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NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

...coming out of our meetings in March that something had to be done with our extra point," said Texans general manager Rick Smith, a member of the competition committee that proposed this specific rule change. "From a kicking perspective the try...
Weyhrauch trail slated for Juneau

...fellow legislators Pete Kott, Vic Kohring, and Tom Anderson, and former VECO chief Bill Allen and his associate, Rick Smith. Those charges led to five trials, with Weyhrauch's the final one. Weyhrauch was originally charged in 2007 alongside...
Cowdery will not seek re-election

...unscathed - until the trial of former House Speaker Pete Kott in September. That's when a former VECO vice president, Rick Smith, testified that Cowdery was among five lawmakers he bribed for favorable influence on oil tax legislation. Smith did...
Alaskans wonder if former lawmaker will be charged

...consistently denied engaging in any illegal activity alleged by former VECO executives Bill Allen, the founder and CEO, and Rick Smith, the company's vice president for government affairs. "Two people who have a cooperation agreement with the government...
Kohring guilty of corruption

...wiretapped the phones of former VECO CEO Bill Allen and Rick Smith, the company's vice president for community and government...sources have told The Associated Press. Allen and Rick Smith, a former VECO vice president, have pleaded guilty...
FBI eyes golf tournaments in Young probe

...Don Young, people close to the corruption investigation said. Sound off on the important issues at The contractor, Rick Smith, told investigators that Young personally received cash at the events. Once an important ally who helped raise tens...
Some politicians wash their hands of VECO money

...shedding the campaign donations connected with the company. VECO founder Bill Allen and former company vice president Rick Smith have pleaded guilty to bribing public officials. They also admitted running a company "special bonus program" that...
Kohring back in court on a new indictment 2002 when Kohring allegedly took illegal cash payments of $500 to $1,000 from Allen and a VECO vice president, Rick Smith. Defense lawyer Wayne Ross, who represented Kohring at the hearing, said he thought the government added the allegations...
Two more jump into race against Rep. Don Young

...Profits Tax favored by then-Gov. Frank Murkowski and the state's oil producers. An executive with VECO Corp., Rick Smith, testified in federal court that he'd bribed Cowdery while VECO was pushing for lower oil tax rates, and LeDoux went...
Kohring's lawyer: 'You dun got the wrong man'

...000 payment for credit card debt. Prosecutors claim Kohring's cozy relationship with VECO executives Bill Allen and Rick Smith went back to 2002. Ross claimed in the letter this is nothing more than a decade-old friendship, not a pay-for-play...


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