News archive from 14 May 2011, page 13

Now in its second year, Showtime's 'Super Six' boxing tournament enters semifinals

Now in its second year, Showtime's 'Super Six' boxing tournament enters semifinals

Put six teams in any kind of round-robin tournament, and a champion will probably be declared inside a month. Showtime's "Super Six" super-middleweight boxing tournament began in October 2009, and Saturday marks just the beginning of the...

 
Letters: Anything new with the Lakers?

Letters: Anything new with the Lakers?

Well, at least the Lakers went out graciously. Andrew Sacks Fontana :: When two Lakers are walking off the court, and the one who is shirtless and has been ejected for an immature, violent foul that would make a WWE actor blush is not Ron Artest, your...

 

NHL Conference Finals Preview Capsules

Capsules of NHL conference final series: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 3 BOSTON BRUINS (46-25-11) vs. No. 5 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (46-25-11). Topics Ice Hockey Athletes Vancouver Canucks See more topics » X

 

Habit Burger headed to Valley

A 42-year-old Southern California restaurant chain with a loyal following will see if its flame-broiled hamburgers find similar devotees in Arizona. Habit Burger Grill, which opened its first restaurant in Santa Barbara in 1969, plans to open three...

 
U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell resigning

U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell resigning

Reporting from Washington- Former Sen. George J. Mitchell is resigning as the Obama administration's special envoy for Middle East peace after a two-year effort failed to advance Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, White House officials said. Mitchell,...

 

Dallas tattoo artist marks Friday the 13th with an inking marathon

At Elm Street Tattoo’s Friday the 13th marathon, there’s only one tattoo on the menu. Not surprisingly, the first person in line at the start of a 24-hour tattoo marathon has earlobes stretched to the size of Christmas ornaments. Rush Coleman, 18,...

 

Saturday's matchup: Fire at FC Toronto

TV: 8 p.m. 6 p.m., CSN. Series: 3-3-3. Related PHOTOS: Chicago Fire in action Topics Logan Pause

 

Stanley Cup playoffs: Conference finals preview

The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was full of drama, magical playmaking, emerging stars ... and then there was the Eastern Conference. Action in the West outshone the East. The Vancouver Canucks had to labor to eliminate upstart Nashville,...

 

4 suspects arrested in Phoenix car shop murder

Authorities say three men and a woman are in custody in connection with last weekend's killing at a Phoenix garage. Police said Friday that the four are facing murder and armed robbery charges in the death of 30-year-old Jesus Gustavo...

 

'Tea party' activists disavow proposed Arizona plate

Some "tea party" activists are disavowing a proposed Arizona special license plate honoring their movement. Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed a bill passed by the Legislature to authorize a tea party plate. Creation of the plate requires...

 

Man wanted for 2004 murder in Guatemala is deported

A Guatemalan man arrested in San Diego for a murder in his native country was deported by federal authorities Friday morning. Walter Orozco Veliz, 30, was wanted in connection with the September 2004 murder of Eduardo Franco Campos in Gualán, Zacapa,...

 

Sweden, Finland reach worlds finals

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Sweden and Finland advanced to the finals of the ice hockey world championship Friday. The Swedes got two goals from St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund in a 5-2 victory over the defending champion Czech Republic. Then...

 

Killebrew ends fight vs cancer, looks to hospice

MINNEAPOLIS -- Harmon Killebrew announced Friday that he no longer plans to fight his esophageal cancer and has settled in for the final days of his life, saddening friends and fans of the 74-year-old Hall of Fame slugger. In a statement released...

 
Fine-tuning her relationship radar

Fine-tuning her relationship radar

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi Carolyn: I’m worried that I’m stuck in a pattern - every guy I’ve dated seriously has turned out to be what you could nicely call a fixer-upper. They seem okay, but the issues don’t really come out until...

 
Medicare could run out of money sooner than previously predicted

Medicare could run out of money sooner than previously predicted

Reporting from Washington- Highlighting the financial peril confronting Medicare, the federal government predicted Friday that the program's largest trust fund would run out of money in 2024, five years earlier than projected last year. Medicare's...

 

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