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Month: August 2009

R.I.P. Senator Kennedy

R.I.P. Senator Kennedy

Tuesday night, Edward “Ted” Kennedy passed away.  His battle with brain cancer over. Kennedy battled his demons, he had his failings, but as a Senator he fought for the American people with integrity and passion.  He fought for civil rights, equal rights, and fairness.  We have him to thank for many of things we take for granted today such as the American with Disabilities Act, Cancer funding, Meals on Wheels, Title IX, sCHIP-Children’s Health Insurance, minimum wage increases, saving Social…

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WWII Vet Return to Hiroshima to Play

WWII Vet Return to Hiroshima to Play

A group of American World War II Veterans met up with Japanese World War II Veterans in Hiroshima in April.  The men gathered together to pay respects by visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.  Then they played softball. Most of those who participated were in their 80s.  They played their game at an elementary school where some 400 children died during the bombing of Hiroshima. This was the second time the group got together for a softball game.  The last…

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Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

This is a great story!  A 5 year old named Phoebe from San Francisco had her first encounter with the downtrodden a few months ago.  She say a man holding a sign asking for food.  She asked her parents about the man, why he didn’t have food, and so forth.  She was appalled when she learned that some people don’t have the money to eat each day. Phoebe decided to do something.  She decided she would raise money for the…

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Second Time in Baseball History

Second Time in Baseball History

On Sunday, Phillies second baseman, Eric Bruntlett, became the second player in Major League History to complete and unassisted triple play to end a game.  The last time it was performed was in 1927. Runners were on first and second.  Both runner were in motion for a double steal.  The batter, Jeff Francoeur, hit a line drive directly to Bruntlett.  The quick thinking Bruntlett caught the ball, tagged second base, and then tagged the runner coming from first base. It’s…

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Local Team in the Little League World Series

Local Team in the Little League World Series

A shout out to the Niles-Centerville Little League baseball team.  They made it to the Little League playoffs.  They won the US West Championship.  Then went on to the World Series in Bangor, Maine. They played West University Little League team out of Houston, Texas.  Texas jumped on the board fast with a 7-0 lead.  Niles-Centerville fought back.  In the end, they came up short, losing 9-7. We still think they are great!  Way to go Niles-Centerville for going all…

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