News archive from 13 April 2012

Bruins look to beat odds

WILMINGTON - The good puck fans of Boston are probably envisioning another Stanley Cup parade, as if a repeat of the dramatic and emotional two-month run of success by the Bruins [team stats] a year ago is a sure thing. The boys in Las Vegas take a...

 

Bruins look to beat odds

[video] WILMINGTON - The good puck fans of Boston are probably envisioning another Stanley Cup parade, as if a repeat of the dramatic and emotional two-month run of success by the Bruins [team stats] a year ago is a sure thing. + Return to full...

 

CMS board ponders trips to Reno, Memphis

ahelms@charlotteobserver.com As three finalists for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent finished their public audition Thursday, board members faced a question: Should they visit Reno, Nev., and Memphis before deciding whether to hire the...

 
Syrian opposition vows protest to test shaky truce

Syrian opposition vows protest to test shaky truce

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's opposition called for widespread protests Friday to test the regime's commitment to an internationally brokered cease-fire that the U.N. chief described as so fragile it could collapse with a single gunshot.Regime forces halted...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

GSA interns treated to conference at resort

WASHINGTON -- Congressional interns often work out of storage areas or even in hallways, but the General Services Administration interns fared much better. The agency's inspector general and a House committee learned that about 120 interns and 20...

 
THE RACE: War games erupt in White House battle

THE RACE: War games erupt in White House battle

Everywhere you turn in politics a war is raging - at least of words. Republicans say President Barack Obama is pursuing wars on religion and the Supreme Court. Democrats counter that Republicans are waging a war on women. And now Republicans are...

 
The Closer: Flips and splits of New York's real estate community

The Closer: Flips and splits of New York's real estate community

-SoHo-based artist Claudia DeMonte is a product of her past and our collective present, and she knows it. Born and raised in Astoria to a father who was homeless as a child after his mother died in the influenza epidemic of 1918, DeMonte understands...

 

Diplomat: Military seizes Guinea-Bissau capital

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau -- A senior diplomat in Guinea-Bissau says the military has taken over the central district of the capital and there are reports of heavy arms fire including mortar shelling. The diplomat who could not be named because he was not...

 

Skittles joins food brands at center of tragedy

NEW YORK -- It could've been Starbursts, Twizzlers or Sour Patch Kids. But when Trayvon Martin was fatally shot, he happened to be carrying a bag of Skittles. The 17-year-old's death at the hands of a neighborhood watchman in February ignited...

 

Lone Star Park preview: Longtime owner has sights set on Derby

What you see is what you get. Asked Tuesday to describe her husband and that’s one of the first responses Susan Durant delivered. She seems to have a solid understanding of the 62-year-old man who owns six local car dealerships. After all, the couple...

Dallas News, 17:04 in Sport
 

Diplomat: Military seizes Guinea-Bissau capital

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau A senior diplomat in Guinea-Bissau says the military has taken over the central district of the capital and there are reports of heavy arms fire including mortar shelling. The diplomat who could not be named because he was not...

 
Mountain Brook offering another parent technology seminar

Mountain Brook offering another parent technology seminar

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Alabama -- Mountain Brook Schools is offering another free seminar on changing technology for parents. Director of Student Services Dale Wisely will repeat a recent workshop, "Digital Devices and Your Child," April 30 at 9:30...

 
Possible misunderstanding on Obamacare could cloud Supreme Court deliberations

Possible misunderstanding on Obamacare could cloud Supreme Court deliberations

A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law's insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is. During the recent...

 
Skittles joins food brands at center of tragedy

Skittles joins food brands at center of tragedy

NEW YORK -- It could've been Starbursts, Twizzlers or Sour Patch Kids. But when Trayvon Martin was fatally shot, he happened to be carrying a bag of Skittles. The 17-year-old's death at the hands of a neighborhood watchman in February ignited...

 

Records show Petrino, Dorrell talked frequently

Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell contacted each other frequently for at least six months, according to The Arkansas News, citing the coach's phone records. Obtained through a Freedom of Information request, the records show the...

 

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