Category Archives: News

19Aug/09

Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates hired to review 2001 Mississinewa 500 Prepardness and Response

Aeverine Zinn contacted Sheena Jay, a private civil cold case investigator doing business as Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates, Wednesday to conduct a comprehensive, independent anaysis of the Zinn family preparedness and response to the Mississinewa 500 on April 28, 2001.

Muncie based-investigative firm Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates has been hired to assist Aeverine Zinn’s investigation of the Mississinewa 500 incident at Mississinewa 500 on April 28, 2001.

Aeverine Zinn, yours truly, contacted Sheena Jay, owner of Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates, Wednesday to hire Ms. Jay’s company to conduct a comprehensive, independent analysis of the Zinn family’s preparedness and response to the fateful Saturday night’s event in April 2001. Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates, based in Muncie, Indiana, will complete an investigation and provide a report to the friends and family of yours truly on all aspects of the adequacy of the procedures and the effectiveness of decision-making during and after the event as well as the response to the incident.

“With Cornerstone’s conducting the psychological investigation and Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates reviewing decision-making and preparedness, we believe we have the best people in the Marion/Muncie area looking at every angle of the incident,” said Robyn Hurd, Aeverine Zinn’s BFF #1.

Sheena Jay Private Detective Agencies Associates specializes in civil cases and disputes that have passed the statues of limitations, incident response and preparedness services, including after-action evaluation and analyses, event and effort documentation, and assessment of operations procedures. The company has been brought in by other entities across the state of Indiana to conduct independent investigations. For example, the company performed an independent review of the Grant County repercussion of the WISH-TV/Bright House Networks dispute in 2009.

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04Jul/09

DTV Transition Reaction

It’s been three weeks since the DTV conversion occurred. I was very fortunate to record all of Indy’s analog sign-offs and one from Fort Wayne (WANE).

Since I’m no longer a Bright House Networks subscriber, and now rely on an outdoor antenna just to get Fort Wayne TV (that was the reason I canceled my cable TV subscription back in January after 13 years–I didn’t tell them this because I don’t think the jackasses and jennies, let alone my landlady, would know how to handle that.)

The way I see it when it comes to cable TV now and in BHN’s case–Buz Nezbit has a choice, subscriber’s don’t and that is why I am not re-subcribing to cable TV anymore and use an outdoor antenna and been flipping them off by giving them the middle finger as an act of revenge.

Just days before the DTV conversion, sales at NO SIR GIFTS shot up to record levels I don’t think I have ever seen. That prompted a change to the gifts stores’ slogan being changed from “Enjoy the Gifts, Not the Kicks” to “Indiana’s Gift and Media Leader.”

I am very lucky to make a difference in Grant County. One of them is “doing what the cable company can’t do.”

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03Apr/09

Ava’s April Fool’s Joke finally happened…

I will never forget April 3, 2009. It was kind of a late April Fool’s joke that will be featured on the series finale of “Amanda and Elisa.”

On that series finale–Amanda and Elisa will finally do something for the first time ever. The hint the last time I did this was over 24 years ago in Van Buren, Indiana. The date was November 23, 1985.

November 23, 1985 was the last time I watched a WRTV late newscast with Clyde Lee and Howard Caldwell. Eight thousand five hundred and thirty one days later, it is from WXIN’s morning newscast with Scott Jones (formerly of WANE-TV) and Gene Cox filling in…. It was two men anchoring.

I imagine a lot of people will say, “Thank you for confronting your fear, Ava” or even something better.

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09Dec/08

Still Searching for 1st Home…

After finding out I wouldn’t be able to purchase my first home due to not enough funding, I found out from a mortgage company in Marion on the home I planned to purchase, after finding out the home actually violated a county code stating that fuse boxes are actually illegal.

After taking the fuse box into consideration, I told the realtor(s) that are selling the home at 415 W 10th “NO DEAL!”

However, it turns out from the mortgage company that I spoke to states that the home price must be at least $15,000 (I am now looking at a home priced between $16,000 to $24,000.)

UPDATE (12/15/08): If I play my cards right, the only costs I would have to pay are at least $450 but not more than $600. The home that I would be moving to will (90 percent) most likely result in receiving Fort Wayne and Indianapolis stations. There are two other homes that I do plan on looking at.

