News archive from 30 January 2012

Winds force shutdown of tents at NFL Experience

Winds force shutdown of tents at NFL Experience

INDIANAPOLIS -- High winds forced organizers to temporarily evacuate two tents at the NFL Experience interactive fan exhibit in downtown Indianapolis. NFL Experience spokesman Noah Gold said visitors were ushered out of sponsor and memorabilia tents...

 

Will Star Wars game reshape the online universe?

AUSTIN, Texas - It may be the largest entertainment production in history. More than 800 people on four continents have spent six years and nearly $200 million creating it. The story runs 1,600 hours, with hundreds of additional hours still being...

 

A lean 'Romeo and Juliet' less than thrilling

All the grand passion aside, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia's "Romeo and Juliet" is a lean, workmanlike affair, technically clean but rarely inspiring. Limited scenic effects don't help, the result, in part, of the challenges of a road...

 

Lawyer to file suit in DeLand police shooting

An attorney for two men shot by DeLand police officers is accusing the department of covering up details about the incident last Sunday at a trailer park on Carroll Street. Scott M. Miller said he plans to file a federal lawsuit this week against the...

 
Metro Detroit expected to receive between one to two inches of snow

Metro Detroit expected to receive between one to two inches of snow

Traffic was creeping along Detroit area roadways this afternoon as the snow continued to fall. Snowfall, heavy at times, caused visibility issues with some drivers going as slow as 25 mph. along I-94 heading into Detroit. The National Weather Service...

 

Lane closures coming to I-75 at 12 Mile this week

A state project to fix overpasses that carry I-75 over 12 Mile Road in Madison Heights will ramp up this week with a lane closure expected to create a bottleneck on the already backup-prone freeway. The Michigan Department of Transportation said work...

 

A’s remain open to signing Manny Ramirez

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics are open to signing slugger Manny Ramirez [stats] but the team is not actively pursuing the free agent. That was the message Sunday from assistant general manager David Forst, who talked during A’s Fanfest held...

 

Tell-All Bares Sex Secrets of Hollywood's Golden Age

Scotty Bowers, a former Marine who claims to have run a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for some of Hollywood's biggest names in the 1940s and beyond, is about to spill in a tell-all book. Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, George Cukor, Katherine Hepburn...

 
Planning for Newt Gingrich: The choreography of a campaign visit

Planning for Newt Gingrich: The choreography of a campaign visit

MOUNT DORA - Twenty-four hours before Newt Gingrich arrived at the Lakeside Inn, Patricia Sullivan, the Tea Party organizer of the event, did a walk-through of the site with a member of his Florida campaign. The setting on Thursday was picturesque. A...

 
Before Super Tuesday, a Romney-friendly lull

Before Super Tuesday, a Romney-friendly lull

After Florida’s Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, the sprint for the nomination will become more of a stroll. From Feb. 1 to March 5, only three major contests will allocate delegates: Nevada’s caucuses (Feb. 4) and primaries in Arizona and...

 
Super PACs target congressional races

Super PACs target congressional races

The powerful political groups known as super PACs, whose heavy spending has become a significant factor in the presidential race, are also beginning to play a role in congressional races around the country. The groups have set off a scramble among...

 

Leon Panetta confirms that Pakistan holds doctor with role in Osama bin Laden raid

LAHORE, Pakistan - A senior American official has for the first time admitted that a Pakistani doctor played a key role in tracking Osama bin Laden to his hideout in northern Pakistan, and called for his release. The comments by U.S. Defense Secretary...

 

Jury finds Afghan family guilty in honor killings

KINGSTON, Ontario - A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept...

 

Myrtle Paige, 1929-2012

Myrtle Paige came to Chicago to study business when she was 17 and ended up co-founding a bus company that has been carrying Chicago-area riders for more than 40 years. Mrs. Paige and her late husband, Walter, founded what is now Paige Bus Enterprises...

 

Supreme Court has shown unity, but little guidance

The Supreme Court’s decision last week regarding GPS tracking of criminal suspects was a very big deal for Antoine Jones, a D.C. nightclub owner and convicted drug dealer who saw his conviction overturned. What it means for the rest of us is not so...

 

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