Watch Jessie Mueller Talk Aretha Franklin, Faking at the Piano and Discovering ‘Tapestry’

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 View Comments What a beauty! Check out a recent appearance by Beautiful leading lady Jessie Mueller on Katie. Mueller, looking absolutely adorable, talks about discovering the music of Carole King through her parents and becoming a true fan of the icon during the musical’s workshop process. The Tony nominee also describes the challenges of singing “Natural Woman,” which has been immortalized by Aretha Franklin. Take a look at the video below for some fun facts including that Mueller only pretends to tickle the ivories during the show, and that Katie Couric likes to play songs from “Tapestry” on the piano in her spare time! Not to mention check out some awesome Carole King and Gerry Goffin retro-hair!  Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows Star Files Jessie Muellerlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Audra McDonald Sets London Concert Dates & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend.Audra McDonald Is London-BoundAfter postponing her West End debut in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill due to her pregnancy, Audra McDonald is heading across the pond. The six-time Tony winner is set to return to the Leicester Square Theatre for four concert performances from April 12 through April 15. Her husband, Tony nominee Will Swenson, will join her as a special guest for the concert series, which will be music directed and hosted by Seth Rudetsky.That’s Sir Mark to YouMark Rylance is a stage and screen giant (literally, in the case of the latter). The Tony and Oscar winner earned a spot on the British Cabinet Office’s list of New Year’s Honours of 2017 and thus knighthood for his services to the theater. Those across the pond can catch Sir Mark in Nice Fish at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. Also on the list was Tony and Olivier winner Patricia Routledge, who becomes a Dame for her contributions to theater and charity.Paper Mill’s A Comedy of Tenors Has Some Familiar FacesThe cast is now set for Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors at Paper Mill Playhouse. The Lend Me a Tenor sequel will reunite six members of the theater’s 2013 production of the original comedy: Judy Blazer, John Treacy Egan, Donna English, David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Jill Paice. Rounding out the cast is Ryan Silverman. Performances of the Don Stephenson-helmed staging will run from February 1 through February 26.Rooney Mara Brings Blackbird to the ScreenUna, the Benedict Andrews-helmed film adaptation of David Harrower’s play Blackbird, heads to the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 11 and theaters in Singapore on January 19. While it has yet to find a U.S. distributor, take a look at the intense trailer below. The film follows Una (played by Rooney Mara), who pays an unexpected visit to the man (played by Ben Mendelsohn) who had sexually abused her when she was 12. The play was recently revived on Broadway, earning Tony nominations for its stars Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels. Audra McDonald(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) View Commentscenter_img Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez & More Go Bare NakedCalm down, keep your pants on. A plethora of Broadway favorites can be heard on composer Lynne Shankel’s upcoming album, Bare Naked. The Yellow Sound Label recording, available January 24, will feature performances by Derek Klena (Anastasia), Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Lilli Cooper (Tick, Tick…BOOM!), Katie Rose Clarke (Miss Saigon), Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Taylor Tresnch (Hello, Dolly!), Telly Leung, Melinda Doolittle and more. The track list features songs Shankel wrote with Jon Hartmere for the 2012 off-Broadway revival of Bare, as well as tunes she’s written for friends. Half of the proceeds from the album sales will go to the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which is dedicated to ending bullying in schools, offices and religious communities. An album launch event is set for January 23 at (Le) Poisson Rouge.P.S. Yes, the Cher musical is still on track! A two-week staged reading, directed by Jason Moore, kicks off January 3. As previously reported, the bio-musical will feature a book by Jersey Boys scribe Rick Elice and three divas playing the pop icon at various stages of her life.last_img read more

Rank the Top 10 Oscar-Nominated Performers That Should Come to Broadway

first_img The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Oscar nominations were revealed on January 24, and the race for the 89th Academy Awards winners’ circle is looking pretty tight. The acting categories are chock-full of talent in what has already been a wonderful year for “musical theatre nerds everywhere.” A few of the nominees have already made Broadway debuts (and garnered Tony Awards), and some have yet to set foot on the Great White Way. This week, we’re asking the fans which Oscar-nominated performers they want to see on Broadway, be it in a welcome debut or return. Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan kicked things off with her top 10. Now it’s your turn to get those Oscar season predictions going!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! (Photo: Dale Robinette, Joan Marcus & Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

