SHOWME’S EASTSIDE IS A FUN PLACE TO ENJOY GREAT FOOD AND DRINK

first_imgSHOW-ME’S EASTSIDE IS A FUN PLACE TO ENJOY GREAT FOOD AND DRINKBY BRYAN FOXSo the big question around Evansville, at least in the restaurant industry, has been is Show-Me’s leaving town?  No, says Curt John, Show-Me’s owner.Recently, CCO had a chance to sit down with John, a former University of Evansville basketball standout and past city councilman.While reports of the Westside Show-Me’s closing down is true, the Eastside location will remain open.  “We will be making pricing changes and hiring a new GM,” says John of the location established in 2008.  “It will be business as usual.”  Of the price changes, John says these will include lowering the drink prices.While Show-Me’s appears to be another sports bar in the same making as Hooters, it also serves as a good place to bring the entire family.  In fact, I bring my wife and daughter to Show-Me’s every Wednesday for their wing special.  I’m referring to the 5 boneless wings for $1.50 served between 3 to 10 pm.  Show-Me’s wings are ample in size and are served in various flavors from medium to hot.  In this writer’s opinion, they are the best wings in town.  The wing deal isn’t the only special Show-Me’s has to offer.  On Tuesday’s, Show-Me’s offers all short well drinks for $2.50.  Mr. John says there will be food/drink specials for all five weekdays eventually.Show-Me’s also allows you to enjoy the nice weather we’ve been having this summer as they have a large outdoor patio for you to enjoy your food and drinks.  For your viewing pleasures, Show-Me’s has 65 TVs including 4 large screens.  They have the NFL package and you will have no problem watching your favorite local sports teams.  No matter if you’re an IU, UK, ND, or Purdue fan, ShowMe’s will not disappoint. The good news is that Show-Me’s have ample parking available.So if you’re wanting to dine-out with the family, go watch the game with your buddies, or just have a craving for wings. stop by at Show-Me’s.  Its a fun place to hang out with great food and drink specials.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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U.S. birth weights dip

first_imgThirteen-pound babies may make headlines, but they aren’t the norm. In fact, U.S. infants are getting smaller, according to researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute’s Department of Population Medicine, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Their findings, published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggest that birth weights in this country have declined during the past 15 years.The study analyzed data on birth weight, maternal and neonatal characteristics, obstetric care, and other trends from the National Center for Health Statistics Natality Data Set, looking at 36,827,828 U.S. babies born at full-term between 1990 and 2005. Birth weight — a combination of fetal growth and length of gestation — was recorded in grams. The investigators teased out certain factors, including the mother’s age, race or ethnicity, education level, marital status, and tobacco use, as well as the amount of weight the women gained during pregnancy and how early in pregnancy they received prenatal care. They also considered the women’s risk of conditions such as hypertension and use of obstetric procedures such as induction of labor and Caesarean delivery.Their findings came as a surprise. “Previous studies have shown that birth weights have increased steadily during the past half century,” said Emily Oken, Harvard Medical School assistant professor of population medicine. “We expected to see a continuation of those increases.” Higher birth weights have been attributed in part to women’s increasing age and weight and decreased smoking.Instead, Oken and her colleagues found that birth weights had decreased by an average of 52 grams (1.83 ounces) between 1990 and 2005. Decreases were especially notable after 1995.In contrast to previous research findings, birth weights fell even further in infants born to a subset of women considered to be at low risk for small babies. Mothers who were white, well-educated, married, didn’t smoke, received early prenatal care, and delivered vaginally with no complications had babies who weighed an average of 79 grams (2.78 ounces) less at birth during the study period.The causes of this decline remain unclear. In addition to declines in birth weight, average gestation length among these full-term births also dropped by more than two days. “A logical conclusion might be that trends in obstetric management, such as greater use of Caesarean delivery and induction of labor, might account for these decreases in birth weight and gestation length,” said Oken. “However, our analysis showed that this was not the case.”While the decline may simply represent a reversal of previous increases in birth weights, it may also be cause for concern. Babies born small not only face short-term complications such as increased likelihood of requiring intensive care after birth and even higher risk of death, but they may also be at higher risk for chronic diseases in adulthood.Future research may identify factors not included in the current data that might contribute to lower birth weight, such as trends in mothers’ diets, physical activity, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins. “There’s still a lot we don’t know about the causes of low birth weight, said Oken. “More research needs to be done.”The research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

