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Mishawaka, Indiana; July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009


Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Logan’s Run: August 1, Fun Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and running starts at 8:35 p.m.; begins and ends at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center; registration Friday from 4-7 p.m. at pasta dinner at Logan Center (Jefferson Boulevard and 26th Street in South Bend) and Saturday from 6:30-8 a.m. at the registration tent at Notre Dame.  Family Fun Fest begins after racing from 9 a.m.-noon.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Silver Hawks 2, River Bandits 1.
MLB National League: Cubs 12, Astros 3; Giants 7, Phillies 2; Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3 (10); Braves 6, Marlins 3 (10); Brewers 7, Nationals 3; Padres 7, Reds 4; Rockies 4, Mets 2; Mets 7, Rockies 0.
MLB American League: White Sox 3, Yankees 2; Orioles 7, Royals 3; Red Sox 8, Athletics 5; Rangers 7, Mariners 1.
MLB Notes:  Trades–Cubs trade RHPs Kevin Hart–who had won three starts in a row–and Jose Ascanio along with minor league INF Josh Harrison to the Pirates for LH reliever John Grabow and LHP Tom Gorzelanny; Dodgers acquire former All-Star closer George Sherill from the Orioles for two minor leaguers; Red Sox–Manny Ramirez, David “Big Papi” Ortiz tested positive for PEDs in 2003 while both were with Red Sox.
WNBA: Fever 94, Sun 85 (OT) (K. Douglas 32 points, 6 rebounds; A. Jones 21 points, 9 rebounds); Monarchs 101, Silver Stars 93 (OT), (B. Hammon 38 points, 6 assists; N. Powell 21 points, 7 rebounds); Mystics 78, Liberty 75 (A. Beard 28 points, 6 rebounds; J. McCarville 28 points, 6 rebounds); Dream 106, Mercury 76 (first loss by Mercury to an Eastern Conference team this season) (S. Lyttle 15 points, 12 rebounds).
NBA Notes: Lakers–Lamar Odom signs multi-year deal to stay with Lakers.
Soccer:  CONCACAF Champs League–Puerto Rico Islanders 1, Toronto FC 0;
Boxing:  Gatti–Brazilian authorities rule former boxing champ Arturo Gatti’s death a suicide; drop murder investigation against Gatti’s widow.
Video Gaming: Video gamers making hundreds of thousands of dollars; 11-year-old has already made enough to finance private college education.
NFL Notes:  Rams–Rams sign OT Jason Smith, second overall pick in this year’s draft.
Midget Racing: Quarter midget cars to race at Newton Park in Lakeville this weekend at first Hoosier 100 race; racers look like go-carts and go 45 MPH; drivers range from ages 5-16; practice this afternoon; race begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow; admission is free.

Local

Local Headlines: Shooting–man urinating in South Bend alley accidentally shoots self; Amputation–South Bend man partially amputates finger; Places, Everyone–unpaid extras needed today at 5:30 p.m. to play fans for a wrestling scene in movie filmed by Mishawaka High School graduate Dez Dolly; scene will be filmed at MHS; Acquital–Gary Stokes acquited in shooting death of Derec Foulkes, 39, at Southeast Side Reunion last year; claimed self-defense; jury deliberated less than one hour; Foulkes had spent 17 years in prison for shooting Stokes, Stokes’ son, and another man in 1991; Half-Days?–State Rep. Ryan Dvorak, D-SB, pushes for half-days on school schedules; says would allow flexibility to school schedules; Buy Home–City of Mishawaka looking for first-time home buyers to enroll in program; applicants must be able to afford $80,000 mortgage but must not exceed income guidelines; Fire–four fire departments battle blaze at vacant west side South Bend home; home had been abandoned ever since catching fire four years ago; Sobriety Checks–Indiana State Police will set up sobriety checkpoints in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties today; Clunkers–“Cash for Clunkers” program may have exceeded $1-billion budget in first week.
Area Headlines:  Presidential Visit–President Obama to visit Elkhart again Wednesday; will be fourth trip to city in last four months; Try for Birdie–Rochester (IN) golf course to allow goose hunting; Goshen–four youths caught after playing “chicken” with oncoming train early this morning forcing engineer to make emergency stop; Belated Honor–four Michiana WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor yesterday at Niles Public Library; French Consul General Jean Baptiste de Boissiere makes trip from consulate in Chicago to do honors.

Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–President Obama, professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Cambridge (MA) police Sgt. James Crowley, and Vice-President Biden have “frank” discussion over beer on patio by White House Rose Garden; Crowley says no one apologized; president had Bud Light, Gates had Samuel Adams Light, Crowley had Blue Moon, vice-president had non-alcoholic; Crowley and Gates say they plan to meet again; Congress–Congress wants say on Wall Street pay; Massachsetts–Boston police officer suspended from duties as captain in National Guard and placed on administrative leave pending termination hearing after using racial slur in referring to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; woman claimed baby she cut from mother’s womb was hers; New York–NYC giving some of its homeless one-way tickets out of town; Spain–Spanish police defuse second bomb on island of Mallorca; first bomb kills two police officers in their patrol vehicle; Nigeria–death toll climbs as government forces continue to battle militants; leader of Islamic sect blamed for violence killed.
Entertainment:   Depp Bites: Johnny Depp to play vampire Barnabas Collins in movie based on 1960’s Gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows;” Seinfeld Reunion–Seinfeld cast to reunite on season finale of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm;” Jon-Kate Continues–reality show “Jon and Kate Plus 8” to continue despite Jon and Kate Gosselin’s divorce.
Deaths:

Weather
Today High 80 Low 60 Sunny
Sat High 82 Low 60 Mostly Sunny
Sun High 80 Low 64 Sunny
Mon
High 82 Low 64 Isolated T-Storms
Tue High 81 Low 63 Sunny

TV Listings: 16–8 p.m., Southland; 9-11 p.m., Dateline NBC; 22–8 p.m., Ghost Whisperer; 9 p.m., Flashpoint; 10 p.m., Numb3rs; 25–8 p.m., Smallville; 9 p.m., Everybody Hates Chris; 9:30 p.m., The Game; 10-11 p.m., Seinfeld (two episodes); 28–8 p.m., Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?; 9 p.m., Mental; 10 p.m., Fox 28 News;  34–8-10 p.m., My Music: My Generation–The 60’s; 10 p.m., Freedom Songs:  The Music of the Civil Rights Movement; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., LESEA in Action; 9 p.m., Harvest; 10 p.m., Wisdom Keys with Mike Murdock; 10:30 p.m., Joyce Meyer; 57–8 p.m., Surviving Suburbia; 8:30 p.m., The Goode Family; 9-10 p.m., According to Jim (two episodes); 10 p.m., 20/20; 69–8-10 p.m., Friday Night Smackdown; 10 p.m., Maury.
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Mishawaka, Indiana; July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Logan’s Run: August 1, Fun Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and running starts at 8:35 p.m.; begins and ends at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center; registration Friday from 4-7 p.m. at pasta dinner at Logan Center (Jefferson Boulevard and 26th Street in South Bend) and Saturday from 6:30-8 a.m. at the registration tent at Notre Dame.  Family Fun Fest begins after racing from 9 a.m.-noon.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Silver Hawks 6, River Bandits 4.
MLB National League: Cubs 12, Astros 0; Diamondbacks 4, Phillies 0; Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2 (15); Brewers 7, Nationals 5; Padres 7, Reds 1; Rockies at Mets PPD; Marlins 6, Braves 3; Giants 1, Pirates 0.
MLB American League: Twins 3, White Sox 2; Angels 9, Indians 3; Mariners 3, Blue Jays 2; Orioles 7, Royals 3; Yankees 6, Rays 2; Athletics 8, Red Sox 6; Tigers 13, Rangers 5; .
MLB Notes:  Phillies–
Phillies get reigning AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee from Indians; Cubs–OF Reed Johnson could miss month after breaking foot.
WNBA: Sky 75, Sparks 63.
Soccer: MLS All-Star Game–Everton 1, MLS All-Stars 1 (Everton wins 4-3 in penalty kicks); WPS–D.C. Freedom 1, Bos. Breakers 0.

