WV Lottery - 02.28.11
Update: 02.28.11 09:10 AM : Tornado Watch for Gilmer County has been cancelled
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 30 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS”
IN CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA
BRAXTON CALHOUN CLAY GILMER JACKSON NICHOLAS ROANE TAYLOR WEBSTER
IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
BARBOUR DODDRIDGE HARRISON LEWIS PLEASANTS POCAHONTAS RANDOLPH RITCHIE TYLER UPSHUR WIRT WOOD
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…. BURNSVILLE… CLAY… ELIZABETH… FLATWOODS… GASSAWAY… GLENVILLE… GRANTSVILLE… HARRISVILLE…. PENNSBORO… SPENCER… SUTTON… WEST UNION… WESTON.
THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. STRONG LONG LIVED TORNADOS MAY OCCUR.
FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES:
BRAXTON… CALHOUN… CLAY… DODDRIDGE… GILMER… LEWIS… RITCHIE… ROANE SND WIRT.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* ONE TO 2 INCHES OF STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. WITH THE GROUND ALREADY SATURATED IN MANY COUNTIES… FROM PREVIOUS RAINS… FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* THE MAIN HAZARD WILL BE FLOODING ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. HOWEVER… THIS MAY LEAD INTO LARGER STREAM AND RIVER FLOODING. ANY RIVER FLOODING COULD EXTEND INTO TUESDAY… WELL AFTER THE HEAVIER RAIN HAS EXITED. EVEN THE OHIO RIVER WILL SEE A STRONG RISE… AND WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED INTO MID WEEK.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.
THOSE THAT LIVE ALONG FLOOD PRONE WATERWAYS… PLUS COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS… SHOULD HEIGHTEN THEIR WEATHER AWARENESS. MONITOR WATER LEVELS PERIODICALLY IF HEAVY RAIN DEVELOPS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP… OR A WARNING IS POSTED.
West Virginia’s spring forest fire season starts March 01, 2011 and runs through May 31, 2011. During the months of March, April and May, all outdoor burning is prohibited from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
“Spring is a dangerous time for forest fires in West Virginia,” said Director/State Forester Randy Dye. “Warmer weather encourages people to get outside and clean up debris left behind from winter storms. With more people outside burning, the risk of forest fires increases.”
Residents may burn vegetative materials, including brush, leaves and limbs, but only after 4:00 PM. Anyone who conducts outdoor burning must complete all burning before 7:00 AM and supervise all fires until they are completely extinguished.
Dye cautioned that winds are a major contributor to spreading debris fires into surrounding woods. “If conditions are windy please use common sense and refrain from burning until the winds have calmed.” Dye said that winds typically are calmer in the evening hours, and that is why burning is prohibited until after 4:00 PM.
Forestry officials also suggest the following tips when burning debris:
• Create a 10-foot perimeter around the fire so that if it does get away from you it won’t spread too far.
• Keep a rake, shovel and water source nearby in case the fire does escape.
• If the fire breaks into the woods, call 911 immediately.
Penalties also may be assessed if a fire escapes and starts a forest fire. In the case of an escaped fire, the person who set it is liable for the costs of fighting the fire, and also may face a misdemeanor charge and a fine up to $300.
Landowners whose property is damaged by another person’s fire may seek damages in civil court from the person who set the fire.
Top ranked West Liberty remained undefeated with its 101-79 victory at Davis & Elkins Saturday, finishing off a 25-0 undefeated season (22-0 WVIAC). The Hilltoppers will have a first-round bye in the WVIAC men’s basketball tournament, not playing again until Thursday in the Charleston Civic Center in the quarterfinals.
WL wrapped up the season with a power rating of 200.45.
West Virginia State secured the No. 2 spot with 137.27 power rating points.
Pitt Johnstown garnered the third seed with 130.91 points while Fairmont State clinched fourth by knocking off West Virginia Wesleyan in the regular-season finale. FSU earned 118.18 points.
WVWC secured the No. 5 spot (115.91 points) and Alderson-Broaddus finished in sixth (103.18 points).
Charleston claimed the No. 7 seed (98.64 points) while Wheeling Jesuit (6.36 points) secured the No. 8 seed and home court advantage.
Shepherd is the No. 9 seed (89.55 points) while Davis & Elkins places 10th (75.91 points). Concord (68.64 points) and Bluefield State (59.55 points) are 11th and 12th, respectively.
Ohio Valley (58.18 points), Seton Hill (51.82 points) and Glenville State (40.45 points) round out the 13th-15th spots.
First-round match-ups are at the higher seeds. All game times are slated to begin at 7:30 PM on Tuesday unless otherwise noted.
#1 West Liberty - Bye
#2 West Virginia State vs. #15 Glenville State
#3 Pitt Johnstown vs. #14 Seton Hill
#4 Fairmont State vs. #13 Ohio Valley
#5 West Virginia Wesleyan vs. #12 Bluefield State
#6 Alderson-Broaddus vs. #11 Concord
#7 Charleston vs. #10 Davis & Elkins
#8 Wheeling Jesuit vs. #9 Shepherd
Although it came down to the final day of the regular season, the University of Charleston claimed the regular-season title with its 84-59 win over West Virginia State.
With the top seed in the upcoming tournament, the Golden Eagles will have a first-round bye. The squad will not play until Wednesday’s quarterfinal in the Civic Center.
West Liberty also finished with an 18-4 league mark, but took the No. 2 seed with 155 power rating points. Glenville State garnered the third seed (153.18 points). Seton Hill claimed the fourth spot (134.09 points).
West Virginia Wesleyan secured the fifth spot (124.55 points) while Pitt Johnstown is the No. 6 seed (108.18 points). Concord (100 points) and Shepherd (99.55 points) rounded out the top eight seeds.
Fairmont State claimed the ninth spot (95.91) and West Virginia State 10th (78.64 points). Ohio Valley (71.82 points) is the 11th seed while Wheeling Jesuit (50.91 points) is in the 12th spot. Davis & Elkins (26.36 points), Alderson-Broaddus (14.55 points) and Bluefield State (11.36 points) round out the standings.
First-round match-ups are at the higher seeds. All game times are slated to begin at 7:30 PM on Monday unless otherwise noted.
