The Allman Brothers Band just recently opened up their archives and pulled out a gem, as the band released Live From A&R Studios, a live radio concert held at A&R Studios in New York, NY on August 26, 1971. The performance featured a number of tributes to King Curtis, who had recently passed away after being murdered, and brothers Duane and Gregg Allman are in top form.Fortunately, the album is available to be streamed in full via Spotify. Tune in to the nine-track album below, which includes a number of classic cuts like “Statesboro Blues,” “One Way Out,” “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” and more.You can stream it below, or head to Spotify.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.INDIANAPOLIS – Romantic notes, hand holding and first kisses – young love is typically full of blissful moments.But that’s not the case for all Indiana teenagers.Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of prevention initiatives for Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says an estimated 12 percent of teens experience some form of dating abuse each year that can result in emotional or social difficulties, physical injuries and trouble learning.“We see a lot of things ranging from physical forms of abuse to emotional abuse, name calling, put-downs,” she explains. “You know, it’s typically a series of behavior used to make the person feel not good about themselves, to feel dependent on their partner, to feel controlled.”The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has designated October Domestic ViolenceAwareness Month.Yeakle says her organization is encouraging parents to talk to their teens about healthy, responsible dating relationships to show them what respectful behavior is so they can give and expect to receive it from a dating partner.Yeakle says a national study found only about 25 percent of parents reported talking with their child about dating relationships. But she says having the conversation can help to prevent dating abuse, and show the child that his or parents’ door is always open.“It’ll let your kids know, ‘You know, we’re here for you as parents if you ever have trouble,’ because you’ve already started having those conversations early,” she says. “You’ve really set the stage to enable your kids to come to you if they are having trouble.”Yeakle stresses engaging in conversations about preventing abuse and standing for healthy behaviors is also important in schools, at sports clubs and youth service organizations.“That’s where kids really learn how relationships work and if we can guide them toward respectful relationship behaviors, we’ll have a lot less abuse to respond to,” she points out.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.Mary Kuhlman
Saturday was finally an almost perfect day to watch and participate in a track meet. Many members of the Batesville High School men and women’s track and field team traveled to Indianapolis to Lawrence Central High School to compete in the Midwest Prepmeet.This meet is a little unique, as competitors need to qualify at certain times and distances to be invited to compete. This year, Batesville had the most number of events and athletes competing here than they ever have in the past. Having to meet the qualifying standards, makes this meet highly competitive…the best competition we have seen thus far. It is also great experience for these athletes to help prepare them for the big meets at the end for the year.Medal awards were given to the top 8 athletes in each event and the Bulldogs were able to bring several of these home. The first medal winners were the girls 4 x 800m relay team. The relay placed 6th overall, running over 20 seconds faster than they have this year, which also ended up being a new school record!!! The old record set at this meet last year was 10:14. This year’s squad cut almost 4 second from that clocking in at 10:10.83. Member’s for the team were Mary Poltrack, Maria Wessel, SarahPoltrack and Kelsey Gausman.Also bringing home a medal were: Peter Heil in the 300m hurdles, coming in at 7th place (41.17), Connor Bell in the 800m run- running a 6 second personal best and placing 5th at 2:00.27 and Michael Tunny in the 200m dash, coming through the line 6th, at 23.55.Others competing but coming a little short of a medal, but running great were:100m dash-Sophie Meadows (17th), Tanner Ayette (13th) and Jacob Koehne (18th).200m dash-Sophie Meadows (13th), Jacob Koehne (13th).400m dash-Audrey Hall (14th) and John Moody (26th).800m run-Kelsey Gausman (13th).3200m run-Mary Poltrack (10th) , Sarah Poltrack (16th) and Caleb Moster (17th).High Jump-Kim Tidman (9th).Long Jump-Kim Tidman (11th), Mary Elizabeth Elkins (20th) and Garrett Yorn (22md).Shot put-Samathna Heidlage (9th).4 x 100 relay team-Jacob Koehne, Peter Heil, Garrett Yorn, Tanner Ayette (14th).4 x 400 relay teams of: Madelein Robben, Haylee Harmeyer, Mary Elizabeth Elkins and Sophie Meadows (12th) and Garrett Yorn, John Moody, Peter Heil and Michael Tunny (15th).Congratulations to all of the competitors!Next meet is Tuesday. It will be a two in one meet as we will be making up the meet from a couple of weeks ago against East Central, combined with an already scheduled meet with EC with our JV team. So this will be a ribbon awarded Varsity and JV meet.Action will begin at 5:15 at East Central.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.