News archive from 27 June 2013, page 6

Blue cheese chicken dip recalled

MIAMI -- South Florida-based ECRS, LLC is recalling 12,560 pounds of chicken dip products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday that the products...

 

20 years later, former Chicago Heights mayor disputes bribery conviction

Two decades ago, Charles Panici was convicted of taking kickbacks from contractors and sent to federal prison. Now the defiant former Chicago Heights mayor says he wants to tell his side of the story. "The prosecutors were the culprits,"...

 

Itasca cops have highest DUI arrest rate, survey finds

Naperville police collared more motorists suspected of drunken driving in 2012 than any other Chicago suburb for the third straight year, according to an annual survey by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. Itasca, meanwhile, had the highest...

 

'Patent trolls' targeted Metra, officials say

Metra was among at least 20 U.S. public transit agencies that were sued or threatened with questionable lawsuits by two foreign companies claiming patent infringement, officials said Wednesday. Metra ended up "reluctantly" paying a $50,000...

 

Fire Game Day: Face Orlando City S.C.

With no Major League Soccer game on the horizon for the next week, Wednesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal against Orlando City S.C. has the Fire's undivided attention. Coach Frank Klopas fielded another top-tier lineup as the Fire sought...

 

Outdoors notebook

• Super Bowl standout Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens will host the 2013 UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Islamorada. Headquarters is the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle. Other football celebrities include:...

 

Fishing report

Best bet Paul Ripa of Rippys Bait and Tackle in North Miami Beach reported that the Newport Fishing Pier is now open and pier anglers are catching scattered bluefish and sharks. A few schools of tarpon also have taken up residency at the pier. On the...

 
Jackson's son says father feared concert promoter

Jackson's son says father feared concert promoter

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's eldest son testified Wednesday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill-fated shows. Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr....

 
Mighty Quinn: June 27

Mighty Quinn: June 27

Shipwreck Sharples called: “Clare Facchini went to her preschool class and the teacher read ‘Jack The Giant Killer.’ When Clare’s mother Kathleen picked her daughter up after school, she knew something was wrong. Clare was so upset, she didn’t want to...

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Orlando gays celebrate Supreme Court ruling

The low point for gays in Florida was 2008, when voters overwhelmingly supported a state constitutional amendment making same-sex marriage illegal. It was a demoralizing blow that came at the same time California voters approved Proposition 8, which...

 

Same-sex weddings to resume in California soon, officials say

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8 will lead to same-sex weddings resuming in California in less than a month, officials said Wednesday, as disappointed backers of the marriage ban questioned whether to pursue a long-shot...

 

Tiger Woods: Sore elbow will be 'good enough' for British Open

There is no guarantee that Tiger Woods' strained left elbow will be 100% for the upcoming British Open, but the world's top-ranked golfer insists it will be "good enough." Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Woods reiterated he plans to compete...

 
Bird to return as Pacers' president

Bird to return as Pacers' president

INDIANAPOLIS -- Larry Bird has decided to return as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers. Bird, who chose to resign after the 2011-12 campaign to deal with health issues, agreed to a multi-year contract to return Wednesday as the...

 

NBA draft: 5 who make sense for Bulls

(in alphabetical order) Allen Crabbe Shooting guard, California, 6-6, 197 A classic spot-up shooter, he would have to develop his ball-handling and shot creation. But his size and shooting stroke make him attractive. Gorgui Dieng Center, Louisville,...

 

U.S. to retire most chimpanzees from medical research

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday it is reducing the number of chimpanzees it uses in biomedical research and will retire most of them to sanctuaries, a decision applauded by animal rights groups....

 

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