News archive from 10 July 2013

Couple holds surprise wedding reception at Ribfest

Kate and Mike Oliver's big day Saturday had all the staples of a traditional wedding reception - music, food, loved ones and fun. But with a live performance by Rick Springfield, ribs on the menu and grandma riding the Tilt-A-Whirl, their celebration...

 

Residents push back against proposed gas station

A gas station proposed for the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road near Glen Ellyn has officials at the Butterfield Park District rallying its members to oppose the project. The proposed gas station, convenience store and car wash would...

 
Rockets jump the gun on Howard

Rockets jump the gun on Howard

The Houston Rockets apparently spoke too soon about landing free-agent center Dwight Howard. The Rockets were fined $150,000 by the NBA for unauthorized comments made during the league's free-agency moratorium, ESPN.com reported Tuesday. Teams are not...

 
Department of Veterans Affairs blocks historic Green-Wood cemetery from giving Civil War vets tombstones 

Department of Veterans Affairs blocks historic Green-Wood cemetery from giving Civil War vets tombstones 

More than a thousand Civil War veterans are condemned to eternity in an unmarked Brooklyn grave due thanks to bizarre federal rules — but now New York’s top senator and cemetery advocates are fighting for change. The Department of Veterans Affairs has...

 

Police blotter

The following were taken from police reports: Downers Grove •A bicycle was stolen from a garage on the 1000 block of Carol Street on July 1. Maps Downers Grove, IL Woodridge, IL

 

Corn prices jump; copper, a metal outlier, slips

Corn prices shot up Tuesday, pulling prices for other key crops higher. Corn jumped more than 4 percent, rising 21.25 cents to $5.2175 per bushel. Wheat rose more than 2 percent, up 14.5 cents to $6.775 per bushel. Soybeans were up almost 2 percent,...

 

Execution of Miami killer Gore halted again

For the second time in less than three weeks, a court has stayed the execution of Miami killer Marshall Lee Gore, who was set to die by lethal injection Wednesday. Gore was convicted and set to Death Row for the 1988 slaying of Lauderhill's Robyn...

 

Gov. Rick Scott learns special taxing districts have clout

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott sounded determined a year and a half ago when he demanded a thorough review of obscure special taxing districts that have the power to “tax, spend and incur debt at the expense of Florida...

 
Jay Z's 'Magna Carta': promo writ large, but critics hold back

Jay Z's 'Magna Carta': promo writ large, but critics hold back

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z is taking promo to the next level, selling a million copies of his latest album to Samsung for smartphone distribution and going on a six-hour Twitterthon with fans. The American musician holds the title for most...

 

Sox Game Day: Trade talk

DETROIT -- General manager Rick Hahn met with manager Robin Ventura behind closed doors for more than 15 minutes prior to batting practice Tuesday night, and Ventura expressed mixed feelings about the personnel changes involving the Chicago White Sox...

 
Rockets jump the gun on Howard

Rockets jump the gun on Howard

The Houston Rockets apparently spoke too soon about landing free-agent center Dwight Howard. The Rockets were fined $150,000 by the NBA for unauthorized comments made during the league's free-agency moratorium, ESPN.com reported Tuesday. Teams are not...

 

Charlotte’s Mint Museum cuts hours, staff to save money

Charlotte’s Mint Museum will cut operating hours and trim staff in its first major cutback since 2009, when the full force of the recession was felt. Beginning next week, the Mint’s Randolph Road and Uptown galleries will be closed...

 

Lingering questions for the 2013 Miami Dolphins

There are those moments, those seasons, where everything just aligns the right way. The last time that happened for the Miami Dolphins was the 2008 season, the year South Florida's NFL franchise made the playoffs by winning 11 games and the AFC East...

 
Style in the surf: Plus-sized model Robyn Lawley launches line of swimsuits 

Style in the surf: Plus-sized model Robyn Lawley launches line of swimsuits 

Plus-size women now have an alternative to boring, ill-fitting swim suits. Australian stunner Robyn Lawley has created a line of fun, fashionable and flattering swimwear designed with fuller-figured beach bums in mind. Madison Plus Select.com This...

 

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