News archive from 27 May 2013

Storage war, Miami style

Storage war, Miami style

After moving to the area a couple of years ago, Heloise and Joe Gibialante had a problem familiar to many South Floridians: not enough closet space. So they rented a unit at the Public Storage facility at 2336 Biscayne Blvd., paying $17.99 for a...

 

Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss their case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...

 
Miami-Dade Transit tweaks some bus routes

Miami-Dade Transit tweaks some bus routes

Miami-Dade Transit is making adjustments to several bus routes that will take effect June 23. On some routes, intervals between buses will be lengthened while others will be shortened. None of the changes involve major routes. MDT has 93 routes served...

 

Weekley holds off Kuchar to win Colonial

Boo Weekley used four birdies in a 6-hole span Sunday to grab the lead, and he held on to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Weekley, who won for the third time on the PGA Tour, closed with a 4-under 66 to finish at 14-under-par 266. Matt...

 

Oil spill restoration overseers release draft plan

NEW ORLEANS -- There's now a draft plan for using fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to restore the Gulf Coast's natural resources and economy. The Times-Picayune ( http://bit.ly11jC0Vt) reports that the document released Thursday doesn't...

 
After death, young diplomat's 'go-to bag' carries memories

After death, young diplomat's 'go-to bag' carries memories

On the plane, someone had propped a gray and black canvas tote bag against Anne Smedinghoff's flag-draped casket. As a young diplomat in Afghanistan, Anne carried the large tote everywhere. She and her colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul called...

 
Anthony Weiner campaigns at a church and says the path to redemption is like a car’s GPS 

Anthony Weiner campaigns at a church and says the path to redemption is like a car’s GPS 

To Anthony Weiner, the g in GPS stands for God. In his first campaign trail visit to a church Sunday, the newly minted mayoral candidate compared his faith to a navigation system in a car whose owner has fouled up and needs to be yanked back on...

 

Weekley wins 1st PGA Tour event in 5 years

Boo Weekley snagged his first PGA Tour win in five years after firing a 4-under 66 in the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas. Weekley was one shot behind overnight leader Matt Kuchar when play began...

 

Lincoln Park teen drowns after rowboat capsizes

A Lincoln Park teen drowned in Wolf Lake in Lenawee County early today after the rowboat he was in capsized, according to the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's officials said Jeffrey Jon Walkowski, 17, was in the rowboat fishing with Steve...

 
Electric car venture Better Place files to liquidate

Electric car venture Better Place files to liquidate

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Electric car company Better Place said on Sunday it had filed a motion in an Israeli court to wind up the company, bringing an end to a venture whose battery charging network had aimed to boost electric car sales. Better Place...

 

Weekley holds off Kuchar to win Colonial

Boo Weekley used four birdies in a 6-hole span Sunday to grab the lead, and he held on to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Weekley, who won for the third time on the PGA Tour, closed with a 4-under 66 to finish at 14-under-par 266. Matt...

 

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winners fall short

INDIANAPOLIS - There would be no new member of the Indianapolis 500's four-time winners' club Sunday. Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti came up short in their bid to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the...

 

Blackhawks vs. Red Wings: Game 6 spotlight

Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell vs. Red Wings' Johan Franzen Bryan Bickell Position: Left wing Number: 29 Height, weight: 6-4, 233 Shoots: Left Born: March 9, 1986 (Age 27) Birthplace: Bowmanville, Ontario 2013 regular-season statistics: GP: 48; Goals: 9;...

 

Symbolic finish to Boston Marathon at Indy 500

The explosions prevented Kimberly Grauer from crossing the finish line at this year's Boston Marathon, a race she dedicated to her father who died two weeks before the April competition. On Sunday, she got her chance to end the race, but at a...

 
No help again for Hamels as Phillies lose to Nats

No help again for Hamels as Phillies lose to Nats

WASHINGTON -- In the quest to give Cole Hamels some run support, the Philadelphia Phillies didn't get very far against Stephen Strasburg. Hamels (1-8) had his latest tough-luck outing Sunday. The Phillies never solved Strasburg, and some fluke moments...

 

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