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Stargazing - 10.22.10

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The Moon is full at 9:37 PM EDT.

As the first full Moon after the Harvest Moon, it is known as the Hunter’s Moon.

In ages past, its light helped hunters chase small game across the recently harvested fields.

Daily G-Eye : 10.22.10

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Carl Roberts making his property ready for development in the Camden Flats Area of Glenville
~~  By Gary Collins ~~

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Meditation Moment - 10.22.10

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‘How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?’

Jesus is warning the crowds who had come to him.
They have no feel for his message and are indifferent to the kingdom breaking in on them.
Perhaps there is a parallel here for us today, a call to interpret our times, to listen again and allow the Gospel message to bring about in us a change of heart.
Paul begs the Ephesians to lead lives worthy of their Christian vocation.
If we are ‘one Body, one Spirit’. as Paul says, do we feel the pain of the lonely and oppressed, the hunger pains of those without food, the despair of the unemployed?
Lord God, we long to see your face in each other’s caring.
Then together we can call you Father.


Ephesians 4:1-6. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face—Ps 23(24):1-6. Luke 12:54-59

Willard F. Cottrill

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Willard F. Cottrill
Age 73 of Little Ellis Road, Linn (Gilmer County) departed this life Wednesday evening, October 20, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born March 02, 1937 in Nicholas County a son of the late Benjamin and Gertrude Barnett Cottrill.

He was a former employee of Exline Paper Company in Ohio.

He was a Protestant by faith; an avid hunter and was living his life’s dream of living on his own mountain in WV.

He is survived by twin sons and two daughters:  Mark Cottrill of Jordon, NY; Alan Cottrill and wife Peggy of Cato, NY;  Marlea Cottrill of Jordon, NY and Venita Murphy and husband Michael of Camillus, NY.  Ten grandchildren survive.

Three brothers and 4 sisters survive:  Melvin Cottrill and wife Freda of Linn; Jerry Cottrill and wife Carol of Tanner; Franklin Cottrill of Sand Fork; Beulah Selman and husband Arnold, Jessie Gilpin, Jeanette Scheetz and husband Glen, and Carolyn Kilarsky all of Ohio.

He is also survived by his companion Ruth Mitchell, Little Ellis Road, Linn, WV.

Willard was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tinikka T. Decker; one sister Norma Jean Cottrill and one brother Virgil Cottrill.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Church of God of Prophecy, Sand Fork with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Messenger Cemetery, Little Ellis.

Friends may call 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM the funeral hour at the Church.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville is assisting the family of Willard F. Cottrill with arrangements.

Gary G. Wilfong

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Gary G. Wilfong
Age 50, of 146 Quarry Glen Drive Weston passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at his residence.

He was born in Russian, Florida on October 11, 1960: son of the late Hobert Wilfong and Alice (Hood) Wilfong.

On September 13, 2001, he married Kelly Sue (Whitacre) Wilfong, who survives.

Mr. Wilfong is also survived by one ½ brother: Bill Hood of Weston, three ½ sisters: Pamela Riffle of Weston, Carol Greenwalt of Canton, OH and Cindy Givens of Arkansas, a nephew: Rusty Wilfong of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wilfong was a handyman. He was good with electronics, woodworking and a mechanic.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston.

He also loved to hunt.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, October 22, 2010 fro 12 Noon until 2:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Gary G. Wilfong.

A. Ruth Shobe

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A. Ruth Shobe
Age 76, of Orrville, died Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville, following a period of declining health.

Ruth was born on August 14, 1934, in Gilmer County, WV, to Charles Earl and Rema Lourine (Bush) Burton.

She was a homemaker, a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Wilmot, and enjoyed her family.

