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Black Friday 2010 Hours and Deals

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Stores across the country are trying to lure holiday shoppers earlier, some on Thanksgiving morning.

And they’re planning plenty of deals over the next several days, especially Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year known as “Black Friday.“

Here’s a look at who is opening when and selected deals they’re offering. Store hours can vary; call your local store to confirm opening times.


Walmart:
Most supercenters will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. Stores that aren’t supercenters open at midnight Friday.

- Offering a “price match” program, matching competitors’ prices on identical items advertised in print.

- Deals start at midnight Friday morning for most items and 5 AM Friday for electronics.

- Video games for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Wii, including “Madden NFL 11” and “Modern Warfare 2” for $29, down from original prices of $50 to $59.

- Nintendo Wii gaming systems, regularly priced at $199, come with a $50 Walmart gift card.

- 15.6-inch HP laptop for $298, up to $200 off the regular price of $440 to $498.

- Wrangler jeans for men for $9.


Target:
Stores open 4 AM-11 PM on Friday.

- $10 gift card when you spend $100 or more.

- Westinghouse 40-inch LCD HDTV, regularly $549.99, marked down to $298.

- Nikon S205 Digital Camera, regularly $139.99, marked down to $79.

- Liv formal dance doll, regularly $19.99, marked down to $9.99.

- Kitchenaid Ultra Stand Mixer, regularly $249.99, marked down to $199.


Sears:
Open 7 AM-Noon Thanksgiving Day. 4 AM-9 PM Friday.

- Panasonic 58-inch plasma TV and two Blu-ray DVDs, regularly $1,843.98, marked down by $744.98 for $1,099.

- Diamond or ruby with diamond pendants, regularly $59.99, for $19.99.

- Up to 60% off fine jewelry.


Kmart:
Stores open 6 AM-9 PM on Thanksgiving Day in most markets, 5 AM-11 PM Friday.

- Panasonic 46-inch class plasma HDTV for $499.99, $200 off the retail price.

- Magellan RoadMate 1424 navigation system for $74.99, $55 off.

- Trim-A-Home 6.5-foot prelit trees for $79.99, half off.

- Country Living holiday decor, ornaments and wrap, half off retail prices of $2.99 to $29.99.


Toys R Us:
Stores open 10 PM Thanksgiving Day and will be open for 24 hours.

- $50 gift card with the purchase of a new iPod Touch.

- $79.99 Buzz Lightyear figure for $39.99.

- Lego construction sets that usually retail at $41.99 to $104.99 for $28.13 to $70.34.

- $199.99 Android 2.1 Tablet for $139.99.


Best Buy:
Most stores are open from 5 AM to 10 PM on Friday.

- White and black Nintendo Wii Consoles for $169.99, $30 off the retail price.

- $50 off a Nook Wi-Fi electronic book reader for $99.99.

- $300 off a Panasonic 50-inch Plasma HDTV, for $699.99.


Macy’s:
Stores are open 4 AM-11 PM on Friday.

- Charter Club cashmere sweater for $39.99, regularly $99.

- Tools of the Trade Basics starter 12-piece cookware set, $28.99, regularly $100.

- Holiday Lane 7.5-foot Pre-lit Christmas tree, $99, regularly $275.

- Boys and girls puffer jackets, $15.99, regularly $65 to $70.


J.C. Penney:
Stores open 4 AM-11 PM Friday.

- 1 carat T.W. diamond ring, regularly $339.99 for $79.99.

5-piece Protocol luggage set, regularly $180, for $38.88.

- JCP Home waffle iron, regularly $59.99, for $9.98.

- Down and alternative down comforters, regularly $120 to $400, for $47.99 to $199.99.


Kohl’s:
Stores open at 3 AM Friday.

- Diamond bracelet or black and white reversible diamond heart pendant for $99 each. Regularly $500 or $575 each.

- Apt. 9 cashmere sweaters for $34.99. Regularly $100.

- 50% off all toys.

WVU and Marshall Football - 11.26.10 , 11.27.10

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WEST VIRGINIA:
Noel Devine had 119 total yards and a touchdown, and the West Virginia defense did the rest as the Mountaineers earned a pivotal 17-10 win over the Louisville Cardinals in Big East action at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium this past weekend.

