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View photos submitted for Best High School Marching Band contest; send yours from tonight's game
Check out some of the photos that have been submitted by readers as part of a nomination for cleveland.com's Best High School Marching Band contest. CLEVELAND, Ohio - As nominations for cleveland.com's Best High School Marching Band contest continue to come in, so do the photos and videos. More than 100 parents, students, faculty, alumni and community members have shared a glimpse of their favorite marching band in Greater Cleveland. Dozens of area schools have been nominated for inclusion in the contest. Click through the gallery above to see some of the many photos we've received as part of nominations. And while you're out at a football game this week or next week, send your nomination along with a picture and/or video to [email protected] or use the comments section below. Nominations are being accepted until Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Be sure to include a short description on what makes the band so great, memorable moments and why it should be chosen to be included in the contest. We welcome pictures and/or videos of the band in action to help us decide if the band should advance to the first round of online voting. Or send a link to the band's Twitter page or links to Tweets or other social media posts we should check out. The only limitation is the high school must be located within our seven-county coverage area, which consists of Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Portage counties. Best Band contest dates: Here is a rundown on how the Best High School Marching Band contest will work. Now-Sept. 19: Nominations accepted from schools, bands, students, parents, fans -- you name it. Sept. 22-28: The bands that have been selected for the first round of the contest will be announced and the opening round of online voting will be held to determine the eight finalists. Voting totals in this round will also determine the eight seeds for the remainder of the contest. Sept. 29-Oct. 5: Voting in the quarterfinals round. Oct. 6-12: Voting in the semifinals round. Oct. 13-20: Voting in the final round to determine the winner of Greater Cleveland's Best High School Marching Band contest.
20 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Cuyahoga County Ohio The Band Remainder Candidate Greater Cleveland Nomination Education
Stephen Strasburg UCL in elbow intact, return date unknown
The Sports Xchange Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg avoided a catastrophic elbow injury but his status for the remainder of the season is unknown.
4 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Atlanta Braves Remainder Tommy John surgery 2007 Major League Baseball season
Castor out in Attorney General's Office
HARRISBURG - After serving as the state's top law enforcement official for a mere two weeks, Bruce L. Castor Jr. will leave the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office at the end of the week, state officials said Tuesday.
32 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Senate Attorney general Montgomery County Pennsylvania Abuse Bullying Defamation United States Remainder
Madonna and Guy Ritchie settle custody battle over their son Rocco
Madonna’s contentious custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie over their son Rocco has reportedly come to an end. A court official confirmed Wednesday that the Material Girl and Ritchie had reached a settlement, according to the Associated Press. But no details of the agreement were made public....
12 points by Los Angeles Times | Family Remainder Mother Associated Press Madonna David Father Resolution
11-year-old accused of setting fires in Arbutus Wal-Mart
Baltimore County Police say an 11-year-old Catonsville boy set small fires inside the Arbutus Wal-Mart Supercenter store Tuesday morning. Firefighters and police responded to the store in the Lansdowne Crossing shopping center in Arbutus at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday, after the business was evacuated when...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore County Maryland Fire Smoke Remainder Arson Baltimore Big-box store Catonsville Maryland
Can blue card solve rugby's concussion headache?
Yellow and red cards are used to discipline players in rugby and now one international federation is to trial a blue card to safeguard their health.
