3 May

IS IT TRUE JUNE 13, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE this is just one of many statements that Jackson cited in his farewell address?  …Andrew Jackson said:  “The men who profit by the abuses and desire to perpetuate them will continue to besiege the halls of legislation in the General Government and will seek by every artifice to mislead and deceive the public servants?  …you have no longer any cause to fear danger from abroad; your strength and power are well known throughout the civilized world?  …It is from within, among yourselves – from cupidity, from corruption…and inordinate thirst for power – that factions will be formed and liberty endangered?
IS IT TRUE Rev. William Payne’s just posted an on line petition entitled “Change.org” that calls for the resignation of Missy Mosby as President of City Council?  …we are presently trying  to contact Rev. Payne so we can get more information concerning thee reason for this petition?
IS IT TRUE that Missy Mosby’s denial that the now dubbed ‘FREEDOM OF SPEECH” ordinance wasn’t aimed at blocking public participation in public matters is laughable?IS IT TRUE  we hear because of the way that couple of City Council members insulted Alex Burton during his well thought out presentation concerning future race relations is one of the reasons why the young and well educated  people of color are planning a peaceful protest for equality in Evansville proper?
IS IT TRUE we are hearing that a diverse group of energetic people are now vowing to get involved. in future decisions being made by Evansville City Council?IS IT TRUE when Councilwoman Michelle Mercer stated that by State law this City Council doesn’t allow free speech is extremely questionable? …this statement makes people questions Ms. Mercer intellectual judgment?IS IT TRUE many people believe when Mosby, Weaver and McGinn privately amending the current  Freedom of Speech ordinance was a way to silence their critics?   …that City Council attempt to stop intelligent individuals from coming before council asking embarrassing questions has back fired?IS IT TRUE we want to give kudos to Council persons Connie Robinson and Dan Adams for standing up to protect our 1st Amendment Rights at the Monday night Council meeting?IS IT TRUE our poster Zenarcher submitted the following comment, which we found interesting and worth re-posting?   …Zenarcher posted the following;  “Have you noticed  City Council attorney Josh Claiborne becoming more mouthy, not just on legal matters, but confronting and answering questions that should be solely up to the ELECTED officials”?   …his role is for legal advice to the council, not to be their mouth-piece on public matters, and he should not engage with the public”?
IS IT TRUE CCO poster JoeBiden said”  “Very ironic that Jeb (Evansville City Council Attorney Josh Claiborne) of Warrick County claimed Trump was unfit for public office (after Jeb got his smiling picture with Trump)”?
IS IT TRUE we are hearing that local Clergy were stunned to hear that Evansville City Council have decided not start future meetings with  an invocation?  …we consider this to be a developing story?
IS IT TRUE CCO poster Martha Stott remarks really got our attention?  …she said “Maybe I am missing something here.  Did these officials not run to represent the citizens in their area?   Should they not know what they are voting on? Do they not get paid?  Shame on Anna. (Anna Hargis).  Well at least she admitted it. Citizens, keep your elected officials accountable by organizing, calling, and letting them know you are watching their votes. That’s how you keep them accountable”?FOOTNOTE:  “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Todays READERS POLL question is: Would you vote for Evan Bayh to the United States Senate in this coming November General election?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]
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2 May

World Refugee Day

first_imgTo the Editor:June 20 of every year is world refugee day and while this letter will be sent out after it, it is still a reminder that people around the world need our love and support. The Refugee crisis has occurred for a number of different reasons: war and conflict, economic hardship, lack of employment opportunities, and abject poverty. The United States has always been one of the leading countries for funding foreign aid. However, many Americans think that twenty percent of the annual federal budget goes to foreign aid when in reality it is, at most, around one percent. The US has the capabilities to help those in need, especially refugees; therefore we, as a country and individually, should help contribute more to those less fortunate than us. Besides just common decency the US has an urgent strategic interest in improving the quality of life for the world’s poor and for refugees. The reduction in global poverty will lead to less global instability, less terrorism, and less of us turning on the news and seeing that an attack has occurred and only saying “again?!” If we as the people of the United States become active participants in our government we can create a huge change around the world. By calling our representatives and asking for their support in protecting the world’s poor and supporting US foreign aid we can create a safer, healthier, more beautifully connected world.EMMA PIZZUTIlast_img read more

