Archive - Jan 18, 2012
During Tuesday's stop in Valley City, Minnesota Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra emphasized the value of having veteran leaders on the team.
"You've got to have those guys in the clubhouse to take control of the people they're dressing with," Vavra told an audience of about 60 people at Trestle's Bar and Grill Tuesday. "We're off to the side, we're promoting, obviously, what they're supposed to get done on the field, but you've got to have a leader step up," he said. "You've got to have a voice, somebody they can relate to when times are down."
The Valley City High School wrestling team isn't exactly known for its lower weight wrestlers.
Once you get to 138-pound class, you get into the state contenders, but the 106 to 132 pounders tend to be more inexperienced.
"We're really young down there," Valley City coach Brandon Larson said. "We've got some junior high kids going out there."
But in Tuesday's 40-33 dual win over Fargo South at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, it was a younger wrestler who came through.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requesting public comments on its operating plan for the Tolna Coulee control structure.
Tolna Coulee is upstream from Valley City in the flood-plagued Devils Lake Basin. The proposed operating plan can be found at http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/fl_damage_reduct/default.asp?pageid=1779.
Public input may be sent to the Corps of Engineers project manager Bill Csajko at firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 290-5854 or 180 E. 5th St. Suite 700, St. Paul, Minn, 55101-1678.
King speech rediscovered by Ohio teacher, student
CLEVELAND (AP) â€” A recording of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is getting new attention after being found in 2010 by an Ohio high school art teacher and student searching through items the school library was discarding.
The 1967 speech preserved on reel-to-reel tape was given, and found, at Glenville High School in Cleveland. In it, King says "Our power does not lie in Molotov cocktails. ... Our power lies in our ability to say nonviolently that we aren't gonna take it any longer."