IS IT TRUE MAY 3, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE after 3,240 days the McCurdy Hotel is finally opening for business as an apartment building?…between the parking lot fiasco that cost the taxpayers of Evansville $606,000 and the $960,000 handout to one of Mayor Weinzapfel’s regular campaign donors from Indianapolis there are finally apartments being offered for rent?…when all was said and done it was the Evansville based Kunkel Group that has gotten the old historic hotel to the finish line where people can live again?…one bedroom units of modest size are being offered starting at $799 per month and up to $1,500 per month for higher floors with a view?…two bedroom units are starting at $999 per month and going up to $1,800 per month for the primo units with views?…one thing is for sure and that is there will be no Section 8 vouchers being spent for these apartments which are commanding big city downtown prices in little old Evansville?…as much as the City County Observer has made fun of the political malfeasance associated with this project, we are glad to see the structure saved and the doors open for business?IS IT TRUE that our characterization of the obsolete lighting bollards that once provided light along the downtown riverfront walkway as “light bulbs” tweaked a couple of people?…the reality is they were put there to do the job of light bulbs and just some cheapo light bulbs may have done a better job than these overpriced broken things?…we do believe that given it was the City of Evansville with cronies to feed and relatives to employ willfully paid way too much for some exotic light emitting device that does what a light bulb does?…we are also not surprised that the spare parts are no longer available making a new solution for lighting necessary?…we do assume that there are three copper wires available somewhere in the George Jetson light bollards making is possible to design some fitting that will take an LED light bulb and light the paths as they should be?…that would take thinking outside of the box which Parks and Recreation people seem to have difficulty with?…if there are three wires available (one is a ground) a solution can be devised to extend the life of these bollards for lighting purposes if the morons that roam the downtown wreaking havoc and violence can be controlled? IS IT TRUE we have also learned that vandals have done a job on the light bollards just like they did a job on the emergency kiosks on the jogging trail by Garvin Park?…vandalism is a serious problem in Evansville?…it seems as though every time something nice is installed, some group of hoodlums comes along and destroys it?…even the McCurdy had a giant rat grafitti face on the outside of the bricks making a sandblast job necessary?…vandalism and mayhem on the part of a few seem to ruin everything from sandboxes in the Sunset Park, to the slide boards in Kid’s Kingdom, to public lighting?…we call upon our fellow citizens to turn these self indulgent pieces of crap in to law enforcement?…maybe Evansville needs to treat vandalism and grafitti the way Singapore does and dispense lashes with a cane to the backsides of these useless punks?…a few punks are ruining a good thing for the vast majority?IS IT TRUE that according to United States Census Bureau statistics Vanderburgh County’s poverty rate increased by 62.3% from 200-2015?…while Vanderburgh County topped the region in sinking further into poverty the rest of the Tri-State fell further into poverty as well?…Union County, Kentucky saw its rate increase by 59.2% and Henderson’s increase by 42.9%?…Evansville leaders (political and otherwise) regularly boast of the vitality of the local economy and preen themselves for rooftop martini gatherings and Perhaps for some, prosperity is on the rise but nearly one in six Evansvillians were living at or below the federal poverty threshold in 2015?…the long term trend suggests that poverty is likely to increase in the Tri-State in spite of neglecting infrastructure? …the current crop of leaders and their predecessor are responsible for much of the catastrophic rise in poverty because of their tax and spend habits but they are too busy congratulating themselves on insignificant strides in downtown Evansville to even know it? IS IT TRUE Missy Mosby primary opponent shall be announcing his exploratory campaign committee members in the near future?  …we are hearing that the individuals that have agreed to serve on this committee are all loyal Democrats?  …we were told that Mosby’s soon to be announced primary opponent is planning to raise $75,000 to defeat her in her re-election bid? …Mosby won her last primary re-election campaign by a mere 12 votes over a little known opponent?IS IT TRUE that At-Large City Councilman Jonathan Weaver future political opponent may be a highly educated female with a good moral compass?FOOTNOTES: TODAYS “READERS POLL” question is: Are you disappointed in the Evansville City Council for not being more concerned with the contract between Thunderbolts/VenuWorks and the City?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. 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Sneak Peek! Peter Gallagher & Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century

first_imgPass the champagne! Peter Gallagher and Kristin Chenoweth are headlining the new Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century this spring, and we’ve got an adorable first look of the stars (and their mountains of luggage) all dressed up and ready to go. Directed by Scott Ellis, the musical by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green tells the story of down-and-out Broadway producer Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who is struggling to convince his former muse and lover, successful film actress Lily Garland (Chenoweth) to return to Broadway. Check out this Hot Shot of the glamorous twosome, then see On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre beginning February 12, 2015! Related Shows View Comments Kristin Chenoweth Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Star Files On The Twentieth Centurylast_img read more

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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw might want to pick up speed – but is it necessary?

