News archive from 7 April 2012

Court order to find homes for mentally ill adults tossed out by appeals judges

Court order to find homes for mentally ill adults tossed out by appeals judges

The state won’t have to comply with a court order to find apartments and small group homes for thousands of mentally ill adults being “warehoused” in large adult homes in the city. Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis demanded the drastic...

 
Queens fire leaves elderly woman clinging to life

Queens fire leaves elderly woman clinging to life

An elderly woman was clinging to life after a fire tore through her Queens apartment Friday morning, authorities said. The woman, described only as being in her 70s, was found about 7:30 a.m. by firefighters soon after they entered the fourth-floor...

 
2-time AL champ Texas opens with 3-2 win over WSox

2-time AL champ Texas opens with 3-2 win over WSox

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis struck out nine in his first opening day start, Ian Kinsler homered and the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers began the season with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Kinsler,...

 

Czechs, Djokovic-less Serbs split opening singles

Tomas Berdych and Janko Tipsarevic were Friday's opening singles winners, as the Czech Republic and Serbia each picked up a point in a best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal. The world No. 7 Berdych gave the Czechs a 1-0 lead by blitzing the visitors'...

 

Arena-league preview: Orlando Predators at Cleveland Gladiators

What: Orlando Predators at Cleveland Gladiators When: 6 Sunday night Where: Quicken Loans Arena

 

Calif. college where students were pepper-sprayed votes to delay disputed 2-tiered fee scale

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Calif. college where students were pepper-sprayed votes to delay disputed 2-tiered fee scale.

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 
Official: Suspect angry during tuition talks

Official: Suspect angry during tuition talks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing seven people at a California college grew very angry during one of three long meetings with officials over a financial dispute, a school executive said.Suspect One Goh became upset because officials...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 
Kanye West’s ‘Theraflu’ gets dissed by Theraflu the cold remedy company 

Kanye West’s ‘Theraflu’ gets dissed by Theraflu the cold remedy company 

Kanye West's "Theraflu" has spread all over the Internet since its release Wednesday, but the song has left the cold remedy company of the same name feeling sick. "We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image...

 

Diamond Naturals dog food variety recalled

ATLANTA -- Diamond Pet Foods says it is voluntarily recalling its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food because the product may be contaminated with salmonella. A news release from the company Friday says no illnesses have been reported...

 

Dothan sales tax collections remain steady

Sales tax revenue is the engine that drives the Dothan economy. Recent numbers indicate the engine isn't revving, but it isn't sputtering either. It's idling. March sales tax revenue, which reflects tax collected in February, was fairly flat when...

 

'Dancing With the Stars': Kiss performs for rock week

"Dancing With the Stars" will get all shook up next week for rock 'n' roll. Kiss will perform on both editions of ABC's most popular series. Kiss delivers "Rock and Roll All Nite" to open the 8 p.m. Monday show. The band returns...

 

Kevin Borseth says coaching big-time program, like U-M, was not for him

Kevin Borseth was honest about his return to Wisconsin-Green Bay as its head coach in a press conference on Thursday, he said in a story by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.Running a big-time college basketball program was not for him. "I think had I...

 
Browns Ferry Unit 3 to shut down for maintenance, ends 3-unit record run

Browns Ferry Unit 3 to shut down for maintenance, ends 3-unit record run

ATHENS, Alabama -- The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant will shut down a reactor Saturday night after the plant set a site record for continuous operation of all three reactors. Unit 3 will be taken offline shortly after midnight Saturday to begin loading...

 
Mother of Ohio soldier: He was a natural leader

Mother of Ohio soldier: He was a natural leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of one of three Ohio soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan says he was a natural leader who enjoyed serving.Dublin resident Pamela Mitchell said Friday her son Capt. Nicholas Rozanski loved being a...

Chron, 17:13 in World News
 
With Barbie dolls and TV shows, SeaWorld expands its entertainment footprint

With Barbie dolls and TV shows, SeaWorld expands its entertainment footprint

Just in time for Christmas last year, DVDs of the first movie released by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment arrived in Walmarts and other major retailers. Today, the company's first television show will begin airing on local TV stations across the...

 

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