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  • (Following Advance for Use Saturday, January 3)

           MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP         ———————————— ! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY ! ———————————— On January third, 1967, Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. Wilson said he was a conscientious…

  • (Following Advance for Use Friday, January 2)

           MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP         ———————————— ! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY ! ———————————— On January second, 1971, George Harrison became the first former Beatle to hit number one on the U.S. album chart, with “All Things Must Pass.” In 1974, singer…

  • (Following Advance for Use Thursday, January 1)

           MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP - MORNING PREP         ———————————— ! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY ! ———————————— On January first, 1950, Sam Phillips opened his first recording studio, the Memphis Recording Service. In 1953, country star Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on…

  • Ohio St. band alumni praise findings of 2nd report

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The alumni club of Ohio State University’s marching band said Monday that an independent review of band culture is less inflammatory than the university’s internal investigation and should be used to…

  • Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — For decades, Jackson Hole’s reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. It was a place most attractive to hard-core, expert-level skiers —…

  • Flip: Minnesota fans won’t forgive Kevin Love

    On the eve of the Timberwolves’ first game against Kevin Love, president and coach Flip Saunders says he harbors no grudges against the former face of the franchise for wanting out of Minnesota. He can’t…

  • UN Security Council takes up N. Korea’s human rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council placed North Korea’s bleak human rights situation on its agenda Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong…

  • Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest signal yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming relations.…

  • Arizona will change drugs used in executions

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they are changing the drugs they use in executions after an inmate in July gasped repeatedly over the course of nearly two hours while being put to…

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.” The White House and the State Department declined…

  • NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmastime burials for…

  • County Finishes Woodglen Cycle Track In Pike District

    Montgomery County has finished installing its first cycle track. The 1,500-foot long buffered bicycle lane has been in the works for months on Woodglen Drive between Edson Lane and Nicholson Lane. It leads directly into…

  • Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church’s “seven deadly sins,” Pope Francis has added the “15 ailments of the Curia.” Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bishops…

  • Arizona to change execution drugs after investigation of lengthy death of Joseph Rudolph Wood

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona to change execution drugs after investigation of lengthy death of Joseph Rudolph Wood.

  • Retailers and package deliverers take on peak shipping volume days before Christmas

    ATLANTA (AP) — FedEx, UPS and online retailers are working to avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred at the end of last year’s holiday shopping season, when severe winter weather and a surge…