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A Magical First Friday Those who made it out to First Friday last night in downtown Warsaw got to witness magician Tyler Sherwin (photo above) per- form a number of illusions. While he performs at restaurants, birth- day parties and other special events, he will be auditioning for the television competition "America's Got Talent" Nov. 14 in Cincinnati. Until then, he can be booked for events by telephone at 574-265- 8596; Instagram at TS_Magic or email at tylersherwinmagic@gmail.com. A little ways north on Buffalo Street, Bryan and Heather Chaney (top right photo), of Syracuse, were at a booth to talk about Americangreyhound.org, which pro- vides foster and permanent homes for greyhounds. Their own dogs, Paul and Jibbles, wearing Batman and Batgirl costumes respectively, found themselves petted a lot by passersby. American Greyhound is based out of Valparaiso. And then just down from the Chaneys, Relentless Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 524 E. Market St., Warsaw, was offering demonstrations of the sport. One of the demonstra- tions (bottom right photo) featured professor David Sumpter (in black) taking on sensei Brandon Hunter (in white). Sumpter and Hunter are co-owners of the business. TIMES UNION $1.00 8 2 32320 00002 Today: High 82 Low 54 Mostly cloudy. Sunday: High 74 Low 60 Sunny. TIMES UNION October 7 & 8, 2017 WARSAW, IN - $1.50 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 238 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Washington Attorney general puts religious objection over LGBT rights. Page 8B Generations He's 93, dying and wrote a comedy about it. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Sports Warsaw rallies to beat No. 7 NorthWood, 31-28. Page 1B Weekender IN OUR 163RD YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY The This is a troubling time for a gun owner like me. I enjoy shooting sports and compete from time to time in the Indiana Multigun series. I know lots of liberals probably think that makes me a little unhinged. They surmise that no one in their right mind would want to own a gun, much less shoot one. In their minds, the only purpose a gun has is may hem. The notion that shooting could actually be a sport or a hobby eludes them. Not all of them, to be sure, but a good number of them. So when something like Las Vegas happens, it rein forces their worst fears about guns. I've watched a good deal of the news coverage of Las Vegas. It makes me sick, heartbroken, angry and frustrated all at the same time. The thought of aiming an AR 15 at innocent human beings and launch ing rounds is so abhorrent to my firearms experience it completely surpasses any level of rational under standing. The sick, heartbroken and angry comes from the obvious - the indiscrimi nate, senseless taking of innocent human life. The frustration comes from the fact that I don't really see how we solve the problem of gun violence in America. It's not like we haven't been talking about this for decades. The politics of gun violence are well known and well versed. Each time a gun tragedy occurs, there is a hue and cry to do something to "make sure this never hap pens again." Lots of Democrats blame the National Rifle Association and the Republicans because these "things" - whatever they are - haven't been done. In all the rheto ric this week, I literally have not heard a single proposal for a meaningful solution. There's a reason for that. It's because there aren't any meaningful solu tions. What I do hear is things like: "We need to make a stand for gun control now." "We need to say we will not tolerate such incredible loss of life for one day News Views News Views, a column of local opinion, appears each Saturday in the TIMES-UNION . See VIEWS- Page 2A Gun Problem Solutions Are Elusive BY GARY GERARD TIMES-UNION General Manager ggerard@timesuniononline.com $1.50 Photos by David Slone, TIMES-UNION Fire Destroys Home A house burned down Friday afternoon near Sellers Lake. Pierceton Fire Chief Gordon Baker said the house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived to the house at 5703 S. Lakeshore Drive, Warsaw, shortly after 2 p.m Friday. The house was not occupied and no injuries were reported, Baker said. The fire is still under investigation. Norman Busz owns the home, according to county property records. Sidney and Winona Lake Fire Departments assisted at the scene. Photo by Gary Nieter TIMES-UNION On City Planner Jeremy Skinner's recommendation Friday, the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety award ed the Buffalo Street Redevelopment Project bid to Selge Construction Co. Inc. for $2,591,189.94. The four bids received were opened in September, with Selge being the lowest bidder, Skinner said. Along with the plaza near Center Lake, the city is upgrad ing the lights, curb, gutter and road along the Buffalo Street redevelopment project. Dave Matthews, of Mishawaka, is developing town homes, city homes and mews along the street and a mixed use structure at the former Indiana American Water Company building. "We went through everything, and it's our intent to have the contract ready for Oct. 20 so that we can get moving on this project," Skinner said. The city's portion of the project is a joint effort between the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission and the Warsaw BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com BOW Awards Buffalo St. Project To Selge For $2.6M See BOW- Page 2A The personal representative of the estate of one of the women killed in a triple fatal accident in August 2016 has sued the driver of the semi involved in the crash and UPS. Stephen Harrants filed the suit seeking unspecifed damages for the death of Navedita Bhambhani, a pas senger in a van that collided with a semi. Three people were killed in the van semi collision. Harrants' suit is the only lawsuit from the accident filed as of Friday evening. Bhambhani, of Forest Hills, N.Y., was flown to Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she died the next morning. Ramesh Chand, 70, Elmhurst, N.Y., and Subhash Sood, 69, Fort Wayne, also passengers in the van, were killed in the crash. The complaint filed Tuesday seeks unspecifed damages for the accident claiming that both UPS and the driver of the semi, Robert Buesching, 52, Fort Wayne, were responsible for the crash. The complaint does not give details as why the driver and the company are responsible. BY MICHAEL ANDERSON TIMES-UNION Staff Writer manderson@timesuniononline.com Lawsuit Filed In August 2016 Triple Fatal Accident See FATAL- Page 2A

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