Surviving are: two sons, Joe Cox, and Jim (Robyn) Cox, both of Orrville; four daughters, Diane (Robert) Parsons, Donna Shobe, Lynda Shobe, and Sam Shobe, all of Orrville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four brothers, Charles (Gladys) Burton, Ronald (Suzetta) Burton, and Mike Burton, all of Cox Mills, WV, and Bud (Betty) Burton of Weston, WV; and, two sisters, Jean (Charles) Langford of Painesville, and Anne (Arthur) McCullough of Elyria.

She was preceded in death by both parents, and a daughter, Debbie.

Services were held at 11 AM, on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Rev. Lee Rogers officiated. Burial took place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

Friends called on Tuesday, at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville handled the arrangements.

Denise Licot Belk

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Denise Licot Belk
Age 44, of Route 1, Pennsboro, formerly of Houston, Texas passed away in the Heartland of Clarksburg on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

She was born on August 30, 1966 in Clarksburg a daughter of Nettie Leah Shepherd Glasure, Route 1, Pennsboro and the late Camille Art Licot, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Belk on July 29, 2009.

Also surviving are her stepfather, David Wayne Glasure, Route 1, Pennsboro, one daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, Ellenboro, five sisters, Kimberly Doak, Pennsboro, Felicia Riggs, Pennsboro, Annetta Licot Crawford, Parkersburg, Dionne Licot Sams, Parkersburg and Tiffany Licot, Boston, MA. In addition to her husband and father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Arley and Beatrice Shepherd and paternal grandparents, Kathleen Goff and Shad Licot.

Denise attended WVP Nursing program and had worked at a nursing home in Lake Jackson, TX. She loved to read, cook and spend time on the computer. She was a member of the VFW in Texas and attended the Church of Nazarene in Lake Jackson, TX.

Joint funeral services with her husband, James will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11AM in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union with Reverend Mark Miller presiding.

Interment will follow in the Arnolds Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Deep Valley. Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 4-8 PM in the funeral home chapel.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Belk and Glasure family.

James Ronald Belk

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James Ronald Belk
Age 64, of Brazoria, Texas, passed away on July 29, 2009, at his residence.

He was born May 27, 1945, in Aransas Pass, Texas, a son of the late James Grover and Mabel Margaret Reynolds Belk.

His wife, Denise Belk, was surviving at the time of his death.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Jaime Belk, Columbia, MO, and Denise Rhone, and 1 son, Freeport, TX; stepdaughter, Leah Robinson, Ellenboro; three sisters, Billie McGary, Ingleside, TX, Nancy Shessield, Ingleside, TX, and Gwinn Briggs, Abita Springs, LA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Belk, and one sister.

Mr. Belk was a member of the Church of Nazarene, Lake Jackson, TX, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8551, Old Ocean, TX.

Joint funeral services with his wife, Denise, will be held at 11 AM in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, on Monday, October 25, 2010, with Reverend Mark Miller presiding. Interment with his wife will follow in the Arnolds Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Deep Valley.

Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union.

Joe A. Cain

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Joe A. Cain
Age 56, of Vienna, WV, passed away October 19, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born December 31, 1953, in Calhoun County, WV, a son of the late Guy and Lyda Cain Wright.

Joe had attended Calhoun County High School and was formerly employed with DuPont Washington Works.

His passion was sports, having been a big fan of PHS, WVU, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Cincinnati Reds.

He also especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is one daughter, Stephanie Frye and husband Todd of Vienna; one son, Matthew Cain and wife Amanda of Parkersburg, WV; three sisters, Marilyn Bunner, Joyce Byrd, and Diane Dykeman; one brother, Jamie Wright; two grandchildren, Brynn Frye of Vienna, WV, and Avery Cain of Parkersburg; and a host of nieces and nephews, including nephew Zach Moore, who had spent a lot of time with Joe in his final days.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Delmas and Darrell Cain, and one infant brother.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Pastor Rick Kapple officiating.

Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery.

The family received friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Thursday, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

10.22.10

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Today - 11.22.yyyy

Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2010. There are 70 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: “You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.“ — James Thurber, American humorist (1894-1961).

