IS IT TRUE? April 22, 2011


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IS IT TRUE? April 21, 2011

Iao Needle
that on the island of Maui that there is a natural treasure that is known as the Iao Needle?…that in the native Hawaiian language the word “IAO” means “THE DAWN OF ENLIGHTENMENT”?…that Keep Evansville Beautiful, the City County Observer, a multitude of candidates for office, letter writers to news organizations, and even the other news organizations in Evansville seem to be having an IAO moment when it comes to eradication of litter in public?…that small efforts are springing up all over town to pick up the litter?…that these people are fed up with the legacy of litter and would like to see it eliminated by a citizen army?…that this is indicative of what people can do if they decide to make a positive change?…that the CCO says kudos to all who clean up after others and a big raspberry to those who continue to litter?…that this is the start of an IAO Decade for Evansville?

IS IT TRUE that in the language of the Lakota Sioux the words “HANTA YO” means “LEAD THE WAY”?…that the small but growing force of citizen litter pickers are doing just that and that we salute them?…that in a real play on words we once again congratulate Dr. Vince Bertram, the new CEO of Project Hanta Yo?

IS IT TRUE that we are extremely pleased with Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) for sponsoring a bill that creates and promotes cooperation among emergency responders working together?

IS IT TRUE we congratulate the staff at the USI college newspaper (THE SHIELD) for winning 16 Indiana College Press Association awards?

IS IT TRUE we are extremely impressed that 4th Ward City Councilwoman, Connie Robinson agreed to answer some tough political questions submitted to her by the City County Observer yesterday? …that it is important to point out that City Councilwoman Robinson has no one running against her in the primary or the general election? …that word on the political street is that the political types are expecting Connie to assume the position of the Dean of the Evansville City Council since Councilmen Curt John decided not to run for re-election?…that Councilwoman Robinson is an entrepreneur and a successful business owner?…that one of the questions that she will be responding to is how her unique experience as a minority female business owner shapes her deliberations and decision making processes as an Evansville City Councilwomen?…that all governing bodies would benefit greatly from the presence of people like Councilwoman Robinson who have burned the midnight oil to make a payroll?…that there is something about being an entrepreneur that provides a person with a real hands on feel for the way that cities, states, and even the federal government could be run better?

IS IT TRUE that in the United States of America our citizens are considered to be innocent before the law until proven guilty?

IS IT TRUE that 9 CCO MOLES are gearing up to take on CCO “MOLE # 3” to see if they can predict who shall be elected in the upcoming primaries to carry their party banners in the November General election? ….if any CCO MOLE beats CCO “MOLE # 3” in this contest they shall win dinner for two (2) at the CORK AND CLEAVER restaurant?

IS IT TRUE that it has now been 1,448 days since the announcement was made on May 14, 2007 that the McCurdy Hotel was to be refurbished into luxury apartments?…that it has now been 1,302 days since the Evansville Redevelopment Commission at the request of Mayor Weinzapfel approved the spending of $603,000 to purchase the parking lot?…that City Centre Properties and Scott Kosene the developers of the McCurdy project are both listed as contributors to the Weinzapfel for Mayor committee for 2010?

IS IT TRUE that there are now 561 days remaining in the two years that the EPA had given the City of Evansville to present an acceptable solution to the Combined Sewer Overflow problem?…..that this plan is an expensive and complex endeavor that needs immediate attention to avoid the embarrassment and expense of another round of fines?


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