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Saudi Arabia team replaces Uganda for Little League World Series


(courtesy of Little League Baseball Inc.)

A youth baseball team from Saudi Arabia has received a spot in the Little League World Series after the squad from Uganda was denied a visa to the United States.

The Arabian-American team lost last month to the Rev. John Foundation team from Kampala, which won the Little League’s Middle East and Africa region and advanced to the World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

However, the U.S. State Department last week said that some visa applications for the Ugandan players included birth certificates and records altered to make players appear younger.

Youths age 11 or 12 as of April 30 can participate in the Little League World Series.


Info courtesy of Little League Baseball Inc

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 7, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, August 7, 2010, the 219th day of 2010. There are 146 days left in the year.


Purple Heart medal created on this date in 1782 (U.S. gov't photo)

* On August 7, 1782, General George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned officers.

* In 1789, the U.S. War Department was established by Congress.

* In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence.

* In 1960, the West African nation of Ivory Coast became independent of France.

* In 1990, President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. Troops and warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard the oil-rich desert kingdom against a possible invasion by Iraq.

* Ten years ago on August 7, 2000, Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate. Lieberman became the first Jew on a major party’s presidential ticket.

* Five years ago on August 7, 2005, ABC Anchorman Peter Jennings died in New York at age 67.


50 David Duchovny, actor of the X-Files.

45 Raul Malo, country singer.

36 Michael Shannon, actor.

35 Charlize Theron, actress.

34 Barry Kerch, drummer of the group Shinedown.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 1, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Sunday, August 1, the 213th day of 2010. There are 152 days left in the year.


* On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation. The revolt collapsed after two months.

* In 1981, the music video network MTV made its debut. MTV stands for Music Television.

* Five years ago, August 1, 2005, Saudi Arabia’s ruler, King Fahd, died.


79 Tom Wilson, cartoonist and retired creator of the cartoon Ziggy.

57 Robert Cray, blues singer-musician.

50 Chuck D, rapper of the group, Public Enemy.

46 Adam Duritz, rock singer of the group, Counting Crows.

45 Sam Mendes, movie director of the movie, American Beauty.