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Archive for October 27th, 2012

  • Cancer awareness must be all-the-time matter

    October 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    As October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draw to a close, people need to remember that awareness should be a year-long affair. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NBCAM, which is a cooperative effort between national public service...

  • Character! after fundraiser

    October 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    University High School teacher Tammie Hardt kisses Bob as part of a fundraiser celebrating Character Counts! Week, Friday. The student body raised money which will be donated to the Chaves County Cancer Society. Mark Wilson Photo Sometimes good deeds deserve...

  • Verdict in earthquake trial has scientists shaking

    October 27, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

    Top Italian seismologists have been found guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of 308 people during the L’Aquila earthquake in 2009. The seven scientists have been sentenced to six years in prison and slapped with a fine totaling 7.9 million euros (about...

  • Federer beats Paire to reach Swiss Indoors semis

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro returns a ball to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their quarter final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (AP...

  • 14th Voodoo festival opens in New Orleans

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    101 Runners tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and mebers of the O on the Preservation Hall stage during the first day of Voodoo Fest at City Park in New Orleans, Friday, October 26, 2012 . (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, ) MAGS OUT;...

  • A circus comes to Gaza _ minus lions and ladies

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, Mohammed Nassar, 33, right, a member of the Egyptian National Circus practices in Gaza City. The circus came to Gaza on Friday, accompanied by blaring music, juggling clowns and fire blowers — but getting it...

  • Sarah Jessica Parker among stars honoring fashion

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    “Star” award honoree, designer Haider Ackerman, left, poses with presenter Karl Lagerfeld at the 29th Annual “Night Of Stars” presented by The Fashion Group International at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 in New York....

  • Spain’s 2012 Prince of Asturias awards handed out

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Prince of Asturias prize winners for Sports, Real Madrid soccer player Iker Casillas, left, and FC Barcelona soccer player Xavi Hernandez, right, hold their prizes during an awards ceremony in Oviedo, Spain, Friday Oct. 26, 2012. The award is one of eight of...

  • Timberlake apologizes for ‘silly, unsavory video’

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This June 2, 2012 file photo shows actor-singer Justin Timberlake accepting the troops’ choice for entertainer of the year award at the 2012 Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, Calif. Timberlake is apologizing for a video that shows homeless...

  • Jimmy Savile: How could his crimes go unnoticed?

    October 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This is a March 25, 2008 file photo of Sir Jimmy Savile, who for decades was a fixture on British television. A year after he died, aged 84 and honored as Sir Jimmy, several women have come forward to claim he was also a sexual predator and...