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first_imgIS IT TRUE that the 54-year-old Weinzapfel is currently leading the Indiana Attorney General campaign funding with $609K?  …last year Weinzapfel received $15,000 from John Engelbrecht and $10,000 from John Dunn, both of Evansville?  …his law firm, Jones Wallace LLC in Evansville, has donated $2,500 to Weinzapfel’s AG campaign?  … also, Democratic State Representative Ryan Hatfield also donated $800 towards Mr.Weinzapfel’s campaign?IS IT TRUE we been told by several movers and shakers within the Democratic State Party that the former two (2) term Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel is the odds on favorite of being elected as the Democratic nominee for the Indiana Attorney General office? IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders will be hosting his Fourth Annual “March Madness Birthday” fundraising event at Bud’s on West Franklin Steet on March 26, 2020?  …we are told around 300 people will be attending “Shoulders Birthday BasH”?IS IT TRUE if any local political candidate listed on the 2020 election ballot that has an upcoming political fundraiser we shall post it in the CCO without costs, bias or editing?IS IT TRUE that the SW Indiana Young Democrats hosted a Meet-N-Greet at KC’s Time Out Lounge last weekend?…numerous County and Congressional candidates were in attendance?  …that City Council President, Alex Burton, and County Commissioner, Ben Shoulders served as guest speakers?  … it’s obvious that this organization is picking up momentum for the upcoming November 2020 General election?  … we are told that many area High School and College students are joining this group in impressive numbers? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the link in your e-mail to unsubscribe). IS IT TRUE the question is “What is an online newspaper called”?  …the answer is “An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper, either as a stand-alone publication or as the online version of a printed periodical. Going online created more opportunities for newspapers, such as competing with broadcast journalism in presenting breaking news in a more timely manner”?IS IT TRUE the question is “What is the benefit of an Internet publication over newspaper”?  …the answers “Online newspapers are a popular way to publish content on general or specific newsworthy happenings. They are cheaper to produce than traditional print newspapers and have the potential to reach a wider and more global audience”? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Indiana is headed in the right direction? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE that the University of Evansville Purple Aces have done something that is unprecedented when performance on the basketball is considered?…the Aces are the first team ever in the entire history of NCAA basketball to have defeated the #1 team in America on the road and go on to lose every game in their own conference?…the 2019-2020 season has seen the hopes and expectations for the Aces rise to the highest they have ever been after they upset the #1 Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena and fall to despair after seeing a coach dismissed for personal issues and going on to lose 18 straight conference games in a row?…the Missouri Valley Conference that the Purple Aces play in is not exactly a top high-performance conference either?…what this shows is that coaching makes a tremendous difference and finding a good one is a key to success?IS IT TRUE when examining the “announced” attendance at Ford Center we found that after the win over the UK the Aces were drawing about 5,500 per game and when the losing began the “announced” attendance fell to closer to 4,500 per game?…even for the puffed up “announced” attendance, being a winning or losing team makes a 1,000 per game difference?…the reality here is that the hiring process at UE when it comes to basketball coaches is deficient in the area of vetting?IS IT TRUE this is not the first time that an organization based in Evansville has failed to vet something?…this harkens back to the days when the Winnecke Administration failed fundamentally to vet the Earthcare Energy LLC group and just handed them $200,000 without so much as checking online to see if they really had a patent as they claimed?IS IT TRUE that trust but verify is a lesson taught by President Ronald Reagan in dealing with the USSR?…one would expect that the faculty at the University of Evansville’s College of Business would teach the vetting process given the monumental failures of the past in both local government and university decisions?…nothing that leads to the dismissal of the former coach or faculty member was something that could have been learned by a competent vetting investigation?…vetting is not rocket science but it does require one to abandon the naive practice of taking everything a face value and do some simple investigating?…as one person literally said at a meeting of the Evansville City Council with respect to the Earthcare Energy fiasco. “there is this new thing called Google that will help you do investigations, I assume you have heard of it.”…vetting is something that Evansville and its namesake university have not to figure out?…that is a problem that comes from the top as opposed to the bottom of the decision-making apparatus?IS IT TRUE we been told that in a recent speech given at the Athena Awards luncheon by Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann she stressed the importance of hiring women for top management positions? …during her speech Dr. Ellspermann also told stories of personal discrimination she experienced in her past?IS IT TRUE it’s been alleged that Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer a candidate for the Ivy Tech-Evansville Chancellors position was told by a person in authority there is a slim chance that he will be hired as the Chancellor of the Ivy Tech-Evansville campus?  …if the above allegation is correct, we are puzzled why a person working at the IVY Tech Corporate office in Indy would tell Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer this just before his interview at the Ivy Tech-Evansville campus was conducted?IS IT TRUE we were told that all three (3) finalists for the Ivy Tech-Evansville Chancellors position did a great job in presenting themselves during their Indy and campus interviews?IS IT TRUE that Indiana campaign finance reports filed after the first of the year show that Attorney General Curtis Hill finished 2019 with $183,659.78 in his campaign war chest? …that Jonathan Weinzapfel, a Democrat and former two-term (2) term Mayor of Evansville, is heading into 2020 with $609,310.24 in his campaign war chest? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_img Previous articleThis week marks Winter Weather Preparedness Week in IndianaNext articleVeterans Day holiday to delay South Bend trash pickup Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Back to virtual learning for thousands of students in Michiana WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Sarah Welliver/The Elkhart Truth) Some big changes have taken effect for some area students.Students who attend Concord Community Schools will switch to a hybrid learning format due to a high number of positive COVID-19 cases.Students with last names, A-to-K will attend in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays, while last names, L-to-Z will attend in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All students will have a virtual learning day on Fridays.That continues through mid-December.Concord South Side Elementary will remain fully virtual until they switch to the hybrid format on Nov. 16.Students who attend Baugo Schools are switching to virtual-only instruction for three weeks.The Elkhart Truth reports extracurricular activities will continue, for now. Spectators can attend events at 25 percent capacity.Mask wearing is required and events will be stopped will be stopped if spectators refuse to comply.Wawasee High School is back to remote learning.School leaders say finding substitute teachers to fill classrooms and operation staff to manage buildings due to mandatory quarantines has become a losing battle.It’s the second time this fall that Wawasee has reverted back to virtual learning for the high school. Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 9, 2020 0 363 Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgNever one to shy away from controversial issues, musician, actor, comedian, and LA Weekly columnist Henry Rollins (of Black Flag) published an editorial last week regarding the vastly different experiences of whites and blacks in America in the wake of the recent rash of gun violence incidents. As Rollins explains, “In light of the recent police shootings in Texas and the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, both killed by members of law enforcement — just the latest three of the many examples of obscene, needless deaths in America — one could conclude that all hell has broken loose and things are falling apart. I do not agree. Things are bad, but I would posit that they have been this way for as far back into American history as you want to go.” Rollins opines that the real difference in today’s racially-charged violence is simply that the technology has improved, so the unattractive reality that has been true for years is more visible to the masses. “Now that you can watch people die on Facebook, your evaluation of the facts and the sheer amount of information you want to deal with is up to you. But you can no longer say you don’t know what’s going on.”He propose that there are (at least) two versions of reality in America, experienced differently by whites and people of color. “If white America experienced a fraction of what black America deals with regarding law enforcement, incarceration, the court system, employment and countless other facts of life, they would immediately and collectively lose their minds. There are at least two different Americas. They have existed in an environment of almost unbroken mutual exclusivity. That’s over now.”Rollins goes on to detail some of his personal experiences that have contributed to this view, including an anecdote about his relationship with rapper Ice-T through their mutual involvement with the first Lollapalooza tour in 1991. “I was on the first Lollapalooza tour. It was one of the best summers of my life. I spent a lot of time hanging out with Ice-T. We talked almost every day. He is one of the most articulate and intelligent people I have ever met. I wish I had a teaspoon of what he’s got. I also spent time with his bandmates and crew. On days off, or when our buses would pull into the same place, we would eat together. All his guys wore gold. I have no idea what a necklace is worth, but it all looked expensive to me. When we went into places, white patrons and staff tripped on these guys. This is when I understood one of the reasons for the visible display of wealth. My whiteness assured them that I could pay for my meal. Ice-T and his guys had to demonstrate their ability to pay by literally wearing a show of wealth.”He ends by calling out the mainstream media and the government’s approach to this racial issue. “For the last week, I have heard politicians use a phrase that nauseates me whenever I hear anyone say it. The need to ‘come together.’ To that I say, ‘You first, motherfucker.’”Read the full column, as well as more of Rollins’ pointed editorials here.[via LA Weekly]last_img read more

first_imgNow this is a real treat! A new, full-length video from Ween’s 7/13/12006 performance at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY has just appeared on YouTube. Thanks to user Wade Fedder, we can sit back and enjoy some classic Ween footage.Ween continues to impress fans old and new with their performances scattered throughout 2016. Next up for the recently-reunited group will be a performance at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN, on September 15th. You can see the band’s tour schedule here, and the full 7/13/06 setlist below.Setlist: Ween at Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY – 7/13/06Pork Roll Egg and CheeseThe HIV SongSpinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)Now I’m Freaking OutHappy Colored MarblesBananas and BlowTake Me AwayFreedom of ’76Transdermal CelebrationEven If You Don’tDark Globe*ZoloftVoodoo LadyThe Stallion pt 3Light Me UpBuckingham GreenMutilated LipsLeave Deaner AloneI’ll Be Your Jonny on the SpotSpanish Castle MagicTouch My TooterStroker AceCaptainOcean ManMister Richard SmokerPandy FacklerI Can’t Put My Finger on ItEncore:Did You See Me?What Deaner Was Talkin’ AboutSomeday*acoustic– Gener solo for Dark Globe– Spanish Castle Magic without lyricslast_img read more

