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 May 12, 2014

Aces near Share of MVC Title ; UE 12, ILLINOIS STATE 5 Magic Numbers Are One to Tie, Two to Win League Crown
Wes Carroll has experienced his share of success at the University of Evansville as a baseball player and coach. He played on the Aces' NCAA tournament team in 2000 and now is on the verge of guiding them to their second Missouri Valley Conference...
Briefs
EVANSVILLEHillenbrand joins Summit Real EstatePete Hillenbrand Jr. joined Summit Real Estate Services as an associate broker.He has been active in the real estate industry for more than 15 years as an appraiser of residential, agricultural, industrial,...
Calipari's Book Offers Many Lessons for Life
John Calipari is one of the most fascinating basketball coaches you will ever meet. He is calm and animated at the same time. He is intense yet introspective. He loves to - and lives to - win. And he always, always, always lives by the credo, "Players...
Chairman of the 'Board' ; Cast of Loafers Adds Flavor to Providence's Swap Shop
"At times I think I'm more of a therapist than a pawnshop owner," said Sarah Glazebrook, owner of the Swap Shop, 511 E. Main St., Providence, Kentucky. On the back wall of her business of nine years, Glazebrook has a poster board mounted with all...
Drury Hurler Has His Way, Nails GLVC Win ; Panthers Sew Up Berth in Regional
Drury University baseball coach Scott Nasby wanted his starting pitcher out of the game, but Kevin Sweeney declined. This time, even with a Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament title on the line, Nasby let the senior right-hander have his way."It...
Edward Leo McGregor
Evansville, Ind. Edward "Leo" McGregor, 85, known as Leo to those that loved him. passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. May's Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1928, in Dalton, Kentucky, to William Edward and Alene Franklin.He grew up on the...
Extreme Response Needed to Combat Resurgence of Polio
Two years ago, World Health officials came achingly close to eradicating polio, a crippling, deforming, not infrequently fatal disease that has a cruel affinity for children. Eradication is not an epidemiologist's fantasy. After heroic efforts, health...
Farm Aromas Spur Memories, Erase Pains of Work
Driving home from work late in the evening these past few days has been a greater pleasure than usual. Seemingly amplified by the night air, the smells of spring waft in through the open windows of the car, providing tangible evidence that the season...
George Fuels Pacers' Second-Half Rally ; Scores 28 of 39 Points after Halftime in Victory
WASHINGTON - Paul George had a career playoff-high 39 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 19-point deficit and past the Washington Wizards 95-92 on Sunday night to move one victory away from returning to the Eastern...
GOP Needs to Keep Its Focus as Benghazi Probe Goes Forward ; FROM THE RIGHT
The Democrats are portraying the House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise. They are considering boycotting the hearings to delegitimize them.Fine. Although this would give the Obama-protective media a further reason to...
Health, Etc
Chronic Disease Program of the Vanderburgh County Health Department Blood Pressure Screenings: Vanderburgh County Health Department, 420 Mulberry St., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday and May 19; WorkOne, 700 E. Walnut St., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday; Buehler's...
If You Tell Yourself Everything's Going to Be OK, It Usually Will
Before I even start this week's column, I want to share with you an email I recently received from a special reader. The letter touched me and made me remember exactly why I do this column every week. This email from Connie is in regards to my recent...
Jean Leah (Gabel) Benedict
Evansville, Ind. On May 9, 2014, the Lord called Jean Leah Benedict home. She was a committed Christian and a lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Born in Evansville, Indiana, on October 14, 1920, she was the only child of George...
Letters
Steve Hurm, EvansvillePence, GOP acting without authority One of the first bills signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence in 2013 was SBA 261, a new law which eliminated four at-large county council seats in Marion County. This act was no more than a blatant...
Local Happenings [Corrected 05/14/14]
EVANSVILLETop teens pile up scholarship honors It's scholarship season and many have recently been awarded to local high school seniors planning to pursue a higher education. Some of those include Madalyn Schadler, Memorial High School, was honored...
