News archive from 19 December 2011

Occupy protests trigger envy, ire in Generation X

Occupy protests trigger envy, ire in Generation X

NEW YORK - The generation that gave the term "slacker" new meaning is looking with measures of rivalry, regret and tart bewilderment at a movement its successor mobilized in the name of "the 99 percent." For some members of...

 

FSU basketball blows out Loyola Marymount

TALLAHASSEE - The show was supposed to be all Michael Snaer's on Sunday afternoon, but one of his teammates felt it necessary to share the limelight. As Florida State cruised to a 77-61 win over Loyola Marymount at the Donald L. Tucker Center, Snaer...

 

Favorites rule: Tiz the Argument and San Pablo win stakes at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) - Tiz the Argument and San Pablo scored convincing wins as the favorites in a pair of $60,000 stakes for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Aqueduct. Tiz the Argument beat Withgreatpleasure by 7

 
Kids' visit with jolly St. Nick fraught with fears, tears and memories to last a lifetime

Kids' visit with jolly St. Nick fraught with fears, tears and memories to last a lifetime

Their outfits: Red dresses. Plaid sweater vests. Fussy and coordinated. Their hair: brushed, pinned and curled just so. Their smiles: practiced and practiced again. At least until that surprised chipmunk look disappears. Their lists: written with...

 

Boehner Says House G.O.P. Opposes Deal on Payroll Tax

WASHINGTON - A day after the Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation to extend a payroll tax cut for two months, House Republicans made clear Sunday that they would not support the measure. Election 2012 iPhone App A one-stop destination for the...

 

Charity rebounds after devastating theft of thousands of dollars worth of gifts

The holidays are looking a little brighter today for a local charity that suffered a devastating theft. Lake/Sumter Families, which is dedicated to helping foster and adopted children, is collecting fresh donations after thieves took an estimated...

 

Orange Avenue shut down, bomb squad called to check vehicle downtown

Orange Avenue is shut down between Colonial Drive and Concord Street because of a suspicious vehicle. A trailer parked outside of the Sentinel at 633 N. Orange Avenue drew police's interest. Lettering along the trailer contains a diatribe against the...

 

La'Keisha Sutton scores 21 points as South Carolina women beat No. 18 North Carolina 79-48

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - La'Keisha Sutton scored 21 points, Markeshia Grant added 20 and South Carolina held No. 18 North Carolina to its lowest point total in nearly two years with a 79-48 victory on Sunday. The Gamecocks (9-2) broke out to an 11-0...

 

Top 25 Women's Capsules

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Skylar Diggins' only 3-pointer Sunday was a big one, leading No. 3 Notre Dame to a 92-83 victory and handing No. 8 Kentucky its first loss of the season. Natalie Novosel led five Irish players in double figures with 23 points,...

 
Drew Brees throws 5 TDs as Saints rout Vikings 42-20

Drew Brees throws 5 TDs as Saints rout Vikings 42-20

MINNEAPOLIS - Drew Brees is breathing down Dan Marino’s neck and has the New Orleans Saints looming in Green Bay’s rearview mirror. Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the surging Saints to their sixth win in a row, 42-20 over the...

 

Drew Brees throws for 412 yards and 5 TDs; surging Saints pound Vikings 42-20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Drew Brees is breathing down Dan Marino's neck and has the New Orleans Saints looming in Green Bay's rearview mirror. Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the surging Saints to their sixth win in a row, 42-20 over...

 

Overcome with iLust

I had been nervously pacing around Victoria’s Secret for half an hour. Despite the profusion of bras and underpants, camisoles and teddies, I couldn’t find what I was looking for. A saleswoman came up to me. “May I help you find something?” she...

 

6th-man Dixon scores career-high 30 as No. 10 Missouri routs William & Mary 94-56

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Sixth-man Michael Dixon scored a career-high 30 points and No. 10 Missouri beat William & Mary 94-56 on Sunday for its best start in two decades. Missouri (11-0) jumped to a 19-0 lead over the hapless Tribe, which missed its...

 

UCF basketball is racking up key nonconference wins

ORLANDO -- The UCF men's basketball team is assembling some key building blocks that could help them earn a postseason bid. The Knights have collected a variety of nonconference wins against teams who favored various styles of play. UCF earned a...

 

Gators F Erik Murphy returns to starting lineup

GAINESVILLE - Florida forward Erik Murphy made his return to the starting lineup on Saturday, more than three weeks after injuring his knee. The Gators junior had been recovering from a bone bruise since injuring the knee in practice on Thanksgiving....

 

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