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03/22/2023 PM News Break

By Pruett Norris & Elliott Klappenbach

First, in campus news, the Appalachian reports that campus dining halls Central and Trivette will be receiving renovations beginning this May, with an estimated completion before the start of the Fall 2023 semester. The renovations will take into account the revamped meal plan that was implemented in Fall 2022, allowing for an easier flow of students to enter the dining halls and access the self-serve dining options. The project’s contractor has not yet been determined, but early layouts have been designed by Moseley Architects. Designs for the dining halls and further information about the renovation specifics are available on the App State Futures webpage, but I know I’m already looking forward to dining with ease.

Next, locally, the Appalachian Theatre welcomes the 35th anniversary of American roots and blues band The King Bees, headlined by Rob “Hound Dog” Baskerville and Penny “Queen Bee” Zamagni. The King Bees will be playing at App Theatre tomorrow night, March 23rd, beginning at 7pm. The event is another in the theatre’s Local Night music series. See you locals there!

Finally, in national news, NPR reports that actress Gwenyth Paltrow has appeared in a Park City, Utah, courtroom as a defendant in a suit filed against her over a skiing accident that occurred in 2019. In the case, Terry Sanderson is accusing Paltrow of ramming into him skiing and then fleeing the scene, leaving the 76-year-old with four broken ribs. He’s seeking $300,000 in damages. Paltrow, conversely, filed a countersuit that Sanderson endangered her and her family on the slopes, and is seeking $1 in damages. As of now, it’s unclear if Paltrow will take the stand, but wishing the best carriage of Justice to both parties involved.

Now onto sports!

App State baseball has a weekend series against conference foes Georgia State. The first game will be Friday at 6 pm, followed by Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 1. The 11 and 8 Mountaineers will try to keep the momentum going as they’re coming off a win against the College of Charleston.

App State softball is trying to get back on track after falling to the Tar Heels by a score of 5 to 3. The softball team plays NC A&T tonight at 6 pm before they head back into conference play this weekend.

Men's and women's track teams have meets tomorrow. The men's team is going to Raleigh for the Raleigh relays meet and the women's team is headed to rock hill SC for the Winthrop invitations. Good luck to both our men's and women's teams.

In professional sports news, the US and Japan played yesterday in the championship game of the world baseball classic. Japan won 3-2 to win their third baseball classic.

The NBA is nearing the end of the season and the playoff race is tightening up. The Thunder won a nail-biter last night against the Clippers as they try to gain some seeding and avoid the play in games. However, it came at a significant cost as Paul George left the game with a leg injury. There’s no update on how bad the injury is or how many games he could miss.

Finally, the weather as ever from We’re looking at more rain today, but middling temperatures, reaching a high of 48 and a low of 44 degrees.


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