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June 11, 2001
Issued?By the International Skating Union, an order to judges of pairs skating and ice dancing advising them to deduct a tenth of a point for "undignified" moves. Among those subject to penalty are "sustained upside down splits and spread-eagles while leaning backwards low to the ice."
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June 11, 2001

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Issued
?By the International Skating Union, an order to judges of pairs skating and ice dancing advising them to deduct a tenth of a point for "undignified" moves. Among those subject to penalty are "sustained upside down splits and spread-eagles while leaning backwards low to the ice."

Bestowed
?Upon Penguins announcer Mike Lange, the Foster Hewitt award for outstanding NHL broadcasting work, The 26-year broadcasting veteran—noted for using such colorful (and often quizzical) phrases as "She wants to sell my monkey!" "Let's go hunt moose on a Harley!" "Buy Sam a drink, and get his dog one too!"—will be recognized in the broadcasting section of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Released
?Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes and Sports, by David Mellor, in which the renowned Red Sox groundskeeper offers tips on how to get your front yard to look like a major league field.

Settled
?A class-action suit stemming from the NFL's policy requiring anyone wishing to buy its satellite pay-per-view games to purchase the entire season package. The league agreed to pay 1.8 million subscribers a total of $7.5 million and offer each Sunday's slate of games separately.

Made Obsolete
?The back of Andy Arnott, a fan of English soccer club Fulham who had the team's sword-and-flags crest tattooed there during a 10-hour session earlier this year. Fulham dropped that logo in favor of a new one to herald its promotion to the Premier League.

Offered
?The U.S. Basketball League's Atlantic City Seagulls, free to any charitable group that will take it over and keep it in the area. Says owner Ira Trocki, whose 0-17 franchise recently drew a reported 10 fans, "Maybe when they see [the team] as a charity, people will come."

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