News archive from 26 February 2012

Motor City Tattoo Expo this weekend at RenCen hotel

Motor City Tattoo Expo this weekend at RenCen hotel

The halls of the Renaissance Center were crawling with birds, flowers and skulls during the 17th annual Motor City Tattoo Expo, being held today and Sunday in the Marriott Hotel. Artists from all over were picked for the two-day ink fest by Terry...

 

Blues-Jets Sums

First Period_1, St. Louis, Backes 18 (Oshie, McDonald), 7:43. 2, St. Louis, Perron 12 (Berglund, Oshie), 19:14. Penalties_None. Second Period_3, Winnipeg, Wheeler 12 (Kane, Byfuglien), 7:19. 4, Winnipeg, Wheeler 13 (Ladd, Byfuglien), 15:14....

 
Campana suffers first-round upset in bunting tournament

Campana suffers first-round upset in bunting tournament

MESA, Ariz --The pressure was on outfielder Tony Campana to win the Cubs’ bunting tournament, after Campana anointed himself the favorite last week. But Campana failed to come through in the clutch, losing on Saturday in a first-round match-up against...

 

Hugo Chavez may have aggressive tumor, cancer experts say

BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo cancer surgery in Cuba for the third time in eight months as early as Monday, an indication that he may be facing an aggressive tumor that could spread throughout his body, oncologists...

 

Mass. girl collects 1,000 prom dresses to donate

DIGHTON, Mass.-Financially struggling students looking for that special dress for prom may be in luck. Dighton-Rehoboth senior Danielle Brodeur, 17, has been collecting prom dresses to give away to local teens for more than a year. "I collect...

 

Insurance fight shows Catholic-Evangelical ties

RALEIGH, N.C.-After the White House decreed this month that religious employers would have to pay for workers' birth control, it was no surprise that Roman Catholic leaders would protest. That evangelical Protestants would rally to their cause was...

 

RI to hold meeting on MBTA proposal to cut service

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Rhode Island transportation officials are holding a public meeting about a proposal by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to reduce commuter rail service to plug a budget deficit. The MBTA provides commuter rail service to...

 

No cause of death yet for MIT student from Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS-Foul play has been ruled out for a 21-year-old student from Minnesota found dead in a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brian Anderson of Redwood Falls was a junior and a member of the wrestling team at the school in...

 

Russian scientists revive an ice age flower

LOS ANGELES - A plant that was frozen in Siberian permafrost for about 30,000 years has been revived by a team of Russian scientists - and borne fruit, to boot. Using tissue from immature fruits buried in fossil squirrel burrows some 90 feet below the...

 

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum battle for conservative vote in Michigan

TROY, Mich. - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum on Saturday took their down-to-the-wire Michigan Republican primary duel to an influential group of conservative activists, a bloc each has to have to eke out a win in the too-close-to-call contest. Both...

 

DePaul falls to Providence 73-71 in final seconds

Providence forward LaDontae Henton hit a jump shot from the top of the key with 1.7 seconds remaining Saturday to give the Friars a 73-71 win over DePaul. Henton's shot from about 19 feet broke a five-game losing streak for Providence (14-15, 3-13)...

 
Broadway Bryce: Cocky Harper ready to get started on big league stardom at ripe ol' age of 19

Broadway Bryce: Cocky Harper ready to get started on big league stardom at ripe ol' age of 19

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - When Bryce Harper got to the clubhouse for Washington's first full-squad workout of spring training, his teammates had delivered a not-so-subtle message. The nameplate on his locker said, "Joe Namath, No. 12." Harper...

 
With mixed results but immense interest, Danica Patrick becomes focus of NASCAR

With mixed results but immense interest, Danica Patrick becomes focus of NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As her car hurtled out of control toward the inside retaining wall at Daytona International Speedway, Danica Patrick did a split-second survey of her situation. With no chance of avoiding a head-on collision at nearly 190...

 
From a movie theater church, pastor Mark Batterson blends orthodoxy and innovation

From a movie theater church, pastor Mark Batterson blends orthodoxy and innovation

Packed sidewalks are part of weekend life on Capitol Hill’s 8th Street SE, a gentrifying half-mile of sleek pubs and high-end comfort food restaurants. But in recent months, the biggest sidewalk scene has been at 9 a.m. on Sundays, when hundreds of...

 
Tony Stewart tries to snap 0-for-13 losing streak in Daytona 500

Tony Stewart tries to snap 0-for-13 losing streak in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart has had plenty of chances to win the Daytona 500, and he's had his heart broken every time. Stewart wound up on his roof in 2001, and his engine blew in the opening laps of the 2002 race. He finished second to...

 

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