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Govt railroads Opposition to hike licensing fees, penalties, fines

first_imgGovernment on Friday again used its majority in the National Assembly to railroad the political Opposition which obstinately objected to the several thousand-fold increase in a range of taxes, penalties and fees.Successfully piloted by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, the Miscellaneous Licences (Amendment) Bill, which was first presented to the House at the end of last year and gives effect to several of the Budget measures that were announced.It will, however, according to the political Opposition, lead to the further impoverishing of Guyanese people, serve as an incentive for corruption and have a deleterious effect on small businesses and entrepreneurs.Finance Minister Winston Jordan1958 – last hikeMinister Jordan, in presenting his rebuttal arguments in the debate, told the House that the fees were in fact last hiked in 1958 and at the time a $75 fine was in fact prohibitive.Jordan told the House that 60 years ago the fine was not only prohibitive but also served to act as a deterrent since if a person was caught breaching any of the provisions—such as the requirement for a dray cart licence —“you get punished”.Jordan conceded that the hikes in the various fees, licences and penalties could be deemed humongous by some, but it was just a play on statistics.The Finance Minister was of the view “you could make magic with statistics” even as he argued that the new fines despite their thousand-fold increase were still within the realm and the existing fees “mean nothing”.He was at the time responding to members of the political Opposition which had objected to the Bill in its current form on the basis of the draconian increases that were proposed—the lowest increase being in the vicinity of 3000 per cent.PPP MP Collin CroalJordan in defence of the steep increases in fees said that the next time around the Government would listen to the Opposition and incrementally increase the fees, but given the extended hiatus of some 60 years since the last time they were raised, the precipitous increases were warranted at this time.He used the occasion of his rebuttal to also take an unveiled swipe at the political Opposition’s arguments, calling them “unbelievable”, since there appeared to be “great sympathy for tax cheats, tax dodgers, unlawful behaviour and so on”.This, he said, was evident in the presentations of the Opposition speakers.DraconianWrapping up the Opposition’s arguments against the proposed increases, former Permanent Secretary of the then Local Government Ministry, Collin Croal, told the House that his Party was in no way opposed to an increase in fees, but rather the steep draconian levels to which the fees are being raised.He appealed to no avail to have Government reconsider the proposal. His Party also failed to sway Government members when it called for a division of votes but lost, given the majority held in the House by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration.Croal was adamant that any right-thinking Guyanese would be opposed to such a steep increase in fees, calling the amendments nothing but a case of extracting wealth from poor Guyanese and putting it into the hands of the Government.Government, he said, intends to tax and penalise Guyanese into poverty, adding that the draconian increases make little economic or financial sense and would “only accomplish the draining [of] the blood of the poor Guyanese and putting them further in destitution”.He used the occasion to query too what was Government’s plan to educate the nation on the range of increases since many could find themselves in breach owing to ignorance of the many changes.Croal posited too that while there has been much said by the Finance Minister with regard to the lengthy delay since the last increase was effected, the hiatus was in fact testimony to the prudent management of the economy under the past Administration.He said this was the case, since even without the increase in fees, penalties and fines, the Guyana economy was in fact performing positively.“The fact that under the PPP Government you would not have had to touch increases here and the economy was doing so well shows the prudent management under the PPP,” said Croal, as he reiterated the objections to the level of increases being foisted on the nation by Government and not necessarily the need for an increase.Disposable incomeHe told the House that there could be an argument had to increase the fees from their current level, but any such increase must be done gradually, noting that the APNU/AFC Administration has introduced some 47 additional taxation measures in the 2017 Budget.The PPP Member of Parliament added that the debate sought to make the point that ever since taking office the APNU/AFC Administration has been consistently eroding the disposable income available to the average Guyanese and businesses alike.Croal, like his fellow PPP/C parliamentarians, argued that the measures contained in the Miscellaneous Licences (Amendment) Bill would, in fact, be affecting the poor and small-scale entrepreneurs such as dray cart operators, butcher shop owners, hucksters and the like.He was adamant that Government was embarking on the biggest transfer of wealth from the people to the Administration itself while creating a perverse incentive for corruption and further impoverishment.Croal’s arguments were presented on the heels of his colleague parliamentarian Yvonne Pearson, who sought to impress on the Finance Minister and other Government representatives the impracticality of several of the provisions.ImpracticalShe singled out as an example the need for a person looking to slaughter an animal for sale to first seek permission from the Police or face an exorbitant fine.According to Pearson, in the vast hinterland regions of Guyana, this measure could very well be very impractical while placing further hardships on persons.She spoke too to the requirements that would now obligate persons to register their canoes and carts with which they would transport goods from their farms to market, in some instances – all of which she contends will add to the hardships of the poor.Calling the increases exorbitant and overbearing, the PPP Member of Parliament posited that under the current regime, in a matter of two years’ time, “who ain’t dead badly wounded and it looks like none will escape”.The increases, she said, will be burdensome and will have negative effects on the ordinary people, and small business operators.Vickram Bharrat, another of the PPP Members of Parliament to vehemently oppose the proposals questioned the need for such drastic increases for what some could consider trivial misdemeanours such as the requirement for dray cart and other cart operators to have their registration and visible markings or face retribution.He argued that the Guyanese nation was already heavily overtaxed and the Government seemed to have an innate lust to simply raise revenues on the backs of the poor.last_img read more

