Nevada Union banquets set
The Nevada Union basketball banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse (Gate 1).
The NU wrestling team banquet, also to be held at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Attendees need to be on the security gate list. Nevada Union Athletic Director Steve Pilcher suggests to check with the appropriate coach to be added to the security list.
Schaefer sleds to fifth place
Barbara Schaefer of Grass Valley took fifth place in the Adult Sled, 6 to unlimited, mid-distance class March 11 at the Chester Sled Dog Races.
Schaefer’s sled covered the course in 1:58.07 to earn fifth place.
The event was produced by the Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers and sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association.
For more information, visit the Web site http://www.isdra.org.
– The Union staff
La Russa arrested on DUI charge
JUPITER, Fla. – St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was arrested Thursday on a drunken driving charge after police said they found him asleep inside his running sport utility vehicle at a stop light.
La Russa gave two breath samples and had a blood alcohol content of 0.093 percent, Jupiter police said in a statement. Florida’s legal driving limit is 0.08 percent.
Pakistan cricket coach was strangled
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Authorities said Thursday that Pakistan’s cricket coach was strangled in his hotel room the day after his team suffered a humiliating World Cup loss – a murder that has shocked the proper world of cricket.
Bob Woolmer, 58, was found unconscious in his blood- and vomit-splattered hotel room in Jamaica on Sunday after his team’s defeat to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day sealed Pakistan’s ouster from the tournament. He was later declared dead at a hospital.
Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas said in a statement that the pathologist report found Woolmer’s death was due to “asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation.” Police said they were reviewing security cameras at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and urging witnesses to come forward.
– The Associated Press
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