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GTA 5 Release Date: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Announcement from Rockstar Games …

The GTA 5 release date could be revealed as early as this coming week. Recent reports indicate that Rockstar Game has an upcoming meeting, during which they may reveal the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game announcement many gamers are waiting for.

As reported by GameRanx.com, Take-Two Interactive, which is the parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar Games, will be holding an annual meeting for stockholders. That investor call meeting is expected to happen on September 20th, and will also be offered via a live webcast for people to watch online. Game Ranx believes that the GTA V video game might be brought up during this meeting.

The majority of the meeting should focus on Take-Two’s outlook for the upcoming fiscal year. They will also talk about other planned releases in their video game library including “Bioshock Infinite,” “Borderlands 2,” and “XCOM: Enemy Unknown.” GameRanx adds:

“We speculate that Take-Two will use the venue as an opportunity to announce the release window of the upcoming game, which has seen the release of numerous screenshots in recent weeks after a long, dry spell of basically nothing since Rockstar Games put out the game’s teaser trailer this time last year.”

Could this be the big news everyone is waiting for? If so, it seems that September 20th can’t arrive soon enough. For months, Rockstar has teased fans of GTA with screenshots, and random musings about their other titles in the popular series. Now fans are waiting to see the official game trailer for “Grand Theft Auto 5″ along with a concrete release date they can circle in red on their calendars.

Do you think that Take-Two will announce when the Rockstar Games “GTA V” title is going to be released this week, or simply tease more info about the game?

Mother and teen indicted of restraining up, violence male met on dating site

A mom and her 16-year-old son were charged Saturday with attempted carnage and wrong seizure after restraining adult and exceedingly assault a Pasco County male whom a lady met on an Internet dating site, a Sheriff’s Office said.

Bobbie Jo Curtis, 40, and her son were also charged with aggravated battery and grand burglary auto. They are being hold in a Pasco County jail tentative their initial coming Sunday morning. It was not immediately famous either they had an attorney. The teen is being charged as an adult.

The span was arrested early Saturday morning after authorities perceived a tip from someone during a motel where they were staying. New Port Richey military were called to a scene, and a span incited themselves in.

Bobbie Jo Curtis met a 44-year-old male on a dating site, who invited her and her son to live with him. After about a week, a mom and son tied adult and kick a man, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement. The suspects and a third unclear lady afterwards stole equipment from a home, including guns.

The unclear male suffered vicious conduct injuries and was in vicious condition. A third think stays during large.

“We will not stop until she’s arrested,” Sheriff Chris Nocco pronounced during a news conference. “We do not wish any some-more violence. We wish her to spin herself in peacefully. The walls are shutting in.”

Authorities did not immediately contend either a conflict was plotted before a mom and son went to live with a victim. Nocco cautioned residents when they use Internet dating sites.

“Be clever with who we are articulate to,” he said. “You don’t know who is on a other end.”

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BASEBALL: Luis Cruz hits game-winning single in ninth to lead Dodgers past … – Long Beach Press

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers stole victory from the clutches of defeat on Saturday night.

Down 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals, three consecutive hits with two outs in the ninth inning allowed the Dodgers to escape with a 4-3 victory in front of an announced crowd of 42,449 at Dodger Stadium and pull into a tie for the second and final National League wild-card berth.

The Dodgers were down to their final strike when Andre Ethier singled with two outs against Cardinals closer Jason Motte (4-5). Ethier was replaced by pinch-runner Dee Gordon, who stole second base.

Gordon scored on a double by Luis Cruz that barely cleared the glove of a leaping Jon Jay in center field. Cruz was replaced by pinch-runner Elian Herrera, who scored on a single by Juan Rivera that grazed off the glove of Skip Schumaker and landed in shallow center field.

“We’re going to keep fighting, we’re going to keep playing hard,” Cruz said in a television interview on the field after being doused by a bucket of Gatorade.

Ronald Belisario (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the win.

Pitcher Jaime Garcia scored to break a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning after the Cardinals narrowly avoided an inning-ending double play.

Garcia and Dodgers starter Joe Blanton were almost equally impressive for five innings.

Allen Craig hit a two-run home run in the first inning off Blanton to give the Cardinals an early 2-0 lead. But Blanton

settled down to retire the next 13 consecutive batters until Garcia drew a seven-pitch walk to start the sixth inning.

After Jay singled, sending Garcia to second base, Blanton struck out Matt Carpenter for the first out of the inning. Matt Holliday hit a groundball to Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez that could have been an inning-ending double play – had Holliday not been ruled safe at first by umpire Dana DeMuth.

Garcia went to third base and Craig, a Southern California native who brought a sizeable cheering section, singled to drive in Garcia with the game-winning run.

Blanton pitched 5MD+,%30,%55,%702/MD-,%0,%55,%703 innings, allowing four hits, three runs, walking one and striking out six.

