[Thumb Up]To Jeffrey Ryan, a marketing executive from Boston, for donating $780,000 to the imperiled soccer program at the University of Massachusetts, his alma mater.
[Thumb Up]To Louisiana Pacific, owners of the Portland Trail Blazers' jet, for making the plane available to transport the Oregon State basketball team to and from the funeral of Beaver sophomore guard Ernest Killum, who died on Jan. 20.
[Thumb Down]To Ben Rowe, a member of Florida's Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, who shot a black bear recently. Florida is currently debating whether to end a brief season during which the bears, a threatened species, can be hunted legally. Rowe said, "I wanted firsthand knowledge about an issue I must consider."