Retailers in typhoon-hit Antique towns told to observe price control

first_img The towns of Caluya and Pandan declared a state of calamity on Dec. 26, 2019, while the town of Libertad was placed under a state of calamity last Dec. 27. “Since the retailers are being monitoreddaily, they should not sell the basic necessities beyond the APC. Otherwise,they will be given notice of violation by the DTI,” Cardinal added. Lynna Joy Cardinal, provincial office information officer of DTI Antique, said Wednesday the municipalities of Caluya, Pandan and Libertad carried out the APC in order to secure prices of the basic necessities to not go up. The typhoon hit the three cities the hardest. The price of basic necessities, with the implementation of the APC, is based on the prevailing prices of goods being sold in the municipalities. 155 grams of Lucky 7 sardines in tomato sauce for example, the APC is P15.50 in Pandan; P19 in Caluya, and P15.50 in Libertad. 300ml Alaska sweetened condensed milk is being sold for P57, P65 and P60 in respective places based on the APC. Negosyo Center counselors also conductdaily monitoring as for the other towns when the province was placed understate of calamity last Dec. 31. SAN JOSE, Antique – Business retailersfrom three northern municipalities hit by typhoon Ursula inwere reminded toobserve the Automatic Price Ceiling (APC).center_img The APC was approved by their respectiveMunicipal Price Coordinating Councils (MPCC) with assistance from theDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province. “Retailers in the three municipalities Caluya, Pandan, and Libertad are being reminded to adhere to the APC,” Cardinal said. “The Negosyo Center counselors in thethree municipalities conduct daily monitoring of the prices of the basicnecessities to make sure that the retailers adhere to the APC,” Cardinal added. She said the prices of the goods varyalso because of the transportation cost of retailers in transporting basicnecessities. The Provincial Price CoordinatingCouncil will meet this coming Jan. 13. (Witha report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Upset win sends signal for respect

first_imgWith a four-yard John Stocco touchdown scamper on a quarterback draw, the Wisconsin Badgers accomplished quite a bit more than just a win. Stocco’s score gave Wisconsin a bit of redemption following years of struggles against Michigan and simultaneously sent a loud, booming knock on the national scene’s doorstep.In beating the Wolverines for the first time since 1994, the Badgers made their Associated Press top-25 debut, entering the poll at No. 17. And, whether it is completely justified or not, beating Michigan catapults Wisconsin into a group of Big Ten title contenders that includes Ohio State, Michigan State and Minnesota after the weekend.”To beat Michigan in a game like that, the crowd was going crazy,” linebacker Dontez Sanders said. “The guys that have been here for five years deserved it. We never stopped fighting. We went out there and we deserved to win this game. And we did win.”Not surprisingly, the win wasn’t pretty. Wisconsin fell behind 13-3 after the opening half, with Michigan dominating the time-of-possession battle before the Badgers turned the tables.It wasn’t a high-scoring, up-and-down-the-field track meet. Though Stocco put the ball in the air an un-Wisconsin-like 32 times, the Badgers used a grind-it-out style to control the game clock in the second half, with tailback Brian Calhoun seemingly willing the offense to successive first downs on the game-winning scoring drive.Heading into the year, Calhoun’s stock was high. The expectations were that he would fall next into the line of standout Wisconsin runners. But his play thus far has exceeded those expectations. Even beyond his game statistics against Michigan (which, at 155 yards rushing, one touchdown and seven receptions for 59 yards in the air, is quite impressive), Calhoun ran tough and competed seemingly tirelessly for all four quarters, as he has done in all four Badger wins to start the season. Continuing to play like that against a team like Michigan, however, elevated Calhoun into the likes of the greatest tailbacks to ever come through Wisconsin.”He’s the total package,” head coach Barry Alvarez said. “He can do it all; he can run for tough yardage, he’s got sprinter’s speed, he can make you miss, he has soft hands. He’s carried as many times as Ronnie (Dayne), but he’s the package now. I don’t know where you go to find anybody that can do any more than he can.”Stocco’s performance earned him the right to demand a little respect for once, on a team that is due for its fair share of pub from the national pundits. In what is becoming a theme in his young career, Stocco’s stat line failed to do him justice. He isn’t, and probably never will be, a highlight-reel passer. What he has done thus far in his career, however, is post a 13-3 record in the games he has started.”The No. 1 goal is to win games,” Stocco said. “Obviously it’s nice to have some success throwing the football as a quarterback and moving the chains, that’s all pretty and good. But I just want to win games. That’s the No. 1 goal.”Now, Wisconsin will need to carry the emotions and momentum over from one of the biggest wins at Camp Randall into the rest of the season if it hopes to establish itself as a true Big Ten title contender.”It puts us in the driver’s seat,” left tackle Joe Thomas said. “It’s right where we want to be. We still control our own destiny and you don’t want to get in a situation where you have to worry about other teams losing in order to get where you want to go.”last_img read more

