The now operational fountain in the bicentennial plaza outside the Indiana Statehouse.Photo by Brandon Barger,TheStatehouseFile.com Bicentennial Fountain Spouting Off Once AgainSeptember 3, 2019, By Brandon BargerTheStatehouseFiles.comINDIANAPOLIS—After a long wait, the fountain in the centennial plaza at the Indiana Statehouse is spouting once again.The fountain has been shut off since the winter of 2017, because of a problem with the control panel that worked the lights and the water element. It was originally built as part of the plaza commissioned by then-Gov. Mike Pence for Indiana’s bicentennial in 2016.The fountain includes jets that shoot water into the air and small square lights that are lit up with different colors. The fountain also had a cascading front, which turns the fountain into a reflecting pool when the jets are turned off.Earlier in August, Jill Carnell, the chief administrative officer of the Indiana Department of Administration, said the fountain itself cost $1.1 million and was expected to run annually between April 15 to Oct. 15.Carnell said that it took a while for the IDOA to find contractors that could work on the $46,000 repair job on the fountain.“There were several complex repairs and there are not very many vendors who work on fountains,” she said. “It took a while to figure out the best course of action going forward.”After repairs were completed, the fountain was tested last Thursday and was fully operational on Friday. Carnell was very excited that the fountain was repaired on schedule.“We at IDOA hoped to have the fountain operational by mid to late August, so we were glad to meet that deadline last week,” she said.The fountain is expected to continue flowing until Oct.15.FO(TNOTE: Brandon Barger is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Britian’s premier league players may have fallen in love with Ghana’s trending dance move called ‘Alkayida’.Arsenal player, Bacary Sagna led some of his teamates, Lucas Podolski, Per Mertesacker to learn what looks like the dance introduced by hiplife artiste, Guru.It will not be the first time Ghana’s artistic product has gotten attention from unlikely patrons.Last December, Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong posted a video of his Arsenal teammate Lukas Podolski singing to the lyrics of famous R2bees song ‘slow down’.Unfortunately, further checks revealed, the dance by the excited players was just a morning workout move.
Dwight Howard is reason why people should use contraceptives. It looks like the NBA star is trying to start another race all by himself.According to reports, the Houston Rockets center is expecting baby No 6 to his second baby’s mama, according to terezowens.com.If our calculations serve us correctly, that would come to six children with five different women.There are reports that Howard has as many eight children sprinkled across the country.I guess they don’t call Howard “Superman” for no reason.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bron Lindgren for Bron’s AutomotiveBron’s Automotive wants to introduce our new team member, Shawn Long. Shawn formerly worked at Olympia Autohaus where he specialized in Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW. (He still does specialize in these, however he has other strengths which we’ll get to in a second here!)Shawn grew up in Southern California, and attended the well-known and well regarded UTI Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona where he got his degree in Automotive Technology. Upon graduation he gained experience in an independent BMW repair shop, and then moved on to a Toyota Dealership and a Lexus Dealership, where he benefitted from additional factory training classes.He then met his wife of 21 years, Heather, and he’ll tell you his life got even better. Heather grew up in the Northwest and so they moved back up here and Shawn continued the Lexus theme at Seattle Lexus. After 9/11 (2001), Shawn and Heather moved closer to Heather’s parents in Helena Montana. There he did a stint in the Toyota Dealership before expanding his expertise by working for the Subaru Dealership for 3 years. Eventually he moved to Olympia and began working in Independent Shops.Shawn has been an ASE Master Technician for a little over 25 years now, and also achieved the Master Tech Status with Lexus and was only one small class shy of gaining Subaru Master Technician status. (he definitely knows Subaru’s)Shawn and Heather are members of the McKenzie Road Baptist Church in Olympia, where he serves as a Deacon. He also helps them with their website and media presence. When I asked him what his hobbies are, he immediately mentioned a 14-year-old Maltese/Yorkie mix, but also said he and Heather were interested in doing mission work in the future. He also wants to partner with his Dad in restoring his Dad’s 1930 Ford Model A Coupe.One of Shawn’s strong points is that he is both what we refer to as a Gearhead and a Geek. He gets the nuts and bolts and gears that have always been a big part of Auto Repair, but he is also very good at the computerized side of Automotive Repair that is so important on today’s cars. It doesn’t matter if you need the latest software update installed in your BMW, or just need a DOHC timing belt done on your Audi, or a brake job on your Subaru, Shawn can handle it.One of Shawn’s vehicles, a 1964 Mercedes UNIMOG. Photo courtesy: Bron’s Automotive.So, you might wonder what a Tech like this drives? He has a Subaru Outback with 403,000 Miles on it, a 1999 Volvo V70XC with 148,000 Miles on it, and a 1964 Mercedes UNIMOG (pictured!) UNIMOG is apparently German for Universal Motor Vehicle.So, if you formerly went to Autohaus to see Shawn, and have been wondering where he went, or if you would simply like to have a factory trained Technician watching over your vehicle, come over to Bron’s Automotive and meet Shawn, (and the rest of our team for that matter) If you’re lucky, he will have driven his UNIMOG that day. Better yet, click here to make an appointment request for your car.