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Proposed track facility would pave way for demolition of Fouts

The North Texas Board of Regents will consider a series of proposals in meetings on Aug. 27-28 designed to better fund the school’s athletic program, improve facilities and clear the way for the demolition of what remains of Fouts Field.

UNT is proposing increasing its student athletic fee of $10 per semester credit hour by $1, up to 15 hours, Bob Brown, UNT’s vice president for finance and administration said. The funds would be used to bolster UNT’s athletic program and avoid situations where the school has to dip into funds from its student services fee for athletics, Brown said.

UNT has had its current athletics fee in...

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Football: McCarney, team irked by media projections

Dan McCarney and his players heard or read about the preseason projections that came out this summer one-by-one as they always do without much of a response.

That changed in a hurry Monday during McCarney’s season-opening press conference when both North Texas’ head football coach and his players came out firing.

“We are all undefeated this time of year, everyone knows that and is optimistic,” McCarney said. “You don’t hear much negativity. There isn’t much pessimism anywhere other than when you read the preseason stuff.”

McCarney read it all and committed it to memory to motivate his team heading into his...

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AICPA presents awards to outstanding CPAs in government

The American Institute of CPAs  (AICPA) is pleased to announce that Wendy M. Payne, CPA, of Washington, D.C., is the Institute’s recipient of the Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution Award honoring her lifelong contribution to the profession.

The Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution Award recognizes significant contributions to the efficiency, effectiveness or innovative service delivery of the CPA’s respective local, state or federal employer organization over the length of a career.   The AICPA also announced that Leah L. Nikaidoh, CPA, of...

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Today in music history

A look at events from past August 11ths

In 1943, Jim Kale, the original bass guitarist with "The Guess Who," was born. He was also a member of "The Guess Who's" forerunner, "Chad Allan and the Expressions," a group formed in Winnipeg in the early 1960s. "The Guess Who" moniker was designed to promote the "Expressions"' 1965 single "Shakin' All Over," and after the international success of the record, the name stuck. "The Guess Who," under the leadership of guitarist Randy Bachman and vocalist Burton Cummings, became Canada's leading rock band of the late '60s and early '70s with such million-selling hits as "These Eyes," "...

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