News archive from 29 March 2013

Flight plan for solar-powered airplane

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- A solar-powered plane set to embark on a multi-city trip across the United States is scheduled to depart Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif. on May 1, weather permitting. These are the cities in order of where the plane...

 

Chiefs add Childress to coaching staff

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress will reunite with old colleague Andy Reid on a revamped Kansas City Chiefs' staff, with the team naming Reid's onetime offensive coordinator as an assistant on Thursday. The Chiefs officially...

 

Gordon, Perez homer in Royals' 8-3 win over Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez hit home runs off Matt Latos in Kansas City's five-run third inning, and the Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Thursday. Gordon's homer was his seventh of the spring, and Perez - who also doubled...

 

NBA: Referees missed foul on Kobe in ‘Wolves' loss to Lakers; will it hurt Mavs' playoff chances?

MINNEAPOLIS — Everyone in the Timberwolves locker room on Wednesday night believed Kobe Bryant got away with a foul that allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on to a much-needed victory in Minnesota. On Thursday, the NBA agreed with them: The league...

Dallas News, 20:03 in Sport
 

UF searches for reliable quarterback to back up Jeff Driskel

GAINESVILLE - While Jeff Driskel has a firm grip on the Gators' starting quarterback job this spring, Florida is still dealing with uncertainty under center. When Jacoby Brissett decided to leave UF and transfer to NC State, he left a great deal of...

 

Heika: Why I don't see the Dallas Stars trading Jaromir Jagr

Stars beat writer Mike Heika answered questions in a chat on Thursday. Here are some highlights. What are the chances you think Stars end up trading Jagr and Whitney for picks/prospects before the trade deadline? I personally do not think they will...

Dallas News, 20:06 in Sport
 

BET's 'The Game' lands in the loss column with season premiere

"The Game" may still be the top-rated show on BET. But the football-flavored comedy was thrown for a big loss in its sixth-season opener. The two-part premiere on Tuesday drew 2.5 million viewers, a 58% drop from last season's season opener,...

 

Venezuelans in South Florida can get ready to vote in New Orleans

The exact place has not yet been announced, but the more than 19,500 Venezuelan voters registered in South Florida can get ready to travel to New Orleans to vote in next month's presidential election, the campaign of opposition candidate Henrique...

 
New York lobbyists spent $15 million less to influence pols in 2012

New York lobbyists spent $15 million less to influence pols in 2012

ALBANY — Lobbyists spent millions of dollars to influence state lawmakers last year — but didn’t break their usual record. Total dollars spent on lobbying in New York dropped $15 million to $205 million in 2012, the first decline in more than a...

 

Emanuel says speed camera program will proceed despite Redflex probe

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he believes his administration does not need to halt implementation of a speed camera program in light of a federal bribery investigation centering on a former city employee who went on to work for an organization...

 
Former Indiana teacher charged with having explicit photos of teens

Former Indiana teacher charged with having explicit photos of teens

A former teacher at Morton High School in Hammond is accused of having sex with at least one student and having hundreds of nude photos of teenagers on his home computer. Jon Erik Lilly, 27, of Cedar Lake, Ind., was arrested Wednesday on charges of...

 
Cardinals' Lynn has his best start of spring

Cardinals' Lynn has his best start of spring

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is impressed with Lance Lynn's steady improvement in spring training. Lance Lynn delivered what was easily his best outing of spring training and three relievers made a first-inning run stand up for the...

 

Review: 'Wrong' doesn't feel right

Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" remains one of the most ridiculously inventive movies of recent years, an alternate universe horror film about a tire that gains telekinetic powers. But the writer-director's new work, "Wrong," never...

 

Forecast: Active hurricane season forecast

NEW ORLEANS -- Forecaster William Gray says he expects a very active hurricane season, but he's not yet giving likely numbers of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes. Gray told hundreds of people at the National Hurricane Conference on...

 

Cowlishaw: Forget Chris Paul; tough times are ahead for Mavericks

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. esteban ... been watching some Spurs lately. that center Splitter looked good. nobody talking about him Do they have a serious run in them? Should Rick Carlisle...

Dallas News, 20:16 in Sport
 

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