John Gillispie shares his thoughts on "Skyscraper," which is rated PG-13 and is available on DVD.

As a security analyst Will Sawyer, Dwayne Johnson has to fight against a raging fire and a bunch of bad guys led by Kores Botha (Roland Moller) to save his family in "Skyscraper."

Major League Baseball's 2018 season wraps up with the start of the World Series Tuesday night. While we watch the championship on FOX, fans around the world will be watching on MLB International with MLB Network/ESPN's Matt Vasgersian handling the play-by-play.

It has been a long time since I have stumbled across a pack of cracklin's, especially fresh ones. It just so happens I found some in a little country market a while back and I could not wait to make a pone of cornbread with them. My Grandmothers fixed cracklin cornbread all the time, especially come hog killin' season, oh those fresh cracklin's made some mighty good cornbread. Slather up a hot slice with butter and sop it in the pot licker of some collard or turnip greens, now that's my favorite way to eat it. It's perfectly paired with soup, stews and chili as well, even the taco soup from last week would be good for soppin' with this also. If you've never had cracklin cornbread and happen to stumble across a pack of cracklin's I do hope you give it a try.

Anytime a home changes owner there is bound to be a new presentation in its appearance. Most folks like to stamp their style on their new home so their nest reflects their persona. This no truer than when Timothy Stanley bought his Southside home and made it his own. The former owners enjoyed a very traditional style and Timothy has more of an avant garde style yet pays homage to the age of the house. He has even gone so far as to give the house a name, Lachaussee Manor after his late husband Michael who suddenly passed away recently.

Roger Raglin, host of Outdoor Channel's "Roger Raglin Outdoors," will appear Oct. 20 at St. Albans High School for an evening of music and deer-hunting talk.

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I'm a dancer. Not the "private dancer" like Tina Turner used to sing about, but the dorky, arms waving, spinning around in the kitchen kind when I think no one is watching.

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DEAR JILL: I use two brands of laundry detergent made by the same manufacturer, and these brands' coupons usually do not come in my insert. On the page where the coupon used to be, it now asks you to go print them.

Game day or any day, there is nothing like a chicken wing. Football tailgate fans and others will be flapping about chicken wings in Huntington this weekend as there is no shortage of one of the country's favorite all-American snacks. The fourth annual Wing Fling is from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

With the sun finally turned off of summer broil, we're looking forward to a weekend of, dare we say, sweater weather.

With a fall-like weekend forecast on the way, there's a full plate of fun to be had with some great festivals, some early fright nights and even some good fun indoors as well.

There are some actors that seem like such nice, down-to-Earth people that you can't help but want them to succeed. Nathan Fillion is one of those actors for me. And succeed Fillion does in his new ABC drama, "The Rookie," which plays to all of his strengths to create a show that stands out among the ever-growing crop of procedurals.

John Gillispie shares his thoughts on "Night School," which is rated PG-13 and currently playing in theaters.

Kevin Hart stars as Teddy Walker, whose life is changed by tough night school instructor Carrie (Tiffany Haddish).

Editor's Note: This is the second 2-part of column.

Today I am continuing the series "We Do Grow Weary." The series sheds light regarding the church and depression. We need to understand that depression is not simply a sickness of the soul and anyone suffering from what they feel may be depression should seek professional help immediately.

How does a young, poor kid from rural Mingo County end up working for the Chicago mob? That is what Charles "Charley" Hager explains in his new book, "Chicago Heights - Little Joe College, The Outfit and the fall of Sam Giancana."

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LOGAN - Named in honor of West Virginia folk legend Virginia Myrtle "Aunt Jennie" Wilson, the two concerts of 14th annual Aunt Jennie Music Festival will take place at a new venue this year, the Coalfield Jamboree (Historic Logan Theatre) at 308 Main St., Logan. The concerts Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14, are free and open to the public.

For seven nights in October the doors of the "Old Hospital on College Hill" will re-open to welcome "patients" back into its hallways. These historic paranormal tours will take you through two floors of the building and offer a haunting glimpse into the hospital's past.

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LOGAN - Make your way through the violent patient ward of a Transylvania Lunatic Asylum, then be whisked away into an epic stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic gothic novel "Dracula" under the stars at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park.

