News archive from 6 March 2014, page 24

North Texans cautiously optimistic about SAT changes

Some North Texans most familiar with the SAT reacted to Wednesday’s announcement about major changes with cautious optimism. One change announced in Austin on Wednesday may be of particular interest to Texas school districts trying to decide whether...

 

A new SAT aims to realign with schoolwork

Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced a fundamental rethinking of the SAT on Wednesday, ending the long-standing penalty for guessing wrong, cutting obscure vocabulary...

 

A new SAT aims to realign with schoolwork

Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced a fundamental rethinking of the SAT on Wednesday, ending the long-standing penalty for guessing wrong, cutting obscure vocabulary...

 

It's possible for Tim Thomas to overtake Kari Lehtonen as Stars' No. 1 goalie down the stretch

Tim Thomas has rarely been boring … or normal … or average — and he might be just what the Stars need right now In making the veteran Florida Panthers netminder their only acquisition before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, the Stars did much more than...

Dallas News, 00:27 in Sport
 

Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first campaign draws new scrutiny from some conservatives

More than a decade ago, a push for a mountain bike trail in his hometown of Cornelius led Thom Tillis to politics, first leading him to serve on a park board and then a year later on the town commission. The Republican is returning to the story of his...

 
Guerrero's grand slam powers Dodgers past Reds

Guerrero's grand slam powers Dodgers past Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Alex Guerrero hit a grand slam and Adrian Gonzalez added a solo home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for 10-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs and four hits in...

 
Beaming Bill and Hillary, a-list guests descend on Rhinebeck for Chelsea Clinton's wedding

Beaming Bill and Hillary, a-list guests descend on Rhinebeck for Chelsea Clinton's wedding

CHELSEA CLINTON will say "I do" Saturday at the summer's most eagerly anticipated wedding, with her beaming dad raring to walk the former First Daughter down the aisle. Ex-President Bill Clinton blew into Rhinebeck Friday on the eve of his...

 
The real stars of NYC Prep: No, they don't come from wealthy families - they simply work very hard

The real stars of NYC Prep: No, they don't come from wealthy families - they simply work very hard

When Olufemi Leverett enrolled at her elite New York City prep school, her peers were shocked to discover she lived, not on the upper East Side, but in Bedford-Stuyvesant. "They asked if I heard gunshots at night or if I’d ever seen a person...

 
Wild hogs running loose in Upstate New York have officials considering boar hunt ban

Wild hogs running loose in Upstate New York have officials considering boar hunt ban

New York State wildlife officials are squealing over "captive hunts" upstate that have flooded three counties with out-of-control feral hogs. Officials are considering banning the popular shoot-em-ups in which the animals are brought onto...

 
Hot new couple or Halloween trick? Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried leave party together

Hot new couple or Halloween trick? Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried leave party together

Amanda Seyfried found herself a special treat at a star-studded Halloween party Saturday night: actor Ryan Phillippe. The "Letters to Juliet" actress was one of the many celebs who attended Kate Hudson's Halloween bash, where Seyfried and...

 
Detroit Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom's top games, moments and numbers

Detroit Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom's top games, moments and numbers

In his own words Nicklas Lidstrom shared his five favorite memories from 20 seasons as a Red Wing with the Free Press' Helene St. James: 1 “1997 Stanley Cup, because it was our first Cup in four decades.” 2 “1998 Stanley Cup, because it united all of...

 
Timeline: Career highlights - and lowlights - of new Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey

Timeline: Career highlights - and lowlights - of new Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey

October 23, 1978: Lackey is born in Abilene, Tex. June 2, 1999: Angels draft Lackey in the second round of the amateur draft and he signs his first pro contract a week later. June 24, 2002: Lackey makes his major-league debut by starting the second...

Daily News, 00:34 in Sport
 

In God we trust: Swine flu doesn't disrupt Mass at St. Patrick's

Swine flu couldn't stop the sign of peace. At a packed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick's Cathedral this morning most parishioners exchanged handshakes during the peace greeting - ignoring warnings they might want to skip it...

 

Rangers open pitch-off, winner gets final spot in season-opening rotation

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Rangers opened a pitch-off Wednesday: left-hander Joe Saunders vs. right-hander Tommy Hanson. To the winner goes a spot in the season-opening rotation. Saunders officially joined the contest after agreeing to a non-guaranteed...

Dallas News, 00:38 in Sport
 
Chicago celebrity chef Rick Bayless will prepare meal for Obamas' state dinner for Mexican president

Chicago celebrity chef Rick Bayless will prepare meal for Obamas' state dinner for Mexican president

CHICAGO - Will it be his pork with green tomatillo-avocado salsa, or the duck breast in red chile-apricot mole? Perhaps the bacon-flavored corn masa cakes stuffed with black beans. At the first family's request, Chicago chef Rick Bayless has been mum...

 

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