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  • WI:Gun show shutdown might lead to lawsuit

    01/09/2013 4:57:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | 8 January, 2013 | GINA DUWE
    EVANSVILLE — An Evansville bar owner said he plans to file a lawsuit against the Rock County Sheriff's Office after authorities early Sunday morning shut down the last day of an annual three-day gun show. Sheriff's Capt. Jude Maurer said Geno's Wild Ride Saloon, 7530 N. County M, violated state statues regarding its Class B liquor license when it held a gun show Friday and Saturday in an attached hall. The last day of the gun show was canceled. Gene Heiman, owner of the bar also known as the old Red Barn, said this year was the 40th annual gun...
  • Evansville, IN squirms and squeals in face of open carry lawsuit

    09/19/2012 6:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 15 September, 2012 | GSL
    Evansville, IN police ejected a gentleman for lawfully open carrying his pistol at the Evansville Zoo back in 2011. The man, Ben Magenheimer, known to many was Titanium Frost on the Indiana Gun Owners forum, was at the zoo with his family minding his own business when police showed up and ordered him to leave. In his subsequent lawsuit, Magenheimer is seeking damages for violation of his civil rights under the color of authority. The City of Evansville is smelling an expensive judgement in the case and has responded with a 30-page motion to dismiss the lawsuit, citing Magenheimer’s other...
  • Police: 'Threat matrix' dictated SWAT team response at Powell Avenue home

    06/26/2012 10:19:42 AM PDT · by Altariel · 57 replies
    Courier Press ^ | June 22, 2012 | John Martin, Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — Stephanie Milan, 18, was relaxing in her family’s living room Thursday watching the Food Network when a heavily armed squad of Evansville police officers arrived on the front porch. Dressed in full protective gear, police broke the storm door of the home at 616 East Powell Ave. — the Milans’ front door was already open on the hot summer day. They also broke a front window. They tossed a flashbang stun grenade into the living room that made a deafening blast. A short distance away, a local television crew’s cameras were rolling. The police had invited the station...
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • UPDATE: Armed man escorted from zoo by police sues city of Evansville(IN)

    09/22/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    courierpress.com ^ | 19 September, 2011 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — A lawsuit has been filed against the city on behalf of a man Evansville Police Department officers physically escorted out of Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden after police said he refused to cover up a gun he was carrying on his hip. The lawsuit, filed in Vanderburgh Circuit Court on Friday by attorney Guy Relford of Zionsville, Ind., names Evansville and its Department of Parks & Recreation. It alleges the actions of zoo employees and police officers violated an Indiana law effective July 1 that pre-empts the regulation, with a few exceptions, of firearms by local governments....
  • Fattest city designation lands Evansville (Indiana) on British TV program

    01/15/2012 5:31:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Evansville Courier & Press ^ | 1/11/12 | Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt
    Fattest city designation lands Evansville on British TV programResult of Gallup poll By Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt Evansville Courier & Press Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:23 p.m. EVANSVILLE — The ranking of residents of the Evansville metropolitan area as the most obese in America in a recent Gallup poll has lured a British television crew to the city. The crew has been in town this week at Deaconess Hospital and other locations to film an episode of the British show "Supersize vs. Superskinny." Hosted by Dr. Christian Jessen, the show features information about dieting and extreme eating lifestyles. Its goal is...
  • Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh Won't Run For Governor In 2012

    12/12/2010 9:14:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    WashPost Blog ^ | 12/11/2010 | Chris Cillizza
    ndiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh has decided against a run for governor in 2012, robbing Democrats of their top recruit in the Hoosier State. "After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012," Bayh said in a statement released to the Fix. ""The principle reason for my decision is the welfare of my twin sons." Bayh's decision leaves the Democratic field wide open. Reps. Brad Ellsworth and Baron Hill, both of whom lost races this fall, are likely to consider the Bayh-less contest. Others mentioned include Rep....
  • Mitt Romney, the Beltway GOP, and the Meaning of Evansville

