News archive from 15 March 2012, page 3

Senate OKs using Gulf fines for restoration

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. Senate passed a transportation bill Wednesday that would send 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the Gulf oil spill to the Gulf Coast. The bill now moves over to the U.S. House of Representatives for action. The Senate...

 

Cowboys sign CB Carr to 5-year deal

The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Brandon Carr on a five-year contract on Wednesday. The deal is reported to be worth $50.1 million. "I'm ecstatic," Carr said on the team's website. "It's been a long, long...

 

Recap: Toronto vs. NY Yankees

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and a solo shot to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 win over the New York Yankees in Grapefruit League play. J.P. Arencibia drove in two runs while Brett Lawrie added two hits and a run scored for the Blue...

 

Five home runs lift Westminster Christian

Westminster Christian played a little long ball with Ferguson on Tuesday afternoon. The team hit five solo home runs, which proved to be just enough as the Warriors came from behind to edge Ferguson 5-4 in a second round game of the Selective...

 

NU-Stanford series starts in 2015

Northwestern and Stanford have finalized a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2016. The schools also will meet in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Wildcats get the home game on Sept. 5, 2015 and hit Palo Alto on Sept. 24, 2016. “This was a great...

 

Governor's principles dictate a list of vetoes

The fate of scores of bills passed by the Florida Legislature in this year's session now rests with Gov. Rick Scott. We hope he stops at least seven from becoming law. We realize that some of the measures on our veto list are half-court shots, based...

 

Our take: Curbing prescription drug abuse

Just say 'No' to drugs Beset with a raging prescription-drug problem, Orange County leaders got smart. They moved to cut off pill-poppers at the source. In 2010, Orange leaders put the temporary kibosh on new pain-management clinics - often fronts for...

 

Letters to the Editor: Doonesbury on abortion, proper attire and preventing abuse

Doonesbury, abortion Doonesbury is currently featuring a topical and insightful series focusing on the continued campaign by the GOP to legislate how women manage their reproductive rights. Why is the Sentinel choosing to rerun old Doonesbury strips...

 

My Word: Stuart makes region better place to live

Many of the positive, innovative things in place today in Central Florida have the fingerprints and thoughts of Jacob Stuart supporting them. He works quietly and with the refined manners of the true gentleman he is. To see "Jake" Stuart...

 

British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka hits SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas -- Michael Kiwanuka found the perfect combination to cut through the ceaseless din at the South By Southwest Music Conference: an angelic voice and an acoustic guitar. The British soul singer captivated an audience of several hundred...

 
Fresh start for Xavier

Fresh start for Xavier

Before Xavier played Saint Louis in its must-get conference tournament semi-final, Tu Holloway had a chat with his coach. And Chris Mack reminded his kinetic senior guard about players whose careers ended with a thud. "No matter what I did my...

 

MySpace predator convicted of 79 felonies

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A California man who used the social networking site MySpace to exploit and abuse young girls across the country was convicted Wednesday of dozens of felony charges. A jury found Joshua David Threlkeld, 34, guilty of 79 felonies...

 

This Week in Auto Racing March 16 - 18

Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway - Bristol, TN The Sprint Cup Series runs its first short-track race of the season on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. There have been three different winners in as many races this season --...

 

Hollywood police identify two men killed in violent car crash

Police on Wednesday identified two men killed last week in a two-car crash in Hollywood. The accident occurred on March 9 at around 7:40 p.m. when Jesse Dixon, 28, disregarded a stop sign while driving southbound on 70th Avenue and McKinley Street,...

 

Ex-Cowboy Bennett signs with Giants

The New York Giants have signed former Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett played in 14 games with seven starts in 2011, recording 17 catches for 144 yards. "We had a very good, open, forthright visit with Martellus today, and we...

 

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