News archive from 7 March 2012

Reyes’ winning RBI lifts Varela over Coral Gables in softball

Jasmine Reyes had the game-winning RBI to lead the Varela Vipers to a 6-5 victory over Coral Gables in the first softball game of the season Monday night. Varela fell behind 4-2 in the first inning of the game but rallied to tie the score at 6. The...

 
Two deadlines involved in Manning negotiations

Two deadlines involved in Manning negotiations

Two deadlines of significance are involved in the contract talks between Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts must decide by Thursday whether to pick up the $28 million option on Manning's contract for the 2012 season. However,...

 

Historic civil rights group urges higher voter turnout to counter new state voting laws

WASHINGTON - The National Urban League is calling on African-Americans to get out and vote come election time as a means of countering state laws the group says threaten education and economic gains made by blacks. Borrowing from the Occupy Wall...

 

Wine of the Week: Masseria Li Veli, Valle d’Itria IGT, Askos Verdeca 2010

Masseria Li Veli, Valle d’Itria IGT, You can always count on Italy to provide unique wine experiences. Ever heard of the grape variety verdeca? Here’s your chance to try it. Verdeca is found primarily in the Puglia region, in the heel of Italy’s boot....

 

Orlando CPA firm opens Atlanta office

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, an Orlando-based CPA firm focused exclusively on nonprofit organizations and their affiliates, has expanded its national presence by establishing an Atlanta office and joining the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide...

 

WWE superstar John Cena to start Daytona 500 engines

WWE Superstar John Cena will wave the green flag as Honorary Starter of the 54th Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Cena was invited to participate in this...

 

James W. Palermo takes Colorado post

James W. Palermo, former artistic and general director of the Grant Park Music Festival, and until last year president and CEO of the financially embattled Colorado Symphony, has been named executive director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival...

 

More patients relapse in Gilead hepatitis C trial

(Reuters) - Two more patients in a 10-patient segment of a mid-stage trial testing Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental hepatitis C drug GS-7977 had the virus return within four weeks of treatment, researchers said on Tuesday. The company, which...

 

U.S. FDA warns breathable caffeine maker over label

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators warned the maker of inhalable caffeine product AeroShot Pure Energy over false or misleading labeling, and for contradictory statements about using the product with alcohol. The Food and Drug Administration said...

 

Vertex, Merck hepatitis drugs work in HIV patients

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Rival hepatitis C drugs from Merck & Co and Vertex Pharmaceuticals are effective in patients also infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to data released on Tuesday. The Vertex drug had the more impressive...

 

Mixed picture for mom, baby with antidepressants

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies born to mothers who took antidepressants while they were pregnant had slightly slower head growth and were more likely to be born early, in a new study from the Netherlands. Still, that doesn't prove that the drugs,...

 

Mass. boosts fuel aid, urges no cutoffs this month

BOSTON-Gov. Deval Patrick is asking the state's electric and natural gas companies to extend the moratorium on winter utility shutoffs for low income residents by a month. State regulations bar utilities from shutting off service for non-payment from...

 

Pocket dials among UF's self-reported secondary violations

GAINESVILLE - Pocket dials made up four of Florida's 12 secondary violations the school self-reported to the SEC since April. The school released information on its violations between April 1 and Nov. 1 in response to a Freedom of Information request...

 

FDA issues warning to inhalable caffeine maker

WASHINGTON-Food and Drug Administration officials have issued a warning letter to the makers of the inhalable caffeine product AeroShot, saying they have questions about its safety and concerns about how children and adolescents may use it. The...

 

Speaker puts Mass. budget gap at $500K to $1B

BOSTON-House Speaker Robert DeLeo is estimating that the state faces a budget gap of between $500 million and $1 billion in the next fiscal year, but he's sticking to his no-new-tax pledge. Speaking to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on...

 

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