“IS IT TRUE” FEBRUARY 21, 2019

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that this year’s “COMMUNITY SERVICES AWARDS” luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begins at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon sometime in October 2019? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel its time for the City to focus on correcting the pothole problems?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]@live.com.FOOTNOTE: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.center_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously struck down excessive fines and forfeiture that have become a revenue source for state and local governments for a violation of the 8th amendment of the United States Constitution?…there was not one dissenting opinion among the 9 justices that excessive and capricious fines are an illegal violation of one’s constitutional rights and the previous verdict of an Indiana court was vacated?…this all started when a young man who had inherited a Range Rover worth a reported $42,000 had his vehicle forfeited because he was transporting heroin in it for sale?…the fine that he was subject to for his criminal act was a maximum of $10,000 so an appeal was made because the Range Rover forfeiture exceeded the maximum fine?…if this guy had been driving a Bentley worth $200,000 the Indiana court would have confiscated it or if he was on a bicycle worth $100 that would also be confiscated?…forfeiture laws have been unfair in their punishments and have enabled police departments, cities, and states to legally steal private property that was used in a crime?…in an extreme case in California a large farm on Malibu Canyon Drive was confiscated because there were a small number of marijuana plants growing on the land?…in that case the land was worth millions of dollars and the fine for growing pot illegally was not even $1,000?…we applaud the Supreme Court for putting an end to this usury and random collection of laws that essentially legalize theft and encourage using technicalities to target asset rich law breakers just to steal the stuff?…we do not condone selling heroin and hope to see a maximum sentence for the crime of possession with intent to sell?…it is not a crime to own vehicles and property and it is good that the abusive nature of many state laws has been struck down?IS IT TRUE that the Ford Center will be hosting another set of old classic rockers that were frequently booked at Roberts Stadium?…this time it will be these two creatures of the night called Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson coming to town to keep the grey-haired headbangers entertained?…when Marilyn Manson wrote the song “The Beautiful People”, it was in the spirit of making fun of the fun and games martini crowd that he had absolutely no use for whatsoever?…it will be interesting to see if any of the beautiful people of Evansville buy a ticket to be made fun of when Marilyn brings that one brown eye and one blue eye to River City?IS IT TRUE during his last year in office City Councilman John Friend, CPA sponsored a “separation of funds ordinance” in order to ensure that the City Controller would not manipulate general fund balances?  …upon the urging of the City Controller and the former City Council Finance Chairman, Dan McGinn the newly elected City Council voted to repeal of this ordinance?  …that the money collected from all sources are now put into one fund account which makes it extremely hard to track on how much money is in each city account?  …all we can that it now looks like the City of Evansville is borrowing money from Peter to pay Paul?IS IT TRUE that no one would have guessed back when a small branch college was opened on Evansville’s west side called ISUE, that the day would ever come that working there would become a gateway to wealth?…that 7 out of the top 10 highly paid individuals on public payrolls are administrators and deans at the University of Southern Indiana?…even more shocking is that the list of 111 public employees being paid over $100,000 is full of USI administrators and staff?…that 29 of the top 50 are working for USI?…it may really take such big paychecks to attract college level talent but the real question is how are the students who spend their tuition dollars at USI doing?…the graduation rate at USI has been abysmal for years and while some graduates are finding local success, its alledged that some who graduated with high GPAs are waiting tables and struggling to pay off student loans?…paying teachers we’ll is a great thing if their efforts are truly raising the value of the local workforce and positively impacting young lives?…the performance of USI needs to be scrutinized quite closely to see if these big salaries are worth it?IS IT TRUE we are told the members of Evansville City Council should start monitoring the financial activities of the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department?IS IT TRUE that on December 31, 2019, the Indiana State Board of Accounts will be requiring that all cities must use the accrual method of accounting?  …that Ft. Wayne, South Bend, and Indy have been using the accrual method of accounting for a number of years?IS IT TRUE that in the past we have been a little critical of At-Large City Councilman Jonathon Weaver?  …we have been watching with interest how Mr. Weaver is handling the position of  Finance Chairmen of City Council?  …we must say we are pleased in the way he is conducting himself in this most important and powerful governmental position?IS IT TRUE we wish that our locally elected officials, business leaders of this region, patriots and Veterans groups would feel similar about the Veterans Memorial Coliseum as they do the LST?  …its time that the citizens of this community demand that the Veterans Memorial Coliseum receive the same media attention and financial support as the LST does? …its time that the community brings back the “Veterans Memorial Coliseum”  to its original grandeur?  …we join VFW POST 1114  CCO poster in saying “God bless the United States of America and God bless our US Veterans”?IS IT TRUE  it’s obvious that the current City Council could use the budgetary expertise of Curt John and John Friend-CPA?IS IT TRUE that State Representatives Ryan Hatfield and Hollie Sullivan are doing a good job for people in their districts?IS IT TRUE if the Evansville City Council would like to make some serious budget cuts they should look at putting City Employee Health Care fund “Consulting Services” out for bid during the 2019 budget year?  …we hear that the fee paid to the Employee Health Care fund “Consultants”  will surprise you?last_img read more

