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first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Since casting a vote to nominate her brother-in-law to become the Republican vice presidential candidate in July 2016, Denise Pence has been nothing but proud. “It was just a moment in time you never forget,” she said.Months before Vice President Mike Pence became part of the Trump team, Denise Pence looked forward to casting her vote for Donald Trump as an Indiana delegate at the Republican National Convention. She calls herself a day one Trump supporter.“I always knew Trump was going to win,” she said. “I didn’t know that his running mate was going to be my husband’s brother.”But she was confident they would win.Denise Pence, of Columbus, is married to the vice president’s oldest brother, Greg. It’s been nearly a year since Mike Pence was elected to his new role, and Denise and Greg Pence are still adjusting to the attention they often receive when in public. Nothing but graciousness, positivity and niceness has been given to the couple, she said.“Gregory is the eldest of six and Mike looks like him,” Denise Pence said. “Even if we are in another state or country, people will often do a double take or when we check into a hotel with our last name, they’ll ask if we are related to Mike.”Despite Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence being busy in their new role, Denise Pence said they are settling in well in Washington and still always make time for family.“When you go to visit them, nothing is different, it’s just like hanging out with family,” Denise Pence said. “We are happy for the time we get to spend with them and they’re happy with the time they get to spend with us because they are so busy.” The tight-knit family spent election night together with about 16 family members sitting in the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York City, anxiously waiting for an outcome.“We were waiting forever,” she said.While the polls said the election was going to the Democrats, Denise Pence said she knew the numbers were wrong.“NBC Chicago interviewed me that night and they asked me how I felt and I told them I felt really strong that Donald J. Trump was going to be the next president of the U.S.,” she said.The reporter, she said, quickly rebutted the polls said otherwise. Denise Pence stuck to her guns, saying she hadn’t been polled and knew numerous other people who weren’t polled so it couldn’t be right.“I think when Donald Trump and Mike won, it was shocking to them and a lot of people,” Denise Pence said. “A lot of people were really in shock, but I wasn’t at all.”Then after what seemed like hours, the numbers came in — Denise Pence’s brother-in-law would soon be sworn in as the second in command of the country.“It was just a moment in time that is hard to describe,” she said laughing. “It was really, really awesome.” By Adrianna PitrelliTheStatehouseFile.comcenter_img Denise and Greg Pence alongside 32 members of their family traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The couple had seats on the main stage where Pence was sworn in. Afterward, they attended the post-inauguration luncheon, the vice president’s ball and watched their hometown band, Columbus High School, in the parade.“It was a really fun time and again just a moment in time you will never forget, seeing your brother-in-law become vice president,” she said.FOOTNOTE: Adrianna Pitrelli is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgWe 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?IS IT TRUE last night members of the Evansville City Council took up ordinance F-2019-24 amended?  …in order to balance this year’s budget members of Evansville City Council voted to transfer many hundred of thousands of dollars from one city account to another? …City Council took the money from the Local Option Tax fund account?…after all that the City of  Evansville is still is forced to carry a $2.6 million employee hospitalization deficit into 2020?  …can you believe that some of our elected officials think that this is balancing the city budget?IS IT TRUE the good news for the Evansville taxpayers is that the State Board Of Accounts (SBOA) has passed a new State Law that gives Governmental entities six (6) months to find a remedy to correct the problems of overdrawn city accounts? IS IT TRUE we are told that the practice of not posting unrecorded accounts payable in a timely manner will come to an end starting January 1, 2020?  …starting in 2020 Finra and the SEC will require cities with populations greater than 100k to submit the year-end financial report to the State Board of Accounts by using the accrual method of accounting?IS IT TRUE that six out of 10 TSA members signed up to speak at the most recent EVCS School  Board meeting?  …according to an article in a national publication that only one person was allowed to speak during the last EVSC School Board meeting and it was alleged that the others five (5) individuals were denied the right to speak by EVSC President Karen Ragland?  …later on, the other five were allowed to speak after a protest was launched by the TSA?IS IT TRUE that EVSC School Board members continue to stifle the of “Freedom Of Speech”, disallows “Public Access To Public Records” and possible violations of the “Executive Sessions” (closed-door meetings)?  …these are the reasons why that many people are hoping that local attorney Charles Berger will force the officials at EVSC to create an atmosphere of open communication with the citizens they serve?IS IT TRUE last week it was announced that Evansville has been awarded the 71st National Square Dance Convention, to take place June 22–25, 2022?  …this event is estimated to attract around 3,000 to 4,000 people to our area? …we wonder why anyone would announce an event scheduled two (2) years from now?IS IT TRUE several years ago Steve Hammer was defeated in an extremely competitive Republican primary race for County Commissioner but he still remains involved in our community? … that Steve Hammer continues to be active in Vanderburgh County CASA, “A Hundred Men Who Cook”, “A Hundred Guys Who Cares”, YWCA Of Evansville, Ziemer Society Of St. Vincent, helping with the “Mickey’s Kingdom” playground project at Sunset Park?  …we would also thank him for hiring long-term unemployed veterans to work at the Roca Bar-North and helping to feed the less fortunate citizens of our community?IS IT TRUE the saga continues concerning individuals competing for the Evansville City Council attorney position starting in 2020?…all three candidates continue to lobby all nine city council members but it looks like the trend is going towards current City Attorney Josh Claybourn ways?Today’s non-scientific but trendy “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that its time to make a decision concerning the Vanderburgh County jail?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old man was found dead Wednesday less than a mile from his Hicksville home three days after he was reported missing, Nassau County police said.Kieran Walsh’s body was found near the corner of South Oyster Bay Road and Stewart Avenue, but Homicide Squad detectives do not suspect that he was a victim of foul play, police said.His body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.Walsh had been last seen at his Prince Street home shortly after midnight Monday when he was reported missing.last_img read more

first_imgU-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUPThe Netherlands first to berth q’final with victory over GhanaNigeria’s Falconets are condemned to beat Haiti today at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France for them to have any chance of progressing to the quarter final.Chris Danjuma’s wards lost their opening game to Germany in St Marlo  while China also grabbed three maximum points from the Haitians to lead the Group D pairing. Falconets that played in the lost the 2010 and 2014 finals to Germany are favourites to beat Haiti in today’s clash but would need to do so in style, firing more goals.Anything short of a win will translate to early exit for the glory seeking Nigerians.Yesterday, Netherlands became the first team to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 quarter-finals after earning a 4-0 win over Ghana, as they maintained their 100 per cent start in Group A.While the West Africans started brightly, it did not take long for the Netherlands to get into gear. Two spurned chances could have rocked their confidence, but they did not have to dwell on them long, going ahead on 21 minutes.Three goals in 11 minutes put them in complete control, with Aniek Nouwen’s downward header at the back post getting the debutants rolling on the back of their slender win over New Zealand.Having netted in their opener, Fenna Kalma made no mistake when put through by Victoria Pelova, before converting with a superbly taken volley to see her move joint-top of the scoring charts.The pace dropped after the break, with the Netherlands sitting comfortably, but Pelova and Kalma switched rolls, as the duo exchanged passes before the former stroked home to add some gloss to the Oranje’s victory.New Zealand’s goalless draw against hosts France later in the day meant that the Netherlands became the first team to confirm their place in the knockout stages at France 2018, while the result confirmed that Ghana will be unable to qualify for the last eight.GROUP DTeams       P     W    D   L   GF    GA   +/-  PTSChina        1      1      –    –    2       1      1      3Germany   1      1    –     –     1      0      1      3Haiti           1       –    –     1     1     2     -1     0Nigeria       1      –     –    1     –      1     -1     0Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more