Certification class offered for soccer

VAIL The Western Slope State Soccer League is offering USSF certification classed for full and assistant referees in Vail starting Friday.

The Western Slope State League will provide two nights for full certification referee candidates and lodging for one night for assistant referee candidates. They will also provide a light dinner Friday evening and referee jerseys and socks to everyone who passes the exams.

Space is limited to the first 30 candidates. Double occupancy is preferred, and participants must be associated with a club that is currently registered with the Western Slope State League for fall 2001.

The full certification clinics will take place at the Vail Mountain School from Friday through Sunday.

Friday’s session will run from 6 to 10 p.m. There will also be sessions Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The assistant referee certification will take place Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Call Carrie Williams at (970) 926-9388 for more information.

Mesa State Golf Pass now available

GLENWOOD SPRINGS The 2001 Mesa State Golf Pass, which provides either free or discounted golf at 28 courses throughout Colorado and Utah, is now available.

Motorized cart rental is required with card use at most courses but is not necessarily included. Some restrictions to time at various courses also apply, and advance reservation is required at most courses.

The Mesa State Golf Pass costs $35 each and benefits the Mesa State athletic scholarship fund. Order forms are available at Saunders Fieldhouse by calling (970) 248-1503 or at Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods, Pro Golf Discount and at Randy Hammonds Golf and Tennis. The Passes are also available at City Market and at Golf USA in Glenwood Springs. Mesa State Golf Pass is a nonprofit organization.

Lawyers ask judge to throw out suit


Lawyers for Indiana University asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by The Indianapolis Star that accuses the university of violating the state’s open records law.

The judge did not make an immediate ruling, which seeks access to documents in former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight’s personnel file. Forty-six citizens have also filed a lawsuit against the university claiming Knight’s firing violated the state open meetings law. Knight now coaches at Texas Tech.

Jones wins world 200 title at meet

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) At the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Marion Jones struggled to win her first world 200 title and extend her winning streak in the event to 27 finals.

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