YLD Board Platform Statements

first_img February 1, 2002 Regular News YLD Board Platform Statements 16th Circuit, Seat 1 Samuel Jules Kaufman I am seeking your vote as a candidate for the seat representing Monroe County on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. Most of us are not directly involved with the governance of The Florida Bar and do not have direct knowledge of what the Young Lawyers Division does in particular. I have decided to run for this seat in order to promote some changes within the Young Lawyers Division. I have three basic principles in mind that would improve the Young Lawyers Division and our group here in Monroe County. These principles are as follows:1. Promoting Professionalism : The Young Lawyers Division serves to assist The Florida Bar in its purposes including working to enhance the image and reputation of the legal profession and to promote professionalism within the Bar. I believe The Florida Bar should have a standing policy to include a designated position for a “young” lawyer on each grievance committee that exists in each county. The theory for this is that “young” lawyers should be involved in ethics questions and the grievance process. If elected, I will work towards this goal so that we will have greater participation with the grievance process and be more involved with the significant issues arising from alleged misconduct of lawyers in our community.2. Promoting Continued Education : The Young Lawyers Division currently sponsors and coordinates many “basic level” continuing legal education seminars throughout the state including Practicing with Professionalism. At the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors meetings I will advocate that “Basic Level” CLEs should be more practical and less theoretical. These seminars would be more useful when presenters are practitioners who can offer concrete and specific direction in the actual field of law being presented. In addition, the Young Lawyers Division should present one CLE per year in the Florida Keys.3. Promoting Community Service and the Image of Florida Lawyers : As a group we have so much to offer the community. Our collective skills can be organized to assist those who may not be able to afford an attorney. I propose that the Young Lawyers Division of Monroe County organize a community service project, either a pro se clinic for small claims petitioners or an immigration clinic. In turn, we may learn about an area of the law we did not know much about before and our image as lawyers will benefit from the news of our good work in our community. Community service work can benefit all of us!These are ideas that can be implemented with your help both during and after the election. There are 71 “young” lawyers who are eligible to vote in Monroe County this year in this election. With so few voters, every vote will certainly count. Therefore, if you agree with the goals I have stated above, I urge you to vote for me. You will receive a ballot in the mail on or about February 25, 2002. You must return your ballot by mail or vote online by March 21, 2002. Shawn Dwayne Smith (Statement and photo not received.) Out-of-State , Seat 2 Amy Meyers Hass Goals for Board Service: To increase the interaction of the out-of-state young lawyers with The Florida Bar and to provide the younger segment of our profession with a platform by which to voice issues, concerns, and ideas about The Florida Bar and its influence on the legal profession. Background and Professional Practice: As an associate in the Atlanta office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, I practice in the area of litigation. Although I currently reside in Georgia, my ties to Florida are extensive. I grew up in Orlando and I received my law degree from the University of Florida in 2000. In 2001, I was admitted to the Florida and Georgia bars as well as to the district courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. In addition, my law firm has an office in Tallahassee, and the majority of my current workload is centered in the courts of Central and South Florida.Because of my active and ongoing involvement in the Florida legal system, I understand the important role that The Florida Bar can play in the career of an out-of-state lawyer. Furthermore, living in Atlanta gives me the advantage of being in close proximity to the state of Florida, and I will always be available by phone and e-mail. Ronald Scott Kaniuk (Photo not received.) Introduction: I’m a New Yorker and proud of it. While in law school, my parents moved to Florida, and after graduating and taking the New York and New Jersey Bar Exams in July 1996, I registered for and passed the Florida bar exam in February 1997. I am a proud member of The Florida Bar, and am continually impressed with its resources, publications, and programs. I have attended programs sponsored by the Out-of-State Lawyers Division, and even though I am a full-time resident of New York, I would welcome the opportunity to become more active with The Florida Bar through service on the Young Lawyers Division’s Board of Governors. Education and Work Experience: I am a 1993 graduate of Northwestern University (Bachelor of Arts – Political Science and History) and a 1996 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (Juris Doctor). While in law school, I