News archive from 31 December 2014

Panthers' Tre Boston's big play was predictable

If you watched the game on TV, you saw Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan throw deep down the left side and you saw receiver Harry Douglas appear to be open. As you yelled at the screen, Carolina rookie Tre Boston sailed through the air, grabbed the ball...

 
Pedestrians beware: Charlotte ranks among worst for walking

Pedestrians beware: Charlotte ranks among worst for walking

Charlotte is listed among the nation's worst cities for pedestrians in several 2014 rankings, but city officials are hoping to change that in 2015 with a bigger investment in sidewalks and other safety measures. A study by Smart Growth America,...

 
Carolina Panthers are the underdogs no more

Carolina Panthers are the underdogs no more

For the past month, Panthers players and coaches have thrived on being the underdogs. “The thing is, we're somewhere a lot of people didn't expect us to be, so that's great,” Rivera said. “To be where we are today,...

 

Carolina Panthers preparing for Ted Ginn Jr.

A familiar face will come to town to face a struggling unit. Punt and kick returner Ted Ginn Jr. will return to Charlotte to face the team he played for last season, and he will go up against a punt-return coverage team that gave up more yards per...

 

Ryan Lindley the Arizona Cardinals' guy at quarterback

Just more than two months ago, Ryan Lindley wasn't on an NFL roster. Saturday, he could start at quarterback for the Cardinals. Coach Bruce Arians said his team is planning for Lindley, the team's third option at quarterback this season, to start...

 

Canes seek to end 2014 the way they started it

RALEIGH The Carolina Hurricanes began 2014 with an exciting road win against the Washington Capitals, getting a hat trick from Jeff Skinner in a 4-3 overtime victory on Jan. 2. The Canes will end the calendar year Wednesday in Pittsburgh with a New...

 

Mallard Creek's Mike Palmieri wins N.C. coach of the year award

RALEIGH Mike Palmieri of Mallard Creek is The Associated Press prep football coach of the year for North Carolina after guiding his program to a second straight state championship. Palmieri led his team to a 15-1 record and the Class 4-AA title...

 

Bank of American Stadium field to get new sod

The natural grass surface at Bank of America Stadium will receive a makeover before the second of two games at the facility in a five-day span. Workers were scheduled to begin resodding the middle of the field about two hours after the end of...

 
Sony says 'The Interview' will screen in Canada

Sony says 'The Interview' will screen in Canada

Seth Rogen promised and Sony is delivering. Now Canadians will be able to watch Rogen's assassination farce, The Interview, the old-fashioned way, starting later this week when it's released in theaters across Canada, Sony Pictures said Tuesday. The...

 
'All the Light We Cannot See' cracks top 10

'All the Light We Cannot See' cracks top 10

Lights out: Anthony Doerr's sleeper hit All the Light We Cannot See has hit a milestone – it enters USA TODAY's top 10 for the first time, in its 34th week on the best-seller list. The World War II novel, about a blind French girl and a Nazi youth, is...

 
'Babe' actress Christine Cavanaugh dies at age 51

'Babe' actress Christine Cavanaugh dies at age 51

Christine Cavanaugh, known as the voice of Babe the pig and Chuckie from Rugrats, has died. An obituary in the Los Angeles Times said Cavanaugh died Dec. 22. She was 51. According to Wikipedia, the voice actress had suffered from CML or chronic...

 
Steve Carell didn't always pin his plan on humor

Steve Carell didn't always pin his plan on humor

LOS ANGELES — Steve Carell's departure from funny business has taken critics' collective breath away. USA TODAY's Claudia Puig is calling Foxcatcher the "feel-bad movie of the year" in which "Steve Carell makes a stunning...

 
'Foxcatcher' morphs more than Steve Carell's looks

'Foxcatcher' morphs more than Steve Carell's looks

LOS ANGELES — Do you recognize Steve Carell? In Foxcatcher (now in select theaters and opening nationwide Jan. 16), the actor disappears completely beneath pasty-white skin, a beaked prosthetic nose and thickened jowls to play out the tragic true...

 
Alaska's former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel to lead marijuana business

Alaska's former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel to lead marijuana business

Marijuana may be the reason former U.S. senator and onetime Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel next returns to Alaska. Cannabis Sativa Inc. says Gravel will head KUSH, a company that will work to develop and market “innovative new cannabis...

 
Funny questions librarians answered before the Internet

Funny questions librarians answered before the Internet

Nowadays, many of our questions can be answered with a quick Internet search. But not so long ago people often turned to librarians for all kinds of guidance. "In a world pre-Google, librarians weren't just Wikipedia, they were people's...

 

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