News archive from 3 April 2015

Voices: The day Indiana began to heal

Voices: The day Indiana began to heal

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was the moment in which a state that had been knocked down decided to get back up. It was a moment that made clear that times in Indiana have dramatically changed. The state's top two legislative leaders, both conservative...

 
'Stories by a Dead Cop' a patrol officer's legacy

'Stories by a Dead Cop' a patrol officer's legacy

DES MOINES -- The date was Feb. 9, 1977. A drunk tried to light a cigarette. He ended up setting the old Coronado apartments near Sherman Hill on fire. Police and firefighters helped as many as they could. Dan Dusenbery was a 26-year-old Des Moines...

 
Pentagon authorizes refueling help for Yemen campaign

Pentagon authorizes refueling help for Yemen campaign

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has agreed to provide aerial refueling support for Saudi and allied pilots attacking Houthi rebels in Yemen, an expansion of the U.S. military's role in the conflict, a Defense Department official said Thursday. The official...

 
'Mad Men' reflections: The cast looks back

'Mad Men' reflections: The cast looks back

Fullscreen January Jones gets comfortable as Betty Francis in this promotional shot for the return of "Mad Men." (Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC) Fullscreen Here, January Jones' Betty Francis is joined by Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper, left,...

 
Hamm, Weiner talk about their 'Mad' creation

Hamm, Weiner talk about their 'Mad' creation

LOS ANGELES — Two men, one Don. There's no mad scientist behind the creation of Mad Men's Don Draper, but a collaborative alchemy between creator Matthew Weiner and actor Jon Hamm brought him to life onscreen. As AMC's four-time Emmy-winning drama...

 
Easter-Passover: More to share for interfaith families

Easter-Passover: More to share for interfaith families

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – On Friday night, Emily Timmel and her husband, Yariv Alpher, will host a Passover Seder for 15 at their home here. Timmel, 40, who is Catholic, plans to serve a traditional menu of matzo, brisket, charoset and gefilte fish in...

 

UAA ranks 17th in Director’s Cup standings

The UAA athletic program is ranked 17th in the most recent Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings, which were announced on Wednesday. The rankings “quantify the national success of all 300 NCAA Div. II programs,” according to a press release....

 

UAA sprinter earns GNAC award

After placing first in three events over the weekend, UAA sophomore sprinter Jamie Ashcroft was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Track co-Athlete of the Week on Monday. Ashcroft won the 100 and 200 meters and helped the 400 meter...

 
Drought could push California to rethink water strategy

Drought could push California to rethink water strategy

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a sweeping executive order Wednesday that imposes mandatory water restrictions across the state as California copes with a historic drought and water shortage. California's historic drought has thrown the state...

 
Sony acquires OnLive gaming service

Sony acquires OnLive gaming service

Sony has bolstered its online gaming portfolio by acquiring OnLive cloud gaming service. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced today that Sony Computer Entertainment has bought "various assets of OnLive, including its U.S. and foreign...

 
Sailor missing for 66 days rescued off N.C. coast

Sailor missing for 66 days rescued off N.C. coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- A South Carolina man who had been reported missing for over two months was rescued Thursday after he was found 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard said. The man, 37-year-old Louis Jordan, and the sailing...

 

New effort to deny Anchorage school bond reimbursement fails

JUNEAU -- The Alaska House of Representatives tried again Thursday to block state reimbursement for Anchorage school bonds that are now going before voters, but failed to reach the super majority necessary to make the bill retroactive. The state...

 
'Groundhog Day' musical to open March 2017

'Groundhog Day' musical to open March 2017

A musical version of Groundhog Day is headed to Broadway March 9, 2017. The New York Times reports that a new musical stage adaptation of the 1993 classic comedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell has an opening date. And the show will play over...

 
Jury awards $150M in Jeep Grand Cherokee fire case

Jury awards $150M in Jeep Grand Cherokee fire case

A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep Grand Cherokee caught fire after a crash. Jurors in Decatur County ruled Thursday that Chrysler acted with reckless disregard for human life in selling the...

 

Senate committee strips funds for Legislature's Anchorage offices

JUNEAU -- The Alaska Senate Finance Committee is proposing to strip funding from the Legislature’s pricey lease for remodeled Anchorage offices, forcing legislators and their staff to move a building downtown owned by the state. The move would save...

 
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