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Reading roundup: Glenda Ritz, Mike Pence, Super Bowl XLIX

Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of 10 or so links to set you up for Super Bowl weekend:

  • As expected, Gov. Mike Pence pulled the plug on the public relations disaster known as the Just IN website. (IndyStar) | “it’s sadly ironic that this mess ensnared Pence, who is habitually cautious about what he says and how he says it.” (Tim Swarens)
  • Despite the pleas of state schools chief Glenda Ritz, the House Education Committee voted 8-3 to strip her authority over the Board of Education. (Chalkbeat)
  •  Woohoo! The Pacers steamrolled through franchise rivals the New York Knicks for a 103-82 win Thursday night. (IndyStar)
  • Meet the guy who dominated Pacers Bikeshare in 2014: My neighbor, Garth Brazelton, who rode more than 600 miles. (IndyStar)
  • 15 Indianapolis creatives you should be following on Instagram. (Redwall)
  • Disney unveiled its first Latina princess: Elena of Avalor, who will make her debut in a special episode of “Sofia the First.” (USA Today)
  • Ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, the NFL has laid out how it’s going to avoid another DeflateGate over the footballs in play — nearly five times as many as in a typical game. (USA Today)
  • Bwahaha! People keep pulling the fire alarm at the New England Patriots’ hotel. (IndyStar) | The real jerk in the story of the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch? The media. (Gregg Doyel)
  • While you’re watching the Super Bowl on Sunday (6:30 p.m., NBC), several inches of snow may be piling up. (WTHR)
  • Katy Perry promises “lions and sharks” for the halftime show. (USA Today)

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Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is now a doctoral student researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but still a bicyclist, cat mom, Internet addict and news junkie. She's an expert at creating engaging content and curating a personal brand on social media. A longtime journalist in Indianapolis, Ind. and elsewhere, she left to earn a master's of science degree in human-computer interaction from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

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