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By RANDY ESCAMILLASAN ANTONIO - Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies cracked down on about 200 people who lined up on the wrong side of the street last weekend to get food from the Faith Worship Center on Buffalo Pass on San Antonio's Far West Side."It was rather disturbing. It really was rather disturbing, but I was glad to see that the people did not go away," said Linda Rankin, the church's food pantry coordinator.The church feeds about 200 families monthly who line up on neighboring streets to pass through its drive-through food pantry."We have a responsibility to uphold and enforce the law. We will work with the church to find a solution," said Bexar County Sheriff's Department spokesman James Keith.If you'd like to donate to the church, CLICK HERE.
Kids can be part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon race weekend excitement by participating in the SUBWAY KiDS ROCK San Antonio Powered by San Antonio Sports. SUBWAY KiDS ROCK, is a non-timed, non-competitive event for children in grades K – 7! Kids can become marathon finishers on race day by completing a cumulative marathon training program in the weeks leading up to the race. Or, they can simply choose to run the 1-mile course on race day.
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014Location: SeaWorld San AntonioStart Time: 9:30 AM
Run with your FriendsSchool/Team registration is now open. There is no additional fee to be a team, however you need a minimum of 10 registered participants to be considered a team in our registration system. Being an official SUBWAY KiDS ROCK Team allows your team name to be listed in our registration system and allows you to pick-up your student’s race numbers and t-shirts. Please complete the online Intent To Form a Team Application.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines.
Johnson went 303-166, won five Cy Young Awards. The Big Unit struck out 4,875, second only to Nolan Ryan's 5,714.
Martinez, a two-time Cy Young winner, was 219-100, struck out 3,154 and led the major leagues in ERA five times.
Smoltz is vying to join former Atlanta teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were inducted this year along with Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas. Smoltz had a 213-155 record and 154 seasons, the only pitcher with 200 wins and 150 saves. He was 15-4 in the postseason.
Carlos Delgado, Nomar Garciaparra, Gary Sheffield and players' association head Tony Clark also are among the first-time eligibles.
Don Mattingly will appear on the ballot for the 15th and final time after receiving 8 percent last year. The Hall's board voted in July to cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10 but grandfathered players in the 11-15 group, which also includes Alan Trammell (14th year) and Lee Smith (13th).
Players who have admitted steroids use or been tainted with accusations of use have fallen short.
McGwire, entering his next-to-last year of eligibility, received 11 percent last year, down from a peak of 25.6 in 2008.
Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, dropped from 38 percent to 35 in his second ballot appearance. Bonds, a seven-time MVP and baseball's career home runs leader, fell from 36 percent to 35. Sosa, who hit 609 homers, dropped from 13 percent to 7 and is close to falling below the 5 percent threshold for remaining on the ballot.
Voters are the approximately 600 writers who have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years at any point. Ballots must be postmarked by Dec. 27. Results will be announced Jan. 6.
Players elected, along with choices announced Dec. 8 by the golden era committee (1947-72), will be inducted July 26 at Cooperstown.
For over 30 years, the spectacular one-hour Holiday River Parade along San Antonio's River Walk has featured illuminated floats with celebrities, bands and lavishly-costumed participants. The parade goes on RAIN OR SHINE. Children 2 years of age or older will need a ticket.
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The theme, Holiday Celebrations around the World, was chosen to celebrate the unique differences in cultures during the holiday season. The theme promotes unity and understanding and offers a look at exciting traditions. Each float will be beautifully decorated, and will have live entertainment, filling the River Walk with traditional holiday carols, as well as symphonic favorites. Expect over 80,000 lights on the floats, blinking lights and more!
Leading the parade as Grand Marshal this year is prominent philanthropist and San Antonio native, Gordon Hartman. Hartman is a former businessman turned philanthropist. In 2005, he sold his homebuilding and development businesses to establish the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and devote the rest of his life to helping those with special needs such as his 21-year-old daughter, Morgan. Since that time he has achieved numerous milestones including opening Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park designed for individuals with special needs but built to be enjoyed by everyone. In 2010, Gordon opened the STAR Soccer Complex and launched Soccer for a Cause, a grassroots effort to establish pro soccer that led to the creation of the San Antonio Scorpions and in August 2011, Gordon opened Monarch Academy, a school for students ages 12-24 with special needs. Gordon is passionate about serving the special needs community and has many more hopes and dreams to fulfill with the help of the San Antonio community. He is firm in his conviction: “Together, we can make a difference!”
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