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MARTINSBURG — If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. Three local girls found this out the hard way after learning the tickets they purchased to a sold-out Beyonce concert in Washington, D.C., were counterfeit, according to Kaylee Britner, of Martinsburg. Britner and her friends, Alexys Johnson and Kayla Stocks, both of Martinsburg, each purchased a $220 ticket from a man through Craigslist. “We were in complete shock,” Britner said. “This is all we wanted for Christmas.” On Dec. 18, the day of the show, the girls met the man outside D.C’.s Verizon Center, the concert venue, to buy the tickets, Britner said. The man said he got the tickets from his sister, who was unable to attend the concert, and offered to give the girls concert souvenirs, Britner said.
Pictured in the two images above are the front and back sides of counterfeit tickets to a Beyonce show bought recently off Craigslist by a group of local teens. At top, Alexys Johnson and Kaylee Britner, both of Martinsburg, pose Dec. 22 outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they attended the final show of Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Below, Beyonce performs on stage at the Barclays Center, in a photo taken by Britner from the VIP section.
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WASHINGTON — It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National Mall, Obama where a supportive throng stood in the winter chill to witness the launch of his new term. “I want to take a look, one more time,” Obama said quietly. “I’m not going to see this again.” There was so much Obama could not — or did not — see then, as he opened his second term with a confident call to arms and an expansive liberal agenda. He’d never heard of Edward Snowden, who would lay bare the government’s massive surveillance program. Large-scale use of chemical weapons in Syria was only a threat. A government shutdown and second debt crisis seemed improbable. His health care law, the signature achievement of his presidency, seemed poised to make the leap from theory to reality. Obama had campaigned for re-election on the hope that a second term would bring with it a new spirit of compromise after years of partisan rancor on Capitol Hill. “My expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice,” he’d said. Instead, great expectations disappeared in fumbles and failures. Obama’s critics doubled down. Fractured Republicans, tugged to the right by the tea party, swore off compromise. The president’s outreach to Congress was somewhere between lacking and non-existent. Obama’s team dropped the ball — calamitously — on his health care law. Snowden’s revelations had Democrats and Republicans alike calling for tighter surveillance rules. Foreign leaders were in a huff — Brazil’s president snubbing the offer of a White House state dinner, Germany’s Angela Merkel incensed that her cell phone calls had been intercepted. The president’s misplaced pledge that people who liked their health plans would be able to keep them ran into a harsh reality as millions saw their coverage canceled. The year ended with a small-bore budget deal that was welcomed as a breath of fresh air, a telling sign of how wildly things had veered off course in 2013. See OBAMA, Page A2
Factors lead the world to brace for a retirement crisis
retirement age of 65. Living standards will fall and poverty rates will rise for the elderly in wealthy A global retirement crisis is bear- countries that built safety nets for ing down on workers of all ages. seniors after World War II. In Spawned years before the Great developing countries, people’s risRecession and the 2008 financial ing expectations will be frustrated meltdown, the crisis was signifiif governments can’t afford retirecantly worsened by those twin ment systems to replace the traditraumas. It will play out for tion of children caring for aging decades, and its consequences will parents. be far-reaching. The problems are emerging as Many people will be forced to the generation born after World work well past the traditional War II moves into retirement.
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“The first wave of under-prepared workers is going to try to go into retirement and will find they can’t afford to do so,” says Norman Dreger, a retirement specialist with the consulting firm Mercer in Frankfurt, Germany. The crisis is a convergence of three factors: — Countries are slashing retirement benefits and raising the age to start collecting them. These countries are awash in debt since the recession hit. And they face a
demographics disaster as retirees live longer and falling birth rates mean there will be fewer workers to support them. — Companies have eliminated traditional pension plans that guaranteed employees a monthly check in retirement. — Individuals spent freely and failed to save before the recession and saw much of their wealth disappear once it hit.
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White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri called it a year of “fits and starts” for the president — and predicted better days ahead. “We’ll probably come out of 2013 in better shape in terms of Congress and the White House being able to function together,” she said. Yet Obama’s agenda of gun control, immigration reform, a grand budget bargain and more sits unfulfilled. Obama’s job approval and personal favorability ratings are near the lowest point of his presidency, with increasing numbers of Americans saying they no longer consider him to be honest or trustworthy. Abroad, too, positive views of Obama have slipped, with confidence in him doing the right thing in world affairs dropping. ııı The mantra for the Obama White House has always been to take the long view. Officials scoff at the “who’s up, who’s down” churn of Washington’s chattering class and recall with glee Obama’s ability to rebound from moments in his first term when his presidency was declared in peril. But as Obama embarked on his second term, some of his closest outside advisers warned him that the next four years would have to be different: He was operating on a shorter leash, and might have just 18 months, perhaps as little as a year, to accomplish big domestic priorities. All Obama needed to do was look to his predecessors to see how quickly trouble can consume a second term. Richard Nixon resigned. Ronald Reagan got ensnarled in the Iran-Contra affair. Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about his dalliances with Monica Lewinsky. And George W. Bush lost the public’s trust through his botched handling of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath and the unpopular Iraq War. Obama’s team thought it had a strategy for overcoming the second-term curse. They would make a quick play for stricter gun control measures, then capitalize on the GOP’s post-election
anxiety by pressing for an immigration overhaul and floating the possibility of a big budget deal. Each of those efforts failed and Obama quickly found himself consumed by an unending series of distractions. Some were fleeting, like the revelations that the Internal Revenue Service was applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups. But others threatened long-term damage to his presidency: the National Security Agency disclosures and the disastrous rollout of the “Obamacare” health law. Some events were beyond Obama’s control and his frustration with them was evident when he fumed in September, during the crisis over Syria: “I would much rather spend my time talking about how to make sure every 3- and 4-year-old gets a good education than I would spending time thinking about how I can prevent 3- and 4-year-olds from being subjected to chemical weapons and nerve gas.” But presidents don’t get to pick their crises. And plenty of Obama’s woes were of his own making, raising questions about his competence and management of the White House. How could he not have known that his government was spying on the private communications of friendly world leaders? Why didn’t he know his health care website wouldn’t work? How could he have promised over and over again that Americans could keep their health insurance if they liked it when his own advisers knew it wasn’t that simple? As a result, the president is ending his fifth year in office in a “defensive crouch,” says presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, and may have to be content with simply protecting his health care law and other Democratic-backed programs that Republicans are eager to repeal. At this point, says Brinkley, “it’s really a firewall presidency.” ııı The 2014 midterm elections give Obama his best opportunity to rebound. But Democrats, who just weeks
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ago saw an opportunity to retake the House after Republicans got blamed for the government shutdown, now fret about the health care law’s ongoing problems and may be content to just keep control of the Senate. There’s a certain irony in Obama’s success depending on Congress, a body with whom he has had a lukewarm partnership. Lawmakers from both parties say Obama doesn’t talk to them much, nor do his aides. Letters go unanswered. Policies come out of the blue. Social interactions are few. Both sides wistfully recall the voluble Clinton, who figured out how to craft deals with Republicans on welfare reform and other agenda items after the GOP took control of the House and made big gains in the Senate two years into his presidency. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who worked with Obama when he was a senator and still considers the president a friend, says flatly: “He’s flunked in terms of relations with Congress.” “If you know him personally, he’s a very likable person,” says Coburn. “But it’s different than with most other presidents in terms of having relationships with Congress. ... There’s a lack of a personal touch.” Of course, the president’s tepid relationship with Congress is hardly his fault alone. The tea party forces that pulled House Republicans to the right in recent years made it difficult for the GOP to reach agreement with Democrats on much of anything, and produced the showdown over the president’s health care law that spawned the government shutdown. Obama did attempt to improve relations with Republicans earlier this year, holding a few dinners with GOP lawmakers. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, has been widely praised by Republicans for being a frequent visitor to Capitol Hill. But some lawmakers say that’s as far as the outreach goes. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who ran against Obama in 2008 but has since tried to work with him on immigration and the budget, said no one from the White House legislative affairs staff has ever called him or come to his office just to chat.
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Adam Lanza was fascinated with chimpanzees because of their capacity for empathy, but could show little or none himself. He could write stories that struck horror into a teacher’s heart, then turn around and craft a poem so beautiful it moved listeners to tears. As a kid growing up in Connecticut, he rode bikes, played baseball and saxophone and kept hamsters. As a man, he taped black garbage bags over his bedroom windows, retreating into a world of violent video games, guns and statistics on mass murder. Despite the release Friday by Connecticut state police of thousands of pages of interviews, photographs and writings, the man who gunned down 20 firstgraders and six adults at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, remains an enigma. Some of the most tantalizing evidence of the inner workings of the 20-year-old Newtown man’s brain appears to be contained in writings that the police chose not to release. An eight-page document titled simply, “me,” is described in a police inventory as “detailing relationships, ideal companion, culture, voting, personal beliefs, describes doctors touching children as rape.” Another, named “tomorrow,” apparently contains details about the author’s “desires, list of the benefits of being thin and negative connotations associated with being overweight, list of goals ...” What the files do show is a deeply troubled young man, living with a single mother who was either unable or unwilling to accept the depths of his illness. The picture most people have of Adam Lanza is the skeletal, blank face from photographs released by police following the massacre. Childhood photos show a smiling boy who could look into a camera, but signs of trouble — if not
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violence — emerged early. In his preteen years, Lanza had difficulty with speech and was “being followed medically for seizure activities,” according to investigators. “In preschool his conduct included repetitive behaviors, temper tantrums, smelling things that were not there, excessive hand washing and eating idiosyncrasies,” prosecutors said in one report. But Lanza’s real problems appear to have begun after his parents’ separation in 2001, when he was 9 years old. Adam had attended Sandy Hook Elementary. In fifth grade, he turned in a cute story about a “chicken tree” whose hen fruit “contains everything you ever will need to live like calcium and water.” “It spits out seeds every four hours by using its long chute,” he wrote in a slanted, choppy block script. “The vines that holds the chicken is very soft and very strong.” That same year, Lanza produced a more disturbing work. According to a boy who worked on it with him in class, “The Big Book of Granny” was supposed to be a “comic-style book” in the vein of “Calvin & Hobbes.” It was far from it. In a section of the book labeled “Granny’s Clubhouse of Happy Children,” typed as dialogue from an imaginary television show, Granny and her son, “Bobolicious,” terrorize a group of children. In one episode, Bobolicious tells the children they’re going to play a game of “Hide and go die.” Granny uses her “rifle cane” to kill people at a
bank, hockey game and Marine boot camp. She also goes back in time and murders the four Beatles, according to a police synopsis. The book also contains several chapters with the adventures of “Dora the Beserker” and her monkey, “Shoes” — a clear knockoff of the popular children’s show “Dora the Explorer.” When Granny asks Dora to assassinate a soldier, she replies: “I like hurting people ... Especially children.” In the same episode, Dora sends “Swiper the Raccoon” into a day care center to distract the children, then enters and says, “Let’s hurt children.” In the real kids’ show, Dora has a backpack that contains a talking map. In Lanza’s perversion, the group carries a bag stuffed with an AK-47, an M-16, a shotgun, a musket and a rocket launcher. The boy who drew the cover illustration — showing Granny firing her cane gun — thought the book was turned in, but that remains unclear. He told investigators that Lanza was “weird” and “would sit by himself on the other side of the room and would not talk or associate with anybody else.” Lanza also came to school with a briefcase, he recalled. Peter Lanza has declined to speak publicly about his son. But in interviews with investigators, he said that his son’s life appeared to take a turn after his 11th birthday. He seemed “less happy, stressed and frustrated,” his father said, but he never exhibited any “outward signs of anger or aggression.”
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“I don’t know, but there was just something weird about the him,” Britner said. “He just kept talking and talking. He wouldn’t stop. He was trying to make everything seem believable.” Eleven hours later, when the girls tried to enter the building, the barcode on the tickets would not properly scan, Britner said. When they took the tickets to the box office, an employee said the tickets looked official, but they were fake, Britner said. The employee said the tickets featured the Ticketmaster logo and were printed on material that was similar to official tickets, but there was nothing the employee could do to help, Britner said. “(The employee) was really nice,” Britner said. “She did feel bad, but it was out of her control. ... We cried. I couldn’t believe that we weren’t going to see Beyonce. She’s like my idol. We rode home for two hours in silence without the radio on. We were just speechless.” Britner said she told her mother, who posted a message on Facebook about what happened. Less than 24 hours later, the girls started receiving donations toward buying tickets to another show, Britner said. Beth Lutskus, of Martinsburg, donated almost $900, which the girls used to buy tickets for Beyonce’s final show of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Dec. 22 in Brooklyn, Britner said. The girls sent Lutskus thankyou cards and posted messages of gratitude on social media, Britner said. “My mom said she would do the best she could to help,” Britner said. “We were in shock, but we were always hopeful. ... None of us had ever met (Lutskus), but she did this for us.” Britner and Johnson made the trip to New York, which took about seven hours because of the traffic. Britner said Stocks was unable to attend because she was out of town for the holidays. Although Britner said she saw Beyonce in July 2013 in D.C., the seats were so far back that she had trouble seeing the multiGrammy winner up close. When Britner made it to the Barclays Center, where the show took place, she could not believe she made it to the concert, she said. “There was still this thought in the back on my mind that we might not be going to get in again,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it when we sat in our seats.” After R&B singer Luke James, the opening act, performed, Britner and Johnson spoke to a security guard, who allowed them to sit in the VIP section closer to the stage for the rest of the show. “We just happened to talk to the security
How to avoid online ticket scams — Try to purchase tickets directly from the event’s official website, if possible. — Do not buy tickets from websites such as Craigslist, where listings may be deleted, which may make finding the seller difficult. — Use an exchange website operated by an official company such as StubHub, which guarantees the authenticity of tickets. — Do not purchase tickets that are below face value, especially if the reasons for selling the tickets seem suspicious. — Do research when purchasing tickets, especially for major concert tours or postseason sporting events. The more important the event, the more likely scams will occur. — Do not assume a ticket is real because it contains an official logo or barcode. Check the ticket for typos, low-quality paper stock, smudges, uneven margins, peeling, etc. — Go with your gut. If the information the seller provides makes you feel uneasy, do not make the transaction. Report the seller to the appropriate officials. Source: Forbes.com guy,” Britner said. “The next thing I knew, we were so close to Beyonce, we could reach out and touch her.” Britner said during the show, which lasted almost three hours, the girls danced and sing with Beyonce, who often stopped singing and let the fans sang the lyrics. “She put on the performance of a lifetime,” Britner said. “She just relates to her fans so much. I knew the show had to end, but we were disappointed to see her go. We were right there in front of her.” Eventually, the girls drove home after taking photographs with performers and dancers, Britner said. Britner said the next time she purchases tickets, she will be more cautious. She said a police report has been filed with the Metro Police Department of D.C. “I’ll never forget this,” Britner said. “But next time, I’ll buy tickets from an official website — not Craigslist. If something seems to good to be true, then it is.” — Staff writer Erika Elaine Wells can be reached at 304-263-8931, ext. 215, or twitter.com/ewellsJN.
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Retirement Those factors have been documented individually. What is less appreciated is their combined ferocity and global scope. “Most countries are not ready to meet what is sure to be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century,” the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington concludes. Mikio Fukushima, who is 52 and lives in Tokyo, worries that he might need to move somewhere cheaper, maybe Malaysia, after age 70 to get by comfortably on income from his investments and a public pension of just $10,000 a year. People like Fukushima who are fretting over their retirement prospects stand in contrast to many who are already retired. Many workers were recipients of generous corporate pensions and government benefits that had yet to be cut. Jean-Pierre Bigand, 66, retired Sept. 1, in time to enjoy all the perks of a retirement system in France that’s now in peril. Bigand lives in the countryside outside the city of Rouen in Normandy. He has a second home in Provence. He’s just taken a vacation on Oleron Island off the Atlantic coast and is planning a five-week trip to Guadeloupe. “Travel is our biggest expense,” he says. UNDER SIEGE The notion of extended, leisurely retirements is relatively new. Germany established the world’s first widely available state pension system in 1889. The United States introduced Social Security in 1935. In the prosperous years after World War II, governments expanded pensions. In addition, companies began to offer pensions that paid
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. This year’s list includes some items that would be laughable, if those who received the funding were not already laughing all the way to the bank. Coburn’s list included 100 items of federal spending totaling $30 billion. Here is just a (bad) taste: ¯ $125,000 from NASA to Arjun Contractor, for a 3-D pizza printer. Yes. A 3-D pizza printer that could be part of spaceexploration mission supplies. NASA warns, however, the research could take years before the technology becomes feasible. ¯ $17.5 million in tax exemptions from the IRS for brothels in Nevada. Coburn says the exemptions were for everything from breast implants to “free passes” deemed part of promotional costs. ¯ $297 million from the Army for a “mega-blimp.” After $300 million and three years in development, the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle project was halted and sold back to the contractor for only $301,000. It had managed only one 90minute flight over New Jersey. ¯ $360,000 from NASA to 20 “pillownauts.” These folks will spend 70 days lying in bed, tilted slightly downward, but free to play video games and watch TV, and be paid $18,000 each. NASA says the downtime will help in research on weightlessness. The list goes on and on. While it may lead to a few shakes of the head and bewildered smiles, it should also lead to some serious questions for those handing out, for example, $10,000 so a group of linemen and electrical technicians can choreograph a line dance with bucket trucks, cranes and field trucks and a set of 20 utility poles, before a live audience.
Christmastime is an occasion for families to come together. But the family is not what it used to be, as my former American Enterprise Institute colleague Nick Schulz argues in his short AEI book “Home Economics: The Consequences of Changing Family Structure.” It’s a subject that many people are uncomfortable with. “Everyone either is or knows and has a deep personal connection to someone who is divorced, cohabiting, or gay,” Schulz writes. “Great numbers of people simply want to avoid awkward talk of what are seen as primarily personal issues or issues of individual morality.” Nonetheless, it is an uncomfortable truth that children of divorce and children with unmarried parents tend to do much worse in life than children of two-parent families. (I’ll leave aside the sensitive issue of children of same-sex marriages, since these haven’t existed in a non-stigmatized atmosphere long enough to produce measurable results.) As Schulz points out, that uncomfortable truth is not controversial among social scientists. It is affirmed by undoubted liberals such as Harvard’s David Ellwood and Christopher Jencks. Growing up outside a twoparent family means not just lower incomes and less social
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mobility, Schulz argues. It also reduces human capital — “the knowledge, education, habits, willpower — all the internal stuff that is largely intangible a person has that helps produce an income.” While children are born with certain innate capacities, those capacities can be broadened or narrowed by their upbringing. The numbers indicate that single or divorced parents — however caring and dedicated — are unable, on average, to broaden those capacities as much as married parents can. These differences have sharp implications for upward mobility. Schulz points to an Economic Mobility Project analysis showing that, among children who start off in the bottom third of the income distribution, only 26 percent with divorced parents move up, compared to 42 percent born to unmarried mothers (who may marry later, of course) and 50 percent who grow up with two married parents. All this matters more than it used to because two-parent families are much more uncommon
than they used to be. In 1960 about three-fourths of Americans 18 and over were married. In 2011, less than half were. One reason is that people are getting married later in life. Back in 1959, one of the last years of the Baby Boom, most American women got married before they turned 21. In the last half-century, the age of first marriage has crept upward. In 1970, only 11 percent of men and 7 percent of women age 30 to 34 had never been married. In 2008, the corresponding figures were 37 percent of men and 28 percent of women. In 1970, only 12 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 were unmarried. In 2009, 33 percent were. Many see increased divorce as the explanation for this change. True, divorce rates spiked upward in the 1970s. But they peaked in the 1980s. Most of the change represents people not getting married at all. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then-assistant labor secretary, won fame — and vicious criticism — for his report lamenting that 24 percent of black births were to unmarried mothers. By 2009, that rate had risen to 72 percent — and the rate of unmarried births to all American mothers was 41 percent. These changes have not affected all social classes uni-
formly. In his 2012 book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” my AEI colleague Charles Murray showed that rates of divorce and single parenthood among college-educated whites, after increasing in the 1970s, are almost down to 1960s levels. But among low-education, low-income whites, as well as blacks and Hispanics, family disintegration has become the norm. Will these trends go on forever? Not necessarily. Schulz looks back to the 1950s, years of unusually high marriage rates. Go back further, to the years around 1900, and Americans were marrying later and larger percentages than today never married at all. Increasing affluence and changing mores reinforced by universal media such as movies and television helped produce the midcentury America with well-nigh universal married parenthood. People learn from experience. In surveys, children of divorce express disapproval of divorce — and the decline in divorce rates since the 1980s suggests they divorce less often than their parents’ generation. So it’s at least possible that those most familiar with the ill effects of family disintegration will choose in their own lives to take a different course.
TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2013. There are two days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Dec. 29, 1913, the first true “cliffhanger” movie serial, “The Adventures of Kathlyn,” starring Kathlyn Williams, premiered. On this date: In 1170, Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was slain in Canterbury Cathedral by knights loyal to King Henry II. In 1808, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was born in Raleigh, N.C. In 1812, during the War of 1812, the American frigate USS Constitution engaged and severely damaged the British frigate HMS Java off Brazil. In 1845, Texas was admitted as the 28th state. In 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them. In 1916, Grigory Rasputin, the so-called “Mad Monk” who’d wielded great influence with Czar Nicholas II, was killed by a group of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg. In 1934, Japan formally renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. In 1940, during World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as “The Second Great Fire of London.” In 1957, singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were married in Las Vegas. In 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashed into the Florida Everglades near Miami International Airport, killing 101 of the 176 people aboard. In 1975, a bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people. In 1986, former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan died at his home south of London at age 92. Ten years ago: Monsignor Michael Courtney, Pope John Paul II’s ambassador in Burundi, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. Five years ago: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer responded to impeachment charges, saying a vague array of charges and evidence did not merit removing his client from office. Today’s birthdays: ABC newscaster Tom Jarriel is 79. Actress Mary Tyler Moore is 77. Actress Barbara Steele is 76. Actor Jon Voight is 75. Singer Marianne Faithfull is 67. Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. is 67. Actor Ted Danson is 66. Comedian Paula Poundstone is 54. Rock singer-musician Jim Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain) is 52. Rock singer Dexter Holland (The Offspring) is 48. Actor Jason Gould is 47. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield is 46. Movie director Andy Wachowski is 46. Actress Jennifer Ehle is 44. Actor Patrick Fischler is 44. Rock singer-musician Glen Phillips is 43. Actor Kevin Weisman is 43. Actor Jude Law is 41. Actor Mekhi Phifer is 39. Actor Shawn Hatosy is 38. Actress Katherine Moennig is 36. Actor Diego Luna is 34. Country singer Jessica Andrews is 30. Actress Jane Levy (TV: “Suburgatory”) is 24.
Mandela, Churchill and the war for the future
By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln. What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in American history that ended slavery. Gandhi advanced the end of British rule in India. King led the civil rights struggle that buried Jim Crow. Mandela was the leader of the revolution that overthrew apartheid. Obama’s heroes testify to his belief that the great moral struggle of the age is the struggle for racial equality. For the neocons, the greatest man was Winston Churchill, because he stood up, almost alone, to the great evil of the age — Nazism. Thus, to neocons, Munich was the great betrayal because it was there that Neville Chamberlain, rather than defy Hitler, agreed to the return of the Sudeten Germans to German rule. [To the Old Right, Yalta, where Churchill and FDR ceded Eastern Europe to Stalin, a monster as evil and more menacing than Hitler, was the greatest betrayal.] But what did Churchill think of Obama’s hero Gandhi? “It is alarming and nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the east, striding half naked up the steps of the Viceregal Palace ... to parlay on equal terms with the representative of the Emperor-King.” What did Churchill think of ending Western white rule of peoples of color? Here he is in 1937: “I do not admit ... that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia ... by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race ... has come in and taken its place.” Here is Churchill during World War II: “I have not become the King’s first min-
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ister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.” In short, Dunkirk defiance aside, Churchill’s convictions about the superiority of some races and civilizations, and their inherent right to rule what Kipling called “the lesser breeds without the law,” was and is the antithesis of what Obama believes. Any wonder Obama shipped that bust of Churchill that “W” kept in the Oval Office back to the British embassy. Any surprise Obama failed to show up at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, a Churchillian who sent the fleet to retake the Falkland Islands from Argentina. The point: Obama’s vision of an ideal world and Churchill’s are irreconcilable. Second, not only is Churchill dead, his empire is dead, his world is dead and his ideas on superior races and civilizations would be censured and censored if spoken in any international forum. We are in Obama’s world now. It is a world where not only are all races, religions and civilizations equal, but within nations the greater the diversity of races, religions, cultures and ethnic groups, the better. And not only should all have equal rights, but more equal rewards. Inequality equals injustice. Income inequality is the new enemy. But though Obama’s world is today, it is looking less like tomorrow. Across the Middle East and Africa, Islamists are murdering and persecuting Christians, as they do not regard Christianity as equal. Ethnonationalism unites Chinese against Tibetans and Uighurs and propels a confrontation with the Japanese who have never
been forgiven for the Rape of Nanking. Vladimir Putin is in the crosshairs of Western secularists for seeking to revive and restore Orthodox Christianity and its moral precepts to primacy in Russian law, which likely means no Gay Pride parades in Red Square any time soon. In a Christmas card to this writer, the Washington Post’s Harold Meyerson brings up my late father’s support of Spain’s Gen. Francisco Franco — to reveal the son’s suspect motives. In a civil war from 1936-1939, Franco ran off a Christophobic regime of Socialists, Stalinists and Trotskyists as their comrades of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion got waxed at Jarama River and ended up on the Attorney General’s List of Subversive Organizations. Sorry about that, Harold. Across Europe, globalism and transnationalism, as represented by the eurozone and EU, seem in retreat, as nationalism is resurgent. Now it is the UKIP, a new British independence party, which seeks to secede from the EU that is surging — at the expense of the Tories. Let France be France! Let Britain be Britain! Let Scotland be Scotland! These are the cries coming from the hearts of Europeans rejecting mass immigration and the cacophonous madness of multiculturalism. All men may be equal in rights. But most prefer their own faith, country, culture, civilization and kind. They cherish and wish to maintain their own unique and separate identities. They do not want to disappear into some great amalgam of the New World Order. Whether globalism or nationalism prevails, the big battle is coming. ııı Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators webpage at www.creators.com.
