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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 we are extremely pleased that Mayor Winnecke proposes to pay down the serious shortfall in the employee health plan in his proposed 2020 budget?IS IT TRUE we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr hasn’t informed candidates running for a seat on the Evansville City Council how much it cost the taxpayers of Evansville to subsidize the Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses during the 2018-2019 hockey season?IS IT TRUE that this Tuesday the Vanderburgh County Commissioners are presenting their annual State of the County at the Evansville Rotary Club luncheon?  …we are told that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will have good news for the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE during the first week of November our Vanderburgh County officials will reveal the new plans to renovate the county jail?  …we are told that these plans should take care of the overcrowding problems at the jail for the next 25 years?IS IT TRUE that Commissioners Ben Shoulders and Commissioner Jeff Hatfield are having a joint political fundraising outing this coming Friday, September 20th? …we are told that this golf outing is officially sold out and has over 60 foursomes playing? …we are told that Mayor Winnecke is having his annual golf outing the following Friday, September 27th? …the Mayor’s golf fundraiser has 52 foursomes signed up so far? …Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave is having her annual Wolfe’s BBQ lunch fundraiser next week? …we are told that she has ten (10) top-level sponsors and this event is sold out? IS IT TRUE that the newest Commercial Lender III at Banterra Bank-Evansville is County Commissioner Ben Shoulders?  …it looks like Old National loss is Banterra Bank-Evansville gain?IS IT TRUE the best way for Evansville City Council to balance the budget is making budget cuts not increase taxes?IS IT TRUE the taxpayers are also paying off an annual debts payment for the new downtown medical school ($2.7M), the downtown hotel ($1.26M) without having any ownership position? …we wonder who are the owners of the hotel and medical school buildings that the taxpayers are paying off the loan notes on?IS IT TRUE that our Civic Center “Moles” tell us that Mayor Winnecke has decided to not to mess with the “HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT” in 2020:?  …the Mayor made a smart political move concerning this issue?IS IT TRUE that last weekend’s Owensboro, Ky airshow on the Ohio River was a rousing success?  …that people from all around attended this well-planned community event?  …we are told that this event generated many hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Owensboro business community?IS IT TRUE that the CPA firm of London Witte advised the Winnecke Administration to implement a “budget spending plan” more than four (4) years ago?  …that no “budget spending plan” has been developed by the administration as of this date? IS IT TRUE we are being told that Burdette Park Director, Jerry Grannon, is doing an excellent job?  …under Mr. Grannon’s leadership Burdette Park saw the highest attendance in over ten years?IS IT TRUE that you can purchase regular unleaded gasoline at Sam’s Club in Evansville for a whopping $2.11 a gallon?  Same price at Costco. Since Costco has opened prices at Sam’s Club have dropped dramatically.IS IT TRUE if you want to save big bucks please go to GOOD RX site and you could save up to 80% of your prescription costs?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: What type of renovation should the county do at the jail?Please take time and read our feature articles entitled, STATEHOUSEFILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and LOCAL SPORTS, and OBITUARY posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.Footnote: 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. Any 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_imgThe New York Pops orchestra will welcome a host of Broadway stars—including two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, four-time Tony nominee and The Bridges of Madison County’s Kelli O’Hara, Tony nominee Matthew Morrison and Ryan Silverman—into the 32nd season of the company’s Carnegie Hall series, led by music director Steven Reineke. The Pops orchestra season will feature five concerts in total, kicking off on October 24. Ryan Silverman View Comments Audra McDonald Kelli O’Hara Sutton Fostercenter_img Matthew Morrison Star Files Among the seasonal features are All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles, a celebration of the iconic band featuring Finnish a cappella ensemble Rajaton; Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays, a festive holiday concert featuring South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza co-stars Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison; a solo evening with Violet star Sutton Foster; and Let’s Be Frank, a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring Chicago vet Ryan Silverman, Tony DeSare, Storm Large and Frankie Moreno. Other season highlights will include a Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage concert by five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The December 12 performance will feature classic songs from musical theater and film, along with pieces written for her by leading songwriters. Last year’s New York Pops season included performances from Broadway veterans Montego Glover, Ashley Brown, Bullets Over Broadway’s Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. View All (5)last_img read more

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 431; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 317; 3. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 301; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 297; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 289; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 257; 7. Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, 245; 8. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 243; 9. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 220; 10. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 214; 11. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn., 210; 12. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 208; 13. Joey McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 207; 14. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 203; 15. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, and Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., both 201; 17. Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn., 199; 18. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 183; 19. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 180; 20. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 179. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 4. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 297; 5. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 251; 6. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 241; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 239; 8. Jeff Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 232; 9. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 231; 10. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 228; 11. Jacob O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 223; 12. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 219; 13. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 215; 14. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif., 213; 15. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif., 211; 16. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 209; 17. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 205; 18. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 203; 19. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 196; 20. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 193. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 411; 2. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 305; 3. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 304; 4. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 287; 5. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 263; 6. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., both 257; 8. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 244; 9. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 243; 10. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242; 11. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 226; 12. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 224; 13. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 219; 14. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 214; 15. Bryan Miller, Glendale, Ariz., and Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., both 208; 17. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 197; 18. