• Watch Jimi Hendrix’s Iconic ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Performance From Woodstock 1969

    first_imgIt’s been forty-seven years since Woodstock Music & Arts Fair took place upon Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm at White Lake, New York in the town of Bethel. The original Woodstock, now legendary for many, many reasons, sold over 186,000 tickets, though eventually became a free event, welcoming hundreds of thousands more people, because of some flimsy fences and ticket barriers that had fallen on the first day. They gathered in the name of peace, love, and music.With the third day lasting over 24 hours, the bill hosted Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Who, Joe Cocker, The Band, Johnny Winter, and several other to-be legends. Today is the anniversary of the final, unplanned fourth day, which ended with Jimi Hendrix.Celebrating Woodstock’s Anniversary With The Top 15 PerformancesHendrix clocked in at about 9AM on Monday morning, playing for over two hours to less than 30,000 people – an impressive feat, to say the least. It was in that set that the guitarist performed his most famous solo, “The Star Spangled Banner”, mirroring the psychedelic misconducts and tumultuous trends of the modern day political steam. Playing for peace and for love, and to all those who’d listen, made Hendrix’s performance the most iconic of the weekend.Watch this early morning moment in the video, as well as his Woodstock rendition of  “Purple Haze,” below:The Star Spangled BannerPurple HazeSETLIST: Jimi Hendrix | Woodstock | 8/18/1969:Message to LoveHear My Train a-Comin’Spanish Castle MagicRed HouseMastermindLover ManFoxy LadyJam Back at the HouseIzabellaGypsy Woman > Aware of LoveFireVoodoo Child (Slight Return) > Stepping StoneThe Star Spangled BannerPurple HazeHey Joelast_img read more

  • Alex Trebek Rapping On Jeopardy! Is The Best Internet You’ll See Today

    first_imgIn the midst of College Jeopardy! on Monday, February 20th, one of the categories was “Let’s Rap, Kids.” Each clue featured lyrics to a popular rap song, and the contestants had to correctly identify the artist who raps them. Yes, that did mean that host Alex Trebek was rapping lyrics to Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d. city,” Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot,” Desiigner’s “Panda” and Kanye West’s “Famous.”Trebek even joked, “I was just getting into this rap thing, I’m not too good at it, but I was getting in to it.”Nonsense, Alex. You’re a legend. Let’s get this man featured on a new single, yeah? Watch the magic unfold in the YouTube video below.last_img read more

  • Bar backs ABA move to increase the number of minority attorneys

    first_img Bar backs ABA move to increase the number of minority attorneys April 30, 2006 Regular News The Bar Board of Governors has voted to endorse an ABA resolution aimed at increasing the number of minority lawyers and discussed another ABA effort to protect the attorney-client privilege between lawyers and corporate clients.Bar President Alan Bookman presented the minority resolution to the board at its April 7 meeting.It called on states to ensure that their bar exams do not have a disparate effect on minority passing rates. It also calls on state and local bars to support programs that help minorities attend college and then go to law school.The board voted unanimously to endorse that.President-elect Hank Coxe brought the second ABA matter to the board’s attention, but did not call for any action on it.He said the ABA, under the leadership of Miami attorney Neal Sonnett, has been trying to oppose what has been labeled the Thompson memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Justice a few years ago.That memo stated that it is government policy that in order for corporations under criminal investigation to get credit from the government for cooperation, they must waive attorney-client privilege.That, Coxe said, “had a significant impact on the ability of attorneys to help their clients.”It also led to such things as the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Commission adopting a rule that credit would be given in sentencing to corporations that waived the attorney-client provision and the government’s taking the position that corporations which provided counsel to their employees were not cooperating and might even be blocking government investigations.It also led to the unlikely partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Civil Liberties Union to work to overturn the Justice memorandum, Coxe said.And those efforts have recently had some success.The guidelines commission, he said, has proposed a rule change that would drop the credit provision for waiving the attorney-client relationship. Unless Congress acts to contradict it, that change will become effective July 1.And Coxe said a federal judge has called into question the government’s pressuring of corporations not to provide counsel for their employees. In light of the Sixth Amendment, the judge “asked them how they could take that position,” he said.Although he didn’t call for any action at the meeting, Coxe said the ABA is interested in getting state bars to support its actions.center_img Bar backs ABA move to increase the number of minority attorneyslast_img read more

