News archive from 4 July 2013

Volunteer chaplain saved man from burning car

Volunteer hospital chaplain Robert Washington said today he hasn’t spoken to the man he helped pull out of a burning car since the event happened June 10. “I told one of my kids it’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing that happens,” Washington said....

 
Local fireworks vendors torn about July Fourth prospects

Local fireworks vendors torn about July Fourth prospects

slideshow Some local fireworks vendors expect strong business for the Independence Day holiday. Others are not so sure. Area fireworks retailers have new products and plenty of deals to lure in customers for the Fourth of July and the upcoming...

 
Three charged with Friendship Road burglary

Three charged with Friendship Road burglary

slideshow slideshow slideshow Three people were in the Calhoun County Jail today on third-degree burglary charges after they broke a window and attempted to burglarize a home Thursday on Friendship Road in Oxford, according to a Calhoun County...

 
MLB in talks to buy Miami ‘whistleblower's' stash of drug records

MLB in talks to buy Miami ‘whistleblower's' stash of drug records

His name is Porter Fischer, and six months ago, few people had ever heard of him. But Fischer, who lives in a sprawling house in Pinecrest, just might one day be remembered as the man who blew up Major League Baseball. Fischer is on the verge of...

 

Mount Sinai resident honored for New York subway rescue

Dr. Robert Goldszer, chief medical officer at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, honors ER resident Benjamin Abo, center, with the help of David A. Farcy of the Emergency Department on Wednesday, July 3. Abo is being honored for his heroic...

 
Egypt: 2 leading Brotherhood members arrested

Egypt: 2 leading Brotherhood members arrested

CAIRO A security official says the head of the Muslim Brotherhood political party and the Brotherhood's deputy chief have been arrested. The security official said Saad el-Katatni, the head of the Freedom and Justice Party, and Rashad Bayoumi, one of...

 

Fred Grimm: Fighting for our virtue, one growler at a time

It's so good to know that on this most beery of American holidays, our backyard celebrations won't be menaced by evil growlers of craft beer. Not in Florida, anyway. Our ever-vigilant state legislators have made sure that these subversive, unpatriotic...

 

2 drown in rip currents off Brunswick County

BOLIVIA, N.C. -- Officials say two people have drowned in incidents involving rip currents at Brunswick County beaches. County Emergency Management Director Anthony Marzano told The StarNews of Wilmington (http://bit.ly/166K52O) that 72-year-old...

 

Review: 'A View from the Bridge' a working-class Greek tragedy

In some ways, Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge" is more conventional than other Miller works. "Death of a Salesman" and "All My Sons" dealt with the tragic underbelly of the American dream. "The...

 

Birkdale Golf Club to reopen after paying back taxes

Birkdale Golf Club is set to reopen Thursday, two days after state tax officials abruptly closed and locked the Huntersville facility for failing to pay taxes on time. Trevor Johnson, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Revenue, said the company...

 

The bridges of Oregon's Lane County beckon

Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep may have made famous the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. But that county's six covered bridges are a mere ripple in the river compared with the 20 in Lane County, Ore. This sprawling county, which stretches from the...

 
Canadian police arrest two in pressure cooker bomb blot inspired by Al Qaeda

Canadian police arrest two in pressure cooker bomb blot inspired by Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda may be bowed, but it is still exerting influence around the world. Police in Canada have arrested two alleged homegrown terrorists who they say were “inspired by Al Qaeda” to set off pressure cooker bombs similar to those used in the attack...

 

Man who supplied gun in fatal Grand Rapids spree pleads guilty

GRAND RAPIDS - A man has pleaded guilty to providing a gun to another man who killed seven people in Grand Rapids in 2011. It was illegal for Michael Allen to supply a gun to Roderic Dantzler because Dantzler was an ex-convict who wasn't supposed to...

 
Skydive company operator: No fault in close call with plane over Michigan

Skydive company operator: No fault in close call with plane over Michigan

TECUMSEH, MICH. - The operator of a southeastern Michigan skydiving company says his pilot is blameless in a close encounter with a Spirit Airlines plane that forced the jetliner with 131 people aboard into a sharp evasive dive. The Airbus 319...

 

Petition has enough signatures for a referendum in Miami Beach

County officials confirmed Friday that a petition that could make to more difficult to get approval for Miami Beach's convention center project has enough signatures to move forward. The elections department said more than 5,000 eligible residents...

 

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