Local

Local Headlines: City Layoffs–layoffs possible for South Bend city workers; Stabbing–woman arrested after stabbing incident in 500 block of South Kenmore Street; Election–St. Joseph County says it can’t affort state-mandated special election on transportation district scheduled in November; SMC–Saint Mary’s again ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwest.
Area Headlines:  Amish Acres–47th Amish Acres Festival begins today in Nappanee; Beaches–Indiana’s beaches some of nation’s dirtiest.
Deaths:  Joseph Szalay, 83; Hungarian freedom fighter, longtime owner of Szalay’s Custom Tailoring in downtown South Bend; spoke to groups often about his days fighting Communists in Hungary; tributes paid by Bishop D’Arcy and South Bend Mayor Luecke.

Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–Congress–deal with “Blue Dog” Democrats clears way for September health care vote; Defense Department–Defense Secretary Gates says some U.S. troops may leave Iraq early; Massachusetts–pregnant Mass. woman murdered, fetus cut out and taken; baby is found and woman is arrested; baby in good condition; Nigeria–Nigerian army troops battle Islamic militants in the north; 100 militants killed; rights worker says civilians being killed; Iran–Iran begins trials of election protestors; death toll over 100 in election protests; Illinois–14 people shot in four-hour span in Chicago area–seven of them in one incident at Walnut Street and Homan Boulevard; New Jersey–New Jersey political consultant Jack Shaw, 61, found dead; among 44 arrested on federal corruption charges; Health–new study shows that tanning beds cause cancer; Iran–police arrest mourners in cemetery memorial; Florida–Florida leads nation in growing hot-house pot; Moldova–last Communist-run government loses in elections; Australia–PM Rudd promises to create 50,000 “green” jobs.
Entertainment:  Rodent Invasion–new big screen version of “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” being developed; M.J.–law enforcement searches home of Michael Jackson’s doctor; deal reached on custody of Michael’s kids; Mom gets custody; ex-wife and children’s mother Debbie Rowe gets visitation but no extra money.
Deaths:  The Rev. Frederick J. Eikeronkoetter II, 74; known as “Reverend Ike;” suffered stroke in 2007 and never fully recovered; Gayatri Devi, 90; former queen of western Indian kingdom of Jaipur; also served three times in Indian Parliament; described as one of the most beautiful women in the world; Zhuo Lin, 93; widow of Chinese leader and economic reformer Deng Xiaoping.

Weather
Today High 82 Low 60 Partly Cloudy
Fri High 79 Low 61 Sunny
Sat  High 84  Low 64  Mostly Sunny
Sun High 79 Low 62 Partly Cloudy
Mon High 83 Low 66 Partly Cloudy

TV Listings : 16–8 p.m., 30 Rock; 8:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation; 9:30 p.m., 30 Rock; 22–8 p.m., Big Brother; 9 p.m., CSI; 25–8 p.m., Smallville; 9 p.m., Supernatural; 28–8 p.m., Bones; 9 p.m., So You Think You Can Dance; 34–8 p.m., This Old House Hour; 9 p.m., Antiques Roadshow; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., Live from Studio B; 9 p.m., Harvest; 57–8-10 p.m., Grey’s Anatomy (two episodes); 69–8-10 p.m., Leaving Las Vegas.

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009


Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Logan’s Run: August 1, Fun Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and running starts at 8:35 p.m.; begins and ends at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center; registration Friday from 4-7 p.m. at pasta dinner at Logan Center (Jefferson Boulevard and 26th Street in South Bend) and Saturday from 6:30-8 a.m. at the registration tent at Notre Dame.  Family Fun Fest begins after racing from 9 a.m.-noon.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: River Bandits 2, Silver Hawks 0.
MLB National League: Astros 11, Cubs 6; Giants 3, Pirates 2; Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3; Cardinals 10, Dodgers 0; Nationals 8, Brewers 3; Padres 3, Reds 2; Marlins 4, Braves 3; Mets 4, Rockies 0.
MLB American League: Twins 5, White Sox 3 (Mark Buerhle, who pitched a perfect game in his last outing, retired first 17 batters he faced to set a new MLB record with 45 straight batters retired); Royals 4, Orioles 3 (11); Rays 6, Yankees 2; Athletics 2, Red Sox 1 (11); Rangers 7, Tigers 3; Angels 7, Indians 6; Mariners 4, Blue Jays 3; .
MLB Notes:  Giants–
Randy Johnson out at least three weeks with torn rotator cuff.
WNBA: Fever 85, Mystics 81 (K. Douglas 34 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists); Mercury 95, Sun 80 (C. Pondexter 29 points); Silver Stars 74, Storm 71 (B. Hammon 24 points; L. Jackson 19 points, 8 rebounds); Sparks 76, Lynx 70 (T. Thompson 30 points, 8 rebounds 4 assists).
Soccer: MLS All-Star Game–Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
World Swimming Championships: Michael Phelps loses 200 freestyle, world record to unheralded Paul Biedermann of Germany.
NFL Notes:  Vikings–Brett Favre tells Vikings he’ll stay retired; leaves Vikes with Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels at QB.
Deaths:  Jimmie Johnson, 68; long-time Eagles’ defensive coordinator; cancerous tumor on spine; last year’s team finished third in total defense and was one win short of the Super Bowl.

Local

Local Headlines: Stimulus–federal stimulus grant of $2.4-million to pay salaries of 13 South Bend police officers; No Clunker–buyers line up to take advantage of “Cash for Clunkers” at local car dealers; Arson Suspect–arson suspect Douglas Grant is arrested in Kenwick, WA.; local authorities begin extradition proceedings; Grant is wanted for alleged arson fire that damaged two homes and killed 92-year-old woman on Diamond Avenue; Tower–man talked down from WSBT tower at St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds; Missing–family of Leroy Mahan, 44, report he failed to return after bike ride; Mahan is taking medication for physical and mental problems; family says he did not take medication with him.
Area Headlines:   Tuition–college and university officials say tuition increases are justified; Shooting–Elkhart police seeking suspect in shooting this morning ainapartment complex at county line near Osceola.

Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cambridge (MA) police Sgt. James Crowley expected to get together with President Obama at White House for beer Thursday; Crowley, who is white, arrested Gates, who is black, after latter forced open a stuck door to get in to his Harvard University home; president, who is friend of Gates, called arrest “stupid;” Vice-President Biden’s characterization of Russia as “weakened nation” in interview hits raw nerve there; President Obama takes health care pitch to people again; Congress–Senate Judiciary Committee approves Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court on almost strict party lines; only one of seven Republicans on Committee voted for confirmation, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC; four GOP Committee members said they will vote for confirmation when vote comes before full Senate next week; bipartisan healthcare bill omits two Democratic priorities, for large companies to offer healthcare to their workers and for government insurance option; U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA, wants tougher rules for Wall Street pay; Washington, D.C.–Colin Powell weighs in on Gates situation; says both sides could have handled things better; says he has been a victim of racial profiling also; Posthumous Medal–late Army Sgt. Jared Monti of Massachusetts awarded Congressional Medal of Honor three years after he died trying to rescued wounded comrades during a battle with Taliban in Afghanistan; President Obama calls family to inform them of honor; Afghanistan–Taliban, U.S., and British envoys begin unprecented talks; Texas–Texas scorched by worst drought in 50 years; Space–Virgin Galatic’s plane/spaceship launch platform takes flight at air show in Oshkosh, WI; designed by Burt Rutan and British billionaire Sir Richard Branson; Guantanamo–Ireland to resettle two detainees from Guantanamo internment camp; Microsoft/Yahoo–Microsoft, Yahoo agree on Internet search partnership; Haiti–dozens still missing after Haitian refugee boat overturns; Spain–car bomb in Burgos destroys police barracks; China–water pollution sickens thousands in northern China.
Entertainment: Bachelorette–“Bachelorette” Jillian Harris makes final pick, Chicago businessman Ed Swiderski who exited early in the “The Bachelorette” to keep his job; Farah–late “Charlie’s Angels star Farah Fawcett excludes long-time companion from will; reportedly leaves entire $6-million estate to son Redmond O’Neal.
Deaths:  Maria del Carmen Bousada, 69; gave birth at 66; leaves behind twin toddlers; lied about her age to fertility clinic; was diagnosed with cancer only months after children were born.

Weather
Today High 77 Low 58 AM Showers
Thu High 79 Low 61 Isolated T-Storms
Fri High 78 Low 62 AM Clouds/PM Sun
Sat High 82 Low 64 Mostly Sunny
Sun High 83 Low 65 Partly Cloudy

TV Listings: 16–8-10 p.m., America’s Got Talent (two episodes); 22–8 p.m., New Adventures of Old Christine; 8:30 p.m., Gary Unmarrried; 9 p.m., Criminal Minds; 25–8-10 p.m., America’s Next Top Model (two episodes); 28–8-10 p.m., So You Think You Can Dance (two-hour episode); 34–8 p.m., Time Team America; 9 p.m., Ascent of Money; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., Making Healthy Choices; 9 p.m., Harvest;  57–8 p.m., Wipeout; 9 p.m., I Survived a Japanese Game Show; 69–8 p.m., World’s Funniest Moments; 9 p.m., Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Logan’s Run: August 1, Fun Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and running starts at 8:35 p.m.; begins and ends at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center; registration Friday from 4-7 p.m. at pasta dinner at Logan Center (Jefferson Boulevard and 26th Street in South Bend) and Saturday from 6:30-8 a.m. at the registration tent at Notre Dame.  Family Fun Fest begins after racing from 9 a.m.-noon.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Silver Hawks 6, Kernels 5.
MLB National League: Cubs 5, Astros 1 (13); Nationals 14, Brewers 6; (Nats’ Josh Willingham hits two grand slams); Giants 4, Pirates 2 (Tim Lincecum strikes out 15); Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 2; Mets 7, Rockies 3; Reds 6, Padres 4; Cardinals 6, Dodgers 1.
MLB American League: Twins 4, White Sox 3; Royals 5, Orioles 3; Yankees 11, Rays 4; Red Sox 8, Athletics 3; Rangers 5, Tigers 2; Indians 8, Angels 6; Blue Jays 11, Mariners 4; .
WNBA: No games scheduled.
Soccer: President Obama supports U.S. World Cup effort; MLS All-Star Game–Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
NFL Notes:  NFL HQ–Michael Vick conditionally reinstated by Commissioner Goodell.
Deaths:  Rick Bryan, 47; former Oklahoma University and Atlanta Falcon DE died of congestive heart failure; holds OU record for tackles by a lineman with 365.

Local

Local Headlines: No Talking–South Bend bans talking on cell phones in school zones (gum chewing is still allowed); No Half-Days–Indiana eliminates half-days in schools; Protective Orders–protective orders in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties go online; Odyssey–St. Joseph County joins Odyssey state-wide traffic reporting system next week; Library Cuts Hours–the St. Joseph County Public Library will cut hours as a result of $1.2-million budget shortfall for 2010; downtown library will be open all day Saturday and Sunday afternoons during school year; Francis and Centre Township branches will be open on Saturdays; all other branches will be closed weekends; Readmobile will be available only for special events; New Tech–New Tech High School gets $100,000 from fund-raising; Busing–the Crossing alternative high school will begin busing students to Elkhart after the closing of local campuses.
Area Headlines: LaPorte Homelessness–25 organizations teaming up to form coalition to deal with growing problem of homelessness in LaPorte County.

Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–Hawaii once again declares President Obama’s birth certificate legitimate; officials say declaration was in answer to those who claim that president was actually born in his father’s native Kenya and therefore ineligible to serve as President of the United States; Congress–Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, ranking Republican on House Judiciary Committee, says he will vote against nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court; Senators reportedly near bipartisan health deal; Iraq–Defense Secretary Gates makes unannonuced visit to Iraq; Baghdad bank robbers kill eight security guards; get $6.9-million; Space Station–Canadian astronaut says effects of global warming on polar ice caps are visible from ISS; Haiti–boat with Haitian refugees capsizes, 113 saved, 85 missing; North Carolina–seven North Carolina men charged as international “jihad” group; Space Station–shuttle Endeavour getting ready to leave ISS today for trip home.
Entertainment: Split–Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush split; Grammar–killer of “Frasier” and “Cheers” star Kelsey Grammar’s sister denied parole; Seeger–folk singer Pete Seeger celebrates 90th birthday with concert.
Deaths:  Merce Cunningham, 90; famed choreographer and dancer; called revolutionary artist who was still working three months ago; George Russell, 86; jazz composer whose theories influenced the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane; developed the Lydian concept in 1953; called the first theoretical contribution from jazz.

Weather
Today High 80 Low 63 Scattered T-Storms
Wed High 78 Low 59 Mostly Sunny
Thu
High 81 Low 61 Isolated T-Storms
Fri High 77 Low 60 Mostly Sunny
Sat
High 82 Low 64 Mostly Sunny

TV Listing: 16–8-10 p.m., America’s Got Talent (two episodes); 22–8 p.m., NCIS; 9 p.m., Big Brother; 25–8 p.m., 90210; 9 p.m., Hitched or Ditched; 28–8 p.m., Hell’s Kitchen; 9 p.m., More to Love; 34–8 p.m., Nova; 9 p.m., Nova ScienceNow; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall; 8:30 p.m., Paid; 9 p.m., Harvest; 57–8-9:30 p.m., The Superstars; 9:30 p.m., Better Off Ted; 69–8-9 p.m., Street Patrol (two episodes); 9-10 p.m., Jail (two episodes).