Oshae Brissett reluctantly left home to have a shot at making it big

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The more his parents pushed, the harder Oshae Brissett dug in against them. He didn’t want to leave home to play basketball at a boarding school. It was summer 2013, just before he entered high school, and Brissett wanted to stay in Mississauga, Ontario. He told his parents he wanted to wait a year.“I was scared,” he said recently. “I didn’t want to go at all.”Brissett’s mother, McKeitha McFarlane, and father, Bernard Brissett, had separated close to the time Brissett was born, but they united on this front: Their son had to go. They soothed his fears while building their case. That the United States had better competition. That it would give him a better chance at getting noticed by colleges. That his brother, Dejon Brissett, had gone to a boarding school in the Chicago suburbs that eventually earned him a football scholarship to Richmond.Going away eventually earned Brissett a spot with Syracuse, where he arrived this fall as its top prospect in the 2017 class. Tony McIntyre, Brissett’s former coach and the father of former Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis, said Brissett was a combination of Jerami Grant’s athleticism and CJ Fair’s length. Yet recruiting rankings weren’t as bullish and reflected his parents’ worries. Though Brissett was Canada’s top prospect, 247Sports.com’s composite rankings still pegged him the 136th-best player in the class. It was this underlying knowledge — that not leaving Canada meant not giving himself his best shot for the future — that ultimately led Brissett to conclude his parents had a point.“Sending him away was the best decision that I’ve ever made,” McFarlane said. “It wasn’t hard for me, because I sent away Dejon and he succeeded. (Dejon) was ready. … It was harder for Oshae because we were very, very close.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAndy Mendes | Digital Design EditorAt first, the family tried to compromise and send him to the local basketball powerhouse, the Athlete Institute. But, McFarlane said, it rejected Brissett because he was “too skinny.” Days later, a national basketball juggernaut, Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, called on the recommendation of another coach Brissett knew. So, unwilling yet understanding, he left.“I only saw my parents like three times per year, then for a couple days,” Brissett said. “It’s a lot on my shoulders when I was young and going away. But people don’t know that because they’re from America and usually their parents can drive to where they are. … That’s something people don’t understand about me coming from Canada and what I needed to sacrifice leaving home.”At Findlay, there were two big changes. One, Brissett was a sophomore, not a freshman like he was at home, because of educational-system differences between Canada and the U.S. The second was the realization that his teammates operated on a different level than anyone he’d ever played with.That year’s team featured about a half-dozen future NBA players, including Washington Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Jr. and Milwaukee Bucks’ Rashad Vaughn. But when Brissett made it onto the floor, McFarlane said, her son hesitated and, once, a teammate smacked him on the back of the head to say, “Shoot the ball!” because the forward had been trigger-shy with his jump shot.Then, as he slowly built up confidence in his role, Brissett went up for a layup in warmups for his 11th game of the season and landed awkwardly. He broke his right knee and missed the rest of the season.Suddenly, the enormity of his decision hit the then-15-year-old. His injury prevented him from traveling with the team to away tournaments, so he ended up going to the movies and PF Chang’s, one of his favorite restaurants, with Rodney Haddix, a then-first-year assistant coach. They were both new to Henderson and they bonded that way.Haddix taught his players how to patch a hole in the wall after Brissett and a teammate created one roughhousing with each other. He gave Brissett driving lessons in his Toyota Camry. He listened when Brissett questioned his own skill, or if he’d recover, or why he came in the first place.One day that winter in Nevada, he wanted to ask his mother to come get him. He punched in his mother’s phone number several times but never actually called. Instead, he went to the gym.When he was about 10, Brissett quit sports altogether because, McFarlane said, “he wanted to be a regular kid.” He tried to learn the trombone but never really got the hang of it, McFarlane said. He went to Dejon’s basketball games and McFarlane noticed her younger son called out all the mistakes and seemed to predict the plays before they happened. About a year passed before Brissett felt tugged back onto the court himself.Years later at Findlay, Brissett adopted a similar approach from when he stopped playing sports, learning as he looked on from the sideline. The next season, fully healthy and more confident, he stepped into a larger role for the Pilots. He chipped in 4.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, according to MaxPreps.com, on a team that finished 29-3 and lost in the national championship. He nearly doubled those totals the next year, Haddix said. After graduating from Findlay in 2016, Brissett could have gone straight to college — he had offers from Oregon and Texas Tech — but he opted to wait.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorHe enrolled at the Athlete Institute under McIntyre, the school about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from home that had once rejected him. He was then ranked as Canada’s top prospect. Though recruiting systems called him a postgrad, it was Brissett’s fourth year of high school. The once-skinny forward had added a little bulk and a little range in a big way.McIntyre began waking him up at about 5:30 a.m. to go to the gym and work on skills with a small group of teammates that included now-Syracuse teammate Howard Washington. Brissett went to the gym two to three times per day. The team raced out to a 7-0 record and Brissett was one of the team’s leaders.Yet something still felt off to Brissett. His opponents had heard about the kid who moved to the desert to play but they had never played against him. By returning home, Brissett had lost a level of familiarity. It was “weird,” he said; things were different. Here, in Oshae Brissett’s own city, no one knew how he played. So, he did the only thing he knew to do.“It was good to show them that I could actually play ball,” he said. “I showed them all the stuff they heard was true.” Comments Published on November 9, 2017 at 1:23 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Dede Ayew’s Swans lose again, they’ve only won one in ten games now

