News archive from 21 October 2012, page 17

Slate: Twitter for people who don't like Twitter

Did you watch Tuesday night's presidential debate on one screen or two? If you answered "Why the heck would I need two screens to watch TV?," then you missed half the show. The rest of it was on Twitter, where the nation's journalists,...

 
Mike Ilitch: Life won't be complete without World Series ring

Mike Ilitch: Life won't be complete without World Series ring

Detroit -- After the pennant was clinched and the World Series berth secured Thursday, Mike Ilitch spoke briefly on the dais, the size of the moment heavy in his voice. He thanked Tigers fans, gave a thumbs-up to manager Jim Leyland, was steadied by...

 

Wofford capitalizes on Mountaineers' mistakes, 38-28

BOONE Correspondent Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore has long preached to his players about keeping mistakes to a minimum. The lectures apparently didn't take Saturday, as the Mountaineers made a slew of errors in a 38-28 Southern Conference...

 

Elections for all 15 seats to chart course for Texas' State Board of Education

DALLAS — The ideological divide that has marked the Texas State Board of Education reached a fevered pitch three years ago when an intense fight over how to teach evolution put the state in the national spotlight. The board dominated by a large social...

 

Olympic star Missy Franklin commits to Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. - Olympic star Missy Franklin has verbally committed to attend the University of California, ending the pursuit of one of the most sought after swimming recruits. "Committed to swim at Cal Berkeley! I am officially a baby Golden...

 
New protest over Panama land law, but no violence

New protest over Panama land law, but no violence

PANAMA CITY Hundreds of people opposed to Panama selling state-owned land in a duty-free zone on the Panama Canal have marched through the city of Colon a day after a violent protest resulted in a death and several injuries. No violence has been...

 

Wounded heavyweights to spar for top billing in AFC

BALTIMORE -- The Houston Texans lost their top tackler two weeks ago when inside linebacker Brian Cushing went down with a season-ending knee injury. A week later, they were embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers, 42-24, on their home field as Aaron...

 

Els withdraws from PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Ernie Els has withdrawn from the upcoming PGA Grand Slam of Golf due to a left ankle injury. Padraig Harrington will replace Els and join Masters Champion Bubba Watson, U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson and defending champion Keegan Bradley in Bermuda...

 
It's a 'Howl-oween' parade as 400 costumed canines strut their stuff in the East Village

It's a 'Howl-oween' parade as 400 costumed canines strut their stuff in the East Village

Lick or treat! This year’s 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Parade was nothing short of a dog-eat-dog, colorful competition. With more than 400 costumed canines strutting their stuff down the East Village dog run(way), there were more than a few...

 

Taking small bites may be key to UM upset

CORAL GABLES - The task for Miami is, no doubt, daunting. Beat your heavily favored rival with a hobbled quarterback or a backup making his first Hurricanes start. A 21-point underdog to Florida State, UM still doesn't know whether Stephen Morris or...

 

Challenger tries to make pay-for-play an issue in Treasurer's race.

Incumbent state Treasurer Janet Cowell and her Republican challenger, Steve Royal, have starkly different positions on accepting campaign contributions from those who stand to gain by currying favor with whoever holds that office. Cowell, a Democrat...

 
UM film aims to tackle challenges “On Cities” spurred by rapid growth

UM film aims to tackle challenges “On Cities” spurred by rapid growth

By 2050, two thirds of the world's population – about six billion people – will live in urban areas instead of rural or suburban neighborhoods, according to the World Health Organization. This rapid change in migration toward...

 

Florida Gators defense steps up

GAINESVILLE -- Defense wins championships, and after throttling South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday, Florida is one win away from a trip to the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. The Gators defense has been the team's strength this season,...

 

Girls state tennis finals | Wheaton South's Clousing wins singles title; Lake Forest takes team crown

Wheaton Warrenville South junior Keisha Clousing would've preferred some extra rest following Saturday's girls state tennis tournament semifinal victory against Lyons senior Alex Chatt. Clousing wisely choose to relax instead of warming up following a...

 

Loss leaves Michigan State wondering what might have been

Ann Arbor - It is, indeed, starting to sound like a broken record.But once again, Michigan State found itself explaining away a tough loss, lamenting a play here and a missed play there. This time it was Saturday's 12-10 loss to Michigan. The Spartans...

 

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