News archive from 4 September 2014

Pittenger holds Union County town hall

U.S. Rep. Pittenger will hold a town hall meeting Thursday night in Union County. The meeting, the latest in a series, will take place at Cuthbertson High School, 1400 Cuthbertson Road. That's just off Providence Road between Weddington and Waxhaw....

 

UNC freshman Elijah Hood recaptures familiar feeling in first college game

CHAPEL HILL The first memorable carry of Elijah Hood's time at North Carolina looked like a lot of the ones that made him one of the top running back prospects in the nation at Charlotte Catholic High. Here was Hood, running around the line of...

 

Miami-Dade schools to push state for delay, changes in testing policies

The largest school district in Florida on Wednesday agreed to push the state for more time to implement new standardized tests and for other changes in testing policies that have drawn increasing backlash. “This is a win for common sense...

 

Notebook: Reigning XC champ now at Frisco Independence; Plano West, Highland Park in team tennis arms race

Beginning in 2000, Plano West established itself as the area’s dominant Class 5A team tennis program, turning 12 state tournament appearances into four titles. Highland Park’s chokehold on Class 4A was even more dramatic — 10 state titles in the last...

Dallas News, 19:04 in Sport
 

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin faces childhood favorite in first NFL game

Carolina Panthers Kelvin Benjamin's first NFL regular-season game will come in his home state of Florida against his favorite team growing up, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But unlike many rookies who are bombarded with ticket requests, Benjamin has only...

 

Eagles ready for Jags' up-tempo offense

PHILADELPHIA -- Bring on the no-huddle. If the Jacksonville Jaguars plan to run an up-tempo offense against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, they'll face a defense that's prepared for it better than any other. "They have been talking a lot...

 

Rio court puts Olympic golf course in turmoil

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course faces an uncertain future after a court proposed Wednesday that the under-construction layout should be modified to meet environmental concerns. Judge Eduardo Klausner, ruling on a lawsuit brought...

 

2013 1st-round pick Cooper opens season on bench

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jonathan Cooper says he understands why he won't be starting when the Arizona Cardinals open their season Monday night against San Diego. Coach Bruce Arians confirmed Wednesday that Ted Larsen will start at left guard. Cooper, the...

 

Dad, son get 1 year, 1 day sentences in arms fraud

FLINT, Mich. -- A Flint federal judge has sentenced a Genesee County father and son to 1 year, 1 day in prison for lying about welding work on Tomahawk missiles. Dennis Frederick and his son Brian Frederick earlier pleaded guilty and acknowledged they...

 

Take heart, gardeners: October is the best month for butterflies

It has been a good few days. I spotted two ruby-throated hummingbirds at my feeder one morning. I am thinking they must have been mother and child, because I could detect no other ruby-red throats and there was no aggression involved. Hummingbirds...

 
Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen

Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen

JERUSALEM Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the extremist group that carried out the...

 

Two flowers growing in Miami-Dade County deemed endangered

Two small flowering plants trampled to the brink of extinction and found only in a pine rockland forest where a developer wants to build a Walmart will be added to the endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday....

 

Carolina Panthers face a mystery in Tampa Bay OC Jeff Tedford

The Carolina Panthers have done some digging to get a handle on what to expect from Tampa Bay under offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, the former Cal coach who has never called a play in the NFL. Rivera said the Panthers, who face the Buccaneers...

 

When Mom is angry and stressed from caregiving

Q. My father, age 88, has periods of confusion. When they oocur my mother gets very angry and critical of him, which makes him all the more confused. While I realize she's probably acting out of fear and frustration, it is extremely detrimental. How...

 

Florida-Idaho game ruled no contest

Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The postponed season opener between Idaho and Florida will not be rescheduled and has been ruled a no contest. The Gators were set to host Idaho last Saturday night, but periods of heavy rain caused unsafe field...

 

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