News archive from 23 May 2014

Double points, double pressure at Indy 500

Double points, double pressure at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indy 500 has always been the most important race on the schedule, the only one where a driver can reach transcendent status simply by being the first to cross the yard of bricks. Now, it's even more important. A revamped structure...

 

Ardrey Kell, Providence baseball coaches are friends off field, competitors on it

In 1999, Watauga played South Mecklenburg in the N.C. 4A baseball semifinal. It's when Sabres coach Hal Bagwell first met Watauga assistant Danny Hignight. Bagwell was impressed with the young assistant, and when the teams met in the first round in...

 

AP INTERVIEW: Rogue Libya general vows to fight on

CAIRO A renegade general leading a week-long military campaign in Libya against Islamists dominating the country's political scene urged Thursday for a "war against terrorism," vowing to keep up his offensive until he purges his nation of...

 

Nats recall P Treinen to start against Pirates

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have recalled pitcher Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse to make his second big league start on Thursday against the Pirates. In four games (one start) for the Nationals this season,...

 
Tigers routed 9-2 by Rangers for 4th straight loss

Tigers routed 9-2 by Rangers for 4th straight loss

DETROIT -- Less than a week ago, the Detroit Tigers were rolling through the American League behind a terrific starting rotation. By the time Thursday's game ended, their pitching had collapsed so badly that infielder Danny Worth took the mound for...

 

Judge reinstates Harper Lee's suit against museum

MONROEVILLE, Ala. -- A federal judge has reinstated a lawsuit that "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee filed against a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. U.S. District Judge William Steele signed an order Thursday granting...

 

Pittenger tells FAA to stop airport ‘hot potato'

Rep. Robert Pittenger criticized the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday, demanding the agency make a decision on whether or not a new commission can run Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “The FAA needs to stop playing...

 

Group favoring wolf hunting to submit petitions

LANSING, Mich. -- A group that favors hunting gray wolves in Michigan says it has gathered enough petition signatures to bring the matter before the state Legislature. Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management says it will submit more than 350,000...

 

House votes to legalize industrial hemp research

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan House has overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow industrial hemp research. Two bills passed Thursday would allow the state agriculture department, a college or a university to grow industrial hemp for agricultural or...

 

Ark. governor presents honors to 5 companies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Five Arkansas companies took home awards for excellence in global trade. Gov. Mike Beebe presented the awards at a Thursday luncheon at the Governor's Mansion. The companies are being honored for leadership in exporting goods and...

 

CMS survey shows dissatisfaction with school bell schedule

A significant number of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parents think the system's school bell schedule is either depriving their children of sleep or keeping them in the classroom too late in the day, according to results of a survey released...

 

As Latin American economic growth slows, regional economies are at a crossroads

Latin America's “golden decade' of growth, fueled by a global credit bubble and commodity boom, has faded and now the countries of the region are facing difficult questions about their economic future. As a result of that decade of strong...

 

Attorney: county approves largest charter school in Florida

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on Thursday approved a massive charter school in southwest Dade, paving the way for what could potentially be the largest charter school in Florida. Pinecrest Academy, at up to 3,000 student stations, can...

 
WR Marshall grateful to Bears for saving career

WR Marshall grateful to Bears for saving career

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Armed with a new contract, wide receiver Brandon Marshall expects nothing less of himself than what he's given the Chicago Bears over the past two seasons. On and off the field. In an emotional news conference to officially...

 

Friday last day to register to vote in June 3 primary

Friday will be the last day to register to vote in the June 3 primary. You can register to vote or update your voter registration at the Cullman County Board of Registrars at the Cullman County Courthouse (500 Second Ave. S.W., Room 112). You may...

 

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