×

Uncategorized

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. WEDNESDAYS AL-ANON will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. DEVELOP THE POSSIBILITIES with Chamber Networking meeting will be the second Wednesday of each month ...

Supportive sister doesn’t want to be overbearing

Dear Annie: I have a sister who has had six surgeries to beat two types of cancer. She has residual complications but is working forward. I have been with her through all her surgeries and rehab. I live on the West Coast, and she lives on the East Coast. I have called her every day since her ...

As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

(AP) — More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public ...

W.Va. diocese seeks $792K from bishop

WHEELING (AP) — West Virginia’s Roman Catholic diocese said Tuesday that it wants a former bishop to pay it more than three-quarters of a million dollars after a series of alleged sexual and financial scandals. Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark E. Brennan released a “plan of ...

Indexes hit record highs

(AP) — More encouraging signs that trade talks between the U.S. and China are on track kept investors in a buying mood Tuesday, nudging the major stock indexes to record highs for the second straight day. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer spending helped power the modest ...

Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and other Republican election groups criticized tech giant Google on Tuesday for making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The GOP groups said the changes will lead directly to suppressing ...

Judiciary Committee sets Dec. 4 impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump next week, scheduling a Dec. 4 hearing on the question of “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution. The opening hearing will feature legal experts who ...

Dollar Tree, citing tariffs, cuts outlook and shares plunge

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Dollar Tree reported weak third quarter profits and trimmed its full-year guidance citing higher tariffs. Dollar Tree said if fully implemented, the tariffs will increase their costs by $19 million in the fourth quarter, or 6 cents per share. The discount retailer ...

Lawyer: McGahn ruling doesn’t extend to Bolton, deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton’s attorney suggested Tuesday that a court order directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress has no bearing on whether his client and another ex-national security official he represents will testify. The statement from attorney ...

Gifts keep on giving

Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to come earlier each year. Though the dates remain the same, the promotions from advertisers don’t. Christmas decorations are appearing before Halloween. Merchants can’t wait for Thanksgiving to end so they can promote “Black Friday,” itself beginning ...

The Zen of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays. But there is something almost un-American about it. It is a day opposed to striving, to getting more. We stop adding up the numbers on the scorecard of life. We freeze in place and give thanks for whatever is there. The Wall Street Journal once ...

Who are the racists in America today?

Former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that racism in America is “foundational” and that people of color were under “mortal threat” from the “white supremacist in the White House.” Pete Buttigieg chimed in to explain that “systemic racism” will “be with us” no ...

One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel

DENVER (AP) — Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm ...

Horoscope

The Sagittarius new moon speaks to worldly sophistication. While reading books grows the mind, ultimately, brainpower is proven not in the mind but in the world. The highest intelligence is action. It takes sharpness to offer up what is most needed in the moment. Without the thing that makes a ...

Hints From Heloise

Senior technology Dear Readers: TECHNOLOGY is advancing every day, and to senior citizens, it can appear complicated and overwhelming. With so many devices out there (desktop, laptop, smartphone, digital audio players), no wonder there’s confusion! Social media platforms are great ways ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. TUESDAYS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet from 8 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Grace Episcopal Church. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 5 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Colonial Place, 301 ...

Reader is fretting over familial financial friction

Dear Annie: I’m very upset about my brother and my sister-in-law’s friction over finances. My brother and I are very close. I’m single and spend a lot of time with them and their two kids. They fight about money often. It’s mostly centered on their mortgage. My brother thinks they ...

Esper says Trump ordered him to allow SEAL to keep status

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that President Donald Trump gave him a direct order to allow a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to retire without losing his SEAL status. Esper told reporters at the Pentagon that Trump’s order was the reason he announced Sunday ...

Duck or Rudolph? Steelers facing improbable QB debate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph has the pedigree and the pressure. Devlin Hodges has the charisma and the confidence. And their head coach has a very important decision to make between the two young quarterbacks before the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Cleveland Browns next Sunday, one that ...

Harbaugh to get boost if Michigan beats Ohio St.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh’s job is safe at Michigan whether his team finally beats Ohio State or he falls to 0-5 in what has become a one-sided series. But a victory over Ohio State on Saturday at the Big House would sure provide a boost for Harbaugh and college football’s ...