News archive from 28 May 2011, page 2

Don Barden honored as pioneer who 'molded opinion'

Don Barden honored as pioneer who 'molded opinion'

Don Barden was praised as an African American business pioneer who racked up a string of firsts and made his himself available to help others during his funeral service Friday at the Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit Barden died May 19 at the...

 

Tigers trade 2B Sizemore for A's pitcher David Purcey

Detroit - The hodge-podge the Tigers call their second-base situation just got more complicated. They've traded Scott Sizemore to the Oakland Athletics for left-hander David Purcey. "We could never get Scott over the offensive hump," Tigers...

 

U-M's Desmond Howard: Today's players have sense of entitlement

Former Michigan receiver Desmond Howard apparently wasn't one of the Michigan faithful on pins and needles this offseason hoping quarterback Denard Robinson would return to U-M after the firing of coach Rich Rodriquez. The 1991 Heisman Trophy winner...

 

U-M's Darius Morris trying to work his way into NBA first round

Former Michigan point guard Darius Morris, who decided to enter the NBA draft after his sophomore season, is making his way up many draft boards. At 6-foot-4, Morris impressed many scouts with his size and ball-handling, and is predicted by be drafted...

 

McHenry County orders four beaches closed

Four McHenry County beaches are closed and five others are on advisory after the season’s first water samplings showed high bacteria levels. Indian Trails in Lake in the Hills, Lehman’s Beach in Marengo, and Highland Shores and Sunrise Ridge in Wonder...

 

Faulty readings ahead of 2009 Air France crash

PARIS -- Confronted with faulty instrument readings and alarms going off in the cockpit, the pilots of an Air France jetliner struggled to tame the aircraft as it went into an aerodynamic stall, rolled, climbed and finally plunged 38,000 feet into the...

 

Aurora man guilty of attempted child abduction

An Aurora man was found guilty today of attempting to lure a child out of a grocery store and into a van police say was filled with weapons, disguises and sex toys. Stephen Sweigart, 62, of the 900 block of Lenwood Court, was taken into custody Friday...

 
As summer driving season begins, squeezing the gas pump means squeezing the family budget

As summer driving season begins, squeezing the gas pump means squeezing the family budget

NEW YORK - There’s less money this summer for hotel rooms, surfboards and bathing suits. It’s all going into the gas tank. High prices at the pump are putting a squeeze on the family budget as the traditional summer driving season begins. For every...

 
Swiss lab director says he found no positive result for Lance Armstrong

Swiss lab director says he found no positive result for Lance Armstrong

The Swiss lab director who has attracted the attention of federal and anti-doping investigators trying to determine whether Lance Armstrong covered up a positive drug test for erythropoietin (EPO) from the 2001 Tour de Suisse said Friday there was no...

 
Lindsay Lohan settles suit over 2007 highway chase

Lindsay Lohan settles suit over 2007 highway chase

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan has settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who was chased by the actress in a pre-dawn pursuit that has haunted the actress in civil and criminal courts for nearly three years. The starlet on Wednesday settled the...

 
Sonia Sotomayor gets nearly $1.2 million for memoir

Sonia Sotomayor gets nearly $1.2 million for memoir

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she received nearly $1.2 million to write a memoir of her rise from a South Bronx housing project to the nation’s highest court. Sotomayor reported the payment for the as-yet untitled book from...

 

American Arrested for Insulting Thai King

BANGKOK - An American citizen has been arrested in Thailand and accused of insulting the country’s monarchy in the latest in a string of cases highlighting the strict and controversial laws protecting the ailing king. The American, Lerpong...

 

Administration declines to cite China as currency manipulator but says revaluation too slow

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday declined to cite China for manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages against the United States but said the pace of the currency’s rise against the dollar needs to be accelerated. The Treasury...

 

Ex-employee admits stealing from Westmont

A former Village of Westmont employee today pleaded guilty to stealing more than $46,000 from the west suburb. Lisa Van Bogget, 43, of Glen Ellyn entered guilty plea to theft of government property over $10,000, online theft by deception and official...

 

Skype says some users had problems signing in

NEW YORK - Internet phone service Skype says a small percentage of its 170 million users have been unable to sign in to its service, a problem that it expects to fix with a software update. Skype said on its website the trouble stemmed from corrupted...

 

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