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Articles from July 13, 2016

ALL-STAR GAME ; Big Papi Gets a Throne for All-Star Finale
SAN DIEGO - Big Papi has an appropriate throne for his All-Star finale.David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox got the prime locker in the San Diego Padres' clubhouse for the midseason classic. The slugger is set up in Matt Kemp's locker, which comes with...
Amazon's 'Prime Day' Frustrates Shoppers during Checkout
Amazon.com's effort to woo shoppers with exclusive deals on "Prime Day" left many frustrated as they struggled to add items to their online shopping carts. The company confirmed the problem before 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, six hours after its 3 a.m. kickoff....
Area Mechanical Engineering Student Named Redesign Challenge Finalist
A West Virginia University student has been named a top 10 finalist in Stratasys' 2016 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge for his innovative 3D Bone Fixation System. Zachary Stevens first came to WVU as a biology student in 2004 with the dream of...
AROUND THE STATE ; Buyout Program Makes Sense amid Budget Woes WVU Law School Offers a Lesson on State Government Downsizing
We all know West Virginia faces budgetary concerns, with the trickle-down effect meaning state government is having to learn to do more with less. Thats true of higher education, which remains dependent on tax dollars despite increases in tuition, fees...
A Tragedy beyond Color
WASHINGTON - Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. Both statements must be made true if the heartbreaking loss of life in Dallas is to have any meaning. The killing spree that left five police officers dead and seven others wounded should be classified as...
BASEBALL ; Prospect of Smaller Zone No Hit with Pitchers
NEW YORK - Wade Miley hears the talk about lifting the bottom of the strike zone in an effort to spark offense and insists there has been too much tinkering already. "I don't know why they just can't leave the game alone, the Seattle pitcher said. "Can't...
BRITISH OPEN ; McIlroy Still a Full-Fledged Member of Golf's Fab Four
TROON, Scotland - Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full- fledged member of the Fab Four. No chance he'll get kicked out of the group, certainly not without putting up quite a fight.As if to show he's still as relevant as ever among golf's elite players,...
Bulletin Board
Reunion groupThe Magazine/Garrison Avenue Area Reunion Group will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Shoney's, Kanawha Boulevard. For information, call Norma Levy at 304-342-1095. Benefit rideThe Revelatorz Benefit Ryders from Logan, Ohio,...
Bulletin Board
Back To School Blast: Putnam County Schools Title I program will have its annual Back to School Blast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Putnam County Career and Technical Center in Eleanor. Community members will provide information about...
Calendar
Thursday, July 14GOP Women: The Putnam County Republican Women will meet at 6 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane. The price for dinner is $14. All are welcome. RSVP by calling 304-546-6914 or 304-562-9526. Friday, July 15Turtle Program: "The...
Capito, Others, Launch Senate Broadband Caucus
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito joined with several Senate colleagues Tuesday to form the Senate Broadband Caucus, a group that hopes to expand broadband internet access to rural areas across the country. The group, started by five senators - two Republicans,...
CHINA ; Tribunal Rejects South China Sea Claims
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An international tribunal rejected China's extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found the country had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines' maritime rights...
CHRISTIAN'S SPORTS BEAT ; Athletes Helping out Fellow Athletes
By now, everyone is well aware of the disastrous flood that tore through many parts of West Virginia almost three weeks ago. The high waters not only damaged homes and business but wiped out athletic facilities, which stored equipment and uniforms for...
'Christmas in July' ; Bethel Baptist Church in South Charleston Holding Fundraiser to Benefit Nearby Bridgeview Elementary Library
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Although it's the middle of summer, there's a decorated Christmas tree inside Bethel Baptist Church in South Charleston. The tree symbolizes the Spring Hill church's "Christmas in July fundraiser to help nearby Bridgeview...
Club Activities
Charleston Toastmasters: Charleston Toastmasters meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Kanawha Public Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston. Learn to become a better speaker and presenter, communicate with confidence, develop...
Club Activities
Charleston Toastmasters: Charleston Toastmasters meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Kanawha Public Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston. Learn to become a better speaker and presenter, communicate with confidence, develop...
