News archive from 12 August 2011

'Law & Order: SVU': Chris Meloni to not appear in multiple-episode goodbye arc

As fans know very well, the Sept. 21 Season 13 premiere of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will not include Chris Meloni. The actor failed to renegotiate his contract with the NBC series, leaving it in the hands of co-star Mariska...

 

Book club to talk about 1939 World's Fair

As a part of its Blue Star Museum Partnership with 1,300 museums across the America, the Wolfsonian-FIU museum is offering free gallery admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Sept.5. Also, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, the...

 

Texas A&M worst-case scenario: San Diego isn't too bad, right?

Special Contributor David Harris gives his best-case scenario for the 2011 Texas A&M football season: In Game 1, it is apparent that the "senior A&M quarterback curse" is coming to fruition, as Ryan Tannehill struggles to find his...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 
Superman flying in stealth mode in West suburbs

Superman flying in stealth mode in West suburbs

How secretive was the filming of the new Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” on Route 56 in Sugar Grove earlier this week? Sean Michels, village president of Sugar Grove, was left in the dark on what exactly took place during the shoot, and has been...

 

Spain Gets Approval to Keep Romanians Out

BRUSSELS - In the latest challenge to the European Union’s drive toward closer integration, Spain won approval Thursday to keep Romanians from seeking work there, arguing that its battered economy could not absorb fresh inflows of workers. The...

 
Jeff Niemann pitches Rays past Royals 4-1

Jeff Niemann pitches Rays past Royals 4-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have momentum heading into a week of important division games. Jeff Niemann won his sixth consecutive decision, Ben Zobrist had a two-run triple and the Rays completed a four-game sweep with a 4-1 victory over...

 
Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson lead Yankees over Angels 6-5

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson lead Yankees over Angels 6-5

NEW YORK - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam after Maicer Izturis’ two-out error in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees overcame another shaky performance by Mariano Rivera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Thursday. Rivera gave up a three-run...

 

Amber Heard talks 'Playboy Club' costumes, female empowerment in Playboy 20Q interview

The parade of cross-promotion continues for NBC program "The Playboy Club" and Playboy magazine. The most recent iteration is in the September 2011 issue of the magazine where Amber Heard participates in their "20Q" (short for 20...

 

Worst-case scenario: 'Disaster' on the horizon for your favorite school?

Excited for college football season? You're not alone. With kickoff less than a month away, SportsDayDFW.com is beginning to look ahead to preview the upcoming seasons for many of the area football teams. Worst-case scenarios: Our writers look at the...

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport
 

Court: Child porn not enough for offender status

BOSTON-The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled the Sex Offender Registry Board can't require an individual to register as a "Level 2" sex offender based solely on a conviction of possessing child pornography. The case involved a man who...

 

Three old friends prepare for a major

Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly and Scott Verplank: three unassuming, decent, majorless men in their mid-40s who played their practice rounds together this week. These same three golfers also happen to be one, two and three on the leaderboard, with...

 

Special interests gave millions to budget panel

WASHINGTON-The 12 lawmakers appointed to a new supercommittee charged with tackling the nation's fiscal problems have received millions in contributions from special interests with a stake in potential cuts to federal programs. An Associated Press...

 

Antiques aficionados swarm to NH for esteemed show

MANCHESTER, N.H.-A tall-case clock crafted in 1810 was the heart-stopping piece Peter Sawyer of Exeter proudly brought to his booth this week at the 54th New Hampshire Antiques Show. Made of mahogany by Boston clockmaker Aaron Willard Jr. -- and...

 

Spokesman: Gov. Rick Perry running for president

AUSTIN, Texas-Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, a move certain to shake up the race for the GOP nomination much to the delight of conservatives looking for a candidate to embrace. Perry spokesman Mark...

 
Jobless Claims Drop, but Trade Deficit Rises

Jobless Claims Drop, but Trade Deficit Rises

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits fell to a four-month low last week, the Labor Department said in its weekly report, providing a rare ray of hope for the nation’s battered economy. Initial claims for state...

 

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