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 October 10, 2013

Aces Aim to Cut Back on Miscues ; Coach: Practices Show Lack of Poise, Patience
One consensus by the University of Evansville men's basketball team not even two weeks into official practice: The Aces are committing too many turnovers. "(We need to) just take care of the ball, not turn it over," said sophomore guard Adam Wing....
A Learning Experience ; Students Take Part in National Walk to School Day Making the Grade
Hand-in-hand, an uncle and his nephew joined other Stockwell Elementary School students on Wednesday morning for a sunny, but chilly walk to school. For the uncle, Stockwell fifth-grader Yahweh Petrie, it was not his first time to participate in...
Alleged Whiz in Cab Leads to Arrest ; Suspect Held at County Jail
An Evansville man's trip home from a bar Tuesday night instead landed him in jail after he allegedly couldn't control his bodily functions while riding in a taxi cab. The driver also accused his reportedly unruly passenger, identified by police as...
Band Perry Far from 'Done'
Kimberly Perry, lead singer of The Band Perry, sees more than a little symbolism in "Done," the recent chart-topping single from the sibling group's second album, "Pioneer." Composed by her brothers Reid and Neil, "it was the very last one written...
Briefs
CROSS COUNTRY All-SIAC boys, girls teams selected The Southern Indiana Athletic Conference has named its all-conference boys' and girls' cross country teams. The boys' first team is led by Brogan Armand of Harrison and includes Castle's Quentin Pierce...
Bucshon Still Seeks to Stall Obamacare ; Law 'Not Ready for Prime Time'
Indiana 8th District Rep. Larry Bucshon still wants to defund the health care law passed in 2009 at Democratic President Barack Obama's impetus and commonly known as Obamacare. But Bucshon, a Republican and a former heart surgeon, is taking what he...
Bucshon Still Seeks to Stall Obamacare ; Private Meetings Continue in D. C
WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders are considering a short- term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break out of the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday...
Bundle Branch Block Isn't Cause for Panic
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old male who, during a routine EKG, showed a left bundle branch block. Can you tell me anything about this diagnosis, what it means, any treatment, future concerns, etc.? I regularly see a vascular cardiologist, and...
Calendar
MUSIC SATURDAYMetro Ballroom dance Club Monthly dance: Lesson 7-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Coliseum (guests $10 per person). Visit www.metroballroomdanceclub.com/.Rascal Flatts: with The Band Perry, 7:30 p.m. at the Ford Center, 1...
County Council OKs' 14 Budget ; Final Figure Trims General Fund by $4 Million
After months of nipping, trimming and paring county spending plans for next year, the Vanderburgh County Council approved the county's 2014 budget Wednesday morning. The County Council reduced the amount budgeted for the 2014 general fund by about...
Divided Memorial Stands and Delivers ; Boys, Girls Win Sectional Games
Apparently a school divided can stand, or at least win, in Class 2A soccer sectional action Wednesday at the EVSC Fields. That's because both Memorial's boys with a 4-0 win over Central and the girls with an 8-1 win over the Bears won while playing...
E-Cigarettes Use among Teens Shows Disturbing Trend ; COMMUNITY COMMENT
New survey results reveal a new challenge in the ongoing battle against teen smoking. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the use of e-cigarettes among high school students has doubled, from 5 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2012. Usage...
Edward Frank Hassee ; Local
Evansville, Ind. Edward Frank Hassee, 89, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013, at his home.Edward was born in Evansville, Indiana, on June 2, 1924, to the late William Frank and Verna J. (Heim) Hassee. He graduated from Bosse...
Ellis Park Opening Date May Change ; Conflict May Hurt Schedule
Ellis Park could lose its usual July Fourth opening weekend as the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission works to resolve a scheduling conflict between Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs. Those two tracks have requested 2014 race dates that overlap the...
Fertilizer Plant Will OK Posey Incentives ; Formal Offer, Rezoning All Set
Midwest Fertilizer Corp. has zeroed in on a location for its planned Mount Vernon, Ind., fertilizer plant, and two significant steps to advance the project will happen there on Thursday. At 3 p.m. at the Four Seasons Motel on Indiana 62 west of downtown,...
Filthy Feds Can't Shut Down My Protest ; Good Morning
I know they are listening, watching and coming to get me. H. D. Thoreau has got nothing on me: To protest the pettiness of the federal shutdown, this interminable budget battle, I've been camped here looking at the Mount Rushmore park monument. The...
Flight Path over Farms ; Drone-Type Small Aircraft Could Provide Crop Information
JASPER - Brandon Eickhoff said he's been interested in aviation since attending his first air show, a Blue Angels performance during Thunder on the Ohio on the Evansville Riverfront. The 22- year-old Evansville native went to Indiana State University...
Following Their Muse, Amusingly ; Canvas & Conversation Participants Create, Socialize and Enjoy Evening
Jennifer Hettenbach said she certainly wouldn't consider herself artistic, but after an afternoon of painting and giggling with friends during a Canvas & Conversation event, the Newburgh woman said she had a piece of art her children insisted...
Gibbs Die Casting Projects Ramp Up ; Firm Hiring for Expansion
Just months after announcing a multi-million-dollar expansion project at its manufacturing complex here, Gibbs Die Casting Corp. has hired dozens of workers and plans to hire scores more over the next year or so, President Steve Church said Tuesday....
Judge Halves Bail in Million-Dollar Securities Fraud Case
A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for an Evansville investment adviser accused of swindling more than $1 million from at least a dozen area residents. Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge David Kiely reduced Lynn A. Simon's bail from $100,000 surety or...
Lawmaker Faults Health Care Lawsuit ; Delaney Says Affordable Care for 400,000 Hoosiers Is at Risk
INDIANAPOLIS - A key House Democrat says a lawsuit filed by the attorney general challenging the Affordable Care Act could lead to 400,000 Hoosiers losing out on tax breaks meant to make the insurance more affordable. Rep. Ed Delaney of Indianapolis,...
Letters
Mary Hufnagel, Evansville Politicians should fear election timePoliticians are seemingly indifferent that they were elected with the expectation that they act as advocates of and in the best interest of "we the people," and not we the Republican Party,...
Local Happenings
NEWBURGH Author Kathy Ewing to headline 'Afternoon'Kathy Ewing will be the October author for the Newburgh Senior Center's "Afternoon with an Author" Series.Ewing, a Newburgh resident and for 21 years the choral director and drama teacher at Castle...
Man, 66, Faces DUI, Other Charges
A 66-year-old man faces a batch of criminal charges after reportedly hitting a home with his truck, resisting law enforcement and threatening officers Tuesday night. Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Terry E. Hanna struck a home five times in a silver Dodge...
Mary Ann Titzer
Evansville, Ind. Mary Ann (Dudine) Titzer, 80, of Evansville, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, October 6, 2013, at her home.Mary Ann was born in Jasper, Ind., to Theodore and Hildegard (Lehnen) Dudine. She graduated from Jasper High School in 1951...
Metal Worker Melds Technology, Nature ; She, Daughter among Exhibitors at French Lick Fair
After years as a sheet-metal fabricator at Bristol Myers, Sue Rappee turned her metalworking skills to jewelry. What resulted are delicate vining leaves that wind their way around beaded necklaces.She, along with her daughter, Sara, who pairs her...
Morella (Murray) Hughes
Evansville, Ind. Morell a (Murray) Hughes died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Evansville. She was 94 years old.She was born on March 23, 1919, in Oconto Falls, Wis., the second daughter of Bart and Agnes (Kane) Murray.For eight years, she and her older...
Unions Exist to Protect Workers ; COMMUNITY COMMENT
What is Abdul Hakim-Shabazz's ("Lake County liberal unlikely to derail right-to-work," Oct. 3) point when stating "Just take a look at the impact RTW (right to work) has had here in Indiana." Of course conservative companies are going to flock to...
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