Livermore, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 WHAT: The 2nd Little League Intermediate World Series, the Intermediate Division began as a two-year pilot program, before becoming an official division in 2012. Players ages 11-13 are eligible to play in this Intermediate baseball league, which features a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases, also known as 50/70. WHEN: July 28 through August 4th, 2014 Downtown Livermore Parade Monday, July 28th at 6:00 PM PST Games start 9:00 AM on July 29th and run through 4:00 PM on August 4th. With the Championship Game being held on Monday, August 4th at 4:00 PM PST. WHERE: Max Baer Park - Livermore, California TEAMS: As many as 11 teams from around the world will play for the World Series at Max Baer Park in Livermore, CA., including: US Host CA 57 - Canyon Creek Little League, San Ramon CA Central - Taylor LL, Taylor Michigan East - Berlin LL, Berlin Maryland Southeast - Mid City LL, Midland Texas Southeast - Barboursville LL, Barboursville West Virginia West - Nogales LL, Nogales AZ International Asia-Pacific - Gyeonggi LL, Gyeonggi South Korea Canada - Whalley LL, Surrey British Columbia Europe-Africa - South Moravia LL, Brno, Czech Republic Latin America - Liga Pabou LL, Willemstad Curacao Puerto Rico - Samaritana LL, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico PRESS PASS: Little League International requires that all media in attendance pass a background check and have a 2014 Media Registration on file. To download the Media Registration Packet, http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/2014+LLBWS+Site/media/registration-packet.pdf Please email completed Media forms to Derek Perez. MORE INFO: Email: press(at)intermediateworldseries(dot)org or dperez915(at)yahoo(dot)com About Little League: Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 in Williamsport PA. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program has assisted millions of children on every continent in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes. Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball." ###
Dirt contract sheds light on Port Orange mudslinging | News-JournalOnline.com
But when City Manager Greg Kisela revisited the contract last year, the history was so complex he had to call former City Manager Ken Parker to understand the hundreds of documents on his desk. A series of changes to the contract over several years, including the construction and excavation of a second pond, created various exchanges in which the company agreed to repay the city in a combination of dirt and dollars. It started out that we wanted lakes dug, but it morphed into us wanting additional dirt for city projects, Kisela said. We were getting dirt in exchange for services they were providing. In a healthy economy, dirt is a commodity that cities and contractors need for construction projects, but when the housing market crashed in 2007, Halifax Paving had nowhere to sell its dirt and drastically reduced the amount the company was digging, said Halifax Paving President Tad Durrance. The city granted several contract extensions because of the economic downturn. The latest extension in December 2013 gave the company a year to meet its obligations, but after monthly deliveries of dirt to the city fell short, council members voted on July 17 to require Halifax Paving to provide 300,000 cubic yards of dirt to the city by Dec. 31 or pay for the remaining amount through a bond. This amendment should shore up everything and make the city whole again, said Kisela, who leaves the city on Friday. Durrance said his company struggled to complete the work during the recession and the city would receive its share of dirt by Dec. 31 if not sooner. We havent done anything wrong and we dont have anything to hide, Durrance said. But some residents are skeptical about whether the city is getting its fair share and are attempting to find answers through numerous public records requests and questions to city staff. Many citizens are also linking a July 18 fine from the state Department of Environmental Protection to the delayed contract.
Area history, July 28, 2014 | News-Gazette.com
Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago. In 1914: Homer Park, the cool little resort which reigns the prime favorite for residents of Champaign and Vermilion counties, continues to be very active in the torrid weather. A number of young people of the Philo mission study class motored to the park Tuesday and enjoyed a delightful picnic. Two Allerton churches were there Friday and all those attending enjoyed skating, boating and bathing. In 1964: Democrats chose their three candidates for the Fourth District Appellate Court judgeships during a nominating convention Monday. The Democratic nominees are James Craven of Springfield, Fred Reither of Beardstown and Harold Trapp of Lincoln. The Champaign County delegation, after having been released from its commitment to support Charles M. Webber, gave its votes to Craven, Reither and Trapp. Webber said he dropped out because his law partner, Richard L. Thies, is running for the state Senate and "I felt it would not be best for me to be a candidate at the same election." In 1999: Tom Lamont, 52, a Springfield attorney, has been appointed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by Gov. George Ryan. It's the first time a UI trustee has served on the board since 1995.