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The University of Minnesota, Morris softball team traveled to Mankato for the first of two UMAC crossover tournaments last weekend. Things got off to a great start on Friday, as Nicole Rettig (Jr. Carlos) hit a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Cougars scored six times in a 13-9 win over Crown College in their first game. But things did not go well for the Cougars from there. In Fridays second game, Northwestern College scored 13 runs in the last three innings in a 16-5 win. On Saturday, league leader St.
It was great to play with a nice lead. So spoke Lyle Rambow, coach of the MAHS baseball Tigers, reflecting on the Thursday home game against the BOLD Warriors, won by the Tigers 8-6. The Tigers finally had a good hitting day, banging out ten hits as they assumed an 8-0 lead by the end of four innings. All nine starters had one hit and Tony Schultz had a two-for-three game. Andy Lembcke and Craig Knochenmus both smashed long RBI doubles off the fence. The Tigers surged strongly in innings two through four, taking command against this new conference member.
This weekend (April 29-30) is one of the craziest of the year for sports fans. Why? The NFL Draft kicks off in New York City on Saturday. It is the culmination of months of speculation and analysis that makes the NFL Draft easily the most-watched and followed draft in professional sports. This is the weekend that Mel Kiper, Jr. earns his money as the so-called draft expert, and football fans hold their breath because they do not want their team to take the bust of the draft, (remember Ryan Leaf?).
Before I start today, I'd like to make sure you understand that I am not on the payroll for the Washington D.C. Tourism Department I am, however, visiting Washington D.C. as part of the annual Barnes-Aastad Association trip. For those who aren't familiar with this association, it was started by a group of truly community-minded folks about 50 years ago. They pooled their resources, lobbied Congress and worked to bring the ARS Soils Lab to Morris. They also bought some farmland near Swan Lake so the researchers at the Soils Lab would have a place to do their research.
Tom McRoberts does not aspire to create a new mission for Continuing Education and Regional Programs (CERP) at the University of Minnesota, Morris. As the department's new director, McRoberts said he will build upon the current mission and vision of CERP and the tradition of service that has characterized CERP over its entire history.
A group of folks gathered in Morris last week for a workshop sponsored by the Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission, or SCEIC. The workshop was titled, "Building on Success." As you probably already read, some of the news wasn't so good, especially looking at the demographics of the area.
Later this week, the staff at the Morris Sun Tribune will pack up and move to new offices at 607 Pacific Avenue. We are all very excited about this and look forward to settling in our new building. Plans are underway for an open house in the new facility and believe me, we can't wait to show you our new place. We'll let you know when we're done unpacking. It has been an adventure getting to this point. We have had to clean out our offices and think carefully about what we want to move with us and what will be left behind.
There are a lot of things I am trying to be in this life--respected, punctual, generous. I also try very hard not to be a hypocrite. So it is with some reluctance that I admit that I watched the Miss America program on Saturday night. But please hear me out before you brand me with a scarlet "H". Miss America 2006 is Jennifer Berry. Jennifer is an aspiring teacher from Jenks, a town of about 10,000 in eastern Oklahoma. She performed a ballet as her talent.
Here's a study I'd like to see documented in the New England Journal of Medicine: How pancakes cure kidney disease, cancer and birth defects. They also can be used to buy fire trucks, houses and computers. Of course, it's the money not that pancakes that we're talking about. Or is it? I drove for half an hour, then stood in line for at least that long Sunday just to get two pancakes and a half a glass of juice. I paid about $10 for each of one of those pancakes. And my daughter ate most of them.
You know you're old when your Christmas list includes new racks for the dishwasher, new slippers and a clock with a battery back up. But, boy that is what I really want. Sure, I'll gladly accept jewelry, a new flat-panel monitor, a Big and Rich CD or the Chocolate Factory. All of these have been suggested by my children as more appropriate Christmas gifts than what I say I want. But I really do need new racks for the dishwasher.