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Sports Beat
 October 18, 2006

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

Man, oh man, did I walk into it last week with Washington Redskins fans coming after me, most were civil one wasn‚§Āt.† First let me apologize to the real Redskin fans, I was wrong the Skins have not yet lost two to the New York Giants this season only one with the second beating probably being administered to them by the Giants on December 30th (Thanks Ed for the date). Now the only one that really wandered off the reservation was some goof who calls herself ‚§¶Jolly Jammer‚§?, at first I thought it was the guy who invented the ‚§¶Jolly Jack‚§? machine, then I thought it was one of those ‚§¶Hogettes‚§? but ruled them out, then I though it might be a fugitive from St. E‚§Ās but no one had escaped.† Well I learned who it is but I will not disclose who at this time! Hey Redskin fans, do any of you remember who John Whelchel was?† How about Jim Youel?† Did the Redskins draft Navy‚§Ās great Joe Bellino? Well the locals on both sides of the B-W Parkway lost. But the Ravens with this week off did get a bonus with the great effort from Kyle Boller, who threw for three TD‚§Ās, who almost brought them back for a win after ‚§¶Airless‚§? McNair went down with an injury. The Ravebs defense sucked, they were terrible. Jamal Lewis and ‚§¶Raghead Ray‚§? Lewis (no relation but both have appeared in criminal cases) were not happy, Jamal because he didn‚§Āt get enough carries and because ‚§¶Big Ego‚§? pulled him after he pulled off a 17 yard run and ‚§¶Raghead Ray‚§? couldn‚§Āt find words to describe how bad he and his defense were. The Ravens are 4-2 but really should be 2-4 because the Browns and the Chargers gave their games to them. It is really good the Ravens are off this week because it should give them the time to try and correct their continuing mistakes.† This was one loss that ‚§¶Big Ego‚§? and ‚§¶Raghead Ray‚§? cannot blame Boller for. Hey how did you like ‚§¶Big Ego‚§? giving Jim Fassell the ax? By now coach Joe Gibbs should know Mark Brunell will never lead the Redskins to the Super Bowl he is over the hill (he is so far over he would never qualify for the ‚§¶Over the Hill Gang‚§?). This time the ‚§¶Deadskins‚§? whoops I mean Redskins gave Tennessee and Vince Young their first NFL win (hey Jolly Jammer how do you like that?)† The Skins couldn‚§Āt hold a 14-3 lead against the dismal Titans. The Skins lost 25-22. This week the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts host the Skins (2-4, no NFC wins) and the sorry Skins should take another loss.† I hate to keep harping on it but the NFL officials are as bad as the college and high school officials.† Again I say fulltime NFL officials are needed now! Maryland University rallied to beat Virginia and probably put an end to Al Groh‚§Ās stay in Charlotsville. The Fridge could have been on his way out if the Terps had lost (yes I know he has a long term contract). The Terps won 28-26. Maryland still did not look like a major bowl contender and neither does Navy but hey both would be great for a flush bowl. This Saturday the Terps host N.C. State .† Navy is off as next week they play Notre Dame at Ravens stadium in Baltimore . Baltimore lost their quarterback and lost to Rutgers 34-0 and it could have been worse because Rutgers totally outclassed the inflated Middies of ‚§¶Little Ego‚§?. Rutgers dominated Navy and Navy fell to 4-2.† The Middies should still be bowl eligible but not for a major one it would be great if Navy and Maryland would play in one of those also ran bowls.

Other college scores:

Morgan State†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18†††††††††† †††††††† Howard†††††††††††††††††††††††† 12 (OT) Salisbury State††††††††††††††††††††††††† 65†††††††††† †††††††† Morrisville State†††††††††††† 7 Thomas More††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13†††††††††††† †††††† Frostburg State††††††††††††† 7 Dickinson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24†††††††† †††††††††† McDaniel†††††††††††††††††††††† 17 Gettysburg††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 23††††††††† ††††††††† John Hopkins†††††††††††††††† 18 Massachusetts††††††††††††††††††††††††† 35†††††††††††† †††††† Towson†††††††††††††††††††††††† 0 Schedule and Picks Maryland at N.C. State , Maryland by 3 Salisbury at St. Peters , SSU by 2 (Thursday) Bowie State at St. Pauls, BSU by 6 Delaware State at Morgan State , MSU by 4 Muhlenberg at John Hopkins, JHU by 1 Randolph-Macon at McDaniel, Randolph-Macon by 3 Towson at Villanova, Towson by 1

