News archive from 8 May 2014

Anti-drought bill the talk of the California delegation

Anti-drought bill the talk of the California delegation

WASHINGTON -- Beneath a placid surface, California lawmakers are furiously churning to keep an anti-drought bill afloat. They're counting votes, making tradeoffs and tinkering with language. They're confronting singular political calculations like:...

 

12th District race will offer voters a choice

For the first time since its inception, the 12th Congressional District will have no Charlotte Democrat on the ticket this fall. That's fine with Vince Coakley. Coakley is the Republican vying for the seat long held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Mel Watt of...

 

Arrest made 14 months after man set afire in Allapattah

Darrell Brackett's car ran out of gas in Allapattah as he and his girlfriend were returning home after dropping guests off from a holiday barbecue just before midnight on Dec. 28, 2012. He walked over to a nearby U-Gas Station at 4700 NW 27th Ave.,...

 

NFL draft scenarios for the Carolina Panthers run gamut, but here are 5

Any number of scenarios could present themselves in an NFL draft where the Carolina Panthers select 28th in the first round. Here are five, and what to expect if they come to pass: A run on quarterbacks: The hope among the Panthers' decision-makers is...

 

NFL draft 2014: The Panthers’ wait is (almost) over

After waiting through an extra two weeks of buildup, Carolina Panthers fans will have to wait a while longer before finding out who the team’s first pick is. The NFL draft, pushed back because of a scheduling conflict at New York’s...

 

Rangers call up P Baker, option OF Robertson

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of right-hander Scott Baker from Round Rock on Wednesday and optioned outfielder Daniel Robertson to the Triple-A club. Baker was signed to a minor-league contract in March...

 

How to grow horse herb?

Question: I’m still looking for a ground cover planted with seed in a large, shady area: straggler daisy, also called horse herb. I checked with all of your recommended dealers without any luck. S.M., Cross Roads Answer: I don’t think horse herb seeds...

 

Garden calendar: Learn how to grow ingredients for homemade salsa

GARDEN LESSONS: The annual Swiss Avenue Historic District tour of homes will include free lectures on gardening, including information on beneficial insects, irrigation, shady gardens, water-wise gardening and more. The lectures will be throughout...

 
Mail carriers' annual food drive set for Saturday

Mail carriers' annual food drive set for Saturday

slideshow For David Alexander, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 448, it is a humbling experience to participate in the association’s annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. He said he likes knowing that the food collected...

 

Cleburne BOE issues laptops to high school students

It’s a done deal. High school students in Cleburne County will be learning their core subjects next year on laptop computers, not textbooks. The Cleburne County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of 800 Chromebooks, a...

 

Erectile drug may help boys with muscular dystrophy

Cialis, normally used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, may offer promise for boys with a fatal muscle disorder. In a preliminary study published today in the journal Neurology, the drug appears to improve blood flow to the boys' muscles, just as...

 

Hawaii restaurateur sentenced for money laundering

HONOLULU -- A businessman with a chain of Italian restaurants in Hawaii was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison for laundering $1.3 million in illegal gambling funds through his eateries. Thomas Ky ('kE), who owns five Assaggio restaurants in...

 

NFL mock draft

Zach Berman's mock NFL draft (EDITORS: First round includes projected trades.) 1. Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Even if it's not Houston making this pick, Clowney is the most talented player in the draft and plays a premium...

 

Rangers bring up Baker from Triple-A for relief

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Scott Baker has joined the Texas Rangers, where he will be in a long relief role two years after Tommy John surgery. The Rangers selected Baker's contract Wednesday from Triple-A Round Rock. To make room on the active...

 

Cubs place Strop on DL with left groin strain

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have placed reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a moderate left groin strain. Strop left Tuesday night's 5-1 loss to the White Sox after recording just one out in the ninth inning. The right-hander was...

 

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