The Dodgers collected only three hits against Garcia, who walked one and struck out five.

With one out in the first inning, Shane Victorino reached on a throwing error by St. Louis shortstop Daniel Descalso. Victorino stole second base and scored on Adrian Gonzalez’s two-out single to right field.

Mark Ellis’ solo home run in the third inning, a line drive to the left-field pavilion, tied the score at 2-2.

The Dodgers did not threaten again until the ninth inning, when they collected three of their six hits.

Matt Kemp went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. The slugger sat out a pair of games last weekend after being diagnosed with fraying in his shoulder labrum and receiving two cortisone injections. In five games since, he is 2 for 18 with six strikeouts, a .111 average.

Since first injuring his shoulder and knee by crashing into the center-field wall at Coors Field on Aug. 28, Kemp is 5 for 48 (.104), lowering his batting average from .337 to a season-low .304. He’s faced repeated questions about his health but does not attribute his slump to the injury, recently referring to that as a possible “excuse.”

Victorino stole two bases against the left-handed Garcia and talented catcher Yadier Molina, his 34th and 35th steals of the season.

Kemp denied the slow-footed Molina a possible triple in the eighth inning. After misplaying Molina’s flyball off the center-field wall, Kemp tracked down the ball and threw a strike to third base that beat Molina by a foot.

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OUR VIEW: Referendum date was high-priced ploy to keep voter turnout low and …

Make no mistake about it, the decision to hold Tuesday’s trust-fund-raiding referendum on, well, Tuesday, was a political ploy of the old school order.

Have an uninspiring issue that must be voted on?

Hold the vote on a day when nothing else is on the ballot, so only strongly motivated voters will bother to show up.

The referendum to decide whether to rewrite the Alabama constitution to transfer millions from the Alabama Trust Fund to the state General Fund over three years is just such an occasion.

So for Gov. Robert Bentley and key Republicans who want the transfers to go forward, saving money for state prisons, Medicaid and the courts without the necessity of raising taxes or cutting the budget further, it was a natural strategy.

The problem comes in the fact that the statewide referendum, held just seven weeks before Alabama voters go to the polls for the Nov. 6 general election, will cost Alabama taxpayers an additional $3 million.

Just for political expediency.

Just to hedge their bets.

Just in anticipation of the possibility that the more people vote on this issue, the less likely it is to pass.

It is absurd on its face.

The state is broke and bleeding, the Legislature itself has failed to balance the budget, the governor seems determined not to support any tax increase to pay for the state’s many needs, and it still spends $3 million it doesn’t have to hold a referendum.

When another election is scheduled in less than two months.

No wonder so many people don’t trust the way government spends money. Which is exactly the reason the government tried to outmaneuver them on the ballot date.

Key Republicans argue that the change in voting date had nothing to do with politics that it was really set up that way to leave time for damage control if the referendum failed. The time would allow the Legislature to go into special session before the start of the fiscal year.

But it’s about the politics.

Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, put it succinctly when speaking to News staff writer David White:

“The Republicans were afraid that the tea party would kill it in the general election, so they’re spending $3 million of the taxpayers’ money to isolate it on a single ballot,” he said.

And they are.

Don’t misunderstand. We favor the amendment and the transfer, if only out of desperation. But we cannot in good conscience sign off on a $3 million expenditure — that’s a buck-seventy-five for every household in the state of Alabama — for a political edge.

It is a profound pile of money and a profound statement about what is important to Alabama leaders, including the administration that argues it will not support or condone any new taxes that would burden Alabama families.

It is deceitful. It is hypocritical. It is a slap in the face to every hardworking Alabamian who already paid taxes, who expects those taxes to be used wisely, honestly and in ways that will not become political.

You don’t play politics with the people’s money.

The ends do not justify the means.

HUNNEMAN: Celebrate the single life

Good Sunday morning to you. It’s off to The Mill for breakfast this morning.

Sunday begins “Unmarried and Single Americans Week,” which was launched in the 1980s and now has such a following that the U.S. Census Bureau puts out a news release citing facts and figures about single folks to mark the event.

When the observance began, it was known as “National Singles Week.” But that has changed over the years, the bureau reports, because of the many unmarried Americans who don’t identify with the word “single” because they are parents, have partners, are widowed or have multiple personalities.

OK, I added that last part.

So what does any of this have to do with Southwest County, the “married with children” mecca of Western civilization?

We’ll get to that. First, some numbers.

There are 102 million unmarried people in the U.S. 18 and older. Of those, 53 percent are women, and 47 percent are men.

Of those singles, 62 percent have never been married, 24 percent are divorced, and 14 percent are widowed.

About two-thirds of adults in Southwest County are married, higher than the state (52 percent) and national (54 percent) averages.

