Canada's starting pitcher, Lauren Bay Regula, throws against Japan in their women's softball game at the Beijing Games on Monday. Yukiko Ueno (3-0) was sharp for Japan, allowing just three hits with two strikeouts in six innings of shutout softball. Bay Regula was hurt by an error in the second, however. The margin of victory could have been even larger for Japan, which left 14 runners on base. The Americans scored all nine runs in the first inning to tie the mark for most runs scored in an inning against China at Fengtai Softball Field on Monday. Kelly Kretschman did the most damage for the U.S. China's record drops to 2-5 and will not advance to the medal round. In the seventh inning, Chinese Taipei (2-5) scored a run on a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 4-2. The Netherlands (1-6) has avoided becoming the only winless team in Olympic softball history. It was only the second appearance for the Dutch women in Olympic softball. Their only other appearance was at the 1996 Atlant...
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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reduced its staff through layoffs and voluntary separations, company officials said Friday. Companywide, the Sun-Sentinel this year eliminated 167 of its approximately 1,600 positions, a company spokesman said. Some of the reductions were the result of open positions that were not filled. Sixty-one of the job cuts were in the newsroom. Most of those staffers left the paper in late July."These reductions are a result of the tough economic challenges we are all facing right now," said Sun-Sentinel president and publisher Howard Greenberg. "However, they will not impact our commitment to quality journalism, and we will continue to be the best source of local news and advertising in our market." Other newspapers owned by Chicago-based Tribune Co. have also been cutting staff and reducing their news space in recent months, as the media company tries to trim fixed costs and preserve cash flow for debt repayment. Tribune bought out its shareholders last Dec...
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Brendan B. Brendan B. Susan J. David H. Dr. Sandra M. Christopher M. John P. South Florida Sun-Sentinel (KRT) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. One of the workers was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with minor injuries, said Battalion Chief William Findlan. George Denesevich, who owns the Peaceful Dove Inn in front of the condos, said he heard a loud noise and ran outside. As I looked a little closer, I saw the other guy dangling," Denesevich said. Findlan said the workers had probably been hanging for about 45 minutes before firefighters hauled them into the building. Darlene Fossum, director of the U.S. Jetcom Inc. TMC's monthly magazines. Technology Marketing Corp. Copyright.
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TV Tonight: Aug. Among the networks' Olympic counterprogramming:Apocalypse unfolds in War of the Worlds (WPLG-Ch. 10, WPBF-Ch. 25, 8 p.m.) and the first Hellboy (WSVN-Ch. 7, WFLX-Ch. 29, 8 p.m.), who is not to be confused with The Heartbreak Kid (Cinemax, 8 p.m.). Before next week's second-season start is the Gone Country Reunion Special (CMT, 10 p.m.), with Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Maureen McCormick and Sisqo,probably asking John Rich why Julio Iglesias Jr. TV Tonight: Aug.
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Boaters can get free hurricane preparation tips and tools at BoatU.S. With Tropical Storm Fay aiming its sights on the Florida coast, boaters should take steps to prepare their boats. To help them with this task, Boat Owners Association of The United States has some free online "tools" available at the BoatU.S. "Hurricane Resource Center" at http://www.BoatUS.com/Hurricanes The Web site offers easily downloadable storm planning materials including a hurricane preparation worksheet, an in-depth Guide to Preparing Boats and Marinas for Hurricanes, and checklists for what to do before and after a hurricane strikes. Also included at http://www.BoatUS.com/Hurricanes are sample hurricane plans for yacht clubs and up-to-the-minute storm tracking tools with live satellite images. Now you're in the public comment zone. What follows is not Sport Fishing stuff; it comes from other people and we don't vouch for it. 9 = "Boaters can get free hurricane preparation tips and tools at BoatU.S.
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Random Image MALAGA, SPAIN - AUGUST 17: English tourists wait at Malaga airport as flights are delayed following a bomb explosion on a beach Newest Image KEY WEST, FL - AUGUST 18: A flooded car sit in a flooded lot during Tropical Storm Fay August 18, 2008 in Key West, Florida. Disclaimer The website content has been checked for the correctness to the best of our ability and understanding. Tropical Storm Fay officials are TECO Peoples Gas. The company which tracks Tropical Sotrm Bay. Tropical Storm Fay swept across Florida Keys headed down the Gulf Coast. The Florida Keys residents prepared themselves bu checking their generators and adding their hurricane shutters. It was much of help. In the evening, some tourist and the locals of Florida Keys returned to the Key street after facing the worst storm. The strength could sustain winds of at least 74 mph. This will be the third landfall for the storm. At Florida’s east coast, a tropical storm warning is in effect from Flag...
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JsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? Gary Baldwin walks in the rain produced by tropical storm Edouard in Galveston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. The storm is expected to weaken later in the day as it moves west-northwest over Texas. By JUAN A. GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain, but did little more than soak the travelers who came to relax on the tourist town's beaches.The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm made landfall over a stretch of coast east of Galveston and west of the Louisiana border, between the small coastal town of High Island and Sabine Pass. Though forecasters had feared it could become a hurricane, its sustained winds only reached 65 mph, short of hurricane strength at 74 mph.The storm is expected to weaken later in the day as it moves west-northwest over Texas.Strong winds and horizontal rain were hitting the Bolivar Peninsula,...
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JsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? Oakland Athletics' Brad Ziegler, right, throws to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Brad Ziegler's storybook start to his career came to an end against the Tampa Bay Rays, a team in the middle of a fairy tale season of their own.The only thing memorable about Chicago slugger Carlos Quentin's record is the pain.B.J. Upton hit an RBI double in the ninth inning to end Ziegler's record scoreless streak, then Carlos Pena homered leading off the 12th to give Tampa Bay a 7-6 win over the host Oakland Athletics on Thursday."I didn't think about the streak until I started walking back on the mound," Ziegler said. "The first thought that popped in my head was, 'I can't believe that just happened with a runner on first,' but I guess the good thing it wasn't a cheap one. A whole bunch of things fell at once and so that way there's no pressure from this point on."Quentin was h...
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Rev. Sam. Island Guide. Bertha becomes first hurricane of the 2008 SeasonALERT #20 ON TROPICAL STORM FAY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY Eleuthera, battered by Noel as it approached Hurricane Strength - but fares well overall. At 8:00am on Friday, August 15, the national hurricane center (NHC) in Miami, located the low pressure system that passed through Anguilla yesterday and overnight, over Puerto with increased thunderstorm activity. Due to the absence of a well-defined center of circulation at the surface, the system has not been upgraded to a Tropical Depression but meteorologists still maintain that it continues to show signs of organization and that upper level winds are favourable for development. According to the NHC, "Regardless of development...heavy rains and gusty winds will occur over portions of the Virgin Islands...Puerto Rico...and Hispaniola today and tonight...and over portions of eastern Cuba...the Turks and Caicos...and the southeastern Bahamas o...
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JsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning was issued Sunday for parts of the Louisiana coast as a tropical depression formed in the northern Gulf of Mexico.The warning was in effect from the mouth of the Mississippi River westward to Intracoastal City, the National Hurricane Center said. Tropical storm conditions were expected by Monday evening. New Orleans was not in the warning area.A tropical storm watch was in effect west of Intracoastal City to Port O'Connor, Texas, including Galveston. That means tropical storm conditions were possible, generally within 36 hours."This is a time to, especially if you're farther west, assess where you are with your hurricane plan," hurricane specialist Eric Blake said.Maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph in the small system. The depression could strengthen into a tropical storm by Monday, but it isn't currently expected to become a hurricane, Blake said. But he urged residents to pay atte...
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