News archive from 17 August 2011, page 6

Summary Box: Automakers rebound, construction dips

FACTORY OUTPUT UP: U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. That, along with higher utility output during the unseasonably hot month, helped lift overall industrial production 0.9 percent....

 

The Big Daddy's recession warning eases: liquor sales back up

The Economic Time Machine's favorite indicator came out with fresh numbers today. The good news: Big Daddy's Liquors pulled out of its slump. Loyal readers know the ETM uses Big Daddy's sales as a gauge on splurging in South Florida. The popular chain...

 

Vilsack: More People Using Food Stamps Because Government 'Getting the Word Out' Better

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that the reason so many people are on food stamps is the administration has done a better job helping states get "the word out" about the decades-old program.

Fox News, 17:54 in Politics
 

ACLU Sues Missouri School System for Censoring Gay Advocacy Websites

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against a Missouri school district over claims that it is censoring websites devoted to gay and lesbian awareness.

Fox News, 17:55 in Politics
 

1 mistake costs Shields, Rays

BOSTON -- James Shields made one mistake Tuesday. The way Tampa Bay plays when the All-Star is on the mound, it was too much to overcome. Shields yielded a three-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning and the Rays' lineup sputtered again,...

 
1 mistake costs Shields, Rays

1 mistake costs Shields, Rays

BOSTON -- James Shields made one mistake Tuesday. The way Tampa Bay plays when the All-Star is on the mound, it was too much to overcome. Shields yielded a three-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning and the Rays' lineup sputtered again,...

 

Fozzy Whittaker gives scouting report on the Texas running backs

The elder statesman of the Longhorns' rushing attack, Fozzy Whittaker appears to be in the best shape of his life as he enters his senior campaign. After rushing for 351 yards and two touchdowns last year, Whittaker has earned all of the first-team...

Dallas News, 17:58 in Sport
 

Former Lions, U-M player Corwin Brown faces 3 felonies

Anderson, Ind.- The family of former NFL player Corwin Brown said Tuesday they believe he may suffer from the same type of brain trauma as Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears star who committed suicide in February. Brown was taken from his home...

 

Former Lions, U-M player Corwin Brown faces 3 felonies

Anderson, Ind.- The family of former NFL player Corwin Brown said Tuesday they believe he may suffer from the same type of brain trauma as Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears star who committed suicide in February. Brown was taken from his home...

 

Tariq Allen will not rejoin Longhorns, despite presence at practice

A topic of interest bubbled up last week when it was reported that linebacker Tariq Allen was back with the team and attending practices, a few months after he had left Texas in the spring with intentions to transfer. Apparently, the former Army...

Dallas News, 18:01 in Sport
 

Football practice report: Boone QB Alton Meeks poised for big season

Not long after setting foot on Boone's campus last fall, Alton Meeks was thrown into the fire of Metro Conference football. As a sophomore starting quarterback, he replaced a successful three-year starter, Sam Hutsell, and was asked to lead an offense...

 

Big East commissioner Marinatto says he's been in constant contact with Beebe, Swofford

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says he has been in constant contact with Dan Beebe of the Big 12 and John Swofford of the Atlantic Coast Conference in recent days and has suggested the three meet to discuss conference realignment. Marinatto...

 

Adam Levine slams 'American Idol,' takes his shirt off for Out

Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" mentor Adam Levine continues to place even more distance between himself and his shirt. After taking it off for his band's "Moves Like Jagger" video, he remains unburdened by one in the new issue...

 

Governor Scott: Legislature needs to tackle insurance fraud

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's epidemic of car insurance fraud is getting worse even though the total number of crashes in the state is declining. The result: what amount to statewide premium increases of more than $900 million since 2008, Insurance...

 

Treasurys rise on worries over Europe

NEW YORK -- Worries over Europe's ongoing debt crisis pushed U.S. government bond prices higher Tuesday. News that Germany's economic growth nearly stalled helped lift Treasury prices, as traders moved money into assets considered safe. The 10-year...

 

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