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WASHINGTON — This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis for conservatives. In 2013, they learned that they may have been wasting much time and effort. Hitherto, they have thought that the most efficient way to evangelize the unconverted was to write and speak, exhorting those still shrouded in darkness to read conservatism’s most lightshedding texts. Now they know that a quicker, surer method is to have progressives wield power for a few years. This will validate the core conservative insight about the mischiefs that ensue when governments demonstrate their incapacity for supplanting with fiats the spontaneous order of a market society. It is difficult to recall and hard to believe that just three months ago some conservatives, mirroring progressives’ lack of respect for the public, considered it imperative to shut down the government in order to stop Obamacare in its tracks. They feared that once Americans got a glimpse of the law’s proffered subsidies, they would embrace it. Actually, once they glimpsed the law’s details, they recoiled. Counterfactual history can illuminate the present, so: Suppose in 2012, Barack Obama had told the truth about the ability of people to keep their health plans. Would he have been reelected? Unlikely. Suppose in 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts, instead of rewriting the health care law to save it, had been the fifth vote for overturning it. Would Obama be better off today? Probably. Franklin Roosevelt, emboldened by winning a second term in 1936, attempted to pack, by expanding, the Supreme Court, to make it even more compliant toward his statism. He failed to win congressional compliance, and in 1938 he failed to purge Democrats who had opposed him. The voters’ backlash against him was so
want, a question occurs: Have events ever so thoroughly and swiftly refuted a law’s title? Remember, it is the Patient Protection and GEORGE F. Affordable Care Act. WILL From Detroit’s debris has come a judicial ruling that the pensions that government Syndicated employees unions, in collaboration with the Columnist political class, extort from taxpayers are not beyond the reach of what they bring about — powerful that there was no liberal legislating bankruptcy proceedings. In Wisconsin, as a majority in Congress until after the 1964 elecresult of Gov. Scott Walker’s emancipation legtion. islation requiring annual recertification votes That year’s landslide win by President Lynfor government workers’ unions and ending don Johnson against Barry Goldwater, less than government collection of union dues, more than 12 months after a presidential assassination, left 70 of 408 school district unions were rejected. Democrats with 295 House and 68 Senate seats. This year’s debate about the National Security Convinced that a merely sensible society would Agency demonstrated the impossibility of herbe a paltry aspiration, they vowed to build a metically sealing distrust of government to one Great Society by expanding legislation and reg- compartment of it. Worries about the NSA’s ulation into every crevice of Americans’ lives. collection of metadata occurred in a context of They lost five of the next six and seven of the deepened suspicions about government because next 10 presidential elections. In three years we of this year’s revelations that the administration shall see if progressive overreaching earns such has corrupted the Internal Revenue Service, the a rebuke. most intrusive and potentially the most punitive In 2013, the face of progressivism became domestic institution. Conservatism is usually Pajama Boy, the supercilious, semi-smirking, served by weariness of government. hot-chocolate-sipping faux-adult who embodies The prophet Al Gore has given many progressives’ belief that life should be all polihostages to fortune and this year fortune shot tics, all the time — come on, everybody, spend another of them. In 2008, he predicted the your holidays talking about health care. He is North Polar ice cap would be gone “in five who progressives are. years.” They are tone-deaf in expressing bottomless Finally, a regularly recurring fever of progrescondescension toward the public and limitless sive indignation about the name of Washington’s faith in their own cleverness. Both attributes professional football team again waned without convinced them that Pajama Boy would be a success, which means Oklahoma will not have to potent persuader, getting young people to sign change its name. “Oklahoma” is a compound of up for the hash that progressives are making of two Choctaw language words, “okla” meaning health care. As millions find themselves ending people, and “homma” meaning red. the year without insurance protection and/or ııı experiencing sticker shock about the cost of George Will’s email address is policies the president tells them they ought to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Security gets more politically secure
Proposals to raise Social Security benefits are a refreshing antidote to portrayals of the program as a mere drain on the Treasury. Details of some such plans are troubling — for reasons I’ll go into — but the change in tone is most welcome. Democratic Senators Tom Harkin of Iowa and Sherrod Brown of Ohio are leading a campaign to raise benefits by about $70 a month and alter the cost-of-living adjustments to the beneficiary’s advantage. The higher payments would be covered by raising the income cap, which is now $113,700, on paying Social Security taxes. Interesting ideas all, especially raising the income limit. This alone could end the concern that in 2033, Social Security may be unable to maintain the current level of benefits. But most importantly, it counters the nonsense that Social Security is in dire trouble. A completely selfsufficient program, workers and their employers pay for every penny of it. The accounting for the trust fund is cheesy, that’s true, but there is no way the Treasury won’t pay back the money it borrowed from it (again, real dollars collected via Social Security taxes).
for the finest blue chip stocks cratered. Imagine the fallout had Bush’s plan come to fruition. An enraged Joe Public, seeing his govFROMA ernment-approved stock portfolio HARROP shot to smithereens, would have descended on Washington along Syndicated with a million lawyers demanding Columnist to be made whole. What followed would have been one heck of a government bailout. Why, it was a short eight years As many middle class Americans ago that Republicans were trying to survey the ashes of more recent launch the dismantling of Social reversals in their finances — fallen Security through a privatization house values, investments gone scheme. Recall former President George W. Bush pushing for a plan awry, lost jobs, shrinking pensions to let future retirees put their Social — Social Security is looking good. Security contributions into the tender If all else goes bad, it will be there to pay the electric bills. hands of Wall Street. There was Today, only 43 percent of workmuch bravado comparing the returns ers have more than $25,000 set on private investments to “returns” aside for retirement, according to on the government program. shocking numbers from the All this ignored the reality that Social Security is insurance, not an Employee Benefit Research Institute. That’s down from an already investment. And it does other unimpressive 51 percent in 2008. things, like help the children of Note that most of the above anxiworkers who have died. eties belong to the middle class. It At the time, stocks were boomis this rude awakening — plus the ing and house prices bubbling. reality that Republican voters are Bush reassured workers that he getting older and themselves less would not let them invest their confident — that has changed the retirement savings in risky places. politics of Social Security. Then the bottom fell out. Prices
Thus, ideas being floated by leftleaning think tanks to tinker with Social Security’s broad base by shifting more of its benefits to lowincome people are dangerous. That turns it into a welfare program, and you know what happens to welfare programs in this country. Politicians don’t mess with Medicare, which serves the rich, poor and those in between, the way they mess with Medicaid, a program mainly for the poor. Liberals should observe that a conservative tactic for weakening Medicare is to stuff it with so much means testing — scaling benefits according to income — that the well-to-do care less and less about maintaining the program. Rising income inequality is an important concern, but there are other ways to help the poor. Social Security is strong because it works for everyone. ııı Follow Froma Harrop on Twitter @FromaHarrop. She can be reached at email@example.com. To find out more about Froma Harrop and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Web page at www.creators.com.
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Washington and America: Finding the right balance
During the holiday season, many reflect on finding the right balance in their lives. As a nation, we’re in a season of searching for the right balance between individual freedoms and the role of government. The clearest indication that things are out of balance nationally is that the median household income in our capital city is 73 percent higher than it is in America. This reality was reflected and exaggerated in “The Hunger Games,” where the capital city lived in lavish excess at the expense of those living horribly in the outlying districts. While the movie presents an extreme example of the problem, five of the nation’s wealthiest counties now surround the capital. In America today, the median household income is $51,017. In Washington, it’s $88,233. This places the Washington, D.C. market second only to Silicon Valley. But Silicon Valley earns its wealth by producing amazing and innovative products that make life better and more convenient for hundreds of millions of people. Washington’s wealth comes from a far less productive reality. The business of the city is nothing more than trading favors and influence. Silicon Valley earns its wealth by serving others. In Washington, the opposite expectation exists. According to the Washington Post, its hometown “has been the beneficiary of a decade-long, taxpayer-funded stimulus package.” Federal spending in the capital region — funded by those of us in outlying areas — soared from $29 billion in 2000 to $75 billion last year. One small congressional district on the outskirts of D.C. received nearly as much federal funding as all 36 districts in the state of Texas. The corporate competition for these dollars has become so absurd that one political scientist published a study titled “The Business of America is Lobbying.” This may be the way Washington sees it, but in most of America, lobbyists are viewed as less ethical than even Congress. The unfortunate reality is that the Washington household income is $37,000 higher than the rest of the nation’s solely because the federal government is too powerful. On the bright side, this gives us a great way to measure progress toward the goal of reducing the excessive power of the federal government. We will know proper balance has been restored when this $37,000 gap is eliminated and the median income in Washington matches the median income in America. This is a much more comprehensive goal than simply focusing on federal spending. During former President Ronald Reagan’s time in the White House, the federal government consistently spent about 22 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, and it is projected to do the same next year. Despite this consistent level of spending, however, the federal government is far more powerful today than ever before. Reasonable estimates suggest that the federal government directly controlled just more than 27 percent of the nation’s economy in the 1960s. Today, thanks to the growth of regulation and crony capitalism, this figure has grown to 55 percent or even higher. Focusing on the excessive income in D.C. does not tell us how to fight crony capitalism and find the right balance between the role of government and individual freedom. But it is a valuable tool for measuring our progress. If the income gap grows, we’re becoming more like “The Hunger Games.” If the gap closes, we’re getting closer to the American dream. ııı To find out more about Scott Rasmussen, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com.
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As a public service, The Journal and the Berkeley County Health Department will be providing a regular update of inspections of all food service establishments in Berkeley County. The BCHD inspects all food service establishments to ensure safe practices in the storage, handling and preparation of food. All counties in West Virginia utilize the 2005 Food Code written by the Food and Drug Administration. The following table reflects a summary of the results of inspections starting July 1, 2011. The Journal will publish these summaries on a regular basis. Full inspection reports may be requested in person at the Berkeley County Health Department at 400 W. Stephen St., Suite 204, or may be seen online at www.bchealthdept.org. To assist readers in understanding the summary, the BCHD has provided the following definition of terms: — Critical item is any item that, if in noncompliance, is more likely than other violations to contribute to food contamination, illness or environmental health hazard. — Noncritical item is any other violations of the food code that may include failures of maintenance, cleaning or other good practices. — Closure of an establishment may be warranted by three or more critical violations or the presence of an imminent health hazard. These are all of the BCHD inspections listed for Dec. 5 through Dec. 17, 2013. ESTABLISHMENT
Burger King 3 24 27 4859 Gerrardstown Road Inwood Inspected: Dec. 5, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Inwood BP (Food) 2 8 10 4688 Gerrardstown Road Inwood Inspected: Dec. 11, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ 51-11 Lounge 1 3 4 7990 Winchester Avenue Inwood Inspected: Dec. 11, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Domino’s 5 12 17 33 True Apple Way Inwood Inspected: Dec. 11, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Bob Evans 4 24 28 999 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 11, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Tomcats 1 14 15 381 Eagle School Road Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 11, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Sweet Inspirations 7 23 30 839 Winchester Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Sweet Inspirations - Chocolate Kitchen 6 16 22 839 Winchester Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013
Ledo’s Pizza 9 11 20 Commons Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ J&K BBQ and Grilling 0 0 0 682 Braeburn Drive Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013; opening _____________________________________________________________ Hoss’s Steakhouse 14 17 31 195 Aiken Center Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Hoffmaster II 0 2 2 323 Lutz Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Hoffmaster I 1 4 5 323 Lutz Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Dunkin Donuts 1 21 22 1295 Edwin Miller Boulevard Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 12, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Subway 2 11 13 800 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 16, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Four Season 2 10 12 901 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 16, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Ryan’s 13 20 33 925 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 16, 2013; probationary inspection _____________________________________________________________ Outback Steakhouse 7 13 20 790 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 17, 2013; probation _____________________________________________________________ Kobe Japanese Restaurant 3 13 16 2205 Viking Way Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 17, 2013 _____________________________________________________________ Anthony’s Pizza VII 5 25 30 300 North Queen Street Martinsburg Inspected: Dec. 17, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Conservative restlessness within their own party poses challenges to three Republican stars in the battleground state of Ohio, where House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich all have riled up the right. Kasich upset some by pushing for certain tax increases and embracing Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul; Boehner is clashing with conservative groups over the federal budget; and Portman faces backlash from social conservatives over his about-face in favor of gay marriage. Whether the GOP trio can hold Republicans together has sweeping political implications, given Ohio’s role as a swing state and the three men’s own national profiles. Kasich and Portman have been floated as presidentialticket contenders, while Boehner seeks to hang on to one of Washington’s most powerful jobs. Some party dissidents feel betrayed, seeing an orchestrated effort to court support among the roughly 20 percent of unaffiliated voters in Ohio’s middle. Kasich could
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movement. “We’re not going to let them slide.” Given the current volatility and uncertainty in U.S. politics, what happens with the three leaders in Ohio, often seen as a political bell-
wether, “could serve as a beacon of national interest,” said Barbara Trish, an associate political science professor at Iowa’s Grinnell College who studies political parties. Veteran Ohio GOP consultant Mark Weaver said division over strict adherence to philosophy and winning elections isn’t unique to state Republicans, that “it’s similar to one we’re seeing around the country. Like the Democrats, the Republican Party has some natural tension inside it, but given the horrific performance of Barack Obama, we’re going to be united in bringing America back from the Obama policies.” Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said Boehner, Portman and Kasich face a classic political conflict: whether to follow, or lead, public opinion. “These guys have been pretty successful in their own right; they’re pretty smart politically. They’re trying to skate, as Wayne Gretzky says, to where the puck’s going to be, not necessarily where the puck is,” Husted said. “That path is not always clear.” Ohio consultant Curt Steiner places Portman in the leader category. The Cincinnati native stunned conservative backers in March when he announced his support for same-sex marriage, after his son Will came out as gay. “I think history will show that he was ahead of the curve,” said Steiner, who helped run Portman’s first congressional campaign. The former White House budget chief was an adviser and shortlisted potential running mate in Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and Steiner believes Portman will continue to build his reputation as a thoughtful leader on “meat-and-potatoes issues that people focus on the most.” But some conservatives are distrustful now. “Rob Portman’s going to pay a price. He was wrong,” said Zawistowski, of Portage County in northeast Ohio. Kasich’s critics suspect he has one eye on 2014 and
another on 2016. He has drawn favorable national attention — including publicly from Obama — for his push to make Medicaid available to more lowincome Ohioans, and for some innovative tax and spending proposals. A big re-election victory in November would almost certainly put him in play for his party’s national ticket. Talk of GOP dissidence doesn’t much faze Kasich. “I don’t think anything about it,” Kasich told reporters recently. “I’m not interested in all the political ... you know, if I’m interested in anything about politics, I’ll read Politico.” Democrats say that while leading Republicans might be trying to appeal to a wider audience with words, their actions are still for the rich and against women’s health and other issues. “We’ve seen it time and time again,” said Jerid Kurtz, Ohio Democratic Party spokesman. “While they may be changing their language, their actions are just as destructive to the middle class as ever.” Any GOP challengers to the Ohio trio face an uphill battle; perhaps the steepest is in the 8th House District that Boehner, of West Chester, has carried by large margins since his first win in 1990. “It’s going to be one of those David and Goliath fights,” said Ann Becker, who leads the Cincinnati tea party, an umbrella for southwest Ohio groups. Regional groups recently held a forum with possible opponents for Boehner, who this month expressed exasperation in Washington with conservative groups he felt were pushing House Republicans to oppose bipartisan budget efforts. One announced primary challenger, Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg, hopes to attract help from Boehner critics outside of Ohio. “Boehner is a fundraising juggernaut,” he said. “You can’t expect to compete unless you can raise funds from outside the state. But this race has a national narrative. It’s a national race.”
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GOP governors prepare for re-election bids similar to those confronting Quinn. “Some of our incumbents DES MOINES, Iowa — are vulnerable,” said Danny Republicans swept into gov- Kanner, spokesman for the ernorships on a tea-party Democratic Governors Assofueled wave of discontent ciation. “But our job is to four years ago, taking over simply increase our numbers, statehouses long governed by and I’m confident we’ll do Democrats with promises of that.” conservative economic and Kanner says Democrats social policy makeovers. see opportunities against In states across the MidRepublican Govs. Nikki west and Southwest, GOP Haley in South Carolina and governors followed through Sam Brownback in Kansas. on those promises, winning In Texas, state Sen. Wendy far-reaching changes in Davis, who rose to promilabor, budget and social poli- nence earlier this year with a cy. Now, those same gover- filibuster over abortion nors are preparing to face the restrictions, has proven to be voters next year, promoting a robust fundraiser in the their accomplishments while keeping arm’s length from their unpopular colleagues in Congress. Democrats are counting on a backlash from voters upset over the policy shift to the political right. But they have struggled to field top-tier contenders in several key states, including some that President Barack Obama carried last year when he won re-election. Democrats attribute their candidate recruitment woes to the continuing popularity of Republican governors, despite disapproval of the congressional GOP after the federal government shutdown in October. “While the federal party is suffering, it’s much harder to pin that on candidates for statewide office,” acknowledged Nathan Daschle, former director of the Democratic Governors Association. Republicans control 29 of the nation’s 50 governorships, including 20 of the 36 that will be on the ballot in 2014. GOP-controlled states include Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin, which together accounted for roughly half of Obama’s 126-electoral vote margin over GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. But in Nevada and New Mexico, Democrats have all but conceded that Republican Govs. Brian Sandoval and Susana Martinez will win reelection, even though both states have booming Hispanic populations that overwhelmingly went for Obama in 2012. In the Midwest, Democrats so far have fielded only little-known challengers to Govs. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, despite large Democratic-leaning union constituencies upset over the anti-labor policies of all three governors. To be sure, the GOP has its worries. Despite gradually falling unemployment in his state, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has been dogged by criticism of his handling of the Penn State University football program’s sex abuse case during his time as state attorney general. Similarly in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has struggled to connect with voters, despite the state’s improving employment picture. Still, Republicans also see opportunities in several Democratic strongholds. Wealthy Republican outsider Bruce Rauner hopes to face Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who has been hounded by high unemployment and soaring pension debt. Similarly, businessman Tom Foley, who lost narrowly to Connecticut Democrat Dan Malloy in 2010, is challenging Malloy again, as the incumbent faces problems
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early months of her campaign to replace retiring GOP Gov. Rick Perry. But all three states are traditional GOP strongholds, where Republican voters usually turn out disproportionately in midterm elections, especially during a Democratic president’s second term. The shortage of competitive governors’ races underscores the nation’s political divide. Of the 29 states with Republican governors, 23 have Republican-controlled legislatures, mostly in the Midwest, West and South. Of the 21 Democratic governors, including Democratic-
leaning independent Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, 14 have Democratic-controlled legislatures, mostly on the West and East coasts. “We have a lot more governors, who can point to successes,” said Nick Ayers, a former director of the Republican Governors Association. Democratic strategists acknowledge that GOP governors have been more successful in using their offices as national policy laboratories. Kasich, Snyder and Walker — aided by GOPcontrolled legislatures — enacted sharp curbs on public employee unions during the past four years, and
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Rauner is campaigning on a similar platform in Illinois. Democratic strategist Tad Devine said his party needs to look beyond its shrinking union base for new blood. “We need new, younger high-tech Democrats who have not come up through the typical political farm system, are conversant in the new economy and can talk to blue-collar voters,” he said. An example is Mary Burke, a former executive for Trek Bicycles, who is the only announced Democratic challenger to Walker in Wisconsin. Republican gubernatorial candidates are also likely to have a financial edge.
The Republican Governors Association expects to report at least $45 million in campaign cash by year’s end, and could have more than $50 million by the time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wraps up his first fundraising tour as the group’s incoming chairman this month. The Democratic Governors Association wouldn’t put a number on its year-end fundraising expectations. “We will be outspent,” conceded DGA spokesman Kanner, while adding that fundraising by the two governors associations has rarely been an indicator of election outcomes.
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CAIRO (AP) — Riot police moved into Egypt’s main Islamic university Saturday, firing tear gas and breaking up a strike by students that threatened to disrupt midterms. One student was killed in the melee, an administration building was torched and students fled from exam rooms. Police say they entered eastern Cairo’s Al-Azhar campus, the site of frequent clashes in recent weeks, and deployed around other Egyptian universities to prevent supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi from intimidating other students trying to take the tests.
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Some churches are dropping their sponsorship of Scout units because of the new policy and some families are switching to a new conservative alternative called Trail Life USA. But massive defections haven’t materialized and most major sponsors, including the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches, are maintaining ties.
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and storefronts and killing at least 21 people, activists said. For nearly two weeks, President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and helicopters have pounded oppositioncontrolled areas of the divided city. Activists say the aerial assault has killed more than 400 people since it began Dec. 15. The campaign comes in the run-up to an international peace conference scheduled to start Jan. 22 in Switzerland to try to find a political solution to Syria’s civil war. Some observers say the Aleppo assault fits into Assad’s apparent strategy of trying to expose the opposition’s weakness to strengthen his own hand ahead of the negotiations.
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AROUND THE STATE Rock slide closes part of W.Va. 3 SUNDIAL (AP) — A segment of W.Va. Route 3 in Raleigh County is closed because of a rock slide. The Department of Transportation says the road could remain closed for a week. The Division of Highways will hire a contractor to remove large rocks from the road. The slide occurred Friday near Sundial.
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BAKERTON — As members of the community show support for the family of a young boy who died Monday, the Bakerton and Blue Ridge fire departments are joining the effort. Ten-year-old Randy Ridgeway contracted the flu last weekend, and was hospitalized due to complications. The disease overwhelmed him, and he died Dec. 23. Randy’s father died in 2012, leaving his mother and siblings with few means to pay for Randy’s funeral arrangements and medical bills. A Randy Ridgeway Memorial Fund was set up on YouCaring.com, a fundraising site. The goal was to raise $7,500 by New Year’s Eve. Over-
whelming support from the community brought in more than $8,000, as of Friday. Tracy Smith, president of the Bakerton Fire Department, said the Bakerton and Blue Ridge fire departments were already planning a basRidgeway ket bingo fundraiser that would benefit the two departments, but chose to make the event a fundraiser for the Ridgeway family when the chief heard about Randy’s death. “It was going to be on Dec. 14, but we canceled it and rescheduled it for Jan. 4 due to the bad weather,” Smith said. “Our chief, Josh Smith, found out about Randy and decided
everything should go to the family. We can do other fundraisers any time.” The basket bingo fundraiser will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Bakerton Fire Department, located at 891 Carter Ave. in Bakerton. Tickets are $25 and can be bought in advance or at the door. Today, fire department members will be outside the Wal-Mart in Charles Town selling tickets. All proceeds will go to the Randy Ridgeway Memorial Fund. For more information about the event, call 304-876-0007 or visit the Bakerton or Blue Ridge fire department. — Staff writer Mary Stortstrom can be reached at 304-725-6581 or www.twitter.com/mstortstromJN.
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Hospital seeks extension in case FAIRMONT (AP) — Fairmont General Hospital is asking a judge for an extension in its bankruptcy case. Fairmont General says in a motion that it's in the process of locating a buyer or strategic partner. The hospital says it believes the process will be complete by the end of March and a plan can be filed. The motion seeks to extend the exclusivity periods in the case to allow the agreement to be finalized. The Dominion Post reports that the hospital filed the motion last week. Fairmont General filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September. The hospital listed roughly equal amounts of assets and liabilities. Fairmont General has been looking for a strategic partner since December 2011. The hospital was founded in 1939, and employs about 700 people.
Many children up for adoption
MORGANTOWN — West Virginia, a state with a population of less than two million, has 4,027 children under state care. Of these, close to 1,000 are available for adoption, according to the North American Council on Adoptable Children. While many families may be interested in adopting, roadblocks must be overcome. The application process to become adoptive parents through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources can take up to nine months to complete. Prospective families must have sufficient income to meet the immediate and future needs of a child, and their house must pass a health/fire/safety inspection. In addition to these physical needs, all members of the household 18 and older must undergo a criminal investigation and background check, as well as meetings with social workers to demonstrate their ability to commit and provide for a child. When an individual or family does complete the application, they then begin a wait for a match that may take months.
New fishing laws to take effect
SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — New fishing regulations are set to take effect next year at Stonewall Jackson Lake. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the changes include a six-fish-per-day creel limit. One of these may be 18 inches or longer for black bass. There also will be a 52inch minimum size limit with a one fish per day creel limit for muskellunge. Previously there was a catch-and-release regulation in place for all black bass and a 30-inch minimum size limit with a two-fish per day creel limit for muskellunge. Officials say the regulation change was proposed by biologists who began noticing a decline in the physical condition of largemouth bass and increased numbers of spotted bass.
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Professional dancer Sara Bivens, a Martinsburg native, teaches her students how to ‘raise the roof’ at the third annual Hip-Hop Workshop.
