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Articles from November 26, 2015

19 ENCORES AND COUNTING CYAC'S ; `MARY' Closes in on 20 Years of the Christmas Story
WANT TO GO?Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents "MARYWHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 8 p.wm. December 3, 4 and 5. WHERE: Capitol Center Theatre, 123 Summers St.TICKETS: Adults $15. Students $8.INFO: 304-342-6522 or cyaccharleston.comIn...
A Musical with a Message: 'Ragtime' Opens at the Clay Center
WANT TO GO?Broadway in Charleston presents "Ragtime:The Musical"WHEN: 7 p.m. SundayWHERE: Clay CenterTICKETS: $29, $45, and $60.75INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.orgTo be sure, "Ragtime" isn't a light-hearted musical celebrating the music and...
Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fall to 260,000
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs. The numbers: Weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 12,000...
As You Get Older, Let Your Pet Carry Some of the Load
LOS ANGELES - Teach your dog or cat a few tricks, and your golden years will be better for it. The movement to improve care for older pets has been going on for some time. But the idea of training pets to help out aging baby boomers is relatively new.Between...
Average 30-Year Mortgage Slides to 3.95%
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week after they climbed recently on expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday the average rate on...
BIG 12 FOOTBALL ; Injuries Continue to Mount for Texas
Already struggling to keep up with the weekly scoring frenzy in the Big 12, Texas (4-6, 3-4 Big 12) heads into tonight's matchup against Texas Tech (6-5, 3-5) with the Longhorns expecting to be without two of their best rushers and a starting offensive...
Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Grandmother of Five Needs Help Buying Clothes
She works as much overtime as possible to provide for her family, but this 63-year-old woman is still having trouble buying clothes for her ever-growing grandchildren. Due to the incarceration of her daughter, this loving grandmother has had custody...
Cheap Gas Fuels Thanksgiving Day Travel
LOS ANGELES - Low gas prices were driving more people to hit the road to reach their Thanksgiving celebrations, and airports were bustling Wednesday as travelers flying to meet family and friends braved long lines and fears about terrorism. Nearly 47...
Chicago Police Officer Charged in Teen's Death ; City Officials Release Video of Black Teen Shot 16 Times, Brace for Unrest
CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest. City officials and community leaders...
Coke Wants to Mend Fences with Critics
NEW YORK - Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks. Sandy Douglas, president of Coke North America, said in an interview with The Associated Press that Coke is hoping to change its "adversarial" relationship with public...
College Football
StandingsBIG 12 CONFERENCEW L PF PA W L PF PAOkla. State 7 1 346 255 10 1 471 290Oklahoma 6 1 337 132 9 1 461 197TCU 6 1 294 201 9 1 443 262Baylor 6 1 346 210 9 1 548 279W. Virginia 3 4 216 225 6 4 346 248Texas 3 4 160 188 4 6 249 299Texas Tech 3 5 348...
Committee Proposes New Bans on Smoking
Charleston city parks could soon become smoke-free.Charleston City Council's Parks and Recreation Committee is putting forth a resolution that would prohibit smoking on the ground of municipal recreation centers, city parks and green spaces and the Carriage...
CONFERENCE USA NOTES ; Holtz Disciples Eyeing West Division Crown
The Holtz coaching tree runs wide and deep, and will be on display at the other Conference USA "semifinal," Saturday's game between host Louisiana Tech and Southern Mississippi. It will be a high-stakes reunion between Tech coach Skip Holtz and Todd...
Consumer Spending, Income Rebound
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September. Spending edged up 0.1 percent after a similar tiny gain in September, the Commerce Department...
Court Tosses Suits by Founder of Rock Band Boston
BOSTON - Defamation lawsuits filed by the founder of the rock group Boston against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer and the Boston Herald were thrown out Wednesday by the highest court in Massachusetts. Tom Scholz sued after the Herald published...
Doctor Faces Drug Charges
A Beckley-based nephrologist indicted Tuesday on multiple drug charges by a federal grand jury had more than 9,000 Medicare Part D prescriptions filled in 2013. Dr. Jose Jorge Abbud Gordinho, who was arrested Nov. 12, faces a 21-count indictment alleging...
