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Articles from November 29, 2016

A Look at WVU's Possible Bowl Spots
Ye olde notebook:As the college football season winds down, the bowl picture becomes clearer and clearer. It's not full HD resolution crystal clear yet, mind you, but we're getting there. As we've reported before, West Virginia University will most...
An Ethical Double Standard for Trump?
WASHINGTON - Republicans are deeply concerned about ethics in government and the vast potential for corruption stemming from conflicts of interest. We know this because of the acute worries they expressed over how these issues could have cast a shadow...
APRNs Signing POST Forms under New Law
A law that allows highly trained nurses in West Virginia to treat patients and prescribe limited amounts of some drugs without supervision from physicians is having an effect in at least one area - end-of-life care. Since June, when West Virginia House...
AREA ROUNDUP ; Switzer Named to All-ACC First Team
Former George Washington High School and current University of North Carolina football star Ryan Switzer added another accolade to his stellar senior season. The wide receiver was named to the All- Atlantic Coast Conference first team Monday, as voted...
AROUND THE NBA ; Little Man Thomas Playing Bigger Than Ever for Boston
When 6-foot-10, 240-pound Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng flattened 5-9 Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas with a moving screen, the fiery underdog popped right up and got right in Dieng's face to let him know he wasn't about to be pushed...
Balderdash: Alt-Right Is All Wrong ; Americans of Many Creeds and Colors
I stand in the Republican wing of the Republican party.Ive been a Republican since the 1960s, which is before many of todays voters were born. I remember vividly stories told by World War II veterans who fought in Europe. So Ill be danged if Ill let the...
Benjamin: DUI Infringes on Basic Rights
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin wrote in a separate opinion filed Monday that his colleagues "failed mightily" in deciding last month that people can be arrested for driving under the influence and can have their driver's licenses...
BIG 12 FOOTBALL ; Baylor's Grobe Has No Plans to Coach after This Season
Jim Grobe came out of semiretirement to help Baylor get through a tumultuous season. After that is done, he has no plans to coach again. Grobe, a Huntington native, said Monday that he told new Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades early in the season...
Black America Still in Bondage; a Smart Vote Trumps Emotions
The African American community remains in bondage and has, increasingly been oppressed in the American society, with the negligible advances made canceled by massive setbacks. First, we must understand the reality on the ground and its underlying causes.Very...
Boone Hopes Trump, Justice Will Help Avoid School Closures
FOSTER - President-elect Donald Trump and West Virginia Governor- elect Jim Justice promised during their campaigns to revive the coal industry, despite significant evidence it won't rebound to previous levels, especially in Southern West Virginia. ...
Bulletin Board
Holiday decorating contestThe Christmas in St. Albans Committee is sponsoring a Holiday Home Decorations Contest for residents who live within city limits. Non-resident judges will score the decorations individually between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m....
California Jail in Escape Was to Be Replaced
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Officials in a Northern California county have known for years that they have security problems with an antiquated jail and recently won $80 million in state funding to help build a new facility. But before the work began, two prisoners escaped...
Church Shooting Suspect to Act as His Own Attorney
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning survivors...
College Basketball
West Virginia 108, Manhattan 61Manhattan (2-4)MIN FG FT R A PTurner 16 1-3 2-2 2 3 5Waterman 19 2-4 2-2 5 1 8Walker 16 1-3 0-0 1 0 2Ismail 12 2-2 0-0 3 1 4Capuano 25 2-10 2-2 1 3 7Council 16 3-10 3-4 2 0 9Ojo 7 0-1 0-0 2 0 0Wilson 23 0-3 1-2 2 2 1Peart...
College Basketball
MenStandings, schedulesBig 12 ConferenceConf. OverallW L Pct. W L Pct.Baylor 0 0 .000 6 0 1.000TCU 0 0 .000 6 0 1.000Iowa St. 0 0 .000 5 1 .833Kansas State 0 0 .000 5 1 .833Okla. State 0 0 .000 5 1 .833Texas Tech 0 0 .000 5 1 .833Kansas 0 0 .000 5 1...