first_imgSwansea lost to Norwich on Saturday, making it just one win in ten for the Swans.The Welsh side, where Andre Ayew plays, had gone seven games without a win until the Ghanaian’s decisive strike against Aston Villa won them the three points.But Arsenal visited last week and took all three points from the Liberty Stadium as Swansea lost 3-0. And on Saturday, Norwich hosted, and through a Jonathan Howson goal, inflicted more damage on Gary Monk’s side.The same Swansea that bombed through the season’s start with wins against Chelsea and Manchester United.Dede Ayew played played all 90 minutes in their latest loss to the Canaries.Can they rebound after the international break? –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Antonio Brown meets with Art Rooney II: ‘We both agreed that it is time to move on’

first_imgHad a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin pic.twitter.com/DEgURchvhW— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 19, 2019″Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization!” Brown wrote.According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and executive Omar Kahn were also present at the “cordial” meeting. Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was also in attendance for the sit-down in which “everyone agreed the trade will be for the best.” Related News Antonio Brown’s tweets scaring off potential trade suitors, report says Antonio Brown odds: Where will Steelers WR end up? Brown previously posted a lengthy video on his Instagram account Monday while doing cardio on an elliptical, making it clear that he wants a new team and guaranteed money.Per the video:If your squad want to win, and your squad want a hungry wide receiver who the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone. Tell ‘em I ain’t doing no unguarantees, I ain’t even gonna play myself no more for this NFL, you heard? I think I done everything. What y’all think? What’s left for me to do? Win the Super Bowl? Gotta be the right team for that, right?center_img Antonio Brown’s tenure in Pittsburgh really is over.The wide receiver met with Steelers owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday and the two agreed it’s time to mutually part ways. Hey, if your team got guaranteed money, tell ‘em call me. AB can’t do no more unguarantees. So we clear. I want y’all to be clear and understand something: this is not a game, people. This is not for show. This is not to be cool. This is really to inspire you that, yo, no one can determine your destination but you.Lastly, Brown wants to be called “Mr. Big Chest” instead of “AB” going forward. Seriously.So much for Brown easing his social media activity. Still, the Steelers are expected to field plenty of offers for the 30-year-old.last_img read more

