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High School Track and Field 2012: ROANE COUNTY QUAD - Girls

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ROANE COUNTY QUAD

ROANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

COUNTY STADIUM

Tuesday, 03.27.12

Girls Results

Girls 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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Finals
  1 Sodaro, Hunter               Braxton                  13.7h   2   8   
  2 Pernell, Holly               Hoover                   13.9h   2   6   
  3 Boggs, Nicole                Roane Co.                14.1h   2   4   
  4 Welch, Jessica               Gilmer County            14.2h   2   2   
  5 Harris, Katie                Hoover                   14.3h   2   1   
  6 Starcher, Destinee           Roane Co.                14.3h   2 
  7 Riffle, Tisha                Gilmer County            14.4h   2 
  8 Hicks, Ashley                Roane Co.                14.8h   1 
  9 White, Elania                Gilmer County            15.2h   1 
 10 Wolfe, Bree                  Gilmer County            15.2h   1 
 11 Shreve, Kenzi                Roane Co.                15.7h   1 
 12 Cooper, Megan                Braxton                  16.4h   2 
 13 DiMasico, KeeKee             Calhoun                  16.9h   1 
 14 Rush, Tiffany                Calhoun                  17.4h   1 
 15 McCumbers, Jessica           Calhoun                  18.0h   1 
 16 DiMascio, Keesha             Calhoun                  18.3h   1 
 
Girls 200 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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  1 Sodaro, Hunter               Braxton                  29.1h   3   8   
  2 Starcher, Destinee           Roane Co.                29.6h   3   6   
  3 Boggs, Nicole                Roane Co.                29.9h   3   4   
  4 Taylor, Leslie               Hoover                   30.9h   3   2   
  5 Hicks, Ashley                Roane Co.                31.3h   2   1   
  6 Wolfe, Bree                  Gilmer County            31.5h   2 
  7 Hough, Lauren                Gilmer County            32.7h   3 
  8 Shreve, Kenzi                Roane Co.                32.8h   2 
  9 Riffle, Alyssa               Braxton                  34.1h   3 
 10 Butcher, Cheyenne            Gilmer County            34.6h   1 
 11 DiMasico, KeeKee             Calhoun                  35.6h   1 
 12 Barfield, Mary               Calhoun                  36.5h   2 
 13 McCumbers, Jessica           Calhoun                  39.1h   1 
—Cutlip, Courtney             Roane Co.                   NT   2 
—Wilson, Hailey               Gilmer County               NT   3 
—Hammes, Cassandra            Hoover                      NT   2 
—Ramsey, Allison              Braxton                     NT   3 
 
Girls 400 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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  1 Mann, Asia                   Gilmer County          1:07.3h   2   8   
  2 Rhodes, Caitlin              Braxton                1:08.9h   2   6   
  3 Moore, Chelsea               Roane Co.              1:09.8h   2   4   
  4 Hammes, Cassandra            Hoover                 1:12.8h   1   2   
  5 Fisher, Renee                Roane Co.              1:12.9h   2   1   
  6 Drake, Erika                 Roane Co.              1:14.5h   2 
  7 Browning, Chelsie            Braxton                1:15.5h   1 
  8 Gregory, Lindsay             Gilmer County          1:15.5h   2 
  9 Jones, Jessica               Gilmer County          1:16.5h   2 
 10 Davis, Erica                 Gilmer County          1:17.8h   1 
 11 Riffle, Alyssa               Braxton                1:20.4h   2 
 12 DiMasico, KeeKee             Calhoun                1:22.8h   1 
 13 Alfred, Anna                 Roane County B         1:24.5h   1 
 14 Barfield, Mary               Calhoun                1:28.9h   1 
 15 DiMascio, Keesha             Calhoun                1:30.4h   1 
 16 Rush, Tiffany                Calhoun                1:31.0h   1 
 
Girls 800 Meter Run
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Lloyd, Shania                Roane Co.              2:48.4h    8   
  2 Mann, Asia                   Gilmer County          2:49.7h    6   
  3 Fisher, Renee                Roane Co.              2:54.9h    4   
  4 Gandee, Lillian              Hoover                 2:55.9h    2   
  5 Simon, Tabita                Gilmer County          2:57.7h    1   
  6 Sams, Rebecca                Hoover                 2:57.7h  
  7 Jones, Jessica               Gilmer County          3:00.9h  
  8 Johnson, Hope                Hoover                 3:04.9h  
  9 Gregory, Lindsay             Gilmer County          3:06.1h  
 10 Browning, Chelsie            Braxton                3:07.7h  
 11 Allen, Meg                   Hoover                 3:10.0h  
 12 Cruz, Kassi                  Braxton                3:13.5h  
 13 Farmer, Alexis               Roane Co.              3:15.2h  
 14 Hodges, Cassie               Roane County B         3:17.5h  
 15 Munson, Madison              Calhoun                4:40.7h  
—Rhodes, Caitlin              Braxton                     NT  
—Norman, Taylor               Roane Co.                   NT  
—Barfield, Mary               Calhoun                     NT  
—Stough, Ariane               Calhoun                     NT  
 
Girls 1600 Meter Run
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Simon, Tabita                Gilmer County          6:30.3h    8   
  2 Bonazzo, Gabriela            Braxton                6:31.3h    6   
  3 Benson, Katie                Gilmer County          6:32.0h    4   
  4 Johnson, Hope                Hoover                 6:33.3h    2   
  5 Sams, Rebecca                Hoover                 7:05.3h    1   
  6 Norman, Taylor               Roane Co.              7:05.7h  
  7 McCune, Samantha             Gilmer County          7:14.5h  
  8 May, Sandra                  Roane Co.              7:27.7h  
  9 Emerson, Courtney            Gilmer County          7:32.6h  
 
Girls 3200 Meter Run
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Bonazzo, Gabriela            Braxton               14:15.9h    8   
  2 Benson, Katie                Gilmer County         15:12.0h    6   
  3 McCune, Samantha             Gilmer County         15:37.2h    4   
  4 May, Sandra                  Roane Co.             15:39.1h    2   
  5 Norman, Taylor               Roane Co.             15:55.3h    1   
  6 Harkleroad, Tahni            Gilmer County         17:03.8h  
 