Still, that leaves thousands of unmarried and single locals who, unlike the not-so-thrilling days of yesteryear, now have plenty of places here to celebrate this week.

Kim Baily knows about the single life in Temecula even though she and her husband, Chris, will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary this week.

Both grew up in the area and remember when options for singles were far fewer.

“We went to Shakespeare’s (a nightclub at Murrieta Hot Springs) and then to Denny’s,” she said.

That was pretty much it for the local singles scene in the 1980s and early 1990s, Kim recalled.

“Young people today come up to me and say there’s nothing to do in Temecula,” Kim said. “‘You have no idea,’ I tell them. We had no freeway, no mall.”

Chris and Kim have owned Baily’s Old Town Temecula for more than a decade. The combination casual and fine dining establishment is credited by many for spurring a renaissance that has turned the once-sleepy historic district into a vibrant nightlife destination.

On Friday and Saturday nights, their business morphs into Eleven After Dark, an after-hours dance club that attracts singles of all ages.

An older crowd usually stops by right after work, Kim said.

“Then about 10:30 they leave and the younger people come out,” she said. “We have between 600 and 800 people each night.”

Baily’s is one of several options in Old Town for late-night entertainment, after all of us old married folks have toddled off to bed.

Mix that with the bars and restaurants around The Promenade mall and clubs such as Silk at the Pechanga Resort Casino, and there’s no reason to leave Southwest County to celebrate being single and, oh yes, unmarried.

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Dunn knocks out single and double in return

MINNEAPOLIS — General soreness never felt this good to Adam Dunn.

After missing seven consecutive games because of a right oblique strain, Dunn returned to the White Sox lineup on Saturday and contributed with two hits, a walk and a run.

“As long as it doesn’t hamper my swing, then I’m fine with it,” said Dunn, who played first base for seven innings to stay loose instead of handling the designated hitter duties. “The days when I couldn’t play, it was because when I’d go swing, obviously it felt like it would rip off in half. It made me cut my swing off, and I was useless.”

Dunn took a few steps across the plate after checking his swing in the third inning but said he felt fine.

“It was stupid,” Dunn said. “It was like a predetermined swing. It was a 3-1 (count) and told myself I was swinging. That wouldn’t have been a strike in cricket.”

Dunn said it felt like opening day because of his layoff.

“To be honest with you, I had no idea of what to expect,” said Dunn, who singled in the first to set up the Sox’s first run and added a double in the eighth before being lifted for pinch-runner Jose Lopez.

Dunn is expected to start Sunday’s series finale.

Konerko’s climb: Paul Konerko has four hits in his last 11 at-bats and has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. His two-run homer in the third sounded as good as it looked to manager Robin Ventura.

“It just sounds different off his bat,” Ventura said. “That’s the thing. You hear it. And it’s different for him too. He’s feeling that confidence. He has had some better passes at the plate, and that’s a good thing for us.”

Konerko said he has felt better after recent batting practice sessions.

“I’m moving the ball around the field,” Konerko said. “My accuracy seems a little bit better just hitting line drives. But at this point, everybody is dialed into not who does it but just let’s get it done.”

Extra innings: Matt Thornton seemed more relieved than happy that he has held Justin Morneau to five hits in 30 at-bats after inducing him to hit into a bases-loaded double play in the ninth. “I’ve seen Morneau more than my fair share in my career, more than I’d like to,” Thornton said. … Tyler Flowers is likely to catch Sunday’s series finale in place of A.J. Pierzynski, Ventura said.

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Authorities: Mom, teen son tied up, kick male from dating site

A mom and her 16-year-old son were charged Saturday with attempted carnage and wrong seizure after restraining adult and exceedingly assault a Pasco County male whom a lady met on an Internet dating site, a Sheriff’s Office said.

Bobbie Jo Curtis, 40, and her son were also charged with aggravated battery and grand burglary auto. They are being hold in a Pasco County jail tentative their initial coming Sunday morning. It was not immediately famous either they had an attorney. The teen is being charged as an adult.

The span was arrested early Saturday morning after authorities perceived a tip from someone during a motel where they were staying. New Port Richey military were called to a scene, and a span incited themselves in.

Bobbie Jo Curtis met a 44-year-old male on a dating site, who invited her and her son to live with him. After about a week, a mom and son tied adult and kick a man, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement. The suspects and a third unclear lady afterwards stole equipment from a home, including guns.

The unclear male suffered vicious conduct injuries and was in vicious condition. A third think stays during large.

“We will not stop until she’s arrested,” Sheriff Chris Nocco pronounced during a news conference. “We do not wish any some-more violence. We wish her to spin herself in peacefully. The walls are shutting in.”

Authorities did not immediately contend either a conflict was plotted before a mom and son went to live with a victim. Nocco cautioned residents when they use Internet dating sites.

“Be clever with who we are articulate to,” he said. “You don’t know who is on a other end.”

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