Sobotka Awarded Contract Through Arbitration

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka was awarded a one-year contract
through arbitration on Monday, but the team announced that he will play the
2014-15 season in the Kontinental Hockey League. Financial terms of the
arbitration award were not disclosed by the Blues, but a St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reported it to be worth $2.725 million -- a deal that will be enforced upon
his return to the NHL. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the team is
"looking forward to having Vladimir in a Blues uniform when he returns to the
NHL." Sobotka, a 27-year-old Czech native, spent the past four seasons in St.
Louis and last year notched a career-high 33 points while leading the NHL in
faceoff winning percentage.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Whether it was simply a matter of academic discussion or a trial balloon floated and exploded, President Obama's comments on mandatory voting surely has folks talking.

They should.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The NCAA Tournament regional semifinals begin Thursday with a quartet of games.