7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Week of Feb. 22 to 26 (All meals served with milk) Berlin-Milan Monday: Grilled burger /bun, baked potato rounds, peaches, ice cream
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - The South Central Board of Education, during a round-table discussion, again talked about the school's drug testing policy. Board president Brian Hammon read the proposed changes in the policy with the main change separating alcohol use and discipline from drug use.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Two million jobs have been saved or created due to the stimulus act signed into law by President Barack Obama a year ago, the White House said Tuesday as it marks the anniversary of the $787-billion spending package. "Jobs have been created thanks to tens of thousands of projects now under way nationwide,' Vice President Joe Biden wrote to Obama in a 31-page progress report about the stimulus. Biden said the act is laying groundwork for "the economy of the next century,' as the U.S. invests in high-speed rail, health technology, clean cars and other projects.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
AVERY - Perfect attendance paid off for EHOVE Career Center student Sara Hugo. To determine Tuesday's winner from the five finalists in a contest to win a car, the students took turns selecting an envelope taped to a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Those students had perfect attendance since the beginning of the 2008 school year through Tuesday.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk resident Gary Billiard had no idea what he was in store for when he left the Maple City a bit after noon Monday. "I had gone about three miles and it was snowing pretty heavily, but traffic was going about 45 mph except for an occasional truck,' Billiard said about his Monday afternoon adventure on I-71.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to refer legislation regarding skill-based amusement machine businesses to the planning and zoning commission. The commission, which meets tonight, might make a recommendation for council to consider at its next meeting.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
Increasing wholesale prices this week has led to a major price hike, initiated by Speedway/Super America today. Speedway has just set the price for a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline to $2.59 in Michigan, as much as $2.65 in Indiana, $2.55 in Ohio and $2.65 in Minnesota, according to www.gasbuddy.com. Thanks to Speedway/Super America's large presence in these areas, motorists should expect gasoline prices to climb quickly in these areas to the prices listed above, depending on state. For some gas stations, this will mean raising prices as much as 30-cents per gallon compared to Tuesday's prices.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
APEX, N.C. (MCT) - A middle-school teacher in Wake County, N.C., may be fired after she and her friends made caustic remarks on a Facebook page about her students, the South and Christianity. Melissa Hussain, an eighth-grade science teacher at West Lake Middle School in Apex, was suspended with pay Friday while investigators review her case, according to Greg Thomas, a Wake schools spokesman. The suspension came after some of Hussain's students and their parents objected to comments on her Facebook page, many of them revolving around her interaction with her Christian students.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
I-71 southbound was fully opened to traffic at about 1:20 p.m. this afternoon. Crews have now cleared all remaining vehicles that were blocking the roadway from a series of crashes that occurred yesterday afternoon on I-71, just south of Ohio 61.
7:45 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (MCT) - The Cavaliers added another big-time player in their effort to win an NBA championship today. They acquired veteran power forward Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade, according to a league source with knowledge of the deal.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND - There's a new home and garden show at Cleveland's I-X Center. The "Great Big Home & Garden Expo' - and its line-up of attractions, hundreds of exhibitors and great products and promotions - will take place Feb. 6 to 14 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
All the single ladies, all the single ladies. For this year's Grammys, it's all about the single ladies - and the married one, too. Beyonce, whose "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)' is up for song of the year, leads all artists at Sunday night's ceremony with 10 nominations. Taylor Swift, whose multiplatinum "Fearless' was the top-selling album of 2009, is up next with eight nominations. Other top nominees include Lady Gaga, with five nods, and Colbie Caillat with four. It's the first time female artists have been the top two Grammy nominees since 1999, when Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain led the night.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
Coaching football, Brian Kelly said, is like running a business. It starts with people. If you don't have your people on board, your ship will sink. With that being said, Kelly said he has spent his first couple of months as the new head football coach at Notre Dame cleaning up what was left behind. Without mentioning any names, Kelly said he was going to make playing football for the Fighting Irish fun again. Kelly said he had to "change the culture," in South Bend, Ind., following the departure of Charlie Weis. "All I did the first month was get back to details ... get back the sense of pride. It hasn't cost us a dime in six weeks."
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
FEB. 18, 1965 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 45 years ago: Former New London man's aircraft found in gulf NEW LONDON The wreckage of a small private plane piloted by John Atkinson, 27, formerly of New London, has been located in the Gulf of Mexico near Aripeka, Fla.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
It's the story of a friendly dog and an aggressive one. When a jogger saw two dogs let out of a North Pleasant Street home, the man said he moved into the middle of the road to allow more room between himself and the dogs.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk woman and her son were among three people charged with selling drugs following an undercover sting. The Norwalk Police Department seized more than $16,000 in suspected drug money and between 4 and 5 pounds of marijuana after drug raids this week.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Even as President Barack Obama denounces Washington's campaign-obsessed culture, the Democratic Party machinery is planning to exploit divisions among Republicans for partisan advantage, a stance that seems at odds with the president's bipartisan message. Obama used his State of the Union speech last month to call for an end to the "perpetual campaign' while saying Americans were tired of "a Washington where every day is election day.' He vowed to meet monthly with Republican leaders to help dissolve partisan tensions.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
The trial date and venue for the highest-ranking officer of the U.S. Army four soldiers charged in the death of Keiffer Wilhelm has been changed. The proceedings in the case against Staff Sgt. Bob Clements, of Eastland, Texas, will be March 26 in Fort Bliss, Texas. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years behind bars.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A two-vehicle accident left the driver of pickup truck in a precarious position. The driver ended up on a guy wire with two wheels off the ground.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
A call about suspicious activity in a Norwalk mobile home park led to the arrests of two vehicle break-in suspects this weekend. Norwalk Police Officers Dave Ditz and Chris Kelley responded to the Milan Avenue mobile home park at the request of the Huron County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said Deputies Janet Lichoff and Joe Leroux "were a ways away' when dispatchers received the call at 12:36 a.m. Saturday.
7:43 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - At least 34 people have died in accidents involving Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles that allegedly accelerated out of control in the past decade, federal safety regulators said Monday, reflecting a sharp jump in the number of motorist complaints being filed in the three weeks since the automaker announced its latest recalls. The new count from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration includes 13 fatalities reported since Jan. 27, the day after Toyota ordered a sales and production halt of eight models in the U.S. to fix gas pedals that it said can stick and cause unintended acceleration.