Community Center Lunch Resumes ; Reopening 3 Weeks after Floods Left 2 Feet of Sludge in Building
When Karen Edwards saw that the Elk River Community and Education Center was covered in two feet of water and mud, all she could do was cry. "There was so much mud, that you just didn't know where to start, said Edwards, who runs the senior lunch program...
Culture Exchange ; Camp Immerses Students in All Things Japan
SCOTT DEPOT - Kenichi Watanbe stood at the front of the cafeteria in Scott Teays Elementary school Tuesday morning, teaching a group of students how to properly use chopsticks. About 60 students watched attentively while mimicking Watanbe's motions...
Dallas Honors Police Shot in Racial Attack ; Obama: Week of Violence Exposed 'The Deepest Fault Lines' of America
DALLAS - At a memorial Tuesday for five slain police officers, President Barack Obama declared that a week of deeply troubling violence has seemed to expose "the deepest fault lines of our democracy." But he insisted the nation is not as divided as...
Extension Service Names New 4-H Youth Development Head
Following a nationwide candidate search, Brent Clark has been named program director of the West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program, effective July 1. Since last October, Clark has served as interim program director...
First 'Healthy Heroes' 5K Run/Walk Registration Now Open
The Schoenbaum Center will host its first "Healthy Heroes 5K Run/ Walk event at Coonskin Park in Charleston on Aug. 20. The purpose of this event is to promote a healthy lifestyle and also have events for children while the parents run/walk.Racers can...
Flooding Dampens 2016 Carbide Camps Reunion Plans ; Annual Gathering Relocating to Sissonville This Weekend
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Rekindling 20th century memories and reviving relationships born decades ago, the 2016 Carbide Camps Reunion was scheduled weeks ago for July 15-17 at Blue Creek in Kanawha County. Due to the recent catastrophic flooding...
Flooding Dampens Carbide Camps Reunion Plans ; Annual Gathering Relocating to Sissonville This Weekend
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Rekindling 20th century memories and reviving relationships born decades ago, the 2016 Carbide Camps Reunion was scheduled weeks ago for July 15-17 at Blue Creek in Kanawha County. Due to the recent catastrophic flooding...
Free Coonskin Day Camps in Swing for Flood-Affected Youth
Through Aug. 5, the YMCA of Kanawha Valley is conducting free day camps for 100 children in families impacted by the June 23 floods. For ages 5 to 13, the day camps are being held at Coonskin Park in Charleston, supervised by volunteer youth counselors...
Golf
83rd West Virginia Open Championship QualifierAt The Resort at Glade Springs - StonehavenQualifiedChris Daniels, Beckley 34-37-71Ben Ramsey, Bluefield, Va. 39-34-73Trent Roush, Mason 35-39-74Winston Canada, Beckley 34-40-74David Jude, Kermit 36-39-75Tyler...
'GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL' ; New Pokemon Craze Hits Mountain State
By now you might have noticed that residents of the Kanawha Valley are hunting something. Day and night - along Kanawha Boulevard, in the mall, on the lawn of the Capitol and even at work - they're lingering. They're looking for something.You might...
Greenbrier Resort Reopens to Guests after June Floods
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - An iconic, nearly 240-year-old hotel reopened in West Virginia on Tuesday, about two weeks after the state was ravaged by deadly floods. The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs reopened about noon to a steady stream of paying...
Gun Insanity ; America Dividing?
Gun-polluted America seems to be splitting into two camps: progressive states are imposing controls on pistols and mass-murder assault weapons. Conservative states are swinging toward wide-open armament. Despite 30,000 gun deaths per year (including...
How Office Lighting Can Boost Productivity
Many employees take pride in personalizing their workspace. But while it's not uncommon to see desks littered with action figures or cubicle walls cluttered with pictures, few people give much thought to the light around them. The intensity and type...
In United States, Race Still Matters ; Needle Has Moved toward Equality,
As recent events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas have shown, race still matters in our country. We do not live in a post- racial society. We are still striving for a time where people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content...