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Fort St. John Huskies big weekend

first_imgAfter Friday’s game, the Huskies will travel to Dawson Creek, where they will take on the Junior Canucks at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena on Saturday. The last time these two teams clashed, they met in Fort St. John’s North Peace Arena, with our hometown Huskies beating Dawson Creek by a score of 5-3.Advertisement The Huskies will travel to Grande Prairie to take on the Wheelers Friday night at the Coca-Cola Center. Upon their last meeting on Nov. 27, the Huskies traveled to Grande Prairie and came home with a 5-2 victory under their belts.- Advertisement -The Huskies are hoping for the same result at Friday’s game, which is a big one for the dogs as they are only one point away from fourth place, with a total of 18 points. The team currently holds a record with nine wins and eight losses, as they sit alone in fifth place in the league.When asked about injuries on the team, Huskies head coach Bob Kalb says that they were in fact suffering from some injuries, but that regardless of the roster they had to be ready for the big weekend ahead of them.[asset|aid=3334|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4b7384b160f43f57ec468dc3df3a680-Coach Kalb 1_1_Pub.mp3] This is a crucial game for the league standings, as only one point separates the two teams and a win over the Junior Canucks would move the Huskies into sole possession of fourth place in the NWJHL. The team had a chance to progress through the rankings last weekend, but a couple of home losses prevented them from doing so. Although, despite both unsuccessful games last weekend, Coach Kalb is confident that his team can rally and build from the experience.[asset|aid=3335|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4b7384b160f43f57ec468dc3df3a680-Coach Kalb 2_1_Pub.mp3] Our Fort St. John Huskies have a busy weekend approaching. The puck drops Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday evening at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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CLLR FRANK McBREARTY’S INCREDIBLE WEIGHT LOSS

first_imgFrank tried on the trousers from a suit he wore as Mayor just over a year agoFrank says he has lost it! He sure hasHE’S literally a shadow of his former self.Cllr Frank McBrearty has been taking part in an incredible weight loss programme.And here he is…an astonishing 35 pounds lighter. CLLR FRANK McBREARTY’S INCREDIBLE WEIGHT LOSS was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Frank McBreartyweight losslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS PROGRESS AFTER WIN OVER BURT

first_imgST Eunan’s Minors have progressed to the first round proper of the county championship after completing a two-leg win over Burt.The Letterkenny side had taken a healthy lead into the second leg on Wednesday evening and completed the win with a comfortable victory.St Eunan’s now play Termon in the first round proper.  GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS PROGRESS AFTER WIN OVER BURT was last modified: July 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS PROGRESS AFTER WIN OVER BURTlast_img read more

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New Mills 10k – Where did you come?

