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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Movies, Music, and Sports: U.S. Entertainment Spending, 2008-2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Examines U.S. entertainment spending from 2008 to 2013 in four broad categories: fees and admissions, AV equipment/services, pets-toys-hobbies-playground equipment, and other entertainment equipment/services. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Virginia House of Delegates Bill No. 1897

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Sets restrictions on student athletic fees at Virginia institutions of higher education and creates an Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission to oversee recommendations of the Board of Visitors at Virginia public colleges and universities about adding or changing the level of competition of existing athletic programs.  Passed by the House 1/23/15.  From the Legislative Information System of the Virginia General Assembly.


FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rules

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet


News release which explains rationale for order which eliminates government regulation that prohibits cable and satellite operators from airing any sports event that had been blacked out on a local broadcast station because of inadequate ticket sales.  From the Federal Communications Commission


2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents state-level information on physical activity behaviors and on environmental and policy supports by states for physical activity. Shows that physical activity among adults and high school students is higher in some states than others.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center Economic Impact Study

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Athletics/Exercise,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

Examines the economic impact of a proposed exposition center to be located in Wythe County.  The center would host equestrian and livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment shows.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Parasailing Safety: Special Investigation Report

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Transportation

Examines parasailing accidents in the U.S. and identifies several areas where risks associated with parasailing might be mitigated. From the National Transportation Safety Board



Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Provides estimates for 15 selected health measures and trends from 1997 through 2012 for comparison.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Amanda Blackhorse et al v. Pro-Football Inc

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Athletics/Exercise,Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Native Americans

Text of the decision to cancel the Washington professional football team’s trademarks, because they were disparaging to Native Americans when they were registered.  The decision covers only the right to register and not the right to use the trademarks in question.  From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office


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