Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant (above) was recently fined $100,000 by the NBA for calling a referee the Fa-word. Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls was fined $50,000 by the league for saying it to a fan.
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In 1919, the Illinois State Hotel Clerks Association held its third annual convention in Decatur, Ill. There are more than 92,000 trade and professional associations in the U.S.
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Billionaire investor Raj Rajaratnam was convicted of insider trading. Prosecutors had alleged he made profits and avoided losses totaling more than $60 million from illegal tips.