April 2011 Archives

Records/CAR Analysis

The reporter had to get a lot of records and information for the story. They had to find how many teachers violated licensing rules. They also had to find what officials were doing about this.They had to find the nuber of waivers that were granted. Basically all of the info that they put in the story was found by looking at records.

Last year's number one recruit and ACC Freshman of the Year Harrison Barnes will not enter this years NBA Draft and will return to school.
Barnes' commitment comes after UNC stars John Henson and Tyler Zeller decided to return to school, according to ESPN.
Barnes was projected in most mock drafts to be selected early in the first round, according to Sports Illustrated.
UNC will also be brining back last years starting guards Kendall Marshal and Dexter Strickland. The Tar Heels will also be bringing in one of the nation's top recruiting classes next year, with standouts James McAdoo and P.J. Hairston leading the class.

Woman Killed in Edina House Fire

A house fire in Edina on Monday killed a woman who lived there with her family.
Cynthia Robb, 54, of Edina was found near the front entrance of her home, according to the Pioneer Press.
Her husband and two daugters were not at home at the time.
It is not yet determined how the fire was started, but it was not believed to suspiscious, according to the Star Tribune.
The home had four fire alarms, and this fire is why Fire Cheif Marty Scheer believes that houses should have fire sprinklers.

Woman Killed in Edina House Fire

A house fire in Edina on Monday killed a woman who lived there with her family.
Cynthia Robb, 54, of Edina was found near the front entrance of her home, according to the Pioneer Press.
Her husband and two daugters were not at home at the time.
It is not yet determined how the fire was started, but it was not believed to suspiscious, according to the Star Tribune.
The home had four fire alarms, and this fire is why Fire Cheif Marty Scheer believes that houses should have fire sprinklers.

Anoka County Inmate dies 2 Days after Attempted Suicide

And Anoka County Jail inmate died Saturday at Mercy Hospital In Coon Rapids after being found hanging from bedsheets in his cell on Thursday.
Steven James Carrol, 27, of Anoka was found hanging by bedsheets from his cell window on Thursday, according to the Star Tribune
Carrol had been in custody since April 12 for second degree burglary and disorderly conduct, according to the Pioneer Press..
He had a suicide note in his pocket. His death is under investigation.

LA Times Wins Pulitzer Prize for Exposing Big Salaries

The Los Angeles Times won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for public service for stories uncovering shocking financial corruption in the City of Bell, and the other for Photographer Barbara Davidson.
Davidson won in the feature category, according to the Los Angeles Times. She recorded photos of the aftermath of violent crime for victims and their families.
Since 1941, the Los Angeles Times has won 41 Pulitzer Prizes.
Davidson had to persuade her editors that the images were relevant because they were taken when crime was in decline, according to the New York Times.
The other award was given to John Gottleib, Rueben Vives, and other reporters for their reporting on Bell officials secretly giving themselves large benefits.

Thousands Rally for funerals of Slain Protesters

More than 10,000 people occupied the central square of the Syrian city of Homs on Monday, for funeral processions of the 14 people who were killed the day before.
Early on the mourners offered traditional prayers, turned into aggressive chanting. Security officials fired into the air but the crowd did not disperse, according to the New York Times.
As of Monday, as many as 25 people had been killed in Homs, and more than 30 around the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Syrians continue to protest president Bashar-Al-Assad.

Judge orders NFL and Players to try Mediation Again

A Minnesota Judge ordered the NFL and the Players on Monday to begin mediation again, starting Thursday.
The players got their wish with the talks taking place in federal court in Minnesota rather than the collective bargaining setting that failed last month, according to ESPN.
Federal Judge Susan Nelson ordered both sides to begin mediation again starting Thursday, according to Sports Illustrated.
Nelson also ordered that both sides keep the mediation confidential.

1 dead in Mobile Home Fire in Blaine

A fire in a mobile home in Blaine on Monday killed one man inside.
Firefighters responded to a call from the home around 1:50 in the morning, according to the Pioneer Press.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but it is not suspiscious, according to the Star Tribune.
Th identity of the man has yet to be released.The firefighters faught the fire for about two hours, and the damage to the mobile home is extensive.