-1 points by CNN | Rugby World Cup Traumatic brain injury American football Brain Remainder Concussion Rugby union Game
Surprise your sweetheart with a belated romantic getaway
It’s hard to whip up a romantic adventure when Valentine’s Day falls on a fresh-off-a-snowstorm, gotta-go-to-work-the-next-day Tuesday. Hopefully you made some effort, but there are still ways to make this a magical holiday without breaking the bank — even if you have put off the romantic getaway for a few weeks.Sweet surprise getaway
-2 points by Boston Herald | Maple syrup Pancake If You Have to Ask New England Vermont Cape Cod Ragged Mountain Resort Remainder
Cecil County state's attorney resigns after receiving probation in indecent exposure case
Cecil County's top prosecutor resigned this week before being sentenced to charges during a trip to Ocean City last June. Edward D. Rollins, III, 61, of North East, received 18 months of unsupervised probation on Tuesday, after a Worcester County jury found him guilty of indecent exposure and disorderly...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Week-day names Remainder Cecil County Maryland Maryland Prosecutor Ocean City Maryland Lawyer Monday
Philly prep star playing for Towson shot in hometown visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Towson University basketball player who starred at a Philadelphia high school has been wounded in a shooting after leading his team to a victory in his hometown.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Remainder Victim Jonathan Coachman Automobile Rock music
Arlington Heights man gets 2 years in prison for wire fraud
A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for wire fraud.
22 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Finance Fraud Remainder Debt Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Supreme Court of the United States Euclidean algorithm
‘Epitome of ignorance’: US Tennis Association plays ‘Nazi anthem’ during German encounter
The US Tennis Association was left red faced after playing part of the German national anthem used during the Nazi period at the Fed Cup tournament in Hawaii. Germany’s Andrea Petkovic described it as “the worst thing that has ever happened to me.” Read Full Article at RT.com
11461 points by Russia Today | World War II The Star-Spangled Banner United States Remainder Olympic Games Germany Nazi Germany Tennis
Galveston gets $600k to up its fight against Zika

2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Local government Public health Mosquito control Insect repellent Remainder Epidemiology Mosquito Galveston Texas
Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker exits with sprained left knee
The Sports Xchange MILWAUKEE -- Bucks forward Jabari Parker sprained his left knee.
-2 points by UPI | Anterior cruciate ligament Knee United Press International Cruciate ligament Remainder
Cold-shooting UNLV Rebels enter hot environment at UNR
UNLV’s basketball season has been marred by a series of shooting slumps. Now the Rebels have the challenge of playing at state rival UNR, one of the Mountain West’s top teams.
10 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mountain West Conference Game Nevada Remainder Want Lawlor Events Center University of Nevada Las Vegas WANT
Man told he was 'just fat' has 130-pound tumor removed
Daniel UriaFeb. 7 (UPI) -- A Minnesota man had a 130-pound tumor removed after being told he was "just fat" for more than a decade.
31 points by UPI | United Press International Remainder Benign tumor Walter Cronkite
Oklahoma forestry officials warn of increasing wildfire risk
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma forestry officials are warning of an increasing risk for wildfires in the state this week. Fire Management Chief Mark Goeller said Sunday that there is the potential for "near-critical fire weather conditions" early in the week. The National Weather Service says warm, dry weather and ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Remainder Norman Oklahoma Oklahoma counties Oklahoma County Oklahoma Canadian County Oklahoma U.S. state Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Patriotic chicken pecks 'America the Beautiful' on light-up keyboard
Daniel UriaFeb. 3 (UPI) -- A musically talented chicken showed its love for America by playing a patriotic tune on a keyboard.
179 points by UPI | United Press International United States The Huffington Post Remainder Arianna Huffington English-language films Internet properties established in 2005
Michigan State's 'selfless' Clemons to give his all two more times
Clemons perhaps has been MSU’s most valuable lineman. His ability to fill in on both the offensive and defensive line.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions Michigan State University Offensive tackle American football Mark Dantonio Center Defensive tackle Remainder
Rain washes out first day's play in Christchurch
Persistent rain forced the abandonment of the first day's play of the first cricket Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday.
207 points by | Test cricket Cricket Toss International Cricket Council Weather Remainder Rain Twenty20
Costly math: $12K in unreported currency seized at BWI
More than $12,000 in unreported currency was seized at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday, officials said. The U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection Office of Field Operations seized $12,322 from a Nigerian woman for a federal currency reporting violation. Federal...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Traveler Supreme Court of the United States Report Remainder United States Travel European Union
Fox News: Sean Hannity won't appear in any more Trump videos
Fox News says Sean Hannity won't be appearing in any more campaign videos for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hannity touts what he sees as the benefits of a Trump presidency in a video titled "#HEARTLAND4TRUMP" posted on the candidate's YouTube channel Sunday. Hannity's appears in ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Fox News Channel Sean Hannity Hannity Fox Broadcasting Company Ted Nugent Donald Trump Remainder Talk show
Fulton County will spend millions to fix its broken buildings

3 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Remainder Chairman Hennepin County Government Center County Money Robert Fulton President
Approval ratings increase for Sandoval, poll shows
He may not be running for political office in 2016, but Gov. Brian Sandoval is weighing in on races and ballot measures. His latest popularity rating may help in those efforts.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Kansas Republican Party Remainder Percentage point Minnesota Chris Christie Carson City Nevada United States presidential election 2008
Defendant nearly ends up in soundproof booth at raucous shoplifting hearing
A Florida man whose criminal past reportedly includes stolen items worth millions repeatedly interrupted a pretrial hearing in DuPage County on Monday, prompting the judge to move the proceeding to a courtroom outfitted with a soundproof booth.After Judge Liam Brennan threatened to confine him...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Theft Judge Prosecutor Court Criminal law Lawyer State's Attorney Remainder
Adrian Peterson carried off with knee injury
The star running back was carried to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game         
146 points by Arizona Republic | Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 2008 Pro Bowl Remainder Green Bay Wisconsin History of National Football League Championship Super Bowl Lambeau Field
Greenhouse Tavern hosts free pig roast for 'Cleveland Hustles' watch party
Chef and "Cleveland Hustles" mentor Jonathon Sawyer is rolling out a series of watch parties for the remainder of "Cleveland Hustles" first season. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Chef and "Cleveland Hustles" mentor Jonathon Sawyer is keeping the party going. Sawyer, who celebrated his featured episode on the new LeBron James-produced last week, is rolling out a series of watch parties for the remainder of the show's first season. Tonight's watch party will feature a free pig roast for guests, in celebration of the episode focusing on The Proper Pig Smokehouse and GroundSwell Collective yoga. Mentor/investor Kathleen Futey, a Certified Private Wealth Advisor who has to choose between the two contestants, will be in attendance. The party starts at 9 p.m., an hour before the show on the CNBC cable network. Admission is free, but reservations are required - call 216-443-0511 or [email protected] The Greenhouse Tavern is at 2038 East Fourth Street Sawyer is one of Cleveland, and "Cleveland Hustles," biggest supporters. "This is one of the best platforms Cleveland will have to put itself on the national map, to highlight and inspire more people to move their businesses to Cleveland," he says of the "Shark Tank"-like reality show. "This is great for the city, not just people involved in the show." Sawyer ended up choosing Cleveland's Fount leather goods, owned by Jackie and Phillip Wachter, for his investment on last week's episode after Brent Wesley, founder of the Akron Honey Co., struggled on the show and decided he wasn't ready to launch a Cleveland business. Details of next week's watch party will be released later this week.
221 points by The Plain Dealer | Remainder Akron Ohio Pork United States Geological Survey The National Map Personal finance Party Pig
9/11 memorial on Los Angeles college campus trashed and vandalized
Nearly 3,000 flags planted around Occidental College to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were trashed and crushed early Sunday, a group says. Members of the Occidental College Republican Club discovered the destruction early Sunday on the Eagle Rock campus as well as fliers, they...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Terrorism Remainder Occidental College Al-Qaeda Eagle Rock Los Angeles California Lower Manhattan
Breezy and cooler with a chance for rain in Denver Monday
North and northeast winds will bring milder temperatures into the Denver metro area Monday along with a chance for rain and thunderstorms.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Wind Colorado Week-day names Precipitation Thunderstorm Weather Cloud Remainder
Judge requests video of in-air melee on Korean Airlines flight
He allegedly fought with flight attendants and other passengers.       
8 points by USA Today | Flight attendant United States U.S. state Remainder Airline Supreme Court of the United States Federal government of the United States Aircrew