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Orange County Roundup : National Junior Basketball Sign-ups Set

National Junior Basketball will hold weekend sign-ups for all interested youths currently in the third through eighth grades.

Boys and girls may register from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday or from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Sign-ups for both days will be held at the following area schools: Anaheim, South Junior High in Anaheim, Cypress, El Dorado, Valencia, Canyon, Brea-Olinda, Orange, Santa Ana, Sunny Hills, Kennedy, La Habra, La Mirada, Garden Grove, Westminster, Costa Mesa, La Quinta, Los Alamitos, Edison, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Harbor, San Clemente, and Trabuco Hills.

The fee is $45 per player. Each player will receive individual uniforms, individual and team pictures, CIF Southern Section-certified referees for each game, team and individual awards, T-shirts and an official guide book.

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For additional information, call the National Junior Basketball headquarters in Anaheim at 491-1908.

The City of Los Alamitos has declared today Lynne Cox Day, in honor of the long-distance swimmer who recently completed her 80-day swim around the world. There will be a reception for Cox at the Los Alamitos Community Center from 4-6 p.m.

Cox, 28, performed swims in eight countries on a trip that began on Aug. 1 and took her from Long Beach, around the world and back to New York, where she swam around the Statue of Liberty on Oct. 19.

The Los Alamitos resident also swam the Potomac River in Washington D.C., across Lake Myvatn in Iceland, the Straits of Gibraltar in Spain, the Straits of Messina in Italy and around Delos Island in Greece.

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She then crossed the Bosporus Waterway at the opening of the Black Sea, swam three seas in China, across Japan’s Lake Yamanaka, at the base of Mt. Fuji, the Gastineau Straits in Alaska and along the route of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Cox completed her trip in New York.

Wagering on all seven Breeders’ Cup races Saturday from Aqueduct in New York will be accepted at Los Alamitos during a simulcast of the Cup racing program at the Orange County facility.

Gates open at Los Alamitos at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with wagering starting at 9. Parking and admission are free, with patrons also able to wager on that night’s card of the Orange County Racing Fair at Los Alamitos.

First post for the Breeders’ Cup races is 9:44 a.m.

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The Martin Luther Hospital-Don Sutton Celebrity Invitational golf tournament, featuring celebrities such as Morey Amsterdam, Jack Carter, Fred MacMurray, Claude Akins, Orel Hershiser, Tommy John and Greg Brock, begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Yorba Linda Country Club.

The charity will provide funds toward the purchase of an eight-station Cardiac Monitoring System for the hospital’s Coronary Care Unit.

Women in Business (WIB) of Orange County is sponsoring an all-women 8-kilometer run, to be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 a.m. beginning at the Irvine Marriott Hotel grounds. Pre-registration will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the hotel.

Last year’s race drew 500 competitors, including Ruth Wysocki, who won the race in a time of 28:05. Organizers are expecting about 1,500 competitors for this year’s race.

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Prizes for the top finishers include vacation packages to Hawaii and Palm Springs, river-rafting trips and 10-speed bikes. All competitors will receive complimentary T-shirts and refreshments.

Proceeds from the race will go to benefit homeless women in the county. WIB needs 100 volunteers for registration, traffic control, finish-line management and cleanup. Each volunteer will also receive a free T-shirt.

For more information on running in the race or volunteering services, contact WIB at 731-1077.


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