Independent voices from the TWT Communities
More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina's punishing blow.
Tubby Smith drew some criticism in his first five seasons in Minnesota for a substitution pattern that often looked more like a hockey philosophy.
At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers' expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.
With his team leading by five points with just over a minute to go Thursday night, Illinois coach Bruce Weber knew he couldn't relax just yet.
Tubby Smith has seen enough.
Al Nolen's role for Minnesota has been reduced for now to encouragement from the bench.
Tramon Williams' athletic ability was evident from the moment he arrived in Green Bay, dazzling even veterans with his 40-inch-plus vertical leap.
The Green Bay Packers have agreed to a contract extension with cornerback Tramon Williams.
"Coach always tells us to stay off that and keep away from reading all that stuff," senior forward Rodney Williams said. "It's kind of tough sometimes, but me personally, I try to stay away from all that because I've seen some of the negative stuff that people have to say. It doesn't do anything but make you frustrated with things, so I just try to stay away from it as much as possible."
"I think we can hold it up," senior starter Rodney Williams said. "And then when he's ready to go to the bench, we know we've got guys that are ready to come off the bench as well."