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By MIKE HUGHLETT and MIKE HUGHLETT,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 28, 2005
CHICAGO -- With its purchase of AT&T Corp. nearing final approval, SBC Communications Inc. said yesterday that it will adopt the AT&T name, a brand steeped in historic glory but one that also carries some baggage. San Antonio-based SBC, one of the nation's largest phone companies, is buying long-distance provider AT&T in a $16 billion deal that was approved yesterday by the Justice Department, which also gave its blessing to Verizon Communications Inc.'s $8.44 billion purchase of MCI Inc. For both deals combined, regulators required the divestiture of some fiber-optic lines in 19 metro areas.
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SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2005
Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone will interview with the Orioles in the next couple of days, perhaps as early as today, and team officials are confident about the possibility of him joining manager Sam Perlozzo's staff. "As far as our relationship is concerned, I think we have a real good shot," said Perlozzo, one of Mazzone's closest friends and the best man in his wedding. "But if we were able to get him, [executive vice president] Mike Flanagan and [owner] Peter Angelos are the ones that are going to do it. They are the ones that will seal the deal."
NEWS
By Joel Greenberg and Joel Greenberg,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 15, 2005
NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip - Israel closed the main crossing point leading to its settlements in the Gaza Strip at midnight yesterday to all but military vehicles, signaling the start of the evacuation of the 21 settlements and the troops protecting them. Israeli soldiers were expected to fan out across the settlements early today, serving residents with eviction notices. The withdrawal will end 38 years of occupation of the Gaza Strip, which Israel captured along with the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. Four West Bank settlements will also be removed.
NEWS
By Michael Cabbage and Michael Cabbage,ORLANDO SENTINEL | July 26, 2005
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle managers will have one eye on the weather and the other on a temperamental fuel-level sensor as NASA makes its second attempt to launch Discovery this morning. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:39 a.m. The long-awaited 114th shuttle launch would be the first since the Columbia accident 2 1/2 years ago. "All of our hardware is ready," NASA Test Director Pete Nickolenko said. "The launch and flight teams are ready, and our flight crew is ready for a successful mission."
SPORTS
By Mike Terry and Mike Terry,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 27, 2005
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Today's Kansas City Regional game between Stanford and Connecticut, which have won seven NCAA women's basketball championships between them, is the kind of matchup most basketball fans would want to see in a Final Four, or at least a regional final. Instead, it will be the second semifinal game following Michigan State-Vanderbilt. Stanford (31-2), seeded second, has done its best to downplay any disappointment about not getting a No. 1 seed in this year's tournament after ending the regular season as the nation's top-ranked team.
NEWS
By Baltimoresun.com Staff and Baltimoresun.com Staff,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | March 8, 2005
Maryland morphs back into wintry conditions today, with morning rain changing over to snow this afternoon as it turns blustery and cold. The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., issued a wind advisory for Central and Western Maryland until 7 p.m. A cold front will push across the state, forcing temperatures to plummet from a high of near 50 degrees early today into the mid 30s. The chill follows yesterday's spring tease that brought a high of...
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 17, 2004
WASHINGTON - President Bush is expected to name longtime aide and White House domestic policy adviser Margaret Spellings as his new secretary of education, a decision that could be announced as soon as today. The announcement would put Bush at three-for-three in dispatching White House insiders - who also are advisers who predate his Washington years - to head up key agencies as he reshapes his Cabinet. Bush named yesterday national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, who began counseling Bush as he geared up for the 2000 campaign, as secretary of state.
NEWS
By John-Thor Dahlburg and Rennie Sloan and John-Thor Dahlburg and Rennie Sloan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 12, 2004
FORT MYERS, Fla. - As rare back-to-back tropical storms - one a hurricane, the other likely to become one - churned toward Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush declared a statewide emergency and mobilized the National Guard yesterday. Tourists were told to evacuate the low-lying Florida Keys. "Tomorrow's going to be an interesting day, to say the least," said Ben Nelson, state meteorologist for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. In 150 years of reliable storm data, he said, there was no precedent for two hurricanes striking Florida in such rapid succession.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 31, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A cease-fire between American forces and insurgents loyal to a rebel cleric appeared to be unraveling as fighting erupted yesterday and early today in the centers of the cities of Najaf and Kufa. Three U.S. soldiers were killed and two others were injured in separate engagements ,the military said today. Two of the soldiers were killed yesterday near Kufa, where insurgents loyal to the 31-year-old radical cleric Motqada al-Sadr have clashed with U.S. troops. One soldier died when attackers ambushed a patrol while the other was killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his tank.
NEWS
January 25, 2004
A 46-year-old Anne Arundel County man was unaccounted for early today after a fire in a Severn farmhouse, authorities said. Firefighters called to the 7600 block of Plumbers Pasture Lane about 10 p.m. found a two-story house engulfed in flames, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Two members of the household made it to safety, but the status of the third was unknown, a department spokesman said.
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