News archive from 27 February 2015

Brainy play gets a snappy production in UAA's 'Rosencrantz'

Brainy play gets a snappy production in UAA's 'Rosencrantz'

Few works of modern theater have received as much critical analysis and as many productions as Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." UAA's current production shows why: A lot of people want to see it more than once. It can...

 
Detective pulled off case after crowdfunding DNA test

Detective pulled off case after crowdfunding DNA test

INDIANAPOLIS — When an Indianapolis police detective asked the city's crime lab to send DNA to a Utah testing facility last fall, he hoped it would lead him to the man who raped and killed 19-year-old Carmen Hope Van Huss more than two decades ago....

 
Ellen Pao could have made $2.6 million as a senior partner

Ellen Pao could have made $2.6 million as a senior partner

An earlier version of this story gave an inaccurate amount for the annual salary of senior partners at Kleiner Perkins. SAN FRANCISCO - The very large sums of money at stake for those working at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins were discussed on...

 
Kanye West apologizes to Beck via Twitter

Kanye West apologizes to Beck via Twitter

Better late than never? Kanye West took to Twitter Thursday evening to apologize to Beck. There was no further explanation, but presumably West was referring to the Grammy Awards incident February 8. ENTERTAIN THIS! Kanye spoofed his "I'mma let...

 

APU skiers help U.S. to fourth-place finish in world relay race

A U.S. women's relay team featuring two Alaska Pacific University skiers finished fourth Thursday at the Nordic Ski World Championships, one spot out of the medals. APU's Sadie Bjornsen and Rosie Brennan skied the two classic-technique legs for the...

 
Led by Faeo and Quam, rested Iron Dog racers head toward Fairbanks finish

Led by Faeo and Quam, rested Iron Dog racers head toward Fairbanks finish

Led by the speedy Mat-Su duo of Scott Faeo and 2008 champ Eric Quam, rejuvenated Iron Dog drivers ended their Nome layovers and roared east at dawn Thursday. By 9:17 a.m., Faeo and Quam had already made the 75-mile journey from Nome to White Mountain...

 

Your Alaska Aces update

The massively depleted Alaska Aces -- eight of their top 10 scorers based on points per game were absent from the lineup in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win at Colorado -- have received a reinforcement. The AHL's Iowa Wild on Thursday assigned winger Ryan...

 
Mom accused of poisoning son, 5, awaits her fate

Mom accused of poisoning son, 5, awaits her fate

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Jurors began deliberating Thursday in the Lacey Spears murder case after the prosecution and defense made their final pitches in the case. The 27-year-old former Chestnut Ridge mother is accused of killing her son, Garnett, by...

 

Friday's forecast: Calm East, stormy Northwest and Texas

Most of the eastern U.S. will get a break from the wintry weather as the action shifts to the western and central U.S. Central U.S.: A dreary day is on tap across most of Oklahoma and Texas as a mix of snow, ice and rain spreads across the states. The...

 
Nightengale: A-Rod a circus for everyone — except him

Nightengale: A-Rod a circus for everyone — except him

TAMPA -- The New York Yankees keep trying to convince everyone this will be a normal spring, but it took just 10 minutes for GM Brian Cashman to say he's sick and tired of answering the same questions about Alex Rodriguez. Yankees manager Joe Girardi...

Usa Today, 20:29 in Sport
 
Armour: Josh Hamilton needs MLB's help, not scorn

Armour: Josh Hamilton needs MLB's help, not scorn

Josh Hamilton doesn't have a discipline problem, he has a disease. As Major League Baseball weighs what to do about the talented but troubled slugger amid several news media reports he has had yet another relapse, it's important to remember that...

Usa Today, 20:29 in Sport
 
Battles loom over tough new neutrality rules

Battles loom over tough new neutrality rules

Despite the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote Thursday in favor of net neutrality, the fate of the Internet is far from settled. The FCC's action triggered jubilation among open Internet enthusiasts, but the powerful telecom industry...

 
Del. professor caught in climate change controversy

Del. professor caught in climate change controversy

WILMINGTON, Del. — A University of Delaware professor is entangled in a controversy over possible undisclosed industry support for attacks on reports about human-caused global warming. David Legates, a professor in the geography department and a...

 

Here's what's up with UAA's recruits for next season

By my reckoning, UAA is set to bring in an eight-man freshman class in the fall -- the breakdown is six forwards, two defensemen (Seawolves are set in net for a couple more seasons). The Seawolves will lose four regulars from the lineup at season's...

 
Falcons release active NFL rushing leader Steven Jackson

Falcons release active NFL rushing leader Steven Jackson

Steven Jackson has more rushing yards than anybody currently on an NFL roster. But he does not have a job. Jackson was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, ending a disappointing two-year stint with the team. He was scheduled to make...

Usa Today, 21:00 in Sport
 
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