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Articles from November 26, 2016

$20K Reward Offered for Men Who Escaped California Jail
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Authorities offered a $20,000 reward Friday for information leading to the capture of two dangerous prisoners who broke out of a Northern California jail on Thanksgiving Eve after sawing through bars across a second-floor window. ...
'Bah, Humbug': Atheist Radio Show Is Replaced by 24/7 Christmas Music
Dan Barker tuned his radio to 92.1 FM ("the Mic) in Madison, Wisconsin, on Nov. 12 - just as he's done almost every Saturday for a decade. Usually, he hears his own voice waxing philosophically about issues important to atheists and other "cultural...
'Brady Bunch' Mom Henderson Dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in "The Brady Bunch," has died. She was 82. Henderson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday night, a day after...
Bulletin Board
Trail club hikeKanawha Trail Club will sponsor a hike at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Eleanor City Park. Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio Avenue and Randolph Street, across from the post office. The hike is 3 to 4 miles on easy to moderate trails....
Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Single Mom with Terminal Cancer Trying to Provide for 2 Sons
After one woman's husband died from a heart attack two years ago, life became harder. Her two young boys lost their father, and she then had to play both parental roles. She took every step to make sure they could have the best life as possible. She...
CHARLESTON ; Stores Ready for Small Business Saturday
A handful of downtown Charleston businesses will be offering in- store discounts and deals as a part of the Small Business Saturday festivities, joining retailers nationwide looking to raise awareness of shopping local. Among them are the Art Emporium,...
'Christmas Begins' at the White House
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama kicked off her family's final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19- foot Balsam-Veitch fir from Wisconsin as the official White House Christmas Tree. Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters,...
Church Activities
MiscellaneousA Cookie Walk, sponsored by Mount Tabor United Methodist Women, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Church Road, Pinch. There will be 25-plus varieties of cookies. The price is 50 cents for one...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL - OHIO STATE 111, MARSHALL 70 ; Herd, Sans Taylor, Falls to Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Marshall's men's basketball team got everything it could handle from Ohio State, and then some, in a 111-70 road loss in the title game for the Global Sports Invitational. The Thundering Herd (4-1) played without senior forward Ryan...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL - TEMPLE 81, WEST VIRGINIA 77 ; TEMPLE TURNS THE TABLES ON WVU; Late Rally Can't Save Mountaineers in Tip-Off Title Game
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Midway through the first half of Friday's NIT Preseason Tip-Off championship, No. 19 West Virginia found itself in an unfamiliar place. Temple's young, quick backcourt was breaking WVU's full-court pressure, forcing the Mountaineers...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL - TOP 25 ; No. 1 Kentucky Notches Biggest Win, 111-76 over UT-Martin
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Malik Monk scored a career-high 26 points, De'Aaron Fox added 16 and No. 1 Kentucky routed UT-Martin 111-76 on Friday night for its biggest victory this season. The taller Wildcats overcame a cold shooting start and 15-14 deficit to...
College Football
Standings, schedulesBIG 12 CONFERENCEConf. OverallW L PF PA W L PF PAOklahoma 8 0 392 241 9 2 498 336Okla. State 7 1 311 225 9 2 444 299W. Virginia 5 2 219 177 8 2 318 241Kansas State 4 3 211 204 6 4 322 237TCU 4 4 244 218 6 5 374 303Baylor 3 5 265 311...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Charlie Strong and Texas Soundly Beaten by TCU 31-9
AUSTIN, Texas - Charlie Strong went to the corner of the stadium to sing "The Eyes of Texas with his team for what was most likely the final time. Texas running back D'Onta Foreman knelt in the end zone, tears streaming down his face. His brother, Armanti,...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - FRIDAY'S TOP 25 CAPSULES ; Big 2nd Quarter Lifts Washington to 11th Victory
PULLMAN, Wash. - Jake Browning and No. 6 Washington passed their final test of the regular season thanks to one nearly perfect quarter. Browning threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and the Huskies used a 28-point first quarter to beat No. 23 Washington State...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Playoffs at Stake for Michigan, Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The numbers strongly suggest they are two of the four - maybe five - best teams in the country, but after Saturday either No. 3 Michigan or No. 2 Ohio State will be on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff race. The...
Companies Announce Electric Grid Expansion
Energy companies announced this week they plan to spend $75 million on electric grid expansion in parts of Kanawha and Roane counties. Transource Energy, an affiliate of American Electric Power headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, will construct and own...
Dalai Lama: 'I Have No Worries' about Trump's Election
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday he has "no worries about Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, adding that he expects the businessman will align his future policies with global realities. The...
Democrats ; What Direction?
