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Ave Zinn to resume watching American Idol

As most of you are likely now aware, I wasn’t watching American Idol after Jessica Sanchez was robbed of last year’s crown. It was also a 2013 resolution.

I wrangled for weeks whether or not to resume watching the Fox reality singing competition.

Once the finals began, The first four contestants were all male.

“When the word about Burnell Taylor getting voted off Idol, an obligation to watch the programme was deemed necessary,” Ava Zinn commented.

So there… After two straight New Years resolutions were kept the not watching Idol resolution will be broken.

In other news I have decided to expand Vote for the Girls across the Atlantic Ocean into the United Kingdom.

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Ashley Rheam Dies at 29

CREATED: March 16, 2013 5:26 PM EDT
UPDATED: March 16 2013 6:52 PM EDT

Ahley Rheam 1984-2013MARION, IN — It has happened again. Former classmates are heartbroken as another Mississinewa High School Alumnus was found dead and the second such in three years.

Gas City Police is investigating a homicide that took the life of 29 year old Ashley Rheam in Gas City Saturday morning. State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum says police were dispatched to a home in the 100-block of E. North A Street around 10:30am where they found Rheam dead inside the residence.

Indy CBS affiliate WISH-TV is reporting Indiana State Police say early indications show Rheam was murdered, according to a release.

An autopsy will determine an exact cause of death.

Detectives have begun a homicide investigation. Preliminary information reveals Rheam reported her home had been burglarized at 5:39 a.m. Rheam told police electronic items were missing from her home and her home had been kicked in.

Officers responded to Rheam’s home to take a report but did not find any suspects.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Rheam’s roommate arrived home and found her dead.

Detectives say Rheam’s car was stolen – it is a white 1993 Cadillac Eldorado. The car is registered in Indiana with an In God We Trust license plate with the number UDL191.

Slocum is asking anyone who may have more information to call Gas City Police (765) 674-2278 or the Indiana State Police Peru Post at (765) 473-6666.

This story will be updated with new information as soon as we get it.

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New Policies going into effect today

Today I am turning 30 and I know it seems that I am at that point where I have to start making changes now that just hours ago I was in my 20’s.

One policy of mine has something to do with my sexuality since I came out as a transwoman 10 years ago this upcoming November… For the first time I will add trangendered males to the dating pool in the event should Amanda and I break up and the current long-term relationship expires. What this means for the transgender man if he is non-op and keeping his female reproductive system intact as a condition of the long-term relationship with my first ever boyfriend. This may sound like a strange but the reality as a transgender woman wanting children is that as transgender individuals wanting children prior to going on hormones is very expensive sperm or egg banking and when I first made my transition attempt my 7th grade year in 1995 I thought I would be able to go through the normal pregnancy other women do like a uterus transplant, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Once I came out as a woman I knew the truth of living as a transgender woman and according to research I found online I would have to store sperm before going on estrogen and progesterone.

After realization I could not afford sperm banking the only choices I have left are selling my virginity on Ebay or keeping my male parts for the time being until I have enough children.

THAT is why I am allowing transgender men to the dating pool with biological bisexual females since I have been in two relationships with such ladies with such sexual orientation.

Another new policy going in effect is Renters Insurance due to the close call I had back this past Labour Day Weekend. I had an apartment that was truly HOUSING HELL.

After that close call back in September I knew I wouldn’t even consider having sexual intercourse in my home in that condition or let alone conceive a child in filthy conditions I was living in when I lived with my mother.

So that’s it for me.

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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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