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment shipped to Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet-built missile bases on the island.

On this date:

In 1746, Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New Jersey.

In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin (gahr-nayr-AN’) made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet over Paris.

In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.

In 1883, the original Metropolitan Opera House in New York held its grand opening with a performance of Gounod’s “Faust.“

In 1928, Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the “American system of rugged individualism” in a speech at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.

In 1968, Apollo 7 returned safely from Earth orbit, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.

In 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment — a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.

In 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law sweeping tax-overhaul legislation.

Ten years ago:
•  Arab leaders meeting in Egypt wrapped up a two-day summit on Israeli-Palestinian violence with a declaration that stopped short of an outright call for cutting ties with Israel.

Five years ago:
•  Hurricane Wilma punished Mexico’s Caribbean coastline for a second day. Meanwhile, a record 22nd tropical storm of the season formed about 125 miles off the Dominican Republic; because the annual list of storm names had already been exhausted, forecasters called the new system Tropical Storm Alpha.
•  A Nigerian Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed after leaving Lagos, killing all 117 on board.
•  The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros, 5-3, in Game 1 of the World Series.

One year ago:
•  Mortars fired by Islamic militants slammed into Somalia’s airport as President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed boarded a plane, sparking battles that killed at least 24 people; the president was unhurt.
•  Gunmen kidnapped Gauthier Lefevre, a French staff member working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Sudan’s western Darfur region. (Lefevre was released in March 2010.) Comedian Soupy Sales died in New York at age 83.

Today’s Birthdays:
Actress Joan Fontaine is 93
Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing is 91
Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale is 74
Actor Christopher Lloyd is 72
Actor Derek Jacobi is 72
Actor Tony Roberts is 71
Actress Annette Funicello is 68
Movie director Jan (yahn) de Bont is 67
Actress Catherine Deneuve is 67
Rock musician Leslie West (Mountain) is 65
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 63
Actor Jeff Goldblum is 58
Movie director Bill Condon is 55
Actor Luis Guzman is 53
Actor-writer-producer Todd Graff is 51
Rock musician Cris Kirkwood is 50
Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano is 47
Christian singer TobyMac is 46
Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding is 45
Actress Valeria Golino is 44
Comedian Carlos Mencia is 43
Country singer Shelby Lynne is 42
Reggae rapper Shaggy is 42
Movie director Spike Jonze is 41
Rapper Tracey Lee is 40
Actress Saffron Burrows is 38
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is 35
Actor Michael Fishman is 29
Talk show host Michael Essany is 28
Rock musician Rickard (correct) Goransson (Carolina Liar) is 27
Rock musician Zac Hanson (Hanson) is 25
Actor Jonathan Lipnicki is 20
Actress Sofia Vassilieva is 18

WV Lottery - 10.21.10

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NWS: Freeze Warning In Effect

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Issued by The National Weather Service
Charleston, WV
2:56 PM EDT, Thursday, October 21, 2010

... FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY.

CLEAR SKIES AND COLDER AIR ARRIVING BEHIND A COLD FRONT THIS EVENING… WILL RESULT IN TEMPERATURES FALLING TO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWERS 30S OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.

WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BECOME LIGHT FROM THE NORTHWEST AS THE ATMOSPHERE DECOUPLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY.

THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Breaking News: Special Wildfire Danger Statement

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Issued by The National Weather Service
Charleston, WV
9:43 AM EDT, Thursday, October 21, 2010

HERE IS A FIRE DANGER STATEMENT ISSUED IN COORDINATION WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF FORESTRY…

IN THE WAKE OF A DRY COLD FRONT… GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TODAY WILL CREATE AN ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.

OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED VERY HAZARDOUS AT THIS TIME.

ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE BY FAR THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES IN WEST VIRGINIA.

ALSO… BE CAREFUL WITH HEAT AND SPARKS WHILE OPERATING ANY EQUIPMENT… OR SMOKING IN WILDLAND AREAS.

