News archive from 17 February 2012, page 3

A sneak-peek at some Dallas-area boys basketball UIL playoff pairings

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS CLASS 5A REGION I BIDISTRICT Arlington Martin vs. Midland Lee, 7:30 Tuesday at Tuscola Jim Ned Arlington Bowie vs. Odessa Permian, 6:00 Tuesday at Tuscola Jim Ned South Grand Prairie vs. Irving MacArthur, 7:30 Tuesday...

Dallas News, 17:55 in Sport
 

After 37 years, Washington D.C. gets mental health system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nation's capital regained control of its mental health system on Thursday when a federal judge approved a settlement in a 37-year-old class-action lawsuit, the mayor's office said. The District of Columbia's mental health...

 

Stars trade defenseman Nicklas Grossman to Flyers for draft picks

DALLAS STARS TRADE NICKLAS GROSSMAN TO PHILADELPHIA;   RECEIVE SECOND-ROUND SELECTION IN 2012 AND THIRD-ROUND PICK IN 2013   Frisco, TX. - Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the club has traded defenseman Nicklas Grossman...

Dallas News, 17:59 in Sport
 

Teens' concussion risk not limited to football

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although football has been in the spotlight when it comes to high school athletes' concussions, other sports carry a risk as well, a new study shows. Between 2008 and 2010, researchers found, U.S. high school athletes...

 

Microchip delivers drug; can it replace shots?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An implantable, wireless microchip delivered osteoporosis medicine to a small group of Danish women, raising hope for a new kind of drug delivery device that might allow patients to skip regular injections, U.S. researchers said on...

 
Experience Balkans, Brazil, Germany, France with a ride across town to overseas

Experience Balkans, Brazil, Germany, France with a ride across town to overseas

When you only have a day but you want to travel to some exotic place, Chicago has you covered. That this is a city of immigrants sits pretty squarely in the "Duh" category. What is more interesting is that we have a melting pot that enables...

 

Santorum challenges Romney in Michigan speech

DETROIT - An aggressive Rick Santorum went after Mitt Romney on multiple fronts Thursday, challenging the Republican front-runner’s economic policies, values and consistency in the city of his birth. Santorum criticized his rival’s record on federal...

 

Insurers see costs in Obama birth control rule

(Reuters) - The Obama administration maintains that its plan to have health insurers pay for birth control offered to employees of religious groups won't end up costing the industry. But insurers aren't so confident. Last Friday, President Barack...

 
Oakland University instructor cited 'Hot for Teacher' student's 'gun obsession' in e-mails

Oakland University instructor cited 'Hot for Teacher' student's 'gun obsession' in e-mails

An instructor who was the subject of a “Hot for Teacher” essay written by a 56-year-old Oakland University student was becoming increasingly worried about the student and accused the university of failing to address her concerns fast enough, e-mails...

 

IndyCar welcomes Downforce Racing as new promoter for Baltimore Grand Prix

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore city officials have introduced a new promoter for September's IndyCar Series race. Downforce Racing was picked as promoter of the Sept. 2 race. The group is comprised of an Indianapolis contractor and two former...

 

Magic's Earl Clark and Quentin Richardson could play key roles before the All-Star break

After the Orlando Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, Stan Van Gundy faced all the predictable questions. Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson and Jameer Nelson received most of the attention; after all, their stats dominated the box score....

 

Stronger job market could boost economy further

WASHINGTON - The healthier job market that's lifted the economy in recent months shows no signs of slowing. Applications for unemployment aid are near a four-year low, raising expectations of further hiring gains. The news Thursday helped catapult the...

 

Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan enjoying unparalleled success entering fifth season

GAINESVILLE - When Florida hired Kevin O'Sullivan away from Clemson in 2007, immediate success was not a given. The Gators were coming off of a 28-29 season - the program's first losing season since 1990 - and back-to-back years of missing out on the...

 

Massport OKs $1 billion, 5-year spending plan

BOSTON-The Massachusetts Port Authority has approved a five-year, $1 billion spending plan designed to pay for 340 improvement projects and create 2,500 construction jobs. The largest project is the building of a consolidated rental car facility for...

 

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