“READERS FORUM” OCTOBER 20, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” 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? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today in the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor race who would you vote for?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [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.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.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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MAY 24, 2017 ‘READERS FORUM”

first_imgWhats on your mind today?Todays “READERS POLL” question is Do you feel that the majority of the Evansville City Council members are knowingly withholding financial information about how much are the Thunderbolts debts for the 2016-17 season?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots Support CCO Editorial

first_imgVanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots Support CCO EditorialDear Patriots:Take a look at this editorial in the City-County Observer, concerning our Evansville City Council… I encourage all to read and post a comment.EDITORIAL: CITY COUNTY OBSERVER SOUNDS THE ALARM ABOUT THE RAMIFICATION G-2016-21.The so-called “employees” of We the People mentioned in this piece are overreaching in their role as representatives of the citizenry of Evansville and their power within that role, according to information in this City-County Observer editorial.Monday night, July 11, 2016 is the next Evansville City Council meeting in Room 301 of the Evansville City Center. The meeting usually begins at 5:30 p.m. and the committees meet at 5:00 p.m. or slightly later.Please plan to attend and voice your concerns about this possible infringement of your rights as a citizen and resident of this city. Muzzling your First Amendment rights to free speech and unreasonably limiting citizen participation in local government is reminiscent of Dusseldorf circa 1938. Take a look at Ordinance G-2016-21 and voice your concerns about the plans for LESS transparency and accountability, particularly Section 6 of the Ordinance!In Liberty,Jim Bratten Director, Hoosier Patriots Co-Founder, Vanderburgh County Tea Party PatriotsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Atlantic City Edges Ocean City in Thriller

first_imgGannon Brady scores two of his game-high 26 points for the Red Raiders. By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City boys basketball team came up just short against the visiting Vikings of Atlantic City in Cape Atlantic League action Friday night, losing 43-42The loss brings Ocean City’s record to 7-7, while Atlantic City improves to 10-3.Ocean City’s Gannon Brady led all scorers with 26 points. Brady started the contest along with teammates Joe Repetti, Tom Finnegan, Brad Jamison and Mike Rhodes.In what was an evenly matched back and forth game, Ocean City and Atlantic City battled for the full 32 minutes, exchanging leads multiple times throughout the night. At the end of the first quarter, the Red Raiders held the lead, 12-11.Brad Jamison (33) plays defense against Atlantic City.As the second quarter got underway, Ocean City found its rhythm on the offensive end, increasing its lead to a seven-point margin. Brady tallied 11 of his 26 points in the second quarter, single-handedly outscoring the Vikings, who converted for only nine points. Ocean City led going into halftime, 27-20.The Vikings, though, came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter. With under three minutes to play, the Red Raiders, who were struggling to get the friendly roll on easy layups, found themselves trailing, 30-29. As the clock was dwindling down, Atlantic City got a last-second shot off to extend its lead to 34-31.With the final eight minutes to play, it seemed both teams saved their best for last. The quarter got very physical, with both teams diving for loose balls and sacrificing their bodies to keep the ball inbounds.With three minutes left to play, Atlantic City was up 40-37. The Red Raiders stepped up their defense to make some steals from the Vikings, but were unable to convert on the other end.Joe Repetti makes a late fourth quarter steal for Ocean City.In the final minute of play, Repetti stole the ball and was fouled by an Atlantic City player, making both his free throws to keep the margin to three.His free throws were followed by two more steals by the Red Raiders, but they were once again plagued by missed shots, including three, three-pointers in the span of 20 seconds. The score remained 42-39 in Atlantic City’s favor.Ocean City then lost possession on a potentially uncalled tripping foul, forcing them to foul Atlantic City. The Vikings converted on one of two free throws, bringing the score to 43-39.As the clock ran out, Brady hit a last-second three-pointer, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Vikings.Red Raider Tom Finnegan guards the inbound pass.last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Band Announces 2019 Dates, Releases ‘TAB At The Fox Theater’ Live Album [Listen]

