News archive from 4 January 2013

Bing: 'We've lost respect for life' as Detroit records 386 murders in '12

Bing: 'We've lost respect for life' as Detroit records 386 murders in '12

Detroit - The city's murder total for 2012 continued an upward trend as the city recorded 386 deaths, up 42 murders from 2011's killings.According to Detroit officials' final statistics, there were a total of 411 homicides in the city last year by...

 

Big Baby making big progress

Coming off another narrow loss, the most uplifting sign at Magic practice on Thursday was the sight of a player shooting, driving and dunking. No big deal? It's big if that player is power forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis.

 

Sherrington: If Jerry Jones ever admits he needs help, now might be time

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington answered reader questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights:   The Redskins loss seemed to be very hard on my regular barflies. After game sales were way up and I eventually had to call a...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 

'Lavender and Lace' tea supports Daytona Beach Symphony Society

Revel in all things lavender at "Lavender and Lace," which supports the Daytona Beach Symphony Society. "Lavender and Lace" takes place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Shores Resort & Spa. Certified tea educator...

 

Bill to help foster youths with school records

MIAMI -- Federal lawmakers have passed a bill that will give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve dismal education outcomes for foster children. Social workers had been required to get a court order to access a foster...

 
Modern library set to open in Glen Oaks this spring

Modern library set to open in Glen Oaks this spring

A swanky new library is set to open in Queens this spring. The $17.1 million Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library will be a three-level edifice with a glassy exterior, library officials said. “It will be the newest and the brightest” in Queens, said...

 
Dodgers' 2013 season opener vs. Giants to be broadcast by ESPN

Dodgers' 2013 season opener vs. Giants to be broadcast by ESPN

For openers, it is again the big, nasty, orange-and-back-clad San Francisco Giants. Also it should probably be mentioned, the World Series champion Giants. Major League Baseball announced the games and times for its opening week Thursday, with the...

 

Trial set to begin in Boston over pregnancy drug

BOSTON -- Trial is set to begin Friday in a lawsuit brought by four sisters who say their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during the 1950s when she was pregnant. Jury selection is scheduled in federal court in Boston in case...

 

New York real estate investor expands Lincoln Road presence

A New York real estate investment fund continued to expand its presence on Lincoln Road last month, purchasing three storefronts on the prime retail street. Thor Equities said Thursday that it closed last month on the purchase of 663, 665, and 667...

 

Chat replay: Talk with SportsDay columnist Tim Cowlishaw

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com and panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and Stars in a live chat at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Click here to enjoy...

Dallas News, 17:11 in Sport
 
Free screening, discussion of film about children with disabilities

Free screening, discussion of film about children with disabilities

The Global Peace Film Festival presents a free screening of "Angels Among Us," a personal feature documentary from Emmy Award-winning director Sylvia Caminer this Sunday, Jan. 6. Audience members will see clips from the movie and have the...

 

Sherrington: If Jerry Jones ever admits he needs help, now might be the time

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington answered reader questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights:   The Redskins loss seemed to be very hard on my regular barflies. After game sales were way up and I eventually had to call a...

Dallas News, 17:11 in Sport
 

Royals ink P Boyer to minor league deal

The Kansas City Royals signed pitcher Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract on Thursday. Boyer, a seven-year major league veteran, has not pitched since the 2011 season, when he appeared in five games and posted an 0-2 record with a 10.80 earned-run...

 
James Farrell, 1921-2012

James Farrell, 1921-2012

James Farrell was familiar to many Chicago Cubs fans as the man who for years placed the game ball on the pitcher's mound before the first inning at Wrigley Field. His official title - umpire room attendant - didn't properly describe the care he took...

 

Looking ahead to winter 2013 on the Chicago fringe

Pushing boundaries, good taste and tiny budgets to their breaking point is the very definition of Chicago's fringe theater scene. But, most important, you can always count on honest performances, often delivered in spaces the size of your living room....

 

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