News archive from 19 December 2012

EpiCentre adding daytime-, family-friendly dining options

EpiCentre adding daytime-, family-friendly dining options

The EpiCentre wants to be more than a place young people gather to drink. Following years of legal wrangling and allegations of financial shenanigans by the original developer, some $15 million worth of renovations by the new owners are well under...

 

Two area lawyers disciplined in Florida Bar complaints

Two Orlando-area lawyers were disciplined recently by the state Supreme Court, according to The Florida Bar. Ryan Scott Hobby of Minneola was suspended for three years following a Nov. 28 court order, the Bar said. Hobby was accused of...

 

NFL: Jets bench Sanchez, will start McElroy vs Chargers

NEW YORK - Mark Sanchez blew the second chance Rex Ryan gave him. Now, it's Greg McElroy's chance to be the New York Jets' starting quarterback. And, Tim Tebow? Well, he was leapfrogged by the third-stringer, fueling speculation that the team has...

 

On somber anniversary, Biden copes with a new loss

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden returned to the Senate on Tuesday to swear in Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont as the new president pro tempore, an office he now holds as the chamber's most tenured member after the passing of Hawaii Sen. Daniel...

 
Don't be a stranger: Many prefer face-to-face meetings

Don't be a stranger: Many prefer face-to-face meetings

Holiday time can bring you in contact with customers or clients you may not see the rest of the year. But if you're expecting to be greeted with cheer you may be surprised. Frustrated business owners and senior executives say they are turned off by...

 
Police: Saturday chase began with shootout in Heflin

Police: Saturday chase began with shootout in Heflin

slideshow A man killed by police in Oxford on Saturday fired his first shots at police that day in Heflin, according to an account released by authorities there Tuesday. Before Romero Roberto Moya, 33, was shot dead by Oxford police in Coldwater, he...

 

Samsung Drops Action to Block Apple in Europe

By ERIC PFANNER / The New York Times PARIS -- Samsung said Tuesday that it had dropped its request for a ban on sales of certain Apple phones and tablet computers in Europe, a sharp tactical turn in a patent war that the companies have been fighting...

 
Snyder names 6-man team to review Detroit's books; next step toward emergency financial manager

Snyder names 6-man team to review Detroit's books; next step toward emergency financial manager

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed a review team to pore over Detroit's books, a next step toward the possible appointment by the state of an emergency financial manager, the state announced tonight. The team has 60 days to complete the review, unless its...

 
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan vetoes gun legislation in wake of Newtown massacre

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan vetoes gun legislation in wake of Newtown massacre

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed concealed weapons in churches, schools and daycare centers. The Republican governor said in a press release that he seeks a more "thoughtful review" that...

 

Instagram users fear photos could turn into ads

SAN FRANCISCO Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, is the target of a storm of outrage, much of it on social media, after changes in its user agreement give it broader rights to use its members' photos in...

 

Reid: No 'Plan B' on 'fiscal cliff,' even as a last-ditch effort

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.) reacted harshly Tuesday to House Speaker John A. Boehner's "Plan B" contingency measure to preserve tax cuts for a majority of Americans, but the proposal gained matter-of-fact acceptance by...

 

Sale of Lincoln Road properties sets record

In a sign of continued rising prices for property on Lincoln Road, Terranova Corporation and Acadia Realty Trust paid $139 million in cash Tuesday for a three-building portfolio of retail storefronts. The deal is being billed as the largest retail...

 

PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs beat Oakman 66-17 for 8th straight win

OAKMAN - Caitlyn Hall had 14 points, and every player on Cold Springs' varsity girls basketball team pitched in at least two points, as the No. 5 Eagles (Class 2A) whooped up on Oakman 66-17 Monday night on the road. Bailey West nearly cracked double...

 
Anniston High School students make music for the season

Anniston High School students make music for the season

slideshow While the students in the audience were still talking, the Anniston High School Choir launched into “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to kick off the school’s annual Christmas holiday concert Monday afternoon. The choir sang over the din and the...

 

Google Wins Time From Europe's Antitrust Enforcer

By JAMES KANTER / The New York Times BRUSSELS -- Google on Tuesday won more time from the European Union's top antitrust enforcer to make changes in its online services that could bring the company a step closer to resolving a three-year-old...

 

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