News archive from 14 November 2013

British man tweets entire Bible in three years

British man tweets entire Bible in three years

The Bible took centuries to write, but a British worship director needed just 1,189 tweets to tell the whole story. 33-year-old Chris Juby has spent the last three years and three months reducing every single chapter of the Bible to 140 characters....

 

Obama woos tribes, says he'll visit Indian Country in 2014

WASHINGTON -- While President Barack Obama's popularity has slipped in public opinion polls, he found plenty of support Wednesday among one key constituency: the 566 leaders of federally recognized Indian tribes. “I'd rank him as high as I...

 
County officials hold training drill for mass-casualty disaster

County officials hold training drill for mass-casualty disaster

slideshow When a tornado slammed into Calhoun County in April 2011, there was much about the ensuing relief effort that volunteers and emergency responders wish they had done better. So, today, 20 local agencies, including many emergency responders,...

 
Memorial service for German, Italian POW cemetery at McClellan set for Sunday

Memorial service for German, Italian POW cemetery at McClellan set for Sunday

slideshow At a special ceremony at McClellan on Sunday, the public will be allowed to enter Remington Hall, a former officer’s club at McClellan, for the first time in years. On the walls inside the hall, images painted by German prisoners of war,...

 
Local retailers expanding operating hours for Black Friday

Local retailers expanding operating hours for Black Friday

slideshow It appears many area shoppers will need to eat their turkey quickly to take full advantage of Thanksgiving holiday shopping deals this year. In recent years many retailers have opted to extend the start of the traditional holiday shopping...

 

News Summary: Cisco 1Q net income drops 5 percent

THE RESULTS: Cisco Systems posted lower net income for its fiscal first quarter but adjusted earnings per share beat expectations, and the company also expanded its share repurchase authorization by $15 billion. THE NUMBERS: The tech bellwether earned...

 

2013 Central All-District high school football

DIVISION V First Team OFFENSE: Ends-Jordan Kelley, Marion Pleasant, 6-2, 195, sr.; Jacob Mercier, Cols. Hartley, 5-10, 160, sr. Tight end-Scott Foster, Marion Pleasant, 6-0, 255, sr. Linemen-Nate Blevins, Marion Elgin, 6-1, 230, sr.; Nick Boeriu,...

 

DPD chief: Slain WSU law student Tiane Brown likely knew her killer

A slain Wayne State University law student likely knew her killer, police said today. Tiane Brown, 33, was found fatally shot on Oct. 30, after going missing two days earlier. She was discovered in her SUV, which was found in a vacant lot near the...

 

Business leaders hope to see more international flights at CLT after merger

Charlotte business leaders are hoping US Airways' pending merger with American Airlines will lead to more nonstop international flights, as the combined carrier will have a larger route network and more international destinations. Latin America,...

 

Former Vegas mayor blames Bourdain spat on booze

LAS VEGAS -- In true Vegas fashion, former mayor Oscar Goodman blamed it on the booze. Sin City's unofficial spokesman made headlines when he threatened to go home Sunday after waiting 20 minutes for an interview with Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's...

 

Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans

WASHINGTON -- A new international report from scientists says greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters. The report said the world's...

 
David Beckham strips for H&M holiday ads

David Beckham strips for H&M holiday ads

Just ahead of the Christmas holidays, the soccer star H&M Bodywear line is getting new masculine underwear and loungewear pieces. While the David Beckham Bodywear at H&M line consists mainly of boxers and briefs, this latest collection...

 

Pedroia has successful surgery on thumb

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The 30-year-old two-time World Series champion hit .301 with nine home...

 

Lady Vols announce signings of 3 players

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has signed guard Alex Middleton and guard/forwards Kortney Dunbar and Jaime Nared to letters of intent. The school announced the signings Wednesday in a university release. Nared, who is 6-foot-1, is rated as one of the...

 

Bernanke praises Fed's move to transparency

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says increasing the Fed's openness and accountability has been a top priority of his during the eight years he has been leader of the central bank. Bernanke says the Fed, which is marking its...

 

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