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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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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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Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross
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Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
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Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
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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