News archive from 31 May 2011, page 10

Dunn determined to rebound

BOSTON - Because Adam Dunn was 0-for-38 against left-handed pitchers, it was a wise idea for the White Sox not to start him Monday night against Boston's Jon Lester. Dunn, who is batting .181, admits he's never been through a slump like the rut he's...

 

House-passed measure toughens nursing home rules

The House passed legislation today that would set stricter rules and guidelines for nursing homes in Illinois that care for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. The measure, which passed the House 69-45, would give harsher penalties for poor...

 
Detroit 6, Minnesota 5: Tigers top Twins after Peralta allowed to score despite fan interference

Detroit 6, Minnesota 5: Tigers top Twins after Peralta allowed to score despite fan interference

Early summer at Comerica Park isn't the best time to be an umpire. Though with significantly less fanfare than nearly a year ago in the Armando Galarraga imperfect game, the umpires played a critical role in determining today's 6-5 Tigers victory...

 
A Marine Focuses on the Mission

A Marine Focuses on the Mission

From the deck of an aircraft carrier turned tourist attraction on a sunny, humid Memorial Day morning, Sandy Alderson stepped forward to share in the dropping of a ceremonial wreath into the water below in memory of those who had served aboard the...

 
A Flying Eye Hospital Raises Security Eyebrows

A Flying Eye Hospital Raises Security Eyebrows

I NEVER thought that I’d be traveling as much as I do. But I’m flying almost constantly. It’s an exhausting, yet rewarding lifestyle. Q. How often do you fly? A. At a minimum, about twice a month, almost always internationally, and I can be gone for...

 
As Remains on Long Island Are Identified, Prostitutes’ Fears Grow

As Remains on Long Island Are Identified, Prostitutes’ Fears Grow

A chill has swept through the region’s underground sex trade. New clients have grown skittish. Earnings have shrunk. In April, a prostitute visiting from Chicago arrived in New York City, unaware that a serial killer going after prostitutes appeared...

 
A Post-9/11 Registration Effort Ends, but Not Its Effects

A Post-9/11 Registration Effort Ends, but Not Its Effects

In the jittery months after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a program that required thousands of Arab and Muslim men to register with the authorities, in an effort to uncover terror links and immigration violations. After complaints...

 

Baseball | Mike Helfgot's notes: Burdi, Wivinis make Downers Grove South a title threat; Loyola plays...

Downers Grove South seniors Nick Burdi and Matt Wivinis did not have the type of dominant regular seasons they enjoyed as juniors, but the two aces appear to be in fine form at just the right time. Ranked No. 2 in the preseason by the Tribune, the...

 

Miami columnist: Heat fans 'rabid' in face of nation's ire

Do you hate the Miami Heat, Mavericks fans? Join the rest of America. Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard writes that Heat fans have taken the nation's anger toward their team personally, mixing the joy of winning with anger, defiance and hostility....

Dallas News, 21:09 in Sport
 

Japan jobless rate in April rises to 4.7 percent

TOKYO -- Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weaker-than-expected rebound amid sluggish output following the March earthquake and tsunami. The April jobless rate climbed...

 

Tizway Rebounds Fast to Win Met Mile

Tizway was an older horse who had a chance to distinguish himself. H. James Bond is a seasoned horseman who had a chance to return to the spotlight. It took horse and trainer only 1 minute 32.9 seconds to blitz through the second-fastest Metropolitan...

 

Gaga blitzes the market with landmark campaign

NEW YORK — The release of a pop star’s album usually comes with the typical cross-marketing splash — magazine covers, TV appearances and perhaps a cosmetics or fashion deal to remind the public that anew project awaits. But the social media-powered...

 

Day has deeper meaning for one Houston family

Debora Wallace never gave much thought to the significance of Memorial Day, other than the long weekend off from work and bargains at the local mall. This year, she gained a new perspective as the mother of a fallen Marine. On Monday, she and her...

Chron, 21:13 in Regional
 
An Iron Grip in Africa, With Ties to the U.S.

An Iron Grip in Africa, With Ties to the U.S.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - While the United States has turned its back on some authoritarian rulers in North Africa and the Middle East, its attitude toward strategically placed autocrats in less restive corners of Africa is more ambiguous, and...

 

DROP strikes again

Many of us wish we had had a math teacher like Robert White when we were in school. The longtime instructor has been described as a Jackson Heights Middle School institution, guiding gifted students and helping them win numerous math competitions....

 

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