News archive from 31 October 2015

Pacers Hall of Famer Mel Daniels dies at 71

Pacers Hall of Famer Mel Daniels dies at 71

Mel Daniels, who led the ABA Indiana Pacers during the franchise’s heavenly days as a two-time Most Valuable Player and seven-time All-Star and later was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012, has died. He was 71. “I join...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 
Anchorage School Board will not renew superintendent's contract

Anchorage School Board will not renew superintendent's contract

Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff announced Friday that his contract will end next year and the School Board will not renew it. School Board president Kameron Perez-Verdia said the search for a new superintendent will begin...

 

Anchorage teachers union to vote on contract extension, 1 percent raises

Members of the Anchorage teachers union will vote next month on a proposed deal with the Anchorage School District that would extend their current three-year contract by one year and include 1 percent raises, according to the Anchorage Education...

 
Cops: Iowa bus driver loses temper, assaults student

Cops: Iowa bus driver loses temper, assaults student

JOHNSTON, Iowa — A school bus driver has been arrested on charges of assaulting a special-needs student on his bus, authorities said. The incident happened Thursday afternoon in front of other children, who posted a video of the assault on social...

 
Rapper fired gun before he was killed, police say

Rapper fired gun before he was killed, police say

DETROIT — A rapper on the cusp of national fame was the first person to fire a shot at a strip club the night he was killed, according to testimony in a Detroit courtroom Friday. Surveillance video captured the scene outside Crazy Horse strip...

 

Alaska Railroad gets multiyear reprieve from costly train safety rule

WASHINGTON -- The nation's rail lines, including the state-owned Alaska Railroad, have been granted several years of reprieve from a costly train safety regulation thanks to a provision included in a short-term transportation funding bill Congress...

 
Royals' Raul A. Mondesi makes history with MLB debut in World Series

Royals' Raul A. Mondesi makes history with MLB debut in World Series

NEW YORK — Talk about a "welcome to the big leagues" moment. Kansas City Royals reserve Raul Adalberto Mondesi, who had never played above Class AA and hadn't had a competitive at-bat in six weeks, made his major league debut Friday night...

Usa Today, 22:23 in Sport
 
Stand with Planned Parenthood against ideological attacks

Stand with Planned Parenthood against ideological attacks

As a physician who has provided health care since 1988, it is important to me to address the recent assault against Planned Parenthood. Since the attacks began in July, Planned Parenthood has been the subject of seven state investigations, a federal...

 
We Alaskans must change our thinking: We own our mineral wealth

We Alaskans must change our thinking: We own our mineral wealth

At some level, Alaska exceptionalism is a part of Alaskans’ psyche. We all feel that Alaska is different from other states, and that feeling takes many forms of expression, such as the saying, “We don’t give a damn how they do it Outside.” Alaska is...

 
Alaska's Ostrander claims title for Boise State at conference championships

Alaska's Ostrander claims title for Boise State at conference championships

If it was up for grabs, Alaska’s Allie Ostrander took it Friday. Mountain West Conference women's cross-country championship? Check. MWC athlete of the year? Check. >MWC freshman of the year? Check. Ostrander, a Boise State freshman from Soldotna,...

 

Always strong defensively, UAA's Anholt making impact on offense

As a center entrusted to help hold the opponents’ top offensive line in check, Matt Anholt proved UAA’s best defensive pivot as a freshman last season. Responsible defensively both by nature and upbringing – his father Peter is a long-time Western...

 
David Wright ignites offense, Mets trail Royals 2-1 in World Series

David Wright ignites offense, Mets trail Royals 2-1 in World Series

NEW YORK – Breaking down Game 3 of the World Series from Citi Field between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets: Mets 9, Royals 3, Royals lead series 2-1. *** The final: David Wright drove in four runs and the Mets broke open a close game with a...

Usa Today, 23:53 in Sport
 
Volatile Yordano Ventura struggles against Mets in Game 3 of World Series

Volatile Yordano Ventura struggles against Mets in Game 3 of World Series

NEW YORK – Of the three Dominican right-handers starting for the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, Yordano Ventura is the youngest and most talented, capable of hitting triple digits with his fastball. He’s also the most volatile. Although...

AZCentral, 00:05 in Sport
 
Newest ethanol plant makes fuel from husks, not corn

Newest ethanol plant makes fuel from husks, not corn

NEVADA, Iowa — DuPont (DD) opened what it calls the world's largest cellulosic ethanol plant, which uses corncobs, husks and stalks to produce what eventually will be 30 million gallons of ethanol annually. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad; Sen. Chuck...

 
California fines 4 water agencies $61K for waste

California fines 4 water agencies $61K for waste

COACHELLA, Calif. — California's water board brought the hammer down on four Southern California water agencies Friday, fining the Coachella Valley Water District and Indio $61,000 apiece for failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's conservation mandate....

 
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