“IS IT TRUE” AUGUST 10, 2018


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

IS IT TRUE that downtown Evansville has two things going on right now of significance and the top one is the opening of the long awaited Indiana University Medical School?…this is a project that has been in the works for over 10 years and it is finally happening?…the only disappointment is that the local nursing programs at IVY TECH have not been allowed to come downtown leaving the medical student  count at less than 100? …because of this decision the IU Medical School will be less impactful on the downtown than the often projected student count of over 2,000 would have?

IS IT TRUE that the philanthropic community has stepped up with the Koch Family Foundation chipping in $2.5 million to endow a dean and Bill Stone and his wife ponying up enough cash to claim naming rights?…this medical school decision was the right thing to do and we wish it would have happened sooner because it has already been cited as the reason for an unsubsidized Hyatt Place Hotel choosing a downtown location?…if either the medical school was a certainty in 2008 or if the Evansville City Council had a shred of patience the taxpayers of Evansville would have saved the $20+ million subsidy that went to the Doubletree developers with essentially no strings attached?

IS IT TRUE we would like to give five (5) cheers to Pat and Lisa Shoulders for gifting to the people of Evansville and the Stone Family Medical Center a public fountain named “Healing Arts?”  …we also give five (5) cheers to the rest of the Shoulders family for contributing to the public fountain?

IS IT TRUE that the other burning issue in downtown Evansville is whether or not the taxpayers are going be committed by the City Council to spend $2.7 Million for the purpose of building a dock and visitors center at the sight of the old riverboat location for the enshrinement of the LST?

IS IT TRUE although the LST leadership (they all are  from other areas) is claiming that attendance “COULD” double with the short move, that seems like an unrealistic expectation which is probably why they used the word “COULD”?…words like “COULD”, “MAY”, and “MIGHT” are often used as hyperbole by people who have no idea about reality to manipulate an outcome that they seek?…these magic words have already pulled the wool over the eyes of City Council members Brinkmeyer, Adams, McGinn, and Mercer but the other 5 are either hesitant or undecided?…it is to be expected that at least one other member of the City Council will be infected with the “COULD” virus and vote yes without any real projection from a credible source?

IS IT TRUE we wonder where the City is going to get the extra projected $3 million to dismantle the LST dock at Marina Pointe once the boat leaves that area? …we urge City Council member not to buy into the statement that a salvage company will dismantle the old LST dock located at Marina Point for salvage value only?

IS IT TRUE that a recent political poll conducted by the HILL reveals that three-quarters of Americans say Nancy Pelosi should be replaced?  …half of  the people voting in this poll were Democrats?

IS IT TRUE our thoughts and prayers are with our Publisher today as he is having a procedure done to find out what can be done to correct a serious heart issue?

Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the IU Medical school will have a major economic impact on downtown Evansville?

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  1. “…at the sight of the old riverboat location…”
    I’m pretty sure you meant “site”, not “sight”.

    And “all are out from out of the area”. Did you mean to stick that extra “out” in there? Try, “all are from out of the area”.

  2. I doubt you’ve seen this radical Islamic terrorist training camp for future school shooters reported in the Courier or in the main stream media. It doesn’t fit into the liberal socialist narrative that only Trump, ICE and the NRA are terrorists.
    “Man arrested at ‘extremist Muslim’ New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings”

    “The father of a missing 3-year-old who was arrested at a New Mexico compound linked to “extremist Muslims” last week was training children to commit school shootings, court documents filed on Wednesday revealed.

    Prosecutors allege Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was conducting weapons training on the compound, where 11 children were found hungry and living in squalor. They asked Wahhaj, who appeared in court on Wednesday, be held without bail.

    Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post reported.

    Authorities raided the compound on Friday after a monthslong search investigating the disappearance of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, a boy with severe medical issues who went missing from Georgia in December.

    On Monday, a child’s remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification and did not confirm if the remains were that of the missing boy.

    In a warrant made public on Monday, Wahhaj told the missing boy’s mother that he wanted to perform an “exorcism” on his then-3-year-old son because he was “possessed by the devil.” The missing child reportedly suffered from seizures and couldn’t walk.

    Wahhaj’s family background was already controversial prior to his arrest.

    In addition to his father reportedly being named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 bombing, the elder Wahhaj, who heads Masjid At-Taqwa mosque, was a character witness in the trial for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “blind sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the U.S.


    • FYI: It’s almost as if a warning label should be attached to JoeBiden’s posts. Accuracy is not his forte. (It’s not the forte of breitbart.com or russiatoday.com either – both websites that lie to try to make a buck.)
      The point is:
      This story was the lead story, AGAIN – and as it should be – for 3 straight nights on the NBC evening news.

      No one likes liars.

      • Ann C, I for one don’t recall reading JoeB’s interesting information in the Courier and Press. While you may be on the opposite political spectrum from JoeB, he backs up his information. He is mainstream conservative, like Regulator is mainstream liberal. I enjoy her posts also. It’s a credit to the CCO that all civil views can be discussed and debated here. WL

  3. These are the beliefs of a Democrat congressman and Democrat party leader Nancy Pelosi. Same party as current Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly. Only Mike Braun can be trusted as our Indiana Senator to confirm conservative Justices to the Supreme Court that will actually follow the Constitution.
    “Wisconsin lawmaker wants to abolish ICE, calls White House team ‘white nationalists’


    “Pelosi Slams ICE for Arresting ‘Hard-Working, Law-Abiding,’ ‘Patriotic’ Illegal Aliens”

    “San Francisco, where Pelosi’s congressional district is located, is a “sanctuary city” that will not cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.”

    “About half of the individuals arrested also have criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations, including convictions for assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI,” ICE said.

    Pelosi concluded by describing ICE’s enforcement of the immigration law as “cowardly attacks,” and the illegal aliens as “patriotic immigrants.”


  4. Medical school count less than 100, but was touted at 2,000 students. Seems the people were screwed again when our fearless leaders said”we will pay 57 million for the school and they will come.” School could have been built in other locations for a Hell of a lot less. Guess lots of empty space exists in the downtown building. Also, shouldn’t someones feet be held to the fire at Ivy Tech? Their performance wasn’t good enough to allow their nursing program a seat at the table. Is this a permanent ban? Has anyone asked the Army Corps of Engineers about the relocation of the LST? We all know how long it takes the government to study such things and that the 2.7 million estimate is going up and up everyday, thus so goes the 3 million estimate to dismantle the old dock. Remember Evansville, the boat can sail away anytime.

  5. Nancy Polosi- This is none of anyones business except the CA district that elects her. Should N Mexico have any “say” as to whether Bushon should be ousted-NO! If she wins her district and Dems vote to make her speaker, its a DEm matter, no on else. So Butt OUT! As for the dock- of course the LST should be moved.Would be a huge draw for visitors. The old dock could be put on the marketand re-purposed. If not , save up funds to trash it.

    • It was disclosed yesterday that the visitor count for the LST has been 8,000 per year recently. It’s gonna take a long long time to get that $2.7 M back with no more visitors than that. At $10 a head it won’t even come close servicing a $2.7 M in debt. This may be another Ford Center type of fiasco from a dollars and cents perspective.

  6. Congratulations to Dave Wedding 2018 Sheriff of the Year. 92 counties, a real measure of one’s success. Now, if only the county would listen to him and his ideas on expanding the “ZOO”. known as the jail.


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