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  • Former Rec Coach Indicted on Additional Abuse Charges

    by Melissa Powell melissa.powell@roanoke.com 381-8621 July 2014

    A former volunteer soccer coach awaiting trial in Pulaski County on three counts of taking indecent liberties with minors has been indicted on new charges out of Giles County. Russell K. Simpson, 44, of Pulaski, is now also facing two counts of forcible sodomy of a child under the age of 13 and one count of taking indecent liberties with a person under the age of 15, according to Pulaski County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Naomi Huntington, who has been appointed special prosecutor.

  • Special-Needs Hockey More Therapeutic than Therapy

    by Alicia Doyle Special to The Star July 2014

    Hockey fans Dillon and Brandon Hillman have learned focus and teamwork on the ice by participating in a program designed to hone their abilities through the sport.

  • Legion Game-Time Changes Address Lighting, PA Issues

    by Safiya Merchant smerchant@dailyherald.com July 2014

    The American Legion Post 76 could get a little more flexibility on game times for baseball tournaments if recommendations from the Carol Stream plan commission/zoning board of appeals are approved.

  • Rebounding Economy Allows for Seven New Rec Hires

    by Kevin D. Thompson, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    As part of its proposed $35 million budget for fiscal year 2015, the village plans to hire eight workers, maintain the same tax rate and offer a 2 percent merit raise for all employees.

  • Combined YMCA Develops New Ways to Serve

    by Clark Mindock; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014

  • 7-on-7 Football Rapidly Gaining Recognition as Showcase

    by NICK WILLIAMS; Tribune staff July 2014

    Two-hand touch football. For decades, it's been a pastime enjoyed by youths and adults on playgrounds, neighborhood streets and even indoors in gymnasiums. No pads or helmets required. Just run, turn around and catch. How times have changed. Now, it's a recognized sport with its own governing body, officiating and a nationally televised championship game. On June 22, IMG Academy hosted the fourth National 7v7 Football Association National Championships, an invite-only tournament with more than 50 teams from 13 states as well as Canada. This year, Miami-based Florida Fire was crowned the national champion, defeating Unsigned Preps, a team from Tampa, with the game aired on Fox College Sports.

  • Nearly Bankrupt Little League Buys Bingo Hall

    by The Virginian-Pilot July 2014

    By John Holland The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach The Aragona-Pembroke Little League had less than $30,000 in the bank, could not pay basic expenses and was losing money at its twice-a-week bingo fundraisers. Bankruptcy seemed certain. Then, in late 2009, bingo hall owner Debbie Tibbitt approached league President Lou Mazza with an offer: Why not buy her facility instead of renting it a couple of days a week? Under Virginia law, the league, as a nonprofit, would be allowed to run more gaming sessions than private owners. And by giving itself the best hours, bingo could be the ticket to a financial turnaround. Mazza signed a deal within weeks that put the 300-player baseball league in the bingo business and, soon after, landed him and his wife jobs running the bingo hall.

  • 'Flagship' 31.5-Acre Sports Park Addresses Space Needs

    by KELLY ZHOU, STAFF WRITER July 2014

    After a decade of planning, the city's "flagship" active park, to be built in 2016, will include four soccer fields, three ballfields, four tennis fields, two basketball courts and eight pickleball courts at the Tustin Legacy.

  • City Okays Turning Park into Sand Volleyball Destination

    by Daniel Moore July 2014

    Sand volleyball plans in Browns Park OKd New sand volleyball courts expected to draw tourneys By Daniel Moore danielm@spokesman.com,(509) 459-5406 City leaders have given a green light to a plan that could make Spokane Valley a regional destination for sand volleyball players in the coming years. The Spokane Valley City Council approved on Tuesday the Browns Park Master Plan that seeks to install 16 tournament-quality sand courts in the 8.2-acre park on the corner of South Pines Road and East 32nd Avenue. The plan would also renovate the existing neighborhood park facilities and add new play equipment, picnic shelters and a splash pad.

  • Police Propose Taking Over City's Rec Department

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter July 2014

    Although no final decision was made, the Common Council seemed pleased Wednesday with a proposal from the Police Department to take charge of the Youth and Recreation Department. "We talked about it earlier. We think it's a good idea," Council President Joseph C. Kibler said. The plan put forward by community policing aide Mark Sanders and Capt. Douglas E. Haak, who also is chairman of the Youth Board, calls for the Police Department to take over all administrative functions of the youth programs, including payroll, grant applications and state compliance forms.