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It’s the Little League World Series!

It’s the Little League World Series!

The Little League World Series has started in Williamsport, PA.  The West will be representated by East Lake – Chula Vista, a California team.  Gotta cheer for the home state! Here is the current schedule of games. Little League has a special place in my heart.  I was 3 when my brother started playing in 1966.  He went from the Minors to the Super Seniors.  So for the next 10-12 years, Little League was our life, two games a week…

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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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Disabled Host Joins Children’s TV Show

Disabled Host Joins Children’s TV Show

Cerrie Burnell is a 29 year old single Mom.  She does everything a Mom is supposed to do.   What makes her different is she was born with only one hand. Burnell is the host of a children’s TV show called Bedtime Hour.  She was chosen out of over 1,000 applicants because of her warm personality. The selection has caused some controversy.  Some parents worry that seeing handless TV personality will scare their children.  But, others see it as a chance…

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Olympic Stories: Dawn Harper Didn’t Believe It Either

Olympic Stories: Dawn Harper Didn’t Believe It Either

The only name you needed to know in the 100m hurdles was Lolo Jones.  She was the person to beat.  Then Lolo Jones hit the second to last hurdle, lost her footing, and stumbled across the finish line out of metal contention. Another American cross the finish line first only she didn’t know it.  Dawn Harper ran across the finish line, looked up at the board, then yelled “What?” over and over and over.  Disbelieve was written all over her…

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Olympic Stories: The Women’s Marathon Made Me Cry

Olympic Stories: The Women’s Marathon Made Me Cry

Doesn’t anyone else have this problem?  The Women’s Marathon makes me cry. I watched most of the marathon on TV.  For hours we followed Constantina Tomescu as she took a larger and larger lead.  Behind her a group kept pace but at a distance. Then they came up the city streets.  The Bird’s Nest Stadium was in sight.  Tomescu was the first to make the turn that took her down the road to the stadium. When Tomescu entered the stadium,…

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