News archive from 20 March 2014, page 16

Superintendent Mike Miles: Home rule not key to better Dallas ISD

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that he believes the district can improve without becoming a home-rule school district. While Miles didn’t take an official position on the home-rule initiative, he dismissed the top reasons...

 

Superintendent Mike Miles: Home rule not key to better Dallas ISD

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that he believes the district can improve without becoming a home-rule school district. While Miles didn’t take an official position on the home-rule initiative, he dismissed the top reasons...

 

Alibaba investment gives Tango a reason to dance

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tango is joining the conga line of mobile messaging services that have turned into hot commodities as more people use them to communicate and share photos, music and other content. China's Alibaba Group is making the latest big bet on...

 
'Last of Us' wins big at Game Developers Awards

'Last of Us' wins big at Game Developers Awards

SAN FRANCISCO -- "The Last of Us" won the top honor at the Game Developers Choice Awards. The gripping post-apocalyptic survival saga created by developer Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 3 picked up the game of the year trophy Wednesday at...

 
Same-sex couples begin marrying in Iowa on first day of legal gay marriage

Same-sex couples begin marrying in Iowa on first day of legal gay marriage

Wedding bells rang in a new era of equality in Iowa Monday as gay couples rushed to take out marriage licenses, including some who got hitched immediately. Same-sex couples began lining up at dawn outside county recorder's offices throughout the state...

 
Changes to PSAL girls basketball divisions could make ‘AA’ division stronger while giving ‘A’ teams a better chance to win Looking to thrive with their ‘A’ game

Changes to PSAL girls basketball divisions could make ‘AA’ division stronger while giving ‘A’ teams a...

It was five years ago that the PSAL introduced changes that were meant to steepen the level of competition across the girls basketball landscape. That plan was well-meaning, but the divide between stronger and weaker teams only widened. So last...

Daily News, 00:20 in Sport
 
PSAL Bowl division playoff sports still up for grabs heading into final weekend of regular season

PSAL Bowl division playoff sports still up for grabs heading into final weekend of regular season

Bayside football coach Jason Levitt knows that the stakes are high heading into the final week of the regular season in the PSAL Bowl division. His Commodores are scheduled to play host to August Martin on Saturday. The winner will go on to play in...

Daily News, 00:21 in Sport
 
Jeff Seidel: Michigan has the making of repeating last year's NCAA tournament run

Jeff Seidel: Michigan has the making of repeating last year's NCAA tournament run

MILWAUKEE - First, the bad news for any Michigan fans hoping for a March Madness miracle. Mitch McGary didn't even bring his uniform to Milwaukee for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. “(Assistant) Coach (Jeff) Meyer jokes with me,” McGary...

 
Exclusive behind-the-scenes details on 2 a.m. meeting that helped end Darrelle Revis' holdout

Exclusive behind-the-scenes details on 2 a.m. meeting that helped end Darrelle Revis' holdout

Michelle Ryan let the man into the family home just before 2 a.m. last Friday. She offered him something to drink, but he brought his own bottled water. A few minutes later, her husband walked through the front door after a long day's work in...

Daily News, 00:22 in Sport
 
'Colombiana' movie poster identical to 'Wanted': Zoe Saldana, Angelina Jolie both pose with gun

'Colombiana' movie poster identical to 'Wanted': Zoe Saldana, Angelina Jolie both pose with gun

Zoe Saldana's upcoming assassin flick "Colombiana" doesn't just sound a lot like the plot of Angelina Jolie's "Wanted" -- it looks like it too. In a movie poster, Saldana is resting her face against a gun with her eyes closed,...

 

Chinese pays $2 million for Tibetan mastiff

BEIJING -- A Chinese dog breeder says a property developer has paid 12 million yuan ($2 million) for a Tibetan mastiff. The large, slobbery dog with massive amounts of hair best known for herding sheep in Tibet has become a status symbol for China's...

 

Video Girl Barbie doll may be used by kiddie pervs, says worried FBI

The FBI is worried that pedophiles may use the Video Girl Barbie doll, which has a hidden camera in the chest, to record child porn. The cyber crime alert says an FBI investigation "revealed instances where an individual convicted of distributing...

 

Sade Baderinwa aims to stop hit-&-run 'cowards'

Sade Baderinwa can repeat the numbers of people killed by hit-and-run drivers, the same way many anchors can recite the Nielsen ratings. Twenty this year, 37 last year, countless others hurt. "It's really shocking," Baderinwa says of the...

 
Army Corps of Engineers, local pols hustling to restore depleted Rockaway Beach for the summer

Army Corps of Engineers, local pols hustling to restore depleted Rockaway Beach for the summer

After a series of storms battered Rockaway's shoreline, it looked like a section of the popular beach might not open in time for Memorial Day. But with some last-minute funding and an intricate network of pipes snaking across the beach and underwater,...

 

GED facts

Where to go to get into a GED prep program or to find out where to take the test: In the Bronx: Bronx Referral Center for High School Alternatives 1010 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue, 3rd Fl. (718) 842-9200 In Brooklyn: Brooklyn Referral Center for...

 

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