Is Americas Car Culture Crashing? ; Fewer Teens Getting Licenses or Buying
WASHINGTON Few technological breakthroughs have had the social and economic impact of the automobile. It changed Americas geography, spawning suburbs, shopping malls and sprawl as far as the eye could see. It redefined how we work and play, from the...
Jennifer Garner to Host Flood Relief Fundraiser
Jennifer Garner, the Hollywood actress and Charleston native, will host a fundraiser at the University of Charleston next week to raise money for Herbert Hoover High School, which was badly damaged by the flooding last month. The fundraiser, set for...
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Gardner Indictment
A Kanawha County judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a more than 25-year-old indictment against a former Charleston Wheelers baseball player, despite his pleas of innocence and the arguments made by his lawyer that another trial, this many years later,...
Kanawha Branch Libraries Announce Upcoming Events
The following programs and events are taking place this week at branches of the Kanawha County Public Library system: Playgroup at the LibraryDrop in and socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for toddlers." St. Albans Branch:...
KCPL Institutes New Circulation Policies
As of July 1, Kanawha County Public Library is making several circulation procedure changes to provide better service to patrons. These changes will be taking place at all locations throughout the KCPL system.Currently, there are different loan periods...
London's Larry the Cat Will Remain at 10 Downing Street
LONDON - Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron has one day to pack up his belongings and leave 10 Downing Street, making way for his successor, Theresa May. But he won't be packing everything into the blue vans spotted outside the residence: Officials...
Lynx Players Not Wearing 'Black Lives' Shirts in Texas
SAN ANTONIO - Minnesota Lynx players did not wear T-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of Tuesday's game in San Antonio after four off-duty police officers walked away from security jobs at a Lynx game over the weekend because of...
Magic Island Splash Pad Finally Opens
The city of Charleston finally activated the long-awaited splash pad at Magic Island on Tuesday after two previous ribbon cuttings were canceled due to rain. While the splash pad wasn't damaged during last month's flooding, city workers had to wait...
Major League Baseball
American League leadersBATTINGAltuve, Houston, .341; Ortiz, Boston, .332; Bogaerts, Boston, .329; Trout, Anaheim, .322; Desmond, Texas, .322; Nunez, Minnesota, .321; Machado, Baltimore, .318; Escobar, Anaheim, .317; Cano, Seattle, .313; Lindor, Cleveland,...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Manfred Says He's Not Worried PEDs Behind Home Run Increase
SAN DIEGO - With home runs up to a level not seen since the height of the Steroids Era, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he is not worried performance-enhancing drugs are a reason for the increase. There was an average of nearly 2.32 home runs...
Major League Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBaltimore 51 36 .586 4-6 W-2 33-14 18-22 Boston 49 38 .563 2 7- 3 W-4 30-20 19-18 Toronto 51 40 .560 2 8-2 W-1 27-20 24-20 New York 44 44 .500 7 5 5-5 W-2 23-18 21-26 Tampa Bay 34 54 .386...
Markets
Housing barometer The Mortgage Bankers Association releases its latest weekly survey of mortgage applications today. Applications for home loans have been wavering in recent weeks, but surged two weeks ago as long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid closer...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL - STRANGEST GAMES COUNTDOWN: NO. 10 ; Loss to UCF Was Beginning of the End for Snyder
Marshalls strangest games Doug Smock is counting down the 12 most memorable Herd football games he has covered during his 14 years on the beat. The list so far: * No. 12: Nov. 10, 2007 Marshall 26, East Carolina 7 (Most outmanned MU team of century...
Metro East Calendar
Wednesday, July 13Children's Archery Class: The Roosevelt Neighborhood Center, 502 Ruffner Ave., Charleston, will have a children's archery class, following the Archery in Schools program, beginning at 6 p.m. today and continuing on ensuing Wednesdays....
Metro West Bulletin Board
Hometown Open House: Hometown Elementary School is having an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Come meet your child's teacher and Principal Mrs. Black. Learn also how to become part of the school team. Southern Gospel Concert: An outdoor...
Metro West Calendar
Saturday, July 16Clothes Closet: The Achievers Class of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston will open its doors to its Clothes Closet, distributing free clothing, from 10 a.m. to noon. Enter the building at the side entrance on E Street...
