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MLB POSTSEASON UPDATE:  NATS FORCE GAME FIVE IN NLDS, YANKEES HEADED TO ALCS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 in game four of their National League Division Series on Wednesday in Chicago to even the series 2-2 (and force a game five).  Michael A. Taylor contributed a grand slam in the top of the eighth for the Nats.  Stephen Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings en route to the win; he surrendered just three hits, walked two and struck out 12.  The teams will be in Washington DC tonight for the decisive game five at 8 pm.

DEAN NAMED ROME CITY SCHOOLS’ TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Stephanie Dean, a fifth grade social studies and writing teacher at West Central Elementary, has been named the Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year.  Brittany Carpenter, a kindergarten teacher at East Central Elementary, is the runner-up.  Both were honored during the school system’s Teacher of the Year banquet at Rome Middle on Tuesday evening.  Julie Clonts, secretary for Elm Street Elementary, received the Support Employee of the Year Award.