News archive from 8 February 2012, page 5

Tens of thousands of fans pack MetLife Stadium in NJ to honor Giants, celebrate Super Bowl win

Tens of thousands of fans pack MetLife Stadium in NJ to honor Giants, celebrate Super Bowl win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - It wasn't the Canyon of Heroes and there wasn't as much tickertape, but that didn't seem to bother about 30,000 New York Giants fans who flocked to MetLife Stadium Tuesday to celebrate the team's rousing Super Bowl victory...

 

Lake County gives final approval to tighten sex offender restrictions

TAVARES - Lake County commissioners gave on Tuesday the final thumbs-up needed to tighten restrictions on sex offenders. Under the "cluster buster" ordinance, sex offenders with victims under 16 cannot live within 500 feet of another...

 

ASU basketball guard Trent Lockett expects to play vs. Utah

Arizona State junior guard Trent Lockett said Tuesday he expects to play in Thursday's home Pac-12 contest against Utah. Photos from the game vs. Cal | Box score | Twitter updates The team's leading scorer and rebounder, Lockett has missed ASU's last...

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2 more autism-friendly shows planned for Broadway

NEW YORK - Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder. The Theatre...

 

Karen Handel explains Komen resignation, blasts Planned Parenthood

Karen Handel says she resigned as a vice president for Susan G. Komen for the Cure because she had become "too much of a focal point" in the controversy surrounding Komen’s decision to cut its funding to Planned Parenthood -- a decision...

 

Pill mill law sends 'pillbillies' packing

Admitting that a problem exists is an addict's first step to recovery. Last year, state officials finally came clean about a raging prescription-drug abuse that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi rightly declared an "epidemic." That...

 
Tigers' Dave Dombrowski touts Drew Smyly as candidate for No. 5 starter

Tigers' Dave Dombrowski touts Drew Smyly as candidate for No. 5 starter

Dave Dombrowski was asked today which Detroit Tiger he is most looking forward to watching this spring training. It isn’t Prince Fielder. It isn’t Miguel Cabrera, playing across the diamond from Fielder at third base. No, the answer Dombrowski gave...

 

Justin Verlander 'a ninja riding a cheetah' in new 'MLB 2K12' ad

Oh, that Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers' ace seems to be enjoying his off-season, from hanging out with Conan O'Brien to his latest TV commercial for the "MLB 2K12" video game. Here it is, co-starring new Los Angeles Angels pitcher...

 
Report: Chauncey Billups out for season, maybe more

Report: Chauncey Billups out for season, maybe more

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, according to the L.A. Times, and the former Detroit Piston's career might be in jeopardy. Billups was injured in Monday's game against the Orlando Magic....

 
Spartans' Trenton Robinson, Bay City police at odds over traffic stop

Spartans' Trenton Robinson, Bay City police at odds over traffic stop

BAY CITY — Former Michigan State football captain Trenton Robinson says a Bay City police officer cursed at him and used unnecessary force during a December traffic stop. Robinson, who recently finished his senior season, made the claims in a...

 
Dodgers give Kershaw 2-year, $19M deal

Dodgers give Kershaw 2-year, $19M deal

The Los Angeles Times reports: The Dodgers avoided arbitration with Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday by signing the Cy Young winner to a two-year, $19 million contract. Kershaw will earn a $500,000 signing bonus, $7.5 million this season and $11 million in...

 

Festive Kitchen’s Freakin’ Awesome mix

The name says it all: Freakin’ Awesome. This addictive snack from the Festive Kitchen leaves Chex Mix in the dust, with its sweet, spicy, salty, nutty, tangy flavors and its crunch punctuated with chewy bits. Made with cereal, nuts and dried fruit,...

 
Maybe babies don't need the spoon-fed mush

Maybe babies don't need the spoon-fed mush

Most infants are weaned from breast milk or formula to pureed baby foods. From there they go on to eat finger foods -- cut-up pieces of soft table foods -- and on to cheeseburgers and fries. Well, OK, maybe not all of them. A new study suggests that...

 

Notre Dame at West Virginia

TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; ESPNU, WLS-AM 890. Records: Notre Dame 15-8, 7-3 Big East; West Virginia 16-8, 6-5. Brian Hamilton's quick look: Staunch test for Irish's four-game winning streak, though not must-win for postseason hopes. Mountaineers are...

 

In Season: Strawberries

Valentine’s Day means peak demand for strawberries, and three growing areas — California, Mexico and Florida — are having good seasons. That means there are plenty to go around and the price is right. That goes for long-stemmed beauties, too. If...

 

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