pass a road sign test.
Former regulatory attorney reprimanded
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a former regulatory attorney for negotiating a job for himself with Duke Energy Corp. while presiding over a case involving millions of dollars in cost overruns at a Duke project.
The court voted 5-0 this week to reprimand Scott Storms, whom Duke later fired amid an ethics flap over the utility's dealings with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Sides argue over in vitro doctrine
INDIANAPOLIS — A former Roman Catholic schoolteacher who sued a northern Indiana diocese after being fired nearly three years ago for having in vitro fertilization says in court documents that church doctrine on the procedure should not be presented to the jury.
In documents filed last week in federal court in Fort Wayne, church attorneys said they want Bishop Kevin Rhoades and other officials in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to testify and explain the doctrine in Emily Herx's sex discrimination lawsuit against the diocese and St. Vincent De Paul School in Fort Wayne. But Herx's attorneys said in documents the doctrine is irrelevant and that the church has flipped its former position.
Game bird habitat funds available
INDIANAPOLIS — Private landowners looking to improve wildlife habitat on their property may qualify for financial assistance through the Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife, particularly if they want to benefit bobwhite quail and ring-neck pheasants.
To determine if land is in a quail or pheasant priority area, see dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/2352.htm. For more information on quail or pheasant priority areas, or for information on developing wildlife habitat, contact the local district wildlife biologist. A directory for district wildlife biologists is at dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/2716.htm.