Motorola Mobility Foundation Launches Empowerment Grants Program

New grant initiative helps non-profits empower their communities with technology 


LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Motorola Mobility Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), announced today the launch of the Empowerment Grants program, an opportunity for non-profit organizations to apply for funding to empower their communities. The program addresses three areas of focus – education, health and wellness and community.


Cubs manager defends club’s effort 

Despite heartbreaking losses, Quade says team isn’t dispirited 


By Phil Rogers, Tribune reporter

8:49 p.m. CDT, June 7, 2011

CINCINNATI — Mike Quade is not the feuding sort. He declined a chance to fire back at Bob Brenly for the television broadcaster’s description of the Cubs as a “dead ass team,” but did say he doesn’t blame a lack of effort for the team’s slide down the National League Central standings.


Cubs draft Wayne Gretzky’s son 


By Phil Rogers Tribune reporter

3:22 p.m. CDT, June 7, 2011

Let the talk about the Chicago Cubs’ next “Great One’’ begin: They selected high school first baseman Trevor Gretzky, son of NHL legend Wayne, in the seventh round (219th overall pick) of the amateur draft. Gretzky played at Oaks Christian High School and has a commitment to San Diego State, which the Cubs will try to convince him to bypass for a pro career.


Agent: Ramirez won’t give up no-trade clause


By Fred Mitchell Tribune reporter

1:38 p.m. CDT, June 7, 2011

Although the Chicago Cubs may consider a youth movement if their struggles continue, the agent for Aramis Ramirez says the veteran third baseman isn’t inclined to drop his no-trade clause. Ramirez is in the final year of a five-year, $75 million contract. The Cubs hold an option on Ramirez in 2012 for $15 million. Agent Paul Kinzer said Tuesday that Ramirez most likely would not drop his no-trade clause this season and hopes to play for the Cubs again in 2012.


Cubs forgive Carlos Zambrano

CINCINNATI — The last thing Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano told reporters on his way out of the clubhouse Sunday after ripping teammate Carlos Marmol was, “We’re a Triple-A team.’’ The first thing he said Monday: “What’s the big deal about this?’’ In fact, that was the prevailing message throughout the team Monday, from the clubhouse to the front office. Once Zambrano apologized to Marmol early in the day, they were BP buddies again by mid-afternoon, scooping grounders at shortstop ­before Monday night’s series opener against Cincinnati. And after a sit-down with manager Mike Quade, Zambrano was back to business as usual.