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2008-06-24 21:02:21

By Robert Salonga, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 24--MARTINEZ -- An oil pipeline burst and caused a minor spill on a city street Tuesday but no other damage, county hazardous materials staff members said. The break sprayed about a barrel's worth of oil onto Marina Vista Avenue, closing a segment of the street toward downtown Martinez for several hours. Hazardous materials personnel were called to the scene of the spill at 2000 Marina Vista Ave. about 10:45 a.m., said...

2007-05-01 09:00:50

NAPA, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF), founded in honor of legendary pitcher Tug McGraw to fund research on behalf of brain tumor patients, announced today that it has been invited to be a charity partner for the ING New York City Marathon 2007. Charity partners are given guaranteed entries into the marathon, which otherwise accepts runners on a lottery basis. Runners are allowed to raise funds for the partner organization. Members of TMF Honorary Chairman Tim...

2006-11-11 09:00:00

By Sandy Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Nov. 11--John Muir Medical Center has reached agreement with a labor union that went on strike at its Concord hospital twice this year. The settlement ends a bitter, yearlong dispute at the hospital, formerly known as Mt. Diablo Medical Center. Members of Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers-West overwhelmingly ratified the contract last week. "John Muir still has a long way to go to build the kind of...

2006-01-23 18:52:32

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 1,000 pieces of Joe DiMaggio memorabilia, including the New York Yankee baseball legend's 1947 MVP Award and a set of World Series rings, will be auctioned off by his granddaughters this spring in New York, organizers said on Monday. The Joe DiMaggio Collection, which also includes personal items from DiMaggio's marriage to Hollywood film star Marilyn Monroe, will be auctioned on May 19-20 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel by Hunt Auctions, Inc....

2005-11-17 15:47:55

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936 is going on sale, a gem that may fetch some $600,000, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday. The late New York Yankees star is beloved by baseball fans for his grace on and off the field and known around the world for his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe -- factors that stand to drive up the price at the December 10 auction. Sotheby's called it the most historically important DiMaggio...

2005-11-17 15:51:26

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936 is going on sale, a gem that may fetch some $600,000, auction house Sotheby's said on Thursday. The late New York Yankees star is beloved by baseball fans for his grace on and off the field and known around the world for his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe -- factors that stand to drive up the price at the December 10 auction. Sotheby's called it the most historically important DiMaggio...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'