Court amends rules to expedite children’s cases Court amends rules to expedite children’s cases The Supreme Court has amended the Rules of Judicial Administration to ensure the expedited trial-level processing of proceedings relating to children and other time-sensitive cases.The court acted August 29 in case no. SC01-2343 on the recommendation of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee.The court said new rule 2.050(g), Duty to Expedite Priority Cases, creates an explicit duty on the part of the trial judge to expedite cases assigned priority status under Florida law.“This amendment highlights the trial judge’s responsibility to appropriately manage priority cases,” the court said. “The last sentence of the new subdivision highlights juvenile dependency and [termination of parental rights] cases, and cases involving families and children in need of services, providing that ‘particular attention shall be given’ to these types of cases.”The court added commentary to rule 2.050 explaining that the provision is intended to conform with appellate rule 9.146(g), which requires these types of cases be given priority by the appellate courts.The court said existing rule 2.085(b) establishes the trial judge’s responsibility to take control of all cases on the docket and take steps to monitor and control the pace of litigation. New subdivisions (b)(2) and (b)(3) have been added to rule 2.085 and the existing subdivisions have been renumbered accordingly.“Under new subdivision (b)(2), at the beginning of the litigation, the trial judge must identify whether a case has been assigned priority status under controlling Florida law,” the court said. “Under new subdivision (b)(3), after identifying priority cases, the judge must implement docket control policies so as to advance these cases to ensure their prompt resolution.”The amendment to renumbered subdivision (b)(6), which currently gives priority only to “older cases and cases of greater urgency,” requires the advancement of priority cases on the docket, the court said.New rule 2.085(c) establishes procedures for appropriate treatment of priority cases. The court said new subdivision (c)(1) allows any party in a noncriminal case to file a notice of priority status, explaining the nature of the priority and the effect that priority status may have on the case.“This notice will put the trial judge and all parties on notice of the claimed priority,” the court said. “The Rules Committee decided against proposing a mandatory notice requirement because there may be cases entitled to priority status that for some reason the ‘benefitted’ party may not want to have expedited.”New subdivision (c)(2) also allows any party, in a noncriminal case assigned priority status who has a good faith opinion that the case has not been appropriately advanced on the docket to seek review by motion for review with the chief judge or chief judge’s designee.The court said providing for review by the chief judge is the most appropriate procedure for resolving disputes that may arise concerning the scheduling of priority cases.The court also adopted an amendment to subdivision (d), formerly subdivision (c), of rule 2.085, which controls requests for and the granting of continuances. Under the amendment, any motion for continuance filed in a priority case must clearly identify the case’s priority status and explain what effect the granting of the motion will have on the progress of the case. The court said this requirement is intended to apply not only to motions by parties who are “benefitted” by the priority status, but also to motions by parties who may not be benefitted by the prompt and expeditious resolution of the case.Rule 2.052, Calendar Conflicts, also was amended to “correct any misconceptions that may exist about the effect of that rule.” The court substituted the word “guidelines” for the word “priorities” throughout the existing rule to ensure that judges and attorneys understand that the rule simply provides guidelines for resolving calendar conflicts and the resolution of such conflicts.The court also said new subdivision (a)(2) provides: “Juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases are generally to be given preference over other cases, except for speedy trial and capital cases.”The court also has changed the words “should prevail over” to “are generally to be given preference over” in renumbered subdivisions (a)(3), (a)(4), and (a)(5) and has changed renumbered subdivision (a)(6) to read: “The case in which the trial date has been first set generally should take precedence.”The court also added commentary emphasizing that, in accordance with existing subdivision (c), when a scheduling conflict arises that involves different courts, the presiding judges should confer and undertake to agree on a resolution using the guidelines provided in the rule.The amendments are effective October 1. September 15, 2002 Regular News
RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pahnotskaya tells The Associated Press the testing suspension covers a longer period because of the risk of staff being stranded away from home. Tests stopped Friday and will resume on April 6.Pakhnotskaya says the World Anti-Doping Agency has been notified.She says “we studied all the consequences and agreed we should follow the order. And it was agreed with WADA. I wrote them a letter yesterday.”___The Diamond League has postponed three more track meets because of the coronavirus outbreak. ESPN NBA broadcaster Doris Burke, a Curt Gowdy Award recipient by the Basketball Hall of Fame for excellence in her field, has revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus.Burke made the announcement Friday on an ESPN podcast hosted by NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.Burke says she started feeling extreme fatigue on March 11, the day the NBA was shut down once it was learned that Utah center Rudy Gobert tested positive. Burke was assigned the Denver-Dallas game on that date for ESPN and fought through her symptoms to work that night.She said she had a three-day period of such deep fatigue that she couldn’t remain out of bed for more than five minutes at a time. She was eventually tested and received the results on Wednesday — eight days after being swabbed.By then, she was feeling better and said on the podcast that she was appreciative of the health-care workers who saw her. “I’m so incredibly thankful to be feeling well,” Burke said. McDavid says he didn’t want to take the chance of going through crowded airports and contract the new coronavirus in fear of potentially spreading it to his parents and grandparents. He says the NHL being on hiatus also allows him to break in the new home he built, which also includes a gym.McDavid spoke on a league-hosted video conference call featuring Pacific Division players on Friday.With the season on hold, players have been told to self-isolate until at least April 4. To date, three NHL players have tested positive for the virus: two with Ottawa and the third with Colorado.