Archive for October, 2010
Today’s weather will be a treat with highs reaching the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light out of the Northeast.
Heading trick-or-treating tonight? Temperatures don’t look too bad! First of all, it will be dry… so that’s good news for the kiddos. By 5pm temps fall to the mid 50s, and by 7pm temps will be in the upper 40s. Overnight skies remain mostly clear with overnight lows in the low to mid 30s. Patchy frost is possible by morning.
Monday through Thursday we’ll see a very pleasant weather pattern. Highs will reach the mid 50s with overnight lows in the 30s.
We’re looking at a slight chance for rain on Friday… we’ll keep you posted!
Where were you on Tuesday, and how did you deal with the severe weather?
The Indianapolis National Weather Service has put together this nice re-cap of Tuesday’s severe weather event.
Highs today will reach the low 60s with mostly sunny skies in Central Indiana. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for nearly the entire viewing area this afternoon. With low humidity and wind gusts up to 30 mph, fire danger is increased.
Overnight, temps will drop to the mid to upper 30s with a few clouds. A cold front will move through the state, but will not bring rain.
Sunday, highs hit the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies and winds out of the NE up to 10mph. Heading trick-or-treating? At 5pm temps will be in the upper 50s, falling to the upper 40s by 7pm.
There’s not much to say about the 7 day forecast, we stay cool and dry.
We have had viewers asking us if the Marion County sheriff candidates, John Layton and Dennis Fishburn, were seriously considering privatizing some of the functions now handled by deputies.
“We want to do everything we can to be fiscally responsible to the taxpayers but I have never mentioned that one time,” said Dennis Fishburn (R).
“I am open to any ideas where we can save taxpayers money but not try and protect those folks on the cheap because we just wouldn’t want to put those folks at risk for the sake of a dollar or two,” said John Layton (D).
John Layton took some time from the campaign trail to honor Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Seligman. He was awarded the Purple Heart today by Congressman Andre Carson for wounds he suffered in combat in Iraq. Seligman just happens to be Col. Layton’s son-in-law.
Secretary of State candidate Charlie White is already the target of an investigation for voter fraud and now Hamilton County Democrats have filed another complaint alleging White sent out a direct mailer that doesn’t say who paid for it.
Also, Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker has filed a freedom of information request calling for Secretary of State Todd Rokita to release his investigation findings in the White case.
It was sent to the Hamilton County special prosecutor in this case.
“We don’t believe the governor should have the ability to appoint someone after the fact. This information needs to be made public and we believe Vop Osili is the better candidate for Secretary of State. Better integrity and he could actually get sworn in,” said Parker.
In the 9th district congressional race, Republicans are accusing Democrat Baron Hill of sending out mailers supporting the Libertarian candidate in the 9th District. Hill is facing a strong challenge from Republican Todd Young.
So the mid-year resolution of writing here once a week or more isn’t doing all that hot. But I bet I can do better.
For the first time in 23 years, I’m sitting on the eve of the World Series, with an actual rooting interest in the outcome. Sure, I was a “new” Braves fan when they went worst-to-first and lost the 1991 Series to Minnesota, but it hasn’t been since those same Twins in 1987 (same, but different, that roster turned over big time in four years) that I cared who won the Fall Classic. And the only real reason I cheered for the Twins is I “knew” many of the players from their minor league days. Before that, it was the 1979 Pirates in a Series, but I was five and still just rooting in my father’s shadow.
But this year is different.
On December 8, 1988, I woke up a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan. By the end of the afternoon, my favorite player, Julio Franco had been traded to Texas and, for whatever reason, I became a Rangers fan.
Almost 22 years later, I’m still here, and “my” Rangers are four wins from a championship. It’s unbelievable.
A lot of bad has been said about the Rangers this year, and maybe I’m a little (okay, a lot) biased, but I think it’s a good story. Manager Ron Washington (who played in the minors with a number of those ’87 Twins) admitted to trying cocaine last year, but kept his job. He now gets tested regularly by MLB officials and has been clean since. Stud outfielder Josh Hamilton has fought much more serious demons, has gotten a second, if not third, chance and is also living clean and being a role model to youth groups to not take the same path.
Even the entire franchise is taking advantage of a second chance. After years of mismanaged finances, the team went into bankruptcy, but has emerged with Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan as part of the ownership group. It’s new life for the team and it seems to show.
I’ve been a baseball fan pretty much since birth, but in recent years, it’s lost some of the fun. This year’s Rangers have made it fun again. I just hope they can finish the job.
Severe storms possible in central Indiana Tuesday. A cold front slams though the state bringing VERY strong winds. T-storms likely during the morning through early afternoon. Damaging wind is the biggest severe weather threat. Sustained winds look to be around 30-40mph with gusts near 50mph. Some may be even stronger.
Last week Eyewitness News interviewed six candidates from three key races – US Senate, Marion County prosecutor and Marion County sheriff. We asked each candidate the same set of questions pertinent to the office they’re running for.
You can watch the videos here.