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Indiana coach Archie Miller learned of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash 30 seconds before he entered Sunday’s postgame press conference following a tough 77-76 loss to Maryland.

Since the end of the Great Recession, more than a quarter of economic growth in Indiana has been swallowed by ballooning health care cost growth. Our health care spending is a clear national outlier, ranking only behind Alaska. Since the end of the Great Recession, increased health care costs absorbed a stunning one-third of growth in Hoosier family incomes. For about half of Indiana families, just the extra cost of health care monopoly prices is more than their combined property and income taxes.

Monday marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp where millions of people died at the hands of Germany's Nazi regime in World War II. In honor of Eva Mozes Kor – a Holocaust survivor and activist who made Terre Haute her home for 59 years – Hoosier schoolchildren will be accessing an Eva Educational Toolkit to learn important lessons about forgiveness, tolerance and character.

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On a November night earlier this season, long after teammates left following a game, Indiana junior center Joey Brunk put in a late night session at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, taking post feed after post feed from student managers.

Before Anderson resident Tony Owen, a chaplain for the Anderson Fire Department, gave up drugs and alcohol seven years ago, he was reluctant to seek help for fear his life and the fun would be over. “I couldn’t have been more wrong," he told about 100 people Saturday at the inaugural Basic Life Support sobriety event at Madison Park Church of God.

An effort to cut down on the county’s infant mortality rate has turned into a project to bring more services to Daviess County’s immigrant community. The Daviess County Council has expanded one position of community health liaison in the Daviess County Health Department from a part-time to a full-time post.

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GOSHEN [mdash] Laura C. Stucky, 102, of Syracuse, Indiana, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Maples of Waterford Crossing in Goshen, Indiana. She was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Syracuse to Charles C. and Dale E. (Hillabold) Bachman. She graduated in 1936 from Syracuse High …

MIDDLEBURY [mdash] Cheryl Nusbaum, 59, of Middlebury, died Friday, Jan. 24, at her residence. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 followed by a 5 p.m. memorial service at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.