News archive from 10 June 2011

Powerful storms sweep across Bay State

Powerful storms sweep across Bay State

Fire officials in two Western Massachusetts towns say they have received reports of powerful storms rolling through the region this afternoon and heading east. The National Weather Service in Taunton said they are monitoring the situation as the storm...

 

Is LeBron James having off the court issues?

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James scored only eight points in Game 4 Tuesday night, a career playoff low for the two-time NBA MVP. The poor performance from one of the league's biggest stars has caused many to speculate what is wrong with James. Fox...

Dallas News, 17:02 in Sport
 

Power outage hits downtown Detroit

Detroit- A major power outage has evacuated the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center and several other public buildings downtown. Employees in the complex that houses City Hall and the Wayne County Circuit Court civil division were asked to leave about 2...

 

What does $25,000 buy CRVA? Not much

Two-page synopsis is just the latest insult to public. Let’s add one more item to the list of iffy checks written by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This one is a whopper: $25,000, not including expenses, for an inconclusive oral...

 

MDOT asks judge to fine Bridge Co. $100K a day

Detroit- The Michigan Department of Transportation today asked a Wayne County Circuit Court judge to hit the Ambassador Bridge owners with $100,000 a day in fines, arguing it has ignored court-ordered construction at the Gateway Project. After...

 

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Presses Case Against Syria

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations nuclear watchdog voted Thursday to report Syria to the Security Council, citing Syria’s construction of a covert nuclear reactor and its failure to cooperate with investigators, diplomats said. The vote, supported...

 

Summary Box: Americans' home equity nearing low

WASHINGTON -- HOME EQUITY FALLS: Average home equity plunged from more than 61 percent at the start of 2001 to 38 percent in the January-March quarter this year, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. NET WORTH GROWS: Americans' overall net worth grew...

 
The life, death and rebirth of Pauly Shore

The life, death and rebirth of Pauly Shore

When he was 8 or 9, Pauly Shore's job was to hose down the naked comedian covered in cottage cheese. Long before Shore became a comedian, famous for his happy-stoner-dude persona on MTV, he was the family mascot at the influential Comedy Store in Los...

 

Summary Box: US net worth grew 1.65 percent last quarter but home equity is near 66-year low

WASHINGTON - HOME EQUITY FALLS: Average home equity plunged from more than 61 percent at the start of 2001 to 38 percent in the January-March quarter this year, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. NET WORTH GROWS: Americans’ overall net worth grew 1.65...

 

New round of NATO strikes hits Tripoli outskirts

TRIPOLI, Libya - NATO airstrikes rattled the Libyan capital Thursday with clusters of bombing runs believed to have targeted the outskirts of Tripoli. At first, the intensity of the attacks suggested a return to the heavy NATO bombardment that hit...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Is LeBron James dealing with off the court issues?

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James scored only eight points in Game 4 Tuesday night, a career playoff low for the two-time NBA MVP. The poor performance from one of the league's biggest stars has caused many to speculate what is wrong with James. Fox...

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport
 
40th New York Mini 10K to Celebrate Waitz

40th New York Mini 10K to Celebrate Waitz

Joan Benoit Samuelson recalls lining up for the 1980 L’Eggs Mini Marathon in New York, a women’s-only 10-kilometer race then in its early years in Central Park, and being too intimidated to speak with Grete Waitz. “She had such a presence; she was all...

 

Early 2011 TAKS results show number of academically unacceptable Dallas schools may rise

Based on preliminary results for the 2011 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, Dallas ISD officials expect the number of schools ranked academically unacceptable to increase from seven to 33. Officials cautioned that this is because of some...

 
Keep a Straight Face

Keep a Straight Face

I am 10 years away from being a “woman of a certain age.” But the bags under my eyes and my slack jaw line make me feel bad. So I’ve decided on some plastic surgery. I will share the fact with my close friends. But should I tell people at work and in...

 

Plans for new South Florida condo projects count on cash from Latin America

Miami's largest condo developer has launched a new partnership and is planning to break ground on up to six new high-rises in the next year, the newly formed Related ISG announced Thursday. The Related Group, the Miami-based developer responsible for...

 

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