first_imgReese Price Philanthropy Week brings awareness to importance of donors Reese Price Reese Price Hey y’all my name is Reese Price and I’m a journalism major and psychology minor from Plano, Texas. In the next 10 years I hope to be working somewhere where I am happy and able to facetime my mom 24/7. Reese Price Beach Volleyball fights through first tournament of 2019 season printBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are prime shopping days for Americans across the country; While many TCU students chose to take advantage of the many sales, others didn’t find it helpful at all.Cyber Monday is a term created by retailers to encourage people to online shop on the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday. It has become the online equivalent to Black Friday and offers a way for smaller retail websites to compete with larger stores and chains.The National Retail Federation reported that more than 174 million Americans shopped from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, which ended up surpassing the association’s pre-holiday prediction of 164 million shoppers overall.Sophomore Jeanne Marie King participated in Cyber Monday even though she thought it was blown out of proportion. “I don’t think that Cyber Monday should be as big as it is — I think that it’s a bit overhyped,” said King. “Despite the fact that I don’t like Cyber Monday, I still participate because of the good deals.”First-year Addison Drummond said he visited different websites to find good deals but simply couldn’t find what he was looking for. “I looked on Amazon for a few things but I noticed that nothing of my interest was really on sale,” said Drummond. “Because of that, I think that Cyber Monday is a bit overrated.”First-year student Morgan Gray enjoys Cyber Monday because there are good deals for everybody. “This was my first time ever shopping online for Cyber Monday and some of the sales are actually really good, but the constant emails are way too overwhelming and not that influencing,” said Gray.The Washington Post reported the 174 million Americans who shopped between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday spent an average of $335 per person during that five-day period. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Beach Volleyball secure three conference game wins Linkedin Reese Price Beach volleyball has NCAA tournament aspirations heading into seasoncenter_img ReddIt Twitter Twitter Linkedin ReddIt + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleWhat we’re reading: What’s prison like, George?Next articleHoroscope: November 27, 2018 Reese Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Yesterday, the City-County Observer publisher, while walking into the ETFCU Plaza, was warmly greeted by Evansville’s own “Shoe Shine Man” William (Bill) H. Burris. Our publisher was pleasantly taken aback by Mr. Burris’s warm and sincere greeting.William (Bill) H. Burris was born on January 14, 1945, in Henderson, KY.  Bill has been one diligent, honorable, and outstanding member of our local Tri-State community and country for many decades.As a proud father to five children, three girls and two boys, and one joyous grandfather to six precious grandchildren, Bill spends most of his free time fulfilling his passion, shining shoes.We asked Bill how long he’s been shining shoes.   He responded, “I started out as a kid in the local Barber Shop, and my passion for it progressed over the last 25 years.”Not only is Bill one proficient polisher in the region but he is also a highly decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corp.  In 1963, Bill enlisted in the Navy and spent three years stationed in Norfolk, VA.  He spent another six years in service to the USA as a TDY Gunnery Sergeant in Seattle, WA.When asked what it was like to be in his military position at that time, Bill proudly stated, “I was the Man with the Big Guns and could handle them all.”   Not only has Bill devoted years of his life to the service of our great nation, but he has continued to make a phenomenal impact in our community with his congenial presence at the ETFCU Plaza.The City-County Observer highly recommends that you stop by to take advantage of “Bill’s SHOE SHINE  SERVICES” so you can protect your shoes and boots from rainy and snowy weather conditions.  Costs for shining shoes is a mere $3 and $5 for boots.  Tips would most be appreciated.  The ‘Shoe Shine Man” has an array of polishing creams available and polishes men’s and women’s shoes alike.  You will also be supporting a well-deserving local Veteran.Oh, Bill also sends his “Love and Blessings” to all this Holiday Season and New Year to come.FOOTNOTE: Background information concerning “The Shoeshine Man” William (Bill) H. Burris was provided to the CCO by Ashley Hulsey.last_img read more

first_imgBy Brynna SentelTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—The state’s office of inspector general has been at the center of some of Indiana’s most high-profile scandals since its creation by former Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2005.“I really thought we were just simply catching up,” Daniels, now president of Purdue University, said of why he created the watchdog agency. “We were out to have a government people could really trust.”Since those early days, the inspector general and the staff have conducted investigations into a range of issues, including allegations of nepotism in stateagencies, conflicts of interest in contracts, financial misdeeds and misbehavior by government officials. In addition, the agency recommends changes to state ethics laws.One of the most high-profile cases was the investigation of Tony Bennett, the former Indiana superintendent of public instruction who was accused of changing the state grade of a charter school founded by a prominent GOP donor to make that school’s performance look better. The inspector general referred the case to a prosecutor, but no charges were ever filed.And now, current Inspector General Lori Torres is investigating Attorney General Curtis Hill, who is accused of groping four women at a downtown Indianapolis bar in March following the end of the 2018 regular legislative session.Leaders of both political parties in the Indiana House and Senate as well as Gov. Eric Holcomb have called on Hill, a Republican, to resign. He has refused and is fighting back, first unsuccessfully challenging the inspector general’s right to investigate the case and then threatening a defamation lawsuit through lawyers Kevin Betz and Sandra Blevins.Daniels said his experience in federal government taught him the value of having an inspector general whose job is to police the ethical behavior of government officials. “To me Indiana’s laws were way behind, our ethics standards were way too low and we wanted to elevate them,” Daniels said. “And when you do that you need a watchdog and an enforcement mechanism so that was the idea.”Daniels had served in Washington D.C. as a chief political adviser and liaison to President Ronald Reagan and later was director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.In his experience, he saw that nearly every federal agency had a position of inspector general to investigate ethical breaches and criminal activity.That is why, when he returned to Indiana and took office as governor in 2005, he created the inspector general’s office on his first day in office.Indiana has only one inspector general position that covers the entire executive branch, but every department is asked to have its own compliance officer. The position does not have prosecutorial power. That requires whoever is in that role to work with local prosecutors to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.In the investigation of Hill, Torres will be working with Special Prosecutor Daniel Sigler, who was appointed to the position by a Marion Superior Court judge in late July.Since 2005, Indiana has had only three people in the role—former Clay County Prosecutor David Thomas, who served as inspector general for 10 years, Cynthia V. Carrasco, and Torres, who was appointed by Holcomb.“I hope by now it has been well imbedded in the Indiana system and everybody understands the importance of the job and why it’s there,” Daniel said. “I’m sure they are taking ethics and justice in government just as seriously as we did.”FOOTNOTE: Brynna Sentel is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_img 119SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Details CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by David Sweitzer, SVP of Consumer and Advisor Experience at CUNA Mutual Group, for a quick interview with just 3 questions about the COVID-19 crisis…(0:35) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(3:59) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(7:54) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about CUNA Mutual Group’s response to the COVID-19 crisis here.last_img read more