Second man charged in postgame scrap at Alberta youth hockey tournament

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A second man has been charged after an attack on a referee and a coach at a recent youth hockey tournament in Lethbridge, Alta.Police say a 36-year-old man they had been seeking turned himself in Sunday evening, hours after the on-ice scrap at the three-on-three tournamentTodd William Cross Child, a 36-year-old Lethbridge resident, is facing two counts of assault and has been released on a promise to appear in court Oct. 9.Robert Farrell Creighton, a 55-year-old resident of Standoff, Alta., was previously charged with assault and will appear in court the same day.Police have previously said a player got into a verbal spat with a referee, which escalated to the youth striking the official twice with his stick and the ref pushing the player to the ice.A group of coaches and a relative of the player then walked onto the ice, where a coach from the opposing team was allegedly shoved down and the ref was punched multiple times by the relative and a second man before the fight ended.The annual Quest for the Cup tournament involved players between the ages of seven and 12 and was organized by the Lethbridge-based skills development business High Performance Hockey.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rice sets tuition rates for 200708

first_imgShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE: (713) 348-6770E-MAIL: [email protected] sets tuition rates for 2007-08Tuition and fees will increase 7.1 percent to $28,900 for new students this fall at Rice University, university officials announced today. Tuition for returning students will increase 5.4 percent in most cases.  By class, student tuition and fees will be:* Fifth-year students — $22,000* Seniors — $24,770* Juniors — $26,430* Sophomores — $28,430* Freshmen — $28,900Room and board will increase 6.9 percent to $10,250.  Tuition for most new and continuing graduate students will be $28,400; for architecture, music and professional master’s students, tuition will be $24,330; tuition for doctoral students is reduced after their third year. Students enrolled in the master’s in liberal studies program will pay $2,246 per course.At Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, tuition will be $33,500 for full-time MBA students. Entering students in the MBA for Professionals program will pay $39,500 for each of their two years. Entering executive MBA students will pay $42,000 for each of their two years.At less than $40,000, the total of tuition, room and board at Rice is still well below that of many of its peer universities, where costs are approaching $50,000.  ”Tuition increases were needed to cover the rising costs of our core education and research, especially to attract top faculty, and also to carry out long-term plans to substantially improve the educational experience for our students,” said President David Leebron. ”At the same time, we will not let cost be a barrier to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.”  Rice practices need-blind admissions: Students are admitted without regard to their ability to pay, and then receive a financial aid package to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated need. That package can include federal and state grants, Rice and other scholarships, loans and work-study opportunities.”Because of our commitment to comprehensive financial-aid policies, most students pay a fraction of the stated tuition and other charges,” Leebron said.Among currently enrolled undergraduates, slightly more than one-third receive need-based aid packages averaging $20,140, including loans and work study. Two years ago Rice implemented a policy under which no loans are required for students whose families have incomes of less than $30,000. For ’07 entering students from families who have incomes above $60,000, Rice limits total debt to $14,525 after all four years. This cap is lower than the $23,000 federal loan limit.Rice is among the top-ranked private research universities in the country. The 2007 edition of the Princeton Review’s ”Best 361 Colleges” ranked Rice No. 1 for best quality of life and for friendliest race-class interaction. Rice’s architecture school was recently ranked second highest in the country in a survey of architect firms. Rice was ranked No. 2 in computer engineering and No. 3 in both bioengineering and electrical engineering in the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index.”The student experience at Rice is distinctive because undergraduates can participate in actual research by some of the country’s leading scientists, and those scientists all teach full classloads where they are fully engaged with their students,” Leebron said. ”We need to invest to keep that educational and research experience unique and strong.”As part of Rice’s plan to become one of the leading private research universities in the world, Leebron has developed a strategy – called ”Vision for the Second Century” – that will increase the undergraduate student body by 30 percent over the next decade. The plan also includes a building program of more than $600 million over the next five years. AddThislast_img read more

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