A program in honor of the late Murray Wier is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at the Eagles Club in Waterloo, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m.

Wier is the former Iowa Hawkeye basketball All-American who went on to play in the NBA and then coached for many years at Waterloo East, leading the Trojan boys’ basketball team to a state championship and earning Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame honors. He passed away April 6 in Round Rock, Texas, at the age of 89.

The program is open to all interested individuals. Murray’s sons, Terry and Jeff, are expected to be in attendance.

Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision” on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls.

Wade will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will pay him about $47 million. Miami offered $40 million over two years for Wade to stay in the uniform that he’s worn his entire career, the one in which he was an All-Star 12 times, a champion three times and the NBA Finals MVP in 2006 when his rise to superstardom was just truly beginning.


The annual Don Narveson Youth Golf Clinic for players age 7-17 is set for South Hills Golf Course in Waterloo Tuesday from 6-8:15 p.m.

Registration is $5 and can be paid the day of the event. Only 50 participants will be accepted. The program includes instruction from local professionals Monte Meyer (South Hills), Adam Squires (Gates Park), Zach Ward (South Hills) and Nate Lubs (Gates Park) at the driving range and on the practice putting green.

To reserve a spot in the clinic or for more information, email youth@waterlooopen.com.


Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a “fallen hero,” was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in a South African prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a ruling viewed by some as too lenient.

However, Judge Thokozile Masipa appeared to anticipate criticism of a jail term that fell far short of the mandated 15 years for murder under South African law, declaring: “Our courts are courts of law, not courts of public opinion.”

Pistorius, 29, will be eligible to apply for parole after three years, according to legal experts.

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