News archive from 25 September 2014

For Americans at the Ryder Cup, it's uphill to the castle

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland In the hilly heart of golf's homeland with the threat of bagpipes hanging in the chilly early autumn air, golf's most compelling event – the Ryder Cup – arrives Friday. There is a twist to this Ryder Cup,...

 

Honduras leader rails against ineffective drug war

UNITED NATIONS Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is blaming the flight of migrant children to the U.S. on a drug war his country didn't start. In a speech at the U.N. General Assembly, Hernandez railed at the world for focusing more on Islamic...

 
McClellan leaders halt demolition of historic chapel

McClellan leaders halt demolition of historic chapel

McClellan's overseers on Wednesday halted the razing of a World War II-era chapel where soldiers once worshipped, to give concerned residents time to preserve it. The McClellan Development Authority board during its Wednesday meeting spared the Piney...

 

Notable games: Thursday's Poteet-Heath showdown one for the ages; Frisco district races on the move

All games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted Mesquite Poteet vs. Rockwall-HeathRockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium, 7 p.m. Thursday Poteet (2-1) and Heath (2-1) open 12-5A play with one of the district’s biggest games. And Deshon Elliott, a Texas pledge,...

Dallas News, 19:08 in Sport
 

Should city help defend Kerrick?

When Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Randall Kerrick faced a civil lawsuit stemming from his 2013 shooting of unarmed Jonathan Ferrell, the city of Charlotte paid for his defense as it does other officers who are sued for performing their public...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Foxx: Solve airport control ‘mess' locally” (Sept. 24): Sen. Rucho is to blame for current airport ridiculousness Sen. Bob Rucho has it completely right when he says “This is...

 

Is this a legislative scam?

From an editorial in The (Greenville) Reflector on Tuesday: State lawmakers appear to be playing a shell game with the taxes N.C. drivers have been paying for 57 years to support the driver education program. When tax dollars earmarked for specified...

 

Panthers fans share Steve Smith memories

Carolina Panthers fans share their favorite memories of receiver Steve Smith's time with the team. Smith's Baltimore Ravens host the Panthers on Sunday. Want to share your favorite memory of No. 89? Use #89memories on Twitter or Instagram. Live Blog...

 
Jimmy John's: Customers' card data stolen at 216 shops

Jimmy John's: Customers' card data stolen at 216 shops

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Jimmy John's sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September. The Champaign, Illinois-based chain said in a news release that stores in 37 states...

 

Notable games: Thursday's Poteet-Heath showdown one for the ages; Frisco district races on the move

All games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted Mesquite Poteet vs. Rockwall-HeathRockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium, 7 p.m. Thursday Poteet (2-1) and Heath (2-1) open 12-5A play with one of the district’s biggest games. And Deshon Elliott, a Texas pledge,...

Dallas News, 19:11 in Sport
 

What’s driving 20-something guys out into the garden?

Robert Kent kneels in the dirt and peers beneath a broad leaf. With slender tweezers he plucks squash vine borer eggs the size of poppy seeds off a young pumpkin plant growing in his garden. “My roommate is begging me to stop because we’re turning our...

 

What’s driving 20-something guys out into the garden?

Robert Kent kneels in the dirt and peers beneath a broad leaf. With slender tweezers he plucks squash vine borer eggs the size of poppy seeds off a young pumpkin plant growing in his garden. “My roommate is begging me to stop because we’re turning our...

 

Steve Smith: You've got to prove something every week

OWINGS MILLS, Md. If this is Steve Smith Week in Charlotte, Wednesday is Steve Smith Day in Owings Mills, the suburb in which the Baltimore Ravens practice. Smith played 13 seasons for Carolina. He is the best player in team history. The Panthers...

 
Trucker holds frozen chicken for ransom, flees

Trucker holds frozen chicken for ransom, flees

MISSOULA, Mont. — An employee of an Idaho trucking company abandoned a trailer load of frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop after the company reportedly refused a ransom demand. The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1vdvDVT ) that the...

AZCentral, 19:21 in Showbiz
 

Nov. 4 election marked by voting changes – if they survive

If a federal appeals court suspends a new state voting law before the Nov. 4 election, Mecklenburg County's elections director said he'll be ready to expand the early voting period by seven days. The new law shortens early voting from 17 to 10 days....

 

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