News archive from 15 September 2013

Dinosaurs, theme park vie for land around Zoo Miami

Coming soon to Zoo Miami: Manny the Mammoth Meets T. Rex? Miami-Dade County's unusual request for ideas to develop 120 acres of vacant land around its biggest attraction has drawn two very different proposals. The operators of a German dinosaur park...

 

Tale of two Groves

Once dangerously high levels of toxins were found at Blanche Park in Coconut Grove last week, the city of Miami kicked into high gear: Commissioner Marc Sarnoff on the case, nearby residents informed, park closed, soil capped, borings' samples...

 

GOP field for Iowa US House seat growing

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The list of Republicans running for Democrat U.S. Rep's Bruce Braley's House seat is growing quickly now that Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen passed on the race. State Rep. Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls and former Cedar Rapids Mayor...

 

Sheldon Ocker: Fans and their odd ways are for the dogs

CHICAGO -- Sometimes I just don't get it. - Why do fans leave Progressive Field after the visitors bat in the ninth and the Tribe is losing? Inasmuch as the faithful already have invested at least 2 1/2 hours of their time, why not hang around 10 more...

 

NHRA Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals Pairings

1. Morgan Lucas, 3.749 seconds, 324.51 mph vs. 16. Terry McMillen, 3.885, 320.74; 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.766, 321.19 vs. 15. Leah Pruett, 3.860, 319.29; 3. Shawn Langdon, 3.768, 327.27 vs. 14. Bob Vandergriff, 3.838, 322.73; 4. Khalid alBalooshi,...

 

Reports of elder abuse rise in Calhoun County, workshop to discuss problem set for Thursday

Verified reports of elder abuse and neglect in Calhoun County increased by 123 percent from 2007 to 2012, a problem that speakers at a workshop in Anniston this week plan to discuss. Sponsored by the East Alabama Commission’s Community Long-Term Care...

 
Volunteers bag tons of green beans for area hungry

Volunteers bag tons of green beans for area hungry

slideshow OXFORD - Jason Lu carefully selected green beans from the 10,000-pound pile in front of him Saturday morning, filling bags with food that would have gone to waste. The 16-year-old exchange student at the Donoho School is from the Zhejaing...

 

Cleburne County considering program to fight illegal dumping

Cleburne County earned a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to clean up illegal dumps in the county. But county administrators are trying to do something more innovative with the money to turn that...

 

Pedregon tops Funny Car qualifying

CONCORD, N.C. -- Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals on Saturday. Morgan Lucas led the Top Fuel field, Jason Line was quickest in Pro Stock and Matt...

 
State rests case in Russell trial; Officer’s cameras contained no useful information

State rests case in Russell trial; Officer’s cameras contained no useful information

slideshow OPELIKA – A video camera worn by Anniston police officer Justin Sollohub and one mounted on his patrol car provided little help today in the trial of the man accused of killing him in 2011. The data cards from both cameras are missing,...

 

Summerlin leads Samford past Florida A&M 27-20

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Andy Summerlin threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Samford used a big first quarter to beat Florida A&M 27-20. Samford (2-1) jumped to an early 17-0 first quarter lead behind touchdown runs by Fabian Truss and...

 

Anniston police investigate armed robbery

Anniston police today were investigating a robbery in which a woman reported being threatened with a knife and a gun in her Anniston home Thursday evening. According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, the victim was in her laundry room when her...

 

The AP Top 25 Fared

No. 1 Alabama (1-0) at No. 6 Texas A&M. Next: vs. Colorado State, Saturday. No. 2 Oregon (3-0) beat Tennessee 59-14. Next: vs. California, Saturday, Sept. 28. No. 3 Clemson (2-0) did not play. Next: at N.C. State, Thursday. No. 4 Ohio State (2-0)...

 

Saturday's Sports Transactions

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Selected the contract of 1B Dan Johnson from Norfolk (IL). Placed OF Henry Urrutia on the restricted list. DETROIT TIGERS — Traded RHP David Paulino to Houston to complete an earlier trade. HOUSTON ASTROS...

 

Saturday's Scores

Benson County 50, Drayton/Valley-Edinburg 16 Fargo South 38, Devils Lake 24

 

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