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Logan’s Run: August 1, Fun Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and running starts at 8:35 p.m.; begins and ends at Notre Dame’s Stepan Center; registration Friday from 4-7 p.m. at pasta dinner at Logan Center (Jefferson Boulevard and 26th Street in South Bend) and Saturday from 6:30-8 a.m. at the registration tent at Notre Dame.  Family Fun Fest begins after racing from 9 a.m.-noon.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Pat Heiden: July 27, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Kernels 2, Silver Hawks 1.
Rugby: Penn 46, Dexter 0; Penn 20, West Ottawa 0; Penn; Championship–Penn 33, Brownsburg 17.
MLB National League: Cubs 5, Reds 2 (Cubs move into first place in NL Central); Marlins 8, Dodgers 6; Diamondbacks 9, Pirates 0; Rockies 4, Giants 2; Braves 10, Brewers 2; Mets 8, Astros 3; Nationals 3, Padres 2 (10); Phillies 9, Cardinals 2.
MLB American League: White Sox 5, Tigers 1; Yankees 7, Athletics 5; Blue Jays 5, Rays 1; Orioles 6, Red Sox 2; Rangers 7, Royals 2; Twins 10, Angels 1; Indians 12, Mariners 3.
WNBA: Mercury 94, Liberty 88 (D. Taurasi 34 points, 13 rebounds; S. Christon 21 points, 5 rebounds); Mystics 87, Monarchs 73 (C. Langhorne 19 points, 8 rebounds; D. Walker 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists), (first win for Mystics over Monarchs in last nine meetings).
Soccer:  Gold Cup–Mexico 5, USA 0 (First win for Mexico in U.S. since 1989); WPS–D.C. Freedom 3, Chi. Red Stars 2; S.L. Athletica, FC Gold Pride.
Golf:  PGA Canadien Open–play suspended until Monday due to wet course; Champions Tour Senior British Open–1. Loren Roberts -12 (won in playoff, second Sr. British title); 2. Fred Funk and Mark McNulty -12; LPGA Evian Masters; Evian-les-Bains, France–1. Ai Miyazato -14 (won in playoff), 2. Sophie Gustafson -14.
IRL Rexall Edmonton Indy: 1. Will Power; 2. Helio Castroneves; 3. Scott Dixon; 4. Ryan Briscoe; 5. Dario Franchitti; 6. Paul Tracy; 7. Graham Rahal; 8. Justin Wilson, 9. Robert Doornbos; 10. Marco Andretti.
IRL Standings: 1. Dario Franchitti 347; 2. Scott Dixon 345; 3. Ryan Briscoe 334; 4. Helio Castroneves 269; 5. Danica Patrick 266; 6. Dan Wheldon 240; 7. Marco Andretti 239; 8. Tony Kanaan 227; 9. Justin Wilson 217; 10. Graham Rahal 209.
NASCAR  Brickyard 400: 1. Jimmie Johnson (48 Chevy); 2. Mark Martin (5 Chevy); 3. Tony Stewart (14 Chevy); 4. Greg Biffle (16 Ford); 5. Brian Vickers (83 Toyota); 6. Kevin Harvick (29 Chevy); 7. Kasey Kahne (9 Dodge); 8. David Reutimann (00 Toyota); 9. Jeff Gordon (24 Chevy); 10. Matt Kenseth (17 Ford); 14. Ryan Newman (39 Chevy); 16. David Stremme (12 Dodge); Juan Pablo Montoya, who had a 5-second lead with 30 laps to go, was penalized a lap for speeding in the pits.
Sprint Cup Standings: 1. Tony Stewart 3054; 2. Jimmie Johnson 2862; 3. Jeff Gordon 2847; 4. Kurt Busch 2608; 5. Carl Edwards 2556; 6. Denny Hamlin 2518; 7. Ryan Newman 2506;  8. Kasey Kahne 2482; 9. Mark Martin 2471; 10. Juan Pablo Montoya 2461; 12. Matt Kenseth 2429; 31. David Stremme 1699; 46. Tony Raines 352.
Tour de France–Aberto Contador wins second Tour championship; teammate and seven-time champion Lance Armstrong holds on to third.
Deaths: Three-time WBA champ in welterweight and junior middleweight Vernon Forrest, 38; shot to death in apparent robbery attempt; had 41-3 career record with 29 KOs.

Local

Local Headlines: Construction–southbound lane of Church Street in Mishawaka will be closed from North Main Street to First Street Monday morning to Thursday night for sewer construction; 36th Street in South Bend is closed between Northside and Pleasant Street for emergency sewer work; Registration–South Bend Community School Corporation is now accepting new student registrations for the 2009-10 school year; Drowning–Granger man Karl Heinz Becker, 57, drowned at Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan Sunday; authorities say a strong undertow was probably the cause; Motorcycle Parade–300 motorcycles parade through Mishawaka Sunday to remember slain Mishawaka police officers and raise money for charity.
Area Headlines:  Cycle Death–Niles motorcyclist killed Sunday on Ironwood Drive near Bertrand Road when a large tree fell on his motorcycle.


Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–President Obama gets personal invitation from FIFA president to attend 2010 soccer World Cup in South Africa; Congress–health care initiative needs GOP votes, lawmakers from both parties say; Alaska–Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell takes over as governor after resignation of Gov. Sarah Palin takes effect; Palin says she is resigning with more than a year left in her first term to take her political battle to larger stage and to avoid unproductive, lame-duck status; Maryland–16 shot in Baltimore–two of them fatally–including 12 at cookout; Somalia–U.S. Navy warns of increased pirate activity off coast of Somalia; India–Indian Navy launches first  nuclear sub; sub was constructed in India; Indian court finds three guilty in 2003 Mumbai bombing; China–Taiwan, China presidents exchange first messages since Communist takeover of mainland 60 years ago; 22 die in flooding in southwestern China; Historic Auction–John Dillinger pistol sold for $95,600 at auction in L.A.; Wall Street–oil rises above $68 as rally extends to third week; Afghanistan–Afghan President Karzai says he wants rules for conduct of U.S. forces changed and would be willing to talk with Taliban leaders who publicly renounce violence and endorse peace; Myanmar–trial of opposition leader and democratically-elected president Suu Kyi enters final phase in Myanmar; Suu Kyi being tried for “allowing” an intruder on her property; France–French President Sarkozy released from hospital; collapsed this weekend while jogging; medical tests showed no sign of irregular heartbeat; Space Station–astronauts go out on fifth and final spacewalk of mission.
Entertainment: Rimes Split–LeAnn Rimes and husband Dean Sheremet separate after seven years of marriage; Rodents Rule–film about crime-fighting guinea pigs, “G-Force”, takes over No. 1 spot from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;” “G-Force features voice work of Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, and Penelope Cruz; Lost–“Lost” to bring back characters from first season.

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Today High 84 Low 67 Partly Cloudy
Tue
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Wed
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Thu High 79 Low 61 Partly Cloudy
Fri
High 77 Low 61 Partly Cloudy

TV Listings: 16–8 p.m., Great American Road Trip; 9 p.m., The Wanted; 22–8 p.m., How I Met Your Mother; 8:30 p.m., Rules of Engagement;  9 p.m., Two and a Half Men; 9:30 p.m., The Big Bang Theory; 25–8 p.m., One Tree Hill; 9 p.m., Gossip Girl;28–8 p.m., House; 9 p.m., Lie to Me; 34–p.m., 8 p.m., Antiques Roadshow; 9 p.m., History Detectives; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., Bible Prophecy Unveiled; 10 p.m., Harvest Show; 57–8-10 p.m., The Bachelorette (two-hour episode); 69–8-9 p.m., MLB: White Sox at Twins.