WEST VIRGINIA STATE LAW PROHIBITS OUTDOOR BURNING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7 AM AND 4 PM DURING THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER… NOVEMBER… AND DECEMBER.


This statement has been issued for the following counties, locations:

WAYNE-CABELL-MASON-JACKSON WV-WOOD-PLEASANTS-TYLER-LINCOLN-PUTNAM- KANAWHA-ROANE-WIRT-CALHOUN-RITCHIE-DODDRIDGE-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE- CLAY-BRAXTON-GILMER-LEWIS-HARRISON-TAYLOR-MCDOWELL-WYOMING- RALEIGH-FAYETTE-NICHOLAS-WEBSTER-UPSHUR-BARBOUR-POCAHONTAS- RANDOLPH.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENOVA…CEREDO…WAYNE…HUNTINGTON… POINT PLEASANT…NEW HAVEN…RAVENSWOOD…RIPLEY…PARKERSBURG… VIENNA…ST. MARYS…BELMONT…PADEN CITY…SISTERSVILLE… MIDDLEBOURNE…HARTS…ALUM CREEK…HAMLIN…TEAYS VALLEY… HURRICANE…CHARLESTON…SOUTH CHARLESTON…SAINT ALBANS… SPENCER…ELIZABETH…GRANTSVILLE...HARRISVILLE...PENNSBORO... WEST UNION...WILLIAMSON…LOGAN…CHAPMANVILLE…MAN…MADISON… CLAY…SUTTON...GASSAWAY...BURNSVILLE...GLENVILLE...WESTON... CLARKSBURG…BRIDGEPORT…GRAFTON…WELCH…GARY…WAR… MULLENS…OCEANA…PINEVILLE…BECKLEY…OAK HILL… FAYETTEVILLE…SUMMERSVILLE…RICHWOOD…CRAIGSVILLE… WEBSTER SPRINGS…BUCKHANNON…PHILIPPI…BELINGTON…MARLINTON… ELKINS.

What IS The Best Way to Evaluate Teacher?

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Remember the woman who once advised President Barack Obama on education policy?

She was in Charleston yesterday to teach the West Virginia educators as well.

She was the guest speaker at a one-day conference on teacher evaluations.

She is Linda Darling-Hammond, the former leader of the Obama Education Policy Transition Team and a professor of education at Stanford University.

Darling-Hammond was at the conference to give some advice since West Virginia is in the process of overhauling the teacher evaluation system.

She said: “In order to fairly evaluate a teacher you have to know something about the context they’re teaching in, the curriculum they’re teaching and what they’re trying to do. You need evidence about their performance and their practice. You have to look in the classroom but you also have to see what their curriculum plans are.“

One challenge in evaluating teachers in West Virginia has been the disparity between the haves and the have not’s, the schools that have students who come to class prepared with parental support verses low-income students who arrive at school lagging behind in their skills.

Darling-Hammond says one evaluation process for teachers across the state is viable.

She compares it to a physician working in a large metropolitan area with lots of high tech tools to a doctor working in a rural area with fewer extras.

“While you need teaching standards, you have to be able to apply those standards with a mindfulness to the way in which the context is going to make a difference,” she said.

One key to any successful evaluation process, according to Darling-Hammond, is teamwork.

“Education is a team sport,” she said. “We need to know how teachers work collaboratively in a group to get the job done in the school for all the children.“

So what makes a good teacher?

“They’re very attuned to listening to children so that they figure out how to build on their personal experiences and their knowledge. And then they are able to make the curriculum come alive,” Darling-Hammond said.

About 60 educators attended the conference.

The goal is for them to take back what they’ve learned to their schools and pass it on.

