News archive from 7 April 2015

Tease of burlesque coyly walks stripping's fine line

Tease of burlesque coyly walks stripping's fine line

Before her burlesque set in Philadelphia last month, Claymont, Del., native Lucy Smith sat at the bar next to a tightly wound couple that reminded her of Brad and Janet from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The affable, curvaceous blonde persuaded them...

 
Strauss: Follow your customers to social media

Strauss: Follow your customers to social media

Q: OK Steve, so I am ready to finally jump on the social media bandwagon for my business. Better late than never, right? So then I suppose the question is – which site should I use? I am guessing that it's Facebook. Right? — Charlotte A: Let's not...

 
Stamina and persistence arrive just when we need them most

Stamina and persistence arrive just when we need them most

I am overcome with an intense, stomach-clenching hunger as the indescribable aroma of charring meat envelopes the chamber that will soon be my battleground. I sit at a table in a restaurant inside the Outer Limits Fun Zone in Pocatello, Idaho. I start...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Soggy California, Midwest, East

Some welcome rain and snow will fall in California while a soggy day is also on tap for much of the Midwest and East. West: Coastal and valley rain and mountain snow is forecast in northern California, Oregon and Washington. The precipitation will be...

 
Ex-MMA fighter tells Internet show he's no dognapper

Ex-MMA fighter tells Internet show he's no dognapper

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. -- A former professional cage fighter from Michigan and two Virginia Beach women, all of whom are accused of dog theft, are due in Accomack County General District Court April 13. Gordon Shell, 45, of Utica, Michigan, talked about...

 
Father, 7 children die; carbon monoxide suspected

Father, 7 children die; carbon monoxide suspected

SOMERSET, Md. — A father and his seven children died Monday afternoon from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a home on Antioch Avenue, emergency officials said. Princess Anne Police Chief Scott Keller said the juvenile victims ranged from 6 to 16...

 
Top Indy businesses promise to advocate for LGBT rights

Top Indy businesses promise to advocate for LGBT rights

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some of the top business names in Indiana have a collective message about the amendment to Indiana's embattled "religious freedom" law: This is only the first step toward achieving a more far-reaching goal of statewide civil...

 

Homer's Salmon Sisters spread love of Alaska through art

It all began with a rockfish. An Alaskan rockfish, bright orange and spiny-finned. After a remote coastal childhood and nearly a decade of commercial fishing with her family in the Bering Sea, Emma Laukitis knew the image well. On a college study...

 
Dante Fowler thinking big on, off field as he embarks on NFL draft journey

Dante Fowler thinking big on, off field as he embarks on NFL draft journey

Dante Fowler Jr. talks about his path to the NFL. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Dante Fowler Jr. says "I'm like the Shaq of football" with a deadpan stare, and his straight-laced father can't help but belly laugh from across the table. "That's...

Usa Today, 21:16 in Sport
 
Mich. woman, 115, is world's oldest person, group says

Mich. woman, 115, is world's oldest person, group says

INKSTER, Mich. — The front door flew open as a reporter approached a brick ranch house in Inkster and a voice called out, "C'mon in — I've got Time magazine on the phone." The speaker stood Thursday night over a placid figure dressed in a...

 
Dobrev says she's leaving 'Vampire Diaries'

Dobrev says she's leaving 'Vampire Diaries'

The Vampire Diaries is losing Elena Gilbert. Nina Dobrev Monday announced she is leaving the supernatural CW drama after six seasons. The actress wrote a letter to fans, addressed as "Dearest TVD Family," in a posting on Instagram. She...

 
Bills' Richie Incognito emerges from 'some dark days'

Bills' Richie Incognito emerges from 'some dark days'

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Richie Incognito used several words Monday to describe what the past year and a half has been like for him, but he kept coming back to one in particular. "I think at the end of the day, humbling is the best way to describe...

Usa Today, 21:34 in Sport
 
Only a fool would put Alaska schools on the chopping block

Only a fool would put Alaska schools on the chopping block

For the second year in a row, I find myself having to go to our state capitol in Juneau as a citizen concerned with the lack of funding for Alaska’s schools. After spending five weeks there last year along with many others, I was so shell-shocked that...

 
Alaskans need less spending and more revenue, not more fear

Alaskans need less spending and more revenue, not more fear

The unprecedented budget shortfall that we are facing is the direct result of fluctuating global oil prices, dropping oil production, and spending too much. Some folks say Alaska needs to “right size” government before we start to discuss the...

 
This time, Jimmy Rollins brings joy to Dodger Stadium

This time, Jimmy Rollins brings joy to Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES – At least 25 reporters were trying to talk to Jimmy Rollins all at once in the Dodgers' clubhouse Monday, so Rollins hopped up on a table, then everybody was looking up at him. Including his teammates. That's because Rollins, who stands...

Usa Today, 22:01 in Sport
 
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