News archive from 14 June 2013

NBA: David Robinson would love to see Duncan win title

SAN ANTONIO - David Robinson was 37 years old when he rode off into the NBA sunset with a fresh Lawrence O'Brien trophy under his arm and his legacy as the greatest player in San Antonio Spurs history firmly intact. It's been 10 years since Robinson...

 
Any way you look at it, Florida is the state of weird

Any way you look at it, Florida is the state of weird

We live in the center of weird. Weird is the state of Florida. Florida has long eclipsed California as the place where the bizarre, unusual and outlandish have become commonplace. Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen has made a career of repackaging...

 

'Salinger': Shane Salerno says documentary answers 'big questions'

Screenwriter Shane Salerno ("Savages," "Shaft") has spent close to a decade on a singular obsession: the reclusive late author J.D. Salinger. Now his work is finally coming to fruition. Via a flurry of deals the filmmaker struck in...

 

Michigan House passes home heating assistance bill

A $50 million fund to help low-income Michiganders keep their heat on in the winter neared final passage with approval in the House of Representatives today. The fund would be fueled by a monthly surcharge of no more than $1 per month on electric...

 
Pistons' Joe Dumars won't last if Maurice Cheeks doesn't win

Pistons' Joe Dumars won't last if Maurice Cheeks doesn't win

Auburn Hills -- Welcome to Joe's Last Stand. That was the mood Thursday on a bright day in the West Atrium of the Palace. If the sun shines on this franchise again, then team president Joe Dumars and his new hire, coach Maurice Cheeks, will enjoy a...

 

Police investigate toddler's drowning in pond

KENTWOOD, MICH. - Police are investigating the apparent accidental drowning of a 1-year-old boy in a Grand Rapids area pond. Kentwood police say Shamon Gant-Hayes was submerged shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday in the pond at Old Farm Shores Park before...

 
Seat cushions banned in NFL stadiums under new bag limits

Seat cushions banned in NFL stadiums under new bag limits

Florham Park, N.J. — The NFL is tightening stadium security starting this exhibition season, limiting the size and type of bags fans can bring to the game. The restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadiums. With...

 

2 men sentenced in Pontiac party bus slayings

PONTIAC - A judge has sentenced two men in the fatal shootings of two people who were riding on a crowded party bus in Pontiac. Craig Lewis, of Taylor, received a 40- to 80-year sentence. Lerrick Myers, of Pontiac, was sentenced to 25 to 70 years in...

 

'Happy Birthday to You' belongs to us all, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Happy Birthday to You," the ditty sung around the world in tribute to everyone from toddlers to centenarians, belongs to the public, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday. The proposed class action asks a federal...

 

'Hunger Games' star Wes Bentley joins HBO's Ryan Murphy pilot

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Gearing up for production this fall, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy and "Dexter's" Lauren Gussis' HBO drama pilot, "Open," has cast Wes Bentley. TheWrap has...

 
Drew Sharp: Detroit Tigers have options (and time) in hunt for new closer

Drew Sharp: Detroit Tigers have options (and time) in hunt for new closer

The Jose Valverde Reunion Tour should be shut down. It was a worthwhile experiment. If it worked and he stabilized the bullpen, fine. If it didn't, it cost the Detroit Tigers little. And considering that the Tigers are comfortably in first place in...

 
Two men charged with stealing utility trailer

Two men charged with stealing utility trailer

slideshow slideshow Police charged two men, one on Wednesday night and the other this morning, with stealing a utility trailer last weekend. Tyreese Lamont-Sinard Lewis, 28, of Anniston, and Chandron Rashard Northard, 27, of Anniston, were charged...

 
Commission hires new assistant administrator

Commission hires new assistant administrator

slideshow slideshow After 28 years of service, Faye Robertson will step down as Calhoun County’s assistant administrator in September. The announcement came Thursday at the Calhoun County Commission meeting after the commission approved a contract for...

 

Cable One adding more HD channels, faster Internet speeds

Anniston Cable One customers gained access to faster Internet speeds this week and will soon see more channels with better picture quality on their televisions. According to a recent press release, cable service provider Cable One began offering...

 

Armanti Edwards impresses throughout Carolina Panthers minicamp

There are no gold stars or trophies given out at the end of the Carolina Panthers’ minicamp, but if Ron Rivera had a most improved receiver award, it’d go to Armanti Edwards. The former Appalachian State quarterback and third-round...

 

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