News archive from 17 December 2011

Live chat: HS football state title game scores, stats, analysis, more

At 4 p.m. we start our Friday night playoff coverage. SportsDayHS has writers and photographers at high school football games around the Dallas-Fort Worth area Friday night to give you the best live interactive coverage in Texas. This comprehensive...

Dallas News, 17:00 in Sport
 

Mason, Tenaha cruise to Class A football titles

Mason and Tenaha won Class A state championships on Thursday in games played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. In Class A, Division I, running back David Mora rushed for 258 yards and five touchdowns to lead Mason to a 62-40 victory over Stamford....

Dallas News, 17:00 in Sport
 

Men charged with breaking into UCF sorority house

Two men caught stealing items from a sorority house on Greek Row at the University of Central Florida tried to tell police it was only a prank. University police officers caught Brandon Geers, 25, and his friend Michael Minot, 27, exiting the Sigma...

 

Buyers of Volusia County swampland hope to get money back

The real-estate pitch by James Kelly and his company promised a good investment for land in Volusia County near DeLand. Instead, prosecutors said, it was the decades-old scam of selling unbuildable Florida swamp. On Friday, some of the unsuspecting...

 
Ringleader in Deltona massacre seeks appeal

Ringleader in Deltona massacre seeks appeal

Troy Victorino will be back in court Wednesday trying to fight his conviction and death sentence in the 2004 murders of six people in Deltona. The Florida Supreme Court upheld his conviction and sentence two years ago and denied his request for a new...

 
In Debt Crisis, Gulf Yawns Between Italy and Its Politicians

In Debt Crisis, Gulf Yawns Between Italy and Its Politicians

ROME - With its elegant marble floors, ornately carved wooden ceiling and flattering lighting, the central meeting point of Italy’s Lower House is arguably one of the most beautiful political arenas in the world. Multimedia Interactive Feature...

 

Miami Norland captures 5A state football title over Crawfordville Wakulla

There were some things Miami Norland tailback Randy "Duke" Johnson didn't do well Friday afternoon in the FHSAA Class 5A state championship football game at the Citrus Bowl. His only pass attempt was intercepted. He also lost a fumble. Other...

 

Real-life "Rudy" to pay $380k fraud settlement

LAS VEGAS -- The underdog whose Notre Dame football experience inspired the film "Rudy" is paying a settlement of more than $380,000 amid claims he and others led a stock fraud scheme involving one of his Las Vegas companies. The Las Vegas...

 

Brewer seeks funding increase for tourism office

Gov. Jan Brewer is seeking a big funding boost for the Arizona Office of Tourism so it can step up efforts to market the state. Brewer announced Friday her proposed budget will request $7 million of additional state funding for the office, which now...

 

Thousands to potentially see Pell grant cut

WASHINGTON — College students taking longer than six years to obtain their undergraduate degree would have their Pell grants cut off next school year under a $1 trillion budget bill passed Friday in the House. Millions of students each year receive...

 

Florida congressman criticized for comparing Democrats’ tactics to Nazi’s

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida congressman who compared Democrats’ efforts on shifting public opinion to those of a Nazi propagandist defended his comment Friday as criticism mounted. Rep. Allen West, a freshman Republican, made the Nazi reference...

 
President Obama says support for Israel ‘unshakable’

President Obama says support for Israel ‘unshakable’

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told a Jewish group Friday that his administration has done more than any other in support of Israel’s security, and he declared his commitment to Israel to be "unshakable." "So don’t let anybody else...

 

Britney Spears' family delighted by engagement

Britney Spears' family are "over the moon" she is engaged to Jason Trawick. The 'Hold It Against Me' hitmaker accepted her boyfriend's marriage proposal in Las Vegas Thursday, and despite being wed twice before - for 55 hours to friend Jason...

AZCentral, 17:10 in Showbiz
 

Robert Pattinson to spend holidays with Kristen

Robert Pattinson will be spending the Christmas holidays with girlfriend Kristen Stewart. The 'Twilight Saga' stars - who are famous for keeping their relationship quiet - will be spending the festive period in Los Angeles, California, although they...

AZCentral, 17:11 in Showbiz
 

Kris Humphries says Kim's shows are a 'sham'

Kris Humphries has slammed Kim Kardashian's reality shows as "a total sham". The professional basketball player - who split from the 31-year-old socialite when she filed for divorce in October after just 72 days of marriage - has reportedly...

AZCentral, 17:11 in Showbiz
 

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