Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Chiropractors, Doctors at Odds Over New Concussion Law
by Laura A. Bischoff June 2014
Tanya Clark of Harrison Twp. talks to her son, Justin, at a summer league basketball game. Justin Clark, a 2013 Chaminade Julienne High School graduate, suffered a concussion during a 2012 game . COLUMBUS - Ohio's new law requiring that young athletes be pulled from practice or play if they appear to have suffered a concussion is likely to get a mini-makeover because of a dispute over who should be allowed to clear injured kids to return to competition. Chiropractors want in on the action. Medical doctors want to keep them on the sidelines, saying that chiropractors lack the training and expertise to diagnose and treat brain injuries in young athletes.
Will Redskins Trademark Ruling Impact Prep Level?
by BOB McGOVERN June 2014
Bay State high school logos from the Tewksbury Redmen to the Wakefield Warriors could be history after yesterday's bombshell trademark ruling against the Washington Redskins breathed new life into the fight against Native American mascots, said two opposing advocates. More than 40 high schools in Massachusetts use Native American images or names - but maybe not for long after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled the Redskins name is offensive.
Officials Unsure Where Civic Center Recycling Goes
by Rusty Marks June 2014
Members of the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority aren't sure what happens to recycling collected at the Charleston Civic Center - but the arena's general manager said recycling is happening there.
Bills' Stadium Beer Sales Plan Goes Flat in Legislature
by Tom Precious; News Albany Bureau chief June 2014
At a time when a $130 million renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium is underway, including new concession areas, the team and Ryan, D-Buffalo, had said the measure was intended to get more people into the stadium earlier.
Miami's Recruiting of Nine-Year-Old Raises Questions
by The Buffalo News (New York) June 2014
Jaden Newman was a starter on the girls' varsity basketball team last season, an accomplishment by any measure. It meant she was in the minority among high school athletes. She averaged 15.1 points and 8.1 assists per game, confirming the point guard was hardly out of place. Her undeniable talent and uncanny court sense is available for the world to see on YouTube. She was a dribbling whiz with an ankle-busting crossover. She showed the quickness to gain entry into the lane along with the ability to stop and shoot from the outside while playing for Downey Christian School in Orlando, Fla.
Virginia State Parks Audit Yields 93 Recommendations
by Super User June 2014
The sheer number of problems uncovered by an audit at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation speaks to an alarming failure in the agency's culture and processes.
IHSA Puts 'Success Factor' Reclassification on Hold
by Mike Clark, Staff Reporter June 2014
The "success factor" has been put on hold. On Monday, the Illinois High School Association board of directors voted to wait until the 2015-16 school year to implement the success factor criteria and changes to the enrollment multiplier waiver for non-boundaried schools.
Opinion: Cobb Board Blocked Braves Stadium Dissent
by Field Searcy; for the AJC June 2014
Recently, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners ratified a series of agreements between the county and the Atlanta Braves obligating Cobb taxpayers with $397 million in revenue bonds. Braves President John Schuerholz has publicly stated this deal would not have been completed if more time had been allowed for public scrutiny.
City's Proposed 5.75 Percent 'Yoga Tax' Gets Political
by Andrea Noble, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said a plan by mayoral candidate David A. Catania to eliminate the proposed "yoga tax" is a political maneuver and defended picking the taxing option over other proposals because it would not exclusively affect city residents.
UHSAA Okays Success Rate Formula for Reclassification
by James Edward Deseret News June 2014
A year after a sixth classification was introduced to Utah high school football, the Utah High School Activities Association is tweaking how teams are placed in classifications.