  • CUNA Mutual Group financial strength affirmed by A.M. Best

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Holly FearingA.M. Best Company has affirmed the financial strength rating of CMFG Life Insurance Company (CMFG Life) and MEMBERS Life Insurance Company at “A” (Excellent). A.M. Best also affirmed the “A” (Excellent) rating for CMFG Life’s property/casualty subsidiaries: CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc. and CUMIS Specialty Insurance Company, Inc.  A.M. Best has assigned an issuer credit rating of “bbb” to CUNA Mutual Financial Group, Inc., the intermediate holding company within the group. The outlook for all ratings is stable.“CUNA Mutual Group is committed to long-term growth,” said Alastair Shore, executive vice president and chief financial officer for CUNA Mutual Group. “This confirmation of our financial ratings is important to us as we shape the company that will serve credit unions and members for generations to come.”In affirming CMFG Life’s “A” rating, A.M. Best cited the company’s “position as the leading provider of insurance and financial services products to credit unions, their employees, and members, strategic changes to the organizational structure to improve capital flexibility, prudent capital management and reduction in investment risk.” Also cited was the company’s modest financial leverage with strong interest coverage. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Gov. Wolf Announces Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot to Track Over 700 Plow Trucks

    first_img Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – This winter season, more than 700 plow trucks covering interstates and expressways statewide will be outfitted with technology to improve location and operations information through a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) pilot program, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.“This system will allow PennDOT to see operations and conditions on the ground in real-time, helping them to better analyze how they do their jobs and get the best investment out of every dollar,” Governor Wolf said. “A government that works is also a transparent one and this pilot is a perfect example of maximizing efficiency and modernizing operations.”The governor joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards at the department’s District 8 headquarters in Harrisburg to explain how the Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system will help improve the department’s real-time information on vehicle movement, plow-route coverage and usage of materials such as salt and anti-skid.“We expect that this technology will not only help us review truck movement and material usage after a storm, but it should also help us while storms are occurring,” Richards said. “Interstates and expressways are our top priority during winter weather, and this system will help us identify and respond to real-time conditions even better than we do today.”The AVL system pilot is part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative that leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations, and provide the highest quality services. The pilot, as one of seven GO-TIME projects identified by PennDOT in 2016-2017, is expected to realize a cost savings of $1.4 million over the next four to six years based on a combination of reduced salt usage and better use of department equipment, Richards said.In total, 516 PennDOT plow trucks and 212 contracted rental trucks servicing interstates and expressways across the state will have AVL installed. Statewide, PennDOT has 2,200 total department-force trucks and also rents approximately 270 trucks and their operators to maintain the more than 40,000 miles of roadway for which PennDOT is responsible.PennDOT plans to make the system’s real-time location data available to the public later this year through its traveler information website, more information on winter operations and how the public can prepare for the season, visit PennDOT on Twitter or “like” the department on Facebook. October 22, 2015 Gov. Wolf Announces Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot to Track Over 700 Plow Truckscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • More than 500 new HIV infections in Indiana each year

    first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – For more than 25 years around the globe, Dec. 1 has been a day to bring awareness and understanding about AIDS.And to commemorate  World Aids Day, services, memorials and educational events are being held across Indiana.Leeah Hopper, executive program director of AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist of North Indiana, says there has been an increase in the number of HIV infections among those age 30 and younger, as well as African-Americans.She says HIV is 100 percent preventable, but some people are unaware they are infected.“There are also people out there engaging in risky behaviors with other people and aren’t using protection,” she says, “sharing of the needles or unprotected sex.“So education is just extremely important, because it’s not in the news as often as it was 20 or 30 years ago.”According to the latest figures from the Indiana State Department of Health, in 2012 more than 10,700 people were living with HIV/AIDs and there were 509 newly diagnosed cases.Hopper says things are quite different from the height of the AIDS epidemic decades ago. She says improvements in treatment are allowing those infected to live a healthy life for many years.“When HIV first was found, there weren’t any medications, and then we did get a med, but it was one med and it was killing people more than it was really helping them,” she recalls. “And then people had to start taking anywhere from eight to 10 medications every three to four hours. Now we’re down to just that one pill once a day.”AIDS Ministries educates about HIV and AIDS in schools, drug treatment facilities and other community centers.Hopper says her organization talks about ways to reduce risk factors, how to stop the spread of infection and the importance of being tested.Many facilities provide free daily testing, which she recommends over an at-home test.“Just because not everyone knows how to administer the test properly,” she explains. “You may get some false results or reading the test and you should always have somebody with you if it does come back positive just to be there as a support. ”Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