MINOR LEAGUES ; MLB Doesn't Think Minor Leaguers Should Get OT
SAN DIEGO - Major League Baseball doesn't think minor leaguers should be entitled to overtime. Minor leaguers filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco two years ago, alleging their pay violates federal and state minimum wage and overtime...
MLS
EASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GANew York City FC 8 6 6 30 31 34Philadelphia 8 6 5 29 32 26Montreal 6 4 7 25 28 25New York 7 9 3 24 28 25Toronto FC 6 6 5 23 19 19New England 5 7 7 22 26 33D.C. United 5 7 6 21 17 20Orlando City 4 4 9 21 28 29Columbus...
NBA ; Duncan's Retirement Latest in Summer of Goodbyes
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their...
NEW BRITAIN PRIME MINISTER ; May's Plan Mirrors EU Policies
Britain may have voted to leave the European Union, but if its next prime minister gets her way, its companies might look a little more like those in EU countries such as Germany or France. Theresa May, who is set to become prime minister after her...
New Lawsuit Filed against Blue Creek
A second former Blue Creek Academy student, along with one of his parents, has filed suit against the now-closed Kanawha County Christian boys boarding school, its leaders and its sponsor, Bible Baptist Church, over allegations that he was starved and...
New Research Says Dinosaurs Made Bird-Like Sounds
Picture, if you will, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.The odds are good what you envision has been brought to you in part by "Jurassic Park," a plastic toy or some other facet of pop culture. (Perhaps you're a fan of stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen.)...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayCantrell, John W. Carper, Patricia L. Dooley, Marie Edwards, Minnie M. Forren, Pauline J. Gainer, Jean Hensley, Thomas B. Hughes, Rose Johnson, Franklin Sr. Keck, William H. Keiffer, Shane L. Moore, J.T. Jr. Morris, Kelly C. Patrick,...
Obituaries ; Obit
Cletus G. Buckland Cletus G. Buckland, 78, of Nitro, died on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Service was held on Friday, July 8, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with burial following at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.Mary D. DeLong Mary Deidre (Podiak) DeLong, of...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; A Few Bad Apples: Curbing Flood- Related Crime
Crime has been around since the earliest recorded history. There have always been people who have decided it is easier to take what someone else has than to make it or earn it themselves. There are more than 50 references to "thief or "thieve in the...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; A Few Bad Apples: Curbing Flood-Related Crime
Crime has been around since the earliest recorded history. There have always been people who have decided it is easier to take what someone else has than to make it or earn it themselves. There are more than 50 references to "thief or "thieve in the...
OLYMPICS ; Olympic Dates Are `Not Ideal' for MLB
SAN DIEGO - As Major League Baseball prepares for talks about the 2020 Olympics, Commissioner Rob Manfred said "from a calendar prospective, the dates of the Tokyo Games are not ideal. The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month...
Once upon a Time. ; Local `Princesses' Bring Magical Moments to Elk River Flood-Relief Efforts
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232June 23's cataclysmic flooding throughout West Virginia is still wending toward happy endings -- wherever, whenever and however possible -- for hundreds of families. To alleviate the real-life stresses and disruptions...
Once upon a Time. Putnam Princesses Bring Magical Moments to Elk River Flood-Relief Efforts
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232June 23's cataclysmic flooding throughout West Virginia is still wending toward happy endings -- wherever, whenever and however possible -- for hundreds of families. To alleviate the real-life stresses and disruptions...
Orchestra, Choir Members Sought for Upcoming Performance for Flood Relief
Area orchestra and choir members are needed to participate in "Orchestra of the Hills, an upcoming performance to benefit high school music departments in West Virginia that were affected by the June 23 flooding. Sponsored by West Virginia State University...
Our Views ; Allow Fantasy Sports, with Some Regulations; Morrisey Rules Games Are Legal, but Rules Would Protect Consumers
Gambling on fantasy sports, including daily fantasy sports websites that have grown in popularity in the past couple of years, is legal in West Virginia. Thats according to a 14-page opinion released Monday by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the...
