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houston (ap) — the kitchen where george and arva dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. the house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams.almost three months after hurricane harvey slammed into the texas gulf coast, killing more than 80 people and damaging at least 200,000 homes, the dorseys and other families are celebrating thanksgiving however they can.“we try to keep our head up, and we know that god is above all,” said arva dorsey, sitting next to her husband in the dining room where they would have served thanksgiving dinner. “so many of the blessings have come through this disaster. we’re just grateful.”george dorsey






one-oven strategy: make-ahead dishes, other appliances help pull thanksgiving me


you don't need a spacious kitchen or two ovens to prepare a complete, company-worthy thanksgiving dinner.        






on thanksgiving, family hurt by harvey counts its blessings


houston — the kitchen where george and arva dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. the house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams.almost three months after hurricane harvey slammed into the texas gulf coast, killing more than 80 people and damaging at least 200,000 homes, the dorseys and other families are celebrating thanksgiving however they can."we try to keep our head up, and we know that god is above all," said arva dorsey, sitting next to her husband in the dining room where they would have served thanksgiving dinner. "so many of the blessings have come through this disaster. we're just grateful."george dorsey said






on thanksgiving, family hurt by harvey counts its blessings


houston — the kitchen where george and arva dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. the house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams.almost three months after hurricane harvey slammed into the texas gulf coast, killing more than 80 people and damaging at least 200,000 homes, the dorseys and other families are celebrating thanksgiving however they can."we try to keep our head up, and we know that god is above all," said arva dorsey, sitting next to her husband in the dining room where they would have served thanksgiving dinner. "so many of the blessings have come through this disaster. we're just grateful."george dorsey said






hurricane harvey: residents in small communities work through damage


after harvey, residents of bayside, refugio and woodsboro, texas, show resilience and perseverance while facing a long road of rebuilding.        






mr. thanksgiving advice man solves your turkey issues


two things: i’ve always wanted to write an advice column and give answers such as “shut up and grow the (bleep) up” or “your sister probably hates you, too, that’s why she slept with your husband!” and have friends send in fake questions.second, i love thanksgiving, except for the horrid jell-o part. so in a hurry to post this idea on facebook, i grabbed a norman rockwell thanksgiving photo off the internet. but i foolishly put up an evil rockwell thanksgiving, with the kindly grandmother serving a tray full of whiskey, malt liquor and bongs to her loving family.and that’s how mr. thanksgiving advice man was born.mr. thanksgiving advice man: cranberries. as god intended or that crap out of a can?steve johnsonif they want crap, give them crap. they’re your guests, steve.please side with me:






the latest: trump says harvey has 'profoundly' affected us


washington — the latest on president donald trump and harvey (all times local):8:20 a.m.president donald trump says harvey "has profoundly affected our entire nation" and he's praising what he calls "heroic efforts" in the wake of the devastating storm.trump is carrying a message to victims as he prepares for his trip saturday to houston and lake charles, louisiana.as he says in his weekly radio address: "we are with you every single step of the way. we will help you recover. we will help you rebuild. we will support you today, tomorrow, and the day after."trump was in texas earlier in the week, too, and he says he saw "a spirit of love, determination and resolve. a spirit, that even when wounded, never gives up, never gives in, never loses hope."the president says storm victims face " a l






food shelf seeks donated turkeys for families in need


burlington, vt. (ap) — the chittenden emergency food shelf in burlington is seeking help to provide 3,500 thanksgiving turkeys to families in need.community residents can drop off turkeys and other donations at the food shelf on north winooski avenue.the food shelf is also seeking thanksgiving side dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, corn and green beans a well as turkey breasts and roasts.the items can be dropped off monday through friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekend of nov. 18 and 19.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the turkeys will be given away on nov. 16-22 at the food shelf. a community thanksgiving dinner will be held on wednesday, nov. 22, at 1 p.m.






