News archive from 6 March 2012

Allmendinger, Michael Shank Racing win Rolex 24 at Daytona

Michael Shank Racing pulled off a stunning win in Sunday's Rolex 24 at Daytona, with NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger behind the wheel of the team's No.60 Ford-Riley during the final stint. Allmendinger shared driving duties with Grand Am Rolex Sports...

 

Snedeker stuns Stanley in playoff

Brandt Snedeker stunned Kyle Stanley with a par on the second playoff hole to win the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday. Snedeker fired a five-under 67 to finish at 16-under-par 272. He seemingly was headed to a runner-up finish. However, Stanley spun...

 

Poll: Scott gaining more popularity with voters

While Gov. Rick Scott remains generally unpopular, his months-long charm offensive and singular focus on jobs creation may be slowly winning Floridians over, according to a new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll. More than 4 in 10 Florida voters, 43...

 

High-tech proton cancer therapy center planned for Palm Beach County

Tired of sending patients to Jacksonville for the latest cancer treatment, a group of Palm Beach County doctors hopes to spend $30 million to build South Florida's first proton therapy center. South Florida Radiation Oncology aims to join a nationwide...

 

For Hispanics, it's not just about immigration

Talk about a possible DREAM Act nightmare. The Republican who said he'd veto the pro-immigrant legislation as president, Mitt Romney, is winning the likely Hispanic vote by 16 percentage points in a theoretical matchup against President Barack Obama...

 

Stocks slide on global economic data

Stocks bounced back from morning losses Monday but still ended the day lower amid concerns about slowing global economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 14.76 points, or 0.1 percent, at 12,962.81, led lower by Alcoa, which fell 3.4...

 
Sunday's cook-off recipe: Music, western wear and, oh yes, chili

Sunday's cook-off recipe: Music, western wear and, oh yes, chili

The big rumor heading into Sunday's Kiss Country Chili Cook-off was that Jimmy Buffett might make a special guest appearance alongside his friends, the Zac Brown Band. Buffett, who performed Saturday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami,...

 

Hunt continues for gunman who wounded two at South Florida Fair

Police continued to hunt Sunday for a man suspected of shooting two people at the South Florida Fair and triggering a lockdown at the fairgrounds that kept thousands of people from leaving for up to an hour, according to the Palm Beach County...

 

Lynn University spruces up for presidential debate

With its big national moment nine months away, Lynn University is planning to spruce up its main entrance on Military Trail — and add a second entrance on Potomac Road. The price tag is about $2 million, $1 million each pledged by two...

 

Golf Channel adds executive editor to staff

Geoff Russell, a 26-year veteran of Golf Digest Publications, has been hired as senior vice president and executive editor of Orlando-based Golf Channel. In the newly created position, Russell, a long-time golf-industry insider, will work with all...

 

BSO Lt. Darin Dowe, 42, dies of brain cancer

In a 19-year career as a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy, Lt. Darin Dowe rose through the ranks while earning a reputation as a can-do officer who could handle any assignment. “If you had a difficult task, you gave it to Darin,”...

 
Police ‘Peacemaker' keeps an electronic eye on troubled neighborhoods

Police ‘Peacemaker' keeps an electronic eye on troubled neighborhoods

Tania Ouaknine is convinced the police are watching her. She's not paranoid — it says as much on the red sign painted along the side on the hulking armored truck that has been parked in front of her eight-room Parisian Motel for several...

 
Miami Heat skate by in close victory against Chicago Bulls

Miami Heat skate by in close victory against Chicago Bulls

Before the game, Derrick Rose said it was just another date on the schedule. Afterwards, the NBA's MVP was glassy-eyed and fighting back tears of frustration. Yeah, the Heat's regular-season series against the Bulls is going to be pretty good. The...

 

Corvette turns Goldenrod post office into a drive-through

The Goldenrod post office is closed because a sports car crashed into the front of it this afternoon, postal authorities said. Officials at the post office, at 7501 Citrus Ave., are awaiting a Seminole County building inspector to tell them whether...

 

Trial begins for man accused of pimping out teen

A trial is under way in Orange County for a man accused of pimping out a teenage girl and having sex with her in Central Florida. Craig Dale Golden is accused of having sex with the teen, who was younger than 16 years old, at various times in late...

 

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