NOON NUGGETS: Friday, March 22, 2013

Posted: March 22, 2013

With Wire Reports

WEATHER: It's clear and 37 today at noon in Winchester. Partly cloudy and a high of 45 today. Clear and a low of 28 tonight. Partly cloudy and 48 on Satruday. Chance of snow Sunday night, although accumulation predictions are unclear at this point.


LEAVING THE ROCK

In this March 21, 1963 photo taken by Leigh Wiener and provided by the National Park Service, the last prisoners are led out from the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. The National Park Service on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of Alcatraz Island's closure as a federal penitentiary with an exhibit of newly discovered photos of the prison's final hours.

(AP Photo/National Park Service, Copyright Leigh Wiener)
 

 

MIDDAY STOCKS: Stocks are higher on Wall Street, bolstered by strong earnings from major U.S. corporations. Investors are also taking advantage of an earlier market decline to add to their holdings.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points, or 0.6 percent, to 14,514 in midday trading Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 10 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,556. The Nasdaq composite rose 16 points, or 0.5 percent, to 3,238.

HEADLINES: 3 dead, including suspect, in Quantico Marine base shooting

Man investigated in Colo. prison chief death dies

Reid: Background checks will be in Senate gun bill

CDC: 105 US children died this flu season

Police search for boy suspects in Ga. baby killing

Hunger strike hinders DC murder trial plans

Air France: Man found in cockpit not an employee

NM worker films himself fatally shooting a horse

Punxsutawney Phil 'indicted' over spring forecast

Parents, union to fight Chicago school closings

TODAY IN THE STAR: The City School Board will soon need to make some big decisions on the future of John Kerr Elementary School. MAIN | SIDEBAR

A local man who allegedly stole more than $10,000 from Middletown's only bank Tuesday may also have his probation revoked from earlier drug convictions. STORY

IN SATURDAY'S STAR:
Murals in the historic Masonic Lodge on the Loudoun Street Mall are being restored, but more funds are needed to complete the project.

The county’s Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to attract local mountain bikers, and anyone interested in the sport, to a new section of mountain bike trail on the north side of Sherando Park near Stephens City.

SOMETHING STRANGE: Man finds knife in back 3 years after stabbing

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (AP) — A Canadian man was just scratching what he thought was an old itch this week when it turned out to be a knife blade that had been buried in his back for almost three years.

Billy McNeely said this week it all goes back to an April, 2010, birthday party in McNeely's home town of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. McNeely got into a fight over an arm-wrestling contest and was stabbed five times. A doctor stitched him up back then and never took X-Rays.

Ever since, McNeely would set off metal detector and he's had a lump in his back where the knife went in. It never stopped nagging him and grew more painful this week.

Doctors dug out a blade measuring about 2.7 inches (7 centimeters).


SPORTS:
TODAY

Baseball
SVCA at Fresta Valley, 4:30
Millbrook at Handley, 5:30
Clarke County at Warren County, 6:30
Sherando at James Wood, 7

Softball
James Wood at Sherando, 6
Heritage at Millbrook, 6
Clarke County at Warren County, 6:30

Boys' Soccer
Warren County at Clarke County, 7
Loudoun Valley at Millbrook, 7:30

Girls' Soccer
SVCA at Quantico, 5
Clarke County at Warren County, 7

Boys' Tennis
Clarke County at Warren County, 4:30

Girls' Tennis
Warren County at Clarke County, 4:30

SATURDAY
Softball
James Wood at Clarke County, noon

Boys' Soccer
Handley at Western Albemarle, 2:30

Girls' Soccer
Western Albermarle at Handley, 2:30
SVCA Invitational, TBA

Boys' Tennis
Clarke County at Jefferson Invitational, 9 and 1

Girls' Tennis
Clarke County at Jefferson Invitational, 11 and 3

Track and Field
James Wood, Millbrook at Brian Watkins I-95 Invitational at Brooke Point, 9