POWER 1, GREENJACKETS 0 ; Power Makes Quick Work of Augusta; First-Inning Run Holds Up as Hinsz, Pimentel Combine on 6-Hit Shutout
West Virginia Power manager Brian Esposito has preached the gospel of pitching and defense in his two seasons with the club, and perhaps no game during his tenure better illustrated the dedication to those crafts than the one played Tuesday between the...
PREP BASEBALL ; Federation Calls for Pitch Limits in 2017
RICHMOND, Va. - The National Federation of State High School Associations has directed its members to regulate the number of pitches a high school player can throw in a game amid growing concerns about overworking young arms. The federation did not proscribe...
Pro Tennis
ATP World TourTuesdayAt Rothenbaum Tennis ArenaHamburg, GermanyPurse: $1.53 million (WT500)Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesFirst RoundDaniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, def. Benoit Paire (2), France, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.Stephane Robert, France, def. Leonardo Mayer,...
PUBIC COURTS TENNIS ; KING OF THE COURT; James Kent Chasing 10th Men's Open Singles Crown since 1997
A lot has changed in James Kent's life since winning his first men's open singles title at the Public Courts tournament in 1997, but playing in what he calls his favorite event hasn't. He hopes to keep it that way for a long time.Another thing that...
Public Courts
Charleston Public CourtsTuesday's resultsBoys 16 singles (Quarterfinals)Azeem Khan (1) d. Joesph Michael 6-0, 6-2; Alex Stacy d. Alexander Anderson 6-0, 6-2 Men's 45 singles (Semifinals)Bryan Mabe (1) d. Dante DiTrapano 6-3, 6-2; Scott Gessel d. J.J. Casto...
Putnam Princesses Bring Magical Moments to Elk River Flood-Relief Efforts
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232June 23's cataclysmic flooding throughout West Virginia is still wending toward happy endings -- wherever, whenever and however possible -- for hundreds of families. To alleviate the real-life stresses and disruptions...
READERS' Vent
Your paper had an article about a woman in Illinois who wanted to donate a bunch of books and wanted money to ship them - that's ridiculous. Those books could be obtained locally from libraries or someone could drive there and drive back for a lot less....
Red Cross Continues Operation of Flood-Relief Facilities
The American Red Cross continues to serve the communities of Alderson, Amma, Bethel, Big Otter, Birch River, Caldwell, Camden-on- Gauley, Clendenin, Elkview, Erbacon, Gauley Bridge, Hico, Ivydale, Mount Pleasant, Nallen, Neola, Nuttall, Oak View, Queen...
Red Cross Continues Operation of Flood-Relief Facilities ; Donation Sites -- Web and Physical -- Remain Active for Community
Although Putnam County, for the most part, was fortunate to have missed the devastation of last month's extensive flooding, relief efforts go on around the state, and you still have opportunities to help as the rebuilding and restoration of lives, properties...
ROUNDUP ; WVSU Volleyball Coach Leaves for Lock Haven Job
West Virginia State University is looking for a new women's volleyball coach after Shannon Gerencir left WVSU after 14 seasons to become volleyball coach at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Gerencir was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic...
Sanders Bows out, Endorses Clinton
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their "political revolution must now turn to electing his former Democratic rival. Sanders bestowed his long-awaited support...
Sheriff: Inmate Who Killed 2 at Michigan Courthouse Was Handcuffed
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - An inmate charged with violent crimes was handcuffed when he wrested a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed two bailiffs at a southwestern Michigan courthouse, a sheriff said Tuesday. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said he...
Son of Country Singer Morgan Dies; Hoped to Walk on at MU
WAVERLY, Tenn. - The 19-year-old son of country music singer Craig Morgan has been found dead after what authorities described as a weekend boating accident along the Tennessee River basin, Morgan's publicist has said in a statement. Publicist Cindy...
Sports History
July 131881 William Renshaw sets the record for the shortest men's championship match by time and games by beating John T. Hartley 6- 0, 6-1, 6-1 in 37 minutes at Wimbledon. 1943 The first night game in All-Star history is played at Philadelphia's...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; the Beet Goes On: Beet Salad with Ginger Dressing
In the early days of the Putnam Farmers Market, many producers grew and sold the same common items: Silver Queen corn, half-runner beans and Mortgage Lifter tomatoes. There was little variety. Things are different today, and it is exciting to see farmers growing...