College Basketball Scores
Sunday's major scoresEASTAlbany (NY) 81, Siena 72Delaware 84, Bryn Athyn 51Duquesne 78, Cleveland St. 71Georgetown 85, Howard 72La Salle 89, Drexel 78Monmouth (NJ) 80, Holy Cross 77Northeastern 73, Kent St. 70Quinnipiac 80, Indiana St. 77Stanford 66,...
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 6 2 268 196 9 2 367 260Kansas State 5 3 245 218 7 4 356 251TCU 4 4 244 218 6 5 374 303Baylor 3 5 265 311...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Few Bright Spots in Disappointing Season for Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon's run as one of the nation's elite teams came crashing to a halt this season. Now the question is, was the year just an anomaly?The Ducks, who just two seasons ago were playing in the first College Football Playoff championship...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Oklahoma State Faces Rival Oklahoma for League Title Again
STILLWATER, Okla. - For the second straight year, No. 11 Oklahoma State heads into its regular-season finale against its in-state rival, No. 7 Oklahoma, with a chance to claim the Big 12 title. Last year, Oklahoma State was missing several key starters...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; VT's Evans Happy as `Other' QB in ACC Title Game
One of the quarterbacks in the ACC Championship game has already broken records for touchdown passes and total yards in a season at his school. The other one is Clemson's Heisman Trophy contender, Deshaun Watson. Virginia Tech's Jerod Evans is just...
Cyber Monday Connects More Shoppers
NEW YORK - The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list - but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem. Shoppers...
Dictionary.com's Word of the Year Is 'Xenophobia'
NEW YORK - You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com's word of the year is "xenophobia." While it's difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it's clear...
DOD Investigates Leak Related to Petraeus Case
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is conducting a leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, The Associated Press confirmed Monday, the same day Petraeus was meeting with President- elect...
Do Protestors Know Why They Are Protesting? ; Untruthful Claims Abound in North Dakota Oil Pipeline Project
The oil pipeline project, which patriotic people are protesting, as youve read about in the news and have seen on TV and in multiple social media posts, is one more example of Big Oil running roughshod over powerless peoples, right? Sure, thats the...
For Democrats, the Road Back Beckons ; Party Learns There Is No Future in Strictly Identity Politics
WASHINGTON - One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on identity politics. Having counted on the allegiance of African-Americans, Hispanics, gays, unmarried...
Former New River Gorge Ranger Returns to Serve as Parks Superintendent
Lizzie Watts, a 25-year veteran of the National Park Service and the current superintendent of Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Tennessee, is returning to the New River Gorge National River, where she once...
Germany's 'Mr Flirt' Teaches Refugees How to Pick Up Women
DORTMUND, Germany- The subject was pickup lines, and Germany's "Mr. Flirt" offered a few examples to his class of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. "I really love the scent of your perfume, he suggested. "You have a beautiful voice. He invited his students...
GOLDEN EAGLES TAKE FLIGHT FOR FINAL FOUR ; COLLEGE SOCCER; UC Men Head to National Semifinals
Will Roberts has gotten used to this trip, just like plenty of others on the University of Charleston men's soccer team. He'll never mind the feeling of deja vu."Not at all, the junior said with a wide grin. "It's probably the best trip of the year,...
GOLF ; Tiger Gets Back to Golf with Questions about Head, Not His Body
NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods has gone through two back surgeries since he last played a golf tournament 15 months ago. He had another back surgery that knocked him out of the Masters for the first time in 2014. He had four knee surgeries before that....
Healthy Ways to Spice Up Holidays
MORGANTOWN - What do the holidays smell like to you? Probably like the spices found in cookies, pies and hot drinks. Whoever said everything delicious is bad for you didn't know about these common holiday spices with surprising health benefits.Add these...
I Consider His Presence a Gift ; Mom's 53 Years Caring for a Son with Microcephaly
We have heard many reports in the past year about the spread of the Zika virus and the extreme brain damage it can cause to unborn children, but it can be difficult to understand what that means for families. As a woman who has mothered such a child...
In Battle of Mosul, Limitations of Iraq Military Show
BAGHDAD - When Iraq's top generals finalized the plan to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, they gave themselves six months to finish the job. "It was the maximum time cap, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said last week. "We had to plan for the...
