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PORTAGE | Several first-graders blew away their competition in a mock game show Thursday at Myers Elementary School.
Many Americans list public speaking as their #1 fear.
American ice dancers Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White perform their free dance during the team figure skating event at the Winter Olympics. Davis and White finished first in their event Sunday, helping the U.S. team to a bronze medal.
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The largest Champagne tasting in the US was held in downtown Chicago back in October. There were over 100 different wines and 36 different Champagne producers at the Ivy Room downtown.
On the third Thursday of every month, the Adler Planetarium hosts Adler After Dark, an event for adults that allows night sky observation in the Doane Observatory.
Actress Maria Bello, from left, director Denis Villeneuve and actors Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal laugh during the press conference for "Prisoners" at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan)
Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning Saturday in Toronto.
The Blue Jays' Rajai Davis, right, steals third base in front of White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie during the first inning of Thursday's game in Toronto.
White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana struck out seven Toronto batters in 6 2/3 innings of Wednesday's 7-0 win.
Michael Rodriguez, 15, and his uncle Nick Rozdelsky, both of Lowell, join others in an attempt to balance the budget during a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky addresses attendees during a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event in Merrillville.
Area residents attend a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
Area residents attend a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event Monday night sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
Gerald Witulski, of Valparaiso, left, Michael Mitchell, of Merrillville and Joe Lisak do their best to balance the budget during a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
Phil Smith, of the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan think tank, addresses attendees during a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event in Merrillville.
John Durante, of Crown Point, left, Michael Simpso,n of Valparaiso and Louis Stratton, of Crown Point do their best to balance the budget during a "How Would You Balance the Budget" event sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Senior Services will host its St. Valentine's Day Tea from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Slovak Club, 6920 Broadway.
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