Documentary Collects All the Former CIA Chiefs
NEW YORK - After making a documentary about presidential chiefs of staff two years ago, filmmaker Jules Naudet joked about focusing on another important government job where it would seem next to impossible to get interview subjects to speak candidly,...
Ex-Spokesman Fogle, Ex-Wife Finalize Divorce
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and his wife finalized their divorce days before the disgraced pitchman was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls, court records show....
Film Clips
Theater key: M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12; PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; TV = Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot. "CREED:HHHHH The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as...
Growth - but Not Expansion - in US Internet Gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Internet gambling is slowly growing - but not expanding - after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it - New Jersey...
Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving ; Family Gathering at Dinner Table Is Time for Togetherness, Not Arguments
Many people naturally assume that since I work in political journalism, I must breathe, drink and eat politics 24/7/365 including on the Thanksgiving holiday. The thought of it gives me indigestion.Self-absorbed creatures who have no life outside the...
How Renewables Bring a Fix for Climate Ever Closer
LONDON - United Nations climate talks set to begin in Paris next week promise to produce a landmark deal that has eluded diplomats for more than two decades. All of the Group of 20 nations, including the biggest developing countries - China, India and...
In Shorts
Black Friday ArtWalkArt galleries, boutiques and businesses downtown will open their doors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday for a special downtown Charleston ArtWalk. This month only, ArtWalk moves to Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Some featured exhibits...
JUST PRESS PLAY: Turkey Day!
This week's Just Press Play is a turkey day special - that is, five songs that I think are turkeys, tunes that make you want to crawl inside a freezer when they come on over the P.A. system at your local grocery store. This isn't to say these songs...
Man Shot after Trying to Run over Nitro Officer, Kanawha Sheriff Says
A Nitro police officer shot and severely injured a South Charleston man in the early morning hours Wednesday, police say. The man, Mickey Davis, 28, allegedly tried to hit the officer with his sedan, according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.Davis...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Defense Now a Strength for WKU
MARSHALL at WESTERN KY.When: Noon FridayTV: Fox Sports 1Line: Western Ky. by 11HUNTINGTON - In the preseason handicapping of the East Division race in Conference USA, two variables were difficult to predict: * How well would Marshall's offense function...
Military Announces Suspensions in Afghan Hospital Attack
WASHINGTON - American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, military officials said Wednesday....
More Hunters Donating Meat to the Hungry
yPORTLAND, Maine- It's a cool fall morning outside a red brick warehouse in Maine's largest city, and Don Morrison is facing a tall order. It's time to turn 40 pounds of moose and deer meat into enough shepherd's pie to feed 200 people by sundown. Morrison, manager...
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Rams' WR Bailey Critical but Stable after Shooting, Surgery
ST. LOUIS -Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday. Bailey had surgery for injuries that have not...
NCAA DIVISION II SOCCER ; UCs Roberts among Nations Elite Scorers
Will Roberts enters the NCAA Division II men's soccer national semifinals as one of the nation's premier goal scorers. The University of Charleston forward is tied for second in the country with 20 goals. That feat, he said, isn't as much about what...
New Suspect Sought in Paris Attacks
Belgium issued an arrest warrant for a new suspect in the Paris attacks as an unprecedented lockdown in Brussels slowly began to come to an end. Authorities announced a manhunt for 30-year-old Mohamed Abrini, who was seen driving a car between Brussels...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 10 0 0 1.000 323 182Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 244 227N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 234 208Miami 4 6 0 .400 205 249SouthW L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 5 5 0 .500 224 248Houston 5 5 0 .500 208 228Jacksonville 4 6 0 .400 211...
NFL - PRO PICKS ; Panthers Take Perfect Record to Big D
So Tony Romo is back and all is right in Dallas.The Panthers will come to Big D and leave with a Big L, their first after 10 straight wins. And the Cowboys will be on their way to a seven-game winning streak to close the schedule. Pro Picks doesn't...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAMontreal 22 16 4 2 34 78 50Ottawa 21 11 5 5 27 68 61Detroit 21 11 8 2 24 49 52Boston 20 11 8 1 23 66 59Tampa Bay 22 10 9 3 23 53 50Florida 21 8 9 4 20 55 56Toronto 22 7 10 5 19 51 62Buffalo 21 8 11...
