Daily Archive: July 11, 2013



826 Michigan helps students succeed

(826michigan volunteer Kati Shanks tutors a student in the organization’s Ann Arbor writing lab) By Patrick KeatingCHRONICLE STAFF WRITER The Ann Arbor-based 826michigan, which helps students with creative writing and other endeavors, recently began working in three Detroit schools.According to Executive Director Amanda Uhle, the 8-year-old …



Stars pray for Randy Travis after brain surgery

In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Randy Travis performs on day 2 of the 2013 CMA Music festival at the LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File) by Chris Talbott AP Music Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.



Jury finds website defamed ex-Bengals cheerleader

In this Monday, July 30, 2012 file photo, Sarah Jones, a former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy, File) by Lisa CornwellAssociated Press Writer COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader won her defamation lawsuit against a gossip website and its operator, with a jury awarding her $338,000 in damages Thursday.



AP Source: Cavs, Bynum agree to 2-year deal

In this May 13, 2012 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum puts up a shot during the first half in Game 7 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) by Tom WithersAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking a chance on Andrew Bynum and his creaky knees. The free agent center, who never played one second with Philadelphia last season because of knee injuries, has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Cavs, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.



Lavelle introduces vacant property registry bill

R. DANIEL LAVELLE With the battle over how best to deal with blighted properties continuing in Pittsburgh’s East End communities, city Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle has introduced legislation aimed at preventing more abandoned and foreclosed properties from adding to the problem.



Fifth Annual Nurses in Action Luncheon held at Lemont

SUPPORTING THE FIRST—Leslie Pandy, Frances Russ, Adena Davis, the first Black Pitt nursing graduate, Byron Davis, Rosa Davis and Jessica Davis. (Photos by Debbie Norrell) On June 22, at the LeMont Restaurant the Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action presented their Fifth Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Luncheon. The topic of the afternoon “Health Care Reform: What is all the talk about?”



Zimmerman trial: It’s about race

by Roxanne Jones (CNN) — We have all been duped in the Trayvon Martin case. Bamboozled. This case was never “open and shut” as Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump insisted in a news conference at the start of the trial. I doubted it was that easy from Day One.