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Horoscopes: April 17, 2015

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Passionate Mars and lucky Jupiter square off to form a rocky patch of reality. The bubble of romance that has been floating and bobbing above the surface of life eventually has to come down and burst. That can be a happy event. Real love begins after the fantasy of love pops. Suddenly everyone is breathing the same air.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). No one is up and on all the time. Mojo comes and goes. Promise yourself that you’ll stick with and believe in yourself through thick and thin. You would do it for any one of your friends.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you could take the pain away from another, you would, but growing is something no one can do for someone else. Perhaps that’s what makes it so difficult to watch. It’s almost harder to watch than it is to go through!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Refuse to succumb to worry. Sing instead of stress; joke instead of getting impatient. Instead of doing something rash, do nothing at all, and problems will absolutely solve themselves.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some of your best creations, relationships and opportunities have happened by way of accidental magic, and it’s going to happen again in the next three days.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One of your talents is dealing with other people’s hot tempers, anxiousness and irritation. You have a way of acknowledging the reality of other people’s feelings and thereby deescalating the situation and bringing peace.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Writing things down has magic powers that can somehow go many ways. Writing things down can make them more real or easier to let go of or harder to forget. Use the magic of writing today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If people did the right, considerate, fair and loving thing, then no one would need a governing system. The trouble is that even people in the same family can’t agree on what the right, considerate, fair and loving thing is.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you wind up spending slightly more than you budgeted, don’t feel guilt, regret or shame or in any way let the overage stress you out. The ends will find their own magical way of meeting.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Cheerfulness is an often underrated value, though if anyone can turn that around, you can. Your joyful, caring ways will energize all you touch. You never know when you can change someone’s life with a smile.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Fashion sometimes seems silly to you. Why should a perfectly lovely look go in one year and out the other? Well, you don’t have to worry about keeping up — your classic tastes never go out of style.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re going to solve the problem going on between two people you love or at least shrink it. Try not to form an opinion before or while you hear both sides.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What was in favor one day goes out the next. Does that mean it was never true to begin with? You can’t help what’s trendy. You can only decide whether or not it’s for you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 17). You push yourself this year, and it’s by exploring your fears that you’ll learn your courage. A rather arbitrary action in May leads to remarkable luck. It won’t always be easy to keep your commitments in relationships, but the sheer joy and beauty you experience this summer will make you glad you did. Taurus and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 25, 21 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Capturing your love in a photo not only lets the other person know you’re proud to be with him or her, but it gives you a memory to share later. TAURUS: What about roller skating? What about a zip line? The thrill of movement leads to closeness. GEMINI: The one who wins your affection is super-sweet and caring with everyone around you, not just with you. CANCER: Your dialogue with a love or potential love is so specific to your circumstances that it wouldn’t make sense out of context. LEO: You focus on what you like about a person, and you start to like more and more. VIRGO: You may be feeling guarded. The one who teases out your unique perspective will become a quick favorite of yours. LIBRA: Talk about your treasured memories. The other person needs to know you better. SCORPIO: Even though people crave excitement, they also crave predictability. You’ll bring the perfect amount of both to a relationship. SAGITTARIUS: You’re not interested in a perfect mate. You want someone you can relate to! CAPRICORN: The interaction has ups and downs, but overall you enjoy what’s going on between you and that quirky someone. AQUARIUS: Inside jokes are born out of and can perpetuate true connection. PISCES: Heaven is holding hands.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Aries and Taurus are the zodiac neighbors who take over the nightlife like A-listers, getting sunburned by the paparazzi flash. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but they feel like celebs as they attract eyeballs and envy everywhere they go. Aries will seize the public moment with impulsive and daring action, while Taurus is more likely to make a statement flaunting expensive tastes.

WayBackWhen™: Friday, April 17, 2015

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1939 — Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper at 2:20 of the first round in Los Angeles to retain the world heavyweight title.

1976 — Mike Schmidt hits four consecutive home runs and drives in eight runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcome a 13-2 deficit to beat the Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

1982 — The Denver Nuggets’ Alex English, Dan Issel and Kiki Vandeweghe each average 20 points a game, the first front court to do so since Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan and Clyde Lovellette of St. Louis in 1961.

1987 — Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers becomes the third player to score 30,000 points in his pro career. Erving scores 38 points to join Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

1989 — Abebe Mekonnen pulls away from Juma Ikangaa of Tanzania, the runner-up for the second consecutive year, with about 1½ miles left for a 48-second victory in the Boston Marathon.

