Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Cheerleader Starts Pregame Prayer Despite ACLU Ban
by Robert Knight September 2014
The Oneida Indians' squad used the moment of silence before the Sept. 12 football game with Watertown to deliver a cheer - for God.
Despite Changes, Rec Facilities' Noise Rankles Neighbors
by Steven Matthews September 2014
Huber Heights city leaders plan to examine residents' concerns about the noise that comes from the city's Brandt Pike community facilities - an ongoing issue for nearby homeowners since the venues opened in 2012. Some residents are upset because they believe activities at the Kroger Aquatic Center and Eichelberger Amphitheater are too loud, but Huber Heights offi cials say the noise does not violate any of the city ordinances.
Notre Dame Academic Fraud Probe Slowed by Committee
by Chris Goff, The Journal Gazette September 2014
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he has no opinion on the slow progress of the school's academic review that now appears destined to drag into next week.
Military, Municipal Rec Programs Leverage Resources
by Emily Attwood September 2014
Residents in Fairborn, Ohio, have had few outlets for cooling off during the hot summer months since their local public pool was closed in 2009 and subsequently demolished. Construction of a new pool was not in the budget, but that didn't stop the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division from looking for other solutions. This past summer, through a partnership with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, residents were overjoyed to have access to the base's Prairie Pool for the summer.
UT Policy to Address Domestic, Relationship Violence
by Megan Boehnke email@example.com September 2014
A campus task force went to work Tuesday revising the University of Tennessee’s new sexual assault policy — the first university-wide policy to also cover domestic and relationship violence.
Waterway Taxi Ending Service to UT Football Games
by Carly Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
After six years of providing a water taxi service during University of Tennessee football games, Captain John Farmer is ending the service because of new enforcement from the Knoxville Police Department.
FSU Equipment Staff Blamed for Winston's Suit-Up
by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014
The sight of suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston on the field in full pads before Saturday's game against Clemson had many fans and television viewers wondering if he truly understood the consequences of his actions. But coach Jimbo Fisher, who was caught on camera with an exasperated look as he sent Winston back to the locker room to change, said the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was not to blame for the "miscommunication."
Background Check Backlogs Affecting Volunteer Pipeline
by Matt Buedel GateHouse Media September 2014
The backlog — caused by a combination of reduced staffing and mandated prioritization of background checks for thousands of other individuals, according to a department spokeswoman — has affected the volunteer pool for groups like the Greater Peoria Family YMCA.
Board Grants One-Time Bad-Grades Waiver to Athletes
by Steven H. Foskett Jr., TELEGRAM September 2014
The School Committee Thursday night approved a one-time waiver students can use that will allow them to continue to play sports if their grades falls below the required C average.
Columnist: Winston Punishment Proof FSU Doesn't Get It
by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
If Jameis Winston thought he was untouchable before, just you wait. If you thought the ethically pliable cocoon of Florida State football had enabled him before, well, you probably haven't seen anything yet.