Is there racism in Huntington? Sure, that was never more evident not only when a former Huntington County Rescue member posted a racist joke on his Facebook page but the very racist answers and attempts to defend the the guy followed. But as someone who spent the entire game on the sidelines last Friday night when Huntington North hosted Ft. Wayne North, racism was not present at Huntington North that night!
What I witnessed Friday night seems to differ a little from the news reports circulating in the Ft. Wayne media. Now I will preface my next statements by saying I was not on the field and I did not walk the field as the teams moved the ball. I was pretty much stationary on the Huntington North sideline (around the 30). What I witnessed was a very confident and taunting Ft. Wayne North football team as they built and tried to hold on to a 21-0 lead.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — We the undersigned citizens of Huntington County are dismayed by a report of racially charged conduct at the recent football game between Huntington North and North Side High School.
We take this issue seriously. Inappropriate behavior is not, and must not be, characteristic of our community. Race should never be a factor in athletic competition.
We commend the leadership of both school corporations for responding to the allegations, and we support both investigations. We want to get to the truth and have a fair resolution to the conflict.
We affirm and continue to strive toward living out the values of our city’s mission statement: “Huntington, Indiana is a community of civility and inclusion, where diversity is honored and differences are respected.”
A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.”
Carson also said the tea party is stopping change in Congress, likening it to “the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow.”
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Two local school superintendents are investigating allegations of racism and dirty play at a high school football game Friday night.
On a statewide high school football blog, someone claiming to be North Side High School assistant football coach Derek Moore says Huntington North High School players made racist comments and dirty plays towards North Side players. The blogger also claims referees were not making calls that should have been made.
Huntington County Community Schools Corporation superintendent, Tracey Shafer, tells Indiana’s NewsCenter he interviewed the football coaches, staff members, the team and people on the sidelines. Shafer says he has not found anything to support the claims.
We have another action and controversial packed 3 hours Tuesday on The Gary Snyder Show on 1400 WBAT from 3-6 pm. We'll have a mafia informant turned NBA ref, 911 commentary, Huntington County Sheriff Department dispatcher soliciting, questions for US Senate candidate Richard Mourdock that go unanswered and everything you wanted to know about guns! Oh, quasi co-host Tom Marquis is still around too!
3:07 - Huntington County Sheriff Department dispatcher is arrested for soliciting a prostitute, should he keep his job and why wasn't it in the news? Your calls at (765) 662-1400
3:35 - Bob Delaney, former informant, NBA Ref and author of Surviving the Shadows, talks about, being a mafia informant, being an NBA Ref and his new book...duh!
4:07 - Daphne Eviatar, a lawyer and award winning journalist, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, and Fortune joins us to discuss the status of our War on Terror ten years after the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
4:35 - We'll discuss Brian Howey's, Howey Political Report, recent article "Questions for Mourdock"
5:07 - David Fillers, owner of 21st Century Firearms, will be in studio to take you relationship questions. Sorry, gun question!
It's odd how a fireman can get arrsested for a DUI in Huntington County and it's plastered all over the newspapers but a 911 dispatcher for the Huntington County Sheriff's Department can get busted patronizing a prostitute and the case can even be ajudicated and nothing. No newspaper coverage (big surprise), no public comment, nothing!
The Gary Snyder Show has learned there may have been a 3-day suspension involved for the dispatcher but that's it. The case was dismissed and the defendent was placed into a pre-trial diversion program (arrest disappears if he doesn't get in trouble again over the next year). Now we'll point out the person in question was an outspoken supporter of the sheriff during the campagn; the person arrested has a mother working for the sheriff's department; and his father is a retired police officer. Maybe that has something to do with why he still has a job and this is the first you're hearing of it?
(Below is the petition circulating trying to stop the unelected Huntington Township Library Board from screwing...errr...overtaxing the residents of Huntington Township and building nearly a $3 million slush fund over the past several years. Keep in mind, with the cash on hand, the Huntington Library Board (not elected) has enough money for nearly 3 years of budgets. Download the petition, call the library board members and help put a stop to the madness! If you want to be included in the petition, contact one of the following people: Wil Kline, Jim Wilson, Barry Christian, Andy Zay, Derek Dyer, Ron Fusselman, Joel Harris, Seth Anderson, Tom Ringenberg or Steve Pfister by Tuesday. To be included in the petition they need to be property owners in Huntington city/township or Markle.)
