Come Downtown Black Friday – Nov 28th – For Stress Free Christmas Shopping

Enjoy home town Christmas spirit and avoid the crowds! – Shop on the Friday after Thanksgiving Nov – 28th, Downtown! Your Main Street Merchants are offering special deals and extended hours to take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Here is a sampling of some of the offers that await you:

D&B Chocolates is offering buy a pound of fudge and get 1/2 pound Free. Also get 25% off the Chocoholics line of product.

Daily Grind is offering the following for Black Friday. Purchase a:

$100 gift card and receive a free Daily Grind mug or French Press

$50 gift card and receive a bag of Daily Grind coffee

$25 gift card and receive a free 16 oz latte.

Also, bean cards will be double stamped all day!

Delilah’s is offering 20% off a wide variety of items and will be open until 7 on Fridays starting on Black Friday.

Hands to Create From 9-1 pm on Black Friday they will be offering a $25.00 Hands to Create gift certificate for every $100.00 you spend.

Heaven Sent Shoppe is offering buy one, get one at half price (item of equal or lesser value.) Open until 7 on Fridays starting on Black Friday.

House of Fabrics will be offering 10% off all regular price in stock fabrics starting black Friday and through the month of December.

Irina’s Boutique is having a big sale on Black Friday – From 10% to 50% off on Christmas ornaments!

Listhus Gallery is having a 20% off sale on everything in the gallery that is not already on sale. Also, the small limited edition prints of the Redemption of Adam will be available and be 20% off on Black Friday ONLY.

Lucky Star Lounge will be featuring the Dixie Biscuits Band!

Main Street Mill will be open until 8:00 pm.

Nicolle’s Jewelry Design will be open until 7:00

Ole Timers Antiques is offering 20% off everything in the store and will be open from 10 – 6 Black Friday and Saturday.

Rogers Antiques will feature Artist Demonstrations and will be open until 8:00 pm.

Soul Mountain Black Friday special buy a regularly priced lunch item and get the second at half price. (Not including seafood menu items or alcohol).

The Kiln Doctor is offering a 10-30% discount on select equipment, accessories, parts and other items in the store. Also, handmade pottery will be on sale.

Valley Finds is offering 20% off on selected items and will be open until 7 on Fridays starting on Black Friday.

Vino E Formaggio is offering wine tasting!

Weasel Creek Outfitters has deals throughout the store. Stop in and check them out.

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Inmate walks out of jail, roams through town bumming cigarettes…in handcuffs

Faith McHale chats with FRPD K-9 Officer Jason Bates before being whisked back to Warren County Jail

Faith McHale chats with FRPD K-9 Officer Jason Bates before being whisked back to Warren County Jail

By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report Newspaper

The Warren County County, Virginia Jail had its first escape in years Nov. 8th when an inmate walked out of the “cage” and began a trek through town in search of cigarettes and freedom.

She had more luck bumming the smokes.

According to Jail Captain Steve Barr, Faith McHale, 36, had been brought to the jail and was handcuffed when she discovered that the magnetic door at the Jackson Street entrance had not closed.

Around 4:30 pm “she just walked out with the handcuffs on,” said Barr.

Initial reports that McHale was also wearing leg shackles proved to be untrue.

The sight of McHale walking through town with county bracelets on generated a number of calls to area dispatchers.

The woman apparently borrowed a cigarette from someone at Roy’s Express at the intersection of North Royal Ave. and Chester St. before reportedly entering a blue pickup truck headed toward South Street.

“We did not confirm the pickup,” said Barr.

Authorities converged on Main Street after receiving a call that McHale was standing next to the woodpile at Stokes Mart.

She was found there puffing away and was quickly brought back to the jail where the magnetic lock was presumably double checked.

“She was apprehended after about 15-20 minutes,” Barr said.

Barr, who has been at the Jail since 1991, said it was the first time he could recall someone actually escaping from the jail since an early 1990’s renovation that added central heating and air and sealed off inmate’s windows.

[Just prior to presstime, however, WC Report’s crack research staff reports that another female prisoner walked out of the jail about five years ago after disabling the wiring to an electronic holding cell lock near the prisoner transport entrance.]

