News archive from 24 February 2012

Lions' Jim Schwartz: Signing Calvin Johnson to extension not easy

INDIANAPOLIS -- How much money the Detroit Lions have to spend on free agents this off-season -- their own, such as Cliff Avril and Stephen Tulloch, and other teams’ -- will depend largely on whether they get a contract extension worked out with...

 
Lions optimistic about Jahvid Best, Nick Fairley, but keeping options open

Lions optimistic about Jahvid Best, Nick Fairley, but keeping options open

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Detroit Lions are entering draft season expecting Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure to be big contributors this fall. But they're preparing in case they’re not. Coach Jim Schwartz said at the NFL combine today that both running backs...

 
Renowned scholar Christoph Wolff to conduct at Bach Festival

Renowned scholar Christoph Wolff to conduct at Bach Festival

Christoph Wolff didn't set out to be a leading authority on composer Johann Sebastian Bach. As a child in Germany, he thought it would be fun to play the organ, perhaps church music. But as he studied the organ, he became intrigued by the instrument's...

 
Isinbayeva sets indoor pole vault record in Stockholm; Robles wins 60 hurdles after Liu DQs

Isinbayeva sets indoor pole vault record in Stockholm; Robles wins 60 hurdles after Liu DQs

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva broke her indoor pole vault world record at the XL Galan meet Thursday, and Dayron Robles won the 60-meter hurdles after Liu Xiang was disqualified for a false start. Isinbayeva cleared 16...

 

Bernard Hopkins ready for ring rematch with fired up Chad Dawson

NEW YORK - Bernard Hopkins scoffed Wednesday at Chad Dawson’s declaration that Hopkins was forced into an immediate rematch that the legendary light heavyweight champion didn’t really want. "Can’t nobody put a gun to my head and say, ’Come to...

 

New TV ad: Mitt Romney helped former business partner find missing teen daughter

WASHINGTON – A Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney is turning to a TV ad in Michigan recounting Romney’s role in helping a former business partner find his 14-year-old daughter when she went missing. Restore Our Future, the Super PAC, is making the ad...

 

Girls track Super Six: Feb. 25

1. Evans: Trojans can score quality points in almost every event. 2. Jones: Tigers are led by Jazmyne Gilliam, Jasmine Sandifer and Cassidy Smith. 3. Dr. Phillips: Panthers will be led by their distance group that includes Bridget Blake. Topics...

 

Hypnosis may help kids' stomach woes long-term

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hypnosis may bring lasting relief to some kids with irritable bowel syndrome or chronic stomach pain, a small study suggests. Researchers found that of 52 children with the tummy troubles, those who had six hypnosis...

 

Saddle Mountain district closes school, keeps grade levels

Saddle Mountain Unified School District will close an elementary school and keep current grade levels taught at its remaining schools. The district's governing board voted unanimously to close Winters' Well Elementary School and keep Tartesso...

 

Sears to spin off hardware outlets, sell stores

CHICAGO - Sears Holdings Corp. said it plans to spin off its small-format hometown dealer stores and outlets and sell 11 stores to raise cash and shore up its money-losing retail business. The long-suffering retailer, controlled by hedge-fund investor...

 

‘Super PAC’ funds don’t always go far

WASHINGTON - The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm. The owner of that company? None other than...

 

St. Louis, suburbs clash over growing homelessness

ST. LOUIS - Sometimes the men emerge from out-of-town police cruisers that stop at homeless shelters and then quickly drive off. Others turn up still wearing gowns from suburban hospitals. Surrounding communities have long been accused of using...

 

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Michigan's attorney general sues Obama administration over contraception

Michigan’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit today along with six other states against the Obama administration over its contraception mandate for health care plans. Saying that religious liberty is under attack, Attorney General Bill Schuette joined...

 

Man United loses in Europa League but progresses

LONDON - Manchester United advanced to the next round of the Europa League on Thursday despite losing its first ever home game in the competition 2-1 to Ajax. Javier Hernandez stretched United’s 2-0 first-leg advantage in the sixth minute before Aras...

 

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