News archive from 22 October 2013

Grandfather wants safer school bus routes

The grandfather of a 17-year-old who was hit and killed while boarding the school bus wants drivers to change their routes so students never have to cross the street to get on and off buses. Gary Phillips plans to circulate a petition this month...

 

Observer-area prep football stats

Rushing Name School No.-Yds TDRocky ReidConcord211-1,95322Albert FunderburkeSun Valley182-1,45713Josh LadowskiLake Norman223-1,41521Akease RankinMooresville155-1,36712Tyler BraySouth Point174-1,187NAIsaac GarciaOlympic134-1,1382Chazz SurrattEast...

 
With shutdown over, Talladega forest staff happy to be back on the job

With shutdown over, Talladega forest staff happy to be back on the job

slideshow CLEBURNE COUNTY – The Talladega National Forest is open for business. After more than two weeks of a federal government shutdown that closed public sites throughout the state’s largest national destination, campgrounds, gun ranges and...

 

Authorities call fire at vacant house intentional

No one was injured in a fire that started in a vacant home on the 4300 block of Skyline Drive Saturday night, though firefighters believe it was intentional, Anniston police said today. According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, the blaze...

 

George Smith: Back in the good old days when things were bad

“Back in the good old days when things were bad” is a line I’m plagiarizing from a Merle Haggard song, but it’s what got me off on this morning’s kick … that and the fact that along about sundown Saturday I had absolutely no idea for a sermon . . . *...

 

Seattle announces Harvin's return to practice

RENTON, Wash. -- Wide receiver Percy Harvin is returning to practice for the Seattle Seahawks after missing the first seven weeks of the regular season following hip surgery. The Seahawks made the announcement on Monday. The team is not scheduled to...

 
Imperfect Broncos fall to second place in AFC West

Imperfect Broncos fall to second place in AFC West

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Super Bowl shoo-ins woke up Monday as a second-place team. And all those little flaws and imperfections that Peyton Manning glossed over with a steady stream of points — well, those couldn't be glossed over this...

 
Obama says ‘no excuse’ for website foul-ups, vows to fix them

Obama says ‘no excuse’ for website foul-ups, vows to fix them

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday that he was angry and frustrated with the failures of the federal government’s new health care website and he vowed to solve them as soon as possible. Obama said a team of America’s...

 

IN THE PITS: NASCAR’s call to throw caution not even a debate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A day after a caution froze the field on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, a caller complained to SiriusXM NASCAR radio he'd been robbed of his right to see a race to the finish line. The gripe could not have been more off...

 

Obama says ‘no excuse’ for website foul-ups, vows to fix them

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Monday that he was angry and frustrated with the failures of the federal government’s new health care website and he vowed to solve them as soon as possible. Obama said a team of America’s top...

 

SAP and Hasbro are big market movers

NEW YORK -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE VF Corp., up $6.93 at $211.23 The clothing company behind the North Face and Wrangler brands said that its net income...

 

Calderon: Reported US spying an 'insult' to Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the reported spying on his presidential email system by the U.S. is an "insult" to Mexican institutions that should be addressed by current Mexico authorities. Calderon says in a...

 

Thabeet suspended a game for head-butt

NEW YORK -- Oklahoma City center Hasheem Thabeet has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for head-butting the Pelicans' Greg Stiemsma. Thabeet banged his head into Stiemsma's after the pair exchanged shoves during the Thunder's 105-102 loss...

 

Steelers release RB Isaac Redman

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have waived running back Isaac Redman and promoted LB Kion Wilson from the practice squad. Redman began training camp expecting to compete for the starting job but struggled to stay healthy. He managed just 12...

 

Calderon: Reported US spying an 'insult' to Mexico

MEXICO CITY Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the reported spying on his presidential email system by the U.S. is an "insult" to Mexican institutions that should be addressed by current Mexico authorities. Calderon says in a...

 

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