was a member of the Executive Board of Senior Bar (Top 6 of over 150 competitors) of the Moot Court Honor Society, Associate Articles Editor of the New York International Law Review and a staff member of the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary.After a bankruptcy clerkship with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin A. Holland (retired), I was associated with the following firms: Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP (Associate, Debtor/Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Department; September 1997-October 1999), Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP (Associate, Finance & Restructuring/Business Litigation Department; October 1999-February 2000); and Todtman, Nachamie, Spizz & Johns, P.C., New York, New York (Associate, Bankruptcy Department: February 2000-July 2001).This fall, I returned to St. John’s University School of Law as a full-time student in the new LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program. I anticipate receiving my LL.M. degree in June 2002. While in school, I have worked on my own in New York and been associated with the firm of Taplin & Associates in Palm Beach, Florida.I am licensed to practice in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Florida, and admitted to the bar of the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Bar Memberships and Community Service: I am a member of the following bar associations and organizations: American Bankruptcy Institute; American Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; The Florida Bar; New York County Lawyers’ Association; and the New York State Bar Association.I am very active with the Young Leadership Division of UJA-Federation of New York, and hold or have held the following leadership positions: Member, Young Leadership Council (July 2000-present); Co-Chair, Campaign Task Force (July 2001-present); Member, Young Lawyers’ Division Steering Committee (July 2000-present) and Programming Committee (September 1999-June 2001); Co-Chair, Education and Enrichment Task Force (July 2000-June 2001); and Participant, Makor/Lakum Leadership Development Program (August 1999-May 2000). Victoria Eleanor Wu Professional Experience: Currently I serve as counsel to the Honorable Bradley A. Smith, a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission. My duties focus all legal issues surrounding federal campaign finance regulation for the House, Senate and presidential elections. Before moving to Washington, D.C., I was an associate in the Orlando firm of Gurney and Handley and practiced general civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense. Education and Bar Admission: B.S., University of Akron. J.D., Capital University Law School. Admitted to The Florida Bar, 2000; Middle District of Florida, 2000. Orange County Bar, 2000. Admission to the D.C. Bar pending. Bar Service: ABA Young Lawyers Division, Liaison to the Law Student Division, 2000-02; ABA Young Lawyers Division Law Student Outreach Committee, 2001-02; ABA Presidential Commission on Loan Repayment and Forgiveness, Liaison, 2001-02; ABA House of Delegates, 1998-99; ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors, 1998-99; and ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition Committee, Liaison, 1997-99. Objectives for Board Service: • Accessibility: Serving a diverse group of practitioners across the nation is a daunting challenge, but I want other members to feel as I do – that each of us is a vital part of The Florida Bar and the Young Lawyers Division. It is my goal that the Young Lawyers Division remain accessible, responsive and attentive to the needs of its constituency, particularly those who are out-of-state members.Since my first day in law school, service to the bar has been my great interest. It has enriched my life immeasurably and has given me the opportunity to reach out to groups of people whose voices are sometimes not heard. As a member of the YLD board, I would work towards receptions and mixers for members who are now living in cities with large Florida Bar memberships, like Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. These events would allow members of the bench and bar with Florida ties, regardless of age or length of membership, to meet and network. To this end, I would also focus my efforts on increasing ties between the YLD and the Out-of-State Practitioners Division.• Commitment: Accessibility and hard work are key. YLD members should be assured that the YLD leadership is working to improve services for both in-state and out-of-state members. Serving on the ABA Commission on Loan Repayment and Forgiveness and nearly four years of advocacy for students and young lawyers has taught me the necessity of communication strategies and ties to gain results. As a YLD board member, I would work within the leadership to call attention to the importance of state and national programs that assist young lawyers and the role of the organized bar in lobbying and legislation. I also believe that loan repayment is vital issue for thousands of Florida YLD members, regardless of where they might practice, and will work to make it available to the widest audience.Thank you for your time and attention. 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Southern Tier moves onto phase 3 Friday

