Opens Friday, February 19, 2010 | Runtime: 2 hr. 18 min. R - Disturbing violent content, some nudity and language
The project centers on a U.S. marshal (Mark Ruffalo) who along with his new partner (Leonardo DiCaprio) travels to a Massachusetts island to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane. During their inquiry , the two encounter a web of deceit, experience a hurricane and become involved in a deadly inmate riot that leaves them trapped on the island. Ben Kingsley will play Dr. Cawley, the hospital’s enigmatic chief physician who must reluctantly play host to the two U.S. marshals.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow Director: Martin Scorsese Genres: Thriller
Blood Done Sign My Name
Opens Friday, February 19, 2010 PG-13
In 1970 Henry Marrow, a black Vietnam veteran, is murdered by a local white man, Robert Teel, and his sons. The Teels were acquitted by an all-white jury, which caused riots and arson in Oxford, North Carolina.
Cast: Michael Rooker, Omar Benson Miller, Lee Norris, Rick Schroder, Lela Rochon, Rhoda Griffis, Nick Searcy, Gattlin Griffith, Nate Parker, Darrin Dewitt Henson Director: Jeb Stuart Genres: Drama
North Face (Nordwand)
Opens Friday, February 19, 2010 | Runtime: 2 hr. 1 min. NR
The story: In 1936, Nazi propaganda urges German Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif, the Eiger, bringing two reluctant climbers, Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser, to begin their daring ascent and attempt to scale the infamous rock face, often called the Murder Wall.
Cast: Benno Furmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Georg Friedrich, Simon Schwarz, Ulrich Tukur, Erwin Steinhauer, Branko Samarovski, Petra Morze, Hanspeter Muller Director: Philipp Stolzl Genres: Action/Adventure
UPCOMING RELEASES (Dates Subject to Change; Not All Films in All Areas) February 19: Shutter Island, Blood Done Sign My Name, North Face (Nordwand) February 26: Cop Out, The Crazies, Defendor, The Yellow Handkerchief March 05: Alice in Wonderland, Brooklyn’s Finest March 12: Green Zone, Our Family Wedding, Remember Me, She’s Out of My League March 19: Bounty Hunter, Repo Men, Diary of a Wimpy Kid March 26: Clash of the Titans, How to Train Your Dragon, I Love You Phillip Morris April 02: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Furry Vengeance, Last Song, Repo Man, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I get Married Too April 09: Date Night, The Losers April 16: Back Up Plan, Death at a Funeral, Kick Ass April 23: MacGruber, Oceans, Wall Street II April 30: A Nightmare on Elm Street May 07: Iron Man II May 14: Letters to Juliet, Robin Hood, Takers May 21: Shrek Forever After May 28: Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Sex and the City II
The governors proposed amendment to give a property tax break to new businesses was up for a vote in the house today. Members expected a long debate as Del. Lane was expected to amend the Homestead exemption into the bill. However, the speaker ruled the amendment not germain to the legislation and did not allow it.
The House did, however, debate at length legislation to allow communities greater power in dealing with abandoned and dilapidated buildings.
And, Del. Phillips asked the Agriculture Committee to increase fines for harming police dogs.
Gov. Joe Manchin’s bid to exempt some business property from taxes by amending the West Virginia Constitution cleared the House of Delegates on Wednesday, but worries of lost revenue persist among counties.
The measure sent to the Senate 95-1 would ask voters to allow counties to decide whether to keep new business inventory and equipment off the tax rolls.
If senators adopt the resolution, the question would end up on the November ballot. Voter approval would allow the Legislature to set the tax break’s terms and a date from when acquired inventory or equipment would qualify. It would not apply to property held by public utilities.
Manchin’s Tax Modernization Project Work Group recommended the measure as a way to spur employers to expand and locate in the state. But property taxes provide the bulk of county revenues, and remain a key source of public school funding.
To win over counties, Manchin tweaked his proposal to let them each choose both whether to allow exemptions, and which classes of business to apply it to.
The West Virginia Association of Counties had earlier expressed guarded support for the measure, but has since adopted a neutral stance. Executive Director Patti Hamilton said the six groups that represent county elected officials no longer agree on the topic.
County commissioners support the proposal, but assessors recently decided against it, she said.
“They have historically always opposed tax exemptions, and other erosions to the tax base,“ Hamilton said.
As proposed by Manchin’s study panel, any tax break would be offset by some other source of revenue. The county clerks’ association want that assurance written into the ballot language, Hamilton said.
Delegate Patrick Lane, R-Kanawha, sought to amend the measure to increase the “homestead exemption” that reduces property taxes for low-income seniors. His amendment was ruled too dissimilar to the pending measure, because it dealt with non-business real estate property. Lane was similarly rebuffed by the House Constitutional Revision Committee before it advanced the measure last week.
TechNote: Microsoft Outlook with Facebook, MySpace?
Microsoft is taking another step toward turning Outlook, its desktop e-mail program, into a hub for information from popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
On Wednesday, Microsoft is released a “beta” test version of the Outlook Social Connector.
The add-on software, which was first discussed last November, adds a new pane to the main e-mail reading screen on Outlook.
When a user clicks to read an e-mail message, the new pane fills up with the sender’s most recent social-networking activities. Those could include the addition of a professional contact on LinkedIn or a “what I’m doing now” status update from Facebook.
