STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-04-21T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Father-son team develops board game

The game, Time Soldiers, adds a science fiction twist to World War II, where Allies battle to destroy a time-travel port that guarantees the survival of the enemy's supreme human race. What makes their experience different is the game was designed through the collaborative efforts of 15-year-old Austin Shingler and his father, Ray, a mechanical engineer and 3D artist.

IU Northwest weekend MBA students benefit from international experience

It was decided that this unique group of students would be ideal candidates for an actual field-based International Business Experience instead of the traditional classroom-based course. Following successful outings to Chile and Israel, the cohort preparing for graduation this spring just returned from Thailand.

Looming doctor shortage casts shadow on health care

A national doctor shortage on the horizon could change the health care landscape in Northwest Indiana and across the country. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the United States will be short more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and more than 130,000 by 2025.

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic

The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic, located in a building which adjoins the Humane Society, has been offering its services to qualifying members of the public since July. The clinic was one of the final acts of generosity by longtime Society benefactor, the late Estelle Marcus, of Munster.

NIPSCO CEO talks rates, new meters as infrastructure ages

NIPSCO residential rates will rise if the utility is to meet environmental regulations and modernize its systems, said Jim Stanley, the utility’s executive vice president and group CEO. Stanley, speaking Friday at the Lake County Advancement Committee meeting at Teibel's Restaurant, said the Merrillville-based utility’s electric and gas systems are 40 to 50 years old.

Indiana unemployment rate remains unchanged

Indiana's unemployment rate remained at 8.7 percent in March, halting a recent upward trend, according to government data released Friday.

Figures from the Department of Workforce Development show about 284,000 Hoosiers were unemployed in March, while 2.8 million had jobs.

Indiana witnessed the first decline in jobs in more than a year, as the state shed about 11,000 private sector jobs over the past month. The state cited possible uncertainty in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors and the recent unseasonable weather.

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