News archive from 22 December 2011

Her set of baseball cards highlights players' bizarre injuries

Her set of baseball cards highlights players' bizarre injuries

The baseball cards Amelie Mancini makes are not exactly what fans are used to seeing. Sure, they contain player stats, but not the usual ones. For example, did you know that shortstop and second baseman Clint Barmesfell and broke his collar bone while...

 

New FAA rules to help end flying while sleepy

WASHINGTON — The government told passenger airlines Wednesday they’ll have to do more to ensure pilots aren’t too tired to fly, nearly three years after the deadly western New York crash of a regional airliner flown by two exhausted pilots. The...

 

Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat likely to play with broken thumb

Suns center Marcin Gortat suffered a slight non-displaced fracture on the top of his right thumb in Tuesday night's preseason loss but will likely play through the injury. Profile: Suns center Marcin Gortat | Photos from the game | Box Gortat will sit...

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Norm Lewis back on Broadway in new 'Porgy and Bess'

Norm Lewis back on Broadway in new 'Porgy and Bess'

Speaking of New York and Broadway, during my vacation last week I was able to see the first preview of the new "Porgy and Bess," which stars Eatonville's Norm Lewis as Porgy. Playing opposite Audra McDonald's Bess, they lead the story of a...

 

Ex-West Bloomfield man charged with attempted murder of ex-wife's friend

An Ohio man was arraigned Thursday in Pontiac on accusations he tried to kill a man living with his ex-wife, police said. Norman Lee was charged with one count each of assault with intent to murder and home invasion, with a bond set at $50,000 by...

 

Armed home invaders tie up, rob east side Detroit family

A Detroit couple and their daughter were tied up by two robbers, who broke into their east side home Tuesday night, police said. According to police, the armed suspects knocked on the side door of a home on the 10900 block of McKinney. When the...

 
Saab Cars North America appoints administrator

Saab Cars North America appoints administrator

(Reuters) - Saab Cars North America (SCNA) said it hired a financial adviser to administer its operations, after its Swedish parent was declared bankrupt by a court on Monday. SCNA said in a statement that it had chosen McTevia & Associates, a...

 

Free advice can help grow companies

People wanting to start a company or people who already own an enterprise that is troubled — or poised to grow — can get free business counseling worth hundreds of dollars from businessmen with stellar track records of success. Two retired executives...

 

Apopka Commissioner Kathy Till eats at 34 restaurants so far on dining tour of city

APOPKA - Gator tail. Deep-fried brownies. Cuban coffee. Apopka City Commissioner Kathy Till has sampled those and other curious cuisines during a culinary crawl she started in July to draw attention to restaurants in Orange County's second-largest...

 
From One Word, a Whole Lot of Controversy

From One Word, a Whole Lot of Controversy

LONDON - English soccer, nowadays a melting pot for players of every color, religion or creed, has attempted to send out a Christmas message this week that racism will not be tolerated in its league. The Times's soccer blog has the world's game...

 

Targeted drug side effects add to cancer costs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Painful rashes and other skin-related side effects of newer targeted cancer drugs may jack up treatment costs, suggests a new study. The average cost of treating each cancer patient who came into a dermatology clinic with...

 

U.S. population grows at slowest rate since 1940s

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The population of the United States is growing at its slowest rate in more than 70 years, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Wednesday. The country's population increased by an estimated 2.8 million to 311.6 million from April 1, 2010...

 

Roseville bank-robbery suspect arraigned

A Detroit man with an seemingly unwitting getaway driver will be arraigned on bank robbery charges Friday in Roseville Roseville police said the 34-year-old is accused of robbing the Comerica Bank at 27990 Gratiot Ave. around 9:40 a.m. Thursday,...

 
Kenny Howard and Barry Miller add 'Broadway producers' to resume

Kenny Howard and Barry Miller add 'Broadway producers' to resume

Playing the stock market generally doesn't come with such perks as meeting "Glee" star Darren Criss or getting the best seats at a big-budget musical. But investing in Broadway can pay off, both in fun and financially, as longtime - and now...

 

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