News archive from 6 June 2013, page 4

Emanuel sees tough choices on school budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday sought to lay the blame for upcoming Chicago Public Schools budget cuts on state lawmakers' failure to extend pension relief, saying the loss in Springfield is now "on the doorstep of every school and every...

 

A memorial to 'Mr. G'

Until January, Will Robbins always saw a familiar face when he left Franklin Middle School. Anthony Ghilarducci, or "Mr. G" as students called him, was the first to greet the students in his usual crossing guard vest, clutching a stop sign...

 
Settle it over cocktails! Judge wants billionaire Ron Perelman and Larry Gagosian to bury hatchet before decision

Settle it over cocktails! Judge wants billionaire Ron Perelman and Larry Gagosian to bury hatchet before...

A Manhattan judge urged billionaire Ron Perelman and gallery owner Larry Gagosian to settle their multimillion-dollar art dispute over cocktails in the Hamptons. “This is a crazy case,” state Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kapnick told the lawyers for...

 

Angels to fan: Take that paper bag off your head!

Henry Bouldin could not bear to watch the Angels, not after the team got swept by the lowly Houston Astros. So, as he sat behind home plate for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs, Bouldin wore a paper bag over his head. Until the seventh inning,...

 

Judge denies injunction sought by senior arcades

A federal judge Tuesday rejected a request by two Broward County senior arcades to block key parts of a new law that stemmed from a statewide crackdown on Internet cafes. U.S. District Judge James Cohn issued a 19-page order that denied a preliminary...

 

Carlee: House bill will put airport into “chaos”

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee said Wednesday that a proposal from the N.C. House to transfer control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city took a “bad (Senate) bill and amazingly made it worse,” and said he...

 

Syrian forces retake strategic town of Qusair

BEIRUT - The retaking of the strategic Syrian town of Qusair by government forces Wednesday dealt a pivotal setback to rebels who in recent weeks have lost a string of battles to President Bashar Assad and his increasingly aggressive Hezbollah allies...

 

Bruce Jenner manhandles Jimmy Fallon over face jokes

Bruce Jenner manhandled Jimmy Fallon through an interview Tuesday night on Fallon's show - an interview ostensibly booked to clear the air after an unfortunate run-in between the two at the London Olympics, in which the decathlon champ told the...

 

Broadway fans are all atwitter

Getting up close to a Broadway star can cost you more than $300 a seat for the most popular shows running in New York. But a front row seat on Twitter or Facebook is always free. The current Broadway season, which comes to a close Sunday at the Tony...

 
Union contracts threaten city's fiscal health: state controller

Union contracts threaten city's fiscal health: state controller

Pending union contracts represent one of the biggest threats to the city’s long-term fiscal health, the state controller warned Wednesday. The looming labor bill — which could cost taxpayers as much as $7.8 billion — has jeopardized the city’s...

 

Lenovo shows off new Guilford Co. PC plant

WHITSETT Lenovo, which late last year announced plans to begin PC production in North Carolina, showed off its new assembly plant here Wednesday to officials eager to trumpet the company's investment in domestic manufacturing. “Lenovo is...

 

Stocks plunge on weak signals

NEW YORK A series of weak economic reports sent the stock market plunging to its lowest level in a month on Wednesday. Companies like miners, banks and chemical makers, whose fortunes are most closely tied to the prospects for growth, led the market...

 
'Hot in Cleveland' going live with William Shatner

'Hot in Cleveland' going live with William Shatner

LOS ANGELES -- The TV Land channel says William Shatner will guest star on this month's live premiere of "Hot in Cleveland." Brian Baumgartner of "The Office" also will be part of the episode, which is set to air live on the East...

 

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan invited to Team USA basketball camp

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said he has been invited to the USA Basketball national team camp in Las Vegas. The mini-camp will run July 22-25, concluding with an intrasquad game on the 25th at Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of Nevada Las...

 

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