Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail 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 the Franklin Street Events Association spent two years arguing about parking issues? …it’s obvious that the West Franklin Street parking issue stopped commercial development on Franklin Street for nearly a year? …that the City wasted a bunch of our tax dollars on a study that several Zoning Board members chose to ignore? …the Zoning Board didn’t vet remonstrators and spent more time/energy/effort/money setting up a neighborhood parking protection ordinance for neighbors to sign up so they could alleviate the parking problem in front of their houses (that didn’t actually exist)? …when all said and done not one person that lives in the adjoining neighborhoods signed up for parking passes? …all we can say is “are you kidding us”?IS IT TRUE we are told that the readers of the City County Observer are rolling on the floor laughing about the assertion that the new parking lot that is slated for the vacant lot behind DiLegge’s restaurant on North Main will provide avid bikers an opportunity to park there and enjoy a ride on North Main?…to anyone who has ever ridden a bike for recreational purposes the idea of driving to North Main Street that borders less than safe neighborhoods in Evansville, so they can peddle back and forth on the short bike path in that area, is simply absurd?IS IT TRUE it’s possible that the beneficiaries of the new 72 car parking lot are the owners of DiLegge’s restaurant, a strip club, and a cell phone business? …we wonder who sold this property to the city and for how much? …we would like how much will this 72 car parking lot will cost the taxpayers to develop and did DMD put this project out to public bid? …many of our readers are wondering if any of the entities that are directly benefiting from this project ever donated to Mayor Winnecke political campaigns?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Thunderbolts professional hockey team that plays in the Ford Center have clinched a spot in the playoffs of the Southern Professional Hockey League and the City-County Observer sends out our congratulations to the team and owners (City of Evansville)? …in spite of clinching a spot in the playoffs the attendance for the Thunderbolts is ranked 10th out of the 10 team league?…So far this year the average attendance at home games in Ford Center is only 2,267 people that don’t even fill the lower section of the stadium?…the highest official attendance has been 5,215 and the lowest has been 1,278 with only 4 games drawing over 3,000 people?…these figures do not necessarily mean paid attendance either as there are always a multitude of free passes being offered to interested parties?…the Thunderbolts have won slightly less than half of their games and rank 6th out of 10 when wins and losses are registered?…while performance is better than last year it will take a whole lot more than average of 2,267 butts in the seats for this City of Evansville subsidized hockey team experiment to become financially sustainable?IS IT TRUE that the University of Evansville Aces are making a push to increase season ticket sales now that hometown basketball hero Walter McCarty has been hired as the new coach?…the first goal of bringing in 1,000 new season ticket holders is getting close to being achieved as the daily count is up to 801 and counting?…this push for ticket sales has already added nearly a third more packages to the coffers and may end up doubling attendance next year?…in the long run, it is still winning games over good teams that will determine the attendance of the games and we continue to wish Coach McCarty the best in drawing crowds, scheduling good home opponents and beating them?…it is not enough to take a colossal beating from a Duke or North Carolina team at home to keep fans engaged?…UE needs to beat the big teams and be competitive with all of them to avoid seeing all of these new season ticket holders go back to the couch to watch ESPN?IS IT TRUE the race between Steve Hammer, Vernon Stevens and Mike Duckworth is really becoming very interesting to watch? …that so far Steve Hammer is leading the fundraising effort by a comfortable margin with Mr. Duckworth in second place? ..it looks like we have a real political barnburner on our hands? …we want to congratulate all the gentlemen involved in running for this seat because they have been very respectful towards each other?IS IT TRUE we are expecting a news release sometime today from the Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau announcing the appointment of their Executive Director? …we don’t know very much about this individual except they hail from a city up North?IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville has narrowed its search to re-locate the Lloyd swimming pool down to two sites? …we are told that the proposed Roberts Park development will be selected as the site to re-locate the new Lloyd swimming pool?IS IT TRUE we suggest that you planned to read next Mondays “IS IT TRUE” because it will be a real eye-opener?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that DMD should have spent our hard earned tax dollars on a 72 car paved parking lot on North Main Street?
Millennials (generally defined as age 18 to 34) are quickly becoming the largest consumer segment in the U.S. They outnumber baby boomers by 11 people. However, despite their numbers, Millennials struggle to achieve financial independence. They are among the least likely to engage with traditional financial products and services. So, what can credit unions do to bring this generation into the financial fold?The financial experts at KOFE: Knowledge of Financial Education captured this dilemma in a new infographic, “Millennial Money: Banking and Credit Fear.” As you can see, it details the challenges facing credit unions that are eager to engage America’s largest consumer segment.The biggest roadblock to millennial product engagement is the inherent mistrust of financial institutions. Many believe big banks played the largest role in causing the Great Recession, and they don’t have the knowledge to differentiate those organizations from smarter alternatives, like credit unions. As a result, they lack an understanding of how traditional financial products improve their ability to manage money effectively. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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The Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts announced Wednesday that Professor Erica Muhl will serve as the new dean of the school. Muhl will begin work as dean immediately.Muhl has served as the interim dean of the school since September 2012, yet has been working as an advisor for the school since January 2012.Muhl has worked to structurally change the curriculum and programs of the school, according to a press release. For example, Muhl has introduced several new international partnerships for educational exchanges. In addition, she has stressed outreach between the school and alumni constituencies for fundraising activities.Before serving as interim director, Muhl was a professor composition and associate dean for faculty affairs at the Thornton School of Music. In addition, she chairs the University Committee on Academic review. Muhl also holds a doctorate in musical arts from USC.Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett said that Muhl’s timely appointment will benefit the school and its progress.“The appointment of Dr. Muhl comes at an auspicious time for the Roski School,” Garrett said in a statement. “Situated in one of the cultural capitals of the Pacific Rim and nurtured by the university’s vibrant and growing artistic and scholarly community, the school is poised to ascend to the highest levels of creative work and recognition under the leadership of Dr. Muhl.”In 2012, Roski rose in ranking as a fine arts school in the U.S. News & World Report from No. 37 to No. 36.Muhl’s work also expands outside of the university. She served as the assistant conductor for the Los Angeles Opera Theater, Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Furthermore she has received several grants and awards from organizations such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment for the Arts.Garrett’s said Muhl’s diverse background in the arts will enhance the program for students and faculty alike.“In addition to a successful career as a performing and creative artist, she also brings to the position extensive experience across the arts and humanities in the areas of tenure, faculty development and mentoring, transformative faculty hires, strategic vision and academic excellence,” Garrett said in a statement.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state board has approved a measure that expands the number of medical conditions that can legally be treated by medical marijuana in Iowa, but rejected several other conditions.The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board voted Friday to allow those with chronic pain to have legal access to medical marijuana. The condition joins others already allowed, including seizures, Crohn’s disease, AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.But the board denied allowing generalized anxiety disorder and opioid dependency as qualifying conditions. The board also voted to delay a decision on allowing post-traumatic stress disorder to be a qualifying condition until its November meeting.Friday’s meeting was the first since Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed an expansion of Iowa’s medical marijuana program in May.
“The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad, which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away.” he told the club’s website.“I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club.“I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.”Palace open their Premier League campaign at home to Huddersfield Town on SaturdayShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Crystal Palace signed Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan on Thursday.Fosu-Mensah will link up with new Eagles boss and fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer ahead of the new Premier League season.The 19-year-old has made 21 appearances for United and still has a future at Old Trafford after being given a new contract in October.Fosu-Mensah, who can also operate in midfield, is hoping to learn plenty from his time with Palace.