News archive from 27 October 2012

Put a fresh spin on Halloween with these scary fun D-FW events

It’s the last weekend before Halloween; we found some great places to show off those costumes before the big night. SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN COSMIC SKATE PARTY Skate in costume and save at Polar Ice House Grapevine on Oct. 27. It’s an extra-fun twist on...

 

Possible Lenox Road changes worry residents

While few new details emerged during a recent meeting of about 100 residents with consultants on proposed renovations to historic Lake Ellyn Park, serious concerns were raised about a possible reconfiguration to Lenox Road and adding parking. The Glen...

 

Crystal Lake schools hope 'Character Counts' discourages bullying

"Character Counts," a program that intends to foster and kindness and respect among students while discouraging bullying, will be implemented in Crystal Lake School District 47 beginning in January. The school board recently approved the...

 

Palos Heights recognizes residents, businesses with a green thumb

Palos Heights residents with a penchant for gardening as well as businesses with attractive landscaping, facades and decorations were rewarded for their efforts recently. Mayor Jerry Bennett and Ald. Marty Kleefisch handed out certificates, lawn signs...

 

Michigan ranked No. 5 in AP preseason men's basketball poll

Michigan continues to get votes of confidence in preseason polls, as the Wolverines were ranked No. 5 in the preseason Associated Press poll, released Friday afternoon.The Big Ten dominated the top of the AP poll, with Indiana getting the No. 1...

 

Sen. Reid taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

LAS VEGAS -- Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas. Nevada Highway Patrol Office spokesman Jeremie Elliott says he doesn't know Reid's...

 

Stocks mostly lower on weak earnings

MIXED BAG: The government said the economy grew in the third quarter, but not fast enough to reduce unemployment. Earnings from many companies have disappointed, although not as much as some investors had feared. INVESTOR REACTION: Stocks rose in the...

 

Halftime report: Is fear of a weak 3Q overblown?

WASHINGTON -- It's halftime for the season of corporate earnings reports, and investors are in desperate need of a locker-room pep talk. Before Alcoa reported its third-quarter results Oct. 9, marking the unofficial start of earnings season, financial...

 

'Cloud Atlas' is all over the map, film critics say

It's easy to see why David Mitchell's sprawling 2004 novel "Cloud Atlas" has been called unfilmable: The book tells six interlocking stories that unfold over five centures, hop between genres, and explore big ideas like the nature of freedom...

 

Michigan ranked No. 5 in AP preseason men's basketball poll

Michigan continues to get votes of confidence in preseason polls, as the Wolverines were ranked No. 5 in the preseason Associated Press poll, released Friday afternoon.The Big Ten dominated the top of the AP poll, with Indiana getting the No. 1...

 

Sen. Harry Reid taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

LAS VEGAS - Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital in an ambulance after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas. Nevada Highway Patrol Office spokesman Jeremie Elliott says he...

 

Warren, Brown woo women voters in Mass. Sen. race

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown are again appealing to all-important women voters with Election Day rapidly approaching. Warren was joined on the campaign trail Friday by the Senate's longest...

 

Federer, Del Potro on collision course in Basel

Swiss icon and hometown hero Roger Federer and hot Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro notched quarterfinal victories Friday at the Swiss Indoors tennis event. The world No. 1 Federer blew past helpless Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-2 on the indoor...

 
Kohl's 15% off in-store pass ends Saturday

Kohl's 15% off in-store pass ends Saturday

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Despite having upper hand, Giants maintain focus

San Francisco - After having to come from behind in each of their first two series in the playoffs, the Giants find themselves in an unusual position - with a 2-0 lead - as the World Series heads to Detroit.By overcoming an 0-2 deficit against the...

 

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