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LAS VEGAS — Clayton Kershaw might feel a need for speed. But the Dodgers don’t necessarily share it.When Kershaw signed his contract extension with the Dodgers in November, he said he planned on “proving a lot of people wrong” if they think he is in decline. Part of his plan to make that happen is to regain some velocity on his fastball.Last season, Kershaw’s heater averaged a tepid 90.9 mph – the lowest of his career and the continuation of a four-year downward trend that coincided with his recurring back injuries.Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he wouldn’t bet against Kershaw – but he doesn’t think it’s necessary for Kershaw to regain velocity to maintain his standing among baseball’s best pitchers. “It’s interesting. I had this conversation with a couple people,” Friedman said recently. “Yeah, I certainly think there is a scenario where he is throwing harder next year. I don’t think he necessarily needs to (in order) to dominate or be really good.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“The only thing I would say to someone trying to get velocity back is to just make sure the potential upside is worth the potential costs of doing it. I think there is a dominant version of Clayton Kershaw that doesn’t necessarily throw harder.”Friedman reiterated that Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, saying improved velocity would give Kershaw “more margin for error.” Kershaw has given up 40 home runs in the past two seasons after averaging 11.7 per season through his first nine years.“If you look at last year and how well he pitched and I would bet on his stuff, his execution being better next year – and he had that much success,” Friedman said of Kershaw, whose 2.73 ERA and 1.04 WHIP last season were among the best in the National League.“Whether that’s all in velocity or mixing pitches – whatever it is – I will bet on him next year. And I just don’t think it’s all tied to fastball velocity.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Friedman said he has had “conversations” with Kershaw about it and Kershaw is focused on “working on his body” and mechanics. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it “a body-biodynamic kind of situation” that will allow Kershaw to regain some velocity at age 31 next year.“There’s so much data now, body movement and things and how you could be kind of out of whack with your mechanics that you can kind of work on and work through, that it’s in there,” Roberts said. “The No. 1 thing for me is his work ethic, his desire, and he’s healthy.”TRADE TALKThe Dodgers have been actively engaged on a number of fronts looking to swing a trade that would clear away some of the overcrowding in their outfield and at starting pitcher.Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams acknowledged Tuesday that his team was among those talking to the Dodgers.“We’ve had conversations with the Dodgers and there have been a variety of permutations,” Williams told reporters. “I’m not going to get into what we’ve talked about.”Neither would Friedman. But outfielder Yasiel Puig appears to be central to some of those “permutations,” a move that would reunite him with hitting coach Turner Ward.The Dodgers could certainly use second baseman Scooter Gennett. But Friedman has never mentioned second base as an area of need this offseason – despite the Dodgers’ 2018 second basemen combining to hit .209 (last in the majors), with a .332 slugging percentage (29th) and .638 OPS (28th). For their part, the Reds do not appear anxious to part with Gennett and it would take much more than Puig to pry him away.SUNDAY FUN-DAYSESPN has released the first wave of matchups chosen for Sunday Night Baseball in 2019. The Dodgers are featured four times – April 7 at Colorado, June 16 at home against the Cubs, July 14 at Boston and Aug. 25 at home against the Yankees.Start times for the nationally-televised games will be moved up to 4 p.m. PT next season. However, the April 7 game at Coors Field will start at 5:30 p.m.UTLEY UPDATERecently-retired Chase Utley is in Las Vegas and joining the Dodgers’ contingent to get a taste of how the baseball operations department works during the Winter Meetings. Friedman has said on multiple occasions he wants to keep Utley in the organization in some capacity.“I’m confident we’ll work something out,” Friedman said Tuesday.ALSOThe Dodgers have hired former Rangers and Orioles coach Scott Coolbaugh to be the hitting coach at Triple-A Oklahoma City next season. It will be a return for Coolbaugh, who was also the hitting coach in Oklahoma City in 2009 and 2010 when it was an affiliate of the Rangers. … Former Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy has taken a job as a special assistant to Rangers GM Jon Daniels. McCarthy was traded to the Atlanta Braves by the Dodgers a year ago and retired following one season with the Braves.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Warner is unopposed; Bales-Boyd set for showdown; 79th and 80th has races; Hoffman unopposed…

