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2008-09-13 00:00:15

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The heads of two swimming deer bobbed above the waves of the Ohio River, heading toward the Indiana shoreline and into the path of the pioneer flatboat replica retracing Abraham Lincoln's 1828 trip from Rockport, Ind., to New Orleans. Seeing the danger, the deer turned back toward Kentucky, but their retreat put them into the path of a new danger - a passing barge tow churning up the waters on its way...

2008-09-12 00:00:28

By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com A 60-foot replica of an early 19th century flatboat takes off from Rockport, Ind., today, retracing a trip Abraham Lincoln took in 1828 when he was taking a load of produce to New Orleans for a local merchant. This time, the flatboat will be carrying heritage: the people of Spencer County, Ind., where Lincoln lived from ages 7 to 21, will share their story with folks in roughly 20 towns in eight states...

2008-09-12 00:00:28

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Presidential politics, Cuban jazz, physics and the question of evolution versus intelligent design might seem disconnected, but there is a common theme. They are all part of the University of Southern Indiana's upcoming Core Curriculum Speaker Series. The series will feature lectures by Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard; physicist, English professor and author Alan Lightman; and Brown University...

2008-09-12 00:00:00

In name, one of the Tri-State's finest old institutions is passing on. It was announced last week that Deaconess Health System is purchasing the majority of assets of the doctor-owned Welborn Clinic, and the network of clinics will soon become know as Deaconess Clinic. It is no small merger. It was reported Monday that 45 of Welborn Clinic's 57 doctors will be employed at Deaconess Clinic. In all, the expanded organization will have more than 80 physicians and more than 500 employees. The...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer martinj@courierpress.com or 464-7594 Evansville's public school chief argued passionately Tuesday for his strategic plan before a friendly audience of businesspeople and other professionals. After Vincent Bertram's speech to the Downtown Rotary Club, University of Southern Indiana President H. Ray Hoops rose from his seat and told club members that "nothing's more important to our community in the next few years than getting this referendum...

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The citizens group fighting for passage of the Nov. 4 referendum on funding for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. construction projects is taking its campaign to cyberspace. Citizens Supporting Schools launched its Web site, www.citizens supportingschools.com, on Thursday. The site invites Vanderburgh County residents to join the organization as well as contribute to its pro-referendum campaign....

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Every school day prepares a child for what lies ahead, speakers said at Thursday's kickoff of Attendance Awareness Month in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Poor school attendance causes a child to fall behind quickly, Superintendent Vincent Bertram said during Thursday morning's event at Daniel Wertz Elementary School. "Every day we learn new things, exciting things, and when we aren't in school...

2008-09-05 00:00:22

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters and opponents of a construction bond issue for Evansville's public schools are promising aggressive fall campaigns to draw voters' attention from the glut of federal, state and local government elections. Those backing the Nov. 4 referendum say the plans address student academic achievement, equity among school facilities and population shifts that have left some schools overcrowded. An...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com This year's overall SAT scores at Signature School were the third- highest in Indiana. Signature had the state's highest score on the reading and writing sections of the test, and the third-highest in math. The charter school's overall average score of 1,815 trailed only the Indiana Academy of Science, Math and Humanities, which is at Ball State University in Muncie, and West Lafayette Junior-Senior...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Despite the tighter economy this year, or maybe because of it, fall enrollments at two area colleges showed no signs of a major decline. The University of Evansville reported on its first day of classes Wednesday that 2,577 full-time students were enrolled, eight less than last fall but still an increase from the 2,564 enrolled in 2006- 07. In addition, 82 percent of last year's freshman class chose to...


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