News archive from 4 March 2012

Fate of Internet cafes hinges on Seminole County case

Fate of Internet cafes hinges on Seminole County case

Inside a drab strip mall near Casselberry, Chris Drone sits at a computer screen watching rows of cherries, lemons and four-leaf clovers flash across an image of a slot machine each time he clicks his computer mouse. He figures he's up about $15 for...

 
D.C. photographer chronicled a host of African American firsts

D.C. photographer chronicled a host of African American firsts

Back before Ray Wilson went blind, there was little he loved more than looking at visages through his viewfinder. He preferred them black and historic. Over three decades, Wilson photographed Buffalo soldiers and Thurgood Marshall, Sidney Poitier and...

 
Lifelong athlete, devout mother fought with grace

Lifelong athlete, devout mother fought with grace

A lifelong athlete, Kate Engeman ran marathons, played tennis, water skied and enjoyed just about anything that kept her active. When she went running, husband Greg Engeman said she was so determined and so focused that he often "slowed her...

 
No. 9 Murray State wins automatic bid from OVC

No. 9 Murray State wins automatic bid from OVC

Jewuan Long hit a driving layup with 4.4 seconds remaining and No. 9 Murray State rallied from a pair of seven-point second-half deficits to capture its 15th Ohio Valley Conference championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a...

 

Boeing dreams big with new jet

Boeing is touting its new 787 Dreamliner as a revolutionary plane in terms of fuel-efficiency, range and passenger experience. A test version of the plane - which Japan Airlines will use for its nonstop flights from Boston to Tokyo launching next...

 

Capitol Buzz: Redistricting to dominate Legislature

TALLAHASSEE -- It's only the second day of the 60-day legislative session, but the Capitol will be jumping Wednesday. Here are five things to watch: • Secretary of State Kurt Browning is scheduled to meet with Gov. Rick Scott at 11:30 a.m. Browning's...

 

Boeing dreams big with new jet

Boeing is touting its new 787 Dreamliner as a revolutionary plane in terms of fuel-efficiency, range and passenger experience. A test version of the plane - which Japan Airlines will use for its nonstop flights from Boston to Tokyo launching next...

 

Weather: Expected showers for South Florida

South Floridians may want to grab an umbrella before leaving the house. With an increase in humidity, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Skies will be be mostly...

 

Judge: Feds must justify secrecy of Alaska Rep. Young's investigation files

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department was wrong in categorically refusing to provide any of its criminal investigative files on U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, to an anti-corruption public interest group. The...

 

Cuba's offshore oil drilling platform gets OK from Coast Guard, BSEE

U.S. Coast Guard and environmental safety officials have inspected and OK’d an offshore oil drilling platform headed to Cuba, under an unusual arrangement designed to allay concerns about a possible spill that could foul the U.S. coastline....

 

Traffic alert: Crashes at SW 88th St. and EB on SR 836; bus crash in Davie

In Miami-Dade, the road is blocked at Southwest 88th Street at 79th Avenue due to a crash with injuries. Only the center lane is open after an injury crash eastbound on State Road 836 at 826. In Broward, an accident northbound on Northwest 77th Avenue...

 

North Carolina furniture maker to share his views on jobs with Obama

WASHINGTON - The Lincolnton, N.C., owner of a small specialty furniture maker will be President Obama's guest at the White House today. The president has asked Bruce Cochrane, owner of Lincolnton Furniture, and several other business owners to join...

 
Poll: Florida voters prefer Mitt Romney over President Obama

Poll: Florida voters prefer Mitt Romney over President Obama

Florida voters disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, say he doesn't deserve to be reelected and narrowly prefer Republican Mitt Romney in a theoretical matchup, according to a new poll. Romney would get 46 percent of the Florida vote...

 
UNC-Asheville wins Big South tournament for automatic bid

UNC-Asheville wins Big South tournament for automatic bid

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Jeremy Atkinson scored 18 points and J.P. Primm added 16 points with seven assists, leading UNC-Asheville to its second straight Big South tournament title with an 80-64 victory over Virginia Military Institute. Matt Dickey...

 
Yankees always like their chances

Yankees always like their chances

TAMPA, Fla. - When Joe Girardi gathered the Yankees around him on Feb. 25, addressing his team for the first time, he stood in front of a video screen that started showing highlights from recent seasons. The featured moment came from the 2009 World...

 

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