WVU held Louisville to 171 total yards, a tremendous showing by any standards.

Geno Smith struggled a bit under center for the Mountaineers, as he completed 9-of-20 passes for 133 yards.

The signal caller was sacked four times.

Still, WVU improved to 7-3 overall, including 3-2 in league action, and the Mountaineers will play rival Pittsburgh on Friday in a game with major Big East Conference title implications.


PITTSBURGH:
Dion Lewis ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, as the Panthers squeaked out a 17-10 win over the South Florida Bulls in Big East play on Saturday.

Tino Sunseri completed 11-of-16 passes for 142 yards and a TD for the Panthers, who maintained their slim hold of first place in the conference standings and are also now bowl eligible.

Neither team eclipsed 300 total yards for the game.

The Panthers can clinch the league crown as well as the Big East’s automatic BCS bowl berth if they win out against West Virginia on Friday and against Cincinnati in the finale.


MARSHALL:
The Thundering Herd fell behind 24-0 and never recovered in a 31-17 setback at SMU this past weekend.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Marshall (4-7, 3-4), which was eliminated from bowl contention as well.

QB Brian Anderson threw for 277 yards and a TD, but he completed just 24-of-42 attempts and was also picked three times.

The Thundering Herd converted just 3-of-15 third-down chances and failed to score on two of its four trips to the red-zone.

Marshall will conclude its 2010 campaign this weekend against Tulane.


TULANE:
The Green Wave gave up 31 points in the opening quarter alone on its way to a 61-14 loss to UCF this past weekend.

Tulane (4-7, 2-5) allowed a 95- yard TD return on the opening kickoff, in addition to having an INT returned 100 yards for a score on the game’s final play.

Orleans Darkwa, though, continues to be a bright spot, as he rushed for 129 yards and a TD on 20 carries.

QBs Kevin Moore and D.J. Ponder, however, struggled, as they combined for 192 yards and two INTs on 19-of-41 pass attempts.

The Green Wave will conclude its season with a visit to Marshall this weekend.

Bon Appétit: Turkey With Pesto

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Ingredients:
1 bunch cilantro
1/4 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon lime peel
1 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless turkey breast

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray.
Combine the cilantro, walnuts, garlic, lime juice, and lime peel in a blender or food processor.
Pulse to puree.
Add the oil with the processor running until well blended.
Place the turkey breast in the prepared roasting pan and spread the top and sides with the cilantro mixture.
Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 170°F and the juices run clear.

Stargazing - 11.25.10

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For stargazers, no time is as spectacular as late fall and early winter, when the evening sky abounds with bright stars, such as Rigel and Betelgeuse in Orion, Aldebaran in Taurus, Capella in Auriga, and Sirius and Procyon in Canis Major and Minor.

Daily G-Eye : 11.25.10

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Meditation Moment - 11.25.10

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‘You will be seized and persecuted …’

It is easy enough for us to trust God when all is going well.
It is when we find the going difficult that it can be much harder.
We can then tend to look for help from within ourselves or from those around us.
There is a saying that when we take our eyes off God all we see are the obstacles about us.
But it is precisely in those times of difficulty and hardship that Jesus is telling us to place everything in his hands.
He offers help when we declare our need.
The literal situation in today’s gospel probably won’t happen to most of us, but there we read of the care Jesus has for us.
He wants to help us in our smallest difficulties—if we but turn to him.


Apocalypse 15:1-4. Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God—Ps 97(98):1-3, 7-9. Luke 21:12-19.

Franklin Ray Mitchell

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Franklin Ray Mitchell
Age 61, of Chloe, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010, on his farm, while deer hunting.

He was born March 08, 1949, in Redding, CA, a son of Bobbie Ray Mitchell of Aurora, CO and the late Muriel Genevieve Hagerman Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a retired Senior Medical NCO, with the U.S. Army. Also, he had worked as education counselor at Park College, Aurora, CO and a safety loss control officer for a cable company in Washington State.

