News archive from 1 June 2011

Orange property values continue slide

For the third year in a row, Orange County and nearly all the cities within in it must make due with less, as foreclosures and lagging new construction are leaving them with shrinking property tax bases. Existing residential property values are down...

 

Island One resorts emerges from Chapter 11

Island One Resorts, an Orlando-based time share company whose properties include Liki Tiki Village and Barefoot'n Resort, said Tuesday it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which will continue operating its eight Florida...

 

Gasoline price falls 5.5 cents to 7-week low: Energy Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gasoline fell to its lowest level in seven weeks and diesel fuel dropped below $4 a gallon for the first time in two months, the Energy Department said on Tuesday. The national price for regular unleaded gasoline declined 5.5...

 

Calif. woman caught pushing a barrel of body parts

Ontario, Calif. - A woman is under investigation for murder after witnesses reported to police that she was pushing a foul-smelling trash can down the street, which led to the discovery of a man's body parts in the barrel and what appeared to be...

 

Charges re-filed against accused 9/11 mastermind

Washington - The Defense Department says military prosecutors have re-filed terrorism and murder charges against the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four others, under a revamped trial process at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The charges...

 

Pakistan forms commission to probe bin Laden raid

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan's prime minister has named the members of a commission tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the May 2 U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Pakistan was embarrassed by the al-Qaida chief's discovery in a...

 

Libya's Gadhafi pledges he won't leave

TRIPOLI, Libya-Moammar Gadhafi insists he will not leave his country, South Africa's president said Tuesday after he met the embattled Libyan ruler. Gadhafi's departure is the key demand of rebel forces battling his troops. On Tuesday, Italy's foreign...

 

Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick uses lockout to develop leadership role

ELMA, N.Y. (AP) - With no playbook to pore over, or coach in his ear, Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is concentrating on developing his role as a team leader during the NFL lockout. That was in evidence last week, when Bills players held a...

 

Person with knowledge of situation: Dodgers owner makes payroll

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has paid his major league bills - for now. A person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly said McCourt was able to make payroll...

 

Quicken's Gilbert sets sights on another Detroit building

Quicken Loans Inc. founder Dan Gilbert is close to sealing a deal to buy another downtown Detroit office building: the Albert Kahn-designed First National Building on the edge of Campus Martius Park. Gilbert has the 660 Woodward Ave. building under...

 

As lockout lingers, rookie quarterback Ponder sets up informal workouts for Vikings players

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rookie quarterback Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings are trying to get some work in this week with the NFL lockout stretching toward the three-month mark. Unable to lift weights or run plays together in Minnesota at Vikings...

 

Ohio State football scandal puts focus on future of Ohio State president, athletic director

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In the wake of football coach Jim Tressel's stunning resignation, attention is now focusing on the job security of Ohio State President Gordon Gee and athletic director Gene Smith. Both Gee and Smith offered unwavering, and in...

 
Indy 500 near-winner goes out without a pout

Indy 500 near-winner goes out without a pout

Reporting from Indianapolis- We're all too familiar with the sports stars who, when fate unexpectedly rubs them the wrong way, sulk away from the moment with little if anything to say. If you're a fan of theirs or just plain interested in what...

 
Ptown's Portuguese Festival: A Celebration Of Culture And Heritage

Ptown's Portuguese Festival: A Celebration Of Culture And Heritage

For more than 60 years, Cape Cod's Provincetown has honored its rich Portuguese ancestry during the Blessing of the Fleet, a maritime ritual observed in coastal communities worldwide that prays for safety on the sea and a bountiful catch. By the late...

 
Coachella expands to two weekends in 2012: Tickets go on sale this Friday for weekend passes

Coachella expands to two weekends in 2012: Tickets go on sale this Friday for weekend passes

Next year, Coachella will be twice the fun. After this year's swift sell-out of their 70,000 tickets, festival organizers have decided to expand the event to two weekends, beginning next year. But that doesn't mean double the bands. Instead, each...

 

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