DUI CHECKPOINT WARNING: Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for this Weekend

first_imgThe Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 11:00 pm until 2:00 am.Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department, Indiana State Police and the Indiana State Excise Police will join together to conduct this checkpoint.The location for Saturday’s checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured in July and August of this year indicated that several geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes. The upcoming checkpoint will be located within one of those areas. Hit and run crashes are often the result of impaired drivers who try to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene.The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers (thereby reducing the occurrence of alcohol and drug related traffic crashes). Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).PREVIOUSLY: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day Weekend EnforcementFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Excess maternal weight gain increases birth weight, study finds

first_imgExpectant mothers who gain large amounts of weight tend to give birth to heavier infants who are at higher risk for obesity later in life. But it’s never been proven that this tendency results from the weight gain itself, rather than genetic or other factors that mother and baby share. A large population-based study from Harvard researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston, looking at two or more pregnancies in the same mother, now provides evidence that excess maternal weight gain is a strong, independent predictor of high birth weight.The study, published Online First in the British medical journal, The Lancet, highlights the importance of weight management efforts even before birth.“Since high birth weight, in turn, increases risk for obesity and diseases such as cancer and asthma later in life, these findings have important implications to general public health,” says co-author David Ludwig, MD, PhD, a Harvard Medical School associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. “It’s appropriate for a baby to be born with some fat, but a baby born too fat indicates that the fetus developed in an abnormal environment during the most critical nine months of life.”Ludwig and collaborator Janet Currie, PhD, of the Department of Economics at Columbia University, used statewide birth records to examine all known singleton births in Michigan and New Jersey from 1989 through 2003. They identified mothers with two or more live births, allowing a comparison of pregnancies in the same mother. Infants born before 37 weeks or after 41 weeks of gestation were excluded, as were mothers with diabetes and infants with extremely low or high birth weights. This left 513,501 women and 1,164,750 infants for analysis.On average, the women gained an average of 30 pounds during their pregnancies, but with much variation; 12 percent of pregnancies involved weight gains of more than 44 pounds. High-birth-weight babies (8.8 lbs or more) accounted for 12 percent of all births.“When comparing between siblings to control for genetic influences, we found that increasing amounts of maternal weight gain led to the birth of progressively heavier infants,” says Ludwig.Compared to those gaining just 18-22 pounds, expectant mothers gaining 44-49 pounds were 1.7 times more likely to have a high-birth-weight baby, and those gaining more than 53 pounds were 2.3 times more likely to do so. The pattern was the same after excluding women who had ever smoked, those who delivered by caesarean section, and those who had any pregnancy of less than 39 weeks or more than 40weeks.Animal studies suggest that excess maternal weight or excess weight gain during pregnancy affects the uterine environment, producing changes in the hypothalamus, pancreatic islet cells, fat tissue and other systemsthat regulate body weight. “Hormones and metabolic pathways, and even the structure of tissues and organs that play a role in body weight maintenance are affected,” says Ludwig.Recently updated guidelines from the Institute of Medicine suggest that women gain 28 to 40 pounds if underweight at the start of pregnancy, 25 to 35 pounds if they are normal weight, 15 to 25 pounds if overweight, and 11 to 20 pounds if obese.The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

Stylish Gold Coast home designed to make the most of limited space

first_imgThe master bedroom has multiple windows to let in lots of natural light.Outside, there is an entertainment deck and saltwater pool.Mr Giles said the kitchen was his favourite part of the home.“I think the kitchen is a cracker, it’s a massive kitchen,” he said.“It’s the heart of the house.”As well as the double garage, he said there was plenty of off-street parking.The fact that it was within walking distance of schools and local cafes was a bonus.“If we weren’t living in Palm Beach, we’d be in there, we’d be enjoying it,” Mr Giles said. DETAILS The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and stainless steel appliances. 25 Boundary St, Currumbin Waters.‘LOOKS can be deceiving’ is a mantra that rings true for this Currumbin Waters home.Its footprint is relatively small but the four-bedroom residence on Boundary St was designed to make the most of its limited space.Owners Dave and Mel Giles bought the vacant 405sq m block a year ago. The upstairs living area is ideal for children or teenagers.center_img The downstairs living room flows into the dining area and kitchen.As their Palm Beach home’s value was increasing, they decided to stay where they were and build on their new Currumbin Waters block before selling it.Mr Giles, who is a builder by trade, said they treated the planning and building process as if they were going to move in, making sure there was plenty of space for families.“We just tried to maximise as much floor space as we could but also have usable outside space as well,” the father-of-three said.It has an open living area with a butler’s pantry off the kitchen.Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, the main of which has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and a family room.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Agent: Leanne Frohmuller and Rob Cinelli, LJ Hooker Palm Beach Features: Saltwater pool, butler’s pantry, stainless steal kitchen appliances, study nook, double garage, electric security entrance Price: Offers over $900,000 Inspections: Saturday, 10.30-11amlast_img read more

James Webster

first_imgJames Leonard Webster, 70 of Moores Hill passed away September 1, 2016 at his home.  He was born Friday April 5, 1946 in Milan the son of Leonard and Clara (Lovelace) Webster.  He served his country having been in the US Air Force and was a former employee of Seagrams.  He was a member of the Moores Hill American Legion Post #209.  He enjoyed watching sports and listening to music.Jim is survived by son Andrew (Emily) Webster of Erlanger, Ky; brothers Billy Jo Webster and Larry Webster both of Moores Hill, sisters Diana Roberts of Aurora,  Donna Sue Lamkin and Barbara McAdams both of Moores Hill.Services will be Saturday September 24, 2016; 11AM at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Mooreshill with Gene Belew officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Moores Hill American Legion Post #209. Visitation will be 10-11 AM Saturday September 24 at the funeral home. 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156 Moores Hill, IN 47032. Memorials may be made to Moores Hill American Legion Post #209.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more