News archive from 27 September 2013

Browns’ Jordan Cameron just the latest tight end to ditch basketball for NFL success 

Browns’ Jordan Cameron just the latest tight end to ditch basketball for NFL success 

BEREA, Ohio — Jordan Cameron’s hoop-playing days are over. Still, every once in a while he’ll join a pickup basketball game, and at some point dunk on some unfortunate defender. “That’s all I can do,” the tight end said, cracking up. “I can’t shoot.”...

Daily News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Observer's Sweet 16 football poll

Rk.Team (Class)Rec.1Mallard Creek (4A)4-02Rock Hill Northwestern4-03Hough (4A)4-04Butler (4A)3-2T5West Mecklenburg (4A)4-0T5South Point (3A)5-07Rock Hill South Pointe (3A)3-18Charlotte Christian (IND)4-09Burns (3A)5-010Independence (4A)3-211Crest...

 

Pick 7: Observer football game picks 09.27.13

Bret McCormickBill KiserCorey InscoeSergio TovarLangston Wertz Jr.Rock Hill HeraldLake Norman NewsSouth Charlotte NewsCharlotteobserver.comThe Charlotte ObserverLast Week5-26-16-16-16-1This Season24-1124-1124-1123-1222-13Alexander Central at Lake...

 

Dade, Broward get millions to fund science magnet programs

South Florida's public schools are getting a multimillion-dollar assist from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Education announced the award Thursday of $7.5 million to the Miami-Dade and Broward school boards in the first year of a...

 

Anniston man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot

An Anniston man pleaded guilty today to charges that he tried to hire someone he believed to be a Klu Klux Klan member to kill a man he suspected of raping his wife, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors today charged Allen Wayne Denson...

 
County Commission approves $50M budget, lease for Ayers Building

County Commission approves $50M budget, lease for Ayers Building

slideshow The Calhoun County Commission on Thursday approved a $50 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. County Administrator Ken Joiner said most of those expenses are tied into funds overseen by the commission, but over which they have little...

 

Cleburne’s small towns get by without budgets

State law doesn’t require yearly financial plans from some municipalities As the end of the fiscal year approaches, most of the counties and municipalities across the state are hustling to get their budgets passed before the Oct. 1 deadline. But some...

 
Stanford University asks court to intervene in dispute over Chiang Kai-shek diaries

Stanford University asks court to intervene in dispute over Chiang Kai-shek diaries

Taiwan and China are still arguing over the past. Stanford University has asked a U.S. District Court to help resolve a dispute among the descendants of Chiang Kai-shek over who owns the former Chinese leader’s diaries and private papers. In 2004,...

 

Tim Thomas signs 1-year deal with Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Tim Thomas is officially back in the NHL. The Stanley Cup-winning goalie signed a one-year contract Thursday with the Florida Panthers, a move that was expected for several days. Financial terms were not released. The 39-year-old...

 

Thursday's Sports Transactions

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Announced the retirement of commissioner Bud Selig after the 2014 season. Suspended Milwaukee OF Carlos Gomez and Atlanta OF Reed Johnson one game and fined them undisclosed amounts for their actions during...

 

Meyer: UW 'king' of Big Ten; OSU players disagree

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: It's partly paying respect, partly upsetting his players. When Urban Meyer referred to Wisconsin as "king" of the Big Ten, he was acknowledging the fact...

 
Photos tell story of kids from the Haitian island of Île-à-Vaches

Photos tell story of kids from the Haitian island of Île-à-Vaches

A new photo exhibit in Wynwood aims to tell the story of a small island off Haiti through the eyes of some of its schoolchildren. “The kids are the ones taking the pictures and telling the story of the island,” said Ines Lozano,...

 
Hollis: Alabama cancels football series against Michigan State

Hollis: Alabama cancels football series against Michigan State

Michigan State's two-game football series against Alabama has been canceled, at Alabama's request, MSU athletic director Mark Hollis told to the Free Press. “Alabama requested to cancel the series due to uncertainty with the SEC schedule,” Hollis...

 
Honesty over freedom: Okla. prisoner dials 911 to politely report his own escape 

Honesty over freedom: Okla. prisoner dials 911 to politely report his own escape 

TULSA, Okla. -- Prisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead. Silverman could have fled with two other inmates who stole the unattended transport van he was riding in, but he dialed 911 and alerted...

Daily News, 19:12 in Crime
 

Former Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Roberto Alonso dies at 62; service Friday

A memorial service for Roberto Alonso, the first vice mayor of Miami Lakes, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 15801 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes. Alonso died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at age 62. “He...

 

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