Mike Stoops signs
A five-year contract for Arizona football coach Mike Stoops was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The contract guarantees he'll be paid $650,000 a year with the potential for $630,000 more for meeting performance goals. The agreement contains the same terms as the one-year contract Stoops signed with Arizona, but it has been extended through 2008.
Forum Health Tod Children's Hospital will receive the proceeds from the Cleveland Indians annual Care-Van and Media Dinner Event Tour when it comes here Feb. 5 at Antone's Banquet Center. Tickets, which must be ordered by Friday by calling (330) 884-4773, are $35 each. Indians Tour members include broadcasters Tom Hamilton and Rick Manning; Eric Wedge, manager; Cliff Lee, left-handed pitcher, and Jody Gerut and Ryan Ludwick, outfielders.