Are you making vacation plans? Make sure that the hotel at which you plan to stay is a safe one. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that there is a website utilized by the federal government to see which hotels are the safest, in terms of fire safety. He urges travelers to ‘Google’ it. He says it’s a list that federal employees must use when making travel plans. Private citizens can use it, as well. You can find out more at the US Fire Administration website at www.usfa.gov.
An interesting occurrence is set for this Saturday, June 30th – the Leap Second. An extra second will be added to the clock, according to Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman. He says that Tellus recently held a contest to allow a lucky kid to be the director of the Museum for that ‘Leap Second’.
The Tri for the Shelter Triathlon was held over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Recreational Area. The event is estimated to have raised about $5,000 to benefit the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter. Final numbers are expected later this week.
The Rome Braves lost to the Asheville Tourists 4-1 in the final game of a four game series in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday. The good news is that the Braves picked up three wins over the Tourists to kick off the second half of the 2012 season prior to yesterday’s loss. Not bad for a team that finished the first half of the season in last place of the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League, especially since those wins were taken from the Tourists, who were the division’s first half leader.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Boston Red Sox 9-4 in the series closer between the teams in Boston yesterday afternoon. Tough loss for Braves starter Mike Minor, who gave up three homers to the Red Sox in yesterday’s game.
Jason Heyward had a mighty good day with a three-hit performance that fell a triple short of the cycle.