News archive from 22 September 2011

Infielder Omar Vizquel wants to return to play a 24th season in 2012

CLEVELAND (AP) - Omar Vizquel wants to return for a 24th season in the major leagues. The 44-year-old shortstop said Wednesday that he still loves the game, believes he can continue to perform at a good level and intends to play for some team.

 

Firefighters help lay Detroit 3-year-old to rest

Detroit- At a funeral filled with sorrow and rage, all eyes were on the petite, ivory-colored casket. About 200 people gathered for Ivory Ivey's funeral this afternoon at Peace Funeral Home on East Seven Mile. The 3-year-old died from smoke inhalation...

 

RI mobster gets 7 years for murder-for-hire plot

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-An ailing mobster in a wheelchair and using an oxygen tank was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for what a judge called a "clownish" murder-for-hire plot that was never carried out. Anthony "The Saint"...

 

Mass. doctor accused of Medicaid fraud, kickbacks

MALDEN, Mass.-A Brookline doctor has pleaded not guilty to running a Medicaid fraud kickback scheme involving about $500,000 in taxpayer money. State Attorney General Martha Coakley alleges that Punyamurtula Kishore orchestrated a complex scheme to...

 

Feds release report on Northeast fishing system

BOSTON-A report on the first year of a controversial new fishery management system indicates Northeast fishermen are continuing to fish and catch less, while revenues are becoming increasing concentrated in fewer hands. The report released Wednesday...

 

Cleveland Catholic bishop has back-ailment surgery

CLEVELAND-The Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland has undergone surgery for a chronic back ailment. Doctors treating 64-year-old Bishop Richard Lennon call Wednesday's surgery "very successful." He faces six to eight weeks of recovery....

 
Two days off may be too long for dialysis patients

Two days off may be too long for dialysis patients

People undergoing kidney dialysis often have three treatments a week -- which means they have a two-day-off break each week. But a new study suggests this regimen may be too risky for people with end-stage kidney disease. Researchers at the U.S. Renal...

 

The best Rangers trade that never happened

ARLINGTON — Michael Young insists he never really wanted to leave Texas, even after requesting a trade last winter. So when the Rangers' longest-tenured player stayed in Texas, he stayed Young and is having one of the best seasons in his career....

Dallas News, 17:12 in Sport
 

Report: Greg Norman says Tiger Woods will never win another major

Golf.com is reporting that golfing great Greg Norman doesn't believe Tiger Woods can win another major because of too many distractions in his personal life. Read the full report at Golf.com. Video: Amway Center prepares ice for NHL game

 

Former Lake Highland swimmer Chelsea Britt settles in at Boone

Chelsea Britt's immediate impact on Boone's swimming program is measured best by the early-morning workouts at a pool adjacent to the school. Last year, those practices didn't exist because of a lack of interest. Now 20 or more swimmers routinely show...

 

Person with knowledge of the discussion tells AP: Big East targeting Navy, Air Force

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press that Navy and Air Force are the top choices for Big East expansion, but as football-only members. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the...

 
Starter Chic for the Stubbled

Starter Chic for the Stubbled

DIRTBAGS gone legit: New York wouldn’t be what it is without them. You know the kind: four days of beard, late lunches at the Smile, late nights at the Boom Boom Room, a getaway house in a shambled corner of Duchess County chosen equally for its...

 

Moody’s downgrades BofA, Wells Fargo and Citi debt; says government support less likely

NEW YORK - Three of the nation’s top banks are likely to start paying more to borrow money. Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday lowered its debt ratings for Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup. The ratings agency said it has become less...

 

Scott: Dump jobs agency leadership, board

Gov. Rick Scott demanded Wednesday that virtually the entire leadership of Workforce Central Florida be replaced within two weeks or the agency would risk losing its status and funding as the region's jobs agency. Scott, in a letter to Orange County...

 

Wells Fargo to shed 300 jobs, close Lake Mary call center, as it trims 4% of its Florida work force

Wells Fargo & Co. plans to close its Lake Mary bill-collection call center and lay off 300 workers by Oct. 30, the company said Wednesday Citing efficiency improvements, the bank said it will parcel out the call center's work to bill-collection...

 

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