#2 West Liberty vs. #15 Bluefield State
#3 Glenville State vs. #14 Alderson-Broaddus
#4 Seton Hill vs. #13 Davis & Elkins
#5 West Virginia Wesleyan vs. #12 Wheeling Jesuit
#6 Pitt Johnstown vs. #11 Ohio Valley
#7 Concord vs. #10 West Virginia State - 7 PM
#8 Shepherd vs. #9 Fairmont State
Quarterfinal Round at the Charleston Civic Center on March 02, 2011:
#4/#13 vs. #5/#12 – 1 PM
#3/#14 vs. #6/#11 – 3 PM
#1 vs. #8/#9 – 6:30 PM
#2/#15 vs. #7/#10 – 8:30 PM
The Gilmer Free Press has received several inquiries about the questionnaire mailed out by the CEFP Committee of the Gilmer County Schools.
Many of you stated that you had not received the survey. We are including the form that was sent out by the Board of Education. You can view and print the form from this website.
Your vote counts for the future plans of the Gilmer County School System. We are hoping that those of you who received or did not receive the form in the mail will consider all the options and cast your vote.
Please use Print This Article link below for a Copy.
The Gilmer County Commission will conduct its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at 9:00 AM.
The meeting will take place in the Commission meeting room at the Gilmer County Court House.
Select Gilmer citizens received a questionnaire signed by Mr. John Bennett with a request for a response.
Mr. Bennett referred to the CEFP and the County Board of Education in the same sentence to verify the Board’s involvement.
Citizens have the right to know: under what auspices was the CEFP formed, who is on it, who is its leader and how was he/she selected, and what was the precise process used to designate the seven options?
Without access to process details it is impossible for anyone to make a rational judgment regarding which option would best serve our youth.
Also, why was there failure for all registered voters to receive the questionnaire?
Another question pertains to who would pay off the debt if a bond issue were to pass?
Would payees be everyone in the County or only those who own property?
Seemingly, with the discord in the County and citizens getting weary of a select few making decisions, the Board should hire an outside, independent, and highly qualified group to recommend the best option. Then too, isn’t the Board ducking in making decisions on its own, and isn’t it time for Gilmer citizens to begin to stand up for themselves by demanding that elected representatives act responsibly instead of sheltering themselves by buck passing?
~~ A Concerned Teacher - Info on File ~~
The stagnant state Road Fund would get an additional $40 million a year for road repairs by raising fees in the state Division of Motor Vehicles.
The state Senate Transportation Committee originated a bill last Tuesday that would raise various fees for things like annual vehicle registration, five-year driver’s licenses and title transfers. The DMV says some of the fees have been the same since the early 1950s.
The bill creates two classes of passenger vehicles for registration. Those who own cars and trucks weighing up to 4,000 pounds would pay $40 per year while those owning vehicles weighing more than 4,000 pounds would pay $60 per year for registration.
State Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox told committee members the $40 million boost would help the Road Fund which now is about $113 million. He says the money would be used to repair secondary roads and small bridges.
“We can use it for paving, small bridge replacement projects, slip and slide repairs, additional guardrails where needed,“ Mattox said.
State lawmakers have struggled for several years in trying to come up with ways of boosting the Road Fund with the main revenue for the fund, gasoline sales, leveling off, while the cost of road repairs increase. Highway needs have been totaled at $700 million.
The bill approved by the committee last Tuesday also calls for a $20 increase in the cost of a driver’s license from the current $13 to $33. If approved, fees would also go up for title transfers, copies of driver’s records and similar routine work done by the DMV on a daily basis.
Transportation Committee Chair Senator Bob Beach, D-Monongalia, says Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has already indicated he would “entertain” such a bill.
“We did try to create a formula that was fair and balanced,“ Beach said.
Senator Orphy Klempa, D-Ohio, says he supports raising fees because those using the program will be directly paying for it. Although he admitted his constituents may be less enthusiastic.
“I’m sure they’re not going to be on board as much as I am,“ Klempa said. “But at the same time I tell them the reason we aren’t doing those types of things with the roads is because we have problems with the funding mechanism.“
The bill will now go to the Senate Finance Committee for consideration.
Senator Jay Rockefeller and Office of National Drug Control Policy Director – R. Gil Kerlikowske – today met in Huntington with representatives from state government, behavioral health providers, educators, law enforcement, and family members affected by prescription drug abuse for a discussion about how this epidemic affects our children and youth. Senator Rockefeller also delivered remarks at the West Virginia Summit for Prescription Drug Abuse held at the University of Charleston.
“Prescription drug abuse is one of the most devastating and serious issues that our state is facing – and one that affects far too many of our young people,” said Senator Rockefeller. “So many children and families deal with prescription drug abuse every single day – and we must do more to raise awareness and help. We will continue to have discussions across the state and nation as we work to protect the promise and future of our youth – and I’m happy to be able to sit down with Director Kerlikowske for such a valuable discussion as we both go back to Washington and continue to work on solutions.”
In the coming weeks, Rockefeller will re-introduce legislation which seeks to reduce the number of methadone and other opioid-related deaths. The bill aims to prevent the unsafe use of prescription drugs by requiring both physician and patient education, creating a uniform reporting system for prescription drug-related deaths, and improving federal oversight. It would also significantly increase federal funding to help states create and maintain interoperable prescription drug monitoring programs. Rockefeller has been working to build momentum and raise awareness on the need for legislation in Congress for several years.
Rockefeller is Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care.
Facts about prescription drug abuse by children:
According to the ONDCP, prescription drugs account for the second most commonly abused category of drugs, behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs.
• Non-medical use of prescription drugs is widespread. Approximately 20% of high school students reported having taken a prescription drug at some point in their lives without it being prescribed for them.
• In 2006, more than 2.1 million teens abused prescription drugs. Teens living in rural areas are more likely than their urban peers to abuse prescription drugs.
• One-third of all new abusers of prescription drugs in 2006 were 12 to 17 years old. Every day, 2,500 youth (age 12 to17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the very first time.
• Painkillers are the #1 prescription drug abused by teens. The prescription drugs most commonly abused by teens are painkillers, followed by depressants such as sleeping pills, and stimulants.
• Painkiller abuse is on the rise. Among 12th graders, past-year abuse of OxyContin increased 30% between 2002 through 2007. Nearly one in 10 high school seniors report taking Vicodin in the past year without a doctor’s approval.
• Teenagers are starting young. Among teens, 13 is the mean age of first non-prescribed use of sedative and stimulants. 60% of teens who have abused prescription painkillers first tried them before age 15.
• The vast majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives. 64% of teens (12-17) who have abused pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives, often without their knowledge. 46% of teens say they got prescription pain relievers for free, eight percent say they bought pain relievers, and another 10% say they took the drugs from a friend or relative without asking.
