News archive from 21 June 2015

Man accidentally shoots self during gun safety class at East Orange pawn shop

A 23-year-old man apparently accidentally shot himself during a gun safety class, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. It happened at Instant Replay Pawn Shop and Shooting Range on Colonial Drive between Dean and Rouse roads, said Lt. Paul...

 
Players: U.S. Open deserves better than setup at Chambers Bay

Players: U.S. Open deserves better than setup at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Sergio Garcia took to Twitter with a broken heart after his opening round in the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Deflated after dealing with 18 ultra-fast, discolored greens that now resemble charred hash browns and present...

Usa Today, 19:08 in Sport
 
Mascots compete for bragging rights, trophy in annual contest

Mascots compete for bragging rights, trophy in annual contest

Judging from 11-year-old Ayden West's blue Orlando Magic T-shirt and matching baseball cap, it was easy to tell who he was rooting for Saturday during the 22nd annual Mascot Games. "The Magic is my favorite NBA team," the Lake Mary boy...

 
Mascots compete for bragging rights, trophy in 22nd annual competition

Mascots compete for bragging rights, trophy in 22nd annual competition

Judging from 11-year-old Ayden West's blue Orlando Magic T-shirt and matching baseball cap, it was easy to tell who he was rooting for Saturday during the 22nd annual Mascot Games. "The Magic is my favorite NBA team," the Lake Mary boy...

 
Danny Ferry's comments about Deng not motivated by racial bias, probe finds

Danny Ferry's comments about Deng not motivated by racial bias, probe finds

One-time Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry's comments about Luol Deng last July were not motivated by "racial, ethnic, or country of origination bias or animus," according to an independent investigation conducted by the law firm...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
Brennan: Rory McIlroy stays patient despite missing his chance

Brennan: Rory McIlroy stays patient despite missing his chance

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Rory McIlroy raised his arms as if he were winning something big and important as he finished his third round at the 2015 U.S. Open Saturday afternoon. It wasn't because of his score, which for the day was even-par 70, better...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
Jeff Gordon makes emotional return to first race track

Jeff Gordon makes emotional return to first race track

RIO LINDA, Calif. — Jeff Gordon returned home as both the conquering hero and the retiring hero Saturday. Gordon made an emotional return to Roy Hayer Memorial Speedway, the quarter-midget track where he began a racing career that will come to a close...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
California fire scorches 15,000 acres, 10% contained

California fire scorches 15,000 acres, 10% contained

Crews work the Lake Fire off of Highway 38 near Big Bear PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — As a wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains grew to 15,000 acres Saturday, officials said residents should not be "worried," but should be...

 
Jerry Greene: Ranking the best summer songs, movies and more

Jerry Greene: Ranking the best summer songs, movies and more

Smart people swear June 21st is the first day of summer if you are north of the equator, which we are (unless you are reading the early Argentinean edition of this column). Here's what smart people say: "In the United States and the rest of the...

 
Officials: Rare form of plague killed Colorado teen

Officials: Rare form of plague killed Colorado teen

More than 200 family members and friends of Poudre High School student Taylor Gaes rallied at a candlelight vigil at the CSU Equine Center. FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 16-year-old student who suddenly became ill this month died from a rare strain of...

 
Unknown hero, a Marine, saves girl from water at Blue Springs State Park

Unknown hero, a Marine, saves girl from water at Blue Springs State Park

A 7-year-old girl visiting from Mississippi was just a few feet from shore at Blue Spring State Park when she became ensnarled in a rip current. He was a good swimmer, he said. He jumped in, swam to Kendall and brought her back to shore. As the man...

 
FSU lands top-100 basketball recruit, point guard C.J. Walker

FSU lands top-100 basketball recruit, point guard C.J. Walker

FSU received a commitment from point guard C.J. Walker, giving the Seminoles their second commitment in the 2016 recruiting class. Walker (6-0, 180) is ranked four stars and is the 95th rated prospect in the Class of 2016, according to 247 Sports, and...

 
If you enjoyed battling Pebble mine, you'll love to fight Chuitna coal

If you enjoyed battling Pebble mine, you'll love to fight Chuitna coal

I know Alaskans like to talk about how big we are. It's a distinction -- the biggest state. I flew over the pass from Homer to Lake Clark this week. Yes, it was bumpy and I didn't like that, but the mountains just seemed to go on forever.  There was...

 
Can Alaska afford to expand Medicaid? Can it afford to trust Obama?

Can Alaska afford to expand Medicaid? Can it afford to trust Obama?

It is hard not to chuckle when you read political satirist P.J. O’Rourke’s observation about the nation’s health care system as Bill and Hillary monkeyed with it: “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's...

 

17,000 Alaskans face risk of losing health insurance subsidies

Robin Barker, a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Bethel, struggled with chronic illnesses for years that kept her from working. Her only option for health insurance cost nearly $800 a month for a policy that came with a $15,000 deductible....

 
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