News archive from 1 March 2013

5 bad-ass movie princesses

5 bad-ass movie princesses

LOS ANGELES -- This week's "Jack the Giant Slayer," a 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, contains all the elements of the classic tale: farm boy, beans, giants, etc. But along for the ride is a new character, Princess...

 

Duke Energy won't be repaid from DNC

Duke Energy won't be repaid the $10 million line of credit it guaranteed for Charlotte to host last year's Democratic National Convention, the company confirmed Thursday. As the credit line came due, Duke made official what it had signaled to...

 

Myriam Marquez: Rushing to make a deal with the Dolphins

Timing in sports and politics is everything. Standing at that perilous intersection is Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who wants public funding to pay for part of a $400 million renovation he proposes for the privately built stadium. And he says there...

 
Introducing the five finalists for Mr. Basketball

Introducing the five finalists for Mr. Basketball

Al Snyder has not coached in a basketball game for more than a decade, but the legendary Mt. Clemens coach is seeing more games these days than ever. Snyder is the chairperson for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award, and he has seen all of the players...

 

Review: Nothing magic about 'Jack the Giant Slayer'

Pity poor Jack. There he was, minding his own business in some dusty fairy tale book when the powers that be dragooned him into active service as the front man for the would-be blockbuster "Jack the Giant Slayer." Of course, Jack's been...

 

Orlando Health to start tobacco-free hiring policy

Smokers need not apply. That's the word from Orlando Health, which announced this evening that it will start a tobacco-free hiring policy at seven of its hospitals starting in April. The move is part of a controversial nationwide trend, in which...

 
Cutting salt could save hundreds of thousands of lives, study says

Cutting salt could save hundreds of thousands of lives, study says

Steadily reducing sodium in the foods we buy and eat could save a half-million Americans from dying premature deaths over a decade, says a new study. And a more abrupt reduction to 2,200 milligrams per day--a 40% drop from current levels--could boost...

 

NU Game Day: Cats hope solid play against Ohio State continues

Northwestern has beaten Ohio State only once since 1999, but the perception is that the Buckeyes struggle against the Wildcats. And there's plenty of truth to that, especially in the games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Maps Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland...

 
Arkansas Senate overrides veto of abortion bill

Arkansas Senate overrides veto of abortion bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas became the eighth state Thursday to enact a near-ban on abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy, and by next week it could outlaw most procedures from the 12th week onward, which would give it the most...

 
Rae Arlene Moses, 1935-2013

Rae Arlene Moses, 1935-2013

Rae Arlene Moses taught linguistics and co-founded the women's studies program at Northwestern University, where she was assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for eight years. There were few women in top administrative positions at the...

 

Spending cuts coming - but where, when?

Barring an unlikely last-minute intervention from Congress, billions in federal spending cuts that were first threatened in 2011 are scheduled to begin Friday. But despite the political drama that has surrounded the so-called sequester, local...

 
Phelps throws 3 scoreless innings for Yankees

Phelps throws 3 scoreless innings for Yankees

TAMPA, Fla, -- David Phelps could end up back in the New York Yankees' rotation. Phelps allowed two hits over three scoreless innings Thursday as a Yankees' spilt squad lost 1-0 to the Toronto Blue Jays. Phelps struck out one and walked one, and he...

 

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland

Darnell McDonald and Junior Lake each went 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Chicago Cubs posted a 5-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a spring training clash. Dave Sappelt and Christian Villanueva also knocked in runs for the Cubs, who pounded out 12...

 

Recap: San Diego vs. Kansas City

James Shields threw one perfect inning in his Kansas City Royals spring debut to help his new team to a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres in a Cactus League matchup. Shields, acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in a blockbuster trade in December,...

 

Garland sees 1st action in 20 months for Mariners

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jon Garland felt a little out of place at the beginning before settling in and relying on what he knows best. Garland pitched for the first time in nearly 20 months, Franklin Gutierrez and Nick Franklin hit home runs and the...

 

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