News archive from 14 February 2014

Divided FAMU board approves contract for president

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Trustees who oversee Florida A&M University are finally approving a new contract for the school's new president. The FAMU board voted Thursday to approve a $425,000-a-year contract for Elmira Mangum. Mangum is currently vice...

 
FIU hosts bilingual College Camp Miami to help students plan future

FIU hosts bilingual College Camp Miami to help students plan future

Florida International University hosted College Camp Miami, a free, bilingual college-planning workshop provided by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Wells Fargo on Saturday, Feb. 8, at its campus in Sweetwater. College representatives, community...

 

Stars to hold public practice at StarCenter in Euless

The Dallas Stars hockey team will present a free public practice at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Dr Pepper StarCenter, 1400 S. Pipeline Road. Players will be available after practice to sign autographs. Other activities include a slap-shot cage for...

 

Hurst Public Library to host free Americana concert

Texas Americana musician Brian Burns will perform as part of the MasterWorks Music Series 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Road. The progressive country singer is one of several performers in the series put on by the Arts...

 

AIG posts 4Q profit; cutting about 1,900 jobs

NEW YORK -- American International Group Inc. moved to a profit for its fourth quarter and increased its dividend, while saying that it is cutting 3 percent of its workforce to better focus its business. AIG took a $265 million severance charge during...

 
Salvador castaway never wants to see ocean again

Salvador castaway never wants to see ocean again

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Doctors say the Salvadoran fisherman who apparently drifted at sea for more than a year is vowing never to return to the ocean and even plans to avoid the beach. Fredy Sermeno, head of psychiatry at the San Rafael hospital,...

 
Olympic Viewing: No gloating allowed

Olympic Viewing: No gloating allowed

Highlights from coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics: NO GLOATING ALLOWED: There was no mistaking the grin on Savannah Guthrie's face as the "Today" show juxtaposed pictures of a sunny Sochi with snow falling on empty, slush-filled streets...

 
Churchill's Pub owner accepts offer to sell venerable live music club in Little Haiti

Churchill's Pub owner accepts offer to sell venerable live music club in Little Haiti

Churchill's Pub has been a bastion for local musicians to rock, squawk and shout for decades. And the Little Haiti mainstay, opened in 1979 by Dave Daniels, might still rock on for years to come. Or maybe not. Daniels, 74, says he has accepted an...

 
Salvador castaway never wants to see ocean again

Salvador castaway never wants to see ocean again

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Doctors say the Salvadoran fisherman who apparently drifted at sea for more than a year is vowing never to return to the ocean and even plans to avoid the beach. Fredy Sermeno, head of psychiatry at the San Rafael...

 

Sporting KC signs Medranda on permanent basis

Kansas City, KS (SportsNetwork.com) - Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday that club has signed former on-loan midfielder Jimmy Medranda to a permanent contract from Colombian side Deportivo Pereira. "Jimmy is a good, young talent with a lot...

 
Bode and Ted top the list of super-combi favorites

Bode and Ted top the list of super-combi favorites

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The men's super-combined on Friday opens a stretch of three Alpine skiing races in three days at the Sochi Olympics. The women's super-G is scheduled for Saturday, followed by the men's super-G on Sunday. If all goes...

 
Commission merges landfill, recycling and environmental enforcement into one department

Commission merges landfill, recycling and environmental enforcement into one department

slideshow The Calhoun County Commission on Thursday consolidated three departments into a new environmental division, a move officials say will increase efficiency. Environmental enforcement, recycling and the county landfill will now all fall under...

 

Opposition fears witch hunt as government vows to crack down on protest leaders

A day after national protests left at least three dead and more than 60 injured, Venezuela's opposition blamed the government for instigating the violence, and President Nicolás Maduro accused foes of trying to topple his administration. With...

 

Miss. considers broader ban on text and drive

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi could tighten its law against sending text messages while driving. The House passed House Bill 484 (http://bit.ly/1gcHhcY) on Thursday. It would ban texting while driving for anyone 18 or younger. Current law bans it for...

 
Officials say it will take days for region to recover

Officials say it will take days for region to recover

Authorities say it will take the region days to recover from power outages and slick roads after the most severe winter storm the Charlotte area has seen in a decade dropped 9 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain, paralyzing the Carolinas....

 

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