Neighbor Bill Eases Tenant Eviction ; Discussion Set for May 22
A proposed "Good Neighbor Ordinance" before the Evansville City Council is aimed at pushing landlords to evict tenants who show patterns of criminal or nuisance behavior. The ordinance is sponsored by seven of the nine Council members. and it is...
Otters Lefty Seems to Be Back from ACL Tear
Recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament last summer, Blake Monar played it low-key. Not wishing to jinx himself or perhaps just being humble, he declined to be interviewed. He sent me a text saying he wanted to establish...
Primary Victories Make 'Strange Bedfellows' Indeed ; Common Core, Right to Work Add to Gay Backlash
INDIANAPOLIS - The old axiom of politics making "strange bedfellows" may prove to be the only consistent thread through Indiana's otherwise lackluster 2014 primary elections. It was hard to find a single theme that dominated last week's primary....
Re-Energizing Weekend ; Fewer Than 400 without Power
As temperatures climbed to the 80s Sunday, pockets of neighborhoods in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties hit the 48th hour without electricity, leaving them sweltering in the heat. By late Sunday, the number of powerless customers was whittled below...
School Funding Fix Aimed at Disparities ; Wealthy Districts Stand to Lose Big Chunks of State's Funding
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The regional breakdown of impacts from a proposed overhaul of state school funding explains the divided and emotional reaction it has received among lawmakers and educators - and how difficult it will be to advance such a proposal...
Simple Steps Reduce Flat Spot ; EVANSVILLE'S DR. BETSY
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of scary monster movies - the creepier the better. Today, horror movie villains all seem to be just a weirdo with a chain saw and a grudge against humanity, but in my formative years, monsters were actual monsters.Back...
State, Vendor Mull ISTEP Errors ; Negotiations May Not Bring Refund to State
INDIANAPOLIS - Negotiations between the state and CTB/McGraw- Hill over widespread disruptions in last year's online ISTEP tests are continuing, but it's unlikely that the state will recoup cash despite its initial assertions it wanted more than $600,000...
St. Louis Might Be Perfect Fit for Sam ; Right Coach, Right System, Right Place
In St. Louis, Michael Sam might have found the perfect spot to pursue an NFL career and try to become the league's first openly gay player. He will have three former Missouri teammates with him on the Rams, including fellow draft pick E. J. Gaines....
Student Radio Station Celebrates 65 Years on Air with Shift to FM
NEW ALBANY, Ind. - With 15 watts of signal strength on an AM band, they were lucky if listeners in Greenville could pick up their station. Now, broadcasting at 2,850 watts on stereo FM, WNAS reaches beyond the county lines and on Wednesday celebrated...
Supreme Court's Activism Tramples Rights of Minorities ; FROM THE LEFT
Sometimes being a U.S. Supreme Court justice is very hard work. But other times, being a justice shouldn't be hard work at all. Occasionally justices can make use of a vast collection of de facto constitutional CliffsNotes, in which the Founders explain...
Teacher Held after Camera's Discovery
Fairfield (Illinois) Community High School math teacher and track coach Timothy C. Going has been jailed after allegations surfaced that he videotaped students in a girls' locker room. Going, 43, was arrested at the school Friday following an investigation...
Time Alone Threatens House by Wright Pupil ; Historic East Side Structure at Risk WHO OWNS THAT?
Cookie-cutter designs, shotgun homes and typical early 20th century bungalows line the neighborhood near the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway and U.S. 41. But tucked away, offset from the road, at 1506 E. Indiana St., is a small home local and...
Volunteers Advocate for Incapacitated Adults ; Guardianship Program Needs Helpers
Cindy Whittinghill said she was just answering a call when she first decided to volunteer with Guardianship Services nearly three years ago. Several years ago, her brother - a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate - told her she should volunteer. Whittinghill...
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