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Pardon the Apperance at is going through a change that began on the evening of Friday, November 9. If you’re viewing the site Friday evening, you may see some parts of the site in transition until the change is complete by January 2013.

Why the change?

This is primarily not a “redesign” to change the basic look or functionality of the site. Rather, we needed to move to a new back-end platform (the tool our editors use to program the site) and as a side effect, some things needed to change. is switching from the Posterous platform to the sometime after 2013. Some pages may be moved and rearranged to better serve you.

While the site will mostly function the same as before for readers, the new back-end platform will allow our editors to bring you fresher content and also more content from the sites in the Aeverine Zinn Holdings family. We’re also excited that the move gave us an opportunity to improve a few things.

What’s new and improved?

We’ve made some slight changes to the homepage in an effort to surface more of the content that our readers were engaging with the most.

In articles, photos and videos will appear in a slideshow at the top of the article page rather than in a separate section that you have to click away to see. There are links at the top of each article page to hide the photos or view them larger if you like.

Many of our inside section pages have been revamped to bring you fresher content every day. Unfortunately there were some items we were not able to rebuild on some pages, but there are also some new items.

The site has been upgraded and we hope you’ll find it easier to use. All of the content still appear there. We’re also trying out a new format to make it easier to scroll through previous items from the archives. We will look into rolling that format out  soon.

The navigation bar at the top will not displays sub-navigation items when you hover over a topic. This may need some getting used to at first, but we hope this makes our section pages easier to find.

Where can I find [fill in the blank]?

Some of our page URLs have changed. We’ve added redirects for most of the major pages so that if you’ve bookmarked an old URL, you’ll automatically be taken to the new version of the page. If you’re having trouble finding something, check the top navigation or our Site Index page.

Note that some old or obsolete pages were not rebuilt in the new system (for instance, pages displaying election results from many years ago).

How can I submit feedback about the new site?

We’d love to hear what you think about the changes, and please alert us if you discover something that’s not working properly or that you think can be improved. You can leave a comment on this blog post or email me at the contact page. Due to high volume, I may not be able to respond to each message individually, but I will be reading the emails and we’ll continue trying to improve the experience. Please pardon our appearance while we work on finishing touches and thanks for being part of the Indiana’s LGBT community!





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Big Changes to on July 4, 2012

By Robyn Matthewson

Aeverine Zinn is making changes to her web site, As Aeverine revealed on Facebook:

Big Changes are in store for my web site, starting July 4, 2012! There will be some new web pages and I will notified those via email–I am inviting them to Twitter (if they haven’t done so already) and have their own Facebook Pages admined by myself and those notified. Their biographies will be posted on

Look for the biographies of Ava’s BFF of 12 and her Family in the near future.


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Aeverine Zinn closing INNewsCenter

When I launched INNewsCenter at Mississinewa High School as part of a Computer Technology project on November 1, 1999, INNewsCenter covered only the Fort Wayne and Indianapolis markets. Over the years, the site grew into 20 markets and the five states that surround Indiana.

During the twelve years INNewsCenter went through four different domains (on GeoCities, Tripod, and

During the last several years, the fate and future of INNewsCenter has been challenged, including the 2006 C&D from Gray Television and Scripps, among others. Two notable challenges that ultimately deicded INNewsCenter’s fate proved to be the Bright House Networks/WISH-TV dispute in October 2008 and the aftermath in my origin of Marion, indiana that followed by WANE-TV, WPTA, and WISE-TV being gone from Bright House Networks in Marion, and more recently Nexstar’s spat with Fox that cost Evansville’s WTVW and Fort Wayne’s WFFT.

With the announcement of Aeverine Zinn, yours truly, auditioning for American Idol’s 11th season in Pittsburgh, the Bright House Networks/WISH-TV dispute from October 2008, WFFT losing Fox on August 1, 2008, and my bout from recent pysical, menal, and emotional health scares that began last June, has lead me to only one decision.

It is with sadness and regret that I have decided to shut down after 12 years in operation. INNewsCenter on YouTubewill stay in operation with an occasional video when I have the time. This was not an easy decision for me that I had to consider many things to consider..

In closing, I want to say to all visitors that ever visted INNewsCenter, you have all been very grateful over the 12 years. So give a fair break. If you don’t, I promise you whomever buys the domain name will just put another Encyclopedia Dramatica-type web site. Then you’ll be sorry.
As I enter a new chapter in my life, I will be writing a new song in the memory of INNewsCenter. I will give you a hint – It will be a medley of the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s My Way and another song to be announced on the “Aeverine Zinn for American Idol” Facebook page.

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Pittsburgh – Ava’s Audition for American Idol July 15, 2011

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to many winning sports teams. Will it be the home of the eleventh American Idol? Pittsburgh has a long tradition of jazz, blues, and bluegrass music, and it’s the birthplace of the first all African-American opera company in the United States. Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa’s current hit, “Black and Yellow,” is a tribute to his hometown’s colors. Welcome to “The City of Champions!”


Registration will occur July 13 and July 14. Auditions will occur July 15. Additional details TBD.


The City of Bridges has 446 bridges, 40 of which take you over the city’s rivers. If you’re flying to the Idol audition, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is most likely where you’ll land. Port Authority (PAT) is Pittsburgh’s mass transit system, consisting of buses, trains, and light rail transportation, and for just $2.60 you can take the Port Authority bus to and from the airport. Pittsburgh is also serviced by Amtrak, so you can ride in from Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, and other big cities. Port Authority has a Free Fare Zone, which offers free bus and trolley services downtown. This zone is bound by the rivers, Ross Street, and 11th Street.