harvey hits hard on residents of rockport, texas


video441854483 residents of storm-ravaged rockport, texas were picking through the wreckage of homes and businesses saturday. the south texas town took the brunt of hurricane harvey's wrath, damaging residential, business and marina areas. shareemailprintmoreshare on:share on linkedinshare on google+share on pinterestcopy shortlink:purchase:order reprint ap august 27, 2017 — 7:35am






battered by harvey, houston braces for even more flooding


houston (ap) — as the nation’s fourth-largest city braced for more rain and rescues monday, officials started releasing even more water from reservoirs overwhelmed by harvey even though the move aimed at protecting downtown houston could make already devastating flooding worse around thousands of homes.the strategic engineering move that officials said was planned for 2 a.m. cdt came about 90 minutes early in one instance and a day early in another. harvey, which made landfall late friday as a category 4 hurricane and has lingered dropping heavy rain as a tropical storm, sent devastating floods pouring into houston sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.harris and fort be






the latest: texas law eases penalty for insurers slow to pay


houston — the latest on tropical depression harvey (all times local):10:45 a.m.a new texas law now in effect, a week after harvey made landfall, lowers the penalty for insurers that take too long to pay a claim.consumer advocates had urged homeowners impacted by the record-breaking storm to quickly file claims before the changes signed by gov. greg abbott in may kicked in friday.state officials say few harvey victims are likely to be affected because the law doesn't apply to flood insurance claims or coastal residents covered by the state's insurer-of-last-resort.insurers sued for dragging out claims previously had to pay 18 percent interest if a court ruled against them. now that penalty is around 10 percent, which opponents say won't incentivize insurers to act quickly.state officials sa






colorado city donates cars to harvey-affected city


steamboat springs, colo. (ap) — officials in a colorado city say they’re donating six vehicles to a texas city affected by hurricane harvey. steamboat today reports that the city of steamboat springs recently retired the vehicles once used by its public works department.steamboat city manager gary suiter contacted the texas municipal league after hurricane harvey, asking how the city could help a community affected by the hurricane.the organization learned that port aransas, a shoreline community near corpus christi, needed vehicles to replace the city-owned fleet ruined by the storm.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.steamboat officials say the three dodge durango suvs, two pickups and a jeep cherokee were retired according to the city’s regular schedule and have be






ted cruz squirms when asked why he voted no for sandy aid but now asks for harve


msnbc host katy tur asks senator ted cruz what he has to say about voting against relief aid for the catastrophic hurricane sandy back in 2012, but now asking for hurricane harvey relief aid, which happens to be in his own state of texas. cruz tries to swat away the question with a lame response: "there's time for political sniping later." but tur doesn't let it go. "it's not really political sniping, senator. these are people who needed money and who needed funding after that storm... many of those people, just like in houston, lost everything they owned." cruz then comes up with a whopper, saying he "enthusiastically" supported aid to sandy. funny, it sure didn't seem that way. fortunately the areas affected by sandy did get the relief aid they needed, just as we should hope and expect t






animal advocacy groups press on to save pets affected by harvey


animal advocacy groups were working around the clock to rescue animals displaced by harvey, get them back to their owners and make room in shelters.        






sears, kmart release black friday ads with sales starting thanksgiving


both retailers will be open on thanksgiving.        






red cross floundered in hurricane harvey relief effort, texas leaders, residents


hurricane harvey presented the american red cross a chance at redemption.        






texas towns face daily deluge of harvey headaches


residents in many texas towns are faced with a seemingly endless array of problems in harvey's aftermath        






as thanksgiving approaches, wildfire survivors count their blessings


it was the monday after thanksgiving 2016 when wildfires ravaged gatlinburg, killing 14.        






thursday's vikings game blitzing some minnesotans' thanksgiving dinners


the way people are fretting over thanksgiving plans, you'd think a massive blizzard was in the forecast.nope, it's an 11:30 a.m. minnesota vikings game. what's a minnesotan to do? ok, so many of us don't eat our turkey until later in the day anyways. but a good number of minnesotans do plan thanksgiving dinner mid-day. and this vikings game is throwing a wrench in the planning.when will we cook? when will we eat? will the tv be on?we conducted a super scientific twitter poll to see how the game is impacting when people are going to eat their thanksgiving meal. click below to see the results.look at that fan devotion: minnesotans willing to starve until after the game is over. bravo!special kudos to the fans willing to stuff their faces in the 15 or so minutes at halftime. skol!






hurricane irma hits islands as florida residents prepare for worst


red huber – associated pressgallery: tyrone tomlinson, 27, of orlando, uses a family wheelchair to ferry sandbags to be used on the front porch of their family home in orlando, fla., thursday, sept. 7, 2017, as residents prepare for hurricane irma. long lines of vehicles waited for hours to get a 10 sand bag limit at the city of orlando public works.






