News archive from 23 June 2013

For many community college students, a full summer

For the first time in three summers, Los Angeles Harbor College bustled last week with the activity of students on the go. Community college students hoping to speed transfer to four-year schools; UC and Cal State students looking to fulfill...

 

City opens door to more craft beer makers

In response to requests from prospective operators of breweries, the Charlotte City Council has passed new rules making it easier for beer manufacturers to open. The most recent change, approved unanimously Monday, allows breweries to open in urban...

 
Driver Allan Simonsen dies after crash in 24 Hours of Le Mans race

Driver Allan Simonsen dies after crash in 24 Hours of Le Mans race

Le Mans, France — Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997. Race organizers said the 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the...

 

Flood warnings issued for northern Monroe, southern Wayne counties

The National Weather Service in Metro Detroit has issued a flood advisory as a line of thunderstorms moves east. Radar estimated as much as 2 inches of rain from downpours that pushed through northern Monroe County by 6 p.m., said Greg Mann, a...

 

Tigers bullpen issues called into sharp focus by Jose Valverde move

Detroit — Here they are, almost halfway home, and yet the Tigers still don't know whom to trust with the keys. Friday's announcement that they're pulling the plug on the ill-fated Jose Valverde experiment was hardly a surprise. Not after the erstwhile...

 

Watson falls into share of Travelers lead

Bubba Watson bogeyed three of the last six holes on Saturday to fall back into a share of the lead after three rounds of the Travelers Championship. Watson posted an even-par 70 to end three rounds at 10-under-par 200. He was joined there by Graham...

 
Spotting the rare ghost orchid in Big Cypress is not scary at all

Spotting the rare ghost orchid in Big Cypress is not scary at all

Southwest Florida's Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park claims the title of orchid and bromeliad capital of the United States, but the adjacent Big Cypress National Preserve also has its fair share of those beautiful and sensitive plants. But...

 

Outdoors notebook

• South Florida commercial grouper-snapper fishers got some good news from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meeting this month in Stuart. The council voted to scuttle a proposal to require installation of electronic tracking units on...

 

Pelosi booed by activists after criticizing leaker Edward Snowden

SAN JOSE-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled and booed by liberal activists Saturday when she said that Edward Snowden broke the law when he revealed classified information about secret surveillance programs. Another round of disapproval...

 
Man featured in documentary awaits overturn of registered sex offender status

Man featured in documentary awaits overturn of registered sex offender status

He served his 13 years behind bars and now Jesse Friedman is hoping to be free of his life sentence as well. The Nassau County district attorney's office will issue a report this week on its three-year long re-investigation into Friedman's case, and...

 

Yankees are holding it together masterfully

When Don Mattingly and Joe Girardi faced off at Yankee Stadium last week, the two managers must have felt as if they were looking into a mirror. Consider the similarities: • Both are former Yankees players. • Both are managing teams - Girardi the...

 

2013 Scholar Athletes

Addison: Jared Bruner, 3.92, football, wrestling, baseball; Kami Raby, 4.26, basketball, volleyball Adrian: Brett Bartels, 4.212, soccer, basketball, baseball; Hannah Engle, 4.403, cross-country, gymnastics, soccer Adrian Lenawee Christian: Jalen...

 

Charlotte Bobcats have money to add free agent, but need to find right one

The Charlotte Bobcats had a great opportunity in the spring of 2010 to trade for point guard Kirk Hinrich and receive a first-round pick from the Chicago Bulls as compensation for taking on Hinrich's salary. But the team was so hamstrung by its...

 

UNLV’s Anthony Bennett visits Charlotte Bobcats, but can’t work out

Anthony Bennett is the next big thing out of Canadian basketball. Actually not that big; primarily a power forward, he was listed at Nevada-Las Vegas as 6-8, but that appears generous. He knows his height is a bit of an issue heading into...

 
Once the NBA’s No. 1 draft pick, Ralph Sampson has become a center of dispute

Once the NBA’s No. 1 draft pick, Ralph Sampson has become a center of dispute

If it were possible for a 7-foot-4 man to blend into the background, Ralph Sampson did so one night this past March in Washington. The Hall of Fame basketball player, who had taken a job with the Phoenix Suns earlier in the season, was back in the NBA...

 

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