Minnesota Lynx draft Superstar Maya Moore With first Pick

The Minnesota Lynx picked Connecticuit Huskey standout Maya Moore with the first overall pick in Monday's WNBA draft.
Moore, considered one of the greatest players in college basketball history, is a three time national player of the year and four time all american, according to the Pioneer Press.
Moore averaged 22.8 points for the Huskies this year and guided them to the final four. Moore won two national championships while at UCONN, according to the Star Tribune.
Moore is expected to be a franchise changing player. Lynx assistant coach compared drafting Moore to drafting Lebron James.

Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, has formed and exploratory committee for the 2012 presidential bid.
Romney says he believes that the govenment has put America on a dangerous road, adn that things have gotten worse in the last two years, according to the New York Times.
Romney was a strong candidate for the Republican bid in 2008, and is considered a front runner for the Republican nomination in 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Romney has a news strategy for 2012, hes is flying under the radar. Last time around he came out swining and that failed him in the long run.

Former Leader of Ivory Coast is Captured

Laurent Gbagbo was captued and taken into custody by his rivals on Monday, ending a four month standoff that left hundreds dead and dragged the country back into civil war.
For months, African officials have been trying to get Gbagbo to step down, but he would not giv up power, even after losing a presidential election last year, according to the New York Times.
Gbagbo's capture came after French helicopters heavily attacked the presidential bunker where Gbagbo was trapped, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Gbagbo and his wife had been held up in the bunker for days when the French helicopters bombarded the compound, aiming at taking out his weapons.
This force could have sparked even more animosity from Gbagbo supporters.

Twins' Second Baseman Nishioka Doesn't Need Surgery

Twins' new SEcond Baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka will not need surgery on his leg, which was broken on Thursday when Yankee Nick Swisher slide into him while breaking up a double play.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said that the best case senario is that Nishioka will be out four to six weeks while recovering from the broken leg, according to ESPN.
Nishioka chrutched his way out to the baseline for Fridays Home opener and received a large ovation from the crowd, according to Sports Illustrated.
Nishioka was in his first year with the Twins after coming over from Japan In the offseason.

Skeletal Humanremains found In Brooklyn Park

A person walking in a park in Brooklyn Park found the skeletal remains of a human on Friday.
Ther emains appear to have been there for an extended period of time, according to the Star Tribune.
Brooklyn Park Police and the Hennipen Country Crime Lab are investigating, according to the Pioneer Press.
"Its going to take us some time to work through and see what we have," Police Inspector Todd Milbin Said.
Authorities have yet to fully determine if the remains are human.

3 Dead in Brooklyn Park Shooting, Suicide

Two people were shot and killed inside a Fesival Foods in Brooklyn Park breakroom on Friday, the gunman then shot and killed himself.
Someone heard several shots in the back of the grocery store. When the police arrived the found one woman dead, and another victim, who later died in th hospital. The gunman killed himself after police tracked him down, according to the Pioneer Press.
The gunman fled and killed himself near the Washington Avenue Bridge on the University of Minnesota Campus, according to the Star Tribune.
The Festival Foods is expected to remain closed until Saturday evening.
"Our hearts go out to the families of the victims", Lori Younquist, President of Festival Foods, said in a statement.

Last Minute Budget Deal Averts Government Shutdown

Goverment officials averted a government shutdown by agreeing on a budget dea, just before the midnight deadline on Friday.
Both sides agreed to a package of spending reductions, which dramatically cuts on domestic federal programs, and increases pentagon spending, according to the New York TImes.
To come to an agreement, Republicans had to drop healthcare and environmental demands that had stalled agreement on the budget deal, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Both the house and the senate approved a stopgap to keep the government running until they can fully consider the package sometime next week.
The threatof a shutdown sparked a lot of bad economic news on friday. The value of the dollar dropped, oil prices rose by 2.3 percent, and it possibly could have been the reason the DOW Jones dropped 30 points.

Syrian Forces open fire on Protesters

Syrian forces met protesters in two cities with gunfire on Saturday, killing 13 people and injuring hundreds more.
These attacks came after the single boodiest day of Syria's antigovernment uprising over the past three weeks, according to the New York Times.
Violence broke out in Dara, which as been the center of the uprising, and more violence occured in the city of Hims, according to the Los Angeles Times.
During the uprising Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad has made some concessions, including firing some government officials and starting committees to change laws. Many protesters say that this is not enough.
The result of these actions has been more violence breaking out in many cities all over the country.

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