No Charges for Man Who Left Rifle at Utah Capitol
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man who left an unloaded semi-automatic rifle at the state Capitol as part of a protest against gun violence won't face charges from the October incident, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Cameron Carl Crimefighter,...
Not Guilty Pleas in Fatal NY Church Beating
Several members of an insular church in upstate New York pleaded not guilty Wednesday to being part of a group that beat a young man to death and injured his younger brother. The victims' father, sister and six church leaders and members are charged...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBeckett, Edward D. Binford, Bedell V. Bostic, Mildred E. Brake, Linda L. Brannon, Ottice R. Cavender, Sophia L. Clagett, Charles W. Davis, Eddie C. Durst, Carl L. Eddy, Jimmy L. Ellis, Bobbie Gillispie, Janet L. Holley, Lester R. Hopkins,...
Our Views ; Gratitude for Acts of Heroism, Big and Small; This Thanksgiving, Be Mindful of Humanitys Essential Goodness
Amid the dispiriting news that abounds across the globe this Thanksgiving, it can seem like a stretch to find much about the human race in general that is worth celebrating. Is it easy to be thankful for the beauty of nature? Yes, always. For the love...
Police Stations Accept Unwanted Prescriptions
The holidays mean something different to Mike Rutherford than to most people."It never fails. In the 43 years I've been a police officer, every year we have an uptick in car break-ins, home break-ins and robberies of convenience stores and other types...
Police Stations Accept Unwanted Prescriptions
Kanawha Valley residents don't have to wait until a designated day to dispose of unwanted medications - the pills now are accepted daily at several police stations. Prescription medications can be taken to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Nitro...
Prep Football
Playoff glanceAll Friday games at 7:30 p.m., all Saturday games at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted Class AAAFirst roundFriday, Nov. 13Cabell Midland 55, Princeton 7Point Pleasant 54, Musselman 14Martinsburg 47, Greenbrier East 28Huntington 25, George...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - CLASS AAA ; HES GOT A BIG LEGACY HERE; Capital QB Pratt Has Left Lasting Imprint on Program, Community
A lot has happened in the Capital football program the last four years. And Tyrhee Pratt has seen it all. From the Cougars winning their first state championship since 1995, to seeing teammate Kashuan Haley become the school's first-ever Kennedy Award...
Prep Volleyball
Class AA all-state volleyballFirst teamKenna DeLancey, Ritchie County, SR (Captain)Ashton King, Herbert Hoover, SREmily Griffith, Bridgeport, SRJezaray Clark-Casto, Philip Barbour, SRMaddi Juszczak, Oak Glen, SRCori Carpenter, Philip Barbour, SRLauren...
PREP VOLLEYBALL - CLASS AA ALL-STATE ; Ritchie County Senior DeLancey Captains All-State Squad
CLARKSBURG - State champion Philip Barbour placed two girls on the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AA all-state volleyball squad. Oak Glen, whom the Colts defeated in the state title match in three sets, also had two girls on the first...
READERS' Vent
Is it possible that the reason public school enrollment is falling is because many parents are placing their children in private schools? The addition of private school enrollment figures to the public school enrollment figures might change the impression that...
Red Cross Urges for Donations
This holiday season, the American Red Cross is urging people to give a gift with meaning - a blood or platelet donation. "During the winter months and especially around the holidays, blood donations tend to decline, said Natalie Haney, donor recruitment director...
Russia: Turkish Downing of Jet 'Looks like Planned Provocation'
MOSCOW - Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Syrian border "looks like a planned provocation," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. "We have serious doubts that it was unintentional, Lavrov was quoted as saying by...
SPORTS Briefs
Kansas' Diallo cleared to play beginning Dec. 1LAWRENCE, Kan. - The NCAA will allow freshman Cheick Diallo to begin playing for No. 5 Kansas beginning next week, ending a months- long investigation into the five-star prospect's background. In a statement...