VIKINGS EDGE BOWIE STATE 16-12

It was homecoming on the campus of Bowie State University but Elizabeth City State celebrated by defeating the Bulldogs 16-12.† The win improves the ECSU Vikings to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the CIAA.† The loss eliminates Bowie State from the divisional crown race as the Bulldogs drop to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference. Brandon Fields scored Elizabeth City State ‚§Ās first points of the game with 5:42 left in the first quarter from two yards out.† However, the extra point snapped was muffed by Dan Herlihy, leaving the score at 6-0. Bowie State turned the ball over on its next possession at the BSU 26 yard line and Elizabeth City State capitalized on BSU‚§Ās miscue.† ECSU‚§Ās Curtis Rich completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jackson and Daniel Mendez added the extra point, extending the Vikings lead to 13-0. Bowie State‚§Ās only points of the first half came in a very strange way.† Bulldogs quarterback Lamar Manigo‚§Ās pass was intercepted in the ECSU end zone by Justin Hamilton and returned to the Elizabeth City State 44-yard line.† However, the Vikings were flagged for an illegal block in the end zone resulting in a safety for Bowie State at the 2:45 mark of the second quarter.† The Bowie State Bulldogs managed only 34 yards in total offense in the first half and allowed Elizabeth City State 168 first half yards.† The Bulldogs cut the deficit to 16-9 with one minute remaining in the third quarter, when Manigo completed a 24 yard pass to Anthony Green and John Riley converted the extra point. Bowie State trimmed the margin to 16-12 early in the fourth quarter on a 26 yard field goal by Riley.† The Vikings were faced with third and two from the ECSU 23 yard when the Bulldogs were slapped with 15 yard delay of game penalty (excessive band play), giving new life and an automatic first down to Elizabeth City State at the Vikings‚§Ā 38 yard line.† Bowie State ‚§Ās defense did manage to hold, making the Vikings punt the ball with 4:04 to play.† BSU‚§Ās drive started at the Bulldogs‚§Ā 25 yard line but ended five plays later on a Manigo fumble at the ECSU 33 yard line.† From that point ECSU milked the clock for the remainder of the game. Statistically, Bowie State was led by Manigo‚§Ās 189 passing yards and Green‚§Ās 74 reception yards. Elizabeth City State ‚§Ās Rich led the Vikings with 106 passing yards and Fields paced the Vikings with 102 rushing yards.† Miguel Dean was Bowie State ‚§Ās top defensive player, accounting for 10 total tackles. Irving Todd and Shawn Dickerson led the Elizabeth City State defense with six tackles each. For additional information on Bowie State football, contact the BSU Office of Sports Information log on to www.BSUBulldogs.com.

Frese Takes Nike Coach of the Year Honors

Nike donates to V Foundation on behalf of championship coach.

