News archive from 31 May 2013

Ron Rivera: Carolina Panthers' offense under Mike Shula will be simplified, huddles faster

Mike Shula's offense is considered to be more traditional than what the Panthers experienced under Rob Chudzinski's direction the past two seasons as offensive coordinator. What it will look like on Week One is still up in the air, but one thing is...

 

Helping Charlotte find its way – 50 years ago

Fifty years ago today, a three-day eat-in at five Charlotte hotels ended, ushering in the desegregation of public accommodations in the city – a move so groundbreaking at the time that it drew national and worldwide attention. ABC News...

 
Tigers' Torii Hunter a 'tough cookie' but rests injured elbow

Tigers' Torii Hunter a 'tough cookie' but rests injured elbow

Pittsburgh - The pain still was there late into the night Wednesday. "I like to sleep on my left side, so I had to sleep on my back," outfielder Torii Hunter said Thursday, sporting a massive wrap on that left elbow. "And in the middle...

 
Red Wings-Blackhawks' Game 7 sets NHL ratings mark for NBC Sports Network

Red Wings-Blackhawks' Game 7 sets NHL ratings mark for NBC Sports Network

The NBC Sports Network set a record. It might not stand for very long. The cable channel had a 2.07 national rating, its highest for an NHL broadcast, with 3,354,000 viewers tuning in to watch Chicago beat Detroit 2-1 in overtime of Game 7 Wednesday...

 

Alabama adults rank 4th-lowest among states in meeting fitness guidelines

The iron plates of a weightlifting machine yielded to Stephanie Coley's efforts as she pressed her legs on the device Thursday afternoon. The Oxford resident signed up for a year-long membership at the Anniston Aquatic and Fitness Center mainly to...

 

Camping fee increase proposed for Coleman Lake

Five years after the measure was proposed by recreation managers at the Talladega National Forest, camping fees at Coleman Lake could rise to $16 per night. The fee to camp at Coleman Lake has been $12 per night since 1996, according to a news release...

 

Sheriff’s Office investigates several vehicle break-ins

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday reported six vehicle break-ins Monday and Tuesday. According to police reports, three break-ins occurred Monday and Tuesday on Trinity Way in Pleasant Valley. Firearms were taken from two of the vehicles,...

 

5-month-old boy fatally stabbed by mother at North Side motel, police say

A 5-month-old boy was stabbed to death by his mother in a North Side motel Thursday morning before she tried to take her own life, Chicago police said. The apparent murder-suicide attempt happened about 10:30 a.m. in a first-floor room at the Diplomat...

 

Notable words from the National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. -- A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. - SMELLFUNGUS - a critic or faultfinder, taken from a novel by 18th-century absurdist Laurence Sterne. Gokul Venkatachalam,...

 

Fla. Gov. signs bill to aid trafficking victims

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A measure to aid victims of human trafficking is getting the backing of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Scott on Thursday signed into law a bill that would aid victims who are coerced into various types of servitude, including those...

 

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter returns to familiar place: Chicago

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, schooled deeply in Chicago Blackhawks tradition, summed up his years there in about a 15-second sound bite, managing to cover it quite succinctly. "Young guy. Old guy. Single guy. Married guy. With children,"...

 

Cowboys' 1st-round pick Travis Frederick trims beard for charity

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick center Travis Frederick trimmed his bushy beard Thursday in support of a good cause. Frederick, the 31st overall pick from Wisconsin, had his beard shaved at 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House in Frisco. Frederick...

Dallas News, 19:07 in Sport
 
Singer Kelly Clarkson headlines Belk's 125th celebration in Charlotte

Singer Kelly Clarkson headlines Belk's 125th celebration in Charlotte

On Wednesday night, Belk Inc. celebrated its 125th anniversary with vendors and associates at the Charlotte Convention Center. There was a dinner event hosted by Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer, and Johnny Belk, president and chief...

 

Tennessee officials search for missing Charlotte woman

Tennessee officials are searching for a Charlotte woman who went missing on Monday in Newport, Tenn. Holly Fischer, 39, was last seen before she was set to head back to her home in Charlotte, according to officials with the Knox County, (Tenn.),...

 

China's moves in Western Hemisphere have U.S. stepping up its game

WASHINGTON -- China's courting of Latin America and the Caribbean – signaled anew this week by a visit by its president – is prodding the United States to step up its outreach to the rapidly emerging economies, which are showing...

 

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