News archive from 16 November 2013, page 2

St. Mary's wins 11AA title 24-22 over Wahpeton

FARGO, N.D. -- Noah Krebs' clutch tackle on an extra point behind the line of scrimmage preserved a two-point lead in the closing minutes as Bismarck St. Mary's defeated Wahpeton 24-22 in the North Dakota 11AA championship football game Friday....

 
Worth a thousand words

Worth a thousand words

The Miami Herald Editorial Board is sharing with our online readers the viewpoints of cartoonists from throughout the country in this Saturday feature called “Worth a Thousand Words.”

 

Every year is a new challenge for girls team

The Charlotte Catholic girls' swimming team has dominated the state like no other team in any sport, winning the past 12 N.C. titles (from 1A, 2A, 3A). This season, the Cougars will compete in class 4A for the first time, where two-time defending...

 
A Miami police informant, a prophetic racist and fresh questions about JFK's death

A Miami police informant, a prophetic racist and fresh questions about JFK's death

At 94, former Miami Beach mayor and still active Miami-Dade Senior Judge Seymour Gelber is among the few who remember Miami police informant No. 88, Willie Augustus Somersett. “Willie was just a garrulous guy,” said Gelber, who...

 

Mom sues over death of girl, 14, in nursing home case

A mother whose teenage daughter died two years ago after a traumatic five-hour trip from a Tampa hospital to a Miami Gardens geriatric nursing home is suing the state and several agencies and individuals she holds accountable for her daughter's...

 

Mayor: Convene new committee to rank bidders for Miami-Dade sewer-repairs contract

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has decided not to throw out a major sewer-repairs bid that has been dogged by potential irregularities. But he's not accepting the two proposals on the table, either. Instead, Gimenez announced Friday that he...

 

Colorado state pension fund lowers expectations

DENVER -- The board that oversees Colorado's pension fund for state employees is lowering its expectations on investments. Colorado's Public Employees' Retirement Association voted to lower its expected rate of return on investments to 7.5 percent,...

 

Duran, Gibson, Hartman join Newspaper Hall of Fame

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Newspaper Foundation will induct three new members to its Hall of Fame next year. The inductions of Florentino Duran, Martin L. Gibson and Fred Hartman will occur Jan. 17 as part of the Texas Press Association's 2014...

 

Running back Dion Lewis confident in eventual return to the Browns

BEREA, Ohio -- Running back Dion Lewis is confident he has a bright future with the Browns despite an injury ending his first season with the team before it really started. "I'm doing fine now, and I'll be back better than ever," Lewis said...

 

Louisville announces the signings of 4 recruits

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced the signings of guards Quentin Snider and Shaqquan Aaron, forward Jaylen Johnson and forward/center Chinanu Onuaku to national letters of intent, going as far to declare this foursome...

 

Knights are constantly on the run

For Jerry Castro and his North Lincoln cross country and track teams, there is no offseason. “We basically go season to season, year round,” said Castro, chuckling at the fact that he gave his runners a week off between the...

 

Charlotte pulls away late for 83-69 win over Elon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shawn Lester scored a game-high 24 points and had 11 rebounds as Charlotte pulled away from Elon down the stretch for an 83-69 win on Friday. Charlotte (2-1) trailed the Phoenix (2-1) 62-58 with 5:16 left before finishing the game...

 

Will schedule change to fit Chase?

HOMESTEAD, Fla. Is it possible NASCAR could alter the track makeup of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in future seasons? NASCAR President Mike Helton seemed to open the door to such a move in comments made during a news conference Friday at...

 

Louisville announces 5 signees for next season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville coach Jeff Walz has announced that Sydney Brackemyre, Arica Carter, Ariana Freeman, Myisha Hines-Allen and Mariya Moore have signed national letters of intent to play for the Cardinals. Walz said in a release he's...

 

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