Microsoft has a mixed record when it comes to Web trends. The company’s free Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger programs are widely used, but its Windows Live blog/social network didn’t pick up much steam in the face of competition from Facebook.
In this case, a small startup called Xobni has already built an Outlook add-on that combines inbox search with content from Facebook, LinkedIn and others.
Microsoft’s new software also treats Outlook itself as a social network. If the e-mail sender and recipient are jointly working on a document stored on a company’s Sharepoint server, both will see updates if one logs on to make edits.
For now, the new software doesn’t let people use Outlook to push information back up to LinkedIn, Facebook or other sites.
People using Office 2003, 2007 and beta versions of Office 2010 can download the updated Outlook Social Connector beta now.
LinkedIn, which is primarily used for business networking online, is the first company to make its add-in software available. It can be downloaded from LinkedIn.com.
Microsoft said the Facebook and MySpace plug-ins will be ready for download by the time Office 2010 goes on sale in June.
Microsoft’s business customers have expressed concern that employees will become less productive if they have all this extra information at their fingertips.
O God, wash my eyes clean, so I see the ugliness that steals life and hope from others.
Do not let the insistence on my own liberty be the ground upon which others are denied freedom.
I ask this in your name.
Roy H. Fisher
Age 75, of 124 1st Street Weston, passed away at 2:15 AM on Monday, February 15, 2010, in St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon following an extended illness.
He was born in Lewis County on September 24, 1934; son of the late George Russell Fisher and Vergie Mae (Posey) Fisher.
On May 29, 1959, he married Bonnie A. (Harter) Fisher, who survives.
Also surviving is one son, R. Allen Fisher and wife Kim of Weston; two grandchildren, Casey N. Fisher and fiancé Ben Brown and Nicholas A. Fisher and wife Jackie; and four great-grandchildren, Cole Brown, Maria Brown, Gavin Fisher and Dylan Fisher. He was also survived by one brother, Ronald G. Fisher of Jane Lew; two sisters, Ramona West of Weston and Carol Row of Junior; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy D. Fisher; and one sister, Betty Taylor.
Mr. Fisher retired as a parking enforcement officer with the City of Weston. He served as a Deputy Sheriff of Lewis County from 1969-1974. Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with his family.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, on Tuesday, February 16, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:00PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Clifford West and Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2010. There are 316 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “What is man but his passion?“—Robert Penn Warren, American author, poet and critic (1905-1989).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 18, 1885, Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published in the US for the first time (it had been published in Canada and England the previous December).
In 1546, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, died in Eisleben.
In 1564, artist Michelangelo died in Rome.
In 1735, the first opera presented in America, “Flora, or Hob in the Well,“ was performed in present-day Charleston, S.C.
In 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the provisional president of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery, Ala.
In 1930, photographic evidence of Pluto (now designated a “dwarf planet”) was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.
In 1960, the 8th Winter Olympic Games were formally opened in Squaw Valley, Calif., by Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
In 1970, the “Chicago Seven” defendants were found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention; five were convicted of violating the Anti-Riot Act of 1968 (those convictions were later reversed).
In 1977, the space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden “flight” above the Mojave Desert.
In 1984, Italy and the Vatican signed an accord under which Roman Catholicism ceased to be the state religion of Italy.
In 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt, Sr. died from injuries suffered in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49.
Ten years ago:
• Iranians voted in an election that gave reformers a majority in the parliament, long a bastion of hard-liners.
• Announcer Bob Hite Sr., whose rich voice introduced “The Lone Ranger” on radio, died in West Palm Beach, Fla. at age 86.
Five years ago:
• Explosions tore through Baghdad and a nearby city on the eve of Shiite Muslims’ holiest day, killing three dozen people.
• Uli Derickson, the flight attendant who’d helped save passengers during the 1985 TWA hijacking, died in Tucson, Ariz. at age 60.
One year ago:
• President Barack Obama launched a $75 billion foreclosure rescue plan aimed at saving homes.
• Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton began a two-day visit to Indonesia.
• Eric Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, said in a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month that the United States was “a nation of cowards” on matters of race.
• Pope Benedict XVI received House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican, telling her that Catholic politicians had a duty to protect life “at all stages of its development.“
• The remnants of New York’s Shea Stadium were demolished.
Former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown is 88
Actor George Kennedy is 85. Former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) is 83
Author Toni Morrison is 79
Movie director Milos (MEE’-lohsh) Forman is 78
Singer Yoko Ono is 77
Singer/songwriter Bobby Hart is 71
Singer Irma Thomas is 69
Singer Herman Santiago (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 69
Singer Dennis DeYoung is 63
Actress Sinead Cusack is 62
Actress Cybill Shepherd is 60
Singer Juice Newton is 58
Singer Randy Crawford is 58
Rock musician Robbie Bachman is 57
Rock musician Larry Rust (Iron Butterfly) is 57
Actor John Travolta is 56
Game show host Vanna White is 53
Actress Greta Scacchi (SKAH’-kee) is 50
Actor Matt Dillon is 46
Rapper Dr. Dre is 45
Actress Molly Ringwald is 42
Actress Sarah Brown is 35
Singer-musician Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) is 33
Actor Tyrone Burton is 31
Rock-singer musician Regina Spektor is 30
Actor Shane Lyons is 22
Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Thursday 02.18.10
Status of Area Closings and Delays on Thursday, February 18, 2010
• Braxton County Schools : All Closed
• Calhoun County Schools : All Closed
• Doddridge County Schools : All Closed
• Gilmer County Schools : All Closed
• Lewis County Schools : All Closed
• Ritchie County Schools : All Closed
FUNDING FOR WEST VIRGINA TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Senator Jay Rockefeller today announced that West Virginia will be awarded two major Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants as a part of the funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Today is the one year anniversary of the signing of the ARRA into law.
