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 June 28, 2013

APPROACHING COURT DIFFERENTLY ; Amy Dawson's Experience in Drug Program Helped Her Overcome Addiction
Amy Dawson is very grateful. At 38 years old, the Chandler resident immensely appreciates her factory job, her recently discovered faith and her family, including granddaughter Emma. "Your perspective is different when you're a grandparent," Dawson said....
'Better Than Ever' ; CASA VOLUNTEERS HELP CHILDREN THROUGH ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES
Three sisters huddle close to April Grigsby on the living-room couch, mirroring the family portrait hanging above them. The girls are young - Madisyn, 12; Maycee, 9; and Maekyn, only 7 - but there's a composure to them that hints at their past, the...
Bird Returns with Big Goals ; NBA Title Is a Priority
INDIANAPOLIS - Larry Bird is bringing a new perspective to the Pacers. After watching from afar as the team he rebuilt reached the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in nine years and came within one victory of dethroning NBA champion Miami,...
Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted ; Arraignment Set for July 10
BOSTON - Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev downloaded bomb-making instructions from an al-Qaida magazine, gathered online material on Islamic jihad and martyrdom, and later scrawl ed anti- American message inside the boat where he lay wounded,...
Boy to Get Award for Saving Girl from Car ; Fifth-Grader Honored Today
DeSean Smith, an 11-year-old fifth-grader at Vogel Elementary School, will be presented with the AAA School Safety Patrol Lifesaving Medal in a ceremony at 2 p.m. today at Evansville Police Department headquarters. A member of Vogel's School Safety...
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SOUTHERN ILLINOISFour sentenced on meth chargesFour Southern Illinois residents have drawn federal prison sentences after pleading guilty to charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.Warren Michael Morris, 33, of West Salem, Ill., was sentenced...
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GOLFWomen's City ends registration todayToday is the registration deadline for the Evansville Courier & Press Women's City Golf Tournament, which will take place July 13-14 at Helfrich Hills Golf Course and Cambridge Golf Course. The tournament...
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EVENTSKnitting @ Noon: Tuesdays at the Dragonfly Cafe in the Ohio Township Central Library, 4111 Lakeshore Drive, Newburgh. Pick up knitting tips; all skill levels are welcome.Central Library Programs for Children: Central Library Puppet Show, all...
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EVENTSExhibit: featuring the works of Victoria Gillieron, Ronald Mack and Robert Pote, through July 11 at Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery, 507 Church St., New Harmony. The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday or by appointment....
Celebration of Art ; MOUNT VERNON FEST PORTENDS FUTURE OF RIVERFRONT PARK
Residents of Mount Vernon recognize that their home is not exactly known as a hotbed of artistic endeavor. While the town is rightfully known as an industrial and manufacturing hub, officials are trying to show that Mount Vernon has so much more...
Coastal Inspiration
Stepping inside Brenda Fehn's home is like slipping into a comfortable beach chair and letting the ocean take you away. But the home didn't always look that way.Brenda and her husband, Tom, residents of Newburgh, moved into their house 12 years ago....
Construction Zone
Even with heavy traffic expected in the area this weekend, Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse is not anticipating any major problems in the construction zone along Indiana 261. Golf fans who attend the United Leasing Championship will park at Castle...
Daly Is Typical Daly in Opening Round
John Daly lived up to his reputation after the first round of the United Leasing Championship on Thursday at Victoria National Golf Club. His game blew up on the last four holes, then he blew off reporters waiting for an interview.Two-under-par after...
David L. Cosby
Evansville, Ind. David L. Cosby, 68, of Evansville, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at VNA Plus Hospice Care Center.David was born April 18, 1945, in Evansville, the son of Sam and Daisy (Townsend) Cosby. He was a graduate of Delaware...
Deen's Empire Continues to Crumble
NEW YORK - Target Corp. said Thursday that it is ending its relationship with celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk also joined...
Feds Dismiss Sugary Snacks ; Restrictions Reduce Fat, Salt from Schools
WASHINGTON - For the first time, the Agriculture Department is telling schools what sorts of snacks they can sell. The new restrictions announced Thursday fill a gap in nutrition rules that allowed many students to load up on fat, sugar and salt despite...
Free Wi-Fi Available for the Taking Almost Anywhere You Roam
You can find free Wi-Fi just about anywhere, particularly if you plan ahead and know where to look. Here's how to stay productive, or kill some time surfing the Internet, when you're on the go. From Panera to McDonald's to Starbucks or Barnes &...
Freshmen Dig UE Garden ; Working in Vegetable Garden Gives Them an 'Edge'
Sometimes it's nice to get a little dirty, whether it's blood, sweat and tears on your paper or a little bit of dirt under your nails from working in one of the University of Evansville's campus gardens, said Mary Hoskins, 21. This is the second...
From the Editor
There is an old saying that goes "When it rains, it pours." We use it to explain days or moments when things don't just go wrong, they go completely wrong. And for me, things got a little too literal on Monday. As you may recall, it rained on Monday....
Fun Found Close to Home
With so many travel destinations to choose from each summer, it can be easy to overlook the one-of-a-kind locations and experiences that are available right in our own backyard.OUR VERY OWN UTOPIA - NEW HARMONY, IND.When you ask someone if she's been...
Hoover Steps in as House Manager
When Bridgette Hoover donned cap and gown to accept her Bachelor of Science degree in theater arts from USI, she had already visited New York City (twice) through the university, performed at Carnegie Hall and across Ireland with the USI Chamber Choir,...
