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FAB Conference set for Saturday

First things first………

The first-annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference is coming this Saturday, Nov. 2. It’ll be in the new atrium inside the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

It’s presented by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College.

It’s a day-long series of empowerment seminars, learning, two keynote addresses and the 2013 Sheridan Woman of the Year Award. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsors include: Sheridan VA Healthcare System, First Interstate Bank, Cloud Peak Energy, Edward Jones, The Powder Horn, Hammer Chevrolet, USBank, Fremont Motor, Davis & Cannon, Forward Sheridan, Sheridan Travel & Tourism, Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, ERA Carroll Realty, Quick Printing.

This was the event that was postponed from the Oct. 4 blizzard that closed down interstates, airports, schools and much of the city. The Press has discounted the admission fee ($65) and there are scholarships available through the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

Conferees will have access to almost 30 local speakers, lunch with Sarah Calhoun, founder of Montana-based Red Ants Pants, banquet dinner with keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright.

Plus, a gift bag, vendor booths and more.

For more information, go to: thesheridanpress.com/fab; or call, 672-2431.

 

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Week Eight of the fall edition of the Sheridan Film Festival will feature “Fruitvale Station.” It is a “celebration of life,” so writes the movie website Rotten Tomatoes, with a 94 percent rating from viewers. It won two major awards from last year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s rated R and stars Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar for her role in the film, ‘The Help.’

It’s showing Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre.

 

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Must say, the Notebook has enjoyed all the drama in this year’s World Serious. One camera shot that is always a hit: the bullpen camera. It’s usually about a “situation” in a game that marks fresh pitching. Reminds of a story.

The 1962 New York Mets were the worst team (40-120) in baseball, an expansion club, that was managed by the inestimable Casey Stengel.

During a game that year, Casey got on the dugout phone and called down to the bullpen, “Get Miller up.”

Red Ruffing, the pitching coach replied, “Which Miller?”

“Bob Miller!” Casey barked.

“Casey, we’ve got two Bob Millers,” Ruffing told him.

“Pick one!”

 

(One Bob Miller was a right-handed pitcher who won 69 games over 17 years in the majors but was 1-12 with the Mets that season; the other Bob Miller, a lefty, was 2-2 that year, and 6-8 over five seasons.)

 

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Quotable

 

“If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.”

 

—Gen. George S. Patton, American general, 1885-1945

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