“This needed funding is really going to make a difference for West Virginia—I am thrilled to announce this award today,” said Senator Rockefeller. “West Virginia’s economy relies on a healthy manufacturing sector to produce and transport goods—by improving our transportation network, we can create good paying and much needed jobs. West Virginians are strong and resilient—we can and will weather this economic storm, and this influx of transportation funding will help get our economy back on track.”
West Virginia will receive $34.7 million in rail and intermodal funding for the National Gateway Project and the Appalachian Regional Short-Line Rail Project.
Background for West Virginia
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program was established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to fund multi-modal transportation projects. This funding is a discretionary, competitive, merit-based grant program administered by the Secretary of Transportation. Highway, bridge, passenger and freight rail, transit, port, and intermodal projects are all eligible for the grants. ARRA funded this new grant program with a total national allocation of $1.5 billion.
West Virginia received funding for the National Gateway Project, a package of rail infrastructure and intermodal terminal projects that will enhance transportation service options along three major freight rail corridors owned and operated by CSX through the Midwest and along the Atlantic coast. These improvements will allow trains to carry double-stacked containers, increase freight capacity, and make the corridor more marketable to major East Coast ports and shippers. TIGER funds will help complete the first corridor project, from Northwest Ohio to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, through West Virginia and Maryland.
West Virginia also received funding for the Appalachian Regional Short-Line Rail Project, which will work to rehabilitate hundreds of miles on five unconnected short line railroads in three states, all operated by a single holding company. These investments include rail, crossties, grade crossing, bridge and tunnel work. The project will also use reflective tape at multiple crossings to improve safety.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) received 1380 applications requesting $56.5 billion in funding for surface transportation projects, well exceeding the $1.5 billion available. As part of its review and selection process, the Secretary of Transportation was required to consider job creation and economic stimulus and to take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of funds and an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural communities.
GSC Percussion Ensemble Concert Tickets on Sale March 01, 2010
Tickets for the annual Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble Concert will be going on sale Monday, March 1, 2010.
The event will be held March 25 and 26, 2010 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at 7:00 PM.
GSC student tickets cost $5.00 for the March 26th performance but are free for the March 25th show.
The price of tickets will be $7.00 for other students and $10.00 for general admission.
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact GSC Fine Arts Department Assistant Sheri Skidmore at “Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu” or 304.462.4130. ~~ By Annette Barnette - Public Relations & Marketing Director ~~
The state Division of Highways’ snow and ice removal budget will be all used up by the end of the week.
DOH Business Manager told a state Senate committee Tuesday that as of last Thursday most every County DOH had spent the money allocated for this budget year. “They’ve either over expended in their snow and ice removal or were close,“ he said.
The DOH allocated $54 million to keep the roads clear this winter and only had $6 million left heading into this week. “We’ve spent 48-million dollars and you can see, we ain’t down yet,“ he told committee members.
The agency will get money from other line items as the winter weather continues. It hopes a federal disaster declaration will help rebuild the snow and ice removal budget.
“We’ve got another month to go,“ he said. “We will take any and all money you can give us.“
The amount spent on the state’s roads this winter will far exceed any of the last five winters. Snow and ice removal only cost $29.5 million in the 2005 budget year; $25 million in 2006; $31.8 million in 2007; $33 million in 2008 and $43 million in 2009.
Date: 02.18.2010 Day: Thursday Time: 9:30 PM Title: The Final Destination Place: GSC Mollohan Center #315A
For more information, contact Kipp at 304.462.7361x6412
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave… escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one—in increasingly gruesome ways—Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination.
A company in Weston has joined with two other north central West Virginia organizations in winning two contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s for information technology services.
Information Research Corp. will partner with KeyLogic Systems in Morgantown and Galaxy Global Corp. in Fairmont to form the Science and Technology Alliance for Reliable Solutions (STARS).
The contracts total $3.5 million.
In support of the NASA Safety Center, STARS is providing Software Assurance Technical Excellence (SATE) services, including the development and delivery of coursework and automated tools to support software assurance practitioners.
STARS is joined by Alphaport LLC in the effort, according to information in a statement released jointly by the STARS group.
The release said the three companies have worked together in the past for NASA.
This time the effort is in direct support of the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Facility.
It will provide services to enhance tools and engineering approaches, and the STARS group will be joined by Sphere of Influence, a McLean, Va., software development firm in the project.
The House Finance Committee wrapped up its budget hearings today with a visit from Secretary of Revenue Virgil Helton who is responsible for everything from budget estimates to tax collections. Chris Morris, the State Tax Commissioner and Mike McKown, Director of the State Budget Office, gave reports. During todays floor session, a constitutional amendment to allow counties to cut personal property taxes for businesses was advanced to a third reading with a key amendment pending.
