• 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 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 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.

  • Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired Over Bama Flag

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    Texas A&M's Kyle Field is undergoing major renovations this summer, including the addition of about 20,000 seats and the largest video board in college football.

  • Assertiveness is Key to Running a Fitness Business

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein June 2014

    You know how being physically fit and strong is supposed to make people confident and self-assured? Then please explain to us why we're an industry of wimps.