By Jason McDaniel Published 4:26 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 PHOTOS: Week 2 of HS football action Westfield running back Edwin Allen runs around the pack for a gain against North Shore in the first half of their game at George Stadium in Spring, TX, Sept. 15, 2017. For the second time in three weeks, Houston-area fans will be treated to a matchup of the top two teams in the Houston media high school football Class 6A poll. Westfield and North Shore meet Thursday night. (Michael Wyke / For the Chronicle) >>>See high school football action from Week 2 ... less PHOTOS: Week 2 of HS football action Westfield running back Edwin Allen runs around the pack for a gain against North Shore in the first half of their game at George Stadium in Spring, TX, Sept. 15, ... more Photo: Michael Wyke/For The Chronicle Bush 23, Langham Creek 20 George Bush Jamal Morris (1) … [Read more...] about Games to watch in Week 3 of high school football
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Matthew Barakat Associated Press Published 1:42 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 McLean, Va. – The conservative Charles Koch Foundation is dramatically increasing its donations to colleges and universities at a time when its philanthropy is facing increasing scrutiny, according to tax records. The foundation gave nearly $49 million to more than 250 colleges across the U.S. in 2016, according to an Associated Press review of the foundation’s most recent tax records. That’s a 47 percent increase over 2015. John Hardin, director of university relations for the foundation, said the increases stem from the fact that the foundation’s philanthropy is becoming more well-known and professors are increasingly approaching them with proposals. He also said the foundation’s relationship with schools has deepened to where some schools that might have only received a few thousand dollars five years ago now receive hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. … [Read more...] about Koch Foundation increases higher ed giving
If you're aiming to be upwardly mobile, living in Maryland might help.The state is one of the best in the country for moving on up, what the study calls positive economic mobility, a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts concludes. States doing better than average are largely in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, while those doing worse are in the South, according to the report, released Wednesday.Researchers at Pew's ongoing Economic Mobility Project say they're trying to answer a big question: Is the American dream alive and well? The report, which they say is the first to look at economic mobility by state, raises troubling questions."It shows that there is not equality of opportunity across the states," said Diana Elliott, the project's research manager."Where you live matters," added Erin Currier, the project manager.The center tracked about 65,000 workers — all born between 1943 and 1958 — on three measures: their earnings and whether those earnings went up or down … [Read more...] about Maryland’s economic mobility is among the best in U.S.
There were still four minutes left to play in UMBC’s momentous basketball victory over top-ranked Virginia when athletic director Tim Hall received a text from an attorney he knows well.“It said, ‘Tim, are you aware you don’t have these trademarks?’ Hall recalled. “When you’re right in the throes of this and people are comparing you to the 1980 Olympic hockey team, you’re not thinking, ‘I wonder if my trademarks are in line?’ ”But he is now. For Hall and the university, the text served as a timely reminder that they needed to protect the economic opportunities derived by becoming the first 16th-seeded team to defeat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.The win gave UMBC an enduring place in college basketball history — as well as skyrocketing commercial cachet. Seeking to capitalize, the university asked attorney Jason Belzer to register a trademark for “16 over 1.”Another lawyer, … [Read more...] about UMBC wasn’t thinking about trademarks. It is now.
Two Baltimore-based advertising agencies shut down on Friday after three decades in the business for each, as area firms increasingly need to find a niche to compete for a shrinking pool of hometown clients.The Leffler Agency, started nearly 33 years ago by former Baltimore Colts sales director Robert "Bob" Leffler Jr., began liquidating Friday and expected to wind down over the next month. The marketing firm tried to expand about three years ago from mainly sports-related clients, such as university athletic programs, to a broader range of businesses, Leffler said."We had a good run," Leffler, 71, the firm's president and owner, said Friday. "We had clients, but we couldn't make it work," because the agency had become primarily identified with sports."I don't have another big run in me to try to rebuild this again," he said.The firm created logos for the Preakness and Super Bowl team branding campaigns for the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It built a sports reputation … [Read more...] about Leffler Agency and Siquis both close Friday after 30-some years