News archive from 3 April 2013

Discovery CEO's 2012 pay package approaches $50 million

Honey Boo Boo should be getting a nice box of chocolates in the mail. David Zaslav, the chief executive of cable programming giant Discovery Communications, had a 2012 compensation package worth $49.9 million, according to the company's proxy...

 

Charlotte Douglas airport authority decision to await study

RALEIGH The legislative move to transfer control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport to an independent authority slowed Tuesday when the chief N.C. House sponsor of the bill said he would not seek a vote until the city council has a chance to...

 

Deputies find 8 guns in Harrisburg shooter's home

CONCORD Police found eight guns in the home of a Harrisburg man accused of shooting two of his neighbors and then himself on Friday. Deputies recovered three rifles, two pistols and three revolvers during a search of Anthony Charles Hardy's house...

 

My Word: Someday science, religion will explain

For most of my life, I've been agnostic, but not atheistic. About 85 years ago in Alabama, my religious doubts began in a Vacation Bible School. The teacher, a smiling motherly woman, said our foreign-mission pennies would help to convert Hindus so...

 
Pols, constituents shocked by Sen. Malcolm Smith bribery charges

Pols, constituents shocked by Sen. Malcolm Smith bribery charges

ALBANY — After spending years under an ethical cloud, state Sen. Malcolm Smith's arrest Tuesday was less surprising to many of his Albany colleagues than what he was actually arrested for. “Why would a Democrat try to bribe their way onto the...

 

Kid Cudi exits Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label

Kid Cudi has parted ways with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint. While promoting his upcoming effort, "Indicud," on Yesi Ortiz's KPWR (105.9 FM) show Tuesday afternoon, Cudi revealed he'd recently parted ways with the West-fronted camp....

 

Jane Henson of Muppet family fame dies at 78

LOS ANGELES -- The Jim Henson Co. says Henson's partner in marriage and Muppets has died. The company says Jane Henson died Tuesday at her Connecticut home following a battle with cancer. She was 78. She and Jim Henson met in a University of Maryland...

 

Jacque Vaughn returns to San Antonio, the place where he learned so much

SAN ANTONIO - This city is special to Jacque Vaughn. Here, he won an NBA title as a player. Here, he became an NBA assistant coach. Topics Basketball Gregg Popovich Orlando Magic See more topics » X

 

UCF's Breshad Perriman learning to be a No. 1 receiver

The ball arced through the air on Tuesday afternoon at the UCF practice fields, spiraling about 40 yards downfield before dropping into the arms of twisting, diving Breshad Perriman. Those types of big plays have become a common sight for observers...

 

FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo looks to replace record-setter Dustin Hopkins

TALLAHASSEE - The question follows Roberto Aguayo everywhere he goes. "Just how are you going to fill these big shoes?" Whenever the Florida State kicker is back in his hometown of Mascotte, variations of the inquiry often are the first...

 
City to open 78 new schools in Septemer, bringing tally under Mayor Bloomberg to a record 656

City to open 78 new schools in Septemer, bringing tally under Mayor Bloomberg to a record 656

Education officials will cut the ribbon on 78 new city schools in September, bringing the number of public schools opened during the Bloomberg administration to 656 — a record for any New York mayor. Mayor Bloomberg has made closing troubled schools...

 
VIDEO: Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice physically, verbally abusing players during team practices

VIDEO: Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice physically, verbally abusing players during team practices

When Rutgers disciplined basketball coach Mike Rice in December, the scope of his punishment for conduct toward players at practice was considered severe. Now that shocking video of his actions has gone public, it's unclear if Rutgers did enough. The...

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City Council remap, implementation challenged

More than a year after Chicago aldermen thought they had settled the contentious issue of redrawing the city's 50 ward boundaries, the new map they approved is facing a legal challenge. The League of Women Voters of Chicago filed a federal lawsuit...

 

Avon CEO 2012 pay package valued at $12.9M

NEW YORK -- Beauty products seller Avon Products Inc. says CEO Sheri McCoy received a compensation package worth $12.9 million during her first year on the job. McCoy, 54, who became CEO in April 2012, received a base salary of $831,781, according to...

 

Wine of the Week: Araceli Gonzalez, Yecla, Monastrell M5 2009

Araceli Gonzalez, Yecla, Monastrell M5 2009, $11.99-$14.99 The monastrell grape, a.k.a. mourvedre, is originally from Spain. The province of Murcia on the southern central coastline of the Mediterranean Sea is home to three of the best regions in the...

 

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