News archive from 19 June 2011

Carolyn Hax: Positive reinforcement for an overweight child

Carolyn Hax: Positive reinforcement for an overweight child

While I’m away, readers give the advice. On persuading an overweight child to tackle the weight problem: I’ve struggled with weight all my life. I was also a foster parent for 20 years, taking in underloved and unlovable children of all ages. I...

 

Teenage Flash Mob Robberies on the Rise

The same technologies that for years have brought together the mostly benign and goofy "flash mobs," in which groups suddenly break into dance at a mall or stumble around like zombies at train stations, is being used to plan and execute bold...

Fox News, 17:06 in Crime
 

Paul wins straw poll, Huntsman ranks second

NEW ORLEANS-Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference. The perennial libertarian candidate won 612 votes from the gathering that brings presidential candidates, party elders, grassroots...

 

Advocates: temp. agencies need oversight

BOSTON-Blue collar workers hired through temporary staffing agencies often aren't paid fairly and have difficulties filing workers' compensation, according to a new study by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Workers advocates say the...

 
Maria Sharapova would consider another Grand Slam title her 'biggest achievement'

Maria Sharapova would consider another Grand Slam title her 'biggest achievement'

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - For all that Maria Sharapova already has accomplished in tennis, a Grand Slam title now would be more gratifying than those from the past. "If I do achieve that - if it's here, if it's somewhere else - I think it would...

 

Division 3 baseball: Bishop Foley wins first state title

Battle Creek- Even when Dan Zuchowski is not at his best, he still can be effective. Madison Heights Bishop Foley scored five runs in the top of the second inning to snap a tie and went on to defeat Bridgman, 8-2, in the Division 3 final Saturday at...

 

Kyrie Irving's dad survived wife's death and 9/11, but is just days from seeing son reach NBA dreams

The white paint on the doorway to Kyrie Irving's childhood bedroom is dotted with black dashes and dates, each aligned to detail the incremental growth he's enjoyed since Oct. 31, 2003. At the top, marked off at 6 feet 4 inches, an arrow points to his...

Daily News, 17:16 in Sport
 

WikiLeaks: Few Cubans can name U.S.-backed dissidents

WASHINGTON The peaceful Cuban dissidents who receive the most attention in the U.S. were largely unknown to Cubans seeking to emigrate, American diplomats in Havana found in a survey taken in 2008, according to a classified State Department cable...

 
Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk of Speeding Afghan Pullback

Qaeda Woes Fuel Talk of Speeding Afghan Pullback

WASHINGTON - As the Obama administration nears a crucial decision on how rapidly to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan, high-ranking officials say that Al Qaeda’s original network in the region has been crippled, providing a rationale for an...

 

Actress Cicely Tyson honored by Detroit foundation

Detroit- Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson shared, during a fundraising luncheon today, how a strict upbringing propelled her to pursue a career in acting despite her mother's objections. "I knew deep down inside there was something burning...

 

It's been 25 years since Orlando Magic dream first began

A couple weeks back, sitting at a two-top in Sam Snead's Tavern in Maitland, two of Orlando's most influential men quietly hoisted their iced teas to remember this day 25 years ago. It was June 19, 1986 when Pat Williams and Jim Hewitt threw Orlando...

 

Division 4 baseball: G.P. Woods Liggett celebrates like it's 1979

Battle Creek- Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated Merrill, 5-1, in the Division 4 baseball final Saturday at Bailey Park. It's the school's second title; its other came in 1979, in...

 

Rep. Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll at GOP Forum

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference. The perennial libertarian candidate won 612 votes from the gathering that brings presidential candidates, party elders, grassroots activists and...

Fox News, 17:30 in Politics
 
A Yoga Fund-Raiser Brings Out an Appetite

A Yoga Fund-Raiser Brings Out an Appetite

Juice cleanses, yogis and gurus were the hot topics at a fund-raiser on Wednesday for Bent on Learning, a nonprofit that takes yoga to public schools. The atmosphere was so healthy that we wondered if the carbohydrates we had had for lunch would set...

 
Students recycle plastic bottles to set sail on Detroit River

Students recycle plastic bottles to set sail on Detroit River

They dove through piles of rubbish and glass at the SOCCRA recycling facility, hunting for bottles. They learned to sew and to use hand saws and drills. Glue stuck to their hands for days — one crew member used a cheese grater to peel it off. But...

 

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