News archive from 7 March 2013

Reporter remembers Hugo Chavez as steeped in Latin American culture, history

WASHINGTON Hugo Chavez wasn't the caricature of a strong-armed buffoon that his critics painted. His knowledge of Latin American culture and history was deep and appreciated even by his detractors across the Americas and the hemisphere. Chavez lost...

 

Foxx orders study of CMPD oversight panel

Mayor Anthony Foxx has asked City Council to examine how Charlotte's Citizens Review Board investigates complaints of police misconduct after an Observer investigation showed the panel has never ruled against police in 16 years. Foxx sent a memo to...

 

Pacers to re-evaluate Granger's knee next week

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers forward Danny Granger could miss another week with a sore left knee. Granger missed the first 54 games with the same injury and sat out the second half of Sunday night's victory over Chicago after aggravating the injury....

 

Video: Sveum on Cubs' bullpen depth

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum gives his take on the team's bullpen situation.

 
Paris Jackson shows off her moves as a high school varsity cheerleader 

Paris Jackson shows off her moves as a high school varsity cheerleader 

Paris Jackson went from Hollywood to All-American this week when she shed her punky look for a pair of pom-poms. The 14-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson was spotted on the basketball court of The Buckley School cheering on the boys'...

 

Gordon's slam lifts Royals over Diamondbacks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Alex Gordon hit a grand slam, James Shields pitched three scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in spring training. Gordon also doubled and scored two twice,...

 

Ball shows better speed at Wisconsin pro day

MADISON, Wis. -- Running back Montee Ball was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.46 seconds, a big improvement over his combine time, at Wisconsin's pro day. The two-time All-American and NCAA's career touchdown leader ran a disappointing 4.66 last...

 

2 Jamaica unions ink wage freeze deal with gov't

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two of the biggest trade unions in Jamaica have signed a contract with the government to freeze wages for state workers for three more years. The Caribbean island's government reached the wage restraint deal with leaders of the...

 
TLC's 'What Not to Wear' to end after upcoming 10th season

TLC's 'What Not to Wear' to end after upcoming 10th season

TLC announced Wednesday that the upcoming 10th season of "What Not to Wear" will be its last, though one can only hope that the battle against tapered jeans will live on. The makeover series, hosted by fashion experts Stacy London and...

 

Reporter remembers Hugo Chavez as steeped in Latin American culture, history

WASHINGTON -- Hugo Chavez wasn't the caricature of a strong-armed buffoon that his critics painted. His knowledge of Latin American culture and history was deep and appreciated even by his detractors across the Americas and the hemisphere. Chavez lost...

 

We bought a 2013 Honda Civic, And it wasn't easy

The Cars.com long-term fleet expanded this week with the addition of a brand-new 2013 Honda Civic. We picked the Civic out of dozens of possible new vehicles introduced for 2013 because of the updates that Honda went through to make what is one of the...

 

2 Jamaica unions ink wage freeze deal with gov't

KINGSTON, Jamaica Two of the biggest trade unions in Jamaica have signed a contract with the government to freeze wages for state workers for three more years. The Caribbean island's government reached the wage restraint deal with leaders of the Civil...

 
Multi-Sensory room opens for disabled children

Multi-Sensory room opens for disabled children

The grand opening is still a week off , but small miracles have already occurred at Charlotte's new Multi-Sensory Environment Room for children with disabilities. In one case, a 3-year-old girl who had difficulty standing for even 10 seconds...

 

Former Orange County deputy found not guilty of molestation

A former deputy who was fired in May amid accusations of molesting a physically disabled woman was found not guilty Tuesday. But still, he can never get his job back, officials say. Prosecutors called William Martinez "a predator in deputy's...

 

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