first_imgFollowing an almost two-year-absence from touring, Trey Anastasio Band has announced their return with a four-night run of southern shows this spring.Trey Anastasio and his regular touring outfit consisting of Tony Markellis, Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, James Casey, and Cyro Baptista will open up their four-night run of shows with a performance at St. Petersburg, FL’s Jannus Live on May 28th, followed by a show at St. Augustine, FL’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 29th. TAB will wrap their brief run of southern shows with a two-night run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, on Friday and Saturday, May 31st and June 1st.As of now, Trey Anastasio Band’s only other scheduled date is a performance at The Peach Music Festival this July.A fan pre-sale for the newly announced TAB dates begins tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th at 12 p.m. (EST) and continues through this Thursday, February 14th at 5 p.m. EST here.The general public on-sale begins on Friday, February 15th, at 10 a.m. (EST) for Atlanta; 11 a.m. (EST) for St. Petersburg; and 12 p.m. (EST) for St. Augustine.In other Trey Anastasio Band news, the band recently released a live album compiled of their two-night tour closing run at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater from November 3rd and 4th, 2017. The shows featured on the album marked the eight-piece band’s last hard ticket shows played together. Since then, Trey Anastasio has performed a number of dates with TAB members Russ Lawton and Tony Markellis as the Trey Anastasio Trio, in addition to some augmented Trey Anastasio Trio dates featuring keyboardist Ray Paczkowski.Listen to the newly released “TAB at the Fox Theater” live album below:Trey Anastasio Band – Tab at the Fox Theater – Full Live AlbumIn addition to the new Trey Anastasio Band dates and Phish‘s previously announced summer tour, Anastasio will mount a run of dates with his mysterious new project, Ghosts of the Forest, in April.For more information on Trey’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.Trey Anastasio Tour DatesTREY ANASTASIO BAND TOUR 2019MAY28 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live29 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre31 – Atlanta, GA – The TabernacleJUNE1 – Atlanta, GA – The TabernacleJULY25-28 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival###TREY ANASTASIO’S GHOSTS OF THE FOREST TOUR 2019APRIL4 – Portland, ME – State Theatre [SOLD OUT]5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Opera [SOLD OUT]6 – Washington, DC – Anthem [SOLD OUT]9 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT]10 – Boston, MA – Orpheum [SOLD OUT]12 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT]13 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT]19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre *20 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre ^* – Yo La Tengo supports^ – Khruangbin supportsView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Matthew Morrison & Kelsey Grammer on Playing in Finding Neverland

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer are currently in preview in Finding Neverland on Broadway and the pair stopped by GMA on March 26 to talk about bringing the new tuner to life. “I feel like a kid again,” said Morrison, who appears as J.M. Barrie in the musical, “we get to go on this stage every night and just play.” Grammer revealed that he’s based his character Charles Frohman on someone very close to the production: the show’s mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. “I told Harvey a year ago that I’m basically playing you, aren’t I?” Check out the interview below then head second to the right, and straight on till morning to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!center_img . World News Videos | US News Videos Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

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High Five: June 2012

first_img1. Climbing Wunderkind Sets Record in RedRed River Gorge, Ky.At age 10, Brooke Raboutou recently became the youngest female and American to send a 5.14a when she scaled the steep grade of “God’s Own Stone” at Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. While no small feat, the Colorado-based climbing wunderkind has been raised on rock, as her mother Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou was a four-time world-cup winner who now runs a kids’ climbing program in Boulder.2. Bears on BroadcastScranton, Pa.In northeastern Pennsylvania, a mama bear and three cubs wandered into the backyard of a Scranton news station where meteorologist Kurt Aaron was delivering a weather segment. When Aaron turned around, one of the bears was only 10 feet away from him, so he darted inside as a safety precaution. The live cameras continued to roll, showing bears rooting for trash instead of the latest weather maps.3. What is art?Martinsburg, W.Va. West Virginia-based artist David Heatwole wasn’t pleased by the city of Martinsburg’s plans to raise a sculpture of the town founder, Revolutionary War Major General Adam Stephen. So in what he’s calling a symbolic request for more public art, Heatwole placed a toilet on the pedestal that was intended for the sculpture and attached a fake bill of sale that read “crappy work of art.” He was charged with littering.4. Rabid Bear AttackAlbemarle County, Va. A rabid black bear attacked two men who were moving stones using a utility vehicle. The 120-pound female bear first charged the vehicle and then came after the two workers. After climbing on to the roof of the vehicle, one of the men killed the bear with a shotgun. Officials said it was the first bear with rabies ever reported in Virginia and only the second on the East Coast—the other in Maryland.5. Bo Knows BikesHenagar, Ala. In addition to Major League Baseball Player, National Football League star, and Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson can now add endurance cyclist to his resume. In April, the professional sports hero led a 300-mile bike ride across Northern Alabama to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the region in 2011, leaving an estimated 250 people dead. Pedaling a rig painted the colors of his Auburn alma mater and bearing the names of those killed by the storm, Jackson was joined on the ride by a cast of celebrity friends including fellow MLB star Ken Griffey, Jr., Lance Armstrong, and pro skier Picabo Street.SkywalkingMoscow, RussiaForget planking. A new, much more dangerous cyber craze is taking off thanks to the viral photos of a risk-taking Russian teen. Marat Dupri, 19, and his friends call themselves skywalkers—a label derived from climbing to the top of skyscrapers and television towers and snapping photos from ledges, sans harness.No Tweet for YouPro cycling team Omega Pharma Quickstep’s sporting director has banned his riders from using Twitter within an hour after finishing races. The policy is aiming to prevent hot-headed post-race remarks from being posted: “It will give team members time to think before tweeting thoughts brimming with finish-line emotion that are often regretted.”Guv Too Quick for Black BearVermont Governor Pete Shumlin had a close call with a group of black bears back in April. Shumlin first tried to yell at the bears scavenging from bird feeders on his property. Then when he went to take them down, one of the bears charged him, coming within three feet of the governor who made it back inside his house unharmed.last_img read more