Maryland's national champion women's basketball coach Brenda Frese was recently named Nike's Coach of the Year, the corporation recently announced. As part of the award, Nike will make a donation of $10,000 to the Jimmy V Foundation on behalf of Frese. Frese was presented with the honor last weekend in Cleveland , Ohio , at the Nike Coaches Clinic, Oct. 6-8, 2006. Frese led the Maryland Terrapins to the program's first-ever national championship in 2006 in just her fourth season at the helm in College Park . The Terps, who had no seniors in the starting lineup, defeated Duke, 78-75, in overtime in Boston to claim the title. Along the way, the team defeated two No. 1 seeds, including North Carolina , who had been the consensus favorite to win the crown, and the Blue Devils. Maryland ended the season with a 34-4 record, the most wins in school history. Frese has been regarded one of the profession's top recruiting coaches, signing four-straight top 10 classes, including the No. 2 and No. 4 classes in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Six former high school All-Americans are currently on the 2006-07 roster. Among those All-Americans are three-time All-ACC performer Shay Doron, All-American Crystal Langhorne and ACC Rookie of the Year Marissa Coleman. The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by the late Jim Valvano and ESPN in 1993. The foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to fund a cure for cancer. Maryland returns its top eight scorers from last season's championship squad, as well as 98 percent of the offense and 95 percent of its rebounding. The team officially started the basketball season with Maryland Madness on Friday, Oct. 13. Maryland plays its only exhibition game of the season on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. against LTL All-Stars. The Terps then open the regular season at Middle Tennessee State on Friday, Nov. 10, before returning to College Park for the home opener on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. against George Mason. For tickets or more information, log onto the Maryland athletics' official web site at www.umterps.com or call the Comcast Center Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP. Muracco's Two Goals Leads No. 1 Field Hockey to Win at Princeton, 4-1 After a tied first half, the No. 1 Maryland field hockey team scored three second-half goals to cruise to a 4-1 victory at Princeton on Tuesday night. Freshman Nicole Muracco scored half the team's goals to lead the Terps to victory. The Terrapins (13-1) looked to bounce back from a 2-0 setback to Duke over the weekend heading into the match. Princeton (6-5) scored early with a backhanded blast in front of the net from Tina Bortz, less than five minutes into the game. Maryland almost had an answer for the upset-minded Tigers. On one of their six first-half penalty corners, the Terps' Susie Rowe sent a well-placed shot towards the cage, squeaking the ball passed PU goalkeeper Allison Nemeth. However, Sarah Reinprecht stopped the ball on the line for one of her two defensive saves, protecting Princeton 's 1-0 lead. It looked as if Princeton would keep their lead heading into the halftime break. As the final ticks of the half wound down, Maryland drew a penalty corner. Nicole Muracco then deflected classmate's Ameliet Rischen's shot through the goalie's legs to even the score with no time remaining. Muracco scored just 3 minutes and 44 seconds into the second half, giving Maryland a 2-1 advantage. The goal would eventually stand as the game winner. Rowe tallied her first goal of the contest in the 43rd minute on a penalty corner, while redshirt sophomore Kim Ziegler rounded out the scoring in the 62nd minute with an unassisted goal. Maryland has won the last seven meetings between the teams and leads the all-time series, 11-4-1. #1 Maryland (13-1)†† 1†† 3† -† 4 Princeton (6-5)††††† 1†† 0† -† 1 GOALS: MD, Nicole Muracco (Ameliet Rischen), 35:00; Nicole Muracco (un), 38:44; Susie Rowe (Berber Rischen, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 42:11; Kim Ziegler (un), 61:14. PU, Tina Bortz (Holly McGarvie), 4:42. SHOTS: MD 17, PU 6. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 9, PU 4. SAVES: MD, Kathryn Masson 3 (1 GA, 70:00); PU, Allison Nemeth 9 (4 GA, 70:00). DEFENSIVE SAVES: MD 0; PU 2 (Sarah Reinprecht 2). ATTENDANCE: 450.

#1 Field Hockey Tops #3 Old Dominion, 1-0

Murraco scores only goal

The only goal of the game was a breakaway open-net tally by freshman Nicole Muracco in the second half to lift the top-ranked Maryland field hockey team over No. 3 Old Dominion in Norfolk , Va. , on Saturday afternoon. The Terrapins sweep the regular-season home-and-home series for the second time in four years. The Terps (14-1) won the earlier meeting against the Lady Monarchs in College Park , on Sept. 4, 1-0. As in the first game in September, it took one late goal to decide the contest. Honda Award winner and senior Paula Infante drew the goalkeeper out of the cage and dished off to Muracco ( Sewell , N.J. ) from the top of the circle. Muracco reached for the pass in front of the net and took the wide open shot at 42:18. The goal would stand as the game winner. Old Dominion (13-2) had an opportunity to take the lead first. In the 38th minute, the Lady Monarchs were awarded a stroke and ODU's Dana Sensenig's shot was saved by Maryland keeper Christina Restivo, who entered the game to face the penalty stroke, preserving the scoreless tie. Sensenig led the nation in strokes, boasting a 100 percent conversion rate heading into the game. Maryland was outshot for the first time this season, 12-11, while both teams were even with eight saves. Junior Kathryn Masson, who played all 70 minutes, made a season-high seven saves. ODU's Kelly Driscoll registered eight. The Terps were also outcornered, 8-3. The Terrapins' win at Foreman Field is Old Dominion's first home loss of the season.

