News archive from 19 April 2012

GM says deal reached over ownership of joint venture with SAIC

General Motors Co., the world's largest automaker, said it has reached a deal with its Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. to gain equal control over the operations of their joint-venture.SAIC, which currently holds 51 percent of...

 
One candidate withdraws for Madison School Board seat

One candidate withdraws for Madison School Board seat

MADISON, Alabama -- One candidate has dropped out of contention for a seat on the Madison City School Board, leaving four others to be interviewed by members of the Madison City Council which makes the appointment. The interviews were scheduled to...

 

Antenna damage knocks KPFT off air

KPFT (90.1 FM), the non-commercial radio station owned by the Pacifica Foundation, may be off the air until at least Friday while workers repair what appears to be weather-related damage at the station's antenna site in northwest Harris County, the...

Chron, 17:01 in Regional
 

Former ‘Idol' bringing ‘Kellie country' home

Kellie Pickler grew up in North Carolina, so she knows a little something about allergies and pollen-coated cars. Now, of course, the country singer who shot to stardom on “American Idol” in 2006 lives in Nashville, and knows a...

 

GM says deal reached over ownership of joint venture with SAIC

General Motors Co., the world's largest automaker, said it has reached a deal with its Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. to gain equal control over the operations of their joint-venture.SAIC, which currently holds 51 percent of...

 

Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina

Voters will begin casting ballots Thursday at sites in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. At stake: primaries for hundreds of local, state and federal offices -- and a make-or-break vote on a proposed marriage amendment to the state...

 

Firefighters raise money for teen hurt in crash

Gaston County firefighters will host a barbecue fundraiser next month for a teenager who was seriously hurt in a wreck on Easter morning. Lesly Brown, 19, remains hospitalized as she recovers from her injuries, officials said. The South Point High...

 

Obama: 'I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth'

ELYRIA, Ohio -- President Obama invoked his working-class roots and the career success he enjoyed later as he pitched his vision of economic fairness in the key electoral battleground of state of Ohio Obama, speaking Wednesday at Lorain County...

 

Recruitment by for-profit colleges targeted

WASHINGTON - Ever wonder where for-profit colleges get the money they spend on all those high billboards and television and radio ads? Mostly from the federal government. Federal dollars account for up to 90 percent - and in some cases even more if...

 

Sefko: When it comes to playoff suspensions, it's usually a guy who's not a 'milk drinker'

Mavericks beat writer Eddie Sefko answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From Biff ... For a while, it seemed the Mavericks always had one guy get suspended during the NBA playoffs. Is that looking like the odds on...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Sefko: Mavs are similar to but better than '95 champion Rockets, also a No. 6 seed

Mavericks beat writer Eddie Sefko answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From Felipe, Eddie ... how does this team compare to the 1995 Houston Rockets? 6 seed who struggled most of the year as Dallas has and managed to...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Sefko: Mavericks are the 'worst jump ball team in NBA history'

Mavericks beat writer Eddie Sefko answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From allan g ... where in the world were Shawn Marion and Brandon Wright? Best defender on the bench while "old" guys losing their...

Dallas News, 17:04 in Sport
 

Cornerback crop for NFL draft boasts some depth

This is the first in a series of Detroit News position previews for the NFL draft.Allen Park -- The entire football universe knows the Lions need help in the secondary. The need is particularly acute at cornerback. That need has been omnipresent...

 

Tigers' lineup for tonight's game vs. Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here's the Detroit Tigers' starting lineup for tonight's series finale at Kansas City. Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez is scheduled to start for the Royals: 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Brennan Boesch, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Prince...

 

House highway bill is prelude to talks with Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation aimed at keeping alive prospects for a long-term transportation plan that would provide highway and transit aid to states this year.In the short term, the measure temporarily extends the power to...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

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