Inspiring Moves Dance workshop motivates youths to follow their dreams
friends with Sara’s mom, so we’ve known her for a little bit,” she said. “I just love coming MARTINSBURG — Local here and dancing with her. It’s youth followed their dreams — really fun.” and the leader — as they honed This was Greta’s second their dancing skills Saturday at time attending one of Bivens’ the third annual Hip-Hop Work- workshops. shop, hosted by Berkeley County “I’m inspired by her because Parks and Recreation. she’s such a good dancer and I Professional dancer Sara want to be like her. She gets to Bivens, a Martinsburg native, perform with Nicki Minaj,” she returned to her hometown to said. lead the workshop. Bivens has Seven-year-old Sophie Lyles performed as a backup dancer wanted to improve her dancing for Nicki Minaj, Britney skills at the workshop. Spears, Usher, Keyshia Cole, “I came because I wanted to Jennifer Lopez and Justin learn more stuff about dancing. I Bieber. She made appearances really like dancing,” she said. on Nickelodeon’s Big Time This was Sophie’s second Rush, Disney’s Shake it Up and year attending the Hip-Hop Austin and Ally. She will also Workshop. Like Greta, she appear on an upcoming episode admires Bivens’ dancing talent of “Glee.” and wants to dance with famous Bivens taught the beginner artists. class, made up of more than 35 Sophie’s friend, Adair Perini, children between the ages of six attended the workshop because and 11, some basic dance moves dancing is her dream. as well as a choreographed rou“I have other dreams, too,” tine. After 90 minutes of pracAdair added. “Like being a tice, the dancers were ready to writer or a farmer. Maybe a show off their moves for their dancing farmer.” parents. Sophie and Adair said Bivens’ Eleven-year-old Greta Heck success makes them proud to be said she came to the workshop from Martinsburg. because her family knows the Bivens said she enjoys comBivens family. ing back to her hometown for “My mom’s always been the workshops, and has fun
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learning from her students. “When I come back and teach these classes I’m on such a high from all their energy and the love that they give me. I’m just as inspired by them as they are by me,” Bivens said. “When I come back, it’s amazing to be able to teach all these young kids and I learn something from them every time.” Bivens, who began dancing at age three, said she had many people including friends, family and dance teachers, to help and support her along the way. She attended the same dance studio for 18 years and spent two years at the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania. She offered some advice to the children who look up to her, telling them to never give up. “I say, ‘Reach for the stars.’ I think everything is possible for these kids,” Bivens said. “No dream is ever too big if you just keep pushing for it and motivating yourself. It’s a lot of self-discipline and a lot of hard work, but if you’re cut out for it and you want it that bad, it will happen for you. I truly believe that.” — Staff writer Mary Stortstrom can be reached at 304725-6581 or www.twitter. com/mstortstromJN.
MARTINSBURG — Despite losses in employment, jobless rates in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties declined in November, according to a recent Workforce West Virginia report. Berkeley County’s employment rate went down six-tenths of 1 percent from October to 4.6 percent, even though the number of county residents with jobs declined by 230 to 44,330. The total number of county residents without jobs also decreased, dropping by 290 to 2,140. Ninety goods-producing jobs were lost in Berkeley County in November for a total of 2,540, but 330 service-providing jobs were added for a total of 29,060. The unemployment rate in Jefferson County also decreased by sixtenths of 1 percent to 3.3 percent, second lowest of West Virginia’s 55 counties. The total number of Jefferson County residents in November with jobs was 24,070, down 20 from the month before. The total number of residents without jobs was 820, down 160. Jefferson County lost 10 goodsproducing jobs for a total of 1,480, and added 50 service-providing jobs for a total of 14,340. Morgan County recorded an unemployment rate in November of 4.3 percent, down four-tenths of 1 percent from October. Total employment in Morgan County went down by 40 to a total of 6,860, while total unemployment dropped by 80 to a total of 310. Workforce West Virginia does not publish how many goods-producing and service-providing jobs are available in Morgan County. The total number of jobs available in the county in November was 3,140, which was unchanged from the month before. Monongalia County maintained the lowest jobless rate in the state at 3 percent, a decline of fourtenths of 1 percent. Wetzel County reported the highest jobless rate statewide at 10 percent, an increase of 1.1 percent, the greatest unemployment rate increase. Webster County saw the greatest unemployment rate decrease at eight-tenths of 1 percent to 9.8 percent. See JOBLESS, Page B2
‘Don’t Tread On Me’ plate proves popular in Va.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A specialty license plate featuring a symbol that has become associated with the tea party movement is a big seller in Virginia. According to the Virginian-Pilot, nearly 21,800 vehicles registered in Virginia are sporting the “Don’t Tread On Me” plate. That makes it ninth in popularity among more than 200 specialty tags, and second only to the “In God We Trust” plate among those authorized in the last five years. The plate, which has been available for a year and eight months, is based on the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag fea-
turing a coiled rattlesnake above the slogan. Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas also have sanctioned “Don’t Tread On Me” plates. Several other Virginia specialty plates with political themes are less popular. The abortion-rights “Trust Women/Respect Choice” plate, for instance, is on about 1,600 vehicles. And roughly 5,400 cars display the anti-abortion counterpart message, “Choose Life.” “My theory on this is, people want to feel like they’re doing something, that they’re not happy with the status quo,” said David Donis of Norfolk, a past Hampton
Roads tea party chairman. Choosing a symbolic license plate, he said, “is an easy way for them to express their sentiments.” The message they bear resonates beyond the tea party core, said David Dwyer, a past chairman of the Hampton Roads tea party’s Norfolk chapter. “It is a symbol of frustration, a symbol of disgust with the government,” said Dwyer, who has the plates on two personal vehicles. Rick Buchanan of Warrenton has a “Don’t Tread On Me” license plate personalized with the letters “SEE FFC” aimed at directing people to his conservative-minded
“Fauquier Free Citizen” online publication. His wife’s personalized plate reads “DDM BRO,” which Buchanan says is short for “Don’t drone me, bro.” Buchanan, the outgoing first vice chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation, said the plates attract the traditional “taxed enough already” set and others exasperated by what he considers Obama administration scandals that qualify as tyranny. The fee for specialty plates is $10 on top of the regular registration fee. For a personalized message, tack on another $10. In either case, it’s payable to the state.
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Textile artist Carmen File is shown in her shop in Beckley. Carmen found herself without a job after a long career as a senior paralegal, she decided to change the direction of her life entirely by finding an art she could master.
Woman launches career as textile artist BECKLEY — Carmen File didn’t realize as a child the full influence her parents would have on her artistry. She wouldn’t recognize until after dance and a full career that she was an artist. “My father, Martin Hajash, was a printer who worked for Biggs Johnson Withrow Company,” she explained. “He was supervisor of the composition room.” There was paper everywhere at her disposal, “.rooms full of it. Paper then was really paper — high quality.” Carmen would cut the scraps to make crafts and occupy her creative mind. She is now discovering her dad’s same knack for the transformation of the castoff, repurposing old clothing, blankets and curtains into her richly textured textile art. More recently she has revisited her past with collages made from her very first medium — paper. When Carmen found herself without a job after a long career as a senior paralegal, she decided to change
the direction of her life entirely by finding an art she could master. She spent a good deal of time experimenting with various media until finally settling on textiles. Her mother, Naomi, had taught her to sew. “She was a great seamstress. She made all of my dance costumes,” remembered Carmen, a former dancer. Working with fabrics and fibers as her mother had taught her meant she could have an economical, limitless supply of material to repurpose into permanent artwork, something her father, Martin, was fond of doing. Martin was ahead of his time, with the ability to repurpose virtually anything. “He made this Liberty Bell out of old typeset letters,” she described, showing where he detailed down to the characterizing crack in the bell on a piece of assemblage now hanging inside her Beckley home. “Most of what I do is tear stuff up,” Carmen said, half in jest. She works with the fabric she finds to dissemble it into confetti-sized pieces using a
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rotary cutter. The hues of the cut cloth become her palette. “I usually spend a day or two before putting a piece together just chopping and cutting. This style of quilting is hard. You can see these women gliding through making quilts like butter, but they are using one or two pieces of fabric.” Carmen, on the other, generally sore, hand, is literally coaxing thousands of pieces into form. Treescapes are her inspiration. Using colorful cloth particles, Carmen arranges them onto a backing or mat of material. She then quilts them between layers of batting and tulle as art for display. The top layer of tulle holds the pieces in careful position, lending a gauzy, dreamlike quality to the finished squares. Pointillism without the paints — tiny shreds of color converge to create dramatic thickets, autumn limbs feathering out against a backdrop of full moon, a forest at wintertime, or the delicate hope of spring’s cherry blossom. When first perfecting her technique, Carmen would go through as many as three sewing machine needles an hour. Between needles and blades for her rotary cutter, she’s dulled enough hardware to prove a drive to adhere to her own style. “I’ve found quilts done similarly by a Japanese artist. The process is the same, but the end results are
different,” she said. Carmen’s later-in-life handicraft is a transition from the performing arts, her initial creative endeavor. She spent her early years as a dancer, selected to study at the prestigious North Carolina School of Arts, where she completed high school. Carmen earned her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in home economics. “I don’t think they have that anymore; back in my day, that’s what they called it,” she said. Her latest artistic works are related to the dance years and have proven popular with art lovers. For a Beckley Art Group exhibit called “Book Art,” she created a tutu collage from carefully selected, dogeared, torn and shaped pages of old books. Her entry took second place at judging and immediately caught buyers’ eyes. She’s been filling commissioned orders for more tutus ever since. Dance, she describes as her past calling; the tutus, a marketable addition to her home workshop. But in the fall, from scenes available by memory of her travels and ones from her backyard, Carmen finds swirling leaves more appealing than twirling tutus. Appropriately, one quilt titled “Backyard Sunset” earned inclusion in Tamarack’s Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition, later selling to a buyer.
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W.Va. nominees sought for national awards by SBA CLARKSBURG (AP) — West Virginia nominees are being sought for the Small Business Administration’s national awards. Categories include national small business person of the year, exporter of the year and family-owned business of the year. The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 17. Nominations can be submitted to the SBA’s West Virginia District Office in
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WEST UNION (AP) — Doddridge County has changed the way overtime is paid to County Clerk’s Office employees who work extended hours to handle an influx of oil and gas industry representatives researching land records. A state audit found that an outside party in the oil and gas industry paid the overtime for these employees. County officials changed the overtime pay arrangement following a West Virginia Ethics Commission opinion involving a similar issue in Tyler County. The county now pays the overtime, using money contributed to the County Commission by oil and gas companies, County Commissioner Greg Robinson told The Exponent Telegram. The companies’ donations are permissible and go into the budget to be used as the county sees fit. The county does not solicit the donations and does not bill for the overtime, Robinson said. “That’s the way we have structured it,” he said. The Tyler County opinion stemmed from an inquiry received by the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, he said.
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John Arthur Soto, Sr, 77, of Martinsburg, former jockey went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 . Born April 27, 1936 in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Angelo Rizo Soto and Juanita Rizo Soto. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Soto was a professional jockey at Charles Town Races. He is survived by his former wife, Diana Lee (Custer) Soto; five children, John A. Soto Jr., of New Jersey, Mark D. Soto, of Hagerstown, Angie Soto Genzlinger and Debra Soto Constantinou, both of Martinsburg, and Beverly Dorn, of South Caroina; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Volpa, of New Jersey, and Lucy Borge, of Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael, and two sisters, Mary and Paula. Funeral service .will be held at 5 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home with Chaplain Doug Knupp officiating. Family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.Brown FuneralHomesWV.com.
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Pierce Butler, 93, of Martinsburg, who died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the South Berkeley Chapel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lloyd McCanna and Pastor Brian Darrell officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Active bearers were Richard A. Nicodemus, Scott Friend, Kyle Friend, Bill Ring, Scott Chamblin, and Cody Hollingsworth. Honorary bearers were Bill Friend, Bill Butler, Bruce Butler, Newt Cain, Paul Chamblin, and Ron Pierce. Trio from Middleway United Methodist Church, Richard Nicodemus, Monty Stuckey, and Bob Whitmore sang “How Great Thou Art.” Audron L. “Deanie” Orr Jr. sang “In The Garden” and “Precious Memories.” Family and Friends shared remembrances. Anthony Hess served as organist.
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Hilda M. Bivens, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2013 with family by her side. Born on July 7, 1931 in Back Creek Valley, she was the daughter of the late Ted Clark and Lola Riggs. She will be sadly missed by one son, Eric Bivens and wife Julia; one brother, Jesse Clark, and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert J. Bivens, and one brother, Jack Clark. Funeral services will be private.
Earl “Rudy” Thomas Rudolph, 78, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Dec. 23, 2013. Born April 17, 1935, in Ringgold, Md., he was the son of the late O.T. and Naomi Rudolph. He was an active member of the Maugansville Bible Brethren Church. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from April 9, 1958 to April 5, 1960, serving in the 73rd Artillery in Germany. Rudy retired from R.M. Roach & Sons, Martinsburg, after 44 years of service. The Roaches and all their employees were like a second family to him, and he loved and appreciated them all. He is survived by two daughters, Darla Rudolph and her partner and his primary caregiver, Linda Bailey, of Hagerstown, and Donna Fugate and her husband, Chad; two beautiful granddaughters, Brynn Ellen and Lexie May, of Hagerstown; sisters, Verna Lee Robertson, of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Mabel Cauffman and her husband, Bahner, of Harrisburg, Pa.; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, May Rudolph; brother, Martin Rudolph; and sister, Betty Webster. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many dear friends, as well as fishing. For those who might not have had the opportunity to visit with him, please take comfort in his words: “I’ll see you here, there or in the air.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maugansville Bible Brethren Church and/or Hospice of Washington County. His daughters will hold a memorial service, to be announced at a later date.
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BY CONNIE CASS
WASHINGTON — The new year brings the big test of President Barack Obama’s beleaguered health care law: Will it work? The heart of the law springs to life Wednesday, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. Patients will begin showing up at hospitals and pharmacies with insurance coverage bought through the nation’s new health care marketplaces. The course of 2014 will show whether Obama can get affordable care to millions of people in need, without doing intolerable damage to the 85 percent of U.S. residents who already were insured. Lots of Americans are nervous. Will their new coverage be accepted? It’s a concern because insurers have reported problems with the customer information they’ve gotten from the government, including missing data and duplication. How many more people will see old individual plans that they liked canceled? Will a flood of newly insured patients cause doctor shortages? Will businesses respond to the law by ditching their group plans or pushing more health costs onto workers? About three-fourths of people who face changes to their job-based or other private coverage in 2014 blame the health law, a recent APGfK poll found. Yet the trend of employers trimming costly health benefits predates the law that critics dubbed “Obamacare.” Many people should benefit immensely. People previously locked out of individual insurance by high prices or pre-existing health problems can get coverage to stave off the threat of medical bankruptcy. More lowincome workers will come under Medicaid, in states that agreed to expand the safety-net program. Middle-class families without workplace coverage can get tax subsidies to help pay for their insurance. How much patients like the new plans, and whether they can afford the copays and deductibles, will become clear as they start visiting doctors. The new year also launches the most contentious aspect of the law:
This Nov. 29 file photo shows part of the HealthCare.gov website in Washington. the mandate that nearly everyone in the U.S. have health coverage, or pay a fine. All this will unfold during the super-heated politics leading to November’s midterm elections. Republicans and Democrats will jostle all year to influence the public’s assessment of changes to American health care not matched since Medicare and Medicaid were launched nearly a half-century ago. Some dates — and moving parts — to watch in 2014: ııı JANUARY 1 — Coverage begins. Many lowincome Americans who didn’t qualify for Medicaid in the past can use it now. People who signed up for private insurance in a state or federal marketplace by Dec. 24 (or later in some states) and have paid their first premium are now covered, too. —Coverage begins for workers at companies that have signed up for new small business plans through the marketplaces, also called health care exchanges. —Coverage lapses for people whose existing plans were canceled, if they haven’t signed up for a replacement or received an extension. At least 4.7 million people got cancellation notices, despite Obama’s promise that Americans with insurance they like could keep their old plans. Obama recently gave insur-
Benedict takes up Francis’ invite for lunch VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has shared a holiday meal with his successor, Francis, at the Vatican. Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano said Saturday that Benedict took up a luncheon invitation from Pope Francis, and the two men dined together at Francis’ residence, at the Santa Marta hotel on Vatican City’s grounds. The newspaper gave no details
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BY JASON STRAZIUSO
JUBA, South Sudan — Twentyfive thousand young men who make up a tribal militia known as the “White Army” are marching toward a contested state capital in South Sudan, an official said Saturday, dimming hopes for a ceasefire. Seeking an end to the nearly two-week crisis in which an estimated 1,000 people have been killed, leaders from across East Africa announced on Friday that South Sudan had agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” against forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, accused by the government of leading a coup attempt on Dec. 15 that erupted into spiraling violence. But Machar rejected that, saying in an interview with the BBC that any cease-fire had to be negotiated by delegations from both sides. The government in the capital, Juba, seized on that statement to further condemn Machar. “Dr. Riek Machar has put obstacles to this genuine call by issuing pre-conditions that a cease-fire cannot be reached unless a negotiation is conducted,” said Vice President James Wani Igga. “This is complete intransigence and obstinacy because the main issue now is to stop violence.” In addition to those killed, tens of thousands are seeking shelters at United Nations camps. More fighting is expected. Most serious is the looming battle for Bor, the provincial capital of Jonglei state that briefly fell to rebels before government forces took it back this week, said military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer. ProMachar forces are believed to be preparing a fresh offensive to retake Bor, the Jonglei state town where three United States military
Atem Apieth, 6, who received a gunshot wound to his shoulder during recent fighting and managed to travel for treatment to the capital by boat, sits on his hospital bed at the Juba Military Hospital in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday. Fighting continues despite ongoing efforts by regional leaders to get both sides to agree to a cease-fire. aircraft were hit by gunfire while trying to evacuate American citizens on Dec. 21, wounding four U.S. service members. The estimated 25,000 youths from the Lou Nuer sub-clan — the same tribe Machar is from — are marching on Bor, said Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth. The “White Army” gets its name from the white ash fighters put on their skin as protection from insects. “He has decided to mobilize the youth in the name of his tribe,” Lueth said. The estimate of 25,000 came from intelligence inside the group
itself, Lueth said. Asked if the government was monitoring the group from the air, he said only: “Well, ultimately we are monitoring.” As of Saturday evening, the youths, who are armed with light weapons and heavy machine guns, were about 30 miles outside Bor, he said, meaning they could reach the state capital imminently. Earlier in the crisis some 2,000 Lou Nuer armed fighters attacked a U.N. base in Akobo, also in Jonglei state, killing three U.N. troops and a reported two dozen or so ethnic Dinka inside the base. Akshaya Kumar, a South Sudan
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WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — In a grassy downtown plaza, strolling musicians wearing glitzy cowboy outfits blast a mariachi song, while Spanish-speaking shoppers bustle between farm stands, sampling tart cactus leaves, sniffing roasting chilies and buying bundles of warm pork tamales. The scene is an increasingly typical one in towns across California, where Hispanics are on pace to become the largest ethnic group next year. And Watsonville is but one of dozens of California communities where Hispanics outnumber whites. The town of 52,000 on the picturesque Central Coast, where good soil and pleasant weather enrich crops of strawberries and lettuce, and a driven and determined low-wage workforce fuels small factories producing everything from high-end shock absorbers to handcrafted glassware. Spanish is spoken in most homes and businesses in town, and one out of five households is linguistically
isolated, meaning no one over 14 speaks English. Rising immigration hasn’t made Watsonville more diverse; it is a community heading toward racial isolation, a growing phenomenon in a state that offers one possible look at how the nation may change as nonHispanic whites become a minority in the coming months. Like most U.S. towns, Watsonville has been formed by waves of immigrants, Croats, Portuguese, Filipinos and Japanese, each arriving with their own language, customs and cuisine. The current surge of Hispanics has brought a Latin American influence. “For me, downtown Watsonville is like being in a small Mexican town,” said Oscar Rios, who was Watsonville’s first Latino mayor. “Everyone speaks Spanish. The restaurants are Mexican. It’s got a very different feel than a traditional American town.” Rios came into office after a landmark voting rights case 25 years ago deemed Watsonville’s atlarge election system discriminatory and mandated
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population against attacks, Lueth said. Most of the residents of Bor are Dinka. “It’s hard to predict what will happen,” Lueth said. “This is war.” The White Army has threatened the central government in recent past. In 2011 the army said that the Nuer youths would fight until all the Murle — another tribe — had been killed. The statement warned the national military to stay out of the way. Another statement warned that the White Army would “wipe out” the army, according to the Enough Project, a U.S.-based advocacy group that works on issues in central Africa. Elsewhere, in oil-rich Unity state government troops were being forced to repel attacks by forces loyal to Machar, said Aguer. The military “is fighting back, but it is the other side that is attacking us,” he said. IGAD, the regional bloc of East African nations, demanded on Friday that negotiations begin before the end of the year between South Sudan’s government and Machar, but there was no sign on Saturday that is likely. “We are ready to meet even before that. It is now up to Machar to accept the ceasefire,” said Vice President Igga. The government blames Machar for plotting a coup attempt on Dec. 15. Machar denies that charge and his backers insist violence began when presidential guards from President Salva Kiir’s majority Dinka tribe tried to disarm guards from Machar’s Nuer ethnic group. From Juba the military clashes then spiraled across the country. The United Nations, South Sudan’s government and other analysts say the dispute is political at its heart, but has since taken on ethnic overtones. The fighting has displaced more than 120,000 people.
Raymond Kelly, New York City police commissioner, speaks during a press conference in November. Kelly, who leaves his post at the end of the year, says the high points of his career are the record crime reductions and the fact the city has avoided another terrorist attack.
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NEW YORK — At a recent briefing in lower Manhattan, the New York Police Department gave an auditorium full of private security executives plenty to worry about. One of the NYPD’s intelligence analysts warned that New Yorkers have gone to fight in the Syrian civil war and could come back radicalized against the West. A highranking officer described drills testing the NYPD’s ability to respond to a dirty bomb attack. And a detective offered a detailed analysis of the deadly siege at a shopping mall in Nairobi, brashly challenging the Kenyan government’s claim that the gunmen were dead. The presentations demonstrated the nation’s largest police department’s determination to stay at the forefront of counterterrorism, even as the man who spearheaded the effort — Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly — is headed out the door. Kelly, whose 12-year tenure ends this month without a major successful terror attack on his watch, repeatedly has suggested that anyone considering remaking one of the defining initiatives of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration should proceed with caution. New York “remains squarely in the crosshairs of terrorists,” Kelly said in his final appearance at the recurring briefings. “We must do everything in our power to defend it.” Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio
and his designated police commissioner, William Bratton, plan to take a hard look at a counterterrorism operation that grew to lengths never imagined before the Sept. 11 attacks. With the staunch support of Bloomberg, Kelly reassigned about 1,000 of the city’s roughly 35,000 officers to counterterrorism duty, posted detectives overseas to report on how other cities deal with terrorism and spent tens of millions of dollars each year to outfit the department with the latest technology, including a network of security cameras and command centers, to track suspicious activity. Kelly also put the NYPD’s Intelligence Division under the direction of a former CIA official and directed it to analyze and detect overseas and homegrown threats. The mission has become so institutionalized at the NYPD that it “would be very difficult to dismantle it” — nor should anyone want to, said Richard Falkenrath, who led the NYPD counterterrorism unit for four years before joining The Chertoff Group security firm. “It’s an extraordinary achievement.” Bloomberg has heaped praise on Kelly and the NYPD, mostly for overseeing dramatic declines in homicides and other conventional crimes during their tenure together. Both men have credited the controversial stopand-frisk strategy for deterring crime by discouraging criminals from carrying illegal guns. The mayor has spoken less frequently about the countert-
errorism effort. But he has defended claims by the NYPD that it had helped uncover more than a dozen terrorism plots against the city, including what was considered the most serious attempt on the city since 9/11: a failed conspiracy by Najibullah Zazi and two former high school classmates from Queens to bomb the city’s subway system in 2008. “I could make as cogent an argument there’s double or triple the number that were stopped, we just don’t know about it,” Bloomberg said late last year. Would-be terrorists, he reasoned, might look at the city’s beefed-up security “and say, ‘I don’t want to run that risk.’ We’ll never know.” The campaign to protect the city has had some unintended costs: The NYPD’s Intelligence Division has been accused of interfering with federal investigations, bringing weak cases against suspected homegrown terrorists and being careless with confidential information. The division also came under fire for its surveillance of Muslims, including the secret infiltration of mosques and other tactics detailed in a series of stories by The Associated Press. Some say it’s time to rethink the scale of the programs — and the reasons behind them. “The philosophy that appears to be driving the surveillance programs predicated on the erroneous assumption that all Muslims are terrorists has resulted in a bloated program,” said Donna Lieberman, head of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
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CONCORD, N.H. — Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year. It estimates the cost to the vending machine industry at $25.8 million initially and $24 million per year after that, but says if just .02 percent of obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a week, the savings to the health care system would be at least that great. The rules will apply to about 10,800 companies that operate 20 or more machines. Nearly three quarters of those companies have three or fewer employees, and their profit margin is extremely low, according to the National Automatic Merchandising Association. An initial investment of $2,400 plus $2,200 in annual costs is a lot of money for a small company that only clears a few thousand dollars a year, said Eric Dell, the group’s vice president for government affairs. “The money that would be spent to comply with this — there’s no return on the investment,” he said. While the proposed rules would give companies a year to comply, the industry group has suggested a two-year deadline and is urging the government to allow as much flexibility as possible in implementing the rules. Some companies may use electronic displays to post calorie counts while others may opt for signs stuck to the machines. Carol Brennan, who owns
Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. The Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year, says requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices.
