News archive from 18 February 2012

'Waterland' to remain in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' English curriculum

A committee in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools has recommended the district keep Graham Swift's book "Waterland" in its advanced placement English curriculum, officials announced this afternoon. The recommendation comes after two parents...


Brother of soccer star Wayne Rooney finds right fit with Orlando City

When the Orlando City Soccer Club was considering signing John Rooney, coach Adrian Heath made one point clear. The Lions' interest in the midfielder was not tied to Rooney's brother, Wayne, the Manchester United and English national-team star.


Appeal in lawsuit denied, but Texas Tech, Mike Leach clash isn't over

LUBBOCK, Texas — The fight between Mike Leach and Texas Tech isn't over yet. Leach's attorney vowed to keep fighting after the Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected the former coach's appeal in his wrongful termination lawsuit against Texas Tech. The...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Tigers should stay in-house for No. 5 starter, but it doesn't matter much

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Tigers should stay in-house for No. 5 starter, but it doesn't matter much

Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the “Jamie and Wojo” show at 6 p.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at, follow...

Tigers' Jim Leyland wants Brandon Inge to succeed at 2B

Tigers' Jim Leyland wants Brandon Inge to succeed at 2B

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brandon Inge, second baseman? Tigers manager Jim Leyland arrived at spring training Thursday afternoon and immediately delivered the camp's first major news: Inge has asked to compete for the starting job at second base, and that's...

Rosen Hotels debuts new employee medical center

Rosen Hotels debuts new employee medical center

Hotelier Harris Rosen debuted his new employee medical clinic Friday, tripling the size of the company's health care center on International Drive. The 12,000-square-foot clinic behind Rosen's Quality Inn has three wings for doctors and staff, as well...


Sentinel series wins national honor

An Orlando Sentinel series by reporter Jim Stratton has won a national award for investigative reporting. The series on Workforce Central Florida was honored as part of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers 17th Best in Business...


Time Warner Cable, MSG end standoff

Chalk up another win for Jeremy Lin. Time Warner Cable and MSG have settled their long-running dispute, which means that the bulk of New York cable viewers will again get to watch Knicks games. The settlement came after increased pressure on the two...


5 business issues at stake for 'This Means War'

Fox's "This Means War," which officially opens today, was a box-office story before it even hit theaters. The action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine initially saw its release date moved up from today to last Tuesday, but Fox...


FSU heads to N.C. State still learning how to play with ACC lead

TALLAHASSEE - The landscape in which Florida State currently finds itself is foreign. The territory, uncharted. Never before has this group of Seminoles been in the enviable position of holding onto a conference lead this late in a season. Never...


Warren Sapp: Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff shouldn't be moved to defensive end

According to All-Pro defensive tackle Warren Sapp, Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff "disappeared" last season. But that doesn't mean Sapp believes Ratliff should change positions. Asked Friday on The Ben and Skin Show [KESN-FM] if Ratliff...

Dallas News, 17:13 in Sport
'The Good Wife' adds Matthew Perry for late-season run

'The Good Wife' adds Matthew Perry for late-season run

Matthew Perry will go up against "The Good Wife" in a recurring part later this season. The former "Friends" star and multiple Emmy nominee will first appear on the CBS drama on March 25, the network says. He'll play Mike, an...


House sends Roger Clemens audio to prosecutors, defense

WASHINGTON - The House has voted to provide prosecutors the audio of former pitcher Roger Clemens’ deposition before a House committee in February 2008. The audio will be turned over to the defense. The resolution approved by voice vote Friday said...


Landlord says he reported terror suspect to police

WASHINGTON - A northern Virginia landlord says he thought a Moroccan man arrested in an alleged suicide bombing plot in Washington was suspicious and called police a year and a half ago. Frank Dynda said today that a woman who leased an apartment in...


Boy stabbed in Pine Hills neighborhood, police say

A boy was stabbed by another boy in a Pine Hills-area neighborhood on Friday afternoon, police said. Police say the children got into a fight about 4 p.m. on Willow Bend Boulevard. A police spokesman said the victim, who is about 12 years old, was cut...


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