He enjoyed his work as a private contractor, working on his farm in Calhoun County.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife, Carolyn R. Richmond Mitchell of Chloe; two sons, Patrick and Anthony Mitchell; sister, Gail Wyatt of Redding CA.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, November 28 at 2:00 PM in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Wilmer “Bud” Richmond officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Minnora Cemetery, Minnora.

Friends may call Saturday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Betty J. Barker

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Betty J. Barker (nee Prunty)
Age 70, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010, at her home, following an extended illness.

Born in Sutton, West Virginia, she had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past five years, moving from Cleveland.

Betty worked for Mueller Electric in Cleveland, retiring in the late 1980’s after 35 years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing poker and spending time with family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Paul (Helen) Barker of Columbia Station; former husband, Brownie Barker of North Ridgeville; grandson, James (Kim) Barker of North Ridgeville; granddaughter, with whom Betty made her home, Heather (Alex) Cruz of North Ridgeville; great-grandchildren, Carlos, Julian, Johnny, Brandon, Austin, Teagan and Abbigale; sisters, Reva Turner of Christiansburg, Virginia, Irene Workman of Ancram, New York, Pearl McCracken of Rayland and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoy and Rosa Prunty and several brothers and sisters.

Burial will be Memorial weekend in Popular Ridge Cemetery, Sutton, West Virginia.

Karen Lea Phillips

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Karen Lea Phillips
Age 57, a resident of Grafton, formerly of Philippi and Glenville, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 21, 2010, at the home of her daughter, in Morgantown, after battling ovarian cancer.

She was born in Cleveland, OH, April 26, 1953, a daughter of Louella Catherine (Maxwell) Stalnaker who survives, of Glenville, WV, and the late Lyonel Thurman Stalnaker.

Mrs. Phillips is a graduate of Gilmer County High School and Glenville State College.

She worked in pastorial and secretarial positions most of her life and was a Pastor of the Evansville United Methodist charge.

She attended the New Testament Fellowship Church in Grafton where she was very active in church functions.

In addition to her mother she is survived by: two daughters, Tiffany N. Newbold and husband Eric, of Morgantown, and Monique B. Warner and husband Josh, of Philippi; one son, Damond E. Phillips and wife Mary, of Belington; two brothers, Gary R. Stalnaker, of Parkersburg, and Kevin W. Stalnaker and wife Sue Ann, of Raleigh, NC; eight grandchildren, Owen C. Newbold, Emmy M. Newbold, Alex G. Newbold, Ethan D. Newbold, Brianna N. Warner, Colby T. Warner, Katielynn N. Warner, and Alyssa L. Phillips; one niece, Michelle L. Stalnaker; two nephews, Matthew W. Stalnaker and Bryson K. Stalnaker; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends were received at the New Testament Fellowship Church, 1100 West Main Street, Grafton, on Tuesday, from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and were received on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.

Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 Noon at the New Testament Fellowship Church. The Reverend Jimmy Johnson officiating.

Interment were at Pisgah Cemetery in Glenville, WV.

Bartlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Testament Fellowship Church, 1100 West Main Street, Grafton, WV 26354.

Billy E. Allen

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Billy E. Allen
Age 81, of Harrisville died Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Muskogee, Okla., a son of the late James E. “Buck” and Hazel (Beal) Allen.

He retired from Cleveland Twist Drill Co. in Cleveland. He served in the United States Army and United States Navy where he served on the Queenfish and Blackfin submarines.

He was an avid ham radio operator and a member of the Moose. He attended Queenfish and Blackfin submarine reunions around the country.

He is survived by two daughters Janet Wright (Jim) and Sharon Dowler (“Jake”) all of Parkersburg; a son Ronald Layner (Dorothy) of Brunswick, Ohio; nine grandchildren Tonia, Nancy, Shawna, Billy, Laurie, Lisa, Angie, Mandy and Barbie; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister Beverly Cartwright of Redding, CA.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Della (Kelley) Allen, son Melvin Layner, and brother Jimmy.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM Friday at the Leavitt Family Center, 620 Avery St., to celebrate his life.

Ilene W. Wager

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Ilene W. Wager
Age 79, of Big Springs, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on November 23, 2010.

A daughter of the late Bernard and Clarice Wilson, she was born September 27, 1931 in Grantsville WV.