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles HIGH
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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  1 Phillips, Corri              Braxton                  17.4h   2   8   
  2 Pettit, Sydney               Gilmer County            18.1h   2   6   
  3 Pernell, Holly               Hoover                   18.3h   2   4   
  4 Goodwin, Catlin              Roane Co.                19.1h   2   2   
  5 Roberts, Hannah              Gilmer County            19.2h   2   1   
  6 Osborne, Lisa                Hoover                   19.9h   2 
  7 Stewart, Kayla               Gilmer County            21.0h   1 
  8 Ramsey, Allison              Braxton                  22.9h   2 
—Wehrie, Kaylee               Hoover                      NT   1 
—Westfall, Graceann           Roane Co.                   NT   1 
 
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles LOW
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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  1 Roberts, Hannah              Gilmer County            54.0h   2   8   
  2 Moore, Chelsea               Roane Co.                55.4h   2   6   
  3 Pettit, Sydney               Gilmer County            56.4h   2   4   
  4 Rhodes, Caitlin              Braxton                  59.2h   2   2   
  5 Drake, Erika                 Roane Co.              1:00.9h   1   1   
  6 McMinn, Morgan               Roane Co.              1:06.0h   1 
  7 Ramsey, Allison              Braxton                1:07.6h   2 
  8 Clark, Mackenzie             Roane Co.              1:09.6h   2 
—Alfred, Anna                 Roane County B              NT   1 
 
Girls 4x100 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
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  1 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                  57.1h    8   
     1) Boggs, Nicole                   2) Snodgrass, Katie               
     3) Goodwin, Catlin                 4) Starcher, Destinee             
  2 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                       57.1h    6   
     1) Pernell, Holly                  2) Taylor, Leslie                 
     3) Paxton, Danielle                4) King, Hannah                   
  3 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                        57.6h    4   
     1) Roberts, Hannah                 2) Wolfe, Bree                    
     3) Welch, Jessica                  4) Riffle, Tisha                  
  4 Gilmer County High School  ‘B’                        59.9h    2   
     1) White, Elania                   2) Hough, Lauren                  
     3) Wilson, Hailey                  4) Stewart, Kayla                 
  5 Braxton County High School  ‘A’                     1:08.5h    1   
     1) Cooper, Megan                   2) Bosley, Maranda                
     3) James, Cassidy                  4) Browning, Chelsie              
  6 Calhoun  ‘A’                                        1:09.5h  
     1) DiMascio, Keesha                2) DiMasico, KeeKee               
     3) Frymier, April                  4) Schoolcraft, Chasity           
 
Girls 4x200 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
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  1 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                2:01.5h    8   
     1) Boggs, Nicole                   2) Cutlip, Courtney               
     3) Hicks, Ashley                   4) Starcher, Destinee             
  2 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      2:02.5h    6   
     1) Wilson, Hailey                  2) Hough, Lauren                  
     3) Stewart, Kayla                  4) Welch, Jessica                 
  3 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                     2:09.2h    4   
     1) Hammes, Cassandra               2) Wehrie, Kaylee                 
     3) Fragale, Alexandria             4) Aab, Bailey                    
  4 Calhoun  ‘A’                                        2:25.0h    2   
     1) DiMascio, Keesha                2) DiMasico, KeeKee               
     3) Stough, Ariane                  4) Schoolcraft, Chasity           
  5 Braxton County High School  ‘A’                     2:32.6h    1   
     1) Cooper, Megan                   2) James, Cassidy                 
     3) Cruz, Kassi                     4) March, Allison                 
 
Girls 4x400 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
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  1 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      4:55.2h    8   
     1) Pettit, Sydney                  2) Jones, Jessica                 
     3) Gregory, Lindsay                4) Mann, Asia                     
  2 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                4:59.4h    6   
     1) Fisher, Renee                   2) McMinn, Morgan                 
     3) Drake, Erika                    4) Moore, Chelsea                 
  3 Gilmer County High School  ‘B’                      5:54.7h    4   
     1) Harkleroad, Tahni               2) Davis, Erica                   
     3) Butcher, Cheyenne               4) Luzader, Michaela              
—Braxton County High School  ‘A’                          NT  
     1) March, Allison                  2) Browning, Chelsie              
     3) Bosley, Maranda                 4) Cooper, Megan                  
 
Girls 4x800 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
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  1 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                     11:23.0h    8   
     1) Simon, Tabita                   2) Jones, Jessica                 
     3) Benson, Katie                   4) Mann, Asia                     
  2 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                    11:49.6h    6   
     1) Gandee, Lillian                 2) Taylor, Leslie                 
     3) Allen, Meg                      4) Aab, Bailey                    
  3 Roane County HS  ‘A’                               11:57.4h    4   
     1) Fisher, Renee                   2) May, Sandra                    
     3) Norman, Taylor                  4) Lloyd, Shania                  
 
Girls 4x102 Meter Shuttle Hurdle
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    School                                               Finals  Points
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  1 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      1:14.9h    8   
     1) Pettit, Sydney                  2) Riffle, Tisha                  
     3) Roberts, Hannah                 4) White, Elania                  
  2 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                     1:16.7h    6   
     1) Pernell, Holly                  2) Paxton, Danielle               
     3) King, Hannah                    4) Osborne, Lisa                  
  3 Gilmer County High School  ‘B’                      1:17.7h    4   
     1) Welch, Jessica                  2) Wolfe, Bree                    
     3) Stewart, Kayla                  4) Wilson, Hailey                 
  4 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                1:20.7h    2   
     1) Runyon, Courtney                2) Westfall, Graceann             
     3) Goodwin, Catlin                 4) Snodgrass, Katie               
  5 Braxton County High School  ‘A’                     1:23.7h    1   
     1) Ramsey, Allison                 2) March, Allison                 
     3) Rhodes, Caitlin                 4) Phillips, Corri                
 
Girls High Jump
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Phillips, Corri              Braxton                5-00.00    8   
  2 King, Hannah                 Hoover                 4-08.00    6   
  3 Luzader, Michaela            Gilmer County          4-06.00    4   
  4 Wehrie, Kaylee               Hoover                 4-04.00    2   
  5 Sodaro, Hunter               Braxton               J4-04.00    1   
—Cutlip, Courtney             Roane Co.                   NH  
—Clark, Mackenzie             Roane Co.                   NH  
 
Girls Pole Vault
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Lloyd, Shania                Roane Co.              7-06.00    8   


