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A friend of mine recently sent an e-mail asking if Major League Baseball will put an asterisk next to Barry Bonds' name after he passes Babe Ruth on the home run list. As of Friday, Bonds had hit 713, and soon will likely tie and pass the Babe. My friend points out that MLB put an asterisk next to Roger Maris' name when he hit 61 home runs in a season, one more than Ruth, because the season was longer when Maris set the record. Will Bud Selig do it because of the steroid allegations against Bonds?
The Morris Eagles town team was humbled in its season-opening game which was played Sunday at home. Raymond started its defense of its region title with a 14-0 drubbing of the Eagles, who were missing a few of their key starters, plus they'll be without former stars Jarrod Asmus and Adam Beyer this year. T.J. Hopkins was the starting pitcher and struggled.
Friends and family will gather in honor of former golf course superintendent Rick Lucken on June 24 at the Pomme de Terre course. The gathering will continue a tradition that began over eight years ago. A major purpose is to raise funds for the Rick Lucken Scholarship Fund. "But the bonus highlights are, of course, stories and laughter shared by all," Rick's daughter Heather wrote as part of a formal announcement of the event. The 36-team best-ball tournament will have a 9 a.m. "shotgun" start.
Holdingford was the site for "True Team" track and field competition, designed to test true team depth, Tuesday. Paynesville took first in the girls standings while Yellow Medicine East was first among the boys. The Tigers of Morris Area were ninth in the girls standings and seventh in the boys. Jasmine Henrich continued her run of impressive discus throws with a distance of 123 feet/three inches which was good for first place. Lexi Ekren took second in this event with a throw of 117 feet even. Jasmine Henrich was the No.
After going 1-3 in the first UMAC softball crossover at Martin Luther College, the UMM women nearly did a complete turnaround against the same four teams in the second crossover played at Northland College. The complete turnaround would have been 3-1, but those numbers stayed just a bit elusive as the Cougars succumbed to a late rally against Northland College at the end. But the Cougars could feel encouraged making strides over their previous crossover showing. The second crossover was played on April 28-29. UMM went 2-0 in day 1. On day 2, Saturday, St.
Southpaw Craig Knochenmus had great stuff, mixing fastballs and curves to strike out nine batters in six innings, but it wasn't enough for the MAHS baseball cause in the Tuesday game at Chizek Field. This was a night game played amidst rainy and breezy conditions. The breeze was 15-20 MPH, coming in from left-center. A rain delay of 27 minutes was necessitated. The game was a matchup of WCC-South rivals: the Tigers and the Lac qui Parle Eagles. The Tigers were dealt yet another hard-luck loss, 4-2, at the hands of the Eagles.
By Peter Hart and Steve Rendall Weeks after the invasion of Iraq began, Fox News Channel host Brit Hume delivered a scathing speech critiquing the media's supposedly pessimistic assessment of the Iraq War: "The majority of the American media who were in a position to comment upon the progress of the war in the early going, and even after that, got it wrong," Hume complained in an April 2003 speech. "They didn't get it just a little wrong.
By Ted Kooser A worm in an apple, a maggot in a bone, a person in the world. What might seem an odd assortment of creatures is beautifully interrelated by the Massachusetts poet Pat Schneider. Her poem suggests that each living thing is richly awake to its own particular, limited world. There Is Another Way There is another way to enter an apple: a worm's way. The small, round door closes behind her. The world and all its necessities ripen around her like a room.
Search committee thanks community A big thank-you is due the community for its strong interest and assistance in the process of selecting Jacqueline Johnson as the University of Minnesota, Morris' next chancellor. Each candidate's reception at our beautiful museum was well attended; many people took the time to meet the candidates, ask questions, and give the committee their evaluations. Special thanks are due to Director Randee Hokanson and the staff and volunteers for so graciously making this remarkable facility available.
By Brian Williams Sun Tribune The people of West Central Minnesota are often told that its tough maintaining political clout out here, what with a relatively sparse population. The prairie residents can take heart in how Cal Van Horn of the Morris American Legion Post got elected state commander. He got the nod last July in Moorhead, and on Friday evening he was honored in a testimonial event at the Morris post.