7 easy breakfast recipes for thanksgiving morning


we spend so much time planning thanksgiving dinner that breakfast is often neglected. a good breakfast, though, is part of a winning strategy. starving yourself for turkey won’t help—especially if you’re charged with all the cooking. no one want to pass out face first in their gravy. continue reading "7 easy breakfast recipes for thanksgiving morning" »






harvey regains tropical storm strength in gulf of mexico


miami — harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the gulf of mexico toward texas early thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane.the storm's maximum sustained winds had increased to near 45 mph (70 kph). the u.s. national hurricane center said additional strengthening was expected and harvey could become a hurricane on friday.the tropical storm was centered about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southeast of port mansfield, texas, and was moving northwest near 7 mph (11 kph).in texas, gov. greg abbott has ordered the state operations center to elevate its readiness level, making state resources available for possible rescue and recovery actions. abbott also pre-emptively declared a state of disaster for 30 counties on or near the coast to speed deployment of state






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download download hey truck driver, transport the turkey on time. it's nearly thanksgiving and people are wanting to buy turkey, so they can make a great dinner table with fresh turkey on a plate. are you the truck driver who can transport all the turkey to all the stores before thanksgiving? do it all within the given time limit. transport games are so fun to play, and in thanksgiving turkey animal sim are 10 amazing thanksgiving turkey transport games missions to play. with each mission you have to transport further and further, but watch out not to crash. customize your transport games vehicle. in thanksgiving turkey animal sim you can customize your own thanksgiving truck to your own likings. customize the chassis to the color you want how amazing is that. but first you have to earn






government eases student loan rules for harvey victims


washington (ap) — the education department is easing financial aid rules and procedures for those affected by harvey.the department is encouraging students whose financial needs have been altered by the storm to contact their school’s financial aid office. the agency says in a statement that colleges and career schools will be allowed to use “professional judgment” to adjust a student’s financial information in the aftermath of harvey.a school may even be able to waive certain paperwork requirements if documents were destroyed in the flooding.the department says borrowers struggling to pay off loans because of harvey should inform their loan servicers — and they’ve been directed to give borrowers flexibility in managing loan payments.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 week






thanksgiving night sky 2017: saturn, mercury (& the moon) on the menu


thanksgiving is often thought of as the one time of the year for family and friends to get together. but after the afternoon feast has been consumed, why not go for some stargazing?






remembering everyone who ever shared your thanksgiving feast


imagine the thanksgiving table of your life.it’s a long table, populated by all the people who have ever sat down with you at a thanksgiving meal.it’s a heavy table, groaning with every great and awful thanksgiving dish you’ve ever eaten or avoided. here’s to you, green-bean-mushroom-soup-and-potato-chip casserole!it’s a table that may sag under the weight of all those complicated relationships, so much craziness through the years, but what would thanksgiving be without a little madness for entertainment?the image of this long table came to me the other day for no clear reason. i know only that it started with a flash of memory in which i saw a thanksgiving, or some fusion of thanksgivings, from my childhood.on a normal night when i was growing up, my seven younger siblings and i ate toget






hurricane harvey: texas governor warns bill could be $180bn


image copyrightepaimage caption some residents have been allowed to return to their homes to try to clean up after the hurricane texas governor greg abbott has said the bill for reconstruction after hurricane harvey could be as high as $180bn (£138bn).he said the damage was worse than that caused by hurricane katrina, which devastated new orleans in 2005.meanwhile, the head of the government's disaster management agency has warned that flood-hit states should not rely on washington to pick up the bill.brock long said harvey should be a wake-up call for local officials.recovery operations are under way across texas, and in neighbouring louisiana, although many areas are still battling floodwater.the devastating hurricane made landfall in the state a week ago and has been blamed for at least






vice president mike pence lends a hand after hurricane


eric gay – associated pressgallery: vice president mike pence, center, with his wife karen, right, speaks to encourage residents affected by hurricane harvey during a visit at the first baptist church, thursday, aug. 31, 2017, in rockport, texas.






