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In Indiana, couple weds at ‘A League of Their Own’ stadium

HUNTINGBURG, Ind.

Two baseball fans have tied the knot at a southern Indiana baseball stadium that features in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”

Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Aug. 25 at home plate in League Stadium in Huntingburg.

Their groomsmen and bridesmaids lined up along the first and third baselines.

The (Jasper) Herald reports that the wedding was the first one at League Stadium.

Maintenance foreman Dale Payne says he’s “surprised that nobody had asked before then.”

The venue was the home stadium to the Rockford Peaches in the 1992 movie about a women’s baseball league during World War II, starring Tom Hanks and Madonna.

It is in this movie that Hanks, playing team manager Jimmy Duggan, yells the immortal line: “There’s no crying in baseball!”

Reunited classmates can’t find time capsule buried 30 years ago

COLOMA, Mich.

Former classmates reunited in Michigan to uncover a time capsule buried 30 years ago. The result? They couldn’t find it.

The seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours Aug. 26 digging outside Coloma Junior High in southwestern Michigan.

Tracy Gilmer said she remembers putting a Michael Jackson cassette in the box in 1988, along with assignments from an accelerated writing-and-reasoning program, including a fictional country.

“We had our own constitution and I actually sewed a flag for our country. I think the flag is in” the time capsule, she told The Herald-Palladium.

A teacher, Sandi Sanders, said information about the capsule was filed away but lost.

Some wonder if rebellious classmates dug it up.

“We are all kind of in the dark trying to remember what was in it and where it is,” Sanders said.

Coloma Superintendent Dave Ehlers said the box may have been unearthed earlier when work was performed to alleviate flooding behind the school.

The group might use a different metal detector and keep hunting.

“It was an English class,” Sanders said. “We didn’t know how to measure.”

Associated Press

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