News archive from 6 February 2013

Carpenter's career jeopardized by nerve problem

Carpenter's career jeopardized by nerve problem

The career of St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter is in jeopardy after general manager John Mozeliak revealed Tuesday he doesn't expect the former Cy Young award winner to pitch for the team in the 2013 season. Mozeliak called it...

 

Retooling Lions release Vanden Bosch, Peterman

The Detroit Lions continued their early offseason roster purge on Tuesday, with the team informing both veteran defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and starting right guard Stephen Peterman of their release. The decisions come one day after the Lions...

 

MLB asks Florida paper for records in drug probe

MIAMI -- Major League Baseball officials have asked the Miami News Times for records the alternative newspaper obtained for a story on alleged use of banned substances by several players. Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse said Tuesday the paper had...

 
Reg Presley, Troggs lead singer, dead at 71

Reg Presley, Troggs lead singer, dead at 71

Reg Presley, lead singer of the Troggs, who made our hearts sing with the primal-scream, proto-garage-rock anthem "Wild Thing," as well as more tender tunes including "With a Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around," has...

 

Orlando police use Nextdoor.com to connect neighborhoods

Orlando police have just launched private social networks designed for neighborhoods to send out crime-prevention tips and other information. College Park, Dover Shores and Audubon Park are among those Orlando neighborhoods where residents and police...

 
'American Idol' contestant David Willis from Mount Dora thrilled to move on to Hollywood Week

'American Idol' contestant David Willis from Mount Dora thrilled to move on to Hollywood Week

MOUNT DORA - Singer-songwriter David Willis was only 12 when he made his first cross-country tour. The opening act for his mother, Hattie Willis, a motivational evangelistic speaker, Willis sang to audiences in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., and...

 
Business profile: Baskin Robbins in Deerfield

Business profile: Baskin Robbins in Deerfield

Name: Thomas Masterson. Age: 63. Hometown: Saline, Mich. Name of business: Baskin Robbins. Describe what you do/sell/serve: Ice Cream / Ice Cream Cakes. What sets you apart from similar businesses? Quality of Product / Custom-Made Cakes / Cleanliness...

 

Report: Ex-Lions receiver Titus Young claimed by the Rams

Talent often prevails over a variety of issues in the NFL.That's the only explanation for why the St. Louis Rams, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, claimed wide receiver Titus Young Tuesday. The Lions released Young Monday after a 2012 season...

 

House Republicans hold hearing on immigration, warn of past mistakes

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives kicked off their first hearing on immigration Tuesday with a stated goal of harmonizing the principles of humanity and the rule of the law. Members of the House Judiciary Committee met after a...

 

Microsoft store to open at Somerset Collection

A Microsoft store will opening at the Somerset Collection in Troy by summer, the software company announced today. The store will sell first- and third-party software; hardware from companies like Sony, Dell and Acer; MS tablets; phones by HTC and...

 
Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame

Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame

NEW YORK -- They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of...

 

Caucus worked with incumbent on objections to other District 34 candidates

Members of the independent Glenview School Board District 34 Caucus worked with school board member John J. "Jack" Murphy to file objections to the petitions of three challengers to incumbent candidates endorsed by the caucus for the April...

 

Missing paper clip cramps school board candidacy

After living in Glenview for 10 years, Glenn Farkas thought it was time to give back to his community by helping local schools. But a missing paper clip on his petition documents for the April election in Glenview Public School District 34 has put a...

 

Doubts linger that natural gas caused fatal Mexico blast that killed 37

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials' assertion that a buildup of natural gas – and not a bomb – caused last week's devastating explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of the state oil company raised as many questions as answers on...

 

Doubts linger that natural gas caused fatal Mexico blast that killed 37

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials' assertion that a buildup of natural gas – and not a bomb – caused last week's devastating explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of the state oil company raised as many questions as answers on...

 

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