A&M sailing coach fired

COLLEGE STATION, TX The Texas A&M System fired James Atchley for failing to reveal his criminal history on his job application in 1997. Jay Kimbrough, A&M's general counsel and deputy chancellor, says he was notified Friday.

Atchley didn't disclose he had a federal conviction in 1990 related to the savings and loan scandals of the 1980s.

Atchley was responsible for overseeing repair work and maintenance of the Galveston school's fleet.

The sailboat /*Cynthia Woods*/ capsized June 6 after its keel broke off, killing one crew member and stranding five others for 26 hours in the Gulf of Mexico.

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