News archive from 1 April 2013

Perks and pointers for spending less

Perks and pointers for spending less

Here are some tips to add to your storehouse of money-saving knowledge. For instance, you can get money back when a hotel room rate drops. Or you may be able to get free airline lounge passes or a hotel upgrade. Here's how. Getting money back if the...

 

While in Miami, Yoani Sanchez tweets at record-pace

Famed Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spent Easter Sunday in South Florida explaining her motivation for speaking out against the Castro government. She didn't do it on the radio or on television, fittingly she took to Twitter, her weapon for free...

 

Rebel leader appoints new government in CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic A rebel leader who proclaimed himself president of the Central African Republic after his fighters invaded the capital has appointed a new cabinet. New minister of information Christophe Gazam Betty announced the...

 

Dodgers finalize 25-man roster, place four on disabled list

All the roster intrigue may have been eliminated after the Dodgers completed their exhibition season Saturday night, but it finally became official Sunday afternoon. And there never was a spring trade of any of those extra starters, which doesn't mean...

 
Tony Hawk foundation gives Detroit skate park $30,000 for upgrades

Tony Hawk foundation gives Detroit skate park $30,000 for upgrades

A Detroit skate park will get a face-lift thanks to a donation from legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.The Ride It Sculpture Park received a $30,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation to continue improvements. The project was started by the nonprofit...

 
Vince Ellis: Pistons' PG Jose Calderon won't pass up chance to explore free agency

Vince Ellis: Pistons' PG Jose Calderon won't pass up chance to explore free agency

Jose Calderon and his wife, Ana, took a look at the Pistons' second-half schedule, and they came to the same realization. With 14 road games versus only eight home games over the final two months of the season, Calderon was going to be on the road a...

 
Niles paying steep price for police station ramp

Niles paying steep price for police station ramp

Roughly nine years after spending millions to build an award-winning police station, officials in near northwest suburban Niles are dipping into city coffers to scrap the building's deteriorating entrance ramp that some call a "design...

 

Baseball capsules for the AL Central Division

(TEAMS ARE LISTED IN PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH) AL CENTRAL The Detroit Tigers return the nucleus of last year's World Series team but also added a familiar face by signing Torii Hunter. The Royals clearly think this could be their year after sending...

 

Florida loses to Michigan, misses Final Four again

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Erik Murphy never took his eyes off the floor in the locker room, his droopy shoulders weighed down by three straight losses just one step shy of the Final Four. This one might have been the worst. Florida's senior scoring leader...

 

Florida Lotto ticket sold in Surfside wins $16 million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – One Florida Lotto game player has won a $16 million jackpot after matching the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Sunday. The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday:...

 
Florida loses to Michigan, misses Final Four again

Florida loses to Michigan, misses Final Four again

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Erik Murphy never took his eyes off the floor in the locker room, his droopy shoulders weighed down by three straight losses just one step shy of the Final Four. This one might have been the worst. Florida's senior scoring leader...

 

Bulls Game Day: Looking for 18th straight win over Pistons

Both the Bulls and Pistons will be short-handed tonight when they square off at the United Center for a 6 p.m. tip (WGN-Ch. 9). Chicago native Will Bynum (hand) and forward Jason Maxiell (eye) won't go for Detroit, and Joakim Noah (right foot) and...

 
Thousands flock to Cobo for Easter celebration

Thousands flock to Cobo for Easter celebration

Usually, Kevin and Dysla Smiley attend a church in Flint with about 200-300 others, but on Easter Sunday, they drove to Detroit with five of their children and attended services at Cobo Center with thousands of other worshipers. “I wanted to do...

 
Senators caution immigration deal not final

Senators caution immigration deal not final

WASHINGTON -- Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, optimistic lawmakers on Sunday cautioned they had not finished work on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. The...

 

Magic notebook: Jameer Nelson faces sprained ankle

ATLANTA -Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is recovering from a sprained right ankle, but the injury leaves his status for Monday night's game against the Rockets in Houston in doubt. Nelson injured the ankle during the opening minute of the Magic's win...

 

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