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 10, 2014

Braves Pummel Aces ; BRADLEY 83, EVANSVILLE 66 UE Suffers Fourth Straight Loss
In the last meeting between the University of Evansville men's basketball team and Bradley, 66 points was enough to eke out the win. Not on Sunday.Behind senior guard Walt Lemon Jr.'s 25 points, the Braves (11- 14 overall, 6-6 MVC) dominated the...
Briefs
BASKETBALLMater Dei still No. 5, Princeton at No. 13Mater Dei remained at No. 5 while Princeton was ranked No. 13 in the latest statewide girls' poll compiled by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The poll ranks schools regardless of class. Lawrence...
Briefs
EVANSVILLESeries of financial seminars plannedFive area libraries will host seminars on "Maximizing Social Security Income" by Gary Gates, president of Gates Financial Services.Each seminar will start at 6 p.m. at these locationsMcCullough Branch Library,...
Broadcasting His Story ; 'Big Bill Love' Knows Benefits of Joint Camp
Two days before Bill Herald had his right knee replaced, the retired WKDQ personality said he had no second thoughts or even lingering anxieties. "Every second that goes by, this knee gets a little worse and hurts a little more," Herald, also known...
Colors Warm Amazonia ; 'Orchid Escape' Puts Tropical Look on Mesker Zoo Exhibit
Even with snow and ice outside Sunday afternoon, the Mesker Park Zoo's Amazonia rain forest exhibit stays warm and humid. The warm air allows a couple of hundred orchids to show off their bright colors with the annual Orchid Escape exhibit, which...
Don't Be Too Quick to Lay All Medical Woes at ACA's Door ; FROM THE LEFT
Even I was willing to blame the president, or at least Obamacare. What other explanation was there for the fact that it was taking weeks to get a prescription filled, and I was suffering an acute flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis?You may have to order...
Don Waterman 'Mr. Football'
Evansville, Ind. Donald L. Waterman, "Mr. Football", 89, of Evansville, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital where he was surrounded by his family and friends. He was born April 7, 1924, in Evansville, to the late Edwin...
Eagles' Final Five Could Be the Path to Elite Eight
This week is the start of the final five. Five regular-season games remain in the Great Lakes Valley Conference men's basketball schedule, five games that will determine who is seeded and how high in the GLVC Tournament.The five games confronting...
Forcing Change on Medical Community May Do More Harm ; FROM THE RIGHT
Swedish researchers report that antioxidants make cancers worse in mice. It's already known that the antioxidant betacarotene exacerbates lung cancers in humans. Not exactly what you'd expect. Such revisionism is a constant in medicine. After "first,...
Gambling Backers See Hope in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - After failing to win enough support the past two years, proponents of expanded gambling in Illinois see it having a better chance this year, with other issues out of the way and the state in dire need of cash. The legislation,...
Hallie Doris (Lambert) Fleeger
Evansville, Ind. Hallie Doris (Lambert) Fleeger, 90, of Evansville, passed away at 7:52 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Hamilton Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center.Hallie Doris (Lambert) Fleeger was born October 2, 1923, in Elberfeld, Ind.,...
Health, Etc
Chronic Disease Program of the Vanderburgh County Health Department: Blood pressure screening: Vanderburgh County Health Department, 420 Mulberry St., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday; and WorkOne, 700 E. Walnut St., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. NAMI Evansville friends...
Jenny Lou Bockting
Newburgh, Ind. Jenny Lou Bockting, 76, of Newburgh, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born February 19, 1937, in Jasper, Ind., to the late William P. and Theresa (Birk) Mehringer.Jenny married Franklin Bockting...
Letters
Delbert Rankin, EvansvilleVote to change laws affecting lifeThere is a constant stream of opinions, by those who would be God, about when life begins. Since the sperm and the egg are alive before conception, life began back in unrecorded time. Human...
Local Happenings
EVANSVILLEScrabble contestants spell out literacy supportFor the 11th year, area wordsmiths can face off over Scrabble boards to test their spelling skills against one another while helping those still struggling to decipher the simplest of sentences.The...
Muppets Go on Health Kick with Kids ; Program Encourages Healthy Eating
Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids' health, too? A three-year experiment in South America suggests it can. Now, the ...
New Lineup Helps Illini Halt Skid
Illinois coach John Groce started a new lineup and stopped a losing streak. Freshmen Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill earned their first starts of the season and combined for 30 points as Illinois (14-10, 3-8) won for the first time in nine games with...
No Medal for Miller as Mayer Follows in His Dad's Footsteps
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Matthias Mayer grew up in Austria admiring plenty of Alpine skiers, from his medal-winning dad, to all-time great Hermann Maier, to a couple of guys he races against these days, Bode Miller and Aksel Lund Svindal. Unexpectedly,...
Oladipo Ignites Magic's Rally ; Scores 13 Points in 4th Quarter
ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando's last-second victory over Western Conference leader Oklahoma City on Friday had the potential to be a season highlight for a team seemingly already holding a one-way ticket to the lottery. It turns out the Magic weren't quite...
Pa. Groundhog Too Posh for Western Ky
Let's talk groundhogs - especially those of the weather prognosticating variety. I'm from the country, and groundhogs are one of the few topics I know a thing or two about. And thus far, I've yet to meet one any more adept at forecasting the weather...
River Search Shifts to Banks
While people may not see rescue boats floating along the Ohio River this week, that doesn't mean the recovery mission for a man who jumped off the twin bridges Saturday has ceased. "We will probably, looking at forecasts of the river and how it is...
Senate Takes Up Technical Diploma ; Political Notebook
INDIANAPOLIS - A plan to create a new high school diploma focusing on career and technical education is headed to the Indiana Senate after unanimously passing the House. State Rep. Wendy Mc- Namara, R-Mount Vernon, is spearheading the creation of...
Spahn Gives' Cats Another Weapon ; MD Girls Begin Title Defense Tuesday
As Mater Dei High School's girls' basketball team enters the state tournament, its hopes of securing an unorthodox three-peat were buoyed by the return of senior guard Ashlynn Spahn. She gives the Wildcats yet another weapon at the perfect time. ...
'Team Jesus' Lays out Projects ; Squads Take on Local Work
More than 400 teenagers and adults from eight states will arrive in Evansville this summer to rehab 75 homes in the area. Dennis Adams, 59, pastor at Simpson United Methodist Church, hopes the Evansville community will join his congregation in greeting...
Top Proposals Shift Chambers ; Lawmakers Taking Up Bills from across the Hall
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence characterized this General Assembly session as "remarkably productive" in highlighting progress on his legislative priorities last week. But he revealed his administration is in discussions with lawmakers on two key pieces...
Veteran, Rookie Give Russia Gold ; American Figure Skaters Nab Bronze
SOCHI, Russia - A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice. He saw it Sunday night inside the Iceberg at Sochi's Olympic Park from a countrywoman half his age. And he is certain Russia's figure skating...
Welfare Drug Screening Divides Lawmakers ; Survey Part of 'Nutritional' Food Stamp Bill's Requirement
INDIANAPOLIS - Before Indianapolis resident Connie Boster stopped drinking and abusing drugs, she sold her food stamps for money to buy alcohol and bought sodas from corner stores to get change in cash. Welfare abuse such as Boster's is driving an...
You Can Make '14 the Year of You
At the beginning of every year, I set personal goals for the upcoming months; not just health and fitness goals but goals of every sort. Financial goals, personal goals, professional goals and family goals all fall into my hopes and dreams that I...
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