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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. SATURDAYS NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS CANDLELIGHT SERENITY GROUP will meet at 8 p.m. Saturdays at Grace Episcopal Church on John Street in Elkins. SATURDAY READING PROGRAM: Elkins-Randolph County Public ...

Couple’s PDA at concert is distracting

Dear Annie: Am I turning into a curmudgeon as I get older, or are couples today way more comfortable being physical in public? I recently went to a concert with my husband, something I’d been looking forward to for weeks. But I couldn’t concentrate on what was happening on the stage. ...

Bill Cosby won’t face a barrage of accusers at his trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. The 79-year-old TV star is set to go on trial in June, ...

Horoscope

Mercury, the minister communication, braves the oceans of Pisces, starting new trends in interpersonal relating. Explicit instructions are out; implications are in. There’s more info in silences than in words. During this transit, words have a way of being redefined to such a point that they ...

Hints From Heloise

Pasta problem: Why so much water? Dear Heloise: Why do all the PASTA RECIPES begin with the directions “Bring a large pot of 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rapid boil”? Do we really need to use that much water, and if so, why? — Samantha T. in New York Yes, especially if making a pound ...

Officials look to Daytona for ratings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR’s most popular driver, in his return to racing after a concussion sidelined him the second half of last season, would be a ...

Fans, writers pan ‘Tom Brady: The Movie’

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady: The Movie? A new book and a major motion picture are in the works about the New England Patriots’ star quarterback and the “Deflategate” suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and ...

Pitt seniors look to go out on a high note

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The four players tasked with overseeing a transition they never asked for and never saw coming can’t quite explain what went wrong. It wasn’t, Pittsburgh seniors Jamel Artis, Mike Young, Sheldon Jeter and Chris Jones insist, longtime head coach Jamie Dixon’s abrupt ...

Simmons won’t play this year

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training ...

Pieces of antiques can be collectible

Strange antiques and collectibles with mysterious shapes and unknown purposes are sometimes part of a larger piece. Mysterious wooden wheels with wooden spokes and about a 45-inch diameter were popular in the 1950s. They were hung on a wall as a decoration or put flat in a flower bed. Each ...

Events, trail celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th

Wisconsin is celebrating the 150th birthday of native son Frank Lloyd Wright with events and a new 200-mile trail directing visitors to nine of the sites, homes and buildings he designed. Wright, considered America’s best-known architect, was born June 8, 1867 in Richland Center. The ...

Shirts vs. Skins

Back before kids sports — with their pricey equipment, expensive coaches and summer camps — had become a major American industry, American boys, when playing pickup basketball on a neighborhood court, would simply separate themselves into competing teams, the Skins (without their T-shirts) ...

Denouncing Meryl Streep

Actress Meryl Streep isn’t just denouncing the dire state of America at Hollywood awards shows. She’s now taking her speech to far-left events, recently accepting the Ally Award from the LGBTQ political-correctness police at the Human Rights Campaign. Since so many Americans will never get ...

A solution to cultural war?

As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs. Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than ever, it is an open question as to ...

WH bars major news outlets from briefing

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the briefing after White House press secretary Sean Spicer ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Putting a foot in the door after college

Dear Annie: My daughter is a sophomore in college and is starting to apply for summer internships. She’s a great student — all A’s and B’s — and a hard worker. She wants to work in the film industry, so most of the places she’s sending her resume are media companies, film studios, ...

Robin Thicke’s ex-wife accuses him of tampering with evidence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Thicke’s ex-wife in a court filing made public Thursday accused the singer of tampering with a court order. The documents by attorneys for Paula Patton filed this week accuse Thicke of altering a custody court order and attempting to get her arrested ...

Major games set in Big 12 this weekend

(AP) — A look at the things to watch this weekend in the Big 12. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Ninth-ranked Baylor visits Iowa State on Saturday in a crucial game for both teams. The Bears (23-5, 10-5) were in the running for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament before back-to-back losses to ...