Former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw could face up to 65 years in prison

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — Former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is being indicted in a November 2012 shooting in Atlanta, prosecutors said Wednesday.A six-count indictment charges Holdsclaw, 35, with aggravated assault, criminal damage and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Fulton County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said Wednesday.Holdsclaw was arrested after an argument with Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, 29, who told police she was Holdsclaw’s ex-girlfriend. The two were also Atlanta Dream teammates in 2009. Holdsclaw broke the windows to Lacy’s car and shot at it Nov. 13, 2012, police said. No one was injured.After a late-November court appearance, one of Holdsclaw’s attorneys said he talked with Lacy and they were trying to resolve the case.“They are still friends and we expect the alleged victim to support a proper resolution of this,” said Edward Garland, an attorney representing Holdsclaw. “In no way did she use the gun to threaten or assault the alleged victim, or do so with a baseball bat.”He acknowledged that Holdsclaw caused damage to Lacy’s car, but said his client never intended to hurt her.“Sometimes charges get made that exceed the scope of the actual events,” Garland said, adding that he and his client plan to resolve the case without it going to trial.Holdsclaw is out on $100,000 bond and a court date has not been scheduled.Holdsclaw led the University of Tennessee to three consecutive national championships from 1996-98 before beginning a pro career that included six WNBA All-Star selections.She also played on the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in the 2000 Games. She had 3,025 career points at Tennessee and remains the Southeastern Conference’s career scoring leader.In September, Holdsclaw returned to her alma mater to discuss her fight with clinical depression, which included a suicide attempt during her pro career.Holdsclaw recounted how she attempted suicide in 2006 as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks by overdosing on the medication she was taking for clinical depression. She also wouldn’t leave her Washington home for a few days in 2004, two years after the death of the grandmother who raised her.The retired WNBA player could face 65 years in prison if found guilty on all six counts. Chamique Holdsclaw and Jennifer Lacylast_img read more

AP source: ACC tourney to New York in ’17, ’18

first_imgThe Atlantic Coast Conference is taking its men’s basketball tournament from Tobacco Road to the bright lights of New York.A person familiar with the situation said Tuesday the league has completed a two-year deal to bring the tournament to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center starting in 2017.The Atlantic 10 was scheduled to play its tournament there through 2017, but will move in exchange for playing an ACC/A-10 doubleheader at Barclays during the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The A-10 tournament will then return to Barclays for three years starting in 2019.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t publicly commented on the move.ACC commissioner John Swofford and Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade are scheduled to hold a news conference at the venue Wednesday morning with Barclays Center chief executive officer Brett Yormark.It wasn’t immediately clear where the Atlantic 10 will hold its tournament in 2017 and 2018, nor which teams would participate in the doubleheaders.The ACC will hold next year’s tournament in Greensboro, N.C., home to the league headquarters, before going to Washington, D.C., in 2016.The move to New York represents a shift from the ACC tournament’s Southern roots after years of conference realignment. Louisville’s arrival in July will mark the seventh former Big East school to join the 15-team league since 2004.The state of North Carolina has hosted 50 of the 61 tournaments in league history, starting at North Carolina State’s Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh in 1954. The ACC has also rotated it through Atlanta, Landover, Md., Washington, D.C., and Tampa, Fla.The Greensboro Coliseum has hosted the tournament 25 times – including earlier this month when longtime member Virginia won – while Charlotte has hosted it a dozen times.Bucky Waters remembers the ACC tournament’s early days as a player at N.C. State under Everett Case in the 1950s, then as Duke’s head coach for four seasons in the 1970s. Now, he pointed out, the league’s footprint stretches from Boston to Miami along the East Coast.“I came to N.C. State in 1954 when the ACC was formed, so I’ve got a great soft spot for back in the day in Greensboro and Charlotte and all of that,” Waters said. “But this is a new world.”Swofford has talked publicly about holding the tournament in New York at least since 2011 when the league announced it would add Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East.During the preseason ACC Operation Basketball media day, Swofford said league members have “great respect” for the tournament’s tradition in North Carolina but must balance that with pursuing new ways to promote the league when asked about holding the tournament in New York.“With our footprint, and the quality of institutions and programs that we have, it just gives us opportunities in front of us that we haven’t had in the past,” Swofford said in October. “And that includes potentially being in some markets with a tournament that we’ve never been in before.”Miami and Virginia Tech were the first Big East schools to join the ACC in 2004, with Boston College following a year later. Pitt and Syracuse joined the ACC last summer along with Notre Dame, which joined in all sports except football.Louisville will arrive after a one-year stay in the American Athletic Conference to replace Maryland, which is leaving for the Big Ten. Maryland will join fellow charter member South Carolina (1971) as the only two schools to withdraw from the ACC and leaves only five remaining charter members: Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest.Virginia joined the league in December 1953, seven months after the league formed, while Georgia Tech replaced South Carolina in 1978 and Florida State joined in 1991.___AP Sports Writer Joedy McCreary in Raleigh, N.C., contributed to this report.___Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardaplast_img read more