THE FOOD GUY ; the Big Score: Cagney's Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe
You want Cagney's Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe? You got it!After I recently wrote about that mega-popular creation from the former Charleston restaurant, reader Gary Brown reached out to offer his insight on the beloved dish's fate. "Your recent column mentioned...
'The Moment of Truth' ; Gritt's Farm Knocks One out of the Park with Five-Course Farm-To- Table Dinner
BUFFALO - Chef Stephen Owens just couldn't help himself.Guests at the Gritt's Farm July 9 farm-to-table dinner were expecting a four-course meal, but he wanted to cook more. So five it was.The farm welcomed 50 guests to the dinner under a pavilion for the...
The Resurgence of Comic Books ; the Industry Has Its Best-Selling Month in Nearly Two Decades
In recent years, Deadpool, Ant Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy have joined Batman and Superman as household names. Anyone with a pair of eyes or ears is aware of the crushing avalanche of comic-book movies that seem to perpetually pour into the...
Third-Grade Student Raises Nearly $1K for Flood-Stricken Former Neighbors
Lola Grace Nesius is 8 years old and is going into third grade at Kenna Elementary School. She is always helping out others, especially in her Emerald Heights neighborhood. She walks dogs for people, helps neighbors with yard work and is well-known in...
This Date in Baseball
July 131896 Philadelphia's Ed Delahanty hit four home runs in a losing effort, a 9-8 loss to Chicago. 1934 Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over Tommy Bridges and the Detroit Tigers. Lou Gehrig left in the first with a severe case...
This Week in West Virginia History
This following events occurred this week in West Virginia history:July 13, 1861: The Battle of Corricks Ford took place in Tucker County. Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett was killed. He was the first Confederate general killed in the Civil War. July...
This Week's Putnam County Fair Schedule
The 2016 Putnam County Fair continues this week at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Eleanor. The schedule of events is as follows:Wednesday, July 13" 4 p.m.: Gates open" 4-9 p.m.: Exhibit Hall open" 5:30 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Purebred Beef Show, 4-H/FFA Replacement Heifer...
Tour De France
TuesdayAt Revel, France10th Stage122.4 miles from Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra to Revel, beginning with a Category 1 climb to Port d'Envalira and a Category 3 near the finish. 1. Michael Matthews, Australia, Orica- BikeExchange, 4 hours, 22 minutes,...
TOUR DE FRANCE ; Matthews Ends Run of Tour De France Misfortunes in Style
REVEL, France - After so much bad luck at the Tour de France, Michael Matthews believed he was jinxed. Two years ago, the Australian rider crashed days before he was scheduled to take a flight to the start of the Tour in England and had to pull out before...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Optioned RHP Jason Garcia to Bowie (EL).BOSTON RED SOX Assigned OF Ryan LaMarre outright to Pawtucket (IL). Agreed to terms with OF Juan Carlos Abreu on a minor league contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOX Sent 1B Justin...
Travelers Warned to Take Precautions, Including in US
WASHINGTON - The day before the June 28 terrorist attacks on Istanbul's international airport, the State Department had updated and reissued its warning to U.S. citizens traveling in Turkey to stay away from crowds at tourist destinations and to "remain vigilant"...
Trump and the 2016 W.Va. Governor Race
The rash of anti-Jim Justice television ads have prompted his supporters to advance a pro-Justice narrative that, if the Republican Governors Association expenditures on attack ads do not narrow Justice's lead over his gubernatorial opponent, the RGA...
UMW Reaches Deal with Alpha
The United Mine Workers union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Contura Energy, the company that is emerging from the Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy proceedings, to cover operations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and with...
Wishing Godspeed to Domenick Furfari
It's Mickey's fault, you know.The reason, that is, it takes me so daggone long to cobble a column.It's because I still wake up in a cold sweat from nightmares of Mickey Furfari, who recently passed away at 92, calling me - at an ungodly, early hour -...
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