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Perhaps...but once the FAA says it's needed you probably shouldn't wait for what is a routine maintenance task.
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We only have ourselves to blame for a large part of this problem. For some reason we insist on putting people who can shoot a basketball, or carry a football, or hit a baseball 450 feet on a pedestal. This alone is not deserving of respect. The only difference between them and us is how much money they make. Money can’t buy you love and it can’t buy you respect either. I respect my mailman more than…
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I do believe the way the QPD runs this is to simply look to see if you're wearing a seat belt or driving erratically or some other obvious violation. From there that can then lead them to other things once they check your license or can see inside your car but it's all based on probable cause. They can't even ask to search your car anymore like they used to do.
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So basically, repainting the runway...isn't considered an acceptable use of the grant money.

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OLC looks to continue Gems operations for 2014

OLC looks to continue Gems operations for 2014

8 months ago by Jim Dewey

Four potential new owners still in the mix for the future

The Quincy Gems remain the property of the Oakley Lindsey Center - for now.

Conversations with parties interested in buying the Quincy gems continue, but Oakley Lindsey Center Executive Director Rob Ebbing says it is unlikely at this point that any one buyer will step in with a purchase offer. 

Ebbing and his staff have begun preparations for the 2014 season. Ebbing said "We said all along we were gonna run the season. There was a point in there where we were kind of waiting to see where the development of the conversations were going to go and how fast they were going to move." 

He said they did not want to rush a new owner into a position where they may not be ready to operate the team.

The four potential owners have been notified that the OLC will go ahead with the season as planned. 

To that end, Ebbing attended the Prospect League Winter Meeting last week.  A couple of teams have changed ownership and a new team from Springfield, Ohio has joined the league and Ebbing says the league has agreed to hire umpires fresh out of umpiring school.

 

He said, "These are individuals who are looking to grow rapidly in the baseball industry and try to get into the minors and the majors."  According to Ebbing,  the program will actually save teams money over previous seasons.

 

The Gems open their season in Hannibal on Thursday, May 29th.


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