News archive from 15 November 2012

NBC promotes Don Nash, Alexandra Wallace at 'Today'

NBCUniversal has promoted two veteran news executives -- Alexandra Wallace and Don Nash -- to manage its profitable but troubled morning program "Today," which has taken a dramatic tumble in the ratings. On Wednesday, NBC announced that it...

 

FSU bracing for tough test from Maryland's stout defense

TALLAHASSEE - At one point during their prep work for Saturday's game at Maryland, Florida State coaches broke into debate. "They should've stayed in a double-team," FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett said, watching film of last week's...

 

Sterling Heights man accused of poaching sturgeon

A Sterling Heights man faces charges as a sturgeon poacher after he was caught with a 61-inch sturgeon late last month in St. Clair County. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that Wadhah Noori Jabro, 54, was fishing without a proper...

 
Taking the Kids: Becoming a junior conservationist at one of America's premier museums

Taking the Kids: Becoming a junior conservationist at one of America's premier museums

Any little girl with an annoying brother could relate. Theodore Roosevelt's sisters bemoaned his "finds" from nature - assorted smelly animal carcasses, skulls, bird eggs, and live animals, especially the mean snapping turtle. "Within...

 

Why did they charge me for a tow?

Arnold Berman's rental car doesn't run right, so he calls his rental company for a new car. Now his rental company wants to charge a $138 fee to tow the vehicle. But Berman says it's not his fault. Can he get a refund? Q: I rented a car through Auto...

 

The great airline fee grab

Air travel is full of surprises, some good, many not. Steven Allen says he got a bad one recently when he called to change a United Airlines ticket from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. To move his return date from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, the...

 

Beware two-ticket air trips

Single air trips involving two separate tickets have always been a problem, but starting next year, three airlines will make it worse. Delta, Hawaiian, and US Airways have announced that they will no longer transfer checked baggage to/from other lines...

 

Seniors on the Go: Two new airlines -- really?

Industry watchers never cease to be surprised at the allure of starting a new airline. Sure, they've seen all the red ink, even from the big guys. They've seen the history of the dozens of failed start-ups since deregulation in 1978. And they've all...

 
Mom-son team play mother and son in Orlando Rep's 'Junior Claus'

Mom-son team play mother and son in Orlando Rep's 'Junior Claus'

It seems a simple question when I ask actor Sage Starkey, 19, whether he still lives at home with his mom, actress Michelle Boroughs "Well, not exactly, I mean, well, sort of," Starkey stammers while Mom laughs. I should have realized then...

 

ME Dance presents 'Bella'

WHAT: ME Dance's second performance, titled "Bella," explores stages of life in a mix of musical styles. In "Bella," explains ME Dance artistic director Marshall Ellis, a girl writes about life's challenges and emotions. As she...

 

Orlando Philharmonic honors Steinmetzes at 'Bronfman and Beethoven' concert Saturday

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present its second John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award to longtime orchestra supporters Lynn and Charles Steinmetz at this Saturday's "Bronfman and Beethoven" concert. Charles Steinmetz and...

 

Kurtag premiere in Salzburg delayed until 2014

NEW YORK -- The world premiere of an opera composed by Gyorgy Kurtag based on Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" has been delayed a year until 2014. The Salzburg Festival said Wednesday that it will be replaced on its schedule next summer by a...

 

Dolphins shouldn't fear trip to Buffalo

The problem - well, one of several problems - with the Bills and the Dolphins is they are capable of playing some real stinkers. Miami managed one last Sunday, when it was thrashed at home by Tennessee, and Buffalo has done it against the Jets and the...

 

Drew Sharp: Signing Hunter is OK, but Tigers really need Upton

DETROIT -- The biggest problem with Torii Hunter coming to the Detroit Tigers is that Mike Trout isn't coming with him. Hunter's .313 batting average and 92 RBI last season were the direct result of following the unanimous American League Rookie of...

 
Montverde hoops star, top prospect will graduate early

Montverde hoops star, top prospect will graduate early

MONTVERDE - Dakari Johnson, a 6-foot-10 center who had been ranked among the nation's top five junior prospects, has decided to graduate from high school early and depart Montverde Academy for college basketball with the class of 2013. A news release...

 

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