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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yahoo: The Staggering Cost of War== 4 trillion

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Live: Breaking: Videostream: The battle over Wind: Goodhue Co. Minnesota

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It's Strawberry Time

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Memories of " Mustard's Last Stand"

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Ryan McNeal wins Gold with film "Minuet"

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Another transition from residential to commercial use on East Main:

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Planning Commission Meets Tuesday: Ace Hardware and Westfield Meadows on the agenda

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Evansville Eager Library Trustees Meet TODAY: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Normal, Mn. Wins Award: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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Normal, Mn. allows guns in State Capitol---bans AK-47s: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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"Buying the Tear Gas: Selling the Peace: Reflection Blog

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No Link Between Low Taxes and Economic Growth: CapTimes

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Evansville Idol is Coming: Video: Memories of 2010

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Audio: Nostalgia: Wis Progressive Festival: Ed Garvey Speaks

Audio; Wisconsin Progressive Grassroots Festival: Ed Garvey: How we Recall Scott Walker

Public Works Meets Today, Tuesday, June 28, 2011:

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RockNetRoots: Reich: Video: The Economy explained in 135 Seconds

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Evansville Economic Dev to meet today: Focus on Commerical and Industrial Development formalized


A regular meeting of the Economic Development Committee for the City of Evansville will be held on the date, time and place stated below. Notice is further given that members of the City Council may be in attendance.

City of Evansville
Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 5:30 PM
City Hall, 31 S. Madison St. Evansville, WI


1. Roll call.

2. Call to order.

3. Citizen appearances, other than listed agenda items.

4. Rock County 5.0 meeting report and discussion

5. Chamber of Commerce report and discussion of Resolution of Cooperation (below)

a. Be it hereby resolved that the Evansville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism with the support of the Evansville School District and CEED go on record that they will support through cooperative efforts and a team approach with the Evansville Economic Development Committee and the City of Evansville to increase the tax base and reduce the mill rate for all citizens through commercial and industrial expansion to achieve the Wisconsin state average of tax base per student in the Evansville School District.

6. Economic Development Plan
a. Reports back on items from 5/24
i. Cheryl to reconnect with Downtown revitalization group for clarification
ii. Jim to send Econ Dev Playbook to I&E Club
iii. Jim- Internet needs inventory
iv. James to share resource links with EFL and I&E
v. Chamber- Link on website to LOIS
vi. Sue- Written rules for TIF?
b. Review Workforce Development items.

7. East Main Street Bridge construction follow up.

8. Adjournment.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mailbag: AFL/CIO writes Re: Extraordinary Session

Dear Wisconsin MoveOn member,

Urgent: Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans are calling an "extraordinary session" of the legislature, beginning TODAY. By the end of the week, they plan to slash education and health care and jam through rights-stripping attacks on Wisconsin workers as part of the state budget.
The people of Wisconsin have stood together for over 100 days in a historic response to the unprecedented assault on the working and middle classes. Wisconsinites have rallied, marched, and even set up tent cities to call attention to Gov. Walker's devastating budget proposals and to stop the attacks on working people. But even with recalls of anti-worker legislators looming, the attacks go on.

We must continue to fight and show the governor, the legislature, and the media understand that the people of Wisconsin don't support Gov. Walker's radical agenda. That's why I created a petition to Gov. Walker, which says:

"Do not jam attacks on Wisconsin unions into the state budget. Your budget already hurts our communities by gutting education, slashing funding for health care and limiting public services. Do not make it worse by incorporating attacks on our workers and middle class."
Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
–Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

The Lunker Lob----is coming again this year to 4th of July Celebration

Greetings, Inventors & Entrepreneurs

Our apologies for short notice and email intrusion. This is a special invitation to support a fundraiser for our Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club: the Lunker Lob.

Our I&E club will have fun raising money with the Lunker Lob, a popular Fourth-of-July activity for kids small and big. Just toss a plastic fish the farthest, and win bragging rights and prizes!

The Lunker Lob was an unforeseen opportunity, and we're glad to share it with you. You can help in several ways.

* Come to Lake Leota Park in Evansville, and plunk your dollars down to lob lunkers.
* Donate two hours of your time to help kids have fun sending fish flying.
* Sponsor a prize.

For details, just contact Sue Berg:
call 608-333-1664
email suebergsolutions@gmail.com

Plan to cut WiscNet axed: WSJ

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Protest Builds in Madison as Vote Looms: WSJ

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Americans Home equity falls to record low---yahoo Finance

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China is the new Dot-com: Wall Street Journal

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Any way you spin it--Tax Cuts have been a Disaster: Ivey: Captimes

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Storm moves through Evansville, Janesville---trees down, power out

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Mobile View of the Evansville Observer

Click on the link to see what the Evansville Observer looks like on your handheld---it has been redesigned by blogger to fit better. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Soon with 4G Phones EVERYONE will be an OBSERVER:

Imagine you are at a public meeting, and all of a sudden the discussion gets lively---you just raise up your new 4G phone and record movie quality video----and after the excitement is over, you save the clip and email it to the Evansville Observer , fre2observe@yahoo.com Soon this could be reality, and what could be even better, if several folks at the same meeting did this, a normal meeting could be turned into 3d quality.......

In foreign countries in the midst of revolution, there frequently are attacks on journalists with video cameras. Imagine now when everyone has a camera. Thank goodness cameras are protected under the open meeting law.

Saturday, June 04, 2011