The deadline for college students and college bound high school students to apply for state and federal financial aid for the 2010-2011 school year is quickly approaching.
All students seeking financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
FAFSAs can be submitted at any time but should be submitted by March 1, 2010 for the best consideration to receive state and federal financial aid.
The Glenville State College Financial Aid office has scheduled a free workshop at the Robert F. Kidd Library to assist students with electronic filing of their FAFSA.
• Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 3:00-6:00 PM
Financial aid counselors will be at the library to help file FAFSAs.
In addition, on Sunday, February 21, 2010 from 2:00-5:00 PM the Robert F. Kidd Library is hosting College Goal Sunday (CGS), a volunteer program designed to help low income and first generation students complete their FAFSA.
2010 is the inaugural year for CGS in West Virginia. GSC is one of sixteen College Goal Sunday sites around the state where financial aid experts will provide assistance and information about FAFSA completion to students and their families.
To complete the FAFSA students will need social security numbers for themselves and their parents and family income for 2009. If 2009 income information is not available a FAFSA can be submitted using estimated information that can be corrected when the actual income information becomes available.
The GSC Financial Aid office will assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about submitting a FAFSA, the FAFSA workshops, or financial aid funds that are available.
For more information visit the GSC Financial Aid office on the first floor of Louis Bennett Hall or call 304.462.4103. ~~ By Bob Edwards – GSC Public Relations Department ~~
O God, when we wake to yet another day of wonder and joy in the beauty of your creation, give us the heart to keep our needs simple, our desires soft, our wills pliable, so that we never participate in the exploitation of the earth, which is the work of your hands.
I ask this in your name.
C. Woodrow “Woody” Groves
Age 74, of Camden, WV, died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV, following an extended illness.
He was born February 19, 1935, in Gilmer County, WV, the son of the late Dale W. Groves and Madeline Burke Groves.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Groves.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Phyllis C. Rohrbough Groves; two daughters, Kimberly Rush of Weston, WV, and Jeanne Pierce and husband Davy of Buckhannon, WV; two sons, Donald Groves of Camden and Ronald Groves and wife Kristal of Good Hope, WV; six grandchildren, Danny Groves, Dusty Lambert, Derrik Rush, Joseph Legenza, Christopher Groves and Casey Groves; four great-grandchildren, Danner Groves, Jaelyn Roop, Caiden Groves and Madeline Legenza; one step-great-grandchild, Kasey Davis; and one sister, Doris Foster and husband Bud of Glenville, WV.
Woodrow worked for Consolidated Natural Gas for over 35 years before retiring in 1991.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 118 of Gilmer County, Scottish Rite of Wheeling, Nemesis Shrine of Parkersburg and the Lewis County Shrine.
He was Methodist by faith.
He loved to care for his farm, spending time with his cattle and riding his tractor.
Friends called from 3 to 8 PM Monday, February 15, 2010, at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.
Funeral services were held 1 PM Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Hunt officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.
Glenvil D. Nottingham
Age 90, of Duck, passed away February 14, 2010 at home after a long illness.
He was born June 21, 1919 in Braxton County a son of the late Okey and Ada Marks Nottingham. He was a World War II veteran and a Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Dana Nottingham; and two sisters, Velma and Mabel Nottingham.
Glenvil is survived by daughter, Brenda Stump of Nebo; brother Cecil Nottingham of Strongville, OH; sisters Irene Campbell of Duck and Faye Riddle of Pearland, TX; also his loving caregiver, Naomi Matheny of Big Otter.
Services were 2 PM Tuesday, February 16 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Elder Roger Gerwig officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Point Cemetery, Duck.
Friends called from 12:30 till time of service at the funeral home.
Kenneth L. Frame
Age 75, of Birch River died Feb. 12, 2010. He was born on Nov. 23, 1934 in Nicholas Co., WV to the late Thurmond & Bessie Jackson Frame.
Kenneth was the owner and operator of Frame Service Station in Birch River for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Iris June Frame, sons; Kenneth & Randell Frame and a daughter Joyce Frame.
He is survived by his daughters; Karen Lynn Frame and Sandra June Frame Martin and husband Doug all of Birch River. Two sisters: Arlene Holmes of Birch River, and Pauline Taylor of Summersville, WV, and 5 grandchildren.
Graveside service were held 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at Birch River Cemetery. There was no visitation.
Mabel I. Crislip
Age 81, of Petersburg, formerly of Chapel, Braxton County, passed away February 9, 2010 at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.
She was born March 17, 1928 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Martin Ray and Ivy Lowers Mollohan.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Gassaway Baptist Church; she loved to quilt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Crislip in 1986; two sons, Roger and Larry Crislip; daughter, Sandra Mae Jones; grandson, John Paul Schoolcraft.
Mabel is survived by sons, Gary Crislip of Petersburg and Randy Neal Crislip of Lorain, OH; daughter, Cheryl Riley of Huron, OH: sisters, Bessie Hamrick of Massillon, OH, Deloris Phillips of Parkersburg, Arlene Skidmore of Gassaway and Carolyn Ellis of Fairmont; 15 grandchildren,; seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Service was 11 AM Monday, February 15 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Gary Crislip officiating. Burial was in the James Hamric Cemetery, Tate Creek.
Friends called from 6 to 9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Doris Jean Howes
Age 71, of Gassaway, passed away February 12, 2010 at home after a short illness.
