News archive from 12 November 2014

Former Rangers manager Buck Showalter wins AL Manager of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore's Buck Showalter was voted AL Manager of the Year for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia and Kansas City's Ned Yost. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the...

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 

How to do Thanksgiving with take-out helpers

Can you guess which part of the Thanksgiving feast some cooks would rather avoid? “Our turkey gravy — we sell a lot of that,” says Carl Kuby Jr., whose family owns Kuby’s Sausage House. It turns out that gravy is one high-demand Thanksgiving item,...

 

Amnesty: Qatar lagging on addressing labor reforms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Amnesty International said Wednesday that 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar is lagging behind on addressing concerns about the abuse of migrant workers six months after it laid out plans for labor reforms. The wealthy OPEC...

 

New development rivaling Piedmont Town Center, Phillips Place, planned in SouthPark

Real estate firms planning a new mixed-use development near SouthPark Mall say it will cover 27 acres and rival the scale of Piedmont Town Center and Phillips Place. Charlotte-based Synco Properties and Schlosser Development Corp. of Austin, Texas,...

 

Cabarrus County Prep Basketball Preview

TEAMS TO WATCH Hickory Ridge boys: Guard trio of senior Jaylen Stowe, junior Avery Metcalf and sophomore Andrew Metcalf combined for 39 points a game last season. Robinson girls: The Bulldogs might be the best team in the MECKA 8 4A. Four starters...

 

City appoints board members for Commercial Development Authority, Botanical Gardens

The Anniston City Council made five appointments to two city boards Monday, filling out one and giving the other a quorum for the first time. During its meeting, the council appointed four people to the Longleaf Botanical Gardens board and one person...

 

Arctic air bringing freezing temperatures to central Alabama

Winter is coming. It may be here by the end of this week, when a cold front will cause the National Weather Service to issue what could be the last freeze warning of the season. Tara Goggins, a meteorologist with the service’s Calera office, said...

 

Old homicides remain focus, despite recent not-guilty verdict, district attorney says

Prosecuting homicides years, even decades, after the crimes were committed often means doing so without physical evidence, explained Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh. Try many of those cold cases over nearly a decade and prosecutors are...

 
Hundreds celebrate Veterans Day in Anniston

Hundreds celebrate Veterans Day in Anniston

Not even a heart attack could stop George Holloway from attending Anniston's Veterans Day celebration Tuesday. Holloway, a veteran who served 20 years in the Marines Special Forces, from the Vietnam War to Operation Desert Storm, was stricken last...

 
Cleburne County veterans honored at Heflin event

Cleburne County veterans honored at Heflin event

HEFLIN — Nearly every branch of the military was represented at Heflin’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Heflin Armory Tuesday. Veterans from the Navy, Army, National Guard and Air Force who had served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and...

 

Jovian, who played ‘Zoboomafoo' on TV, has died at the Duke Lemur Center

DURHAM Jovian, a Coquerel's sifaka lemur who starred as “Zoboomafoo” in the PBS children's television show by the same name, died Monday at the Duke Lemur Center. He was 20. Jovian was the center's most famous resident, known to...

 
Dog that raised awareness of animal abuse dies

Dog that raised awareness of animal abuse dies

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — Sammy, the cocker spaniel that galvanized thousands in the fight against animal abuse after he was left near death in a garbage bag last year, died Monday at his home here. Samurai, better known as Sammy, died peacefully after...

 
Magna Carta display marks 800th anniversary

Magna Carta display marks 800th anniversary

WASHINGTON — One of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta is on display for the first time in 75 years at the Library of Congress, giving Americans the chance to see a document that inspired the Founding Fathers as they wrote the U.S....

 
For Va. woman, 11/11 marks 111 years old

For Va. woman, 11/11 marks 111 years old

Years before Nov. 11 marked the end of "the war to end all wars," the day was special to Rosa Becker. It was her birthday. Tuesday, as Americans commemorated Veterans Day, Becker celebrated another birthday -- her 111th. She's believed to be...

 
Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio clinic restriction

Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio clinic restriction

CINCINNATI -- Planned Parenthood's Southwest Ohio region has filed a federal lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that has put Cincinnati's only remaining abortion clinic in danger of closing. The Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center in Mount Auburn lacks a...

 

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