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Play Offs

September 17, 2013
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In two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase.  I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way...

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Wrong Direction

September 16, 2013
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I am sorry to say that my alma mater, Purdue University, is moving in the wrong direction athletically.  The football team at best is a disgrace.  With all the hype of the new coach, you would think that they would be ruling the Big Ten immediately.  After a great run in men’s basketball, last...

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College Scene

September 11, 2013
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As we move into mid September, many of you are spending your weekends following your favorite college football team. What started out to be simple rivalries in the Ivy League Schools has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. I can’t believe someone like Alonzo Stagg could have imagined going to the University of Michigan...

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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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Sep
10
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3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:28 pm
Now accepting nominations and applications for these three awards by the Sunman Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information please contact the Sunman Chamber’s website or call Anna.
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7:00 pm Fear Factory @ RomWeber Marketplace
Fear Factory @ RomWeber Marketplace
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm
Fear Factory southeastern Indiana’s scariest haunted house will run every weekend in October at the RomWeber Marketplace; South Street Entrance. October 5, Lights On Tour 1 pm to 7 pm and then every Friday and Saturday. October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission is just $5.00 for those 18 years of age and younger and $10 for those 19 years of age and older. Concessions, free arcade games and free concerts each night
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all-day Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul
Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul
Nov 1 all-day
Ripley County, Indiana       2014 Events & Festivals      Fall Haul is a weekend event along the Indiana Wine Trail, at wineries located across Southeast Indiana. The event will include food samplings, special wine discounts, and a wide variety of food recipes. Hours vary.  For information call (800)559-2956 www.indianawinetrail.com .

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