AP/ Buy reprints BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The U.S. luge team is going to be in Vermont in hopes of discovering young athletes who might be interested in the sport. The USA Luge slider search will be in Burlington on Oct. 12-13. Clinics for boys and girls ages 9 to 13 will be held both days. Participants can register for one of the free clinics online at www.usaluge.org. The program allows local youth to be exposed to the sport, as well as be given the opportunity to impress coaches who are looking for up-and-coming talent. The Slider Search, now in its 28th season, is USA Luges primary means of athlete recruitment. Copyright 2013 Globe Newspaper Company.
Longtime USA leader Gordon Moulton dies at 73 (updated)
Doctors at the time said there was no evidence of recurrent cancer. Moulton asked for a temporary leave of absence from the 15,000-student university on Feb. 1 (2013) to allow for more time to recover from surgery and the associated post-surgery treatments. He announced his July 2013 retirement on March 8, 2013, saying his decision to retire was based in part, on his health and also on the length of time he has served the university. He was a visionary leader, highly respected in the state and within the higher education community and the city,” said John W. Smith, acting president for the university. The impact that hes had on the University of South Alabama — he took us to another level in the quality of the academic programs, the quality of the facilities and just every aspect of the university that hes touched. Moulton collected many honors in the community, including being named the Civitan Club Mobilian of the Year in 2002 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Spring Hill College in 2006. He served on many boards of directors including the Mobile Arts Council Foundation, the Museum of Mobile and the Centre for the Living Arts. He was honored in 2012 as one of 10 people to receive a Connecting the Coast award for his efforts to restore the local economy after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. He was appointed by former Gov. Bob Riley as environmental chair of the Coastal Recovery Commission. A native of Donalsonville, Ga., Moulton earned his bachelors degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and and masters degree from Emory University. He is survived by his wife, Geri. The memorial is set for 4 p.m. on October 3 in the Mitchell Center arena on campus, and Geri Moulton will receive guests immediately following at the same location. Moulton, 73, lost his year-long battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept.