Posts Tagged ‘florida’

Man Saves Black Bear From Drowning

July 9, 2008

Animal Had Wandered Into Fla. Neighborhood; Bolted Into Gulf Of Mexico After Being Hit With Tranquilizer Dart. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist pulled off a daring rescue off the Panhandle — that of a bear.

Officials say a 375-pound male black bear was seen roaming a residential neighborhood, evidently in search of food, near Alligator Point, some 40 miles south of Tallahassee.

The bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart, but he managed to bolt into the Gulf of Mexico before the drugs took effect.

At that point, FWC biologist Adam Warwick jumped in to keep the bear, who was some 25 yards offshore, from drowning. (more…)

MLB honors Negro Leaguers in Draft

June 30, 2008

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Clubs selected former ballplayers to represent historic legacy. Bobo Henderson realized the significance of the day.

“It’s just like being born again,” Henderson said on Thursday as he sat waiting for what had been decades in coming.

Finally, Henderson, a shortstop and outfielder with the Kansas City Monarchs, and 29 others from Negro Leagues’ yesteryears were welcomed into the family of Major League Baseball.

It was a day Henderson won’t forget.

Nor will the people behind the idea.

“I’ve often said Jackie Robinson coming to the big leagues was baseball proudest moment,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “Therefore, the recognition of all these people who played a role in that day, should have been recognized and, in many cases, should have been playing in Major League Baseball, I’m proud of that.” (more…)