On Thanksgiving Day three years ago, Mark Sanchez, then quarterback for the New York Jets, fumbled the football after running into his own crouching lineman's backside. The New England Patriots, en route to a 49-19 victory, scooped up the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.

"Butt fumble," perhaps the ultimate sports blooper, was born.

The Pilgrims are among the early heroes of American history, celebrated every Thanksgiving for their perseverance in the New World against great odds.

To Christian conservatives, they are role models for another reason as well: They were deeply committed to their Christian faith and not afraid to say so.

In the Mayflower Compact, the governing document signed shortly before the Pilgrims disembarked in Massachusetts' Provincetown Harbor, Pilgrim leaders said they undertook their voyage across the Atlantic "for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith."

The Tunisian Interior ministry identified the suicide bomber in Tuesday's bus attack as a 27-year-old Tunisian man named Houssam Abdelli.

The Interior Ministry released a statement Thursday:

Turkey says audio from the cockpit supports its position that Turkish pilots repeatedly warned a Russian military plane that it it was violating Turkish airspace before shooting it down.

Dalia Mortada reports for NPR that the surviving Russian pilot continues to deny the signal.

Turkey says it warned the Russian Su-24 fighter jet 10 times before Turkish F-16s shot it down on Tuesday, but Russia maintains the jet was flying over Syria at the time.

  The stock market has been on a roller coaster this fall.  Why do we have such volatility or is it really volatility at all?

Mike Switzer interviews Roy Janse, a certified financial planner with Dehollander and Janse in Greenville, SC.

The Ruby Crowned Kinglet migrates to South Carolina this time of year.
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  Among the things Rudy is thankful for are the birds he sees in South Carolina this time of year.

  “M” is for McGowan, Clelia Peronneau [1865-1956]. Civil leader. After her husband’s death, McGowan became increasingly active in civic affairs. She was president of the League of Women Voters in Charleston and, when appointed to the State Board of Education, became the first woman appointed to public office in the state. She as the state chair of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation for decades. In 1923 she was elected an alderwoman of Ward One on Charleston’s City Council on the platform of “A free library for Charleston.” She envisioned a system of libraries in large towns and county seats and small, travelling libraries to serve rural areas. She helped secure funding for a library in Charleston from the Rosendale Fund and the Carnegie Corporation. Clelia Peronneau McGowan’s lasting monument is the Charleston Count Library, which opened its doors in 1931.

This is the time of year that ancient Greeks gave thanks to the goddess Ceres for bringing forth a bountiful harvest. Modern planetary scientists give thanks to a different Ceres — not a goddess, but the largest object in the belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Studying Ceres should help researchers gain a better understanding of how our solar system formed, and they'll soon have unique new data about Ceres from a NASA spacecraft called Dawn, which is spending this Thanksgiving heading for its closest, and final, orbit around the dwarf planet.

Happy Thanksgiving!  As you gather with family today and eat the Thanksgiving meal together, keep in mind that while you’re cooking, eating, and cleaning you can conserve energy too.

We’ve been talking about your Thanksgiving preparations this week and tomorrow is the big day!  You’ve gotten your food locally and the bird is already thawing.  The decorations are in place and your centerpiece is ready.  But when it comes to cooking the meal, keep in mind that it could be dangerous to feed your pet the same foods that you enjoy at the table.


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