News archive from 8 August 2011

Task force to seek reform of ALF industry

Calling Florida's lax oversight of assisted living facilities “deadly,” one of the state's top lawmakers for social issues vowed this summer to pass sweeping reforms of an industry that has sometimes left frail elders and...

 
Mets Lose Reyes and Murphy, and Then the Game

Mets Lose Reyes and Murphy, and Then the Game

Many Mets fans were still settling into their seats early Sunday afternoon when the first of two jarring moments occurred. This one came in the form of an announcement over the stadium speakers: Willie Harris would be pinch-hitting in the leadoff spot...

 

Economy, not debt rating, will send markets lower

New York- U.S. investors will have their first chance Monday to react to Standard & Poor's decision to strip the U.S. government of its top credit rating. But the bigger issues facing Wall Street and stock markets worldwide remain debt-ridden...

 
Bears gamble on motivated free agents

Bears gamble on motivated free agents

BOURBONNAIS - With the biggest splash in free agency in franchise history, the Bears secured Julius Peppers a year ago with a contract that paid him $20 million for 2010. In a more wide-ranging approach this summer, the Bears have added 10 veterans...

 

Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $37million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $37 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Sunday. A total of 49 tickets matched five numbers to win $5,692 each; 2,431...

 

Hed goes here and here and

Xx Xx Xx Subhead Xx Xx Xx Scouting report Xx Xx Xx Clark Spencer Upcoming Monday: Atlanta Braves RHP Derek Lowe (6-10. 4.86 ERA) at Marlins LHP Brad Hand (1-3, 2.86). Tuesday: Atlanta Braves RHP Brandon Beachy (5-2, 3.49) at Marlins RHP Clay Hensley...

 

'It's about the look' at Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise

Clinton Township- Thousands lined a two-mile stretch of Gratiot on Sunday for a celebration of the automobile as a moving art form, a symbol of what was and what still might be. "Oh, we have a cruise car," said Debbie LaForest, 60, of Lenox...

 

Dixon pulls away to win Mid-Ohio IndyCar

LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Pole-sitter Scott Dixon waited patiently before taking control 24 laps from the finish and then coasted to an easy victory over Dario Franchitti in the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio on Sunday. The victory gave the New Zealander wins on...

 

Friends, family honor woman's 100th birthday with 100 balloons

Mount Clemens- One of Metro Detroit's soon-to-be centenarians celebrated 100 years of life Sunday with 100 balloons and nearly as many family and friends. Elvera Brumm, formerly of Sterling Heights, celebrated a century of life with a special party at...

 

Police investigating drowning in Rice University area

A 24-year-old woman drowned in a pool in southwest Houston early this morning, officials said. The body of the woman, whose identity has not been released, was found today in a pool on Banks near South Shepherd. Authorities believe there may have been...

Chron, 17:09 in Regional
 

Suspect sought in SW Houston killing

Houston police are investigating the killing of a man early Sunday at a southwest Houston apartment complex. The victim has been identified as Reece Daniel Gonzales, 24, of Fresno, according to reports. Police arrived at a stabbing call about 2:15...

Chron, 17:09 in Regional
 
Ethan Hawke welcomes his fourth child

Ethan Hawke welcomes his fourth child

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ethan Hawke and his wife, Ryan Shawhughes, have welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named Indiana, People magazine reported over the weekend. Born two weeks ago, she's the fourth child for actor/writer Hawke, who...

 

The crabby season: It’s time for the annual ritual

When the summer grows hot and wet, when the moon glows big and bright, they come out. From coastal lairs dank and dark, they emerge in an eight-legged scuttle toward the sea, waving claws as big as their bodies. On still nights in neighborhoods close...

 

Obama discusses helicopter crash with commanders

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has spent part of the day talking to top American commanders about the U.S. troops lost when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. The White House says Obama placed calls to the commanders on Sunday to express...

 
ECB to buy Italian, Spanish bonds to stop contagion

ECB to buy Italian, Spanish bonds to stop contagion

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will intervene decisively on markets to protect Italy and Spain from an accelerating debt crisis, a monetary source said on Sunday, indicating it would buy government bonds of the euro zone's third...

 

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