News archive from 16 July 2011

Rep. Dale Kildee to retire next year after 35 years in Congress

Rep. Dale Kildee to retire next year after 35 years in Congress

U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Flint, will retire next year after spending the last 35 years in Congress. The Free Press obtained a letter from Kildee’s office informing people that he was retiring and looking forward to spending more time with his 10...

 

New cryotherapy machine helps athletes recover quicker

It was the end of the day and Javon Walker was moving a little slower than normal. The former Florida State and current NFL free agent wide receiver had just completed a long session of drills, including several games of seven-on-seven, at Disney's...

 

Lee Westwood, Luke Donald among the big cheeses swallowed by Sandwich at British Open

SANDWICH, England (AP) - Lee Westwood was full of bluster and confidence on the eve of the British Open. He said he had the patience to conquer Royal St. George's and win that elusive first major. By Friday, he was gone.

 

Catherine Greig to stay locked up ... for now

Catherine Greig volunteered to stay in jail this week and a federal judge today agreed that’s where she belongs for now, according to a new court filing. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal ordered that Greig - mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s...

 

Miami Mayor: Rushed budget not too accurate

Even as Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and his new hand-picked City Manager Johnny Martinez explained their proposed 2012 budget to commissioners on Thursday, Regalado warned it wasn't a real budget, and Martinez said city workers hopefully wouldn't have...

 

State inspecting all Mass Pike bridges

The state Department of Transportation is inspecting all Mass Pike bridges in the Boston area after a chunk of concrete fell from a wall adjacent to the Boston University bridge onto the highway late yesterday. A department tow truck driver spotted...

 
APNewsBreak: Bachmann brings $3.6M into next phase

APNewsBreak: Bachmann brings $3.6M into next phase

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican Michele Bachmann says she has $3.6 million in the bank as her presidential campaign enters its next phase. Figures supplied to The Associated Press showed her available cash after fundraising and money transfers from her...

 

Retirees press for inclusion in NFL labor talks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Carl Eller doesn't want to be one of the bad guys, not when the NFL seems so close to getting back to work. The Hall of Fame defensive end, one of Minnesota's fearsome Purple People Eaters, is nonetheless unhappy about how he and his...

 

Amateur Lewis holds his own against golf Goliaths

SANDWICH, England -- Even if only partly believable, the Tom Lewis story is a dreamy one: valiant amateur who still lives at home with his parents (mum says he always keeps his room impeccably tidy) upstaging the gnarly, mega-rich Goliaths of golf at...

 

Westwood, Donald go tumbling down at British Open

SANDWICH, England -- Lee Westwood was full of bluster and confidence on the eve of the British Open. He said he had the patience to conquer Royal St. George's and win that elusive first major. By Friday, he was gone. A second-round 73 sent a...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network

Portland (5-9-3) at Chicago (2-5-12), 9 p.m. Major League Soccer has been riddled with ties this season, and no team has epitomized that more than the Chicago Fire. Chicago enters its Saturday night match against the Portland Timbers in seventh place...

 

Tennis player Alisa Kleybanova treated for cancer

PERUGIA, Italy -- Former top-20 tennis player Alisa Kleybanova is receiving treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer. In a posting on the WTA's website Friday - her 22nd birthday - Kleybanova said there's a chance she'll be able to play...

 

Regulators shut 2 small Georgia banks

WASHINGTON -- Regulators have shut down two small banks in Georgia, lifting to 53 the number of U.S. bank failures this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday seized High Trust Bank in Stockbridge and One Georgia Bank in Atlanta. High...

 

Tigers 3B Brandon Inge won't start tonight against White Sox

Detroit - Struggling third baseman Brandon Inge will not start tonight against the Chicago White Sox in the Tigers' first game after the All-Star break. Inge, who is hitting .087 (4 for 46) in 15 games since returning from the disabled list, was...

 

Grazzini likely to make Fire debut next week

Sebastián Grazzini wasted no time greeting his new Fire teammates on Friday. Upon arrival in Chicago following an overnight flight from Argentina, the team's latest acquisition was whisked to Toyota Park and received a round of applause from his new...

 

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