News archive from 25 February 2013

Hinske, Prado lead Diamondbacks over Rockies 8-6

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Eric Hinske and Martin Prado combined for five of Arizona's 14 hits and five RBIs to lead the Diamondbacks over the Colorado Rockies 8-6 on Sunday. Hinske, who signed as a free agent in December, had three singles and drove in two...

 
Activists want state to end use of word 'retard'

Activists want state to end use of word 'retard'

Luminaries ranging from Lady Gaga to Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco have come under fire for using the word "retard." A nationwide campaign to end the use of the "r-word," which activists say is demeaning to people with...

 

Is pass-catching tight end a priority for Bears?

INDIANAPOLIS - Jay Cutler has been straightforward about the impact a pass-catching tight end can have in the offense, and perhaps it is a priority again with Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff earlier this month saying, "We need a tight end...

 
 
Raul Castro swears in for final five-year term as leader of parliament, signaling end to an era as his brother, former dictator Fidel Castro, sits for Assembly

Raul Castro swears in for final five-year term as leader of parliament, signaling end to an era as his...

HAVANA — Raul Castro said Sunday as he accepted a new five-year term that it will he be his last as Cuba’s president, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and...

 

Soriano not sure he would leave for Yankees

MESA, Ariz. - Alfonso Soriano knew what was coming when he heard Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured right forearm after being hit by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game on Sunday. Would the Cubs outfielder be interested in...

 
Edward R. Murrow High School chess team wins the state championships for the 16th time 

Edward R. Murrow High School chess team wins the state championships for the 16th time 

The fabled chess brainiacs at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn checkmated their rivals Sunday to win the state championship for an unprecedented 16th time. Wiping out some 80 other teams from Buffalo to the Bronx, the budding Bobby Fischers of...

 

Cubs recap

Score: Cubs 4, Giants 3 Spring record: 2-0. At the plate: Dioner Navarro hit a three-run homer off Matt Cain in a four-run first inning. Nate Schierholtz also had an RBI groundout. Related Soriano not sure he would leave for Yankees Maps Hohokam...

 
Living history: Munford resident, 102, shares stories

Living history: Munford resident, 102, shares stories

slideshow MUNFORD – Essie Mae Boyd, 102, sat in a rocking chair in front of the Shady Grove Baptist Church congregation Sunday, telling stories while surrounded by four generations of family. Boyd was born in Tallapoosa County on Sept. 22, 1910. When...

 

Man shot outside Anniston home

Anniston police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to a local hospital Saturday afternoon. Sgt. Wayne Brown said a 25-year-old male was shot, at least once, outside a home on the 1800 block of Moore Avenue between 2:40 and 2:50 Saturday...

 
Anniston High School students get peek at possible career choices

Anniston High School students get peek at possible career choices

slideshow Anniston High School students were decked out in reflective crime-scene vests, military regalia, protective gear and other paraphernalia Friday as they showcased the work they do in the school’s career technical programs. As part of National...

 

Oscars 2013: 'Beasts' director Benh Zeitlin shows up 'in costume'

Benh Zeitlin, the director of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," lives in a worn-down house in Louisiana - so suffice it to say, he felt a bit out of place on the Oscars red carpet Sunday in Hollywood. "I feel like I'm in a TV show,"...

 

Travel Show: Some came to dream, some to sample cultures

The Los Angeles Times Travel Show ended Sunday after two days of international booths, performances, tour operators and speakers at the L.A. Convention Center. Attendees on Sunday shared why they came, which may be reason to attend next year's show,...

 

Brown's school funding plan draws mixed reactions

In the Anaheim City School District, where most students are low-income and struggling to learn English, teachers need special training, extra tutoring time and lots of visual materials to help their pupils achieve at grade level. In the well-heeled...

 

Sox's Ramirez endorses fellow Cuban Puig

GLENDALE, Ariz. - There was plenty of commotion in international circles when the Los Angeles Dodgers gave 22-year-old outfielder Yasiel Puig a seven-year, $42 million contract last summer. Puig, however, hit a triple Saturday in his first exhibition...

 

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