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Coaching Styles

December 9, 2013
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Since I once coached basketball, I find it interesting to watch other coaches’ behavior on the sidelines.  Nobody seems to sit on the bench any more.  They are constantly walking back and forth either in front of the bench or as far down the floor as referees allow.  For the most part, if you...

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New Basketball Schedule

December 6, 2013
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As you have noticed by now, the boys basketball schedule has changed the most and the girls somewhat.  The IHSAA was directed by a Title IX ruling that boys and girls schedules must be equal.  This means that girls get the same availability for weekend games as the boys do.  Since schedules are made...

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Title IX Revisited

December 5, 2013
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Title IX takes many forms in high school athletics.  The true meaning of the law states that there be no difference in the handling of male and female athletic programs.  Literally, this has not happened yet.  For one thing, high school girls’ teams don’t mind playing games during the week.  In fact, some of...

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Shooting Free Throws

December 4, 2013
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I know every basketball coach thinks he practices free throws more than he practices anything else.  From watching most games, something isn’t working!  Either coaches are not practicing free throws long enough or the players certainly are not listening to what is being instructed.  Anyone playing basketball beyond eighth grade should be able to...

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Joe Dean

December 3, 2013
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Joe Dean passed away November 7th in Louisiana at the age of 83.  For you old timers he played basketball for LSU and was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.  He was a basketball legend at LSU in his heyday but is overshadowed by people like Pete Maravich and others....

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Hand Check

December 2, 2013
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I am sure you have seen long basketball games either in person or on TV this year.  All of us who complained of rough play in basketball are now enduring these long games.  Just like all rule changes, this one will take adjustment time for the players and officials.  As I understand it, you...

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Gambling on TV

November 29, 2013
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As I have said before, I like to bet on a horse race or two during the year.  I have a lot of fun watching the races on the horse racing channel on my cable TV set.  Since I bet in $2 increments and rarely, if ever, spend more than $6 on one race,...

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Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
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Ahhhhh, Thanksgiving!  A sport-loving man’s favorite day!  What could be better–a hardy meal with 5 or 6 football games to watch after you stuff yourself with turkey and all the trimmings?  This is great, right?  Oh, you are the lady of the house, and you don’t see it quite the same as your husband!...

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Brandon Phillips

November 27, 2013
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Brandon Phillips is a 32-year old second basemen with the Cincinnati Reds.  This is all well and good; however, he is scheduled to make 50 million the next 4 years which is the remainder of his contract.  Even though he hit very well for the season, he did almost nothing the last two months....

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Old Time Saturday

November 26, 2013
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When high school boys play Saturday night basketball games, their usual day probably is a walk-through practice around 10 in the morning, a light lunch, and relaxation until the bus leaves or until they are due at the local gym.  The only variation will be the time when the local school will schedule this...

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Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     
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Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
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JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]

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