News archive from 13 November 2012

District 230 faced with future vacancy after Hastings' senate win

A successful run for the state senate by Mike Hastings means Consolidated High School District 230's Board of Education likely will be taking applications for a new member soon. The Orland Hill's Democrat was elected to the 19th Senate District during...

 

NCSU to host 2014 NCAA tourney rounds

N.C. State has been selected as one of 13 host sites for the preliminary rounds of the 2014 men’s basketball championship, the NCAA announced today. The second- and third-round games will be played at PNC Arena, March 21-23, 2014. It will be...

 
Haiti campaign targets tourism dollars

Haiti campaign targets tourism dollars

The billboard on Interstate 95, with its azure sea and sugar-colored sand, could have been an ad for any of the myriad tropical destinations hoping to woo travelers abroad. But the tagline might be surprising to some: Haiti, Live the Experience. The...

 

Everest saga wins Samuel Johnson nonfiction prize

LONDON -- A gripping account of a doomed attempt to climb Mount Everest has won Britain's leading nonfiction book prize. "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest" by Canadian author Wade Davis was awarded the...

 
'Skyfall' brings record Bond debut of $88.4M

'Skyfall' brings record Bond debut of $88.4M

LOS ANGELES -- James Bond is cashing in at the box office. "Skyfall," the 23rd film featuring the British super-spy, pulled in a franchise-record $88.4 million in its U.S. debut, bringing its worldwide total to more than $500 million since...

 

Expert advice on staying strong, keeping back pain at bay

Back pain afflicts at least eight out of 10 Americans in their lifetimes — and it doesn’t take a weekend warrior’s yard work or a manly man’s furniture moving to throw out a back. Mundane tasks performed improperly over time also take their toll....

 

Health Calendar: Learn best way to prevent, treat high blood pressure

HEART MATTERS: Physicians will discuss the causes, prevention, research and treatment options for high blood pressure from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The free event will be at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, 1100 Allied Drive. To reserve your seat,...

 
Review: Online tools make Sandy fundraising easier

Review: Online tools make Sandy fundraising easier

NEW YORK -- Superstorm Sandy convinced me that I should do something new: raise money toward hurricane relief. If it weren't for the ease of nudging my friends and family to contribute by way of social media and online fundraising tools, I'm not sure...

 

Miami Hurricanes fire longtime equipment manager Bobby Revilla, says it's ‘not NCAA related'

The University of Miami has fired Hurricanes longtime equipment manager Bobby Revilla. Chris Freet, UM's associate athletic director for communications and marketing, told The Miami Herald on Monday that he couldn't specifically “speak on...

 
Recipe: Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

Recipe: Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

Makes: 14 servings / Preparation time: 25 minutes / Total time: 4 hours If desired, brine the turkey at last 8 hours or overnight in 2 1/2 gallons of water mixed with 2 cups kosher salt and 1 cup sugar. Remove turkey from brine, discard brine, rinse...

 

Students to find out what work on Tinley Park Village Board is like

Alex Alderman, a Tinley Park High School junior, has been tapped to run the school's mock Village Board meeting next week and, for advice, he turned to Tinley Park's resident expert for pointers on being mayor. And Mayor Ed Zabrocki obliged with a...

 

Geneva teens say thanks to vets

In a gym adorned with flags, handmade signs and balloons, dozens of area veterans received a resounding "thank you" from Geneva teens for Veterans Day. It's a longstanding tradition at the Geneva middle schools to allow students to invite...

 

UConn moves into first regular-season AP poll

STORRS, Conn. Connecticut needed just one game to convince voters in The Associated Press poll that the Huskies are still a pretty good basketball team, despite losing a Hall of Fame coach and five underclassmen after last season. UConn (1-0) moved...

 

Penney is the day's biggest stock loser

NEW YORK J.C. Penney Co. executives may be confident in the department-store chain's everyday low pricing strategy, but its investors are panicking. The company's stock fell more than 13 percent on Monday - the biggest percentage decline by far among...

 
Petraeus shocked to hear of emails, associates say

Petraeus shocked to hear of emails, associates say

TAMPA, Fla. -- CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told The Associated Press Monday. Petraeus told...

 

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