Brennan Food Vending Services in Londonderry, said she doesn’t yet know how she will handle the regulations, but she doesn’t like them. She has five employees servicing hundreds of machines and says she’ll be forced to limit the items offered so her employees don’t spend too much time updating the calorie counts. “It is outrageous for us to have to do this on all our equipment,” she said. Brennan also doubts that consumers will benefit from the calorie information. “How many people have not read a label on a candy bar?” she said. “If you’re concerned about it, you’ve already read it for years.” But Kim Gould, 58, of Seattle, said he doesn’t read the labels even after his choice pops out of a vending
machine, so having access to that information wouldn’t change what he buys. “People have their reasons they eat well or eat poorly,” Gould said. Standing with his 12-yearold daughter near a vending machine in a medical clinic where he bought some drinks last week, he said he only makes purchases at the machines when he’s hungry
and has no other options. “How do we know people who are buying candy in the vending machines aren’t eating healthy 99 percent of the time?” he added. As for the new labels, Gould said he wasn’t sure what the point would be, and that they would just be “nibbling around the edges of the problem.” The FDA also is working
on final rules for requiring restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calories information, something some cities already mandate and some large
fast-food operations have begun doing voluntarily. A 2011 study in New York found that only one in six customers looked at the information, but those who did generally ordered about 100 fewer calories. A more recent study in Philadelphia found no difference in calories purchased after the city’s labeling law took effect. “There is probably a subset of people for whom this information works, who report using it to purchase fewer calories, but what we’re not seeing, though, is a change at an overall population level in the number of calories consumed,” said Brian Ebel, the study’s author and an assistant professor at New York University’s department of population health and medicine. Ebel said he wouldn’t be surprised if the vending machine labels end up being equally ineffective, but he said it’s possible that consumers might pay more attention to them for a couple of reasons. In some locations, a vending machine might be the only food option, he said. And reading a list of calorie counts on a machine will be less overwhelming than scanning a large menu at a fast-food restaurant with other customers waiting in line behind you, he said.
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CHARLES TOWN — Walking into Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races seems like stepping through a time warp to the 1930s, full of glitz and glam. Though it may be the signature style of the company, the decor fits Charles Town Races perfectly, bringing the current track back to its original days. Dec. 2 marked the 80th anniversary of the race track. Volunteer historian Ann Hilton helped create the history walls at the track depicting the transition of the early days to now. “(Fans) just enjoy looking at the old pictures,” Hilton said. “(Hollywood Casino has been) very supportive, showing a commitment to our racing with our history walls.” It all began when Albert and Joseph Boyle opened the track on an eventful December day in 1933, and from there, it grew into a local icon and a place for some racing firsts. “It was the first winter racing in the nation, really,” Hilton said. Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female jockey to win a pari-mutuel race in the country in 1969, and Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack began his career at Charles Town in 1954. Hartack went on to win more than 4,000 races, including five Kentucky Derbys, three Preakness races and one Belmont. To draw more crowds to the race track, management hired entertainment to perform prior to the horses run-
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Horses charge around Turn 2 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (top). The same turn and grandstand are seen during the early years of the track (middle). A crowd packs the facility on July 4, 1943 (bottom).
Breeders Classics boosts track
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always been popular,” Holden said. The West Virginia Breeders Classic is just one race during the West Virginia Breeders Classics day. The first event began with five CHARLES TOWN — As the Super Bowl of horse races in the Mountain State, the West races with a purse of $200,000, but now nine Virginia Breeders Classics has left a big mark races run and have a purse usually around $1.3 million. on Charles Town Races as it continues to be “We didn’t have enough horses for a full one of the more popular events. card,” Holden said of the first Breeders ClasSam Huff, NFL Hall of Fame member and sics, adding there were three open company former West Virginia University linebacker, and Carol Holden founded the Breeders Clas- stakes with purses around $15,000. Local favorite Onion Juice won the first sic in 1987 after attending the Maryland MilBreeders Classic on a day with a parade, a lion the previous year. A race all about the luncheon and other events, along with the state was just what Charles Town needed. attendance of some of Huff’s friends. “(Huff) always tried to help West Virginia “We tried to make it more than just another in anyway he could,” said Holden, president of night of racing,” Holden said. the West Virginia Breeders Classics. “I was Onion Juice became the first horse to win a with the West Virginia Thoroughbred Development fund at the time. It was his idea, but I $100,000 purse in the state of West Virginia as the first title-holder. More than $20 million was in a position where I could help.” The Maryland Million was originally based has been given out in purses throughout Breedon the Breeders’ Cup, and between 15 and 20 ers Classics history. “It’s such an expensive endeavor to raise states now have similar races, according to and race horses,” Holden said. “(The purses Holden. are) a pretty big carrot.” “We were the first copy cat,” she laughed. Now in its 28th year, the Breeders Classic In holding what was originally a day-long racing event for West Virginia horses, Holden race has five multiple-time winners: Taylor Mountain (1989, 1990), Coin Collector and Huff hoped to promote the breeding program in the state and get more people interest- (1992, 1992), Confucius Say (2001, 2002, 2007), Speed Whiz (2005, 2006) and Russell ed in the races. “In some ways, even though racing has been See BREEDERS, Page C6 (at Charles Town) for 80 years, it hasn’t
BY JESSICA MANUEL
Majestic animals? You bet
I knew nothing about thoroughbred racing when I came to the Eastern Panhandle this week in 1985. Almost 30 years later, I know a bit more about the game, but, really, I still know nothing. One thing I do know: don’t bet on the races. I learned that my first time out at the Charles Town Races — as the track was then known on a cold winter
ning. Everyone from Johnny Cash to Tammy Wynette to Tina Turner took the stage in Charles Town. Turner was just about to hit it big in terms of her popularity when she came to town. “They couldn’t have gotten her the following year,” Hilton laughed. “We had all the biggest stars you could think of.” Tickets to the shows were very inexpensive. Posters from the shows listed tickets at less than $10. The stars didn’t just show up to sing. Charles Town Races has been visited by many celebrities, sometimes in person and sometimes not, throughout its 80 years, increasing attendance more. The track broadcast the Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns fight on a closed circuit TV. “That night, there were 21,000 people in attendance,” Hilton said. John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, as well as J. Edgar Hoover, a track regular, visited the race track to meet the local people. “(Kennedy) was here for a Democratic rally when he was a senator when he was running for president,” Hilton said. “He gave a speech in front of the local people. It was on his campaign tour.” The times weren’t always so great for the track, but somehow, it always found a way to push through the struggles. The first problems came in early 1979 when the track shut down after both Charles Town and Shenandoah Downs were purchased by
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Wizards bounce back to beat Pistons
WASHINGTON — John Wall had 20 points and 11 assists, Marcin Gortat added 16 points, and the Washington Wizards routed the Detroit Pistons 106-82 on Saturday night. Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal each added 15 points for Washington, which snapped a three-game home losing streak and has won four of its last five overall. One night after their worst defeat of the season, a 22point loss at Minnesota, the Wizards never trailed, pulling away late in the first half en route to their biggest win. Greg Monroe scored 14 points and Brandon Jennings had 13 for Detroit, which has dropped four of five.
Broadcaster saves mate with Heimlich NEW YORK — ESPN’s Chris Fowler posted on his Twitter account that he needed broadcast partner Jesse Palmer to perform the Heimlich maneuver on him during halftime of the Pinstripe Bowl to avoid choking on a chicken sandwich. “Never before needed a Heimlich at halftime. (Or any time)!” Fowler posted Saturday. “thanks Jesse Palmer! He saved me from death by dry chicken sandwich. Really.” Fowler was doing play-by-play for the game at Yankee Stadium between Notre Dame and Rutgers. Palmer, the former Florida and New York Giants quarterback, was the analyst. Both live in New York, so the Pinstripe Bowl is home game for them. Fowler also posted: “Not bad to have quick thinking, ex-NFL player around when Heimlich needed. I’ll take bruised ribs to avoid choking!”
U.S. women’s hockey wins in shootout ST. PAUL, Minn. — Hilary Knight scored the lone shootout goal and the United States women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday in a pre-Olympic exhibition game. Jessie Vetter stopped all three Canadian shootout attempts. Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter scored for the United States in regulation, and Meghan Acosta-Marciano and Marie-Philip Poulin countered for Canada. Canada rallied to tie it in the third period. Acosta-Marciano scored off a faceoff midway through the period, and Poulin tied it 1:14 later on a power play. Stack scored in the first and Carpenter had a power-play goal with 8.3 seconds left in the second.
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NAPLES, Fla.— The Florida Highway Patrol says that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been arrested after officers clocked him driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. — Wire reports
North Carolina's Ryan Switzer returns a punt for a touchdown past Cincinnati's John Lloyd (24) and Corey Mason (44) during the second half of the Belk Bowl.
Switzer helps NC boot Cincy CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. “I kind of got mad because when I was getting recruited I was told I going to start at punt return,” said Switzer, the state of West Virginia’s two-time Kennedy Award winner from George Washington. Rather than pout, the 5foot-10, 175-pound Switzer went about working even harder to earn the starting job. The 18-year-old not only did that, but capped a memorable season Saturday by returning a punt 86 yards for a touchdown to help North Carolina beat Cincinnati 39-17 for its first Belk Bowl title in four tries. It was Switzer’s fifth punt return for a TD this season, tying an NCAA record. T.J. Logan returned a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown, Marquise Williams threw for 171 yards and a score and Romar Morris had two short TD runs as the Tar Heels (76) won a bowl game for the first time since 2010.
The victory also capped a huge turnaround for the Tar Heels, who started the season 1-5. “We’re standing here today because of our coaching staff and our senior leadership,” said Switzer, the game’s MVP. “Those two groups, they didn’t let us hang our heads. They didn’t let one person walk into the building who wasn’t willing to work. We knew we had the talent the ability to turn the season around. We had to have the heart to do it.” Said second-year coach Larry Fedora: “At 1-5, nobody thought we would be sitting here today. But these guys kept believing and got it done.” Cincinnati (9-4) was looking to become the bowl’s first back-to-back champion since Virginia did it 10 years ago, but Brendon Kay — the MVP last year — was limited to 181 yards passing and no touchdowns. The Tar Heels brought relentless pressure and had five sacks, including one for a safety. “They knew we were missing some starters on the offensive line, and they threw the kitchen sink at us,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said. “They twisted, they did all kinds of things up front, and
our quarterback could never set his feet. He didn’t have a chance. ... We expected it, but there’s not a lot we could do about it.” Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 26 NEW YORK — Tommy Rees passed for 319 yards in his final college game, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals and No. 25 Notre Dame muddled through a victory over Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Fighting Irish (9-4) finished their follow-up season to last year’s run to the national championship game a long way from the BCS against a two-touchdown underdog trying to avoid a losing record. Notre Dame’s TJ Jones scored on an 8-yard run in the first quarter and Rutgers star Brandon Coleman answered with a 14-yard touchdown catch soon after. Tarean Folston’s 3-yard touchdown run with 3:38 in the fourth made it 26-16 and finally gave the Irish a comfortable lead. On the slick, cold turf at Yankee Stadium, the Pinstripe Bowl turned into a field-goal kicking contest. Brindza was 5 for 6. Kyle Federico made 3 of 3 for the Scarlet Knights (6-7). Rees went 27 of 47 passing.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marshall accomplished everything it set out to do in the Military Bowl. With an uplifting 31-20 victory over Maryland on Friday, the Thundering Herd provided their seniors with a lasting memory and laid the groundwork for success in 2014. Marshall (10-4) doubled its win total of a year ago and reached double digits in victories for the first time since 2002. “It’s a great way to send the seniors out and it’s a great way to carry the momentum over to the offseason and into next year,” coach Doc Holliday said. The Thundering Herd will miss senior Gator Hoskins, who closed out his college career with six catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Hoskins scored 15 TDs this season, most in the NCAA among tight ends. Quarterback Rakeem Cato and wide receiver Tommy Shulerwill be back. That does not bode well for the rest of Conference USA. Cato went 28 for 44 for 337 yards and three touchdowns against Maryland, and Shuler caught nine passes for 68 yards and a score. For the season, Cato threw 39 TD passes and Shuler caught 106 passes for 1,165 yards. Cato was at his best when it mattered most. After Maryland (7-6) went ahead 20-17 early in the third quarter, Cato calmly directed a 63yard march that put Marshall ahead for good. “I told the guys that when we get back on the field following their drive, we have to capitalize,” he said. “I saw that they were able to keep us off the field from time to time, but in the end we just need to have the mindset to get on the field and score.”
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Applemen rally to beat Morgantown in OT in the extra period that were the difference in a 87-81 win to help Musselman stay undefeated. INWOOD — Morgantown (2-2) “We’ve got a veteran team,” was in control and ahead by 11 Musselman coach Derek Basile points against Musselman at halfsaid. “They went out, stepped up time in large part because of a big on defense in the second half and second-quarter performance by were able to pull it out. When we Scottie Core. were down, (Wesco) really put us Musselman (4-0) fought back on his back.” hard with tenacious defense in the Morgantown was ahead by five second half, holding the Mohigans going into the second quarter and to just nine points in the third quar- built its lead in the period early by ter. The Applemen momentarily way of Core’s hot shooting hand. took a lead in the fourth quarter Core knocked down back-tobefore the game went into overback 3-pointers and then another time. two possessions later to give the Trevon Wesco led the Applemen Mohigans a 10-point lead. His with 29 points, six of which came fourth 3-pointer of the quarter gave
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T.J. rolls in final to beat Cougars BY SPENSER LEATHERMAN
email@example.com SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — Right from the opening tip of the championship game of the Gold’s Gym Cougar Christmas Classic Saturday night, the Governor Thomas Johnson, Md., Patriots fired shot after shot. Thomas Johnson shot down host Jefferson. The Patriots started out with a 12-0 run before a free throw by Kirsten Doleman put the Jefferson Cougars on the board. Thomas Johnson continued to roll throughout the rest of the night taking a 6949 victory over the Cougars to win the inaugural tournament’s championship. “We take each game as a test and prepare each week as it was a final exam,” Patriots coach Darryl Whiten said. “As long as we take heed to the questions and the scouting report that our coaching staff puts together, we go out and execute. “I couldn’t be any more pleased with our girls and their effort.” Thomas Johnson began passing their test with flying colors in the opening quarter, but the Cougars struggled to achieve the one thing the coach Chris Custer wanted to do. “We told the team coming out that we wanted to match their intensity,” Custer said. “We didn’t match the intensity in the first quarter, and we went down quick.” The Thomas Johnson advantage continued to get larger, even as the Cougars attempted to fight back from their sluggish start. The Patriots kept pace in the second quarter through the free-throw shooting from freshman Makenna McSweeney, who was named the tournament’s most valuable player. McSweeney scored a gamehigh 19 points, shooting 5 of 6 from the free throw line in the second quarter. “She is a hard worker, and her skill is at a different level,” Whiten said of McSweeney. “She did a lot during the offseason and is a tough and physical player. “What she played here is what she is capable of doing.” Even as Jefferson picked up intensity in the third quarter, Thomas Johnson’s lead stretched its lead to as large as 22 before the lead settled out at 20 at the final buzzer. In the consolation game of the Gold’s Gym Cougar Christmas Classic, the Martinsburg Bulldogs took a 7141 victory over the Shenandoah Valley Christan Academy, Va., Patriots. Kristen Nunn led the Bulldogs with 23 points, and Taylor Ferguson finished with 13 points in the Bulldogs’ victory. Martinsburg fell to Thomas Johnson Friday. The all-tournament team consisted of Martinsburg’s Nunn and Essence Underwood, Jefferson’s Doleman and Selena Renteria, Shenandoah Valley’s Sam Yornall and Carol Bartholomew and Thomas Johnson’s Troniqua Black.
Morgantown a 41-29 and led to a technical foul being called on Basile. Defense was the difference between the two halves for Musselman, which gave up 50 points in the first half but only conceded 20 points over the third and fourth quarters. “We made them take tougher shots in the second half,” Basile said. While playing good defense, the Applemen were also able to get within three points because of a 10-2 run in the first three minutes. Steven Brown brought Musselman within two with a 3-pointer. Musselman trailed 59-55 going
into the fourth quarter. Wesco made an inside shot off a loose-ball rebound to get the Applemen back to within two points midway through the fourth period. “I told them, ‘You’re a veteran team, you’ve done this before,’” Basile said. Musselman had chances to tie the game but could not take advantage of the opportunities until Tommy Hargroves made a layup in transition with two minutes left after a block by Wesco on the other end. R.J. Stephens gave Musselman its first lead since the first quarter with a 3-pointer at 70-67 with just
over one minute remaining. Steven Solomon tied the game at 70 on the ensuing possession, and the score remained tied to send the game into overtime. Wesco’s performance in the opening two possessions for the Applemen in overtime was the difference. On both possessions, Wesco drew contact, making both shots from the field and from the free-throw line. Morgantown was forced to foul trying to stay in the game. The Mohigans got as close as four with less than 20 seconds remaining, but two free throws by Hargroves iced the game for Musselman.
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MARTINSBURG — Just when Martinsburg (4-1) looked as if it had the championship game of the Martinsburg Holiday Tournament Saturday put away, Cardozo, D.C. (6-1) rallied back. The Bulldogs found a better rhythm late in the game and fought hard to hand Cardozo its first loss of the season 61-54. “Lot of quickness, lot of athletes,” Martinsburg coach Dave Rogers said of the Clerks. “They shoot the ball pretty well. I thought our kids came to play.” After being tied 2-all and 4-all early in the first quarter, Martinsburg went on a 13-4 run to take a 17-8 lead. The Bulldogs held onto the lead through the second quarter, taking a 29-23 advantage into halftime. “We had some new faces in there,” Rogers said. “We’re not as deep I want to be yet, but we’ll get there.” Martinsburg showed a few signs of inexperience in the first half, but the team composed itself when it needed to as the Clerks were finding a strong rhythm offensively. Rogers was happy to see his team rebounding and playing tough on defense, especially in the second half. Cardozo scored 18 points in the third quarter to pull within two points. Thomas Jackson and Kelvin Koonce Journal photo by Jessica Manuel led the Clerks with six points Cardozo’s Thomas Jackson blocks a shot attempt by Martinsburg’s Elisha Freeman in each in the quarter. championship game of the Martinsburg tournament. Juwan Green hit a 3-point-
er for the Bulldogs at the start of the fourth quarter, but Cardozo wouldn’t let Martinsburg pull away much further as Trayvon Baskins stepped up with three quick points. The Clerks pulled within one point twice in the final minutes. Jarrell Jones, the most valuable player, took control for the Bulldogs with nine late points to pull his team through for the victory. “Jarrell hit some big shots,” Rogers said. “He’s a basketball player. He works so hard at this.” Freshman Jessiya Villa also showed a lot of promise for Martinsburg, hitting 5 of 8 foul shots in addition to a bucket and a 3-pointer. Villa went to the line twice in the final minute of the game to add two points. “Pretty cool for a freshman,” Rogers said with big smile, happy to see his younger players helping the team. Jones closed out the game a shot under the basket to boost himself to a team-high 21 points. Villa added 10 points, and Green hit three 3pointers as part of his 13 points. Koonce led Cardozo with 22 points, and Jackson added 11 points. John Champe, Va. beat Berwick, Pa. 64-30 in the consolation game earlier in the evening. Champe led 50-19 at the half and was led by Jeff Rhodes with 16 points. Kyle Pierce led Berwick with eight points.
Hampshire boys win tourney title over Cards
ROMNEY — Hampshire claimed first place at the Hampshire Holiday Tournament Saturday with a 71-53 win over Spring Mills. Travis Clower led the Trojans with 24 points, and Dane Heavener added 14 points. Ethan Smith scored 13 points while Jordan Grapes added 10. Michael Henderson led the Cardinals with 15 points. Raekwon Jackson added 11 points, and Hezekiah Dupree scored 10. Frankfort beat Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy, Va., in the consolation game 71-53.
Freshman Jahlil Jenkins scored 21 points to lead four double-figure scorers as the Jefferson Cougars downed host North Hagerstown 73-55 in a mixer event. Jalen Smith scored 19 points, Andrew King had 12 and Michael Tennant 12 as Jefferson upped its record to 4-2. King had seven rebounds and five assists.
able player Mariah Tallon scored 25 points to lead the Hawks to their win over Spring Mills. Jaylen Copeland scored 11 points for the Cardinals. In the consolation game, Westmont-Hilltop, Pa., won 65-50 over the tournament hosts. Alyssa Miller and Megan Zonoski scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, in the win for W-H. Ericka Gordan scored 13 points, Mary Woodward 48, Feaster, 11 and Taylor HarHedgesville 41 wood, 10 for Hampshire (2WINDERMERE, Fla. — 5). Hedgesville led throughout Miller, Harwood and until the latter stages of the Copeland were joined on the game and suffered its first all-tournament team by Shay Washington 91, loss of the season in the Chinco and Shelby Boyle of Mifflin Co., Pa. 66 semifinals of the Rock Tour- University. SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — nament. West Virginia’s top-ranked The Eagles fell to 5-1 in St. John’s 51, Class AAA Washington beat facing its second straight Berkeley Springs 21 Mifflin County, Pa., in the opponent from Georgia. WILLIAMSPORT, Md. – Shippensburg High tournaHedgesville team officials Paige Holsten scored 14 ment. did not report any informapoints and Bethanne Pierce Dominique Newman led tion about the game. the Patriots with 30 points, The Eagles will play in and Jerome Jones added 18 the consolation game Monpoints. Maleke Jones and day. Austin Shields both scored 11 points while Josh Dudley GIRLS BASKETBALL added 10. University wins title Fin d them The Patriots led 61-37 at ROMNEY — University the half after a 34-point first led from the beginning and every d a y quarter. went on to a 60-32 victory in over Spring Mills in the Jefferson 73, Hampshire Holiday TournaNorth Hagerstown 55 ment. HAGERSTOWN — Tournament most valu-
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HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Cardinals place two WINCHESTER, Va. — Spring Mills traveled to Virginia to wrestle in the Willie Union 52, Paw Paw 42 Waters tournament hosted CONFLUENCE, Pa. — by Sherando. Colleen Burdock’s 20 points Demetreus Jalepes placed paced Union to a win in the second in the 126-pound consolation game of the weight class, and Clay Turkeyfoot Valley TournaPierce (170) earned sixth. ment. Destiny Mann added 13 — Staff reports
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Saturday’s Scores Boys Basketball Bluefield 82, Scott 59 Bridgeport, Ohio 57, Madonna 55 Charleston Catholic 71, Herbert Hoover 50 Fairmont Senior 56, Brooke 53 Gilmer County 79, Midland Trail 60 Huntington 76, Spring Valley 61 Hurricane 64, Winfield 62 Logan 63, Cabell Midland 48 Musselman 87, Morgantown 81, OT Poca 90, Nitro 30 Point Pleasant 49, St. Clairsville, Ohio 44 Preston 65, John Marshall 35 Robert C. Byrd 58, University 51 South Charleston 56, Cin. Woodward, Ohio 49 Summers County 63, Meadow Bridge 58 Wheeling Park 77, George Washington 72 Wyoming East 66, North Marion 50 Bob Burton Tournament Man 55, Mount View 50 Riverside 72, Chapmanville 69, OT Elk County Tournament Championship Johnsonburg, Pa. 74, Bridgeport 54 Elkins Tournament Tucker County 76, Elkins 66 Greenbrier East Tournament Championship Episcopal, Va. 61, Greenbrier East 49 Lewis County Tournament Woodrow Wilson 63, Oak Hill 36 Mountain Schoolboy Classic Belfry, Ky. 74, Tolsia 34 Nicholas County Tournament Nicholas County 78, Van 44 Trinity 73, Richwood 70 Ritchie County Tournament Lincoln County 46, Doddridge County 44 Strasburg Tournament Third Place Skyline, Va. 39, East Hardy 28 Undos Classic Bishop Donahue 71, Clay-Battelle 54 Wheeling Central 67, Steubenville Cath. Cent., Ohio 60, OT ——— Martinsburg 61, Cardozo, D.C. 54 MARTINSBURG (4-1) — Freeman 3 0-0 9, Jones 7 4-4 21, Villa 1 5-8 10, Hill 2 0-1 4, Green 2 0-1 13, Lee 2 0-0 4, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Walburn 0 0-0 0, Reid 0 0-0 0 CARDOZO (6-1) — Waller 1 3-5 5, Walker 0 1-1 1, Greene 0 0-0 0, Addison 0 0-0 0, Jackson 5 1-2 11, Armstrong 0 0-0 6, Baskins 4 14 9, Koonce 3 10-11 22 Martinsburg 17 12 14 18— 43 Cardozo 8 15 18 13 — 54 Three-point goals: Martinsburg — Freeman, Jones, Willa, Green (3); Cardozo — Armstrong (2), Kooce (2) ———
Magnolia 71, Tyler Consolidated 60 Oak Glen 50, Beaver Eastern, Ohio 29 Sissonville 80, Capital 46 Williamstown 87, Ritchie County 57 California Tournament West Mifflin, Pa. 43, Morgantown 41 Elk County Tournament Fifth Place Bridgeport 55, St. Marys, Pa. 42 Fairmont Senior Holiday Tournament Lincoln 60, Frankfort 42 St. Marys 46, Robert C. Byrd 36 Greenbrier East Tournament Greenbrier East 65, Preston 51 Hampshire Tournament Third Place Westmont Hilltop, Pa. 65, Hampshire 50 Championship University 60, Spring Mills 32 Meadow Bridge Tournament Greater Beckley Christian 39, Oak Hill 37 Nicholas County Tournament Consolation Pocahontas County 66, James Monroe 45 Parkersburg Tournament Wheeling Park 61, Parkersburg 40 Undos Classic Steubenville Cath. Cent., Ohio 41, Bishop Donahue 33 Wheeling Central 47, Madonna 35
Monday Boys Basketball Washington at Millbrook, Va., 7:30 p.m. Rock Holiday Classic Hedgesville vs. TBA Swimming Hampshire, Hedgesville, Jefferson, Martinsburg, Washington at Big Spring Invitational, 10 a.m.
Thursday Boys Basketball Spring Mills at Musselman, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Hedgesville at Jefferson, 7 p.m. Hampshire at Washington, 7 p.m.