Spending time with her family was Ilene’s greatest joy. Other interests included reading, especially the Bible and historical novels, playing the piano, conducting genealogy research, gardening, singing, and crocheting. She also enjoyed her time spent at the Calhoun County Library and the Calhoun Senior Citizens Center.

Mrs. Wager served several years as a home health-care nurse. She was a member of the History Book Club, and the Prosperity Baptist Church for 35 years where she served the church in many ways including as pianist, Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher.

Surviving are her four children, Wayne Wager and his wife Ida of Creston WV, Marlin Wager of Big Springs, Gary Wager and his wife Beckey of Grantsville WV, and Carmen Wager-Heil and her husband Jack of Wheeling WV; ten grandchildren, Justin (Raquel) Wager, Dexter (Stacy) Wager, Amanda (Jason) Tingler, Cynthia (Tony) Bailey, Lisa (Greg) Myers, Angela Wager, Sabrina (Sean) Whytsell, Gary Lee (Amber) Wager, Jacqueline Heil and Corrine Heil; 15 great grandchildren, Bethany Wager, Ryan Wager, Tyler Wager, Dylan Wager, Cole Wager, Flora Tingler, Sophia Tingler, Aiden Bailey, Conner Bailey, Liem Bailey, Caitlyn Wager, Brooke Myers, Xavier Oakley, Destiny Wager, and Lacy Whytsell.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, November 26, 2010 at the Prosperity Baptist Church at Big Springs. Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Alfred Hickman will officiate. Interment will be in the Saunders Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calhoun County Library.

Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

11.25.10

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Today - 11.25.yyyy

Today is Thursday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2010. There are 36 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.

Thought for Today: “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.“ - Mencius, Chinese philosopher (371 B.C.-289 B.C.).

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, lighted an “eternal flame” at the gravesite.

On this date:

In 1783, the British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.

In 1908, the first issue of The Christian Science Monitor was published.

In 1940, the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the animated short “Knock Knock.“

In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.

In 1960, Dominican Republic activists Patria, Minerva and Maria Mirabal, opponents of President Rafael Trujillo, were murdered.

In 1973, Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.

In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard regained the World Boxing Council welterweight championship when Roberto Duran abruptly quit in the eighth round at the Louisiana Superdome.

In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

In 1999, five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an international custody battle.

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.

Ten years ago:
•  Hundreds of military veterans and retirees, angered by the rejection of overseas absentee ballots in Florida, held a noisy demonstration in Pensacola, one of several rallies Republicans and Democrats staged across Florida.

Five years ago:
•  Palestinians took control of a border for the first time with the festive opening of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, a milestone on their rocky path to independence.
•  Susanne Osthoff, a German aid worker and archaeologist, was kidnapped in Iraq; she was released more than three weeks later.
•  Nine inmates escaped from the Yakima County Jail; all were recaptured, although one was at large for three weeks.
•  George Best, one of the most dazzling players in soccer history, died at a London hospital at age 59.

One year ago:
•  Toyota said it would replace the gas pedals on 4 million vehicles in the United States because the pedals could get stuck in the floor mats and cause sudden acceleration.

Today’s Birthdays:
Actress Noel Neill is 90
Playwright Murray Schisgal is 84
Actress Kathryn Crosby is 77
Actor Matt Clark is 74
Actor Christopher Riordan is 73
Playwright Shelagh Delaney is 71
Singer Percy Sledge is 70
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs is 70
Author, actor and economist Ben Stein is 66
Singer Bob Lind is 66
Actor John Larroquette is 63
Actor Tracey Walter is 63
Movie director Jonathan Kaplan is 63
Author Charlaine Harris is 59
Retired MLB All-Star Bucky Dent is 59
Singer Amy Grant is 50
Rock musician Eric Grossman (K’s Choice) is 46
Rock singer Mark Lanegan is 46
Rock singer-musician Tim Armstrong is 45
Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 44
Rock musician Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) is 44
Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 42
Actress Jill Hennessy is 41
Actress Christina Applegate is 39
Actor Eddie Steeples (TV: “My Name Is Earl”) is 37
NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is 34
Former first daughter Barbara Bush is 29
Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager is 29
Actress Katie Cassidy is 24

WV Lottery - 11.24.10

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