Matt Sheppard wins 79th Land of Legends feature in OktoberFAST special

Matt Sheppard has won nine modified track championships and 78 feature races at the Land of Legends Speedway, and this Waterloo racer considers this half-mile Canandaigua layout to be his home turf.

In Saturday night’s OktoberFAST 60-lapper for DIRT big-block modifieds, Sheppard blasted off the outside pole to lead from start to finish and rack up his 79th career LoL triumph and his 18th win in 2020. The victor picked up a $7,500 check for his efforts. Mat Williamson ended up second, with Mike Mahaney, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Max McLaughlin, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller, Rocky Warner and Jimmy Phelps following.

Favored Steward Friesen had a rough night in the main event. His Halmar modified had major brake issues, and when Friesen was limping back to the pits, his modified was hit in the rear with considerable damage. With the OktoberFAST Series finale set for Weedsport on Sunday, Friesen’s team

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Teddy Cops program encourages Katy ISD special needs children

Police officers can be intimidating to special needs children, so Luis Santiago, Katy Independent School District police officer, is changing that, one teddy bear at a time.

In a surprise Teddy Cop visit to a classroom at Wolman Elementary on Thursday, October 8, Santiago presented students with teddy bears that wore blue police uniforms. The Teddy Cop program began in 2015. Since then, Santiago has distributed more than 2,100 bears. He said police uniforms can scare children, and working to get past that fear is important. He took a knee as he handed out the bears and explained that police officers are friends.

“If we can teach them not to be afraid of the person in the uniform, we just made their life easier and made the officer’s life easier because now we’re learning about autism, how to interact with children with autism, how to communicate,” Santiago said.

He explained

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Special Report: for Black South African Rugby Player, a COVID Victory, and Loss | World News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – On Broadhurst Cona’s fifth night in the COVID-19 ward of Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital, the patient in the bed next to him was giving up.

The man gripped his own throat in panic as he choked, and he kept pulling off his oxygen mask. Cona pleaded with him to put it back on, but the man was beyond listening.

Early the next morning, Cona awoke to a commotion. The man’s bed was empty, and nurses in protective clothing were spraying it down with disinfectant. He was sealed in a beige-coloured body bag, and it took four people to lift him away to a passage leading to the lift.

Cona didn’t know it yet, because his companion had been too sick to speak and his face unrecognisable with pain, but he had seen this man many times before, as an opponent on the rugby

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Nonprofit SOF Support presents online auction to benefit warriors and families of Special Operations Forces

SOF Support, the nonprofit foundation that offers support to the Special Operations Forces of the U.S. military, will mark the 19th anniversary of the beginning of military operations in Afghanistan when it launches an exclusive online auction Wednesday, Oct. 7, featuring one-of-a-kind travel, memorabilia and experiential opportunities.

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The SOF Support auction will begin at 7 a.m. (eastern time) on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and will close at 11 p.m. (eastern time) on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The complete list of available auction items is available by visiting https://sofsupport.org/shop/.

SOF Support’s largest event and biggest fundraiser, the annual Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner-Gala, was canceled this year due to the coronavirus, and the auction will provide a meaningful and fun way to connect virtually with the foundation’s most ardent supporters, a news release stated.

“It’s almost unfathomable to think that our Special Operations Forces have been laying their lives on

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Ocean City car event brings special traffic rules

A “special event zone” is in effect for Ocean City, Maryland’s Endless Summer Cruisin’ Event, which runs Thursday through Sunday.

Thousands are making their way to Ocean City, Maryland, for the Endless Summer Cruisin’ Event, where hundreds of classic cars will be on display.

And that means there will also be some special traffic rules in place.

Officials have designated the city as a “special event zone.” That means reduced speed limits and increased fines or even jail time for those driving recklessly.

Drivers are also being warned to not do “burn-outs” or similar reckless violations.

(Ocean City’s limits begin midway along the U.S. Route 50 and Maryland Route 90 bridges, and they extend from the inlet to the Delaware state line.)

The special event zone starts Tuesday and runs through Sunday.