20 Apr

Michigan woman arrested after near head-on crash with Indiana State Trooper

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Google+ By 95.3 MNC – October 5, 2020 0 409 Pinterest Facebook Michigan woman arrested after near head-on crash with Indiana State Trooper WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) A Michigan woman was arrested on suspicion of OWI after investigators say she nearly struck an Indiana State Police cruiser head-on.The close call happened shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, on State Road 127 in Angola.The incident occurred as the trooper was transporting an arrestee to the Steuben County jail.The trooper was driving northbound on SR 127 coming into the round about circle intersection in downtown Angola.  A Chevrolet HHR passenger car came around the circle southbound in the wrong direction, causing the trooper to take evasive action to avoid collision.   Two other troopers were close by at the time, and were able to get the driver stopped on Washington Street near US 20.During the course of the traffic stop both officer’s quickly recognized that the female driver, Hannah L. Gore, 40, of Hillsdale, Michigan, was showing obvious signs of intoxication.  She was taken to the Steuben County jail where jer level of alcohol intoxication was determined to be well over twice the legal (.08) limit.Gore was placed under arrest without incident and booked into custody at the Steuben County jail, pending an initial hearing on the matter.Charges:Operating While Intoxicated, Endangering A Person (Misd)Operating While Intoxicated (Misd)Operating While Intoxicated with Alcohol Concentration > (.15) (Misd)Operating Wrong Way (Infraction)No Valid License (Infraction) Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleElkhart receives a $200,000 grant to help with the new Tolson CenterNext articleStudy: Evictions linked to coronavirus deaths 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

20 Apr

Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, March 29 – April…

first_imgWednesday, March 31, 2021 – Kosciusko County10 a.m. – Noon, ETWHERE: New Life Church, 744 S. 325 E., Warsaw, IN 46582 Twitter Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, March 29 – April 1 Pinterest Thursday, April 1, 2021 – St. Joseph CountyNoon – 4 p.m., ETWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin St., South Bend, IN 46601 WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon, ETWHERE: Bourbon Helping Hands Food Pantry, 204 N. Washington St., Bourbon, IN 46504 Google+ WhatsApp TAGSBourbon Helping Hands Food PantrydistributionfoodFood Bank of Northern IndianafreeKosciusko CountyLaPorte CountyMarquette Mallmarshall countyNew Life ChurchscheduleSt. Joseph County Facebook Pinterest Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – March 26, 2021 0 256 (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has released its mobile food distribution schedule for the week of March 29.Each week, food is distributed drive-thru style on a first come, first served basis.Monday, March 29, 2021 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon, CTWHERE: Marquette Mall, 201 W. U.S.20 (outside of JCPenney), Michigan City, IN 46360 Previous articleTamm: Expect to still be required to mask up in Indiana restaurantsNext articleSouth Bend’s annual yard waste collection season begins Thursday Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

2 Mar

Galactic Announces 3-Night Mardi Gras Run At Tipitina’s

first_imgOn the heels of their recently announced purchase of New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s nightclub, New Orleans-based funk outfit Galactic has announced a three-night run of shows over Mardi Gras, set to take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 4th at Tip’s.Galactic also has a new album on the way, Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th via Tchoup-Zilla Records.Produced by the band’s Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Galactic’s 10th studio LP features guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahko, Erica Falls, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation.Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman described in a press release as “possibly more of a throwback thing,” but will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.Ellman also noted,I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do. I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.Robert Mercurio added,It’s not that we’re always trying to push boundaries, but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we’re exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music.Tickets for Galactic’s upcoming Mardi Gras run are now on sale here.For tickets and more information on Galactic’s upcoming tour and album, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

2 Mar

Kung Fu Brings The Who Tribute Set To A “Smashing” End At Brooklyn Bowl [Videos]

