Noon Nuggets: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Posted: January 14, 2013

With Wire Reports

Here's what's happening at noon.
 

WEATHER: Currently it's 50 degrees and overcast in Winchester. We may see rain this afternoon and into the evening. A high today of 59 and a low tonight of 36. Colder with a 50 percent chance of rain on Tuesday. A high of 43.

STOCKS: Stocks were mixed on Wall Street at noon, with the Standard & Poor's 500 sliding further below a five-year high it reached last week. Apple tumbled on concern that demand for the iPhone 5 is waning.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 11 points to 13,499 as of midday, having fallen as much as 29 points at the start of the day. The S&P 500 fell 3 points to 1,469. The Nasdaq composite index fell 14 points to 3,111.

NUGGET OF THE DAY



A rescue worker helps at the site of a small avalanche in Utah in December (AP).
An average of 95 avalanches were triggered in Utah each year between 2000-2009. More than 40 people were caught in avalanches, almost 19 were partially buried, 6 were totally buried and nearly 4 people a year were killed in them.

<<< FROM TODAY'S STAR: Elisabeth Jones Malloy, a former Winchester resident and Handley graduate, is expected to make a full recovery after being buried in an avalanche while skiing in Utah. Story

IN TUESDAY'S STAR: Two mothers of students in Frederick County Public Schools are pushing for each county school to have an armed guard and are organizing a meeting to get public feedback..

Safety will also be a topic of conversation at tonight's Winchester School Board meeting. Agenda

IN THE NEWS THIS HOUR: Gov. Bob McDonnell's plea for legislation to automatically restore the civil rights of nonviolent felons has been rejected by fellow Republicans in the House of Delegates.

U.S. NEWS HEADLINES AT NOON:

Obama demands quick action to raise debt limitCourt continues order targeting voter intimidation

Corruption trial set for 6 Calif. city leaders

Arrests made in Los Angeles store hostage drama

Calif. judge to rule if boy murdered neo-Nazi dad

Crime reported to law enforcement rises

Senate GOP leader optimistic about Afghanistan

Conn. group to launch anti-violence initiative

Bitter cold grips Calif., hiker rescued in forest

NRA says Congress will not pass weapons ban


LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE: Boys Basketball
James Wood at Clarke County, 7:30

KEY LOCAL MEETINGS:

Winchester School Board, 6 p.m. Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School, 550 Virginia Ave. Agenda

Clarke County School Board, 7 p.m. Clarke County High School, 627 Mosby Blvd. Agenda

Middletown Town Council, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 7875 Church St.