Judge Recuses Herself from New Trial in Ohio Police Shooting
CINCINNATI - A new judge will hear the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist, after the judge who declared a mistrial over a hung jury removed herself Monday. "Retrial should...
Man Admits to Robbing Elderly Woman outside Kanawha City Mall
A man pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery on Monday and admitted to taking a 78-year-old woman's purse at knifepoint outside a Kanawha City store. Clifton Martin, 24, of Charleston, said he and his cousin took turns standing outside the Shops at...
MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Ohio State Loss Gave Herd a `Wake-Up Call'
HUNTINGTON - There's no moping in the Marshall basketball camp about the 41-point loss last weekend. It was Ohio State, and the Buckeyes played well. It is November. These things can happen, reasons Thundering Herd coach Dan D'Antoni."First of all,...
NBA
Sunday's gamesCleveland 112, Philadelphia 108Denver 120, Phoenix 114Indiana 91, L.A. Clippers 70Milwaukee 104, Orlando 96Sacramento 122, Brooklyn 105Dallas 91, New Orleans 81Houston 130, Portland 114L.A. Lakers 109, Atlanta 94Monday's gamesWashington...
NBA Glance
Sunday's gamesCleveland 112, Philadelphia 108Denver 120, Phoenix 114Indiana 91, L.A. Clippers 70Milwaukee 104, Orlando 96Sacramento 122, Brooklyn 105Dallas 91, New Orleans 81Houston 130, Portland 114L.A. Lakers 109, Atlanta 94Monday's gamesWashington...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 9 2 0 .818 293 197Miami 7 4 0 .636 249 240Buffalo 6 5 0 .545 281 236N.Y. Jets 3 8 0 .273 196 266SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 6 5 0 .545 194 236Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296Indianapolis 5 6 0 .455 270 301Jacksonville...
NFL ; Bengals Headed toward Awful Finish
CINCINNATI - Andy Dalton's most important passes didn't even make it past the line of scrimmage. Mike Nugent missed another extra point. And the Bengals lost yet another game in throwback fashion, making every sort of mistake.Heading into December,...
NFL ; Fitzpatrick to Remain as Jets' Starting QB
NEW YORK - Fitz is still in for the New York Jets.Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the team's starting quarterback for its game next Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Todd Bowles made the announcement a day after the Jets lost 22-17 to the...
NFL ; Has Desperation Helped Saints' Play?
NEW ORLEANS - Saints linebacker Craig Robertson sounded confident that he knew the main reason why New Orleans looked as locked-in as the club has been all season during a lopsided victory over Los Angeles Rams. It wasn't because of a motivational speech....
NFL ; Offensive Line Key to Steelers' Success
PITTSBURGH - Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell doesn't feel his offensive line receives the credit it deserves. The headlines are usually reserved for Bell, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown, the three stars who spearhead...
NFL ; Tucker Gets Kick out of Perfection
OWINGS MILLS,Md. - The Baltimore Ravens' most potent offensive weapon is Justin Tucker, a can't-miss kicker who also happens to be a talented opera singer, skilled negotiator and the target of good- natured insults from his teammates. Tucker is the...
NHL ; Panthers Fire Coach Gallant, Cite Philosophical Differences
SUNRISE, Fla. - Gerard Gallant wanted the Florida Panthers to play one way, and his bosses wanted another. As such, they're not his bosses anymore.The Panthers cited philosophical differences Monday as the primary reason why they fired Gallant, a coach...
No Evidence Seen to Back Trump ; President-Elect Charges, without Evidence, Millions Voted Illegally
INSIDE: editorial on Trumps claims 4ANEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump is claiming, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the election he won, issuing the baseless claim as part of his angry response to a recount effort led...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAllen, Darrell Amick, Gary Ashley, Duane Childers, Emma Cox, Betty DePoy, Ruby Estep, Terry Fisher, Richard Gray, Richard Haas, Linda Harrison, Mary Jenkins, Margarette Kellison, Elbert Kessler, Ann Lively, Twana McCleary, William Neff,...
Order Could Have Little Effect on Camp near Pipeline Protest
BISMARCK, N.D. - A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project. A North...
