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by Joe Torosian

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First Off:
Go Clippers!
Brave New World:
“You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want.  The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”—Donald Sterling, racist.
“A handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom.” — Spike Lee (on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas), respected filmmaker.
What a world we live in. Best remedy? When your life sucks (Sterling), when your films suck (Lee), when your team sucks, blame the dude in the mirror and not someone else. Fix it yourself.
Good News Department:
“The EMUHSD Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held on May 10, 2014. We are still looking for some of the EMHS 1985 CIF Softball Champion players. This team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Frank Clayton, Fernando Ledesma, Kim Rhode Lance Larson, Janet Dykman, Don LaMont, George Allison, Don Cawthon and the Arroyo softball team of 1986. Reservations are being accepted now. Contact the District Office.”—Donna Gunstream-Breit
Impressive Work Department:
After all the drama, all the media scrutiny, and playing a really good basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors in game seven of its first round series and have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Pro Football:
You can have the NBA playoffs…The NHL playoffs are usually worthwhile…but few things, if nothing, beats the NFL Draft. When there is no football being played, this event which will be live Thursday night, is the next best thing. If you get a chance catch the NFL Network series “Caught in The Draft,”, which breaks down previous NFL drafts from 1974, 1984, 1994, and 2004.
Go Kings!
Happy Birthday this week to:
5/9: Former Temple City defensive back Chris Danielsen turns 30.
5/11: Former Temple City linebacker Tim Sanderson turns 21.
5/13 Former Rosemead quarterback Sergio Romo turns 31.
5/13: Former Mid Valley News staffer, South El Monte/Stanford Cardinal Claudia Preciado turns 24.
(If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line at the address below).

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Joe T’s Scoreboard