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 194; 19. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 183; 20. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 178.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 307; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 298; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 254; 4. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 222; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 185; 6. David Bolf, Wichita Falls, Texas, 183; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 180; 8. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 177; 9. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 176; 10. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 155; 11. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 138; 12. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 137; 13. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 131; 14. Don Reid, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Trevor Foley, Iowa Park, Texas, both 130; 16. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 113; 17. Edward Grmela Jr., Hewitt, Texas, 110; 18. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 108; 19. Todd West, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 103; 20. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 101. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 77; 3. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 75; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, both 69; 6. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 66; 7. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 59; 8. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, and Blake Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, each 57; 11. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 40; 12. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 39; 13. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 38; 14. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 15. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, and Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., both 36; 17. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 35; 18. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, and Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., both 34; 20. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 33.  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 141; 2. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 139; 3. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 116; 4. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 105; 5. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 100; 6. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 68; 7. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 36. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 263; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 245; 3. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 236; 4. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 217; 5. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 209; 6. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 185; 7. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 184; 8. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 165; 9. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 164; 10. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 143; 11. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 132; 12. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 127; 13. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, 123; 14. Colton Mooney, Boyd, Texas, 89; 15. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 77; 16. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 66; 17. Billy Butcher, Boyd, Texas, 65; 18. Johnny Clark, Cleburne, Texas, 38; 19. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, and Dan Webre, West, Texas, both 36.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has had a knee surgery after damaging his cartilage and lateral meniscus in their 4-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, the Premier League champions said on Wednesday. The 25-year-old, who had been called up by France for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra, was carried off on a stretcher after upending Brighton’s Adam Webster and coming off worse. “Aymeric Laporte has undergone surgery on his knee after damaging his cartilage and lateral meniscus during Saturday’s win over Brighton,” City said in a statement. “The surgery, carried out by Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona, was successful and a more detailed prognosis will be provided in due course. Everyone at City wishes Aymeric a full and speedy recovery.” Laporte established himself as a key player in manager Pep Guardiola’s back line last season, playing 35 league matches and started all four of their matches in the current campaign. The Frenchman’s injury means that City only have Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones, who is battling a thigh issue, as their senior central defenders, following the departure of Vincent Kompany in the closed season. City return to league action against promoted Norwich City on September 14. Reuters/NAN.Tags: AlbaniaAndorraAymeric LaporteBrighton and Hove AlbionEuro 2020Manchester CityNicolas OtamendiPremier LeagueVincent Kompanylast_img read more

first_imgEarly in the first half, the goalkeeper came off his line to corral a Cornell crossing attempt, colliding with Cornell forward Conor Goepel. Bono fell and remained on the ground for a few seconds, but stood up unscathed.With the Orange leading 2-0 midway through the second half, Bono came out of his cage the furthest he had all night, running 40 yards out to kick away a loose ball and prevent Cornell sophomore Jack Ferguson from getting a point-blank scoring chance.Making plays with his feet is the attribute Bono said he has improved on most over his Syracuse career. Defender Jordan Murrell said after the game that he works with Bono every day on that facet of his game.“He saved us a few times tonight and we thank him every day for it,” Murrell said. “As a defender we take pride in clean sheets. Being six games in and having conceded only one goal, it’s very good for the boys.”After the match, Bono put the night into perspective. When he talked to reporters, he hadn’t yet talked to Cavicchia, but said he planned to take a playful jab at the former SU keeper for passing his record.With the rest of his junior season and whole senior year ahead of him, Bono knows he has time to accomplish more than just individual feats.“We’ve never made a final four, we’ve never been in an ACC tournament final four, we’ve never had an ACC championship or an NCAA championship,” Bono said. “Those four team awards are the next four on my list.” Comments Published on September 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] With one minute remaining in regulation, Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono clapped his hands and yelled at his teammates to pass the ball around in the offensive third.Syracuse led 3-0, and by then the game’s result wasn’t in question. But Bono was still energized until the moment that would push him deeper into the SU soccer record books.As the seconds ticked down and the Orange secured victory, Bono calmly walked 40 yards back to his cage and retrieved his gloves. No exuberant yell. No fist bump.Just another ho-hum shutout for the junior goalkeeper.Bono made three saves to help No. 23 Syracuse (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) prevail 3-0 over Cornell (2-2-1) on Tuesday at SU Soccer Stadium. The shutout, Bono’s fifth of the season, slid him into sole possession of second place on the all-time SU shutouts list with 23, moving past Robert Cavicchia (2005-08), who made the drive from Toronto to attend Tuesday’s match. He is now eight clean sheets away from tying Joe Papaleo for first on the program’s all-time list, and is only six games into his junior season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s an honor and a privilege and I’m blessed to have the opportunity to even be put on that list,” Bono said. “But no one remembers second place. Next up is first.”In all, Bono needed to make just three saves to earn the victory. The Big Red had just one significant scoring chance – early in the first half – but midfielder Tommy Griffin sent a shot just over the crossbar.“Watching him in goal, I’m almost reliving when I was a keeper, and I haven’t played in a while,” Cavicchia said after his first time watching Bono play. “He did everything correct … From watching him play tonight, he’s definitely one of the top keepers I’ve seen on TV or competed against.”“… I hope he ends up at first place on the list.”Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre pointed out after the match that Bono made the routine plays when called upon.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more