 
Girls Long Jump
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Sodaro, Hunter               Braxton               16-04.50    8   
  2 Phillips, Corri              Braxton               14-06.50    6   
  3 King, Hannah                 Hoover                14-03.00    4   
  4 Paxton, Danielle             Hoover                13-08.00    2   
  5 Runyon, Courtney             Roane Co.             13-00.00    1   
  6 Clark, Mackenzie             Roane Co.             11-04.50  
  7 Moran, Ruth                  Roane Co.             11-03.50  
  8 Farmer, Alexis               Roane Co.             11-00.00  
—Riffle, Tisha                Gilmer County               ND  
 
Girls Shot Put
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 McClain, Emily               Roane Co.             31-09.50    8   
  2 Henson, Britney              Roane Co.             31-02.00    6   
  3 Nicholson, Mikala            Roane Co.             31-00.00    4   
  4 Williams, Alex               Roane Co.             27-04.50    2   
  5 James, Cassidy               Braxton               27-01.00    1   
  6 Gordon, Larisa               Gilmer County         26-00.00  
  7 Riffle, Alyssa               Braxton               23-05.50  
  8 Cruz, Kassi                  Braxton               22-03.00  
  9 Buckhannon, Tanya            Gilmer County         22-02.50  
 10 Wine, Kayci                  Braxton               21-08.50  
 11 Bosley, Maranda              Braxton               20-10.00  
 12 Mace, Katie                  Roane Co.             20-06.00  
 13 Bush, Ashley                 Gilmer County         17-08.50  
 14 Heiney, Monica               Calhoun               17-04.00  
 15 Savard, Charity              Roane Co.             16-06.50  
—Hickman, Tessa               Roane Co.            X30-07.00  
 
Girls Discus Throw
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Nicholson, Mikala            Roane Co.                96-01    8   
  2 James, Cassidy               Braxton                  92-00    6   
  3 Henson, Britney              Roane Co.                91-07    4   
  4 Gordon, Larisa               Gilmer County            75-09    2   
  5 McBrayer, Kristina           Roane Co.                66-02    1   
  6 Riffle, Alyssa               Braxton                  63-07  
  7 Mace, Katie                  Roane Co.                58-05  
  8 Bosley, Maranda              Braxton                  53-03  
  9 Buckhannon, Tanya            Gilmer County            51-02  
 10 Waggoner, Ashley             Roane Co.                50-03  
 11 Wine, Kayci                  Braxton                  46-07  
 12 Bush, Ashley                 Gilmer County            43-03  
 13 Cruz, Kassi                  Braxton                  40-04  
—Heiney, Monica               Calhoun                     ND  
—Hickman, Tessa               Roane Co.               X88-09  

                    Girls - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
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    1) Roane County HS            114        2) Gilmer County High School 108   
    3) Braxton County High School  79        4) Herbert Hoover High Schoo  56   
    5) Calhoun                      2                                           

DHHR Says TB Is Still a Concern in West Virginia

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March 24 was World TB Day, and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources officials say that help is available for those suffering from Tuberculosis.

World TB Day marks the anniversary of the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the TB bacillus. This day is set aside to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, primarily in the developing countries.

In the late 19th century, TB killed 1 out of every 7 people in the United States and Europe.

Today, TB is the second leading cause of death in the world, with more than 2 million TB related deaths annually.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually attacks the lungs but could attack other parts of the body such as the kidney, spine and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.

The DHHR’s Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) oversees the state’s DTBE and State Epidemiologist and OEPS Director Dr. Loretta Haddy said, “TB is here in the U.S., and it’s here in WV,” adding “Anyone who has a bad cough lasting 3 weeks or longer, especially with pain in the chest, coughing up blood or sputum, weakness, weight loss, loss of appetite, chills and/or fever should seek medical care to have TB ruled out.”

There are two forms of TB-related conditions that affect people. Latent TB infection is a condition in which the bacterium lives in the body without making a person sick. It is not infectious, and the body’s immune system keeps the bacteria from causing TB disease. However, the TB bacterium can become active and multiply in the body, causing active TB disease, which is infectious and can be fatal.

According to 2011 Data from WV Division of TB Elimination (DTBE) 13 people were diagnosed with TB disease in WV, of which 3 died. In addition, there were 288 people diagnosed with Latent TB infection (LTBI). Of the 288, 10% will progress to active TB disease in their lifetime if left untreated. DTBE is now focusing on finding and treating LTBI to work toward eliminating TB in the state.

The TB elimination division’s goal is to assist those with TB by providing education, medical assistance and patient support. To learn more about World TB Day or to find out more about the disease go to www.tb.wv.gov or call 1.800.330.8126.

High School Track and Field 2012: ROANE COUNTY QUAD - Boys

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ROANE COUNTY QUAD

ROANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

COUNTY STADIUM

Tuesday, 03.27.12

Boys Results

 
Boys 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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  1 Hutton, Easton               Braxton                  11.3h   3   8   
  2 Litviak, Cameron             Calhoun                  11.6h   3   6   
  3 McGinnis, Steven             Roane Co.                11.9h   3   4   
  4 Aviles, Anthony              Gilmer County            11.9h   3   2   
  5 Cosgrove, Nathan             Calhoun                  12.1h   3   1   
  6 Bates, Michael               Roane Co.                12.2h   3 
  7 Cook, Nate                   Hoover                   12.4h   3 
  8 Samuel, Chance               Hoover                   12.7h   2 
  9 Reichard, Brad               Roane Co.                12.7h   2 
 10 Webb, Dylan                  Roane County B           12.9h   2 
 11 Adams, James                 Calhoun                  13.4h   1 
 12 McDonough, Joel              Braxton                  13.4h   2 
 13 Helmick, Jacob               Braxton                  14.2h   2 
 14 Heeter, Daniel               Roane County B           14.5h   1 
 15 Ochoa, Thomas                Roane Co.                14.5h   2 
 16 Keiffer, Alex                Roane Co.                15.1h   1 
—Nichols, Austin              Roane Co.                   NT   3 
—Powell, Skylar               Roane County B              NT   2 
 