  • Todd Thompson

    first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Todd’s memory include his wife of 29 years, Kim Thompson; a son, Zack Thompson; mother Phyllis (Logan) Davidson; father Ralph (Sue) Thompson, and a sister, Becky (Greg) Brooks. Also surviving are four step-siblings; three nephews; one niece, and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by one step-sibling; a father in-law; two brothers in-law, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed shortly by the ceremony at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Pastor Justin Bradley of Red Life Church in Brookville will officiate the ceremony, and burial will take place at Laurel North Cemetery. After burial, family and friends are invited to a dinner at the Schilling Center on Fairfield Avenue in Brookville. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Ray of Hope toy drive (toy drive started by Todd and Kim Thompson) or FC CAN (local cancer foundation). To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Todd Thompson.center_img Todd Thompson, of Brookville, was born on June 15, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Ralph Thompson and Phyllis Davidson. On May 14, 1988 he married Kim Griffin at Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville, Indiana. Todd established Thompson Machining Services, Inc. in 1996, which will remain in operation by Todd’s wife and son, along with their friends/loyal employees.  He enjoyed fishing, working on and collecting cars, motor sports, and spending time with his friends and family. On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 51, Todd passed away at his home peacefully, with his family by his side.last_img read more

  • Man arrested on several charges after punching cop in the face

    first_imgColumbus, IN— The Columbus Police Department arrested Brett Hamm, 24, of Columbus, on several charges after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a Columbus park Tuesday.Police was dispatched to 9th Street Park in regards to an unconscious person on a park bench. After officers arrived, they along with paramedics, rendered aid to the unconscious woman.While at the park, officers spoke with Hamm, who appeared to be intoxicated. They allege he had provided alcohol to the unconscious 20-year-old woman. Hamm was handcuffed but was somehow able to get his hands free, in front of his body. While CPD was handcuffing him a second time, he allegedly punched an officer in the face. Once he was finally restrained, the suspect was taken to Columbus Regional Health for medical clearance.After being discharged from the hospital, Hamm was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, furnishing alcohol to a minor causing serious bodily injury, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.The officer who was punched did not sustain injuries during the incident.last_img read more

  • State reports 650 new positive cases

    first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 650 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 22,503 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 124,316tests have been reported to ISDH at an 18% positive rate and 31 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,295 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 208 positive cases and 28 deaths, Franklin County has 101 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 98 positive cases and 6 deaths.last_img read more

  • Lampard: Record is for my mum

    first_img “I’m thankful to each one of them as they are the ones that put it on a plate for me sometimes, and the fans have been willing me to do it for a long time and are probably frustrated alongside me not getting there. But I’m just delighted the way the fans were at the end. That is what means everything to me. “Bobby Tambling is a great man, he hasn’t been well recently but he’s a great man and I didn’t want to overcook the celebration out of respect for him. To go and break it, I was delighted and very pleased to do it today. I’ve been here a long time. I lost my Mum a few years ago and she was my biggest support.” Chelsea’s interim boss Rafael Benitez, who has enjoyed a significantly less pleasant relationship with the club’s fans since his controversial arrival earlier this season, paid a slightly muted tribute to Lampard. The Spaniard has used him more sparingly than most managers in the 34-year-old’s career and, despite hailing his continued dedication, he stopped short of the gushing praise that will surely come his way from other quarters. “I think it’s great news for everyone,” said Benitez. “He’s a great player who has been working hard and to achieve what he has achieved is amazing. He is a great professional. I’m really pleased for him and really pleased for the team because he scored two goals and won the game.” Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, whose side remain in the relegation fight as a result of the loss, was unhappy with referee Lee Mason’s performance. He felt both red cards handed to Ramires and Benteke were harsh but was most annoyed by the decision to show John Terry only a yellow card for a foul on Yacouba Sylla. “I don’t need to speak to the referee, you just get yourself into trouble,” he said. “I thought the whole game the referee was poor. When John Terry takes Sylla down, the full-backs are not getting back there – he’s the last man. The referee has to see that. Sylla is through. The referee should have seen that the way I saw it or the way 40,000 saw it: Sylla’s through on goal.” Press Association Lampard’s pursuit of Bobby Tambling’s mark of 202 goals for the Blues has provided a fascinating sub-plot throughout the season and he crossed the line in dramatic circumstances in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa. He first cancelled out Christian Benteke’s opener and then sealed victory in the 88th minute to all but assure Champions League football next year. The veteran midfielder was gracious after the match – singling out both his mother Pat, who died in 2008, and Tambling for special mentions as well as lauding the Chelsea faithful. “It means everything to me. It’s amazing, the support I’ve had from team-mates, and you could see that at the end,” he told Sky Sports. center_img Frank Lampard paid tribute to the man he replaced as Chelsea record goalscorer, before dedicating the landmark to his late mother.last_img read more

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