Vermont and New York TV Stations Stick With Feb. 17 End of Analog Broadcasting

first_imgAlthough Congress has passed legislation to allow TV stations to extend their analog broadcasts until June, local stations in Vermont and northeastern New York plan to shut off analog broadcasts on the original deadline of midnight February 17. Stations WCAX (Channel 3), WFFF (Channel 44), WNNE (Channel 31), WPTZ (Channel 5), WVNY(Channel 22), Mountain Lake PBS (Channel 57) and Vermont Public Television (Channels 33, 20, 28 and 41) looked at the high level of readiness of the local market and the confusion a delay could bring and decided to stay with the February date.Jim Condon, executive director of the Vermont Association of Broadcasters, said, The extension of the analog shutoff will be a great help to viewers in parts of the country that are not ready. Here in Vermont, after more than a year of helping local viewers prepare for the end of analog broadcasting, we know that most of our local viewers are ready. Cable and satellite companies have done their part; stores have maintained a good supply of digital converter boxes, and station staff have helped thousands of viewers individually.The stations will continue working one on one with viewers who need assistance, up to and after the end of analog broadcasting. Stations will also staff a special DTV Help Line at Vermont Public Television where people can get help after the shutoff of analog signals. The toll-free number for that line will be announced at the time of the shutoff.Viewers are welcome to contact the stations at:WCAX (802) 652-6300, www.wcax.com(link is external)WFFF (802) 660-9333, www.FOX44.net(link is external)WPTZ/WNNE (518) 561-5555 (NY) or (802) 655-5455 (VT), www.wptz.com(link is external)WVNY (802) 660-9333, www.abc22.com(link is external)Mountain Lake PBS (518) 563-9770, www.mountainlake.org(link is external)Vermont Public Television 1-800-639-7811, www.vpt.org(link is external)last_img read more

Places to visit on your BIG trip to the tropical paradise of Indianapolis

first_imgIf you’re lucky enough to be traveling to the tropical paradise of Indianapolis to support the Wisconsin men’s basketball team at the Big Ten Tournament over spring break, you’re going go want to make sure your off-court activities rival those of your friends in Miami and Cancun.Here is a list of places to check out in Indy to make sure that your trip down towards the covered bridge capital of the world is up to par.Places to EatBub’s Burdgers & Ice CreamLeave your mark in Indy by putting your picture on Bub’s wall of “Champions of the Big Ugly” by finishing the one-pound “Big Ugly” burger. Bub’s also offers smaller hand-pattied fresh burgers if you aren’t up the one-pounder challenge.Edwards Drive-InEdwards offers a variety of items on its menu, but the staple is its pork tenderloin sandwich and onion rings. Wash that down with homemade root beer made from a 50-year-old recipe.Bazbeaux PizzaIn the heart of downtown Indianapolis on Massachusetts Avenue, Bazbeaux Pizza rivals Ian’s with its unique topping combinations. Pair up your slice with the famous garlic cheese bread.Get your drink onMacNiven’s Restaurant and BarOn Massachusetts Avenue, MacNiven’s Restaurant and Bar sports a Scottish-American theme and offers a wide variety of craft brews and wine.The RathskellerIf you are feeling a little homesick after two whole days away from Madison, you can feel like you are back at the Memorial Union at the Rathskeller on East Michigan Street. The menu features a wide variety of German beers and there is always live music on the weekendsWhen not eating or drinkingNCAA Hall of ChampionsIf you can’t get enough of basketball, or sports in general, check out the NCAA Hall of Champions where all of collegiate athletics are honored with video highlights and memorabilia from the NCAA’s past. It also features a 1930s-style basketball court for you to enjoy.[Photos via Anders Adermark/Flickr, tstrayer76/Flickr]last_img read more

Lakers coach Luke Walton praises guard Josh Hart, says he makes ‘winning plays’

first_img“He was making winning plays all over the court,” Walton said about Hart’s performance against Phoenix. “I thought it was directly related to how he played: Fighting over screens, tagging on the weak side, getting a steal when they were hurting us early in the game with those rolls to the rim, making the extra pass.“Everything we always preach about, he was doing those things, and he knocked down a couple shots, too.” Related News Lakers monitor LeBron James’ minutes to prevent ‘Cleveland all over again’ Lonzo Ball not aware of his greatness, LeBron James says The second-year player out of Villanova has averaged 9.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game this season. He has shot 45.7 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from 3-point range.The Lakers will host the Spurs on Wednesday. They’ll carry a 14-9 record into that matchup.center_img Hart finished the win with six points and two assists in 18 minutes on the floor. Walton said scoring is “not what’s most important” for Hart.“What’s most important is winning plays and winning games,” Walton said. “I’m sure everybody wants to score but he sure seems — lately he’s just been out there having fun, playing for the joy of trying to win. He’s put together a couple really nice games in a row for us.” Luke Walton believes Josh Hart is a difference-maker for the Lakers.The 23-year-old guard has posted inconsistent offensive numbers for Los Angeles this season. But, Walton, the third-year Lakers coach, said Hart impacts the game in ways that don’t appear on the stat sheet after his team’s 120-96 win over the Suns on Sunday.last_img read more