Boys 200 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Litviak, Cameron             Calhoun                  24.6h   3   8   
  2 Hanson, Brandon              Hoover                   24.7h   3   6   
  3 Fisher, Troy                 Roane Co.                24.7h   3   4   
  4 McGinnis, Steven             Roane Co.                24.7h   3   2   
  5 Cosgrove, Nathan             Calhoun                  25.0h   1   1   
  6 Smith, Casey                 Gilmer County            25.9h   2 
  7 Reichard, Brad               Roane Co.                26.3h   3 
  8 Huffman, Matt                Hoover                   26.5h   3 
  9 Stoczek, David               Braxton                  28.5h   2 
 10 Gillespie, Jessie            Gilmer County            29.3h   1 
 11 Pena, Marcus                 Roane Co.                30.4h   2 
 12 Heeter, Daniel               Roane County B           30.8h   2 
—Webb, Dylan                  Roane County B              NT   1 
—Samuel, Chance               Hoover                      NT   2 
—Hutton, Easton               Braxton                     NT   3 
—Powell, Skylar               Roane County B              NT   2 
—Cook, Nate                   Hoover                      NT   3 
 
Boys 400 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Gurski, Josh                 Hoover                   55.2h   2   8   
  2 Pavalock, Alex               Roane Co.                55.3h   1   6   
  3 Fisher, Troy                 Roane Co.                55.7h   2   4   
  4 McGinnis, Steven             Roane Co.                56.6h   1   2   
  5 Morris, Markeem              Gilmer County          1:00.0h   2   1   
  6 Sloan, Austin                Roane Co.              1:00.2h   2 
  7 Ferguson, Conner             Gilmer County          1:04.0h   2 
  8 Stoczek, David               Braxton                1:05.1h   2 
  9 Adams, James                 Calhoun                1:05.3h   1 
 10 Ficher, Dakotah              Calhoun                1:07.1h   1 
 11 Withrow, David               Hoover                 1:08.3h   1 
 12 Overbay, David               Calhoun                1:08.8h   1 
—Carroll, Ronnie              Braxton                     NT   2 
—Wanstreet, Tyler             Gilmer County               NT   1 
—Marlett, Dustin              Gilmer County               NT   2 
 
Boys 800 Meter Run
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Richards, Josh               Roane Co.              2:28.2h    8   
  2 Morris, Markeem              Gilmer County          2:31.6h    6   
  3 Hardman, Grant               Roane Co.              2:33.6h    4   
  4 Hill, Kevin                  Braxton                2:35.3h    2   
  5 Ferguson, Conner             Gilmer County          2:35.6h    1   
  6 Hammack, Tyler               Roane County B         2:36.9h  
  7 Toops, Noah                  Hoover                 2:38.5h  
  8 Coleman, Bradley             Hoover                 2:39.2h  
  9 Chapman, Zach                Gilmer County          2:39.8h  
 10 Jones, Hayden                Gilmer County          2:44.5h  
 11 Overbay, David               Calhoun                2:50.4h  
—Moore, Roy                   Braxton                     NT  
 
Boys 1600 Meter Run
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Pell, Caleb                  Roane Co.              5:15.1h    8   
  2 Shreves, Jacob               Gilmer County          5:20.8h    6   
  3 Richards, Josh               Roane Co.              5:30.7h    4   
  4 Toops, Noah                  Hoover                 5:32.3h    2   
  5 Hill, Kevin                  Braxton                5:33.6h    1   
  6 Baker, William               Calhoun                5:46.9h  
  7 Chapman, Zach                Gilmer County          5:50.6h  
  8 Wanstreet, Tyler             Gilmer County          6:26.5h  
  9 Morris, Sebastian            Gilmer County          6:39.6h  
—Coleman, Bradley             Hoover                      NT  
—Moore, Roy                   Braxton                     NT  
 
Boys 3200 Meter Run
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Pell, Caleb                  Roane Co.             11:56.6h    8   
  2 Parrish, Shay                Calhoun               12:48.4h    6   
  3 Baker, William               Calhoun               13:11.8h    4   
  4 Morris, Sebastian            Gilmer County         14:21.9h    2   
—Shreves, Jacob               Gilmer County               NT  
—Toops, Noah                  Hoover                      NT  
 
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles HIGH
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Aab, Michael                 Hoover                   16.9h    8   
  2 Lee, Tyler                   Roane Co.                18.4h    6   
  3 Hagewood, Tyler              Hoover                   18.7h    4   
  4 Nichols, JC                  Roane Co.                19.1h    2   
—Lowther, Josh                Gilmer County               NT  
—Carroll, Ronnie              Braxton                     NT  
 
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles IM
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Lowther, Josh                Gilmer County            44.26   2   8   
  2 Nichols, JC                  Roane Co.                46.5h   2   6   
  3 Aab, Michael                 Hoover                   47.2h   2   4   
  4 Bates, Ryan                  Roane Co.                47.6h   2   2   
  5 Lee, Tyler                   Roane Co.                47.7h   2   1   
  6 Sloan, Austin                Roane Co.                48.7h   2 
  7 Sparks, Tristan              Gilmer County            49.5h   2 
  8 Godbey, Tyler                Roane County B           52.6h   2 
  9 Runyon, Josh                 Roane County B           58.0h   1 
—Parrish, Shay                Calhoun                     NT   1 
—Rollyson, Nevin              Braxton                     NT   1 
 
Boys 4x100 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Braxton County High School  ‘A’                       47.5h    8   
     1) Carroll, Ronnie                 2) Hutton, Easton                 
     3) Lacy, Jordan                    4) Dennison, Bryson               
  2 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                       48.0h    6   
     1) Coleman, Carter                 2) Cook, Nate                     
     3) Gurski, Josh                    4) Hanson, Brandon                
  3 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                  48.5h    4   
     1) Bates, Michael                  2) Bates, Ryan                    
     3) Reichard, Brad                  4) Raines, Kyle                   
  4 Calhoun  ‘A’                                          49.1h    2   
     1) Adams, James                    2) Cosgrove, Nathan               
     3) Parrish, Shay                   4) Litviak, Cameron               
  5 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                        52.4h    1   
     1) Smith, Casey                    2) Gillespie, Jessie              
     3) Jones, Hayden                   4) Sparks, Tristan                
  6 Roane County High School  ‘B’                         56.2h  
 
Boys 4x200 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                1:41.8h    8   
     1) Bates, Michael                  2) Bates, Ryan                    
     3) Raines, Kyle                    4) Reichard, Brad                 
  2 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                     1:45.0h    6   
     1) Huffman, Matt                   2) Samuel, Chance                 
     3) Weese, Zane                     4) Hanson, Brandon                
  3 Roane County HS  ‘B’                                1:53.5h    4   
     1) Keiffer, Alex                   2) Ochoa, Thomas                  
     3) Pena, Marcus                    4) Powell, Skylar                 
  4 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      1:55.8h    2   
     1) Jones, Hayden                   2) Wanstreet, Tyler               
     3) Morris, Markeem                 4) Chapman, Zach                  
  5 Braxton County High School  ‘A’                     1:57.4h    1   
     1) Helmick, Jacob                  2) Stoczek, David                 
     3) Moore, Roy                      4) McDonough, Joel                
 
