News archive from 28 January 2012

Dolphins bring West Coast offense to AFC East

Offense has been the variable in the Miami Dolphins' experiment the past three seasons. With a new coach, the players once again have to adjust to another system. After yearly change under former coach Tony Sparano, the Dolphins now turn to Joe...

 

24 Hours of Daytona marks Justin Wilson's 1st race since breaking back in IndyCar accident

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Justin Wilson is back in a race car for the first time since breaking his back in an IndyCar accident in August. Wilson is driving for Michael Shank Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

 

Nathalie Pechalat, Fabian Bourzat win European ice dance title by overhauling Russian rivals

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) - Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France retained their ice dance title at the European figure skating championships on Friday by beating Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev in the free dance. Trailing the Russian...

 

Amylin’s long-delayed diabetes drug Bydureon gets FDA nod

WASHINGTON - Amylin Pharmaceuticals won approval today for its long-delayed diabetes drug Bydureon, a next-generation treatment that requires fewer injections than the company’s 7-year old product, Byetta. Bydureon is a once-a-week version of Byetta,...

 

US FDA approves Pfizer's Inlyta for kidney cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pfizer's Inlyta drug for patients with advanced kidney cancer won approval from U.S. regulators, boosting the company's efforts to offset plunging Lipitor sales. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said the drug, known...

 

J&J recalls Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it is recalling more than 2,000 tubes of its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion after U.S. regulators identified excessive levels of bacteria in a product sample. J&J said the product, one of many...

 

UCF basketball team enjoying home-court advantage this season

ORLANDO - The UCF basketball team is happy to be back playing on its home court Saturday night. The Knights have played their best games in front of friendly home crowds this season are riding a 16-game winning streak at UCF Arena. UCF (15-5, 5-2 in...

 

Hired Help: Cleveland Browns name former Vikings coach Brad Childress offensive coordinator

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Browns have hired former Minnesota coach Brad Childress as their new offensive coordinator. Childress, who spent five seasons with the Vikings before he was fired after 10 games in 2010, will join Pat Shurmur's staff....

 

Cruise ship victims mull $14,460 compensation deal

ROME - How much is it worth to suffer through a terrifying cruise ship grounding? Italian ship operator Costa Crociere SpA today put the figure at €11,000 ($14,460) plus reimbursement for the cost of cruise tickets and extra travel expenses, seeking...

 
Osceola Clerk of Court Malcom Thompson faces charges of assault and battery

Osceola Clerk of Court Malcom Thompson faces charges of assault and battery

KISSIMMEE - Osceola County Clerk of Court Malcom Thompson faces charges of battery and assault involving members of his staff at the county courthouse, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Agents served Thompson this afternoon in...

 
After sexual battery victim forgives him, Osteen man sent to prison for 50 years

After sexual battery victim forgives him, Osteen man sent to prison for 50 years

An Osteen man was sent to prison for 50 years even though his victim spoke at the sentencing hearing and said she forgives him. Circuit Judge Randell H. Rowe III handed down the sentence against 43-year-old Mark William Benoit on Thursday, State...

 

Yale quarterback says loyalty to team, not assault claim, prompted Rhodes Scholars withdrawal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Yale University quarterback who made headlines when he had to choose between interviewing for a Rhodes Scholarship or playing in last fall's annual Yale-Harvard game is rebutting a report that a sexual misconduct allegation...

 

The house that books built

Charles Dee Mitchell is a man blessed with a great eye and lucky timing. In 1972 the Fort Worth native, a theater (writing and directing) graduate of SMU, returned to Dallas from a stint in New York City and made a spur-of-the-moment decision to apply...

 

Mary-Louise Parker replacing Demi Moore in 'Lovelace'?

It was probably a wise decision for Demi Moore to drop out of her latest film project to focus on her health. That's why the actress is no longer taking part in "Lovelace," the piopic of '70s porn star Linda Lovelace currently shooting in...

 

Fran Drescher, Sammy Hagar and more celeb alien abductees

In a recent interview, "Happily Divorced" star and distinctively-voiced actress Fran Drescher claimed that both she and her husband were abducted by aliens as pre-teens. "You know, it's funny because Peter and I both saw [aliens] before...

 

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