Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sudden Sam McDowell Returns To Cleveland

Sam McDowell/Photo provided by Recovery Resources, with permission

Legendary Indians pitcher "Sudden" Sam McDowell, has spent the last 30 years working off the field for Major League Baseball.  Sam is a certified counselor who helps players handle any family problems they may encounter, from marital to financial to addictions.

He knows first-hand about addiction, admitting alcoholism was the reason he was "kicked out of baseball."  After a career during which he was an all-star six times, led the American League in strikeouts six times, and struck out more than 300 batters in a season twice, Sam wound up living with his parents back in Pittsburgh, his hometown.

He credits his parents will giving him the motivation to finally address his alcoholism.

On November 1, Sam will present the annual Bronze Key Award to Indians President Mark Shapiro at a gala at the Cleveland Museum of Art on behalf of Recovery Resources.

Recovery Resources Brings The Heat: Sudden Sam To Help Honor Indians President Mark Shapiro

Megan Kleidon

The interim President and CEO of Recovery Resources, Megan Kleidon explains why Indians President Mark Shapiro is this year's recipient of the agency's 25th annual Bronze Key Award.

Megan also explains how Recovery Resources has grown in the 60 years since it was founded, and describes the many services offered.

The Bronze Key Gala, where legendary Indians pitcher Sudden Sam McDowell will present Shapiro with the Bronze Keye Award, will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art on November 1st.

Former Ambassador To The Vatican Discusses Possibility of "Just War" Against ISIS

Francis Rooney, the U. S. Ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush weighs in on the rise of the Islamic State. and the terrorists' brutal tear through Syria and Iraq.  Ambassador Rooney writes in his book The Global Vatican, An Inside Look at The Catholic Church, World Politics and the Extraordinary Relationship Between the United States and the Holy See, that the relationship hasn't been so extraordinary since the election of Barack Obama as President in 2008.

Rooney notes how the U. S. effort to seek a community of nations to confront the threat posed by Islamic extremism is the same message Pope Francis delivered months ago, and wonders whether 
the extinction of Christians in parts of the middle east could have been prevented with a better working relationship between the White House and the Vatican.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Ninth Annual COSE Small Business Convention

This year's event, held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, will feature four keynote speakers, dozens of workshops, a business-to-business trade show, special events and networking. It will also feature the 4th Annual Small Business Pitch Competition, which provides aspiring small business owners, in business for less than two years or generating less than $250,000 in revenues, the unique opportunity to win up to $20,000 to get their idea off the ground while gaining valuable insight from successful business owners who have discovered their key to success.

Jim Aussem of Cavitch, Familo, Durkin offers a preview of the 9th annual Small Business Convention, October 22-24 in this interview.

Paranormal Podcaster Jim Harold Publishes 3rd Edition of True Ghost Stories Just In Time for Halloween

Jim Harold, left, and Jim McIntyre/Photo credit: Salem Communications
Jim Harold continues building his Paranormal Empire, with the release of his third True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold's Campfire 3, 70 More Supernatural Stories That Will Freak You Out. Jim says
the book is number one on Amazon in the paranormal category.

The book is based on stories told by listeners to Jim's Paranormal Podcast.  The former radio ad salesman is one of the pioneers of podcasting, beginning his web-based program in 2005.  It costs nothing to listen to the Paranormal Podcast each week, but there is a small charge for the exclusive content Jim offers to Paranormal Plus Club subscribers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hear the Shocking Story Of A Navy SEAL's Father

Billy Vaughn lost his son, Navy Seal Aaron Carson Vaughn when the Chinook helicopter he was in with more than two dozen other special forces troops was shot down in Afghanistan in August, 2011.
The tragedy was caused, Mr. Vaughn contends, by the Obama administration's wrong-headed policy in Afghanistan.

Billy Vaughn and his wife Karen will discuss the book Betrayed, The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 As Told By A Navy SEAL's Father at Word of Grace Church in Chesterland on Saturday, October 18.  Their visit is sponsored by the Cleveland chapter of Act for America.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Celebrate Halloween on a Submarine

Halloween comes early for visitors to the U.S.S Cod.  The season ended September 30th for the WWII-era submarine, docked between The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Burke Lakefront Airport.  But this weekend (October 17-18,) visitors will be treated to "strange but true submarine tales" in the red light of the interior of the World War II era submarine memorial.

U.S.S. Cod director Paul Farace previews the "Halloween on a Submarine" event during this interview, and explains how the submarine ended up docked in Cleveland.