News archive from 14 December 2013

Family travel: Set out for a little Christmas magic

Make travel a part of your holiday season. Here are five ideas to consider:   1 Santa’s Hometown. If you’ve always wanted to hang with the big guy in the red suit and white beard or chat with an elf, gather the clan and head to Santa Claus, Ind. Roast...

 

Aldridge paces the surprising Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The late-game "M-V-P!" chants are now the norm in Portland for LaMarcus Aldridge, and the Trail Blazers' forward is putting up numbers worthy of such adulation. The two-time All-Star is averaging a career-high 23.5 points...

 
Coral Gables opens new Epicure Gourmet Market at the base of the Gables Ponce residential tower on Le Jeune

Coral Gables opens new Epicure Gourmet Market at the base of the Gables Ponce residential tower on Le Jeune

John Tomberlin has been waiting for years for his hometown, Coral Gables, to open an Epicure Gourmet Market. Friday morning, he was the first customer to place an order and sit at the counter at the indoor 240-seat café and restaurant portion...

 

How Wake Forest can win 4AA HS football title

Wake Forest High can win Wake County's first state high school football championship since 1987 on Saturday night if it upsets Charlotte's unbeaten Mallard Creek in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 4AA title game at N.C. State's...

 

Authority OKs Detroit sports arena management deal

DETROIT -- A management deal for a planned sports arena and entertainment complex just outside downtown Detroit also says the state will pay for the demolition of aging Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Downtown Development Authority on Friday approved the...

 

End of year is prime time for car buying

DETROIT If the spirit of giving – or of treating yourself – has inspired you to buy a car this holiday season, you're in luck. Most auto dealers have abundant supplies of 2013 models, and 2014s are arriving as automakers keep...

 

Boeing expands Charleston presence with jobs, land

CHARLESTON, S.C. Boeing has released more details of its $1 billion expansion in South Carolina, announcing it has acquired more land and will open a painting facility in the state. The aeronautics company announced Friday that it will begin...

 

Retailers extend deals amid lukewarm demand

With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December. Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded...

 

Washington governor wants union vote on Boeing

SEATTLE Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday called for a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, even though local union leaders have already rejected the company's latest offer in the high-stakes negotiations to keep...

 

Patrick Cannon among mayors meeting with Obama

WASHINGTON Less than two weeks after being sworn in as mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon made his first trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Barack Obama. Cannon was among 16 newly elected mayors invited to the White House to meet with...

 

Mark Story: Cauley-Stein carrying on a Kentucky tradition

LEXINGTON, Ky. LEXINGTON, Ky. _ When Willie Cauley-Stein debuted as The Blond Blocker on Tuesday night against Boise State, the reaction to the Kentucky center's new hairdo all but exploded Twitter. For all the shock value of Cauley-Stein's suddenly...

 

Wake Forest

Wake Forest High's last trip to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4AA football championship was a big disappointment to senior linebacker Norman Cade. He made varsity as a 5-foot-8, 140-pound freshman defensive back, but missed the title game...

 

Kentucky DE Dupree will return for senior season

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky says that junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree will return for his senior season. Dupree, whose seven sacks led the Wildcats last season, said in a release that he'll pass on entering next spring's NFL Draft to...

 

LSU approves sports ticket price hikes

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ticket prices for thousands of LSU football and baseball fans will rise in upcoming seasons, after the university governing board agreed Friday to a price hike request from Athletic Director Joe Alleva. Nearly all members of the...

 

Congress balks at finding a fix for looming flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON Amid intense political jockeying and behind-the-scenes finger pointing, it appears that Congress will adjourn for the year without agreeing on action to curb steep hikes in flood insurance premiums for thousands of homeowners...

 

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