Satsop Business Park Offering Walking Tours

first_imgSubmitted by The Port Of Grays Harbor – Satsop Business ParkWant to get an up-close and personal look at the unique business assets Satsop Business Park has to offer?  Here is your chance.    The Satsop Business Park is pleased to announce it will be hosting walking tours this August.The on-foot tours will lead participants in and around facilities such as the cooling towers, the new tunnel training facility and various buildings and warehouses.  “We are excited to show the public all the Park has to offer, and what better way than a walking tour in our nicest summer month,” announced Alissa Thurman, Manager of Business Development at Satsop Business Park.The tours will be offered on Wednesday, August 21st at 3:00pm and again on Wednesday, August 28th at 6:00pm.  Reservations are required, and comfortable, close-toed shoes are highly recommended.   To reserve your spot, or for more information, call 360-482-1600, or toll free 866-572-8767.Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland.  Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Washington the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor. A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, it is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure, surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Vacancy for Lacey City Council Advisory Boards and Commissions

first_imgSubmitted by The City of LaceyLacey City Council Member, Cynthia Pratt, enters the current Lacey Museum.The Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for vacancies on the Historical Commission and Parks Board.The Lacey Historical Commission provides leadership in historic preservation and developing information concerning the historical significance of the local Lacey area. The Historical Commission meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Historical Commission members serve three-year terms with a two-term limit. The vacancy must be filled by a professional who has experience in evaluating historic resources. A person with a background as an architect, historian, or planner would qualify for the position. Applicants for this vacancy can be either a resident of the City of Lacey or reside within Lacey’s Urban Growth Area.The Parks Board plans for the future development of parks and playground systems in the City. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Lacey City Hall. Parks Board members serve three-year terms with a two-term limit. Applicants for this vacancy can be either a resident of the City of Lacey or reside within Lacey’s Urban Growth Area.If you are interested in serving on the Lacey Historical Commission or Parks Board, and would like to receive an application, please contact Jenny Bauersfeld at (360) 413-4387, or by email [email protected] You may also download an application from the City’s website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume along with your application. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Video: Chelsea hoping PSG and David Luiz put on this sorry display?

first_imgA series of defensive errors from PSG in 2004 handed Chelsea an easy 3-0 Champions League victory in Paris.John Terry opened the scoring and Didier Drobga scored twice, with the striker taking extra pleasure in his celebrations having been singled out for booing by sections of the home fans.This was the result of his association with fellow Ligue 1 club and PSG’s rivals Marseille.PSG ADMISSION: ‘WE THOUGHT WE’D BEATEN CHELSEA!’However, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Maxwell are likely to provide a sterner test for the Blues.PSG v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT from 7pm. Click here to listen.last_img read more