Doris was born August 29, 1938 a daughter of the late Criss and Edna Gerwig Brady.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Floyd Lester “Buck” Howes; young son, Lester Ray Howes; brother Carl Brady; and sisters, Mary Lou Clutter and Joann Potts.
Doris is survived by daughters, Debbie Brady and companion Dwayne Carpenter of Stephens City, VA and Bertha Kay Howes and finance Burton Leffingwell of Winchester, VA; granddaughter, Bethany Micheala Howes; brothers, Jim Brady of Gassaway and David Brady and John Brady both of Brandywine; sisters, Muriel Brown of Lake City, FL, Audrey Thomas and Thelma Carter both of Ohio.
Service were 11 AM Tuesday, February 16 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Bill Carr officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Chapel.
Friends called from 6 to 9 PM Monday at the funeral home.
Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2010. There are 317 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.“ - George Sand, French author (1804-1876).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 17, 1897, the forerunner of the National PTA, the National Congress of Mothers, convened its first meeting, in Washington.
In 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, electing Jefferson president; Burr became vice president.
In 1809, the Ohio legislature voted to establish Miami University in present-day Oxford. (The school opened in 1824.)
In 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and sunk in Charleston Harbor, S.C., by the Confederate hand-cranked submarine HL Hunley, which also sank.
In 1865, Columbia, S.C., burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved in. (It’s not clear which side set the blaze.)
In 1904, the original two-act version of Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly” was poorly received at its premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy.
In 1909, Chiricahua (chi-rih-KAH’-wuh) Apache leader Geronimo (also known as Goyathlay, “One Who Yawns”) died at Fort Sill, Okla., at age 79.
In 1947, the Voice of America began broadcasting to the Soviet Union.
In 1959, the United States launched Vanguard 2, a satellite which carried meteorological equipment on board.
In 1964, the Supreme Court, in Wesberry v. Sanders, ruled that congressional districts within each state had to be roughly equal in population.
In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon departed on his historic trip to China.
Ten years ago:
• A House panel said in a report that the program to inoculate all 2.4 million American military personnel against anthrax was based on “a paucity of science” and should be suspended; the Pentagon defended the program and vowed to continue the inoculations.
Five years ago:
• President George W. Bush named John Negroponte (neh-groh-PAHN’-tee), the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, as the government’s first national intelligence director.
• Iraq’s electoral commission certified the results of the Jan. 30 elections and allocated 140 of 275 National Assembly seats to the United Iraqi Alliance, giving the Shiite-dominated party a majority in the new parliament.
• Actor Dan O’Herlihy died in Malibu, Calif. at age 85.
One year ago:
• President Barack Obama signed a mammoth, $787 billion economic stimulus package into law in Denver; he also approved adding some 17,000 U.S. troops for the war in Afghanistan.
Bandleader Orrin Tucker is 99
Actor Hal Holbrook is 85
Mystery writer Ruth Rendell is 80
Singer Bobby Lewis is 77
Comedian Dame Edna (AKA Barry Humphries) is 76
Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 75
Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown is 74
Actress Mary Ann Mobley is 71
Actress Brenda Fricker is 65
Actress Rene Russo is 56
Actor Richard Karn is 54
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 48
Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is 47
Actor-comedian Larry, the Cable Guy is 47
TV personality Rene Syler is 47
Movie director Michael Bay is 45
Singer Chante Moore is 43
Rock musician Timothy J. Mahoney (311) is 40
Actor Dominic Purcell is 40
Olympic gold medal skier Tommy Moe is 40
Actress Denise Richards is 39
Rock singer-musician Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) is 38
Actor Jerry O’Connell is 36
Country singer Bryan White is 36
Actress Kelly Carlson is 34
Actor Jason Ritter is 30
TV personality Paris Hilton is 29
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 29
Actress Meaghan Jette Martin is 18
Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Wednesday 02.17.10
Status of Area Closings and Delays on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
• Braxton County Schools : All Closed
• Calhoun County Schools : All Closed
• Doddridge County Schools : All Closed
• Gilmer County Schools : All Closed
• Lewis County Schools : All Closed
• Ritchie County Schools : All Closed
NATIONAL AND LOCAL FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY - WEEK ENDING 02.12.2010
RECEIPTS: Auctions Direct Video/Internet Total
This Week 185,900 48,600 1,800 236,300
Last Week 212,800 52,900 35,100 300,800
Last Year 287,200 75,700 11,100 374,000
Compared to last week, feeder cattle sold firm to 3.00 higher on light receipts and equally good demand for both feedlot replacements and lighter weight cattle purchased for backgrounding.
For the second week in a row, weather conditions played a huge role in the feeder cattle marketing session as impassable country roads prevented producers from transporting their cattle to market.
However, buyers showed no reserve in purchasing those cattle that made it to the salebarns through the harshest weather conditions in decades, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area that received over a foot of snow this week and is experiencing their worst winter in 32 years.
Extremely light feeder cattle auction receipts prevailed across the United States, with the exception of the Northern Plains and out west through the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest - which also had a good movement of direct feeders.
Direct trading through the rest of the country was light, especially for current delivery, although future delivery and basis trading was moderately active and posted prices that were a premium to current levels with help from higher CME contracts.