Williamsport Tournament St. John’s Catholic Prep, Md. 51, Berkeley Springs 21 ——— Martinsburg 71, Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy 41 MARTINSBURG (5-1) — Peters 0 0-2 0, Nunn 9 3-3 23, James 0 0-2 0, Payne 3 0-0 8, Days 1 0-0 2, Bonner 3 2-3 8, Underwood 6 0-0 12, Catlett 1 0-2 2, Reed 1 0-0 3, Ferguson 4 2-2 13. Total 28 7-14 71. SHENANDOAH VALLEY (7-3) — Jones 0 0-1 0, Snyder 2 1-5 6, S. Yarnall 4 3-4 11, Hotek 2 1-3 5, Bartholomew 8 0-0 16, Garcia 1 1-2 3. Total 17 6-14 41. Martinsburg 17 20 17 17 —71 Shenandoah Valley 11 8 17 5 —41 Three-Point Field Goals — Martinsburg 8 (Ferguson 3, Nunn 2, Payne 2, Reed 1); Shenandoah Valley 1 (Snyder 1).
Girls Basketball Huntington 72, Spring Valley 64 Hurley, Va. 76, River View 57
Saturday’s College Basketball Scores EAST Binghamton 67, Bryant 62 Fairfield 73, Bucknell 64 George Washington 69, Hofstra 58 Georgetown 92, FIU 57 Harvard 94, Fordham 86 Kansas St. 72, Tulane 41 Randolph 62, NJ City 50 Southern Miss. 77, Rhode Island 64 St. John’s 65, Columbia 59 St. Peter’s 67, Cornell 59 Syracuse 78, Villanova 62 UConn 82, E. Washington 65 UMass 69, Providence 67, OT VCU 69, Boston College 50 SOUTH Alabama St. 78, Auburn-Montgomery 51 Austin 91, Rhodes 86 Charleston Southern 122, St. Andrews 40 Duke 82, E. Michigan 59 Georgia Southern 66, NC A&T 63 Kentucky 73, Louisville 66 LSU 79, McNeese St. 52 Liberty 92, Southeastern (Fla.) 53 Memphis 75, Jackson St. 61 Missouri 68, NC State 64 Richmond 67, Old Dominion 58 South Carolina 78, Akron 45 Troy 74, Belhaven 62 UNC Asheville 75, UNC Wilmington 61 UNC Greensboro 55, Virginia Tech 52 W. Kentucky 103, Brescia 65 MIDWEST Butler 66, NJIT 48 Cincinnati 74, Nebraska 59 Cleveland St. 78, Kent St. 70 E. Illinois 70, Tennessee St. 69 Evansville 96, Grambling St. 61 Green Bay 91, St. Francis (Ill.) 41 Illinois 74, Ill.-Chicago 60 Indiana St. 85, Belmont 73 Marquette 71, Samford 48 Michigan 88, Holy Cross 66 Michigan St. 101, New Orleans 48
Minnesota 65, Texas A&M-CC 44 N. Iowa 90, Iona 78 S. Dakota St. 65, UMKC 60 South Florida 61, Bradley 57 Toledo 85, Coppin St. 66 Wisconsin 80, Prairie View 43 Xavier 68, Wake Forest 53 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 89, High Point 48 Denver 67, Alcorn St. 49 Sam Houston St. 82, LIU Brooklyn 78 FAR WEST Arizona St. 74, UC Irvine 61 California 90, Furman 60 Colorado St. 86, Lamar 71 Fresno St. 104, UC Merced 43 Gonzaga 74, Santa Clara 60 Loyola Marymount 87, BYU 76 Montana 72, Idaho 71 Pepperdine 75, San Diego 64 San Jose St. 87, Pacifica 59 Washington St. 85, MVSU 48 ——— Top105 Fared By The Associated Press Saturday 1. Arizona (13-0) did not play. Next: vs. Washington State, Thursday. 2. Syracuse (12-0) beat No. 8 Villanova 78-62. Next: vs. Eastern Michigan, Tuesday. 3. Ohio State (13-0) did not play. Next: at Purdue, Tuesday. 4. Wisconsin (13-0) beat Prairie View 80-43. Next: at Northwestern, Thursday. 5. Michigan State (11-1) beat New Orleans 101-48. Next: at Penn State, Tuesday. 6. Louisville (11-2) lost to No. 18 Kentucky 73-66. Next: at UCF, Tuesday. 7. Oklahoma State (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Robert Morris, Monday. 8. Villanova (11-1) lost to No. 2 Syracuse 7862. Next: at Butler, Tuesday. 9. Duke (10-2) beat Eastern Michigan 82-59. Next: at Elon, Tuesday. 10. Wichita State (12-0) did not play.
Saturday’s Women’s Basketball Scores EAST Columbia 87, Lehigh 80 George Washington 77, American U. 64 Montclair St. 73, Westfield St. 62 St. John’s 72, Seton Hall 63 Towson 67, Loyola (Md.) 46 VCU 77, NJIT 72 SOUTH Charleston Southern 84, Radford 64 Coastal Carolina 83, Longwood 53 ETSU 87, George Mason 76 Florida 67, Georgetown 65, OT Florida St. 76, UT-Martin 53 Gardner-Webb 53, UNC Asheville 47 Georgia 82, Illinois 60 Liberty 75, Campbell 52 Northwestern St. 73, New Mexico St. 63 Richmond 87, Davidson 68 Rutgers 66, South Florida 53 South Carolina 82, Savannah St. 40 Tennessee Tech 72, Jacksonville St. 67 Winthrop 55, Presbyterian 50 MIDWEST Creighton 65, Villanova 58 E. Illinois 80, Tennessee St. 70 Ill.-Chicago 80, Denver 68 Iowa 88, North Dakota 62 Kalamazoo 56, Michigan-Dearborn 51 Marquette 61, Butler 59 Michigan 76, Alcorn St. 31
Purdue 109, Cent. Michigan 97 SIU-Edwardsville 68, Belmont 56 Wis.-Platteville 55, Simpson (Iowa) 52 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 100, MVSU 54 Baylor 82, McNeese St. 57 Houston Baptist 99, Huston-Tillotson 48 TCU 76, Prairie View 47 Texas 87, Idaho 58 Texas A&M 80, Louisiana Tech 52 UCF 67, Houston 59 UTSA 79, N. Dakota St. 68 FAR WEST BYU 90, Loyola Marymount 72 Coll. of Idaho 86, Utah St. 81 Grand Canyon 72, LIU Brooklyn 63 Portland 73, Pacific 65 Sacramento St. 84, UC Davis 78 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 79, Gonzaga 78, OT San Diego 71, Pepperdine 43 Southern Cal 89, Long Beach St. 72 UC Santa Barbara 78, Seattle 75 UCLA 96, Cal Poly 89 Utah Valley 89, New Orleans 49
Friday Boys Basketball Hancock, Md., at Paw Paw, 6 p.m. Jefferson at Hedgesville, 7 p.m. Berkeley Springs at Keyser, 7:30 p.m. Martinsburg at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Pendleton County at Spring Mills, 5:30 p.m.
Television MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. FSN — Texas Southern at TCU 5 p.m. FS1 — Chicago St. at Creighton 7 p.m. FS1 — Georgia Tech at Charlotte NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 4:25 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader game FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Philadelphia at Dallas SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal at Newcastle 10:55 a.m.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas
National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 13 15 .464 Boston 13 17 .433 Brooklyn 10 20 .333 New York 9 21 .300 Philadelphia 8 20 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 22 7 .759 Atlanta 17 13 .567 Washington 13 14 .481 Charlotte 14 17 .452 Orlando 9 20 .310 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 24 5 .828 Detroit 14 18 .438 Chicago 11 17 .393 Cleveland 10 19 .345 Milwaukee 6 24 .200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 23 7 .767 Houston 21 11 .656 Dallas 17 13 .567 New Orleans 13 15 .464 Memphis 13 16 .448 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 24 5 .828 Oklahoma City 24 5 .828 Minnesota 15 15 .500 Denver 14 15 .483
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UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Ninth Race - Four And A Half Furlongs. Purse $26,000, 2 yo, Maiden Special Weight. Off: 10:52 PM Time: :52.47 Owner: Edward R. Krishack Trainer: Robb, John J.. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 Str Fin :Odds 2-Joanne Elizabeth Ho, W. 1 4 1-3 1-4 1/2 1-7 .70 4-Mary Boppins Barahona, I. 3 3 2-1 1/2 2-1 2-2 1/4 8.50 8-Sky Lion Santiago, G. 7 1 3-1 3-2 3-1 3/4 19.30 1-Return to Windsor Lopez, A. 8 2 5-hd 6-1 4-3/4 4.10 3-Vanna K Maldonado, R. 2 7 4-1/2 4-1 5-nk 8.70 7-Morning Insanity Flores, O. 6 5 7-3 1/2 7-1 6-1 1/2 7.20 6-Patty's Promise Olmo, C. 5 6 6-2 1/2 5-hd 7-3/4 34.00 5-City of Admirals Crews, K. 4 8 8-20 8-38 8-43 3/4 73.30 9-Bea's Legacy Whitacre, G. 9 9 9 9 9 31.70 $2 Mutuels: 2 Joanne Elizabeth $3.40 $2.60 $2.20 4 Mary Boppins $4.20 $8.00 8 Sky Lion $6.40 Daily Double (3-2), $51.80; Exacta (2-4), $25.40; Superfecta (2-4-8-1), $869.80; Trifecta (24-8), $194.00; Pic 3 (2-3-2), $79.80; (2-1-2), $5.60; Pic 4 (2-2/10-3-2/10/11/12), $412.80 Late Scratches: Windsor's Kate, Jemima's Branch, Crystal Cave, Opulent Attitude Live Handle: Total Handle:
NBCSN — Premier League, Liverpool at Chelsea WINTER SPORTS 1:30 p.m. NBC — Olympic trials, ski jumping and Nordic combined, at Park City, Utah 3 p.m. NBC — Olympic trials, speed skating, at Kearns, Utah WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FS1 — Boston College at Providence 5 p.m. ESPN — Cincinnati at UConn Radio NFL 1 p.m. WRNR-AM 740 —Washington at New York Giants 5 p.m. WRNR-AM 740 — Green Bay at Chicago 7:30 p.m. WRNR-AM 740 — Philadelphia at Dallas
First Round Princeton 79, Alabama 59 Virginia 70, Coppin St. 45 Cyclone Challenge First Round Iowa St. 72, Holy Cross 50 William & Mary 66, Saint Louis 56 Davenport University Tournament Second Round Davenport 80, Calvin 50 Holy Cross (Ind.) 76, Marygrove 46 FIU Sun & Fun Classic First Round FIU 79, Fairleigh Dickinson 57 Miami Holiday Tournament First Round Miami 80, Morgan St. 42 New Mexico 56, W. Carolina 37 San Diego Surf ‘N Slam First Round NC State 77, Kansas St. 60 San Diego St. 58, UC Riverside 57 Terrapin Classic First Round Coll. of Charleston 79, Howard 68 Maryland 110, Wofford 53 Tulane/DoubleTree Classic First Round Indiana St. 70, Northwestern 67 Tulane 85, Northeastern 49
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Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin :Odds 3-Smooth Service Lopez, A. 2 4 6-2 1/2 6-1/2 3-1/2 1-nk 8.10 6-Dapper Dude Acosta, J. 5 9 8-2 1/2 8-5 7-3 2-3/4 6.20 8-Big Branch Toledo, J. 7 6 4-hd 5-1/2 6-1 3-nk 3.90 2-Mister Brass Batista, L. 1 1 2-1/2 1-hd 1-1 1/2 4-1/2 1.70 5-Friendly Guy Ho, W. 4 2 3-1/2 2-1/2 2-hd 5-1/2 12.40 10-Allegheny Jack Dunkelberger 9 8 5-1/2 3-1/2 4-1/2 6-4 3/4 3.00 4-Another Oreo Mawing, A. 3 3 7-1 1/2 7-2 8-5 7-hd 45.60 7-J T Max Almodovar, G. 6 5 1-1 1/2 4-hd 5-hd 8-4 3/4 26.00 9-Cee's My Man Crews, K. 8 7 9 9 9 9 85.70 $2 Mutuels: 3 Smooth Service $18.20 $13.60 $5.80 6 Dapper Dude $7.60 $3.80 8 Big Branch $3.20 Daily Double (2-3), $32.60; Exacta (3-6), $121.00; Superfecta (3-6-8-2), $1,525.60; Trifecta (3-6-8), $451.40; Consolation Double (2-1), $2.20 Late Scratches: Red Roma, Gallopin Greatness, Trippi's Secret
Saturday Girls Basketball Musselman at Spring Mills, 2 p.m. Berkeley Springs at Petersburg, 7 p.m. Washington at Martinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Swimming Hedgesville at Clarksburg Invitational, noon Hampshire, Jefferson, Spring Mills at Musselman (Shepherd pool), 4:30 p.m. Spring Mills at Harrison County Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Martinsburg, St. Maria Goretti, Md., at Washington (Shepherd pool), 7:30 p.m. Wrestling Washington at Osbourn Park, 9 a.m. Hampshire, Hedgesville, Spring Mills at Jefferson Invitational, 10 a.m. Musselman at University, 10 a.m.
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TOURNAMENT Albion Holiday Tournament First Round Defiance 67, Albion 60 Olivet 83, Manchester 70 Cavalier Classic
Musselman at St. Maria Goretti, Md., 7:30 p.m. Hancock, Md., at Paw Paw, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling Hampshire, Hedgesville, Spring Mills at Jefferson Invitational, 5 p.m.
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(Editor’s Note: No results were received from Charles Town by press time) Eighth Race - Seven Furlongs. Purse $27,000, 3 yo's & up, Allowance. Off: 10:25 PM Time: 1:26.47 Owner: Bebe Racing Stable, Inc. (Jose I. Samaniego) Trainer: Samaniego, Jose I..
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Thomas Johnson 69, Jefferson 49 THOMAS JOHNSON (7-0) — Mol. McSweeney 0 4-4 4, Broadhurst 3 4-4 10, Wareham 2 0-0 4, Black 5 1-4 11, Garguilo 1 0-0 2, King 1 0-1 2, Shepko 6 0-0 16, Mak. McSweeney 6 7-11 19. Total 24 16-24 69. JEFFERSON (4-3) — Doleman 2 5-6 9, Taylor 1 0-0 2, Jones 6 4-6 16, Baylor 3 0-0 7, Renteria 2 0-0 5, Banjoman 2 0-0 6, Chrisman 1 0-0 2, Scott 1 0-0 2. Total 17 9-12 49. Thomas Johnson 19 16 21 13 — 69 Jefferson 6 12 16 15 — 49 Three-Point Field Goals — Thomas Johnson 4 (Shepko 4); Jefferson 4 (Banjoman 2, Renteria 1, Baylor 1).
College Football FBS Bowl Glance Saturday, Dec. 21 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl At Houston Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), late Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl
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9 23 .281 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 20 11 .645 Phoenix 17 11 .607 Golden State 18 13 .581 L.A. Lakers 13 17 .433 Sacramento 9 19 .321 Friday’s Games Orlando 109, Detroit 92 Oklahoma City 89, Charlotte 85 Toronto 95, New York 83 Brooklyn 104, Milwaukee 93 Minnesota 120, Washington 98 New Orleans 105, Denver 89 Utah 105, L.A. Lakers 103 Sacramento 108, Miami 103, OT Golden State 115, Phoenix 86 Saturday’s Games Boston 103, Cleveland 100 Indiana 105, Brooklyn 91 Washington 106, Detroit 82 Toronto 115, New York 100 Atlanta 118, Charlotte 116, OT Dallas 105, Chicago 83 Houston 107, New Orleans 98 Memphis 120, Denver 99 Minnesota 117, Milwaukee 95 Philadelphia at Phoenix, late Miami at Portland, late Utah at L.A. Clippers, late Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
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National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT 39 26 11 2 38 23 11 4 39 23 13 3 40 18 13 9 40 19 16 5 41 16 18 7 39 14 20 5 38 10 24 4
Pts 54 50 49 45 43 39 33 24
GF 114 107 98 103 110 115 91 69
GA 81 89 85 111 116 134 127 109
Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 40 28 11 1 57 Washington 38 20 14 4 44 New Jersey 40 16 16 8 40 Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 Columbus 38 17 17 4 38 N.Y. Rangers 39 18 19 2 38 Carolina 38 14 15 9 37 N.Y. Islanders 39 11 21 7 29
GF 125 120 95 93 103 90 89 97
GA 91 114 102 104 107 105 109 131
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago 40 27 7 6 60 St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 Colorado 37 23 11 3 49 Minnesota 40 20 15 5 45 Dallas 37 19 12 6 44 Winnipeg 40 17 18 5 39 Nashville 39 17 18 4 38
GF 152 128 108 92 110 109 89
GA 109 85 95 102 108 120 115
GF 130 125 108 106 116 95 103
GA 100 97 79 93 117 120 135
Boston Tampa Bay Montreal Detroit Toronto Ottawa Florida Buffalo
Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver Phoenix Calgary Edmonton
Pacific Division GP W L OT 40 28 7 5 38 24 8 6 39 25 10 4 39 22 11 6 38 19 10 9 38 14 18 6 40 13 24 3
Pts 61 54 54 50 47 34 29
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Columbus 2, New Jersey 1, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, SO San Jose 4, Phoenix 3, SO Boston 5, Ottawa 0 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 3, OT Chicago 7, Colorado 2 Winnipeg 6, Minnesota 4 Dallas 4, Nashville 1 Edmonton 2, Calgary 0 Saturday’s Games Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO Ottawa 4, Boston 3 Detroit 4, Florida 3 New Jersey 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Nashville 3, Los Angeles 2 Anaheim 3, Phoenix 2, OT Chicago at St. Louis, late Philadelphia at Edmonton, late Sunday’s Games Washington at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 6 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Washington at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 North W L T Pct PF y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 West W L T Pct PF y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 South W L T Pct PF x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 West W L T Pct PF x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 x-San Francisco11 4 0 .733 383 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Sunday’s Games St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Buffalo 19, Miami 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Monday’s Game San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24 Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ———
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NFL Injury Report NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: CAROLINA PANTHERS at ATLANTA FALCONS — PANTHERS: OUT: DT Colin Cole (calf), WR Steve Smith (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee). QUESTIONABLE: S Robert Lester (ankle). PROBABLE: QB Cam Newton (ankle). FALCONS: OUT: RB Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Darius Johnson (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Robert Alford (ankle), TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), C Peter Konz (neck). GREEN BAY PACKERS at CHICAGO BEARS — PACKERS: OUT: LB Clay Matthews (thumb). PROBABLE: LB Brad Jones (ankle), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (foot), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), TE Jake Stoneburner (illness), TE Ryan Taylor (illness). BEARS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Earl Bennett (not injury related). PROBABLE: LB Lance Briggs (shoulder). HOUSTON TEXANS at TENNESSEE TITANS — TEXANS: OUT: WR DeVier Posey (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: RB Dennis Johnson (hip), QB Case Keenum (right thumb), LB Joe Mays (knee). PROBABLE: TE Ryan Griffin (knee), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), WR Andre Johnson (wrist), RB Greg Jones (knee), T Derek Newton (knee), LB Brooks Reed (thumb), LB Darryl Sharpton (knee), DE Antonio Smith (knee), G Wade Smith (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (foot), LB Justin Tuggle (elbow), CB Josh Victorian (back), QB T.J. Yates (back). TITANS: QUESTIONABLE: DT Jurrell Casey (knee), T David Stewart (shoulder). PROBABLE: LB Zach Brown (illness). CLEVELAND BROWNS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS — BROWNS: OUT: G Jason Pinkston (concussion), TE Andre Smith (calf), NT Phil Taylor (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: TE Jordan Cameron (concussion), G John Greco (knee), CB Joe Haden (hip), G Shawn Lauvao (thigh). PROBABLE: LB Tank Carder (shoulder), LB Paul Kruger (illness), P Spencer Lanning (left knee), RB Willis McGahee (knee), CB Jordan Poyer (toe), T Mitchell Schwartz (toe), T Joe Thomas (back), S T.J. Ward (shoulder). STEELERS: OUT: LB Terence Garvin (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee), LB Jason Worilds (abdomen). PROBABLE: G David DeCastro (back), LB Jarvis Jones (illness), DE Brett Keisel (foot), TE Heath Miller (not injury related), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related), WR Markus Wheaton (finger). WASHINGTON REDSKINS at NEW YORK GIANTS — REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Brian Orakpo (groin). PROBABLE: LB Ryan Kerrigan (wrist), RB Darrel Young (hamstring). GIANTS: OUT: WR Victor Cruz (knee), G Brandon Mosley (hand), DE Jason PierrePaul (shoulder), TE Adrien Robinson (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Trumaine McBride (groin), WR Rueben Randle (knee). PROBABLE: RB Andre Brown (concussion), T David Diehl (knee), RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), CB Jayron Hosley (illness), DT Cullen Jenkins (shin, quadriceps), CB Terrell Thomas (knee). BALTIMORE RAVENS at CINCINNATI BENGALS — RAVENS: DOUBTFUL: CB Asa Jackson (thigh). QUESTIONABLE: LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle), G Gino Gradkowski (knee), DE Arthur Jones (concussion), RB Ray Rice (thigh), WR Torrey Smith (thigh). PROBABLE: LB Albert McClellan (neck). BENGALS: OUT: CB Terence Newman (knee), DT Devon Still (back). DOUBTFUL: TE Tyler Eifert (neck). QUESTIONABLE: LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring). PROBABLE: DE Carlos Dunlap (illness), LB James Harrison (concussion), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle), LB Vincent Rey (ankle), TE
Alex Smith (concussion), T Andre Smith (ankle). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at DALLAS COWBOYS — EAGLES: OUT: S Colt Anderson (knee), C Julian Vandervelde (back). QUESTIONABLE: S Earl Wolff (knee). PROBABLE: CB Brandon Boykin (hip), S Kurt Coleman (hamstring), LB Trent Cole (hand), T Lane Johnson (back), LB Mychal Kendricks (knee), G Evan Mathis (illness). COWBOYS: OUT: LB Sean Lee (neck), QB Tony Romo (back). DOUBTFUL: LB Ernie Sims (groin). QUESTIONABLE: DE DeMarcus Ware (back). PROBABLE: WR Dez Bryant (back), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), S Jakar Hamilton (hip), WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck), LB DeVonte Holloman (hip), DE George Selvie (back), DE Jarius Wynn (chest). JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — JAGUARS: OUT: CB Dwayne Gratz (ankle), LB Geno Hayes (knee). QUESTIONABLE: T Cameron Bradfield (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Alan Ball (ankle, shoulder), WR Mike Brown (wrist), S Johnathan Cyprien (thigh, foot), S Josh Evans (shoulder), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring), DT Jordan Miller (shoulder), LB Paul Posluszny (groin), WR Ace Sanders (finger). COLTS: OUT: DT Ricky Jean Francois (foot). DOUBTFUL: S Sergio Brown (groin), G Mike McGlynn (elbow), DE Cory Redding (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: S Antoine Bethea (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Darius Butler (quadriceps), CB Vontae Davis (groin), S LaRon Landry (not injury related), T Jeff Linkenbach (quadriceps), LB Robert Mathis (not injury related), G Joe Reitz (concussion), G Hugh Thornton (neck), CB Greg Toler (groin). NEW YORK JETS at MIAMI DOLPHINS — JETS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Ellis Lankster (jaw). PROBABLE: LB Quinton Coples (shoulder), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), LB Demario Davis (thumb), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), T Austin Howard (knee), RB Chris Ivory (quadriceps, ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), S Dawan Landry (hand), C Nick Mangold (toe), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), S Ed Reed (not injury related), DT Sheldon Richardson (finger, shoulder), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist), TE Kellen Winslow (knee, illness). DOLPHINS: QUESTIONABLE: RB Daniel Thomas (ankle). PROBABLE: S Chris Clemons (knee, hamstring), WR Brian Hartline (knee), S Don Jones (elbow, abdomen), LB Koa Misi (triceps), WR Marlon Moore (wrist), DT Jared Odrick (wrist), DT Paul Soliai (ankle), QB Ryan Tannehill (knee), CB Jamar Taylor (hamstring). DETROIT LIONS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS — LIONS: OUT: T LaAdrian Waddle (ankle). DOUBTFUL: CB Bill Bentley (concussion), CB Chris Houston (toe, illness). QUESTIONABLE: CB Jonte Green (shoulder), WR Calvin Johnson (knee). PROBABLE: RB Joique Bell (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee), G Dylan Gandy (illness), CB Chris Greenwood (groin), LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (illness), CB Darius Slay (knee), S John Wendling (ankle). VIKINGS: OUT: RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: DT Letroy Guion (quadriceps), RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Shaun Prater (ankle), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle). PROBABLE: RB Matt Asiata (ankle), CB Chris Cook (knee), LB Larry Dean (knee), DT Fred Evans (knee), RB Jerome Felton (knee), G Brandon Fusco (knee), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (chest), CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder), S Harrison Smith (foot, groin). BUFFALO BILLS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — BILLS: OUT: WR Stevie Johnson (not injury related). DOUBTFUL: QB EJ Manuel (knee). PROBABLE: WR Marcus Easley (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (knee), RB Fred Jackson (ribs), QB Thad Lewis (left shoulder), DT Kyle Williams (Achilles). PATRIOTS: OUT: WR Josh Boyce (ankle). DOUBTFUL: S Devin McCourty (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (foot), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), S Steve Gregory (finger, knee), DE Rob Ninkovich (ankle), T Nate Solder (concussion), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Will Svitek (ankle), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), RB Shane Vereen (groin). PROBABLE: WR Danny Amendola (groin), QB Tom Brady (right shoulder), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), CB Aqib Talib (hip). TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — BUCCANEERS: OUT: G Carl Nicks (foot). QUESTIONABLE: S Mark Barron (hamstring), LB Ka’Lial Glaud (knee), LB Dekoda Watson (groin). PROBABLE: LB Lavonte David (elbow), G Davin Joseph (knee), DT Akeem Spence (wrist). SAINTS: PROBABLE: T Terron Armstead (shoulder), QB Drew Brees (knee), S Rafael Bush (ankle), WR Marques Colston (back), LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), G Jahri Evans (knee), TE Josh Hill (hamstring), LB Kevin Reddick (shoulder), RB Pierre Thomas (eye). DENVER BRONCOS at OAKLAND RAIDERS — BRONCOS: OUT: C Steve Vallos (concussion), WR Wes Welker (concussion), DE Derek Wolfe (illness). PROBABLE: WR Eric Decker (thigh), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), TE Virgil Green (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (shoulder), T Winston Justice (finger), G Chris Kuper (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (ankle), TE Jacob Tamme (knee), WR Demaryius Thomas (neck). RAIDERS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), CB Tracy Porter (hip). PROBABLE: G Mike Brisiel (knee), WR Denarius Moore (shoulder), RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee), T Menelik Watson (calf). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at ARIZONA CARDINALS — 49ERS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Dan Skuta (foot). PROBABLE: LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), WR Michael Crabtree (wrist, ankle), C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), RB Frank Gore (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), WR Kassim Osgood (shin), DT Justin Smith (shoulder). CARDINALS: QUESTIONABLE: LB John Abraham (groin), G Daryn Colledge (back), S Rashad Johnson (ankle). PROBABLE: DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder), TE Rob Housler (groin), RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger), QB Carson Palmer (ankle, right elbow), T Nate Potter (ribs), LB Matt Shaughnessy (groin), QB Drew Stanton (knee), LB Daryl Washington (ankle). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — CHIEFS: OUT: WR Dwayne Bowe (concussion), LB Tamba Hali (knee). PROBABLE: T Branden Albert (knee), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB Justin Houston (elbow), LB James-Michael Johnson (shoulder), CB Ron Parker (ankle, shoulder), T Donald Stephenson (knee), K Ryan Succop (right groin). CHARGERS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Eddie Royal (toe). PROBABLE: G Jeromey Clary (hand), LB Thomas Keiser (elbow), DE Sean Lissemore (shoulder), RB Ryan Mathews (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (foot). ST. LOUIS RAMS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — RAMS: DOUBTFUL: RB Daryl Richardson (thigh). QUESTIONABLE: WR Tavon Austin (ankle), S T.J. McDonald (illness). PROBABLE: DE Chris Long (thigh). SEAHAWKS: OUT: WR Percy Harvin (hip), LB K.J. Wright (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle). PROBABLE: DE Red Bryant (knee), RB Derrick Coleman (shoulder), RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related), T Russell Okung (toe), CB Richard Sherman (hip), LB Malcolm Smith (ankle), G J.R. Sweezy (concussion), S Earl Thomas (thigh).
Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with INF Jason Donald and OF Melky Mesa on minor league contracts. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES — Signed RHP Joaquin Benoit to a two-year contract. Designated RHP Adys Portillo for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Suspended C Andrew Bynum indefinitely from the team for detrimental conduct and banned him from all team activities. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Signed RB Tony Fiammetta to a two-year contract extension. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Activated WR Randall Cobb from injured reserve. HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed TEs Garrett Graham and Brad Smelley on injured reserve. Signed TE Phillip Supernaw and RB Chad Spann from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed S Kanorris Davis and DB Justin Green from the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed WR Mario Manningham on injured reserve.
HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Assigned G Niklas Svedberg to Providence (AHL). Recalled D Zach Trotman from Providence. DALLAS STARS — Assigned F Colton Sceviour to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned C Riley Sheahan to Grand Rapids (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Placed LW Zach Parise on injured reserve. Recalled G Johan Gustafsson from Iowa (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned F Tim Sestito to Albany (AHL). Activated D Bryce Salvador from injured reserve. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Placed F Alex Steen on injured reserve. VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed C Dane Fox and assigned him to Erie (OHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Philip-Michael Devos to a professional tryout contract. Released F Sean Wiles from his professional tryout contract and returned him to Reading (AHL). COLLEGE CLEMSON — Announced G Devin Coleman is leaving the men’s basketball team and will transfer. NORTHWESTERN — Announced men’s basketball F Mike Turner intends to transfer.
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Plenty at stake in final NFL weekend
Sunday, December 29, 2013 — Page C5
BY BARRY WILNER
to the sixth seed by losing while the 49ers and Saints win.
Two NFC showdowns, one for the North title and one for the East crown. A returning star quarterback in Green Bay and, quite possibly, a sidelined one in Dallas. A pair of the NFL’s most heated rivalries determining playoff spots. Delicious. One thing the NFL absolutely got right in recent years was making all Week 17 games between division teams. It’s worked again with the Eagles visiting the Cowboys in the tonight’s game, a little while after the Packers and Bears settle the score in their sector. “Wouldn’t want it any other way,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said. “This is what you fight for, an opportunity to be in the playoffs. That’s what’s in front of us. Everybody’s well aware of the great history between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.” And McCarthy gets back Aaron Rodgers, who missed seven games and most of an eighth because of a broken left collarbone suffered against the Bears. “We’re in it,” said Rodgers, who saw the Packers go 25-1 without him. “You know we have a chance against our rivals, and what a better way than to go down there and get some redemption and host a home playoff game.” While Rodgers comes back, the Cowboys will be without Tony Romo, who damaged his back in a tight win at Washington last Sunday. Kyle Orton will step in as Dallas plays a winner-take-all finale against a division opponent. “Everything we are and we have accomplished over the last few years, that you believe in and you hold on to, is because of him,” said tight end Jason Witten, the franchise leader in catches who came into the league with Romo in 2003. “What he creates week in and week out, day in and day out, I don’t think you look at a couple of plays and determine. I think that would be foolish for anybody to do that.”
Denver (12-3) at Oakland (4-11) Buffalo (6-9) at New England (11-4) Right now, the top two seeds in the AFC are the Broncos and Patriots. But should Denver slip up against the Raiders — a long shot at best — New England could grab the top spot with a win. Peyton Manning has 51 TD passes, most in a season, and figures to throw a few more against the inept Oakland defense. He needs 266 yards passing to break Drew Brees’ single-season mark of 5,476 set in 2011, and the Broncos need 18 points to break New England’s singleseason mark of 589 set in 2007. The Raiders need an 11th straight non-playoff season to end. Buffalo has never won in Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002. But the Bills lead the NFL in sacks, so Tom Brady might not be all that comfortable against a team he has beaten 21 out of 23 times.
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Philadelphia (9-6) at Dallas (8-7) Green Bay (7-7-1) at Chicago (8-7) The Eagles have been the more balanced team, with a defense that pretty much improved as the season progressed, and a sensational offense. And they will have their quarterback: Nick Foles leads the league with a 118.8 rating, has 25 TDs and two interceptions, and is healthy. They also have LeSean McCoy, who can become the first Philadelphia running back to lead the league in rushing since Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren in 1949. “I don’t care who’s quarterbacking, who’s playing,” Foles said of the challenge on Sunday night. “If you’re not up for that, I don’t know if you’ll ever be up to play football.” Orton last started a game in 2011 with Kansas City. At Soldier Field, both teams will be searching for a semblance of defense in one of the most meaningful meetings of the 187-game (and counting) rivalry. Chicago ranks 29th, Green Bay 26th on defense. “Sometimes we’re in the right place, but we’re just not winning the one-on-ones or you missed a tackle,” Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker said. New York (7-8) at Miami (8-7) Baltimore (8-7) at Cincinnati (10-5) Cleveland (4-11) at Pittsburgh (7-8) Kansas City (11-4) at San Diego (8-7) Four teams chasing the final AFC wild card. Who has the edge? Miami, because it’s at home against a team it easily handled earlier, might be the one. But the Jets will play hard, sensing a win might be enough to save the job of the coach the players adore, Rex Ryan. So Baltimore, with its championship pedigree, fits the role. Except the Bengals are undefeated at home and still have a shot at the No. 2 overall seed. That leaves the Chargers, perhaps. The Chiefs have nothing to play for, secure in the No. 5 slot in the AFC seedings, and San Diego has been coming on. Maybe the team with the least pressure on it is Pittsburgh. Knowing the Steelers need those other three contenders to lose, they might simply pay attention to handling archrival Cleveland and let things fall however they may. Carolina (11-4) at Atlanta (4-11) Tampa Bay (4-11) at New Orleans (10-5) Pretty simple what can happen here. And complex. If the Panthers win at Atlanta, they take the NFC South, going from a last-place tie in 2012 to the title the Falcons won a year ago. If Carolina, which has won 10 of 11, loses to the faltering Falcons, New Orleans can sneak into the top spot in the division with a victory. “The work is not done,” said Panthers safety Mike Mitchell, who recognizes a win earns a bye for the wildcard round. “We are in the playoffs, but it’s not time to relax. We can make it a lot easier for ourselves and earn some rest and let other teams beat themselves up.” The Saints still can miss the postseason, though, if they lose and Arizona beats San Francisco. And Carolina can sink
LeBron sits out PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An ailing LeBron James sat out Miami’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night, the first game the Heat star has missed this season. James injured his right groin in the second quarter Friday night in a 108-103 overtime loss at Sacramento that snapped Miami’s sixgame winning streak. He stayed in the game and finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. James, selected The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year this week, also tweaked his left ankle in the loss. The four-time NBA MVP warmed up before the game against the Trail Blazers, but was declared inactive about an hour before the tipoff. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Michael Beasley. James leads the Heat with an average of 25.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists. James was not available for comment before the game, but he did address the injury
following the loss at Sacramento, saying: “It doesn’t feel good right now.” The two-time defending champions also were without Chris Andersen (sore back), but Ray Allen (right knee tendinitis) and Dwyane Wade (rest), who both missed the game against the Kings, were in the lineup. James was the only Miami player to start the team’s first 29 games. “No excuses for us,” Wade said. “This is the NBA. Injuries happen. Guys have to step up.” During the Sacramento loss, James passed Larry Bird (21,791 points) and Gary Payton (21,813 points) to move into 29th place on the NBA’s career scoring list. With 21,819 career points, the next player in front of James is Clyde Drexler at 22,195. James has given the Blazers trouble at the newly renamed Moda Center. In 10 ges in Portland, he has averaged 29.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists.
wild-card round, barring losses by the Patriots and Cincinnati and an Indy win that would deliver a bye. The Colts St. Louis (7-8) at Seattle (12-3) can complete a sweep of the AFC South for first time San Francisco (11-4) at Arizona (10-5) since 2009, and placekicker Adam Vinatieri needs six After showing vulnerability at home for the first time in points to become the seventh member of the 2,000-point two seasons — and since Russell Wilson became the club. starting quarterback — by losing to Arizona, Seattle needs The Jaguars are 4-3 since their bye week and are trying a win or tie to secure home-field advantage in the NFC to win a fourth AFC South game in the same season for playoffs. It might not be easy, because the Rams played the second time in franchise history and first time since the Seahawks tough in October, losing 14-9. 2005. St. Louis has only one victory in Seattle since 2002, Washington (3-12) at New York Giants (6-9) when the NFC West was formed. Very possibly the final game in Mike Shanahan’s fourWith the Niners in the playoffs, Arizona would be the year run as Washington coach. He’s 24-40 and last season more desperate team. But San Francisco is eager to was the only winning one for him with the Redskins. They pounce if Seattle stumbles — and could get the top over- have lost seven straight games and are winless in the NFC all conference seed if Carolina also falls. The 49ers have East. won five in a row. Giants coach Tom Coughlin almost certainly will return The Cardinals could be the second 11-5 team, joining if he wants to. But aside from his two Super Bowl victothe 2008 Patriots, not to make the playoffs if the Saints ries — a big aside — the Giants have missed the playoffs also win. five times under the league’s oldest coach.
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the Kenton Corporation. Shenandoah Downs shut down a year after reopening under the new management, but Charles Town held on until the next year. Kenton closed down the track, not willing to reopen without Sunday racing and reduced state taxes. Management won, and the track proved to be tough in the face of adversity. “They’ve had a lot of controversies over the years. The usual things,” Hilton said. Once again in the ’90s, Charles Town Races faced the threat of closing. Poor attendance and a lack of horses left a very uncertain future for the track. “They thought: what’s the use of continuing this?” Hilton said. “There were controversies between the horsemen and management.” With the addition of other forms of gambling, the track was able to pull through and become the icon it is today. After 80 years, there was only one thing left to do: celebrate the event. On Dec. 16, local politicians joined the track’s biggest supporters for dinner. State Sen. John Unger, a local whose father worked for the race track when Unger was younger, presented a senatorial certificate in the Winner’s Circle to commemorate the success. “That was a surprise to everyone,” said Dickie Moore, grand manager of racing operations. “We thought that was a fabulous idea that he had.” Moore sat with Unger during the dinner while Hilton sat at
a nearby table, where she could overhear the conversation. She said they talked about the old days at the track and enjoyed reminiscing. “He was very interested,” she said of the senator. “They just had a good time discussing old times. He realized 80 years is special. “I think he was just very happy to be able to celebrate with us.” Moore agreed with Hilton after spending the evening with Unger. “He was very tickled that it happened, and he was a part of it,” Moore said. Penn National Gaming, the parent company of the facility, did not respond to a request for a statement on the milestone. With years of rich history, talking about the past seems inevitable for anyone who’s been part of the track. Hilton especially, whose roots go back to that very first day in 1933. Her father, a trainer for 50 years, ran a horse, Electric Gas, in the third race on the first day. “He came in next-to-last place,” she laughed. “We’re just a family that’s always been involved in horses. “It’s a really neat part of this community. I’m going to think positive and hope that we’ll continue.” After eight decades of survival and pulling through two shutdowns, it seems like Charles Town Races will likely be around for another 80 years.
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Road (2009, 2011). At the Breeders Classics event, there have been 27 multirace winners. “(It feels) really good for us putting it on,” Holden said about the state’s nowcompetitive industry. “So many horses have come back.” Holden enjoys that so many horses, owners and other racing industry workers have the opportunity to benefit from the Breeders Classic every year. The event has taken on a life of its own as it helped strengthen West Virginia breeding and became a fan favorite. “Some people make it an annual affair,” Holden said, adding some sections of the track fill up very early with reservations. Even when the weather could deter an outside event, the fans still come out. “People still brave the elements,” Holden said. “These are the horses they’re familiar with. These are the hometown horses.” Over the years, the Breeders Classics transformed from a one-day event to a week-long one. “A lot of the things were Sam’s idea,” Holden said. “As the event grew, we came up with different things.” A gala, celebrity golf tournament and the Breakfast of Champions lead up to the horses leaving the gate. The breakfast has given many locals a chance to meet NFL and horse-racing celebrities, but the area benefits from the events with more than just having fun. Proceeds from the pre-
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A Huevo, ridden by Michael McCarthy, wins the $150,000 1999 West Virginia Breeders Classic at Charles Town Races with a track record of 1 minute, 50.1 seconds. race events benefit local charities, including the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic, the Charles Town Races chaplaincy, the local 4H
horses club, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the local United Way. Holden and Huff wanted to give back to the commu-
nity as well as the industry. “It’s been a big promotional tool for West Virginia as well as for the industry. Sam and I always wanted to
show the best of West Virginia,” Holden said. “Hope we can keep it going, and everybody gets a chance to participate.”
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Wednesday afternoon. I bet a thoroughbred to show in a five-horse race. I had no idea of the horse’s past performances or its potential. I had no clue of the other horses in the field. All I knew was that the horse looked frisky in the indoor paddock at Charles Town. (For many years, bettors could wander to the indoor paddock — in an area now overrun by slot machines — and take a look as the horses entered in the next race. You could almost touch them as their jockeys saddled up.) I bet on the frisky horse. For all I knew, the thoroughbred could’ve been excited by being the lone male among four other fillies. (The sexes race among their own group, I have since learned.) All I really knew was that for my $2 show bet I had a 60 percent chance of winning by betting the horse to finish third. I knew that I’d win something if the horse finshed as the winner, the placer or the shower. My horse led the whole race, and I was feeling prettty psyched as I heard the call from the track announcer, the late Costy Caras. I knew I was going to win some money. My horse broke a leg coming down the home stretch. I was cursing my own luck rather than understanding what happens to a horse at that point. (It’s not good.) That experience told me that I’m not one to bet the ponies. I haven’t for the most part. I do enjoy going to the races, however. I have watched the array of changes at Charles Town — now known as Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Its birthright remains. While money is huge in horse racing at all levels, the majesty in the sport of kings comes from the thoroughbreds themselves. They are simply beautiful animals — large, fast and powerful; at the same time, fragile, too, during a misstep. The smallness of the track at Charles Town keeps the horses close within view. A night at the track can be an enjoyable outing without ever pulling a penny from one’s pocket. There is an certain elegance in horse racing that has abated as facilities have morphed into racinos with other forms of gambling also available on site. There’s been a changing climate, though, at the same time. The quality of the horses charging the bull-ring at Charles Town has improved to the point where the track will now have two graded races in 2014. Vestiges of a bygone era remain. Cigar smoke waffs through the air. Fans still pour over their Daily Racing Form. One guy I know continues to make his living betting the ponies. He gave me a tip once, and it returned a nice sum of nearly $30 for a $2 bet for me, while he was receiving a four-figure return. I have never questioned how this guy succeeds. I’m sure his method of betting doesn’t match that of another person I heard this past week: whichever horse has the biggest hind end. That’ll get you 5-2 odds?
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FirstEnergy announces management changes
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Greentree Realty receives agents/managers award
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Jefferson Medical names Daisy winner
RANSON — University Healthcare’s Jefferson Medical Center has named Jill Stouffer, a registered nurse in the emergency department, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second half of 2013. The award was presented to Stouffer during a recent ceremony held at the hospital. She received a certificate along with a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, handcarved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The Daisy Award was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at University Healthcare’s Berkeley Medical Center and
Jefferson Medical Center are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY Award. The awards are being sponsored by the University Healthcare foundations. The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif. and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Jefferson Medical Center recently named the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses winner for the second half of 2013. Pictured from left to right during the awards ceremony: Denise Carter, RN, director of critical care services; Jill Stouffer, RN, Daisy Award recipient; and Diane Liebeskind, RN, assistant nurse manager.
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A trader wearing “2013” glasses works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. While 2013 was a great year for the average investor, few market strategists believe that 2014 will be anywhere near as good.
Market Resolutions Will 2014 prove to be another great year?
AP Markets Writer
BY KEN SWEET
NEW YORK — 2013 was a great year for the average investor, but few market strategists believe that 2014 will be anywhere near as good. The simple strategy of buying U.S. stocks, selling bonds and staying out of international markets isn’t going to work as well as it has, they say. Some of Wall Street’s biggest money managers have come up with a few resolutions to help your retirement portfolio have a good year: Curb your expectations Few investors expected 2013 to be as big as it was. The S&P 500 index is up 28 percent for the year, its best year since 1997. Including dividends, it’s up 30 percent. On average, market strategists expect 2014 to be somewhat tame. Most are looking for the S&P 500 to rise to 1,850 to 1,900 points, a gain of just 2 to 4 percent. Keep your eye on valuation Investors bid up stock prices to all-
Visitors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange use their smartphones and tablet devices to photograph the opening bell ceremonies. time highs this year, despite a mediocre economy and corporate profits that were less than spectacular. At the beginning of the year, the price-to-earnings ratio on the S&P 500 was 13.5, meaning investors were paying roughly $13.50 for every $1 of earnings in the S&P 500. Now the S&P 500’s P-E ratio is around 16.7.
While a P/E ratio of 16.7 won’t set off any alarm bells — the historical average is 14.5 — it is noticeably higher than it was a year ago. Investors have high expectations for corporate profits next year, based on the prices they are paying. See 2014, Page D2
Targets of BP settlement inquiry attack report Associated Press
BY MICHAEL KUZELMAN NEW ORLEANS — Nearly six months after a federal judge appointed former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, the targets of his inquiry are questioning his independence and trying to rebut his findings. Lionel “Tiger” Sutton III, a lawyer whose resignation from the staff of claims administrator Patrick Juneau spawned the investigation, urged U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier last week to throw out a scathing report that Freeh issued in September. The report concluded that top members of Juneau’s staff, including Sutton, engaged in conduct that was improper, unethical and
possibly criminal. Sutton’s lawyer, Michael Walsh, argued in a Dec. 18 court filing that Freeh doesn’t have any evidence that his client broke any laws or had a conflict of interest during his work on the settlement. “When one is able to see through the innuendo, out of context statements, factual mistakes, incorrect assumptions, faulty legal analysis, lack of evidence, self-dealing and fantasies that make up the Freeh report, the conclusion is clear. At no time did Sutton commit any crime or knowingly violate the written terms of his Employment Agreement or the Settlement Agreement,” Walsh wrote. Freeh’s report also accused two private attorneys, Glen Lerner and Jon Andry, of using Sutton’s position in the settlement pro-
gram to benefit their clients’ claims. In return, the report said, Sutton received more than $40,000 in fees for referring a claimant to their law firm before he joined Juneau’s staff. Lerner’s lawyers said there is no evidence that Sutton tried to provide any “improper advantage” to any of the clients that Lerner and Andry represented. “The evidence shows that the payments made to Sutton were not the product of any agreement among the three lawyers, but were made based on a good faith understanding that Sutton was entitled to the payments and that his receipt of them had been disclosed and approved by Mr. Juneau,” they wrote earlier this month. See FREEH, Page D3
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World braces for global retirement crisis BY DAVID MCHUGH ELAINE KURTENBACH PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers
A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas. It will play out for decades, and its consequences will be farreaching. Many people will be forced to work well past the traditional retirement age of 65. Living standards will fall and poverty rates will rise for the elderly in wealthy countries that built safety nets for seniors after World War II. In developing countries, people’s rising expectations will be frustrated if governments can’t afford retirement systems to replace the tradition of children caring for aging parents. The problems are emerging as the generation born after World War II moves into retirement. “The first wave of under-prepared workers is going to try to go into retirement and will find they can’t afford to do so,” says Norman Dreger, a retirement specialist with the consulting firm Mercer in Frankfurt, Germany. The crisis is a convergence of three factors: ≤ Countries are slashing retirement benefits and raising the age to start collecting them. These countries are awash in debt since the recession hit. And they face a demographics disaster as retirees live longer and falling birth rates mean there will be fewer workers to support them. ≤ Companies have eliminated traditional pension plans that guaranteed employees a monthly check in retirement. ≤ Individuals spent freely and failed to save before the recession and saw much of their wealth disappear once it hit. Those factors have been documented individually. What is less appreciated is their combined ferocity and global scope. “Most countries are not ready to meet what is sure to be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century,” the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington concludes. Mikio Fukushima, who is 52 and lives in Tokyo, worries that he might need to move somewhere cheaper, maybe Malaysia, after age
70 to get by comfortably on income from his investments and a public pension of just $10,000 a year. People like Fukushima who are fretting over their retirement prospects stand in contrast to many who are already retired. Many workers were recipients of generous corporate pensions and government benefits that had yet to be cut. Jean-Pierre Bigand, 66, retired Sept. 1, in time to enjoy all the perks of a retirement system in France that’s now in peril. Bigand lives in the countryside outside the city of Rouen in Normandy. He has a second home in Provence. He’s just taken a vacation on Oleron Island off the Atlantic coast and is planning a five-week trip to Guadeloupe. “Travel is our biggest expense,” he says. ııı UNDER SIEGE The notion of extended, leisurely retirements is relatively new. Germany established the world’s first widely available state pension system in 1889. The United States introduced Social Security in 1935. In the prosperous years after World War II, governments expanded pensions. In addition, companies began to offer pensions that paid employees a guaranteed amount each month in retirement — socalled defined-benefit pensions. The average age at which men could retire with full government pension benefits fell from 64.3 years in 1949 to 62.4 years in 1999 in the relatively wealthy countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. “That was the Golden Age,” Mercer consultant Dreger says. It would not last. As the 2000s dawned, governments — and companies — looked at actuarial tables and birth rates and realized they couldn’t afford the pensions they’d promised. The average man in 30 countries the OECD surveyed will live 19 years after retirement. That’s up from 13 years in 1958, when many countries were devising their generous pension plans. The OECD says the average retirement age would have to reach 66 or 67, from 63 now, to “maintain control of the cost of pensions” from longer lifespans. Compounding the problem is that birth rates are falling just as the bulge of people born in developed countries after World War II retires.
