The Central Indiana Better Business Bureau has issued a warning against potential consumer scams. Those include bogus offers on foreclosure assistance, as well as house cleaning services. Linda Carmody of the Central Indiana BBB says to be aware of companies such as Foreclosure Assistance Soloutions out of Florida, and Dirt Divas from Indianapolis.
All state offices, as well as city offices in Muncie, Hartford City, Montpelier, New Castle and Dunkirk will be closed due to the primary elections. All county offices and courts in Delaware Blackford, Jay and Randolph Counties will be closed, as well as Town Offices in Gaston and Eaton. However all federal offices and financial institutions will be open.
Dozens of Social Security numbers may have accidentally been disclosed by the State Department of Administration. Officials say those involved in the case were associated with women or minority owned businesses. The error occurred when a state employee inadvertently loaded tax ID numbers of businesses on the Departments website last week.
Officials at Purdue University have named their 11th president. France A. Cordova is the schools first woman to hold the post. The well-known astrophysicist and current chancellor at the University of California-Riverside, will replace out-going president Martin Jiscke after his retirement on June 30th.
Thousands of police, fire and military responders will be in Indiana this week for an extensive training exercise. Approximately 2,000 National Guard Members and 700 local responders will be at a training center in Jennings County to simulate a nuclear detonation. Eric Dietz of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the scenario will take place around the clock to simulate a real life nuclear disaster.
A decision has yet to be made on a smoking ban in parts or all of Blackford County, even though an ordinance has not been written. The board does not have legal authority to create a ban, but all three county commissioners will deal with the issue sometime in the future.
The largest fundraising effort in the history of Catholic higher education is taking shape at Notre Dame. The Spirit of Notre Dame capital campaign is hoping to raise one-point-five billion dollars by June 30th, 2011. The school has already raised about 59 percent of its goal. Money from the fundraiser will go towards a social science building, a college of engineering, a law school and the university libraries.
Representatives from the city of Indianapolis are hoping to convince N-F-L owners to vote for the city to host the 2011 Super Bowl. The final bid for the game is due later today and an announcement on the host city will be made in two weeks.
Six U.S. soldiers and a civilian journalist were killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq Sunday. The number of troop deaths over the last three days is now 12.
An exporter of a contaminated pet food ingredient may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a non food product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Xuzhou Aynig Biologic Technology Development Company wasnt the original maker of the tainted wheat gluten. They say the company could have purchased it from at least 25 different suppliers.