News archive from 1 November 2013

Oxford City Council ponders project for old downtown

Oxford City Council ponders project for old downtown

slideshow Downtown Oxford’s Main Street is lined with historic homes and buildings, some of which date to the mid-1800s. They could be regarded as the last of their type, however, for previous structures of that era have been lost to time and neglect....

 

Ranburne awaits word on grant for road improvements

Ranburne town officials are still waiting to hear whether they will be able to do some much needed road work. The town applied for a Community Block Development Grant to widen and improve Georgia Avenue and connecting streets: Lake, Pollard, South...

 

Local officials say immigration act settlement ends "unenforceable" law

A court settlement Tuesday effectively killed Alabama’s illegal-immigration act, formalizing the end of what local officials say was a largely unenforceable law. An agreement filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday said the state cannot enforce a part...

 

Trent Rommann leads PGA Assistant Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Trent Rommann shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Assistant Championship. The 30-year-old Rommann, a PGA assistant professional at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kan., had seven birdies and...

 

Cold rain doesn't dampen Detroiter's Halloween spirit

With plastic pumpkins lit and porch lights switched on, a cold, steady drizzle couldn't dampen Nick DiNunzio's spirit. As darkness fell, an occasional costumed kid stopped by, bags open and at the ready. “Trick or Treat!” About an hour in, the rain...

 

Cuba legalizes rent-a-toilets in its effort to expand private business

Pushing on with its effort to open its economy to market forces, the Cuban government Thursday legalized the business of renting out public bathrooms, providing fixed prices for five categories of facilities. A pilot rent-a-toilet program, which was...

 
Detroit Tigers, for now, have second-best odds to win 2014 World Series

Detroit Tigers, for now, have second-best odds to win 2014 World Series

The Detroit Tigers have yet to find a new manager and address glaring holes on their roster, especially in the bullpen. For now, Las Vegas says they have the second-best odds to win the 2014 World Series. Online sportsbook Bovada has the Los Angeles...

 

Clemson WR Watkins hopes to finish season strong

COLUMBIA, S.C. If Sammy Watkins is playing out his final few games with No. 9 Clemson, he's determined to finish with a flourish. Watkins stellar run began last week with a record-setting 14-catch, 163-yard showing in a 40-27 win at Maryland....

 

Clemson-Virginia Preview Capsule

No. 9 Clemson (7-1, 5-1 ACC) at Virginia (2-6, 0-4), 3:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Clemson by 17. Series record: Clemson leads 37-8-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Tigers need to win and hope No. 3 Florida State loses twice to remain in contention for the ACC's...

 
Long shot Majestic City wins Santa Anita feature

Long shot Majestic City wins Santa Anita feature

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Majestic City led all the way to win the $70,000 Big Bear Stakes by a neck over 8-5 favorite Rousing Sermon at Santa Anita on Thursday. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Majestic City ran a mile in 1:35.20 and paid $32.40, $11 and $5 at...

 

Thursday's Scores

Edison 14, Del-Valley Charter 0 Fels 30, Dobbins 14 Olney 26, High School of the Future 0 Philadelphia Central 14, Gratz 0 West Philadelphia 24, Mastbaum 0

 

Knicks go with bigger lineup against Bulls

CHICAGO -- Andrea Bargnani is in New York's starting lineup for Thursday night's game at Chicago, giving the Knicks a bigger look against the physical Bulls. The 7-foot Bargnani had six points in 17 minutes in his first game with New York, which beat...

 

Tulsa 66ers acquire top NBDL draft choice in trade

TULSA, Okla. -- The Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League have acquired the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft as part of a three-team trade. The 66ers get the top pick and former NBA guard Ben Uzoh in a trade that includes Iowa and...

 

Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is criticizing U.S. states that refuse to issue Defense Department identification cards — and the benefits that go with them — to same-sex spouses of military members at National Guard...

 
Red Sox fan complains about manager John Farrell on WEEI radio show day after Boston wins World Series 

Red Sox fan complains about manager John Farrell on WEEI radio show day after Boston wins World Series 

Red Sox fans across New England woke up this morning still basking in the glory of winning their third World Series in 10 years. Well, everybody except Billy from Lynn. On the Dennis and Callahan Morning Show on WEEI, fans mostly called to celebrate a...

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