News archive from 28 June 2013

Loyola's Swoopes completes staff

Loyola's Swoopes completes staff

Sheryl Swoopes said one of the first things she has learned about being a college coach is that nothing can be accomplished in one day. And sometimes it takes two months. Swoopes, who was introduced as the Loyola women's basketball coach on April 15,...

 
Los Angeles 3, Detroit 1 (10): Angels complete sweep of Tigers in extras

Los Angeles 3, Detroit 1 (10): Angels complete sweep of Tigers in extras

The Detroit Tigers just couldn't figure out the Los Angeles Angels this year. ■ Box score The Angels edged the Tigers 3-1 in 10 innings today, completing a 6-game sweep of their two season series. Phil Coke drops to 0-5 after allowing two...

 

Apopka requires Orange schools to stop work on bus depot expansion

Apopka has forced Orange County Public Schools to halt an expansion of its bus depot near Apopka Middle School, citing concerns that a 15,000-gallon fuel storage facility poses a hazard to students and the environment. The district complied with the...

 

Death sentence upheld for convicted cop-killer Jason Wheeler

The Florida Supreme Court today upheld the conviction and death sentence for Jason Wheeler, who was convicted of killing a Lake County deputy in 2005. Wheeler was found guilty of shooting Deputy Wayne Koester, one of the deputies dispatched to his...

 

New trial ordered for death row inmate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to death for a 1996 fatal stabbing. The court unanimously upheld a lower court's 2010 decision Thursday to grant a retrial to 51-year-old Michael Peter...

 

US mortgage rates jump to 2-year high

WASHINGTON U.S. mortgage rates have suddenly jumped from near-record lows and are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of buying a home. The average rate on the 30-year fixed loan soared this week to 4.46 percent, according to a report Thursday...

 

Cowlishaw: Why Dallas Stars should pursue Vincent Lecavalier

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat on Thursday. Here are some highlights. Do you think the Stars should consider Lecavalier? Absolutely. First thing I thought of when I saw Tampa Bay had cut him. Or whatever you want to call it where...

Dallas News, 19:06 in Sport
 

N.C. State wide receiver Copeland eligible for 2013-14 season

Travares Copeland, a 5-foot-11 transfer wide receiver from West Virginia, will be eligible to play this season for the Wolfpack after getting a waiver approved on Wednesday, according to N.C. State's compliance department. The sophomore caught 10...

 

Cowlishaw: Lindy Ruff handled 'No goal' question well, but he'll get tired of it eventually

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat on Thursday. Here are some highlights. Did you enjoy asking Lindy Ruff the No Goal question? Haha, yes, it's funny, I don't usually ask the first question at press conferences. But that one was kind...

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 
Northwest 4th of July party with Thompson Square

Northwest 4th of July party with Thompson Square

The Northwest Fourth-Fest, co-hosted by a suburban collective of Hoffman Estates, Elgin, Hanover Park and Hanover Township, has star quality this year with platinum-selling country duo Thompson Square performing. The five-day fest will also feature a...

 
Dolls, Matchbox Twenty tour

Dolls, Matchbox Twenty tour

Someone thought, "Hey, the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty together might be a great show." They come to Ravinia for three shows. Matchbox is touring behind its latest, "North," but will definitely give fans hits like "3...

 
On the Calendar

On the Calendar

America's Most Wanted Festival: Lil Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz and G-Eazy perform at the rap fest. Aug. 10 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park; $29.75 D'Angelo: The R&B singer has canceled the Aug. 7 show but is still...

 
Classical Corner

Classical Corner

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The CSO concludes its season with a family-oriented residency this weekend at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Families with children ages 3 to 5 are invited to a "Once Upon a Symphony" presentation of...

 

Spain outlasts Italy in penalty kicks in Confederations Cup semifinal

The reign of Spain ... well, it isn't over just yet. But it was close with second-half substitute Jesus Navas sending the World Cup champions on to the Confederations Cup final with a dramatic penalty-kick shootout win. After 90 minutes of scoreless...

 

Corps of Engineers' report details impact of deepening Port Everglades

A report issued Thursday on the proposed deepening of Port Everglades, already one of the country's deepest as well as one of its busiest, said the project would improve safety and lessen delays, allowing even more cargo and cruise ships to use the...

 

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