first_imgThe New Mills 10k took place this morning in Letterkenny.Organised by Letterkenny Athletic Club, Eoghain Mc Ginley made it home first with the amazing time of 33 minutes and 5 seconds.Olympian Catriona Jennings was the first woman home with a time of 36 minutes, 37 seconds.  Full results: Place Bib Name Gender AG Club Time1. 72 Eoghain McGinley m SM Letterkenny A.C. 33:05,12. 95 Danny Mooney m SM Letterkenny A.C. 33:53,23. 13 Ciaran Mc Gonagle m SM Rosses AC 34:14,14. 60 Aidan Callaghan m SM 24/7 Tri Club 34:36,05. 73 Pauric Breslin m SM Letterkenny A.C. 34:39,76. 41 Karol Duggan m SM Letterkenny AC 35:12,47. 64 Sean McFadden m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 35:43,18. 53 Colin Mc Nulty m M40 Finn Valley AC 35:46,29. 133 Noel Diver m SM Rosses AC 35:56,410. 114 Paddy Ryan m SM Milford AC 36:13,011. 115 Liam Doherty m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 36:36,612. 81 Caitriona Jennings f SW Letterkenny A.C. 36:37,513. 68 Raymond Birch m SM Letterkenny A.C. 36:48,114. 35 Kevin McGee m M40 Rosses AC 37:04,015. 96 Gavin Crawford m SM 24/7 Tri Club 37:50,716. 131 Fionnuala Diver f SW Letterkenny A.C. 37:52,017. 32 Paul Doherty m SM 24/7 Triathlon 38:05,018. 113 Declan McBride m SM Cranford AC 38:23,619. 61 Charlie O’Donnell m SM Rosses AC 38:47,420. 112 Paddy McGee m SM 24/7 Tri Club 38:50,421. 126 Paul Dillon m M40 Lifford Strabane AC 38:58,022. 144 mark Diver m SM Letterkenny A.C. 39:35,123. 39 Paul McFadden m SM Letterkenny A.C. 39:37,124. 76 James Donaghey m M40 Convoy AC 39:44,325. 157 Gerard Marley m SM Milford AC 39:45,826. 78 Noeleen Scanlan f SW Letterkenny A.C. 39:46,227. 143 Johnny O’Doherty m SM Unattached 39:50,728. 101 Paul Cosgrove m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 39:51,129. 38 Martin Devenney m SM Letterkenny A.C. 39:52,530. 163 Sean Connaghan m SM 40:22,031. 138 Tiernan Boyle m SM Unattached 40:32,632. 136 Colm McElwaine m SM Unattached 40:33,333. 90 John Daly m M40 24/7 Tri Club 40:40,034. 42 Joe Mc Carthy m M50 City of Derry Sparta AC 40:51,335. 111 Damian Murphy m M40 Raphoe Road Runners 40:58,836. 91 Dominic Devenney m M40 Irvinesttown R/C 41:00,537. 12 Martin Fagan m M40 41:07,038. 116 Edward Sweeney m SM Unattached 41:10,439. 34 Jane Toner f SW Letterkenny A.C. 41:15,340. 50 Aidan Mc Kenna m M40 Letterkenny AC 41:49,241. 159 Kevin Ferry m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 41:49,542. 108 Seamus Morrison m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 41:52,043. 45 Paul Gallagher m M40 41:54,344. 62 Eamon Cush m M50 Unattached 41:59,745. 63 Irene McFadden f SW Letterkenny A.C. 42:01,246. 65 Paul Dillon m SM 24/7 Tri Club 42:24,147. 106 John Hughes m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 43:01,848. 129 John McFadden m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 43:05,649. 11 Kevin Kiely m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 43:08,850. 10 Brendan Gayvaerts m SM Convoy AC 43:14,851. 82 Maria Ni Mhaolagain f SW Letterkenny A.C. 43:17,552. 37 Andy Leighion m M40 Convoy AC 43:21,953. 59 Owen Coyle m M50 Rosses AC 43:25,654. 109 Willian Freney m M40 Raphoe Road Runners 43:44,155. 29 Siobhan Gallagher f SW Letterkenny AC 43:48,156. 89 Paul Lee m SM Letterkenny A.C. 43:57,557. 52 Pauric Mc Ginley m SM 44:06,358. 19 Kilian Nulty m M40 24/7 Triathlon 44:12,359. 20 Hugh Ferry m M40 Milford AC 44:14,860. 33 Liam Tinney m SM 24/7 Triathlon 44:15,761. 154 Cathal Morrison m M40 Unattached 44:15,862. 107 AJ McDaid m SM Unattached 44:17,763. 26 Gary Mc Fadden m M40 Foyle Valley AC 44:20,264. 58 Adrian Callaghan m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 44:23,365. 102 Conor McLaughlin m SM Lifford Strabane AC 44:31,166. 74 Jamie Foley m SM Unattached 44:32,967. 47 Michael Kelly m M40 44:52,168. 140 David O’Carroll m SM Unattached 44:52,869. 24 Pat Brady m M50 24/7 Triathlon 44:52,870. 70 Frank Pinder m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 45:09,971. 55 Noreen Bonner f W55 Finn Valley AC 45:12,672. 56 Seamus Nallen m M40 24/7 Triathlon 45:20,673. 3 Fionnuala Larkin f SW Letterkenny AC 45:20,874. 25 Niall Burns m SM 45:23,875. 98 Paddy Gallagher m M40 KCR 45:25,876. 122 Martin O’Donnell m M40 Unattached 45:29,577. 