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 February 28, 2013

A Taste of Back-When Dining ; Open for Biz: Commonwealth Kitchen + Bar
HENDERSON, Ky. - In planning their new Commonwealth Kitchen + Bar restaurant, now open at 108 Second St. in Henderson, business partners Jayson Munoz and Dr. Mark Logan strived to create a non- corporate decor with local flavor, an eclectic array of...
Briefs
HOCKEYHot IceMen host Toledo tonightAfter winning four of five games, the Evansville IceMen return to the Ford Center after a four-game road trip to host the Toledo Walleye tonight at 7:15. Evansville won the first three games with Toledo this season,...
Calendar
MUSICSATURDAYConcordia University Chicago Wind Symphony Concert: 7:30 p.m. at Evansville Lutheran School, 120 E. Michigan St. (free).Coterie of Evansville Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. at The Scottish Rite, 203 Chesnut St. Attire is formal. Guests are welcome...
Calendar
EVANSVILLETODAY6:45 p.m. Eagles FOE 427: Ballroom lessons7 p.m. Hoosiers Lounge/ Casino Aztar: Matt Clark & Friends8 p.m. T.G.I. Friday's: DJ Jon B.Marigold Bar: Marshall Karaoke9 p.m. Cecil's Bar and Grill: Karaoke and DJ with ChristinaLanhuck's: Karaoke...
Cancer Patients Must Watch Their Soy Intake
DEAR DR. ROACH: Having been advised by oncologists to avoid all soy products in our diet (and taking an aromatase inhibitor to reduce the amount of estrogen produced by our bodies), several other estrogen receptor positive breast cancer patients and...
Carry Handgun Everywhere and at All Times ; Commentary
Everyone should carry a gun legally for personal protection. Now having said that, I have to clarify what I mean by "everyone." I am talking about every law abiding, sane citizen, not the crazies or the criminals.So why do I believe this? It is really...
Casino Taxes May Be Halved ; Bill Aims to Help Riverboats
In an attempt to keep Indiana riverboat casinos competitive with casinos in neighboring states, the Indiana state Senate recently passed a bill that would essentially cut in half city and county governments' slice of taxes generated by riverboats....
Daughtry, Not Idle, Explores New Path ; Latest Album Expands What Band Can Do
The first two Daughtry albums earned the group (fronted by former "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry) plenty of comparisons to bands like 3 Doors Down, Nickelback and Shinedown for their melodic mainstream rock sound. But the songs fans heard...
DeWitt Has Score to Settle with KWC ; Eagle Seniors to Be Honored in Home Finale
Tonight's regular-season finale is a makeup game for Keith DeWitt. The 6-foot-10 University of Southern Indiana center wants to erase the memory of his worst game in a Screaming Eagles uniform - the 2-for-8 shooting, five-point night he had against...
Ex-Youth Ball Treasurer Jailed ; Accused of Stealing Mt. Vernon League Funds
The former treasurer of the Mount Vernon (Ind.) Youth Baseball program has been charged with nine counts of theft after police said they linked him to more than $5,800 in missing funds from the program's account, according to Posey County court records....
Feel Excitement of Unknown ; Experimental Troupe Invites Public to Join In
In the Mix, an experimental theatrical ensemble, invites members of the public to join them Sunday to help conceive, refine, rehearse and perform an entirely new theater piece in just eight hours. And that includes a lunch break.In the Mix's current...
Harrison's Woosley to Vault for IU ; Two Soccer Players Sign
After clearing 15-61/2 in the pole vault last year at the sectional track and field meet, Harrison High School's David Woosley started getting lots of looks from various colleges. He settled on Indiana University, signing a national letter of intent with...
In Honor of Southern Indiana's Fallen Officers ; Resolutions in State Senate Would Name I-69 Bridges for 3 of Region's Finest
It was 13 years ago today that Oakland City (Ind.) Police officer Michael "Mike" Deno, 24, was fatally shot during a traffic stop. On Monday, the Indiana state Senate is expected to memorialize Deno with the adoption of a concurrent resolution recommending...
Judge OKs Charges in Woman's Slaying ; Robbery Suspect's Bail Set at $25,000
Vanderburgh Circuit Court Magistrate Kelli Fink on Wednesday found probable cause to charge David Wayne Royalty in the Feb. 22 stabbing death of Toni Smith. Royalty, 45, was charged with murder, murder while committing robbery and robbery resulting...
Katrina McKee
Newburgh, Ind. Katrina McKee passed from this life to the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a valiant 12 year fight with breast cancer Monday, February 25, 2013. Her faith and positive attitude were an inspiration to all who...
