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Month: July 2008

Old Rookie Sets Record

Old Rookie Sets Record

Brad Zeigler, 28, was called up for the first time to play in the show this year for the Oakland A’s.  28 is old for a rookie in baseball.  By that age, they’ve already been on 5 times, or found a new career. So, Zeigler is as surprised as anyone else that he broke a record that has survived 101 years. On Sunday, Zeigler came in relief of Jeremy Blevins.  Zeigler has been solid all season.  He pitched two innings,…

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Paralyzed Kid Finds Hope

Paralyzed Kid Finds Hope

7 months ago, Chris Rodriguez was a normal 10 year old. Then some thug shattered his world. Rodriguez was taking music lessons at a music school in Oakland, California. Unbeknownst to him, a robbery was taken place outside the building. One of the robbers fired his gun. The bullet went through the wall of the music school and hit Rodriguez in the side. The bullet paralyzed him from the waist down. This kid is a fighter though. He’s been trying…

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Leftover Gift Cards Can Help Homeless Shelter

Leftover Gift Cards Can Help Homeless Shelter

Many of us get gift cards for birthdays and holidays. Sometimes it’s a store that we rarely visit. We use part of the balance, then have a small amount leftover. That card then sits on the dresser or in the junk drawer collecting dust. The April Showers homeless shelter in San Leandro, California can make good use of those gift cards with leftover balances. Cards that are donated are saved up, then either turned into cash (in California this allowed…

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Senator Donates Movie Proceeds

Senator Donates Movie Proceeds

Senator Patrick Leahy has a role in the new Batman movie. He’s no movie star. He’s a star in my book though. Leahy is donation all the money made from his part in the Dark Knight to his childhood haunt, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT. At four years old, Leahy got his first library card at that branch. He considers it one of the biggest moments of his life and wants other kids to have the same experience. The…

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22nd Annual AIDs Walk

22nd Annual AIDs Walk

San Francisco it’s 22nd Annual AIDs Walk today. In the crisp morning fog, thousands of people gathered to walk at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park. They then traversed a 6.2 mile course through the park and back to Sharon Meadows. The walk brings out all sorts of people, young and old. Dogs come with their owners as moral support. Walkers come individually or in teams. Some come in costume or carry signs. The pledged donations will be used locally….

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