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SENATORS TO PRESS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ON NEW WAR AUTHORITY

Lawmakers argue that battlefield dynamics have changed since 9/11 and that backing overseas combat operations needs to reflect current threats.


SHIP WITH RESCUED SAILORS REACHES US BASE IN OKINAWA

Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific for months set foot on solid ground at a U.S. Naval base in southern Japan.


WHAT ARE NEXT STEPS IN CATALONIA SAGA

Exactly how Madrid imposes its authority on the region, and how independence-minded Catalan leaders and their supporters react, will be critical to how the drama plays out.


IT’S SIGN-UP SEASON FOR ‘OBAMACARE’

But the Trump administration isn’t making it easy — cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process.


WHO IS SLATED TO TESTIFY IN BERGDAHL TRIAL

The wife of a seriously wounded soldier is expected to give emotional testimony in the sentencing hearing for the convicted Army sergeant.


IMPRISONED AT 15, LIFER GOES FREE AT 43

Bobby Hines, whose release comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ban on mandatory life without parole for teen offenders, has formed a friendship with his victim’s sister, AP discovers.


KEVIN SPACEY APOLOGIZES AFTER ACTOR ALLEGES PAST SEXUAL ADVANCE

The two-time Oscar-winner says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made a sexual overture on then-teenager Anthony Rapp decades ago.


DUTERTE SAYS TALKS NEEDED WITH KIM JONG UN

The Philippine president says someone should reassure North Korea’s isolated leader that nobody is out to remove him or destroy his country.


SEVERE WEATHER STRIKES NORTHEAST

Thousands of people in the region are without power as storms pound multiple states with powerful winds and drenching rains.


ASTROS OUTLAST DODGERS IN THRILLER; TAKE 3-2 LEAD IN SERIES

Alex Bregman’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifts Houston past Los Angeles 13-12 in a homer-fest that lasted 5 hours, 17 minutes.

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It takes just one poor decision to change a life forever – a fact that Scott Maloney knows all too well. As a college senior, Maloney had everything going for him. He was the MVP of his cross country team, had a close-knit group of friends, and a loving family. But in an instant, all of it changed.

Maloney will be presenting “I Got Lucky!” at Glenville State College on Monday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The event is open to the community, faculty and staff, and students and is sponsored by GSC’s Office of Student Life, as part of the college’s commitment to help prevent underage drinking and drunk driving. The presentation is a part of Anheuser-Busch’s Community Speakers program.

During the presentation, Maloney recounts the night that life as he knew it was turned upside down by one poor choice. After an evening of drinking, he attempted to scale a tree to retrieve his keys from a locked dorm room and lost his balance – falling three stories and striking his head on the ground. The resulting traumatic brain injury nearly killed him and left him in a coma for three weeks and required years of therapy to relearn how to eat, talk, and walk again.

His message to audiences, is simple: one poor decision can change a life forever, and he’s an example of that. Infusing humor to help him deliver his message, Maloney impresses upon attendees the importance of resisting negative peer pressure, including the pressure to drink underage. He also reinforces the importance of college students taking proactive protective measures such as watching out for one another and ensuring everyone has a plan in place for a safe ride home.

Since 1982, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have invested more than $1 billion in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to promote responsible drinking and prevent alcohol abuse.

For more information about this presentation, call 304.462.6416.

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There will be a revival starting at the Little Kanawha Independent Church at Burnsville on October 30th.

The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night.

There will be different Speakers each night.

There will also be different Singers nightly.

Bring a friend and come and join us for a joyous time in the Lord.

Everyone Welcome!

Pastor, Ronzel Roberts

 

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The iPhone X is available for pre-order, and the first customers will receive their device in a week

There are two colors, Space Grey and Silver, and two models, 64 and 128GB, selling for $999 and $1,149 in the U.S. and UK respectively.


Microsoft is reportedly working on an ultra-portable, fordable tablet

The device, possibly part of the Surface family, should run full Windows on ARM chips, and fold to become a pocket-sized handset with full phone capabilities.


Twitter has banned all ads from accounts owned by Russia Today and Sputnik

The company announced that the $1.9 million it expected to make from RT and Sputnik advertising will be donated to misinformation research.


Alphabet beat expectations in Q3 earnings

Revenue was up 24% year-on-year, at $27.8 billion, net income reached $6.73 billion, and stock was up over 3%.


Amazon reported strong results in its Q3 earnings

Revenue was up 34% year-on-year, at $43.74 billion, beating the $42.1 billion projection, while net income was $256 million, which all sent the stock surging up over 7%.


Microsoft announced a big beat on Q3 earnings, which sent the stock up 3%

The company reported $24.5 billion in revenue, up 12% from last year, net income reached $6.6 billion, a 16% improvement, and Productivity revenue hit a $8.2 billion high, up 28% from Q3 2016.


Google issued a response to the numerous complaints about the display of its Pixel 2 XL smartphone

The company stated that some of the issues, like screen burn-in, are to be expected on OLED panels, while it will work on an update to give users the option to have more saturated — if somewhat miscalibrated — colors.


Spotify is reportedly cancelling original video series on the service

That includes all the show it hasn’t released, as the company needs to “rethink its video strategy.“


Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube is growing on TV during the company’s earnings call

People are watching a reported 100 million hours a day worth of YouTube content on television specifically, which is a 70% increase from last year.


Google announced that per-orders for its two Pixel phones doubled those of last year

It also said that it plans to partner with more retailers to expand its offline offering, as well as start selling the devices in more countries.

Gilmer look at this Did You Know. If you look at the State’s data on Zoom Dashboard to review changes in mastery of math and reading for the GCHS’s 11th grade for the 2011 and 2017 testing years it is clear the you have a problem with your math program. In 2011 the math pass rate was 36.92 compared to 37.29% in 2017. Progress with reading was truly commendable. The pass rate went from 26.98 in 2011 to 64.41% in 2017. Why the lack of progress for math? We know that your school board members are trying to get information about plans for improvements for math and science, but is full disclosure of details any better than it was under intervention? Let us know.

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