News archive from 28 September 2011

Report: Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton may run for state attorney

Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton may run to replace his former boss, incumbent Lawson Lamar, as state attorney in the 2012 election, according to a WESH.com report. According to the report, several sources indicated that Ashton may run, and Ashton...

 

Rollins College may close or limit 4 entrances to campus as security measure

Rollins College is considering blocking or limiting access to campus at four entrances by the end of the semester - one of several changes designed to improve campus safety after two students were robbed near a dormitory Sunday afternoon. Officials...

 

Kat Von D and Jesse James break up again, world weeps

Kat Von D and Jesse James reunited in the wake of the announcement that her show, "LA Ink," was cancelled by TLC, but it appears that the gruesome twosome have split yet again. "I am not in a relationship," Von D wrote on her...

 

Model underwear bomb video to be shown to jurors in Abdulmutallab case

Detroit- Jurors will get to see videos of a bomb expert detonating explosives the government believes were hidden in terrorist suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underwear. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds OK'd the videos Tuesday, giving prosecutors...

 

Fugitive who hijacked plane from Detroit in 1972 is captured

Newark, N.J.- A convicted killer who escaped a New Jersey prison in 1970 and hijacked a U.S. airliner in Detroit two years later while dressed as a priest has been captured in Portugal after more than 40 years as a fugitive, authorities said Tuesday....

 
Shanghai Subway Accident Injures Hundreds

Shanghai Subway Accident Injures Hundreds

SHANGHAI - Hundreds of people were injured here on Tuesday when a subway train slammed into the rear of another train in a sprawling transit line that opened just last year. The accident cast new scrutiny on the safety record of China’s rapidly...

 
Investment in failed solar firm Solyndra raises questions about nonprofit’s purpose

Investment in failed solar firm Solyndra raises questions about nonprofit’s purpose

Six years ago, Senate Finance Committee investigators mounted an inquiry into an exotic variety of nonprofit organization that they feared affluent families were using to warehouse wealth while simultaneously earning themselves lucrative tax breaks....

 

Oviedo volleyball teammates share longtime friendship

OVIEDO - Julie Brown has a perfect memory of her first encounter with Kayla Joyce. It took place in Ms. Loth's first-grade classroom at Geneva Elementary School.

 

Sand volleyball considered an emerging NCAA sport

Oviedo seniors Kayla Joyce and Julie Brown have committed to play sand volleyball at Florida State. Sand volleyball is classified as an emerging NCAA sport, and the first season is this spring. Sixteen colleges have such programs, eight of which are...

 
Eustis fires football coach Jonathan Cannon after Friday's loss to Lake Nona

Eustis fires football coach Jonathan Cannon after Friday's loss to Lake Nona

EUSTIS - Jonathan Cannon, Eustis' football coach, who was 1-13 since taking over the program at the beginning of last season, was fired following Friday night's 39-8 loss to Lake Nona. Mike Bowe, the school's varsity boys basketball coach, who also is...

 

U.S. Health Insurance Cost Rises Sharply, Study Finds

The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs. Multimedia Graphic A Jump in Health...

 
A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water

A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water

A Georgia company says it has overcome a major roadblock in turning agricultural waste into vehicle fuel and other useful chemicals by experimenting with a technology that treats the waste with compressed water heated to very high temperatures. A blog...

 

STARZ renews 'Boss' with Kelsey Grammer for second season

Some good news for the local film and television production industry: The new Kelsey Grammer Chicago-set drama "Boss," which premieres Oct. 21 on Starz, has already been picked up for a second season, the cable network announced Tuesday....

 
Reader column: In praise of Calvin Johnson, scorn for Jeff Backus and high hopes vs. Dallas

Reader column: In praise of Calvin Johnson, scorn for Jeff Backus and high hopes vs. Dallas

This column was submitted by a freep.com reader and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Click here to submit your own column. When expectations for version 20.11 of your Detroit Lions are at an...

 

Bill Haas gets last U.S. spot on Presidents Cup roster

Bill Haas, two days after surviving golf's richest playoff to win the FedEx Cup title, added to his spoils Tuesday when he was named to the final vacancy on the U.S. Presidents Cup team. Captain Fred Couples, who already had promised one of his...

 

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