the latest: harvey comes ashore again, now in louisiana


lake charles, la. — the latest on harvey in louisiana (all times local):4 a.m.the national hurricane center says harvey is back on land after coming ashore early wednesday just west of cameron, louisiana. the tropical storm is expected to weaken and continue to the north.the storm returned to land about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of cameron with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph).center meteorologist dennis feltgen said tuesday that when harvey came back to shore, "it's the end of the beginning."harvey is forecast to drop substantial amounts of rain on louisiana before moving on to arkansas, tennessee and parts of missouri, which could also see flooding.feltgen said there's still a lot of residents in multiple states "who are going to feel the impacts of the storm."harvey first ma






the latest: harvey comes ashore again, now in louisiana


houston — the latest on tropical storm harvey (all times local):4 a.m.the national hurricane center says harvey is back on land after coming ashore early wednesday just west of cameron, louisiana. the tropical storm is expected to weaken and continue to the north.the storm returned to land about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of cameron with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph).center meteorologist dennis feltgen said tuesday that when harvey came back to shore, "it's the end of the beginning."harvey is forecast to drop substantial amounts of rain on louisiana before moving on to arkansas, tennessee and parts of missouri, which could also see flooding.feltgen said there's still a lot of residents in multiple states "who are going to feel the impacts of the storm."harvey first made landf






from sandra bullock to leonardo dicaprio, a look at stars' harvey donations


a pair of oscar winners, sandra bullock and leonardo dicaprio, are leading the way in stars' donations to relief efforts for those affected by hurricane harvey in texas and louisiana, but they're not alone. numerous other celebrities have pledged sizable amounts to charities.here's a list of stars who have publicly pledged to donate:— sandra bullock, $1 million to the american red cross— leonardo dicaprio, $1 million to the new united way harvey recovery fund— tyler perry, $250,000 to joel osteen's lakewood church, $250,000 to beyonce's pastor rudy rasmus and his bread of life organization and is assessing how to donate another $500,000 to harvey relief— miley cyrus, $500,000 to the american red cross, best friends, the greater houston community fund and other charities— solange, all earni






chefs' best spins on thanksgiving sides


restaurants across america serve creative takes on stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, squash and more thanksgiving dishes this holiday season.        






how the civil war gave us today’s thanksgiving, and can teach us


this week, americans will gather around kitchen and dining room tables from sea to shining sea for one of our most distinctly american celebrations. for generations, we’ve marked the fourth thursday in november as a national day of thanksgiving.at the end of this fractious year, coming together in gratitude may feel difficult. in a nation that seems to be fraying at the seams—battered by racial tensions, political turmoil, bloodshed, and scandal—exactly what do we have for which to corporately give thanks?it’s not as if our national discord is contained to the halls of congress or the editorial pages; it invades our daily lives. when we can’t even watch the lions game or get a second-rate cup of coffee from grandma’s keurig without political implications, has thanksgiving become a meaningl






texas residents face new evacuations and overflowing rivers caused by harvey


as some houston residents friday faced the heartache of evacuating their homes again due to water expected from reservoir releases, parts of texas south of the city were bracing for potentially deadly flooding from overflowing rivers.the coastal city of lake jackson, about an hour south of houston, friday issued emergency mandatory evacuation orders for two subdivisions threatened by the overflowing brazos river. voluntary evacuation orders were also extended to thousands of other residents along the brazos and san bernard rivers, said brazoria county spokeswoman sharon trower.“the deal is that we’re at the end of the line, everybody else’s rainfall is pouring into our rivers, so we’re being affected now,” trower said. meanwhile, houston mayor sylvester turner asked people in 15,000 to 20,






texas residents face new evacuations and overflowing rivers caused by harvey


as some houston residents friday faced the heartache of evacuating their homes again due to water expected from reservoir releases, parts of texas south of the city were bracing for potentially deadly flooding from overflowing rivers. the coastal city of lake jackson, about an hour south of houston, friday issued emergency mandatory evacuation orders for two subdivisions threatened by the overflowing brazos river. voluntary evacuation orders were also extended to thousands of other residents along the brazos and san bernard rivers, said brazoria county spokeswoman sharon trower.“the deal is that we’re at the end of the line, everybody else’s rainfall is pouring into our rivers, so we’re being affected now,” trower said. meanwhile, houston mayor sylvester turner asked people in 15,000 to 20






5 things to binge-watch this thanksgiving weekend


once you've finished your turkey, try these five tv shows and movies on your long thanksgiving weekend.        






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we’re back with an all new, special, friday edition of the razzball hoops pod!  ending the week in style!  on today’s show, we catch up on “walls”, alternative facts, and how rough a life is without waiters!  hah!  we also chat on jabari parker‘s sky-high stock, the clippers getting a star back/some other guys stepping up, and our worry level for the goose.  finally, we preview tonight’s games with our 30-point challenge picks and w up the week – as always – at the movies. in ituneshttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/razzballbasketball/2017/01/26/01272017--i-feel-like-i-was-tooting-the-bazemore-horn.mp3podcast: play in new window | subscribe: itunes | android | rss