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 12, 2015 Sometimes that’s just the name of the Broadway game. After almost 14 years on the Great White Way, first at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it opened on October 18, 2001, and then at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it began performances on November 2, 2013, Mamma Mia! will shutter on September 5, 2015. At the time of closing, the ABBA-tastic musical will have played 5,765 performances. Mamma Mia! currently stars Judy McLane as Donna and Elena Ricardo as Sophie.The long-running tuner tells the story of Sophie Sheridan (Ricardo), a young bride who invites three possible dads to walk her down the aisle at her wedding—unbeknownst to her mother, Donna (McLane). Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the show features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson.In addition to McLane and Ricardo, the cast of Mamma Mia! includes Mary Callanan, Alison Ewing, Jon Jorgenson, Paul DeBoy and John Hemphill.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Mamma Mia! last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:EDF Energy, part of French utility EDF, will cease power generation at its Cottam coal-fired power plant in Nottinghamshire, Britain, on Sept. 30, as it will no longer be economically viable to run, the company said on Thursday.The 2-gigawatt (GW) plant has been running for more than 50 years, but was designed to operate for 30 when it was built.“Today’s decision reflects the challenging market conditions over the last few years and the context of the drive to decarbonise electricity generation,” [EDF] said in a statement.EDF Energy operates the Cottam and the 2-GW West Burton A coal power stations in north Nottinghamshire.West Burton A has power capacity agreements in place for three of its four units until the end of Sept. 2021, which pay energy suppliers to ensure there is enough electricity generation capacity to meet peak demand. “EDF Energy is committed to honouring these agreements and will review the future of that station beyond that date,” the company said.More: EDF Energy to end power generation at Cottam coal plant in Britain EDF Energy to close one of its last coal plants in U.K.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 21-year-old Farmingville man was killed when he crashed his SUV on a Long Island Expressway service road in Medford early Monday morning.Suffolk County police said Kyle Mueller was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Express Drive South when he lost control of the truck, which left the roadway, drove through a guardrail and into several trees near North Ocean Avenue shortly after 1 a.m..Mueller, who was driving alone at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene. His Jeep was impounded for a safety check.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

first_imgFor the eighth year in a row, credit unions have the opportunity to raise money — including an additional $1 million in Miracle Match funds — for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over 10 million children receive charitable care through the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America each year. These hospitals rely on donations and the generous support of the community to provide the best care possible for kids. With help from CO-OP, credit unions can amplify their contributions to this worthy cause as part of a nationwide campaign.Here are a few ways your credit union can show support for the CMN Hospitals’ 2015 campaign, “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are”:Apply for CO-OP’s Miracle Match program. Unleash the power of your community and strengthen ties with your members by creating a local fundraising event. Applying for the $1 million dollar Miracle Match program will ensure your efforts have maximum financial impact. Funds raised will go toward equipment, treatment, research, and services for the millions of children who receive care each year.Donate directly to the cause. You can donate $10, $25, $50, or whatever amount you like through the CMN Hospitals website. With a few simple clicks you can do your part in contributing to the success of the CMN Hospitals. Every dollar counts, and will go toward making a difference in the lives of children who need care the most. By combining forces, we can accomplish so much more. Tap into the strength of your community and help raise millions to support the vital work of this important organization. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_imgI’m not sure who walked away with the prize for the most deluded on Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5 Star, 20 August, 10pm). Was it serial reality show ‘star’ Charlotte Dawson tottering her way round the Sussex countryside in canary yellow faux fur and a pair of disco wellies? Olympic judo champion Ashley McKenzie careering round fields and over stiles like a seasoned countrysider before googling ‘haybale’ on his mobile? Or country singer Megan McKenna expecting caravan ‘Clarabelle’ to resemble her glamping trips with the TOWIE crew? Surprisingly, none of the above. The prize has to go to Lunsford farm owner Chris Jeffrey for believing that having a gaggle of glittered up Z-listers helping out with his cows might do anything to showcase the farming industry he so clearly loves. By the end of the first day I can only assume he’d ditched those delusions. Watching dancer Louie Spence straddle a metal gate while the stars of Gogglebox and Dancing on Ice wheeze behind, all racing round an orienteering challenge that had about as much to do with farming as the Geordie Shore Christmas party, is surely enough to shatter any remaining misconceptions. Don’t get me wrong, this was a fun, frothy ‘tumble in the hay’ type show with more innuendos than cowpats. But as far as providing insight into an industry that could really use being better understood by the millions who consume its produce, it was less effective than Charlotte Dawson shovelling manure. And that’s really saying something.last_img read more