Boys 4x400 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                3:50.7h    8   
     1) Bates, Michael                  2) Fisher, Troy                   
     3) McGinnis, Steven                4) Pavalock, Alex                 
  2 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      4:11.4h    6   
     1) Marlett, Dustin                 2) Smith, Casey                   
     3) Morris, Markeem                 4) Sparks, Tristan                
—Braxton County High School  ‘A’                          NT  
     1) Moore, Roy                      2) Helmick, Jacob                 
     3) Hill, Kevin                     4) Rollyson, Nevin                
 
Boys 4x800 Meter Relay
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    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                9:41.8h    8   
     1) Hardman, Grant                  2) Nichols, JC                    
     3) Pell, Caleb                     4) Richards, Josh                 
  2 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      9:54.3h    6   
     1) Marlett, Dustin                 2) Chapman, Zach                  
     3) Ferguson, Conner                4) Shreves, Jacob                 
  3 Braxton County High School  ‘A’                    11:28.1h    4   
     1) Hill, Kevin                     2) Rollyson, Nevin                
     3) Moore, Roy                      4) Helmick, Jacob                 
 
Boys 4x110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle
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    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Roane County HS  ‘A’                                1:09.9h    8   
     1) Bates, Ryan                     2) Nichols, JC                    
     3) Lee, Tyler                      4) Sloan, Austin                  
  2 Herbert Hoover High School  ‘A’                     1:10.2h    6   
     1) Aab, Michael                    2) Gurski, Josh                   
     3) Hagewood, Tyler                 4) Weese, Zane                    
  3 Gilmer County High School  ‘A’                      1:10.6h    4   
     1) Sparks, Tristan                 2) Lowther, Josh                  
     3) Marlett, Dustin                 4) Aviles, Anthony                
  4 Roane County HS  ‘B’                                1:19.1h    2   
     1) Fisher, Troy                    2) Godbey, Tyler                  
     3) Pena, Marcus                    4) Runyon, Josh                   

Boys High Jump
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Aviles, Anthony              Gilmer County          6-04.00    8   
  2 Carroll, Ronnie              Braxton               J6-04.00    6   
  3 Gurski, Josh                 Hoover                 5-06.00    4   
  4 Hardman, Grant               Roane Co.             J5-06.00    2   
  5 Lacy, Jordan                 Braxton               J5-06.00    1   
  6 Raines, Kyle                 Roane Co.              5-04.00  
  7 Litviak, Cameron             Calhoun                5-02.00  
  8 Heeter, Daniel               Roane County B         5-00.00  
  9 Dennison, Bryson             Braxton                4-10.00  
 10 Overbay, David               Calhoun                4-06.00  
—Pena, Marcus                 Roane Co.                   NH  
—Stoczek, David               Braxton                     NH  
—Ficher, Dakotah              Calhoun                     NH  
—Baker, William               Calhoun                     NH  
 
Boys Pole Vault
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Lowther, Josh                Gilmer County         12-06.00    8   
  2 Raines, Kyle                 Roane Co.             11-00.00    6   
  3 Pell, Caleb                  Roane Co.              8-06.00    4   
  4 McDonough, Joel              Braxton               J8-06.00    2   
—Richards, Josh               Roane Co.                   NH  
—Moore, Roy                   Braxton                     NH  
—Runyon, Josh                 Roane County B              NH  
 
Boys Long Jump
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Aviles, Anthony              Gilmer County         19-00.00    8   
  2 Lacy, Jordan                 Braxton               18-11.50    6   
  3 Hutton, Easton               Braxton               18-11.00    4   
  4 Coleman, Carter              Hoover                18-04.00    2   
  5 Pavalock, Alex               Roane Co.             17-10.00    1   
  6 McGinnis, Steven             Roane Co.             17-06.50  
  7 Dennison, Bryson             Braxton               15-09.00  
  8 McDonough, Joel              Braxton               15-05.00  
  9 Overbay, David               Calhoun               14-09.00  
 10 Baker, William               Calhoun               13-10.00  
 11 Ficher, Dakotah              Calhoun               12-08.00  
—Nichols, Austin              Roane Co.                   ND  
—Cosgrove, Nathan             Calhoun                     ND  
—Parrish, Shay                Calhoun                     ND  
 
Boys Shot Put
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Ratliff, Reed                Gilmer County         39-05.00    8   
  2 Weese, Zane                  Hoover                37-11.00    6   
  3 Starcher, Caleb              Roane Co.             37-08.00    4   
  4 Hammack, Tyler               Roane County B        33-02.00    2   
  5 Metzger, TJ                  Roane Co.             31-10.00    1   
  6 Johnson, Andy                Gilmer County         29-10.00  
  7 Stoczek, David               Braxton               29-06.00  
  8 Phillips, Trent              Calhoun               29-00.00  
  9 Lee, Taylor                  Roane County B        28-10.00  
 10 Helmick, Jacob               Braxton               28-06.50  
 11 Kudrick, Cody                Roane Co.             28-04.00  
 12 Rollyson, Nevin              Braxton               27-06.00  
 13 Wright, Trevor               Gilmer County         26-02.00  
 14 Smith, Doug                  Roane County B        26-01.50  
 15 Webb, Dylan                  Roane County B        25-11.00  
 16 Hersman, Alex                Roane Co.             25-10.00  
 17 Lindsey, Jacob               Gilmer County         25-03.00  
 18 Withrow, David               Hoover                22-02.00  
—Hall, Ricky                  Calhoun                     ND  
—Jordan, Nate                 Roane Co.                   ND  
—Davis, Theron                Braxton                     ND  
 
