FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently named an Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Legislator of the Year for her work to pass a long-term road funding plan.“We were committed to remaining fiscally responsible while passing the largest road funding plan in the state’s history,” Sullivan said. “Local communities maintain 86 percent of our roads and bridges. I would like to thank AIM for its work to continually improve Indiana’s cities and towns, and for supporting our road funding plan. This push to upgrade our state’s infrastructure will have a positive effect on our community and state for many years.”In addition to Sullivan, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) were honored by AIM for their work to fund a long-term plan to improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. As a result of the legislation, cities and towns across the state are now ramping up for major road maintenance projects that have been long-delayed, according to Matt Greller, AIM CEO.“It’s a true honor to thank House Speaker Bosma and Representatives Brown, Soliday and Sullivan for their unwavering dedication this past legislative session,” Greller said. “They worked tirelessly to ensure that 2017 was the year Indiana began re-investing in our infrastructure in a meaningful, sustainable way. Hoosiers will reap the benefits of this investment for decades to come.”Sullivan serves on the House Committee on Roads and Transportation and the House Committee on Ways and Means, which makes recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly on any legislation dealing with the expenditure of money.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“A lot of us that were part of the Laker organization, that felt close to Kobe, obviously we want to just focus on the work at hand,” he said in a phone conversation from Miami. “Kind of like, you know, the ‘Mamba mentality,’ if you will, to be cliche about it. That’s what I kind of focused on.“But I will get caught. I had a conversation with Francisco Pinto (his broadcast partner with the Lakers). We lived a lot of great moments with Kobe. And we both lost it. We had waited about two or three days. I didn’t want to talk to anybody – guys like (fellow broadcaster) Mike Trudell, all of us that were on the planes, Stu Lantz. I was gonna call Stu earlier (Thursday) morning when I was doing some NFL Experience stuff, and I said, ‘I think I’m going to wait because I know I’m going to lose it once I hear Stu’s voice again.’ …“When I see my brothers, when I get back home, I definitely want to go see (former trainer) Gary Vitti as well. I’ve kind of hesitated from giving him a call because, like I said, we’re going to lose it on the phone. We’re grown men, but we have huge hearts. That’s why we all got along great. We’re about family. We’re about unity. And that’s the brotherhood, if you will, around Kobe. You can feel it, all over the place, especially those of us that had the privilege to be on the inside.”It has, he added, “been a bit of a rollercoaster emotionally since we got the news. But we’re staying focused on football.”Garcia Marquez, 46, grew up in Chula Vista and now calls Corona home. His first love was football, and the San Diego Chargers, but has forged a lengthy and varied broadcast resume in two decades in the business. “I’ll tell you what Joey (his brother and the Chargers’ star pass rusher) told me this morning: ‘He’s better than me,’” Garcia Marquez said. “Nick is the perfect example of somebody that grasped everything that he learned from the coaching staff at Ohio State but also competing with Joey himself. … As they got older, Nick started to dominate him at pretty much everything. So he says it’s scary what this kid’s going to do.”But he’s going with the Chiefs, with this explanation: “Special players do special things on special days. I’m feeling Feb 2 is going to be that for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, to (end) that drought finally and represent the AFC West properly.”His predicted score: 35-28. And he says he’s hoping for a lot of touchdown calls.“You know how it is,” he said. “We like to put a little extra oomph into some things here and there.”[email protected]@Jim_Alexander on TwitterGarcia Marquez calls a Kobe Bryant basket Alexander: Sparks’ Seimone Augustus is on point in first game against her old team Alexander: Was there more to Pac-12 delay than health and safety? Alexander: Dodgers-Padres is closer to a fair fight Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Sparks pound Washington for third straight victory He has worked for Telemundo and Univision, as well as Channels 34 and 52 in L.A. He has worked for, among others, the Chargers, USC football, the Dodgers, Angels, Galaxy, A’s and Red Sox as well as the Lakers, called baseball and football for ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes, and has called five World Series and the 2004 Olympic basketball tournament in Athens.His current workload? He calls a Mexican league’s games in English, working Liga MX soccer with Cobi Jones for FS1. And he works MLB and NFL games and boxing in Spanish for Fox Deportes and NBA games for the Spanish League Pass feed available throughout Central America and the Caribbean, as well as Mexico and Spain.Varied enough for you?“And in between, I’m studying for each and every one of those events that I’m going to have to be ready for, so basically my week doesn’t stop,” he said. “The only times I take breaks are when I go out for a little coffee run with my wife or we go out for a movie, man. Other than that, I’m locked in mad scientist mode preparing for the next one.”Leading up to Sunday’s game between San Francisco and Kansas City, Garcia Marquez is appearing on two Fox Deportes shows every night this week: “NFLeros,” an NFL-specific, Xs and Os show, and “Fox Deportes En Vivo,” a more general sports show that, for obvious reasons, is based in Miami this week.“It’s absolutely that (Super Bowl) vibe all over Miami Beach,” he said. “We have the shows there on the beach. I mean, literally in the middle of the show we’ll grab some footballs (and) we’ll start tossing footballs into the crowd. We’re asking them to do a little trivia Q and A. We’re just incorporating the fans because they all want to feel part of the NFL and Super Bowl experience, and the way this has been set up this year in particular, it definitely feels like that access is there.“And I can only imagine how much bigger it’s going to get as we go to Sunday.”Fox Deportes broadcaster Adrian Garcia Marquez (holding football) interacting with the Fox NFL Sunday crew.Oh, and yes, he does have a prediction.Garcia Marquez likes San Francisco’s defense, a lot, and has particular praise for the Niners’ rookie defensive end, Nick Bosa.Related Articles Super Bowl week is almost always the pinnacle of a broadcaster’s career, regardless of how many other sports or big events dot the resume.But for Adrian Garcia Marquez, who will call Sunday’s game in Spanish for Fox Deportes, the weeklong workload in Miami of research, interviews, and two nightly shows leading up to the game have been a way to take his mind off of a terrible week.Garcia Marquez was the Spanish TV voice of the Lakers for six seasons on Time Warner Cable/Spectrum Deportes, from January, 2012 through August, 2018, when the network was shut down. He was a witness to the final seasons of Kobe Bryant’s career, and the tragic death of nine people including Bryant in a helicopter accident Sunday morning shocked him just as it did the rest of us.The emotions probably will hit him full force Monday morning. For now, he has tried to keep his mind on his work in Miami this week, and that’s probably the best antidote. Alexander: How will spectator sports look after COVID-19?