News archive from 2 March 2012

State boys basketball preview for Friday games

Capsules on state boys basketball games Friday involving Central Florida teams. All games will be at the Lakeland Center. 6A semifinal Leesburg vs. Jacksonville Wolfson Topics High School Sports Basketball Maps 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA


Browns GM says Cleveland will try to re-sign Peyton Hillis

The Browns will need to negotiate with a new agent as they try to work out a deal to retain running back Peyton Hillis, who’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at 4 p.m. March 13. Hillis no longer is represented by agent Kennard McGuire,...

Janet Jackson will not judge 'X Factor,' but thanks for the offer

Janet Jackson will not judge 'X Factor,' but thanks for the offer

With two open spots on the judging panel for "The X Factor" that will likely be filled by ladies, the names of some of music's most famous female singers have been flying around as possible replacements for Paula Abdul and Nicole...


Will this week's meetings with Mark Cuban bring Lamar Odom back?

NEW ORLEANS -- It appears there may be a finish line on the horizon for the Lamar Odom drama. His saga took another odd twist Thursday with news that the backup power forward will not rejoin the Mavericks for Friday night's game against the New...

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Republicans’ hopes for recapturing control of Senate dim

WASHINGTON - Even before Republican Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine blindsided her party by announcing she would not seek re-election, GOP hopes for winning four seats and recapturing the Senate this year were beginning to dim. Democratic seats that...

Sausage makers mix tradition, modern updates

Sausage makers mix tradition, modern updates

If you're not a sausage eater, this story might be puzzling: so much time and effort and expense packed into a pig intestine. But if you are, guten appetit! You're about to meet the small but thriving community of South Florida sausage makers working...


Traffic alert: Crash on Bird Road and SR 826

In Miami-Dade, debris is blocking the a northbound lane on Interstate 95 just north of Northwest 62nd Street. An accident with injuries westbound on Bird Road at Southwest 77th Avenue is causing a roadblock. There is a disabled vehicle southbound on...


Weather: Sunny Monday starts holiday week

Sun and breeze are making a refreshing start to the holiday week. The morning remains cloudy with the current temperature at 69 degrees. It will warm up in the afternoon to the mid-70s by lunchtime. In the evening,. clouds are expected to return. The...


Elderly woman hospitalized after hit by stray bullet

A Miami woman was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after she was hit by a stray bullet. According to Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes two neighbors were fighting in the 100 block of Northwest 56th Court when one of them grabbed a gun and fired a...

Samardzija making strong push for starting role

Samardzija making strong push for starting role

MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija has impressed Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum in the early going and has a good shot at making the starting rotation. “That’s going to be the million dollar question in spring training,” Sveum said Thursday. “Against...

Another Chicago boxer's Olympic hopes end

Another Chicago boxer's Olympic hopes end

Chicago's hopes for an Olympic boxing team member are fast disappearing. Shawn Simpson, one of the favorites in the 108-pound class, lost 14-10 to Leroy Davila of North Brunswick, N.J., in Thursday's quarterfinals of the U.S. Championships at Fort...


One dead, seven saved on sinking charter boat in Upper Keys

KEY LARGO -- A woman diver from Washington State died when she was trapped inside the cabin of a 25-foot charter boat that quickly sank in choppy seas in the Florida Keys, said Officer Bobby Dube, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife...


Tell us how your company is giving back

With 2012 just around the corner, many companies are closing the year by giving back, even with the economy still troubled. Business Monday would like to take the pulse of corporate responsibility in the year ahead. We'd like to ask the corporate...

Filmmaker hopes to bring story of Highwaymen to screen

Filmmaker hopes to bring story of Highwaymen to screen

In the days of Jim Crow, about two dozen African-American artists rose to prominence with their stylized depictions of Florida landscapes. They traveled the state's roads during the 1950s and '60s to sell their works - often from the trunks of their...


State Board of Education OKs tougher FCAT grading system

With a unanimous vote Monday, the State Board of Education approved a tougher scoring system for the FCAT, the state’s standardized reading and math exam. The change is meant to raise the academic standards for Florida students. Last year,...


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