The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, gives a tribute during memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool) Help us support Joe & Tina Casella. Unfortunately Joe has been diagnosed with cancer & we are raising money to help him & his family. From 12pm-5pm pls support a long time friend & family-run biz in our valleyCasella’s Italian Delicatessen5905 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) September 18, 2018“We are touched by what Larry and others in the community doing for Joe,” Tina Casella said in the release.“Joe touched so many lives during his 42 years of owning this shop. Now it’s an incredible feeling to see the community rallying around him and the good he stands for.”Fitzgerald and teammates D.J. Foster and Christian Kirk plan to stop by during the day to thank patrons for their donations.Foster and Kirk both played football at Saguaro High School, which is less than a mile from the deli. Casella has been a longtime supporter of the school’s teams.Anybody who can’t make it by Casella’s during the event but wants to contribute can mail donations to the restaurant at 5905 N Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250. Casella, 79, has terminal cancer. He and his wife, Tina, opened the restaurant on Granite Reef Road near McDonald Drive in 1977. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is picking up the meal tab Tuesday to help raise funds for a terminally ill Scottsdale deli owner.Fitzgerald will pay for all orders at Casella’s Italian Delicatessen from noon to 5 p.m., and donations will be collected for Joe Casella and his family.“I want to support Joe, his legacy and his family and I hope those that come in Tuesday will do the same by donating to support this man, his family and what they have and continue to represent,” Fitzgerald said in a news release.center_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 2 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Rep LaFave vows to fight bill attacking school mascots

first_img28Nov Rep. LaFave vows to fight bill attacking school mascots Categories: LaFave News,News State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced he will fight state legislation to eliminate all school mascots deemed “race and ethnicity-based.”The Escanaba and Gladstone school districts have Native American-based mascots, the Eskymos and Braves, while the North Dickinson County school’s Nordics mascot could be considered culturally insensitive despite recognizing the region’s forefathers.“I have not heard from one Upper Peninsula resident who was offended by a school’s mascot,” LaFave said. “This bill is just another weak attempt at forcing political correctness onto us, typically from individuals who could not find Escanaba, Gladstone or Felch on a map much less know how these communities respect and celebrate their local schools’ mascot.”LaFave noted that previous attempts to force Michigan schools to change mascots have been denied by the U.S. Department of Education and the state Attorney General. Senate Bill 646, submitted by state Sen. Ian Conyers (D-Detroit), has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee and has yet to be scheduled for a hearing.Should the legislation be approved by that committee and the Senate, it would advance to the House where LaFave has promised to fight it for all students and families.“This ridiculous bill will not become law,” LaFave said. “I was elected to bring Upper Peninsula values to the Capitol and not to have Lansing, Detroit or anyone else dictate new school mascots from their high horse.”#####last_img read more