News archive from 24 July 2013

Florida sees dramatic surge in venture capital

In a dramatic turnaround, Florida vaulted into the nation's top 10 for venture-capital activity during the second quarter, with the Orlando area playing a big role in the surge, according to a new survey. The Sunshine State drew 14 deals and $155.8...

 

Environmental groups target coal ash

With Duke Energy's smokestacks on Mountain Island Lake as a backdrop, environmental advocates blasted U.S. utilities Tuesday for “poisoning” the nation's waterways with toxic metals from coal ash. “Some of the worst...

 
Family of Rock Hill boy: Carbon monoxide bill is inadequate

Family of Rock Hill boy: Carbon monoxide bill is inadequate

The family of the Rock Hill boy killed in a Boone Best Western hotel contends that a proposed bill to require carbon monoxide alarms in some hotel rooms doesn’t go far enough. Authorities believe an improperly installed pool heater was...

 
James Russell, financial columnist

James Russell, financial columnist

James Russell, a seasoned wire-service reporter when he arrived at the Miami Herald in 1957, used to tell this story about how shortly thereafter, he became the newspaper's financial editor and columnist. Then-Managing Editor George Beebe called...

 

6 bodies found in remote northern Mexico village

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Authorities in northern Mexico say police have found the bodies of six men in a remote village where several homes and cars were set ablaze. A Tuesday statement from Chihuahua state prosecutors says two of the victims found in...

 
Ex-Warren City Hall employee files whistle-blower suit against mayor

Ex-Warren City Hall employee files whistle-blower suit against mayor

A former Warren City Hall worker who secretly recorded Mayor Jim Fouts making threats against other employees is suing Fouts and the city after he was reassigned from running data-driven programs to sorting auto parts. James P. Hartley filed the...

 
Education Achievement Authority unveils enrollment ad campaign

Education Achievement Authority unveils enrollment ad campaign

The Education Achievement Authority, the state's reform school district, today unveiled an ad campaign aimed at boosting fall enrollment. The campaign, developed by Lowe Campbell Ewald, features EAA students proclaiming “I can soar” thanks to the...

 

Nation's top insurer won't join Arizona exchange

PHOENIX -- When the new U.S. health-care law requires mandatory coverage for most consumers, the nation's largest health-insurance company won't join the government-run marketplace in Arizona. UnitedHealth Group so far has decided to forgo the online...

 

Fans to choose pin position at PGA Championship

(Reuters) - Golf fans will play a direct role in course set-up for the first time in a major at next month's PGA Championship in Rochester, New York, organizers said on Tuesday. Through the "PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge...

 

Judge refuses to seal file in Ark. machete slaying

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- A Sebastian County judge said Tuesday he is confident that an unbiased jury can be found to hear charges against a man accused of using a machete to kill two Fort Smith men and that there is no reason to seal information compiled...

 

Parties campaign heavily in state Senate runoff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With the Legislature in recess, both major political parties are focused on a special election to fill a state Senate seat that potentially has long-term consequences. Tuesday's runoff for the 16th Senate District between...

 

Fundraising under way to move historic Capen House

Winter Park's Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden has begun raising money to move the historic Capen House to a new home on the museum grounds. A fundraising kickoff is set for noon Aug. 8 at the museum. Descendants of James Capen, a city...

 

Cherokees seeking injunction against rival tribe

TULSA, Okla. -- The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday filed a federal injunction request to prevent the U.S. Department of the Interior from recognizing a rival tribe that has operated a casino on a 2-acre parcel of land within the Cherokees' control. The...

 

Hear now: Elvis Costello and the Roots premiere 'Walk Us Uptown'

Elvis Costello has debuted the first song from his forthcoming album with hip-hop band the Roots, "Wise Up Ghost," and, predictably, it's got some funk in its genes. Costello, whose longtime band the Attractions helped propel him to fame,...

 
Players deplore doping rather than defending users

Players deplore doping rather than defending users

NEW YORK -- Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping. Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for those caught cheating. "It's a new generation of athletes that are standing up," Travis...

 

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