“IS IT TRUE” JUNE 13, 2019

first_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.IS IT TRUE we are pleased that local Channel 14 TV News has decided to end each broadcast day with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner? …we give five (5) cheers to the management and staff of Channel 14 TV for showing American pride? IS IT TRUE that serval years ago the Evansville DMD invested well over $535,000 to purchased a dilapidated and vacant CVS building  located on North Main Street?  …the DMD leased this property to a medical group and they allegedly invested about a million dollars in order to meet their needs?…we are expecting that any day the DMD will sell this property to a private investor for a mere $178,000? IS IT TRUE we wonder if the two fiscal conservatives on the Evansville City Council will be very quiet during the 2019 budget hearings?IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville Employee Hospitalization fund currently has a deficit of $3 million plus million dollars? IS IT TRUE the former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA predicted three years ago that starting in 2018 the City of Evansville will be experiencing a budget meltdown was spot on?  …John Friend also predicted that the 2019 city budget shall be financial disasters?  …he also predicted that the only ways the city can balance future budgets are increasing taxes, make major budget cuts or lay off employees? IS IT TRUE the number one cause for a divorce is marriage?IS IT TRUE that the City County Observer readers are once again encouraging us to consider publishing a printed newspaper? …when former CCO editor and celebrated innovation CEO from Palm Springs, California was asked about the CCO publishing a printed newspaper his answer was surprising?…Mr. Wallace quickly pointed out that newsrooms across the country that are delivering print products are on a 20 year shrinking spree with most newsrooms having less than half of the reporters they had 10 years ago and many are down to 10% of their peak that came in the 1990s?IS IT TRUE that Mr. Wallace has advised the CCO to be very careful about going into the newspaper print business because that has been a proven financial loser for more than a decade?…he also realizes that the quality of journalism has gone way down due to the lack of revenue?IS IT TRUE Researchers with The Leapfrog Group assessed  a couple of thousand plus hospitals using safety data to compile the ratings? …Reachers at Leap Fog Group also stated that patients at “D” and “F” hospitals face a 92% higher risk of avoidable death?  …that Henderson Methodist received an ‘F” rating by the Leap Fog Group and Deaconess Midtown and Gateway had A’s?  …both St. Vincent-Evansville and Owensboro Health both had B’s.IS IT TRUE that sometimes mergers, Affiliate or ACO” agreements between two entities or partial buy-outs sometime result in providing better healthcare and sometimes they don’t? …bigness is not always better? …the bottom line is that the people of Western Kentucky are the real losers in the grade of F being handed to a formerly excellent Henderson. Kentucky based hospital?IS IT TRUE if the past and current administrators of Henderson Methodist Hospital would had purchased a book entitled “Working Outside The Box” written by our good friend Joe ‘Jack’ Wallace (a native of Western Kentucky) they may have gotten a better rating from Leap Frog Group than a F?IS IT TRUE A big part of serving traditional Neapolitan pizza is cooking that pizza in the traditional Neapolitan way?  …that means one thing — a wood-fired oven?…Pangea, has a hand-built, Acunto wood-fired pizza oven, made by a family-owned company in Naples, Italy?  … that four generations of the Acunto family have built this oven, using the same designs and materials as generations of Neapolitans before them? …we predict you can taste the difference when a pizza is cooked in this oven at Pangea-Evansville?  … the homemade Gelato at Pangea is heavenly?  …we highly recommend that you try the infused Liquor specially drinks because they’re absolutely  well balanced and truly one of a kind?Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: What source do you get your daily news from?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE its obvious that the City of Evansville doesn’t have a revenue problem but they do have a spending problem? Footnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Lights green for today’s first round of Drag Racing at South Dakota

first_imgTHE stage is set for today’s first round of the National Drag Racing championship 2019.Set for the South Dakota Circuit Timehri, the first instalment will take place on the newly constructed launch pad.After months of talk, the new pad was completed late last week with several cars having a chance to test the surface.The pad is hailed as a major infrastructural installation for the Rameez Mohamed administration and today’s drag will be historic in that regard.Another first for the sport will be the fact that the club will host its first full quarter-mile drag race as against the regular 1 000ft that has taken place in the past.The extension of the strip means that times will increase for cars (IE, a 10-second car may now do 11 or 12 seconds) but it will allow more level competition.Cars will also have a chance to record a time equivalent to that of international quarter-miles, especially since the laying of track bite, a substance which allows high horse-power cars to put down their power more effectively.Meanwhile, late into yesterday afternoon, cars and bikes were seen testing the pad and the quarter-mile facility as they get ready for a day of action today.Feedback from many indicated that both the launch pad and the extended strip are a drastic change to the norm but it is also welcome.Ticket prices for fans desirous of witnessing the action will be $1 000 for adults, $500 for children, while there are VIP seats available at $4 000.The sponsors for the event include Mohamed’s Enterprise, BM Soat Auto Sales, Motor Trend Service Centre, Delco Ice Factory, Trans-Pacific Motor Spares, Supreme Ventures, Air Services Limited, PowerLine Auto, Cyril’s Taxi, Omega Brokers, E-Networks, Prem’s Electrical, Miracle Optical, Choke Gas Station and Super Bet, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Hand-in-Hand Insurance and Top Brandz Distributors.last_img read more

7th Giro Bambino to be held Tomorrow on Wilson’s Promenade

first_imgST This year as well, Association Giro di Sarajevo organizes Giro Bambino, a cycling festival for children, that will be held on Wilson’s promenade on Saturday, 13th June at 3.00 p.m. As in the previous years, the youngest cyclist of Sarajevo will have an opportunity to show their skills at the special polygon, with the support and advices of the members of Giro di Sarajevo. And that is not all – a support to small bikers will be provided by members of the National Team of B&H in road cycling, who will participate in the race Sarajevo Grand Prix, day later.Since Monday, we are training in the outskirts of Sarajevo and the mood is at excellent level. We are especially happy that we will have an opportunity to contribute to this event that really means a lot to our children, said Emir Hulusic, the national team member and the member of the Team Giro.Besides him, in the first team of the National Team of B&H are Djulaga Trejic, Mujo Kurtovic, Nedim Alagic, Josip Cerkez and Benjamin Muric, and they are led by the team leader Hajrudin Trle. The best BH cyclists will assist to children at Wilson’s promenade at the passing through the polygon, but will also be there to answer all questions asked by children when it comes to the professional cycling.Cycling in B&H is on the rise and we in Giro di Sarajevo know that they are talents who want to became a professional cyclists, but there is no one whom they could ask how to achieve it. That is one of the reasons why the National Team members will be at Giro Bambino on Saturday- it will be a pleasure for us to answer all questions prepared for us by the children, added Hulusic.Giro Bambino is a recreational event that does not have a competitive character, but with the help of sponsors – Nova Vita vitamin drink, and companies BH Telecom, Menprom, Spanish Market and Hotel Bristol, and media sponsors Antena Sarajevo, Klix, Oslobodenje and Sarajevo Times, will  prepare a special atmosphere for children, with various presents that will be divided at the end of the ride.  Registrations will be held on the spot, and parents are asked to come before 3.00 p.m. in order to avoid crowds at the registration. The participation is dedicated to children up to 12 years with the proper bike.last_img read more