News archive from 9 September 2013, page 7

George Smith: On football and good eye doctors

WEDNESDAY’S LIST ... of beans ’n greens ’n other things: *** A FOOTBALL weekend in the rearview mirror says: 1. Alabama’s offensive line got its fanny handed to it by VPI. 2. I’m sick of the Johnny Manziel mess. In Saturday’s game it was snap the...

 

Carolyn Hax: It's OK to let kids be well-adjusted and average

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I live in a Washington, D.C., suburb where the school environment is highly competitive. More than 20% of the class gets straight A's, and many students are accomplished in their sport, music or...

 

Joan L. Sveinsson: The Colony library offers students help

You are just settling in for a relaxing evening when you suddenly hear the dreaded, anguished cry “I don’t get it!” and realize that the student in your home has become frustrated trying to understand a concept in calculus, algebra, trigonometry,...

 
America's Got Talent: Unique dance troupe makes leap for $1 million first prize, chance to headline Las Vegas show

America's Got Talent: Unique dance troupe makes leap for $1 million first prize, chance to headline Las...

TORRINGTON, Conn. — A leap of faith took Adam Battelstein’s dance company out of the shadows and into the limelight. Catapult Entertainment, Battelstein’s silhouette-style dance troupe, has landed among the final 12 contestants on “America’s Got...

 

Giglio top 25: Miami’s big move is good for the ACC

Miami is the big mover after Saturday’s 21-16 win against then-No. 12 Florida. The Hurricanes climbed seven spots on my ballot to No. 12. They were not ranked by The Associated Press in the preseason or after the first week but jumped in...

 

On the Docket Pittsburgh: 9/9/13

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Allegheny County Bar Foundation elected the following officers for 2013-2014: President Kenneth M. Argentieri; Vice President Richard S. Wiedman; Secretary Mary K. Austin; Treasurer Patricia L. Dodge; and Immediate Past...

 
Sinatra's old Tahoe resort to get major makeover

Sinatra's old Tahoe resort to get major makeover

RENO, Nevada -- A Lake Tahoe resort once owned by Frank Sinatra and frequented by his Rat Pack buddies is about to undergo a major makeover. The Cal Neva hotel-casino that straddles the California-Nevada line will close for more than a year beginning...

 

Amy Dickinson: Don't contact family who may not know about you

Dear Amy: When I was 33, I discovered that the father who raised me is not my biological dad. I found my biological dad, “Daniel,” and started an infrequent correspondence. He gave me a biography of his life, but showed no interest in my life or in...

 
Michael Douglas seen moving bags out of Manhattan apartment, denies ‘crisis’ 

Michael Douglas seen moving bags out of Manhattan apartment, denies ‘crisis’ 

So much for there being “no crisis” in the Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones marriage. Four days after Douglas insisted “my wife and I are fine,” the “Wall Street” star was spotted hauling a suitcase and some bags out of their Manhattan...

 

Sounding Off: What do you think of new HOA law?

RAISE YOUR VOICE: Share your own opinion online at dallasnews.com/sendletters. Sign up for Sounding Off or submit a guest column (and include your full name and contact information) by visiting dallasnews.com/voices. A new state law prohibits...

 

Lawsuit over use of 500 players' images by NFL Films, NFL Network dismissed

By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A lawsuit filed by more than 500 former National Football League players seeking compensation for the use of their images on the NFL Network and by NFL Films has been, at least for now, voluntarily dismissed. Led...

 
Mark Snyder: Michigan's Devin Gardner appreciates win over Notre Dame, focuses on 'bigger goals'

Mark Snyder: Michigan's Devin Gardner appreciates win over Notre Dame, focuses on 'bigger goals'

For all the attention and spotlight on the Notre Dame rivalry, the day after is usually one of the most liberating of Michigan's season. There's such an early season buildup and trepidation, that it's almost a relaxation after it passes among the...

 

NFL Today

SCOREBOARD Philadelphia at Washington, Monday night, 6:55 p.m. Robert Griffin III returns from major knee surgery to run Washington's up-tempo offense, while Chip Kelly makes his coaching debut in Philadelphia, which has an even quicker attack. ---...

 
Ron Cook: Lost weekend in St. Louis for the Pirates

Ron Cook: Lost weekend in St. Louis for the Pirates

By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ST. LOUIS -- It could have been much worse, I suppose. The Pirates could have played their game Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. They could have felt the full force of their disgusted home fans'...

 

Hurricanes fire son of team owner Karmanos

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have fired the son of team owner Peter Karmanos Jr. four days before the start of training camp. The team said Sunday that it had relieved Jason Karmanos of his duties as executive vice president and assistant...

 

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