Pence Aide Canceled Contract Days before Lobbying Ban
INDIANAPOLIS - A key aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence removed himself from the U.S. government's rolls of federal lobbyists and canceled a lucrative lobbying contract with the state of Indiana days before Donald Trump's team announced it will...
Putnam Will Stick to Policy on Use of School Facilities
WINFIELD - The superintendent of schools in Putnam County said Monday night he'd take the blame for allowing a fundraiser, which wasn't school-related, to be held last month at Hurricane High School. Putnam school board members voted unanimously at...
READERS' Vent
Can't state government or county government sue someone after the Elkview culvert is put in at the Elkview mall? Just get it in and then sue. This might sound corny. But with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, I was so proud of the WVU marching...
Runner Who Served Ban from Marine Corps Events: ; 'I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'
One of the most unbelievable races of Pat Huffman's life was winding down. Her watch suggested that she'd never run faster and she knew the finish line wasn't far away. The final stretch was the toughest. She was coughing up blood. She'd fallen and...
Schools to Lose $11M after Cuts ; Kanawha Faced with Largest Slash At
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's latest mid-year budget cut means Kanawha County's public school system is slated to lose roughly $1.1 million. That's according to the West Virginia Department of Education's response to the state Budget Office regarding how...
'SEVERAL MOMENTS OF CHAOS' ; 11 Injured in Ohio State Car, Knife Attack
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they...
Short Memory Benefits Douglas ; West Virginia CB Having Standout Season after Being Thrust in Last Year at Baylor
BAYLOR AT NO. 14 WEST VIRGINIA When: 3:30 p.m., Saturday TV: Fox Sports 1 Latest line: WVU by 17MORGANTOWN - Near the end of a season like this one, it can't be an easy for Tony Gibson to pick just one thing, but what West Virginia's defensive coordinator...
SPORTS Briefs
Kentucky, Villanova 1-2 in men's hoops; WVU 25thKentucky and Villanova remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Baylor made the week's biggest jump, from No. 20 to ninth. The Kentucky Wildcats (6-0) received 40 first-place...
Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Spent Less Due to Expected Discounts
NEW YORK - Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they've come to demand. Once all the receipts are in, customers...
Thawing Arctic Ice Reveals New Clues to Mystery of Lost Ships
Almost two centuries ago, 134 men set sail on two British naval ships to discover the fabled Northwest Passage, a trade route through the Arctic linking Europe to the riches of the East. They never returned. The Inuit, native residents of the North,...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueMINNESOTA TWINS - Named Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter special assistants for baseball operations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Named Bobby Meacham manager of Buffalo (IL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS - Designated C...
Trump's Threat to End Cuba Detente May Rouse Opposition within GOP
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump's threat Monday to "terminate" the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana. Since 2014, when President...
Turnpike Sees Heavy Travel over Thanksgiving Holiday
Good weather and relatively low gas prices combined to give the West Virginia Turnpike its heaviest Thanksgiving weekend traffic in at least a decade, Parkways general manager Greg Barr said Monday. Between Wednesday and Sunday, the 88-mile Turnpike...
Untruths ; Trump Claims
INCOMING PRESIDENT Trump blurts absurdities that almost everyone knows are untrue. As Hillary Clinton's popular vote margin climbed past 2 million, he tweeted: "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."This is...
Warren Blasts Drug Approval Legislation as 'Extortion'
WASHINGTON - Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a ferocious attack Monday on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, and put fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing them to oppose a measure she...
Weed Is Winning, but for How Long?
DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot. The government still has many...
Why Starbucks Cups Always Stir Up Controversy
The culture wars come every December, fueled by peppermint mochas and venti soy lattes. The battleground is Starbucks. It's always Starbucks, isn't it? No one is complaining that the blue-and-brown holiday cups at Caribou Coffee take the "Christ out...
WTO Says Boeing Was Offered Illegal Tax Breaks in US
GENEVA - U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European...
WVU BASKETBALL ; Mountaineers Squash Visiting Manhattan
MORGANTOWN - The whistle blew, the dry erase board flew and Esa Ahmad once again grew. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins commenced a media timeout in the middle of the first half Monday night by flinging a grease board, but Ahmad took the 25th-ranked...
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