News archive from 15 February 2013

California voters say soda can make you fat

California voters say soda can make you fat

Nearly 70% of California voters say taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is a good idea if the money goes to school nutrition and physical activity programs, according to a Field Poll released Thursday. That figure declines if the question is just whether...

 

Miami Marlins to hold tryout for someone to play ... their stadium organ

Can you play Take Me Out to the Ballgame while mixing in some Let's Go Fish and Clap and Stomp — inning after baseball inning? If so, the Marlins may have just the job for you. The team is holding tryouts for an organist to perform at all...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Feb. 15

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA HOUSE PANEL OKS REPEAL OF RED LIGHT CAMERAS A bill to repeal the state's law permitting use of cameras to ticket motorists who run red lights has started...

 

Father of Maine murder suspect faces drug charges

BELFAST, Maine -- The father of a 25-year-old Maine man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Florida firefighter has been indicted on drug trafficking and possession charges. WABI-TV (http://bit.ly/12lVqPG) reports that prosecutors say...

 

Tiffany sues Costco over engagement rings

NEW YORK -- A Tiffany & Co. subsidiary is suing Costco, claiming the wholesale club operator has been selling engagement rings wrongly labeled "Tiffany" rings. The high-end jeweler filed suit in U.S. District Court in New York on...

 

Study: Builder to blame for faulty drain, $5 mil damage to Arsht Center

Seven months after Miami-Dade agreed to spend $5 million to fix the water-logged Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and find out what caused the flooding, a forensic engineer has laid the blame directly on the builder and its contractors....

 

Opa-locka commissioners delay decision on trucking terminal

Opa-locka commissioners postponed a vote Wednesday on whether to approve a new tractor-trailer terminal in the city after a group of neighboring residents objected to the project. Zepol Holdings wants to build the terminal on 6.2 acres in the 3300...

 

News Summary: GM turns 2012 profit despite Europe

IN GEAR: General Motors' full-year profit fell 36 percent to $4.9 billion in 2012, partly because of one-time tax changes. Revenue rose 1 percent to $152.3 billion. SHARING THE ROAD: GM made $6.9 billion in North America, and its U.S. factory workers...

 

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. not worried about competition affecting relationship

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Danica Patrick slid into her chair at NASCAR media day Thursday and promptly informed her audience it would be race questions only.Yeah, right. The ensuing 20-plus minutes consisted mostly of questions about her relationship with...

 
With Rose's status still up in air, Bulls get by

With Rose's status still up in air, Bulls get by

CHICAGO -- Given all the gasps around Chicago after Derrick Rose indicated he might not play this season, the All-Star break appears to be coming at a good time for the Bulls. They can take a deep breath. They can hardly breathe easy, though. Until...

 

Tee to Green: Early season evaluations

There's still snow on the ground in the Northeast, but the golf season is starting to heat up. Here's a rundown of the most impressive, disappointing and surprising golfers of the young campaign. THE BEST BRANDT SNEDEKER - This one's a no-brainer....

 

Live chat: DMN's Tim Cowlishaw talks Cowboys and more

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News and panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a live chat at 4 p.m. Thursday. Ask your...

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Med school to honor pioneering black doctors

This week was Valentine's Day and this is a love story. Two medical students met and fell in love at the historically black Meharry Medical College. Sixty-five years later, as a couple they are expressing their feelings for their school by allowing...

 

Clermont's Cooper Memorial Library hosts second annual Green Festival

CLERMONT - If you're looking for some organic strawberries, tips for recycling or just a little green entertainment for the kids this weekend, the south Lake community has just the ticket. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Cooper Memorial Library will...

 

Free concerts abound at Mount Dora Music Festival

MOUNT DORA - Big-name headliners are not the only story of the Mount Dora Music Festival. While the event depends on the ticket sales from its major performances, executive director Nancy Howell points with pride to the event's seven free concerts....

 

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