Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

It's 2015, and a first has just occurred: Olympic softball medalist and sports announcer Jessica Mendoza called a nationally televised Major League Baseball (MLB) playoff game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. Calling a game, at this level or almost any other, has almost exclusively been the province of men.

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Important stories I am following now

TJ Walker Interactive

Atlanta, by contrast, epitomizes the rise of the Sun Belt; it gained more than a million people over the same period, roughly matching the performance of Dallas and Houston without the extra boost. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013: “Philadelphia, Mississippi: 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2013 No school libraries”

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Charter schools’ failed promise By Bill Bush The Columbus Dispatch Sunday September 1, 2013 5:27 AM Fed up with persistently poor student results in Ohio ’s eight largest urban school districts, Republican state legislators enacted a law in 1997 allowing charter schools to locate exclusively within the boundaries of the “Big 8” systems.

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