    05/05/2009 8:38:50 PM PDT · by euram · 16 replies · 568+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 05-05-09 | Rob Harrison
    I have to admit, at the beginning of the last presidential campaign, I was intending to vote for Mitt Romney. I wasn't a huge fan, but my primary concern was finding someone who could beat Rudy Giuliani, the one person in the race I simply could not support; on that score, Gov. Romney seemed like the best option. He was the most conservative of the plausible candidates, and had proven himself to be an effective executive in a number of positions. His record in Massachusetts doesn't look as good now as it did before I really understood the situation with...
  • Video-Sarah Palin Speech At Right To Life In Evansville, Indiana, 3 videos

    04/16/2009 9:40:14 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 942+ views
    Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the right to life dinner in Evansville, Indiana. Awesome words about her baby and the culture of life,
  • Palin Tweaks Obama on Abortion ('deciding when babies get human rights isn't above my pay grade')

    04/17/2009 3:06:44 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 9 replies · 875+ views
    Politco.com ^ | April 17, 2009 | Ben Smith
    April 17, 2009 Categories: Sarah Palin Palin tweaks Obama on abortion The AP account doesn't have the exact quote and the local paper doesn't even cite the critique, but in a speech last night before an anti-abortion group in Indiana, Sarah Palin took aim at President Obama. If anybody has the verbatim, please send over. Reports AP: Palin also took Obama to task for his support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research. She said deciding when babies get human rights isn't above her pay grade — a reference to Obama's response to a question from the Rev. Rick Warren...
  • Palin meets Down syndrome parents (great photos from SMILE breakfast)

    04/17/2009 12:30:41 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 31 replies · 1,781+ views
    Courier Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | Thomas B. Langhorne
    Before flying back to Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin made one last stop in Evansville this morning. Palin went to Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano to attend a private breakfast event hosted by S.M.I.L.E on Down syndrome, a local group that provides resources and support for people with Down syndrome and their families. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was accompanied by her husband, Todd Palin, and Meghan Stapleton, Alaska-based director of her political action committee, SarahPAC. Palin told the Vanderburgh County Right to Life 2009 Spring Banquet Thursday night that her baby son Trig, who was born with Down syndrome, did not...
  • Video: Palin Speaks At Pro-Life Rally

    04/17/2009 9:58:28 AM PDT · by careyb · 2 replies · 526+ views
    Sarah Palin ^ | 4/16/09 | Sarah Palin
    She talks about Trig. Have a tissue handy.
  • Sarah Palin: I Had to 'Walk the Walk' (talking about Trig's Down Syndrome Diagnosis)

    04/17/2009 8:09:31 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 29 replies · 1,317+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Kate Snow
    In front of an audience of nearly 3,000 anti-abortion rights advocates in Evansville, Ind., Palin described in detail how she struggled with her fifth pregnancy last year and choked up when she spoke about Trig's birth. "It was a time when I had to ask myself was I gonna walk the walk or I was gonna talk the talk," Palin said. She said she learned she was pregnant with Trig while she was out of the state at an oil and gas conference. "There, just for a fleeting moment, I thought, I knew, nobody knows me here. Nobody would ever...
  • Out of Alaska, Palin's Star Shines (Vanderburgh County Right to Life Dinner in Evansville, IN)

    04/17/2009 7:29:44 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 25 replies · 1,001+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 4/17/09 12:22 AM EDT | Andy Barr
    Far from her home state, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin traveled to Indiana Thursday and reminded Republicans why she remains a party heavyweight and a top prospective presidential candidate in 2012. Palin drew approximately 3,000 people to the Vanderburgh County Right to Life fundraising dinner in Evansville, an annual banquet that typically attracts some of the GOP’s top national talent. Her sold-out appearance in a local exhibition hall prompted organizers to set up a paid closed-circuit broadcast at a nearby auditorium for a large spill-over crowd and led local authorities to close down nearby streets. “This is always a large event,”...
  • Palin raps Obama on abortion (and every other issue)

    04/17/2009 1:22:40 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 45 replies · 2,689+ views
    Courier Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | KEN KUSMER
    EVANSVILLE -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is taking President Barack Obama to task for his support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, criticized Obama's positions during a speech at the Vanderburgh County Right to Life's annual dinner Thursday night in Evansville.
  • Palin to visit Centre overflow