As for the event itself, it runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at

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MINI Convertible Sidewalk special edition launched in India at Rs 44.99 lakh



a car parked on the side of a road: MINI Convertible Sidewalk special edition launched in India at Rs 44.99 lakh


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MINI Convertible Sidewalk special edition launched in India at Rs 44.99 lakh

MINI India has brought in a new special edition of the Convertible called the Sidewalk Edition. The special edition convertible will be limited to just 15 units.

The Convertible Sidewalk is based on the first special edition edition of the Convertible range launched in 2007 and MINI is known for their special edition cars, each of which have had distinct design elements and some more premium features.

The Convertible Sidewalk for example gets a special Deep Laguna Metallic shade, one that is exclusive to this model. It gets a honeycomb front grille and air dam and there is an air dam above the MINI logo as well. The Sidewalk ‘S’ logo is also present on the front grille.

The roof is a Z-folding soft-top complete with geometric patterns. This can be retracted completely within 20

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Georgia pastor shocks pregnant Waffle House waitress with $12G tip after learning special detail about baby

What’s in a name?

A Georgia pastor recently gave a Waffle House waitress the surprise of a lifetime after raising a $12,000 tip for the pregnant server, after learning that the woman’s unborn child will have the same name as his late son.

Bishop Eusebio Phelps ordered an All-Star breakfast special from a Stockbridge location of the diner chain last week, and was struck by server Hannah Hill’s kindness, Fox 5 reports.

A Georgia pastor recently gave a Waffle House waitress the surprise of a lifetime after raising a $12,000 tip for the pregnant server.

A Georgia pastor recently gave a Waffle House waitress the surprise of a lifetime after raising a $12,000 tip for the pregnant server.
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“She was so nice over the telephone, and when I got there I paid for my food and I told her to keep the change,” Phelps told WXIA-TV. “And then when I looked at her, I asked if she was pregnant — she said yes so at that time I was

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Special Report: Plastic pandemic – COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream

By Joe Brock

(Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rush for plastic.

From Wuhan to New York, demand for face shields, gloves, takeaway food containers and bubble wrap for online shopping has surged. Since most of that cannot be recycled, so has the waste.

But there is another consequence. The pandemic has intensified a price war between recycled and new plastic, made by the oil industry. It’s a war recyclers worldwide are losing, price data and interviews with more than two dozen businesses across five continents show.

“I really see a lot of people struggling,” Steve Wong, CEO of Hong-Kong based Fukutomi Recycling and chairman of the China Scrap Plastics Association told Reuters in an interview. “They don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

The reason: Nearly every piece of plastic begins life as a fossil fuel. The economic slowdown has punctured demand for oil.

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Elderly drivers in Ajman to get special car stickers



a person in a blue car: Elderly drivers in Ajman to get special car stickers


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Elderly drivers in Ajman to get special car stickers

All elderly drivers in Ajman will receive a special car sticker to let other motorists know that they should give way, the emirate’s police said on Monday as they launched a new month-long awareness campaign.

With the awareness drive called ‘Slow Down’, the Ajman Police, in cooperation with the Ministry of Community Development, would roll out a series of initiatives to improve the quality of life of senior citizens and expats in the emirate.

The seniors could place the sticker at the back of their cars so that the motorists behind them could slow down as necessary. Maj-Gen Shaikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ajman Police, called on drivers to give priority to the elderly behind the wheel to ensure their safety and as a sign

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Special Olympics MN still on with COVID-19-safe events

Taking inspiration from drive-up graduations, drive-thru parades, and drive-in movies, organizers created the first State Punt, Pass, Kick Drive-Thru Competition.

“It’s been really popular. We have four locations between this weekend and next weekend, right around 190 participants signed up between them all,” said Devin Kaasa, senior manager for sports and education with Special Olympics Minnesota.

Athletes and their families pull up to sign in and then wait in their cars with a view of the events until it’s their turn to compete. Masks were required and all families were asked COVID-19 screening questions before athletes were able to compete.

The Woodbury location Saturday had athletes throwing, kicking, and punting a football. They also ran the 40-yard dash and finished with the plank.

 After picking up a “swag bag” and getting their individual picture, they were back in their car and done for the day. There was plenty of room

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