Boys Discus Throw
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Lacy, Jordan                 Braxton              128-00.50    8   
  2 Weese, Zane                  Hoover                  110-10    6   
  3 Ratliff, Reed                Gilmer County           107-09    4   
  4 Rollyson, Nevin              Braxton                  93-09    2   
  5 Starcher, Caleb              Roane Co.                91-08    1   
  6 Metzger, TJ                  Roane Co.                85-07  
  7 Kudrick, Cody                Roane Co.                77-09  
  8 Phillips, Trent              Calhoun                  73-09  
  9 Johnson, Andy                Gilmer County            70-03  
 10 Lindsey, Jacob               Gilmer County            67-06  
 11 Wright, Trevor               Gilmer County            66-00  
 12 Smith, Doug                  Roane County B           61-03  
 13 Lee, Taylor                  Roane County B           57-04  
 14 Hammack, Tyler               Roane County B           51-01  
 15 Hersman, Alex                Roane Co.                50-09  
—Ficher, Dakotah              Calhoun                     ND  
—Davis, Theron                Braxton                     ND  
—Webb, Dylan                  Roane County B              ND  
—Jordan, Nate                 Roane Co.                   ND  
 
 
                    Boys - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
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    1) Roane County HS            132        2) Gilmer County High School  81   
    3) Herbert Hoover High School  68        4) Braxton County High Schoo  53   
    5) Calhoun                     28        6) Roane County High School    2   

SKYWARN Training by Gilmer County LEPC – Monday, 04.02.12

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Gilmer County LEPC is sponsoring a spotter training on Tuesday, April 03, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Glenville Firehouse.

Skywarn trains weather spotter volunteers to help their local communities by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Anyone interested in this training, please RSVP to Susie Kirkpatrick at 304.462.5870 by March 30, 2012.

For more information on Skywarn, check this website. www.erh.noaa.gov/rlx/skywarn/spottrain.html

Blood Drive Sand Fork Elementary School - 04.18.12

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Democratic County Convention - Saturday, 04.14.12

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The Gilmer County Democratic Party will be holding the Gilmer County Convention on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

The convention is open to every registered Democrat in Gilmer County.

It will be held at The Glenville Inn Conference room at 12:00 PM.

Conventions will be selected for the Democratic State Convention schedule on June 08, 2012 at the Charleston Civic Center.

If you are interested in being a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, you must first be a delegate to the State Convention.

All democrats are encouraged to attend.

G-Comm™: US WAR ON IRAN: “THE WORST MISTAKE IN AMERICAN HISTORY” - The Road to Disaster

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Fidel Castro ‘s latest reflections hints to the danger of a looming US Iran war.
Fidel Castro warns that a war with Iran war would be the worst mistake in US history.

This Reflection could be written today, tomorrow or any other day without the risk of being mistaken. Our species faces new problems. When 20 years ago I stated at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro that a species was in danger of extinction, I had fewer reasons than today for warning about a danger that I was seeing perhaps 100 years away. At that time, a handful of leaders of the most powerful countries were in charge of the world. They applauded my words as a matter of mere courtesy and placidly continued to dig for the burial of our species.

It seemed that on our planet, common sense and order reigned. For a while, economic development, backed by technology and science appeared to be the Alpha and Omega of human society.

Today, everything is much clearer. Profound truths have been surfacing. Almost 200 States, supposedly independent, constitute the political organization which in theory has the job of governing the destiny of the world.

25, 000 nuclear weapons needed to defend the changing order ?

Approximately 25,000 nuclear weapons in the hands of allied or enemy forces ready to defend the changing World order, by interest or necessity, virtually reduce to zero the rights of billions of people.

I shall not commit the naïveté of assigning the blame to Russia or China for the development of that kind of weaponry, after the monstrous massacre at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ordered by Truman in August 1945 after Roosevelt’s death [April 1945].

Nor shall I fall prey to the error of denying the Holocaust that signified the deaths of millions of children and adults, men or women, mainly Jews, gypsies, Russians or other nationalities, who were victims of Nazism. For that reason the odious policy of those who deny the Palestinian people their right to exist is repugnant.

Does anyone by chance think that the United States will be capable of acting with the independence that will keep it from the inevitable disaster awaiting it?

In a few weeks, the 40 million dollars President Obama promised to collect for his electoral campaign will only serve to show that the currency of his country has lost its value, and that the US, with its unusual growing public debt drawing close to 20 quadrillion, is living on the money it prints up and not on the money it produces. The rest of the world pays for what they waste.

Nor does anyone believe that the Democratic candidate would be any better or worse than his Republican foes: whether they are called Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum. Light years separate these three characters from Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King.

It is really unheard-of to observe such a technologically powerful nation and a government so bereft of both ideas and moral values.

Iran has no nuclear weapons. It is being accused of producing enriched uranium that serves as fuel energy or components for medical uses. Whatever one can say, its possession or production is not equivalent to the production of nuclear weapons. Dozens of countries use enriched uranium as an energy source, but this cannot be used in the manufacture of a nuclear weapon without a prior complicated purification process.

However, Israel, with the aid and cooperation of the United States, has manufactured nuclear weaponry without informing or accounting for their actions to anybody. Not admitting their possession of these weapons, they have hundreds of them. To prevent the development of research in neighbouring Arab countries, they attacked and destroyed reactors in Iraq and Syria. They have also declared their objective of attacking and destroying the production centres for nuclear fuel in Iran.

International politics have been revolving around that crucial topic in that complex and dangerous part of the world, where most of the fuel that moves the world economy is produced and supplied.

The selective elimination of Iran’s most eminent scientists by Israel and their NATO allies has become a practice that motivates hatred and feelings of revenge.

The Israeli government has openly stated its objective to attack the plant manufacturing Iran’s enriched uranium, and the government of the United States has invested billions of dollars to manufacture a bomb for that purpose.

On March 16, 2012, Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham published an article revealing that “A top US Air Force General has described the largest conventional bomb – the re-invented bunkers of 13.6 tons – as ‘fantastic’ for a military attack on Iran.

  “Such an eloquent comment on the massive killer-artefact took place in the same week that President Barack Obama appeared to warn against ‘easy words’ on the Persian Gulf War.”

  “…Herbert Carlisle, deputy chief of staff for US Air Force operations […] added that probably the bomb would be used in any attack on Iran ordered by Washington.

  “The MOP, also referred to as ‘The Mother of All Bombs’, is designed to drill through 60 metres of concrete before it detonates its massive bomb. It is believed to be the largest conventional weapon, non-nuclear, in the US arsenal.”

  “The Pentagon is planning a process of wide destruction of Iran’s infrastructure and massive civilian victims through the combined use of tactical nuclear bombs and monstrous conventional bombs with mushroom-shaped clouds, including the MOABs and the larger GBU-57A/B or Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) that exceeds the MOAB in destructive capacity.

  “The MOP is described as ‘a powerful new bomb that aims straight at subterranean Iranian and North Korean nuclear facilities. The giant bomb –longer than 11 persons shoulder to shoulder, or more than 6 metres from end to end’.”

