The Best History Of Rivalry Between The La Dodgers And The Yankees}

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Submitted by: Mauricete Johnson

There have always been rival teams ever since the beginning of sports event and the teams have always been an opponent for dominance and championship. In baseball, there’s two such teams: the LA Dodgers and the New York Yankees. The competition involving these teams is so popular and recognized. These teams have played against each other in just about all the leagues including the American league, the National league and the World Series. This competition started off long ago; since when the dodgers competed in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Dodgers. Even after the Dodgers changed their base to LA, the vying for top still continued and is particularly still seen today.

This competition started in 1941 when the two teams competed against each other in the World Series. In the fourth game, the LA Dodgers then catcher Mickey Owens broke a curveball that was thrown during the 9th inning by Hugh Casey. The game resulted in a 3rd strike and then a rally by the Yankees who won at that time in the World Series.

After about 6 years later, the two teams met again and in subsequent competitions, the LA dodgers were frequently beaten by the Yankees who went on to win them several times.

Things were about to change for the Dodgers, however in 1955 as they went ahead to beat the New York Yankees in seven numerous games, the team walked away from the competition as the winner. Of course that World Series was the only one the Los Angeles Dodgers won while they were stationed in Brooklyn and still called the Brooklyn Dodgers. As the World Series kept evading them, that next 7 years were ones of pure torture, not thanks to the Yankees who ensured that they secured the championship each and every time.

After this however, it took about twenty three years before the teams were to meet again. While they did not meet the Yankees, the LA Dodgers met the Bombers in June 2004 during a weekend series. Out of the three matches that were played, the LA Dodgers were able to successfully win two.

The rivalry between the Yankees and the LA Dodgers became noticeable again in 2007 when a Yankee Legend in the person of Joe Torre took up the position of coach and manager with the LA Dodgers. With Joe at the helm of affairs and Manny Ramirez who was a left fielder, the Dodgers were able to win the 22008 West Division Pennant thus putting an end to the Yankees’ reign for 13 straight seasons.

Now that you know most of these, you are aware that the LA Dodger team is at good hands and definitely will likely prosper in the nearest future. Therefore, if you are going to an LA Dodger’s game soon, the best option will be to purchase LA Dodger Tickets before they become costly. You possibly can find economical, low priced seats that still provides you with the advantage of a good view of the game. Thanks to the large number of ticket selling sites and auctions, you’ll find the LA Dodgers tickets for fair fees. An excellent resource is usually to check right now Regardless of what your choice of seats is likely to be, you can get good bargains there and also upgrade the tickets without the expense.

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Woman finds human finger in bowl of chili at Wendy’s restaurant

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

San Jose, California — A woman eating a bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant bit into a chewy bit that turned out to be a human finger. She immediately spat it out, warned other patrons to stop eating, and upon recognizing the object as a finger, vomited.

“I’m more of a Carl’s Jr. person,” the 39-year-old Las Vegas woman, Anna Ayala, told Knight Ridder. She said this incident was her first visit to a Wendy’s restaurant. Ayala described how she found the finger, “Suddenly something crunchy was in my mouth,” she continued, “and I spit it out.”

According to Devina Cordero, 20, after Ayala found the finger, she ran up to her and Cordero’s boyfriend and said, “Don’t eat it! Look, there’s a human finger in our chili.”

“We went up to the counter and they told us it was a vegetable,” Cordero continued. “The people from Wendy’s were poking it with a spoon.”

The restaurant is located at 1405 Monterey Highway, just south of downtown San Jose.

Wikinews reporter David Vasquez drove his car up to the drive-thru menu and found that chili was still on the menu, at a price of US$1.19 for a small serving. He also witnessed workers unloading supplies from a semi-trailer truck in the restaurant’s parking lot, and carting them into the back door of the establishment.

According to Ben Gale, director of environmental health for Santa Clara County, the finger did not come from any of the employees at the restaurant. “We asked everybody to show us they have 10 fingers and everything is OK there,” he said. The found portion of the finger likely belonged to a woman because of its long and manicured fingernail, also found in the food.

Officials seized the food supply at the restaurant and are tracing it back to the manufacturer, where they believe the finger may have gotten mixed in with the raw ingredients used to prepare the chili. The restaurant’s operators were later permitted to re-open after preparing new chili prepared from fresh ingredients.

As this story was filed, there was no mention of the incident on the Wendy’s corporate web site. Wendy’s issued a statement through a spokesman.

“Food safety is of utmost importance to us,” said Wendy’s spokesman Joe Desmond. He referred to the incident as an “unsubstantiated claim.”

“We are cooperating fully with the local police and health departments with their investigation. It’s important not to jump to conclusions. Here at Wendy’s we plan to do right by our customers,” Desmond said.

According to county health officials, the unfortunate woman who bit into the finger is doing fine, despite her initial reaction. Officials also noted that the finger would have been cooked at a high enough temperature to destroy any viruses.

