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Fired BSU coach gets $710K settlement By Doug Zaleski dzaleskimuncie.gannett.com MUNCIE A former Ball State coach who sued for wrongful termination after being fired in 2010 will receive a settlement package worth $710,000 from the university in exchange for dropping the lawsuit. Kathy Bull, the Cardinals' former women's tennis head coach, and Ball State on Wednesday reached an agreement in principal on the action, according to Tony Proudfoot, Ball State's associate vice presidentmarketing and communications. The settlement includes $550,000 cash and health benefits for life, according to an announcement Thursday by Baine P. Kerr, a member of Bull's legal team from the firm Hutchinson Black and Cook in Boulder, Colo. Ball State's insurance carrier will cover the cost of the cash settlement. See BULL, Page 2A Kathy Bull The StPress FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012 A GANNETT COMPANY WWW.THESTARPRESS.COM , 3 mi a I fca Members of Carolina Crown Drum Corp International pour water Into their Instruments before beginning practice at Scheumann Stadium during Music for All Summer Symposium on Thursday. For photos and video about yesterday's record temperature, visit www.thestarpress.com. ashley l. conti the star press SWELTERING HEAT MAKES FOR SOME HOT TUNES More than 1,000 teens in town to perform in symposium finale By Michelle Kinsey, mkinseymuncie.gannett.com How does a trumpet player survive marching on a stadium field in 105-degree heat? If "Think cold thoughts," said Evan Atherton Thursday afternoon during a brief respite from the rays in a shaded area under the bleachers at Ball State University's Scheumann Stadium. "There are igloos out there and penguins flying around the field." If Flying around? Yep, the heat was definitely getting to him. If He, along with the other members of the traveling Carolina Crown marching band, were practicing for the big Drum Corps International competition, set for Friday night at the stadium. The start time for the show, we should point out, has been moved from 7 to 8 p.m., with the hopes that it will be a little cooler (or at least shadier). The show is the finale for the weeklong Music for All Symposium, a summer camp for musicians, which brought more than 1,000 high school musicians from all over the country to town. And to the unbearable heat. "I've never felt my saxophone that hot," said Tommy Paschke, who traveled from Wisconsin for the symposium. "This is stupid hot!" noted another band member as they made their way toward the large coolers filled with water and Gatorade. So which band member has it the worst? That depends on who you ask. The tuba players said they did, especially since some of them are lugging around 40-pound instruments. Color guard members said they had it bad because they move around more. And every horn player noted that playing becomes a real struggle when your lips are sunburned or your mouth is dry. Percussionists said it's at least "10 degrees hotter" behind their instruments, which are usually black. This is why you won't see any of them without a large jug of water (Emily Audries of Orlando, Fla., said we couldn't pay her enough to take her red and white cooler away) or a tub of a Blistex concoction called DCT (Matthew See PERFORM, Page 2A Members of Carolina Crown Drum Corp International try to keep cool during Music for All Summer Symposium on Thursday, ashley l. conti the star press Muncie sets record temperature The Star Press MUNCIE Temperatures peaked at 105 degrees just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, setting what appears to be a new record high for the area. The previous high temperature for the city was 102 degrees, set in 1954. The closest Muncie came to that temperature before this week was in 1988. Delaware County residents, however, were prepared for the soaring temperatures. While stay ing inside was the best plan of action, work made that impossible for many, who found creative ways to beat the heat. "Whew," Gilbert Noble exclaimed Thursday as his three-person mowing crew finished their duties and headed back to Muncie City Hall. "It wasn't too bad for the first couple of hours, but then it got hot." The temperature in Muncie See HEAT, Page 2A President Barack Obama HEALTH CARE PLAN UPHELD High court says law can stand as a tax Disputed insurance requirement passes muster in 5-4 decision By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. Breaking with the court's other conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts announced the judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans. Roberts explained at length the court's view of the mandate as a valid exercise of Congress' authority to "lay and collect taxes." The administration estimates that roughly 4 million people will pay the penalty rather than buy insurance. Even though Congress called it a penalty, not a tax, Roberts said, "The payment is collected solely by the IRS through the normal means of taxation." The justices rejected two of See HEALTH, Page 8A Court's health care decision could mean local dollars More insured might mean more collected, but jobs also at stake Chief Justice John Roberts MORE INSIDE More analysis and reaction to the Supreme Court's decision, as well as a timeline of the law's key changes, 8A By Keith Roysdon kroysdonmuncie.gannett.com MUNCIE Thursday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Barack Obama's health care initiative didn't take local health care professionals by surprise. But that doesn't meant there isn't still some uncertainty about the impact of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare once it goes into effect in 2014. Jeff Bird, a physician and chief medical officer and vice president of operations for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, said one of the best outcomes from the Affordable Care Act upheld in a split decision Thursday by the nation's highest court could be that some of the hospital's currently uninsured patients could get insurance that would pay See DECISION, Page 2A "We have over 30 percent of the people who come to Ball Hospital for care, none of whom gets turned away, who don't have any insurance." JEFF BIRD, chief medical officer and vice president of operations for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital INDEX Comics 3D Life ID TV guide 4D Business 1C Editorial 7A Obituaries 6A USA Today 8A Classifieds 2C Horoscope 2D Sports IB Weather 4D TH ESTARPRESS.COM Photo galleries: Check out a large variety of photo galleries to look through on our website. Customer Service: 1-800-783-2472 Volume 113, No. 126, 2012 The Star Press, A Gannett newspaper The Star Press is printed on partially recycled newsprint IIM0101IIS3SD1,MI a 75f retail. For home delivery pricing, see page 2A K1

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