News archive from 12 February 2013, page 18

New Orleans 105, Detroit Pistons 86: Ryan Anderson, Hornets buzz at Palace

New Orleans 105, Detroit Pistons 86: Ryan Anderson, Hornets buzz at Palace

Hornets forward Ryan Anderson scored 31 points off the bench as the Pistons lost, 105-86, tonight at the Palace. Robin Lopez added 23 points and 10 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu had 12 points and 14 boards as the Hornets shot 49% (41-for-83) from the...

 

Chicago at center of gun debate

The shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton has propelled Chicago to a central position in the national gun debate and prompted President Barack Obama to turn to his hometown for help in selling his anti-violence initiatives to the public. With the...

 
Pistons using bongos in Andre Drummond rehab

Pistons using bongos in Andre Drummond rehab

The Detroit Pistons have gone really high-tech for center Andre Drummond's rehab. Try bongos. While other Pistons were getting in some light jogging following this morning's shootaround at the Palace practice facility, Drummond sat there beating on a...

 

Jury awards $1 million to DuPage deputy in promotion dispute

A federal jury returned a $1 million verdict Monday for a DuPage County deputy who alleged Sheriff John Zaruba unfairly passed her up for a promotion because of politics. Members agreed the sheriff's decision to promote a deputy who ranked lower than...

 

State lawmaker wants to limit tackling during high school football practice

A state legislator is proposing that high school football teams be allowed to tackle during only one practice per week, a restriction meant to protect young athletes from suffering brain damage produced by repeated jolts to the head. Rep. Carol Sente,...

 

Blackhawks hope home is as sweet as the road

Lightning crackled all around the Blackhawks' plane as it flew through a thunderstorm en route to Minnesota, the first stop on their just-completed six-game trip. Their performance during the journey that covered 12 days and 5,327 miles was then...

 

TV commercial actors feeling pinched as they pitch products

In a nearly 30-year television career, Frank Crim has appeared in more than 150 commercials, pitching Honda SUVs, Jack in the Box hamburgers, Allstate insurance, and Capital One credit cards. The Oklahoma City native has played a plumber, a trash...

 
During State of the City address, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn calls for 40,000 new middle-class apartments among what may be the first of her mayoral campaign promises

During State of the City address, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn calls for 40,000 new middle-class...

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn issued Monday what could be called some of the first campaign promises of her mayoral bid, including 40,000 new apartments for the middle class. In a State of the City address that used the phrase “middle class”...

 

Day of Purity provides alternative to Valentine's Day

Find Valentine's Day a little too risque? The Liberty Counsel has an alternative. The Orlando-based conservative group is sponsoring the 10th annual Day of Purity. It will be celebrated Thursday, the same as Valentine's Day. Topics Holidays Maps...

 

Marmol says he's innocent victim of extortion attempt

MESA, Ariz. - Morning rain showers dampened the mood a bit Monday as Cubs pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park for the opening day of spring training. But closer Carlos Marmol arrived with a big grin on his face, ready to move on from a...

 

TV station hacker warns of zombies in Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- A Montana television station's regular programming was interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse. The Montana Television Network says hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of Great Falls affiliate KRTV and its CW station...

 
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin help Clippers cruise past 76ers, 107-90

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin help Clippers cruise past 76ers, 107-90

PHILADELPHIA - Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Jamal Crawford also scored 20 points and Matt Barnes had 11...

 
Prep school, co-op complex join forces to rebuild long-shuttered fieldhouse 

Prep school, co-op complex join forces to rebuild long-shuttered fieldhouse 

An unusual lovefest between town and gown is about to take place in East Harlem. The tony Dwight School on the upper West Side is teaming up with the East River Landing housing complex to renovate and open a sprawling athletic center in El Barrio that...

 
Charlotte mayor’s letter started discussion with Carolina Panthers on stadium renovations

Charlotte mayor’s letter started discussion with Carolina Panthers on stadium renovations

The city’s plan to contribute $125 million toward renovating Bank of America stadium started with a letter Mayor Anthony Foxx sent to the team last September, Carolina Panthers president Danny Morrison said Monday. During the past year, the...

 

Report: Bourn signs deal with Indians

Free agent outfielder Michael Bourn has agreed to a four-year deal with the Indians worth $48 million, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Monday. The deal also includes a vesting option for a fifth year worth $12 million if Bourn makes at least 550...

 

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