In the wake of the 2016 election debacle, top U.S. Democrats are struggling to reshape their partys identity.Super-progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want to shift the party to the left, with semi-socialist goals like universal health...
Despite Setback, Alzheimer's Researchers Remain Committed
Alzheimer's is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 5 for which there is no treatment. Prospects got even bleaker this week when an Eli Lilly & Co. experimental drug failed. Still, researchers and investors...
Ex-Capital Star Comes Up Big for WVU Women's Soccer Team
Michelle Newhouse knew this point in West Virginia University's women's soccer season would come. She knew there would be a time when Rylee Foster, who spent the majority of this season as WVU's starting goalkeeper, would depart for Papua New Guinea...
Family 'Ecstatic' as Missing Calif. Woman Returns Home
SAN FRANCISCO - The older sister of a Northern California mother who was missing for three weeks said Friday the return of her sibling made for the best Thanksgiving ever. The comments by Sheila Koester came as authorities searched for two armed women...
Fighting Climate Change, with or without Trump's Consent
It would be nice if President-elect Donald Trump took one of the most serious threats to life on Earth seriously, but he does not. Trump called global warming a Chinese "hoax" during the campaign, and he's assigned a science dunce to lead the transition...
French Prosecutor: Arrests Foiled Imminent Attack
PARIS - Four long-time friends in their 30s, living in the same French city and communicating through a closed phone line, were planning a terror attack in France as early as next week on orders from an Islamic State group member in Iraq or Syria, Paris prosecutor...
Hats off to the Faithbased Volunteer Groups ; Flooded Families Get New Homes
Eleven families in Rainelle and White Sulphur Springs who lost belongings, loved ones and hope during the June 23 flood shed tears of joy Tuesday as they received keys to newly constructed homes, reported the Beckley Register Heralds Sarah Plummer this...
Holiday Price War Intensifies as Chain Stores Pursue Amazon
Wal-Mart, Target and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to keep up with Amazon.com this holiday season. As Black Friday ushers in the year- end shopping rush, chains are touting larger price...
How to Truly Help Small Businesses ; Shop Year-Round and Help Reduce
While family and friends were finalizing Thanksgiving weekend travel plans, businesses were bracing for the tsunami of holiday shoppers. Though Black Friday and its estimated 75 million shoppers was the busiest shopping day of the year, Americans shouldnt overlook...
'It's Been Awesome' ; Black Friday Shoppers Brave Big Crowds, Snag Big Deals
Much like the meals with family and friends that come before it, Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping brings together all kinds of people. Some are, as expected, looking for the best deal. Although more and more retailers are continuing to launch...
Judge: Defendant Competent to Stand Trial in Church Shooting
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel's decision clears the way for...
LONG-DISTANCE FIRST LADY ; for Now, Melania Trump Plans to Remain in New York with 10-Year-Old Son
DES MOINES, Iowa It will be one of many unusual things about a Donald Trump administration: a long-distance first lady. Trump will move into the White House after the Jan. 20 inauguration. Breaking with tradition, Melania Trump and 10-year-old son...
Markets
The Week AheadTarnished quarter for Tiffany? A decline in revenue has weighed on Tiffany & Co.s earnings this year. The luxury jeweler has been facing pressure on international sales from a strong dollar while also contending with softer sales to U.S....
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Herd Takes on High-Powered Western Kentucky
HUNTINGTON - This is Marshall's Senior Night, a typically emotional game in which the Thundering Herd wants to give its outgoing players an appropriate sendoff. But will that emotion matter against Western Kentucky's superpower offense?In two games,...
Men's Basketball
Standings, schedulesBig 12 ConferenceConf. OverallW L Pct. W L Pct.Baylor 0 0 .000 6 0 1.000Iowa St. 0 0 .000 5 0 1.000 Kansas State 0 0 .000 5 0 1.000 TCU 0 0 .000 4 0 1.000 Okla. State 0 0 .000 5 1 .833Texas Tech 0 0 .000 5 1 .833 Kansas 0 0 .000...
NBA CAPSULES ; Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving Lead Cavaliers to 128-90 Rout of Mavericks
CLEVELAND - Kevin Love scored 27 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers led by as many as 45 points in a 128-90 rout of the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Love hit seven 3- pointers while Irving, who made his first 10 shots, scored...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 8 2 0 .800 271 180Miami 6 4 0 .600 218 216Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 253 215N.Y. Jets 3 7 0 .300 179 244SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 6 4 0 .600 181 215Indianapolis 5 6 0 .455 270 301Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 281 275Jacksonville...
