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November 12, 2018

PEPPERDINE FORCED TO MOVE EVENTS BECAUSE OF WILDFIRES

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires affecting the Pepperdine campus have forced the university to relocate or reschedule several sporting events that were to be played as home games.

The Malibu campus will be closed through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The women’s basketball game against UC Irvine on Friday will be rescheduled.

The men’s water polo team was to host the Golden Coast Conference championships Friday through Sunday. The conference will announce updated plans.

The women’s volleyball team was set to host its last three regular-season matches against Gonzaga on Thursday, Portland on Saturday and San Diego on Nov. 20. The schools and the West Coast Conference will come up with alternate plans.

The campus is to reopen on Nov. 26, when the Pepperdine men’s basketball team is to host Idaho State. That game is still on. The Waves will leave Monday for a weeklong trip that will take them to Northern Colorado on Tuesday followed by a tournament in the Bahamas.

NFL FAN FALLS WHILE REACHING FOR FREE T-SHIRT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fan reaching for a free T-shirt is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after losing his balance and falling through the awning that covers the tunnel to the Tennessee Titans’ locker room.

Metro Nashville Police say Thomas Carrico Jr., 37, of Goodlettesville, Tennessee, received medical attention at Nissan Stadium yesterday before being taken to the hospital.

The Tennessean reported a witness saw a T-shirt land on the awning over the tunnel during the third quarter of the Titans’ 34-10 win over New England when cheerleaders were tossing out free shirts during a timeout.

The Titans confirmed the fall in a statement.

“An adult fan fell from the lower bowl seating area to the ground,” according to the statement. “The fan received attention from emergency personnel on the scene and was transported to a local hospital.”

AUSTRALIAN STRAWBERRY SABOTAGE

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian magistrate says she won’t consider bail for a woman accused of putting needles in strawberries until her motive for sabotaging the fruit becomes clearer.

Magistrate Christine Roney said in court today that prosecutors were alleging former strawberry farm worker My Ut Trinh was “motivated by spite or revenge” over a workplace grievance.

The recalls of the fruit prompted by the first cases of the sabotage in September devastated Australia’s strawberry industry.

Trinh was arrested yesterday and is charged with seven counts of contamination of goods with intent to cause economic loss. She faces up to 10 years in jail in if convicted.

MAN SHOT TO DEATH AFTER HOMECOMING PARTY ON S.C. COLLEGE CAMPUS

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — One man was killed and another was injured after they were shot after a homecoming party on a South Carolina college campus.

Voorhees College in Denmark celebrated its homecoming Friday. The State newspaper reports that the school said in a statement that the two men were shot later that night after an event on campus.

The statement said neither of the two shooting victims was a student at the school. The shooter had not been identified.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

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