first_img(WBNG) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday five regions in the state will move onto phase three of his reopening plan Friday. Additionally, pools and playgrounds may open with county approval. The Southern Tier is one of those regions that will move on.center_img In phase three, restaurants are able to operate at 50 percent capacity and personal-care services can open with safety guidelines.last_img

Drew Barrymore Revisits ‘Never Been Kissed’ Character Josie Grossie

first_img“Thank you for having me! Your studio is so beautiful,” an excited Josie told Barrymore, who said in response, “Oh, so is your ensemble! You know, you didn’t have to dress up just for this.”Drew Barrymore Revisits Never Been Kissed Josie GrossieDrew Barrymore as ‘Josie Grossie’ on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’. YouTubeJosie pointed out that since she’s on TV, the occasion called for the perfect outfit. “It’s the fanciest thing I own, and I never really got to wear it anyway,” Josie said of the pink dress, which was ruined by bullies who tossed eggs at her during a prom night prank. The popular kids also referred to her as “Josie Grossie.”The Flower Beauty founder, for her part, offered to help Josie “make a new memory” for her in the gown. However, as they began to read the news together, it became clear that Josie was not caught up with current events. While reading a headline about the presidential election, she incorrectly listed George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis as the candidates. (Bush, who died in 2018 at age 94, and Dukakis, 87, ran for office in 1988.)- Advertisement – “Oh, Josie — you’ve missed so much,” Barrymore told her former character. “A lot has happened since 1998.”Barrymore starred in Never Been Kissed in 1999 alongside David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Leelee Sobieski, Jeremy Jordan, Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly. The rom-com followed newspaper copywriter Josie Geller (Barrymore) as she goes undercover at her former high school to gather research for a story. While there, she ends up falling for her high school English teacher, Sam Coulson (Vartan).In early October, Barrymore virtually reunited with her former Never Been Kissed costar Jessica Alba on The Drew Barrymore Show. At the time, the Honest Beauty founder praised the Santa Clarita Diet alum for helping out many of the young actors on set.Drew Barrymore Revisits Never Been Kissed Josie GrossieDrew Barrymore in ‘Never Been Kissed’. Suzanne Hanover/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “You popped so many actors as well,” Alba, 39, said. “It felt like camp, but you also, I mean, you really took so many people under your wing and guided them and a lot of us were just really starting out and you set the stage, I would say for us and gave us a platform to be successful, so thank you.”Josie isn’t the first character Barrymore has revisited since recently launching her daytime show. Last month, she recreated her iconic Scream character, Casey Becker, who was Ghostface’s first victim in the 1996 film. In her reimagining of Casey, the Golden Globe winner envisioned what life would be like for the character had she not been slain by the infamous serial killer.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! A blast from the past! It’s been 21 years since Never Been Kissed hit the big screen, and now, star Drew Barrymore is revisiting her former role of Josie Geller — a.k.a. Josie Grossie.During the Drew Barrymore Show on Friday, November 6, the 45-year-old actress brought Josie on as her “copilot” to help deliver the day’s news. Josie, a high school student and aspiring journalist, was decked out in her 1980s prom dress and matching scrunchie alongside a mouth full of braces.- Advertisement –last_img read more

