News archive from 16 February 2013

Tom Ford releases exclusive scent for the Middle East

Tom Ford releases exclusive scent for the Middle East

Sahara Noir will launch at select locations in the Middle East this March before rolling out to Europe in early summer. Tom Ford has gone on an Oriental adventure with his new frankincense-based scent called Sahara Noir, using the history and culture...

 

Orland battalion chief helps save heart attack victim

It was a case of the right time at the right place when a fire official watching his son play basketball at the Orland Park Sportsplex was on hand when a 32-year-old man suffered a heart attack at the facility. Battalion Chief Nick Cinquepalmi with...

 
Government has last word in Kilpatrick trial, urges convictions for 'breathtaking corruption'

Government has last word in Kilpatrick trial, urges convictions for 'breathtaking corruption'

Closing arguments in Kwame Kilpatrick's public corruption trial ended on a dramatic note today, with the federal government having the final word: punish Kilpatrick, his father and his friend for the “breathtaking corruption” that wreaked havoc on...

 

Dollar mixed ahead of G20 meeting

NEW YORK -- The dollar traded mixed against other major currencies Friday as finance ministers and heads of central banks from the 20 largest economies in the world gather to meet. The G-20 is meeting this weekend in Moscow. The officials are expected...

 

SEC alleges inside trading ahead of Heinz merger

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have alleged that a Swiss brokerage account was used for insider trading ahead of the H.J. Heinz merger Thursday. The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order Friday to freeze the account and prevent...

 
Dubai proposes Ferris wheel larger than planned Staten Island wheel

Dubai proposes Ferris wheel larger than planned Staten Island wheel

The designation of world's tallest Ferris wheel keeps going round and round. Dubai plans to build a 688-foot record-setting wheel that would surpass the proposed 630-foot New York Wheel on Staten Island's North Shore. The announcement does not faze...

 
Menus labels may sway those who need them most

Menus labels may sway those who need them most

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Showing diners how many calories are in restaurant food items may influence how much they eat - especially among the least health-conscious people, a new study suggests. "It's encouraging because the information may...

 
Richard Collins dies at 98; onetime blacklisted screenwriter

Richard Collins dies at 98; onetime blacklisted screenwriter

Richard Collins, a screenwriter during the McCarthy era who was blacklisted for several years before he cooperated with the Communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee, died Thursday in Ventura. The onetime Communist Party member was 98...

 

Video: Sveum on Soler's first day in camp

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum on Jorge Soler's first day in camp.

 

Guy Saint-Clair Young Artists Competition in Mount Dora features nine performances

MOUNT DORA - Camille Glazer of Orlando entered the Guy Saint-Clair Young Artists Competition twice. The 17-year-old sent two audition DVDs to the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, which originated the first-time competition with a $1,000 prize, one...

 
Mount Dora Music Festival gets into gear with guitarist Leo Lopez; Jefferson Starship waiting in wings

Mount Dora Music Festival gets into gear with guitarist Leo Lopez; Jefferson Starship waiting in wings

MOUNT DORA - Leo Lopez intently picks his guitar at W.T. Bland Public Library while he gives a concert this week as part of the Mount Dora Music Festival. A native of Puerto Rico, Lopez has been playing nearly his entire life. "From his childhood...

 

Lake County officials head to Tallahassee to rub elbows with state legislators

County officials will be in Tallahassee on Tuesday, rubbing elbows with state lawmakers. All five commissioners and County Manager David Heath are scheduled to meet with lawmakers during Lake Legislative Days, which runs through Wednesday, Lake...

 

Ga. inmates try to block execution because of drug

WASHINGTON -- Three death row inmates in Georgia are seeking a court order that would prevent the state from using a drug to execute them without a doctor's prescription. The inmates, two of whom are to be executed next week, asked a federal judge in...

 
‘Girls' star visits Wynwood Art Walk

‘Girls' star visits Wynwood Art Walk

Girls star Jemima Kirke stopped by Saturday night to check out N.Y. artist Miguel Paredes' gallery during the Wynwood Art Walk party. Retired Miami Dolphins player Jason Taylor and his wife Katina were seen Monday at Saks Fifth Avenue at Bal Harbour...

 
U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers reveals he's gay, stepping away from soccer  

U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers reveals he's gay, stepping away from soccer  

U.S. National Soccer player Robbie Rogers simultaneously announced that he is gay and is walking away from soccer. The 25-year-old wrote a post on his website which he tweeted out Friday. "For the past 25 (years) I have been afraid, afraid to...

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