Populations are aging rapidly as a result. The higher the percentage of older people, the harder it is for a country to finance its pension system because relatively fewer younger workers are paying taxes. In response, governments are raising retirement ages and slashing benefits. In 30 high- and middleincome OECD countries, the average age at which men can collect full retirement benefits will rise to 64.6 in 2050, from 62.9 in 2010; for women, it will rise from 61.8 to 64.4. In the wealthy countries it studied, the OECD found that the pension reforms of the 2000s will cut retirement benefits by an average 20 percent. Even France, where government pensions have long been generous, has begun modest reforms to reduce costs. “France is a retirees’ paradise now,” says Richard Jackson, senior fellow at the CSIS. “You’re not going to want to retire there in 20 to 25 years.” The fate of government pensions is important because they are the cornerstone of retirement income. Across the 34-country OECD, governments provide 59 percent of retiree income, on average. ııı THE FINANCIAL CRISIS MAKES THINGS WORSE The outlook worsened once the global banking system went into a panic in 2008 and tipped the world into the worst recession since the 1930s. Government budget deficits swelled in Europe and the United States. Tax revenue shrank, and governments pumped money into rescuing their banks and financing unemployment benefits. All that escalated pressure on governments to reduce spending on pensions. The Great Recession threw tens of millions out of work worldwide. For others, pay stagnated, making it harder to save. Because government retirement benefits are based on lifetime earnings, they’ll now be lower. The Urban Institute, a Washington think tank, estimates that lost wages and pay raises will shrink the typical American worker’s income at age 70 by 4 percent — an average of $2,300 a year. Leslie Lynch, 52, of Glastonbury, Conn., had $30,000 in her 401(k) retirement account when she lost her $65,000-a-year job last year at an insurance company. She’d worked there 28 years. She’s depleted her retirement savings try-
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ing to stay afloat. “I don’t believe that I will ever retire now,” she says. Many of those facing a financial squeeze in retirement can look to themselves for part of the blame. They spent many years before the Great Recession borrowing and spending instead of saving. The National Institute on Retirement Security estimates that Americans are at least $6.8 trillion short of what they need to have saved for a comfortable retirement. For those 55 to 64, the shortfall comes to $113,000 per household. ııı THE ASIA CHALLENGE In Asia, workers are facing a different retirement worry, a byproduct of their astonishing economic growth. Traditionally, Chinese and Koreans could expect their grown children to care for them as they aged. But newly prosperous young people increasingly want to live on their own. They also are more likely to move to distant cities to take jobs, leaving parents behind. Countries like China and South Korea are at an “awkward” stage, Jackson says: The old ways are vanishing, but new systems of caring for the aged aren’t yet in place. Yoo Tae-we, 47, a South Korean manager at a trading company that imports semiconductor components, doesn’t expect his son to support him as he and his siblings did their parents. “We have to prepare for our own futures rather than depending on our children,” he says. China pays generous pensions to civil servants and urban workers. They can retire early with full benefits — at 60 for men and 50 or 55 for women. Their pensions will prove to be a burden as China ages and each retiree is supported by contributions from fewer workers. The elderly are rapidly becoming a bigger share of China’s population because of a policy begun in 1979 and only recently relaxed that limited couples to one child. China is considering raising its retirement ages. But the government would likely meet resistance. ııı THE END OF TRADITIONAL PENSIONS Corporations, too, are cutting pension costs by eliminating traditional defined-benefit plans. They don’t want to bear the cost of guaranteeing employees’ pensions. They’ve moved instead to so-called defined-contribution plans, such as
401(k)s, in the United States. These plans shift responsibility for saving to employees. But people have proved terrible at taking advantage of these plans. They don’t always enroll. They don’t contribute enough. They dip into the accounts when they need money. They also make bad investment choices — buying stocks when times are good and share prices are high and bailing when prices are low. Several countries are trying to coax workers to save more. Australia passed a law in 1993 that makes retirement savings mandatory. Employers must contribute the equivalent of 9.25 percent of workers’ wages to 401(k)style retirement accounts. In 2006, the United States encouraged companies to require employees to opt out of a 401(k) instead of choosing to opt in. That means workers start saving for retirement automatically if they make no decision. ııı EASING THE PAIN Rebounding stock prices and a slow rise in housing prices are helping households recover their net worth. In the United States, retirement accounts hit a record $12.5 trillion the first three months of 2013. But Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research says the recovery in housing and stock prices still leaves about 50 percent of American households at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement. When they look into the future, retirement experts see more changes in government pensions and longer careers than many workers had expected. Cuts in government pension programs like Social Security will likely hit most retirees but will probably fall hardest on the wealthy. Those planning to work past 65 can take some comfort knowing they’ll be healthier, overall, than older workers in years past. They’ll also be doing jobs that aren’t as physically demanding. In addition, life expectancy at 65 now stretches well into the 80s for people in the 34 OECD countries — an increase of about five years since the late 1950s. “My parents retired during the Golden Age of retirement,” says Mercer consultant Dreger, 37. “My dad, who is 72, retired at 57. That’s not going to happen to somebody in my generation.”
Film industry had record-setting year at box office AP Film Writer
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which consistently filled theaters last summer. LOS ANGELES — More recently, Warner Despite a string of summer- Bros.’ space epic “Gravity” time flops, Hollywood is has earned $254 million expected to have a banner domestically, Lionsgate’s year at the domestic box sci-fi sequel “The Hunger office, coming in just shy of Games: Catching Fire” has $11 billion, the largest annu- grossed $378 million and al take ever. But because of fantasy prequel “The Hobbit: higher ticket prices, actual The Desolation of Smaug” attendance at North Amerihas brought in $150 million can theaters remained flat for Warner Bros. after a decade of decline. A strong holiday slate is With the current domestic also boosting the year’s boxbox-office tally nearly 1 per- office total. “There has virtucent ahead of last year at this ally been every kind of genre time, 2013 could surpass of film available,” said Ren2012’s overall haul of $10.8 trak box-office analyst Paul billion by more than $100 Dergarabedian. “You have million, according to boxblockbusters like ‘Hobbit’ office tracker Rentrak. and esoteric, challenging High-profile flops such as films like ‘Nebraska,’ ‘Dallas “The Lone Ranger,” ‘’After Buyers Club’ and ‘Mandela: Earth,” ‘’R.I.P.D.” and Long Walk to Freedom.’ All “Turbo” were offset by of these films get people to mega-hits like “Fast & Furi- the movies.” ous 6” and “Iron Man 3,” But the National Associa-
tion of Theater Owners projects that the actual number of tickets sold domestically in 2013 will remain about the same as last year’s 1.36 billion. That’s down from the all-time high of 1.57 billion admissions in 2002. In 2011, the domestic box-office gross sunk to a 16-year low, dropping 3.5 percent from 2010 to $10.2 billion. But 2012 saw the industry rebound with a $10.8 billion total, thanks to hits like Disney’s “The Avengers” and Warner Bros.’ Batman finale “The Dark Knight Rises.” Both films screened in 3D, a profit-boosting perk that saw a huge increase in popularity following 2009’s “Avatar.” But the public’s appetite for the heightened technology has eased, leaving Hollywood to search for other ways to counter audi-
ence drain. Entertainment available on countless portable devices continues to threaten multiplex attendance, as do advanced home theater systems and video-on-demand services offering original premium programming and feature films the same day as their theatrical release. But Hollywood is fighting back with the premium multiplex experience. Movie attendance may be tepid, but the audience is willing to pay more for theater extras, which keep the bottom line growing, even as admissions remain flat. “Theaters are offering IMAX, bigger chairs, dine-in options and alcohol,” said Don Harris, head of distribution at Paramount. “It’s kind of like the difference between staying at a Hilton or a Ritz Carlton. I think what you saw
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Also cited in Freeh’s report is Sutton’s wife, Christine Reitano, who worked as a lawyer on Juneau’s staff. Freeh said Reitano had a conflict of interest when she recommended that a vendor for the settlement program hire her husband. Additionally, Freeh questioned Reitano’s truthfulness when she denied having a role in arranging the payments to her husband from Lerner and Andry’s firm. Juneau fired Reitano in June, shortly after her husband resigned. Freeh recommended disqualifying Sutton, Reitano, Andry and Lerner from representing anyone with spillrelated settlement claims and called for the Justice Department to investigate whether they broke any laws. Barbier allowed the four attorneys to respond in writing to the report’s allega-
this year was a growth in a segment of the audience that isn’t as worried about the price of a movie ticket as they are interested in the outof-home premium experience. I think you’re going to see that going forward.” And with all of the bells and whistles now offered at theaters, movie-going is still one of the least expensive ways to be entertained, compared to concerts, sporting events and live theater,” notes Richie Fay, Lionsgate’s president of domestic distribution. (So far this year, the average cost of a movie ticket in North America has been $8.05, according to NATO.) Social media has also helped boost sales, Fay observed, with Twitter and other services providing a powerful marketing tool for studios and a faster way for fans to spread that all-impor-
tant word of mouth. “People don’t have to wait a day for a print story anymore. It’s an important part of the growth of the industry.” Studios are hoping to continue that growth in 2014 with such anticipated releases as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” ‘’The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” ‘’X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” ‘’Dumb and Dumber To,” ‘’The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.” “I think the fact that attendance is at least holding its own is impressive, given the number of other media options in the mix,” said Rentrak’s Dergarabedian. “Going out to the movie theater is clearly as attractive, relevant and viable as ever with audiences.”
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A natural solution? InsiderQ&A
Paddy Spence Title: CEO of Zevia, maker of a natural zero-calorie soda His insights: A look at the soda industry and natural sweeteners Sugar substitutes aren’t new but the latest question is whether natural sweeteners can stem the decline in the consumption of diet sodas. While consumers have been cutting back on soda for years, their pullback on diet sodas is a more recent phenomenon. Executives at Coke and Pepsi are pointing fingers at concerns over the safety of artificial sweeteners. Enter Zevia, a small company out of Los Angeles that makes zero-calorie sodas sweetened primarily with stevia, which is derived from a South American plant. Stevia’s bitter aftertaste has been a roadblock, so Zevia’s fortunes could signal whether there is a potential market for such a drink. Zevia, founded in 2007, says its products are now distributed in 42 percent of conventional supermarkets including Kroger and Safeway, as well as specialty chains such as Whole Foods. The privately held company would not say if it’s profitable yet. Some insight on the soda industry from Zevia CEO Paddy Spence: Coca-Cola is testing a drink sweetened with a mix of stevia and sugar in Argentina. How would that impact Zevia if it came to the U.S.? I think it’s great in terms of validating stevia as a sweetener. But what they appear to be aiming at is a mid-calorie solution. When you think about it from a consumer standpoint, who are you attracting with that? The zero-calorie person wants no part of something that’s 60 or 80 calories. The full-sugar person may gravitate toward that, but you’re really just cannibalizing your sales. Part of the reason is the strong aftertaste of stevia — the sugar offsets that. Isn’t taste an issue for Zevia? Absolutely. It’s just like when I was a kid and I tried Tab for the first time and I said, “This is not Classic Coke.” I think that’s true with any zero-calorie product. In a blind taste test, no one is going to prefer Diet Coke over Classic Coke. A zero-calorie product is going to have a different taste profile. But what we’ve been trying to do is narrow the gap. Is the growth of sparkling and flavored waters a concern for Zevia, and diet sodas in general? I think there’s an absolute place for bottled water, sparkling water and flavored water. But I think there’s a point where the consumer wants something that’s a little more indulgent, that’s sweet, and that just doesn’t fit the bill. What’s the difference between soda and flavored, sparkling water that’s sweetened? The dirty secret is that there is no difference. There’s going to come a time when the consumer is going to wake up and realize that. Interviewed by Candice Choi. Answers edited for content and clarity.
Textron to restructure Beechcraft after purchase Associated Press
BY JIM SALTER
Business Research at Wichita State University, said the merger was Textron Inc.’s CEO said Friday good news. He noted that Textron that his aviation company’s $1.4 already has ties to Wichita because billion purchase of Beechcraft Cessna Aircraft was founded in the Corp. will require “restructuring central Kansas city more than 80 and optimization of costs.” But years ago. how the deal will affect thousands Hill speculated that some upper of employees at Beechcraft’s home management cuts could happen, but base in Kansas, and elsewhere, he doubted that the number of line remains unclear. workers would be reduced by Textron, Cessna Aircraft’s parmuch, if any. ent company, announced late “I will say both companies are Thursday that it was purchasing fairly lean,” Hill said. “I can’t Wichita, Kan.-based Beechcraft in imagine there would be many more a merger of big players in aviation. layoffs.” On Friday, a Textron spokesman Wichita Mayor Dale Brewer and said it was too early to speculate on the City Council released a stateworkforce size or plant consolidament calling the acquisition “a tions. development of great interest” to Civic leaders seemed optimistic Wichita. in Wichita, where Beechraft is one “Our city’s reputation as the Air of the linchpin businesses with Capital of the World has been built about 3,300 employees. The com- on the solid business decisions of pany emerged from bankruptcy ear- our aviation industry,” the statelier this year. ment read. “We fully expect that Jeremy Hill, director of the Cen- the Textron/Beechcraft merger will ter for Economic Development and result in a positive outcome for the
individual businesses and the community as a whole.” Brewer was out of town Friday and unavailable for comment, his spokesman said. Messages seeking comment from the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers union in Wichita were not returned. During a Friday teleconference with analysts, Textron chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly acknowledged that Beechcraft employees have been through a lot in recent years. Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy 10 months ago — largely freed from debt and its unprofitable Hawker business jet operations. “From an employee’s perspective, obviously we are going to need to go through restructuring and optimization of costs, but it’s going to strengthen those King Air and T-6 and Baron and Bonanza products going forward,” Donnelly said, referring to Beechcraft’s lines
of airplanes. Company spokesman Dave Sylvestre said the Providence, R.I.based Textron was appointing a transition team, but until that team begins its work, “it would be too early for us to speculate on what it means in terms of workforce size or plant consolidations or anything like that.” But, he added: “Beechcraft now has a strong parent company, which means greater stability and investor capacity for Beechcraft.” Beechcraft was founded in Kansas in the 1930s, then purchased by the Canadian investment firm Onex Partners and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s private equity arm in 2007. It has more than 36,000 aircraft in service, but struggles in the sluggish business jet market during the economic downturn forced it to file for bankruptcy reorganization in May 2012. Cessna was founded in Wichita in 1927, and has built and deliv-
ered nearly 200,000 airplanes worldwide since then, including 6,500 Citation business jets, according to Textron. It also makes Caravan single-engine utility turboprops and single-engine piston aircraft, and provides aftermarket services including include parts, maintenance, inspection and repairs. Donnelly lauded Beechcraft’s line of King Air turboprop planes as complements to Cessna’s Caravan and Citation jet lineup. Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture had said in recent months that he expected the company would sell at least its idled business jet assets by the end of 2013. “Textron’s experience in the industry and its willingness to invest in and maintain the iconic Beechcraft brand make it an ideal parent company, one that will help us continue to satisfy our customers and meet our business objectives at a faster pace,” Boisture said in a statement on Thursday.
The Journal • www.journal-news.net S&P 500 1,841.40
6-MO T-BILLS .08%
30-YR T-BONDS 3.94%
Sunday, December 29, 2013 — Page D5
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MarketPulse IPO TRENDS With big names like Twitter, Hilton and Italy’s Moleskine all selling their stock in initial public offerings in 2013, it certainly feels like the year of the IPO. Indeed, the number of IPOs globally did climb this year, to 300 from 203 in 2012. The total value of the deals also rose, up 38 percent to $137 billion. But the levels are still well below just a few years ago, according to Renaissance Capital. In 2010, global markets saw 479 IPOs, and three years before that, there were 555.
COAL’S RETIREMENT PARTY Old king coal is retiring: Power plants that run on coal continue to shut down around the country. In 2013, coal-fired plants capable of producing more than 7.3 billion watts of power retired, according to Barclays. In 2015, as many as 25 billion watts of coal-fired capacity may go offline. The retirements are coming amid worries about the emissions that coal-fired plants produce. Natural gas, meanwhile, is picking up the slack given its relatively low price tag and cleanerburning ways.
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Number of IPOs globally 121
MID-TERM BLUES Ugh, the mid-term elections. Get ready for a wave of political commercials in 2014, as Congressional elections heat up. And maybe for a drop in stock prices. S&P Capital IQ strategist Sam Stovall counted all the times that the S&P 500 index has had a drop of at least 5 percent since World War II. Of those, 37 percent occurred in a mid-term election year, the highest percentage of the four-year cycle. It could be yet another market coincidence, but Stovall says it may also be due to investor anxiety over which party will take over Congress.
Source: Renaissance Capital
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T-Mobile US Inc
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Energy Transfer LP
Tesla Motors Inc
Green Mount Coffee
CGI Group Inc
Icahn Enterp LP
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The Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s Orenitramdrug, a treatment for a potentially fatal condition that constricts blood flow.
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$3.43 or -8.7%
It was another week of big swings for the stock, which began trading publicly in August. The prior week, it had surged 16.2 percent.
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Engility Holdings agreed to buy the consulting firm for $11.50 per share in cash. Dynamics Research works with the federal government. Friday close: $11.46 $11 9 8
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$11.62 or -28.2%
Shares fell following allegations of fraud around the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Textura rejected the allegations. $45
Friday close: $29.54
2. Pfizer (PFE)
3. Halliburton (HAL)
4. Qualcomm (QCOM)
5. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 3,050
6. Exxon Mobil (XOM)
7. Oracle (ORCL)
8. Viacom (VIAB)
Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices
9. Procter & Gamble (PG)
10. General Motors (GM)
The top 5 sectors each represented more than 10 percent of the total dollar value of buybacks in the third quarter.
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As the stock market set record highs this year, corporate America wasn’t sitting on the sidelines. Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index purchased large quantities of their own stock. They bought back $128.2 billion of their own shares in the third quarter. That’s an 8.6 percent increase from the second quarter and the most since the fourth quarter of 2007, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Stock buybacks can benefit investors because a reduction in the number of shares outstanding automatically increases earnings per share. But companies still face the possibility of “buying high” and are open to criticism for not growing earnings by reinvesting in the company, making acquisitions or putting the money to other uses. Growing confidence in a strengthening economy could prompt different spending decisions in 2014. Companies in the S&P 500* had $1.25 trillion in cash on their books at the end of the third quarter.
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Opko Health Inc
The stock fell to its second straight weekly loss, but that makes its gain for the year only slightly less eye-popping. It has surged 239.4 percent.
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Speculation rose that the company may merge with Sprint to create a stronger third player in the telecommunications sector.
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NEW YORK — Forget the fear of missing out. In 2014, trend watcher JWT thinks JOMO — the joy of missing out — will take deeper root in the mainstream. Among the global advertising and marketing company’s predictions for the new year is a march to “mindful living,” with more consumers actively trying to shut out distractions and focus on the moment. But as trend reports often go, this one is mixed, for Mindful Living is listed with The Age of Impatience in JWT’s Top 10 for next year. In the peace-of-mind department, look no further than the Slow Food Movement broadening, simply, to Slow; the rise of the digital detox like Camp Grounded in Northern California’s Anderson Valley; and Silicon Valley’s infatuation with all things Zen, said Ann Mack, the company’s director of trend-spotting. Google already offers employees meditation as part of a “Search Inside Yourself” course, along with regular silent “mindful” lunches, for instance. And there’s an app or three, including Headspace for on-the-go meditators who are prompted to check in with themselves, Mack said. The mind-calming, mindblowing concept goes like this, according to Mack: “You’re enjoying what you’re doing in the here and now and not on social media broadcasting or seeing what everybody else is doing.” WOW. As for JOMO, as opposed to FOMO, Mack credits tech blogger Anil Dash for coming up with the former when he realized after a month unplugged following the birth of his son that he happily hadn’t missed anything at all. While some people work on their downward-facing
Visitors pace through an environment of falling water at the Random International’s “Rain Room” at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. In New York, lines were hours-long at the Museum of Modern Art for the chance to experience the Rain Room. Falling rain paused when a human body approached. Watch next year for Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that makes players feel like they're inside the game screen. dogs at yoga class, the ondemand economy will churn away in 2014, said the ninth annual JWT report. To satisfy the need for all things instant, binge viewing and same-hour delivery bubbled up to satiate all age segments, especially hyperconnected Millennials who expect things can be achieved, acquired and enjoyed with the help of mobile technology in real time. Even they’re pushing back some on how they perceive technology, Mack said in a recent interview. “I think the real surprise is the fact that as we get more immersed in technology we’re starting to question its siren call, although we’re not resisting it entirely,” she said. “There’s a Jekyll and Hyde quality that we speak about in
raging against the machine. You know, we are still very much embracing it but resisting it simultaneously,” Mack added. “Over the past several years we’ve let technology rule us and now we’re ready to rule it and find a balance in our lives because we realize technology is here to stay but it’s fundamentally changing our relationships, our behaviors, perhaps even our brains.” Which leads to another JWT prediction: the rise of Telepathic Technology. Google Glass? So yesterday. The report said brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, will push further into the commercial mainstream next year. Currently nascent, mind-controlled cars to art exhibits rely on the brain-wave activi-
ty of consumers. As traditional EEG systems have been pared down, they’re no longer the domain of health providers alone. Applications at a lower cost have proliferated for commercial consumption, the report said. A Silicon Valley company called NeuroSky is looking ahead, partnering with Mattel to create mind-powered toys, for example, while another company has come up with a headset that can read a wearer’s mood to provide the perfect playlist, according to the report. “Researchers and programmers from Egypt to the U.K. and the U.S. are refining the ability to get computers to read human emotions through a practice known as affective computing,” the report said.
“As emotion recognition advances, tech manufacturers will start building it into devices, enabling gadgets to recognize and react to how users are feeling. Think Siri being more sympathetic to frustrated users.” While Siri sorts herself, proudly imperfect as the new perfect will take a stand next year, according to JWT. Blemished fruits and vegetables are touted as best over the waxed-up grocery kind and “ugly selfies” are the new selfies across social media as authenticity makes a comeback, Mack said. We’ve got celebrities without makeup, books on imperfect parenting and the anti-Photoshop movement leading the way, she added. “Increasingly,” Mack said, “we’re not equating perfect
with good, or good for us.” Other JWT predictions for 2014: — IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES Nabbing the minds and attention of consumers will be an increasingly multisensory affair. Outbreak Missions in Manila is among the companies offering Zombie runs, in its case a 5K called Zombie Apocalypse where victims must find a cure for an outbreak or un-die trying. In New York, lines were hours-long at the Museum of Modern Art for the chance to experience the Rain Room. Falling rain paused when a human body approached. Watch next year for Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that makes players feel like they’re inside the game screen. — SPEAKING VISUAL With the rise of photos, emojis and video snippets, “visual” has become a language of its own that savvy companies will embrace in a big way. Taco Bell and the frozen yogurt chain 16 Handles have sent disappearing 10-second coupons and new product teasers using Snapchat, JWT said. And Sony took to Pinterest for “Pin It to Give It,” where the company donated a dollar to charity with every re-pin. — THE END OF ANONYMITY Big Bro has technology on his side. Look for things to get even dicier, shopperwise. The snack food behemoth Mondelez is testing a “smart shelf” with sensors to figure out the demographics of people choosing certain products and brands. A company called NEC has come up with a facial recognition system, NeoFace, for salespeople to identify VIP customers. Accessories are proliferating for people who don’t want their data mined. OFF Pocket, for instance, blocks GPS, Wi-Fi or cell signals from reaching a mobile phone.
Venturing into the New Year The first year Balint ventured into the dark of New Year’s Eve, his mother grew frightened. At home on the outskirts of Budapest, she spent the evening preparing warm lentil soup, he preparing to leave into the cold, snowy night. Hungarian tradition says we should eat lentil soup on New Years, each lentil bean another opportunity for prosperity in the coming year. Balint would eat his, later. First, he was on his way to beginning a new tradition, to the train station. How much does modern rail development depend on individuals willing to look not only backward, but forward? Through his childhood, Balint Fuszei collected photos and postcards of trains. Actual model trains were relatively expensive in this former Soviet Bloc country, and so Balint and his neighbor initiated a friendly boyhood competition to see who could collect the most train cards, and the newest. “Tomas’ family had a few model trains in their home, so we would often play there,” Balint recalls. Over the years, playing developed into traveling, as Balint and Tomas began touring Hungary by train in their teenage years. “To see my country,” Balint explains. “To look and discuss and understand my country and where my family is from. I could travel and learn who I am, where I am from.” Balint and Tomas then began adding their own train photographs to their card collections. The next year, in 2002, Balint, then 16,
ON THE RAILS Ben Vient had an idea: On New Years Eve, after midnight, they would journey from their homes to the train station. “My mother was afraid of this plan,” Balint says. “She worried about us out by ourselves at night, about the drunk people in the streets lighting fireworks.” As that New Years Eve ticked along, their families and friends gathered outside in their building’s courtyard. They drank their favorite Hungarian wine and spoke of the past months, looking backward at the year that was now becoming history. Balint was anxious to leave as the clock struck midnight. They must hurry, they explained as they dressed in layers, to journey to the train station and begin their new tradition: to see the first trains move forward into the New Year. At the train station, in the early morning hours, they surveyed different models of trains, remarked on their favorites, and waited to watch each depart. As the night sky grew lighter, more people arrived to take trains home to nearby towns after New Years revelry in the big-city of Budapest. After sunrise, they traveled home where Balint’s mother was waiting, relieved, and, yes, with lentil soup. And so Balint and Tomas started their new tradition, repeated most years since. They organized themselves,
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Shown is one of Balint Fuszei’s New Year’s photographs in Budapest, Hungary. as they are not members of any formal train organization. Hungary does not currently have an official rail advocacy group, and so it’s difficult to quantify how many rail fans like Balint or Tomas may exist. In the United States, which has an ample rail history and once pioneered the rail development now advanced by other countries, the largest and oldest public rail advocacy group, the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) is looking to the future.
NARP currently counts membership at 22,000, but is creating additional membership levels to attract the emerging millennial generation, who, recent surveys indicate, are looking for more reliable public transportation options, including rail. Balint is part of that generation, at age 26. His interest began as a childhood hobby, then developed into a personal passion, and inspires his support of trains today: “Train technology has changed, design has
changed. We’ve seen it through our photographs,” Balint explains. “I want to have new train services. It’s important for how we traveled in the past, and how we will travel in the future.” New Years has now become memorable for him and his friend, for new reasons. “I like traditions, but I enjoyed starting this new tradition also.” Balint continues. “It gives me a different feeling to be at the train station at New Years, a hopeful feeling. Where are these
trains going as the New Year begins, and where could I go? I feel the potential.” The efforts to modernize and build upon rail history may ultimately depend on the shared experiences of people like Balint and Tomas, who each year, after a celebration of looking back, embark into New Years, to look forward. — “On the Rails” continues here in two weeks, on Sunday, January 12, traveling north from Budapest to Poland.
