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Title IX

September 10, 2013
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Although most people believe Title IX was created to equalize women’s opportunity in sports, it was actually brought into law by the 92nd U.S. Congress on June 23, 1972, to give women in the work place equal opportunities. The law was introduced by Indiana’s Senator Birch Bayh. Patsy Mink of Hawaii, a U.S. Representative,...

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Starting Football Programs

September 9, 2013
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Two of the areas’ young coaches are learning how hard it is to either start a football program from scratch or revive one which has taken its lumps for several years. In the case of a new program, like OA, you will fight the numbers game. When your enrollment hovers below 200, you are...

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Latin Ball Players

September 6, 2013
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The Latin American ball players are much more involved in the drug allegations over some of their counterparts in MLB. Part of this is a language barrier and a lack of good advisors to explain to them what all these rules mean. However, some of it is the age-old “how can you accuse me...

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A-Rod

September 5, 2013
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I am sure by now you are aware of the saga of the Yankee’s Alex Rodriquez (A-Rod) and his continuous struggle to prove or disprove his involvement with PED’s. Personally, I am like a lot of Americans and dislike the Yankees. The Yankees are so intent on qualifying for this year’s playoffs that they...

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High School Girls Sports

September 4, 2013
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How many can remember when Title XI burst on the scene in the 1970′s? All schools scrambled to try to find a way to meet the equal opportunity for women as compared to their male counterparts. This year at Batesville High School the girls’ soccer team had 50 girls come out for the sport....

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College Football Season

September 3, 2013
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This past weekend another season of college football got underway. Is your Alma Mater one of the 150 or more who can still go undefeated? This time of the year every college team has dreams of a national championship or an undefeated season. There were the usual routs, because some universities still like to...

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Brian Hoeing

September 2, 2013
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I hope you saw the Indianapolis Star on Brian Hoeing. The Batesville High School junior had quite a summer in baseball. He played for the elite Indiana Bulls 16 and under league. Brian was also chosen for two prestigious tournaments, one of which occurred in New York just before school started. Brian now has...

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Jake Stenger

August 30, 2013
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Recently the American Legion Baseball State finals were held at East Central High School in St. Leon. Post 464 of St. Leon was one of the five teams in the tournament. Unfortunately, things did not go like they had hoped as they were quickly eliminated by back to back loses to Terre Haute and...

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Old Friend

August 29, 2013
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Recently I was reading a local paper and the realization of how long my class has been out of school hit me again. Larry Works, a friend of mine from Lawrenceburg High School, had his 55th class reunion picture in the paper. My class will do this in September. Larry and I played baseball...

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Senior Athletes

August 28, 2013
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It used to be that everyone looked forward to their senior year in school. This is still the case for most high school athletes; however, the D-1 athlete now has the added burden of “where am I going to continue my career”. To the ordinary person, this is a nice thing because if they...

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all-day Ripley County 4-H Fair
Ripley County 4-H Fair
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Farm animals, 4-H exhibits, rides, commercial vendors and grandstand events, Ripley County Fairground, 525 West Beech St., Osgood.  Contact Shanna Joseph (812)689-6535 or ripleycopark@comcast.net,  www.ripleycounty.com/parks/4hfair.html .
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all-day Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Jul 23 all-day
Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth BloodCenter, University of  Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 8:00am-11:00am & 12:15pm-2:00pm.  The Hoxworth Donor Bus will parked on the lot, located at 312 Mitchell Ave., in Batesville, IN.   To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary or call the laboratory at (812) 933-5274.  Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable.  Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment.  Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.   “Local blood donors ensure that local patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson.  “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the Margaret Mary Health blood drive.”   How to Donate: Donating blood is safe and easy.  Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health.  Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.  It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.   About Hoxworth: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 30 hospitals in 17 counties in[...]

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