NFL ; Steelers Back on Track after 2nd Win in 5 Days
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likens the season to a moving train that stops for no one. Not even his talented if enigmatic team. After a month teetering on the brink of getting left behind, the Steelers appear to be primed for...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAMontreal 21 15 4 2 32 65 47Tampa Bay 22 13 8 1 27 69 56Ottawa 20 12 7 1 25 47 50Boston 21 11 10 0 22 49 49Florida 20 10 9 1 21 53 54Detroit 21 10 10 2 21 53 56Toronto 20 8 8 4 20 62 67Buffalo 21 7...
NHL ; Coyle's Pair of Goals in 1st Spark Wild in 6-2 Win over Penguins
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Helped by hard work on the forecheck by linemates Zach Parise and Eric Staal to pry the puck loose, Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota just two shifts and 40 seconds into the game. That was as sure of a sign as any this was going to...
N.Y. Explorers Find Shipwreck of Rare Great Lakes Vessel
ALBANY, N.Y. - The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn't used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario's New York shore, according to two underwater explorers. Western New York- based...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAbbott-LeMasters, Paula Alvarado, Merlin Anderson, Patricia Bailey, Marion Belknap, Melissa Brown, JoAnn Edwards, Burchel Errett, Lois Fugate, Charles Goodson, James, Jr. Gould, Raymond Harris, James, Sr. Hatfield, Johnny Hill, Jacob...
OP/ED and LETTERS
Lets dispense with idea of medical potBy James FelsenWest Virginia is broke. Sin taxes - whether on tobacco, alcohol, gambling or cannabis - help fill potholes. Legislators and citizens must decide whether any potential personal, family and societal...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - ; CLASS A SEMIFINALS - NO. 12 PENDLETON COUNTY AT NO. 1 EAST HARDY; East Hardy Showing Balance Ahead of Matchup with Pendleton County
East Hardy senior quarterback Corey McDonald has certainly carved a name out for himself over the past couple of seasons, posting some of the best overall statistics of any signal caller in the state while leading the Cougars to the Class A title game...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS ; AA SHOCKER; Fairmont Senior Knocks off 3-Time Defending Champ Bridgeport in Double OT
CLASS AA FAIRMONT SENIOR 22 BRIDGEPORT 21Fairmont Senior knocks off 3-time defending champ Bridgeport in double OTBRIDGEPORT - After shooting itself in the foot the last two games against rival Bridgeport, Fairmont Senior's football team looked like...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS ; Mingo Central Runs into Surprising James Monroe
Not only has James Monroe surprised a lot of fans around the state by advancing to the Class AA playoff semifinals, it also caught Mingo Central a bit off guard. That would be the same Mingo Central team the Mavericks face at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Harless Stadium...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS ; PLAYOFF ROUNDUP; Martinsburg Shuts Down Morgantown
Martinsburg recorded its third straight shutout in the playoffs Friday night, dominating Morgantown from start to finish in a 51-0 blanking at home in a Class AAA semifinal. Mikey Jackson led the Bulldogs with 15 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns....
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS ; Second Chance for the Cougars; Capital out to Avenge Earlier Drubbing from Spring Valley
NO. 6 CAPITAL AT SPRING VALLEY CLASS AAA STATE SEMIFINAL When: 1:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Spring Valley High SchoolNeither side expects a distant replay of their meeting from a month ago when Capital and Spring Valley collide in the Class AAA playoff...
Prep Playoffs Scores, Summaries
State PlayoffsQuarterfinalsNov. 18Class AAAMorgantown 29, Hurricane 14Spring Valley 55, South Charleston 7Class AABridgeport 45, Lincoln 14Mingo Central 32, Keyser 8Class AEast Hardy 20, Williamstown 14St. Marys 47, Gilmer County 0Nov. 19Class AAAMartinsburg...
Prep Swimming
HYCAT NovemberHigh School InvitationalGirlsTeam scores: George Washington 388, Charleston Catholic 235, Capital 177, St. Albans 138, South Charleston 137, Nitro 52. 200 medley relay: 1. George Washington (Madeleine Swint, Savannah Jackson, Alayna Thompson,...
READERS' Vent
An article stated Trump drove teens to demonstrate even though they are not old enough to vote. Trump drove them to demonstrate? Excuse me. Trump won hands down. Accept it like a mature human being instead of like a cry baby. Democrats just take your...
ROUNDUP ; Marshall Women's Hoops Team Improves to 4-0
The Marshall University women's basketball team remained unbeaten with a 73-50 road victory over Sam Houston State Friday evening in the Feast on the Border Classic hosted by the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley at Edinburg, Texas. The Herd...
