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  • Staffing Reductions Blamed for Cubs' Tuesday Tarp Fiasco

    by GORDON WITTENMYER. Staff Reporter August 2014

    A staffing decision by the Cubs' stadium operations might have made as big a difference as any "mechanical'' issue in creating the tarp-related mess Tuesday night that led to the historic decision Wednesday to uphold the San Francisco Giants' challenge of what was originally ruled a rain-shortened Cubs victory.

  • Mayor Apologizes for Not Putting New Rec Hire to a Vote

    by Judy Walton August 2014

    When Alderman Steve Looney discovered there was a new part-time summer worker with the city's parks and recreation department, he couldn't remember when the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved that.

  • Park Director Found Guilty of Groping Female Employee

    by Yolanda Jones yojones@desotoappeal.com 901-333-2014 August 2014

    Michael Mullins, 66, was found guilty of simple assault Wednesday by Judge Allen Couch during a bench trial in DeSoto County Court.

  • School Board Gives Twice-Rejected Coach Interim Status

    by Bryan Bonato. For Sun-Times Media August 2014

    Waukegan's School Board TWICE rejected a recommendation to hire Juan Anillo as coach of Waukegan High School's varsity football team, then literally ran a double-reverse and unanimously hired him as interim coach for the upcoming season.

  • Long Legal Battle Looms Following C of C Firing of Wojcik

    by apmiller@postandcourier.com August 2014

    Doug Wojcik pulled into the driveway of his West Ashley home on that late June afternoon thinking the worst was probably behind him. Wojcik had learned just hours earlier that outgoing College of Charleston president George Benson had handed down a one-month suspension without pay during the month of August and ordered the former Naval Academy guard to undergo counseling for allegations of verbal abuse against his players and members of the athletic department staff. Sure there would be apologies to make and fences to mend, but after the healing process was over, Wojcik thought he could get back to being the head basketball coach of the College of Charleston. He could not have been more wrong.

  • School District Awards Contract to New Officiating Group

    by Adam Fisher, Naples Daily News (Florida) August 2014

    After a months-long saga that threatened to disrupt prep athletic contests, Collier County Public Schools soon will have a new contractor supplying its sports officials.

  • Why College of Charleston Had to Fire Coach Wojcik

    by Post & Courier August 2014

    The school's firing of men s basketball coach Doug Wojcik on Tuesday was, in essence, a business decision based on a reality that even non-sports fans should understand.

  • Fired Penn Fitness Director Waives Theft-Charge Hearing

    by Joseph A. Slobodzian; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014

    Amy M. Wagner was fired by the university in May for allegedly stealing cash and items from the center's lost and found.

  • Lifeguard Pot Use One Reason Behind Pool Vendor Firing

    by Brian Lee August 2014

    On-the-job marijuana use was one of six reasons the town gave for firing an out-of-state vendor 13 months into a three-year contract to manage the state-owned, town-run pool on Randolph Street.

  • Furor Erupts Over Convicted Killer's Hire as Youth Coach

    by Mitch Dudek and Stefano Esposito, Staff Writers July 2014

    More than 150 people showed up at a Hegewisch banquet hall Wednesday night to support a slain Chicago Police officer's family who want to know why the man convicted of killing Officer John Mathews 26 years ago was allowed to coach a neighborhood baseball team.