The Shadows of Our Subconscious: Ten Frightening Movies

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“I know I’m human, and if you were all these Things, you would just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. ThisThing doesn’t want to show itself. It wants to hide inside an imitation.“—R.J. MacReady, The Thing

The great horror and science fiction monsters are considerably more than the sum of their mutilated body parts. Most of all, monsters represent societal repression, generally of the sexual and moral kind. In short, the horror film is a sign that the moral sources of human behavior have been either repressed or forgotten or never clearly acknowledged by the culture. This repression invariably involves the return of the repressed in a disguised form such as film monsters—creatures not bound by the laws of nature as we know them. Indeed, in times such as ours when the sense of moral distinction has faded, societal structures are breaking down and new evils are afoot, the proliferation of horror films and novels—as well as primetime television shows that focus on horror—is an indicator of a massive subconscious confusion.

And there are some definite subconscious themes that flow through such films. With the advance of science and technology, there is a clear and present threat to the very nature of what it means to be human.

There is a pattern reflected in these films that has roots in the culture. For instance, with the post-‘60s films and especially those of the mid-‘70s, the story of man’s desperate attempt to preserve his masculinity in the face of sexual liberation, emerging feminism and related issues such as abortion are pushed to the forefront in horror films. The ‘80s films often delve into the sacrifice of the soul in the pursuit of pleasures and riches epitomized by the rise of Reaganism. The ‘90s films onward are populated by ghosts and hobgoblins that follow us wherever we go and even crawl from inside our television sets to kill and maim. More recently, the films Shutter Island (2010) and Splice (2009) both used the sci-fi/horror format to comment on the breakdown of the family structure and its negative impact on society.

These films invade our minds, drawing on a vocabulary exceeding far beyond the language of the rational. They speak to us of the fears and desires which lie buried deep within the shadows of our subconscious.

The great films of this genre, however, are things of strange and terrible beauty. And although there are many bad ones, there are also films that speak to us in ways that nothing else can. Following are ten films that I rank as some of the best I have ever seen.


The Exorcist (1973).
Director William Friedkin presents us with a truly terrifying story of a young girl possessed by a demon. It created mass hysteria when it was released in theaters. This film, as I have written elsewhere (www.gadflyonline.com), effectively halted the death-of-God movement that emerged out of the late 1960s. Very gory and violent.


Halloween (1978).
John Carpenter’s low-budget horror classic is the most successful independent movie of all time. A deranged maniac escapes from a mental asylum and returns to his hometown to wreak havoc. The essential message here is that there is an evil so malevolent that it can’t be killed. This is a film that you feel more than see. Very violent.


The Shining (1980).
Loosely based on the Stephen King novel, this Stanley Kubrick film focuses on a writer and his family snowbound and stranded in a huge hotel. Although they believe they’re alone, they soon discover that the place is haunted by bloodthirsty ghosts—ghosts that often reside within us. Violent and gory.


Alien (1979).
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic about an intergalactic spaceship invaded by a carnivorous alien is one of the most suspenseful films ever made. Scott does a masterful job of maintaining a tense, claustrophobic environment where the human crew is up against what seems to be an insurmountable monster. Very gory and violent.


The Thing (1982).
John Carpenter’s remake of the 1951 classic diverts from the original but maintains a similar storyline. A team of scientists at an arctic outpost discover that they are not alone. A spaceship buried in the ice has brought an alien presence among them. And once the alien invades their compound, it begins a steady process of first possessing and then eliminating each crew member. Very claustrophobic and an excellent foray into what it means to be human. Very violent and gory.


The Sixth Sense (1999).
M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller about a nine-year-old boy who communicates with the dead challenges the perception of what our existence is all about. Well written with a great plot twist at the end. Violent.


Dog Soldiers (2001).
A British army squad finds refuge in a cabin in the woods, only to be besieged by beasts. This is the best of recent werewolf films and provides a metaphor for the violence and destructiveness of modern warfare. Claustrophobic with quick-paced violence. Very gory and somewhat nauseating.


Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
Freddy Krueger is a scarred maniac with a fingered, razor-sharp glove. A vision straight out of hell, Krueger kills teens in their dreams—and subsequently in the “real” world. This film and its sequels undermine the psychological and spiritual divide that supposedly exists between reality and the dream world. Very violent and gory.


Night of the Living Dead (1968).
Radiation from space experiments causes the newly dead to return to life with a great hunger for human flesh. The focus is on a small group of people trapped in a farmhouse besieged by a multitude of ghouls. This film is in a long line of movies questioning whether our consumer-oriented world is turning us all into zombies. Violent and gory.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).
Pods from outer space invade a small California town and begin taking over human bodies. This film reflects the fear that the country was being taken over, or already had been, by alien forces that look just like human beings but were intent on destroying us. That same paranoia in different forms is with us today. Violent.


These films are more than a frightening foray into cinema. They express our repressed fears and expose us to the dark side of human nature—something so destructive that it cannot be controlled. And once it is unleashed, all hell breaks loose.

~~  By John W. Whitehead ~~

Pioneers to Face Yellow Jackets in Homecoming Weekend Football - 10.23.10

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 1:30 PM
Glenville, West Virginia
Morris Stadium

WEST VIRGINIA STATE “Yellow Jackets”
Head Coach: Earl Monroe (22-25, 5th season)
Formations: Offense: 2-Back Set; Defense: 4-3

Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Fabian Payne (42 for 206 yds, 2 TD)
Passing: Ricky Phillips (66-112-4, 724 yds, 5 TD)
Receptions: Jermain King (35 for 506 yds, 2 TD)
Tackles: Chris Young (49 TT, 7 TFL)

Results:
09.04 - vs. Central State (@ Dayton, OH) L, 14-34
09.11 - at Virginia State L, 21-34
09.18 - at Charleston L, 0-42
10.02 - Concord L, 18-42
10.09 - at Seton Hill L, 20-48
10.16 - West Liberty L, 26-48

 

GLENVILLE STATE “Pioneers”
Head Coach: Alan Fiddler (43-30, 7th season)
Formations: Offense: Spread; Defense: 4-3

Stat Leaders:
Rushing: DeAndre Johnson (101 for 377 yds, 2 TD)
Passing: Darold Hughes (119-224-11, 1388 yds, 11 TD)
Receptions: Jordan Griffin (37 for 464 yds, 3 TD)
Tackles: Donald Marshall (69 TT, 8 TFL)

Results:
•  09/02 - WV Tech W, 44-10
•  09.11 - North Alabama L, 10-54
•  09.18 - Seton Hill W, 38-28
•  09,25 - Fairmont State W, 17-14 (ot)
•  10.02 - UNC Pembroke L, 14-28
•  10.09 - at West Liberty L, 21-47
•  10.16 - at Concord L, 14-49

 

BY THE NUMBERS (numbers in parenthesis indicate national rank out of 151 D-II schools):
Passing Offense: GSC 225.6 (49), WVSU 221.8 (56)
Pass Efficiency Defense: GSC 135.9 (118), WVSU 164.4 (148)
Rushing Offense: GSC 126.9 (96), WVSU 79.3 (134)
Rushing Defense: GSC 105.1 (26), WVSU 245.17 (148)
Scoring Offense: GSC 22.6 (90), WVSU 16.5 (134)
Scoring Defense: GSC 32.9 (121), WVSU 41.3 (145)
Total Offense: GSC 352.4 (74), WVSU 301.2 (112)
Total Defense: GSC 370.6 (95), WVSU 452.0 (148)
Turnover Margin: WVSU -0.67 (114), GSC -1.14 (131)
Net Punting: GSC 34.9 (28), WVSU 28.2 (130).


THE SERIES:
Glenville State leads 27-21.


Last Season’s Meeting:
•  Brian Harden rushed for three touchdowns and the Glenville State defense added four interceptions as the Pioneers downed West Virginia State 35-17.

•  Harden scored on rushes of 5, 10, and 16 yards, while A.D Hale intercepted a pair of passes for GSC.