Hitachi Foundation: Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs
The Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program supports young entrepreneurs who have formed financially viable businesses that create jobs, supply goods or services, or use internal management practices enabling low-wealth individuals the opportunity to achieve greater economic security.
Maximum award: $50,000 over two years, access to technical resources, and a peer learning community.
Eligibility: entrepreneurs ages 18-29 who are operating businesses that are 1-5 years old and have been generating revenue for a minimum of the last 12 months.
Deadline: March 14, 2011.
McGraw-Hill Companies: Harold McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
The 2008 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates the theme of global awareness in U.S. education and recognizes those behind educational programs that help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to function as workers, citizens, and fulfilled individuals in an increasingly interconnected world.
Maximum award: $25,000.
Eligibility: policymakers, leaders in higher education, and school-based personnel.
Deadline: March 18, 2011.
National Council for the Social Studies: Defense of Academic Freedom Award
The NCSS Defense of Academic Freedom Award is given annually to recognize and honor those who have distinguished themselves in defending the principles of academic freedom in specific controversies, in fostering academic freedom through advocacy, and in defending or advocating the freedom to teach and learn.
Maximum award: $1,500; commemorative gift; Annual Conference session presentation; publicity.
Eligibility: Classroom teachers, professionals in other areas of education, students, parents, community groups, and members of other organizations (preference will be given to social studies educators) who are or have been engaged in activities that support academic freedom in the face of personal challenge or promote awareness of and support for academic freedom.
The defense or advocacy of academic freedom must have been related to the teaching of social studies.
Deadline: March 21, 2011.
Questbridge: College Prep Summer Program
Questbridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving high-achieving low-income students resources during the college application process, is accepting applications for its College Prep Program for high school juniors.
Maximum award: full scholarship to summer program, college admissions counseling, and attendance at college preparatory conferences.
Eligibility: qualified low-income high school juniors.
Deadline: March 29, 2011.
NAGC: Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship
The National Association for Gifted Children annually awards the A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship to teachers of grades K-12 who have shown excellence in teaching gifted students, the ability to meet the needs of gifted students, and commitment to furthering the development of their teaching skills.
The scholarship is designed to reimburse/defray the costs of continuing education for up to two eligible teachers currently teaching gifted students in a variety of educational settings ranging from a homogeneous or full-day special class to a heterogeneous classroom.
Maximum award: $2,000.
Eligibility: teachers K-12 who have been members of NAGC for at least one year.
Deadline: April 18, 2011.
Glenville State College President Peter Barr, Athletic Director Janet Bailey, and GSC officials, students, and fans will gather on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the President’s Auditorium in the Heflin Administration Building to announce the addition of baseball as the college’s twelfth NCAA Division II sport.
The baseball program at GSC was disbanded nearly three decades ago and has remained dormant until now.
“I am pleased to announce the return of NCAA Division II baseball to Glenville State’s athletic programs,” said President Barr. “Since the GSC baseball program was disbanded in 1983, students, alumni, and fans have called for its return. Now, that will happen.”
The announcement ceremony is free and open to the public.
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Friday that expands the state’s bullying law. It now includes incidents that don’t occur on school grounds or during school hours but carry over to what happens in the classroom.
Kanawha County Delegate Patrick Lane strongly opposed the bill.
“I simply cannot support something that allows school personnel to discipline a child when they have absolutely no contact with the school, the school bus or the school property.“
Lane says when students aren’t at school, it’s up to parents to police their children, not educators.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a different kind of society where parents aren’t involved because of legislation like this,” Lane said to other committee members.
Bill sponsor Monongalia County Delegate Barbara Fleischauer says because times are changing, so are families. Many parents can’t or won’t stop bullying, intimidating or harassing behavior by their own children.
“Let’s face it. It is a different world,” Fleischauer said. “We have people that have to have two and three and four jobs to get by. We have families where they have seven kids where the older kids are watching the babies and the parents are off not working.“
The bill includes any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, communication, transmission or threat that physically or emotionally harms a student.
Delegate Mike Caputo says he and his fellow Marion County delegates have met with students to talk about the bullying problem in schools. He’s disturbed by what he’s heard. That’s why he’s backing the bill.
“Children should not be afraid to go to school. Children should not be harassed or intimidated on or off property and be fearful to go in the classroom where they should be learning…We absolutely need to go above and beyond to protect the classroom , protect the education system of this great state. I don’t think it’s going far enough,” Caputo said.
The bill now goes to the floor of the House for consideration.
Glenville State is extending an invitation to prospective employers to attend the Annual Career Fair on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The fair will be in the Ballroom, which is located in the Mollohan Campus Community Center on the third floor.
The Career Fair is sponsored by the GSC Academic Support Center.
The Career Fair provides an opportunity to meet qualified GSC students who are ready to begin their careers. All prospective employers who provide students with employment opportunities upon graduation, summer employment, or intern positions are cordially invited to participate. Many GSC students are expected to attend the fair, and they look forward to learning about possible employment opportunities.
Any employer/business interested in having a booth at the Career Fair may download a recruiter information request form at www.glenville.edu by clicking on student life/career services.
For more information about the 2010 GSC Career Fair or to reserve space for your business, contact Amy Fiddler, Director of the GSC Academic Support Center and Coordinator of the Career Fair, at 304.462.7361x6151 or “firstname.lastname@example.org”
The race for the 2011 BIG EAST football title will begin September 29 and will once again culminate in three games as part of Championship Week as the league’s eight schools battle for the league crown and Bowl Championship Series berth.
The complete 68-game BIG EAST schedule includes 28 conference games and a nonleague slate of 40 games. Sixteen of the nonleague games are against conferences or teams with automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series.
The 2011 season begins for BIG EAST teams Thursday, September 01 with four games and continues through a pair of conference games that will be part of Championship Saturday December 3 on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
The 28-game conference schedule will be played between September 29 and December 03.
Highlights of the 2011 schedule include another intriguing series of Thursday and Friday night games that will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 beginning with home nonconference games in each of the first three weeks of the season. The first BIG EAST game of the season will be a Thursday-night matchup between USF and Pittsburgh September 29 at Heinz Field.
The three Championship Week matchups have West Virginia at USF December 1 and Connecticut at Cincinnati and Syracuse at Pittsburgh December 03.
