News archive from 3 January 2012

Two Choices for Best Bedside Read in the Hospital

Two Choices for Best Bedside Read in the Hospital

What is the best reading material for a stay in the hospital: the book that will lift you far away from that miserable place, or the one that will plunge you deeper in, a kind of guidebook to clarify local customs and keep you out of trouble? Two new...

 
Penn State season ends in bowl loss to Houston

Penn State season ends in bowl loss to Houston

DALLAS - Penn State's tumultuous year ended with a 30-14 loss to Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Monday, a dispiriting finish to a season in which coach Joe Paterno was fired as part of a child sex-abuse scandal that shook college sports. The...

 

Forte among Bears vocal in support of Martz

Although the Mike Martz Era in Chicago is still under review. Bears players voiced support Monday for the beleaguered offensive coordinator, whose expiring contract comes at the end of a disappointing 8-8 season. “They have to find out if they are...

 

Physical activity and school performance: A closer look

Physical education may be disappearing from some schools, but a study finds that kids who engage in sports or physical activity may do better academically. Researchers analyzed 14 studies (most from the U.S.) looking at the relationship between...

 

Brothers found in Pinal County canal ID'd

As neighbors expressed shock and sorrow over the drowning deaths Sunday of two young brothers in a canal near Maricopa, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the victims. They are Anthony Michael Love, 10, and his 6-year-old brother...

 

Amid snowstorm, Gaylord reports record low snow in December

GAYLORD — As northern Michigan absorbs the first big snowstorm of the season, the National Weather Service is announcing a record accumulation at its Gaylord office — the lowest ever for December. The weather service said Monday that 9.8 inches of...

 

GOP’s Ron Paul returns to Iowa with son, Sen. Paul

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday stoked big crowds packed with younger supporters on a five-city air tour of Iowa, re-emerging in the state he’d left for two days as a leader in state polls but with his support...

 
In Classic vs. Modern Violins, Beauty Is in Ear of the Beholder

In Classic vs. Modern Violins, Beauty Is in Ear of the Beholder

What gives a violin made by Stradivari or Guarneri del Gesù its remarkable sound? Researchers have examined the wood preservatives, varnish, even the effects of the Little Ice Age on the density of wood, for anything that might explain the...

 
India’s anti-corruption movement loses steam

India’s anti-corruption movement loses steam

NEW DELHI - In a year of global protests, few were as broadly backed as India’s mass movement against corruption, which drew millions of people into the streets and onto social media to express support for veteran activist Anna Hazare as he staged a...

 
Ancient Capital Wilted When Water Ran Low

Ancient Capital Wilted When Water Ran Low

Angkor, the ancient city in Cambodia that was the seat of the Khmer empire, flourished from the 9th to the 15th century. Today, tourists still appreciate the remnants of its architecture and sophisticated hydro-engineering systems, composed of canals,...

 

Get ready for arctic blast, Central Florida

Central Florida residents who long for a touch of winter are about to get their wish. The temperature, which had been warmer than normal for this time of year, is plummeting. Freeze warnings and watches are in effect, and the mercury is expected to...

 

Undecided Iowans weighing who to back

DES MOINES, Iowa-For Republicans here, the ideal presidential candidate would blend Ron Paul's ideological passion with Mitt Romney's electability. Newt Gingrich's intelligence with Rick Perry's evangelical appeal. Add a dash of social conservatism...

 

Bill seeks oversight of Mass. casino vote spending

BOSTON-Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has filed a bill that would require all spending on local casino referendums be reported to the state. The state's new gaming law requires a proposed casino to be approved by voters in host...

 

With focus on Iowa, Huntsman continues NH effort

NASHUA, N.H.-Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Monday that his intense focus on New Hampshire is paying off, though he's still being met by some blank looks. Watching Huntsman enter a Nashua diner surrounded by television cameras,...

 

Bird flu virus doesn't jump between humans: China

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The latest bird flu virus that killed a 39-year-old bus driver in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen over the weekend is not yet transmissible between humans, Chinese health authorities said. "The virus found in the...

 

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