News archive from 30 August 2011

Copper wire thefts have left parts of I-95 dark in Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Parts of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County have been left in the dark after thieves stole underground copper wiring needed for overhead lighting. Authorities say 18 sites have been hit by thieves who took 175,000 feet of...

 
Big 12 coaches focusing on games after uncertain offseason with A&M departure expected soon

Big 12 coaches focusing on games after uncertain offseason with A&M departure expected soon

After another uncertain offseason for the Big 12, there is finally some talk about playing actual games. At least from the coaches. Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville know there will be plenty of attention given to the future...

 

Tony Romo completes 75 percent of attempts, declares himself ready for opener

MINNEAPOLIS — After Saturday’s game, quarterback Tony Romo declared himself ready for the season opener. Romo was sharp, completing 15 of 20 passes for 141 yards. “We did a lot of good things tonight and I’m excited going forward,” Romo said. “It’s...

Dallas News, 17:02 in Sport
 

'Dancing with the Stars': Chaz Bono, Nancy Grace rumored to be ready to rumba

Although the official announcement of "Dancing with the Stars" season 13 cast won't come until Monday (Aug. 28) evening, the rumors are a-flying. Chaz Bono, who we reported as a potential competitor last week, has apparently been confirmed....

 

Reader column: Lions fans can dream big, but players shouldn't

This column was submitted by a freep.com reader and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Click here to submit your own column. It's Jim Schwartz's third season. The Detroit Lions are 3-0 in the...

 

Jury finds naval officer guilty in 9/11 fraud case

WASHINGTON - A retired naval officer honored for his valor during the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon was found guilty today of defrauding the victims’ compensation fund by exaggerating his injuries. After a three-week trial, a federal court jury...

 

Ghost tours offered at Kensington Palace

Tens of thousands have toured Buckingham Palace to see Kate Middleton's wedding dress, and soon tourists will get the chance to poke around Kate's part-time home at Kensington Palace for a Halloween ghost tour. The Daily Mirror is reporting, and the...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz
 

Michael Jackson's children visit Ind. boyhood home

GARY, Ind. -- Michael Jackson's children and father visited the late pop star's boyhood home in Gary, Ind., as the town celebrated what would have been his 53rd birthday. Hundreds of fans took part in activities outside the house in Jackson Street...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz
 

At Miami's Bass Museum, Scholl exhibition explores what happens when paint leaves the canvas

The entrance to the exhibition Vanishing Points: Paint and Painting from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection at the Bass Museum of Art is dramatic, even dizzying. Scottish artist Jim Lambie has covered the walkway up to the second floor with wild,...

 

Hurricane-related flood damage? Few homes covered

Hurricane Irene is providing a painful reminder that the vast majority of homeowners insurance policies do not cover damage from flooding. That's a difficult reality for those who spent Monday cleaning up flooded basements, cursing a failed sump pump,...

 
The New Generation of Microbe Hunters

The New Generation of Microbe Hunters

It was Tuesday evening, June 7. A frightening outbreak of food-borne bacteria was killing dozens of people in Germany and sickening hundreds. And the five doctors having dinner at Da Marco Cucina e Vino, a restaurant in Houston, could not stop talking...

 

Hunting for a Mass Killer in Medieval Graveyards

Beneath the Royal Mint Court, diagonally across the street from the Tower of London, lie 1,800 mute witnesses to the foresight of the city fathers in the year 1348. Recognizing that the Black Death then scourging Europe would inevitably reach London,...

 

Attorney: Shapiro not coming to South Florida

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Nevin Shapiro's attorney says the former Miami booster whose claims of rule breaking sparked an investigation into the Hurricanes' football program will not be transferred to a South Florida prison after all. Maria Elena Perez...

 

AP state football rankings reshuffle in 4A after Aledo loss; Carroll appears in 5A top 10

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in the preseason poll: Class 5ASchoolRecordTotal PointsPrv 1. Allen (16)(1-0)23712. Katy...

Dallas News, 17:10 in Sport
 
After Irene Exits, Paths Lead Back to Tennis

After Irene Exits, Paths Lead Back to Tennis

After all the bluster of the storm, it was wonderful to see a great orange glow lighting up the United States Open, right on schedule. The latest news and analysis from all of the 2011 major tournaments. Straight Sets RSS Feed | Atom Go to the...

 

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