News archive from 22 May 2013

Early Easter leaves Orlando hotels with April hangover

After four months of year-over-year growth, business dipped in April at Orlando-area hotels, likely because of an early Easter this year and the absence of a couple of big conventions in town. Hotels in the Orlando market filled 72.6 percent of their...

 

Michael Jordan: "Let's bring the buzz back," change name from Bobcats to Hornets

It’s official: The Charlotte Bobcats plan to be the Charlotte Hornets. The Bobcats formalized that intent at a 6 p.m. news conference at Time Warner Cable Arena, featuring team owner Michael Jordan. As expected, the Bobcats wouldn’t...

 

Elmhurst to purchase gas station

Elmhurst is buying more real estate, this time paying $1.77 million for a Marathon gas station city officials say they need to complete the Hahn Street area the city has long wanted to redevelop. Three aldermen opposed the purchase, citing concerns...

 

Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling

Name: Ruth Kauffmann Age: 56 Hometown: Deerfield

 
North Shore veterans reflect on those who didn't come home

North Shore veterans reflect on those who didn't come home

When Frank White was 23 years old, he was on a ship in the South Pacific, wishing away the torpedoes and kamikazes. "I was the oldest junior officer on the ship," said White, now 93, sitting on his back porch in Wilmette. "It was a...

 
Highland Park history

Highland Park history

[Ravinia] Village Song Tune of Boola Boola We're neighbors and come we here to sing our village song, With friendly greeting as we pass among the merry throng. We love and live together here, for neighbors are we all, So we sing all, both great and...

 

Michael Jordan says Bobcats will change name to Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are coming back. At least that's what Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan announced at a news conference Tuesday. The name change must be approved by the NBA Board of Governors, which will meet in July, but Jordan was...

 

Jones' severance package: $263,599

The county has agreed to pay former County Manager Harry Jones a severance package totaling $263,599.46, a county spokesman said Tuesday. Details of the package were not immediately available. Under his contract, Jones will receive six months salary...

 

Gov. Rick Scott signs elections bill to fix long voter lines

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has finished the fix of the flawed election law that relegated Florida to a late-night joke in 2012 by signing an elections clean-up bill passed on the final day of the legislative session. The measure, signed by Scott...

 

Two Oklahoma coaches have home destroyed in tornado; Bob Stoops says is hit 'very close to home'

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops says one of his graduate assistants and a strength coach had their homes destroyed in the tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City. Stoops told ESPN in an interview Tuesday that he doesn't know of...

Dallas News, 19:06 in Sport
 

Police seek 3 men in robbery, assault at Wixom apartment

Wixom - Police are seeking three men in an armed robbery and assault at a Wixom apartment. Wixom Police were sent to the Village Apartments near Tamarack and Thornwood about 11 p.m. Monday after two men in their late teens forced their way into a unit...

 

As farm bill debate looms, Tarheel lawmakers gird for fight over tobacco

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate this week has started to fine-tune the huge, new five-year farm bill, working through votes on a series of amendments that will include a proposal to eliminate federal subsidies for tobacco insurance. North Carolina is...

 

Chiefs offense picks up the pace during offseason practice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Harassed at times last week by the pressure of the defense, the Chiefs' offense countered at practice Tuesday with a faster pace of its own. The offense as a result had perhaps its best day of the spring. "Right now, it's just...

 

Southern Cal, San Jose State share 1st-round lead

ATHENS, Ga. -- Southern California and San Jose State shared the lead at 4-under 284 after the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Tuesday. USC, which won titles in 2003 and '08 and was runner-up to Alabama last year, came in as the...

 

Murray withdraws from French Open

World No. 2 Andy Murray will not participate in the upcoming French Open due to a back injury. The 2012 U.S. Open champion and London Olympic gold medalist confirmed the news Tuesday on his personal website. "It's a really tough decision and I...

 

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