News archive from 17 April 2014

Alma Adams has edge in race for Mel Watt's seat

With strong backing from women's groups, state Rep. Alma Adams of Greensboro out-raised her Democratic rivals and holds a wide financial edge in the race to replace Mel Watt in Congress. New reports show Adams raised nearly $353,000 and has a 3-1 cash...

 
NEA dishes out arts grants, encouraging music, dance, theater

NEA dishes out arts grants, encouraging music, dance, theater

WASHINGTON -- The National Endowment for the Arts announced Wednesday that it's awarding $74.85 million in grants for the second half of the fiscal year for a wide variety of projects, from the avant-garde to traditional folk art. According to NEA...

 

Recap: Arizona vs. NY Mets

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Dillon Gee tossed seven scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season and Anthony Recker homered, as the New York Mets downed Arizona, 5-2, to sweep the three-game set. Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Kirk...

 

Coach Sutter has helped keep Kings focused

Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible. He has coached 1,039 regular-season games, been...

 

Nike, USATF extend partnership through 2040

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Track and Field has extended its partnership with Nike through 2040 to outfit teams and sponsor national championships. The new deal was announced Wednesday by USATF. Max Siegel, the CEO for track's national governing body, says...

 
U.S. transportation secretary visits Anniston, warns of crisis with federal highway fund

U.S. transportation secretary visits Anniston, warns of crisis with federal highway fund

slideshow In a visit to Anniston Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said the nation is facing a crisis. “It’s a crisis of not planning for the future,” he said to a crowd of workers and executives of NABI Bus LLC. Foxx said that...

 
Anniston police get money for youth outreach programs

Anniston police get money for youth outreach programs

slideshow An anonymous donor’s gift could improve the way Anniston’s youth view police, and how officers view those young people, according to local police and experts in the field. The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, a nonprofit that...

 

2014 NFL draft: Aaron Murray’s knee looks sturdy in Georgia pro day

ATHENS, Ga. Aaron Murray started 52 games at Georgia and most of them came against competition in the toughest college football conference in the country - the SEC. He’s quick to point to his success in those games and the film from them when...

 

Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence. The 47-year-old Filo is among three board candidates hoping to be elected at Yahoo's annual meeting scheduled for June 25. Yahoo...

 

Philadelphia chocolate store closed over tax spat

PHILADELPHIA -- A popular Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store has been shuttered by the city days before Easter. WPVI-TV (http://bit.ly/1l42Hhe) said Wednesday the Department of Revenue revoked the business license of the Blasius Chocolate...

 

Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a spokesman said Wednesday. Three justices ruled...

 

Giants activate Affeldt from DL

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants activated pitcher Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Affeldt landed on the disabled list prior to Opening Day due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his...

 
Harper scratched from Nats' lineup against Marlins

Harper scratched from Nats' lineup against Marlins

MIAMI -- Outfielder Bryce Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' game at Miami because of tightness in his left quadriceps. Harper was replaced in the lineup Wednesday by Tyler Moore. The Nationals were already without three injured...

 
Nets resting all starters for season finale

Nets resting all starters for season finale

CLEVELAND -- Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd is resting all of his starters and key reserves for the season finale against the Cavaliers so they're ready for the playoffs. The Nets entered Wednesday night's game with the No. 5 seed in the Eastern...

 
Relay for Life survivors' dinner set for Thursday

Relay for Life survivors' dinner set for Thursday

slideshow HEFLIN — She found the lump during a regular breast exam and called her doctor, said Zadie Williamson, 71. Less than two weeks later she had surgery to remove her breast and lymph nodes, Williamson said. Even though it all happened quickly,...

 

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