News archive from 27 June 2013

Couple continues plans for learning farm

Couple continues plans for learning farm

slideshow PIEDMONT — About 20 children sat on the ground between a refurbished train station and an aging strip mall in Piedmont Tuesday to learn about photosynthesis. Fittingly, they were seated on a small plot of land owned by a couple who intend to...

 
Hobson City after-school program receives much-needed donations

Hobson City after-school program receives much-needed donations

slideshow HOBSON CITY – Maudine Holloway was certain that without a donation, the Sable Learning Center’s after school program in Hobson City would not reopen at the start of school in August. But thanks to a $5,000 grant, the 25 or so children who...

 

Buster Miles Chevrolet seeking help from city for expansion

Representing longtime Heflin business Buster Miles Chevrolet, Matt Miles on Tuesday approached the Heflin City Council to request $15,000 worth of site improvements from the city for a planned expansion of the dealership. Company officials want to...

 
‘Yeah’ is the most persuasive word to use in a meeting: study  

‘Yeah’ is the most persuasive word to use in a meeting: study  

A four letter word may be the trick to quicker and more efficient meetings. New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management showed that the saying "yeah" increased the likelihood that coworkers would...

 
The famed Times Square TKTS booth turns 40

The famed Times Square TKTS booth turns 40

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of tourists and New Yorkers show up each day at the famed TKTS booth in the heart of Times Square with questions about Broadway shows. Often they're very interesting questions. Like: “Can I get a ticket to see the...

 
Florida: Reliving the Civil War at Fort Clinch

Florida: Reliving the Civil War at Fort Clinch

If the cannon lined up atop the walls of Fort Clinch overlooking Cumberland Sound aren't impressive enough, the living history interpreters who can explain them, as well as various other armaments, are. At Union Garrison, held the first weekend of...

 
Detroit Tigers prospect Jordan Lennerton in All-Star Futures Game; Nick Castellanos in final vote

Detroit Tigers prospect Jordan Lennerton in All-Star Futures Game; Nick Castellanos in final vote

Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila said he's very proud that Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton was named to the World roster for the All-Star Futures Game, which will be played July 14 at Citi Field in New York. Lennerton, who is...

 

Brazil reaches Confederations Cup final amid protests

Paulinho's header off a Neymar corner kick in the 86th minute lifted Brazil to a 2-1 victory over Uruguay and into this weekend's final of the Confederations Cup. The host nation will meet the winner of Thursday's semifinal between Spain and Italy....

 
Parents speak out against Spanish-language classrooms

Parents speak out against Spanish-language classrooms

A plan to bring eight bilingual teachers to Conrad Fischer School in Elmhurst has some parents clamoring for the return of some non-bilingual teachers who recently were transferred from the school as it prepares for about half of its enrollment to be...

 
Ted Allen, partner Barry Rice engaged after Defense of Marriage Act ruling 

Ted Allen, partner Barry Rice engaged after Defense of Marriage Act ruling 

Now that the Defense of Marriage Act has officially been chopped, Food Network star Ted Allen announced plans to wed his partner Barry Rice. The food and wine expert celebrated theU.S. Supreme Court ruling with some big news of his own. RELATED:...

 

New water slides add thrills to Orlando World Center Marriott

The Orlando World Center Marriott is making a a big splash on the local resort scene. The 2,000-room resort, which towers above the landscape alongside Interstate 4 opposite Walt Disney World, has finished a multimillion-dollar refurbishment with the...

 
Trey Burke already familiar with Joe Dumars, would welcome challenge with Detroit Pistons

Trey Burke already familiar with Joe Dumars, would welcome challenge with Detroit Pistons

NEW YORK - Trey Burke connected strongly with five NBA teams, but only one didn't need to work him out: The Detroit Pistons. With Burke, they only had a conversation, allowing the rest of the Pistons' brass to get to know him as well as president of...

 
Where will Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson rank among NFL's top 100?

Where will Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson rank among NFL's top 100?

Calvin Johnson was the best receiver in the NFL last year. But was he the best player? The Lions star receiver will have his spot among the top 10 of the NFL Network's “Top 100 Players of 2013” unveiled at 8 p.m. Thursday night. But where Johnson...

 

Parents speak out against Spanish-language classrooms

A plan to bring eight bilingual teachers to Conrad Fischer School in Elmhurst has some parents clamoring for the return of some non-bilingual teachers who recently were transferred from the school as it prepares for about half of its enrollment to be...

 

Lake County police log

Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake...

 

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