CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Evansville Considering Replacement For Lloyd Pool

first_imgEvansville Considering Replacement For Lloyd PoolThis Wednesday the Evansville Parks Board will hear a request for a planning study for a replacement for Lloyd Pool. The 41 year old pool is on its last legs – the manufacturing company that Evansville Parks and Recreation work with says they cannot…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Cyclists Receive Warm Ocean City Welcome in MS Ride

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiThousands of bicyclists crossing the finish line Saturday in the MS City to Shore Ride were greeted by a woman holding an orange sign with two words written in black letters: “Thank you.”The sign seemed like a simple expression of gratitude, but for Trish Repetski, it conveyed a very powerful message.To her, it symbolized the efforts of so many people who have banded together in the fight against multiple sclerosis, an incurable, often disabling disease that disrupts the central nervous system.“It brings a tear to my eye to see them finish,” Repetski, her voice choking with emotion, said of the bikers. “Sometimes, they have tears in their eyes, too.”On Saturday, it was the fifth straight year that the 56-year-old Repetski, of Fairless Hills, Pa., held the “Thank you” sign. Riders passing by her on Fifth Street heading to the finish line at the Ocean City Boardwalk often gave her a thumbs-up or a wave in a show of appreciation.The emotional exchanges between Repetski and the cyclists were among many poignant moments during the annual MS bike ride, a major fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. An estimated 7,000 bikers were expected to raise more than $6 million in the ride from Cherry Hill to Ocean City.As she has done for five straight years, Trish Repetski, of Fairless Hills, Pa., waves a “Thank you” sign as riders arrive at the finish line.Repetski did not ride, but was part of the “Raising Caine” team that supported her friend, Mike Caine, a Levittown, Pa., resident who has MS.“It’s the least we can do for him,” Repetski said of Caine.Some bikers participated in teams while other cyclists simply rode on their own. The event gave riders a choice of route options that ranged from 25 to 180 miles, taking them along the scenic back roads of South Jersey to the Jersey Shore.David Bucher, 67, a retired mailman from Philadelphia, said he has been riding in the event for 38 years in a row. On Saturday, he dedicated his ride in memory of two friends who died this past year.One of Bucher’s friends had MS, while the other had cancer. Bucher had the name of one friend, whom he identified only as Kathy, written on an arm band that he wore during the ride.“I really don’t know if I’m making a difference,” Bucher said of his longtime participation in the fight against MS.But then he paused for a moment and added, “Just the fact that I’m here, I think that I am making a difference.”Rider David Bucher, of Philadelphia, and MS Society volunteer Karen Meyers, of Southampton, Pa., share a hug.Karen Meyers, an MS Society volunteer, said she believed Bucher and all of the other cyclists made a huge contribution toward efforts to conquer the disease.“It’s very comforting. These people are doing the hardest part, and they’re doing it for people like me,” said Meyers, who has MS. “I appreciate it so much. It means a lot to me.”Meyers, 47, of Southampton, Pa., personally thanked the bikers as they signed a tent wall that allowed them to write tributes to friends and family members who have MS.At one point, Meyers and Bucher gave each other a big hug.“You rode for me. Thank you,” Meyers exclaimed as Bucher smiled in return.This year’s MS ride was the first time that cyclists entered Ocean City via the Route 52 Causeway, the main gateway into town. Previously, they had used the Ocean City-Longport Bridge as their entry point. The route was changed at the request of the MS Society to make it easier and safer for bikers to enter Ocean City.Cyclists enter Ocean City using the Route 52 Causeway as part of a new route for the ride this year.Ocean City police officers were stationed along the entry route to protect the cyclists and direct traffic.Sgt. Brian Hopely, of the police department’s Traffic Safety Unit, noted that 25 officers were specifically assigned to the ride. Volunteers from the city’s Community Emergency Response Team supplemented the police for crowd control. Other officers were on normal duty across the city, representing a major commitment by the police department throughout Saturday.“Everything is moving along smoothly,” Hopely said as the first waves of MS riders began hitting the finish line late in the morning. The MS City to Shore ride attracts thousands of bikers and raises millions of dollars in the fight against multiple sclerosis.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ busted in Mandurriao

first_imgWhen frisked,Jaro yielded 10 more sachets of suspected illegal drugs valued at aroundP20,000. Jaro was nabbedafter he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P2,000,it added. ILOILO City –Police arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in BarangayHibao-an, Mnadurriao district. Hernani Jaro ofBarangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo was arrested around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, apolice report showed. The suspect wasdetained in the lockup cell of the Mandurriao police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

ICC World Cup ICC releases official song for World Cup

first_imgLondon: The ICC on Friday released the official song of the Men’s World Cup ‘Stand By’ with LORYN and Rudimental across all streaming platforms.‘Stand By’—a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental will be played in ground and city events across the tournament when the showpiece event begins on May 30.The ICC Men’s World Cup is one of the world’s biggest global sporting events, attracting around one million sporting fans soaking up the action in the UK and a further billion fans watching world-wide across the 48-match event.‘Stand By’ will provide a common voice for fans when they show their passion for their respective teams during the month and a half long tournament which culminates on July 14. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Opening Day memories: A weird night in Flushing in 1995

first_img(A scan of the box score reminded me that replacement umpires were on the field while all this was happening because the real umps were being locked out by the owners.)The game itself was a sloppy slugfest. The Mets came back from a five-run deficit to win 10-8. It wasn’t surprising that the game was ragged: The real big leaguers had had about three weeks of spring training after the end of the strike, so pitchers weren’t ready. The Mets had opened their abbreviated 144-game season two nights earlier in Denver, where they suffered two bad losses to the Rockies at brand-new Coors Field. The temporary expanded rosters (28 players) weren’t helping.So, no, this was not your typical Friday night at Shea. It was so much weirder than that.OPENING DAY MEMORIESChilly Atlanta in ’96 | Tuffy Rhodes stuns Mets | Optimism and hope in 2001 (Getty Images) A quick digression to close this piece:If you want to make parallels between the 8 1/2-month layoff a quarter-century ago and the months-long delay the coronavirus pandemic is likely to create this year, well, there aren’t any. The absence forced by a historic health crisis will only make fans’ hearts grow fonder. Back in 1994 and ’95, the absence forced upon fans by a dispute over money hardened hearts.It took about took about three years for some of those hearts to soften — right as baseball was starting to write the next shameful chapter in its history. With Opening Day 2020 delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sporting News staffers look back at their most memorable Opening Days from the past.​Baseball was back at Shea Stadium. The Mets were opening their home schedule against the Cardinals.  Those were the only normal elements of April 28, 1995.There was finally another game in Flushing after baseball had tried its damnedest to destroy itself with: — An eight-month players’ strike over club owners’ demands for a salary cap.— The unprecedented cancellation of the 1994 World Series.— The owners’ union-busting move to use replacement players (aka “scabs”) the following spring training.I was a copy editor for a newspaper in my native New Jersey at the time, and I had that Friday night off. I wound up buying a seat high above the third-base line at Shea. The place was half-full — the first true sign of the fans’ anger over what had happened.MORE: 15 things we miss most about baseball, rankedThen came a little bit of lashing out and a whole lot of idiocy by a handful of the 26,604 in attendance:— Three guys ran onto the field midgame, threw money at Bobby Bonilla (something the Mets are still doing 25 years later) and other New York infielders, and then stood on second base to protest players’ “greed.”— One individual ran to third base and then tried to take the bag back with him to his seat.— Multiple adventure-seekers frolicked on Shea’s outfield turf before high-tailing it toward center field to elude police. The 8-foot-high outfield wall proved to be their downfall.last_img read more