IS IT TRUE that age and neglect have reportedly taken their toll on the Veterans Memorial Coliseum?…the classic old structure that has seen many a wrestling matches, basketball games and a series of rock and roll concerts in the 1970s and 1980s like our roads, sewers, and sidewalks is making news for the shoddy condition that it has been allowed to creep into?…this list of up and coming rock and roll bands that played at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum were KISS, Golden Earring, Thin Lizzy, The Eagles, Bachman Turner Overdrive, REO Speedwagon, and Dan Fogelberg?…that is just a few of the legends that graced the stage before they became international stars?…even in its poor condition we expect that the Veterans Memorial Coliseum has better financial results on an annualized basis than the Ford Center, the Old National Events Centre, and the Victory Theatre combined or individually?IS IT TRUE the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Mesker Amphitheater are the two venues that could always be counted on to bring emerging acts to Evansville and now from an entertainment perspective both are dormant?…they were intentionally vanquished to make room for the newer that hasn’t turned out to be better?…the City and the County have spent millions of dollars on temples to, sports, tourism, questionable zoo projects and other less than successful entertainment venues with taxpayer dollars? …the consequences of the infatuation with fun and games projects has resulted in a city of dreams unfulfilled that cannot afford to repair the basic things like sewers, water pipes, and roads? IS IT TRUE Its time we take a look both the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Mesker Amphitheater and see how we make them once again a major part of our social, cultural and entertainment offerings?IS IT TRUE the most effective members of the Evansville City Council Finance Committee were John Friend -CPA and Curt John?IS IT TRUE that Willy Taylor did an outstanding job when he served as a Vanderburgh County Councilmen? …James Raben, John Montrastelle, Angela Koehler Lindsey and Tom Shelter Jr. are also doing a creditable job as members of the Vanderburgh County Council?IS IT TRUE that the most effective Vanderburgh City Tax Assessors were Jim Angermier and Cheryl Musgrave?IS IT TRUE that Tom Ossenburg and Dave Mosby were very good County Commissioners?IS IT TRUE that Betty Knight Smith, Marsha Abell Barnhart and Shirley Cox did a great job in the Vanderburgh County Clerks office?IS IT TRUE that Rick Davis was an outstanding Vanderburgh County Treasurer? …that Susan Kirk is doing a great job in that office?IS IT TRUE that Eric Williams, Brad Ellsworth and Jim DeGroote were outstanding Vanderburgh County Sheriffs? …that current Sheriff Dave Wedding is doing a great job?IS IT TRUE that we are blessed with 7 outstanding Superior Court Judges? …they are Honorable Richard G. D’Amour, Honorable Mary Margaret Lloyd, Honorable Brett J. Niemeier-Juvenile Judge, Honorable J. Pigman, Honorable Leslie C. Shively, Honorable Robert J. Tornatta and Honorable Wayne S. Trackman?IS IT TRUE Betty Hermann was an outstanding Vanderburgh County Recorder?FOOTNOTES: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that the Veterans Memorial Coliseum should be saved from the wreaking ball?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] LinkEmail
Press Association Allardyce, now the Sunderland manager, has a long-running feud with Benitez dating back mainly to his time in charge at Bolton and Blackburn, which coincided with the Spaniard’s stint at Liverpool from 2004-10. Benitez oversaw a stunning Champions League victory at Liverpool, with his side recovering from 3-0 down against AC Milan in the final in Istanbul. But Allardyce, in his new autobiography ‘Big Sam’, wrote: “Of course he can say he won the Champions League with Liverpool, which is something I never did. But it was nowt to do with him. “I don’t blame Benitez for claiming credit but as managers we know the truth. It’s like when you make a substitution in desperation and it comes off. You get all the credit for your tactical brilliance when it’s often just luck.” Benitez dismissed this remark, saying: “Do you know who Sam Allardyce is? Do you know how many trophies he has won? Well that’s my answer. It is what happens when someone has a book to sell. His opinion does not have a lot of value.” Benitez inherited a squad that includes world-record £85million signing Bale when he took over at the Bernabeu in the summer. He has been a long-term admirer of the Welshman but rubbished claims from former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher that he did not sign him for the Reds because he rated John Arne Riise better. Benitez said: “Back in 2006 I went to see Bolton-Southampton. We transferred a player to Southampton but they wouldn’t give us Bale. Rafael Benitez has hit back at claims from Sam Allardyce that he had nothing to do with Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League success. In a wide-ranging interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero, former Liverpool boss Benitez also revealed he was interested in signing Gareth Bale during his time at Anfield. And he insisted there are no problems between Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo at his current club Real Madrid, expressing confidence his side would win La Liga. “Then when we tried to buy him, we couldn’t. I’ve known for a long time he was a great player. “Carragher has made the mistake of saying I preferred Riise when it wasn’t like that.” Benitez now has to deal with Bale on a daily basis and a perceived clash of egos with star player Ronaldo. He insists there is no such thing and suggested such stories are spun by agents. He said: “Coaches have to control a group of professionals but not what their agents say. I talk to the players and when there’s a conflict, it’s solved. There’s no problem between Bale and Cristiano. “Everything is magnified in Madrid. Sometimes it’s out of jealousy or to attack. I am surprised.” Under Benitez, Real have made a strong start to the season and are currently unbeaten, just a point off the top of the Primera Division. He has no doubt about the credentials of his squad. Benitez said: “I told my wife that I’m sure this Real Madrid team are going to win the league.”
