Recently in Notable Category

Manziel wins Heisman

| No Comments

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the 2012 Heisman Trophy on Saturday. He beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein for the award.

CNN reported that Manziel was the first freshman to win the trophy.

Sports Illustrated reported that Manziel won 474 first-place votes. Teo was second with 321; Klein had 60.

Manziel led the Aggies to a win over then-No. 1 Alabama in November. The Aggies will be playing Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl after finishing with a 10-2 record.

Lindsay Lohan arrested

| No Comments

Actress Lindsay Lohan has had better days.

Lohan was arrested on Thursday in New York after an "alleged early morning fight at a nightclub," CNN reported. Lohan is currently on probation stemming from a prior arrest.

The Associated Press reported that she was charged with third degree assault. The other woman in the altercation, which occurred at Club Avenue in Manhattan, did not require medical attention, the AP reported.

CNN also reported that the city attorney in Santa Monica, Calif. has filed charges against Lohan. Those charges are related to a car crash that occurred last summer.

Salvador Dali art donated to Goodwill

| No Comments

An original piece of Salvador Dali work was donated to a Goodwill in Tacoma, Wash., CNN reported.

The work was donated anonymously.

The Huffington Post reported that the piece is called "Reflection," and is currently being listed at $10,500 online.

Yahoo! News reported that the piece is "clearly signed by Dali and comes with a certificate of authenticity from an art gallery."

Workers returned to Ground Zero on Monday to continue construction at the World Trade Center site following Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times reported.

The paper also reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said more than 95% of the water from the storm has been pumped out.

CNN reported that about 750 workers have resumed work.

The area is approximately 16 acres.

Disney buys Lucasfilm

| No Comments

The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it agreed to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Associated Press reported that Disney is planning on releasing a trilogy of new "Star Wars" films. New films will be come out every two or three years, and the first one will be released in 2015.

Six "Star Wars" movies have been released, and the last was in 2005.

"I'm doing this so that the films will have a longer life," George Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars" said in a YouTube interview. "I get to be a fan now ... I sort of look forward to it. It's a lot more fun actually, than having to go out into the mud and snow."


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will close down the subway, commuter rail and bus service Sunday night in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the MTA will begin to shut down at Subway service at 7 p.m. Sunday and bus service will stop at 9 p.m., CNN reported.

"A situation like this, you don't want to be overly panicked and overly prepared, but you want to be prudent and you want to do what is necessary," Cuomo told reporters, according to CNN.

The BBC reported that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the worst of the storm would hit New York City on Monday.

Red Sox looking into tapping John Farrell as manager

| No Comments

ESPN reported that the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays were in negotiations Friday. Blue Jays manager John Farrell is at the center of those negotiations.

According to the Associated Press, the Red Sox have asked the Blue Jays for permission to talk to Farrell about their managerial position. Farrell has one year left on his contract.

The Red Sox fired their manager, Bobby Valentine, after they finished 69-93 and last in the American League East. Valentine took over the job on Dec. 1, 2012.

Farrell is very familiar with the Red Sox. He was Boston's pitching coach from 2006-10 and he just completed his second season as the manager of the Blue Jays, a frequent opponent.

Man stabbed near Candlestick Park

| No Comments

A man headed to the San Francisco 49ers game was stabbed and wounded seriously near Candlestick Park, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The victim, whose name has yet to be released, was stabbed in the torso. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, the police said.

The victim was walking with a group of five friends when he was approached by two suspects. The suspects, also 49ers fans, got into a verbal altercation with the group, which led to the stabbing, according to the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

Last Sunday, a Chicago Bears fan was fatally stabbed at a Jacksonville bar before the Bears beat the Jaguars 41-3.

About this Archive

This page is an archive of recent entries in the Notable category.

National News is the previous category.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.