Russian Propaganda Effort Spread Fake Election News, Report Says
NEW YORK - A new report suggests a "sophisticated" Russian propaganda campaign helped flood social media with fake news stories leading up to the presidential election. The Washington Post, citing a yet-to-be published report from independent researchers, said...
'Sacred Moment' ; HospiceCare Seeks Music Volunteers
Staff members at HospiceCare are trying to fill the halls where they work with holiday music and cheer. HospiceCare is currently looking for musical volunteers to sing and play music for patients and their families throughout December.Singers and instrumentalists...
Skulls a Reminder of Europe's Dark Colonial Past
This week, the German public broadcaster ARD obtained information regarding the existence of thousands of human skulls and other remains of African people in the possession of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which presides over state museums...
SPORTS Briefs
Penn State won't fight big fine for lax crime reportingSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State said Friday it won't fight a $2.4 million fine stemming from a five-year federal investigation that found the university repeatedly violated campus crime reporting requirements,...
Sports History
Nov. 261949 Boston College beats Holy Cross 76-0 as Al Cannava rushes for 229 yards. 1956 In the Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia, Vyacheslav Ivanov of the Soviet Union wins the gold medal in the single sculls. After receiving the medal, he jumps...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVSIONGOLF 5 a.m. - women's golf, Ladies European Tour, Qatar Open, final round, at Doha, Qatar NBCSN 7:30 a.m. - soccer, Premier League, Manchester City at BurnleyCNBC 8 a.m. - auto racing, Formula One, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, qualifying, at Abu Dhabi,...
SUPREME COURT ; Trump May Need Support of Scorned Justice
WASHINGTON - It's a safe bet that when Chief Justice John Roberts and Donald Trump meet outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day, Roberts won't ask why Trump said terrible things about him. "Disgraceful" and "an absolute disaster" were some of the ways...
Thanks to Give for the Blessings Bestowed upon Us
As we prepare the food for the Thanksgiving feast, the mind keeps drifting back to earlier times; Thanksgivings of long ago. Mom would start the preparations early in baking the numerous pies for our large family. Of course she made the usual apple and...
The Truth Behind Dakota Protests ; Activists Say Tribe Was Excluded From
With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota have attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story...
Transactions
BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationMEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Recalled G Wade Baldwin IV from Iowa (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS Signed WR Marquis Bundy from the practice squad. Released WR Chris Hubert. CAROLINA PANTHERS...
Trump Adds Picks as Recounts Loom
MADISON, Wis. President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks, as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to force recounts across key Midwestern battlegrounds that could complicate Trumps push...
Trump's Stake in Pipeline Company 'Disturbing'
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president. ...
Veteran Convicted as Teen Pardoned
CHICAGO - Patrick McNamee was 17 when the car he was driving crashed in Illinois in 1954, killing his best friend. After pleading guilty to reckless homicide and serving time in jail plus probation, McNamee went on to join the U.S. Marines and Air Force,...
Voting Patterns Show Rift in US Economy
In the modern era of presidential politics, no candidate has ever won the popular vote by more than Hillary Clinton did this year, yet still managed to lose the electoral college. In that sense, 2016 was a historic split: Donald Trump won the presidency...
Wave of Violence in Southern Mexico Reveals Severed Heads, Hidden Graves
ACAPULCO, Mexico Soldiers and police fanned out Friday across the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, chasing a wounded gang leader and trying to quell a wave of violence that included the discovery of hidden graves holding dozens of bodies and a camp...
Western Kentucky-Marshall Game Capsules
Western Kentucky (8-3, 6-1) at Marshall (3-8, 2-5)7 p.m. SaturdayJoan C. Edwards Stadium (38,227, AstroTurf GameDay Grass MTO), Huntington* TV: ESPNU* Crew: Bill Roth play-by-play, John Gregory analyst* Line: WKU by 24* Series: Marshall leads 4-2* Last...
Woman Reclaims US Identity in 6-Decade Journey
KASHIWA, Japan - At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out. Other kids sometimes taunt her. "American, American. She yells back, "I'm Japanese!There are...
Woman Shares Thanksgiving with Teen She Accidentally Invited
MESA, Ariz. - An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner made good on her offer, greeting the teen visitor with a hug and an oven full of food after their story swept through social media. Wanda Dench prepped...
WVU FOOTBALL ; Nose Guards Take Center Stage; Iowa State's Tucker, WVU's Howard Are Building Blocks on Respective Defenses
NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA AT IOWA STATE When: 3:30 p.m., Saturday TV: Fox Sports 1 Latest line: WVU by 7AMES, Iowa - The 11th game of the season for West Virginia will be like many of the 10 before it. The Mountaineers will encounter an individual on the...
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