News archive from 17 February 2012, page 13

Riquna Williams scores 24 points to lead No. 6 Miami women over NC State 73-61

Riquna Williams scores 24 points to lead No. 6 Miami women over NC State 73-61

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Riquna Williams scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half to help No. 6 Miami beat North Carolina State 73-61 on Thursday night. Shawnice Wilson added career highs with 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Hurricanes (23-3, 12-1...

 
Emanuel picks new fire chief to replace retiring Hoff

Emanuel picks new fire chief to replace retiring Hoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday named a Chicago Fire Department lifer who once headed the city's 911 center as the successor to retiring hero Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff. Jose Santiago will take the department's top spot as potentially contentious...

 

Republican primary, Democratic mischief?

There seems to be a bit of confusion amongst Republicans about whether their critical Michigan primary on Feb. 28 is open to independents and Democrats. A colleague called the Republican National Committee the other day and was told by a spokesman...

 
Dr. Phillips, ranked 4th in area, ousts Olympia in 8A region opener

Dr. Phillips, ranked 4th in area, ousts Olympia in 8A region opener

Junior guard RaShawn Powell poured in 24 points, and Roderick Lawrence, Tyriefe Beard and C.J. Jones added clutch contributions as Dr. Phillips overcame Olympia 67-62 in an intense boys basketball region quarterfinal Thursday night. DP (23-5), which...

 

Naperville school boundary changes to be considered by District 203 board

Naperville Unit District 203's enrollment committee made just one adjustment before voting to recommend school boundary changes that school board members are scheduled to consider beginning Tuesday. Late last month, the group reached a consensus on a...

 

Darien woman, 86, dies after being hit by vehicle near home

An 86-year-old Darien woman known in her neighborhood as an avid walker died after she was struck less than a block from her home by a vehicle backing out of a driveway, police said Thursday. Barbara Murdza was struck as she walked in the street in...

 
Gang suspect gets 60 years in killing of girl, 10

Gang suspect gets 60 years in killing of girl, 10

Valerie Williams, blind since she was a toddler, still talks about her big sister, Nequiel, the spirited 10-year-old known to the family as "Nee-Nee" who helped Valerie navigate the world by letting her hook a hand in the back of her pants....

 

Sharks-Lightning Sums

First Period_1, San Jose, Couture 24 (Thornton, Marleau), 1:16 (pp). 2, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 38 (Mikkelson, Downie), 9:30. 3, Tampa Bay, Purcell 14 (Mikkelson, Stamkos), 19:35 (pp). Penalties_Hedman, TB (delay of game), :26; Hedman, TB (hooking), 11:20;...

 
Clarence 'Little Scotty' Scott, 1945-2012

Clarence 'Little Scotty' Scott, 1945-2012

If blues music is rooted in adversity, bluesman Clarence "Little Scotty" Scott had plenty to draw on. From surviving a scarring house fire as a youngster to making a return to full-throated blues singing after a tracheostomy several years...

 
DePaul coach believes team is close

DePaul coach believes team is close

Getting off to a fast start had not been an insurmountable problem for DePaul lately. Finishing strong had been the issue. For instance, the Blue Demons trailed Connecticut by 10 at the half Wednesday night before losing 80-54 after a mistake-filled...

 
Cubs' theme: Anything can happen

Cubs' theme: Anything can happen

MESA, Ariz. - The fields at Fitch Park are perfectly groomed, the players are filing in, the organizational meetings ended Thursday and the busiest Cubs offseason in recent memory is coming to a close. Now it's time to see if Theo Epstein's...

 

St. Louis scores in OT, Stamkos has 4 points in Lightning's 6-5 win over Sharks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Martin St. Louis scored his second goal of the game 4:27 into overtime, Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists in his 300th NHL game, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Thursday night. St. Louis got...

 

Wojta's double-double helps No. 11 Green Bay women top Cleveland State 90-59

CLEVELAND (AP) - Julie Wojta scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists as No. 11 Green Bay beat Cleveland State 90-59 on Thursday night. Lydia Bauer had 16 points, Adrian Ritchie 14 and Megan Lukan 12 for Green Bay (22-1, 12-1...

 

Islanders-Blues Sums

First Period_1, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 11 (Grabner, MacDonald), :59. 2, St. Louis, Arnott 13 (Sobotka, Polak), 14:40. 3, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 7 (Pietrangelo, Oshie), 17:12 (pp). Penalties_Nielsen, NYI (holding), 16:45; Shattenkirk, StL...

 
Rose nearly pain-free from back spasms

Rose nearly pain-free from back spasms

Though Derrick Rose continues to improve from his lower back spasms, the closest fans got to seeing the league's reigning most valuable player was receiving his bobblehead doll as they entered. Rose warmed up beforehand Thursday night's game with the...

 

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