___Good news for all those who have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics: You’re in for 2021. FIFPro, which represents 65,000 men’s and women’s players, urges “clubs with short-term financial difficulties to meet with national player unions to negotiate fair and proportionate arrangements.”___The International Ski Federation (FIS) has postponed its presidential election at a biennial congress for at least three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Hosts for some world championships, including Alpine skiing in 2025, were also due to be voted on at May 17-23 meetings in Thailand.FIS says it hopes to reschedule “in the autumn (fall) of this year,” possibly at a different location. Neither Barcelona nor Atlético are saying how much they would slash salaries. The moves will not impact their players’ contracts.___Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, his wife and their foundation are donating 1 million euros (about $1.1 million) to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment for hospitals in Serbia.Djokovic says his foundation’s staff “will be monitoring everything” to get the equipment in place.His wife, Jelena, is the global director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. She says ventilators needed to help COVID-19 patients range in price from 10,000 to 50,000 euros ($11,000 to $55,000). March 27, 2020 ___Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is getting involved with a pair of community initiatives to help Los Angeles-area hospital employees and Staples Center workers.Davis says he is teaming up with Lineage Logistics to match up to $250,000 in donations to an organization providing free meals to health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is a partnership with the World Food Kitchen, led by famed chef José Andrés.Davis and Lineage also announced an initiative to offer jobs with Lineage to Staples Center employees in the upcoming weeks and months while no sports are being played in the Lakers’ home arena, which they share with the Los Angeles Clippers and the NHL’s Kings. Lineage operates refrigerated warehouses in the Los Angeles area and around the world.Davis is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer after his first season with the Lakers, but the Anthony Davis Family Foundation is already involved in numerous charitable ventures in the Los Angeles area. The seven-time NBA All-Star is widely expected to re-sign with the Lakers. The Latest: EPL says “difficult decisions” ahead Barcelona says its executive board has decided to temporarily suspend player contracts. That produces a “proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The players’ contracts will remain intact during the job suspension.Employers in Spain are allowed to reduce labor costs while guaranteeing that workers will return to their jobs once conditions improve.The club says it has not decided by how much the salaries will be lowered.___ ___Global players’ union FIFPro has called on soccer clubs to stop firing players or cutting their salaries before talks.FIFPro says it’s “extremely concerned” that clubs in several countries “have begun to immediately lay off players or unilaterally reduce their salaries” because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The Netherlands-based union says many players worldwide earn at or below average domestic income “and would be severely affected by salary decreases.”One club in Switzerland, Sion, terminated the contracts of nine players including former Arsenal pair Johan Djourou and Alexandre Song, who declined to accept reduced wages in a federal unemployment insurance program. The 32-year-old Djokovic won the Australian Open in January for his 17th Grand Slam title. Among men, only Roger Federer, with 20, and Rafael Nadal, with 19, have won more.___Jae Crowder of the Miami Heat has donated $15,000 to Boston-based custom slide sandal company ISlide. That money will go entirely to the company’s affected workers. Crowder is an ISlide investor and says he felt compelled to give because he knows workers there are in need. Crowder says “to see the potential negative business impact from this outbreak compelled me to help in any way I could.”___Turkish basketball team Fenerbahce says one of its players and three members of the technical and administrative personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus.Fenerbahce says none of the four have been hospitalized. They were being isolated and monitored at home.The player and three staff members were not named. Olympic officials have confirmed that the 6,200 or so athletes who had already punched their ticket for Tokyo will keep their spots for the rescheduled games next year. It resolves one of the key questions for marathoners, open-water swimmers and hundreds of other athletes whose qualifying process came early in the 2020 sports calendar, before the coronavirus started shutting down sports across the globe. Still to be determined is how the Isports that make up the Olympics will allocate all the spots at the rescheduled games. Typically, the individual sports determine their qualifying procedures for Olympic events.World Athletics president Seb Coe confirmed that all sports have agreed to the IOC’s proposal that all athletes currently qualified for the Olympics will remain qualified for next year. In track, he said that accounts for about half the places. He said the important next step is to develop a fair process for the rest of the athletes, most of whom have seen their qualifying events postponed. Associated Press Candidates to succeed 22-year incumbent Gian Franco Kasper as president, and for seats on the FIS ruling council, must be declared 30 days before the rescheduled elections.The three candidates for Alpine worlds in 2025 are: Saalbach, Austria; Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Crans-Montana, Switzerland.