#1 Maryland (14-1)††††† 0†† 1†† -† 1 #3 Old Dominion (13-2)† 0†† 0†† -† 0 GOALS: MD, Nicole Muracco (Paula Infante), 42:18. ODU, None. SHOTS: MD 11, ODU 12. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 3, ODU 8. SAVES: MD, Kathryn Masson 7 (0 GA, 70:00), Christina Restivo 1 (0 GA, 0:00); ODU, Kelly Driscoll 8 (1 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 412.

#1 Field Hockey Shell-Shocks Great Danes, 6-0

Infante scores twice, including game winner

2006 Honda Award winner Paula Infante scored twice in the Maryland field hockey's 6-0 victory over Albany on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Four other Terrapins also scored in the win, as the team improved to 15-1 on the season. In the first-ever meeting between the teams, Maryland jumped on the Great Danes (11-5) early on, scoring in the first 30 seconds of the game, but it was disallowed. The Terps finally made up for the call, as Paula Infante slammed the ball into the back of the cage on a penalty corner at 21:36. Before the end of the half, the Terps score twice more, with senior Emily Trycinski and freshman Ameliet Rischen each tallying their fourth goals of the season at 29:05 and 32:37, respectively. Maryland tacked on three more goals in the second period before calling it a day. At 36:24, freshman Kristina Foster sailed a shot into the top right corner of the cage after deflecting off the goalkeeper's mitt to make the score, 4-0. The goal was the first of her career. Both Kristina Edmonds and Janneke van Leeuwen connected with Infante for the second time on a penalty corner in the 49th minute to make the 5-0. Senior Berber Rischen finished off the afternoon with a hard shot into the right corner, as well. Maryland limited the Great Danes, who had upset then-No. 11 American, 1-0, earlier in the season, to just one shot and one penalty corner. UA goalie Ashley Ross stopped seven of the Terps' 17 shots. Maryland keepers Christina Restivo and Alicia Grater split even time in the cage, helping the Terrapins post their seventh shut out of the season. The Terps return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 18 against No. 17 American. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Admission and parking to the event is free.

Albany (11-5)†††††† 0†† 0†† -† 0 #1 Maryland (15-1)† 3†† 3†† -† 3 GOALS: UA, None. MD, Paula Infante (Kristina Edmonds, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 21:36; Emily Trycinski, un, 29:05; Ameliet Rischen, un, 32:37; Kristina Foster (Emily Trycinski), 36:42; Paula Infante (Kristina Edmonds, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 48:16; Berber Rischen (Susie Rowe), 64:18. SHOTS: UA 1, MD 17. PENALTY CORNERS: UA 1, MD 17. SAVES: UA, Ashley Ross 7 (6 GA, 70:00); MD, Christina Restivo 0 (0 GA, 35:00), Alicia Grater 1 (0 GA, 35:00). ATTENDANCE: 307.

Muracco ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week for the Third Time

Freshman only player this season to earn honor multiple times.

Maryland freshman Nicole Muracco is the ACC's Field Hockey Player of the Week for the third time this season, the league announced on Monday. She is the lone player to garner the weekly award multiple times this year, including twice during the month of October. Last week, the forward from Sewell , N.J. , helped No. 1 Maryland finish with a 3-0 record, scoring game-winning goals in both road victories. At Princeton last Tuesday, she tallied the game-tying goal with no time remaining in the first half and then came out in the second period to score the game-winner. In Saturday's 1-0 win at No. 3 Old Dominion, the forward notched the lone goal of the game to lead the Terrapins to their seventh victory over a ranked opponent and the second against ODU this year. Muracco currently leads the team in goals (14) and game-winning goals (5), with her goals scored and goals per game average (0.88) tying for second among the league's leaders. The Terps play at home for the remainder of the regular season. Maryland hosts No. 17 American on Wednesday, Oct. 18, then wrap up ACC action on Sunday, Oct. 22 against North Carolina.

