News archive from 24 April 2015

UAA men sign JC scoring guard

UAA men's basketball coach Rusty Osborne on Thursday announced the signing of scoring guard Spencer Svejcar of Arvada, Colorado, who last season was an All-Region pick for Laramie County Community College in Wyoming. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Svejcar...

 
Turkey, Armenians battle over genocide 100 years later

Turkey, Armenians battle over genocide 100 years later

ISTANBUL — Armenians from around the globe are in Istanbul for Friday's commemoration of what's been called the first genocide of modern times, when up to 1.5 million Armenians died in the massacres and deportations that began in 1915. A century...

 
Canadian artist's work made it despite customs issues

Canadian artist's work made it despite customs issues

I finally got to the International Gallery of Contemporary Art to see painter Sharon VanStarkenburg’s exhibit cheekily titled “The Debutantes.” It was accurately billed as “raw, vulnerable, fierce,” rife with sex, pain, blood, organs and (yikes!)...

 
How Iowa case could change elders' sex rights

How Iowa case could change elders' sex rights

DES MOINES, Iowa — A 78-year-old Iowa man's sex-abuse trial should prompt serious discussions about addressing the sexual needs of the elderly while preventing those most vulnerable from abuse, state and national experts said. "You've got all...

 
3rd avian flu outbreak hits 34,000 Iowa turkeys

3rd avian flu outbreak hits 34,000 Iowa turkeys

DES MOINES, Iowa — A third case of avian influenza has been identified in Iowa, this time infecting a commercial facility with 34,000 turkeys in Sac County. The operation is within the 6-mile monitoring zone of the state's first case, a commercial...

 
'Fifty Shades' sequels get release dates

'Fifty Shades' sequels get release dates

Mr. Grey will be back in the Red Room – just not next year. On Thursday, Universal announced that Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker will be released on February 10, 2017 and the third installment, Fifty Shades Freed will bow on February...

 
Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead'

Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead'

NEW YORK — To make the economy prosper, help women prosper, Hillary Clinton said at a conference Thursday, emphasizing themes she's likely to invoke frequently in her bid to become the nation's first female president. Clinton, who launched her...

 
Ruff! Dog crashes tractor on highway in Scotland

Ruff! Dog crashes tractor on highway in Scotland

A dog with the need for speed took his owner's tractor for a joyride and crashed it on a highway in Scotland. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story. "Hunny, I'm late because a dog held up traffic." This is typically not a phrase...

 
Hospitalizations from synthetic pot spike, officials say

Hospitalizations from synthetic pot spike, officials say

DENVER -- Poison-control experts and public health officials are warning about a new spike in illnesses and hospitalizations caused by people using the drug "spice," a catch-all name for a type of synthetic marijuana. Through last week,...

 
Bell: Bill Belichick in championship form at White House

Bell: Bill Belichick in championship form at White House

WASHINGTON – Love him or loathe him, Bill Belichick will go down as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, which we were reminded of Thursday as he made yet another trip to the White House. Yet the New England Patriots coach, wearing the rings...

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Spurs show hunger for another championship vs. Clippers

Spurs show hunger for another championship vs. Clippers

LOS ANGELES – When it comes to the San Antonio Spurs and their two decades of dominance, there's one vital element that is often overlooked about their greatness. The psyche. The ageless quality of their older members like Tim Duncan is certainly...

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Bake sale bill would bring goodies back to Mich. schools

Bake sale bill would bring goodies back to Mich. schools

LANSING, Mich. – Cookies and brownies and Rice Krispies treats, oh my! After federal nutrition guidelines essentially put the kibosh on bake sales in schools last year, the Michigan Legislature is on the verge of bringing back the tasty — but less...

 

Friday's forecast: Southern storms, western snow

Severe weather will again threaten the central and southern Plains Friday while snow and wintry weather is likely in the Rockies. Central U.S.: Severe storms -- including wind, hail and a few tornadoes -- could fire up in the central and southern...

 

Ready, set, go: A guide to this year's Alaska Heart Run

Whether you’re a first-time runner or a veteran of three dozen Alaska Heart Runs, you might need help getting it right at this year’s rite of spring. The 37th annual Heart Run is a whole new ballgame – well, sort of. It’s still a 5-kilometer race,...

 

Hansen tops bowling scholarship winners

Toni Hansen won the title and earned the top prize of a $1,000 scholarship recently in the Alaska YBC Pepsi Championships of Bowling. Hansen competed in the girls under-20 division of a competition at North Bowl in Wasilla that awarded $14,000 in...

 
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