___Atlético Madrid has followed Barcelona’s lead and announced it will reduce its players’ and coaches’ salaries during the stoppage of competition due to the coronavirus crisis. A day after Barcelona had done the same, Atlético said Friday that it will reduce its payroll temporarily “to ensure the future” of the club. ___Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart is doing well and remains in good spirits following his positive test for coronavirus last week.Smart announced his diagnosis on March 19, seven days after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6.Celtics players and staff were also tested as a precaution and those tests have all come back negative.Stevens said he and team officials have been checking in with Smart and the rest of the team regularly via conference calls. Moving back the Evian will create a little room on the LPGA schedule when golf resumes. It also makes travel more practical for the players. The new date for the Evian Championship is one week before the Ladies Scottish Open east of Edinburgh, and two weeks before the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon.The LPGA previously rescheduled the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, from April 2-5 until Sept. 10-13.At Augusta National, kids who qualified for this year’s Drive, Chip and Putt will get to compete on the Sunday before next year’s Masters. They will compete in the same age division for which they qualified. That means there won’t be any qualifying for new participants until next year.___Oilers captain Connor McDavid says he elected to stay put in Edmonton rather than risk traveling home to suburban Toronto. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” Stevens said. “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone.”— Kyle Hightower reporting from Boston___The LPGA Tour now has two majors that have been rescheduled because of the new coronavirus.With the Olympics postponed until 2021, the Evian Championship in France will be two weeks later on Aug. 6-9. That was supposed to be the week of women’s golf in the Olympics. The Premier League released a statement after talks with the English Football League and Professional Footballers’ Association, saying they also “agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.”Last week, restarting the season was pushed back to April 30, and will resume “only when it is safe and conditions allow.”“Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans.”Clubs are already feeling the pinch: Second-tier Championship club Birmingham was the first to ask some players to defer 50% of their salaries, while at Championship leader Leeds, the players, coaching staff and senior management volunteered to defer their salaries to try and put off redundancies at their club.___ ___The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak.The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club.Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit.The decision was made by the LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Evian organizers. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan says “this adjustment makes for easier travel for players and assists us as we look to reschedule previously postponed events.”The women’s British Open is scheduled to be held two weeks after Evian.___The Russian anti-doping agency is suspending all tests for 10 days in response to measures implemented by the government to fight the coronavirus.The move comes after President Vladimir Putin told Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home next week. ___The mountain bike world championships in Albstadt, Germany, from June 25-28 have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.Officials of the city, German federation and cycling governing body UCI will talk next week to try and set new dates.The UCI reiterated world championships have priority in a revised calendar.The worlds follow the postponement or cancellation of 11 World Cups in the cross-country, downhill and eliminator disciplines. The events in Stockholm on May 24, Naples and Rome on May 28, and Rabat, Morocco, on May 31 have all been postponed with no new dates set.The first six events of the year have been called off and only the Shanghai meet has been given a new date. The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 is now the first scheduled event on the calendar.The Diamond League says “the meeting organizers, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics remain committed to delivering a structured extensive season in 2020.”___Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus pandemic. ___The National Professional Soccer League has canceled its 2020 summer season because of the new coronavirus outbreak.Considered a fourth-tier circuit in the U.S., the NPSL is affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association. The NPSL started play in 2003 and had planned to expand from 91 to 94 teams this season.The league was to have entered 14 teams in the U.S. Open Cup, which was suspended because of the pandemic.The NPSL summer season had been set to start in May and end in early August. The league said Friday that many of its venues would be unavailable after that because they are on college and school campuses. A Russia-based basketball league with teams in five countries has abandoned its season without declaring a champion because of the coronavirus outbreak.VTB United League CEO Ilona Korstin says it’s not appropriate to continue the season “in the current situation when borders are closed, teams can’t train at basketball arenas and clubs have to allow foreign players to go home.”Korstin says the league will start preparing for the 2020-21 season.Russian club BC Khimki was leading the league with an 18-1 record when it was suspended.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___English soccer should be braced for “difficult decisions” to try and ease the financial effects from the season suspended because of the coronavirus crisis.