Sylmar 3, Kennedy 0: Ashani McGee scored twice and Elizabeth Arias added a goal for visiting Sylmar (14-1-5, 3-0) in the Valley Mission League victory. Goalkeeper Nicole Gonzalez recorded her 13th shutout for the Spartans. In other sports: BOYS’ BASKETBALL Taft 90, El Camino Real 40: Calvin Haynes had a game-high 23 points as Taft of Woodland Hills crushed host El Camino Real of Woodland Hills (1-16, 0-3) in a West Valley League game. Taft (12-2, 3-0) jumped on top early, taking a 34-6 lead by the end of the first quarter. Birmingham 76, Granada Hills 55:Jordan Weiner made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points as visiting Birmingham of Lake Balboa (1-2 in the league) defeated Granada Hills in a West Valley League game. Aaron Gbewonyo had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Granada Hills (13-5, 2-1). Chatsworth 64, Cleveland 61:Michael Palarca scored 19 points and Jeffery Osborne added 16 as visiting Chatsworth (12-2, 2-1) defeated Cleveland of Reseda in a West Valley League game. DeAndre Myles led Cleveland (4-9, 1-2) with 17 points and six rebounds. Grant 62, Verdugo Hills 31: Kevin Gonzalez scored 22 points and Arthur Avetisyan added 11 as host Grant of Van Nuys (12-6, 3-0) defeated Verdugo Hills of Tujunga in a Sunset Six League game. Bryson Surratt led Verdugo Hills (4-14, 1-2) with 10 points. Monroe 66, San Fernando 49: Fernando Cordero had 20 points and 11 rebounds as visiting Monroe of North Hills (11-7, 3-0) defeated San Fernando in a Valley Mission League game. Andy Sandoval had a game-high 23 points for San Fernando. North Hollywood 55, Hollywood 45:Jesse Zarate scored a game-high 25 points as host North Hollywood (7-12, 2-1) defeated Hollywood in a Sunset Six League game. Scott Yates led Hollywood (7-10, 0-3) with 16 points. Skyward Christian 56, Westmark 25:Brian Beeson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jason Rivera had 14 points as visiting Skyward Christian (13-1, 7-0) of Tujunga defeated Westmark of Encino in an Omega League game. Andrew Wheeler scored 15 points for Westmark (2-6, 2-4). Sylmar 81, Kennedy/GH 73: Dwight Jones and Matt Hankins each scored 19 points and John Austin added 17 as visiting Sylmar (3-0 in league) defeated Kennedy of Granada Hills in a Valley Mission League game. Robert Valentine had a game-high 24 points for Kennedy (6-12, 1-2). GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Grant 52, Verdugo Hills 36:Mariam Asaryan scored a game-high 18 points and Vanessa Murray added 11 as Grant of Van Nuys (10-8, 3-0) defeated host Verdugo Hills of Tujunga in a Sunset Six League game. Laura Armenian had 11 points for Verdugo Hills. Hollywood 48, North Hollywood 43: Chloe Lewis and Luisa Bermudez each scored 12 points as host Hollywood (8-6, 1-2) defeated North Hollywood in a Sunset League game. Patti Villagran had a game-high 17 points for North Hollywood (6-12, 1-2). Reseda 60, Van Nuys 36: Kim Rodriguez had 25 points, five rebounds and four steals as visiting Reseda (12-5, 2-1) defeated Van Nuys (0-3 in league) in a Valley Mission League game. Chatsworth 68, Cleveland 62: Eja Wong had 17 points and Luisa Osborne added 12 as host Chatsworth (12-7, 3-0) defeated Cleveland of Reseda in a West Valley League game. Nichelae Henderson had a game-high 28 points and seven rebounds for Cleveland (10-9, 2-1). El Camino Real 51, Taft 47: Roni Gordon scored 22 points as visiting El Camino Real of Woodland Hills (9-8, 2-1) defeated Taft of Woodland Hills in a West Valley League game. Autumn Davis and Nayshon Williams each scored 19 points for Taft (1-2 in the league). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jessica Dingman and Tess Gardner scored goals and Kaitlin Paletta had an assist for host Moorpark, which moved into sole possession of first place in the Marmonte League with Wednesday night’s 2-0 girls’ soccer victory against defending champion Royal of Simi Valley (8-4-2, 2-3-1). Defenders Jenna Lindsey, Kaitlin Paletta, Cynthia Rodriguez, Miranda Rodriguez and Chelsea Stewart helped Moorpark (8-5-3, 6-0-2) record its sixth shutout in eight league games. The Musketeers entered Wednesday’s game in a first-place tie with Agoura, but the Chargers (7-1-5, 5-0-3) fell out of the top spot after a 1-1 tie at Westlake. Agoura’s fate, though, still remains in its own hands. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Chargers can overtake Moorpark for first with a victory over the visiting Musketeers Friday at 6 p.m. The teams played to a 1-1 tie Jan. 9 at Moorpark. In other girls’ soccer Thousand Oaks 2, Calabasas 0: Megan Meyer had a goal and assisted on Jamie Axelrad’s score for host Thousand Oaks (7-2-4, 4-1-3), which recorded its fifth consecutive shutout in the Marmonte League victory. Laura Brain had two saves for the Lancers, who play host to Royal of Simi Valley on Friday. Heather Berkowitz had six saves for Calabasas (0-13-1, 0-5). North Hollywood 7, Hollywood 1: Maricella Quintanilla had three goals for North Hollywood (15-2-3, 3-0), which won its 13th consecutive Sunset Six League game.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Virat Kohli is a greater chaser than the great Sachin Tendulkar . Former Australia captain Ian Chappel reckons Kohli places the ball better than Brian Lara . Shane Warne was reminded of Tendulkar when he saw Kohli chase down 161 against Australia, virtually on his own with a sublime 82, to help India reach the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20. But the hero of the moment, remained humble and grounded. (Full World T20 Coverage ) Twitter was abuzz minutes after Kohli’s sensational effort against the Aussies on Sunday. Tendulkar tweeted to tell Kohli what a special knock that was. Kohli, who has openly idolised the Master Blaster, was obviously floored, but reminded Tendulkar he was still the boss. (Kohli thought India were down and out during chase vs Australia )Thank You @sachin_rt paaji. Less special than you! ??&; Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 28, 2016Several experts and former cricketers feel that even though it’s unfair to compare Kohli with Tendulkar yet, the Delhi dasher is on the right track. Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan captain, who now happens to be one of the most respected commentators of the game, felt Kohli is almost at par with Tendulkar. That speaks volumes of the 27-year-old’s achievements. (Virat Kohli ushers in a new era ) Kohli is easily the greatest chaser in the history of T20Is. He averages 122.83 from 15 matches in successful chases and has scored a staggering 737 runs at a strike rate of 131. His ODI record is not bad either with 27 tons. Some of those centuries came in trying circumstances against some of the best bowlers in the world during unbelievable chases. (Kohli rates his knock of 82 vs Australia right at the top ) India play West Indies in the semis at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, where the flat pitch has allowed batsmen to flex their muscles. If Kohli gets going again, India are assured of a place in the final at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. advertisement