News archive from 17 October 2013

Sherrington: Manziel or Mariota? Why I think Johnny Football deserves another Heisman

Columnist Kevin Sherrington answered questions in a chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights. Question: Does Johnny Manziel deserve another Heisman? No one will touch what he did to Alabama and he's got a lot of good matchups left. Kevin Sherrington:...

Dallas News, 19:01 in Sport
 
Michigan dad pleads guilty to having sex with 3-year-old daughter 

Michigan dad pleads guilty to having sex with 3-year-old daughter 

A sex-crazed Michigan dad is facing life behind bars for raping his 3-year-old daughter. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. RELATED: PA. MOM SAYS 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER MOLESTED BY TWO...

Daily News, 19:02 in Crime
 
Mob rat who drove getaway car after Colombo underboss murder given credit for time served

Mob rat who drove getaway car after Colombo underboss murder given credit for time served

Mob blabbermouth Anthony Russo begged to be rewarded for cooperating against the Colombo crime family — and his wish was granted. “I’m totally scared to death,” Russo, 49, cried Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court. “I’ve made my own choices,” he said....

Daily News, 19:02 in Crime
 

Improvement needed in cruise line practices, environment group says

Only one North American cruise line aced a report card on environmental practices that was released Wednesday by the nonprofit Friends of the Earth. Disney Cruise Line earned an A grade from the group, which examined sewage treatment, air pollution...

 
Trader Joe's to open first South Florida store in Pinecrest on Friday

Trader Joe's to open first South Florida store in Pinecrest on Friday

A long-awaited cult sensation is arriving in Pinecrest on Friday: Trader Joe's is opening its first store in South Florida. Kitchy wall murals, “Two-buck Chuck” wine, and loads of other inexpensive private-label products will...

 
ACC on the big stage, hopes to build on spotlight

ACC on the big stage, hopes to build on spotlight

CLEMSON, S.C. This is a big week for Atlantic Coast Conference football and league members from top to bottom hope to benefit. The league that's taken its share of shots for shoddy football has three undefeated top-10 team teams in the spotlight: No....

 

Greg Cote's Thursday NFL pick

SEAHAWKS (5-1) AT CARDINALS (3-3) Line: SEA by 6.5 Cote's pick: SEA 24-13 TV: 8:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL Network This looms as a better matchup and more watchable game than you might think at first glance. Seattle has lost its past two trips to the 'Zona...

 
Duke named preseason favorite in new-look ACC

Duke named preseason favorite in new-look ACC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke is the favorite to win the expanded Atlantic Coast Conference, though new member Syracuse has the preseason player of the year in C.J. Fair. The Blue Devils earned 50 of 54 first-place votes from media members at the league's...

 

Florida Gators vow to fix offensive breakdowns

GAINESVILLE -- The buzzword around No. 22 Florida this week is “communication.” From quarterback Tyler Murphy, to offensive linemen Jon Halapio, D.J. Humphries and Max Garcia, UF's players said a lack of continuity between the...

 
Heflin officer wounded in December shooting to need more treatment

Heflin officer wounded in December shooting to need more treatment

slideshow HEFLIN — Jackie Stovall, a Heflin police officer injured in a December shootout in Oxford, has had a setback in his recovery and will likely need more treatments and more time away from work, he said today. Meanwhile, the Fraternal Order of...

 

Anniston firefighters call Saks mobile home fire intentional

Investigators say a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Saks last week was set intentionally. The incident occurred Friday at the 100 block of Joni Lee Lane. Anniston fire Capt. Joel Roberts said that because the damage to the home was so extensive,...

 
Local businesses seeing economic improvement, optimistic about future

Local businesses seeing economic improvement, optimistic about future

slideshow If the economy is still sluggish, Mike Fortner has not noticed. Since opening his Anniston business Budget Blinds in August, Fortner has experienced considerable growth in his customer base, providing custom blinds and window coverings to...

 
Golden Delicious apple pie wins Eastern Market baking contest

Golden Delicious apple pie wins Eastern Market baking contest

When I'm asked what's the best use for Michigan apples, pie comes to mind. Maybe that's because I got the chance to sample some fabulous pies last Saturday as a judge for the third annual Harvest Festival Michigan Apple Pie Baking Contest at Eastern...

 
Despite the shutdown mantra, Smithsonian yoga show will go on

Despite the shutdown mantra, Smithsonian yoga show will go on

WASHINGTON Breathing deeply, the organizers of a first-ever yoga art exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, part of the shuttered Smithsonian Institution, found a way to mount a gala Thursday night and a round of programs Friday, all without losing...

 

There's cautious optimism as U.S., Iran set date for more nuclear talks

GENEVA After the most “intense, detailed, straightforward and candid” talks with Iran in many years, U.S. officials voiced cautious hope Wednesday that a peaceful resolution will be found to the long-running dispute over its...

 

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