News archive from 4 May 2013

PREP SOFTBALL: Cullman secures spot in regional tournament with 4-0 upset win over East Limestone

HARTSELLE - Cullman softball coach Stephanie Barlow couldn't be any happier with how her team has grown and responded to the everyday challenges of a tough season. On Friday morning, her squad took another step in the right direction, becoming the...

 

NASCAR: Patrick aiming for different type goal at 'Dega

TALLADEGA - Danica Patrick knows the importance of having the right equipment and aiming for the openings, however slender. Works in NASCAR and IndyCar, and it's not a bad strategy for hockey either. Patrick scored on her first try during a...

 

Dig into senior services

Dig into senior services Regarding the article "Sequester slashes services to seniors in Central Florida" in Wednesday's Sentinel: Specifically, the federal program referred to as "Congress' sequestration" was proposed by and...

 

The power of social media and mischief

The power of social media was emphasized again and again during the recent manhunt for the two Boston Marathon terrorists. It became apparent how our society has changed during the past decade or so. Once the terrorists were identified, social media...

 
Column: 'If he's as lucky as us, he'll win.'

Column: 'If he's as lucky as us, he'll win.'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The four of them will be sitting on Millionaires Row, which only begins to hint at their real worth, and rooting for a horse named Normandy Invasion. "If he's as lucky as the rest of us," said 90-year-old Ray Woods, with a...

 

Crews removing vehicles from once-flooded Grand Rapids garage

GRAND RAPIDS - Cars and other vehicles submerged for days beneath flood waters in a Grand Rapids parking garage finally are being removed. MLive.com reports that vehicle owners at the 32-story Plaza Towers are meeting Friday with insurance company...

 

Police: Boulder used to break-in Washington Twp. jewelry store

Police are investigating an early Friday morning break-in at a Washington Township jewelry store.Three suspects threw a large boulder through a storefront window around 3:10 a.m. to gain access to the J&M Jewelry Store on 26 Mile Rd and Van Dyke,...

 
Lawmakers reject Dolphins stadium bill

Lawmakers reject Dolphins stadium bill

TALLAHASSEE -- Up against the clock and with a future Super Bowl on the line, the Miami Dolphins suffered an epic defeat Friday in the state Capitol. The look of defeat on the face of Rep. Eddy Gonzalez, as he hugged House Speaker Will Weatherford,...

 

Florida doctors accused of accepting kickbacks

The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accusing at least six Florida doctors of participating in phony conferences and taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks. The Tallahassee doctors — who are not...

 

Watch Reese Witherspoon getting arrested (via dashcam video)

Even when she's apparently drunk, hassling a cop and lying about being pregnant and having to pee, Reese Witherspoon is pretty dang cute. Witness the dashcam footage above from her April arrest in Atlanta on an allegation of disorderly conduct while...

 

'Mockingbird' author Lee sues over copyright in U.S.

NEW YORK - The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” has filed a lawsuit to re-secure the copyright to it. Harper Lee filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. She seeks unspecified damages from a son-in-law...

 
Women's Show draws throngs to Novi for food, fun, freebies

Women's Show draws throngs to Novi for food, fun, freebies

Browse. Munch. Buy. Bond. And line up for free stuff. That's what thousands of women did today at the Michigan International Women's Show in Novi. “I got more free stuff than ever,” said Donna Charlton, a retired teacher from Sterling Heights, yelling...

 

'Mockingbird' author Lee sues over copyright in NY

NEW YORK -- The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" has filed a New York lawsuit to re-secure the copyright to it. Monroeville, Ala., resident Harper Lee filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan....

 

Travis Pastrana takes Nationwide Series pole at Talladega

Travis Pastrana, the former X Games star turned NASCAR driver, added to his collection of firsts Friday by winning the pole position for the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. He circled the 2.66-mile tri-oval with a fast lap of...

 
Helene St. James: Red Wings' Johan Franzen keeps playing big despite shots to groin and noggin

Helene St. James: Red Wings' Johan Franzen keeps playing big despite shots to groin and noggin

Johan Franzen spent one intermission tending to a vital body part and another getting his head checked. At the end of the night, he was all smiles. The Red Wings head into Game 3 with a 1-1 tie in their first-round series against the second-seeded...

 

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