We the citizens of Huntington Township in Huntington County, Indiana do hereby submit formal objection to the proper authorities within the Library Board of Huntington Library and the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) regarding the proposed budget and levy of the Huntington Library as proposed to Huntington County Council on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011. In accordance with Indiana Code IC 6-1.1-17-5 (b) regarding appeals of budgets and tax levies we provide the following objections to the proposal of the Huntington Library.
I trust everyone survived the hurricane? Oh wait, we live in Indiana and we don't have hurricanes! We're back with a Monday edition of The Gary Snyder Show on 1400 WBAT and it is sure to be one not to disappoint! We'll be discussing libraries, NASCAR, Colts and "What's Buggin Brodigan" (I bet it is some gal named Irene). Oh, Tom Marquis is back too!
3:07 - Why is the Huntington Library Board over taxing the residents of Huntington by nearly $1 million a year and why do they have a nearly $4 million slush fund? Your calls at (765) 662-1400
3:35 - Abby Phillip, White House reporter for Politico.com, gives us the latest from DC.
4:35 - Pete LaFaucia, RadioSpeedTalk.com, wraps the race that was Bristol!
5:07 - Tom Marquis, host of The Balance, The Colts blew a huge lead and lost to Green Bay, but hey, at least Curtis Painter threw 2 TD passes (to the Colts this time).
5:35 - John Brodigan, "what's Buggin' Brodigan?" and I bet it involves someone named Irene?
Huntington County Commissioner President Tom Wall's past tax-payer funded junkets have been well documented (French Lick Casino, Indianapolis, French Lick, Indianapolis...). Now it appears Huntington County Commissioner President Tom Wall will soon be off another tax-payer funded vacation...errr...junket, this time to Colorado (as per the Huntington County Commissioner minutes below). Good thing the county has money to throw around? I guess the better questions are, how many is this now and how much have Commissioner Wall's junkets cost the taxpayer over the last 3 years?
(We discussed State Representative Phil Hinkle's "issues" last week on The Gary Snyder Show on 1400 WBAT, here is a great article about the situation in Sunday's Indystar.com written by Alex Campbell. What do you think?)
The actions of Rep. Phil Hinkle have spurred much visceral negative reaction. Some demand he resign. Others want him arrested.
And, yet, his actions raise a provocative question: What do people think he did wrong?
Hinkle, a 64-year-old married man who says he is not gay, has admitted to answering a posting on Craigslist from a young man seeking a "sugga daddy." He then used his personal email account to arrange to pay the young man -- he turned out to be 18 -- $80 to "have a good time" in a Downtown hotel.
I received this piece written by Howey Politics' Brian Howey asking some very pertinant quests of the Richard Mourdock campaign. As Brian Howey points out in the article, many of the questions posed to Richard Mourdock went unanswered. Is this much to do about nothing or is Richard Mourdock hiding from his record? You tell me!
Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle.
It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife Service have come knocking at the storied maker of such iconic instruments as the Les Paul electric guitar, the J-160E acoustic-electric John Lennon played, and essential jazz-boxes such as Charlie Christian's ES-150. In 2009 the Feds seized several guitars and pallets of wood from a Gibson factory, and both sides have been wrangling over the goods in a case with the delightful name "United States of America v. Ebony Wood in Various Forms."
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a stunning move that ended his 14-year reign at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.
Apple shares dived as much as 7 percent in after-hours trade after the pancreatic cancer survivor and industry icon, who has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since January 17, announced he will be replaced by COO and longtime heir apparent Tim Cook.
Analysts do not expect Jobs' resignation -- which had long been foreseen -- to derail the company's fabled product-launch roadmap, including possibly a new iPhone in September and a third iteration of the iPad tablet in 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana's $5 million cap on liability in accidents is far too low for the number of deaths and injuries involved in last Saturday's deadly stage collapse at the state fair, personal-injury lawyers say.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reported that Indiana law limits individual damage claims against the state to $700,000 and overall claims to $5 million per event.
Legal experts said that could result in several other entities aside from the state fair becoming targets of negligence lawsuits, including the designer and builder of the stage and the promoter of the Sugarland concert.