News archive from 8 February 2012, page 10

Virginia basketball vs. Wake Forest: Cavs work to limit turnovers

Virginia basketball vs. Wake Forest: Cavs work to limit turnovers

Because of its methodically suffocating style of play, the Virginia men’s basketball team values each possession more than most. Consequently, each turnover carries greater potential cost. So when the Cavaliers commit turnovers in bunches - as they...

 

Ask Tom why: What are Chicago's five warmest winters and how much snow did each produce?

Dear Tom, What are Chicago's five warmest winters and how much snow did each produce? -Bill Ooms, Alsip Dear Bill, Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski checked the records and found that three of Chicago's five warmest winters occurred before the...

 
Santorum poised for breakthrough in three states’ contests

Santorum poised for breakthrough in three states’ contests

DENVER - Rick Santorum was poised for a breakthrough night on Tuesday in three contests that could provide a boost to the former Pennsylvania senator’s efforts to slow Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican presidential nomination. Romney was hoping to...

 

Southwest-AirTran merger leaves some small cities no easy link to Orlando

Harrisburg International Airport, a 12-gate airfield near the state capital in central Pennsylvania, has launched something it calls "the Orlando Regional Partnership." But this partnership has only one goal: restore nonstop passenger...

 

David Stern says he’s open to an NBA return to Seattle

SEATTLE - NBA Commissioner David Stern says he is open to the league returning to Seattle, revealing he has met with the San Francisco hedge-fund manager who wants to bring an NBA team back to Seattle and build a new arena south of Safeco Field....

 
Freshman Kidd-Gilchrist comes up big, No. 1 Kentucky beats No. 8 Florida 78-58

Freshman Kidd-Gilchrist comes up big, No. 1 Kentucky beats No. 8 Florida 78-58

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 13 points and 13 rebounds and top-ranked Kentucky easily passed its toughest Southeastern Conference test to date with a 78-58 victory over No. 8 Florida on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (24-1,...

 

No charges against NYPD boss’ son after rape claim

NEW YORK - Prosecutors say the New York Police Department commissioner’s son won’t face charges in connection to a rape accusation. Authorities had been investigating a woman’s claim television anchor Greg Kelly raped her. Kelly is the son of NYPD...

 

Gators have worst 3-point shooting night in blowout loss at No. 1 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Florida has lived by the 3-point shot this season, and it died by it Tuesday. The No. 8 Gators shot a season-low 22.2 percent from beyond the arc as they fell 78-58 to No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Tuesday. Florida (19-5, 7-2 SEC)...

 

Sikh house of worship in Sterling Heights vandalized with anti-Muslim grafitti

A Sikh house of worship in Sterling Heights under construction was vandalized with what appears to be anti-Muslim graffiti. The Sikh building, known as a gurdwara, was defaced sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning, a Sikh advocacy group...

 

5 semifinalists left in Orange superintendent search

The Orange County School Board has named five superintendent semifinalists whom they plan to interview in person next week. The candidates are John Edwards, an Orange County area superintendent; Renee Foose, deputy superintendent of the...

 
10 unforgettable Oscar speeches

10 unforgettable Oscar speeches

"I'd like to thank …" Those four words should appear in 99.9% of all speeches given on Oscar night. But not every speech has to be a rote list of individual names following that opening. As many winners have proved over the years, the Oscar...

 
Obama campaign fears being sharply outspent by GOP super PACs

Obama campaign fears being sharply outspent by GOP super PACs

The Obama campaign, which shattered all records for political fundraising in 2008, has concluded that it could be dramatically outspent this year by the GOP nominee and allied conservative groups, which are able to tap a deep well of money unavailable...

 

Before fatal crash, wrong-way driver screamed: 'You guys ready to die?'

As Gustavo Vargas drove off from a Harvey strip club after a night of drinking for the Super Bowl, he kept taunting his three buddies by screaming, "You guys ready to die? You guys ready to die?" His friends thought he was just "fooling...

 

A look at wrong-way crashes on Illinois expressways in the last year

Some of the wrong-way driving incidents on Chicago-area expressways during the last year include: 2011 Feb. 4: Authorities said Lynwood Clerk Roel Valle drove a village vehicle north in the southbound lanes of Illinois Highway 394 about 1:30 a.m. when...

 
Midway Airport neighbors upset over planned razing of building

Midway Airport neighbors upset over planned razing of building

As an architecture buff and lifelong resident of the Clearing neighborhood, Barbara Schreiber passes the corner of 63rd Street and Central Avenue and doesn't see a dangerous building - she sees a historic neighborhood artifact. But she's worried she...

 

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