43 Catherine Mc Kinley f W40 Letterkenny AC 45:40,978. 75 Paddy Donaghey m SM 45:41,479. 51 Angus Hunter m M50 45:42,680. 46 Natasha Kelly f SW 24/7 Triathlon 45:47,081. 77 Richard Raymond m M60 Letterkenny AC 45:54,082. 121 Shauna McGeehan f SW Letterkenny A.C. 45:55,083. 36 Sabrina Mackey f W40 Unattached 46:03,084. 86 Marian Kerr f W40 Letterkenny A.C. 46:56,085. 110 Hugh Allan m M50 Raphoe Road Runners 46:58,586. 161 Martin Jordan m SM Convoy AC 47:03,587. 119 Paul Gillen m M50 Unattached 47:04,288. 5 Iggy Houston m M50 Lifford Fit for Life 47:06,089. 123 Brian O’Donnell m M40 Swanlings 47:07,690. 57 Barrie Cox m SM 47:12,291. 132 Terence Quinn m M50 Raphoe Road Runners 47:15,892. 6 Joe Mc Nulty m M40 Lifford Fit for Life 47:20,693. 127 David Connors m SM Milford AC 47:39,094. 128 Edel Bradley f SW Milford AC 47:40,095. 139 Garvan Gallagher m SM Run for Fun 47:47,796. 31 Eilish Bell f W45 47:53,497. 117 Cathal Roarty m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 48:05,398. 137 Stephen McCrory m M40 Scooters HP 48:06,699. 23 Peter Gallagher m M40 Letterkenny AC 48:07,9100. 79 Sharon Black f W40 Letterkenny A.C. 48:25,8101. 84 Margaret Shiels f W45 Letterkenny A.C. 48:26,0102. 158 Eoghan leeson m SM Run for Fun 49:05,0103. 27 Michael Russell m M40 49:13,9104. 71 Tommy Hill m M50 24/7 Tri Club 49:26,8105. 135 Ben George m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 49:27,2106. 83 Garvin Boyce m M40 Finn Valley AC 49:54,8107. 80 Joe Boyce m SM Unattached 49:55,6108. 130 Declan McHugh m SM Unattached 49:55,8109. 146 Shaun McFadden m M40 Unattached 50:03,2110. 69 Liam McLaughlin m M50 Unattached 50:03,9111. 156 Rory Kennedy m M50 Unattached 50:36,3112. 40 Thomas Cullen m SM Unattached 50:47,5113. 85 Brian Gallagher m SM Unattached 51:06,4114. 148 Ciaran Liddy m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 51:08,5115. 150 Naoise Enright m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 51:09,0116. 67 Maura O’Grady f W45 Unattached 51:09,7117. 92 Niamh McDaid f SW Letterkenny A.C. 51:13,2118. 155 Brian McMonagle m M40 Unattached 51:13,3119. 147 Seamus Murphy m M50 Unattached 51:29,2120. 54 Philip Connolly m M60 Letterkenny AC 51:29,5121. 120 Lorraine Duffy f W40 Unattached 51:30,5122. 162 Michael Jordan m M40 Convoy AC 51:47,9123. 125 Michael Gibbons m M40 Run for Fun 51:52,2124. 141 Carol Molloy f SW Tir Conaill AC 51:56,6125. 99 Diane Gallagher f W45 KCR 52:00,3126. 66 Paul Gallagher m M40 Unattached 52:24,9127. 134 Raj Meehan m SM Raphoe Road Runners 52:34,4128. 44 David Doherty m SM 52:51,8129. 145 Aisling Kelly m M40 Unattached 52:57,4130. 160 Eimear Roche f SW Letterkenny A.C. 53:08,6131. 4 Danny Burns m M60 Lifford Fit for Life 53:25,5132. 153 Annmarie Dalton f SW Unattached 53:52,0133. 151 Sophie Kelly f W40 Unattached 54:27,9134. 152 Liam McGinty f W45 Finn Valley AC 54:28,0135. 15 Fidelma Mullaney f SW Run for Fun 55:29,8136. 14 Bridgeen Doherty f W40 Run for Fun 55:35,3137. 87 Amanda McShane f SW Tir Conaill AC 55:54,4138. 7 Trish Cauaghan f W40 56:04,6139. 48 Bambi Doherty f SW Letterkenny AC 56:15,0140. 49 Patricia Mc Kenna f W45 Letterkenny AC 56:20,9141. 103 Lorraine Gildea f SW Unattached 57:12,4142. 104 Tracy Gibson f SW Unattached 57:13,5143. 28 Donna Gallagher f SW Run for Fun 58:22,8144. 22 Anna Mc Donough f SW 58:50,5145. 21 Maeve Mc Donough f SW 58:52,8146. 94 Teresa Gillespie f W45 Tir Conaill AC 59:47,2147. 93 Fiona Doherty f W40 Tir Conaill AC 59:56,0148. 88 Vera Carr f W40 Tir Conaill AC 59:56,2149. 2 Claire Mc Closkey f SW Rushe Fitness 60:37,9150. 8 Siobhán Doherty f SW Run for Fun 61:12,4151. 9 Linda Sweeney f W40 61:17,1152. 30 Aine Doherty f W45 Rise Running Club 61:19,2153. 18 John Sweeney m M40 61:30,3154. 149 Antoinette Doran f W45 Run for Fun 64:03,0155. 142 Martina McBrearty f W55 Unattached 64:03,4156. 124 Martina Healy f SW FPI 69:16,4157. 100 Claire McGinty f SW Unattached 69:16,5158. 16 Lisa Brennan f SW 71:29,0159. 17 Mary Bridget Mc Garvey f SW 71:29,2New Mills 10k – Where did you come? was last modified: October 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter 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DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM RATHMULLAN

