News archive from 2 January 2013, page 14

OneVietnam nonprofit connects donors with people in need

When the nonprofit OneVietnam first revved up its outreach efforts with a $5,000 grant, it did something that left supporters stunned. Charity representatives bought iPods and distributed the then-trendy devices to disabled people in remote villages...

 
Cardinal George, bishops issue letter opposing gay marriage

Cardinal George, bishops issue letter opposing gay marriage

Chicago's Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops officially entered Illinois' gay marriage fray Tuesday, issuing a letter that urges parishioners to contact state legislators and voice opposition to a legalization bill that could face a...

 

One dead and eight injured after crash on rain-slick road

One woman was killed and eight others – including five children – were injured Tuesday after their crowded Mitsubishi Montero ran off a rain-slick Sunset Road in north Charlotte and crashed into a tree. The 2001 Mitsubishi,...

 

Jim Souhan: Vikings have history on their side

They elbowed their way into the playoffs like angry shoppers on Black Friday. Their playoff hopes seemed silly only weeks earlier, before they rallied in December. They faced the hardest possible road to the Super Bowl. That's true of the 2012...

 

Packers' Woodson cleared to play

Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson has been medically cleared to play in Saturday night's playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. Woodson has been out since breaking his collarbone against St. Louis in Week 7. He sat out the final...

 
FSU atop Northern Illinois 7-3 at Orange Bowl

FSU atop Northern Illinois 7-3 at Orange Bowl

MIAMI -- Lonnie Pryor got around the left side for a career-long 60-yard touchdown run, and No. 13 Florida State led No. 16 Northern Illinois 7-3 after the opening quarter of the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night. Pryor's score capped a 95-yard, four-play...

 

Itsmyluckyday stirs early Kentucky Derby talk

After catching a leader who set a fast pace, Itsmyluckyday pulled away to a 6 1/4-length win in Tuesday's $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby and stirred early talk about some bigger derbies later this year. Itsmyluckyday won the one-mile dirt...

 

FSU atop Northern Illinois 7-3 at Orange Bowl

MIAMI -- Lonnie Pryor got around the left side for a career-long 60-yard touchdown run, and No. 13 Florida State led No. 16 Northern Illinois 7-3 after the opening quarter of the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night. Pryor's score capped a 95-yard, four-play...

 

House will vote on Senate-passed 'cliff' bill

WASHINGTON - Republicans are dropping their demands for additional spending cuts and will hold a House vote on whether to give final congressional approval to the Senate-approved compromise averting "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending...

 
No panic in Big Blueprint

No panic in Big Blueprint

Tom Coughlin is 66 years old and seems to have the energy of a man in his 40s. If he’s planning on retiring anytime soon, no one seems to know it. And Eli Manning will turn 32 on Thursday, and just based on what his brother is doing, he seems to have...

Daily News, 22:07 in Sport
 
Osi in big rush to get out the door

Osi in big rush to get out the door

OSI UMENYIORA waited a long time to be an unrestricted free agent and he’s not going to waste that opportunity, even though he knows that means it’s “time to move on” from New York. The 31-year-old defensive end said his time with the Giants is most...

Daily News, 22:07 in Sport
 

British man killed on New Year's Eve in Thailand

BANGKOK -- Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a British tourist struck by a stray bullet at a New Year's Eve party on a popular Thai island. Police Col. Krittakarn Kramomthong said Wednesday that 22-year-old Stephen David Ashton was shot...

 

British man killed on New Year's Eve in Thailand

BANGKOK Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a British tourist struck by a stray bullet at a New Year's Eve party on a popular Thai island. Police Col. Krittakarn Kramomthong said Wednesday that 22-year-old Stephen David Ashton was shot in...

 

Reggie Hayes: All bias in play, Colts' Luck the NFL's top rookie

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck should be NFL Rookie of the Year. Yes, I'm biased from covering him all season. That doesn't mean I'm wrong. The cases are strong for Washington's Robert Griffin III and Seattle's Russell Wilson. If you think one of them...

 
Chicago records three homicides on first day of 2013

Chicago records three homicides on first day of 2013

After washing dishes until 2 a.m. while revelers rang in the new year at a downtown restaurant, Octavius Dontrell Lamb wanted to celebrate, his friend said. He got a ride to his old neighborhood in West Town and popped the plastic cork on a bottle of...

 

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