Reading roundup: Parks and Recreation farewell, Indy Eleven bill, American Sniper conviction

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

What will we see before we’re legally allowed to buy alcohol in Indiana on Sundays like a normal person in the 21st century? Peace in the Middle East? A mission to Mars? The Pacers winning the NBA championship?

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more good reads for this morning:

  • Sniff. “Parks and Recreation” signed off from Pawnee, Ind., on Tuesday night, with a flash-forward to show each character’s future life. ( |  Wait: Is Leslie — or Ben — president in 2048? (Sepinwall) | Nice: The state tourism office wrote an open letter to the show assigning each character the perfect place in Indiana. (AV Club)
  • Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday night for the shooting deaths of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. (USA Today)
  • The Indiana House is set to vote today on the Indy Eleven stadium bill, which now requires the team owner to guarantee half of the debt. (IndyStar) | Early Tuesday, the Sunday carryout alcohol sales bill met a familiar fate. (IndyStar)
  • The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow businesses to refuse service to newly married same-sex couples. (Fox 59) | They also voted to require schools to teach cursive writing. Given how resource-strapped schools already are, is this worth it? (WTHR)
  • The Federal Communications Commission is poised to rule Thursday that Internet service should be regulated like a public utility — a victory for President Barack Obama and an army of net-neutrality activists. (New York Times)
  • The Indianapolis Recorder, the state’s oldest African-American newspaper, is celebrating its 120th anniversary. (RTV6)
  • What’s up with the scarves Downtown? (IndyStar) | Maybe it’s connected with the #KeepWarmIndy campaign. (Facebook)
  • Women are leaving the tech industry in droves. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Lady Gaga trained DAILY with a vocal coach for six months to prepare for her amazing Julie Andrews tribute at the Oscars. (Entertain This)
  • ESPN suspended Keith Olbermann for “churlish remarks he made about Penn State on Twitter.” Olbermann, churlish? Nooooo! (New York Times)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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