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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The local chapter of the National Charity League will be awarding a $20,000 scholarship this year to a female high school senior who lives in Whittier.Officials say the scholarship is based primarily on community service. Applications are available at all Whittier-area high schools.Breakfast to serve as contest’s museChildren between the ages of 5 and 18 are encouraged to participate in a “got breakfast?” essay contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of eating breakfast.Students are asked to write a poem, essay or even a song about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.Submissions can be in English or Spanish, 75 words maximum, and it must be legible (typed or neatly written on letter-size paper).Students should include their complete name, school year or grade, name of school with address and name of school principal, and send their entries by May 31 to “got breakfast?” Essay Contest, P.O. Box 89, Syosset, NY 11791.Four winners will be chosen and have their photo featured on a Fall 2006 edition of the “got breakfast” poster to be displayed in schools in their area.Winners will also receive a Dell laptop computer and free “grab-and-go” boxed Breakfast Breaks for their school for one week.Winners will be announced in July. For more information, visit www.gotbreakfast.org.Arts camp offers finanical aidStudents interested in applying for scholarships for this summer’s Interlochen Arts Camp have until Wednesday to mail an application.The camp is known worldwide as a premier summer arts program for students in grades three through 12. Students train intensively and produce more than 400 presentations each summer in dance, theater, creative writing, visual arts, music and motion picture arts.The camp takes place from June 24 to Aug. 7. Financial aid is available; 52 full merit-based scholarships will be awarded to students in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate exceptional proficiency on harp, string, wind or percussion instruments.An audition submitted on tape or CD is required with the application. For more information, call (231) 276-7472 or visit www.interlochen.org.Learning disability theme of contestThe National Center for Learning Disabilities is sponsoring a 2006 National Art & Poetry Competition for learning-disabled students.The contest is open to all schools and educational programs with learning-disabled students between the ages of 4 and 18.Students are asked to express themselves artistically on the theme “Welcome to the Land of LD.”Students can discuss hopes, dreams, challenges and aspirations, as well as describe what it’s like to live with a learning disability.The deadline for submitting entries is March 3.For more rules, an application or more information, visit www.ld.org/artandpoetry or contact Teneille Craig at [email protected] or (212) 545-7510, Ext. 211. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us!Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955,Ext. 3051, or send e-mail [email protected]last_img read more


Mother of DeMarcus Cousins’ son says he threatened to kill her: report

first_imgFormer Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins stands accused of threatening to “put a bullet in” his ex-girlfriend’s head, according to a report from TMZ Sports.The report includes audio of a man Cousins’ ex, Christy West, says is the NBA star who signed with the Lakers earlier this offseason. The disagreement was reportedly over whether West would send the former couple’s child to Cousins’ wedding, which TMZ said was over the weekend.The Los Angeles Times says the NBA is investigating the …last_img read more


Kalmadi disregarded Centre’s direction for transparency: CBI

first_imgIn awarding TSR contract for CWG 2010 to his favoured company, sacked OC chairman and seven-time MP Suresh Kalmadi disregarded the directions of the Centre for transperancy, CBI has said in its chargesheet.In its first chargesheet filed against Kalmadi, 67, and ten others, CBI has said OC former Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, Kalmadi’s confidant and co-accused had in pursuance of the Centre’s direction for transparency directed issuance of a note with an Expression of Interest for TSR suggesting that the eligibility criteria for the TSR bidders was approved by the Ministry of Sports.The Centre had sanctioned a grant of Rs 45 crore for the TSR system and directed for transparency in its contract.”Investigation has revealed that there was no approval of the government in respect of criteria/contents for eligibility criteria,” the chargesheet said.Investigation shows that disregarding the directions of the government for transperancy and in furtherance of the conspiracy to favour Swiss Timing, on the directions of Lalit Bhanot, a note was initiated on March 21, 2009, enclosing an EoI for TSR.”This note stated … the contents to be placed on the website as approved by the Ministry of Sports are enclosed. It is for approval and instruction to the concerned officer to place the matter on the website of OC,” CBI said in its charge sheet.”The government nomineees raised the issue of lack of clarity regarding the criteria adopted by the expert committee in short lising only certain brands. Investigation has revealed that Kalmadi fradulently stated that the recommendations were finalised in consultation with the international federations,” the probe agency said.advertisementlast_img read more


Rains may mar India’s practice match ahead of 3rd Test

first_imgConstant drizzle forced Team India to practise indoors ahead of their practice match against Northampton. The rain could affect the match which begins on Friday.All eyes will be on Virender Sehwag as the Indian team tries to get its act together in the two-day match before the third Test.India have plenty of issues to address as they prepare to salvage pride and their world No.1 ranking after losing the first two Tests.Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and Sehwag’s opening partner Gautam Gambhir will also test themselves after missing the second Test due to injuries.Zaheer strained his hamstring in the first innings of the Lord’s Test and since then the left-arm pacer has been warming the bench.Gambhir had bruised his elbow after being hit by Jonathan Trott and missed the second Test.last_img read more