Thursday, September 6, 2012

McCarthy Takes Line Drive to The Head

During the Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A's game, on Wednesday, Brandon McCarthy had a bit of a scare.

While pitching to Erick Aybar, he took a line driver to the head, and then hit his head hard on the ground as well.

Good news was that McCarthy not only got up after being hit, but never lost consciousness.

He was taken out of the game and taken by ambulance to the hospital.

His hospital visit was merely precautionary, and it seems he didn't even suffer a concussion.

McCarthy is now hoping he didn't use up all his luck surviving the hit.

Representative States Dutch Enslaved Brooklyn in 1898

Whilst on the Colbert Report, Democrat Yvette Clarke, the US representative for Brooklyn made some interesting statements.

She insisted that there was still slavery in the Brooklyn, in 1898.

Slavery was ended in that part of the country in 1783.

To make matters all the better, she declared that it was the Dutch who had been the slavers.

The Dutch haven't ruled that area since 1674.

Colbert even gave Clarke several chances to think her statement through and take it back, but each time she all the more confirmed that her statement was fact.

Well hopefully the representative knows her current Brooklyn politics better than it's historical ones.

Third Hantavirus Death

A third person has died from catching hantavirus at Yosemite National Park.

Four other people are currently ill with the disease, after staying at the park, in California.

Ten thousand people are believed to have stayed at the Curry Village campground, and all could have caught the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned all visitors to the camp ground to be checked for the deadly illness.

Worries now are that one of the cases may have come from the High Sierra Camps, which is in a totally different area.

If that is the case then thousands more could have been infected.

Lakewood Officer Inolved in Deadly Shooting

Just after midnight in Lakewood, Colorado an officer pulled over a vehicle, that had been reported stolen. The officer waited for back up to arrive, and then the two officers approached the vehicle.

When they began asking questions, the passenger began arguing with the second officer, striking at him and beginning to fight him. That officer then used his taser in self defense.

As that occurred the driver began driving off. Somehow the first officer's arm was pinned in the car, and he began to be dragged. He drew his weapon and fired one shot, which struck the woman, who later died at the hospital.

Both officers suffered minor injuries. The passenger of the vehicle has been arrested.

Jefferson County's Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the incident. As per regulations, both officers have been placed on leave whilst everything is investigated.

Blue to Gold: ARMY Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt

ARMY Staff Sgt Jonathan P Schmidt 28, of Petersburg VA, died Sept 1, in Batur Village, Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, was killed when his unit was attacked by small arms fire on Sept. 1 in Batur Village.

According to Virginia television station WWBT-TV, Schmidt was just weeks away from returning home.  Schmidt attended Thomas Dale High School and leaves behind a wife and young son in North Carolina..

Schmidt was assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command at Fort Bragg. The 52nd Ordnance Group works to disarm and dispose of enemy explosives. The 20th Support Command specializes in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives and was activated Oct. 16, 2004. It is capable of handling all types of improvised explosive devices.

Blue to Gold: ARMY Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border

ARMY Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, of Mesquite, TX, died Sept 1, in Batur Village, Afghanistan.

Army Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, was killed September 1, in Batur Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense.

Border was a Green Beret assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Torii Station, Japan.

Border was a graduate of Mesquite High School, where he was a football standout. He also graduated from McMurry University in Abilene in 2006, according to the CBS affiliate in Dallas,

Border's loved ones created a Facebook memorial page in his honor. A fellow soldier wrote on the page:
i had the pleasure of serving with Jeremie over the past year and a half. Awesome. humbled by his sacrifice. You are Loved Jeremie...