News archive from 21 February 2013

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian...

 

Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' moving to OWN from TBS

Tyler Perry's sitcom "For Better or Worse" is moving from TBS to OWN this fall. The move extends the growing relationship between the actor/director and OWN, the cable channel owned by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. Perry signed...

 

Duke lacrosse accuser makes bond on murder charge

DURHAM, N.C. -- The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of raping her has been released on bond to await trial for her boyfriend's murder. Crystal Mangum was released Wednesday from the Durham County jail, where she had...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Refunds for Meck reval may take 2-3 years” (Feb. 20): Unfair to expect taxpayers to wait 2 to 3 years for refunds I appreciate Rep. Bill Brawley and Sen. Jeff Tarte stepping up to the plate to make sure this is...

 

Orlando City Youth Soccer Club coach arrested on out-of-state theft charges

An Orlando City Youth Soccer Club coach was arrested last week on a warrant stemming from theft 1,100 miles away in Des Plaines, Ill. Robert Smith, 44, served on the coaching staff for the boys U11 soccer team from September until his the time of...

 

Simeon All Access | Q and A with Zack Norvell

Zack Norvell was part of a college basketball team when he was a child and now potentially is beginning his journey toward a second college stop. The 6-foot-4 freshman guard helped lead the Simeon sophomore team to an undefeated season and the...

 

Cook health system hires executive from troubled Dallas hospital

The head of Cook County's public health system has hired a top-level executive who resigned last year from a public hospital in Dallas that the federal government determined was a "serious threat to patient health and safety." Dr. John Jay...

 
PlayStation unveiled with social, remote features

PlayStation unveiled with social, remote features

NEW YORK -- Sony unveiled its next-generation gaming system, the PlayStation 4, and promised social and remote capabilities. Wednesday's announcement gives the struggling Japanese electronics company a head start over Microsoft and an Xbox 360...

 

Why is SMU football dropping Baylor in 2013? AD Rick Hart explains

SMU’s decision to drop Baylor for Montana State for the 2013 football season was made to soften a difficult non-conference schedule. “While this is a rivalry that both schools value, we decided it would be best if we did not play this season,” SMU...

Dallas News, 19:07 in Sport
 

Missouri releases Notice of Allegations of former Miami Hurricanes basketball coach Frank Haith

The Miami Herald has learned through a public records request of the specific Notice of Allegations that the NCAA delivered to former University of Miami basketball coach Frank Haith — now the coach at Missouri. Haith's Notice of...

 
Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman battle on Twitter over who’s the best cornerback in the NFL  

Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman battle on Twitter over who’s the best cornerback in the NFL  

Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman are Twitter enemies. The Seahawks cornerback has thrown barbs at Revis in the past and on Wednesday, the Jets star finally jabbed back, prompting a full-on Twitter war that spilled over onto television. It was the...

Daily News, 19:07 in Sport
 

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 in New York

NEW YORK -- Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled its next generation PlayStation 4 on Wednesday, calling the device the industry's "most personalized gaming experience." Sony boasted of more power, faster response time, higher performance,...

 

Criminal review of state parks department ongoing, officials say

SACRAMENTO - Officials at the California attorney general's office have reversed course and begun a deeper examination of the accounting scandal at the state parks department that could result in criminal charges. The renewed probe was disclosed...

 

Downers Grove considers $114,500 deal to update codes

Downers Grove's rules for zoning and subdivisions could soon be overhauled, updating decades-old codes that officials say are out of sync with the community's current development needs. The matter came before the village council Feb. 19, as community...

 

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