SHORT TIME RENTAL – accommodation with hosts in Spain and Berlin

first_imgEHHA Round TableThe thematic gathering of EHHA (European holiday home association) at the ITB in Berlin, and this year brought to the fore the problems related to the regulation of activities. EHHA was established in 2013 with the aim of bringing together property owners, property managers and OTA platforms, the main stakeholders of STR business. EHHA membership consists of 10 significant OTA platforms, the most famous of which is Airbnb, 16 STR associations from Germany, USA, France, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Scotland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Croatia. Associate members are Maxxton – IT company for business management and Supercontrol – Booking & Management system. EHHA operates through three centers, in Copenhagen, London and Brussels. As things stand, an office in the USA could open soon. Namely, in the USA, where OTA platforms have gained the greatest momentum and where the “sharing economy” has been created, such attempts are now being made to limit or disable such jobs.In the countries of the European Union, there are 20 million beds in households, which is almost twice as many as in hotels. The value of real estate in which accommodation services are provided is estimated at 600 billion euros. Annually, STR (Short time rental) generates 45 million arrivals and generates 80 billion euros in revenue. Of the total cost of travel, only 25% falls on accommodation, and as much as 75% of income is shared by airlines, highway concessionaires, fuel filling stations, mobile phone operators, shops, catering, museums, excursion service providers and many others.The struggle between big and smallLike a copy-paste scenario, members of political elites are increasingly exposing themselves as representatives of big business, powerful companies that still seem to create politics and politicians. Thus, the city administrations of large cities are in favor of restricting the operation of OTA platforms and adopting restrictions for STR. Attempts are being made to limit the number of days of renting accommodation (90, 60…), to ban renting in certain neighborhoods and the like. All of this is happening in circumstances where tourism giants like Airbnb and booking.com are recording high growth rates of mediation between host and guest. Booking.com alone realizes 1,5 million overnight stays per day in apartments and houses worldwide. Younger generations of travelers are looking for STR accommodation and this is something that no law can prevent. Hotel chain owners will have to gradually change their business models because politics cannot protect them from the future.Spanish troublesSpain, one of the strongest tourist countries in the world and synonymous with tourism, is increasingly getting into trouble. Now the long-lasting crisis in the “most touristy” province of Catalonia has no end, in fact, with the arrest of political leaders, it sinks even deeper into uncertainty. One of the drivers of the crisis was the fact that Catalonia generates large incomes from tourism and other activities, but that the province itself benefits little from it. Greater decentralization was required, first of all money, and then the authority to manage the space. This paved the way for independence. The scenario has already been seen and experienced in Croatia. But what the Catalans don’t know, and we do know, is that similar problems continue to arise. Even when independence is fought, because the guys from “Krupni kapital doo” are still creating politics and politicians… speaking of Catalonia, it is worth mentioning Barcelona, ​​officially the 7th city in the world in terms of “overtourism”. Barcelona has 300 hotels and the whole of Croatia 600. As far as apartments are concerned, 1,4% of the total housing stock is on offer. But at the round table, it was emphasized that there are still neighborhoods in Barcelona where there are no tourists at all, either through accommodation or the offer of content. Problems occur at “neuralgic points”, well-known places where everything is concentrated – both accommodation and restaurants and shops… Obviously, there is a problem with (non) management of city development.Of the 17 provinces in Spain so far, only Galicia has managed to legally regulate STR, or household accommodation. This was done only last year. Until then, it was not possible to do business with household accommodation at all. The law is the result of cooperation between the legislature and tourism organizations. Now they finally have legal accommodation and statistics, indicators of tourist traffic. Admittedly, only in the size of 5.500 legal facilities, but they are trying to bring people closer to the possibility of legal business through road show animation and raise that number.Chaos of legislationAs far as regulations at the state level are concerned, they do not exist, the competence is reduced to the level of provinces, the provinces give powers to their cities, and these in turn interpret the legal framework in their own way. There is currently chaos in Spain with legislation. In general, any business planning is almost impossible, because the rules are not known and new regulatory regulations are constantly being added. Due to all this, Novasol has been present in Spain for only a few years, with only 3.000 facilities on offer. The same agency in Croatia has 12 facilities.In the entire territory of the Kingdom of Spain, in a way, 125 buildings are legally offered and over a million buildings are rented out. Only 000% of the capacity operates legally.The Berlin caseBerlin is often mentioned as the city with the most restrictive approach to the STR. Until recently, there were “spies” in function, who controlled the entrances to residential buildings. That “secret police” spied on their fellow citizens in collusion for dissatisfied citizens and stalked tourists who would stay in apartments. It was the result of a ban on legally renting apartments. At the time of this ban, which was justified by the lack of housing for residents, only 1% of the total housing stock returned to the real estate market. Only then was it established that citizens own only 14% of the housing stock in Berlin. Everything else is owned by companies. There were large investments in housing, but the apartments were empty for a long time. Whether this was due to an artificial rise in prices, money laundering or something else, is not yet known. However, the city authorities decided that the apartment should not be empty for more than 6 months, and subsequently that period was reduced to 3 months. What feels like a problem now is that there is almost no “native” to receive guests. The spirit of Berlin was lost. Some political currents want to restore such a model. The FPD party is in the lead.Our beautiful CroatiaWhen we compare all this with the situation in Croatia, we should be satisfied. We have good legal solutions, we have statistics and registered turnover, and paid sojourn tax and paid income tax… The restrictions set by our Law on Catering for providers of catering services in the household, are in a good range. If it would be good to “copy” something from others, it is this provision from Berlin that the apartment cannot be empty for more than 6 (3) months. If something like this were applied, especially to our coast, large investments in housing would be curbed. We also have a case where the apartment ownership ratio will increasingly benefit investors. The domicile population is under pressure from all sides with the construction of residential buildings built by successful entrepreneurs from all over Croatia and the surrounding countries. That is real “apartmentization”. These apartments are in operation for a maximum of 60 days a year and “eat” space. Nobody lives in the apartment buildings, guests are waiting for the “key under the rug”. Of course, the guys from “Krupni i krupnije kapital doo” have their fingers in it, who are “breaking the ice”. Then everyone else follows them. However, the labels “apartmentization”, “overtourism”, “tourism phobia”, are attached only to the domicile population. They want to stop growth.So we went from good things to less good ones. Which no one cares about. And they should. Because if it happens that the local community is left with no benefit from tourism, only “strats and shackles”, then real “tourism phobia” could appear. Between the Spanish chaos in the segment of family accommodation and the Turkish effort to make accommodation with the hosts, we in Croatia have a huge advantage.Are we aware of what we have ?Author: Nedo Pinezić www.nedopinezic.comlast_img read more

