News archive from 28 February 2013

With Titanic II's maiden voyage set for 2016, maybe we should rename it Disaster 2: The Eek-quel 

With Titanic II's maiden voyage set for 2016, maybe we should rename it Disaster 2: The Eek-quel 

With the announcement of Titanic II — for which some people with too much money are shelling out as much as $100,000 for a cabin on her maiden voyage — I immediately started thinking of all the other flops, failures and fiascos that we could resurrect...

 

How Michael Ryder is an example of why Stars dealt for Erik Cole

Many of you have asked how I feel about the Stars trade for Erik Cole, and I have to tell you I’m not sure right now. You do this long enough and you get a little gun-shy on declaring absolute victory or defeat with a trade or a draft pick or a free...

Dallas News, 19:01 in Sport
 
Benitez says he'll leave Chelsea at end of season

Benitez says he'll leave Chelsea at end of season

MIDDLESBROUGH, England -- Worn down by constant criticism by fans, interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez announced Wednesday he will leave the Premier League club at the end of the season. The Spanish coach also appeared to criticize the decision by...

 
Local home values still have long way to go

Local home values still have long way to go

Sticking money in a shoe box five years ago would have paid off more than investing it in the stock market or in real estate - especially Central Florida real estate. How much more? Metro Orlando home prices fell 43 percent from the final months of...

 

Chernin revamps film unit; Jenno Topping named president

Peter Chernin's entertainment company is shuffling its feature film division and casting Jenno Topping as its new president of films. Topping, a former executive at Sony's Columbia Pictures, joined Chernin Entertainment two years ago. She has been...

 

Weeks, Smith lead Athletics over Padres

PHOENIX -- Jemile Weeks hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, Seth Smith later homered and the Oakland Athletics beat a split squad of San Diego Padres 11-6 on Wednesday. Weeks, Smith and Jed Lowrie each had two hits and drove in two runs. Smith...

 

Alarm raised over new teacher evaluations

Seminole County schools are among the highest performing in the state. Yet hundreds of Seminole teachers could end up with poor job reviews next year under Florida's proposed system for calculating teacher evaluations. An analysis by Seminole...

 

Sexual assault case against son of Torii Hunter is dismissed

A Texas grand jury voted not to indict the 17-year-old son of former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter on felony sexual assault charges, and the case was dismissed Wednesday, according to John Schomburger, a Collin County assistant district attorney....

 

UN says needy Syrians outstripping available aid

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that the growing number of Syrians fleeing the country's increasingly brutal conflict - now 4 million and rising every day - is outstripping the international community's ability to help....

 

Safety upgrades would delay other CMS projects

Spending almost $34 million on school safety upgrades will force Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to delay other projects voters were promised during the 2007 school bond campaign, Mecklenburg County's finance director said Wednesday. Tuesday night, CMS...

 

Oxfam: Syrian humanitarian crisis out of control

AMMAN, Jordan -- Syria's humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control as refugee numbers spike and funding to help ease the suffering has yet to materialize, Britain-based charity Oxfam said in a statement Thursday. The group's Syria crisis response...

 

UN says needy Syrians outstripping available aid

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that the growing number of Syrians fleeing the country's increasingly brutal conflict - now 4 million and rising every day - is outstripping the international community's ability to help....

 

Now the parties don't even agree on when sequester starts

WASHINGTON -- Still gridlocked over how or whether to avert the looming federal spending cuts known as sequestration, the two major parties found a new thing to argue about Wednesday: They don't agree on when the budget cuts start going into effect....

 
Royal Oak house explosion rocks neighborhood

Royal Oak house explosion rocks neighborhood

A house in Royal Oak is now a smoldering ruin after it was destroyed by an explosion felt blocks away and heard for miles."It pretty much threw me off my couch," said Austin Sturm, who was lying on his couch several blocks from the blast in...

 
David Viviano chosen to fill vacant Michigan Supreme Court seat

David Viviano chosen to fill vacant Michigan Supreme Court seat

Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday appointed Macomb County Circuit Judge David F. Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court to fill a seat vacated by former Justice Diane Hathaway in a scandal-ridden resignation.Snyder appeared with Viviano at a 3...

 

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