News archive from 31 October 2014

Undercover video targets Mecklenburg candidates

The conservative activist whose undercover videos helped take down community organizer ACORN has turned his hidden cameras on North Carolina. James O'Keefe's nonprofit organization Project Veritas released a video Thursday showing people working for...

 

Cowlishaw: How Stars should use their Superline going forward

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. Question: With the Stars again struggling to find quality play from the backup goaltender, how long does GM Jim Nill wait before reaching out to free agents like...

Dallas News, 20:02 in Sport
 

Race for Tillis seat county's costliest

Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate race is the most expensive in the nation. And the race for his legislative seat is the most expensive in Mecklenburg County. Republican John Bradford III and Democrat Natasha Marcus are waging a high-stakes contest...

 

Cowlishaw: Why SMU would hire Mack Brown ... and why it would be a 'terrible' move

Columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. Question: June Jones says that SMU needs to improve the academic assistance for athletes. But now Mack Brown is being talked about as the new football coach, and...

Dallas News, 20:10 in Sport
 

Fraley: As Chase comes to TMS, pressure on Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano in Year of Penske

Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, the NASCAR Sprint Cup racers with Team Penske, have been challenged. Win the Chase, or have to face the Verizon IndyCar group back at the shop empty-handed. That is pressure. Will Power gave Penske its first IndyCar...

Dallas News, 20:29 in Sport
 
Vale de Almeida: EU can weather banking, political woes

Vale de Almeida: EU can weather banking, political woes

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida is the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States If the 28 countries of the European Union had to announce their relationship status on Facebook, it would have to be "it's...

 
Tips for coming out in the workplace

Tips for coming out in the workplace

SAN FRANCISCO – Coming out in the workplace is more and more often a non-issue, no different than announcing you're Episcopalian or play ice hockey on the weekends. Still, the decision can be fraught, potentially putting job security or the...

 

Notable Week 10 college football games: TCU sitting pretty, but can Frogs survive West Virginia?

TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter was asked Tuesday if he would watch the unveiling of the College Football Playoff rankings. “No,” he said, “I’m going to watch some film.” The rankings substantiated Hunter’s focus. Debuting at No. 7, the Frogs need...

Dallas News, 20:52 in Sport
 

Don King: early gay rights ‘warriors” dies of cancer

Don King arrived in Charlotte in the 1970s, an outwardly gay man, and became one of the region's early and most outspoken activists for the civil rights of gays and lesbians. King was passionate and firm. But always, whether he was standing up for gay...

 

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: Everything in analytics told us not to sign Monta Ellis

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined KRLD-FM on Thursday. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Monta Ellis: “The thing about Monta, he has come from really messed up teams, messed up situations. He really wasn’t quite sure what to expect or...

Dallas News, 20:55 in Sport
 
NASCAR: Tony Stewart on the comeback trail

NASCAR: Tony Stewart on the comeback trail

It has been months since Tony Stewart has been able to spend time reflecting on a strong performance on a NASCAR race track. He got a welcome respite last weekend at Martinsville, Va. Stewart was one of three drivers who elected not to pit during the...

 

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban explains the Chandler Parsons weight issue why the forward's contract 'is going...

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined KRLD-FM on Thursday. Here are some highlights from the interview. On the Chandler Parsons/Rick Carlisle weight issue: “It’s like telling your wife she looks fat in a dress. It was nothing. It was just coach. Chandler...

Dallas News, 20:59 in Sport
 

High school football gameday 11.31.14

Top Area Matchups No. 8 Providence (8-1, 5-0 SoMeck 8) at No. 16 South Mecklenburg (7-2, 4-1), Fri, 7 Providence has won eight games in a row and is one away from tying the 11-year-old school-record of nine straight. A ninth straight win would...

 
Caldwell County celebrates along with Madison Bumgarner

Caldwell County celebrates along with Madison Bumgarner

GRANITE FALLS Madison Bumgarner's new red Chevy World Series MVP pickup truck is going to fit right in, cruising the country roads in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. And that's just about how the San Francisco Giant pitching sensation would...

 

George: If duty calls, Cowboys' Weeden has an edge most backup QBs don't have

IRVING — The life of a backup quarterback played out in full color Monday night in prime time. Tony Romo injured his back when he was nailed by blitzing Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson in the third quarter. And Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon...

Dallas News, 21:06 in Sport
 

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