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The Mother of all Bombs (MOAB)


I ask the reader to excuse me for this complicated military jargon.

As one can see, such calculations arise from the hypothesis that the Iranian combatants, numbering millions of men and women well-known for their religious zeal and their fighting traditions, surrender without firing a shot.

In recent days, the Iranians have seen how US soldiers occupying Afghanistan, in just three weeks, urinated on the corpses of killed Afghans, burned copies of the Koran and murdered more than 15 defenceless citizens.

Let us imagine US forces launching monstrous bombs on industrial institutions, capable of penetrating through 60 metres of concrete. Never has such an undertaking ever been conceived [and carried out].

Not one word more is needed to understand the gravity of such a policy. In that way, our species will be inexorably led towards disaster.

If we do not learn how to understand, we shall never learn how to survive.

As for me, I harbour not the slightest doubt that the United States is about to commit and lead the world towards the greatest mistake in its history.


Fidel Castro Ruz
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March 21, 2012

G-Comm™: Everybody’s a Target in the American Surveillance State

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“Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.”
—A senior intelligence official previously involved with the Utah Data Center

In the small town of Bluffdale, Utah, not far from bustling Salt Lake City, the federal government is quietly erecting what will be the crown jewel of its surveillance empire. Rising up out of the desert landscape, the Utah Data Center (UDC)—a $2 billion behemoth designed to house a network of computers, satellites, and phone lines that stretches across the world—is intended to serve as the central hub of the National Security Agency’s vast spying infrastructure. Once complete (the UDC is expected to be fully operational by September 2013), the last link in the chain of the electronic concentration camp that surrounds us will be complete, and privacy, as we have known it, will be extinct.

At five times the size of the U.S. Capitol, the UDC will be a clearinghouse and a depository for every imaginable kind of information—whether innocent or not, private or public—including communications, transactions and the like. Anything and everything you’ve ever said or done, from the trivial to the damning—phone calls, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Google searches, emails, bookstore and grocery purchases, bank statements, commuter toll records, etc.—will be tracked, collected, catalogued and analyzed by the UDC’s supercomputers and teams of government agents. In this way, by sifting through the detritus of your once-private life, the government will come to its own conclusions about who you are, where you fit in, and how best to deal with you should the need arise.

What little we know about this highly classified spy center—which will be operated by the National Security Agency (NSA)—comes from James Bamford, a former intelligence analyst and an expert on the highly secretive government agency. Bamford’s expose in Wired (March 15, 2012), a must-read for anyone concerned about the loss of our freedoms in a technological age, provides a chilling glimpse into the government’s plans for total control, a.k.a., total information awareness. As Bamford notes, the NSA “has transformed itself into the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever created. In the process—and for the first time since Watergate and the other scandals of the Nixon administration—the NSA has turned its surveillance apparatus on the US and its citizens.”

Supposedly created by the NSA in order to track foreign threats to America, as well as to shore up cybersecurity and battle hackers, the UDC’s technological capabilities are astounding. As the central depository for all of the information gathered by the NSA’s vast spy centers, the UDC’s supercomputers will be capable of downloading data amounting to the entire contents of the Library of Congress every six hours. However, the data being targeted goes far beyond the scope of terrorist threats. In fact, as Bamford points out, the NSA is interested in nothing less than the “so-called invisible web, also known as the deep web or deepnet—data beyond the reach of the public. This includes password-protected data, US and foreign government communications, and noncommercial file-sharing between trusted peers.”

The loss of privacy resulting from such aggressive surveillance systems highlights very dramatically the growing problem of large public and private institutions in relation to the individual citizen. What we are witnessing, in the so-called name of security and efficiency, is the creation of a new class system comprised of the watched (average Americans such as you and me) and the watchers (government bureaucrats, technicians and private corporations). The growing need for technicians necessitates the bureaucracy. The massive bureaucracies—now computerized—that administer governmental policy are a permanent form of government.  Presidents come and go, but the nonelected bureaucrats remain.

The question looms before us.  Can freedom in the United States continue to flourish and grow in an age when the physical movements, individual purchases, conversations, and meetings of every citizen are constantly under surveillance by private companies and government agencies?

Whether or not the surveillance is undertaken for “innocent” reasons, does not surveillance of all citizens, even the innocent sort, gradually poison the soul of a nation?  Does not surveillance limit personal options—deny freedom of choice—for many individuals?  Does not surveillance increase the powers of those who are in a position to enjoy the fruits of this activity?  Is not control the name of the game?

We are all becoming data collected in government files. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who suffered under the secret police in the Soviet Union, wrote about this process some years ago:

As every man goes through life he fills in a number of forms for the record, each containing a number of questions….There are thus hundreds of little threads radiating from every man, millions of threads in all.  If these threads were suddenly to become visible, the whole sky would look like a spider’s web, and if they materialized like rubber bands, buses and trams and even people would lose the ability to move and the wind would be unable to carry torn-up newspapers or autumn leaves along the streets of the city.

Thus, we come back to the NSA’s spy center. That the NSA, which has shown itself to care little for constitutional limits or privacy, is the driving force behind this spy center is no surprise. The agency, which is three times the size of the CIA, consumes one third of the intelligence budget and has a global spy network, has a long history of spying on Americans—whether or not it has always had the authorization to do so. Take, for instance, the warrantless wiretapping program conducted during the Bush years, which resulted in the NSA monitoring the private communications of millions of Americans—a program that continues unabated today, with help from private telecommunications companies such as AT&T. The program recorded 320 million phone calls a day when it first started. It is estimated that the NSA has intercepted 15 to 20 trillion communications of American citizens since 9/11.

What has proven to be surprising to some is that the Obama White House has proven to be just as bad, if not worse, than the Bush White House when it comes to invading the privacy rights of Americans. As Yale law professor Jack Balkin notes, “We are witnessing the bipartisan normalization and legitimization of a national-surveillance state. [Obama has] systematically adopted policies consistent with the second term of the Bush Administration.” Unfortunately, whereas those on the Left raised a hew and cry over the Bush administration’s constant encroachments on Americans’ privacy rights, it appears that the political leanings of those on the Left have held greater sway than their principles. Consequently, the Obama administration has faced much less criticism for its blatant efforts to reinforce the surveillance state.

