News archive from 1 June 2014

APNewsBreak: Chief justice applies for FSU job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court is applying to become president of Florida State University. Ricky Polston, who was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Charlie Crist, submitted his application for FSU's vacant...

 

Is investing really like brain surgery?

“You might be a brain surgeon, but would you operate on your own head?” That puzzling statement, in a recent Wall Street Journal weekend insert, came from Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.,...

 
SE Louisiana beats Bryant 2-1 in 10 innings

SE Louisiana beats Bryant 2-1 in 10 innings

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sam Roberson's RBI sacrifice fly scored Jameson Fisher to give Southeastern Louisiana a 2-1, 10-inning victory over Bryant in an elimination game in Baton Rouge Regional. Tied 1-1, Southeastern (38-24) led off the 10th with...

 

Newcomers to public list reflect strength of Dallas economy

Restaurants multiply like jackrabbits along the 3-mile strip of Belt Line Road in Addison — Mexican, Chinese, elegant steakhouses and two-bit shacks that serve waffles and weak coffee. They come and they go, and anyone with the gumption and cash to...

 

Newcomers to public list reflect strength of Dallas economy

Restaurants multiply like jackrabbits along the 3-mile strip of Belt Line Road in Addison — Mexican, Chinese, elegant steakhouses and two-bit shacks that serve waffles and weak coffee. They come and they go, and anyone with the gumption and cash to...

 

Strasburger & Price wants to help women combine careers, home life

Unlike most attorneys at big law firms, Debby Ackerman of Strasburger & Price LLP doesn’t have to worry about billable hours or bringing in clients. The 64-year-old is being paid to be a role model. Her sole charge is to show Strasburger’s female...

 

Strasburger & Price wants to help women combine careers, home life

Unlike most attorneys at big law firms, Debby Ackerman of Strasburger & Price LLP doesn’t have to worry about billable hours or bringing in clients. The 64-year-old is being paid to be a role model. Her sole charge is to show Strasburger’s female...

 

Oncor’s future bet: a better grid

Oncor the disrupter? Regulated utilities aren’t known for shaking things up. But Oncor Electric Delivery Co. could challenge the conventional thinking. It has already wrecked some traditional notions. While its parent wallows in bankruptcy, Oncor’s...

 

Business book reviews: Think Smarter and Trajectory

Think Smarter Michael Kallet (John Wiley & Sons, $25) The critical thinking process requires two things: a belief that a workable solution exists and an open mind that empties and then fills a “thought bucket.” The thought bucket matters because...

 

Business book reviews: Think Smarter and Trajectory

Think Smarter Michael Kallet (John Wiley & Sons, $25) The critical thinking process requires two things: a belief that a workable solution exists and an open mind that empties and then fills a “thought bucket.” The thought bucket matters because...

 

The Five: Tips on being a spirited leader

A local expert provides five recommendations on a topic useful to small business owners. This week, management consultant Ellen Castro talked to staff writer Hanah Cho on being a “spirited leader.” Castro is a Dallas-based motivational speaker,...

 

Richardson-based company designs camera-enabled helmet

The Richardson-based engineering and product development company Paragon Innovations is helping change the way people watch football games. In 2012, Sports Video Innovations approached the company to design a camera that would seamlessly fit into a...

 
Downtown Sioux City Hotel set to be auctioned

Downtown Sioux City Hotel set to be auctioned

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Sioux City officials are hoping a foreclosure sale this summer of the Sioux City Hotel and Convention Center will net a buyer willing to make major renovations to the troubled downtown property. The 10-story hotel is set to be...

 
Michaud pledges to unite Maine as governor

Michaud pledges to unite Maine as governor

BANGOR, Maine -- Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud (MEE'-shoh) says Maine must put aside divisiveness and restore public confidence in the leadership of Augusta. In his speech at the state Democratic convention Saturday, Michaud pledged...

 
Released soldier's parents appear with Obama

Released soldier's parents appear with Obama

WASHINGTON -- The father of the lone U.S. soldier held in Afghanistan, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, says the nature of his son's recovery will never really be comprehended. Bob Bergdahl stood with his wife, Joni, and President Barack Obama in the White...

 

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