News archive from 30 April 2013

Counties upset over 'Triumph Gulf Coast' bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A consortium of eight Gulf Coast counties is raising an alarm about a Florida Senate bill that creates a nonprofit board to manage money from settlements from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Gulf Consortium met Monday to...

 

Sugar Grove says gambling ban won't return

After seeing the results of an advisory referendum question addressing video gaming in Sugar Grove, officials there say they may have been surprised, but they'll still follow residents' lead. In the April 9 election, 51.8 percent of Sugar Grove voters...

 

Wild keeping Backstrom busy, this time in playoffs

With every game last week, Minnesota Wild players ricocheted across the emotional spectrum as they inched toward the edge of the NHL playoff cliff. Each successive test was declared the biggest of their season, perhaps even their careers, in voices...

 
Indian stuntman dies as he uses only his hair to cross Teesta River 

Indian stuntman dies as he uses only his hair to cross Teesta River 

A record-holding Indian stuntman known for using his long hair in weird ways died Sunday as he attempted to cross a river on a zip-line attached to his ponytail. Officials say Sailendra Nath Roy, 49, was halfway across the Teesta River in West Bengal...

 

Bolivia court says Evo Morales can run a 3rd time

LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia's constitutional court says President Evo Morales can run for a third term in elections set for December 2014. The court says language in the country's 2009 constitution that allows for only a single re-election does not apply...

 
Englewood teacher earns a Golden Apple

Englewood teacher earns a Golden Apple

The students Katherine Dube teaches at TEAM Englewood Community Academy often come to her years behind in reading and writing skills, administrators at the school said. But Dube, a freshman English teacher, has developed a special way of reaching her...

 

Lawmaker: Disney lobbying helps kill firefighter bill

Although publicly neutral, Walt Disney World lobbied behind the scenes against a bill this session that would have given Reedy Creek Improvement District firefighters more leverage in future contract negotiations with the Disney-controlled government,...

 
New York judge may allow Empire State Building REIT plan

New York judge may allow Empire State Building REIT plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge signaled on Monday he would probably allow the group that controls the Empire State Building to include the fabled New York landmark in a public stock offering, despite objections of dissident investors. Malkin...

 

Organic or Not?

“The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweighs the risk of pesticide exposure.” These words of wisdom come from the nonprofit advocacy organization The Environmental Working Group (EWG), publishers of the...

 

Stem cells may someday replace need for artifical joint

Stems cells taken from just a few grams of body fat are a promising weapon against the crippling effects of osteoarthritis. For the past two decades, knee, hip or other joint replacements have been the standard treatment for the deterioration of joint...

 

Do injectable fillers make you look unnatural?

Injectable fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, Sculptra and Radiesse are the most popular cosmetic treatments used by dermatologists, and for good reason. They can erase years from your face instantly. But one of the biggest questions patients...

 

Bolivia court says Evo Morales can run a 3rd time

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Bolivia's constitutional court says President Evo Morales can run for a third term in elections set for December 2014. The court says language in the country's 2009 constitution that allows for only a single re-election does not...

 
Service suspensions on three PATH train lines due to signal malfunctions 

Service suspensions on three PATH train lines due to signal malfunctions 

PATH train service came to a grinding halt on at least three lines during the heart of rush hour Monday, creating maddening delays and a hellish commute for thousands. A series of signal malfunctions led to the suspension of all service on the...

 

Florida's tuition increase: Will it happen?

Budget leaders in the Florida House and Senate have agreed to raise tuition for public colleges and universities by 3 percent next school year. They also agreed to boost the amount students would receive through the state's popular Bright Futures...

 

Sugar Grove says gambling ban won't return

After seeing the results of an advisory referendum question addressing video gaming in Sugar Grove, officials there say they may have been surprised, but they'll still follow residents' lead. In the April 9 election, 51.8 percent of Sugar Grove voters...

 

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