Governor calls emergency dairy summit

first_img### WHEN:      Tuesday, June 13, 2006,12:00 p.m. Roger Allbee, director of Farm Service Agency said preliminary estimatesof crop loss approach twenty million dollars.  This number will be updated ascounties continue to assess the damage. Burlington, Vt.-Governor Jim Douglas has announcedthat his administration, working with the Vermont Milk Commission, is organizing an Emergency Dairy Summit to discuss all availablemeans to help farmers in the near term so that they can weather what theGovernor calls a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances. WHERE:    Universityof Vermont, WatermanBuilding, Burlington This morning Governor Douglas also signed a letter to U.S. Agriculture SecretaryMike Johanns requesting Emergency Disaster Designation, which paves the way fordirect financial relief for farmers.  “Our Agency of Agriculture willwork with USDA’s Farm Service Agency to complete the paperwork and damageassessments necessary to carry out this request,” Douglassaid.center_img Governor Douglas to Call Emergency Dairy SummitAlso Seeks Federal Emergency Relief “Low milk prices, high fuel and energy cost and poor crop, or insome cases destroyed crops, due to extended spring rains are contributing towhat is now a clear crisis situation for Vermont’sdairy farmers,” Governor Douglas said.  “Because of this perfectstorm of events, I have directed my Secretary of Administration, Mike Smith towork closely with my entire cabinet in coordination with our partners in thefederal government and Vermont’scongressional delegation to provide assistance to all Vermont farmers.”  WHAT:      Governorto Call Emergency Dairy Summit Jason GibbsGovernorsCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgToday Music: The Jeff Jensen Trio returns What: After playing in the International Blues Challenge, The Jeff Jensen Band returns to perform at The Londoner for Blues and Barbeque. The band welcomes fellow musicians to join them for a impromptu jam. Join the fun and look forward to the band’s first album, due out next month! For more information, visit When: 4-8 p.m. Where: Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall Thursday Meetings: Get more customers! Join our network! What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. Our current members include lawyers, doctors, insurance professionals, accountants, financial professionals, carpet cleaning service, gift basket service, dentist, etc. Our Business Referral Group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road. Meetings conclude by around 8:20 a.m. so you still have your entire business day ahead of you. Come join us for a free breakfast and bring some business cards to pass around. There is no pressure to join, and we would love to meet you and learn more about your business. We are one of the fastest-growing business networking groups in Santa Clarita. To see a current roster of members (and we are always looking to grow), visit or call Lisa Eichman (our membership director) at (661) 297-3333. You can also call publicity director Robert Mansour at (800) 799-7449. When: 7 a.m. Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant Charity: L.A. Kings/YES I CAN fundraiser What: The L.A. Kings hockey team have partnered with YES I CAN to help support their program and raise funds for this great cause at their game with the Vancouver Canucks. The YES I CAN program combines special-education students with a wide spectrum of disorders with regular-education mentors. The students spend the majority of the year working toward the common goal of throwing a districtwide concert. Tickets are $32.50 for the 300 level, $55.50 for the 200 level, or $89.50 for the 100 level. For more information, call (213) 742-7230 or e-mail When: 7 p.m. Where: Staples Center Friday Nightlife: Blues Label Live! What: Rock ‘n’ blues band Blues Label will perform live. For more information, call (661) 296-3866. When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Roast House Restaurant & Bar, 26532 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California Saturday Sports: Support women’s professional bicycle racing What: Santa Clarita Velo with Bicycle John’s Serious Cycling is presenting a women’s professional race. The race will start and finish in Santa Clarita as part of the Amgen Tour of California. The tour of California coupled with this event will attract the top regional women’s teams in California as well as nationally ranked teams. The women’s Pro Race is a dynamic opportunity for the city of Santa Clarita to promote the sport of cycling and more specifically women’s cycling within our Valley and the greater Southern California region. The public is invited to come out and support women’s professional cycling and be a part of the excitement during the Amgen Tour of California. Future information can be found on When: 9:30 a.m. Where: Constellation Road and Kelley Johnson Parkway, Valencia Sports: Soccer tryouts – join the Elite What: Tryouts for the California Elite Soccer Club will be held for boys and girls next Saturday at the Lancaster National Soccer Complex, 43000 30th street East in Lancaster, Field #12. Girls: 10 a.m.-noon; boys: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Preregistration is available on the Web site. For more information and/or to schedule an individual tryout, contact Director of Coaching Charles Gordon at (661) 618-8646 or e-mail at Where: Lancaster National Soccer Complex, 43000 30th street East, Lancaster, Field #12. Music: An elegant evening of jazz What: Concert featuring Smooth Jazz, 94.7 The WAVE artists Peter White, Eloise Laws and Santa Clarita’s own SpareTime. No outside food and beverages allowed. Free self-parking will be available. Tickets are on sale through COC PAC Box Office, call (661) 362-5304 or online at Ticket Prices: VIP seats $125 (preferred upfront seating, private reception at Salt Creek Grille, souvenir program and unlimited hospitality at COC; premier seats $75; reserved seating (main floor); balcony seats $55. You can also make your ticket reservations directly with The Russ Group, call (661) 297-9118. When: 7 p.m. Where: College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Schools: Creation Science Symposium What: The Master’s College Biological & Physical Sciences Department presents the 14th Annual Creation Science Symposium. Dr. John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research (, will be the keynote speaker. Morris, perhaps best known for leading expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark, was on the University of Oklahoma faculty before joining the Institute for Creation Research in 1984. Morris held the position of professor of geology and director of outreach ministries at ICR until becoming president in 1996. He has written numerous books and articles on the scientific support for the Bible, currently hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio broadcast, and lectures worldwide on creation. For more information, contact Dr. Ross Anderson at (661) 259-3540, Ext. 3159 ( or Dr. Joe Francis, Ext. 3158 ( When: 7-9 p.m. Where: The Master’s College, Music Building Recital hall, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Music: Music in the Mansion What: Enjoy an evening of music and song in the intimate setting of William S. Hart’s living room. Soprano Erica Lazerow, pianist Lorna Eder and friends will perform pieces by Bach, Milhaud, Bernstein and other classical composers. An artists reception will follow. For ticket reservations, call (661) 254-4584. Cost: members $20, nonmembers $25, students with valid ID $15. When: 7:30-9 p.m. Where: William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country Tuesday Day activities: Storyteller Michael McCarty What: After-school story time will feature Michael McCarty. Call (661) 259-0750. When: 3:45 p.m. last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Is Arsenal’s Champions League campaign over already?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reveals Arsenal are now out to 5/2 to reach the Champions League knockout stages after their shock defeat to Olympiacos.He also looks ahead to tonight’s European action, and reveals that Manchester United are 5/6 to beat Wolsburg at Old Trafford, while Manchester City are the same price to triumph at Borussia Mönchengladbach.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img