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The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates the 13th Women's Induction Class, Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers distances himself from Bundy after racial comments and a medieval-themed U.S. 20 truckstop takes shape.

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 6:14 p.m.

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates 13th Women's Induction Class

Phyllis Tubbs couldn’t play sports growing up because she was a girl.

She’s now the assistant athletic director at Elkhart Memorial High School, but Tubbs remembers a time when there weren’t any girls basketball jerseys, teams or real tournaments. In fact, the Indiana High School Athletic Association only recognized girls basketball as a sport in 1976.

Things are different now. There are teams, game uniforms and scholarships. Tubbs was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 for working towards equal opportunities for girls athletics. On Saturday, former Jimtown player Kim Barrier McGuire received the same distinction.

Sheriff Rogers distances himself from Bundy after racial comments, but questions whether he's a racist

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers is putting some distance between himself and Cliven Bundy after the Nevada rancher made controversial racial comments. Rogers said in a post on his Facebook page that he didn’t know if Bundy was racist and doubted that he is. However, he condemned his comments on slavery.

“...I consider his comments unacceptable and horrendous that he would suggest that people would be better in slavery. That conclusion flies in the face of the history and documented experiences about slavery,” Rogers’ Facebook page said.

Rogers visited Bundy’s ranch from April 18 to 20 in Bunkerville, Nev., where the rancher’s land dispute with federal officials is unfolding.

Medieval-themed U.S. 20 truckstop taking shape

Castle Truck Stop

A new Gallops truck stop at the intersection of U.S. 20 and S.R. 15 has a castle-like exterior and will soon have medieval-themed decor. The $10 million project covers 15 acres, has 24 gas pumps for passenger vehicles and 12 diesel pumps for semi-trucks. There will also be room for 38 semis to park overnight, 11 showers, a Subway, a McDonald’s, a premium coffee counter and leather furniture.

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