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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...
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...
VECO papers suggest more to come

...against unidentified public officials. Sound off on the important issues at VECO CEO Bill Allen and Vice-President Rick Smith were charged with several counts of bribing state legislators. In charging documents unsealed Monday and earlier, federal...
Defense seeks to dispute claims of Kott's 'friends'

...he once considered close friends. Sound off on the important issues at Former VECO Corp. executives Bill Allen and Rick Smith acknowledged at Kott's trial their own guilt in bribing elected officials and testified that the seven-term lawmaker...
VECO official admits bribing Ben Stevens

...legislative business on behalf of the company, a government witness testified Thursday. Sound off on the important issues at Rick Smith, a former VECO vice president for government and community affairs, testified in the bribery trial of former state...
VECO execs plead guilty to bribery

...supported by the multinational firm. Bill J. Allen, founder and chief executive of Anchorage-based VECO Corp., and Rick Smith, a vice president, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to extortion, bribery, and conspiracy to impede the Internal...
VECO executives upped donations in past two years

...Combined, Chief Executive Bill Allen, President Peter Leathard, Executive Vice President Roger Chan and Vice President Rick Smith have given more than $570,000 to state candidates during the past decade, according to the Institute on Money in...
Alaska editorial: Oil companies could've done more to prevent VECO bribery scandal

...issues at Long before those raids and the recent indictments and convictions, VECO chairman Bill Allen and vice president Rick Smith had reputations that didn't jibe with the images of good corporate citizenship cultivated by Conoco Phillips and BP...
Secret FBI recordings emerge in Kott trial

...legislation. Sound off on the important issues at In a wiretap recording of a July 12, 2006, call between Kott and Rick Smith, a VECO Corp. vice president, Smith tells Kott that he had talked to political pollster David Dittman and set up a...
VECO official helped organize Young fundraiser

...organizing an annual pig roast fundraiser that brought in thousands of campaign dollars to U.S. Rep. Don Young. Rick Smith, the vice president of governmental affairs for VECO Corp. until he resigned in May, mentioned no wrongdoing in regard...


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