News archive from 20 June 2013, page 8

IDOT finances rife with errors, oversight lapses, state audit finds

Other problems in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 included shoddy inventory records and duplicated payments to vendors, according to the Illinois auditor general's report, which said some problems have festered since 1994. IDOT officials said they agreed...

 
Mighty Quinn: June 20

Mighty Quinn: June 20

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Senators broker tentative deal to end immigration bill logjam

WASHINGTON - Key senators brokered a tentative deal Wednesday to strengthen the border security provisions in the immigration bill, a compromise that could break a logjam by satisfying Republican demands for tougher enforcement without jeopardizing a...

 

'Customer' steals jewelry from Sanford mall kiosk

A customer at a Seminole Towne Center jewelry kiosk on Wednesday asked to see some jewelry, then ran off with it, Sanford police said. The thief came to Perfume 'N Jewels, 199 Towne Center Circle, about 12:30 p.m. After the merchant removed jewelry...

 

Hundreds pack meeting on new W. Orange school site

Hundreds of residents turned out Wednesday night to hear about plans for a new high school in West Orange County - and many of them showed up to oppose school leaders' preferred site. The proposed location is a 66-acre parcel near the intersection of...

 

Doug Aitken's 'Nomadic Happening' calls on artists to hop the train

He is best known as a video artist, but Doug Aitken has a thing for "happenings." He brought street musicians and famous singers together for a "pop rally" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He turned a barge in Greece into a...

 

Justin Smith signs two-year extension with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Veteran NFL players rarely get to leave the game on their own terms. Justin Smith will do just that after signing a two-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him in a 49ers uniform through the 2015 season. Smith, 33,...

 

Fishing report

BEST BET Kim Mills from the Kelley Fleet out of Haulover Marina reported on the party boat Mucho K a catch of about 150 snappers, mostly yellowtails, that were caught by 34 anglers offshore of Haulover Inlet at night. Captain Kenny Krawczynski and...

 

Fire Game Day: Look to extend streak

The reviving Fire looked to extend their current unbeaten streak to six as they hosted Portland on Wednesday night at Toyota Park. The Fire (3-7-3, 12 points) have not lost in their last three Major League Soccer matches and also own a pair of U.S....

 
Teachers rally in Lansing as bills to dissolve school districts closer to law

Teachers rally in Lansing as bills to dissolve school districts closer to law

LANSING - The Buena Vista and Inkster school districts could be dissolved before classes start in September under bills that neared final passage in the state Senate on Wednesday. Under the package of bills, passed on a 20-18 vote, the state treasurer...

 

Couple in deck collapse sues restaurant

MIAMI -- A couple has filed a lawsuit against a South Florida restaurant where a deck collapsed into Biscayne Bay last week during the fourth game of the NBA finals. A 14-page complaint claims Shuckers Bar & Grill in North Bay Village had a duty...

 

Dealer gets 10 years for fatal shooting

One man wanted to steal $60 worth of marijuana. Another wanted to keep it. Both pulled guns. Miguel Eduardo Silva was the quicker shot. Wednesday, the 20-year-old Charlotte man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison in connection with...

 

James Gandolfini, dead at 51, made Tony Soprano an icon

James Gandolfini, the barrel-chested actor forever known to millions of TV fans as mobster Tony Soprano, has died at the age of 51. "Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years...

 

O'Bannon vs. NCAA: Judge weighing class-action certification

For the last few years, the powers that be in college sports have watched nervously as an antitrust lawsuit wends its way through federal court. O'Bannon vs. NCAA is challenging traditional notions of amateurism, arguing that young athletes should...

 

Clippers talking to Celtics once again about possible trade for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett

The Clippers and Boston Celtics have renewed talks Wednesday again to try and broker a deal for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to come to Los Angeles, said league officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the situation. The deal had broken...

 

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