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Mar
29

Pants on the Ground

Posted By · March 29, 2010 at 11:10 am

Pull your pants up!  If it were up to one New York Senator, that’s what would happen if he had his way.

He’s launched a campaign to “stop the sag.”

Senator Eric Adams has spent $2,000 in campaign funds to launch ads that tell youth to stop wearing their pants on the ground.

Click here to see the ads, and to hear more about what inspired Senator Adams.

What do you think about this?  I hate to sound “old fashioned”… but it might not be such a bad thing!  Leave your thoughts below!

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Mar
29

Splendid Forecast

Posted By · March 29, 2010 at 7:59 am

If only every blog I write were this short and simple.

This week is absolutely splendid, and it only gets better as we head towards the weekend!

Highs today will reach the low 50s.

Tuesday the mid 60s with sunshine!

Wednesday and Thursday the mid 70s settle in with mostly sunny skies!

Friday and Saturday we could hit the 80 degrees!

Our next chance for rain moves in Sunday.

Enjoy this summer like weather while it lasts!

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Mar
28

Soggy Sunday

Posted By · March 28, 2010 at 7:08 am

Off and on rain showers are expected today as temperatures stay relatively mild in the low 50s.  Up to 1″ of rain is possible by late tonight.  Areas North of I-70 could see more than an inch of rain, up to 2″ today.

Overnight the rain showers come to an end as temps drop to the mid 30s.  Windy conditions set in with gusts out of the North up to 25mph.

Monday, is the beginning of sun and warmth.  A mix of sun and clouds is expected to start the work week, with highs around 50 degrees.

Tuesday we hit the low to mid 60s.  Wednesday, 70!  Thursday and Friday we’ll be close to hitting 80!  Enjoy the sun and warmth while it’s here!  At least it will give usa  chance to dry out from today’s soggy forecast!

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Mar
27

Butler’s best player? A self-debate

Posted By · March 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Salt Lake City, Utah – I posed this question over dinner last night with some of my Indianapolis media brethren: Who is Butler’s best overall basketball player? I asked because I wasn’t sure how to answer myself.

The first and easiest answer is sophomore forward Gordon Hayward. After all, he is the Horizon League player of the year. Hayward has the most skills and tools. Most experts say he can leave Butler after this season and be a first round NBA draft pick. But Hayward has not been the go-to guy lately. He led the Bulldogs with 17 points against Syracuse in the Sweet 16 victory. But before Thursday, he had not posted a team-high in scoring in well over a month.

So if not Hayward, who. My vote right now would be Shelvin Mack. He is fearless on the offensive end and scores a bucket when the Bulldogs need it the most. His defense has improved and he’s always on the floor. Only Hayward has played more minutes than Mack.

But you could make a pretty good argument for Ronald Nored, too. Nored is the toughest Bulldog, guards like a hound dog and runs the show on offense. Lately, he has made the big plays in crunch time. His free throw shooting can be a real problem if Butler has the lead late. But his leadership is obvious even as a sophomore.

The senior Willie Veasley is not out of the question. He never puts up big numbers. But he makes a steal , a tip-in or a three-pointer that wins games.

And I don’t leave out Matt Howard. He has not had the season he enjoyed a year ago. But he is still the only inside presence for the Bulldogs. When he’s in foul trouble and not on the floor, the Bulldogs can be in real trouble.

I say Mack is the best all-around player right now. But I’m waiting for that breakout game from Hayward. Maybe today against Kansas State.

Rich Nye, WTHR Sports Reporter

rnye@wthr.com

TheSportsGuy13 at Twitter

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Mar
27

Tale of Two Weekend Forecasts

Posted By · March 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

Get out!  I mean that in the nicest way!  If you’re hoping to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend… today is the day to do it!  Highs will hit the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies.  Clouds will increase as we head into the evening.

Overnight, lows remain mild in the mid 40s, and rain develops after midnight.

After the rain moves in, it sticks around for Sunday.  Temperatures will stay relatively steady tomorrow in the mid to upper 40s.  At times some rain will be heavy and we could even see a few isolated t-storms.  Anywhere from .30″ to 1″ of rain is possible through Sunday night.

Monday, we dry out, and the clouds take their time in moving out.  Highs are expected to reach the low 50s.

Tuesday, sunshine and 60.

Wednesday, sunshine and the upper 60s.

