News archive from 22 May 2011

Why own a pro sports team?

The list of potential buyers for the Dodgers - should Major League Baseball or a divorce court force a sale - features all the usual suspects. Forbes 400 types who have amassed personal fortunes large enough to afford every sports fan's dream. That...

 

Saudi woman detained for defying driving ban

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Authorities detained a Saudi woman on Saturday after she launched a campaign against the driving ban for women in the ultraconservative kingdom and posted a video of herself behind the wheel on Facebook and YouTube to encourage...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Victims dismiss Vatican bid to curb abuse as empty

ROME - People who were sexually abused by priests gathered in Rome on Saturday to denounce the Vatican's latest effort to show it is cracking down on clerical abuse and demand greater accountability from the Catholic Church. About 50 victims, most of...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Prominent Blagojevich witnesses have pros and cons

CHICAGO - Rod Blagojevich's attorneys have said they will call prominent people to testify in their defense of the former governor in his corruption retrial. The cryptic remark set off a guessing game over who will take the stand: Blagojevich...

Fox News, 17:01 in Crime
 

Lions players happy with Martin Mayhew's draft, too

The pundits liked it, and the players do, too. Martin Mayhew continues to draw praise for his third draft as Lions general manager, including glowing reviews from several current players. “I thought it was perfect,” quarterback Matthew Stafford...

 

Ticker: Lions' Titus Young dominated with Calvin Johnson in 'NCAA 2007'

Well, we know what route Lions rookie Titus Young would call for receiving mate Calvin Johnson, if he could. Young said he used to dominate by using Johnson while playing as Georgia Tech in the video game "NCAA Football 2007." "His...

 
George Washington items bring more than $167,000

George Washington items bring more than $167,000

DALLAS - George Washington’s compass and an assortment of other personal items, including pieces of his coffin, sold at auction Saturday for more than $167,000. The items passed down through generations of Washington’s family were among hundreds...

 

How important are offseason workouts?

Jay Cutler and a small group of skill-position players gathered for the first time to work out Wednesday, two months into the NFL lockout. Richard Seymour is organizing a workout for about 40 Raiders players in the Atlanta area. The Lions have had...

 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

NEW YORK - Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter says doctors discovered four "very small" brain tumors after he had an MRI on Friday in Florida. Carter says in a release issued by the New York Mets and baseball’s Hall of Fame that he will be...

 

'Glee's' Matthew Morrison talks hair secret, 'butt-chin'

Matthew Morrison uses body lotion in his hair. The 32-year-old actor- best known for playing teacher Will Schuester in musical TV drama "Glee" - claims his biggest beauty secret is his unusual choice of product for his locks, which he says...

AZCentral, 17:05 in Showbiz
 
Leaders Visit Fukushima in Solidarity

Leaders Visit Fukushima in Solidarity

TOKYO - The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea publicly munched on farm produce grown near the stricken Japanese nuclear plant on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Japan’s recovery efforts. Premier Wen Jiabao of China and President Lee...

 
Lord Onslow, a Peer by Birth and Contrarian by Nature, Dies at 73

Lord Onslow, a Peer by Birth and Contrarian by Nature, Dies at 73

Michael William Coplestone Dillon Onslow, the seventh Earl of Onslow, who publicly advocated purging hereditary peers from the British House of Lords but who then, in the sort of full-bore reversal that seems a peerly prerogative, vowed to fight such...

 

UCF dental school at the Medical City would boost the region's health care and economy

For years this editorial board has encouraged and applauded the development of Orlando's Medical City at Lake Nona. We believe its success is critical to building a broader, stronger economy in Central Florida - an economy that goes beyond tourism and...

 

Letters to the Editor: SunRail, Wekiva beltway and teachers

Politicians should leave teaching to teachers I don't understand politicians. This country has produced some of the greatest minds in science and math, and now with the politicians dabbling in education, we are behind many other countries. Keep...

 

My Word: Policy wins over politics

When I was elected to the Florida Senate in 2010, I did not expect that the greatest challenge of the 2011 session would be stopping an attempt by the speaker of the Florida House to split the Florida Supreme Court into two parts, civil and criminal...

 

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