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July 29, 2009

Cioffi pulls out of city council contest

A candidate for New Castle City Council is dropping out of the fall race.

Larry Cioffi, the top vote-getter among Democrats in the May primary for council, said he is withdrawing his name from contention.

The Lawrence County Democratic Committee must select a replacement for Cioffi.

Reporter Nancy Lowry will have more details in Thursday’s edition of the New Castle News.

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Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado has been suspended five games for sucker punching Pittsburgh’s Travis Snider during a bench clearing brawl on Sunday. You OK with that suspension?

Yes. Seems fair.
No. Baseball NEVER gets it right in these situations. Should have been at least 20 games for his sucker punch into a pile of players.
Not sure, but I’d love to see baseball be like hockey and allow two guys to fight for a while before breaking it up. Let’s see how tough Maldonado is then.
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