• Will Brett Favre be punished for alleged role in diverting Mississippi welfare funds?
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    Will Brett Favre be punished for alleged role in diverting Mississippi welfare funds?

    Need to explain yourself, Favre.Image: Getty Images Brett Favre has been justly criticized for his alleged role in diverting funds from Mississippi’s welfare fund to a pet project of a volleyball court. His daughter played for the team, and with about $135 million in career earnings, he could certainly have managed a donation himself. Mississippi is by some metrics the poorest state in the union, compounding the injustice.  “…[I]s there any way the media can find out where it came from and how much?” Favre reportedly asked Mississippi officials in a text.  Favre’s involvement is a sports story, even though it was broken by reporter Anna Wolfe covering the poverty…

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  • Title IX profile: Maureen Cole has become a pioneer and role model for water sports
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    Title IX profile: Maureen Cole has become a pioneer and role model for water sports

    Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Once Maureen Cole got up to speed with the terminology, it wasn’t long before she’d charged to the forefront of Hawaii water polo. Her introduction to the sport had come as a twice-a-week treat at the end of her 10-and-under swimming classes at the Oahu Club in Hawaii Kai. But that was about the extent of her experience when Cole, still a pre-teen, signed up to play with adults in the water polo competition in the Aloha State Games in the early 1990s. “I could swim really fast, but I had no idea how to throw a ball or any of…

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