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By Ted Kooser One in a series of elegies by New York City poet Catherine Barnett, this poem describes the first gathering after death has shaken a family to its core. The father tries to help his grown daughter forget for a moment that, a year earlier, her own two daughters were killed, that she is now alone. He's heartsick, realizing that drinking can only momentarily ease her pain, a pain and love that takes hold of the entire family. The children who join her in the field are silent guardians. Family Reunion My father scolded us all for refusing his liquor.
By Steve Rendall and Peter Hart Last month, congressional Republicans launched their latest assault on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that's when a House Appropriations subcommittee voted to cut $115 million from its budget. The cuts would affect PBS, NPR and other non-commercial media like Pacifica Radio. This is the second time in less than nine months that the GOP has attempted to slash the CPB budget.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Eagles 7, Chokio Coyotes 4 (July 12, in Chokio) Hitters AB R H RBI Adam Torkelson 4 2 1 0 Tim Strobel 0 0 0 0 Ross Haugen 4 1 1 1 Kirby Marquart 3 1 2 2 Rob Sayles 0 0 0 0 Matt Carrington 4 0 0 0 T.J. Hopkins 0 0 0 0 Cory Marquart 3 1 1 1 Tad Hopkins 4 0 1 0 John Lembcke 5 1 2 0 Jamie VanKempen 3 0 0 0 Todd Hottovy 3 1 2 2 Nate Smith 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 7 10 5 E -- Hopkins, Marquart (2), VanKempen. 2B -- Lembcke. SB -- Marquart.
The Morris Babe Ruth League wrapped up its regular season and headed into playoffs earlier this week. Here are recaps of the league's final regular-season games: Gray 12, Green 7 Gray jumped to an early 7-1 lead and then held on to defeat Green. Derrick Foss picked up the pitching win, going four innings and giving up three runs while striking out four. Nate Kleindl pitched the last three innings for Gray.
University of Minnesota-Morris Head Volleyball Coach Heather Pennie has set the dates for the 2006 Cougar volleyball camp to be held at the UMM P.E. Center. Three sessions will be held for players in grades 3-6, 7-8 and 9-12 on Aug. 7-10. Cougar summer volleyball camps teach the basic and progressive techniques of passing, serving, defense, setting, blocking and attacking.
The University of Minnesota, Morris football team will play in a new conference -- somewhat -- beginning in 2008, a move which gives the Cougars a better shot at an NCAA Division III playoff berth. UMM is among four Minnesota schools that will play in the St.
Engebretson won the Elementary Fast-pitch Softball playoff championship with an 8-5 win over Dairy Queen on Thursday. Here are recaps of the playoffs: Championship night turned out to be a wet one. After playing through some drizzle for three innings the skies opened up and let fall some much-needed rain. Engebretson's led Dairy Queen 5-2 through three innings when the rains came. After an hour long rain delay, the game got going again and both teams pitching staffs were right on.
Dennis Fuhrman recorded a hole in one during the Pomme de Terre Golf Course's men's league Thursday night. Fuhrman aced the 124-yard No. 8 hole using a seven iron. Fuhrman's playing partner, Mike Vick, said the shot was a beauty. "It hit just short of the green, one-hopped on the green and rolled toward the pin," Vick said. "It seemed like it took forever to get there. We were both yelling, 'Go in, go in,' and it did." According to a plaque at PDT, Dave Nelson had the last hole in one at the club, also on No. 8, in 2004. There have now been 11 aces at PDT since 1998.
The first-annual Tiger Open Golf Tournament format has been modified, and the starting time has changed. The tournament, originally organized as an 18-hole tourney, is now a nine-hole event. The start time in 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Pomme de Terre Golf Course. The tournament is open to men, women and students in grades 7 and up. Proceeds from the tournament, sponsored by Morris Area Sports Boosters, will be used to support Morris Area athletic programs. The tournament features a two-person format.
Last Sunday, two tennis playing friends of mine and I gathered to have "Breakfast at Wimbledon" in Morris. Never heard of it? Let me explain. Tennis' third Grand Slam tournament is in Wimbledon, England. It is the most prestigious tournament in tennis and played on grass courts. NBC telecasts the men's finals live on Sunday morning at 8 a.m., when many people are eating breakfast. Hence the phrase. Wimbledon also has a tradition of people eating strawberries and cream.