News archive from 1 June 2013

Bank of America slashes ‘small number' of Charlotte positions

Bank of America confirmed Friday that it has laid off a "small number" of people who worked in uptown Charlotte. “We can confirm that a small number of risk positions were reduced in Charlotte today,” said Christopher...

 
Fallen, dog-loving Marine honored at Miami airport K-9 training center dedication

Fallen, dog-loving Marine honored at Miami airport K-9 training center dedication

Miami-Dade's canine crew has a new place to train at the airport: an area that honors a fallen Marine who had worked with dogs in the military. County officials and the soldier's family were on hand Friday at Miami International Airport to roll out...

 

Gators fall to Austin Peay in NCAA opener, face elimination game Saturday

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - UF sophomore reliever Ryan Harris made one mistake in a ballpark that isn't forgiving of such things and now the Gators stand one loss away from elimination. Harris took the mound in the bottom of the eighth with a 3-1 lead, but...

 

Killer mentally competent; execution moves forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man convicted of killing two women and leaving a third woman for dead is once again scheduled for execution. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday rescinded a temporary stay for 49-year-old Marshall Lee Gore, who is scheduled to die by...

 

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is taking care of the future

CHICAGO - The leisurely pace of doing business is largely a thing of the past for NHL general managers. Not only is the Kings' Dean Lombardi balancing the present - Game 1 of the Western Conference finals is here on Saturday - but he is managing the...

 
Stacy Lewis 1 back after first round of ShopRite

Stacy Lewis 1 back after first round of ShopRite

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Three-time NCAA player of the year Amanda Blumenherst and LPGA rookie leader Moriya Jutanugarn shot 5-under 66 on Friday to top the leaderboard in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, a stroke ahead of defending champion Stacy Lewis....

 

Barrow takes challenge of Duggan's mayoral candidacy to court

A Detroit mayoral contender has turned to the courts in his bid to keep front-runner Mike Duggan's name off the August primary ballot. Four-time candidate Tom Barrow filed a complaint Thursday against the Detroit Election Commission, which voted...

 

Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is back from his part-time home in Mexico and eagerly spreading the idea he could run for the U.S. presidency in 2016. Ventura volunteered the possibility while at Minnesota's Capitol on Friday-...

 

Oregon governor enters fracas over closing of SAG-AFTRA office

A squabble within SAG-AFTRA over closing the union's Oregon branch has reached all the way to governor's office. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken the surprising step of wading into the union's controversial decision to shut its Oregon office,...

 

District 214 to review bid process after contract winner found to be facing criminal charges

Township High School District 214 plans to review its process for vetting bidders after learning it had awarded a contract to an asphalt company owned by a man facing a criminal investigation. The Arlington Heights-based school district board had...

 

Libertyville resident complaints help postpone warehouse development vote

Libertyville resident Dale Sherman said he and other residents still have questions about the proposed warehouse development project along Route 176 on the village's east side. Among their concerns are long-term landscaping, potential noise pollution...

 

School districts in Libertyville, Vernon Hills fill leadership spots

The Libertyville Elementary District 70 Board of Education has hired Lori Poelking, an experienced school administrator, as the new principal for Copeland Manor Elementary School at a recent school board meeting. Poelking will replace Principal Erik...

 

Budget proposal threatens the jobs of more than 100 teacher assistants in Cabarrus County

frkelly@charlotteobserver.com The N.C. Senate budget proposal approved this week threatens to eliminate more than 100 teacher assistants from the Cabarrus County Schools, a district spokeswoman said Friday. School officials have informed 129 full-time...

 

St. Charles getting two new summer festivals this year

St. Charles will be home to two new festivals this summer - one is an expansion of a RiverFest event that became so popular it will now stand on its own. The Firin' Up the Fox barbecue contest will run July 5-7 at the Charlestowne Mall property. The...

 

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