NOON NUGGETS: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Posted: April 25, 2013

With Wire Reports

Here's what's happening in Winchester and beyond today at noon.

WEATHER:
It's 56 degrees with scattered clouds in downtown Winchester at noon. A high of 63 today and a low of 39 tonight. Partly cloudy and 63 on Friday.

For the weekend, Partly cloudy and 68 on Saturday. A 50 percent chance of rain and a high of 64 on Sunday.


Neil Diamond sings "Sweet Caroline" in the eighth inning of a baseball game on April 20 between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston. Sales for Neil Diamond's “Sweet Caroline” are up by 597 percent a week after the tune has become a source of comfort following bombings in Boston last week.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
 
HEADLINES: Officials: Bomb suspect silent after read rights

Presidents converge to salute 1 of their own

Police identify victims in Illinois killings

FAA order formally lifts Boeing 787 grounding

Fathers, firefighters: Lives lost in West, Texas

Fire out hours after fuel barges explode in Ala.

Rain eases drought for some farmers, but not all

Family upset over Air Force officer's transfer

Colorado court says no protection for pot users

Survey: Americans felt more secure in jobs in 2012

MIDDAY STOCKS: Stock prices are rising as investors were encouraged by a decrease in claims for unemployment benefits last week and positive news from companies reporting earnings.

The Labor Department said applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to the second-lowest in more than five years.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 70 points to 14,735 points at noon Thursday, or 0.5 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine to 1,588, a gain of 0.6 percent. The Nasdaq composite was up 27 to 3,296, or 0.8 percent.

SOMETHING STRANGE: Calif. grocer tries to profit off botched burglary

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California grocery store owner is trying to profit from a suspected thief's botched burglary attempt that was caught on video and went viral.

Footage shows the man breaking the Redding store's window last month and tripping twice as he ran away.

Now store owner Kent Pfrimmer has turned it into a television commercial for his business, Kent's Meats and Groceries.

The ad for the store's pastrami features footage of the suspect throwing something at the store's window. The sound of shattering glass can be heard before pastrami appears on camera, followed by the voice-over: "So good, some people will do just about anything to get more."

A call to Redding police to check on the investigation was not immediately returned.

TODAY IN THE STAR: Frederick County's Borad of Supervisors will accept proposals to build a new and bigger county office building outside the city following a 7-0 vote at its Wednesday night meeting. STORY

The relationship between the city and county hasn't always been easy, so the deal 19 years ago to keep the county offices downtown was considered not only symbolic but also beneficial. STORY
SPORTS:
TODAY

Baseball
Fresta Valley at SVCA, 4:30
James Wood at Handley, 5:30
Millbrook at Skyline, 6
Sherando at Liberty, 6

Softball
James Wood at Handley, 5:30
Millbrook at Skyline, 6
Sherando at Liberty, 6

Boys' Soccer
James Wood at Handley, 4
Millbrook at Skyline, 7

Girls' Soccer
SVCA at Fresta Valley, 5:30
Handley at James Wood, 7
Liberty at Sherando, 7
Skyline at Millbrook, 7

Boys' Tennis
Jefferson at Clarke County, 4
Millbrook at Skyline, 5
Sherando at Liberty, 5

Girls' Tennis
Clarke County at Jefferson, 4:30
Skyline at Millbrook, 5
Liberty at Sherando, 5