The Santa Clara county medical examiner reported that the finger had a solid fingerprint, although investigators did not say if a search of fingerprint databases would be performed to find the owner of the finger.

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2-year-old dies in car in 100ºF heat with windows rolled up

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Friday, August 24, 2007

A two-year-old girl was found dead inside a car yesterday in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio

The car was parked outside the Glen Este Middle School with all windows rolled up. High temperatures in the area reached 100ºF (~38ºC). Police said that the girl had been inside the car for hours before her death.

A friend of the family said the child was Cecelia Slaby, however police are not reporting any personal information.

The car was registered to the school’s vice principal, Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby. The school staff had to report to work to prepare for the start of school next week.

The family friend that identified the girl also told News 5 in Cincinnati that Nesselroad-Slaby was scheduled to attend a 7 a.m. meeting, but decided that was too early in the day to drop off Cecelia, so she ran several errands instead. The source said Cecelia likely fell asleep in the car and Nesselroad forgot about her when she did go to the school, as she usually does not care for the child in the morning. However, police have not released any specific details. The family friend described Nesselroad as “mother of the year.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the temperature inside a closed vehicle setting in sunlight can raise nearly 20 Fahrenheit degrees (11 Celsius degrees) in just three minutes. Another three or four minutes, and the administration says a car’s temperature can reach 125ºF (~52ºC). Heatstrokes occur when the body reaches a temperature of 104ºF (40ºC).

No charges have been filed. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Airbus A380 test flight delayed after accident

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

A test flight of the new Airbus A380 superjumbo, the largest passenger jet in the world, was delayed today after a superficial accident at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which serves Bangkok, Thailand.

The minor accident occurred during push back, as the aircraft was leaving a parking space before it was due to fly to Chiang Mai International Airport. As the jet was being pushed back by a Thai Airways International tug operator, the left winglet struck the side of the hangar, and was crumpled against it.

The winglets, designed to improve fuel efficiency, are non-vital parts. After an inspection, Airbus decided to remove both winglets and continue the flight without them. The plane left four hours after its scheduled 9:45 a.m. local time departure, carrying 150 passengers.

The flight was intended to counteract criticisms that the massive airliner, which has a 79-metre wingspan, is too big (and thus too complex for ground crews) to be practically operated at most airports. It also demonstrates continuing problems at Suvarnabhumi airport, which has suffered various incidents since it opened last September, the most severe of which being the discovery of large cracks in airport taxiways shortly after opening.

Airbus has said they will continue with their tour of Asia demonstrating the plane.

How To Buy Furniture For Your First Home

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Submitted by: Bill William

Congratulations, you re the proud owner of a beautiful home! Now what? Filling an entire house with furniture can be quite the daunting experience. Room after room needs to be attended to, and that s not a cheap proposition. Here are some tips to help you furnish your home while getting the most bang for your buck.

First, create a budget for the entire home. How much do you have to spend right now to provide for the essentials? Then break it down by room. You may want to consider buying furniture for only the necessary rooms in the house, at least at first. If you re a newlywed couple, for instance, you can wait to furnish the extra bedrooms. Instead, concentrate on buying quality pieces for your bedroom and the other common areas of the house like the kitchen and living room. Also, consider purchasing pieces that are multi-use. Chairs that aren t very heavy can be carried from room to room, so if you re entertaining guests one night, you ll be able to lay out furniture accordingly.

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Throughout the process, it may be tempting to accept hand-me-downs from friends and family. It s not worth taking furniture that you don t actually like, however. While it may make for a temporary solution, you ll find yourself designing around it. All of a sudden, an entire room can take the aesthetic feel of the couch you shouldn t have accepted in the first place! Enjoy the open space of a clutter-free room, and then make design decisions based on your own taste.

It s also important to maintain your own style. People will try to influence you to purchase furniture one way or the other, so you need to make sure that the final decision is yours and yours alone. After all, you ll be the one relaxing in the home when the day is over. Take advice, but keep in mind that you ll be the one signing the credit card slip. Don t be afraid to make some eclectic choices. There s nothing worse than a home that doesn t speak to your own special personality. This is your space; do with it what you choose.

Try to buy furniture that will adapt to your lifestyle over time. A great example of this is the dining table. By purchasing a table that is expandable with leaves, you ll be keeping your options open. If you end up having a large family, you won t have to go out and buy a new table. Likewise, when you re searching for other furniture, keep in mind that you may someday have little kids running around. That means avoiding sharp edges that could easily cause an injury to an unsuspecting child.

This is bound to be one of your proudest (and most exciting!) moments. With a little patience, you can decorate your home inexpensively and create an atmosphere that you ll appreciate for the rest of your life. Furniture shopping doesn t have to be such a hassle; it can be a fun and rewarding way for you to appreciate the new home you ve moved into.

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Australian cricketer dies after being struck in neck

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney today (Thursday, local time). Hughes was playing a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he was struck in the neck by a bouncer.