    04/10/2009 2:28:58 AM PDT · by euram · 8 replies · 754+ views
    Courierpress ^ | 04-09-09 | Thomas B. Langhorne
    Big donors, VIPs and those who could afford to shell out for corporate sponsorships won't be the only ones who will see Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the flesh at Thursday's Vanderburgh County Right to Life spring banquet. The folks in the cheap seats will be able to see Palin in person, too.
  • Palin's visit takes a lot to 'touch people's hearts'

    04/07/2009 9:55:25 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 901+ views
    Courier Press ^ | April 6, 2009 | Thomas B. Langhorne
    Making Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's April 16 visit to Evansville come off without a hitch isn't just a question of who gets to pick her up at the airport. For the small band of local residents tasked with handling the details of Vanderburgh County Right to Life's annual Spring Banquet at The Centre, it's about such mundane but essential tasks as drilling 2,200 holes into blocks of wood. After all, you can't have displays for 218 tables without a way to hold up all those red, white and blue dowels. "My neighbors are all laughing at me because I'm always...
  • River City Animal Defense League Joins the Fight Against I-69 (animal rights eco-nuts barf-o-rama)

    05/22/2008 7:18:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Infoshop News ^ | May 21, 2008 | Anonymous
    On the evening of Monday, May 19th, the newly formed River City Animal Defense League (ADL) and friends made our public debut. We took to the neighborhoods, and more specifically the houses of executives and contractors of Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. is a disgusting company that has decided to proceed with business in the construction of Interstate-69 (I-69) which is the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) superhighway. NAFTA’s superhighway has already been built from Ontario to Indianapolis. It is planned to extend into Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Once in Texas...
  • (Evansville, IN) Priest will give nephew a kidney

    09/12/2007 7:34:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Courier Press ^ | September 12, 2007 | Susan Orr
    An Evansville priest is poised to provide the gift of a lifetime to his nephew today. The Rev. Bernie Etienne, pastor at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, is scheduled for surgery today at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis so that he can donate one of his kidneys to nephew Eric Etienne of Newburgh. Eric Etienne, 21, has lived with diminished kidney function his entire life. His mother, Connie Etienne, was in a car accident 10 days before Eric was due to be born. As a result of injuries sustained in the collision, Eric Etienne was born with brain damage and...
  • Mater Dei wins second straight gas mileage contest at IRP (cars get over 1000+ mpg)

    04/25/2006 2:38:51 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 37 replies · 2,759+ views
    WTHR 13 Eyewitness News ^ | Tuesday April 25th, 2006
    Mater Dei wins second straight gas mileage contest at IRP Indianapolis, April 25, 2006 - Evansville Mater Dei won its second straight Super Mileage Challenge at Indianapolis Raceway Park Monday, averaging more than 1,200 miles per gallon of gas. The car was designed, built and driven by its student team members. The contest was sponsored by the Indiana Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Alliance. Mater Dei won the stock class for the second straight year, improving its fuel efficiency by more than 200 miles per gallon from last year. Lafayette Harrison won the unlimited class, averaging almost 11-hundred miles per...
  • Photo Gallery: An Attack On America Victims Tribute

    11/07/2003 4:59:07 AM PST · by auggy · 11 replies · 282+ views
    Evansville CourierPress ^ | November 7, 2003 | Evansville CourierPress
    This is an excellent photo gallery of 9-11 events. Beware, it takes, at least, 20 minutes to see all of the photos. Scroll down, just a tad. Photo Gallery is on the left of page.
  • Police File Accuses Dem Worker.Absentee Ballot Fraud Case Sent to Prosecutor.

    10/23/2003 5:04:29 AM PDT · by auggy · 43 replies · 314+ views
    Evansville Courier & Press ^ | 10/23/2003 | By JOE ATKINSON and JOHN MARTIN
    Evansville,Indiana police sent a case file to prosecutors Wednesday, accusing a Democratic precinct committeeman of voter fraud. "Please Freep this Poll: Do you think the timing of the absentee ballot investigation is politically motivated?"