NOON NUGGETS: Friday, March 29, 2013

Posted: March 29, 2013

With Wire Reports

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

WEATHER:   Mostly cloudy today with a high of 54. Scattered showers, mainly after 3 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Mostly cloudy tonight then becoming mostly clear. 

Sunny Saturday, with a high near 56. Showers on Sunday likely after 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 55.  Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Partly sunny Monday with a high of 58 -- and that's no April Fool's joke.

 

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A long-tailed macaque pauses at the newly completed River Safari in Singapore. The River Safari, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's latest attraction will showcase 5,000 animal specimens representing 300 animal species from freshwater habitats inspired by eight of the world's iconic rivers including the Mississippi, Nile, Mekong, Yangtze and Amazon Rivers and will open its doors to the public in April this year.

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

 
STOCKS: The stock  market is closed today for Good Friday.

HEADLINES: Study says adults more likely to text and drive than teens

Arizona gun proponents launch free gun program

U.S. soybean farmers see growth potential in edamame

Seal pup learning to swim again after amputation

After 40 years, Vietnam memories are still strong

Motive remains unclear in Newtown school shooting

EPA takes aim at auto emissions, sulfur in gas

Congressional inaction could cost college students

Drone industry worries about privacy backlash

SOMETHING STRANGE: Ga. woman's camera washes ashore in Taiwan

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman has been reunited with her camera and photos after the camera she lost during a 2007 trip to Hawaii washed ashore in Taiwan.

Lindsay Scallan says she was on a scuba diving trip when she lost her camera during a night dive.

Scallan said she recently got a Facebook message from a high school friend saying his wife found an article on a Hawaiian television station's website about a lost camera. Scallan says a China Airlines employee found the camera and says all the images were still on the memory card.

The airline has offered to pay for Scallan to travel to Taiwan to retrieve her camera and meet the man who found it.

Scallan calls the experience social media at its best.

TODAY IN THE STAR: Daniel Morgan crime solvers get lessons in policing. (STORY)

Circus coming to Frederick County Apple Blossom Festival weekend. (STORY)

School projects for Frederick County move forward. (STORY)


COMING IN SATURDAY'S STAR: The Winchester Star investigates how long it takes for local fire companies to respond to emergencies. 

If downtown Winchester is under construction where will the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival midway be held? How about the wine festival? Festival organizers release plans for the annual downtown events.

Donations from the community helped Dee Dee the beagle receive life-saving surgery.


IN SPORTS

The Winchester Star announces its boys basketball player of the year, its boys basketball coach of the year and the All-Area boys basketball team.