Walking around the hilly city will keep you fit on your trip to Pittsburgh. The best way to get a breathtaking view of the city is at the Duquesne Incline. Ride to the top of the incline in a cable car that is over one hundred years old, and it costs less than $5 round trip. Pittsburgh is known as Pop City because of the presence of pop art. Pop art fans won’t want to miss the Andy Warhol Museum. If sports are your thing, look into attending a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park or check out Heinz History Center’s Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Pittsburgh is shaped by three rivers. Get to see them up close and learn about the city’s history and highlights with the Gateway Clipper sightseeing cruise.

Here are some frequently asked questions I am sure that many have asked about the “Aeverine Zinn for American idol 2012”

I’m a friend or a family member of Ava’s, can I join Ava?
Since I am auditioning, there is only room for ONLY ONE FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER with them into the interior of the Pittsburgh audition venue (Heinz Field). In order to be allowed in the audition venue, that friend or family member MUST come with yours truly on registration day in order to obtain their wristband and seat ticket. All others will not be allowed in the audition venue.

No children under the age of 5 years are allowed at the audition venues (you will need to make arrangements for children under age 5.)

What can I bring with me to the auditions?
The list below is not exhaustive and even if an item is listed below, the producers and security reserve the right to ask you to remove any such items from the venue. Any items you bring are your responsibility and all bags are subject to search:
 Banners
 Blankets
 Bottled water
 Cell phones
 Digital or still cameras (no video cameras)
 Hats
 Small bags / backpacks
 Small umbrellas (outdoor venues only)
 Sunglasses
 Sunscreen

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Adding more work and schooling…

More than a year and a half after expanding NoSirGifts services and joining Carey Services, Aeverine Nieves (yours truly) is adding more work and schooling. She will be working at Carey Services more and attending Franklin University of Ohio.

With all the sad news that has been going on during the month of June, I’m happy to report exciting news for yours truly, Aeverine Nieves.

Thursday afternoon, I announced on my Facebook profile that I have been promoted at Carey Services just nearly a year and a half after joining as an employee. Also while on my vacation in Indianapolis, I officially became a student at Franklin University of Ohio, effectively ending a nearly nine-year search for another college/university to attend following my dismissal from Indiana Wesleyan University in September 2001. And last but not least, I am happy to announce NoSirGifts will officially enter the “going green” as a partnership with the Grant County Recycling Center in Gas City.

The unbelievable growth and success of NoSirGifts’ Outdoor Antenna System Package and Carey Services made this an easy decision for the expansion to include Franklin University of Ohio demonstrates the my commitment to my past and the future. I’ve lived in the Marion, Mississinewa, and Eastbrook School districts and attended Mississinewa for many years. And so, yes, what happened — I
chosen Franklin University of Ohio’s Indianapolis location for the placement teasting because there was no college or university that met my standards in Marion; there weren’t. And as we looked at all the
variables this was THE location in the State of Indiana — ’cause I looked all throughout Indiana — that worked for me. But yet I’ve served readers of my web site and blog (as well as NoSirGifts and INNewsCenter HD since 1999 throughout Indiana’s 92 counties and throughout this whole entire region. That’s home for me.

The newly-added Franklin University of Ohio I will be attending will be only over the interent with a schedule yet to be released, and scheduled to make the debut on Monday, August 16th—also the same day that my complete feminine makeover begins.

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New Feature on Ava BS

So I’ve been watching TMZ on TV recently and over the past few months, I’ve been reading the web site of Britney Spears, and with the dispute with Encyclopedia Dramatica that has been ongoing since August of 2007, I’ve decided to kick up a notch.

What is an Ava B.S. Alert?

If you’ve been watching shows such as Entertainment Tonight or TMZ, plus if you read the blog of Britney Spears, you probably have an idea what I am talking about. Anytime you see an Ava BS Alert on this blog from now on, you will also see an image with the word “BULLS#!T” for those of you that want a piece of Ava. Very often since the Encyclopedia Dramatica dispute began, I’ve been plastered all over with bulls#!t stories about Aeverine “Ava” Nieves (yours truly).  This blog on has this new feature “Bulls#!t Alerts.” This will give you the inside-scoop- straight from Ava herself on what’s true and what’s just BS plus a bunch of bunk.

Effective July 4, 2010, if you see or hear about a potential rumor of Aeverine “Ava” Nieves that you belive meets the treshold of an Ava B.S., it should be reported to yours truly Aeverine Nieves Facebook page ONLY (not on the Facebook profile)! If your tip is approved, a free gift from NoSirGifts with a MSRP of $9.99 will be sent to you at the expese of yours truly.


Examples of Ava B.S.

Ava B.S. images are shown are screenshots from the internet in three colors depending on the serverity.


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Ava’s Blog 3.0

After much lazyness on my part, Ava’s Blog 3.0 is now online. The blog now comes to you in social networking format, so you can comment on my posts as they are posted. There are still a few bugs that need to be worked out and a couple a links, buttons, tabs…etc may change in the next couple days.

If you come across issues, find any problems or just plain old mistakes, please email me You can do so in many ways on nsgavafwa (at) Hotmail (dot) com, nsgavafwa (at) Gmail (dot) com, aeverinezinn (at) Ymail (dot) com, or if there’s a problem that needs to be addressed faster contact me on my personal Facebook page (FB friends only–either message or post on wall), Professional Facebook page (everyone else, and become a fan if you aren’t already), MySpace page, on Twitter, on YouTube, or on Veoh.

For now though, enjoy the new blog and upgraded site!

Aeverine (Ava) Nieves
Mississinewa HS Clas of 2001

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