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Pat Heiden: July 27, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Silver Hawks 4, Kernels 1.
Rugby: Penn rugby team plays match against team from St. Edward High School in Cheltenham, England.
MLB National League: Cubs 5, Reds 3; Dodgers 4, Marlins 3; Rockies 8, Giants 2; Mets 10, Astros 3; Brewers 4, Braves 0; Nationals 13, Padres 1; Phillies 14, Cardinals 6.
MLB American League: Tigers 4, White Sox 3 (10); Athletics 6, Yankees 4; Rays 10, Blue Jays 9 (12); Angels 11, Twins 5; Indians 10, Mariners 3; Red Sox 7, Orioles 2; Royals 6, Rangers 3.
MLB Notes:  Hall of Fame–induction class includes Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, the late Joe Gordon, broadcaster Tony Kubek (also a former Yankee SS), writer Nick Peters.
WNBA:  All-Star Game–West 130, East 118 (S. Cash wins MVP with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; S. Bird 16 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists; J. Perkins 16 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists)
Soccer:  MLS–Fire 0, Sounders 0; Rapids 4, Red Bulls 0; Crew 3, Toronto FC 2; Revolution 1, Dynamo 0; Galaxy 1, Wizards 1 (Beckham assist); D.C. United 2, Earthquakes 2;  WPS–Bos. Breakers 0, Sky Blue FC 0.
NASCAR:  Brickyard 400–Mark Martin, 50, becomes oldest Indy pole winner.
Tour de France–Aberto Contador keeps lead going in to final stage; Lance Armstrong holds on to third.

Local

Local Headlines: Fire–Pancake House on Ironwood closed due to fire in kitchen; hopes to reopen today if cleared by health department; Health Care–U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) concerned about cost of proposed health care plan.
Area Headlines:  Elkhart–Elkhart City Council considers banning pit bulls after attack on 4-year-old girl; girl has first of several needed surgeries today; Shooting–one dead, one injured in shooting on Mishawaka Road; LaPorte–LaPorte police search for bank robbery suspect.


Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–President Obama invites Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cambridge (MA) police Sgt. James Crowley to get together with him at the White House for a beer; president had called Sgt. Crowley’s arrest of his friend Gates “stupid;” Gates accused Crowley of racial profiling; Gates was arrested after forcing open a stuck door at his house; charges were later dropped; Alaska–Gov. Sarah Palin, 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee, officially leaves office today; Honduras–exiled President Zelaya says he will camp out across border to increase pressure on new government; Pakistan–Pakistan arrests pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad.
Entertainment:  Spike Lee–Spike Lee defends free speech during Venezuelan visit.
Deaths:  Alexis Cohen, 25, two-time “American Idol” contestant, struck, killed by car in New Jersey.

Weather
Today High 80 Low 63 AM Showers
Mon High 85 Low 68 Mostly Sunny
Tue
High 82 Low 65 Scattered T-Storms
Wed
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Thu High 79 Low 61 Partly Cloudy

TV Listings: 16–8 p.m., Merlin; 9-11 p.m., The Storm; 22–2-3 p.m., Tour de France Conclusion; 8 p.m., Big Brother; 9 p.m., Cold Case; 25–8-10 p.m., The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream; 28–8-10 p.m., Zoom; 34–8 p.m., Farm Fresh to You; 9-10:30 p.m., Masterpiece Mystery!; 46–8 p.m., Feed the Children; 8:30 p.m., Jack Van Impe Presents; 9 p.m., Winter JRC; 9:30 p.m., Dr. Leroy Thompson; 57–1-3 p.m., Champions Tour Golf, Senior British Open;  8-10 p.m., Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two-hour episode); 69–8-10 p.m., High School High.

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 25, 2009

July 25, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Firefighters Blues Festival: Today, 2 p.m., Crumstown Conservation Club; $20 for tickets at the gate; proceeds help send burned children to camp; for more ticket information call 574-233-2540.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Pat Heiden: July 27, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: August 1, 8 p.m.; bands– Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts (with a tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson), The Reflections, The Volumes, Daddy G and the Church Street Five, Stormy Weather, The Blue Suede Orchestra.
▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Silver Hawks at Bees cancelled; the game will not be made up because the two teams are not scheduled to play each other again this season; the Hawks begin a three-game series against the Kernels in Cedar Rapids tonight.
MLB National League: Cubs 6, Reds 5; Marlins 6, Dodgers 3; Pirates 10, Diamondbacks 3; Giants 3, Rockies 1; Astros 5, Mets 4; Braves 9, Brewers 4; Cardinals 8, Phillies 1; Padres 6, Nationals 2.
MLB American League: Tigers 2, White Sox 0; Tigers 4, White Sox 3; Rays 4, Blue Jays 2 (10); Red Sox 3, Orioles 1; Rangers 2, Royals 0; Angels 6, Twins 3; Indians 9, Mariners 0.
MLB Notes:  Trade–Cardinals acquire OF Matt Holliday from Athletics for prospects.
WNBA: No games scheduled; All-Star Game today (ABC 57, 3:30 p.m.).
Soccer: Real Salt Lake 4, FC Dallas 2.
MLS Notes:  Galaxy–David Beckham fined $1,000 by league for confronting a fan in the stands.
NFL Notes:  Eagles–Eagles name Sean McDermott defensive coordinator; Trade–Lions trade WR Ronald Curry to Rams for DT Orien Harris.
Olympics:  Swimming–high-tech bodysuits credited with helping set world records banned from biggest Olympic swimming races.
Tour de France–Aberto Contador keeps lead; Lance Armstrong holds on to third.

Local

Local Headlines: Shot Fired–armed robber gets no money at El Ranchito Tienda Y Taqueria on Prairie Avenue but fires shot on way out; second armed robbery attempt on shop; last time proprietor Aureliano Navarro shot out the back window of the robber’s car as he was fleeing; Charged in Shooting–woman, 23, charged with felony battery after another woman is shot in leg at 1200 South Bend Avenue; County Officer Injured–St. Joseph County Police Cpl. Michael Banicki treated for injury to right arm after vehicle accident; pickup veered out of control, driving another vehicle into Banicki’s squad car; New Charges–improved former police officers Jamie Buford (SBPD) and Andrew Taghon  (SJCP) face new charges for allegedly trying to rob a gas station manager; alleged robbery attempt took place while the two were still police officers; Memorial–Granger church holds memorial for Dr. Philip and Marcella Gabrielle Friday.
Area Headlines: Grenade–bomb squad called after Niles man finds grenade in yard; Grant–U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) says he had secured $250,000 for job training connected to the Harbor Shores development project; Historic Eatery Closes–Hannah’s Restaurant in New Buffalo closes after 25 years; Cathouse–authorities find more than 60 cats in abandoned house and garage; More Cases Dismissed–two former Benton Harbor police officers under investigation by FBI for corruption have more of their cases dismissed.


Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–police ask President Obama to review facts and apologize in jailing of his friend, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says House will vote on a health care bill before the August recess but a final product is unlikely to be seen until the end of the year; president’s overall approval rating falls below 50%; report says former President Bush considered sending troops into Buffalo to arrest terrorist suspects; Congress–house Democrats threaten floor vote to break committee impasse on health care; U.S. Navy–sailor charged with shooting and burning a gay seaman; Navy officials say it was part of crime spree not related to victim’s sexual orientation; Texas–Gov. Perry says he may invoke states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to reject nationalized health care which he says will be “disastrous” for Texas; Louisiana–18 DEA agents, Louisiana State Police and Jefferson Parish deputies quarantined after being sickened by mysterious substance in truck hauling narcotics; North Korea–North Korean woman executed for distributing Bibles; also accused of espionage; husband and children sent to political prison the day after her execution; Arizona–four boys in Phoenix, ages 9-14, accused of raping 8-year-old girl; Honduras–ousted President Zelaya steps across Nicaraguan border into Honduras; goes only a few steps into Honduran territory; tells reporters he was forced to act on his own after talks to negotiate his return failed; Iraq–Iraqi Kurds go to polls today; Wisconsin–Wisconsin father goes on trial for for death of 11-year-old daughter; family chose to confront illness with prayer rather than medical help; mother was also charged in the death; Italy–five ancient Roman shipwrecks found near tiny island off Italy’s west coast between Rome and Naples; India–Bill Gates awarded Indira Ghandi prize.
Entertainment:  Reality–mother of octuplets and kids sign reality show deal; each of the 14 children will get paid for appearing on the show.
Deaths:  Harry Patch, 111; last British WWI army veteran; death comes one week after that of oldest surving British WWI veteran Henry Allingham, 113; author E. Lynn Harris, 54; pioneer of gay black fiction with 11 novels published, 10 of them on New York Times best-seller list.

Weather
Today High 79 Low 62 Partly Cloudy
Sun High 80 Low 64 Mostly Sunny
Mon High 85 Low 68 Partly Cloudy
Tue High 81 Low 65 Scattered T-Storms
Wed High 77 Low 61 Isolated T-Storms

TV Listings: 16–8 p.m., Kings; 9 p.m., Law & Order: Criminal Intent; 10 p.m., Law & Order: SVU: 22–8 p.m., The Unit; 8-10 p.m., 48 Hours Mystery (two episodes); 25–8-10 p.m., Shanghai Noon; 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Instinct; 28–3:30 p.m., This Week in Baseball; 4 p.m.–MLB: White Sox at Tigers; 8-10 p.m., Cops (two episodes); 9 p.m., America’s Most Wanted; 10 p.m., Fox 28 News; 10:30 p.m., Family Guy; 34–8 p.m., Ascent of Money; 9-10:30 p.m., P.O.V.; 10:30 p.m., Hurricane; 46–8-9 p.m., Paid; 9 p.m., Harvest; 10-11p.m., Paid; 57–2-3:30 p.m., Champions’ Tour Golf: Senior British Open; 3:30-5 p.m., WNBA All-Star Game; 8 p.m., Wipeout; 9 p.m., Castle; 10 p.m., Dirty Sexy Money; 69–8-10 p.m., Johnny Dangerously; 10 p.m., Untouchables.

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Firefighters Blues Festival: Saturday, 2 p.m., Crumstown Conservation Club; $20 for tickets at the gate; proceeds help send burned children to camp; for more ticket information call 574-233-2540.

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Pat Heiden: July 27, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Lumberkings 11, Silver Hawks 3.
MLB National League: Cubs idle; Diamondbacks 11, Pirates 4; Phillies 9, Padres 4; Cardinals 4, Nationals 1 (7); Giants 5, Braves 1.
MLB American League: White Sox 5, Rays 0 (ChiSox’ Mark Buehrle pitches perfect game; first MLB perfect game in five years); Indians 5, Blue Jays 4; Mariners 2, Tigers 1; Yankees 6, Athletics 3; Angels 6, Twins 5 (10).
WNBA: No games scheduled; All-Star Game tomorrow (ABC 57, 3:30 p.m.).
Soccer: Gold Cup–U.S.A. 2, Honduras 0 (U.S. reaches final for third straight year; face Mexico Sunday in the Meadowlands for the title); MLS–Revolution 2, Chivas USA 0; WPS–FC Gold Pride 0, L.A. Sol 0.
Tour de France–Alberto Contador holds on to lead; Lance Armstrong third as the relatively flat 19th stage begins.
NFL Notes:  Steelers–Ben Roethlisberger denies assaulting Las Vegas woman; calls accusation in lawsuit “false and vicious;” local police say no investigation of QB a year ago when woman alleges incident happened because no complaint was made at the time; woman, an employee of hotel where Roethlisberger was staying, says she feared for her job; Meeting–NFL Commissioner Goodell and Michael Vick meet Wednesday.
Golf: Tom Watson in contention at Senior British Open one week after finishing second in playoff at British Open.
Sports Notes:  ESPN–Erin Andrews’ “peeping Tom” may have been ESPN employee.

Local

Local Headlines: Health Violations–First Stop N Go, 3301 Portage, and Always Open, 1401 Bendix Drive placed on probation for six months by St. Joseph County Health Department; Robbery–armed robber cleans out cash register at South Bend Motel early this morning; Bosch Sale–Bosch in talks to sell manufacturing facilities at former Bendix plants in South Bend and St. Joseph; Volunteers Needed–volunteers needed in local study of H1N1 flu vaccine; volunteers must be at least 18 and generally in good health; Cash for Clunkers–“Clash for Clunkers” program set to begin at local dealers; Lyme Disease–Lyme Disease popping up in Michiana; CDC says people in Michiana; Protests–Right-to-Life group protests at St. Joseph County Courthouse against Obama health care plan; say they are not opposed to health care reform but do not want abortion funding included in health care bill.
Area Headlines:  Last Escapee Caught–last of three escapees from Indiana State Prison in Michigan City back in custody; convicted murderer Mark Booher captured Thursday at a hotel on the northwest side of Indianapolis; New Nature Preserves–Indiana approves new nature preserves near Columbia City in Whitley County and Silver Lake in Kosciusko County; Unpaid Leave–state of Michigan workers get unpaid long weekend; DUI Checkpoints–DUI checkpoints to be set up in Elkhart County this weekend; Benton Harbor–Benton Harbor school lunch program gets large federal stimulus grant; EMC–Electric Motors Corporation opens new headquarters in Wakarusa.


Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–U.S. officials now say that Republic of Georgia President Saakashvili did not ask U.S. Vice-President Biden for advanced U.S. weapons; Congress–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says no vote on health care until after August recess; says “It’s better to have a product that’s based on quality and thoughtfulness rather than trying to jam something through;” NRA warns senators that Sotomayor vote will be rated; State Department–Secretary of State Clinton, visiting Thailand, says North Korea has “no friends left,” must denuclearize; North Koreans respond by attacking the secretary’s fashion sense; New Jersey–federal corruption probe nets three mayors, two state legislators, one deputy mayor, and several rabbis; total of 44 people arrested;  New Zealand–New Zealand researchers to implant newborn pig cells into diabetics; Massachusetts–Cambridge (MA) Mayor Denise Simmons, who is also African-American, apologizes to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who was arrested for breaking in to his own home; arresting officer refuses to apologize, defends actions, and says he is not a racist; says President Obama off-base for calling his actions “stupid;” Cambridge authorities drop disorderly conduct charge against Gates; Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley’s union issues statement expressing “full and unqualified support” for his actions; Pakistan–Predator drone strike in Pakistan may have killed Osama bin Laden’s son Saad; Swine Flu–160-million doses of swine flu vaccine due in October; Texas–Texas cleaning up oil blobs on South Padre Island; health officials say swine flu could strike over 40% of Americans in two years; California–California Senate passes budget-balancing plan.
Entertainment:  Acquital–Amy Winehouse acquitted of assault in Britain; MJ–manslaughter investigation targets Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.
Deaths:  John “Marmaduke” Dawson, 64; collaborator with the Grateful Dead who co-wrote “Friend of the Devil” and leader of psychedelic group New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Weather
Today High 83 Low 69 Partly Cloudy
Sat High 79 Low 62 AM T-Storms
Sun High 79 Low 64 Partly Cloudy
Mon
High 82 Low 67 Partly Cloudy
Tue High 80 Low 65 Scattered T-Storms

TV Listings: 16–8 p.m., Chopping Block; 9-11 p.m., Dateline NBC; 22–8 p.m., Ghost Whisperer; 9 p.m., Flashpoint; 10 p.m., Numb3rs; 25–8 p.m., Privileged; 9 p.m., Everybody Hates Chris; 9:30 p.m., The Game; 10-11 p.m., Seinfeld (two episodes); 28–8 p.m., Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?; 9 p.m., Mental; 10 p.m., Fox 28 News;  34–8 p.m., Washington Week with Gwen Ifill; 8:30 p.m., Now on PBS; 9 p.m., Bill Moyers’ Journal; 10 p.m., Inside; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., LESEA in Action; 9 p.m., Harvest; 10 p.m., Wisdom Keys with Mike Murdock; 10:30 p.m., Joyce Meyer; 57–8 p.m., Surviving Suburbia; 8:30 p.m., The Goode Family; 9-10 p.m., According to Jim (two episodes); 10 p.m., 20/20; 69–7-10 p.m., MLB: White Sox at Tigers; 10 p.m., Friday Night Smackdown

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009


Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Kamm Island Fest: Today, 5-9:30 p.m.; Kamm Island Art Exhibit sponsored by Merrill Pharmacy; Taste of Mishawaka with 10 Mishawaka restaurants represented; music by Daryl Buchanan.  Tickets $5 in advance and $7 at the gate (must be 21 years of age or older).

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Steve Foresman Band:
July 23, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪Pat Heiden: July 27, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: Silver Hawks 10, Lumberkings 2.
MLB National League: Cubs 10, Phillies 5; (Cubs end Phillies’ 10-game win streak); Dodgers 6, Reds 2; Astros 4, Cardinals 3; Braves 4, Giants 2; Nationals 3, Mets 1; Marlins 5, Padres 0; Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 3; Pirates 8, Brewers 7.
MLB American League: White Sox 4, Rays 3; Yankees 6, Orioles 4; Athletics 16, Twins 1; Mariners 2, Tigers 1; Blue Jays 10, Indians 6; Rangers 3, Red Sox 1; Angels 9, Royals 6.
MLB Notes:  Trade–Red Sox trade SS Julio Lugo to Cardinals for OF Chris Duncan and acquire 1B Adam LaRoche from Pirates for two minor leaguers.
WNBA: Liberty 77, Sky 70 (S. Fowles 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists); Dream 98, Shock 95 (OT), (K. Braxton 25 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists; M. Snow 16 points, 12 rebounds); Sun 83, Monarchs 75 (A. Jones 28 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists); Storm 98, Sparks 87 (S. Bird 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists; D. Milton-Jones 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists); Lynx 99, Mercury 86 (N. Anosike 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists; C. Pondexter 28 points).
Soccer:   World Football Challenge–Club America 2, AC Milan 1; Women’s Soccer–USA 1, Canada 0 (USA sweeps three-game friendly series); WPS–S.L. Athletica 1, N.J. Sky Blue FC 0.
Tour de France–Alberto Contador takes lead; Lance Armstrong falls to fourth.
NFL News:  Bills–Bills’ former starting QB J.P. Losman signs with UFL Las Vegas franchise.
Sports Journalism:  ESPN–ESPN bans New York Post reporters from ESPN programming after Post uses photos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews taken from nude video footage shot through the keyhole of her hotel room door.

Local

Local Headlines: ND–Notre Dame to host AND kids World Film Festival this weekend; Sean Astin, star of “Rudy” and “Lord of the Rings,” will make appearance; Stabbing–female suspect in stabbing death of Antoine Webb, 17, claims self-defense; Cool–this July could be one of coolest on record; Robbery–lone gunman robs Family Video store on S.R. 933 Wednesday night.
Area Headlines:  Michigan–Michigan’s unemployment rate continues to tower over the national average.


Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–President Obama vows to reject any health care measure thats “primarily funded through taxing middle class families;” president says Cambridge, MA police acted “stupidly” in arresting noted African-American scholar and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., for breaking in to his own home; Congress–house GOP leaders says don’t expect health care plan by congressional recess in August; State Department–Secretary of State Clinton says North Korea is running out of options on nukes; Auto Industry–Ford posts $2.3-billion quarterly profit after debt restructuring; VW and Porsche pursue merger; VW says Porsche will retain independence; Michigan–Ann Arbor News ceases daily newstand publication after 174 years; becomes latest daily to move to online publication; was only daily paper in University of Michigan’s hometown; Republic of Georgia–Georgia asks U.S. Vice-President Biden for weapons; U.S. won’t commit; Texas–drive-by shooting at Texas Southern University wounds six; Israel–Israeli missile-defense test aborted; Iran–brother-in-law of defeated opposition presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi reportedly jailed in Iranian crackdown; New Jersey–mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus and state assemblyman jailed as a result of corruption probe; Florida–Ft. Myers Beach fires town manager married to porn star; Twitter–new Twitter service lets Jews tweet a prayer to God; the Western Wall in Jerusalem gets its own address on the social networking site; Swine Flu–manufacturers brewing new swine flu vaccine; CDC says no sign yet that swine flu in mutating; Employment–new jobless claims rise to 554,000; total jobless benefit rolls fall by 88,000 to 6.2-million.
Entertainment:  Idol–Chris Daughtry becomes first “American Idol” alumnus to record back-to-back #1 albums with Leave This Town and Daughtry; Kelly Clarkson had two #1 albums but they weren’t back-to-back; M.J.–officials probe Michael Jackson’s doctors in singer’s death.
Deaths:  Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, 15 (85 in dog years); also had cameo in “Legally Blonde 2;” Brenda Joyce, 92; played Jane in five “Tarzan” films in the 1940’s opposite Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker; appeared in approximately two-dozen movies.

