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Education Writers Association

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    News Quiz: Floyd Irons, Federal Mortgage Fraud, Vashon High School Scandal, Federal Penitentiary...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

    "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said the 'ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'"Those words resonated last week after I interviewed...[whose name goes here?]."It's news quiz time, boys and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Floyd Irons: The MSHSAA Interview Transcripts, Part 1

    At the bottom of this post you can download two pdf documents that contain chunks of the transcript of former Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons' November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). This portion of the intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Floyd Irons: The MSHSAA Interview Transcripts, Part 1

    At the bottom of this post you can download two pdf documents that contain chunks of the transcript of former Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons' November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). This portion of the intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2008

    Basketball by the Book: Floyd Irons Paid for Players to Live Near Vashon High School

    Floyd Irons personally spent between $25,000 and $30,000 to house, feed and clothe two Vashon High School basketball players during a five-year period, according to the transcript of his November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2008

    Basketball by the Book: Floyd Irons Paid for Players to Live Near Vashon High School

    Floyd Irons personally spent between $25,000 and $30,000 to house, feed and clothe two Vashon High School basketball players during a five-year period, according to the transcript of his November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Basketball by the Book: Floyd Irons Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Readers of Riverfront Times who happened upon David Hunn's story about disgraced Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch may have noticed something missing. Headlined "Inquiry into player eligibility leaves Vashon's titles at stake," Hunn's story outlined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Basketball by the Book: Floyd Irons Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Readers of Riverfront Times who happened upon David Hunn's story about disgraced Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch may have noticed something missing. Headlined "Inquiry into player eligibility leaves Vashon's titles at stake," Hunn's story outlined ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2008

    Floyd Irons' trial is delayed.

    He may be facing additional charges.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Floyd Irons’ Sentencing Delayed -- Again

    The former coach of the Vashon High School boys’ basketball team,Floyd Irons, was to be sentenced in federal court Friday for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that to date has ensnared three others (Michael Noll, John Mineo Jr. and Andrew Tegethoff). For a link to Kristen Hinman's "Basketba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Floyd Irons’ Sentencing Delayed -- Again

    The former coach of the Vashon High School boys’ basketball team,Floyd Irons, was to be sentenced in federal court Friday for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that to date has ensnared three others (Michael Noll, John Mineo Jr. and Andrew Tegethoff). For a link to Kristen Hinman's "Basketba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Have They No Shame? Part 2

    Better make that: What Planet Are They Living On? Or: What Are They Smoking? The other day we blogged about the Post-Dispatch's penchant for ripping off RFT stories by re-reporting them and publishing them as their own. Today we opened our P-D and encountered this headline, on page two of the Spor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Have They No Shame? Part 2

    Better make that: What Planet Are They Living On? Or: What Are They Smoking? The other day we blogged about the Post-Dispatch's penchant for ripping off RFT stories by re-reporting them and publishing them as their own. Today we opened our P-D and encountered this headline, on page two of the Spor ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007

    Hinman Wins EWA Award

    The Education Writers Association (EWA) announced the winners of the 2006 National Awards for Education Reporting today, and Riverfront Times staff writer Kristen Hinman took top honors in the Investigative Reporting category. Hinman was honored for "Basketball by the Book," her series about Vashon ... More >>

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