The nonleague schedule features a number of compelling matchups, including an opening-week game that sends USF and coach Skip Holtz to Notre Dame, where Holtz served as an assistant and where his father, Lou, won the 1988 national championship. A pair of September 24 nonconference games will air either on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 as Pittsburgh hosts Notre Dame and West Virginia hosts LSU.
2011 BIG EAST Football Schedule Notes:
The 2011 schedule will include 68 games, with 28 BIG EAST dates and 40 nonleague games. The nonleague dates include 32 games against Bowl Subdivision (I-A) programs and eight against Championship Subdivision (I-AA) opponents. Sixteen of the 32 Bowl Subdivision games are against conferences or teams with automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series.
The most-represented opposing conference on the composite schedule is the Mid-American Conference, with nine matchups. There are six games against the ACC, four each against the SEC and Conference USA, two against the Pac-12 and one each against the Big Ten, the Big 12 and the Sun Belt. There are four games against independents – two against Notre Dame and one each against Army and Navy. The only Bowl Subdivision conferences not represented are the Mountain West and WAC.
Thursday, September 01
Austin Peay at Cincinnati
Fordham at Connecticut
Murray State at Louisville (ESPNU)
North Carolina Central at Rutgers
Saturday, September 03
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
USF at Notre Dame (3:30 PM, NBC)
Wake Forest at Syracuse ^
Marshall at West Virginia ^
Friday, September 09
Florida International at Louisville (7 PM, ESPN)
Saturday, September 10
Cincinnati at Tennessee
Connecticut at Vanderbilt
Maine at Pittsburgh
Rutgers at North Carolina
Ball State at USF
Rhode Island at Syracuse
Norfolk State at West Virginia
Friday, September 16
Iowa State at Connecticut (8 PM, ESPN/ESPN2)
Saturday, September 17
Akron at Cincinnati
Louisville at Kentucky
Pittsburgh at Iowa
Florida A&M at USF
Syracuse at Southern California
West Virginia at Maryland
Thursday, September 22
North Carolina State at Cincinnati (8 PM, ESPN)
Saturday, September 24
Connecticut at Buffalo
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Ohio at Rutgers
UTEP at USF
Toledo at Syracuse
LSU at West Virginia (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Thursday, September 29
USF at PITTSBURGH (8 PM, ESPN)
Saturday, October 01
Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)
Western Michigan at Connecticut
Marshall at Louisville
RUTGERS at SYRACUSE
Bowling Green at West Virginia
Saturday, October 08
CONNECTICUT at WEST VIRGINIA
Louisville at North Carolina
PITTSBURGH at RUTGERS
Syracuse at Tulane
Saturday, October 15
LOUISVILLE at CINCINNATI
USF at CONNECTICUT
Utah at Pittsburgh
Navy at Rutgers
Friday, October 21
RUTGERS at LOUISVILLE (8 PM, ESPN)
Saturday, October 22
CINCINNATI at USF
WEST VIRGINIA at SYRACUSE
Wednesday, October 26
CONNECTICUT at PITTSBURGH (8 PM, ESPN)
Saturday, October 29
SYRACUSE at LOUISVILLE
WEST VIRGINIA at RUTGERS
Saturday, November 05
CINCINNATI at PITTSBURGH
SYRACUSE at CONNECTICUT
LOUISVILLE at WEST VIRGINIA
USF at RUTGERS
Friday, November 11
USF at SYRACUSE (8 PM, ESPN2)
Saturday, November 12
WEST VIRGINIA at CINCINNATI
PITTSBURGH at LOUISVILLE
Rutgers at Army +
Saturday, November 19
CINCINNATI at RUTGERS
LOUISVILLE at CONNECTICUT
Miami (Fla.) at USF
Friday, November 25
LOUISVILLE at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
PITTSBURGH at WEST VIRGINIA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Saturday, November 26
CINCINNATI at SYRACUSE
RUTGERS at CONNECTICUT
Thursday, December 01
WEST VIRGINIA at USF (8 PM, ESPN)
Saturday, December 03
CONNECTICUT at CINCINNATI (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
SYRACUSE at PITTSBURGH (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
^ date subject to change
+ at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
All times Eastern
Additional television arrangements will be announced as they become available
CINCINNATI Thu., September 01 Austin Peay Sat., September 10 at Tennessee Sat., September 17 Akron Thu., September 22 North Carolina State (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., October 01 at Miami (Ohio) Sat., October 15 LOUISVILLE Sat., October 22 at USF Sat., November 05 at PITTSBURGH Sat., November 12 WEST VIRGINIA Sat., November 19 at RUTGERS Sat., November 26 at SYRACUSE Sat., December 03 CONNECTICUT (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) CONNECTICUT Thu., September 01 Fordham Sat., September 10 at Vanderbilt Fri., September 16 Iowa State (8 PM, ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., September 24 at Buffalo Sat., October 01 Western Michigan Sat., October 8 at WEST VIRGINIA Sat., October 15 USF Wed., October 26 at PITTSBURGH (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., November 05 SYRACUSE Sat., November 19 LOUISVILLE Sat., November 26 RUTGERS Sat., December 03 at CINCINNATI (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) LOUISVILLE Thu., September 01 Murray State (ESPNU) Fri., September 09 Florida International (7 PM, ESPN) Sat., September 17 at Kentucky Sat., October 01 Marshall Sat., October 08 at North Carolina Sat., October 15 at CINCINNATI Fri., October 21 RUTGERS (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., October 29 SYRACUSE Sat., November 05 at WEST VIRGINIA Sat., November 12 PITTSBURGH Sat., November 19 at CONNECTICUT Fri., November 25 at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) PITTSBURGH Sat., September 03 Buffalo Sat., September 10 Maine Sat., September 17 at Iowa Sat., September 24 Notre Dame (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Thu., September 29 USF (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., October 08 at RUTGERS Sat., October 15 Utah Wed., October 26 CONNECTICUT (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., November 05 CINCINNATI Sat., November 12 at LOUISVILLE Fri., November 25 at WEST VIRGINIA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., December 03 SYRACUSE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) RUTGERS Thu., September 01 North Carolina Central Sat., September 10 at North Carolina Sat., September 24 Ohio Sat., October 01 at SYRACUSE Sat., October 8 PITTSBURGH Sat., October 15 Navy Fri., October 21 at LOUISVILLE (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., October 29 WEST VIRGINIA Sat., November 05 USF Sat., November 12 at Army + Sat., November 19 CINCINNATI Sat., November 26 at CONNECTICUT + at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. USF Sat., September 03 at Notre Dame (3:30 PM, NBC) Sat., September 10 Ball State Sat., September 17 Florida A&M Sat., September 24 UTEP Thu., September 29 at PITTSBURGH (8 PM, ESPN) Sat., October 15 at CONNECTICUT Sat., October 22 CINCINNATI Sat., November 05 at RUTGERS Fri., November 11 at SYRACUSE (8 PM, ESPN2) Sat., November 19 Miami (Fla.) Fri., November 25 LOUISVILLE (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Thu., December 01 WEST VIRGINIA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) SYRACUSE Sat., September 03 Wake Forest ^ Sat., September 10 Rhode Island Sat., September 17 at Southern California Sat., September 24 Toledo Sat., October 01 RUTGERS Sat., October 08 at Tulane Sat., October 22 WEST VIRGINIA Sat., October 29 at LOUISVILLE Sat., November 5 at CONNECTICUT Fri., November 11 USF (8 PM, ESPN2) Sat., November 26 CINCINNATI Sat., December 03 at PITTSBURGH (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) ^ date subject to change WEST VIRGINIA Sat., September 03 Marshall ^ Sat., September 10 Norfolk State Sat., September 17 at Maryland Sat., September 24 LSU (ESPN/ESPN2) Sat., October 01 Bowling Green Sat., October 08 CONNECTICUT Sat., October 22 at SYRACUSE Sat., October 29 at RUTGERS Sat., November 05 LOUISVILLE Sat., November 12 at CINCINNATI Fri., November 25 PITTSBURGH (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Thu., December 01 at USF (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) ^ date subject to change
Nine players scored in double figures for Glenville State in the 112-77 victory over Ohio Valley to close out the regular season.