When Joe Mauer held his press conference Monday, he looked like a random guy pulled out of a Minneapolis night club, not someone who just signed an eight-year, franchise-record $184 million contract extension with his hometown Minnesota Twins.I mean, the guy couldn’t even be bothered to put on a tie. But I suppose you don’t concern yourself with those kinds of things when you start making $23 million per year.For Mauer, it’s OK to be all smiles and wax poetic — or as poetically as the normally stoic Mauer does — about staying in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. He’s clearly earned it.But for Bill Smith, general manager of the Minnesota Twins, his grin — while genuine — will be backed by lots and lots of worry.The Twins were valued by Forbes in 2009 at $356 million, or just the 22nd most valuable franchise in Major League Baseball. Smith just handed Mauer a contract worth over half the franchise’s worth. All the money is guaranteed as well.Guaranteeing $23 million a year to an oversized catcher who already had knee surgery as a rookie. And don’t forget Mauer missed a month last year after back surgery and has seasons of just 35 and 109 games played.Gulp.When Mauer’s meniscus tore in 2004, and from then on any time he so much as had a hangnail or case of the sniffles, there were murmurs about moving him to third base.Or first base. Or left field.Basically, anywhere other than catcher, where the 6-foot-5, 225 lb., Mauer would have to bend those knees into a crouch four days a week and take foul tips off his hands.Everyone from Sports Illustrated columnists to those at The Minneapolis Star-Tribune have weighed the pros and cons of taking one of baseball’s best pure hitters and giving him a chance to possibly prolong his career.The Twins’ typical answer has been if something comes up, they’ll deal with it later.Well, it’s later. It’s time to start giving serious thought as to whether a position change is in the best interest of not only Mauer, but also the team.Mauer is an investment. His teammate and friend Justin Morneau signed a six-year, $80 million deal a couple of years back, at that time the richest and longest deal in team history.You have to protect your investments — especially when one of them involves the fourth-largest contract in baseball history. That’s why you take care of your house and remodel it, or you buy beer for the cute freshman girl in your discussion section; you’re paying now, hoping that down the road what you’re getting back is at least as good as what you initially expectThere’s really no argument that Mauer is the best catcher in baseball. Some would argue that due to him playing catcher — where it’s acceptable to be adequate defensively and a black hole in the batter’s box — he’s more valuable an asset than all-everything first baseman Albert Pujols.So the question is, can a big guy with knee problems really catch for eight more years — and even if he can, are you playing with fire by letting him?I don’t doubt that Mauer can play another position.He was the only guy to ever win the USA Today’s High School Player of the Year award in two sports. He had a full-ride to Florida State to play quarterback and was all-state in basketball. Hell, according to features in The Star Tribune and Sports Illustrated, he even bowls, golfs and plays hockey better than, well, most everyone he knows.So maybe five years down the road, Joe’s playing third base and he’s probably doing a pretty good job of it. The Twins either go with Mauer’s mini-me in the minors, prospect Wilson Ramos, or decide they can live with a .250 hitter calling games behind the plate.But on the other hand, while he’s certainly a solid third baseman, he’s not the best. There are plenty of guys in the league at the position who are probably a bit better defensively too.Although this certainly isn’t a terrible scenario, it hamstrings two of the arguments best used to justify spending all that money, and they both have to do with position.Smith spent $184 million on the best catcher in the game, not on one of the better third basemen. The fact that Mauer is one of the top hitters in the game at a position where hitting is the least of a manager’s worries means the team can (eventually, I hope) find another masher to play third and hit 30 home runs from the hot corner.Moving Mauer from catcher not only is diminishing the value of your investment, but also is preventing your organization from filling in other holes in more cost-efficient ways.Likewise, you don’t remodel your house into a sports bar/aquarium, and you don’t settle for discussion section girl’s “attractive in bad lighting” friend.When you pay for something, you had better at least get what you thought you were investing in initially. If there’s a chance that getting the most out of it could backfire, so be it. At least you’re not settling for less.I’ll accept two or three seasons of Mauer battling balky knees or a bad back off and on. I won’t settle for another third baseman who’s more valuable in a fantasy draft than on the actual diamond.The Twins would be wise to feel the same way.Adam is a junior majoring in journalism. Is Mauer’s value that much higher as a catcher, or is it more important to just have him? E-mail him at [email protected]