And, the best day of the week… at least in this forecast?  Thursday… we’re looking to hit the low 70s!

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Mar
26

Sunshine is Back!

Posted By · March 26, 2010 at 7:16 am

Today we’ll get plenty of sunshine around Central Indiana, but temps will only warm up to the mid to upper 40s. 

Tonight, a very cool one is ahead for us as lows drop to the mid to upper 20s.  Patchy fog may be possible early Saturday morning.

Saturday, is the best day out of the weekend!  Sunshine and temps in the low 60s!

Sunday, rain is likely with isolated t-storms.  At this point, we are not watching for severe weather.  Highs will only reach the low 50s.

We dry out Monday as highs remain cool in the upper 40s.

Then, the good news is on the way!  Temps climb all the way through Thursday, and we could be talking 70s late next week!

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Mar
25

Rainy Day Ahead

Posted By · March 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

Enjoy the dry time while it lasts today.  Temps will only reach the low 50s before they start falling into the 40s this afternoon with scattered showers.  At times, the rain will be heavy, but no severe weather is expected.  Winds will gust up to 35 mph, so hold on to your umbrella tightly!

Tonight, the chance of rain stays, and so does the wind.   Lows drop to the upper 20s.  A few snowflakes are possible, but no accumulation!

Friday will be dry, but much cooler.  Highs will only reach the mid 40s.

Saturday, we’re back into the 50s and low 60s with sunshine… but… rain returns Sunday.

The good news about this forecast?  It looks like the 70s could be coming our way late next week!

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Mar
24

Please register for a race to save lives!

Posted By · March 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Hello,

Channel 13 has been a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for several years now.  It is a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots breast cancer movement by breast cancer survivors.  Hoosiers have such big hearts that the Indianapolis race is one of the top-ten biggest Race for the Cure events in the nation.  More than 40,000 people walk or run in the annual Race for the Cure in downtown Indianapolis.  This year it takes place on Saturday, April 17th, around the IUPUI campus. 

I was talking to Dana Curish, the Executive Director of Komen’s Indianapolis Chapter, and she told me that she is concerned that this year’s race registration is down a bit.  If you have never taken part in this race, please consider doing it this year.  This is a race you will never forget.  It is a compassionate atmosphere, filled with the triumphant spirit of breast cancer survivors and those who support them.  This race attracts people of all ages and genders – some walking alongside a surviving family member; some walking in honor of someone who lost their life to the disease; and some simply coming out to walk or run to help fund research that could some day lead to a cure. 

You will see the heartwarming and emotional ‘Pink Parade of Survivors” and many more touching moments at the Race for the Cure.  Komen hopes to raise more than two million dollars this year with the majority of that money spent right here in Indianapolis to fund breast cancer treatment, education and research.  Komen is encouraging people in the race to ask ten people to donate ten dollars.  If everyone in the race did that, Komen could possibly double its’ fundraising goal.

Right now, Komen just needs more people to register and join this fight against a devastating disease.  One in eight women will have cancer in her lifetime.  Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with the disease and every 13 minutes a woman dies.  Susan G. Komen for the Cure has spent 1.5 billion dollars paying for education and research to fund better treatments and search for a cure.  Komen has prompted major advancements in the breast cancer fight with more people surviving the disease than they ever did before Komen was formed 27 years ago.

Please join Channel 13 in the Race for the Cure.  You can register by clicking here.  You can even join the Channel 13 team, if you’d like, or form a team of your own.

Each one of us can make an impact.  I have always believed that one of the reasons we were created is to help each other and to care about each other.  Joining the Race for the Cure will make you feel good and it will help breast cancer survivors realize that they are not alone.  We are here for them.

Hope to see you at the race!  If you have been to the Race, share your experiences with others on this blog. 

Also.. please watch the half-hour Race for the Cure: Bringing Hope to Millions special on Channel 13 on Saturday, April 10th, at 7:30 p.m.  You will learn important information about breast cancer, meet breast cancer survivors, and learn more about the impact of  the Komen organization.

And, don’t foget.  If you have any community issues, events or organizations that you would like for us to consider as a profile on our Noon Focus interview segments or on our Community Calendar, let me know.  Blog with me or e-mail me at acain@wthr.com.

We always like to hear from you! 

Take care,

Angela Cain

WTHR Community Affairs Director

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