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Operation MARTILLO: UK Royal Navy Argyll rejoins mission

first_imgBy Dialogo July 25, 2014 KEY WEST, U.S.A. – The United Kingdom (UK) Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll recently rejoined Operation MARTILLO, exactly 12 months after the ship’s crew successfully seized nearly US$128 million worth of drugs in the Pacific Ocean and apprehended three traffickers. The HMS Argyll, which departed from the U.S. city of Key West in the state of Florida, will patrol the Caribbean region as part of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational project that aims to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. Operation MARTILLO includes Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. The HMS Argyll’s operations in the Caribbean are overseen from Key West. The 180-crew ship recently hosted local military officials and dignitaries to showcase the vessel’s abilities, especially in counter-narcotics missions. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Steven J. DePalmer, who is the deputy director Joint Interagency Task Force South, was the guest of honor at the event, which also was attended by Key West Mayor Craig Cates and Preston Brewer, the president of the board of directors of the Navy League Key West Council. “The Royal Navy is committed to the maintenance of maritime security worldwide, frequently working alongside our allies, especially close partners such as the U.S.,” Cmdr. Paul Hammond, the Argyll’s commanding officer, told those in attendance. “Over the next six months, HMS Argyll will conduct a wide range of operations in the Caribbean including working with the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force during counter-narcotics operations.” Hammond added: “Meeting at this early stage has enabled a greater mutual understanding between HMS Argyll and the task force – and this will allow me to deliver more effect at sea during our counter-narcotics operations.” The HMS Argyll looks to continue its success in the counter-narcotics fight after seizing nearly US$128 million worth of drugs in the Pacific Ocean and apprehending three traffickers who have been sentenced collectively to 40 years in prison. The HMS Argyll, which is aiming to return to its homeport in Plymouth, England, by the end of the year, is prepared to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief to the United Kingdom’s overseas territories in the region during hurricane season. The stop in Key West also allowed members of the HMS Argyll’s soccer and rugby teams to compete against local opponents. “Key West has a fantastic rugby team who plays well on the pitch and looks after its guests extremely well off the pitch,” Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Gareth Willey, the rugby team’s captain, said in a prepared statement.last_img read more

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NCUA will comply with ‘spirit’ of controversial OMB memo

first_img continue reading » The NCUA intends to comply “in spirit” with a new and controversial Office of Management and Budget policy that could give President Trump direct control over independent agency rules and guidance.That new policy, outlined in a memo last month, requires independent agencies to submit proposed rules and guidance to OMB before they are issued. And it requires that the submission contain a cost-benefit analysis.The Congressional Research Service this week issued a report saying that the new policy would give the Trump Administration unprecedented power over federal regulatory agencies.In its first comment on the new policy, the NCUA said that it is agency policy to comply with such memos or orders when it can. NCUA headquarterscenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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