Huge Interest for Sarajevo Hockey Spectacle

first_imgPreparations for the huge hockey spectacle that will be held on 10 and 12 January in Sarajevo are in their final stages. The ice rink is already stay, and every day the interest of the Sarajevo public for the biggest hockey event in the capital city of B&H in the last 25 years.Tickets have still not gone on sale, and the locations for sale of tickets and the price will be known at the beginning of next week. The Zetra hall will be able to accommodate around 8.000 people, and tickets are expected to be sold out.Around 600 fans of Olimpija have announced their arrival to Sarajevo, while 16 journalist teams from Slovenia have sent their requests for accreditation, and four from Croatia.(Source: Fena)last_img

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LATE BLOOMING DANUSKA’S MY GIRL HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS

first_imgLATE BLOOMING DANUSKA’S MY GIRL HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES AT SIX FURLONGSARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s late blooming Danuska’s My Girl seeks her fourth consecutive win and her second straight graded stakes score as she heads Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs on the Santa Anita main track. Entered for a maiden $62,500 claiming tag in July, 2018, this 5-year-old mare by Shackleford registered a career-best 95 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Grade III Las Flores Stakes here on April 7 and thus clearly heads a field of five fillies and mares in Sunday’s Desert Stormer.Although short on quantity, the Desert Stormer field includes quality mares such as multiple graded stakes winning Selcourt and hard knocking Show It N Moe It, who was most recently third to “Danuska” in the Las Flores Stakes.DANUSKA’S MY GIRLOwner:  Bad Boy Racing, LLCTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferA maiden $62,500 claiming winner six starts back on July 29, 2018, Danuska’s My Girl got on her current role when paired for the first time with Geovanni Franco, the result being a three length allowance win going six furlongs three starts back on Nov. 22 at Del Mar. She followed that up with a three quarter length tally in a one mile allowance here Jan. 11 and in her first-ever stakes assignment, she was off at 20-1 in the Las Flores and was completely dominant, winning by 3 ¼ lengths. With Franco engaged to ride for the fourth consecutive time, Danuska’s My Girl will likely duel with Selcourt for the early lead on Sunday. Out of the Dayjur mare Amaday, Danuska’s My Girl is now 13-4-2-4 with earnings of $198,810.SELCOURTOwner:  Keith Abrahams & Medallion RacingTrainer:  John SadlerLightly raced, this 5-year-old mare by Tiz Wonderful was a bit of a late bloomer herself.  A first-out maiden winner in February, 2017, she went to the sidelines following her third start in May of 2017 and resurfaced at age four on Jan. 14, 2018, taking the ungraded Kalookan Queen at 6 ½ furlongs. She then took the Grade III Las Flores on Feb. 18 and the Grade II Santa Monica at seven furlongs on March 24, 2018.  Subsequently well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 3, she’s been winless in three starts this year, most recently a fourth place finish in the Grade I Beholder Mile, her first attempt at two turns, on March 30. With a return to a sprint and drop in class to Grade III competition, Selcourt will be bidding for her fifth win from 11 starts on Sunday.SHOW IT N MOE ITOwner:  Tom London, Terry Lovingier & Eugene ZondloTrainer:  Gary SherlockA gem of consistency, this 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Grace Upon Grace kept to her task when third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Danuska’s My Girl in the Grade III Las Flores Stakes April 7. A winner of two straight sprints versus Cal-breds on Jan. 10 and Feb. 24, she proved she belonged in graded stakes competition in the Las Flores and earned a solid 88 Beyer Speed figure. The leading money earner in the field with $447,604, she has an overall mark of 20-6-4-5.YUVETSIOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerAlthough idle since well beaten going 6 ½ furlongs in the Grade III LA Woman Stakes Oct. 7, this 5-year-old Bodemeister mare was a smashing 2 ½ length winner of the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong Rancho Bernardo Stakes two starts back on Aug. 12 and if ready, poses a dangerous threat as perhaps the “Other Sadler.”  With regular rider Tyler Baze in Kentucky, Yuvetsi will be ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, who last rode her in her maiden victory at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course on Nov. 6, 2016. Out of the Speightstown mare Mother Ruth, Yuvetsi is 14-4-3-2 with earnings of $241,930.THE GRADE III DESERT STORMER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTSelcourt–Joe Talamo–121Yuvetsi–Drayden Van Dyke–121Smiling Tigress–Tiago Pereira–121Danuska’s My Girl–Geovanni Franco–125Show It N Moe It–Rafael Bejarano–121First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Mayor Sadiq Khan against PL returning to London leaving restart in question