•  Hale returned his second interception 26 yards for a touchdown with 1:02 left in the game to close out the scoring.

•  DeAndre Johnson rushed for 87 yards, Harden chipped in with 71, and quarterback James McCants added 60 as the balanced Pioneer ground game rolled up 222 yards on 43 carries.

•  West Virginia State, which trailed 21-14 at the break, got 201 yards and two touchdowns through the air from Patrick Ryan. However, he only completed 19 of 39 throws and was picked off four times.

•  WVSU’s Jermain King was the leading receiver in the game with 91 yards on five catches.


The Last Ten Meetings:
•  2009: GSC 35-17
•  2008: GSC 50-28
•  2007: WVSU 26-21
•  2006: WVSU 23-21
•  2005: GSC 49-20
•  2004: GSC 28-7
•  2003: WVSU 20-13
•  2002: GSC 35-27
•  2001: GSC 31-6
•  2000: WVSU 23-10


GAME NOTES:
•  Both teams look to end losing skids on homecoming Saturday in Glenville.

•  The homestanding Pioneers have dropped three straight, while State has lost their last six.

•  WVSU scored a season-high 26 points in last week’s setback against West Liberty.

•  Quarterbacks Ricky Phillips and Robert Jackson have completed 61% of their passes this season.

•  WR Jermain King is third in the WVIAC and 40th nationally with 84.3 receiving yards per game.

•  King is the all-time leading receiver in WVSU history.

•  Glenville State LB Donald Marshall leads the WVIAC with 9.9 tackles per game, a figure that is good for 19th nationally.

•  WR Jordan Griffin has at least four catches in every contest during 2010.

 

Go Pioneers!

Upcoming Movies - 10.22.10

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Hereafter (2010)

Opens October 22, 2010 | Runtime: 2 hr. 6 min.
PG-13 - Mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language

An American laborer (Matt Damon), a French journalist (Cécile de France) and a London schoolboy set out on a spiritual journey after death touches their lives in different ways.

Cast: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr, Bryce Dallas Howard
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genres: DramaSupernatural Drama

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Paranormal Activity 2

Opens today, October 21, 2010 (Opens Thursday night, 11:59 PM 10.21, or 12:00 AM 10.22)
R - For some language and brief violent material

Paramount has ordered up some more ‘Paranormal Activity’ this October, a sequel to last fall’s indie smash. The studio is set to launch the sequel to Paranormal Activity October 22.

Cast: Katie Featherston
Director: Tod Williams
Genres: ThrillerSupernatural Thriller


UPCOMING RELEASES (Dates Subject to Change)
October 29: My Soul To Take, Saw VII 3D
November 05: Due Date, Megamind
November 12: Unstoppable
November 19: Harry Potter And Deathly Hallows (Part One In 3D); Next Three Days
November 24: Burlesque, Faster, Love And Other Drugs, Red Dawn
December 10: Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Drawn Treader
December 17: How Do You Know, Tron: Legacy, Yogi Bear
December 24: Gulliver’s Travels, Little Fockers, True Grit

AAA: As Leaves Fall Down, WV Gasoline Prices Go Up by 3 Cents More

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This week, the average price for a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline increased 3.2 cents to $2.871 at the pump.

According to AAA’s Fuel Gauge, after starting off sluggish at the opening of formal trading on the NYMEX, crude oil pushed higher Monday settling at $83.08—up $1.70 on the day.

Consistent with the trend throughout the year, crude followed similar gains of all three major stock indexes, rose steadily throughout the day.

Uncharacteristically, the increase in crude did not reflect a bounce in the US dollar which rebounded from a 10-month low against a basket of currencies.

Normally we would expect such a rise in the value of the dollar to drive crude prices lower as it makes oil more expensive to purchase for those holding foreign currencies.

Analysts attribute this unusual response to the ongoing labor dispute occurring at French refineries and ports.