first_imgKung Fu was at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City over the weekend for the latest stop on their ongoing 2019 winter tour. The five-piece band’s headlining performance on Saturday wasn’t just any typical show from the funk-fusion outfit. Their first set of the night was comprised of a mix of originals from their own catalog, while the second half of the show saw the band treat their New York fans to live interpretations of songs originally made famous by The Who.The night got off to a thrilling start courtesy of local power-jam outfit, Of Clocks and Clouds. The five-piece rock band, which typically performs as a quartet, took advantage of their busy Brooklyn Bowl debut by delivering a thrilling opening set.Kung Fu started the first of their own two sets with a performance of “Daddy D”, the funky opening track from their 2016 Joyride LP. Next up was “Cookie Monster”, followed by “Speed Bump Of Your Love” and “Chin Music”. The band continued into a two-song combination of “Pawtyn” into “Chop Suey”. Next up was a rendition of Dispatch‘s “Two Coins” featuring a surprise sit-in from Dispatch guitarist, Pete Francis. Francis would remain on stage to help them perform “Rubbermoon”, before the band sent fans into set-break with a rendition of “Samurai”.The tribute half of the show began with a lively rendition of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, the climactic anthem from the classic rock band’s 1971 Who’s Next album. Next came “I Can’t Explain”, followed by the “Overture” into “It’s A Boy” combination from 1969′ Tommy. They continued into “Bargain”, another hard-hitting tune off of Who’s Next, before welcoming their second special guest of the evening. This time, they were joined by Pink Talking Fish keyboardist Richard James, who sat in with the band to help play on “Drowned”.Following the mid-set sit-in, Kung Fu continued with high-energy renditions of “Eminence Front”, “Baba O’Riley”, and “The Real Me”. The set came to a close with another two-song combo of “Pinball Wizard”, followed by “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. The band kept the Who covers going strong into the encore, which started with “Who Are You” and closed with “My Generation”. In the spirit of the night’s tribute performance, the band fittingly took to destroying a majority of their equipment at the climactic ending of “My Generation” in characteristic The Who fashion.Fans can watch the videos below to relive all the madness captured during the covers portion of Saturday’s show.Kung Fu – The Who Tribute Full Set – 2/9/2017[Video: Zak Radick]Kung Fu – “My Generation” [Side Stage] – 2/9/2019[Video: mwhite10280]The next scheduled performance as part of Kung Fu’s winter tour will take place at 8×10 in Baltimore on March 1st. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticket info.Setlist: Kung Fu | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 2/9/2019Set One: Daddy D, Cookie Monster, Speed Bump Of Your Love, Chin Music, Pawtyn > Chop Suey, Two Coins*, Rubbermoon*, SamuraiSet Two [Comprised entirely of The Who covers]: Won’t Get Fooled Again, I Can’t Explain, Overture > It’s A Boy > Bargain, Drowned^, Eminence Front, Baba O’Riley, The Real Me, Pinball Wizard > We’re Not Gonna Take itEncore: Who Are You, My GenerationShow Notes:* w/ Pete Francis^ w/ Richard James on guest keyslast_img read more

1 Mar

Men’s basketball readies for Cincinnati

first_imgThe Harvard men’s basketball team received a 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face 5th-seeded Cincinnati in the second round Thursday at 2:10 p.m. The game will be televised live on TNT from the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash.Harvard, which earned its tournament bid by winning a fourth consecutive Ivy League title, will be making its third straight appearance in the Big Dance. Cincinnati earned an at-large berth to the tournament and will be making a fourth consecutive appearance.To read the full story.last_img read more

17 Jan

Healthy restaurant meals

first_imgBy Connie CrawleyUniversity of GeorgiaDo you eat out frequently? If so, you are probably eating more fat and calories than you realize. Many restaurant meals are filled with calories and fat. But heeding a few healthy strategies can make eating away from home less harmful to your health and waistline. Know what you want before you go in. If you walk in hungry, without any idea what you want to eat, you will be more likely to order high-fat and high-sugar food. Instead, either go online to view the menu or have the restaurant fax a menu to you before you arrive. Then decide what you plan to eat before you go. Order first so you will not be tempted by what your companions choose. Have it your way. Ask the person waiting on you how the food is prepared before you order it. Sometimes you can request that a menu item be prepared differently, like grilled instead of fried or without added salt. Often sauces and condiments like ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise can be omitted or at least served on the side so you can control the amount added. Some restaurants now allow a steamed vegetable or salad with low-calorie dressing to be substituted for fries, chips or coleslaw. Curb a ravenous appetite. You will eat less if you do not go to the restaurant too hungry. Eating a light snack like fruit, low-fat yogurt or a few crackers an hour before you arrive at the restaurant can help take the edge off your appetite. If you cannot do that, fill up with a glass of water, a broth-based soup or a salad before eating the rest of your meal. Share a meal. Many restaurants serve huge portions. Sharing a meal is a good way to save calories and money. Some restaurants will even divide a meal onto two plates if you ask them. Otherwise, ask for an extra plate. If you think it will not be enough, order soup or salad, too. If you are eating alone, take the extra food home or ask if a smaller portion is available. Fill the doggie bag before you eat. In fact, it will be easier to control your intake if you request that a take-home container be brought when the entrée arrives. Then you can divide the serving before you dig in. Add to a meal. Fruits and vegetables are often not plentiful on restaurant menus. You may want to supplement a meal, particularly if you order takeout. It is easy to add a shelf-stable box of milk, a piece of fruit, some sliced raw vegetables, a salad or a cup of vegetable soup from home. Pack a meal from home sometimes. Finally, consider not eating out as often. You can bring leftovers from home, a lower-calorie frozen entrée, a hearty soup or stew made previously in large quantities and frozen in smaller packages, salads or even a sweet or Irish potato that you pop in the microwave and top with low-fat shredded cheese, chili or mixed vegetables. Doing this will not only help you save calories and money, but will give you some time to enjoy a walk before your lunch break is over. (Connie Crawley is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension nutritionist with UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.)last_img read more

