News archive from 17 May 2013

Wild goalie Backstrom undergoes sports hernia surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who missed the entire first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, underwent successful sports hernia surgery Thursday. Backstrom, who can become an unrestricted free agent...

 

Miami area leaders discuss marijuana legalization

Longtime Miami civil rights leader T. Willard Fair had been hearing stories about the casual use of marijuana among youth in Liberty City. Then, on a visit to Liberty Square, he witnessed the trend: adults and teens smoking openly. “I was...

 
Leesburg holding Water Safety Day at Venetian Gardens pool

Leesburg holding Water Safety Day at Venetian Gardens pool

LEESBURG - With summer just around the corner and people itching to go swimming, the city wants to emphasize the need for safety. To that end, the city is sponsoring Water Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The free event at the Venetian...

 
Tavares celebration to welcome home Vietnam veterans Saturday

Tavares celebration to welcome home Vietnam veterans Saturday

TAVARES - George Wanberg knew what to expect when he returned home from Vietnam. He and his military buddies were told to throw away their uniforms before setting foot in the U.S. to avoid being spit on, punched and taunted by Americans who disliked...

 
New partnership aimed to revamp Lake-Sumter State College TV station

New partnership aimed to revamp Lake-Sumter State College TV station

LEESBURG - TV viewers should look out for a change on Lake-Sumter State College's public access television channel, the result of a new partnership between the college, the county and Hometown Health TV. The partnership comes about a year and a half...

 

‘The Iceman' a chilling look at a killer

The phrase “banality of evil” popped up when historians sought to explain the bland men and women who carried out the Holocaust, when critics looked for ways to describe the often dull villains that Alfred Hitchcock astutely...

 

hot concerts

friday Treasure Fest III 5:30 p.m. (also 2:30 p.m. Saturday). Various Plaza Midwood venues and The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $25-$30 (for both days). treasurefest.blogspot.com/p/schedule.html. This annual eclectic underground music festival...

 

big shows

Charlie Murphy: May 23-26. Charlotte Comedy Zone. $25-$30. JoyFest: May 25. Carowinds Paladium. $51.64-$80.34. Kevin James: May 28. Ovens Auditorium. $49.55-$71.15. “War Horse”: May 28-June 2. Belk Theater. $54.50-$119.50. Drew...

 

new on DVD

‘Cloud Atlas' Events and actions in one time period have an effect on past and future eras. Tom Hanks stars. Not since “2001: A Space Odyssey” has a film come along that's such a marvel of moviemaking and a frustrating...

 

Dee offers old-school soul with his own modern vibe

Cool, cold, electronic music, synthesized drums and manipulated robotic vocals may be the norm in popular music of late, but vintage soul made popular in the '50s, '60s and '70s made a smashing comeback in recent years. Award-winning young English...

 

New Detroit police chief starts introducing himself to city as violence spikes

Detroit - In his first two days back in his hometown, incoming Police Chief James Craig got a taste of what he'll deal with as Detroit's top cop. Craig, who is stepping down as Cincinnati's police chief in two months to assume command of the Detroit...

 

South Beach 'B-Girl' scammer gets 12 years prison

MIAMI -- A South Beach nightclub operator has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a scam that used so-called "B-Girls" to lure wealthy tourists into secret bars where they were charged exorbitant amounts on credit cards for alcohol. A...

 

'Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' heads to Broadway

The musical comedy "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" may be nearly as nimble as its lead actor, Jefferson Mays, who plays multiple characters and dies no less than eight times in the production. In its third incarnation, the...

 

'Bling Ring' inspiration came from Kardashians, Emma Watson says

"The Bling Ring" had Emma Watson "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." The "Harry Potter" alum plays a character based on convicted socialite Alexis Neiers in Sofia Coppola's film, which chronicles the shenanigans of those...

 

Landon Donovan not called to U.S. national team training camp

U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called 29 players into training camp for next month's trio of World Cup qualifiers and, as expected, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan was left off the list. However Galaxy teammate Omar Gonzalez was among those...

 

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