Noon Nuggets: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
Here's Today's Noon Update
WEATHER: Currently it is 38 degrees in Winchester under overcast skies. A good chance of rain and snow this afternoon with a high of 41 and a low of 30 tonight. More precipitation tomorrow with a high of 45.
STOCKS: Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street as tensions rise in Washington over increasing the country's borrowing limit. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14 points to 13,493 shortly before noon. The Standard and Poor's 500 dropped two points to 1,468 and the Nasdaq composite index fell 13 points to 3,104.
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U.S. NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. home prices in November extended their steady recovery from the housing bust, rising 7.4 percent compared with a year ago. It was the biggest year-over-year increase in 6½ years.
NY seals 1st state gun laws since Newtown massacre
Experts: Proposed NY gun law might hinder therapy
20 years on, Katie Beers says kidnapping saved her
Philly girl taken from school found outside city
Chicago customs seizes 18 heads meant for research
Sandy aid package moving toward House votes
Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping
Obama weighing executive action on guns
Cold still threatens Calif. crops but it's easing
TODAY IN THE STAR: Two area mothers are on a quest to get armed guards added at every school in the Frederick County public school system. STORY
Counselors are in place at Sherando High School today after staff and students were notified Monday that first-year social studies teacher Roy McKenzie died unexpectedly. STORY
COMING IN WEDNESDAY'S STAR: Apple Blossom Mall is in the final stages of its first major renovation since it opened in 1983. Mall officials are having a ribbon cutting for the refurbished food court today.
Frederick County Schools Superintendent David Sovine will present his recommended Fiscal Year 2014 budget during the School Board meeting at 7 tonight at the FCPS Administrative Building. AGENDA
LOCAL MEETINGS OF NOTE:
Planning Commission, 3 p.m., Rouss City Hall. AGENDA
City Council Work Session, 6 p.m., Rouss City Hall. AGENDA
School Board, 7 p.m. FCPS Administration Building. AGENDA
Board of Supervisors, 1 p.m., Joint Government Center. AGENDA
Supervisors' Public Hearing, 6:30 p.m., Joint Government Center. AGENDA
LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Today's Big Game: Handley at Sherando boys' basketball, 7:30. Handley (11-2, 2-0 Northwestern District) and Sherando (9-4, 3-0) play for the early lead in the district. Handley won all three meetings last year, including a 61-54 victory in the Northwestern District Tournament finals.
Front Royal Christian at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy, 7
Handley at Sherando, 7:30
Washington (W.Va.) at Millbrook, 7:30
Skyline at James Wood, 7:45
Handley at Sherando, 6
Skyline at James Wood, 6
Millbrook at Washington (W.Va.), 7:30
Clarke County at Central, 7:45