Greg Halman

Dutch police say Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound. The officers attempted unsuccessfully to […]

Gregory Papalexis

Gregory Papalexis, whose Sabrett hot dogs have become a part of the New York City experience, has died. He was 86. Papalexis was president, CEO and chairman of Englewood-based Marathon Enterprises, a supplier of hot dogs, buns, onion sauce and other products, and the owner of the Sabrett trademark. He died Friday in Rockleigh, N.J., […]

Garrett Uekman

A tragic week in the world of college sports continues, this time hitting the Razorbacks’ athletic community. Arkansas released the following statement confirming the death of tight end Garrett Uekman: Arkansas student-athlete Garrett Uekman was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room in the Northwest Quad residence hall at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. […]

Mafia Wars Job Tier Mastery

After mastering all the Jobs in a specific tier 3 times, you will master the tier, get a title and a reward item. Here are these reward items: New York: New York is the first playable city, it covers level 1-100, but is still playable for higher levels. This city has 9 Job tiers and […]

Cash For Keys

Jon Daurio, chief executive officer of mortgage investor Kondaur Capital Corp., recently offered a $4,000 check to Barry Culver for the deed to his Bryan, Ohio house. With the exchange, and a pay-off to a second-lien holder, Culver was freed of $120,000 in crushing mortgage debt on the house, said Daurio, who had bought the […]

U.S. Postal Service Reveals Designs for 2011

Alan Shepard will be honored on a 2011 U.S. postage stamp wearing the silver spacesuit in which he made history as the first American astronaut to fly into space. The stamp’s design, which was quietly released last week by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), shows Shepard from his shoulders up centered between images of his […]

Gadgets That Will Save You Money

Invest in these smart household gadgets to cut your monthly bills and they end up paying for themselves in no time. Concoct your own cola Spend a fortune on fizzy drinks? You’re not alone. The average family of four consumes 2,400 sodas annually-totaling nearly $1,080. With a home fountain machine, you can save money and […]

China builds 15-story hotel in 6 days

As the United States and China battle over the finer points of currency manipulation at the G-20 summit, American negotiators may want to take note of this startling testimonial to the productivity of Chinese workers: A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just six days. If […]

Karl Slover

Karl Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. He was 93. The 4-foot-5 Slover died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday afternoon in a central Georgia hospital, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Nathan Stanley. According to friends, as recently as last weekend, Slover […]

Heavy D

Heavy D, the self-proclaimed “overweight lover” of hip-hop who became one of rap’s top hit-makers with wit, humor and a positive vibe, has died. He was 44. Andrew Weitz of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment confirmed the rapper’s death in Los Angeles in an email Tuesday, without giving a cause of death or saying where he […]