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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Only Women to pitch in the Major League Mamie "Peanut" Johnson Honored with a park in her native Washington DC








She was turned down for World War II's Women's League because she was black, but accepted into the professional Negro Leagues to pitch on an all male team in an all male league.


Mamie Peanut Johnson remains the only woman to have ever pitched for a major league ball club.


Her record was 33-8, and she was a strike out king, as well as an aclaimed batter and fielder. He small frame, earning her her nickname, also allowed her to be fast and flexile as a runner.


National Public Radio honored her achievements on a radio program this morning. To listen to the recording and read the story, click here.


She is very much still alive and as strong minded as ever. To listen to a Scott Simon interview with Ms. Johnson from 2002, click her.



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Putting Our Brains on Hold




The world leadership qualities of the United States, once so prevalent, are fading faster than the polar ice caps.
We once set the standard for industrial might, for the advanced state of our physical infrastructure, and for the quality of our citizens’ lives. All are experiencing significant decline.

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Chautauqua 2010: Art Lynch as Frank Crowe


I WILL BE PERFORMING AS PART OF THE BOULDER CITY CHAUTAUQUA.
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Art Lynch 
to perform 
Frank Crowe 
Friday September 17th

2010 BOULDER CITY CHAUTAUQUA


That Dam Depression

September 17 and 18,  2010 

Chautauqua will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Hoover Dam Dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.   
It will focus the 2010 Chautauqua program around that time period and the "That Dam Depression" theme.