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Briefs: Fall photo contest; Terra Brantley to speak of domestic abuse; NIPR's fall fund drive

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 12:01 am

Fall Foliage Photo Contest open

Fall color normally peaks in northern Indiana during the first week of October. But the summer drought and recent rains make this season anything but normal.

And if we get a hard frost or two and some wind and rain, it could be a really short season for fall foliage.

So get your camera ready and plan to get out and capture fall beauty when and where you find it.

Then enter your photos in our Fall Foliage Photo Contest for a chance to win a $50 Jefferson Pointe mall gift card.

Our staff judges will select a winner based on the best photo of fall foliage taken this year. We'll look at image clarity, composition, lighting and overall visual appeal.

Limit of one photo per person.

No altered photos please.

You must be a resident of northeast Indiana to enter. Deadline is noon Oct. 29.

We plan to publish the best photos in the paper and at www.news-sentinel.com in early November.

Here's how to enter your photos:

Web: Go to www.news-sentinel.com. In the navigation bar, click on Living and then scroll down to the “Submit a Photo” icon. Click on the icon and follow the instructions on the photo submission page. In the caption, please write “Fall Foliage Photo Contest.”

Mail: Send to Fall Foliage Photo Contest, C/O Features, The News-Sentinel, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Include your name, daytime phone number, what the photo shows and the location where it was taken. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want the photo returned.

Questions? Call 461-8347.

Brantley to speak on domestic abuse

Indiana Tech will host Terra Brantley, WANE-TV news anchor, as the next guest speaker in its University Forum series at 6 p.m. Thursday in Andorfer Commons, Magee-O'Connor Theater, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.

Admission is free to the lecture, “Terra Brantley: News Anchor, Domestic Abuse Survivor.”

Brantley joined the news team at WANE-TV in 1993 and now anchors the morning and noon news. She also is a motivational speaker, discussing the obstacles she has overcome and how she escaped the hardships of domestic violence.

Brantley is an active community volunteer. She currently serves on the YWCA's Circle of Women committee. She's a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and her honors include the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Indiana Chapter Community Impact Award, the YWCA's Women of Achievement Award and the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo's Torch Bearer Award.

NIPR fund drive

Northeast Indiana Public Radio will hold a fall fund drive Saturday through Oct. 21 in hopes of raising $120,000, which accounts for 40 percent of its annual budget.

Listeners may make contributions at www.nipr.fm or by calling 452-1185 6 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends. The toll-free number is 1-800-471-9264.

— News-Sentinel staff reports