News archive from 29 July 2012

Ogogo does ailing mother proud

Ogogo does ailing mother proud

LONDON (Reuters) - The pressure of being the first host nation boxer to fight at the 2012 Olympics was nothing compared to the trials Britain's Anthony Ogogo had to go through just to make it to the ring on Saturday. The 23-year-old middleweight,...

 

Mike Krzyzewski on Team USA: ‘We know we can be beaten”

LONDON Other than a few iffy bus drivers, the U.S. men's basketball team has had a peaceful journey on the way to London. The U.S. swept through a series of exhibition games against most of their key Olympic opponents, going 5-0. They open for real in...

 
Cyclists gather for ‘Booty' ride

Cyclists gather for ‘Booty' ride

Throughout the night, hundreds of cyclists continuously pedaled a 2.85-mile loop to raise money for cancer research. The 11th annual 24 Hours of Booty charity ride kicked off Friday night in Charlotte, despite rain clouds and thunder, and continued...

 

Syria resurrects 'mother of all' catchphrase

It's the mother of all catchphrases. A Syrian newspaper on Saturday used a banner headline to proclaim a high-stakes fight for the city of Aleppo in the country's 17-month-old uprising "the mother of all battles." Iraqi president Saddam...

 

Undrafted Patrick Edwards offers Lions depth at WR

Allen Park - Every rookie, drafted or otherwise, has at least one definable NFL skill. They would not be on the Lions' training camp roster if they didn't.And you didn't have to look too hard on Saturday to see undrafted rookie receiver Patrick...

 

Discount Home Warehouse salvages Dallas’ past with an antique treasure trove rather than a junkyard

I loathe seeing many older homes coming down to make way for more modern designs. Now, at least, I know where much of the material from those old houses ends up. Discount Home Warehouse on Empire Central is an organized salvage boneyard for historic...

 

Hipster studios aid Dallas Design District revival

If McKinney Avenue near Knox Street is our fashionable furniture hub, then consider Howell Street its hip little sister. In addition to longtime indie antiques shops, the small inlet off Riverfront Boulevard in the reviving Dallas Design District is...

 

Local custom stationery designer is leaving her imprint

Jill Efrussy walks into the Knox Street Starbucks in an emerald-green blouse, peacock-feather earrings and red lipstick. A bold combination, yes — but the Dallas native, entrepreneur and owner of the custom stationery business Stamped Paper Co....

 

Design tweaks improve toilet plunger

If there were a way to improve the humble toilet plunger, many handymen and hands-on women would say the whole thing needs to be redesigned. After all, the familiar design goes at least as far back as patents awarded well over 60 years ago. That...

 

Syria resurrects 'mother of all' catchphrase

It's the mother of all catchphrases.A Syrian newspaper on Saturday used a banner headline to proclaim a high-stakes fight for the city of Aleppo in the country's 17-month-old uprising "the mother of all battles."Iraqi president Saddam...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

Syria resurrects 'mother of all' catchphrase

It's the mother of all catchphrases. A Syrian newspaper on Saturday used a banner headline to proclaim a high-stakes fight for the city of Aleppo in the country's 17-month-old uprising "the mother of all battles." Iraqi president Saddam...

 

Syria resurrects 'mother of all' catchphrase

It's the mother of all catchphrases. A Syrian newspaper on Saturday used a banner headline to proclaim a high-stakes fight for the city of Aleppo in the country's 17-month-old uprising "the mother of all battles." Iraqi president Saddam...

 
Outbreak: Ebola virus kills 13 in Uganda 

Outbreak: Ebola virus kills 13 in Uganda 

An outbreak of the deadly and untreatable Ebola virus has killed at least 13 people in Uganda, the World Health Organization said Saturday. In an effort to contain the outbreak, a team of experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

 
U-M's Will Campbell sheds pounds, adds speed

U-M's Will Campbell sheds pounds, adds speed

Chicago- Expectations are high for nose tackle Will Campbell, the five-star player out of Cass Tech entering his senior season.Campbell's Michigan career has not always lived up to expectations, but his teammates have noticed a distinct change in his...

 

Hundreds gather in Conn. to name rare white bison

GOSHEN, Conn.-Lakota tribe members from South Dakota were among hundreds of people who gathered at a Connecticut farm to celebrate the birth of one of the rarest animals in the world -- a white bison. The miracle calf was officially named Yellow...

 

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