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Perry Barber
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Attended The Hewitt School, Arizona State University
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Maia Weinstock has created this wonderful Women of NASA LEGO set and is looking for "likes" to convince LEGO to release the set for real. Every vote brings her idea one step closer to fruition, and "liking" it is quick and easy. Inspire a girl today - "like" this set!
Ladies rock outer space! Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, a.k.a. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Y...
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A moment of silence for those who have served and sacrificed so much for our country, please. Thank you. Captain Edward Leslie Grant. Does the name ring a bell? You might recognize it because he played briefly for the New...
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Newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets it. With just three words, he explains why it's important to him and the country he represents to have an equal number of women and men in his cabinet. Très formidable!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s frank response to a question about his gender-equal cabinet made international headlines and lit up social media.
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All it takes is one person with the vision to see and a conscience... Dr.Kelsey was a medical officer at the FDA during the 1960s, and she refused to bow to pressure to approve thalidomide for sale in the US after learning of severe birth defects in European women who had taken the drug to prevent morning sickness. Thanks to her steadfast courage, who knows how many babies were spared the damaging effects of the drug? If it had been only one, it would be enough, but it's many more than that. Dr. Kelsey was a true American hero, and I salute her.
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With longtime object of my baseball affections Doug Flynn, 1980 Gold Glove award winner and former mainstay of the New York Mets infield, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for the post-All Star MLB fantasy camp. Doug is perusing the IWBC 2016 Women's Baseball Calendar I just gave him, which features Yours Truly as "Miss May," ahem. He seems to be enjoying the pictures!
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All over the world, women are making historic strides into umpiring and refereeing major professional sports. Australia in particular is a model for creating and funding programs that draw women into the ranks of pro officials and then provide support and promotional opportunities for them. In the United States, the NBA has had a woman referee since 1997, and the NFL now has Sarah Thomas on staff. But baseball, our national pastime, lags far, far behind... which makes me more determined than ever to keep working as hard and as fast as I can to change that. The day the first woman or women umpires walk onto a major league diamond during the regular season can't come soon enough for me!
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Exciting things are happening in the world of Girls and Women's Baseball! The first annual Ruth Hartman Memorial Girls Baseball Festival, sponsored by the International Women's Baseball Center, took place mid-June at the beautiful Big Vision Sports Complex in Leesport, Pennsylvania. Justine Siegal, the first woman to coach a major league team during the Arizona Fall League, became the first woman to manage a professional baseball team, the San Rafael Pacifics of the independent Pacific Association - and she led the team to victory two nights in a row! Two women, Stacy Piagno and Kelsie Whitmore, signed contracts to play with the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific League and made their debuts this past weekend to great acclaim. In just a few weeks, 250 girls ranging in age from 6 years old to 16 will be playing at Baseball For All's Nationals tournament in San Francisco under the watchful eye of Justine Siegal, with Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich of the All American Girls providing veteran support and bench coaching duties. Overseas, the Aussie Hearts acquired meaningful corporate sponsorship for their program that will enable them to reach out to more and more girls who love baseball and want to play, coach, and umpire. Back here in the USA, In just a couple of months, "Pitch," the story of the first woman major leaguer, will debut on network television, and by all indications from its trailer and attendant buzz, the show looks to be quite promising. The universe of girls and women's baseball is rapidly expanding, and the possibilities are thrilling!
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As they watched from the stands,
"We can BE THAT!" they said,
While visions of double plays
Danced in their heads.

When girls see it, they can be it.
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I was raised Presbyterian, but consider myself lapsed and Pagan now. But I'm proud and thankful that the leader of the Presbyterian Church here in the USA has addressed Donald Trump, who claims to be a bible-reading adherent, on the topic of immigration with clarity, historical accuracy, and civility, all of which are severely lacking in The Donald's pronouncements on just about any subject.  http://bit.ly/1VEqNkQ
Donald Trump claims to be a Presbyterian. He says his favorite book of all times is the Bible, despite the fact that he cannot recall a single verse. He is running on the GOP mantra: “God fearing, gun loving, and foreigner hating.” Well, the Presbyterian Church has had it with Trump, ...
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Women will rule the diamond this Saturday, September 5th at the Second Annual Women's Baseball Symposium, hosted by the Louisville Slugger Museum. Keynote speaker Tori Murden McClure, AAGPBL players Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich, IWBC president Kat Williams, National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Carol Sheldon, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Negro League committee chair Leslie Heaphy, University of Louisville professor of sports administration Dr. Mary Hums, and Yours Truly will all be on hand participating in thought-provoking panels and discussions about the past, present, and future of women's baseball. You won't want to miss this breakthrough event or the fun of the Louisville Slugger Museum itself - so come on out and join us! A schedule of events can be accessed on the museum's website or by clicking here: http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/womens-baseball-symposium/
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Massive Takata airbag recall! To find out if your vehicle is on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration list, click on the link below and enter your VIN#. Stay safe out there, everyone!
Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.
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Brian Biegel's "Miracle Ball" is now available on DVD! You can order the true story of a son's search for the ball Bobby Thomson knocked into the lower deck of the left field stands at the Polo Grounds one fateful afternoon in October of 1951 and his parallel journey of self-discovery by clicking on the link below. To quote the author, it's "'CSI' meets 'Field of Dreams.'" A mesmerizing, haunting narrative that's about so much more than baseball. I could watch it a million times! And it will make a great Fathers' Day gift.
Odyssey Entertainment, spearheaded by multi-award winning documentary writer/director, Brian Biegel, is a production company specializing in documentaries.
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The NBA has Violet Palmer, and the NFL now has Sarah Thomas. What about Baseball? Wayne Graczyk of the Japan Times asks me why our national pastime lags so far behind other sports, other countries, when it comes to integrating women into the top echelons of their officiating ranks, and what can be done to help baseball catch up.
Last month's hiring of Sarah Thomas as a National Football League official brings to mind the question of why there has never been a female umpire in the m
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