YESTERYEAR: Hose House #15by PAT SIDES For Willard Library In the decade after 1900, the area surrounding Bayard Park was developed into a neighborhood of substantial residences. The area was then on the eastern outskirts of Evansville, and when plans were announced to build Hose House #15 to protect the houses, some homeowners were concerned that such a functional structure would diminish the neighborhood’s visual appeal. The architectural design conformed to the residences, however, and construction was completed in the fall of 1909, along with a police substation offering more protection. Located at 960 S. Grand Avenue, Hose House #15 closed in 1962 but has since been used for other purposes. This photo was taken soon after the hose house opened.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Aljamain Sterling Jamaican Aljamain Sterling defeated Brazilian Augusto Mendes by a unanimous decision on Saturday at Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday.The judges’ scored Sterling a winner by were 29-28 across the board.After a slow start Aljamain Sterling’s mixed martial arts skills were on point, as he feinted with kicks to keep his opponent on the backfoot.Sterling (13-2) won for the first time since a finish of Johnny Eduardo in Dec. 2015, which brought him to 12-0.Now back in the win column after a pair of losses, Sterling should be boosted by his all-around performance after admitting doubts about his style. Mendes goes back to the drawing board after an upset of Frankie Saenz in his previous outing.
SAN FRANCISCO — Walker Buehler really did make it to Rancho Cucamonga. But he might have spent more time on the Southland’s freeways than he did at LoanMart Field, home of the Class-A Quakes.After throwing five scoreless innings in his first major-league start Monday at Dodger Stadium, Buehler was officially optioned to the California League team. It was a procedural move. Buehler didn’t actually join the Quakes, though he did throw a bullpen session there Thursday before taking his girlfriend to LAX and hustling to Dodger Stadium to catch the team bus back to the airport for their flight to San Francisco.“Three-and-a-half hours on the freeways – welcome to L.A.,” Buehler joked.Buehler will be welcomed back to the Dodgers’ roster Saturday when he will be added – most likely as the 26th man allowed for doubleheaders – and start the first game against the San Francisco Giants. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t see any butterflies in Buehler’s outing Monday. But he did see the high anxiety caused by facing a major-league lineup.“I did see a little bit of – if a pitch didn’t go his way as far as a called strike or ball, it’s more impactful on him. I think it affected him a little bit more than it might have in the minor leagues,” Roberts said. “He understands in the minor leagues he could probably overpower guys where he really understands here how important every pitch is. So when it doesn’t go his way, there’s a little bit of body language. You really want every pitch to go your way if it’s close.“But that just comes with pitching in the big leagues. Again, there’s no lack of confidence for Walker. He’s going to be just fine.”SEAGER SITSDodgers shortstop Corey Seager was not in the starting lineup Friday, two days after injuring the hip flexor on his right side. Seager slipped while trying to field a pop-up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Miami Marlins.“Just not that fluid (moving),” said Seager, who turned 24 on Friday. “It’s just a little tight in the front (of his hip) and a little sore but nothing to worry about.”Seager said he could “very easily” have played Friday but the decision was made to give him a second day off (the Dodgers did not play Thursday) to “make sure it doesn’t go backwards.”Roberts said he expects to have Seager back in the lineup for one if not both games of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader.“Looking at the schedule, with 11 games in the next 10 days, it just made sense (to give him Friday off),” Roberts said.UP NEXTGame 1 – Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Giants RHP Chris Stratton (2-1, 2.32 ERA), Saturday, 1 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Game 2 – Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (0-2, 3.72 ERA) at Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (2-0, 0.35 ERA), Saturday, 7 p.m., KTLA/5 and SportsNet LA (where available) Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Nerves or excitement over the big-league assignment is the “obvious” explanation for any of those inefficiencies, Buehler acknowledged. But he said he didn’t really feel much different for the starting assignment than he did as a September call-up pitching out of the bullpen last year.“Not really. There was one new thing (starting),” he said. “And if you think about it, on the baseball calendar I was there just a month ago.” “Not having my best stuff, I was still able to put up zeroes,” Buehler said of his start Monday. “You take some confidence from it. Obviously, I can do better than that.”Buehler’s issues Monday were not with the quality of his stuff – his fastball averaged 97.7 mph – but with his command. He needed 89 pitches to get through five innings and walked three.“Yeah, I thought the ball was coming out of my hand well but the fastball command wasn’t as good as it should be,” he said. “I don’t think I got a swing-and-miss on my curveball. That usually means it’s coming out of my hand too early. And I wasn’t as good on 0-0 as I want to be.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
…Venezuelan pillion rider criticalA taxi service owner was on Friday evening killed when the CBR he was riding slammed into the side of a car at Blairmont, West Bank Berbice.Dead is Tryone Kishore, called “Wildy”, 34, of Lot 140 Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice.Reports are Kishore, a father of one, was riding motorcycle CH 6922, and was heading out of Blairmont Settlement when the accident occurred. This newspaper was told that Kishore slammed into motorcar HC 4204, being driven by a 45-year-old man from Section ‘E’ D’ Edward Village, West Coast Berbice.Three passengers in the car said that Kishore was heading in the opposite direction at a fast rate of speed as he served into the path of the car.According to the eyewitnesses, the driver manoeuvred partly off the road, but not before the motorcycle slammed into the side. The pillion rider – a Venezuelan — was sent flying, and landed on the parapet, while Kishore and the motorcycle proceeded into the nearby canal.Several minutes later, he was pulled from the water and was reported dead.Residents say the taxi service owner had earlier been seen imbibing at a bar in Blairmont, and was on his way out of the village when the accident occurred.Reports are also that the motorcycle was acquired a few days prior to Friday’s accident.Meanwhile, the pillion rider was rushed to the Fort Wellington Cottage Hospital, where she was receiving medical attention up to press time. She reportedly suffered a broken hip and leg, and is suffering from internal injuries to her chest.The driver of the car was taken into custody and is currently assisting with investigations. No trace of alcohol was detected when a breathalyzer test was conducted on the taxi driver.Dead: Tryone Kishore