News archive from 9 March 2013

Vernon Hills predicts budget surplus for next fiscal year

Vernon Hills officials have proposed a $23.6 million budget for the next fiscal year, boosted by an estimated 1.3 percent increase in general fund revenues. With a predicted surplus of $23,000, the 2013-2014 fiscal year would mark the fourth year in a...

 

With interest in baseball waning, Puerto Rico playing for more than wins in World Baseball Classic

SAN JUAN -- When Edwin Rodriguez became the first Puerto Rican manager in Major League Baseball history three years ago, he wasn't handed the keys to a Ferrari. It was just another mediocre group of Marlins – a couple of legit stars...

 

UM women fall to FSU in ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For some unknown reason, the University of Miami's women's basketball team deviated from its game plan to repeatedly attack Florida State's interior defense. Toward the latter part of the first half, the Hurricanes became more...

 

Romero 1 clear in Puerto Rico

Andres Romero shot his second consecutive 7-under 65 on Friday and maintained a 1-stroke lead through two rounds of the Puerto Rico Open. Romero, an overnight co-leader, carded nine birdies against a double bogey on Friday to finish 36 holes at...

 
Lancaster girl's accused killer received Purple Heart, other military honors

Lancaster girl's accused killer received Purple Heart, other military honors

LANCASTER The Lancaster man accused of beating a 5-year-old girl to death early Tuesday served in the U.S. Army for four years, climbing the ranks to sergeant and receiving a Purple Heart after suffering wounds while serving in Iraq for nearly a year,...

 

Blake Griffin says Clippers are close, even if games haven't been

It has pained Blake Griffin to see his Clippers lose games by double-digit margins to the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets, in addition to getting swept in the season series, 3-0, by the Oklahoma City Thunder. And in Griffin's eyes,...

 

NC Supreme Court split on public records case

RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina Supreme Court is leaving unresolved a public records case, specifically whether private police records should be as transparent as those from municipal law enforcement agencies. With Justice Barbara Jackson not...

 

Democrats face challenging Senate landscape

WASHINGTON After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President Barack Obama's...

 

Candidates raise $3 million in SC's 1st District

CHARLESTON, S.C. The candidates vying for South Carolina's open 1st District Congressional seat have raised more than $3 million and spent about $2 million with the primary less than two weeks away, Federal Election Commission filings showed Friday....

 

Home accessories inject your life with fashionable blue

It’s an electric jolt of color that is as eye-catching in ceiling tiles inside Beijing’s Temple of Heaven or along Grecian walkways as it is in a dining room, whether on all four walls or in a piece of china. It’s cobalt — and not of the toxic sort....

 

Front & Center: Priming Florida's economic engine

When your organization has been under fire recently over a troubled track record with incentives, accusations of "pay-to-play" tactics and falling short of promised job creation, it takes gumption to ask for even more taxpayer money. That's...

 

Letters to the Editor: Ready for a 'new deal', guns and tobacco, Bob Graham

Ready for a 'new deal' You don't have to be a president, a senator, a congressman, a member of the Federal Reserve or head of the International Monetary Fund. You can have a job, or not have a job. Related Today's Buzz: Can Obama charm GOP? How to...

 

New voices: It's getting harder to sort out what's private in social media

Our Fourth Amendment right to privacy is under siege from an unlikely source: social media. A single generation of Instagramers, tweeters, YouTubers and Facebook users - which, according to the Pew Resource Center, account for 92 percent of Americans...

 

Our weekly CHAMP & CHUMP: Donald Weber & Alan Hays

Donald Weber: They call him the mayor of Conroy-Windermere Road. At 85, Weber walks up and down the highway each morning, dispensing waves to thousands of cars in an attempt to make commuters smile. His compensation: Returned waves and friendly honks...

 

Daylight-saving time: Get ready to spring forward Sunday morning

Sunday morning is going to arrive a little sooner than usual this weekend. And you'll lose a hour of sleep in the process. Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10. At that time you can officially move your clocks forward one hour -...

 

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