Kim Surprises at Women's U.S. Open
South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open. Kim shot a bogey- free 6-under 66 on Thursday at Sebonack to lead Park by a stroke. The top-ranked Park is trying to make history by...
Louis B. Buchanan
Evansville, Ind. Louis B. Buchanan, 67 years old, of Evansville, Indiana, died at 7:49 p.m. Mond a y, June 24, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital -Main Campus. He was born July 28, 1945, in Franklin, Kentucky, to Hettie Dee (Russell) Buchanan and Elmer...
Mandela a Standard We Should Aspire to ; FROM THE LEFT
We all know that Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail, much of it on Robben Island. We all know about his remarkable strength and intellect. But I did not know that when he was in prison, he studied Afrikaans, the language of his jailers, so he could...
Mayor's Art Award Goes to Franklin ; 'Champion of Arts' in City
This year's Mayor's Arts award will go to Neal Franklin, an Evansville woman who Mayor Lloyd Winnecke called "a champion of the arts in our community." In selecting her for the 2013 award, Winnecke cited Franklin's contributions of money, time and...
Nalakeio Bennett Trial Is Postponed to Aug. 19 ; Accused in Ira Beumer Home Invasion in 2012
A judge on Thursday postponed the trial of Nalakeio Bennett, who is accused of participating in a Feb. 19, 2012, robbery of Evansville businessman Ira Beumer at his northern Vanderburgh County home that led to a fatal vehicle chase. Bennett's trial...
National Public Radio Station WNIN-FM Shuffles Schedule ; LOCAL TV
With NPR's "Talk of the Nation" now canceled, WNIN-88.3 FM's weekday schedule has shifted. The station has added "Here and Now," NPR's new expanded midday program, which will air Monday through Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. CDT. With that addition,...
Oladipo, Zeller among Top Four Picks ; NBA DRAFT Canadian Is Surprise No. 1; Kentucky's Noel Goes to Cavs
NEW YORK - Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick, and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade in a surprising start to an unsettled NBA draft. Two Indiana players went in the top four. One of the favorites...
Police Nab Pool Vandal Suspects ; Up to 6 Involved; Some Captured, Others Sought
As many as six juveniles are suspected of vandalizing Garvin Park's swimming pool last week, causing it to close for more than a week, Evansville police said Thursday. Some of the juveniles are in custody, and detectives are trying to locate others....
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MARRIAGESJared Alan Robling and Charlene Elizabeth Fox, both of Elberfeld, June 10David Lowell Gray of Solsberry, IN and Allie Kristin Wunderlic of Newburgh, June 10Michael Andrew Miles and Katelyn Marie Loving, both of Boonville, June 13Jason Ray Dean...
Soggy Victoria National Slows Play
Weather is going to play a major role in the United Leasing Championship at Victoria National for the second straight year. After record heat that was well over 100 degrees every day of the 2012 ULC, this year's event has been plagued by rain and...
Some People Need Lessons on How to Drive on a Four-Lane Highway ; SHARING THOUGHTS
When I moved to Boonville in 1974, they said they were going to make Indiana 62 four lanes. Well, only a little more than 35 years later, it happened. In fact, at about the same time, they made Indiana 66 four and six lanes. How exciting! How wonderful!...
Some People Need Lessons on How to Drive on a Four-Lane Highway Size ; SHARING THOUGHTS
When I moved to Boonville in 1974, they said they were going to make Indiana 62 four lanes. A little more than 35 years later, it happened. At about the same time, they made Indiana 66 four and six lanes. How exciting! How wonderful! How frustrating!If...
Student Loan Interest Rates to Double, for a While
WASHINGTON - With the July 4 holiday recess quickly approaching, Angie Dawson, assistant director of financial aid at the University of Evansville, believes Congress is simply running out of time to reach an agreement that would prevent interest rates...
Trip to South Africa Was the Culmination of a Self-Imposed Challenge
Many years ago, I was watching a great movie about "Pistol" Pete Maravich, the famous basketball player. The movie centered on Maravich as a child, and the relationship that he had with his father. And I have never forgotten what the senior Maravich...
Two Tied for Early Lead ; UNITED LEASING CHAMPIONSHIP Sheehan, Peterson Each 6-Under Par
There was a common thread among the two leaders after the first round of the United Leasing Championship golf tournament at Victoria National on Thursday. Patrick Sheehan and John Peterson both played in the morning and both hit fairways.Sheehan...
U.S. High Court to Decide Kentucky Case ; Justices to Consider Jury Instructions in Death Penalty Phase
No one disputes Robert Keith Woodall kidnapped, raped and killed Sarah Hansen, a 16-year-old honor student from Muhlenberg County in Western Kentucky in 1997. But the U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide if an error in jury instructions...
Voting Rights Act More a Statement of Principle Than Law
After the Supreme Court's deeply divided 5-4 decision Tuesday, the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is now more a statement of principle than an effective law with teeth. Chief Justice John Roberts began his majority decision reprising the original rationale...
Working the Scene ; Crime-Scene Technician Knew Her Calling Early in Life
When Sara Hilsmeyer was growing up, her mother thought she would make a great accountant. She did love numbers, after all. But Hilsmeyer had another, much different plan for her future. "I don't ever remember not wanting to be a police officer,"...
Zimmerman's Trial Nothing to Joke about ; FROM THE RIGHT
When it comes to knock-knock jokes, it helps to be 5 years old: You can roll your eyes, and go play. In a courtroom where the defendant is charged with second-degree murder, a knock-knock joke has all the appeal of a bar of soap on the shower floor.It...
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