Clearly, the age of privacy in America is coming to a close. We have moved into a new paradigm in which surveillance technology which renders everyone a suspect is driving the bureaucratic ship that once was our democratic republic. By the time this UDC spy center is fully operational, no phone call, no email, no Tweet, no web search is safe from the prying eyes and ears of the government. People going about their daily business will no longer be assured that they are not being spied upon by federal agents and other government bureaucrats.

While the responses to the news of the Bluffdale facility have been varied, with some Americans cleaving to the over-used government line “if you have nothing to hide, you have no need to worry,” more and more people are starting to feel like Mike Newell, a Wired reader who had this to say about the UDC:

Not very long ago….. I actually believed that I would be willing to sacrifice a bit of freedom for security. I believed that a guard or cop at the entrance to my community, checking I.D. would be better than car loads of gang members roaming through creating havoc. I once laughed at those who mistrusted the government and prepared for survival, should things go sideways. I supported efforts by our so called “leaders” to monitor society, in search for the ever present evil. Not long ago….. I slept.

I just finished building my fourth M-4. I just finished loading my 3rd case of 5.56. Today my Saiga 12 arrives. My wife has canned enough food to feed a city. I have taken great steps at a great cost to ensure that I am fully self reliant under any circumstance. I am awake.

Anyone who really believes that the simple act of discussing this on the internet, has not steered electronic ears in your direction…. is sound asleep and I understand that. Someone eluded to it and I repeat this truth.  In 1935 Germany… many citizens felt uneasy and sensed that doom was on the way. More laughed such talk off and continued to find reasons to smile and enjoy the day. We all know the end of that story.

The new I Pad was released!!!!! Snooky had a meltdown! My Mac Pro is awesome!!! These trinkets that keep us giggling and focused on nothing…. this addiction to instant gratification…..... this will be our downfall.

There’s a storm brewing.

~~  John Whitehead ~~

Upcoming Movies - 03.30.12

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Wrath of the Titans

Opens Friday, March 30, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.

PG-13 - Intense Seq of Fantasy Action and Intense Seq Fantasy Violence

Sequel to the 2010 remake starring Sam Worthington as Perseus, who was born of a god but raised as a man and sought revenge for the death his family at the hand of Hades (Ralph Fiennes), the vengeful god of the underworld. A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their leader, Kronos. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Genres: Action/Adventure

 

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Mirror Mirror

Opens Friday, March 30, 2012 | Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.

PG - Some Fantasy Action and Mild Rude Humor

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli

Director: Tarsem Singh

Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Bon Appétit: Pasta Fagioli

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Ingredients:

  3 tablespoons olive oil
  1 onion, quartered then halved
  2 cloves garlic, minced
  1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
  5 1/2 cups water
  1 tablespoon dried parsley
  1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  1 teaspoon salt
  1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans
  1 (15 ounce) can navy beans
  1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1 pound ditalini pasta


Directions:

In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion in olive oil until translucent.

Stir in garlic and cook until tender.

Reduce heat, and stir in tomato sauce, water, parsley, basil, oregano, salt, cannelini beans, navy beans and Parmesan.

Simmer 1 hour.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Stir into soup.

Daily G-Eye™: 03.29.12

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Submit photos for this daily feature. You may select to have your name listed as well.
Send your photo(s) to “tellus@gilmerfreepress.net”

Stargazing - 03.29.12

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Canis Major, the big dog, is in the south-southwest in early evening.

It features the night’s brightest star, Sirius.

The lesser dog is above it, featuring the eighth-brightest star, Procyon.


Snack Time

The black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be getting ready for a snack. A cloud of gas and dust is speeding that way, and over the next year or so the black hole will rip it apart. Some of the material will fall into the black hole, causing it to flare brightly.

The black hole is about four million times as massive as the Sun. It’s encircled by a disk of gas that’s spiraling into the black hole. As the gas gets closer, it gets hotter. There’s not much gas in the disk, though, so right now it’s pretty quiet—in fact, the Milky Way’s black hole is one of the quietest in the heart of any galaxy.

But an international team of astronomers says that’s about to change. The astronomers have been watching the cloud for a decade. It’s been gaining speed and getting hotter. Over the next year, it’ll pass quite close to the black hole. It’ll be pulled apart by the black hole’s gravity, and by interactions with other material close to the black hole. Those interactions will heat the cloud to millions of degrees, so it’ll shine brightly.

The remnants of the cloud will loop around the black hole, and some of its gas and dust will enter the disk that encircles the black hole. Eventually, much of it will fall into the black hole itself, causing the disk to flare up.

Astronomers will keep a close eye on the black hole to see what happens. Their observations will reveal new details about how a black hole snacks on the material around it.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 03.29.12

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‘Your father Abraham rejoiced because he saw my day.’

Abraham, ‘the father of us all’ (Romans 4:16) was one of those Old Testament figures of whom the author of the epistle to the Hebrews wrote: ‘All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them’ (11:13).

Claiming privileged knowledge of God, Jesus points to himself as the long-awaited one in whom the covenant promise made to Abraham is now fulfilled.

Jesus’ words, which are the guarantee of eternal life to those who keep them, are vehemently rejected by his hearers.

Indeed, they seek to kill him. In our own way, lacking imagination and mistaking religion for faith, we can be just as obtuse.

Let our daily prayer be, ‘Lord, I believe: help my unbelief’ (Mark (9:24).


Genesis 17:3-9. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever—Ps 104(105):4-9. John 8:51-59.

Virgil W. McKinney

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Virgil W. McKinney

Age 90, of Middlebourne, WV, departed this life Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in OVMC, Wheeling.

He was born November 20, 1921 in Doddridge County, a son of the late Noah R. and Ada Chipps McKinney.

Virgil was a retired employee of Mobay/Bayer Corp.

He was a Protestant.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Vernon Mckinney.

Virgil is survived by his wife Rosalene Blake McKinney; two sons, Robert W. McKinney, St. Clairsville, Ohio and James A. McKinney and his wife Lois, New Philadelphia, Ohio; a daughter, Vickie Meadows and her husband Dale, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Joshua Fingal (Brittany), Amanda McKinney (Tony), Wendy McKinney (Andy), Cody McKinney and Breanna McKinney; a great-granddaughter Arionna.

Friends will be received at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, today from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM where services will be held Friday 1:00 PM with Rev. Claye Folger officiating.

Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma.

Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, VFW Post 4634, New Martinsville, American Legion Post 67, Sistersville, American Legion Post 86, Paden City and American Legion Post 28, New Martinsville.

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