GSC was paced by Danielle Woodmore’s 19 points.
Mishae Miles tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Catherine Butcher had 12 points.
Kenyell Goodson had 12 points as well.
Autumn Davis and Kim Stephens chipped in 11 apiece while Beth Deren, Kristen Golden and Tenisha Wilson all had 10.
Miranda Reed dished out eight assists.
Amber Avery had a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds for OVU.
Danielle Sams posted 12 points and Tara Benedict 10 markers to go along with nine rebounds.
The Lady Pioneers are 19-8 (17-5) on the season and will battle Alderson-Broaddus at home on Monday night at 7:30 PM in their first match up in the 2011 WVIAC Tournament.
Official Women Basketball Box Score
Ohio Valley University vs. Glenville State College
02.26.2011 2:00PM at Jesse R. Lilly Gym
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- VISITORS: Ohio Valley University 13-12 (9-13) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 14 Amber Avery…...... * 8-15 0-0 7-9 4 5 9 5 23 0 3 1 0 31 15 Alana Auld…....... * 1-10 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 2 4 0 1 24 23 Denae Beavers….... * 3-13 3-10 0-0 3 0 3 2 9 0 3 1 1 20 24 Rayshell Pittman…. * 2-7 1-2 2-4 1 7 8 3 7 8 4 0 0 33 32 Kendra Benedict….. * 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 5 4 1 1 0 1 17 22 Brittany Taylor….. 1-8 0-0 2-4 1 0 1 2 4 5 8 0 0 23 25 Tara Benedict….... 3-8 0-0 4-4 4 5 9 0 10 0 1 0 0 22 33 Kayla Parsley….... 3-4 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 11 34 Danielle Sams….... 4-8 4-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 12 0 4 0 0 19 TEAM…............. 9 9 18 Totals…........... 27-75 8-22 15-23 24 35 59 21 77 16 28 2 3 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-39 30.8% 2nd Half: 15-36 41.7% Game: 36.0% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-8 12.5% 2nd Half: 7-14 50.0% Game: 36.4% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 9-15 60.0% 2nd Half: 6-8 75.0% Game: 65.2% 3 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- HOME TEAM: Glenville State 19-8 (17-5) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 02 STEPHENS,Kim…..... * 4-9 3-8 0-0 1 4 5 1 11 0 1 0 0 22 03 DAVIS,Autumn…..... * 4-10 3-9 0-0 2 1 3 1 11 2 2 0 1 22 12 REED,Miranda…..... * 1-5 0-3 0-0 1 4 5 4 2 8 2 0 2 22 30 MILES,Mishae…..... * 5-6 0-0 2-2 5 8 13 1 12 1 2 0 1 18 44 GOLDEN,Kristen…... * 2-6 0-0 6-6 2 5 7 1 10 1 0 1 1 13 01 WOODMORE,Danielle… 8-15 0-2 3-5 1 0 1 0 19 4 2 0 6 18 04 WILSON,Tenisha…... 2-13 0-4 6-8 1 1 2 1 10 1 0 0 4 16 05 HUFFMAN,Tiffany….. 1-3 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 10 10 GOODSON,Kenyell….. 3-12 2-8 4-4 2 1 3 3 12 0 1 0 1 17 20 BUTCHER,Catherine… 4-8 3-7 1-2 0 1 1 3 12 0 0 0 0 16 21 DEREN,Beth…....... 3-8 2-4 2-2 3 1 4 1 10 0 1 0 0 14 40 HAMBRICK,LaToya….. 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 12 TEAM…............. 10 2 12 Totals…........... 37-96 13-47 25-31 30 29 59 19 112 18 12 1 16 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 21-49 42.9% 2nd Half: 16-47 34.0% Game: 38.5% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 8-22 36.4% 2nd Half: 5-25 20.0% Game: 27.7% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 15-18 83.3% 2nd Half: 10-13 76.9% Game: 80.6% 0 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Technical fouls: Ohio Valley University-Alana Auld; Denae Beavers. Glenville State-None. Attendance: 250 Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total Ohio Valley University…..... 34 43 - 77 Glenville State…............ 65 47 - 112
• 25% income tax on everyone with no loop holes for wealthy.
• Slash government salaries (Congress) until they pull their head out of their butts.
• I wanted to vote for the 2 no brainers but only could vote for one! That would be the last two.
• We should also cut congressional pay by at least half.
• Let’s take care of our own first. People hate us and we can’t buy them off.
• People in the USA should come FIRST. We are giving money we do not have away to foreign countries.
• None of the above. The feds sponsor lots of useless studies that could be cut. One was here.
• We should help our own first!
The final two weeks of the legislative session always brings a flurry of activity, with committees working well into the night in order to move as many bills that time, debate and agreement will allow. My time at home was cut short by having to railroad for a day on Saturday to complete my 2011 operating rules class for engineers. However, it was great to be home Saturday evening to enjoy Sunday at church and home.
