News archive from 19 August 2012

Arizona Cardinals searching for a new starting left tackle

The Cardinals are searching for a new starting left tackle to replace Levi Brown, who likely will miss the entire season after suffering a torn right triceps tendon during a preseason game Friday night against the Raiders. Brown will undergo surgery...

AZCentral, 17:00 in Sport
 

Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

HAVANA - Third time's a charm? Endurance athlete Diana Nyad has launched another bid to set an open-water record by swimming 103 miles (166 kilometers) between Havana and the Florida Keys without a protective shark cage. The American is attempting a...

 

Robbery reported at store

Dothan Police and Houston County deputies responded to a robbery call at Van's Package Store, 307 Columbia Hwy., Saturday afternoon. The two suspects were described as black males, one armed with a shotgun, who fled south on Ussery Street in a silver...

 
Why you shouldn't tip restaurant servers on your credit card

Why you shouldn't tip restaurant servers on your credit card

My recent story on tipping and traveling generated a lot of comments and feedback. Here's one aspect I have heard about that's news to me. When you charge a meal on a credit card, if you want the servers to be assured of their fair share, you should...

 
Another cruise with rock band 311 coming to the Caribbean

Another cruise with rock band 311 coming to the Caribbean

Are you a 311 fan? Pack your bags for another ocean cruise. The chart-topping alternative rock outfit from Omaha has announced plans for its third music fest at sea, to take place next March in the Caribbean on Norwegian Cruise Line's 2,394-passenger...

 
E-cigarettes: No smoke, but fiery debate

E-cigarettes: No smoke, but fiery debate

People who smoke electronic cigarettes often don't think of it as smoking at all — the preferred term is "vaping," a reference to the small, battery-operated devices that heat nicotine into a vapor that's inhaled. The gadgets, which have...

 
Minaj cancels UK festival show due to vocal chords

Minaj cancels UK festival show due to vocal chords

NEW YORK -- Nicki Minaj has canceled her appearance at this weekend's V Festival in the United Kingdom because of damage to her vocal chords. Her representative says in an email that Minaj will have to back out of her shows on Saturday and Sunday...

 

Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

HAVANA -- Third time's a charm? Endurance athlete Diana Nyad has launched another bid to set an open-water record by swimming 103 miles (166 kilometers) between Havana and the Florida Keys without a protective shark cage. The American is attempting a...

 
Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

HAVANA -- Third time's a charm? Endurance athlete Diana Nyad has launched another bid to set an open-water record by swimming 103 miles (166 kilometers) between Havana and the Florida Keys without a protective shark cage. The American is attempting a...

 
Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

HAVANA Third time's a charm? Endurance athlete Diana Nyad has launched another bid to set an open-water record by swimming 103 miles (166 kilometers) between Havana and the Florida Keys without a protective shark cage. The American is attempting a...

 

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Washington Redskins 2012 Season Preview

"I plan on being successful, and I hope the Redskins will join me in that battle," Griffin said months ago. "I have to be a professional, and I plan on doing my job at a high level." The talented Griffin, the latest recipient of...

 
Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

Nyad back in the water in Cuba-Florida record swim

HAVANA (AP) — Third time's a charm?Endurance athlete Diana Nyad has launched another bid to set an open-water record by swimming 103 miles (166 kilometers) between Havana and the Florida Keys without a protective shark cage.The American is attempting...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Earnhardt Jr. crashes in practice, forced to backup car

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s shot at a season sweep at Michigan International Speedway will be a tougher task than expected after he crashed during Saturday's final practice session for the Pure Michigan 400. Earnhardt Jr., who ended his four-year, 143-race...

 

Obama tees off on Ryan's tax and Medicare proposals

WASHINGTON - President Obama took aim at Rep. Paul D. Ryan's tax proposals Saturday, slamming the Republican vice presidential candidate for a 2010 budget plan that he said would have eliminated almost all federal taxes for wealthy investors like his...

 

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