News archive from 7 March 2014, page 3

A golden brooch inspires a Vietnamese-American in search of Laura Ingalls Wilder

A golden brooch inspires a Vietnamese-American in search of Laura Ingalls Wilder

With her sincere and moving second novel, Bich Minh Nguyen defies easy literary categorization by entwining two vastly different narratives of migration: the intimate story of one family's journey to and through America and that of Laura Ingalls...

 
Colorado launches campaign to stop stoned driving

Colorado launches campaign to stop stoned driving

DENVER -- Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks — an effort to stop stoned driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled the "Drive High, Get a...

 
Advocacy groups ask Girl Scouts to end partnership with Barbie

Advocacy groups ask Girl Scouts to end partnership with Barbie

NEW YORK — America’s top doll, Barbie, finds herself in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership between her manufacturer, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts. On Thursday, two consumer advocacy groups often critical of corporate...

 

Supporters give up on alimony reform this year

TALLAHASSEE -- Remember the controversial alimony reform bill that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed last session? It won't be back this year. The organization behind the proposal announced Thursday that there will be no new legislation filed during the 2014...

 

Heflin council gives emergency money to repair civic center room

HEFLIN — The Heflin City Council met Thursday in a called meeting to approve emergency repairs on the Heflin Civic Center. The council allocated money for repairing the left wing of the building’s roof in the city budget, said Mayor Rudy Rooks. But...

 
Family court attorney faces Calhoun County Circuit Judge in GOP primary election

Family court attorney faces Calhoun County Circuit Judge in GOP primary election

slideshow slideshow The presiding Calhoun County family court judge, who has five years on the bench, is being challenged by an Anniston attorney who says she has more experience in the field than the judge does. Peggy Miller-Lacher, 46, is running in...

 
Wilson, Haren sharp, Angels and Dodgers tie in 10

Wilson, Haren sharp, Angels and Dodgers tie in 10

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Starters C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels and Dan Haren of the Los Angeles Dodgers each pitched four shutout innings Thursday as the teams played to a 4-all, 10-inning tie. Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA with the Angels in 2013, did...

 
Oxford woman charged with chemically endangering a child

Oxford woman charged with chemically endangering a child

slideshow An Oxford woman was in the Calhoun County Jail on Wednesday on a charge that she chemically endangered her child in February, according to state court records that became available Tuesday. According to a warrant for her arrest, Kristen...

 

Miss. bank makes Alabama acquisition for $6.6M

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- A Mississippi bank is expanding further into Alabama. First Bancshares of Hattiesburg said Thursday that it will buy BCB Holding Co. of Mobile, Ala. for about $6.6 million in cash and stock. BCB is the parent company of Bay Bank,...

 

Cowlishaw: Cuban sincere in feelings about NCAA hypocrisy; here's where he's wrong

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. Question: Why can't Calderon and Harris find the bottom of the basket? Tim Cowlishaw: I'd say their inability to defend or the whole team's failure to rebound...

Dallas News, 19:44 in Sport
 

Boys' basketball state semifinal previews: Kimball vs. Beaumont Central, Allen vs. Converse Judson and more

CLASS 4A SEMIFINALBeaumont Central vs. Kimball7 p.m. today at Frank Erwin Center, Austin BEAUMONT CENTRAL District: 20-4A (first) Record: 31-4 Coach: Robert Lee State titles: 0 Previous appearances: 1 (1999) Playoff victories: 43-42 over Humble, 79-46...

Dallas News, 19:45 in Sport
 

LINTON-HMB 53, CAVALIER 51

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- LINTON-HMB 53, CAVALIER 51 LINTON-HMB 53, CAVALIER 51 GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) LINTON-HMB (21-4): Bernhardt 3-6 0-0 6, Holzer 0-2 0-0 0, Schneider 4-8 3-5 13, Small 8-19 0-1 21, Flyberg 0-4 0-0 0, Purintun 6-9 1-6 13, Hulm 0-3 0-0...

 

Bobcats' scoring way up, and it's not exclusively about Al Jefferson

It took the Charlotte Bobcats the first 21 games this season to average at least 90 points per game. Over the past 15, they average 100.2. The offensive improvement was most apparent Wednesday, when they posted 109 points on 51 percent shooting...

 
No birdies, but no back issues for Woods

No birdies, but no back issues for Woods

DORAL, Fla. -- There were 27 fans in the gallery when Tiger Woods teed off on the eighth hole Thursday, most other fans having long left Doral because of an afternoon downpour. Those who left early didn't miss anything from the world's No. 1 player....

 

Linton-HMB rallies past Cavalier 53-51

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Linton-HMB's Andrew Small outscored all of the Cavalier Tornadoes in the fourth quarter to lead the Lions to a 53-51 win Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota Class B boys basketball tournament. Small had 21 points, 15...

 

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