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Burton is bringing back images of Playboy bunnies on its snowboards, seven years after similar depictions sparked a protest outside its headquarters in Burlington, Vermont.

One-hundred years ago, renowned American actor William Gillette stood before the cameras at the Essanay Studios in Chicago to make a celluloid record of his celebrated stage performance as Sherlock Holmes. The play was based on four of the popular Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and was adapted by Gillette with the author’s blessing.  Gillette played the legendary fictional detective on stage 1300 times from 1899 to 1932. He acted the character wearing the deerstalker cap and smoking the large, curved pipe, according to 19th century illustrations by Sidney Paget in the Strand Magazine.


Pillow fights at the US Military Academy are illegal effective immediately following such an event on August 20 in which 30 people were injured.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is kicking off the Christmas tree buying season by declaring the day after Thanksgiving "Green Friday" in Massachusetts.

This is a picture of Pittsfield Mayor-Elect Linda Tyer.
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Mayor-elect Linda Tyer is beginning her transition into Pittsfield’s top office by reaching out to department heads. The city clerk beat two-term Mayor Dan Bianchi at the polls earlier this month.

51% Show #1375

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On this week’s 51%, the family gatherings have begun, and we take a look at the state of the Family Leave Act in California. Then, a woman who cares about New York City children in foster care seeks to broaden their horizons by exposing them to the arts. And we make a toast to the original Champagne Lady. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Several members of an insular upstate New York church have pleaded not guilty to being part of a group that beat a young man to death and injured his younger brother. 

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's forecast...

Mostly sunny today. A light south wind and mild temps are expected. Highs will reaching the mid 50s.

Tonight partly cloudy skies, lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy skies Friday, with highs approaching 60.


In the NFL today on Thanksgiving Day football, Philadelphia is in Detroit at 12:30 on Fox, Carolina goes up against the Cowboys in Dallas at 4:30 on CBS, and then Chicago is in Green Bay at 8:30 on NBC.

From technology and test scores to Common Core, curriculums and teaching techniques are changing all over the country. And a lot of different sources are weighing in on what those changes should look like. But are the students getting enough input in the process…and should they?

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the question of student voice in the education system.

We’ll also meet a young man from the UK who says he’s addicted to selfies. And we’ll spend an academic minute with onomatopoeia.