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The Rant

<i>The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. </i><br>I'm glad that State Sen. David Long wants to join other states to open up the ...

School news

<center>College</center> <br>* Spencer Bonahoom, a junior marketing major from Fort Wayne, traveled to New Orleans over winter break with the Marquette Mardi Gras program, a student-run organization created in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the ...

Military news

<center>Air Force</center> <br>* Airman Sara M. Walter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Suzanne and Frank Walter Jr. of Angola and a 2012 graduate of Angola High School.* Airman Ethan ...

TV Diary

What's up with Carrie Fisher?After recently making headlines when she wigged out on a cruise ship (not the ill-fated Carnival Triumph), Fisher announced she'd be back for another "Star Wars" film. Then her publicist announced about 12 hours later that Fisher was joking.Fisher has never shied ...

Mad Anthony’s Lakeview Ale House to open at Lake James

Those who live or spend time in Steuben County have something to look forward to this spring: Mad Anthony Brewing Company is opening a restaurant there, likely sometime in April.The Mad Anthony's Lakeview Ale House will be above where Bledsoe's Beach used to be on Lake James, about 200 yards ...

3 creative takes on soda bread

This classic Irish quick bread - no rising time needed - lends itself to numerous creative variations. Traditional recipes often call for nothing but flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk or yogurt. Currants are a common addition. Any number of seeds, nuts, chopped dried fruit and even ...

LeVar Burton to speak at fundraiser

Actor, director and producer LeVar Burton is scheduled to be the guest speaker for the Fort Wayne Educational Opportunity Center's 35th anniversary fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 17 at Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd.Burton has starred on television programs such as "Reading Rainbow," ...

TV Diary

I was surprised when I read a story about Valerie Harper having terminal brain cancer. While a celebrity fighting cancer certainly is not a surprise, I'm taken aback that this star with the clever wit and dead-on comic timing is struck by such a debilitating disease. It's tragic.I always ...

Stock up on Girl Scout cookies

Stock the cupboard or freezer one last time during Girl Scouts' Stock Up Saturday cookie sales from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at area Walgreens stores.Cookie varieties available include Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lot, ...

`Invincibelle’ in cancer fight

I will be looking for Invincibelle Spirit arborescens hydrangea for my garden this year. According to a map online, it can be found in many garden centers in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana (www.invincibellespirit.net/find-a-retailer/indiana/).This beautiful new Annabelle variety has been ...