Sports History
Nov. 261949 - Boston College beats Holy Cross 76-0, with Al Cannava rushing for 229 yards. 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Vyacheslav Ivanov of the Soviet Union wins the gold medal in the single sculls. After receiving the medal, he jumps up and down...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVISIONGOLF, 7:30 a.m. - European PGA-Sunshine Tours, Alfred Dunhill Championship, first round, at Mpumalanga, South Africa FS1, 10:50 a.m. - Soccer, UEFA Europa League, Borussia Dortmund at FC KrasnodarESPN2, noon - Men's basketball, AdvoCare Invitational, quarterfinal...
State Bird Testing Lab Helps Keep W.Va. Poultry Safe
MOOREFIELD - The samples come in by the hundreds every day. The small vials of blood and swabs are brought to the laboratory's back door, where they begin the scrupulous process of disease testing. As the bird flu has spread across Midwestern states...
STATE Briefs
Jobless rates drop in 51 of 55 W.Va. countiesUnemployment rates dropped in 51 of West Virginia's 55 counties in October.WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.2 percent, followed by Monongalia...
Streaming Channels, the Gifts That Keeps Giving
LOS ANGELES - Looking for a holiday present that's a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche. Some,...
Study Predicts Derailment Every Other Year If Oil Train Terminal Is Built
WASHINGTON - A proposal to build the largest oil train terminal in the Pacific Northwest could result in a derailment every two years and an oil spill from a derailment once every 12, according to a draft analysis by a Washington state agency. The document, released...
Syrian Refugees and the Luxury of First World Problems
A red cup.A few days ago, some people seemed to find that one of the most vexing moral problems of the day. Starbucks unveils a minimalist design for its holiday coffee cups - a red field, a green logo, no snowmen, snowflakes or fir trees - some guy...
Thanksgiving, an American Day ; No Matter How Terrible the Food, Enjoy the Time with Loved Ones
I wasnt raised in the United States. Im of the British persuasion and 50 years into my life in the New World, I still think there isnt much as nifty as Thanksgiving. But to a point. Although there are other harvest festivals, they pale before Thanksgiving:...
Thanksgiving ; Be Grateful, Americans
DESPITE HORRORS (like the Paris suicide-terror massacre) and disasters (like Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 Filipinos and left 1.9 million homeless) human life endures, and even improves. People and families especially in America generally have...
The Dishes of Our Dearly Departed
A bowl sits in my cabinet until special occasions. It is textured glass, an oval, about a hand's length long, and a 1970s green. Despite the color, it is perfect for holding pickles or a nice relish to pass around a holiday table. It belonged to my...
Transactions
BASEBALLCOMMISSIONER'S OFFICE - Suspended Chicago Cubs RHP Tanner Griggs (AZL Cubs) 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES - Designated INF Andy Wilkins for assignment.CHICAGO...
UK Backs off Low Income Tax Break Cuts
LONDON - Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and refrained from slashing funding to the police on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's tax and spending plans. George Osborne said improvements...
Volunteer Keeps Promise to Veltri
For nearly half a century, the Frank Veltri Thanksgiving Dinner has provided Charleston's neediest residents with the compassion, camaraderie and quality food - just as its namesake always strove to do. Though he died in 2001, Veltri left behind a small...
WEST VIRGINIA BASKETBALL ; Mountaineers Rolling the Dice in Vegas
WVU vs. RICHMONDLas Vegas Invitational At Las VegasWhen: 5 p.m. todayTV: Fox Sports 1By entering the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins gambled on his team faring well in Sin City. Forget tough odds on the tables....
WEST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL ; Words to Live by; Lyrics Give WVUs Sharif Motivation during Trying Times
MORGANTOWN - Khairi Sharif was 5 years old, and his life was about to change. His mother was driving them back to their home in Houston after a karate tournament when a song by Aaliyah came on the radio. The chorus hit and Rachel Solomon glanced over...
WWVU Radio Wins Big at CMJ Awards
When WVU's college station WWVU (U92) went to New York in October to attend CMJ's award ceremony in New York, student music director Elizabeth "Emmi McIntyre didn't think their chances were all that great. CMJ is a digital trade magazine aimed at college...
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