first_imgTHEY’RE a clever lot in Rathmullan.And they always come up with something special at Christmas.So here’s the latest offering…..there’s even some snow and Santa.Click Play to Watch.  DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM RATHMULLAN was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM RATHMULLANlast_img

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Proof is in the Pale Hose

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We wanted to prove we deserve to be here,” said right fielder Jermaine Dye, who drove in a run and scored Chicago’s final run of the series on this rainy Sunday at Angel Stadium. Proven. They had the time, the time of their life, in the visitors’ clubhouse. There was Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, trying to stay out of the champagne spray and gushing about the chance to play for the World Series title. He said he’d trade his Chicago Bulls titles for one of these. “It’s been worth the wait,” Reinsdorf said. “We’re both (he and vice chairman Eddie Einhorn) going to be 70. I didn’t think we’d have to wait this long.” ANAHEIM – OK, you tell the Chicago White Sox that what happened here Sunday night was all about Angels slumps and harebrained umps. The way things were going in the White Sox’s champagne-drenched clubhouse, they should be ready to listen to such talk sometime today. The way things were going in the first-base stands where the White Sox’s fans were chanting “Four More Wins” an hour after the final out, they should be ready to listen to such sour grapes sometime next spring. The way things look if you gave the White Sox’s one-sided series victory a cold objective review, they should never have to listen to such foolishness at all. The White Sox beat the Angels 6-3 to complete a 4-games-to-1 rout in the American League Championship Series and move on to the South Side franchise’s first World Series in 46 years and a shot at its first title in 88 years. And they deserve every drop of the champagne they probably are licking off the clubhouse ceiling as this is written. center_img There was Sox general manager Ken Williams right before somebody popped a cork and stung his eyes, talking about building a winner in a town of baseball losers. His judgment was keener than most others’ on players such as A.J. Pierzynski, Carl Everett and Bobby Jenks, guys with baggage. “We were going to live and die with this group because we thought they had what it takes inside to weather the storm,” Williams said. “We made a conscious decision (last winter) to sacrifice a little in terms of talent to gain in the character department. It was a risky proposition, but I wanted to live and die with guys who I felt good about.” There was Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, safely in the interview room, talking about what the character created. He wasn’t about to tell his players to put a cork in it. “We took a lot of beatings this year during the year about my team, and we just kept playing,” said Guillen, whose Sox lost a big division lead and didn’t eliminate the Cleveland Indians until the final week. “We stick together, and I think they deserve it, they earned it. And that’s why I let them enjoy themselves.” The Sox got the breaks in this horribly umpired series, which featured a couple more whoppers Sunday. The Angels must always wonder how things might have been different if Game 2 plate umpire Doug Eddings had called Pierzynski out on strikes as he should have. But after a 4-games-to-1 rout, the Angels don’t have much of a case. They couldn’t bounce back from the call, from their wearing travel schedule from Sox pitching. The Sox threw four consecutive complete games, the first time anybody has done that in a postseason series since the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956. Scott Podsednik was the leadoff hitter that Chone Figgins wasn’t. Paul Konerko was the clean-up man that Vladimir Guerrero wasn’t. Joe Crede had more hits with runners in scoring position (four) than all the Angels combined (three). And that White Sox pitching. The Sox never needed the bullpen. After their Game 1 win, the Angels managed three base hits in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings of Games 2-5. “We made pitches,” said Don Cooper, the pitching coach. “We probably caught them at a tough time, after all of their travel. But the guys that threw the ball deserve most of the credit.” The Angels must worry, after the first back-to-back playoff appearances in franchise history but also the first back-to-back playoff disappointments, that they’re wasting the combined talents of Guerrero (2004 AL Most Valuable Player) and Bartolo Colon (2005 AL Cy Young Award winner presumptive). Meanwhile, the White Sox are seizing a rare opportunity for the club whose World Series title drought is one year longer than the Boston Red Sox’s. “They feel great, and they should feel great,” Cooper said. “Anytime you reach a goal you set out for yourself, you should feel great. Now there’s a new goal.” You tell ’em they can’t do it. Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. He can be reached at heymodesti@aol.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a potluck desserts dance party, 7 p.m. in Palmdale. Bring wine or another drink and food to share. Call (661) 267-2586. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 (661) 946-5222. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. at Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Catherine Tedeski at (661) 273-7296. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.last_img read more

