News archive from 30 June 2013

San Jose, MLB should try to reach deal on criteria to move A's

Let's make a deal On television, the judge bangs a gavel and rules on everything. In real life, the judge nudges you to settle before he would have to rule. As entertaining as it might be to see Commissioner Bud Selig on the witness stand, the chance...

 
NHL draft: Whalers' Ryan Hartman expected to go in first round

NHL draft: Whalers' Ryan Hartman expected to go in first round

Plymouth Whalers forward Ryan Hartman is enjoying what could be his final week as a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. Hartman, from West Dundee, Ill., watched on TV as the Blackhawks beat the Bruins in Boston to win the Stanley Cup on Monday night. He...

 
Tony Hawk: Detroit would be great host for Summer X Games

Tony Hawk: Detroit would be great host for Summer X Games

Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, the campaign to bring the X Games to Detroit is gaining steam. The Summer X Games have always been in L.A., but after August, the ESPN production is hitting the road. Marielle Wakim wrote a piece for Los...

 
Lunch with Lydia: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director/producer of ‘The Out List'

Lunch with Lydia: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director/producer of ‘The Out List'

In 2004, Dallas County, solidly Republican, solidly conservative, elected its first woman sheriff. Lupe Valdez, the daughter of migrant farm workers, a Latina and an out lesbian, made history. Soon after her win, she was on an airplane and her...

 

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" - Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks; Jesselyn Radack, national security and human rights director at the Government Accountability Project;...

 
Since the recession, state taxes on nursing homes have doubled — but it’s hard to tell who really pays

Since the recession, state taxes on nursing homes have doubled — but it’s hard to tell who really pays

slideshow Alabama’s taxes on nursing homes have doubled since the 2008 recession, a largely unnoticed $56 million tax boost supported by lawmakers in both parties. The nursing home industry has also supported the tax increases — largely because...

 
Veterans organizations prepare for new smoking law

Veterans organizations prepare for new smoking law

slideshow “I’ll miss this place,” said Carole Ward as she sipped a beer at the bar in Anniston’s American Legion Post 26. The 70-year-old, who smokes about three-quarters of a pack of cigarettes daily, said she’s been coming to the post for about 8...

 

Heflin police seize 11 pounds of marijuana at traffic stop

Heflin police charged two people with drug trafficking after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 20 on Thursday, said police. Capt. A.J. Benefield, interim Heflin police chief, said officers Danny Turner and Scott Winslett arrested Jeffrey Lamar...

 
Anniston bars ready for smoke-free ordinance

Anniston bars ready for smoke-free ordinance

slideshow Mark Hurst and Shawn Raper were hard at work this afternoon getting ready to turn the vacant lot behind the Smoking Moose Saloon into a destination for its patrons, both regulars who smoke and new customers alike. By the time the project is...

 
Friends recount night before Wellborn teacher went missing

Friends recount night before Wellborn teacher went missing

slideshow slideshow The night before Kevin Thompson went missing, his friend testified, the third-grade teacher talked about getting a Ph.D. Christopher Wilkerson’s last real conversation with Thompson, on the telephone, ended when someone knocked on...

 
Mother of teen alleging inappropriate behavior by Charles Pugh files police report

Mother of teen alleging inappropriate behavior by Charles Pugh files police report

The teen alleging he was the victim of inappropriate behavior by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh filed a police report today in Madison Heights, according to a faxed news release from the family's attorney. No details were released on the...

 

Hawks believe deep draft will benefit them

Even as the confetti swirled during the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory parade, the team was preparing for the future. The Hawks currently own five picks in Sunday's 2013 NHL draft in Newark, N.J., and they want to stockpile talent in their effort to...

 
Kentucky coach Calipari to drive pace car

Kentucky coach Calipari to drive pace car

SPARTA, Ky. -- The only thing threatening to keep Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari from driving the (fast) lane before Saturday night's NASCAR race was rain. Initially slated to ride shotgun as the honorary pace car driver for the 400-mile...

 

Syria opposition reports assault on rebels in Homs

BEIRUT - Opposition activists on Saturday reported a major government assault on rebel positions in the central city of Homs, a battleground for more than two years in Syria's civil war. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based...

 
Korda fires caddie during round at US Women's Open

Korda fires caddie during round at US Women's Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. Jessica Korda has fired her caddie midway through the third round of the U.S. Women's Open. The 20-year-old American replaced Jason Gilroyed with her boyfriend, Johnny DelPrete, after the ninth hole Saturday. Korda says she and...

 

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