Last week brought many visitors from home, including the Cub and Webelos Scouts from Pack #1 in Sutton, accompanied by leaders and many family members. They began the day by leading the House of Delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance. The older scouts also worked as pages for the day and all served as outstanding young representatives from central West Virginia.
Last Friday marked the forty-fifth day of the First Regular Session of the 80th WV Legislature.
Having passed the deadline for introduction of bills, we now focus our energy much of this week to floor work. To date, the House of Delegates introduced 1,270 bills, of which 96 have been sent to the Senate for its consideration. The Senate, meanwhile, introduced 611 bills and advanced 82 for House consideration. Overall, 17 bills have completed legislative action, eight House and nine Senate, and await action by the Executive Branch. As I write this week’s column, nearly 70 House bills are positioned for passage before midnight this Wednesday in the House. Beginning Thursday, we will focus on the final batch of bills from the Senate.
After the midway point of the session, the Rules Committee governs what bills will be considered on the floor by the full House. At least once daily and as often as necessary, the Rules Committee will be meeting to evaluate and when necessary, reset the calendar. Bills on the “Special Calendar” are those that are under active consideration. The “House Calendar” is the inactive calendar. However, bills can be moved between the two calendars by the Rules Committee at any time.
Bills which passed the House and are now being considered in the Senate include:
• HB 2889 – creating the Jason Flatt Act of 2011 by requiring suicide prevention training for all teachers and principals.
Among the several measures that I have been working on include:
• House Bill 2791 would require the superintendent of the State Police to develop a plan to increase the number of troopers to a minimum of 800 troopers by July 01, 2015.
• HB 2362 Increasing penalties for financial exploitation of an elderly person or incapacitated adult.
• HB 2464Adding additional requirements to the Ethics Act.
• HB 2763 Prohibiting the Executive Director of Workforce West Virginia from billing a reimbursable employer under the unemployment compensation law for overpaid amounts of benefits paid to a claimant.
• HB 3205 Reducing jail sentence for successful completion of education and rehabilitation programs.
• HB 3267 Providing an additional decreasing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for income earned by certain military personnel and their spouses.
The Judiciary Committee reported out a scaled back bill dealing with the Marcellus Shale gas drilling issue that has been prevalent in the news this session. As I do not serve on the Judiciary Committee, I will be anxious to further review the committee’s work. With a Senate bill also working through the other chamber, it is likely – but not certain – that this issue will either end up in a conference committee or that work will continue beyond the regular session and into the interim process.
Finally, I’ve heard that the Dept. of Administration is about to issue a report regarding the building housing the former Division of Rehabilitation Services (Rehab Center) at Institute, WV. The report evidently points out major structural, electrical and safety issues that may well render it unfit for continued use for office space. The hospital component closed a few years ago.
I mention this because this is the same building that some in state government were pushing a couple years ago to house the correctional officer training center. Our efforts took a few years to complete, but as you know we were successful in bringing the academy to Glenville. Through the efforts of many in central West Virginia, several state officials, GSC and concerned citizens, we now have provided a first class home for comprehensive correctional officer training that is among the nation’s best. The mission of the center will continue to expand.
Had we not worked together to secure this important project, it would have likely been a major boondoggle for taxpayers had it moved into the old rehab center.
Persistence pays off. Like many initiatives we’ve worked on over the past several years, we’re seeing positive changes in Braxton and Gilmer Counties. As our infrastructure continues to improve, we’re positioned to seize additional opportunities in this beautiful, strategically positioned area of our State. Working together, I know we’re up to the task.
How to Contact
Please send address your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 226-M, Charleston, WV 25305. Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220 or my Assistant to the Majority Leader, Mr. Tom Bennett at 304.340.3262 or fax to 304.340.3213. If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.
For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is “Boggs34@aol.com”. You also may obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and other information from the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/. If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and state government phone directory may be found at www.wv.gov and on the Facebook site of the West Virginia Legislature.
Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our nation and continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Until next week – take care.
Glenville State put together a solid game in the 81-62 victory over visiting Ohio Valley Saturday.
Justin Caldwell posted a game-high 26 points for GSC.
Nick Dent added 13 points.
Jeffrey Lewis had 10 points to go along with nine rebounds.
OVU was paced by Donavin Vinson’s 18 points and seven rebounds.
Kendall Allison notched 14 markers in the contest.
The Pioneers are now 5-20 (5-17) on the year and will travel to West Virginia State on Monday at 7:30 PM for there first match up in the 2011 WVIAC Tournament.
Official Men Basketball Box Score
Ohio Valley University vs. Glenville State College
02.26.2011 4:00PM at Jesse R. Lilly Gym
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- VISITORS: Ohio Valley University 8-18 (7-15) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 01 Micah Mills…...... * 3-8 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 7 3 3 0 0 37 15 Donavin Vinson…... * 7-16 2-6 2-4 3 4 7 0 18 2 2 0 0 39 20 Greg Frost…....... * 1-2 1-1 0-0 2 2 4 2 3 4 0 0 1 18 22 David White…...... * 3-8 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 8 3 3 1 1 25 23 Lance Jones…...... * 1-4 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 13 04 Trey Vaughn…...... 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 05 Kendall Allison….. 6-10 2-3 0-0 0 5 5 2 14 0 1 3 0 33 13 David Tate…....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 Mustafa Helal….... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 25 Cory Camarata….... 1-4 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 6 30 Josh Ward…........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 42 Rodney Everage…... 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 6 0 1 3 0 15 TEAM…............. 4 4 8 1 Totals…........... 25-59 10-26 2-6 10 24 34 13 62 12 16 7 2 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-28 35.7% 2nd Half: 15-31 48.4% Game: 42.4% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-10 20.0% 2nd Half: 8-16 50.0% Game: 38.5% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 0-4 0.0% 2nd Half: 2-2 100 % Game: 33.3% 2 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- HOME TEAM: Glenville State 5-20 (5-17) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 01 Nick Dent…........ * 3-12 3-9 4-4 0 0 0 2 13 2 0 0 1 26 11 Delorean White…... * 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 15 Justin Caldwell….. * 10-21 5-11 1-1 0 1 1 0 26 1 2 0 1 37 21 Jonathan Bevins….. * 2-8 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 21 22 Jeffrey Lewis….... * 5-5 0-0 0-0 1 8 9 1 10 4 2 0 2 28 02 Zach Burkhammer….. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 03 Octavius Hinnant…. 2-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 1 5 5 0 0 2 13 04 Filip Milcnovic….. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 05 Nate Cash…........ 3-6 0-0 2-2 0 8 8 2 8 0 3 0 1 26 20 Janko Popovic….... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 Antuane Richardson.. 3-8 0-0 1-2 3 0 3 1 7 0 0 0 3 17 24 Brantz O’Briant….. 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 3 5 1 0 0 0 24 TEAM…............. 10 3 13 Totals…........... 30-69 9-24 12-14 15 26 41 11 81 14 7 2 10 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-31 38.7% 2nd Half: 18-38 47.4% Game: 43.5% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-10 20.0% 2nd Half: 7-14 50.0% Game: 37.5% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 6-7 85.7% 2nd Half: 6-7 85.7% Game: 85.7% 2 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Technical fouls: Ohio Valley University-None. Glenville State-None. Attendance: 200 Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total Ohio Valley University…..... 22 40 - 62 Glenville State…............ 32 49 - 81
GDP, 4th Qtr 2010 (second estimate)
Real gross domestic product—the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States—increased at an annual rate of 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010, (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
In the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.6%.
