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Lisa Coles, director of the Patriots cheerleaders for three years until July, has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the club over her firing. In the civil suit, Coles claims that Patriots management demanded that she outfit her cheerleaders in "more suggestive and skimpier" two-piece uniforms and that she change the dance music to "rock rather than that of black artists." Coles attorney Fred Golder said that Coles is looking for the $100,000 she anticipated making this year in commissions, as well as punitive damages, including for emotional distress: "She anticipates losing $300,000." Patriots Public Relations Director Don Lowery dismissed Coles' suit: "This lawsuit has no merit. It is a very minor issue. You sometimes make changes when there is a new owner" (Jim Greenridge, BOSTON GLOBE, 10/13).
WI Republican senate nominee Bob Welch has made the contract negotiations of Bucks No. 1 draft pick Glenn Robinson a major issue in his campaign to unseat Senator Herbert Kohl (D-WI), the owner of the Bucks. In a campaign commercial, Welch holds a basketball and discusses Robinson: "They say I'm the underdog in the U.S. Senate race -- and when Herb Kohl signs Glenn 'Big Dog' Robinson, the Bucks, and Herb's campaign, will get a big assist. But this campaign is about your bucks, not basketball Bucks. I hope Herb signs 'Big Dog.' Vote for me and the buck stops here." Univ. of WI political science professor David Littig said that a prolonged contract dispute with Robinson could hurt Kohl's campaign: "The people would be irritated if Kohl didn't get him. If it goes sour, and it looks like management doesn't have it together, then I think it can hurt him." But Marquette political science professor John McAdams said that constituents will not allow Robinson's contract negotiations to effect their November vote: "People aren't dumb, they can make distinctions. They know you've got to pay big money for star athletes" (Paul Gargano, AP/ MILWAUKEE SENTINEL, 10/14). Today's SENTINEL also reports that the Bucks have re-opened communication with Robinson's agent, Charles Tucker, "but there has not been anything that indicates great strides are being made" to get Robinson signed (Rick Braun, MILWAUKEE SENTINEL, 10/14).