Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program is alive and well. MLB announced on Tuesday that Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50 games following a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

Volquez is the first player to be suspended since Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers was penalized 50 games last season.

A right-handed starter, Volquez is recovering from surgery on his right elbow and was expected back about midseason. He will lose about $137,000 of his $445,000 salary this season due to the suspension.

SEMPRA ENERGY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $25,000 GRANT TO IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

IMPERIAL – Sempra Energy Foundation<http://www.sempraenergyfoundation.org/>, the charitable giving arm of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), recently announced $250,000 in grants to 10 community colleges in California, including $25,000 to Imperial Valley College, to provide scholarship support for students seeking certification or training for “green” jobs.

Ohio Man Sentenced to 29 Months in Prison for Selling Pirated Copies of Movies

Richard Humphrey, 22, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, was sentenced today in Cleveland to 29 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lesley Wells for selling counterfeit copies of copyrighted movies through the Internet, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach for the Northern District of Ohio.

Wind Advisory for Imperial County, CA

Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ
4:52 am PDT, Tue., Apr. 20, 2010

… WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA INCLUDING THE IMPERIAL VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK.

Congressman Filner says more must be done to close wage gap between men and women

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Bob Filner called for the Senate to take up a bill that would help close the wage gap between men and women on Equal Pay Day – the day that marks how much longer women would have to work from the previous year to “catch up” with their male counterparts.

“It’s been 47 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law,” said Congressman Filner.  “And yet still today, there isn’t equal pay for equal work in this country.”