News archive from 6 March 2014, page 4

Braves sidearmer Schlosser opening eyes

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez came to spring training with an open mind about the final bullpen spot or two, and the first dark-horse candidate to catch his eye is sidearmer Gus Schlosser. "So far he has been the...

 

NY Assembly passes bill for paid leave

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's Assembly passed a series of bills Wednesday intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take...

 

Big money, powerful lobbying groups push school voucher proposal

TALLAHASSEE -- Nearly 200 schoolchildren greeted Senate President Don Gaetz last month when he visited a Catholic school in Pensacola to get a firsthand look at the impact of Florida's controversial school voucher program. Gaetz said he left St. John...

 
Create a birthday card for west Michigan kid made famous on Facebook

Create a birthday card for west Michigan kid made famous on Facebook

A little boy from Richland turns 11 on Sunday. His name is Colin, and he has been taunted and teased and picked on because he is different. He has a sensory processing disorder similar to autism, and because of that, he is bullied. He told his mom...

 

Jets get CB Patrick off waivers from Chargers

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets have claimed cornerback Johnny Patrick off waivers from the San Diego Chargers, and agreed to terms with cornerbacks Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls. Patrick, waived Tuesday by the Chargers, had a career-high 34 tackles...

 

Garrett: Protect landscape investment during North Texas drought

Question: My holly bushes were planted 13 years ago on the south side of my house. They have always done well with little, if any, maintenance. However, in the last couple of weeks, the leaves have been turning yellow, and several have brown spots on...

 

Jerry Brewer: Mariners' galaxy needs to be bigger than just two stars

PEORIA, Ariz -- PEORIA, Ariz. - Robinson Cano is right. It's clear that the Mariners need more. They have two of baseball's elite talents in Cano and Felix Hernandez, but they need more. The Mariners are marketing that "The Stars Are...

 

South Florida outdoors notebook

• The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct a free hunter safety course Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Markham Park shooting range clubhouse, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise. Students must complete the online portion...

 

South Florida Fishing Report: March 5, 2014

BEST BET Captain Charles Wright of Chokoloskee Charters in Everglades City reported that spring-like conditions already abound and lots of finicky tarpon are holding in the back lakes. Permits are starting to show up on the near shore wrecks and loads...

 
Sabres start rebuilding after busy day of trades

Sabres start rebuilding after busy day of trades

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres general manager Tim Murray completed dismantling the aging core of Buffalo's roster with a flurry of moves made before the NHL's trade deadline. Now he can focus his attention on rebuilding the league's worst team from...

 

Japan rallies to tie US 1-1 at Algarve Cup

Aya Miyama scored on a 35-yard free kick in the 83rd minute, giving Japan a 1-1 tie against the defending champion United States on Wednesday in their opener at the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament in Parchal, Portugal. Sydney Leroux had scored...

 

Haitian-American officials to State Department: Don't intervene in cholera lawsuit

Haitian-American elected officials are asking the U.S. State Department not to side with the United Nations in a legal battle over a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed more than 8,000 and sickened more than 700,000 Haitians. State Sen....

 

Jury recommends life sentence for death row inmate

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A Tampa Bay area jury has recommended a life sentence for a convicted killer who has spent the last three decades on death row. A Pinellas County jury on Tuesday voted 6-6 between death for 50-year-old Richard Michael Cooper and...

 

Michigan charges energy companies with bid-rigging

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he's filed criminal charges Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Encana Corp. for colluding to avoid bidding against each other for Michigan oil and gas leases. Schuette said Wednesday that the...

 

Observer to co-host U.S. Senate debate for Republican primary candidates

The Charlotte Observer is holding a U.S. Senate debate with the Republican primary candidates on April 22 at Davidson College. The debate will be co-sponsored by Time Warner Cable News (formerly News 14) and The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Declared...

 

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