Despite arguments of inefficiency and vertical integration promoting economies of scale, our nations privately owned and operated livestock auction markets are still the driver and the benchmark for the US feeder and stocker cattle
Inclement weather has taken its toll on these facilitators of trade as auction receipts were down 35% from the same week last year, and two straight weeks of weather interruptions have resulted in a year-to-date auction movement that is 18% lighter than the five year average for the first six full weeks of marketing.
Countless salebarns through the Plains, Midwest and Southeast were forced to operate on minimal numbers or completely shut-down over the last two weeks, like the Ozarks Regional Stockyard that normally pulls thousands of crossbred feeder cattle each Tuesday from a 200 mile radius of southcentral Missouri and northcentral Arkansas.
Relentless wintry weather has also slowed chains and darkened beef and pork processing plants across the United States so far this year, resulting in cumulative red meat production totals that are a full 5% behind the same year-to-date total in 2009.
On the beef side, this is partly due to lighter slaughter weights (dressed steers 19 lbs lighter than a year ago) and less numbers of cows and bulls being harvested (currently running 3.8% behind last year).
Frigid weather has sapped showlist tonnage and the limited auction movement has made slaughter cow and bull orders hard to fill, despite surging prices with some ground beef facilities paying over 120.00 dressed for a plant delivered cow carcass.
Direct fed cattle markets have also picked up steam with Southern Plains feedyards selling cattle from 89.00-89.50, the best market since November 2008.
This week’s reported auction volume included 57% over 600 lbs and 42% heifers.
Regular Sale from Weston Livestock Market in West Virginia on January 30, 2010.
Heifers, 8 Head
Weight M&L 1 M&L 2
400-500 84.00-85.00 85.00-86.00
Bulls, 6 Head
Weight M&L 1
500-600 94.00 89.00
Slaughter Cows,11 Head
Pct Lean Weight Range Hi Dress Avg. Dress Lo Dress
Breakers 75-80 1400 49.00
Boners 80-85 1050-1840 45.25-47.00 40.00-43.00 38.00
Lean 85-90 965-1035 38.50 37.00 33.00
Heiferettes, 2 Head
800-1000 lbs. 60.00
Stock Cows, 1 Head
Baby Calves Returned to Farms, 3 Head Beef
100-150 lbs 65.00-66.00
Slaughter Bulls, Y.G. 1-2, 3 Head
1000-1500 lbs High 50.00-53.50
Cow Calf Pairs, 1 Head
Age 2-8 with calf 250 lbs
Buckhannon Stockyard, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday February 03, 2010
Cattle Receipts: 31 Last week: Last year:
Slaughter cows made up 29% of the offering
Slaughter bulls 3%, replacement cows 6%, other cows 3%, and feeders 58%.
The feeder supply included:
28% steers, and 72% heifers. Near 6% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 415-415 415 1.05 1.05
Medium and Large 2
2 495-495 495 92.00 92.00
1 550-550 550 90.50 90.50
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 385-385 385 89.00 89.00
5 408-408 408 92.50 92.50
5 482-482 482 88.00 88.00
1 785-785 785 66.50 66.50
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 1245-1245 1245 555.00 555.00 Per Head 4-6 Months Bred
Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
1 1250-1250 1250 525.00 525.00 Per Head 7-9 Months Bred
Slaughter Cows Breaker 70-80% Lean
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 1495-1495 1495 46.50 46.50
1 1545-1545 1545 50.00 50.00 High Dressing
Boner 80-85% Lean
1 1270-1270 1270 43.00 43.00
2 1298-1375 1337 44.50-48.50 46.44 High Dressing
1 1455-1455 1455 43.50 43.50
Lean 85-90% Lean
1 1100-1100 1100 37.50 37.50
2 1030-1345 1188 39.50-40.25 39.83 High Dressing
Slaughter Bulls Yield Grade 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 1750-1750 1750 57.75 57.75
The Governors plan to allow counties to give new businesses a tax break is on the fas track in the House. The bill passed out of the finance committee Monday and was read on the floor for the first time later in the day. It may be up for final passage as early as Wednesday.
The House also unanimously passed a bill Wood County Delegate John Ellem described as feel good legislation, changing the term mental retardation in the state code to intellectual disability.
And, a bill to tighten penalties for motorists who pass a school bus while its stopped to pick up or discharge children is back for another try with Del. Ralph Rodigheiro as one of its sponsors.
It goes back and forth on the video, commission is waiving the bond Premium for one year, not the bond itself. There is a big difference there. Commissioners, can’t lower the bond or make the need for it to just go away? Original bond is for more than $330,000 and now executor want to drop the value of the estate to $60,000? Can Mr. Kennedy respond here to clarify what they are approving?
Always on the shady side no grass growing under their feet. Don’t forget new BOE Super rents from the grandson/son of Ratliff before he was on the job a month. R Ratliff sell insurance to the county and the board of ed? Jumped on that insider information PDQ. Who else heard Gabe D was looking to rent? Conflicts of interest in Gilmer County and nobody cares how ethical a deal is if a dollars on the table.