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Uranus in hotheaded Aries is ready to emotionally erupt at the slightest Holiday provocation, and the other Mathis planets are like unruly siblings today: happy to ASTROLOGY oblige. There’s a secret to keeping your cool: Don’t take anything personally. When you leave your ego have the tools to do so. out of it, you’ll find no rea- However, do everything in son to take or offer offense. your power to acquire the tools, as things will go TODAY’S BIRTHDAY much better. (Dec. 29). Your perspective shift makes it seem GEMINI (May 21-June like the whole world has 21). Stress will only be changed. Social horizons uncomfortable if you interopen, and you’ll enjoy pret it as something you interesting new company. don’t want in your life. Your mind’s eye is extra Consider the benefits. The powerful in January and pressure makes you perMarch: What pops into form better than you would your imagination will come otherwise. true. Financial odds favor you in February. July feaCANCER (June 22-July tures a real estate purchase. 22). You’re starting to see Leo and Pisces people the past differently, and adore you. Your lucky today’s events have you numbers are: 40, 1, 3, 28 wondering about the extent and 11. of your karmic debt. Sure, you owe someone a good ARIES (March 21-April turn — but does it go 19). Prove that you’re deeper than that? ready to take on a responsibility. The one who is in LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). charge will gladly hand Can you give yourself what over the position to a wor- you want? Others make it thy successor, but will be look easy, but it’s not so wary of anyone who seems easy for you. You would unsure. have to completely rearrange your priorities, TAURUS (April 20putting yourself much May 20). You are deterhigher on the list. mined and will finish the job whether or not you VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22). The work at hand is repetitious, and you may quickly tire of it. But if you can muscle through, you’ll be one of the rare ones who do, and you’ll reap tremendous benefits for your tenacity.
Capricorn rubs Venus the wrong way, and to AQUARIUS (Jan. 20make matters even more Feb. 18). Others may be uncomfortable, the love fooled by pretty packaging, goddess’s retrograde but you’re impressed only motion through this realm by substance. That’s why has her assessing the hisyou’ll kick the proverbial torical data instead of contires and check under the necting to the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. hood, too. Since Jupiter is retrograde, 23). People need what you too, many will be looking have to offer, so let everyPISCES (Feb. 19-March at the things that created one know what it is. 20). Just because you love lucky and safe feelings in Encourage your contacts to someone doesn’t mean you the past for hints as to what tell their contacts. Give have to completely ignore might work in the future. people an incentive to it when that person behaves Be patient. The answers spread the word. like a selfish narcissist. won’t be obvious, but keep You’re not about to let collecting data, and next SCORPIO (Oct. 24yourself be used. week will bring a breakNov. 21). Be careful not to through. reject who you are just FORECAST FOR THE because you’d like to grow WEEK AHEAD: The new CELEBRITY PROinto a new role. It still will year opens under a new FILES: Will Ferrell disbe the same you undermoon — an auspicious covered Danny McBride neath, and that person omen, especially for those when the comedy king saw deserves honor and respect. hoping to make big McBride in the shoestringchanges in 2014. With the budget comedy “The Foot SAGITTARIUS (Nov. outer planets settling into a Fist Way.” The “Eastbound 22-Dec. 21). They can’t groove that’s similar to last and Down” star has a full read your mind accurately year’s, the backdrop will lineup of movies coming today, but they sure will seem awfully familiar, but out in the years to come, come up with some interdon’t believe for a second including the next Cameron esting inaccuracies. Conthat the same environment Crowe project. His sun and sider staying mysterious will yield similar results. If Mercury in Capricorn indijust so you can laugh at you’ve ever known a fami- cates that McBride is much their funny guesses about ly in which siblings of the more strategic and down to what you’re really up to! same parentage are comearth than Kenny Powers! pletely different from one CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- another — even the ones If you would like to write Jan. 19). Do what you can. that happen to be twins — to Holiday Mathis, please If it’s not what you wanted you know that personality, go to www.creators.com to be doing or what you will and countless other and click on “Write the think you should be doing, variables make for an Author” on the Holiday so what? It’s something, entirely different outcome. Mathis page, or you may and it will create the As for 2014, the difference send her a postcard in the momentum that gets you is mainly in our intentions. mail.
ATV park breathes life into old Appalachian mine Associated Press
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Shawn Owens, Knott County tourism director, sits on an all-terrain vehicle at the Mine Made Adventure Park in Leburn, Ky. The ATV park was built on a former coal mine and local officials hope the park can generate tourism dollars for the small Appalachian county. making $20 and $25 an hour here, and those jobs are gone now.” Inside the park there are no obvious signs to visitors that it was once a coal mine, except for an old company posting that stands at the entrance. After a ride up the
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OK — the first major snow of the season has officially hit our area. If you’re like many people, you raided the supermarket the day before, preparing for what was to come. You filled up your gas tank, stocked up on hot chocolate and bread, and waited. And boy, did the snow fall! After watching it accumulate for a couple of hours, your mind switched from thinking it was beautiful and a perfect symbol of Christmas to having to get out there and shovel and whether the roads were going to be clear enough for your commute the next day. While the clean up is reality, there are ways to clear the snow without making your evening an exercise in pain relief:
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Yes, push. I know the traditional method for shoveling calls for digging in, getting some snow, and then lifting the shovel to cast Lisa it to the side, or onto some unsusWood pecting person. But try this method the next time you need to there with just a coat and gloves clear a big space: put the blade of and think you’ll knock it out. But the shovel into the snow and put being cold will slow you down. both hands on the handle. Press Invest in a good pair of boots forward using your body weight to that keep your feet dry and move the snow rather than only warm. Dress in layers — thermal your arm strength. You’ll find underwear under the pants and you’ll clear a bigger space faster. shirt, sweatshirt over that, scarf, Pace Yourself coat, hat, and gloves. It may It’s not a race. The 17-year-old seem like overkill but if you want to be able to stay out there next door may finish shoveling in and do the work without running ten minutes, but you don’t have to and racing him is only going to inside for warmth periodically, you’ll try it and see how it works make you tired and annoyed. Go at a pace that works for you – you for you. are dressed warmly enough to stay
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feel like you got more accomplished and you never know, you might get a helper out of it. Another thing you can do is venTiming is ture out when your neighbors are Everything out. A little conversation while Most people like to wait until working never hurt anybody. all the snow has fallen before they Try these tips during the next go out to shovel. That could be a snowfall and see if they make a mistake. Meteorologists are not difference. If you still like tradiperfect – they may say you’re get- tional shoveling, be sure to lift ting 3 inches of snow when in with your legs and not your back. actuality you end up getting 7. If Either way, sipping some of that you waited until all 7 inches fell, hot chocolate you bought in the the shoveling will be a bigger job supermarket raid and watching a than it would have been had you movie are fantastic ways to warm started at 3 or 4 inches. Know up and enjoy the rest of the snowy this: You may have to shovel day. twice. Your back will thank you for spreading out the work. — Lisa Wood is many things, Here’s an idea – if you have psychological horror author, kids, go out with them while they adjunct professor, and freelance play in the snow. Play a little, and writer among them. She lives in then knock out the work. You’ll Martinsburg.
Krysta Mayville and Jamie Richard
Jeff and Stacy Mayville, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Brinkley, Ark., and Clarendon, Ark., announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Krysta Mayville, to Jamie Richard, of Kearneysville, son of Rob and Kelli Richard, of Kearneysville. The bride-select is the granddaughter of William and Alice Mayville, of Clarendon, and the late Ann and Billy Rawlison. She is a 2011 graduate of Washington High School. The groom-to-be is the grandson of Pat Richard, of Zachary, La., the late Donald Richard and the late William and Margaret Bradford.
He is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School. Both the bride-elect and the groom-to-be are attending Shepherd University. The wedding will be May 25 in Kearneysville.
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Van Gogh going to new home
“Green Wheat Fields, Auvers” by Vincent Van Gogh is pictured. The painting, which has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades, will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art.
BY BRETT ZONGKER WASHINGTON — A Vincent Van Gogh painting that has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art. The rarely seen 1890 painting, “Green Wheat Fields, Auvers,” depicts a landscape in bright greens and blues from northern France when Van Gogh was living just north of Paris in Auvers-sur-Oise. The painting was given to the museum by philanthropist and art collector Paul Mellon, and it has been kept in his family’s home in Upperville, Va., since 1955. It will go on display alongside five other Van Gogh paintings. The museum now holds nine altogether. The painting has only been exhibited once before in the United States in a show devoted to the Mellon collection in 1966 at the National Gallery of Art. The painting spent its early years with Van Gogh’s brother Theo and then was traded in Germany. It was shown in a major exhibition in Cologne, Germany, in 1912 and then in Berlin. But it has mostly been out of view since the 1930s, said French paintings curator Mary Morton. The painting was created while Van Gogh was struggling. He had cut off his
“What's great about this picture is that it really is just a field painting. It's just about grass and wind and sky. It's very sort of pure in that sense. There's no story. There are no figures. There's nothing to read.” Mary Morton French paintings curator, National Gallery of Art
earlobe on Christmas Eve in 1888 and committed himself to an asylum in southern France a few months later before he returned to northern France and turned to painting spectacular landscapes. “It’s really one of the great landscapes of that moment. It is in very good condition,” Morton said, adding that it retains the thick paint and expressive, emotional brush stokes that Van Gogh became famous for. “This is why we love him so much.” It’s likely impossible to pinpoint when this painting was created. It’s not dated. But it is part of a group of paintings he likely completed in June or July
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Crystal Messick and Christopher Shifflett, of Martinsburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Heavenly Faith, at 1:14 p.m. Dec. 5, 2013, at Berkeley Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lisa Shifflett and Michael Messick Sr., of Martinsburg. Paternal grandparents are Bernice Shifflett and John Shifflett Sr., of Martinsburg. Amber and Graydon Tetrick, of Falling Waters, announce the birth of their daughter, Reese Whitfield, at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 5, 2013, at Berkeley Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jeanette Mitchell and Michael Smith. Maternal great-grandparents are Carolyn Ashby and Gail Smith. Paternal grandparents are Riley and Lynn Tetrick. Paternal great-grandparents are Ann and Gene Dury and Mary Tetrick.
of 1890 before his death in late July. There’s no way to know what his final painting was, Morton said. While there are multiple Van Gogh exhibitions around the world every year, this painting has never been part of those. “What’s great about this picture is that it really is just a field painting. It’s just about grass and wind and sky,” Morton said. “It’s very sort of pure in that sense. There’s no story. There are no figures. There’s nothing to read. It’s just this feeling he has while he’s out there, and he’s completely absorbed by the environment.”
SeaWorld ad campaign underway in major papers ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld has posted ads in a handful of newspapers around the nation in response to a critical documentary that inspired eight musical acts to cancel performances at the company’s Orlando marine park. SeaWorld posted the ad in The New York Times, The
Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, the Orlando Sentinel, the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Antonio ExpressNews. SeaWorld has parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio. Both the ad and open letter on its website, www.seaworldcares.com,
describe SeaWorld as an advocate for animals and detail efforts to rescue and care for marine animals. “Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care,” the fullpage ad said. “The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record
straight.” SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs said in an email: “We did the ads because there was a great deal of dishonesty and misinformation in the online discussion of SeaWorld over the last several weeks, and we felt an open letter was the best way to provide the truth about SeaWorld.”
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This is Tyler, a young man who is currently in the seventh grade and is waiting for his forever family. Tyler enjoys being active outside playing basketball, riding his bike and he really enjoys spending time hunting and fishing. Tyler is active with his school's wrestling team, enjoys watching television and playing video games as well. Tyler does well in school and he sometimes needs a little extra help with his school work.
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Tyler is currently receiving therapy, his new family must be willing to continue with this therapy. Tyler would be best suited in a home as an only child or as the oldest child as he sometimes has conflict with children his same age. Tyler still has contact with his maternal grandmother as well as an aunt. His new forever family would need to be willing to allow this contact to continue.
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IN THE KNOW Volunteers sought MARTINSBURG — Hospice of the Panhandle will soon open the doors of its new 14-bed inpatient facility. There is a flurry of excitement as staff members look forward to providing a new service for patients living with an end-stage disease. One of the preparations being made is assuring that Hospice has an adequate number of volunteers in place to help at the inpatient unit. Volunteers will pay a big part in the new facility. Whether they are sitting with patients, or helping to organize donated supplies, the need is great. One opportunity where the need is consistent is manning the reception area from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week. The person who volunteers in this capacity will provide general information to visitors and families, as well as answer the phone. Three shifts a day are planned — 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. If you are interested, Hospice would love to talk to you! Whether you can do one shift a week, or one a month, please consider helping Hospice. To find out more, contact Tricia Lawrence, volunteer coordinator at 304-267-1870, ext. 211.
well as a publishing class. “Family Fun with Science” is a new course, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, where fourth and fifth grade students and their parents experience hands-on activities in biotechnology and forensic science. Photography courses include basic, level II, portrait, and black and white photography. Ballroom dancing, ballet, and Middle Eastern dancing classes are also offered. To learn more about these courses and see the entire selection of lifelong learning course offerings, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/cone d/areas/lifelong or call 240500-2236.
The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals older than 45, will gather at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at Italian Touch Restaurant for dinner and conversation. Italian Touch is located at 229 S. Loudoun St. Dress is business casual, and prospective members are welcome. For more information, call 540-313-6303; visit winchesterconnection.org; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley Arts Council has announced a new series of art classes starting Jan. 13, 2014. The classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St. Inn displays ‘Polar The announced classes for Express’ train adults include beginning and CHARLES TOWN — intermediate acrylic painting, Hillbrook Inn & Spa, 4490 pastel painting, watercolor Summit Point Road, is one of painting, beginning and interonly 20 Select Registry inns mediate drawing and sketchacross the United States that ing, pottery and classes on was chosen to display the writing a a mystery novel. iconic Lionel’s Polar Express Classes for young people train set during the holiday include Art and Art History season. for home school, middle and For more information, call high school students, tempera 304-725-4223 or visit Hill- painting for middle school brookInn.com. students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years. Details and online regisEmbroiderers to tration are available at meet Jan. 2 http://artworks.berkeleyartsw WINCHESTER, Va. — v.org/instruction. Information The Winchester Chapter of is available at berkeleEmbroiderers Guild of email@example.com or 304Personal enrichment America will meet at 12:30 620-7277. p.m. Jan. 2, in the Activities classes at HCC Room at Westminster CanNaturalist Program HAGERSTOWN, Md. — terbury. All levels of stitchThe Continuing Education ing are welcome. Please join open for 2014 SHEPHERDSTOWN — and Business Services Divi- us as we explore many difThe Potomac Valley Master sion at Hagerstown Commu- ferent needlework technity College is offering a niques, expanding our skills Naturalist Program is now wide selection of personal with the guidance and cama- accepting applications for its 2014 classes. enrichment classes in Januraderie of fellow needleApplications must be postary, February and March. women. marked by Jan. 14, 2014. Art classes include chair For more information or Candidates will be notified caning, stained glass, jewelry directions, call 540-450of their selection in February. making, and calligraphy. 0262 or 540-665-5739. Instruction will begin in Music courses include severMarch 2014 and continue al different classes and work- Winchester monthly through October. shops on bluegrass. There are Connection As is the case each year, writing classes for fiction WINCHESTER, Va. — enrollment will be strictly and nonfiction writing, as
limited to 20 people. Established in 2007, the Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Program is sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and is an official chapter of West Virginia’s Master Naturalist Program. Application forms and more details are available on the Potomac Valley Audubon Society website at www.potomacaudubon.org. Scholarship applications are also available there. For more information, contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org. In all, 64 hours of classroom time and 30 hours of volunteer work are required to complete the certification cycle. Some people complete this cycle in one year; others take longer. Anyone with an interest may apply. Most who enroll come from Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. Interested persons who live outside those areas are welcome to apply, but they must commit to completing all their volunteer work in West Virginia. Tuition is $300 per person for the full course of instruction. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Some of the program’s classes will also be available on an individual basis for persons interested in sampling natural history topics without committing to the entire program. Individual classes will cost $30 each on a space-available basis.
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Bluebird discussion to be held Jan. 8
SHEPHERDSDTOWN — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly evening program for January will feature a presentation about the Bluebird Trail at Antietam National Beekeeper class Battlefield. KEARNEYSVILLE — The program will be held The Eastern Panhandle Bee- at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in Shepherd keepers Association will be University’s Student Center offering its Beginning Bee- on North King Street in keepers Class again this Shepherdstown, in the cenwinter. Classes will be held ter’s second-floor Cumberat the WVU Fruit Research land Room. Admission is Lab in Kearneysville. Class- free and everyone is weles will be held six consecu- come to attend. tive Monday evenings from The speaker will be 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. Judith Lilga, a retired edu3, 2014. cator and past president of Beginning Beekeeping the Washington County, Classes are open to adults Md., Bird Club who has and children (age 9 and assisted with monitoring of over) who are interested in Antietam Bluebird Trail. keeping bees as well as those who are just interested Birding trip set to in learning about honeyAltona Marsh bees. Class size is limited CHARLES TOWN — so please register early. The classes will cover all The Potomac Valley aspects of beekeeping such Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the as the equipment you need Altona Marsh in Jefferson to start beekeeping, the County on Jan. 11. The trip development of your colony, and managing your will begin at 8:30 a.m. and colony throughout the year. last a couple of hours. The trip will be free and The cost of the class is anyone with an interest is $70 for up to three family members and includes Bee- welcome to come along, regardless of their birding keeper’s Handbook, Beekeeping Basics, Honey Bee skills. However, because this is Maladies, CD with lecture a protected site and there notes, a one-year memberare access issues, particiship in the West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Beekeep- pants must pre-register and ers Association (WVEPBA) sign a waiver. To pre-regis‘Inequality for All’ and the West Virginia State ter, and to get more inforSHEPHERDSTOWN — mation, contact Joette Beekeepers Association The Robert C. Byrd Center Borzik at 240-440-4221 or (WVBA). for Legislative Studies will firstname.lastname@example.org. All beekeeping equipscreen Jacob Kornbluth’s Children ages 12 and up ment, supplies and bees documentary film, “Inequali- must be purchased separate- will be welcome but they ty for All” at 12:30 p.m. Jan. ly. Download class registra- must be accompanied by an 28 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 30. tion form from our website adult. “Inequality for All” is a pas- www.wvepba.org Participants should wear sionate argument on behalf sturdy footwear, dress If you do not have a of the middle class. The film place to keep bees WVEPappropriately for the preshows why dealing with the BA can help you locate vailing weather conditions, widening gap between the and bring along water. someone who wants beerich and everyone else is not hives on their property. Binoculars will be available just about moral fairness and WVEPBA also has a menfor anyone who needs them. provides viewers with a The trip may be canceled toring program for those deeper sense of the issue and whose wish to have an in the event of bad weather.
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Toast to the New Year is always part of the party
New Year’s Eve celebrations have long included alcoholic drinks. A toast to the New Year is part of the party, along with music, noisemakers and a New Year’s wish and kiss. In the early 1900s, bars were the hub of much social activity. Neighborhood folks would eat, drink and talk as they do today, but of course without a sportscast on a nearby TV set. Gifts from the saloon management to regular customers were expected. In the 1880s, a popular gift was a special small glass flask filled with whiskey. Its label read “Season’s Greetings,” and included the name of the giver — a hotel, bar or bartender. These holiday bottles are very collectible today. Price is determined by the shape and color of the bottle and the historic interest in the giver. Norman C. Heckler & Co., which operates online bottle auctions, recently sold a c.1900 gift bottle from the Hotel Emrich in Washington, D.C., for $468. It had a label under glass, which added to the value. ≤≤≤ Q: My grandmother, who was born in the late 1800s, had some pieces of silverware that I now own. I would like to preserve them and display them in a shadow box for my children. Is there something I can put on the silver to keep it from tarnishing? A: Silver that is going to be displayed, not used for eating, can be lacquered to prevent tarnish. It should be cleaned before treating. You can have it lacquered by someone who repairs and restores silver, or you can buy a product meant specifically for silver and do it yourself. This can be a difficult process if the piece has an intricate design. Every bit of the silver must be covered and the lacquer must be applied evenly. Lacquer will yellow over time and may crack. You can use Renaissance Wax, a micro-crystalline wax, instead of lacquer, but it will not prevent tarnish for as long. Silver can’t be polished once it is lacquered. The lacquer has to be completely removed first. The type of box the silver will be displayed in also is important. It should have an airtight lid, if possible. Don’t display the silver on felt, velvet or wool. ≤≤≤ Q: I have a dining-room set that includes a French Provincial table with three leaves, a china cabinet with glass doors, six chairs and one armchair. All the chairs have been re-covered. A tag on the bottom of one of the chairs says “B.F. Huntley Co.” The entire set was purchased at an estate sale in the 1970s. When were
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COLLECTING these pieces made and what might their value be? I’m going to sell them before we remodel. A: B.F. Huntley, an employee of the Oakland Furniture Co., established his own furniture company in Winston-Salem, N.C., 1906. Later he acquired the Oakland Furniture Co. and two other furniture companies. In 1961 B.F. Huntley Furniture Co. merged with the Thomasville Chair Co. and became Thomasville Furniture Industries. Your vintage furniture is worth what comparable new sets sell for today. ≤≤≤ Q: I have a very old glass plate that my greatgrandmother gave me when I was 10 years old. That was 73 years ago. It’s decorated with cigar bands on the back with a man’s picture in the center. The back of the dish is covered with a felt-like material glued over the bands and center picture. Can you tell me how old it is and if it has any value? A: Cigar bands, the decorative strips of paper wrapped around cigars, were first made in the 1830s to identify brand names. Cigar bands made from the late 1800s until about 1920 are the most colorful and decorative. “Cigar band art,” which is sometimes referred to as a form of folk art, was a popular homemade craft in the early 1900s. The bands were used to decorate dishes, coasters, bracelets and other items. Your dish was decorated by gluing the large picture, face down, to the bottom of the dish, then gluing cigar bands face down so they completely covered the rest of the dish’s exterior. The bands were then covered with felt so that when the dish is turned upright, the bands can be seen but the back is protected by the felt. Old cigar band dishes are not hard to find. They sell for $10 to hundreds of dollars, depending on age, condition and the talent of the maker. — Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try.
Stained glass windows still popular after 3,000 years Mesopotamian potters discovered the method for making multi-colored opaque glass beads around 2,750 BC. Circa 1,100 AD, a window of colored glass was documented in Germany. Colored glass windows were used in churches, monasteries, and other places of worship. Artisans, like worshipping pilgrims of the day who made pilgrimages to holy sites, traveled from church to church to work on stained glass window projects during the Medieval period. Most stained glass windows were made of colored glass with images of saints painted onto the glass itself. The colorful images for each glass panel were kiln fired. This firing made the colored images a permanent part of the glass. The Arts & Crafts movement of the mid-1800s blossomed in England and America. A strong interest in handmade objects and quality workmanship was embraced by William Morris (1834-1896) and his company, Morris & Company. A popular artisan of the movement was Sir Edward Burne-Jones who produced stained glass windows for the Victorian collectors of the day. Edward Burne-Jones counterpart in America was an accomplished designer named John LaFarge (1835-1910) who worked along with W. J. McPherson. LaFarge made opalescent glass pieces and created stained glass windows in the late 1870s in opalescent glass. This process made it unnecessary to paint the glass and fire it in a kiln. Other stained glass masters included the artisans John LaFarge who was active in the late 1800s to 1910, Louis Comfort Tiffany who was commissioned to produced stained glass windows for public institutions and private clients, and Frank Lloyd Wright who integrated stained glass windows into his architectural works. John LaFarge’s stained glass windows were highly
ART & ANTIQUES detailed and highly decorative. In 1885, Louis Comfort Tiffany established the Tiffany Glass Company. Tiffany windows were made in many different types of glass making techniques. They featured landscapes and figures and were produced for significant buildings such as churches and private homes. Tiffany first began experimenting with glass art in 1873. He opened the Tiffany Glass Company in 1885. Tiffany produced stained glass windows for many different clients using various techniques: opalescent, etched, and enameled glass. Other famous artists also worked in stained glass including Frank Lloyd Wright and Marc Chagall among others. Today, stained glass windows continue to attract collectors and enthusiasts as the art form has evolved. Today, contemporary artists work in colorful stained glass window art forms with the aid of advanced digital imagery technology such as contemporary stained glass artist, Clifford Ross. — Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel’s hit TV show, “Auction Kings.”
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MARTINSBURG — The Glitter Hair Salon, 287 Rock Cliff Drive, will be collecting donations for the Bethany House through Dec. 30. Items needed include bath towels, blankets and mattress covers (quilted and waterproof). Items may be dropped off anytime during regular business hours. For more information, call 304-839-7777.
$20. Preregistered Polar Bears will receive a customdesigned T-shirt, a customdesigned Williamsport Polar Bear Plunge zipper pull and an official Polar Bear certificate. Day of registration will be available; however, T-shirts are not guaranteed. The event will also feature a cornhole competition, live radio simulcast, best costume contest and more.
Poll: ‘Whatever’ annoys adults POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — When it comes to phrases that annoy, it looks like it’s “whatever” forever. Pollsters at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., found that Americans considered “whatever” to be the most annoying word or phrase in conversation for a fifth straight year. Thirty-eight percent of adults polled said “whatever” was most annoying in
conversation, followed by “like” at 22 percent and “you know” at 18 percent. Bringing up the rear were “just sayin,’” and “obviously.” The telephone poll of 1,173 adults living in the continental United States was conducted Dec. 3 through Dec. 5 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
The two races will begin at 9 a.m. The jog/walk will begin shortly afterward, and the children’s Fun Run will be held at about 10:45 a.m. The children’s Fun Run will be free. Fees for the other portions of the event will range from $15 to $25. All proceeds will be used to support Potomac Valley Audubon’s programs for children, and all fees will be tax-deductible.
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RANSON — Jefferson County 2014 Relay for Life kick-off will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Ranson Civic Center, Ranson. The theme will be “More Birthdays Around the World.” There will be a chili Pancake breakfast MARTINSBURG — Bed- cook-off. Several categories will be judged. Enter free ington United Methodist and/or come out to taste chili Church, 580 Bedington ($5) and vote for your Road, will host a pancake favorite. Submit entry info to breakfast from 7:30 to 11 chana.m. Saturday. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pan- firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about cakes, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, fried potatoes Relay For Life, visit and made-to-order eggs. Cost www.relayforlife.org/jefferso nwv. is by donation. For more information, call 304-274-2011. Pasta dinner SPRING MILLS — A benefit spaghetti dinner, in Spaghetti dinner support of the Spring Mills SHEPHERDSTOWN — High School baseball team, Good Shepherd Caregivers will hold its annual spaghetti will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the cafeteria of
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