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police will also be involved in the discussions, amid fears that fans will congregate outside grounds on matchdays.And it has even been suggested that rather than just being for safety or fairness concerns, that the Gunners oppose the neutral venues idea because of sponsorship.A number of players are against the Project Restart plans entirely at this stage, as they feel their health could be compromised.Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b*******.Danny RoseNewcastle United loanee Danny Rose said on an Instagram Live: “It’s a f****** joke, I’m not even going to lie.“The Government is saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale, I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale.”People’s lives are at risk, you know what I mean?“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b*******.”Raheem Sterling said on his YouTube channel: “The moment we do go back it just needs to be a moment where it’s not just for footballing reasons, it’s safe for not just us but the whole medical staff, referees.”Until then, I’m not scared, but reserved and thinking what the worst outcome could be.”His team-mate Sergio Aguero also previously had his say: “The majority of players are scared because they have family, they have children, they have babies.“When we go back, I imagine we will be very tense, we will be very careful and the moment someone feels ill, you will think, ‘What’s gone on there?’”And Khan has also echoed these concerns over player safety.3 These are the eight Premier League grounds previously suggested to host neutral venue matchesMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidHis spokesperson added: “Sadiq is also concerned about the welfare of players competing in all professional sports, not just football.“There are huge questions to be asked how players could train safely, how they would travel to matches and how they could play competitive matches without the risk of spreading infection.”Should the neutral venues proposal be rejected, 22 of the remaining 92 PL matches would be hosted in London, with a further five at Watford’s Vicarage Road.Danny Rose slams ‘f—ing joke’ plans to bring Premier League back and says ‘lives are at risk’ 3MAYOR of London Sadiq Khan believes it is still too early to see Premier League football return to the capital.Top-flight chiefs are hoping to get the league back up and running as soon as possible, with the potential for matches to be played behind closed doors at neutral venues.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Sadiq Khan believes it is too early for London to be hosting PL matchesA number of clubs are unhappy with the idea of surrendering home matches, however – including London trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.Either way the Premier League want to try and restart on June 12… although Khan’s stance only adds another impediment to what appears to be a stack of them.Even if matches were to be played at neutral venues, the Emirates Stadium and the London Stadium are among the eight grounds to have been mooted.And a spokesperson of Khan told the Standard: “Sadiq is extremely keen for the Premier League and professional sport in general to resume.”However, with the country still in the grips of this crisis, and hundreds of people dying every day, he believes that it is too early to be discussing the resumption of the Premier League and top-flight sport in the capital.”As a Liverpool fan, Sadiq of course wants the Premier League to return, but it can only happen when it is safe to do so, and it cannot place any extra burden on the NHS and emergency services.”Leading football police officer Mark Roberts has told clubs in opposition of neutral grounds to “get a grip”, with PL bosses set to discuss venues with Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden on Thursday.last_img read more