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Chinese donate computer equipment to parliament

first_img 29 Views   no discussions LocalNews Chinese donate computer equipment to parliament by: – July 6, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd Knights receiving the symbolic donation from Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National people Congress His Excellency Chen Changzhi.A gift of computer equipment and stationery items to the Dominica Parliament by a visiting Chinese Delegation this week is said to improve communication between both parliaments.Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People Congress His Excellency Chen Changzhi made a symbolic presentation of a laptop computer to Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Alix Boyd Knights during an official visit to the Parliament on Tuesday July 03rd 2012.The top Chinese official in making the presentation said that the purpose of his delegation’s visit to Dominica was to further promote exchanges, cooperation and friendship among the two countries.H.E Changzhi said Parliament to Parliament exchange is an important part of the overall relations between Dominica and China.“The National People’s Congress of China values its relationship with the House of Assembly of Dominica and we stand ready to work with Dominica to strengthen the links and communication between us”.He said such exchanges can promote the understanding of the both peoples and the growth of friendly relations. He is hopeful that the computer equipment will serve to further strengthen communication links between both countries.“As a token of friendship of the National People’s Congress towards the House of Assembly in Dominica I will help you with a supply of office stationery to improve the working conditions of your house of assembly”.His Excellency Chen said since the establishment of diplomatic ties eight years ago, bilateral relations have withstood the test of the changing international situation and maintained steady and healthy development.Dominica’s speaker of the House of Assembly accepted the gift and promised to put it to good use.Government Information Service Sharelast_img read more

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Student organization helps local kids

first_imgApproximately 50 eighth-grade students came for the event, which included a presentation from nonprofit organization Helping Young People Excel as well as a Q&A session with past participants of the program who are current high school sophomores.HYPE provides talented            low-income students in Los Angeles with services to help students gain admission to universities, finance their education and succeed in high school and life in general.The eighth-grade girls come from Los Angeles Academy Middle School, Clinton Middle School, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and George Washington Carver Middle School, all situated within a five-mile radius from campus.The event focused on informing and preparing students to succeed in high school, college and their future lives. HYPE speaker Rachel Torrey handed out a sheet that asked the young women questions about their dream job, the college major they needed for that job and companies in Los Angeles related to the field.WYSE is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization at 11 universities across the country. USC’s branch, the largest of any other university, won the Tommy Award for Best Service Organization last year and currently is expanding to include more mentors.Other past WYSE events included trips around Los Angeles in which mentors and mentees had the opportunity to discuss topics ranging from mental health to birth control and pregnancy.“We give them unbiased information about anything that impacts their life as a woman in South L.A,” said WYSE executive director Lauren Estrada. “It’s more of an empowerment and confidence booster for them and helps them stay on a good path.  With more information, they empower themselves.”Another part of the day featured two games and an activity to illustrate where the girls see themselves in the future.Future events include a trip to the California Science Center  to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor and an IMAX movie on March 8.“We’re getting them out of their neighborhoods to see the rest of L.A.,” said USC WYSE Outreach Director Tiffany Kuan. Women and Youth Supporting Each Other held Future Options Day on Saturday, an annual event meant to educate local middle school students about planning for high school, college and the future.Be WYSE · Members of Women and Youth Supporting Each Other chat with local middle school girls outside Taper Hall of Humanities. – Photo courtesy of Tiffany Kuanlast_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

first_imgSunday, October 13, 2013•12:36 p.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:12 p.m. Officers took a report of a family domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 300 block S. F, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Mandi D. Knox, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended. Saturday, October 12, 2013•12:19 a.m. Injury accident, hit and run in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, and juvenile male, 17, Oxford.•12:19 a.m. Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with reckless driving and failure to report an accident.•12:19 a.m. Juvenline male, 17, Oxford was issued a notice to appear charged with Reckless Driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.•12:19 a.m. Officers investigated reckless driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington.•10:14 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9:55 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•10:08 p.m. David L. Crawford, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps.•10:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil incident in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013: Friday, October 11, 2013•8:10 a.m. Cari C. Martin, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•8:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of a known subject in the 800 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10:02 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an electric meter in the 600 block E. 4th, Wellington.•2:04 p.m. Craig R. Boatright, 54, Wellington was arrested and charged with battery.•On October 7, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card of a known suspect in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington.•3:26 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 500 block N. Washington, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 700 block S. Fair, Wellington.•5:23 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of medication in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.•On October 10, at 5:40 p.m. June L. Hearlson, 83, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with three dogs at large.•6:30 p.m. Officers investigated a known suspect making a false information in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•10:35 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 800 block W. Hillside by a known suspect from Wellington.last_img read more

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