CITY COUNTY OBSERVER 2016 ELECTION COVERAGE BEGINSThe filing deadline for candidates for Vanderburgh County offices and the Indiana Legislature is today at noon. The City-County Observer is, as always, going to bring our readers the information they need about the candidates of both parties to make the best decisions about who to support in the May primary and the November general elections.We do believe it is time to take a fresh, 21st century approach to informing our readers about the candidates. We will not distribute a questionnaire, but will extend a personal invitation to each office seeker to tell us why our readers should vote for them. There has been a trend among candidates to simply ignore questionnaires that many organizations and news outlets distribute, because they are often perceived as being “slanted” or having “gotcha” questions. By giving them a chance to tell us what their special qualifications for the office they seek are, why they are seeking office, or whatever else they want our readers to know, we hope to get full participation from the candidates.We are looking forward to the election season and we hope that all of our readers will look to us for the information they need to make sound choices.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
U.S. Navy has directed Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to deploy the cable operated unmanned recovery vehicle (CURV) 21 to join the search efforts for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan.The search effort, which began on November 15, when the submarine went missing, recently shifted focus to undersea assets capable of deep seafloor searches.The CURV-21 arrived in Argentina in an Air Force C-5 on Friday, December 01, 2017.CURV-21 is a 6,400-pound remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with continuous transmission frequency modulation (CTFM) sonar for target detection and a high-resolution digital still camera, black and white, and color television camera.In addition to CURV-21, Russian oceanographic research ship Yantar will join the search along with the U.S. Atlantis research vessel. The vessels are equipped with deep submergence vehicles that allow them to examine undersea areas nearly 6,000 meters deep.