Landlord Registry, Minus the $50 Fee ; City Council OKs Ordinance
Last-minute amendments removing the words "license" and "fee" from a landlord registry ordinance enabled it to pass on a unanimous Evansville City Council vote Wednesday night. The revised ordinance creates a mandatory registry for owners of residential rental...
Local Happenings
EVANSVILLE City invites hopefuls to vendor learning eventThe Evansville-Vanderburgh County Purchasing Department will hold a Vendor Forum from 1 to 3 p.m. March 15 in room 318 of the Civic Center in Downtown Evansville.The forum is open to all vendors...
Milton 'Pat' C. Bailey
Evansville, Ind. Milton "Pat" C. Bailey, age 78, of Morristown, passed away on February 27, 2013.Born on March 17, 1934, in Camden, Arkansas, he was the son of Milton A. Bailey and Beulah May (Cantwell) Bailey. Pat graduated from Vincennes Lincoln...
Mom Wants Her Son to Adjust to New Love
Dear Amy: I was suddenly widowed five years ago. I waited about two years and then started to date. I have recently fallen in love with a great guy, and we are very happy. The problem is that my 18- year-old son is having a hard time accepting this...
Obama Meets with Congressional Leaders on Friday; Expectations Low
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet Friday with the top leaders in the House and Senate, several hours past the deadline for averting automatic budget cuts, to discuss how to proceed on divisive tax-and-spend issues. Because the meeting...
Order Up Mystery, a Meal, and Don't Forget Dessert ; Whodunit about Feuding Restaurateurs
When New Tech Institute opens "Death by Dessert" on Friday, the audience will be treated to an Italian dinner and asked to help solve a murder mystery. The cast of 12 will perform the play at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center's Assembly...
Penn State Stuns Michigan
Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 on Wednesday night for its first Big Ten win of the season. The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular- season conference games dating to last season, but...
Playing the Lottery ; HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ
Jimmie Johnson's explanation of NASCAR restrictor-plate racing is the best we've heard in a long time. After winning the Daytona 500, he said there was an element of luck involved. "Man, it's like playing the lottery," he said. "Everybody's got a...
Raise Funds or Bust ; Anatomy-Themed Events Benefit Women, AIDS Research
Women's intimate apparel and private parts will take center stage this week in a pair of very public shows of support for a couple of local nonprofit organizations. The University of Southern Indiana's seventh annual production of Eve Ensler's "The...
Rev. Robert O. 'Bob' Alvey
Reed, Ky. Rev. Alvey, 77, went to heaven Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Deaconess Downtown, Evansville.After joining the Army at 17 years of age and the completion of his tour of duty, Bob was a long haul truck driver having received his Teamsters...
Ryan, Nelson Step Up for Aces ; EVANSVILLE 59, WICHITA STATE 56 with Cox out, Evansville Forced to Find a New Hero Every Night
Colt Ryan has been a constant for the University of Evansville men's basketball team this season. Just who steps up to help the Missouri Valley Conference's second-leading scorer has made for a steady rotation among the Aces' supporting cast.With...
Softball Aces Hope to Cash in on Tourneys
In his final season as a Missouri softball assistant back in 2009, current University of Evansville head coach Mark Redburn traveled with the Tigers to Georgia, Florida, California and South Carolina for nonconference tournaments. "At a place like...
State Reverses, Will Pay Jobless Benefits ; Gov. Pence Earlier Had Decided to Stop Payments to 32,000 Hoosiers
INDIANAPOLIS - In a reversal, Gov. Mike Pence's administration has scrapped plans to temporarily halt payment of unemployment benefits to some 32,000 Hoosiers who have been out of work for more than 26 weeks. The administration had planned to suspend...
Teague Files Lawsuit in Missing Daughter's Case
The mother of a missing Webster County woman is suing local, state and federal authorities, among others, in connection with her daughter's case. Madisonville, Ky., resident Sarah Teague filed the handwritten lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court...
USI Grad Takes Nursing Honor
Nursing was a profession Joanna Emmons didn't realize was her "dream job" until the first time she experienced patient interactions. Despite her mother having been a nurse, Emmons was driven to nursing school through her love of anatomy and physiology....
USI Women Need a Win - and Help - to Stay Home
Losses in four of its last five games haven't derailed the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team, but they have made the journey to the postseason more difficult. The Eagles (17-8, 9-8 Great Lakes Valley Conference) really need a...
Wildcats Advance, Will Face N. Posey ; MATER DEI 51, FOREST PARK 40 Team Wins despite Injury
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. - Mater Dei didn't panic when the game plan went out the window 20 seconds into its Class 2A Sectional 48 opener here Wednesday night. Instead, the Wildcats did the basics - defend and rebound --against Forest Park and the result...
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