“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughs passed away,” said Australian national team doctor Peter Brukner in a statement.

As the news broke, condolences came from around Australia’s sporting community.

“A sad, sad day. Absolutely devastating. Thoughts go out to Phillip Hughes’ family and friends. #RIPPhillipHughes,” Australian women’s captain Meg Lanning tweeted.

“Our thoughts are with Philip’s family and everyone affected by this tragic accident,” said Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

“The West Australian Football Commission [WAFC] on behalf of football in WA extends sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes,” tweeted the WAFC.

Today was meant to be the third day of the Sheffield Shield match Hughes was involved in. The entire round of matches was abandoned after the incident.

Pennsylvania man admits to June 25 beating of elderly woman

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Joshua J. Goyette allegedly confessed to breaking into a Saxonburg, Pennsylvania retirement home and beating 86-year-old Gertrude “Trudy” Johanson in the early morning of June 25, 2005. The crime, which shocked the small community north of Pittsburgh, was not the only one which occurred recently at area retirement homes. Goyette is also suspected in a May incident where another apartment at the Commons of Saxonburg was broken into through a first floor window and the 90-year-old woman inside was groped while she slept.

Goyette, 25, has addresses listed in court documents in New Bedford, Massachusetts; and in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, his mother’s home.

The alleged confession was given last Thursday, June 30, 2005, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to Pennsylvania state police investigators. Goyette is currently being held in the Butler County prison in lieu of $300,000 cash bond. He faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, burglary and criminal mischief.

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Independent Financial Planners What To Look Out For

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By Ryan Paulin

Independent financial planners simply represent their clients apart from a company or those who give independent investment advice. But like any other professional, a certain degree of standard, educational background, training and certification is required before one becomes qualified for the job.

What do independent financial planners do? They do a thorough study of their client’s financial status, goals and financial preferences. They map out a plan to meet a person’s financial goals. They are also mandated to disclose their fees and services to potential clients.

They are consulted in matters of insurances, retirement plans, pensions, investment, real estate, tax and other legal issues. One of the advantages of hiring an independent financial planner is that they are free from representing any conflict of interest. Most planners who are working for a company, bank, or insurance may place their own interest before your own. This makes them less dependable and ineffective.

What do you look for in an personal financial planner? He or she must be a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors of NAPFA. With this kind of affiliation, a full disclosure of their fees will be shown to you before they manage your assets or help you implement your financial goals.

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Just like any other professional, ask for their academic credentials, licenses and designations. Knowing their capacity in line of their work is great information when it comes to looking for a qualified financial planner. Certain certifications and trainings required for all independent financial planners are available on the internet for your perusal and consideration. Take advantage of the information that you can derive from websites that offer listings of qualified financial planners.

When it comes to fees independent financial planners can charge by commission, fees, fee-only or a combination of both commission and fees. Study all these options and find out which one will be most effective yet affordable for you.

During the interview process, ask them the right questions like their work history, clientele, and their qualifications for the job. Independent financial planners will work harder since they are still working for a good work reputation. Also, do not forget to ask for a copy of their ADV form II which will disclose their past administrative sanctions or criminal offenses.

When entrusting your future into the hands of a financial planner, it is but right to make the necessary investigation. Listening to your intuition and finding out the work ethics of your financial planner is also crucial in matters of your financial future. It is best to deal with someone you are comfortable with. Find someone who is worthy of your trust and confidence.

With the right amount of information, good referrals, online inquiries, thorough interview, you are now ready to choose your own personal financial planner. A good investment guide is the best weapon you will ever have in the world of financial planning and investing. Good decision making, planning and execution will account for the kind of future that you will have. Find good independent financial planners now and reap the rewards of your hard earned money!

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Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in the automobile industry, De La Fuente has branched out into the banking and real estate markets. Despite not having held or sought political office previously, he has been involved in politics, serving as the first-ever Hispanic superdelegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente entered the 2016 presidential race last October largely due to his dissatisfaction with Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He argues he is a more accomplished businessman than Trump, and attacks Trump as “a clown,” “a joke,” “dangerous,” and “in the same category as Hitler.” Nevertheless, De La Fuente’s business background begets comparisons with Trump. The Alaskan Midnight Sun blog described him as the Democrats’ “own Donald Trump.”

While receiving only minimal media coverage, he has campaigned actively, and according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, loaned almost US$ 4 million of his own money to the campaign. He has qualified for 48 primary and caucus ballots, but has not yet obtained any delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Thus far, according to the count at The Green Papers, De La Fuente has received 35,406 votes, or 0.23% of the total votes cast. He leads among the many lesser-known candidates but trails both Senator Bernie Sanders who has received nearly 6.5 million votes and front-runner Hillary Clinton who has just shy of 9 million votes.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, De La Fuente discusses his personal background, his positions on political issues, his current campaign for president, and his political future.


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    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
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