12-03-14 Post Register

Karen Fioretti


Published on December 3, 2014

Change at the top TCU moved ahead of defending national champion Florida State in the latest college football playoff rankings. Story, Page B1 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 POST REGISTER A 2 people talk NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News medical reporter Nancy Snyderman will be back on the network today after being shelved for more than a month fol- lowing a vio- lation of her quarantine for possible Ebola exposure. A network executive who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel matter said Tuesday that Snyderman will report on a medical issue for the “Today” show and NBC’s “Nightly News.” The story won’t be about Ebola. There was some question about whether the veteran medical jour- nalist would ever return to NBC News. She had been reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC in October at the time a cam- eraman who briefly worked with her, Ashoka Mukpo , came down with the deadly virus. Mukpo was transferred back to the United States for treatment and has since recovered. Griffin new ‘Fashion’ host NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replac- ing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January. The comic-commentary series, which had aired weekly, will now present 17 special episodes throughout 2015 that focus on high-profile red carpet and fashion events, E! announced Monday. It returns Jan. 12 for coverage of the Golden Globe Awards. NBC’s Snyderman to return birthdays Singer Jaye P. Morgan is 83. Singer Ozzy Osbourne is 66. Actress Heather Menzies is 65. Singer Mickey Thomas is 65. Actress Daryl Hannah is 54. Actress Julianne Moore is 54. Actor Brendan Fraser is 46. Singer Montell Jordan is 46. Actor Royale Watkins is 45. Actor Bruno Campos is 41. Actress Holly Marie Combs is 41. Actress Liza Lapira is 39. Actress Lauren Roman is 39. Singer Daniel Bedingfield is 35. Actress Anna Chlumsky is 34. Actor Brian Bonsall is 33. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 29. Actor Michael Angarano is 27. Actor Jake T. Austin is 20. NEW YORK (AP) — The boy who refused to grow up: It sounds like men today in this youth-obsessed culture. But nearly a century before his name found its way into pop psy- chology, Peter Pan was born as the high-flying hero of a play by Scottish writer James M. Barrie . Many adaptations later, 1954’s Broadway musical version of “Peter Pan” came to TV in a live NBC telecast in 1955, then was re-staged a year later with Mary Martin yet again in the title role. Now NBC is recapturing its youth for a revival of “Peter Pan,” broadcast live Thursday and starring Allison Williams (“Girls”) as Peter, the cocky young champion of Neverland, and Christopher Walken as the deliciously evil pirate, Captain Hook. The cast also includes Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara and Minnie Driver as the narrator. Officially titled “Peter Pan Live!” this three-hour event is a follow-up to last year’s live “The Sound of Music,” which drew 18.6 million viewers. today’s quiz Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz Subject: CHARACTER CRE- ATORS: TV AND COMICS Name the creator. Initials are provided. (e.g., Dick Tracy: C.G. Answer: Chester Gould.) FRESHMAN LEVEL (1 point): 1. Fat Albert: B.C. 2. Carnac the Magnificent: J.C. 3. Emily Litella: G.R. GRADUATE LEVEL (2 points): 4. Charlie Brown: C.S. 5. Edith Ann: L.T. 6. Maude Frickert: J.W. PH.D. LEVEL (3 points): 7. Woody Woodpecker: W.L. 8. Bart Simpson: M.G. 9. The Hulk: S.L. and Jack Kirby SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? in history Today is Wednesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2014. There are 28 days left in the year. In 1810, British forces cap- tured Mauritius from the French, who had renamed the island nation off southeast Africa “Ile de France.” In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio — the first truly coeduca- tional school of higher learning in the United States — began holding classes . In 1967, surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the new heart. side lines local sports Snyderman ANSWERS: 1. Bill Cosby. 2. Johnny Carson. 3. Gilda Radner. 4. Charles Schulz. 5. Lily Tomlin. 6. Jonathan Winters. 7. Walter Lantz. 8. Matt Groening. 9. Stan Lee. today’s headlines national / world breakfast briefing All you need to know to start your day today’s weather ‘Peter Pan’ goes live, aloft Griffin Allison Williams I.F. man faces prison An Idaho Falls man faces up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty to stealing more than $275,000 from his employer. Matthew Lewis Udy pleaded guilty Tuesday, authorities said. Story, Page C1 Fatal fire in Salmon The cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Salmon resident remained under investigation Tuesday. When firefighters arrived at the scene of the Sat- urday night fire, officials said the home’s interior was engulfed in flames. Story, Page C1 Automakers join forces to investigate air bags At least seven automakers are teaming up to find the cause of a problem with air bags used in their vehicles and how many cars to recall because of it. Story, Page A7 Lebanon claims to have IS leader’s wife and son Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of reclu- sive Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and were questioning the woman and con- ducting DNA tests on the child, senior Lebanese officials said Tuesday. Story, Page A8