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Murphy did a pitiful job as executor and let the estate be looted. The bank account was cleaned out before Willard Cottrill was dead. He went in the hospital and was supposed to die. He fooled everyone and got better. They had to kill him because Murphy and his wife the daughter of Willard Cottrill had already stolen all of his money, so they killed him with a concoction of drugs including Morphine supplied by LOCAL in Glenville which was very much an ethical breach. THE DOCTOR LIED in the DO board inquiry and said Venita was the sister to Willard and that he had been under hospice care the last 24 hours. That hospice B*llsh*t was just that, a complete story where THE DOCTOR LIED to attempt to save her own skin for killing an innocent man.
NOW we have our prosecutor involved who is suppose to be investigating the murder which was never investigated. Wheeler stated he didn’t want THE LOCAL DOCTOR or Debbie to get into any trouble so never mentioned their name. By that very statement Wheeler proved to be a dishonest cop just like all the other law enforcement in Gilmer County.
This very case could very well get all the local elected officials and the whole lot of them caught breaking the law for they thought it was the right thing to do. A certain faction of citizens is watching every move they make in hopes of getting something that could be used to break the story regionally or nationally. It would be nice to get them all at once, for their crimes are numerous and they will just keep on breaking the rules as long as they think they can get away with it.
Paper said Tom R the older was on put the 4-H Committee for the Board of Education. Commission puts Tom R the younger on 4-H Committee.
Tom the youngers wife works for the board of ed. Both Board of Ed and Commission give money to the 4-H.
Tom the younger works for GSC. GSC trains teachers at Gilmer schools.
It may not be nepotism but it sure leans toward the shady side of friends and family and conflicts of interest when it comes to jobs and doing business in Gilmer County
“A little bit of action a few months ago” Mr. Murphy? Is that where you allowed the “sale” of the major part of the Mr. Cottrill’s estate for $25,000 cash and a camaro?? And all of this done without ANY knowledge or consent of one of the heirs? A little bit of action, indeed.
Also, How did any of the land get transferred out of the estate when one quarter of it still belongs to one of the heirs by the terms of the will?? Please explain.
Let’s be clear. Mr. Murphy is a complete and total liar and I’m here to say so. Mr. Murphy, NOR the other three years heirs have ever attempted ANY contact with me since they disowned me days after my father’s death almost four years ago. I was apparently disowned because I “messed everything up” by asking questions about the sudden cause of my father’s death (still being investigated according to PA Hough) and the looting of property that Mr. Murphy participated with and allowed - and there are many witnesses to this. In almost four years, neither Mr. Murphy NOR any of the other heirs have had ONE conversation with me concerning ANY attempted sale of my father’s estate. My interest and one fourth share in this state has been completely circumvented and stolen from me, and please let me be clear - I am in NO WAY ready to waive my share to this estate, nor am I ready to settle ANYTHING until someone can provide a LOT more information. I have the PROOF of what I say, Mr. Murphy does not because it doesn’t exist. Period. Oh, and decrease of the value of the estate? Why is that Mr. Murphy? Willard Cottrill’s will specifically said that the property was to be kept up by rental property income, which there was for several years, so why have you left it to fall completely apart? Not ONE DIME has been spent on upkeep… so yeah, it probably IS worth less now, but it’s YOUR FAULT!
Difficult to understand why the SBA insists on closing Harman when they funded Pickens PK-12 and gave Ritchie County money to rebuild Smithville Elementary for less than a hundred students. Of course there’s not as much free federal money flowing now and only special friends are entitled to handle SBA bond money.
If the state BOE and SBA has Harman on the chopping block for 2019 it won’t matter what happens to those kids on mountain roads in rough weather, how long the rides are or the breakdown of the community. Won’t matter if this is the last year for their Seniors to play ball. We’ll never hear the truth about it and it’s not going to matter come our turn.
Only returned partial control of policies how pathetic is that? Likely the part the State BOE needs to get the Board President to sign for a law they can’t get around. Fayette Board President hasn’t been as quick on the draw with a pen as Gilmer’s. Doesn’t sweat that Board to vote or sign what state intervention took just because the State tells them to or for personal agenda and a feel good moment. They don’t just do what they’re told. That board is still thinking and fighting to do what’s best for the students.
Fayette County Schools get back “partial control”?
That is a REAL oxy-moron moronic statement.
If the state has control of the money and the personnel as well as their chosen superintendent, they STILL HAVE FULL CONTROL. Please skip the insult to peoples intelligence.
State seized control 4 years ago and Fayette is *still* dysfunctional?
How about coming close to home and talk about the military style forces which are used against American and journalists right now. What is happening to this country? Since GW every citizen is treated like a terrorist. The scare tactics started after 9/11. Remember the fake anthrax scares that were used to just scare the congress so they can go with their agenda? Who is the terrorist now?
To Get your popcorn
Ok, let talk about the gasoline prices in your town. How much you are paying for it? Can you do without it? Where did it come from? And I can go on and on. Someone said American just don’t care. As long they get what they want, they don’t care how it got to them and what is took and how many people got killed. I like this site. I use the translate feature on top of the page and read it in my language. I have read you don’t like your local rulers and your schools why? I love to read it.
So many opinions could go on all day. We can not win the war here on the comments of the GFP, so can we all just get along? I like to see what’s happening in the local area and keep the war and peace talks over on CNN. Peace.
Fiction vs Fact and this should be interesting to hear Mr. Murphy once again talk in circles and tell tall tales to the dumb hillbillies of Gilmer County! Normal procedures. The estate has gone “stale” he’ll say.
