News archive from 6 October 2012

Fall like weather on tap for weekend

There will be plenty to do in the River Region this weekend, and weather won't be a problem for any outdoor plans.Forecasts are calling for fall-like conditions to move in Saturday and hang around until the first part of next week. An approaching cold...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

FC Dallas (9-12-10) at Chivas USA (7-17-7), 7 p.m. FC Dallas earned an important point at San Jose last weekend, and will try to continue its last-season playoff push Sunday at Chivas USA. Dallas tied the Earthquakes, 3-3, at Buck Shaw Stadium to...

 

GM adding 3rd shifts at Canadian plants to meet rising demand

General Motors Co. will add a third shift on the flex line at its Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario to meet demand of the all-new Chevrolet Impala, which will be released early next year, the automaker said.The company also said it will add a third...

 

FDA fights Web pharmacies selling unapproved drugs

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up its fight against counterfeit and other potentially harmful medicine sold over the Internet. The agency is ordering operators of about 4,100 websites to immediately stop selling unapproved...

 
Madoff fraud's last days recounted in NYC document

Madoff fraud's last days recounted in NYC document

NEW YORK -- In December 2008, two of Bernard Madoff's most loyal employees met on a Manhattan street corner and fretted over a closely held secret that the rest of the world would learn about eight days later: that their boss was a con man for the...

 

Hulk Hogan sex tape leaks; Linda Hogan arrested on suspicion of DUI

Thank you, Hulk Hogan and Linda Hogan. It's not often we get a DUI arrest and a celebrity sex tape in the same post. First we have Linda, a.k.a. Linda Bollea, who was pulled over for speeding and then arrested on suspicion of DUI in the wee hours...

 

'Sopranos' creator Chase premieres 'Not Fade Away'

NEW YORK -- David Chase has returned with his first work since "The Sopranos" went black. The director premiered his debut film, "Not Fade Away," at the New York Film Festival on Friday ahead of its red carpet gala Saturday. The...

 
Huntsville firms awarded governmental contracts

Huntsville firms awarded governmental contracts

Several Huntsville firms were recently awarded contracts for military work. Radiance Technologies Inc., Systems Studies and Simulation Inc. and DMD LLC of Huntsville, were jointly awarded a $40 million firm-fixed price contract for systems engineering...

 

Last days of Madoff fraud recounted in new court document

NEW YORK - In December 2008, two of Bernard Madoff's most loyal employees met on a Manhattan street corner and fretted over a closely held secret that the rest of the world would learn about eight days later: that their boss was a con man for the...

 

Climate linked to California ER visits

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of heading to the emergency room for certain conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease and low blood pressure rises slightly as temperature and humidity increase, according to a new study...

 

News Summary: Stocks mixed on Friday

JOBS NEWS: The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent. That gave stocks a boost in the morning, but the gains didn't last. The market closed mixed, with the Dow up slightly but other indexes posting small losses. DOW MILESTONE: The Dow's close at...

 

Getting paid to quit may work for some smokers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During a single year when the Dutch government covered the costs of counseling and drugs to help smokers quit, calls to a national smoking-cessation hotline rose 10-fold, and the number of smokers in the country dropped...

 

Carol Williams

CULLMAN - Carol Williams Funeral services for Carol Williams, 70, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel. Holly Pond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Williams died Thursday, Oct. 4, at...

 
National analysts weigh in on Tigers; many predict World Series title

National analysts weigh in on Tigers; many predict World Series title

Detroit - The Oakland A's are the hottest team in baseball and they finished the regular season with six more wins than the Tigers - in a much tougher division, no less.Still, the Tigers are the analysts' overwhelmingly popular pick to advance to the...

 

Novil Opal Calvert

CULLMAN - Novil Opal Calvert Graveside services for Novil Opal Calvert, 93, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Livingston Chapel Cemetery, the Rev. Billy Wooten officiating. Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of...

 

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