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03Dec/08

After the Bright House/WISH-TV Dispute… NOW WHAT?! (Part 2)

I looked at my cable bill today and when I opened it, my heart just fell to my stomach. I told Angie (my wife/domestic partner) about the news and she started crying like I’ve never seen her cry in the 7 years her and I have been together.

Earlier I just got the news that a mortgage company would not work with me on a home that I planned on purchasing. I spent all morning trying to find a mortgage company who would work with me on the home I am purchasing. I am purchasing an approximately $15,000 home that will be my primary residence. I already made an offer and the seller accepted the offer, which is fairly good–but not real good.

Back to the reaction about the news concerning WPTA and WISE. I am sorry to say this, Bright House Networks–but you made a deadly crooked mistake.

TO BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS IN MARION: THIS IS THE LAST MOTHERFUCKING STRAW! You just lost a customer over this. WPTA, WISE-TV, and WANE-TV are stations that I grew up with. I can’t belive BHN is doing this to customers. I have had enough. As soon as I buy my first home, the first thing I’ll do is get satellite TV (likely DirecTV) and get BOTH the FWA ad INDY Markets. I plan on kicking Bright House’s ass over this.

In the ten years INNewsCenter has been online I will say that this is one of the most shocking stores ever covered.

I agree with a lady named Monica Meador from Jonesboro, IN. I understand that customers want a lower rate for cable TV, in Marion. After being a Bright House Networks subscriber for 12 years (six with my late mother), I am saying goodbye to Bright House.

But the question NOW is should I run for mayor of Marion, Indiana to make it legal to have Fort Wayne and Indianapolis TV on Bright House Networks. I know this is a looooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnngshot, and unpopular, but in the event I do run for Mayor of Marion, IN in 2011, I do plan on having an exploration committe to look at my potential platform. BTW, the campaign slogan for “AVA NIEVES for MAYOR” is unknown at this time.

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07Nov/08

After the Bright House/WISH-TV Dispute… NOW WHAT?!

After 26 days of negotiations, LIN TV and Bright House Networks finally reach an agreement.

Unfortunately, in the Marion area, WISH-TV and WNDY-TV are back on the cable TV lineup. I was expecting WANE-TV to be back on the cable system. That did not happen according to a Bright House Networks source.

As they say, “One Thing Leads to Another,” now as one dispute ends–another begins. That was not enough to stop me from finding a new place to live.

I am currently in the process of buying a home in Marion. I plan on telling a customer service representative at BHN, which I currently live next door to, I am moving, but not transferring the cable service I have. What’s the use of watching Bright House Networks if I can’t watch WANE-TV?

NOTE: You may have noticed that there have been no updates to INNewsCenter or uploaded any videos on INNewsCenter. After I reach an agreement with “my new andlord” things will return to near normal.

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05Oct/08

Reaction to WISH-TV off Bright House…

Personally, I, as well as the other 200,000 plus Bright House Networks subscribers, are appaled, shocked, etc. LIN TV’s decision to pull WISH-TV (Indy) and WANE-TV (FWA) was a colossal cunt move. Due to the fact that INNewsCenter’s web server is located in Marion, I get WNDY with very little problem. I spent approximately $500 at Radio Shack to make that possible. I may have already broken my lease with my landlord–if I haven’t already. I was prepared for the worst.Last night I purchased a 13′ outdoor antenna and I get WISH and WANE with little problem on analog, but a little trouble as far as the digital signal.

In nearly the ten years that INNewsCenter has been online, this has probably one of the most shocking and scary stories ever on INNewsCenter.

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09Jul/08

Amy Jacobson Scandal One Year Later…

When this story broke last year at East Central Indiana’s Action News (back when it was just INNCD Internet Television.). The story broke around 4:45 PM when word that now former WMAQ NBC 5 reporter Amy Jacobson had just resigned after 11 years.

The person doing the special report is was not shown, but you have probably heard her voice, and also on another show that is the voice of Heather Willis on “Queen of the Willis.” That person was yours truly, Ava Nieves. At the time, this was one of the most shocking stories ever in the history of INNCD Internet TV and INNewsCenter.

