IBEW LOCAL 300 ANNOUNCES UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP CUTOFFAwards Open to All Members of AFL-CIO AffiliatesSouth Burlington, Vt. – (Dec. 19, 2007) – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 recently announced the deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship Program.The nationwide post-secondary scholarship – open to current or retired AFL-CIO affiliated union members, their spouses and dependent children – will accept applications until Jan. 31, 2008 and is presented by Union Privilege. Since 1992, over $2.4 million has been awarded to 1,700-plus working families. Formed in 1955, the AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 55 international labor unions -including the IBEW – that collectively represent over 10 million working people. The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits, such as credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance, legal resources, travel discounts and education services. “Not only do unions emphasize hard work, but they also encourage continuing education,” said IBEW Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. “This scholarship enables union families across the country to better their lives through learning. Local 300 members, as well as those from other AFL-CIO affiliated labor groups in Vermont, are encouraged to apply.”Union Plus Scholarship applications are available for download at http://www.unionplus.org(link is external). Winners must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or http://www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).
View Gallery (2 Photos)OMAHA, Neb. ? Folks around here know all about Cal State Fullerton ? at least when it comes to the College World Series.The Titans? baseball team has made 15 trips to Omaha and won four national championships, the most recent one in 2004.Basketball?Well, it?s been a while since the Titans have played hoops on a big stage. Fullerton is in the NCAA tournament for the first time since reaching the final eight in 1978, its only previous appearance.Given the track record of CSF?s baseball brethren, there?s no place Titans guard Frank Robinson would rather be than Omaha.?It?s a sign of good luck,? he said. ?They come here and win a lot. If we can pull out a couple wins, it will show that we own Omaha.?Big words for a team that comes into the Midwest Regional as a No. 14 seed. The Titans (24-8) open Thursday against Big Ten regular-season and tournament champion Wisconsin (29-4).Asked what they know about Fullerton, the basketball team, Wisconsin center Brian Butch hemmed and hawed a bit. Then Butch went to the baseball card.?That?s about where we heard of them, from the baseball team,? he said, smiling. ?Our coaches were able to get a great scouting report together for us, and I think their basketball team is really good, too, this year.?If the Titans are looking for some karma, maybe they can get it from their bus driver. Mike Williams has been the Fullerton baseball team?s driver the past four times the Titans have reached the CWS. When he heard the basketball Titans were coming to town, he requested to drive them.Associate athletic director Mel Franks said it was suggested that Williams take the team on a ride to Rosenblatt Stadium, a couple miles south of the Qwest Center and site of so much Titan baseball glory. The schedule wouldn?t allow it.But senior forward Scott Cutley said he knows the baseball players are with the basketball team in spirit. Longtime baseball coach George Horton, who left for Oregon after last season, sent his congratulations this week. And the baseball players have been big supporters all year.?The baseball team has been great for our school,? Cutley said. ?They?ve come down here almost every year and done well, so they?re a great inspiration for us.?It will take more than inspiration to beat the Badgers, who are making their 10th straight appearance in the tournament. Only seven other programs have that distinction.Fullerton is prolific offensively, setting school records for scoring (82.6 ppg) and 3-pointers (278). Josh Akognon is averaging 19.9 points, Robinson 16.0 and Cutley 14.8.But those numbers have been rolled up mostly against Big West competition, or worse. Against the Badgers, points are always hard-earned. Wisconsin leads the nation in scoring defense, at 53.8 points a game, and the deliberate Badgers have given up 60 points only seven times this season.They?ve also won 23 of 25 games, with those two losses coming against Purdue.Then there?s Wisconsin?s size advantage. The tallest player in Fullerton?s rotation is 6-foot-6 ? a fact that did not go unnoticed as coach Bob Burton watched the Badgers head to practice Thursday.?I think my guys are in the locker room hiding now,? Burton said. ?If I can get them out tomorrow night, maybe we can show up and play.?Wisconsin has disappointed in the tournament since reaching a regional final in 2005. The Badgers lost by 19 points to Arizona in the first round in 2006, and last year as a No. 2 seed they were upset by UNLV in the second round.?We hope to do better than we did last year,? Butch said. ?We have a great balanced team here. That?s the nice thing about this team. It?s been there all year. Different people have stepped up in big games and helped us win. The way we?ve been playing recently, we feel we can make a pretty good run.?The winner of this game plays either Southern California or Kansas State on Saturday.To make it to Saturday or beyond, Burton said, is almost too much to imagine for the Titans.An upset or two this weekend surely would make the basketball Titans as popular around campus as the school?s proud baseball program.?If we can get a couple of wins,? Burton said, ?I?ll probably be in Mozambique on a beach and won?t even make it to the next round.?
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MIAMI (WSVN) – The Archdiocese of Miami welcomed four new priests on Saturday morning.Archbishop Thomas Wenski ordained the seminarians at the Cathedral of Saint Mary on Northwest Second Avenue and 75th Street in Miami.The new clergy will join the 233 active priests currently serving South Florida.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WSVN) – A school bus that was transporting children crashed into a building in Charlotte, North Carolina Thursday morning.Just before 8:30 a.m., FOX 8 reported fire rescue responded to the scene where several children were walking around the bus.According to one witness, the bus appeared to have lost control and hit a car before crashing into the building.Shortly after, the emergency door on the bus opened and students were seen jumping out.It remains unknown if there were any injuries reported.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.