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July 27, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For July 27-28


... to the New Albany 9-10-year-old All-Star team for winning its third-straight state championship Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Highland.

What a great accomplishment for these future big leaguers and for the New Albany Little League.

— Chris Morris, assistant editor


... to a very good Samaritan.

A reader who wished to remain anonymous wrote the News and Tribune this letter last week, and I thought it was worth sharing:

“Cheers to the good Samaritan that stopped on Second Street in Louisville on Friday night, July 19, and saved me from the beating I was receive from two to three men with bats or pipes, who were trying, I guess, to steal my m-oped.

If not for this man, I truly believe I wouldn’t be here now. I want him to know he made a difference; he didn’t have to stop.

At risk of his own well-being, he interceded and saved me. It’s good to know that there are still people out there who really care and will go to extreme lengths to help someone else.

God will smile on you for your selfless act in the face of danger and know I will always appreciate what you have done for me, my children and family. You are my hero.”

— Editor Shea Van Hoy

— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

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