French workers are heading into their second week of striking at the nation’s twelve refineries resulting in potential fuel supply disruptions—a concern that is reflected in current crude product prices.

While the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and US factors are often primarily cited in analysis of the crude market, this should serve as a reminder of the influence that geopolitical events can have.

As expected, OPEC, which met last week in Vienna, Austria, agreed to maintain current levels of crude production.

Crude has held higher than $80 for the last twelve trading days largely buoyed by massive amounts of investor money flowing into oil and other commodities triggered by a weak US dollar.

Following US Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s indication that additional monetary stimulus was on the way, the dollar rebounded against the euro.

At the same time, sluggish demand, record high fuel inventories, and mixed signals about the short-term economic health of the recovery are also acting to keep prices in check.

Some positive economic signs emerged this week, however, as confidence among US homebuilders rose in October to its highest level in four months.

Despite the history of gas prices dropping following the Labor Day holiday, consumers continued to see a slight rise in pump prices with national averages up 1.8 cents on the week and 9.8 cents on the month.

Today, the national retail average for a gallon of self serve regular gasoline is $2.829.

This week’s average prices:

West Virginia Average $2.871
Average price during the week of October 12, 2010 $2.839
Average price during the week of October 18, 2009 $2.619


Area Gasoline Prices on 10.20.10:

Arnoldsburg = $2.929
Glenville =  $2.899
Grantsville =  $2.929
Gassaway =  $2.759
Mt. Zion = $2.959
Harrisville = $2.899
Pennsboro =  $2.899
Weston =  $2.849
West Union =  $2.899

WVU and Marshall Football - 10.23.10

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WEST VIRGINIA
Geno Smith threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns as West Virginia downed South Florida, 20-6, in Big East action this past weekend.

Smith was efficient, completing 24-of-31 passes for the Mountaineers, who won despite getting just 56 rushing yards on 23 carries from the combination of Noel Devine and Ryan Clarke.

The Mountaineers are now 5-1 overall and need just one more victory to earn bowl eligibility.

West Virginia’s Keith Tandy has four interceptions in his last three games, so he is certainly a man to watch defensively.

Syracuse will be the opponent for West Virginia in Morgantown this upcoming weekend.


SYRACUSE
It is hard to imagine Syracuse playing any worse than it did on Saturday in front of the home crowd, as the Orange turned the ball over four times and fell to Pittsburgh by a 45-14 final.

Ryan Nassib completed 25-of-46 passes for 231 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions, a poor day under center for the signal caller.

Alec Lemon was busy in the setback, as the wide out finished with 108 yards on eight receptions.

Syracuse failed to force a single turnover in the tilt and allowed Pitt’s quarterback to throw four touchdown passes.

The Orange play West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday afternoon, and a victory in that tilt would be a huge accomplishment for the program.


MARSHALL
The Thundering Herd was simply unable to stop UCF this past week, allowing 248 yards and four TDs on the ground in a 35-14 setback.

The Marshall defense spend over 40 minutes on the field, while the offense had trouble moving the ball with just 263 total, including only 37 rushing.

QB Brian Anderson threw for 129 yards and a score, and Aaron Dobson pulled in five balls for 119 yards and two TDs.

Losers of two straight, Marshall (1-5, 0-2) is set to face East Carolina in Greenville this weekend.


EAST CAROLINA
QB Dominique Davis threw for 376 yards and two scores and added the game-winning TD on the ground, as the Pirates edged NC State, 33-27, in overtime this past weekend.

Davis plunged one yard for the go-ahead score in overtime and Damon Magazu sealed the victory with an INT on NC State’s possession in the extra period. ECU (4-2) came up with three INTs in the game, while Davis set career highs with 37 completions and 54 attempts.

Dwayne Harris was the top target with nine catches for 91 yards, meanwhile, Lance Lewis posted eight receptions for 87 yards and a score.

The Pirates, who have now won two straight by a total of seven points, will tangle with Marshall this weekend.

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