News archive from 14 August 2013, page 1

Commission approves replacement for racist wording in Alabama Constitution

MONTGOMERY – A statewide panel has come up with a new proposal to replace segregationist wording in Alabama's 1901 Constitution, but their solution may have voters feeling a little deja vu. The Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission voted 9-7...

 

Lake's gay-straight club issue still unresolved

Carver Middle School seventh grader Hannah Faughnan is on the school's honor roll, takes gifted classes, plays drums for the campus jazz band and soon plans to take the helm of a Gay-Straight Alliance to try to fight bullying. Hannah, 12, will be the...

 

Libertyville

The following items were taken from local police reports: Two men, 19 and 20, were changed with consumption of alcohol by a minor at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 near Milwaukee and Park avenues. Medical records, a carton of cigarettes and three prescriptions...

 

Miami killer Marshall Lee Gore to be executed Sept. 10 in murders of two women

Miami killer Marshall Lee Gore will be executed Sept. 10, Florida's governor said Tuesday, hours after the state's high court denied a last-ditch appeal. The 50-year-old was convicted and set to Death Row for the 1988 slaying of Lauderhill's Robyn...

 

West Virginia editorial roundup

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: August 11 Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on 'Red' states unhealthy: Residents of rural, southerly states, including West Virginia, have more sickness and shorter lives, according to an actuarial report from...

 
Lions notes: Reggie Bush says chemistry with Stafford improving

Lions notes: Reggie Bush says chemistry with Stafford improving

The drinks are on Reggie Bush. The Lions running back was so excited about finally making a catch on a troublesome route during Tuesday's practice that he offered to pay the bill on quarterback Matthew Stafford's beverage of choice. “It was kind of...

 

Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson could make impact from slot

In a quest to surround quarterback Ryan Tannehill with as many weapons as possible, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland clearly made it a point to upgrade his team's wide receiver corps during the offseason. A year after calling his receivers a...

 

Fabiola Santiago:

Murky beach waters, sinkholes, lake levels too high or too low, natural springs and rivers in danger, apocalyptic predictions that east coast Florida cities — from over-developed Miami to greener but also-growing Jacksonville —...

 

Glacier National Park awards contract to Xanterra

HELENA, Mont. -- The National Park Service has awarded Xanterra Parks and Resorts Inc. a 16-year contract to provide concession services in Glacier National Park. Park spokeswoman Denise Germann said Tuesday Xanterra won the competitive bidding...

 

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: August 13 The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune on post-invasion Iraq finds civil war, not democracy: Americans, whatever their position on the decision to invade Iraq 10 years ago, had hoped that when the controversial...

 
AP Exclusive: Liu calls for legalized pot in NYC

AP Exclusive: Liu calls for legalized pot in NYC

NEW YORK -- New York City Comptroller John Liu is calling for a historic change to the city's marijuana laws. Liu is proposing legalizing medicinal marijuana and allowing adults to possess up to an ounce of pot. He believes the sweeping change would...

 

CMS names principals for Montclaire, Reid Park

Montclaire Elementary and Reid Park Academy got new principals at Tuesday's Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board meeting. Emily Miles, assistant principal at Sterling Elementary, was promoted to the top job at Montclaire. She has also taught at Winding...

 

Man tells police he was robbed at gunpoint

A 30-year-old man told police Monday he was robbed at gunpoint while sitting on his sister’s porch in Anniston. Anniston police Capt. Allen George said the man went to visit his sister at her Fox Valley apartment on McClellan Boulevard. George said...

 

Calhoun County BOE hires new assistant principal for Wellborn Elementary School

A called meeting by the Calhoun County Board of Education Tuesday ended with the hiring of a new assistant principal for Wellborn Elementary School. Susan Maxwell, former math and science teacher at White Plains High School, will take over the vacancy...

 

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