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Aug
23

Another Cool August Day

Posted By · August 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

Another cool day is in store for us today.  Highs will only reach the low to mid 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.  That’s ten degrees below average!

Tonight, the clouds will break, and overnight lows are expected to drop to the mid 50s.  Monday morning will be a cool start for kids going to the bus stop.  You might want to get out a light jacket or sweater for the little ones.

Monday, temperatures will be on the rebound as they reach the low 80s.  The mid 80s are ahead for Tuesday and Wednesday.

A chance for showers and storms returns late Wednesday into Thursday.

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Aug
22

Fried Food Frenzy

Posted By · August 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

Fried Food Frenzy, what else would I call a trip to the Indiana State Fair.

A friend and I declare our time at the fair, a day to enjoy fried food!

So, what did we enjoy?  Here’s my list.  I started with a  Lemon Shake-Up, then moved on to a corn dog.  The pork tent was inviting so a pork burger was the next item on the menu.  Then, dessert was calling our names!  We went for Fried Oreos and Fried Reese’s Cups.  Both were incredible, but the Oreos were my favorite.  If you do get the Reese’s head to the Dairy Bar to get milk to wash it down!  I chose to have a chocolate milkshake from the Dairy Bar.  Needless to say, I didn’t eat dinner that night!

We took a trip through the swine barn and a few more exhibits to help settle some of our food.

Either way you slice it, we had a great time at the Indiana State Fair.  This weekend is your last chance to make your own Fried Food Frenzy, or just go and have a few bites!  Enjoy!

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Aug
22

Grab a Sweater!

Posted By · August 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

Highs today will only reach the low to mid 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.  I know that’s not typically cool, but compared to the 90s, it’s a bit chilly!  We’ll see a slight chance of a few isolated showers, but today shouldn’t be a washout.

Tonight, skies clear for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low to mid 50s!

Sunday, more sunshine will be with us and temps warm up a few degrees into the mid 70s.

More warmth heads our way next week with highs back in the 80s.  We’re kicking off a dry pattern as we head into next week too.  Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms comes Thursday.

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Aug
21

Plane flyover causes alarm

Posted By · August 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

A military plane was doing a flyover for the Colts preseason game against the Eagles last night – and it apparently alarmed a lot of people who were wondering why a big plane was flying so low over downtown Indy! It was all part of the show for the game…which the Colts won!

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Aug
21

Trip to September?

Posted By · August 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

It will be a quick trip to September weather this weekend. Remember that the average high is 83 but today we will only reach 78 degrees and by tomorrow a high of only 72 degrees. Remember that high school football starts tonight in Indiana. Temperatures will be in the low 70s at kickoff and you can see all the highlights tonight on Channel 13 with Dave Calabro’s Operation Football at the end of the Nightbeat at 11 pm.

- Chuck Lofton

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Aug
21

Cool & Comfortable Weekend Ahead

Posted By · August 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

Today highs are expected to reach the upper 70s to low 80s with partly cloudy skies.   As we head towards the afternoon a quick disturbance will enter the region bringing more clouds, and chance of scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm.  Severe weather is not expected.

Tonight, lows drop to the upper 50s!  There’s still a chance of a few scattered showers.

For Saturday, I wouldn’t rule out a few isolated sprinkles, but all and all this weekend is going to be gorgeous if you like Fall-like temps!  Saturday and Sunday highs top out in the low to mid 70s.

This cool streak won’t last, we’re back in the 80s early next week.  And, we look to start another period of dry weather.

Have a great weekend!

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Aug
21

Colts know who to play and when to play them

Posted By · August 21, 2009 at 12:01 am

Peyton Manning made a minor uproar this week with his desire to take more snaps in the preseason. Only six plays in the first game made for no more than a token appearance. But when the franchise quarterback gets sacked on 50 percent of those plays, I’m with Jim Caldwell in sitting Peyton down. The Colts were playing without both of their starting offensive tackles. The guy who gave up two of those sacks, Corey Hilliard, was let go this week. There was no sense in putting Peyton in harm’s way.

The Colts are one of the smartest teams in the NFL in knowing who to play and when to play them in the preseason. It makes the preseason boring, but hopefully leads to a healthier team when the real games start. We all know the preseason is too long with too many games and fans are getting ripped off. But that’s the system and the Colts know how to work it.

The Colts have some injury concerns on defense. But some of the nicks and bruises would not be enough to sideline most of these players in the regular season. Again, know who to play and when to play them. Everyone on the Colts defense is expected back by the start of the regular season, even recently injured defensive end Raheem Brock and cornerback Kelvin Hayden. The notable exception is safety Bob Sanders. But let’s be honest. The Colts have gotten used to playing without Sanders.

Peyton wants some more playing time with the offensive starters. I hope it’s not much more.

Rich Nye, Eyewitness Sports Reporter

rnye@wthr.com

@TheSportsGuy13 on Twitter

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Aug
20

Baron Hill to hold public forums on health care

Posted By · August 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Rep. Baron Hill says he plans to hold some public forums in the final weeks of August. Details to come.

He released the following statement today: 

“I truly believe these forums will provide for a productive back-and-forth discussion,” Hill said.  “I look forward to hearing the comments, concerns and suggestions from the participants.  Holding these events during this week, I believe, will allow for a better- informed debate as folks have had time to decipher what is fact and fiction about the health care reform legislation, and will allow for me to take their concerns directly back to Washington.  In my smaller meetings with hospital leaders, doctors, nurses, small business owners and an array of other folks, I have gotten some excellent legislative suggestions.  I’m encouraged this bigger forum will have the same results on a larger scale.”

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