Mass Layoffs (Monthly)
In January, employers took 1,534 mass layoff actions involving 149,799 workers.
The number of mass layoff events increased by 51 from the prior month, and associated initial claims increased by 11,807.
Layoff activity in the manufacturing sector also increased over the month.
GDP by Metropolitan Area
Real U.S. GDP by metropolitan area declined 2.4% in 2009 after declining 0.4% in 2008.
The economic decline was widespread as real GDP declined in 292 of 366 (80%) metropolitan statistical areas, led by national declines in durable-goods manufacturing, construction, and professional and business services.
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05 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Tornados
06 04 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull
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2 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp olive-oil mayonnaise
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
16 oz skirt or flank steak
salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups arugula
2 tomatoes, sliced
4 whole-wheat sandwich rolls
Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, and blue cheese.
Heat a grill, stovetop grill pan, or cast-iron skillet until hot.
Season the steak with salt and pepper and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side (for medium-rare), until the steak is firm but still gives with gentle pressure.
Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Slice the steak into thin strips.
Divide the arugula and tomatoes among the rolls.
Top with the steak and caramelized onions and drizzle each sandwich with the blue cheese mayo.
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The crescent Moon and the planet Venus are quite low in the southeastern sky as daylight begins to break tomorrow.
Venus, the dazzling “morning star,“ is close to the upper right of the Moon.
The most beautiful of all astronomical duos puts on a beautiful showing in the dawn sky tomorrow: the crescent Moon and the planet Venus. They’re quite low in the southeastern sky as daylight begins to break, with Venus—the “morning star”—close to the upper right of the Moon.
Both are so bright that they remain easily visible as twilight begins to paint the sky with its shades of blue, then red, then orange. And if you look carefully, you can even find them in full daylight.
From here in the United States, they arc fairly low across the south, never climbing much more than about a third of the way up the sky.
They’re to the right or upper right of the Sun during the morning hours, and to the lower right during early afternoon. They’re separated from the Sun by about four times the width of your fist held at arm’s length. The Moon is such a thin crescent that it’s hard to pluck from the blue sky. Once you find it, though, you shouldn’t have much trouble coming back to it.
Venus leads the Moon across the sky, so it’s to the Moon’s right during the morning, and lower right in the afternoon. Scan that region of the sky carefully for a bright point of light. It’s tough to pick out, so you might want to use binoculars to find it. But like the Moon, after you spot it, you may wonder why it took you so long to find it in the first place.
Venus sets first, around 2:30 or 3, with the Moon following about 45 minutes later.
Thou art a hiding place for me.
‘He went away sorrowful because he had great possessions.’
These are some of the saddest words in the gospels as they portray a man with ambitions for a spiritual life but cannot release himself from his love of wealth.
Do we find ourselves torn between the world’s standards and what Jesus is telling us here?
Are we surprised at this difficult choice?
Be open with the Lord and trust in his steadfast love to guide us.
It may not be our call to give up everything and go as missionaries to the poor, but we can support those who do so knowing all things are possible with God and that God is our refuge.
Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29. Let the just exult and rejoice in the Lord. Ps 31(32):1-2, 5-7. Mark 10:17-27.
“The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you’re unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously.” -Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Carolyn R. Kniceley-Sprigg
Age 67 of Flatwoods, WV went home to be with the Lord on February 25, 2011, while at home.
She was born on August 18, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Bland and Goldie Reip.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Anita Kniceley; and her husbands, Phillip D. Kniceley Sr. and Robert M. Sprigg.
Survivng are her three children, Denver (Kelly) Kniceley of Sutton, Crystal (Jim) Gillespie of Flatwoods, and Charity (Brent) Woods of Strange Creek; and six grandchildren, Phillip and Stephanie Kniceley, Grace Gillespie and Braylee, Adi and Aven Woods.
She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She retired from Braxton County school system in 1999, after being a high school English teacher.
She was an active member of the Sutton Baptist Church and served on the Flatwoods Town Ciuncil.
She enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, photography and spending time with her family. She was full of life and, no matter what the situation came her way, you would always see her with a smile. She will always be known as a women of strength, love and life, and will be missed tremendously by those left behind.
Her life will be celebrated with visitation from 6:00-9:00 PM Monday February 28, at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday March 01, 2011 at Sutton Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the P.D. Kniceley Family Cemetery, on Corley/Caress Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ Family Life Center, 188 Main St. Sutton, WV. 26601.
Charles F. “Chuck” Logsdon
Age 65, of Pennsboro, WV, died February 26, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 18, 1945, at West Union, WV, a son of the late Dale F. and Gariett Chapman Logsdon.
Chuck was a maintenance employee for Ritchie County Schools for the last 12 years. Prior to his current employment, Chuck served as a mine fire boss. He served as a volunteer firefighter and had held the position of Chief for the Lumberport Fire Department, had served as a Harrison County EMT and belonged to Lumberport Baptist Church. Chuck was an outdoorsman by nature; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers. Chuck was especially fond of and very knowledgeable about guns. In his spare time, he enjoyed marksmanship, gunsmithing and studying the history of guns. In addition to outdoor sports, he loved trains, reading and listening to Big Band music.
Charles “Chuck” Logsdon is survived by his wife, Martha; his daughter, Amy Lycans of Pennsboro; and two grandchildren, Victoria R. Ayers and Nicholas R. Ayers of Pennsboro.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Chad Hudsons officiating.
