Noon Nuggets: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Here's a look at what's going on in the Winchester area and all around at noon
WEATHER: Currently it's 37 at cloudy in Winchester at noon. Rain will continue through the afternoon, but it will warm up with highs reaching 52. The warming trend continues Tuesday and Wednesday with high in the mid-60s each day. Mostly clear on Tuesday, but a good chance of rain on Wednesday.
BREAKING NEWS at NOON
Fire Damages Frederick Home
|This house fire caused major damage to a home this morning in the 100 block of Stephenson Road in Frederick County. The family escaped the fire without injury. (Melissa Boughton/The Winchester Star) BREAKING NEWS STORY|
STOCKS: U.S. stocks were mixed in midday trading despite of encouraging signs about the manufacturing sector, a key driver of economic growth.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 70 points to 13,895 and the Nasdaq composite average rose 11 points to 3,160. The S&P 500 dropped less than a point to 1,502.
The government said orders for long-lasting goods rose in December by 4.6 percent, helped by a 10 percent gain in orders for new aircraft.
HEADLINES: Chiefs from mass-shooting towns to meet with Obama
Detentions made in Brazil club fire, funerals begin as more than 230 die.
Insurgents flee Timbuktu, torch ancient scrolls
Egypt violence persists despite emergency moves
Senators reach agreement on immigration reform
Al-Qaida-linked group claims deadly Syria blast
Barge hits Miss. River bridge; Oil cleanup ongoing
Washington casts wary eye at Muslim Brotherhood
Refugees again, Palestinians flee Syria's war
TODAY IN THE STAR: Jenelle Embrey hopes to prevent future tragedies involving Jeep Cherokee vehicles through an online petition. She witnessed a fatal crash on Interstate 81 in October that claimed two Staunton reisdents when their Cherokee was hit from behind and caught fire. STORY
IN TUESDAY'S STAR: Winchester Parks and Recreation Board discusses a request from City Council that it reconsider part of its new facility fee schedule for user groups.
The University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center released two-year population estimates and the Winchester MSA shows a population growth greater than the state average.
ODD STORY OF THE DAY: Paper Please - Students at Pa. school must ask for toilet paper
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania high school says vandalism forced it to create a policy in which toilet paper has been taken out of the boys' bathrooms.
Boys at Mahanoy Area High School now must go to the school office to request toilet paper and sign it out. Principal Thomas Smith says that's helped solve a major problem of intentionally clogging toilets that's been going on for two years.
Parent Karen Yedsena says, however, some students are too embarrassed to go to the office to get toilet paper and are going home sick instead. School officials say they aren't aware of any such problems.
LOCAL MEETING OF NOTE: Clarke County School Board, 7 p.m. Clarke County HIgh School library, 627 Mosby Blvd.
Clarke County at William Monroe, 7:45
James Wood at Clarke County, 7:30
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