1 Jan

Vermont Yankee part of NEI video press releases

first_imgThe Nuclear Energy Institute has produced four video news releases that examine innovations that have been recognized with a Top Industry Practice award. The final video features the Entergy Vermont Yankee plant in Vernon. The video, “Robotic Inspectors,” highlights new inspection devices developed at the Vermont Yankee nuclear energy station to closely analyze the facility’s steam dryer. Entergy Nuclear employees at Vermont Yankee are recipients of the Maintenance Process Award for developing innovative tooling for the inspection of a boiling water reactor steam dryer. The steam dryer is located in the top of the reactor.Entergy Nuclear partnered with AREVA NP Inc. to develop two remotely operated inspection systems, one to inspect the outer diameter of the dryer and the other to inspect the inner diameter. The outer diameter innovation uses a rail-and-trolley system with a telescoping mast and camera to inspect all 213 welds and components. The inner diameter method uses an underwater crawler with a telescoping mast and camera to inspect all 253 welds and components.Advantages common to both inspection systems include: improved safety, higher inspection quality, greatly reduced radiation exposure and parallel inspection capability. An annual reduction of 3.6 person-rem of radiation exposure is expected along with a minimum $500,000 cost reduction per outage. The tooling is highly transferable. It was developed so it can be used on all makes and sizes of dryers, regardless of the rail configuration on the refuel floor. The new dryer inspection tools can be used for dryer inspections at all boiling water reactors.To download “Robotic Inspectors,” go to: http://www.nei.org/filefolder/Robotic_Inspectors.wmv(link is external). The news release describing the all of the award-winning TIP entries is available at:http://www.nei.org/newsandevents/newsreleases/omaha-public-power-distric…(link is external). All four videos are posted on NEI’s Web siteThe first video, “High Tech Stress Relief,” released on July 7, looked at the challenge of microscopic stress corrosion cracking in plant systems. Released on July 14, the second video, “Global Ties Boost Nuclear Plant Performance,” showcased an international exchange of best practices by Exelon Nuclear. And released on July 21, “The Secret Is Plastic” focused on the impressive new use of polyethylene piping at nuclear plants.One hundred and four nuclear power plants operating in 31 states supply one-fifth of the nation’s electricity, even though they constitute only 10 percent of installed electric generating capacity.Source: NEI. The Nuclear Energy Institute is the nuclear energy industry’s policy organization. This news release and additional information about nuclear energy are available at www.nei.org(link is external).last_img read more

1 Jan

PSB approves CVPS rate increase

first_imgAs requested by Central Vermont Public Service in November, the Vermont Public Service Board has authorized a 4.8 percent rate increase under the company’s alternative regulation plan.  The change will take effect with bills rendered on January 2. Even after the increase, the company’s rates will remain competitive with the major utilities in New England.  The bill for a residential customer who uses 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month will rise from $82.26 to $86.22.  By comparison, the same customer would pay as much as $114.03 elsewhere in New England, according to the Edison Electric Institute. The rate change is being driven by a variety of factors, which include new power contracts at competitive, yet slightly higher costs, and investments in its system to improve reliability for customers. Meanwhile, the rate impact was mitigated by a reduction in CVPS’ allowed return on equity, which will drop from 9.45 to 9.17 percent.last_img read more