News archive from 10 June 2015

'Wolfpack' brothers venture out in new doc

'Wolfpack' brothers venture out in new doc

NEW YORK — It's a story that's almost too unbelievable to be true. An aspiring filmmaker stops an eccentric clan of brothers on the street and offers to teach them about making movies. It's only later she discovers that they've been pent up for most...

 

Anderson has conquered free-throw demon

Last Sunday flew by like other Sundays for Nick Anderson. He washed his car, hung out at the house and later watched Golden State and Cleveland play in the NBA Finals. The day passed without Nick ever realizing that June 7, 1995 was the 20th...

 
Lawmakers seek to ease tensions in testy budget talks

Lawmakers seek to ease tensions in testy budget talks

TALLAHASSEE - A day after a Senate leader snubbed a House economic development budget proposal, lawmakers in both chambers looked to calm tensions in Florida's most protracted budget process in more than two decades. "We've got an awful lot of...

 
Blackhawks' lack of defense depth could cost them Stanley Cup

Blackhawks' lack of defense depth could cost them Stanley Cup

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival will make a full recovery from the broken ankle suffered against the Minnesota Wild on May 7. It's his team that may not recover. More than a month has passed, and the Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup...

Usa Today, 19:17 in Sport
 

American Legion baseball: Chugiak 10, Bartlett 0

Blake Kutch and Matt Hess combined for a three-hitter over five innings Monday night to back Chugiak Post 33's 10-0 American Legion baseball victory at Bartlett. Kutch gave up three hits in four innings and Hess pitched a scoreless fifth. Sam Hanson,...

 
New study: Chimps go bananas over over palm wine

New study: Chimps go bananas over over palm wine

Forget the bananas. To a chimpanzee, the best treat might be a nice Riesling. Scientists report that chimps in western Africa have taken to purloining drinks from vats of palm wine left unguarded by humans. No crystal goblet needed: the animals...

 
Varsity Sports Awards: Underclass athletes of year will have chance to repeat

Varsity Sports Awards: Underclass athletes of year will have chance to repeat

Being chosen the area's best girls lacrosse player as a sophomore was great for Ellie Yenor, until she found out about a photo shoot with the boys Player of the Year. Winning felt amazing, Yenor said, but also came with pressure to be the best from...

 
Varsity Sports Awards: Lake Highland captures all-sports trophy

Varsity Sports Awards: Lake Highland captures all-sports trophy

These are the top Varsity Cup Super Six all-sports programs for the 2014-15 school year. Points were accumulated from Super Six rankings in all sanctioned varsity sports and from FHSAA playoff success: For the first time since 2001-02, the third year...

 
Varsity Sports Awards: 2014-15 all-area athletes of year

Varsity Sports Awards: 2014-15 all-area athletes of year

Fall sports Swimming: Katie Duggan, Lake Highland Prep, Sr.; Noah Hensley, Oviedo, Sr. Winter sports Boys basketball: Antonio Blakeney, Oak Ridge, Sr.; Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy, Sr. (independent schools). Girls basketball: Destinee Walker, Lake...

 
Varsity Sports Awards: Award winners for 2014-15

Varsity Sports Awards: Award winners for 2014-15

Girls Athlete of the Year Hagerty senior Samantha Worrell capped a sensational softball career in which she hit .447 over four seasons while blasting 36 home runs. The USF signee was 69-17 in that span as a pitcher with 626 strikeouts. She earned...

 

Varsity Sports Awards: More on the 2014-15 Overall Athletes of the Year

A closer look at the Overall Athletes of the Year: Fox Baldwin School: Kissimmee Osceola Sport: Wrestling Year: Senior College: Virginia The Buzz: The most decorated wrestler in area history and the first to capture five state championships. Baldwin...

 
Tesla's Elon Musk expects self-driving cars in 3 years

Tesla's Elon Musk expects self-driving cars in 3 years

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tuesday that he thinks fully self-driving versions of his electric cars could come to market in about three years. He said the first version of the "autopilot," which assists drivers with steering, is...

 
Sons of MLB stars selected in Day 2 of the draft

Sons of MLB stars selected in Day 2 of the draft

The second day of Major League Baseball's draft proved family legacies live on. Mariano Rivera III, the son of New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick. Earlier in...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Obama weighs adding hundreds more troops in Iraq

Obama weighs adding hundreds more troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering a proposal to send several hundred U.S. military personnel to Iraq to accelerate training of Iraq's forces following a major setback against Islamic State militants, a U.S. official familiar with the plan...

 
White House threatens veto of defense spending bill

White House threatens veto of defense spending bill

WASHINGTON — The White House threatened to veto a $577 billion defense spending bill Tuesday, saying it uses a budget gimmick to get around across-the-board budget cuts that President Obama opposes. The veto threat opens up another front in the battle...

 

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