News archive from 8 February 2012, page 2

Dave Birkett: Lions' architects following a super blueprint for success

Dave Birkett: Lions' architects following a super blueprint for success

I NDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Lewand did his usual drive-by at the Super Bowl this year. He showed his face at a few league functions, made small talk over a couple of meals, and by the time the Giants and Patriots kicked off Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday night,...

 

Candice Miller defends earmark to add bike path near her home

WASHINGTON – If the question were meant to embarrass U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township), it seems to have failed. The Washington Post this week published a report on congressional earmarks – appropriations for specific items wanted by...

 

Stock hold gains, erasing early losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending higher as Greece appeared close to announcing a deal with creditors to reduce its debt. The Dow Jones industrial average ended at its highest level since May 2008 Tuesday. The Dow rose 33 points to close at 12,878. It...

 

Bernanke sticks with low-rate policy at hearing

WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke on Tuesday reiterated the Federal Reserve's plan to hold interest rates near record lows until at least late 2014. The Fed chairman stuck with the three-year time line at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, even after the...

 

County commission blames school board for overbuilding

SANFORD - The Seminole County Commission criticized the School Board on Tuesday, saying poor planning and overbuilding has created a glut of classroom seats and unnecessary expenses that now is forcing the board to consider closing schools. The debate...

 
Chris Brown returns to Grammys; Rihanna also to perform

Chris Brown returns to Grammys; Rihanna also to perform

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chris Brown will perform at this Sunday's Grammy Awards for the first time since beating his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 on the eve of the music industry's biggest night, which threatened to derail his music career. Rihanna...

 

New York Giants lauded as Super Bowl champs in New York City parade

NEW YORK -- Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade through New York City, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg quipped...

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Snack bars and junk food common in schools: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About half of all elementary school students can buy potato chips, ice cream or similar snacks in vending machines and at snack bars during school, suggests a new study. Researchers said they'd hoped that with more...

 

Abortion, birth control grab political spotlight

DAYTON, Ohio - A political firestorm over abortion and birth control spread suddenly to multiple fronts on Tuesday. A high-ranking official resigned from the Komen breast-cancer charity after its backtracking treaty with Planned Parenthood, and...

 
Giants' Super Bowl victory a boon for Vegas

Giants' Super Bowl victory a boon for Vegas

Super Bowl gambling in Nevada rose to its highest level in six years and the state's sports books cashed in when the New York Giants edged the favored New England Patriotsin Sunday's game.The value of bets placed in Nevada's 184 sports books was $93.9...

 

‘Cupcake Wars’ judge settles Conn. name lawsuit

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A judge on the Food Network reality television show "Cupcake Wars" has resolved her lawsuit with a Connecticut cupcake store over its name. Candace Nelson’s company, Sprinkles Cupcakes, settled its federal trademark...

 

'Smash': Why we're giving NBC's musical drama a callback

It may not be possible for any show to live up to the massive amount of hype NBC gave "Smash." But when you take away the millions of TV spots and billboards and the rest of the promotional avalanche, the show still has to be good....

 

Van Gundy: Giving players games off "possibility"

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said he has entertained the idea of giving players games off to rest during this breakneck schedule. Sounds like a longshot possibility, however. "It's a possibility," he said after Tuesday's short practice in...

 

UCF aims for revenge when it hosts rival Marshall Wednesday night

The moment the final buzzer sounded at the Cam Henderson Center Jan. 14 and Marshall celebrated a hard-fought 65-64 home win over UCF, the Knights couldn't wait for the rematch. UCF gets its shot at revenge and the opportunity to add another chapter...

 

Glendale girl not found on second day of landfill search

Crews found no sign of a missing 5-year-old Glendale girl on Tuesday, their second day searching a landfill south of the Valley. But police said the meticulous process to find the remains of Jhessye Shockley, reported missing nearly four months ago,...

 

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