News archive from 23 April 2013

Reese Witherspoon arrest, Part 2: The apologies

Looks to be a double-dose of regret coming out of the Reese Witherspoon-Jim Toth camp in the wake of their couples-style arrest in Friday's wee hours in Atlanta. In case you missed it: Toth was arrested on suspicion of DUI after reportedly driving in...

 

Gosselin: There's a 'very strong possibility' the Cowboys could miss out on the top five linemen in the draft

Columnist Rick Gosselin answered questions in a chat on Monday. Here are some highlights. Do you think all 5 of the top OL will be gone by #18? Very strong possibility. The surprising thing is that the top two guards could clear the board by then....

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Cyberbullying bill headed to Florida Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A bill meant to crack down on cyberbullying has cleared committee review and is headed to the Florida Senate. The measure (SB 626) was unanimously approved by the Senate Rules Committee on Monday. The bill would expand the...

 
Want to sleep with a movie star? App lets users pretend to have sex with different people in the name of safe sex awareness

Want to sleep with a movie star? App lets users pretend to have sex with different people in the name of...

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep with a mean film director, a socialite or the guy who does voice-over in movie trailers, or perhaps with one of your Facebook friends? As part of a new safe-sex initiative, the Swedish Institute for...

 

Macomb County may bar smoking within 100 feet of doors, windows

Mount Clemens - The Macomb Board of Commissioners' Health and Human Services Committee voted Monday to recommend adoption of a county ordinance that would prohibit smoking within 100 feet of entryways at county buildings and courts.The ordinance would...

 

Advance financing saves money for customers

Florida's 2006 law allowing utilities to recover certain costs during the process of building new nuclear-power plants was visionary legislation that will serve the state's consumers well and is a model for states around the country. It was good...

 

Snow forces postponement of Braves-Rockies game

DENVER -- Another snowstorm forced postponement of Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies. The game was rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game set for 1:10 p.m and the previously...

 

Pay up-front for nuclear power?

Controversy has amped up in the Florida Legislature this year over a 2006 law that lets utilities pass on to customers the costs of developing nuclear-power plants years before they are up and running. Lawmakers at the time said they passed the...

 

EPA again questions Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. The EPA said that despite more than four years of study, the State...

 

Repeal law that sticks public with risk for building plants

What if a contractor offered to build you a new roof and asked for the money up-front, refused to guarantee the roof would actually be built and told you there's no refund if the roof is, in fact, never built. Most Floridians would call that type of...

 

Letters to the Editor: Protect sparrow, gun permits, religious zealots

Let's save the sparrow I read the article "Captive-breeding program offers hope for sparrow" in Friday's Sentinel about the captive breeding of the Florida grasshopper sparrow and plans to prevent its extinction. I understand that the...

 

My Word: Pension bill: Pay more, get fewer benefits

A pension bill before the Florida Senate asks taxpayers to do something that will leave many of them scratching their heads: pay more for less. That's the conclusion of a study I conducted for the Florida Retirement Security Coalition on the impacts...

 
Michigan's Roy Roundtree encouraged by contact with Ravens' John Harbaugh

Michigan's Roy Roundtree encouraged by contact with Ravens' John Harbaugh

The first text message was skeptical. Roy Roundtree looked at his phone and the text said it was “John Harbaugh from the Baltimore Ravens, head coach.” He wrote back in disbelief and they've communicated a bit, especially over the past week. “He said...

 

Review: 'The Parisian Woman' entertaining, yet stuck between genres

Francophiles be warned: Beau Willimon's new play, "The Parisian Woman," at the South Coast Repertory is not actually about a Parisian woman. Its title is a vestige of its complicated provenance. A few years ago Willimon was commissioned by...

 

Downers Grove, Westmont, Woodridge police blotter: April 22

The following items were taken from police reports. Downers Grove A man was arrested on April 11 following a fire in a bathroom sink at Doerhoefer Park, police said. The man said he slept in the bathroom overnight because he is homeless and started...

 

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