News archive from 4 November 2013

Mike Duggan, Benny Napoleon make final push for voters

Mike Duggan, Benny Napoleon make final push for voters

Detroit voters headed to the polls on Tuesday agree on many issues they want to see changed in the city: crime, abandoned homes, public transportation, streetlights and employment. But many people attending church services in Detroit Sunday didn't...

 
After a rocky start, Gulfstream Park sees a new way to move beyond racing

After a rocky start, Gulfstream Park sees a new way to move beyond racing

Gulfstream Park has seen its share of financial adversity, so perhaps it's no surprise that the racetrack and retail center's latest bid for reinvention looks so epic. Next year, the owners plan to install a giant Pegasus statue 11 stories tall, with...

 
Road Holland: Maker of jerseys for cyclists sports a new look

Road Holland: Maker of jerseys for cyclists sports a new look

A few years ago, someone took a snapshot of Jonathan Schneider and Richard Grossman, avid cyclists and close friends since childhood, after they finished a long charity ride. Their cycling jerseys sported flames and a beer brewer's logo. The photo...

 
Q&A: Felecia Hatcher, head of Feverish Pops, has a passion for introducing tech to kids

Q&A: Felecia Hatcher, head of Feverish Pops, has a passion for introducing tech to kids

Last week, the national organization Black Girls Code launched a chapter in Miami and will be bringing its national curricula of technology education to its target market of girls of color ages 7 to 17. Kimberly Bryant, executive director of the...

 
Senior citizens find ways to enter the workforce again through innovative jobs program

Senior citizens find ways to enter the workforce again through innovative jobs program

As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the recession, more senior citizens are entering the workforce today compared to 2010, according to a new Gallup poll released in October. Senior Americans aged 65 and older in the workforce increased from...

 
Entrepreneurship events this week and startup news to note

Entrepreneurship events this week and startup news to note

DATEBOOK • ‘HOW TO' WEBINAR SERIES: FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center presents “How to Fund Your Startup Venture” by angel investor Ricardo Weisz, 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 5. $25. Info:...

 
Brazil hotel sector builds itself up for the World Cup

Brazil hotel sector builds itself up for the World Cup

With millions of fans following around the teams that will play in next summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, lodging will be a challenge. The soccer matches will be played in 12 cities, and to accommodate the travelers, Brazil is on a hotel-building...

 

Abuse, child deaths continue

Twenty-five and, most unfortunately, counting. Michael McMullen, a 3-year-old restrained in a tight blanket, placed face down on a bed and gasping for air until he just stopped, is at least the 25th child to die since the spring who was under the...

 

Respect Mother Earth

In September, scientists from more than 200 countries gathered to remind us that mankind is 95-percent responsible for global warming. As our unmanned space craft drift out of the solar system and galactic telescopes reach further into space, we have...

 

Schedule will teach us about these Carolina Panthers

We wondered how the Carolina Panthers would perform in a close game. By their recent standards, Sunday's game was close. The Panthers led Atlanta 14-10 late in the third quarter and, after a 55-yard field goal from Graham Gano, 17-10 going into the...

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup-AAA Texas 500 Results

1. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 334 laps, 150 rating, 48 points. 2. (7) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 334, 115, 42. 3. (12) Joey Logano, Ford, 334, 117.7, 42. 4. (6) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 334, 119.4, 41. 5. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 334, 105.1,...

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup-AAA Texas 500 Results

1. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 334 laps, 150 rating, 48 points. 2. (7) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 334, 115, 42. 3. (12) Joey Logano, Ford, 334, 117.7, 42. 4. (6) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 334, 119.4, 41. 5. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 334, 105.1,...

 
Fisher, Rams fall short against Titans

Fisher, Rams fall short against Titans

ST. LOUIS -- Cortland Finnegan ran toward the stands in celebration after an interception. Jared Cook darted across the end zone to catch a crucial fourth-quarter touchdown pass, then spiked the ball toward the stands in celebration. When it was all...

 

Gosselin: Despite making Vikings QB look like a Pro Bowler, Cowboys get it done

ARLINGTON -- The excuses are aplenty if the Cowboys want them. No Demarcus Ware. No Anthony Spencer. No Morris Claiborne. No J.J. Wilcox. It’s difficult for any NFL defense to slam the door shut when a chunk of its starting lineup is standing on the...

Dallas News, 19:10 in Sport
 
Naked beachgoers break skinny-dipping world record in Haulover Beach

Naked beachgoers break skinny-dipping world record in Haulover Beach

Naked and wet, more than 800 nudists paraded into the waters of Bal Harbour's Haulover Beach Sunday afternoon in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most skinny-dippers at a single venue. The skin-bearing event drew 805 people, breaking...

 

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