News archive from 28 December 2011

New deals may be worth $52 million for Lockheed's Orlando units

Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando operations have received two deals potentially worth a combined $52 million to work on flight-training for Air Force transport jets and weapons-targeting systems for Army Apache helicopters. The deals - announced late...

 

Lions release Aaron Brown to make room for Joique Bell

The Detroit Lions today released running back Aaron Brown to make room for Joique Bell, who was signed off the New Orleans Saints' practice squad on Monday. Brown, who was cut by the Lions in the preseason, re-signed Nov. 28, after Kevin Smith...

 
With addition of Alex Len, Maryland basketball continues to tinker with lineup

With addition of Alex Len, Maryland basketball continues to tinker with lineup

With the start of conference play looming, most college basketball teams are fine-tuning their starting lineups. But 11 days before Maryland opens ACC play, the Terrapins are in the throes of overhauling theirs. On Wednesday against Albany, Maryland...

 

Mothers of 2 Detroit women found in trunk plead for public's help solving case

The mothers of two Detroit woman found dead in a trunk over the holidays are pleading with the public to help find what police say might be a killer targeting escorts. In the last week, four women were found dead in the trunks of cars in the city of...

 
Hoppin’ John, a New Year’s tradition born from slavery

Hoppin’ John, a New Year’s tradition born from slavery

The hoppin’ John cassoulet on his New Year’s Eve menu at the Tabard Inn might give you the wrong impression about chef Paul Pelt. It might lead you to think that Pelt believes in random, mercurial luck. He doesn’t. The unusually taciturn cook - I’d...

 

FSU's 3 Keys to victory vs. Notre Dame

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A look at key players for UF, OSU in Gator Bowl

GAINESVILLE - After disappointing 6-6 seasons for both Florida and Ohio State, the teams head into the Gator Bowl on Monday with the hopes of ending the year on a high note. To do that, they'll likely need the type of standout performances that the...

 

UCF coach Donnie Jones is looking to give freshmen more playing time

ORLANDO - UCF coach Donnie Jones likes what he's seen out of his true freshmen this season. Guard Rod Days, as well as forwards Kasey Wilson and Wayne Martin have all earned playing time in their first year with the Knights (8-3), but Jones wants to...

 

Teen obesity tied to poor mom-child relationship

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Toddlers who have poor relationships with their moms are more likely to pack on extra pounds as they grow up, a new U.S. study shows. Tracking nearly 1,000 kids into their teens, researchers found more than a quarter of...

 

Venezuela offers free removal of PIP breast implants

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela is offering women the free removal of breast implants made by a bankrupt French company that used industrial silicone to make cheap prostheses linked to health risks. The implants were made by the now defunct Poly Implant...

 

Packers make 30,000 more shares of stock available

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers have sold nearly 250,000 shares of stock in the team and will offer 30,000 more shares. Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says support for the sale has been "outstanding." The NFL's only publicly...

 

Cops hunt for suspects in Newton home invasion

Newton police are hunting for two masked men they say broke through a bathroom window, ordered a home’s residents to the floor at gunpoint and bounded their hands before ransacking the house and taking a number of items, authorities said. No one was...

 

LPGA founding member Danoff dies: association

(Reuters) - One of the 13 founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, Bettye Danoff, has died in Texas at age 88, the association said in statement. Danoff, known by her fellow golf pros as "Mighty Mite" because she was a petite...

 

Online-commerce firm expanding, plans to hire 125

A northern California company that provides highly targeted online marketing and supports reward/loyalty programs for large financial firms plans a major burst of hiring in its Scottsdale office. Rearden Commerce, a privately held firm based in Foster...

 

Rhode Island judge denies WVU's request to dismiss Big East lawsuit over plan to join Big 12

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island judge on Tuesday denied a request by West Virginia University to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Big East Conference over the university's bid to make a quick exit for the Big 12. Providence County Superior Court...

 

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