Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

A daily newspaper serving the Evansville, IN area. Stories cover local news, politics, sports, business, and editorial opinion.

Articles from April 1, 2013

Arrangement Watches over Those Who Watch over Us
Critical incident debriefing has been standard for law enforcement officers following a shooting for years. But after first responders were faced with a different kind of tragedy in 2005 - the deadly tornado that killed 25, most of them at an Evansville...
Assurance for Insurance ; Record Crop Payout Stirs Subsidy Debate
DES MOINES, Iowa - Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government...
Briefs
BASKETBALLFormer Bosse star has 25 for KansasCarolyn Davis, who began her high school career at Bosse, scored 25 points for Kansas in its 93-63 loss to Notre Dame on Sunday in the NCAA regional semifinals at Norfolk, Va. She played her junior and ...
Briefs
EVANSVILLESeveral KDDK attorneys honoredMichele Bryant, a partner in the law firm Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn (KDDK), has been named a Super Lawyer in the 2013 Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine for her practice in areas of personal injury defense and...
Chimney Swifts' Homes ; Amateur Birder Jim Lodato Builds Towers for Housing
When the annual migration of chimney swifts arrives from South America later this month, there will be some new lodgings available for them. Evansville resident Jim Lodato has built and installed two 14-foot towers designed to emulate the chimneys...
Dance All Night, Network at Mom Prom ; Fundraiser Boasts Tiaras and Cash Bar
There's finally a reason to pull that taffeta bubble gum pink bridesmaid's dress out from the back of the closet - Mom Prom. Evansville's chapter of the International Caesarean Awareness Network is organizing the city's first Mom Prom. The fundraiser, from...
Dreams from Driftwood ; Artist Turns Former Bakery into Furnishings and Dcor Shop HIGHWAYS and BYWAYS A WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHIC REPORT
Leaning on a glass display case now full of Crowns of Thorns that he made instead of different pastries, Peter Taylor said, "It's coming together. I've got a good feeling about this. I don't mind the work outside when I can come back to this." Taylor...
Former Presidents a Resource Nation Should Be Utilizing
The Congressional Research Service caused a mild flap in the nation's capital when it disclosed that the country spent nearly $3.7 million last year supporting its four living ex-presidents and one presidential widow. Ex-presidents receive an annual...
Health, Etc
Chronic Disease Program of the Vanderburgh County Health Department: Blood pressure screenings: Rural King at 2300 E. Morgan Ave., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; Rescue Mission Thrift Store at 2420 Washington Ave., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday; Save-A-Lot...
Ill. Gov. Skeptical of Gaming Expansion ; Quinn: Pension Reform Must Come First
CHICAGO - Lawmakers pushing to expand gambling in Illinois hope the third time is a charm with a more finely tuned proposal that could make Illinois the fourth state to allow Internet gaming. The latest proposal includes some familiar ideas: five...
Letters
Gary and Carol O'Neill, EvansvilleWest Side plan benefits too fewA new development that integrates residential and commercial interests in an unimproved area or an area that has fallen into disuse and or disrepair is both practical and full of merit....
Local Happenings
WEST FRANKFORT, ILL.Southern Illinois Christian Singles serves up potluckThe Southern Illinois Christian Singles will have a potluck fellowship 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the new ministry building, 228 E. Main St. Plans will be finalized for the group's...
Mattingly: 'We Have to Put the Pieces Together'
Everyone in the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse knows manager Don Mattingly is in the last year of his contract. After playing for the New York Yankees, a little tension is nothing new. But Mattingly admitted it could prove to be a potential distraction.When...
McKeon Returns for Start of Season ; North Grad Is Plainfield Coach
As Hendricks County moved its early-season baseball tournament back a couple of weeks, Plainfield coach Jeff McKeon was left searching for a couple of games to fill the void. A North High School graduate, he still has ties to this area and landed...
'Me' Time for Mommy ; Yoga Helps New Mothers Form Network
Mandy Rodenberg slowly lifted her arms in the air, her burgeoning pregnant belly rising and falling in the same slow rhythm her breath had taken on. She softly spoke the next instruction."Follow that breath," Rodenberg said. "Relax."The students -...
Outside Fox, Unbiased News Is Pretty Scarce ; FROM THE RIGHT
Last July, a Gallup poll said 21 percent of American adults had a "great deal" of confidence in TV news, which is odd even though it is a minority, seeing as how there is so little really, truly to have confidence in. The wisdom of the majority in...
Pastor: 'Let Kids Have Fun Learning about Jesus' ; Easter Packed with Church Events Everywhere
"Move your feet, get out of your seat, it's time to praise Him," St. John's United Methodist Church pastor the Rev. William Billy D. Garrett energetically belted throughout the room Sunday morning in his Baptist style of preaching. "Seek Jesus" was...
Points into Masters with Houston Win
D. A. Points came back from a long rain delay and made four pars, the last one giving him a one-shot victory in the Houston Open and a trip to the Masters. With a putter he once borrowed from his mother and never returned, Points rolled in a putt...
Property Rezoning Plan Hounds Kiefer ; Citizens Group Still Believes There's a Conflict of Interest
Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kiefer is dismissing accusations that he has a conflict of interest with a controversial University Parkway rezoning request. In 2010, Kiefer - a Realtor with Hahn Realty Corp. - was the listing agent on the 200-acre parcel...
Racial Epitaph Raises Big Ruckus [Corrected 04/03/13] ; Political Notebook
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon was among the Republicans to demand an apology from fellow GOP House member Don Young after Young used the term "wetbacks" to describe Latino workers at his father's ranch in an interview last week. "Representative...
Rainwater, Puddles the Start of Dams, Battleships
As everyone knows, puddles and mud are magnets for young boys. Growing up, I was fortunate to have lived along side a gravel road with chug holes that filled with water when it rained, creating miniature lakes. Sometimes, half knee-deep to an 8-or...
UE Team Improved in Seniors' 4 Years
Even before the University of Evansville's season-ending men's basketball loss at East Carolina on Saturday in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, senior Troy Taylor started reflecting on the past four years. Freshman Adam Wing,...
Voting Rights Act Preserves Equality ; FROM THE LEFT
The U.S. Supreme Court should not damage the Voting Rights Act. On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Alabama v. Holder about the constitutionality, applicability and relevance of Section 5 of that law. That section required...
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