Barr said most “escapes” are actually work release inmates who either walk off the job or simply don’t return to jail after work.

McHale was a resident of the local women’s shelter and appeared to be intoxicated during the ordeal. According to Barr, McHale was originally charged with child abuse and has now been charged with escape from the jail, where she currently resides.

Barr said the lock appears to be functioning correctly now but noted that a security company has been asked to come and check it out.

The Warren County Jail welcomes about 167 “guests” a month.

[ From the current issue of Warren County Report Newspaper. On stands now. Dan McDermott: editor [at] warrencountyreport.com ]

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Published in: on November 15, 2008 at 12:24 pm  Comments (10)  

Mystery solved: How bleach kills germs

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Associate Professor Ursula Jakob (L) and Jeannette Winter, Ph.D. in an undated photo courtesy of the University of Michigan. Bleach has been killing germs for more than 200 years but U.S. scientists have just figured out how the cleaner does its dirty work. (Handout/Reuters)

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Associate Professor Ursula Jakob (L) and Jeannette Winter, Ph.D. in an undated photo courtesy of the University of Michigan. Bleach has been killing germs for more than 200 years but U.S. scientists have just figured out how the cleaner does its dirty work. (Handout/Reuters)

Bleach has been killing germs for more than 200 years but U.S. scientists have just figured out how the cleaner does its dirty work.

It seems that hypochlorous acid, the active ingredient in bleach, attacks proteins in bacteria, causing them to clump up much like an egg that has been boiled, a team at the University of Michigan reported in the journal Cell on Thursday.

Published in: on November 15, 2008 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  

What now for cable news?

CBS saw viewership spike when Katie Couric interviewed Sarah Palin, but overall the broadcast networks did not share in the campaign ratings surge.

CBS saw viewership spike when Katie Couric interviewed Sarah Palin, but overall the broadcast networks did not share in the campaign ratings surge.

“Mass media consumption is generally down,” said Maryanne Reed, dean of the journalism school at West Virginia University. “I think there will be a significant retrenchment in TV news now that this is dying down. They spent a lot of money covering this election. You wonder what they will be willing to pay several months down the road.”

The good news for viewers is that the long national ordeal is finally over. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Or do we?

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 4:47 am  Leave a Comment  

Vote by former senator appealed

The Vecchios say Santorum really lives in Virginia, where he owns a home in Leesburg. Santorum also owns a smaller home in Penn Hills, next to his in-laws.

Vecchio’s filing accuses Santorum of “voter fraud.”

Santorum told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he filed an absentee ballot for this week’s election because he knew he would be working as a political commentator for Fox News, where he was reached for comment in a New York City studio Tuesday night.

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 4:43 am  Leave a Comment  

Journey into the dark past of America

Toni Morrison’s first novel in five years. A Mercy, is a beautifully timed book that takes place in America’s earliest days as a land carved up by slave-owners.

Her point here, as ever, is that at the heart of this new land of liberty lies enslavement and brutal racism – a legacy perhaps broken only by Tuesday’s election. It’s the 1680s and Jacob Vaark arrives in America from Holland, stumbling his way through primitive settlements and wild lands to a smallholding in Virginia. Slavery is in its infancy and Vaark finds it distasteful.

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 4:39 am  Leave a Comment  

Obama has to touch many bases in picking 15 for cabinet

Prominent early Obama backers are likely to be in consideration for top posts, experts said. They include Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the term-limited Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.

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Allegheny should look at PATH alternatives

The advantages include: substantially increased reliability, reducing congestion, increasing the power flow potential across the line, minimizing the environmental impacts and the reduction or elimination of potential health concerns due to electro-magnetic fields.

Most importantly, this cable can easily be buried, minimizing the footprint, reducing the risk of damage from natural causes and providing protection against terrorism. The only disadvantage to this technology is that it is initially more costly if buried.

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 4:30 am  Leave a Comment  

Handful of Ballots to Decide Virginia’s 5th District Race

Election officials tallied votes and pored over provisional ballots yesterday in the close contest between veteran Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R) and Democratic challenger Tom S. Perriello in a race that will determine whether Republicans maintain a majority of Virginia’s House seats.

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 4:23 am  Leave a Comment  
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