Friends may join the family in the celebration of Chuck’s life from 4:00-8:00 PM Tuesday and from 9:00 AM until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lillian Elnore Fox
Age 91, of Sistersville, WV, passed away February 26, 2011, at Sistersville Center Nursing Home.
She was born May 12, 1919, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Lester G. and Clara L. Prunty Buzzard.
She was an LPN and former administrator at Worthington Care Center in Parkersburg, and was a 27-year employee of Dr. Ralph Boone in Sistersville. She attended Oxford Street Church of Christ, and she was a member of Riverfront Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her son, Shirl G. (Linda) Snodgrass of Sistersville; daughter, Pamela L. (Mike) Roberts of New Martinsville; stepson, William B. (Susan) Fox of Paden City; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Clara Marie Hadley of Sistersville, Martha Vaccariello of Chardon, Ohio, and Betty Herberger of San Jacinto, Calif.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orval L. Fox in 1999; two brothers, William Buzzard and Glen Buzzard; and one sister, Louise Giner.
The family would like to express a loving thank you to her caregivers at the Sistersville Center.
Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Evangelist Jerry Toothman officiating.
Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Northview Cemetery Mausoleum in New Martinsville, WV.
Today is Monday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2011. There are 306 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “Who will give me back those days when life had wings and flew just like a skylark in the sky.“ - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French actress and poet (1786-1859).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 28, 1911, President William Howard Taft nominated William H. Lewis to be the first black Assistant Attorney General of the United States. (Lewis took office in March 1911 and served until April 1913.)
On this date:
In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others.
In 1849, the California gold rush began in earnest as regular steamship service started bringing gold-seekers to San Francisco.
In 1861, the Territory of Colorado was organized.
In 1951, the Senate committee headed by Estes Kefauver (ES’-teez KEE’-faw-vuhr), D-Tenn., issued an interim report saying at least two major crime syndicates were operating in the U.S.
In 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes.
In 1960, a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif., the United States won its first Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia’s team, 9-4.
In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China.
In 1975, more than 40 people were killed in London’s Underground when a subway train smashed into the end of a tunnel.
In 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (PAHL’-meh) was shot to death in central Stockholm. (The killing remains unsolved.)
In 1993, a gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.
Ten years ago:
• A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked the Northwest, shattering windows, showering bricks onto sidewalks and sending frightened people running into the streets in places like Seattle and Portland, Ore.
• A train collision in northeast England killed ten people and injured more than 80.
Five years ago:
• A 20-year-old legal fight over protests outside abortion clinics ended with the Supreme Court ruling 8-0 that federal extortion and racketeering laws could not be used against demonstrators.
• The first Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina drew a smaller-than-usual turnout.
One year ago:
• Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in overtime to give Canada a 3-2 victory over the United States in the final event of the Vancouver Olympics.
• Canada earned its 14th gold medal, the most by any country at any Winter Olympics.
• The American silver was the 37th medal won by the United States at these games, also the most by any country at any Winter Olympics. (The U.S. won the medals race for the first time since 1932.)
Producer Saul Zaentz is 90
Actor Charles Durning is 88
Svetlana Alliluyeva (ah-lee-loo-YAY’-vah), daughter of Josef Stalin, is 85
Architect Frank Gehry is 82
Actor Gavin MacLeod is 80
Actor Don Francks is 79
Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 72
Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti is 71
Singer Joe South is 71
Actor Frank Bonner is 69
Actress Kelly Bishop is 67
College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Bubba Smith is 66
Actress Stephanie Beacham is 64
Writer-director Mike Figgis is 63
Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 63
Actress Bernadette Peters is 63
Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 63
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is 58
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 56
Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 55
Actor John Turturro is 54
Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 54
Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 50
Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 42
Rock singer Pat Monahan is 42
Author Daniel Handler (AKA “Lemony Snicket”) is 41
Actress Maxine Bahns is 40
Actress Ali Larter is 35
Country singer Jason Aldean is 34
Actor Geoffrey Arend is 33
Actor Bobb’e J. Thompson is 15
The next meeting of Gilmer County Board of Education is on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
Meeting is held at Gilmer County High School Library.
The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at the USDA Service Center, Mt Clare, WV.
The meeting starts at 9:00 AM.
Contact Dinah Hannah, Administrative Officer, at 304.627.2160 for further information.
The West Fork Conservation District in West Virginia is comprised of the following four (4) counties located in the northern-central portion of the state:
• Doddridge County
• Gilmer County
• Harrison County
• Lewis County
Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today joined Bluefield State College professors and students as well as local manufacturing sector leaders and business owners, and a team from the NASA IV&V Center to discuss robotics and how robotics education is essential to creating and filling high-tech jobs. Rockefeller has vowed to take a hard look at ways to create more manufacturing jobs and he will hold a Commerce Committee hearing this week on the future of American manufacturing.
“I am focused on finding ways to create jobs right here in West Virginia. In order for our country to maintain its competitive edge, we must make sure that our students and workers have the high-tech training needed for the jobs of today and the jobs of the future,” said Rockefeller. “Bluefield State students are learning invaluable skills in the high-tech field of robotics that they can take into the workforce – and as we rebuild our economy and boost our manufacturing sector this is such a great thing. Just as computers and the Internet have transformed the way we communicate with one another, the field of robotics is transforming the way we make products and deliver services, so it is in West Virginia’s best interest to have the skilled workforce that knows and understands this field.”
On Friday, Rockefeller visited Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Buffalo, W.Va. plant – just one example of a West Virginia workplace that uses robotics.
Bluefield State College has a strong School of Engineering Technology and Computer Sciences that offers classes in robotics. The robotics team won a world championship at the 2008 International (Autonomous) Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) and had a top 40 finish in the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. These competitions involve the creation of unmanned “Intelligent Vehicles” that are capable of navigating courses and performing tasks with no driver and no remote control. The competitions pit some of the best technological minds in the country and from around the world against one another.
The Senate Commerce Committee, which Rockefeller chairs, has played a role in the adoption of robotics by promoting advancements in U.S. manufacturing. Over 20 years ago, the Committee led the Congressional effort to create the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. Passed into law in 1988, MEP established a network of federal, state, and industry advisors to improve the productivity of American manufacturers.
This program was reauthorized in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES). COMPETES underscores the need to support not only advanced and innovative manufacturing processes, but also the preparation of future generations of highly-skilled American workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.