News archive from 17 April 2012

Toronto Star sports writer Randy Starkman dies

TORONTO -- Randy Starkman, a longtime reporter for the Toronto Star known for his wide-ranging coverage of amateur sports, has died. He was 51. The Star said the two-time National Newspaper Award winner became ill after returning from the Canadian...

 

8 public-service groups to get logo on Lynx bus

Eight public-service groups will have their logo displayed on a Lynx bus for the next year. The Lynx public-service bus helps spread the word about groups working to improve Central Florida. The groups to be honored on the bus include organizations...

 

Valentine criticizes Youkilis, then apologizes

BOSTON -- Kevin Youkilis' teammates came to his defense Monday after Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine questioned his commitment to the game and then apologized to his third baseman. During an interview aired Sunday night on WHDH-TV, Valentine said he...

 

Jones High School girls' basketball coach charged with rape

A volunteer girls' basketball coach at Jones High School was arrested today after he was accused of raping a student. Herbert Thomas, 38, is accused of starting a sexual relationship with one of his players, a minor. He was arrested and charged with...

 

Jaguars DT Knighton to miss majority of offseason

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars might have to alter their draft strategy. Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will miss at least the next three months of the team's offseason program following eye surgery. The Jaguars are hopeful the...

 
Stevi B's Pizza Free Pizza Giveaway April 29 (Printable coupon available now)

Stevi B's Pizza Free Pizza Giveaway April 29 (Printable coupon available now)

Stevi B's Pizza will celebrate its fourth annual Free Pizza Day on Sunday, April 29. The featured pizza for this year's giveaway will be the brand's most popular signature pizza, the Loaded Baked Potato served on the newly introduced whole wheat...

 

How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

After its worst two weeks of the year, the market's two big indexes went in opposite directions Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose, boosted by stronger-than-expected retail sales. The Nasdaq composite index fell, dragged down by Apple's...

 

Chemical plant blast could cut auto production

DETROIT -- A March explosion at a German chemical plant is threatening to shut down car and truck factories worldwide as companies run short of key parts. The U.S. auto industry has scheduled a meeting near Detroit on Tuesday to deal with the problem....

 

Egypt's military takes bigger role in constitution

CAIRO - Egypt's ruling military has inserted a new element of confusion even as Egypt tries to sort out turmoil surrounding its upcoming presidential elections. The generals now insist a new constitution be written before a new president is seated, a...

 

Bears reinstate RB Unga

As expected, one running back was absent when the Chicago Bears started their voluntary offseason workout program Monday: Matt Forte, who is not under contract, did not attend. But another running back, whom the club has not seen in some time, is back...

 

MSU's Jerel Worthy, other draft prospects visit ESPN

Michigan State defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, a potential first-round selection in this month's NFL draft, will visit ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., on Tuesday for guest appearances on TV and radio programs this week.Worthy will appear on the...

 
Michigan's David Molk to hold private workout Tuesday

Michigan's David Molk to hold private workout Tuesday

Former Michigan center David Molk has been cleared by doctors and will hold a private workout Tuesday in Ann Arbor for NFL scouts, according to his agent.Molk, who directed questions about the workout to his agent, Rick Smith, has fully recovered from...

 

Polls: Americans divided over taxes but support 'Buffett Rule'

As the Senate considers President Obama's "Buffett Rule" to require that millionaires and billionaires pay at least 30% income tax, a new poll suggests the proposal is quite popular with the American public. Nearly three-quarters - 72% --...

 

Blackhawks recall Saad, five others to roster

The "Black Aces" have arrived. Though at least one of them, Brandon Saad, could be an actual playoff contributor. The Blackhawks recalled six players to the playoff roster Monday, five from AHL Rockford and then also Saad from the Ontario...

 
Serial killer? Drug War? 12 women's corpses found in Mexico border town 

Serial killer? Drug War? 12 women's corpses found in Mexico border town 

Prosecutors say 12 sets of skeletal remains found near the U.S. border are those of women. It's in a region notorious for the slaying of young women. A special prosecutors' office that investigates the slaying of women says six of the victims have...

 

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