News archive from 20 January 2012

Feds: KEL law firm scammed out of $285K

Feds: KEL law firm scammed out of $285K

Federal prosecutors in Orlando said Thursday that the high-profile KEL law firm was scammed out of roughly $285,000 from someone pretending to have lost wages from a fictitious employer. Court documents said that a person who identified himself as...

 
Altamonte Springs police looking for missing woman

Altamonte Springs police looking for missing woman

Altamonte Springs police are looking for a woman who was last seen Sunday. Margaret Amanda Satchell, 85, was last seen when her daughter dropped her off at the Remington Inn and Suites, 450 Douglas Ave, to obtain a hotel room, Altamonte Springs police...

 

Google earnings rise 6%, but miss targets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google Inc. reported a six percent gain in fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday afternoon, missing Wall Street's expectations. For the period ended Dec. 31, Google reported net income of $2.71 billion, or $8.22 per share,...

 

Microsoft's earnings dip as revenue edges up

REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter profit of $6.62 billion, or 78 cents a share, on revenue of $20.89 billion. During the prior-year's quarter, Microsoft earned $6.63 billion, 77 cents a share, on $19.95...

 
Ruskell makes his case for Bears GM job

Ruskell makes his case for Bears GM job

Ted Phillips already knows a lot about Tim Ruskell after working with him for the better part of two years, but he knows even more about him now. The Chicago Bears president interviewed the Bears player personnel director for the team’s vacant general...

 

Home builder makes solar power standard in Apopka

Capitalizing on a federal renewable-energy tax credit, KB Homes expects to be the first production builder in Florida to include solar-energy panels as a standard feature on new houses in select communities. The Los Angeles-based builder rolled out...

 
Forgot to Move Car? City Council Votes to End a Sticker of Shame

Forgot to Move Car? City Council Votes to End a Sticker of Shame

For a quarter-century, it has stood out as a scourge to New York City drivers, a scarlet letter in a bright hue, stuck onto the windows of vehicles whose owners neglected to participate in the ritualistic alternate-side parking dance. Follow @NYTMetro...

 
Southwest Airlines' new cabin design adds six extra seats

Southwest Airlines' new cabin design adds six extra seats

Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest carrier of domestic travelers, announced plans Tuesday to add six extra seats on each plane under a new interior design of lighter and more eco-friendly materials. To increase the number of seats from 137 to...

 
Aircraft toiletry kit: Easy trip through security

Aircraft toiletry kit: Easy trip through security

Name: Aircraft Toiletry Kit from the Packing Genius line by Kiva Designs What it is: A two-part kit that eliminates the need for those quart resealable plastic bags. The kit features a pouch made from superlight, 100-percent recycled fabric. Stuff...

 
3 months anywhere? It would be Beijing!

3 months anywhere? It would be Beijing!

When Samantha Brown was growing up, her family took road trips to visit nearby relatives, but that was about it. So when she got the opportunity to work with the Travel Channel, Brown "realized that my input would be as a layman. I wasn't an...

 

Sandy Carpenter to run for Lake County sheriff

Law-enforcement veteran Sandy Carpenter is running again for Lake County sheriff. Carpenter said today that he plans to formally announce his campaign at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Legends Golf and Country Club in Clermont. Qualifying for the Aug. 14...

 

Dez Bryant: No problems between Lil Wayne and I

Dez Bryant has no problems with Lil Wayne and would prefer that no more stories were written about the two being involved in a recent altercation. Well, that’s at least what it seems like Bryant is saying in a Thursday tweet that was deleted later in...

Dallas News, 17:11 in Sport
 

New Legos aimed at girls raise questions about gender and play

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The week before Christmas I found myself staring at the half-empty shelves in the Lego section of the toy store trying to select an appropriate kit for my 6-year-old daughter. If you know Legos, then you know the difficulty of that...

 
Hudson Valley Democrat Won’t Seek 11th Term in Congress

Hudson Valley Democrat Won’t Seek 11th Term in Congress

Representative Maurice D. Hinchey, a 10-term Democrat from the mid-Hudson Valley, announced on Wednesday that he would not seek re-election this year. Follow @NYTMetro Connect with @NYTMetro on Twitter for New York breaking news and headlines. The...

 

Dez Bryant: No problems between Lil Wayne and I

Dez Bryant has no problems with Lil Wayne and would prefer that no more stories are written about the two being involved in a recent altercation. Well, that’s at least what it seems like Bryant is saying in a Thursday tweet that was deleted later in...

Dallas News, 17:14 in Sport
 

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