News archive from 17 January 2012

Cavs take advantage of Bobcats' cold shooting in second half to capture 102-94 win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and had seven assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 102-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday. The Bobcats led 94-93 with less than two minutes to play, but the Cavaliers closed out the...

 

Mass. woman OK after pulled from burning car

BRIDGEWATER, Mass.-An elderly Bridgewater woman is in good condition after a man pulled her from her burning car. The Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/ziEIBW) that 87-year-old Jane Butler has a medical condition that caused her to lose control of her...

 

Developer: I'll give away historic Mass. building

BEVERLY, Mass.-A company that's planning to demolish one of Beverly's oldest buildings says it will give it away to anyone who wants to move it and will also help pay the moving costs. Symes Associates executive Jeff Rhuda tells The Salem News...

 

Phil Hughes and Yankees agree at $3.2 million

NEW YORK - Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees agreed Monday to a $3.2 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000 that followed an injury filled season. Hughes can make an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses under the deal:...

 

Source: Ex-Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya joins Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - Oft-injured relief pitcher Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins have agreed on a one-year contract. A person with direct knowledge of the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to officially announce it,...

 

Iowa AD: Coach crossed line in slamming chair

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa's athletic director says basketball coach Fran McCaffrey went too far when he slammed a chair to the court during last week's blowout loss at Michigan State. Gary Barta said in a statement Monday he completely supports...

 
Report: Ex-Bears OC Martz to retire

Report: Ex-Bears OC Martz to retire

There likely weren't many options available to him, but either way, Mike Martz is done coaching. The former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator told Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network that he is retiring after 19 seasons of coaching in the NFL. Martz...

 

Former Mogul Declared Bankrupt by Irish Court

Sean Quinn, a businessman who was once one of the richest men in Ireland, was declared bankrupt Monday by a court in the country, where stiff regulations could prevent him from resuming his business activities for up to 12 years. Mr. Quinn, 65, who...

 

UF's Patric Young dealing with ankle tendonitis

GAINESVILLE - Florida's open date might come a little too early in the SEC schedule for Billy Donovan's liking, but it might be the best thing for Patric Young. The sophomore center did not start in the win at South Carolina on Saturday and played 13...

 

Wisconsin Democrats still searching for Scott Walker opponent

RACINE, Wis. - Opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday will submit a mountain of petition signatures demanding his recall, and in anticipation the embattled Republican has flooded airwaves with ads highlighting his stewardship in creating...

 
Studying Steinbeck, and Finding Common Ground

Studying Steinbeck, and Finding Common Ground

WESTFIELD, N.J. - When an eighth-grade class at Roosevelt Intermediate School tackled Chapter 4 of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” one morning last week, the conversation focused on the loneliness of a minor white character known as Curley’s wife....

 

On MLK Day, Eric Holder vows to enforce Voting Rights Act

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday pledged to use the full force of the Justice Department to defend the Voting Rights Act, one of the keystones of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Speaking in Columbia, S.C., on...

 

Uggie, 'The Artist' dog, is generating Oscar buzz. Yes, really.

Uggie, the 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who co-stars opposite Jean Dujardin in the Golden Globe-winning "The Artist," is turning heads in Hollywood and even generating a little Awards Season buzz himself. There is now a Facebook campaign...

 

Golden Globes ratings pretty much even with 2011

The 2012 Golden Globes had the same host and the same complement of stars as the 2011 awards. They also had basically the same TV ratings as last year. Time zone-adjusted numbers for Sunday's (Jan. 15) telecast show the Globes falling just a little...

 

UPMC returns tax refunds in Monroeville

In a move that surprised the Gateway School District, Monroeville borough and Allegheny County, UPMC last week told all three governments it would not cash $371,297 in property tax refund checks that they sent the health system in December -- a...

 

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