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MET EIREANN ISSUES SNOW AND ICE WARNING FOR DONEGAL

first_imgMET Eireann has issued a snow and ice warning for Co Donegal.There have been some snow showers in Milford, Newtowncunningham, Lifford and on the back Errigal road.The Yellow Status warning also applies for Cavan, Monaghan, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo “Occasional showers of sleet and snow are expected overnight and early Tuesday morning in Ulster and parts of Connacht and Kerry. Possible accumulations of 1 to 3cm below 250m with icy stretches also,” says Met Eireann.Valid:Monday 18 November 2013 18:00 to Tuesday 19 November 2013 10:00.Donegal County Council, Gardai and AA RoadWatch have all warned motorists to slow down, especially on untreated roads.Ice, including black ice, is likely to effect many inland areas.  MET EIREANN ISSUES SNOW AND ICE WARNING FOR DONEGAL was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weather warningicesnowlast_img read more

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DELIGHT AS KITTEN STUCK IN CAR DASHBOARD FOR THREE DAYS IS RESCUED!

first_imgA baby kitten stuck in a car dashboard for THREE days – has miraculously survived its ordeal.The owner of the cute little kitten Pauline Sweeney was left heartbroken when her baby kitten vanished without a trace. However, unbeknown to Pauline it wasn’t far away – it was lodged in the dashboard of her neighbour’s car in Burtonport!Her neighbour Patrick McGovern had been visiting Pauline and her husband Dan on Sunday evening last.He left his car door slightly ajar and in jumped Pauline’s cat and her baby kitten.When Patrick returned to his vehicle he discovered the cat in the back seat and returned it to its owners. However, unknown to Patrick the baby kitten was lodged in the dashboard!The next morning Patrick’s wife Siobhan was driving her kids to school when she heard the cries of a little kitten.To her shock and amazement, she saw the face of a little kitten peak through the air conditioning vent!Several attempts were made over the next few days to pry the frightened kitten from the dashboard but were unsuccessful – and it looked like they were going to have to go to a garage and get the entire dashboard removed.The couple tried to feed the terrified kitten through the air conditioning vent.It was quickly discovered the kitten was Pauline and Dan’s when they heard their kitten had gone missing! The couple were informed their kitten was stuck in the dash and they told Patrick and Siobhan to take the car over to their home.Dan decided to put the kitten’s mother in the car and a few ‘meows’ later the kitten astonishingly made its way out from the dash and back onto the floor of the car.A relieved Pauline told Donegal Daily, “We thought the little kitten had ran off again, it had went missing a few weeks ago but returned after a few days.“We thought it had done the same thing, but we had no idea it was lodged in Patrick’s dash. “When Patrick told us where the kitten was we couldn’t believe it, but we told them to drive the car over to ours to see if we could help.“Patrick couldn’t get the kitten out and we had no idea how it got into the dashboard, but Dan decided to put the mother cat in the front seat and literally within 10 seconds it made its way down to its mother.“We were delighted and the little kitten was glad to be reunited with its mother and our dog BOBO.Pauline informed us the little kitten who previously had no name – was aptly given a new name DASH!Now there’s a good news story for you on a Friday. 🙂DELIGHT AS KITTEN STUCK IN CAR DASHBOARD FOR THREE DAYS IS RESCUED! was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:burtonportcardashboarddonegalkittnnewslast_img read more

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