Lidle’s widow, son to throw first pitch

first_imgMelanie Lidle recalls landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Oct. 11 and being surprised her sister, Brandie Peters, was waiting at the gate. Peters and others took Lidle into a room and told her that the plane her husband, Cory Lidle, and his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger, were flying had gone down. Stanger’s wife had accompanied Melanie Lidle on the flight from New York. “I asked \ if Cory was dead and she said `Yes,”‘ Melanie said Friday. “The first thing I thought of was Stephanie Stanger. Just after that, I heard Stephanie scream and that’s when I began to lose it.” Cory Lidle, 34, was flying back to California in a Cirrus SR-20 after finishing last season with the New York Yankees. Tyler Stanger, 26, of Walnut had flown to New York to accompany Lidle. The plane crashed into a Manhattan apartment building and killed both. Stephanie Stanger was pregnant with the couple’s second child at the time of the plane crash. Monday, more than five months after Cory Lidle and Tyler Stanger’s deaths, Melanie and the couple’s son Christopher, 6, will stand in front of about 50,000 fans and throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. Along with Melanie, the New York Yankees are flying Cory Lidle’s parents, Doug and Lisa, and his twin brother, Kevin, to the ceremony. Stephanie Stanger will also be there. The Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, where Cory Lidle also played, have both been incredibly supportive to her family and the Stangers, Melanie said. Cory’s West Covina youth baseball coach, Dave Bletcher, a lifelong family friend of the Lidles’, will also attend. “It is so meaningful to all of us who love Cory that he meant enough to people to have this honor,” he said. Melanie said she is still trying to get back to a normal life, though her husband’s birthday and the couple’s wedding anniversary were tough. On Cory’s birthday, March 22, she called his twin brother. “I called Kevin just to make sure he was OK, but also to hear his voice because he sounds so much like Cory,” Melanie said. Kevin Lidle said the day was difficult for both. “But I am doing well and I am in awe of how strong a woman and mother Melanie is and how she’s dealt with this,” he said. Melanie and Christopher attend therapy, and her mother, Mary Varela, is moving to the family’s Glendora home to help. “Its overwhelming being a single mom and a widow,” Melanie said. “And I wish I just had that to deal with and not any of these lawsuits.” She has filed a lawsuit against an insurance company, claiming she is owed money under baseball’s benefit plan, and last month, the Lidle and Stanger families filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the maker of the airplane. Earlier this month, a resident who lived in the building the plane crashed into filed a lawsuit against Cory’s estate. Melanie declined to comment about the lawsuits, referring those questions to her lawyer. The trip to New York will be therapeutic in many ways for all of the Lidle family. “It will be great to be in a ballpark again,” Melanie said. “I’ve been used to going to one for the last 15 years. I am so happy that people are keeping his name alive and all recognizing all the good things he did for others.” Melanie Lidle said her son, despite his young age, has been the major reason she has been able to move forward with her life. “He has an understanding that Dad is in heaven,” Melanie said. “We talk about Cory every day and that is also something that makes it possible for me to move forward each day. “If not for my son, I’d probably be sitting in my room every day and never come out and would have had a much harder time dealing with this.” Cory Lidle was well known in the San Gabriel Valley for giving his time to help young players and his No. 30 is on the back of both Charter Oak and Northview high schools’ baseball hats. The Lidles were building a home in the South Hills area of West Covina and were planning to renew their wedding vows this year. The couple had been together since 1992 and married Jan. 7, 1997. “This home in Glendora is the only one Christopher knows and is comfortable with, so we plan to be here for a while,” Melanie said. She credits her sister, Brandie, among many that have played a crucial role in her recovery. “My sister, my mom and my friends have done more for me than I could ever have asked for and it means the world to me,” she said. Yankee manager Joe Torre said Monday will be an emotional day. “You realize how fragile life is,” he said. “I say goodbye to everyone at the end of the year, assuming you’ll see them next year. It’s tough stuff when you lose someone so young, so quickly.” So on Opening Day, before a game Cory Lidle loved, the fans will finally be able to give their own goodbye. “Seeing 50,000 Yankee fans on their feet honoring my brother will be something I will never forget,” Kevin Lidle said. The Associated Press contributed to this story. news.tribune@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img