News archive from 7 November 2014

Playoff central: Pairings, scenarios, predictions, wild what-ifs and more

After 11 weeks of regular season action, the UIL and TAPPS high school football state championships begin the next round of the season with their single elimination winner tournaments. Beginning Nov. 13 and running until Dec. 20, a six-week playoff...

Dallas News, 18:59 in Sport
 
NC soil lab uses fee to help spread the load

NC soil lab uses fee to help spread the load

RALEIGH The state Department of Agriculture established a new fee last year aimed as much at altering behavior as at raising money for the state. It appears to have worked. Since the 1940s, North Carolina farmers and gardeners have been sending soil...

 

Independence-Butler: The History

All-time scores for Butler-Independence rivalry: Regular-Season 2013: Butler 43-42 2012: Butler 33-14 2011: Butler 38-26 2010: Butler 61-6 2009: Butler 31-24 2008: Independence 42-31 2007: Butler, 21-20 2006: Independence, 30-24 2005: Independence,...

 
Democrat Hoffman joins Republican Alaska Senate majority

Democrat Hoffman joins Republican Alaska Senate majority

A day after the newly formed Republican Senate majority announced itself, it added a Bush Democrat to its numbers, bringing the caucus to 15 members -- three-fourths of the Alaska State Senate. The Democrat is Sen. Lyman Hoffman, a long-serving...

 

Work to start on downtown trail, park

After years of talking and delays, the ground-breaking for the long-awaited extension of the Chief Ladiga Trail into downtown Anniston began Thursday. Sort of. City officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for the four-block-long Wellness Park and...

 
Piedmont officials making progress in fixing fire hydrants

Piedmont officials making progress in fixing fire hydrants

Piedmont officials say that all but 15 of 62 fire hydrants identified late last year as damaged are now working. In November of last year, 62 of the city's 500 fire hydrants were listed as damaged on a document prepared by the Piedmont Fire...

 

UAA proposes new doctorate in nursing

The University of Alaska Anchorage hopes to add a new doctoral program in nursing practice to its offerings. The UA Board of Regents is considering the proposal at its board meeting in Fairbanks this week.  The Doctor in Nursing Practice would replace...

 

Rangers' Adrian Beltre wins his fourth Silver Slugger award

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won a 2014 Silver Slugger Award, the fourth of his career. Beltre has been the AL's Silver Slugger award winner at third base in  three of the last five seasons. Beltre’s four career Silver Slugger Awards are...

Dallas News, 19:14 in Sport
 
Uruguay's Mujica gets big offers for his VW Beetle

Uruguay's Mujica gets big offers for his VW Beetle

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay President Jose Mujica says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which has become a symbol of the Uruguayan leader's austere lifestyle. The man once nicknamed "the poorest president in...

 

Carolina Panthers' Jason Avant led charge to forgive Eagles' Riley Cooper

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jason Avant's greatest contribution to the Philadelphia Eagles last season might have come in the locker room in the wake of the controversy surrounding wideout Riley Cooper. Cooper was captured on video using a racial...

 

Aces acquire D Hayes' rights from Missouri for W Ring-Jarvi

The Alaska Aces today traded right wing Ross Ring-Jarvi to the Missouri Mavericks for the ECHL rights to defenseman Colten Hayes in an effort to give their thin blue line some depth and also stabilize the back end. Hayes is scheduled to arrive in...

 

Voter turnout in SC lowest in at least 4 decades

COLUMBIA, S.C. Voter turnout for Tuesday's election was South Carolina's lowest in at least 40 years, according to the State Election Commission. About 44 percent of the state's 2.9 million registered voters cast ballots in an election in which all...

 

George: Why Dez Bryant's falloff during skid can't be blamed totally on Cowboys' QB play

LONDON – The Cowboys might have found the cure for receiver Dez Bryant’s recent lack of production: London. Bryant, who talked at length after Sunday’s game about the Cowboys’ offensive woes of late and his contract situation, was short and to the...

Dallas News, 19:24 in Sport
 
Butler and Independence prepare for another collision

Butler and Independence prepare for another collision

When Barry Shuford started the football program at Butler High in 1997, the Bulldogs didn’t look at Independence as much of a rival, even though the schools were just six miles apart. But Shuford said things began changing in 2002, his final...

 

Cleburne High band recovering from water-damaged facilities, equipment

  HEFLIN — It was about 7 p.m. when Cleburne County High School band members and their director rolled up to the school after a trip to Jacksonville State University for Band Day in September. Band director Doug Baker could hear water running inside...

 

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