Drunken son fatally stabs pa after quarrel

first_imgRandy meanwhile sustained injuries on the head. He was brought to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district for medical treatment. Charges will be filed against him. Officers of the Dingle police station said the killing may have been triggered by a land conflict between the Humpays./PN Reynaldo Humpay, 69, had a heated argument with his son Randy, 46, a police report showed. Reynaldo, despite sustaining stab wounds on the chest and stomach, managed to retaliate by hitting his son’s head using a hard object.Reynaldo was rushed to the Dingle Rural Health Clinic where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”center_img The altercation led to Randy stabbing his father at around 9 p.m. on May 31. Police said the suspect used a 10-inch knife. ILOILO City – What started out as a drinking spree turned deadly between a father and his son in Barangay Licu-an, Dingle, Iloilo.last_img read more

State Ends Fiscal Year With Budget Surplus, $2 Billion In Reserve

first_imgState Auditor Suzanne Crouch released new numbers detailing Indiana’s fiscal condition Monday.Indiana’s fiscal condition remains strong. State auditor Suzanne Crouch has released the state’s 2014 Closeout Report today, which shows that Indiana ended Fiscal Year 2014 with a $2 billion reserve and a surplus of $106.8 million.“Every day, my office contributes to Indiana’s financial stability by assuring payments can and should be made. We ensure those payments are timely, transparent and accurate to confirm that every tax dollar goes to its intended purpose,” said Auditor Crouch.“The trust a taxpayer grants to an elected official is a sacred trust. Every tax dollar should be spent with serious consideration and respect for the individuals who earned those dollars. Each tax dollar has a name and a face attached to it.”The Closeout Report also shows that expenditures grew 2.1 percent from 2013, which is less than the 10- year average level of inflation at 2.45 percent.“At the end of the fiscal year, we do not want to have to go back to Hoosier taxpayers and raise taxes because we need more money,” Crouch said. “By living within our means, keeping prudent reserves and identifying areas of potential growth, we can continue to make Indiana the fiscal envy of the nation.”last_img read more

Clarissa M. Striecker

first_imgClarissa Mary Catherine Striecker, age 90 of Batesville, died Sunday April 29, 2018, at Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio.  Born March 26, 1928, in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Alvina (Nee: Schrank) and Joseph Weber.  She married Arthur Striecker April 23, 1949, at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death April 17, 2008.  Clarissa was a homemaker and up until retirement worked as a furniture refinisher at Romweber’s Furniture.Clarissa was an excellent baker and remarkable seamstress and shared these talents with her daughters.  Special occasions always included multiple desserts and the great food! She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening and was so proud of her flowers.She is the beloved mother of daughters Evelyn (Bob) Farr, Donna (Ron) Purdy, Lucy (Neal) Broughton; dear sister to 12 younger brothers and sisters along with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.Visitation is Friday, May 4th, from 10-11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Fire Department or the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.last_img read more