News archive from 27 February 2012

Early rising Sveum sets the tone at Cubs' camp

MESA, Ariz. -- If the Chicago Cubs are going to play follow the leader this year, they’re going to have to get up pretty early in the morning to do it. Manager Dale Sveum leaves his Valley home while most people are sleeping and gets to the ballpark...

 

FSU takes second straight series with win over FIU

TALLAHASSEE - As the ball awkwardly twisted, tumbled and knuckled through the air toward him, Florida State second baseman Devon Travis was unsure just where it was going to land. It was the strangest, and perhaps biggest, play of the No. 8 Seminoles'...

 

Patents 02/27 Utility Patents

Utility Patents A utility patent protects how something works and what it does. Central Florida inventors who have recently received utility patents include: Daniel P. Rini, Orlando; H. Randolph Anderson, Clermont; and Guochang Zhao, Orlando. A spray...

 
Vote trips up AirTran, Southwest integration

Vote trips up AirTran, Southwest integration

Southwest Airlines faces a new hurdle in its effort to integrate its operations with those of AirTran Airways, the Orlando-based airline that it acquired last year. Its mechanics voted down a tentative agreement outlining how to combine the seniority...

 

02/27 Insider Trading

Insider Trading is a weekly report of stock transactions involving officers, directors and owners of 10 percent or more of a publicly held company. Corporate insiders historically make more economically sound decisions in trading their own company's...

 

02/27: Conventions

This week Global Pet Expo, Wednesday-Friday, Orange County Convention Center, 11,000. Not open to the public. The Precast Show, Thursday-Saturday, Orange County Convention Center, 4,500. Not open to the public.

 

U.S. military receives remains of last soldier missing in Iraq

BEIRUT - The U.S. military has recovered the remains of the last U.S. service member missing in Iraq, ending a nearly six-year ordeal involving shadowy militants and a tragic love story, his family said Sunday. About 1 a.m. Sunday, a U.S. officer...

 

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 Central Florida individuals and businesses that have filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code include: United Shelving Inc., 342 Alexander Ave., Deltona. Filed: Feb. 16. Assets: $50. Liabilities: $164,125. Major...

 

02/27: Progressions

Architecture John Dietz and Margaret Quintas have been appointed architectural graduates and Brian Mullin has been appointed structural engineer for Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Engineers Planners, Orlando. Banking

 

02/27: New businesses

Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida. Orange Dealer Services Financial Center LLC, auto sales, 2166 S. Orange Blossom Trail, No. 154, Apopka, 32703.

 

02/27: Business events

Accounting The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., "Day with NABA: Celebrating Black History and Accounting Careers," 6:30-8 p.m. March 15; The offices of Robert Half International, 301 Pine St., Suite 200, Orlando. Reservation...

 

Martin St. Louis scores 3 as Lightning beat Devils

NEWARK, N.J. - Martin St. Louis scored three goals and set up another to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Mathieu Garon made 19 saves and set up St. Louis’ first goal as the Lightning snapped a...

 

No. 1 Florida records 5th multiple-home-run game in series sweep of William & Mary

GAINESVILLE - Not even a rain-shortened series finale could put a damper on Florida's early-season power surge. No. 1 Florida (7-1) launched a pair of home runs in Sunday's 5-3 win against William & Mary (2-5), which was called in the sixth inning...

 

Daytona 500 delayed until noon Monday

Heavy rain has delayed the start of the 54th annual Daytona 500 until Monday at noon. The race was supposed to start at 1:29 p.m. Sunday. But steady rain caused the delay. Tickets for Sunday's race will be honored on Monday. Tickets for the race will...

 

Liston, Williams help 7th-ranked Duke women hold off rival North Carolina 69-63

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tricia Liston scored 15 points to help No. 7 Duke beat rival North Carolina 69-63 on Sunday and win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship outright. Freshman Elizabeth Williams added 13 points and nine rebounds...

 

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