News archive from 16 January 2012, page 8

Packers hear boos as defense of Super Bowl title comes to ugly end in 37-20 loss to Giants

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Booed off the field at halftime by their own fans, the collapse of the once-perfect Green Bay Packers was as swift as it was complete. The defending Super Bowl champions looked anything but in Sunday's 37-20 playoff loss to New...

 
As more voters tune in, Romney tries to take control of his brand

As more voters tune in, Romney tries to take control of his brand

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Once Mitt Romney took the stage in New Hampshire last week to declare victory before hundreds of supporters chanting his name, he chastised President Obama. But he did not demonize him. Romney tried to identify with anxious...

 

Tanker carrying fuel arrives at iced-in AK town

NOME, Alaska-Crews worked to build a path Sunday over a half-mile of Bering Sea ice for the final leg of a Russian tanker's mission to deliver fuel to a town isolated amid one of the most severe Alaska winters in decades. The tanker was moored roughly...

 
Veteran Spanish politician Fraga dies at age 89

Veteran Spanish politician Fraga dies at age 89

MADRID-Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain's ruling conservative party and ignited divisive reactions as the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco's right-wing regime, has died. He was 89. Spanish news...

 
Gentlemen, 2013 winter looks getting serious

Gentlemen, 2013 winter looks getting serious

MILAN-Gentlemen, things are going to get serious next fall and winter. It could be the crisis gloom, but many Milan designers are thinking business. Double-breasted suits are a favorite in preview shows that continued Sunday for a second day. As are...

 
Taylor helps Wisconsin hold off Nebraska 50-45

Taylor helps Wisconsin hold off Nebraska 50-45

MADISON, Wis. -- Jordan Taylor sank five free throws in the final 30 seconds and made a key steal in the waning moments to seal a 50-45 win for Wisconsin over Nebraska on Sunday. Taylor finished with 19 points to lead Wisconsin (14-5, 3-3 Big Ten)....

 
Harbaugh Strides Confidently Where Other Coaches Faltered

Harbaugh Strides Confidently Where Other Coaches Faltered

If you want to make an indisputable case for Jim Harbaugh as the N.F.L. coach of the year, just say two words: Alex Smith. The latest news, notes and analysis of the N.F.L. playoffs. Go to The Fifth Down Blog N.F.L. Live Scoreboard Standings Stats |...

 
Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Aide of Franco and Spain Political Force, Dies at 89

Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Aide of Franco and Spain Political Force, Dies at 89

MADRID (AP) - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party and ignited divisive reactions as the last surviving minister from Franco’s right-wing government, died Sunday at his home here. He was 89. Connect With Us on Twitter...

 
Detroit auto show attendance up, opening day highest in five years

Detroit auto show attendance up, opening day highest in five years

While some shopped for cars they plan to buy, others at the North American International Auto Show today got into vehicles they dream about owning. Beth Quick, 42, of Capac may have found her next car after spending more than two hours checking out...

 

1/16: Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 Central Florida individuals and businesses that have filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code include: Taquitos Jalisco Inc., 1041 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Filed: Dec. 28. Assets: $0. Liabilities: $327,293....

 

Ex-Pentagon official: Cuts not that dire

The Obama administration's new defense strategy, which could mean even deeper budget cuts than those already in the works, has poured fuel on the election year's politically charged flames. GOP presidential candidates on the right warn that such cuts...

 

Tourism interests to gather in state Capitol

Florida Tourism Day at the Capitol, the annual day of industry lobbying in Tallahassee, is set for this Wednesday -- and the primary issue on the agenda is funding. Talking points distributed by the Partnership for Florida's Tourism, which hosts the...

 

H.J. High lands Fun Spot expansion deal

Fun Spot Action Park on International Drive selected Orlando-based H.J. High Construction Co. as the design-builder for its $20 million expansion. John Arie Sr., owner of Fun Spot, cited H.J.'s "deep Orlando roots" as a key reason for...

 

1/16 Insider Trading

Insider Trading is a weekly report of stock transactions involving officers, directors and owners of 10 percent or more of a publicly held company. Corporate insiders historically make more economically sound decisions in trading their own company's...

 

Talking With ... Gail Hunter: Convention center hosts many events during NBA All-Star weekend

Gail Hunter is senior vice president of events and attractions for the National Basketball Association, which comes to town Feb. 23-26 for its All-Star Game and related events, including a fan-oriented Jam Session in the Orange County Convention...

 

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