BOXING

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Haye Meets Fragomeni In WBC Final Eliminator

England 's most exciting fighter, David Haye, will make the third defence of his European crown against unbeaten Italian Giacobbe Fragomeni on Friday, November 13 at the world-renowned York Hall in Bethnal Green, London . In an announcement made a week ago, promoter Frank Maloney confirmed that the cruiserweight clash has been sanctioned as a final eliminator for the WBC title. Either Haye or Fragomeni will meet the winner of the upcoming rematch between current champion O'Neil Bell and Frenchman Jean Marc Mormeck. The 25-year-old Londoner speaks very highly of Fragomeni, and knows first hand what the squat Italian brings to the table. They have crossed paths once before, in 1999 at an Olympic qualifying tournament. Fragomeni beat Haye handily on that occasion, and in doing so shattered the precocious Englishman's dream of representing his country at the 2000 Sydney Games. With that as a subtext, Haye, 17-1 (16), claims that he is delighted to be facing Fragomeni, 21-0 (9), at such an important juncture in his career. The chance to avenge the defeat which ruined his Olympic medal hopes and on the same night secure his first major world title shot couldn't be more appealing, he told the media on Monday. "As soon as I heard his name I was so happy," enthused Haye. "I boxed Fragomeni in 1999, at an Olympic qualifying tournament, and he beat me 11-1. That was pretty hard to stomach because I'd trained my whole life gearing up for the 2000 Olympics. "I was 19 years old and he was the guy who stopped me getting there. It's always been on my mind. Getting the chance to get revenge over him in a WBC final eliminator means so much to me." Maloney Promotions presents the WBC Final Eliminator between David Haye and Giacobbe Fragomeni for the European Cruiserweight Champion on 13 November 2006 at York Hall in London , England . Tickets are available by logging onto www.maloneypromotions.com or by calling the Maloney Promotions box office at 0844 477 6466. Booowie Baysox Set To Scare "Sox" Off With All New Haunted House " FEAR UNIVERSITY ‚§Ü SCHOOL OF TERROR " is 20th Annual Event in Bowie The Booowie Baysox, Class AA Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, in partnership with Tulip Gulch Productions, is bringing the area‚§Ās longest running Haunted House Event back to Prince George‚§Ās Stadium (Home of the Bowie Baysox) for the 5th season and 20th year overall in Bowie. This year‚§Ās show, " Fear University ‚§Ü.School Of Terror" is Tulip Gulch Productions‚§Ā ALL NEW production for 2006 and is not for the faint of heart. A PG-13 Rating accompanies the show. " Fear University ‚§Ü School Of Terror ", promises to be among the top Haunted House attractions in the Baltimore/Washington Metro area this Halloween season, as you will relive your biggest childhood fear. " Fear University ‚§Ü School Of Terror ", is a very intense haunted house located on the Upper Deck level of the Prince Georges Stadium. The entire show is located inside, so there is no worry about the weather. We have about 35 actuated props and at least 40 actors every show for a one of a kind fearful experience. "The Bowie Baysox are excited to be able to bring this high quality Haunted House production back to Prince George‚§Ās Stadium for another year of thrills, chills and loud screams designed to scare your "Sox" off", said Brian Shallcross, Baysox General Manager. "We‚§Āre excited to make Prince George ‚§Ās Stadium a multi-use facility providing events for the members of our local community to attend throughout the year beyond the 71 Baysox home games that are played each season." *Ô§ Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22 *Ô§ Thursday, October 26 through Tuesday, October 31 All Event Showtimes Are 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Times and dates subject to change) This Show is Rated PG-13. Fear University Ticket Options: Haunted Combo Package - $15.00 per person: Includes one admission for Fear University School of Terror Show PLUS one ride on the "Hellevator" (a Haunted Elevator Ride) Show Tickets - $13.00 per person: Includes one admission for Fear University School of Terror Show. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on October 2, 2006 online at www.baysox.com or by calling the Baysox at (301) 464-4880.

