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General News Archive - October 25, 2008

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Police were reportedly sent to the home of former New York Knicks head coach and president Isiah Thomas early Friday morning in response to a call that someone had overdosed on sleeping pills.

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Hakeem Nicks had eight catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for another as North Carolina trounced No. 23 Boston College, 45-24, at rain-soaked Kenan Stadium.

Officials in Wisconsin say they are prepared for the coming winter after a debacle last year left the state short on salt for the roads.

Mormon Church officials are trimming their efforts on behalf of a ballot initiative to abolish same-sex marriage in California, a church spokeswoman said.

The FBI has joined the search for the nephew of Jennifer Hudson, one day after the actress-singer's mother and brother were slain, Chicago police say.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.