Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
Ron Burkle is trying to save another professional team.
Burkle, a California multibillionaire and Penguins majority co-owner, is part of a group attempting to keep the NBA's Kings in Sacramento, Calif. Another group is trying to buy the Kings and relocate the franchise to Seattle, which lost its NBA team in 2008.
Burkle and partner Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness, officially bid for the Kings on Friday, NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
The NHL has “no issue” with Burkle's role in pursuing the Kings, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Tribune-Review on Friday night.
Burkle partnered with Mario Lemieux to purchase the Penguins from bankruptcy in 1999.
Lemieux said in January he would have no role in Burkle's NBA business dealings. Burkle would keep his keep his share in the Penguins.
Burkle would lead an effort to build a downtown arena in Sacramento.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Burkle played the pivotal role on the Penguins side to securing funding for Consol Energy Center during negotiations with state, county and city officials in late 2006 and early 2007.
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