Queen of Jordan Calls on Blogger Friends

first_imgRelated Posts dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Blogging#Real-Time Web#web This morning in her address to LeWeb conference attendees, her majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan asked the audience, “Did Michael Jackson change the fate of the green revolution?” While CNN was slow to report on this year’s Iranian election protests, Twitter became a powerful news vehicle. Nevertheless, after a week of “Tehran” as Twitter’s top trending topics, Michael Jackson’s sudden death quickly replaced it. Interested in the power of activism and social change, Queen Rania tweeted the question, “Can the real-time web change the world?” Inundated with answers, the Queen was surprised to find that 60% of those who replied answered no. As one way to rally netizens to participate in life-changing social action, Rania called upon today’s attendees to join in her mission of universal education for children. In participation with the 1Goal project, the Queen appealed to bloggers for their help. As part of her campaign to collect more than 300 million signatures in support of universal childhood education, she is asking bloggers to devote one day of tweeting and blogging to the 1Goal project. Said Rania, “The classroom can be a chrysalis for change… We can be lifestreaming and life changing.”For more information on how you can participate visit join1goal.org. Photo Credit: Chris Heuercenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Globalport averts disaster, holds off Phoenix

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Fortunately for GlobalPort, new import Murphy Holloway and Terrence Romeo restored order inside the final two minutes with the two scoring the team’s last 10 points.“Good win for us. It’s a good thing that we were up by more than 20 points. We started to relax. We enjoyed the game too much and everybody was doing their own thing,” said GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“They thought that Phoenix would not give a fight. That’s what happens when we delve away from our game plan.”The Batang Pier got what they were looking for in Holloway, who provided the inside presence and muscle down low. LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESGlobalPort let its guard down and almost paid for it dearly before holding off Phoenix, 100-91, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Batang Pier saw their 30-point third quarter lead chopped down to just five, 88-83, with a little under three minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Holloway delivered 29 points and 26 rebounds in his PBA debut. He replaced Jabril Trawick, who scored just three points in GlobalPort’s loss to Rain or Shine on Friday.Eugene Phelps had 32 points and 17 rebounds while Cyrus Baguio and Joseph Eriobu added 11 points each for the Fuel Masters, who trailed, 75-45, in the third quarter.RJ Jazul, who chipped in 10 points, pulled Phoenix to within five with a 3-pointer at the 2:51 mark.Matthew Wright scored just four points and went 0-of-6 from the field in his first game back with Phoenix after helping Gilas Pilipinas finish fourth in the Jones Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 2 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction PLAY LIST 03:102 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Malabanan admits Bali Pure’s drive dipped after losing streak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Health Gets Infrared Temperature Guns for Provo Airport

first_img Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – The temperature infrared guns are here… here to test whether passengers arriving to Providenciales are with high fever and possibly infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Arrived since Monday at the Provo International Airport; you can see the Minister of Health Porsha Smith being scanned by the device; photos are posted at her Facebook page. The government on Friday announced measures to keep the islands Ebola Free… we also learn that the hospitals are well outfitted in the event they have to contend with EVD. Meanwhile the New York Times is reporting that the White House is considering how robots can help in the fight against Ebola. Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Recommended for you Related Items:Ebola, Portia smith, providenciales international airport, temperature infrared guns, white house Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp JetBlue lands today at PIA from Ft. Lauderdalelast_img read more

New San Diego State President Adela de la Torre visits campus

first_img Ed Lenderman New San Diego State President Adela de la Torre visits campus February 8, 2018 Posted: February 8, 2018 Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA much-anticipated visit took place Thursday at San Diego State University.The school’s new president, Adela de la Torre, paid a visit to Montezuma Mesa for the first time.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was LIVE with the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Heatwave Coincides With Dangerous Ocean Conditions

first_imgHeatwave Coincides With Dangerous Ocean Conditions Updated: 6:30 PM July 23, 2018 Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The excessive heat expected to blanket San Diego County this week will likely drive big crowds to the beaches. An ocean swim may sound like a great way to beat the sizzling temperatures, but beach goers should be aware that ocean conditions will be hazardous. The National Weather Service says a large south swell will produce strong rip currents and dangerous swimming conditions for inexperienced swimmers. San Diego lifeguard say swimmers need to be cautious this week and should only be in areas designated for swimming.Because of the unusual conditions, there will be extra lifeguards keeping an eye on things over the next few days. center_img Posted: July 23, 2018 Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

2019 Mock Trial Competition

first_img2019 Mock Trial Competition February 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Mock Trial program places high school students in real courtroom settings before actual state and federal judges, according to organizers. In those courtrooms, the students assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses facing off on a hypothetical case.While judges donate their time presiding over the mock trials, attorneys from different practice areas also donate many hours scoring the trials and coaching the high school students.The program is one of our legal community’s premier opportunities for students to learn about the justice system and the Constitution.The mock trials are not open to the public, however, school teachers and students wishing to learn more about the program may attend the competition, if they get advance permission by emailing [email protected] Posted: February 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more