News archive from 10 August 2013

Football quick hits: Quarterback battle punctuates Lake Brantley's practices

Football quick hits: Quarterback battle punctuates Lake Brantley's practices

A look at high-school football practices across the Sentinel's coverage area: Lake Brantley needs a new operator for its option offense following the departure of Auburn baseball signee Damon Haecker. It's still a competition between sophomore Jared...

 

Court stalls NYC plan to get health insurance bids

NEW YORK -- A court has put a hold on New York City's plans to solicit bids for health insurance for nearly 300,000 workers, retirees and their families. After a group of unions sued the city Friday, a judge said the city can't put out the request...

 
Seniors' apartments at Throggs Neck Houses stuck with disgusting floods of raw sewage and NYCHA excuses

Seniors' apartments at Throggs Neck Houses stuck with disgusting floods of raw sewage and NYCHA excuses

A group of Bronx seniors think NYCHA’s excuses stink. The elderly residents of the Throggs Neck Houses say the city agency has given them the run-around about recurring floods of raw sewage and feces that have inundated their ground floor apartments....

 

3 decades of living 'Barney Miller'

As I prepare to retire next month and look back at the past 30 years of managing the booking office at the Orange County Jail, an old TV show comes to mind: "Barney Miller." If I were asked to name a new show relating to my career...

 

Letters to the editor: Expectations, videos and Oprah

Learning expectations Setting reasonable educational goals continues to challenge the state of Florida. After years of trying to make the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test work, we now turn to the Common Core standards, and Florida digs an even...

 
PGA Championship live updates: Jason Dufner has a two-shot lead

PGA Championship live updates: Jason Dufner has a two-shot lead

The uphill putt just didn't have enough steam, stopping a foot short of the cup. That's how close Jason Dufner came to setting the record for the lowest round ever in a major golf tournament. Missing birdie at No. 18 was a rare disappointment in his...

 

Lansing zoo knocks down story of missing tiger

CHARLOTTE, MICH. - A tiger on the loose? A Lansing zoo says don't be fooled. Potter Park Zoo says police have received about two dozen calls Friday, mostly from people in the Charlotte area concerned about reports of a tiger roaming free. Authorities...

 

Murder charges dismissed in Flint boy's drowning

FLINT - A judge has dismissed second-degree murder charges against a Flint couple blamed for the death of their 1-year-old son who drowned in a bathtub. Judge Nathaniel Perry III says there's enough evidence for child-abuse charges but not murder in...

 

Detroit Public Lighting director latest to be released from Mayor Dave Bing's cabinet

The city of Detroit removed the director of the Public Lighting Department from office on Friday, the latest in a string of departures of top-level officials as emergency manager Kevyn Orr asserts more power over city operations amid Detroit's...

 

Falcons' Johnson lands on IR

Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Mike Johnson is officially out for the season after the club placed him on injured reserve Friday. The move comes three days after Johnson fractured his left fibula and dislocated his ankle during Tuesday's practice...

 

Rounding Third: We have a scapegoat in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is notorious for placing blame anywhere other than where it actually lies. Those in the government, though, apparently don't have the scapegoat market covered in our nation's capital as that way of thinking seems to have trickled down...

 

Griffey anxious about Mariners Hall of Fame honor

SEATTLE -- Once Ken Griffey Jr. got the phone call about the honor the Seattle Mariners wanted to bestow upon him he started getting nervous about having to be the center of attention. As Griffey said Friday, it's easier to be standing in center field...

 

UH gets $5M Homeland Security training grant

HONOLULU -- The University of Hawaii at Manoa is getting a $5 million federal grant to help train first responders to prepare for emergencies. U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's office announced the grant on Friday. The Democrat representing urban Honolulu...

 
Introducing the cronut burger

Introducing the cronut burger

It was just a matter of time. In fact, given the meteoric popularity of the trendiest and hottest pastry in the world right now, it could even be said it’s a little late in coming. At the largest fun fair in Canada this month, visitors will be able to...

 

Up next for the Sparks: Saturday at New York Liberty

AT NEW YORK When: 10 a.m. PDT. Where: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. On the air: TV: TWC, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 15-7, Liberty 9-12. Record vs. Liberty: 1-0. Update: After missing three games because of a right wrist injury, Candace Parker...

 

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