Friday, July 16, 2010

The World Would Be a Better Place If...

people like Mark Williams did not exist. This idiot gives racists a bad reputation. He is one of the worst people in the news today. The Tea Party seems to find the best role models for their political agenda.

Kalahari Resort named business of the year

SANDUSKY, Ohio — The Erie County Chamber of Commerce has named Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio as the 2010 Business of the Year, recognizing the 884-room resort’s growth and community support.

Expansion Highlights
Since opening in May 2005, Kalahari Resort has embarked on a number of major expansions totaling $77 million. In June 2006, the resort marked its one-year anniversary by unveiling an impressive, newly expanded 77,000-square-foot outdoor waterpark featuring a wide array of new amenities including, luxurious African-styled private bungalows.

Just two months later, the resort opened a 100,000-square-foot conference and events center that made Kalahari Resort-Ohio the only stand-alone hotel and meetings facility of its kind in the region.

Kalahari Resort more than doubled the size of its indoor waterpark in January 2008 making the resort home to the largest indoor waterpark in the U.S. at 173,000 square feet. New features included the world’s largest behemoth bowl, mat racers, a second FlowRider surfing ride and much more. That same month the resort also added 96 additional three-key condos (288 guest rooms) which made it the largest hotel in the state of Ohio at 884 rooms.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yankees' George Steinbrenner dies at 80

George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday July 13. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.

For more than 30 years, Steinbrenner lived up to his billing as "the Boss," a nickname he earned and clearly enjoyed as he ruled with an iron fist. The Yankees won six World Series titles during his reign.

He was known for feuds, clashing with Yankees great Yogi Berra and firing manager Billy Martin twice. But as his health declined, Steinbrenner let sons Hal and Hank run more of the family business.

Steinbrenner was in fragile health for years, resulting in fewer public appearances and pronouncements. Yet dressed in his trademark navy blue blazer and white turtleneck, he was the model of success: The Yankees won seven World Series titles after his reign began in 1973

Till the end, he demanded championships. He barbed Joe Torre during the 2007 AL playoffs, then let the popular manager leave after another loss in the opening round. The team responded last year by winning another title.

His death was the second in three days to rock the Yankees. Bob Sheppard, the team's revered public address announcer from 1951-07, died Sunday at 99.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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