1994 — Carl Lewis and his Santa Monica Track Club teammates rewrite their world record in the 800-meter relay at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell and Floyd Heard are timed at 1:18.68, breaking the record of 1:19.11 they had set on April 25, 1992.

1995 — Kenya’s Cosmas Ndeti wins the Boston Marathon for the third straight year and Germany’s Uta Pippig captures the women’s title for the second consecutive year.

1995 — Wayne Gretzky reaches 2,500 career points when he sets up a power-play goal by Rob Blake in Los Angeles’ 5-2 loss to Calgary.

1997 — The New Jersey Devils’ Martin Brodeur becomes the second NHL goalie to score in the playoffs. Brodeur’s empty net goal caps a three-goal third period that gives the Devils a 5-2 win and a 1-0 lead in a first-round series against Montreal.

1999 — Quarterbacks go 1-2-3 in the NFL Draft as Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith go to Cleveland, Philadelphia and Cincinnati — the first quarterback trifecta since 1971.

2001 — Barry Bonds becomes the 17th major leaguer to hit 500 home runs. Bonds’ two-run, eighth-inning drive off Terry Adams leads the San Francisco Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.

2006 — Robert Cheruiyot sets a course record in the Boston Marathon as he and women’s winner Rita Jeptoo pull off a Kenyan sweep. Cheruiyot, the 2003 champion, finishes in 2:07:14, one second better than the winning time fellow Kenyan Cosmas Ndeti had in 1994. Jeptoo pulls away with about 2 miles left, becoming the sixth Kenyan woman to claim the title in seven years.

2006 — Sidney Crosby, scores three assists in Pittsburgh’s 6-1 win over the New York Islanders to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season. The 18-year-old becomes the seventh NHL rookie to reach the 100-point mark.

2009 — Bill Guerin scores his second goal of the game during a rare 5-on-3 power-play as Pittsburgh wins 3-2 against Philadelphia. The goal is the second 5-on-3 overtime tally in the playoffs since at least 1933.

2010 — Ubaldo Jimenez pitches the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies’ 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory.

2011 — Memphis earns the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 101-98 win over top-seeded San Antonio. New Orleans stuns the two-time defending NBA champion and the No. 2 seed Los Angeles Lakers 109-100. The losses mark the first time the top two seeds lost the opening game.

2011 — Jimmie Johnson wins the Aaron’s 499, edging Clint Bowyer by about a foot. The official margin of 0.002 seconds, ties for the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.

2013 — The Miami Heat wrap up the regular season with a 105-93 win over Orlando. The Heat (66-16) becomes the 14th team in NBA history to finish with a winning percentage over .800. Orlando finishes with the NBA’s worst record, 20-62.

2013 — The Charlotte Bobcats defeat Cleveland 105-98, to become the first team in NBA history to triple their win total from the previous season. Charlotte (21-61) finished last year’s lockout-shortened season 7-59 and its .106 winning percentage was the worst ever.

2014 — Major League Baseball suspends Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi 50 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

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Gilmer Students to Receive WV Golden Horseshoe

Gilmer County High School has announced the 2015 WV Golden Horseshoe recipients: Logan Eli Phares and Kaylene Marie Snyder both of Spruce Run, Glenville, WV.

Started in 1931, the Golden Horseshoe contest is the longest-running program of its kind in any state. Eighth grade students who excel in West Virginia Studies are awarded a gold pin which symbolized the student’s knowledge of his/her state’s heritage.

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The curriculum is an intense study of the Mountain State’s history, geography, economy and government. West Virginia Studies is taught by Mrs. Karen McClain at GCHS. Only 221 students across the state will be dubbed Knights and Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe in a one-day ceremony held in Charleston.

This year’s ceremony is May 01, 2015 at the Capitol Complex. This event will be a family celebration of Logan and Kaylene’s accomplishments.

Logan is the son of Julian and LeaAnn Phares and grandson of Sonny and Darlene Smithson of Duck Run, Glenville.

Kaylene is the daughter of Jim and Kris Snyder, both members of the Golden Horseshoe Society. She is the granddaughter of the Charlene Snyder of Sliding Run, Burnsville and the late Mike Snyder.

Both Logan and Kaylene are the grandchildren of Sharon Phares of Spruce Run, Glenville and the late James Phares.

Find out more about the WV Golden Horseshoe Click H E R E.

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