News archive from 2 July 2012, page 19

Volunteers wanted at triathlon for diabetes

Fight diabetes by serving as a support volunteer for a triathlon competition fundraiser July 15 at a water park in Pearland. Some volunteers will be needed the day before to set up the event tent, bike racks, signage and more. On the day of the event,...

Chron, 23:07 in Regional
 

PRI president: Polls irreversibly favor Pena Nieto

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The president of Mexico's formerly long-ruling party says all polls "irreversibly" show that the Institutional Revolutionary Party will return to presidency after 12 years out of office.Joaquin Coldwell says PRI candidate...

Chron, 23:10 in World News
 
Philippine crocodile declared largest in captivity

Philippine crocodile declared largest in captivity

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A huge crocodile known as Lolong has brought pride, fear, tourism revenue and attention to the remote southern Philippines town where it was captured. And now it has claimed a world record, too.Guinness World Records...

Chron, 23:10 in World News
 

U.S. moves into final rounds of World Cup of Softball

OKLAHOMA CITY - After the United States completed a perfect run through round-robin play at the World Cup of Softball, coach Ken Eriksen came up to rookie Amanda Chidester bearing gifts: a lineup card and the ball from her first international hit. And...

 

County workers rebuked for misusing power in child welfare case

The mother acknowledged she unleashed a bitter torrent of accusations against the social workers who took her children last year, calling incessantly to claim they were being abused in foster care. But what the workers did in return has drawn a stern...

 

Felix Pie's RBI helps Gwinnett Braves nip Charlotte Knights

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. A one-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning by Felix Pie led the Gwinnett Braves to a 6-5 win over the Charlotte Knights on Sunday in Game Two of their four-game series. The win snapped a 15-game losing streak for...

 

Small businesses must navigate healthcare reform changes

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, a key provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, this mandate requires that, effective Jan. 1, 2014, health insurance must be purchased by most U.S. citizens and legal...

 

Vision, not spam, best conveys company's message

“Make your voice heard!” That was the subject of one of the many (several hundred) spam emails that I received today. It's difficult to know exactly how many emails are sent worldwide per day. Estimates range from 175 billion to...

 

Obtaining equity capital in today's market

Growing a company is seldom easy, and today's economic environment doesn't make it much easier. However, even in today's economy, there are ways to raise equity capital. But first, put yourself in the place of a potential investor. While investors are...

 
Summer sales sizzle for some South Florida companies

Summer sales sizzle for some South Florida companies

When the temperature rises in South Florida, revenue drops at many businesses. Along Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, pedestrians typically avoid strolling in the torturous humidity, forcing store owners and...

 

Team USA adavnces to World Cup of Softball championship

OKLAHOMA CITY - After the United States completed a perfect run through round-robin play at the World Cup of Softball, coach Ken Eriksen came up to rookie Amanda Chidester bearing gifts: a lineup card and the ball from her first international hit. And...

 
Seven people killed by out-of-control vehicles in Miami-Dade, Broward

Seven people killed by out-of-control vehicles in Miami-Dade, Broward

In a tragic prelude to a holiday week, crashes by out-of-control vehicles have taken seven lives — including three members of a single family and two church leaders — in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The deadliest occurred in...

 

Jivemind in Glendale to provide musicians' paradise

For two years, Jeff Rose envisioned a "fitness club" for musicians that was equipped with a production studio, area to hang out and room to practice and perform. Rose and Dustin Chaffin are set to see the idea come to life as Jivemind opens...

 

Investors scout exotic holdings

NEW YORK - You can leap off a mountainside in extreme skiing, kick and claw to near death in extreme fighting and twist yourself into a pretzel in extreme yoga. Why not turn investing into an adventure sport? Professional money managers are scouring...

 

Complain to FCC on solicitors

Question: I'm getting many telemarketing calls. I've complained to the FCC, but the calls keep coming. Anybody else who can help? -- Janet Howden, Mesa Answer: Not really. Filing a complaint with the FCC is your best bet. The FCC investigates...

 

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