News archive from 25 October 2013, page 1

Doctors perform Miami's first mother-son corneal transplant

Doctors perform Miami's first mother-son corneal transplant

Miriam Aguirre Santos gave her son life. In her death, she gave him sight. Aguirre Santos, 61, died Sept. 30 in Miami Beach after a heart attack, but not before repeating and writing down her final wish: that her eyes be used to restore her son's...

 

Thursday's Sports Transactions

WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Assigned 1B Chris Marrero outright to Syracuse (IL). QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS-Promoted assistant general manager Andrew Chesser to general manager. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS-Exercised the 2014 option on INF Christian Vitters....

 

Cleburne officials drafting plan for 2-mill tax for emergency services; Public would get vote on tax if...

Cleburne County officials are working on a plan to spend the proceeds of a proposed 2-mill property tax increase to fund emergency services, a measure that could appear on ballots next year. Before that can happen, local lawmakers have to sign off on...

 
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...

 

College Football Schedule

Boise St. (5-2) at BYU (5-2), 8 p.m. --- Delaware (5-2) at Rhode Island (3-5), Noon Houston (5-1) at Rutgers (4-2), Noon Sacred Heart (7-1) at St. Francis (Pa.) (2-4), Noon Robert Morris (2-4) at Wagner (2-5), Noon Brown (3-2) at Cornell (1-4), 12:30...

 

Council mulls closing portion of Boiling Springs Road

Oxford City Council members are considering closing a small portion of Boiling Spring Road where it intersects with Leon Smith Parkway, but some homeowners there disapprove of the idea. Council president Steven Waits asked the council during a Tuesday...

 
Vols could face 7 ranked foes in 8-game stretch

Vols could face 7 ranked foes in 8-game stretch

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee could be in the midst of the type of gauntlet no team has faced in two decades. The Volunteers (4-3, 1-2 SEC) visit top-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0) on Saturday in their third straight game against a Top 25 team. They follow...

 
Injuries keep Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks from setting his starting backcourt

Injuries keep Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks from setting his starting backcourt

In an ideal world, Maurice Cheeks would probably have already revealed his starting backcourt for opening night. But circumstances are far from ideal with injuries to Brandon Jennings (jaw/wisdom tooth) and Rodney Stuckey (broken right hand). So...

 

Greg Cote's Week 8 NFL picks

Enjoyed a modestly slump-busting 8-7 mark against the spread last week, highlighted by Texans-with-points in my Upset of the Week call (“Aawwk!”) and a rare exact score bull's-eye in Packers' 31-13 win. Make no mistake, though....

 

Begich joins colleagues, seeks longer enrollment

JUNEAU, Alaska -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich joined with several Democratic colleagues in seeking a longer open enrollment period for individuals to buy health insurance without penalty under the new federal health care law. Oct. 1 marked the launch of the...

 
Raptors exercise options on Valanciunas, Ross

Raptors exercise options on Valanciunas, Ross

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors exercised third-year team options Thursday on the entry-level contracts of center Jonas Valanciunas and guard Terrence Ross, extending them through the 2014-15 season. The Raptors had until next Thursday to exercise...

 
Bruins LW Eriksson out with concussion

Bruins LW Eriksson out with concussion

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins' left wing Loui Eriksson will be sidelined indefinitely with a concussion sustained on a hit from Buffalo's enforcer John Scott. Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli updated the winger's status in a release issued by the team...

 
Florida using bye week to search for answers

Florida using bye week to search for answers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At a time when Florida would normally have its assistants on the road recruiting, coach Will Muschamp has them in the office. Reviewing, re-evaluating, reassessing. "We need to sit down and figure some things out,"...

 

Study estimates millennials can't retire until age 73

The average millennial graduating from college today will not retire until age 73 because heavy student-loan debt will prevent them from saving enough money for an earlier retirement, according to a new study. The typical graduate has a...

 

Haseko seeks zoning changes for Ewa Beach property

HONOLULU -- Ewa Beach could get an oceanfront hotel or a time-share complex under a real estate developer's plans for Hoakalei Resort. Haseko Inc. has filed for zoning changes that would increase the area zoned for resort use by 8 acres to 46 acres....

 

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