News archive from 27 June 2013, page 4

State's bad credit rating increases borrowing cost

The state got a lower interest rate than budget officials expected Wednesday selling $1.3 billion in bonds for construction projects, but Illinois' woeful finances means taxpayers here will pay more to borrow money than those in other states. The...

 
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is tipping his pitches

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is tipping his pitches

CHICAGO -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins says top prospect Zack Wheeler is tipping his breaking pitches. Collins said in his pregame media session Wednesday that the Mets noticed the flaw in Wheeler's motion during his second big league start a...

 

Lake charter will still get money despite $986,378 attendance dispute

A Lake County charter school for troubled teens will still be getting money to keep its doors open in August despite a $986,378 dispute over faulty attendance keeping. Lake County School Board members say they want to give Alee Academy charter school...

 
Divers remove wood beam from possible Griffin site

Divers remove wood beam from possible Griffin site

TRAVERSE CITY - Divers and scientists who combed a section of northern Lake Michigan for a 17th century shipwreck have retrieved a wooden beam that could belong to the long-lost Griffin, expedition leaders said Wednesday. The nearly 20-foot-long...

 

Auditors look into whether Wayne Co. Jail project had adopted a budget

Auditors are working to determine whether a budget had been adopted for the Wayne County Jail project, where more than half the $220-million price tag for construction costs already has been used, Wayne County Auditor General Willie Mayo said...

 

UNC, N.C. State building top-20 2014 recruiting classes

The N.C. State football program has had a furious week in recruiting, gaining nine verbal commitments from 2014 recruits. New Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren has so far received 20 commits for the 2014 class, including two players who Rivals.com ranks as...

 

Rod Perry wins PGA Professional

SUNRIVER, Ore. -- Rod Perry won the PGA Professional National Championship on Wednesday at Sunriver Resort, shooting a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory. The 39-year-old Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., had four birdies...

 

Live chat: Talk with SportsDay columnist Tim Cowlishaw at 1 p.m. Thursday; Ask your questions now

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News and panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a live chat at 2 p.m. Thursday. Ask your...

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Fox announces premiere dates for its fall schedule

Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. "The X Factor" will kick off the season Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 with a two-night premiere event. Judges for the talent competition show this season will be Simon...

 

Snowden's bid for Ecuador asylum could take weeks to approve

MOSCOW - Edward Snowden's request for political asylum in Ecuador could take up to two months to approve, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday, and he suggested that the U.S. fugitive could end his airport-layover limbo by seeking sanctuary...

 

Former UCF star Keith Clanton hopes for NBA opportunity

His nerves fluttered during the first few minutes of the three draft workouts former UCF star forward Keith Clanton attended in the lead up to Thursday's NBA Draft. It was no surprise with NBA coaches and front office personnel watching his every...

 

Orlando Magic have an array of options in Thursday's NBA Draft

With just a few hours to go until the 2013 NBA Draft begins, the players aren't the only ones with question marks attached to them. The Orlando Magic, who own the second and 51st overall picks, might as well call themselves "Central Florida's...

 

Griffeth kicks off 1st day of Cullman City Schools supt. interviews

CULLMAN - Dr. Doreen Griffeth officially opened the interview process Wednesday night as the first of five finalists hoping to be the next Cullman City Schools superintendent. The interviews continue Thursday and Friday at Cullman city hall, beginning...

 

Paula Deen sees more corporate defections after 'Today' interview

More companies are bailing on Paula Deen following her "Today" interview. Wal-Mart Stores, which carries Deen's cookware and other merchandise, announced Wednesday it would "not place new orders," according to reports. And Caesars...

 
Prosecutors present taped confession during capital murder trial

Prosecutors present taped confession during capital murder trial

slideshow slideshow During the second day of testimony in the capital murder trial of Nicholas Smith, jurors watched a video of the 24-year-old telling police he slit third-grade teacher Kevin Thompson’s throat in April 2011. Clint Parris, an...

 

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