Archive for April, 2009

South Bend, Indiana; April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009


City of South Bend:

▪Common Council–April 27, 7 p.m., fourth-floor Council Chambers.
▪Board of Public Works Meeting–April 27, 9:30 a.m., Room 1308, County-City Building.
▪Redevelopment Commission Meeting–May 1, 10 a.m., 13th floor, County-City Building.
▪Parks and Recreation Board–today, 4 p.m., O’Brien Administration and Recreation Center, 321 E. Walter Street.

Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.:

Neighborhood Yoga--gentle yoga practice for beginners and continuing students Monday afternoons from 4-5:15p.m. at the NNN Neighborhood Center. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat.

Questions? Call Ann at 289-8366 or email at aclark@saintmarys.e

The Morris Performing Arts Center

▪The Comedy Relief Package With Sommore: April 25, 8 p.m.
▪The Oak Ridge Boys: May 7, 7:30 p.m.

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.
Run Ten Ten: The first annual Run Ten Ten 10K Race and 2-Mile Mutt Strut; April 25 at Howard Park.
Announcements: Send announcements to

S.B. Free Press Sports

Midwest League: Loons 3, Silver Hawks 2.
ND Scores: Softball–ND 4-4, Rutgers 1-3 (Dani Miller extends hitting streak to 20 games); Golf, Big East Men’s Championships–Irish have share of fifth after first round; Golf, Big East Women’s Championships–Irish second after first round; Lacrosse, Men–(3) ND 12, St. John’s 2 (ND 12-0); Tennis, Big East Men’s Championships, Third-Place–Louisville 4, ND 3; Tennis, Big East Women’s Championships Final–(4) ND 4, DePaul 2 (second straight Big East title for Irish);
NBA Playoffs: Lakers 113, Jazz 100 (Lakers lead 1-0); 76ers 100, Magic 98 (76ers lead 1-0); Hawks 90, Heat 64( Hawks lead 1-0); Nuggets 113, Hornets 84 (Nuggets lead 1-0).
NHL Playoffs: Flyers 6, Penguins 3 (Penguins lead 2-1); Canucks 3, Blues 2 (Canucks lead 3-0); Devils 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT), (Devils lead 2-1); Ducks 3, Sharks 2 (Ducks lead 2-0).
MLB National League: Cardinals at Cubs PPD; Dodgers 14, Rockies 2; Giants 2, Diamondbacks 0; Reds 4, Astros 2; Phillies 5, Padres 4; Marlins 7, Nationals 4; Braves 11, Pirates 1; Brewers 4, Mets 2.
MLB American League: White Sox 12, Rays 2; Yankees 7, Indians 3; Blue Jays 1, Athletics 0; Red Sox 2, Orioles 1; Twins 3, Angels 1; Rangers 6, Royals 5; Tigers 8, Mariners 2.
Soccer: MLS–FC Dallas 3, Toronto FC 2; Hou. Dynamo 1, Colorado Rapids 0; WPS–L.A. Sol 1, (Bay Area) FC Gold Pride 0; Chi. Red Stars 0, (NY/NJ) Sky Blue FC 0.
Golf: PGA Verizon Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C.–1. Brian Gay -20, 2. Luke Donald and Briny Baird -10; LPGA–no events scheduled; Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at Lutz, FL–1. Nick Price -9, 2. Larry Nelson -7.
Local Golf: Local golf courses offering discounts to entice players.
IRL Grand Prix of Long Beach: Dario Franchitti wins in his second IRL race since return from NASCAR.


Local Headlines: Ballplayer Killed–Elkhart softball player Alberto Naranjo killed during game on Mishawaka diamond; was sliding in to home plate and hit in carotid artery by throw from the field; was taken to hospital and pronounced brain-dead; Sad Anniversary–10-year anniversary of Columbine massacre; local schools increased security after mass shooting; school officials taking “idle” threats more seriously; Niles–old sticks of dynamite found in Niles apartment; local police trying to find way to safely remove it; South Third Street in Niles closed until dynamite is removed.


Nation/World Headlines: Cabinet–President Obama convenes first formal cabinet meeting today; will ask department and agency chiefs to find way to cut $100-million out of the budget in next 90 days (federal deficit for March was $192.3-billion; $100-million would represent one-twentieth of 1% of that); Fortune 500–Wal-Mart falls to second place on Fortune 500 list behind oil giant Exxon Mobil; Wal-Mart’s business grew during recession because of low prices but not enough to keep up with Exxon Mobil which posted $443-billion in revenue and $45.2-billion in profit; Bailout–Obama administration officials say they may be able to avoid asking Congress for more bailout money by converting existing loans to largest U.S. banks into common stock; Iran–parents of American journalist Roxana Saberi visit her in Iranian jail; say she is in good condition; Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison by Iranian court for espionage; Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s appearance at global racism conference threatens to divide event; Israel recalls its ambassador from Switzerland after Swiss President Hans Rudolf-Merz meets with Ahmnadinejad; among items on agenda for meeting was Roxana Saberi’s arrest, trial, and conviction; Egypt–archeologists think they have discovered location of Cleopatra’s tomb; Zimbabwe–Zimbabwe admits raiding private bank accounts for funds to keep government ministries running.
Entertainment: More Madonna–Malawi court to hear Madonna adoption appeal May 4; photographer denies he spooked Madonna’s horse and caused her fall.

Today High 47 Low 37 Rain
Tue High 40 Low 36 Rain/Snow
Wed High 56 Low 36 Partly Cloudy
Thu High 70 Low 51 Sunny
Fri High 74 Low 52 Partly Cloudy