News archive from 25 October 2013

Grimes wants health reform penalties postponed

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling for fairness for Americans who have experienced technical difficulties in trying to sign up for health insurance coverage through the federal government's online marketplace. Grimes said...

 

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Crawford an emerging gem for No. 7 Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Dallas Crawford was a quarterback in high school, a scout-team defensive back in his first year at Miami, and little more than an afterthought as a second-string running back coming into this season. He's in the spotlight now....

 

Economists want to know faster what's happening in small business

WASHINGTON Politicians extol the virtues of small businesses as an engine of the U.S. economy, but often leave out a very important flip side. They also have a shorter life span than larger firms, and thus toss more people into joblessness, making...

 
More pre-K classrooms needed, educators say

More pre-K classrooms needed, educators say

slideshow There are now twice as many pre-kindergarten classrooms in Piedmont’s schools as there were last year, but there are still more students than there are spots in classrooms, school administrators say. In Jacksonville, administrators started...

 

Alabama architectural firm chosen for school design work

This week the Jacksonville Board of Education selected McKee and Associates Architecture and Interior Design to work on a school construction project. Superintendent Jon Paul Campbell said the board selected the firm from among four that were seeking...

 

Rockingham loses Truck Series race

ROCKINGHAM Rockingham Speedway, which began hosting NASCAR races again two years ago after an eight-year absence, will not host a Truck Series race in 2014, speedway owner Andy Hillenburg confirmed. The one-mile track located about 90 miles southeast...

 
Developer plans to revitalize Golden Springs Shopping Center

Developer plans to revitalize Golden Springs Shopping Center

slideshow A nearly vacant Anniston shopping center could soon be revitalized with new business tenants and remodeling upgrades. Local developer and business owner Brian Woodfin said he bought the Golden Springs Shopping Center in February and plans to...

 

Cowboys' Dez Bryant not comparing himself to Lions' Calvin Johnson, anyone else

DETROIT -- Dez Bryant grew up watching and admiring receivers like Calvin Johnson, and he said in a conference call with Detroit reporters Wednesday that he's "always been one of Calvin's biggest fans." But as bothered as he seemed by...

 
Beltran to start in right in World Series Game 2

Beltran to start in right in World Series Game 2

BOSTON -- Carlos Beltran was scheduled to be in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup to bat second and play right field against the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night. Making the first Series appearance of his career,...

 

UConn graduation rates low under Calhoun

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut graduated just 8 percent of the men's basketball players who entered school between 2003 and 2006, according to figures released by the NCAA on Thursday. That is far below the national average of 74 percent. The Graduation...

 

This Week's Race: Goody's 500

What: 500 laps or 263 miles Where: Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile flat oval in Martinsville, Va. When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday TV: ESPN Radio: Motor Racing Network Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson Also this week: Kroger 200, Truck Series, Martinsville...

 

Stenhouse Jr. putting dstance in rookie race

Danica Patrick might receive the most attention of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series rookie class members, but as the season winds down, it appears she will not be its star pupil. That distinction looks like it will go to Patrick's boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse...

 
Signs point to Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings returning in couple of weeks

Signs point to Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings returning in couple of weeks

Brandon Jennings hasn't had much to say — it's tough to talk when your mouth is immobilized. That's what the Pistons' public relations staff has reminded media members who have requested to interview Jennings, who returned to the practice facility...

 

N.C. Attorney General to appeal Duke Energy rate increase – again

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to appeal – for a second time – a 7.2 percent rate increase for Duke Energy, a move believed to be the first time the same utility rate increase will be appealed twice to the N.C. Supreme...

 

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