News archive from 25 March 2012

Catholic Church's role in Cuba has grown since last papal visit

HAVANA - When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba on Monday, 14 years after the last papal visit, he'll find the Roman Catholic Church ensconced in the fabric of Cuban social and political life in ways thought impossible in 1998. Conventional wisdom...

 

Braves' Chipper Jones to have knee surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Chipper Jones will start his final season recovering from knee surgery. The Atlanta Braves said the veteran third baseman will undergo a procedure on Monday to have torn meniscus in his left knee repaired. He is expected to...

 
Psychologist had warned cops about former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky: report 

Psychologist had warned cops about former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky: report 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A psychologist who looked into a 1998 allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky told police at the time that his behavior fit the profile of a likely pedophile, NBC News reported Saturday. Yet...

Daily News, 18:06 in Sport
 

Cleveland Orchestra expands Miami season

The Cleveland Orchestra will expand its Miami season to four weeks in 2012-2013, adding a fall program and more offbeat repertoire to its lineup of populist works and star soloists. “We are honored to serve Miami further with an increased...

 
Selma can't see Forrest for the thieves

Selma can't see Forrest for the thieves

SELMA - Who's got the general's head?It's a question making the rounds in Selma since earlier this month when a bronze bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest vanished from atop a 7-foot-tall granite monument at Live Oak Cemetery. Sons of...

 

Birmingham police find man shot dead in car

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham police are investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old man found shot in a car overnight.The Birmingham News reports iinvestigators found Tyrel Peoples just before midnight Friday in a Dodge Avenger parked on 44th Street in...

 

Tuscaloosa honors officer killed on escort duty

TUSCALOOSA — City officials in Tuscaloosa are renaming a street in honor of a police officer who was killed while serving as a funeral escort.Officer Trevor Scott Phillips died last May when his police motorcycle crashed into a member of a funeral...

 
Bing has intestinal surgery, to stay in hospital 5-7 days

Bing has intestinal surgery, to stay in hospital 5-7 days

Detroit - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing had surgery Saturday to repair a perforation of the intestines and is expected to remain in Henry Ford Hospital for five to seven days, according to a statement from his office."The surgery was successful and the...

 

Number of medical marijuana patients, by state

State No. of registered patients Population Patients per 100,000 populationColorado 82,089 5,029,196 163.2Oregon 57,386 3,831,074 149.8Montana 14,364 989,415 145.2Michigan 131,483 9,883,640 133.0Hawaii 11,695 1,360,301 86.0Rhode Island 4,466 1,052,567...

Chron, 18:10 in World News
 
Bing has surgery; full recovery expected

Bing has surgery; full recovery expected

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing underwent surgery today at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital to repair a perforation of his intestines, according to a spokesman in a statement released at 5:27 p.m. The surgery was a success and the mayor was resting comfortably,...

 

Fla. man wins nat'l memory contest held in NYC

NEW YORK -- A Florida man who climbs mountains to call attention to Alzheimer's disease has won a national memory competition held in New York City. It's the second year in a row that 27-year-old Nelson Dellis of Miami has won the USA Memory...

 

Archbishop to Cuban-Americans: Think like pilgrims

MIAMI -- Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski is urging Cuban-Americans traveling to Cuba to see Pope Benedict the XVI to think like pilgrims. Before a Mass on Saturday, Wenski said the trip has been criticized as a tourist jaunt. He reminded the group of...

 

Kansas considers how to deal with UNC, with or without Marshall

ST. LOUIS If Bill Self is a little gun-shy when it comes to broken scaphoid bones among Roy Williams' players, it's hard to blame him. In 2001, Kansas forward Drew Gooden broke the scaphoid bone in his right wrist late in the season and missed five...

 
Woods takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill

Woods takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- One swing cost Tiger Woods a comfortable lead Saturday at Bay Hill. He still finished atop the leaderboard, leaving him one round away from winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 30 months. Woods, who led by as many as four...

 

Woods takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- One swing cost Tiger Woods a comfortable lead Saturday at Bay Hill. He still finished atop the leaderboard, leaving him one round away from winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 30 months. Woods, who led by as many as four...

 

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