The above video was ranked #17 on July 13, 2007 as one of the most viewed on INNCD’s YouTube account. Enough said already, but I should say that “The Amy Jacobson Scandal” has really gave me a wake-up call.

Back then, the INNCD News department was only five months old and everyone thought “INNCD News would never survive.” That changed after CBS 41 (here in Marion) and FOX 12 (in Kokomo) were acquired by NO SIR GIFTS and created a Media Department, and even though I am freelancing at both stations–I don’t think I will be behind the anchor desk anytime soon–unless NO SIR GIFTS Venues goes out of business.

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27Mar/08

Not surprised at all.. but a reconsideration

I was not surprised by the departures of WXIN morning anchor Tracy Forner and former WRTV main anchor Ray Cortapassi. Their contracts may not have been renewed by the respectable stations.

 

WRTV may have scored ratings growth with “Todd and Trisha,” which debuted at 5:00 PM on September 10, 2007–and I might as well declare WRTV as the second best station in Indy Television.

 

As I read on Susan Guyett’s column on The Indianapolis Star this morning–I was surprised about former WANE-TV anchorman Scott Kline (now Scott Jones) coming to WXIN.

 

I wonder what will happen with “Scott and Angela” on WXIN? Will WXIN overtake WISH?

 

I do know that it will be an interesting 2008.

 

As for the April Fool’s day program I was supposed to produce at CBS 41 and INNCD (pairing two women and two men on different newscasts), that will not happen April 1 of 2009. I’m sorry to burst everyone’s bubble.

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15Dec/03

Franky Zinn announces gender transition

A divorce and marriage announcement that is shocking for the Mississinewa High School Class of 2001 Alumni. The 20 year relationship between yours truly and living as a male is over. Instead, yours truly will be hitching up with the female gender identity named “Ava.” The decision to come out as a transwoman and identifying as a lesbian is over a Zinn family fullfillment.

If you have been the family of the late Margaret Zinn, you’ve seen her as a longtime employee of NoSirGifts, the mother of the late Albert Zinn, an Eastbrook High School Class of 1996 and automotive mechanic. The late Margaret Zinn has had two sons, Albert and Frank. But within ten years, Margaret’s youngest son will be undergoing a gender transition from male to female and the late Albert Zinn will be the only son of the late Margaret Zinn. What does that mean for you–a loyal friend and fan of Franky Zinn?

“As a woman, I will still pursue a typical male-female relationship. I’m still going to be a father. I’m still going to continue the typical male chores. I will not be wearing male underclothes and I will not be wearing any male clothes like a suit, dress shirt, and tie,” commentted Zinn.

Zinn says that living as a woman and becoming a lesbian is more contempoary and it is what people want to see.

“As a male, I am not attracting the young female demographics, and I am not attracting the new generation, the new generation of socialism.”

Franky Zinn is part of a developing group of biological males that are part of a new Indiana law that prohibits discriminates against someone’s sexual orientation and gender identity. In return for leaving the male gender and joining up with the female gender, INTRAA or the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy and Alliance, plans on seeing Zinn as a major coup.

And that marriage between Frank and Angela, a biological male and female, will be biologically straight, but as Ava and Angela, they will be lesbians.

“More people say to me since high school, ‘I know you like women a little bit older than you, and you have a hard time pursuing a relationship, I just can’t see you as a gay guy.’ So I think, I will be able to convert future realtionships with women in the event should Angela and I divorce to lesbians.

Aeverine Zinn’s decision to live her life authentically represents an important step forward, both for her personally and for all who are committed to advancing discussions about fairness and equality for transgender people. Coming out as a transwoman and lesbian is an extremely personal decision and one that is never made lightly. We look forward to hearing Ava’s story in her own words in the future. We do encourage media outlets to cover this story accurately, as we do with all other public figures, and to avoid speculation about the details of Ava’s story before she is ready to tell it in her own words. The Associated Press Stylebook call on media to use the name and pronoun preferred by the transgender person – in this case, referring to her as Ava and using female pronouns.

The changes are scheduled to be taking place next year.

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