On the other hand is there IS that tricky little matter of theft of the estate along with the “sudden” unexpected death of Willard Cottrill while Mr. Murphy’s wife sat at his side, and in which a murder investigation is STILL open almost four years later. Not a THING wrong here!
U.S. = Smart
Israel = Smart
Hamas = Stupid
We have two smarts and one stupid. Do we do things stupid or smart? Get it?
Just watch the news when they show the families who have escaped from ISOL and walking and climbing while there are many big trucks right in their vicinity and beside them. Why aren’t they using the trucks to take the women and children to safe places? That is too easy isn’t it? If they do that then there is nothing to justify their existence there. That would make the military supply providers unhappy. Why do you think the price gasoline has come down in spite of the fact there are so many conflicts in Middle East? Answer: on purpose. Just to keep the American from complaining about the wars. Taxpayers are paying the price for the oil companies which make billions of dollars in profit.
GFP DOES NEED TO WATCH THE PROSECUTOR and the SHERIFF and the COTTRILL ESTATE for the reason that the common citizen does deserve to know the facts and the truth, often hidden by Gilmer County officials.
Again we have to deal with this TRUTH WATCHER JOKER with comments pretending to be stupid and purposely misspelling words to give the appearance of being a good ole boy hillbilly, which is not such an adorable notion when the goal and result leans towards disinformation and yet another attempt to keep the focus off important issues.
Recently, by proof of arrests and court process the entire MINGO COUNTY public official roster were EXPOSED for their crimes and now their CORRUPT CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE is having his first taste of federal prison, the prosecutor is busted and headed for a long incarceration, the dope dealing Sheriff murdered and replaced by another criminal.
These dudes are not even HALF as Bad as the infamous CROOKS from Crooked County for the reason of being accused of at least one less murder.
GFP Editor: Stay tuned for the video of the entire meeting in its entirety once it is processed. You will hear and see the entire explanation of Michael Murphy about that status of Cottrill Estate.
How many times in history has US given weapons and aid to the wrong side of the conflicts because US did not like the other side? Who do you think created Al-Qaeda, ISOL, Syrian Rebel who became ISSIS, Rebels in Africa, in Egypt, in Libya, in Ukraine, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in Malaysia, in Iraq, and so on. All of them were called freedom fighter. When US was done these group got screwed by US and then US calls them terrorist.
To Plenty of Dirt for all
By no means I am in support of Hamas. I am talking about the people in Gaza in concentration camp. Let’s take a look,
-Smart equipped military vehicles
-CIA and Secret Intelligence
-weapon and guns
-Smart and well equipped arm forces
-Equipped military vehicles
-weapon and guns
-Well equipped arm forces
-Maybe some secret intelligence
Now tell me weather the killing of innocent children, woman and men by Israelis backed by US is justified. Israel and US should be able to pin point and get Hamas rather than dumb assly bomb places. What is the excuse for the school full of children and women run by UN and other helping agencies that was bombed by Israel? Especially when Israel was told about it?
We have to think smart. Let’s put the bible aside and look and see who are the big terrorists and killers. Israel always wants sympathy for what Hitler did to them and that is all we hear. There were more gays killed at the same time but we never hear about that! What about all the genocides in Africa and Bosnia and other places in the world? We never hear about them, why?
To- Modern Genocide
We agree that news reports clearly state the United Nations is operating the schools that were bombed. Correct?
That very fact makes the UN complicit in these actions I’m sure you would agree?
Now a lot of reports are confirming the schools and hospitals are being used to store the bombs and missiles that are being shot into Israel.
These are Americas children he’s talking about Mr. President and this is the war we should be fighting right here at home every single day. They come from all different religions and cultures and have no voice in this land of the free and home of the brave.
GFP don’t need to watch the prosecutor or the sheriff or the Cotrill estate they need to watch ole Regan and the republicans they take the peoples relief checks then they get gas prices up then they turn around and sell there stock
It is campaign season and the candidate will do anything to get money from Jews for their campaign. My apologies, but American are so stupid allowing their government keep borrowing money to pay for all the wars it creates and has no business to be there. America keeps falling for British and Israeli’s dirty works. Just look back in past two decades. To be patriotic does not mean to be stupid. Wake up patriots.
What civilian casualties? Hamas fires rockets into Israeli air space and the Iron Dome shoots them down. The ones that aren’t shot down fall to ground. How many Israeli civilians have been killed in the last two months? None? Just those three teenage boys? How many hundreds of civilians has Israel murdered? Why did those four boys on the beach in Gaza have to be murdered by the IDF? Why do devalue the lives of Palestinian civilians, especially children? In American’s mind are Israeli’s worth more than Palestinians? Do they?
Israel is committing war crimes and murder. PBS.org’s PBS NewsHour reported that the Israeli’s shelled a United Nations run school in northern Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 150 more. Murdering innocent kids at school - I’m sorry, there is absolutely no justification for that in today’s world. Israel wants genocide, not peace.
For in truth, biased US-UK journalism is empowering the Israeli government’s effort to terrorize the Palestinian people into accepting gradual genocide as their land and resources are stolen. The hidden backstory is that this land grab cannot be conducted under conditions of peace. It requires Perpetual War; a phony, one-sided ‘war’ dominated by Israel’s perennial trump card: high-tech military power supplied by the United States.