News archive from 2 January 2013, page 3

Cam Newton proud of Carolina Panthers' perseverance

After limping his way to helping Carolina get its seventh and final win of the season Sunday, Cam Newton stood in the visitor's locker room in New Orleans and delivered a postgame speech to his teammates. From his locker near the split in the room...

 

Seth Curry returns home a captain for Duke

lkeeley@newsobserver.com After a Duke career-high 31 points against Santa Clara capped off 2012, Seth Curry received an unexpected surprise to open 2013: He was officially named a team captain. “Our three seniors have really been the...

 

WWII soldier's tale is finally told decades after his death

VORSELAAR, Belgium - A brass band waited outside the church, the musicians bundled in overcoats and scarves against a gray morning. Someone hoisted a ceremonial flag as we proceeded down cobblestone streets in this small town. The air had turned cold...

 

Michigan Democrats urge quick action on fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON – As House Republicans huddled on a Senate deal to forestall broad tax hikes and automatic spending cuts, a key Michigan Democrat said they need to act quickly or it could deal a blow to the economy. U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin of Royal Oak...

 

Jeff Seidel: Lions' team, but not head coach, will look different in 2013

Coaches were getting whacked all across the NFL on Monday morning. 'Tis the season. And then there was Jim Schwartz -- the guy whose team ended the season with an eight-game losing streak. The guy whose team had a 4-12 record. He still had his job on...

 
Pistons' Lawrence Frank lauds assistant coaches for bench play

Pistons' Lawrence Frank lauds assistant coaches for bench play

Pistons coach Lawrence Frank has been very complimentary of bench players Charlie Villanueva, Will Bynum and Austin Daye. All three were out of the rotation at different times this season, but the trio have fueled the great play off the bench...

 
U-M's Denard Robinson throws passes in warmups before Outback Bowl

U-M's Denard Robinson throws passes in warmups before Outback Bowl

TAMPA -- Denard Robinson arrived for pregame warmups before the Outback Bowl less than two hours before the game and was throwing a few passes, with more velocity than he had late in the season. Most of them were corner routes, showing a bit more zip...

 

Wednesday's matchup: Illinois at Purdue

Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind. Radio/TV: WIND-AM 560/BTN Records: No. 11 Illinois 13-1. Purdue 6-6. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois is trying to get hot again on 3-pointers, but the Boilermakers might not be the...

 
Gambian leader says to build herbal AIDS-cure hospital

Gambian leader says to build herbal AIDS-cure hospital

BANJUL (Reuters) - AIDS patients would be offered an herbal cure at a 1,111-bed hospital in Gambia that the president said on Tuesday he plans to build despite medical concerns the treatment is dangerous. President Yahya Jammeh said in 2007 he had...

 

BOOKS: Traditional Societies and Our New World

WASHINGTON - Human beings and apes went their separate ways 6 million years ago, Jared Diamond notes near the beginning of "The World Until Yesterday." Yet agriculture has been around for just 11,000 years, and the first state government...

 

EDITORIAL: 'Fear Itself': FDR's Words May Be Even More True Today

WASHINGTON - Eighty years ago on New Year's Day, the country was anxiously waiting for the other shoe to drop. A crushing economic depression showed no sign of abating. Americans had elected a new president in November but had to wait until early...

 

Davidson aims to lure more big opponents to Charlotte

If Davidson basketball coach Bob McKillop had his way, his Wildcats would play more than the occasional game in Time Warner Cable Arena where they will host No. 1 Duke at 7 p.m. Wednesday. “It's our Madison Square Garden,”...

 

At 11-2, how tough are the 49ers?

The Charlotte 49ers have reached this point in the nonconference portion of their season – which concludes Wednesday against UNC Asheville at Halton Arena – in relatively good shape. As the 49ers (11-2) ready for their first...

 
Hyundai, Kia target 4 percent rise in 2013 vehicle sales

Hyundai, Kia target 4 percent rise in 2013 vehicle sales

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp aim to boost global sales by 4 percent this year to a combined 7.41 million vehicles, they said in a press release on Wednesday. The South Korean duo, which together ranks...

 
More evidence for obesity paradox

More evidence for "obesity paradox"

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a review of almost 100 past studies covering nearly three million people, researchers found that being overweight or slightly obese was linked to about a 6 percent lower risk of dying, compared to people considered...

 

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