News archive from 4 November 2012

Snapshots from the campaign trail

Snapshots from the campaign trail

WASHINGTON -- Day in, day out, the food's the same. The music's the same. The plane is the same. The speeches are the same. Until you switch sides. To see campaign life from the other side, McClatchy Newspapers sent its Obama campaign reporters out...

 
Cross-country: West Bloomfield's Finn wins second straight Div. 1 title

Cross-country: West Bloomfield's Finn wins second straight Div. 1 title

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Erin Finn crossed the finish line and made her way over to a group of reporters. The diminutive West Bloomfield senior had a huge smile on her face that she had been saving for months and declared: “I'm back!” Yes she is. Finn...

 

Restaurant Report: Seasonal Pantry in Washington

By AUDREY HOFFER / The New York Times By day this tiny storefront, in a neighborhood not quite there yet but on the way, is a rustic market that has a 15-foot ceiling and a brick wall laden with shelves of jars of homemade dressed meats, pickled...

 

Hotel Review: The Conservatorium in Amsterdam

By GISELA WILLIAMS / The New York Times UPSHOT A contemporary grand hotel in a smartly repurposed landmark 19th-century building, with 129 rooms and suites from 485 euros ($618, at $1.27 to the euro). BASICS Finally Amsterdam's old-school five-star...

 

From Blue Collar to Red Hot in Amsterdam

By GISELA WILLIAMS / The New York Times THE free commuter ferries leaving Central Station in Amsterdam and heading north across the IJ (pronounced Eye) harbor are invariably packed with local designers, food lovers and film buffs. They brace...

 

Mariano Rivera tells Yankees he'll be back next season

NEW YORK - All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera plans to pitch again for the New York Yankees next year. Rivera told the Yankees this week that he'll return from a knee injury that sidelined him for most of the season. The closer turns 43 next month....

 

Obama on the road: A study in self-assurance

MILWAUKEE - In his days in the state Senate in Springfield, Ill., Barack Obama was known as a pretty good poker player. While he might have known how to mask a winning hand then, he's not hiding the self-confidence he appears to have about the outcome...

 
Moroun's latest Proposal 6 flyer stokes anti-Detroit sentiment

Moroun's latest Proposal 6 flyer stokes anti-Detroit sentiment

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun's latest flyer in support of Proposal 6 arrived in Michigan mailboxes Saturday and drew immediate outrage for trying to inflame anti-Detroit sentiments with inaccurate claims. “More of your money for...

 
A Brazilian model’s vanity photo shoot amid New York City’s post-hurricane damage sparks hostility, and Web satire

A Brazilian model’s vanity photo shoot amid New York City’s post-hurricane damage sparks hostility, and Web...

A self-proclaimed Brazilian model has been getting attitude for trying to turn post-Sandy New York into her own personal catwalk. Nana Gouvêa took to the streets Wednesday — just hours after the worst of the superstorm hit the Northeast — striking a...

 

This Week's Top Games

Independence (10-1) at Butler (11-0): This may be the best second-round matchup, in any class, in the state. These two have won nine of the past 12 state championships in North Carolina's largest class. They are separated by about six miles and are...

 

Cellphone Users Steaming at Hit-or-Miss Service

By BRIAN X. CHEN / The New York Times To wireless customers, cellphone networks might seem to be made out of thin air. But they are plenty vulnerable to catastrophic storms -- and bringing service back can take an excruciatingly long time. On Friday,...

 

A Hybrid Done Right, but Not Without Glitches

By LAWRENCE ULRICH / The New York Times ELECTRONIC technology can be a double-edge sword, as Ford might attest after recent close shaves. The automaker's glitchy Sync and MyFord Touch infotainment systems -- co-developed, unsurprisingly, with...

 

A Winning Ticket of Style and Handling

By LAWRENCE ULRICH / The New York Times NOW that the Fusion has restored Ford's standing as a maker of top-flight family sedans, it might perform one other service: kicking the Taurus, its couch-potato roommate, out of the apartment. For five years,...

 

An Artist's Truck That's No More Than It Needs Be

By RICHARD S. CHANG / The New York Times PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. SHOULD you ever find yourself in this town, about an hour and a half north of Manhattan, and come across an old white pickup with its hood and tailgate painted black, you might chalk up the...

 

Landing Spot in America Is Elusive for Formula One

By LEO LEVINE / The New York Times FORMULA ONE racing, the most sophisticated and expensive of all motor sports, but one that has had only mixed success in the United States, returns to this country in two weeks after a five-year absence. The series,...

 

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