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2008-06-25 21:02:26

By Lisa Fernandez, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 25--Lovers of tap, jazz, hip hop and all-things Broadway will gather this week in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a beloved Campbell dance studio. About 100 students from Marie Stinnett Dance will perform Thursday through Saturday at the Campbell Community Center in a biannual affair. This year, the acts pay homage to music written by Ray Charles, Barry Manilow and the Cheetah Girls. Since 1958, Marie Stinnett has taught...

2007-10-10 09:00:20

By Lisa Fernandez, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Oct. 10--When Natalina Gonzalez heard about the plight of a Fremont mother with a young daughter fighting serious heart and respiratory problems, she wanted to do more than give money. So Gonzalez is creating a network of people to help Tamarah Molina, whose 2-year-old daughter, Julieanna, has been in and out of hospitals with serious health problems since birth. Gonzalez is looking for people willing to donate not only cash, but a box...

2005-07-09 01:44:39

By Ossian Shine SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Concerns over doping and the lack of top players at past Olympics were the main reasons for baseball's ejection from the London 2012 Games program, IOC President Jacques Rogge said on Saturday. Baseball and softball failed to win a majority of votes in a ballot of members at an IOC (International Olympic Committee) meeting in Singapore on Friday, becoming the first sports to be cut from the Games since polo in 1936. "The message ... was that the IOC...

2005-07-08 15:24:53

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. reaction to the elimination of baseball and softball from the Olympic agenda ranged on Friday from disappointment to outrage. "It was a bad call. Very disturbing," said Tommy Lasorda, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager who led the U.S. squad to the gold medal in the 2000 Games in Sydney. "I can't believe they would drop baseball and softball, two very, very big sports that are played throughout the world," Lasorda told Reuters in a...


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