WE GET LETTERS

Bill, My husband, George, says he is the oldest Redskins fan living.† His dad had an electrical store, Bliss Electric, at† 802 H St, N.W. and around the corner at 9th & H Sts, N.W., were the Redskins offices and the old Palace Laundry, owned by George Preston Marshall. George was there when Marshall brought the team down from Boston in "1937" (he thinks it was 1937). He used to sneak away from the store as a kid and go the Redskins Office and hang around.† He used to bug the General Manager, Sid Carroll, all the time.† Hanging on the wall in the offices were pictures of Sammy Baugh, Frank Filchock, Dick Todd, Turk Edwards, Charlie Malone, Bols Masterson, Cecil and Ray Hare, Andy Farkas, and others. As for JW hating die-hard Senators fans, George falls into the hated category as he is still a die-hard Senators fan.† George claims it used to cost .55 cents to sit in the bleachers at one time at Griffith Stadium.† Hating someone for being true to his great memories is just silly.† How can you not still be a Senators fan when you remember things such as Cecil Travis hitting 359 one year and finishing second to someone named TED WILLIAMS?† Travis lost by 50 points. Another memory is George Case being the fastest man in baseball as well as the top base stealer.† These were some stories of the Old Senators who conjured up great memories.† Win or lose, he never stopped being faithful to his team. Be interesting to see if any of your other readers have these kinds of memories. Marlene Marlene, Great information, thanks. Bill Bill, Great article this week.† Its always nice to see your name in print.† No I did not know Phil Gonzales but that‚§Ās an old memory.† Good to see ‚§¶Big Buddy‚§Ās‚§? name in your article.† At circa 70 we could all slip on the banana peel.† Best regards to you and to Dale. Terry Maher Bill, Rah, Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah† Boola Boola†† Boola Boola And All That Jazz! My Rhonda Just Called Me Again From The Football Stadium At Yale Where They Were At The One Yard Line In Overtime Against Lehigh University .† I Got To Hear Lots Of Yelling As They Won It, 26-20. Fun, Fun, Fun. She Was Having A Blast, Said It Was Really A Fun Game.† Great Weekend For Football. God Bless And Love To All And Thanks For The Support, Dale Dale, Go get them! Bill Dear Emmett, Thanks so much for your support of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.† We will be sending you any of the free offers you requested as soon as possible.† Please allow a few weeks for any mailed items.† Best Wishes Dale Petroskey, President National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Dear Bill, Comments:† Mickey Vernon should be voted in, look at his stats, plus he is now 88 years old.† It would be great if you honored him in 2007.† I do not know him personally but was the visiting team batboy 1941-1946 for the Senators at Griffith Stadium.† I also was at the Griffith Stadium Symposium at Howard University with James Vernon.† I think his record speaks for itself.† P.S. Some of my pictures with Gen. Wainwright, Clark Griffith, Ted Williams and the 1945b Detroit Tigers are in the Hall of Fame.† Ted Williams is my favorite Hall of Famer.† Washington is my favorite team.† Thank you. Emmett Lanier Bill, That would be great.† This is a tough week in Annapolis , power boat show until Sunday, so is a mess.† Maybe next week when we both are free, it seems we have a lot in common, just a little age difference. I also was into boxing, have my managers license from ‚§óMaryland State Athletic Commission‚§? 10-15 years ago when Governor Schaefer was in office.† Had some fighters out of Mack Lewis gym in Baltimore , just had trouble getting then to pass the drug test.† Also about 100 years ago boxed for #5 Police Boys Club and Silver Gloves, but that was a long time ago.† We should have a lot to talk about.† Are you going Saturday night the 14th to the Eastern Reunion in Annapolis ?† Regards Emmett Lanier Emmett, No, I didn‚§Āt make it.† Lunch next week? Bill After re-reading my e-mail to you I gave you my E-mail address instead of my web-site:: Sorry :: www.emmettlanier.com I hope is correct I will recheck after sending this: I also forgot to tell you the Ball-Boy for the Senators at the same time I was the bat-boy "Billy Vita" also live in Annapolis, we were recently both written up in the "Capital" newspaper;† Bill and I were neighbors at 8th @ E. Capital SE and had to take a streetcar and several buses to College Park where the Senators spring trained in 1943, long story how we got the job::: Emmett Dear Friend, We are in receipt of your letter. Thank you for taking the time to express your views to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We understand your disappointment in Mickey Vernon not earning election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is extremely