News archive from 4 December 2012

Sundance premieres: Linklater, 'Stoker' and Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs

Sundance premieres: Linklater, 'Stoker' and Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs

The final installment in Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy, Chan-wook Park's English-language debut and Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs portrayal all will be unveiled at Sundance -- and did we mention documentaries about Jeremy Lin and Dick...

 

D-Backs ship Bergesen to Japan

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Monday that the club sold pitcher Brad Bergesen to Japan. The right-hander will suit up for the Chunichi Dragons of the Central League next season. Bergesen, 27, went 2-1 with a 3.64 earned run average in 29 2/3...

 

Rosengren advocates continued Fed action

Speaking at a conference in New York today, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren touted the central bank's monetary policies and lent his voice to the wing of the Federal Reserve board that continues to call for strong action to prop up the economy....

 

Mass. foreclosures drop, but may be on track to rise again

Massachusetts foreclosure petitions rose 22 percent in October, while completed foreclosures dropped to the lowest number so far this year, according to real estate tracker The Warren Group. A total of 371 foreclosure deeds were recorded in October --...

 

Woman intends to do 27 hours straight of bell ringing

A world record actually exists for longest amount of time spent standing next to a red kettle, ringing a bell for the Salvation Army. It's 60 hours, set last year by three people in the Midwest. Jessica Chapman of Charlotte isn't aiming quite that...

 
Denard Robinson a 'little bit' surprised Stephen Hopkins left Michigan team

Denard Robinson a 'little bit' surprised Stephen Hopkins left Michigan team

Ann Arbor - Junior fullback Stephen Hopkins has left Michigan's football team. Coach Brady Hoke did not offer any details Monday when asked about Hopkins' departure."You'd have to ask him," Hoke said. Hopkins arrived at Michigan from Double...

 

Louis Cecil Miller

CULLMAN - Louis Cecil Miller, 86, formerly of Cullman, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his home. He will be buried at Memorial Gardens in Demopolis, Ala., at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Mr. Miller is survived by three daughters, Patricia (J.C.)...

 

Geron drops brain cancer drug, to cut jobs

(Reuters) - Geron Corp said it will discontinue development of an experimental drug to treat cancer that has spread to the brain from elsewhere in the body and also cut about 40 percent of its workforce, after patients failed to respond to the drug in...

 

Fitness Calendar: Walk, run or hike your way to health and fun

CROSS THE BRIDGE: Saturday’s Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K and Fun Run offers the community a chance to cross the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on foot. The run-walk begins at 9 a.m. at Trinity Groves, 425 Bedford St., at the foot of the Santiago...

 
Winn Dixie Make A Deal & What A Deal starting Wednesday

Winn Dixie Make A Deal & What A Deal starting Wednesday

Winn Dixie released a preview of their next Make a Meal and What A Deal offers: Remember you can use coupons on the items you get free at some Winn Dixie locations. Present your WD card last. Go here to find coupons for the items. This week's...

 

MLB pitchers might try safety hat liners next year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Big league pitchers could experiment with protective hat liners next season, hoping they can absorb the shock of batted balls such as the ones that struck Brandon McCarthy and Doug Fister in the head. Major League Baseball medical...

 

Today's question: NIU in Orange Bowl a good thing?

Tribune writers weigh in on today's question: Is Northern Illinois getting a BCS bowl bid a strength or weakness of the system? Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune I'll call it a strength, but I'm admittedly biased. Did I want Kent State to show up in...

 
Nick Lachey kicked out of Chargers game, tweets his Bengals pride

Nick Lachey kicked out of Chargers game, tweets his Bengals pride

Nick Lachey was kicked out of the Cincinnati Bengals-San Diego Chargers game down in San Diego on Sunday, and the new dad wasn't shy about sharing that little dishonor with the world. "Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn't be...

 

Glen Ellyn OKs new energy supplier

Many Glen Ellyn residents are expected to save money on their electric bills after the village board approved a contract last week with a new energy supplier. The vote comes after Glen Ellyn voters on Nov. 6 gave the village the green light to seek...

 

Wheeling High plans to add nanotechnology stations

Wheeling High School students will have an opportunity to study nanotechnology is a special lab featuring equipment that typically isn't seen in high schools, local officials said. Over next summer, two lab stations will be installed a second-floor...

 

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