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Chris McCullough caught the ball in the short corner and the game seemed to slow down.Rakeem Christmas called for the ball in the post, Trevor Cooney waved his arms across the court and Holy Cross forward Malcolm Miller shyly shuffled out to meet Syracuse’s 6-foot-10 freshman forward.With his teammates wanting the ball and his team clinging to an 11-point lead with just over 11 minutes, McCullough pumped once before rising up and sinking a mid-range jumper in Miller’s face.The make gave him his 13th and 14th points — his last of the night — and the Orange (5-1) went on to beat the Crusaders (3-1), 72-48, in the Carrier Dome on Friday night. But while McCullough finished in double-figures for the sixth time in as many college games and went for his second double-double of the season with 13 rebounds, SU head coach Jim Boeheim redirected the attention to a ESPN article published on Wednesday by Chad Ford, which said McCullough was recently pegged as an NBA lottery pick by a group of pro scouts.“You keep looking at what Chris Ford says, he’s a really smart guy, he knows exactly who’s going to get drafted,” Boeheim said of Chad Ford after the win. “I talked to 10 pro scouts, not one of them thought that Chris McCullough was a first-round pick.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“So who (Ford)’s talking to, I have no idea. And when you print that stuff, people read that, parents read that … ‘He’s in the Top 10 in the draft board, that’s why he’s going to go.’ On whose draft board? ESPN? They don’t have a team. They do not have a team.”After acknowledging McCullough’s mid-range ability, Boeheim touched on the negatives of his performance against Holy Cross.Boeheim said that McCullough gave up 15 points, on his own, as the Crusaders climbed back into the game in the second half. McCullough agreed with his head coach, saying he gave up too many shots in the corner while playing the wing of Boeheim’s 2-3 zone.McCullough’s teammates praised the forward’s ability to stretch the floor, which helped compensate for an 0-for-14 performance from 3-point range. By establishing his mid-range jumper, McCullough helped senior Rakeem Christmas to a career-high 25 points in the low post.Together, they shot 15-for-21 for 39 points, collected 25 rebounds and blocked five shots. But as far as recognizing the performance as a hint to McCullough’s draft stock, Boeheim pointed to the opponent McCullough splurged against.“‘I’m 6-10 I’m playing against 6-3 guys, I should be able to get 14 points. I think that should be something I can accomplish,’” said Boeheim, talking as if he were McCullough. “Maybe I couldn’t now, I’d probably only get 10. Just let the kids play. Let them play, will you? If there’s any voracity in anything that those people say, it would be different.”McCullough didn’t make much of Boeheim’s comments or the Ford article. He said he received a text message telling him he was being called a lottery pick, but mostly brushed it off before turning in what was arguably his most well-rounded offensive performance of the season.“I’m not paying attention to it,” McCullough said. “I’m not worried about nothing like that right now.”After beating Holy Cross, Boeheim couldn’t say the same. Comments
Fans make their way through some snow to Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)The black and gold find themselves mathematically alive for a wild card but need a ton of help in order for that reality to occur. In addition, they must win their final two games of the year, starting this week in Green Bay.The Packers will again be without Aaron Rodgers but they aren’t without weapons that the Steelers will need to stop. Big Ben has never played at Lambeu Field and has stated his looking forward to doing so and taking in the nostalgia. Hopefully he can help in making a memory that will last forever for the Steelers.Green Bay Packers’ Andrew Quarless (81) celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. They must run the football effectively. They have to try to control the clock and keep it away from the Packers offense.2. Creating turnovers is absolutely necessary. The defense must assist in setting up the offense with shorter fields.3. The Packers are going to key their defense on stopping Antonio Brown so Emmanuel Sanders, Heath Miller and Jerricho Cotchery need to pick up the slack and make impact plays down the field and in the red zone.4. Jason Worilds and Lawrence Timmons need to lead the way on defense. They are the two biggest impact players the team has on defense and they must get to Matt Flynn as well as stop Edy Lacy.Here are a Few Things to Watch:1. Eddie Lacy vs. LeVeon Bell-Mike Tomlin stated this week that it was a no brainer for the Steelers to draft Bell over Lacy. Let’s see who shows the other one up this week.2. Brett Keisel-The Diesel is coming back this week and is most likely playing in his 2nd to last game. How will he respond to being off for an extended period of time and how impactful will he be?3. Let’s see how the team responds this week after a big win vs. the Bengals. They looked great a week ago but as we’ve seen all year, they are an inconsistent bunch and it’s always a 50/50 shot on who will show up.4. The team rookies-Jarvis Jones, LeVeon Bell, Vince Williams to name a few. How will they play, how much will they play, when will they play and can they prove they were worth their draft picks? Now’s the time to see what these guys have.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]