Weather
Today High 74 Low 59 Isolated T-Storms
Fri High 84 Low 67 PM Mostly Sunny
Sat High 78 Low 63 AM T-Storms
Sun High 78 Low 64 Partly Cloudy
Mon High 84 Low 66 Partly Cloudy

TV Listings : 16–8 p.m., 30 Rock; 8:30-9:30 p.m., The Office (two episodes); 9:30 p.m., 30 Rock; 22–8 p.m., Big Brother; 9 p.m., CSI; 25–8 p.m., Smallville; 9 p.m., Supernatural; 28–8 p.m., Bones; 9 p.m., So You Think You Can Dance; 34–8 p.m., This Old House Hour; 9 p.m., Antiques Roadshow; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., Live from Studio B; 9 p.m., Harvest; 57–8-9 p.m., Samantha Who? (two episodes); 9 p.m., Grey’s Anatomy; 69–8-10 p.m., Batman Returns.

Mishawaka, Indiana; July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009

Announcements

Announcements: Please send announcements to mishcurrent@gmail.com.
Recycling Containers: St. Joseph County residents who still don’t have their new recycling bins can call Borden Waste-Away Services at 1-800-683-6801.
Common Council Meeting: August 3, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting: August 10, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
Kamm Island Fest: Today, 5-9:30 p.m.; Kamm Island Art Exhibit sponsored by Merrill Pharmacy; Taste of Mishawaka with 10 Mishawaka restaurants represented; music by Daryl Buchanan.  Tickets $5 in advance and $7 at the gate (must be 21 years of age or older).

Mishawaka Parks Summer Concert Series

▪Steve Foresman Band:
July 23, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪Pat Heiden: July 27, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Cousin Vinny: July 30, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.
▪EP Unplugged: July 31, 8 p.m., Eberhart Deck.
▪Ron Wiggins Quartet: August, 7 p.m., Battell Bandshell.
▪Last Call: August 6, 6:30 p.m., Beutter Park.

Summer Concert Series (at St. Patrick’s County Park)

▪Beach Boys: August 15, 7 p.m.

Current Sports

Midwest League: No games scheduled; Silver Hawks return to action tonight vs. Lumberkings at Clinton; game time is 8 p.m.
MLB National League: Phillies 4, Cubs 1 (13); Dodgers 12, Reds 3; Marlins 3, Padres 2; Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 5; Astros 11, Cardinals 6; Braves 8, Giants 1; Brewers 2, Pirates 0; Nationals 4, Mets 0.
MLB American League: Rays 3, White Sox 2; Angels 8, Royals 5; Angels 10, Royals 2; Tigers 9, Mariners 7; Yankees 6, Orioles 4; Indians 2, Blue Jays 1; Rangers 4, Red Sox 2; Twins 3, Athletics 2 (10).
WNBA: Fever 82, Mystics 70 (T. Catchings 28 points, 10 rebounds).
NBA Notes:  Rockets–Yao Ming undergoes foot surgery; expected to miss next season but be ready for 2010.
Soccer:  U.S. Open Cup–Sounders 2, Dynamo 1; D.C. United 2, Rochester Rhinos (USL) 1; final September 2 in Washington, Sounders vs. D.C. United.
Tour de France–Lance Armstrong in second place as 17th stage gets underway.
Sports Notes:  Erin Andrews–video voyeur shoots nude footage of sports reporter Erin Andrews through keyhole of her hotel room door and posts on internet.

Local

Local Headlines: Explosion–man injured when asphalt tank explodes at Brick Road near the U.S. 31 bypass; he was treated at Memorial Hospital for burns to the face and neck; Motorcyclist Dies–Mishawaka motorcyclist Richard Richard Rockwell, 44, dies; Rockwell was injured two weeks ago in Elkhart when he was swideswiped on his motorcycle by a motorist who fled the scene; Elkhart police are still looking for the driver of the auto; Webb Dies–Anton Webb, 17, dies of stab wounds received Saturday night in the 1700 block of West Jefferson; Tax Increase–St. Joseph County’s local option income tax will increase October 1; Fire–fire consumes old Centennial Steel plant on South Main Street in South Bend; Wage Increase–Indiana minimum wage goes up from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour Friday; Trip to D.C.–members of Chambers of Commerce and economic development agencies from northern Indiana and southern Michigan will meet with members of the regional congressional delegation today and tomorrow in Washington, D.C.; Energy–City of South Bend gets $250,000 federal grant to create energy office; will look at ways to save energy.
Area Headlines:  New RV Jobs–RV manufacturer Dometic Corporation says it plans to move some of its production to Elkhart County, creating approximately 240 new jobs.


Nation/World

National/World Headlines: White House–President Obama won’t rule out surtax on health care; president tries to reach agreement with members of his own party on health care; Congress–Chairman Paul Bernanke tells Congress that Fed has exit strategy to prevent flare up of inflation; Congress ponders eliminating F-22 funds from defense bill; Senate to vote on bill that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry those weapons into other states; ISS–astronauts Twitter from outer space; New Jersey–New Jersey police officer dies Tuesday of wounds suffered in shootout last week with two robbery suspects; seven officers suffered bruises or more serious injuries in shootout; two suspects were killed; another officer upgraded from serious to guarded condition Sunday; India–Indian astrologers say this week’s solar eclipse could spawn violence and turmoil across the world; North Korea/Myanmar–Myanmar (Burma) reportedly trying to get nukes from North Korea; China–China blocks Google, GMail, and other web sites; Massachusetts–Harvard professor and prominent national scholar accuses Cambridge (MA) police of racial profiling after his arrest; Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was arrested after having to force open a stuck door at his own home; another African-American Harvard professor says he was threatened with arrest on campus by two Cambridge police searching for a robbery suspect when he could not produce ID; Mexico–5,500 troops descend on Mexican state of Michoacan as government cracks down on cartels; move was in response to a series of drug gang attacks on police; Michoacan is Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s home state; New Zealand–massive earthquake moves New Zealand closer to Australia; quake only caused slight damage to buildings and property; Pakistan–ex-President Musharraf called before court for 2007 firing of judges; South Korea–brawl erupts in South Korean Parliament; Iran–supreme leader rejects President Ahmadinejad’s vice-presidential pick because of pro-Israel remarks; India–lone surviving gunman in Mumbai massacres pleads guilty to his role; says he is ready for gallows; Avon–Avon says it will eliminate 1,200 positions by 2013.
Entertainment:  Idol–fans and past Idols launch Twitter campaign to keep Paula Abdul on “American Idol;” Simon says Paula will be back; Baldwin–Stephen Baldwin files for bankruptcy in New York.
Deaths: Polish philosopher and historian Leszek Kolakowski, 81; was exiled by communist government after his decision to disavow Marxism and became an inspiration in the country’s struggle against communism.

Weather
Today High 75 Low 61 Showers
Thu High 78 Low 61 Mostly Sunny
Fri High 84 Low 69 Isolated T-Storms
Sat High 77 Low 64 Scattered T-Storms
Sun High 75 Low 61 Partly Cloudy

TV Listings: 16–8-10 p.m., America’s Got Talent (two episodes); 22–8 p.m., New Adventures of Old Christine; 8:30 p.m., Gary Unmarrried; 9 p.m., Criminal Minds; 25–8-10 p.m., America’s Next Top Model (two episodes); 28–8-10 p.m., So You Think You Can Dance (two-hour episode); 34–8 p.m., Time Team America; 9 p.m., Ascent of Money; 46–8 p.m., Lester Sumrall Teaching; 8:30 p.m., Making Healthy Choices; 9 p.m., Harvest;  57–8 p.m., Wipeout; 9 p.m., I Survived a Japanese Game Show; 69–8 p.m., MLB: Rays at White Sox.