first_imgJackson Township Falls Township ClerkRRod LungrenCaldwell Committeewoman Palestine Township Clerk Springdale Township ClerkRTed MeyerConway Springs Follow us on Twitter. CommitteewomanRLillian PalsmeierConway Springs Township Clerk Committeewoman Committeeman Bluff Township Clerk CommitteemanRH. Clyde PageWellington CommitteewomanRCarolyn L. HeastyWellington Mulvane City Wellington Township H80 Committeeman Committeeman Committeewoman Gore Township ClerkRJim McDanielMulvane CommitteewomanREllen JanoskiPeck Greene Township ClerkRDarlene A. McCartneyWellington Caldwell City – Ward 2 FILINGS RECEIVED – PRIMARY ELECTION 8/5/14 COUNTY/LOCAL OFFICES Sumner Township CommitteemanRKaren DeGraafMulvane Dixon Township Clerk Committeewoman Committeeman Creek Township Harmon Township ClerkRMike NeisesBelle Plaine Ryan Township ClerkDMichele NorrisMilan CommitteemanREd LarsonMilan South Haven Township ClerkRWilliam KnoxSouth Haven Belle Plaine Township Clerk Committeewoman Conway Township Clerk CommitteewomanRE. Gaylene LarsonMilan Oxford Township ClerkRJason MetzWellington Guelph Township London Township ClerkRDoug PattonWellington Director Committeeman Committeeman Avon Township Sumner Township ClerkDRyan ChitwoodMayfield Committeewoman Committeewoman Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Committeeman Belle Plaine Township H82 Seventy-Six Township H116 Committeewoman Caldwell City – Ward 1 Committeewoman Illinois Township Clerk Committeeman Committeeman Illinois Township Chikaskia Township CommitteemanRHenry (Butch) WeberMilan RLena SistrunkWellington Harmon Township Director Eden Township Committeewoman Jackson Township ClerkDDennis D. GuinnWellington Committeewoman Committeeman Gore Township H79 Committeeman CommitteemanRLindley ZimmermanBelle Plaine South Haven Township Committeewoman Committeeman Morris Township Clerk Seventy-Six Township ClerkRJohn B. NorrisWellington Committeeman Belle Plaine Township H79 Peck Improvement District-(File in September to be on November ballot) CommitteemanREdmond W. GardinerOxford Committeewoman Committeewoman Committeewoman Ryan Township Avon Township Clerk Committeeman Committeeman Office/PositionPartyNameCandidate City Dixon Township Valverde Township Clerk County Commissioner 3rd DistrictRJason BoydSouth Haven Conway Township Walton Township Clerk Committeeman CommitteemanRDennis MetzWellington Chikaskia Township ClerkRDennis TurekCaldwell Committeeman Greene Township Director Committeeman CommitteewomanRPete DeGraafMulvane Committeeman Committeeman Morris Township  RCliff BalesOxford Creek Township ClerkRJames W. HareConway Springs Mulvane Exclave B Committeewoman County Commissioner 1st DistrictRSteve WarnerBelle Plaine Osborne Township Clerk Committeewoman Committeewoman Committeewoman Oxford Township Committeeman Gore Township H82 Committeeman Palestine Township Downs Township Committeewoman CommitteemanRJason JanoskiPeck Downs Township Clerk Precinct Committee persons Committeewoman Bluff Township CommitteemanRTed F. PalsmeierConway Springs CommitteewomanRDannetta CookWellington Committeewoman Springdale Township Osborne Township Committeewoman CommitteewomanRGeorgie May GardinerOxford Valverde Township CommitteemanRGraham A. HamiltonPeck CommitteewomanRMrs. Carna Lee YipeArgonia Committeeman Caldwell Township CommitteewomanRSheila L. ZimmermanBelle Plaine Caldwell Township ClerkRArlene L. TerrellCaldwell Wellington Township H116 Committeeman Committeewoman Committeewoman Falls Township CommitteemanRMichael L. WedelMulvane Wellington Township Clerk Candidate filings received in the Sumner County Clerk/Election Office are listed below.  The list will be periodically updated with new filings entered. London Township Walton Township Committeeman CommitteewomanRVickey E. HortonMulvane CommitteewomanRDebra A. NorrisWellington by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County and State of Kansas election filing deadline ended Monday and for the most part the local filings were slow. There is only one Sumner County race to choose from on August 5. But a heated race in the U.S. Congressional in the fourth district might be worth the trip to the election booth.This is unless you are a Democrat which in this case means you probably should stay home since there is nothing to vote on.Unless there is a write-in candidate, Steve Warner of Belle Plaine will be the lone candidate of the first district. He was the only one to file for office that encompasses much of east Sumner County. There were no Democrat filings.In the third district, Jason Boyd of South Haven will be challenging incumbent Cliff Bales of Oxford. As far as state representatives go, the 79th and 80th Districts will have heated races, at least here locally. That 79th district encompasses much of east Sumner County including Belle Plaine and Oxford.Incumbent Democrat Ed Trimmer will be facing his third challenge from Republican Larry Alley, who nearly unseated him in 2012. This race, of course, will not be decided until November.In the 80th District for which a part of south Sumner County including Wellington is a part of, incumbent Kasha Kelley of Arkansas City will be challenged by Andrew Lawson, also of Arkansas City in the Republican primary in August.In the 116th District, Republican Kyle Hoffman appears to have won another two-year term as he has no challengers.In the U.S. House District 4, political pundits are salivating over the battle between incumbent Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt in the Republican party. Tiahrt is a former U.S. Representative for this district in the late 1990s.There are several state races to vote on as well. For the full list, click here. http://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp Eden Township ClerkRJohn Turner Jr.Milton Wellington City 1 H80 CommitteemanRJohn TracyWellington Committeeman Wellington City 2 H116 CommitteewomanRCharla M. 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