News archive from 1 November 2012

Outspoken Fla. judge accused of ethics violations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An outspoken Palm Beach County judge is in hot water with the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission over his comments from the bench, in written orders and public appearances. The panel filed formal judicial ethics charges...

 

Local drivers rarely stop for crosswalks on fast, busy streets

Despite a sign that warns, "Stop for pedestrians," Kelly Cuffari waited for all the swiftly moving traffic to pass before stepping from the Rosen School of Hospitality campus onto the Universal Boulevard crosswalk. "I don't want to...

 

Angels ship Ervin Santana to Royals in trade

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels traded left-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk. The Angels exercised Santana's $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican...

 

Teaching moments in Kohl's land of 'Oz'

There's no accounting for kids' taste. This becomes apparent pretty early on, when they reject your cinnamon-roasted sweet potato puree, but happily eat from the sandbox. We parents walk through much of life confounded. Why, for example, would a story...

 
Police encourage motorists not to alter driving routines: I-96 'safe to travel'

Police encourage motorists not to alter driving routines: I-96 'safe to travel'

Police encouraged people not to change their daily routines or link unrelated events to the I-96 corridor shootings as investigators continue to work the case. “(I-)96 is safe to travel. You just have to be vigilant in what you're doing,” Michigan...

 

Artist Steve McQueen's work is what it is: Not as it seems

The celebrated British artist Steve McQueen has made two feature films in the past few years. "Hunger" won the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for its vision of Irish Republican Army bomber Bobby Sands, and the hunger strike...

 

Guntersville sweeps St. James in state volleyball quarterfinals

BIRMINGHAM -- Three-time defending Class 4A champion Guntersville swept St. James in the state volleyball quarterfinals Wednesday.Junior Regan Riddle had seven kills in the Trojans' 25-16, 25-18, 25-13 loss. Win Woodson finished with 17 digs and Zuri...

 

When Floodwaters Rise, Web Sites May Fall

By QUENTIN HARDY and JENNA WORTHAM / The New York Times Here is a lesson every Web site manager may be taking away from Hurricane Sandy: It is probably not a good idea to put the backup power generators where it floods. As computer centers in Lower...

 

F.C.C. Describes 911 and Cellphone Problems

By EDWARD WYATT / The New York Times WASHINGTON -- Cellphone calls in the Northeast region were continuing to fail Wednesday because one-quarter of the transmission sites in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy were knocked out and many of those are not...

 

Egypt's Brotherhood: Shariah must be charter base

CAIRO Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it is committed to enshrining Islamic Shariah law as the main source of a new constitution, seeking to mollify ultraconservative Islamists who accuse the group of not advocating strongly enough for...

 

This Year, Gift Ideas In Triplicate

By DAVID POGUE / The New York Times Correction Appended Hollywood studios try to avoid opening big movies on the same weekend, to avoid diluting the buzz and the press coverage. "Oh, no -- we can't open that day," one might say. "...

 

Egypt's Brotherhood: Shariah must be charter base

CAIRO -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it is committed to enshrining Islamic Shariah law as the main source of a new constitution, seeking to mollify ultraconservative Islamists who accuse the group of not advocating strongly enough for...

 

Southwest Dallas campus is recognized botanical beauty

It sits on a geologic formation once thick with mesquite trees known as Rattlesnake Hill in Dallas, sandwiched among Grand Prairie, Cockrell Hill and Duncanville. Now, the piece of property along Spur 408 (known to long-timers as Kiest Boulevard) in...

 
Alabama's foreclosure inventory falls slightly in September

Alabama's foreclosure inventory falls slightly in September

AP Photo/David ZalubowskiCompleted foreclosures declined across the U.S. over the past year.Nationwide foreclosures are declining, as is the inventory of such homes on the market, mortgage researcher CoreLogic said today. In September, there were...

 
Brooklyn Nets opener against the Knicks at Barclays Center postponed in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Nets opener against the Knicks at Barclays Center postponed in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

In the end, Brooklyn basketball succumbed to Sandy. Capping a crazy 24 hours of power outages and mass transportation suspensions, the on-again, off-again Nets’ historical regular season debut Thursday was postponed by Mayor Bloomberg because of the...

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