A few weeks ago my Dad came for a quick visit and knowing he likes to eat soup year round just as we do, I made this crock pot taco soup. It's a new recipe that my cousin had sent me and I have to admit it was some of the best soup I have made. Isn't it great to be able to just throw some ingredients in the crock pot and let it do all the work for you? I don't think I could live without my crock pots and I have several in different sizes.

MILTON - Not all who wander are lost.

But if you're wandering around the 8 1/2-acre corn maze behind the old Milton Middle School in Cabell County, chances are you are lost.

It is written in Matthew 7:9-11: "Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

I have loved Hudson for a long time. We met when he was just 1 year old. When he turned 2, he graduated from the nursery to children's church! Yay! (It's a big deal when you're 2.) I have seen him regularly at church and then once a month up close when it has been my turn to teach children's church during the Sunday morning service. And his parents bring him faithfully on Wednesday nights - I'm so proud of them - so I see him every single Wednesday night in class. He is 6 now, so I've seen him a lot! I've watched him grow up at church - praise the Lord! He. Is. A. Treasure.

The two-week stocking season, which traditionally begins the day after Columbus Day, will instead begin on Oct. 15 and will run through Oct. 26.

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The daughters of the late Sherman and Bessie Workman McCloud of Lundale, W.Va. - Audra Carter of Verdunville, W.Va., Mabel Pritt of Charleston, Dorothy Hatcher of Spencer, Ohio, and Brenda Toney of Samford, N.C. - met Sept. 17 at Wooster, Ohio, for their 24th yearly sister reunion.

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin pie, Charlie Brown, pumpkin festival - all these and more come to mind when the word 'pumpkin' is mentioned.

LOGAN - A tribute show to the "King of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley, will be the evening entertainment at the Coalfield Jamboree Saturday night.

One of the biggest secrets hidden away in the framework of Christian churches is the fact that yes, even Christians, grow weary. It is dressed up with words like weariness, woefulness, disappointment and phrases like "feeling low," "feeling down," "in a rut" or "the blues." No matter the phrase, the medical term could be depression.

We started our New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding recipe by tearing a baguette into ragged pieces, which gave the bread pudding a rustic look. We then toasted the bread to a deep golden brown, which prevented the prepared recipe from turning soggy.

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Jonah 3:10 "Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it."

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Southern West Virginia is known by the famous Hatfield and McCoy Feud. The spirit of fussing and fighting is still alive today. Nothing packs out the Williamson Field House like the Rough and Rowdy Brawl. Many folks still enjoy a great fight and find conflicts entertaining. Unfortunately, this culture may impact how some people view the Golden Rule. They think it means to do unto others as they do unto you. Or, treat others the way you think they should be treated. This type of philosophy may seem right, but will lead to a life of conflict and turmoil. Also, it may make a person's life excellent Jerry Springer material. However, when it comes to a long, peaceful life, the Bible can lead the way.

I think one of the most valuable "cooking" lessons I learned from my Grandmothers was how to can and preserve food. Once the garden came in every Summer their kitchens would be hotter than a firecracker, tables and counters lined with empty mason jars ready and waiting to be filled with soup, beans, jams, jellies, pickles and relish. There was no air conditioning back then but you can sure bet there were a lot of box fans running trying to cool things down. Those lessons I have used my entire adult life, canning and freezing up food for family and friends.

HUNTINGTON - A taste of Greece more than 6,700 pieces of baklava and more than 10,000 pastries can be found this weekend in Huntington as the 36th annual Greek Festival takes place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, along with experiencing the country's centuries-old culture, ancestry, heritage and traditions - something that the country experiences daily.

When CBS announced "Murphy Brown"would be returning to its network, the reasoning had been that in today's political climate, it made for the perfect time to bring the show back to the airwaves. After watching the first three episodes, I would argue how the perfect time to bring the show back is never. As "Murphy" 2.0 doesn't even reach the vicinity of the iconic original.

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra begins "Our Most Exciting Season Yet!" with Music Director Lawrence Loh and a special guest appearance from pianist, Jon Nakamatsu on Sept. 29 and 30 in Charleston and Parkersburg.

A plan to make New River Gorge National River a full-fledged national park is gaining momentum in communities surrounding the 72,808-acre tract of canyons, cliffs, whitewater rapids and wooded plateaus.

HUNTINGTON - Duo Transcend, the first aerial group to make the "America's Got Talent" finals, will join the NBC talent show's live run Nov. 2-4 at the Paris Theater at the Paris Las Vegas hotel.