News archive from 21 February 2012

Newt Gingrich woos with prospect of $2 gallon gas

TULSA, Okla. - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is dangling the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he’s elected. The former House speaker has spoken in the past of gas dropping to $2.50 a gallon under a Gingrich administration....

 

Fructose not linked to extra weight gain: report

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A little extra simple sugar in your diet probably won't make you pack on the pounds -- as long as you cut down on other carbs to make up for it, a new analysis of past studies suggests. Researchers found that people who...

 

Orlando T.G.I. Friday's bartender headed to world championship for shot at title

It's happy hour at T.G.I. Friday's on International Drive near SeaWorld, and Santiago Emeric is channeling his inner "Cocktail"-era Tom Cruise. As guests come up to the horseshoe-shaped bar, Emeric is creating a spectacle: juggling bottles,...

 

Lake school budget chief: Schools will feel pain

TAVARES -While the state is proposing to increase funding for school districts by more than $1 billion over this year's budget, Lake school officials say their district will still be shortchanged about $4.8 million in a best-case scenario. School...

 

Justin Verlander at Tigers' spring training: 'Hopefully this is the year'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Dozens of fans sought Justin Verlander’s autograph this morning as he went on the field for the first workout of spring training. Verlander signed many of their baseballs and posters and magazines. A crowd of about 100 fans was on...

 

URS to acquire Flint Energy Services for $1.25B

SAN FRANCISCO-Construction giant URS Corp. has offered $1.25 billion in cash to buy the Canadian oil and gas contractor Flint Energy Services Ltd. URS, based in San Francisco, said Monday that the deal will significantly expand its presence in the oil...

 

How to become a YouTube star

LOS ANGELES-YouTube has committed $100 million to 96 new video channels and has recruited top Hollywood talent to produce content. But the Google-owned site's talent search is far from complete. Fancy yourself a filmmaker? Here are a few tips on how...

 

Softball Super Six: Feb. 21

1. Winter Springs (4-0): Bears beat Lake Mary and Lake Brantley last week. 2. Trinity Prep (4-0): Saints sweep Patriot Games, heading to Florida-Alabama Challenge. 3. East Ridge (3-0): Knights rolled through their first three games. Topics Lake Mary...

 

'The Celebrity Apprentice' premiere: Cheryl Tiegs is out of the club

Donald Trump and his bevy of B-listers (if we're being generous) are back on "The Celebrity Apprentice." And the premiere brought with it everything we hoped for: Adam Corolla and Lisa Lampanelli disguising their standup routines as banter...

 

TV marks Black History Month, but is that such a good thing?

Shukree Hassan Tilghman's relationship with Black History Month is complicated. On the one hand, Tilghman is grateful that PBS is airing his first documentary, "More Than a Month," along with a number of other such projects during Black...

 

Florida Bar: 90-day suspension for former Judge Jim Turner

Ousted Orange-Osceola Circuit Judge N. James Turner has agreed to a 90-day suspension of his right to practice law in Florida, according to pleadings made public today. Turner, 65, was tossed off the bench by the Florida Supreme Court following a...

 
As White Flint mall passes, keen memories remain

As White Flint mall passes, keen memories remain

It’s a good idea to be prudent when you see a crowd of excited people gathered around a bunch of sharp knives, but as we were at Bloomingdale’s, I wasn’t too worried. We were competitors, yes, but we were also kindred spirits. Everything was at least...

 

Detroit 96, Boston 81: Pistons thump Celtics again

Pistons coach Lawrence Frank had a warning for his team before Sunday night's game against the Celtics at the Palace: Expect them to go for the quick knockout. With memories of Wednesday night's 10-point loss to the Pistons at TD Garden still fresh,...

 
Mark Snyder: Terrific Saturday at Michigan felt like golden era of '97-98

Mark Snyder: Terrific Saturday at Michigan felt like golden era of '97-98

When the game ended, Crisler exploded. Fans went crazy, the students were wild, and one moment in one of the great days of University of Michigan sports history fit nicely in place, creating an all-time memory. That was the scene -- Dec. 13, 1997,...

 

Poll places Stars' Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson among most underrated players in NHL

Hockey Night in Canada joined with the NHL Players Association to do a poll of players on some key questions, and the Stars received a little love. Finishing second and third in the Most Underrated Player category were Jamie Benn (6% of the vote) and...

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