News archive from 15 July 2011

Man dies after crash in New Smyrna Beach

A 69-year-old man died today, a short time after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash in New Smyrna Beach. New Smyrna Beach police identified the man as Harold C. Early. Early was northbound in the 1900 block of S. Atlantic Avenue when his...

 

Home foreclosure filings down for six straight months

North Texas home foreclosure postings are down for the sixth consecutive month. Just over 4,000 Dallas-Fort Worth area homes are set for sale by lenders in next month's foreclosure auctions. That's a 14 percent decline in filings from a year ago,...

 

Casey Anthony legal team responds to deposition demands

Casey Anthony's civil attorney wants the court to block her scheduled deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, according to a newly filed response and motion. The woman's deposition was "unilaterally...

 

Baseball commish sides with Jim Leyland about irked umpires

PHOENIX -- Baseball's highest-ranking leaders agree with Tigers manager Jim Leyland: A way must be found to lessen the on-field tension between umpires and teams. Leyland said last week that too much tension has built up between teams and umpires. Bud...

 
Michigan commitments Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone still taking recruiting visits?

Michigan commitments Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone still taking recruiting visits?

Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Terry Richardson tweeted Wednesday that he and teammate Royce Jenkins-Stone are still taking recruiting visits, despite having made verbal commitments to Michigan’s 2012 class. Richardson’s tweet: “Me n Royce both still...

 

MNF mainstay gearing up for start of NFL season

ORLANDO, Fla. -- For an entire generation of football watchers, the catchphrase "Are you ready for some football?" at the opening of Monday Night Football broadcasts is synonymous with the start of the NFL season. Hank Williams, Jr., the man...

 

MLB issues discipline for Boston-Baltimore brawl

Major League Baseball on Thursday issued its rulings on the incidents that occurred during last weekend's series between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and Orioles relief pitcher Kevin Gregg both...

 

Officials: 40 fish populations being overfished

PORTLAND, Maine -- Forty stocks of fish populations are subject to overfishing in U.S. waters, but progress is being made to rebuild stocks and reduce overfishing, federal officials said Thursday. The number of fish populations being fished at too...

 

Orange leaders back 'prudent' budget framework

Orange County leaders tentatively approved a $3.2 billion budget Thursday that holds property taxes in check, freezes wages again and includes layoffs but also offers more generous health benefits to workers. Commissioners must still fine tune details...

 

Toronto FC acquires Dunfield from Vancouver, trades 3 to San Jose for Ryan Johnson

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto FC has made two trades, acquiring Canadian international midfielder Terry Dunfield from Vancouver for allocation money and future considerations, and forward Ryan Johnson from San Jose for forward Alan Gordon, midfielder Jacob...

 

Oak Park lets front-yard gardener off the legal hook -- partly

Oak Park has dropped its case against the Oak Park woman for having a vegetable garden in her front yard, but her lawyer said the city is still going after her for not having her dogs licensed. “They’re saying they never formally dismissed” the...

 

Plan your weekend

The Big Three1. Wyandotte Street Art Fair on Biddle Avenue: Saturday is the last day to visit one of the most anticipated local art festivals of the summer, the Wyandotte Street Art Fair. Bring cash, because you'll want to pick up gifts for friends,...

 
Stem cell clinical trials to treat eye diseases begin at UCLA

Stem cell clinical trials to treat eye diseases begin at UCLA

After more than 20 years of research, doctors at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute have begun treating the first patients in clinical trials for two progressive eye diseases that cause blindness: dry age-related macular degeration and Stargardt’s...

 

Miami budget proposal: 22 furlough days, citywide

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado offered commissioners a proposed 2012 budget Thursday that cuts into a $54 million deficit by keeping open hundreds of job vacancies, putting off capital improvements for a year – and furloughing the city's entire...

 

Summary Box: Business stockpiles rose in May

STOCKPILES RISE: Business supply levels grew 1 percent in May, marking the 17th consecutive monthly increase, according to the Commerce Department. SALES FALL: Sales fell for the first time in 11 months. Economists worry that businesses may have...

 

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