News archive from 28 June 2013, page 9

Judge lifts ex-cop's restrictive custody

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a former Chicago police officer accused in a bizarre plot to murder and dismember a local businessman released from restrictive custody at a downtown federal jail despite concerns of prosecutors that an informant...

 

Ha-Neul Kim leads by 1 at U.S. Women's Open

Ha-Neul Kim carded a 6-under 66 on Thursday to grab a 1-stroke lead at the end of the first round of the U.S. Women's Open. Kim, who is competing in just her third LPGA event this season and is appearing in her first U.S. Women's Open, is a seven-time...

 

Golf Capsules

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open. Kim shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Thursday at Sebonack to lead Park by a stroke. The top-ranked Park is trying to...

 

Bobcats miss big opportunity with choice of Zeller

When the Charlotte Bobcats made their selection in Thursday's NBA draft, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel was available. Maryland center Alex Len was available. If you prefer guards, the best guard in the draft, Kansas' Ben McLemore, was available. In...

 

Coke Consolidated CEO leads through his faith

Frank Harrison III, chairman and CEO of Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated, knows it’s unusual for the leader of a publicly-owned company to talk so much about faith. But it’s his faith, Harrison said, that helped guide him...

 
Friends recount night before Wellborn teacher went missing

Friends recount night before Wellborn teacher went missing

slideshow The night before Kevin Thompson went missing, his friend testified, the third-grade teacher talked about getting a Ph.D. Christopher Wilkerson’s last real conversation with Thompson, on the telephone, ended when someone knocked on Thompson’s...

 
County 911 Board OKs $3M upgrade to regional radio system

County 911 Board OKs $3M upgrade to regional radio system

slideshow JACKSONVILLE – Calhoun County’s emergency radio system is on its way to a major overhaul after a contract approval on Thursday night. At its regular meeting, the Calhoun County 911 Board of Commissioners agreed to a contract with Motorola to...

 

FIU students among most impacted by student loan rate hike

Under continued gridlock in Congress, student loan interest rates are expected to double July 1 — potentially adding thousands of dollars in interest costs at a time when rising tuition is threatening to shut some students out of college....

 

Anniston City Council, BoE begin to talk about financial support of schools

The members of Anniston’s City Council and its school board all agree on one thing: The city government should provide some money to support public education. That’s where the agreement ends. Council and board members have begun a tentative...

 

Wild in need of salary cap flexibility

NEW YORK -- Between sessions of Thursday's Board of Governors meeting, Chuck Fletcher and Dave Nonis dragged two chairs to a tiny table away from the rest of their colleagues. There, the Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs general managers dined over cold...

 

Up next for Sparks: Friday at Minnesota

SPARKS AT MINNESOTA When: 5 p.m. PDT Where: Target Center, Minneapolis. On the air: Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Records: Sparks 5-2, Lynx 6-2. Record vs. Lynx: 1-0. Update: The Sparks are in second place in the Western Conference, half a game behind...

 

Hanley Ramirez to be held out of Dodgers lineup by Don Mattingly

Sixty percent of players who suffer hamstring injuries will aggravate the injury within one year, according to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly. Matt Kemp did. It's for that reason Mattingly is giving Hanley Ramirez, arguably the hottest bat in baseball,...

 

Prosecutors want end to prisoner weekend release program

On a recent weekend, a convict from Johnston County was reportedly spotted playing golf during a visit home from prison. Across the state in Macon County on the same weekend, Scott Keith Quillen, serving a life sentence for murder, was also back home,...

 
Ha-Neul Kim leads US Women's Open after 1 round

Ha-Neul Kim leads US Women's Open after 1 round

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. Ha-Neul Kim saw friend Inbee Park after the world's top-ranked player took the lead in the morning session at the U.S. Women's Open. Kim, with an afternoon tee time playing the major for the first time, wondered, "Wow, how did...

 
Byrd homers, leads Mets to 3-2 win over Rockies

Byrd homers, leads Mets to 3-2 win over Rockies

DENVER -- Marlon Byrd hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and threw out a runner from right field in the ninth to lead the New York Mets past the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday in a makeup game for the one that was snowed out on April 17. With...

 

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