difficult to earn election to the Hall of Fame, as only one percent -- 1 in 100 -- of those to have played in the major leagues earn a plaque in Cooperstown . The Veterans Committee will again vote on players in 2007, with results to be announced on Feb. 27. Under the Veterans Committee process, he has the opportunity to earn election at any time in perpetuity, as long as he receives the necessary 75% of all ballots cast in any one election. Mr. Vernon first became eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. According to the Rules of Election, Mr. Vernon was eligible for consideration by the BBWAA for 15 years. During that span of time, Mr. Vernon garnered a considerable number of votes, though never more than the 75 percent required for induction. While Mr. Vernon is not currently a member of the Hall of Fame, he is represented in the Museum and Library as an important figure in baseball history. The Museum has in its collection extensive photo and news clip files. The best way to stay informed about the Hall of Fame and all the happenings in Cooperstown is to subscribe to INSIDE PITCH, the official e-mail newsletter of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. IT'S FREE and shows up in your e-mail box at the beginning of each week.† You'll also receive timely news items direct from Cooperstown - where we preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations every day. Go to www.baseballhalloffame.org to sign up for INSIDE PITCH, or follow this link: http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/inside_pitch/index.htm. The process takes seconds. Thanks again for your comments. We hope you will visit us in Cooperstown soon. 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Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of John Tyden ‚§¶Tony‚§? Ketcham a 1950 Roosevelt High School and GWU graduate. Also passing on October 14th singer Freddy Fender.† He had two great hits ‚§¶Before the Next Teardrop Falls‚§? and ‚§¶Wasted Days and Wasted Nights‚§?. Hey I wonder where George Irwin, Joan O‚§ĀRourke, Patsy Sharp, Iris Langdon, Bob Roberts, Leon Lyle, Joan Scott, Jean Thompson, and Shirley Conner are today. What‚§Ās this world coming too?† Fox fires Steve Lyons after he made a joking remark. Check out this DC Divas wide receiver Natalie Randolph is the wide receiver coach for the H.D. Woodson high school football team. I was glad to see those phony charges against Senate President Mike Miller were dropped.† He wouldn‚§Āt have had to punch that guy, all he would have to do is give him the evil eye and the guy would have collapsed.† Way to go Mike, you are the MAN! Margaret C. Adams passed away at age 85, she graduated from Central High School in DC and GWU. Here‚§Ās the latest from Mark Opsasnick: ‚§¶JIM MORRISON‚§? LECTURE AT WASHINGTON , D.C. CONFERENCE I will be presenting a lecture entitled ‚§¶Jim Morrison of the Doors: His Teen Years in the Washington Metropolitan Area‚§? at the 33rd Annual Conference on Washington , D.C. Historical Studies. The conference will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library ( 901 G Street NW , Washington , D.C. ) on Saturday, October 28, 2006 and my presentation will begin at 9:30am in the Peabody Room. Following my lecture will be a presentation by the incredible filmmaker Jeff Krulik (‚§¶The Films of George T. Merriken‚§?) and then a photo/slide presentation/talk by John Earnshaw (‚§¶The Lost Downtown‚§?). For information visit http://dclibrary.org/ or call 202 727-1213. Future ‚§¶Lizard King‚§? book lectures/signings: FALLS CHURCH, VA ‚§≥Sunday, November 19, 2006, 1pm. Stacy‚§Ās Coffee Parlor 709 West Broad Street, Falls Church , VA 703 538-6266 Mark Opsasnick will lecture on and sign copies of his book ‚§¶The Lizard King Was Here.‚§? Guitarist-vocalist Geff King will be performing classic rock songs of the sixties and seventies. Visit www.capitolrock.com for additional info. Al Battista puts out a great bulletin on basketball ‚§≥ The Match-Up.† He also is a great speaker.† You can contact him on albattista12@comcast.net. Questions, ‚§¶The Match-up‚§? requests or speaking engagements give Al a shout. At Bretton Woods in golf in the member-guest event the low gross winners were:† Mitsuko Okumura, Cynthia Wood, Theresa Shingler, and Kaye Mopsik. Good Counsel‚§Ās football team is 7-0 and number 6 in the ‚§¶Posts‚§? top D.C. area Ten. DeMatha is number 18 in the USA Today high school Top 25 nationally and number 2 in the East Regional, Friendly high school is number 10 in the East. How about Patuxent high school grad Terry Caulley?† He set the Big East record with a 98 yard TD run in Connecticut ‚§Ās 21-7 win over Army.† He had 135 yards rushing in 13 carries, this was his 13th career 100 yard rushing game and he holds the Huskies career yardage record of 3,103 yards.

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