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Kroger Recalls Three Seasonings Due to Possible Health Risk

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Kroger is recalling the following items:
—- Kroger Popcorn Seasoning Movie Theater Butter Flavored sold in 2.82-ounce jars with a sell-by date of JUN 08 10 under the following UPC code: 011110 72445.

—- Kroger Popcorn Seasoning White Cheddar Flavored sold in 2.82-ounce jars with a sell-by date of JUN 09 10 under the following UPC code: 011110 72444.

These two seasonings were sold in Kroger stores in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; and Food 4 Less, Hilander, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana.

—- Kroger Fat Free Butter Flavored Sprinkles sold in 2-ounce jars with sell-by dates of JUN 08 10 and JUN 09 10 under the following UPC code: 011110 66853.

This seasoning was sold in Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800.632.6900. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

Health Watch: Acetaminophen Warning

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Every day, millions of Americans take acetaminophen for aches and pains.

Acetaminophen is the key ingredient in popular over-the-counter medications like Excedrin, Tylenol,Nyquil, Theraflu, Midol, Benadryl and several prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet.

Today, an FDA panel recommended the maximum daily dose of those pain medications should be cut to try to prevent liver damage.

FDA advisors voted to lower the maximum daily and single doses of acetaminophen to less than 4,000 milligrams, but because it is safe and effective when used properly, manufacturers and consumers want to make sure it’s widely available.

The FDA panel stopped short of pulling NyQuil and other over-the -counter cold and cough medicines containing acetaminophen. Doctors say when people mix these medicines or drink alcohol while taking them it can cause liver damage.

Carl R. Carr

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Carl R. Carr
Mayor of Sand Fork, age 75, of Sand Fork Road, Sand Fork, departed this life at 1:11 PM Monday, June 29, 2009 at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an eight-month illness.

He was born February 14, 1934 in Braxton County. He was the son of the late Wesley and Georgia Duckworth Carr.

Carl owned and operated Carr Contracting Inc. for 45 years; he served as mayor of Sand Fork for 38 years, where he was currently serving. He served 38 years on the Regional III Planning and Development Council; 20 years in the Gilmer County Fire Department; seven years on the Board of Gilmer County Federal Correctional Institute; and over 15 years with the Lewis/ Gilmer Solid Waste Management. He was a member of Sand Fork Baptist Church. He loved bluegrass music, hunting, and fishing.

On July 19, 1955, he was married to Macel Batten Carr, who survives at their Sand Fork home.

Surviving is one son and one daughter: Richard A. Carr and wife, Terry, of Grennsburg, PA, and Cheryl Ann Carr, of Morgantown. Also surviving are twin granddaughters: Megan and Mandy Carr, of Greensburg, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, who were the pride and joy of his life.

Three brothers and four sisters survive: Ray Carr, of Sutton, Howard Carr, of Sand Fork, John Carr, of New Martinsville, Lillie Robinson, of Sutton, Virgie Weiler, of Summerfield, FL, Naomi Jarvis, of Palm Bay, FL, and Violet Askins, of Germantown, OH.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by two brothers: Wesley and Brown Carr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 3, 2009 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. with Pastor Bryan Groves officating. Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery, Sand Fork. Friends may call from 4-8 PM Thursday at the Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Carl R. Carr Scholarship/ Sand Fork Town Hall Building Fund, P.O. Box 173, Sand Fork, WV 26430.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, is assisting the family of Carl R. Carr with arrangements.

Pastor Charles R. “Dick” Burnside

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Pastor Charles R. “Dick” Burnside
Age 83, of 124 Valley Chapel Road, Weston, passed away at 3:30 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009. in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a brief illness.
He was born in Weston on April 10, 1926, son of the late Edward Brent Burnside and Estelle M. (Brohard) Burnside. On June 10, 1948, he married Doris V. (Lowther) Burnside, who preceded him in death on January 1, 2002
Pastor Burnside is survived by one daughter, Debora S. Garrett, and husband Ed of Weston, one son, Charles R. Burnside Jr. and fianc/e Linda Long of Weston; and three grandchildren, Edward “Earl” Garrett, Lisa M. Vaillancourt and husband Shawn and Kristin Brooke Burnside. Also surviving are one sister, Betty Rhoades, and husband Beecher of Camden, special friend, Karen Finley of Weston, his “Little Buddie” Jacob Linger, sister-in-law, Janet Burnside, and brother-in-law Charles T. Linthicum.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William E. Burnside and Robert B. “SAM” Burnside and sister-in-law, Dixie Juanita Linthicum.
Burnside was an ordained pastor of the American Baptist faith and served as pastor of numerous American Baptist churches and was the current pastor of the Jackson’s Mill Baptist Church of Weston. Dick was the manager of Gem Furniture of Weston for several years and was owner and operator of D&D Sales and Service of Deanville. He was also a bus driver for the Lewis County Board of Education.
Pastor Burnside was a veteran of the United States Army during WW II, where he was shot at the Rock Quarry Skirmish in France and was honored by receiving the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. While he was serving with the National Guard, he was activated and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member and past state chaplain of the Central West Virginia Chapter 697 Military Order of the Purple Heart, member of the Lewis County Honor Guard and the American Legion Post 4 of Weston. Other organizations he belonged to included Weston Lodge 10 AF & AM, Bigelow Chapter 4 Royal Arch Masons, St. John’s Commandry 8 Knight’s Templar and Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, on Tuesday, June 30, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, at 11 AM from the Jackson’s Mill Baptist Church of Weston with the Rev. William Coffindaffer officiating, assisted by Rev. Brad Tenney. The body will lie in state at the church on Wednesday from 10-11 AM, the funeral hour. Interment will follow services in the Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew, WV. Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard and Masonic honors will be conducted by Weston Lodge 10 AF & AM.

Two Dead In Traffic Accident Near Spencer

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State Troopers in Roane County say a woman and her grandson were killed Tuesday morning when the car they were in collided with an oncoming truck.

The accident happened at the intersection of Route 33 and Reedyville Road near Spencer at about 9:30 AM.

Troopers say Kathy Saunders, 57, and her four-year-old grandson died in the wreck. An 8-year-old grandson is hospitalized.

Eyewitnesses say Saunders’ car hit the low-boy trailer on the truck. The truck driver was not injured.

State Troopers are reconstructing the accident scene.

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Colton Jon Watson

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Colton Jon Watson was the name chosen for the first child born to Collean Farnsworth of Weston and Joshua Watson of Buckhannon.
The little boy was born June 26, 2009, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.
He weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces.
His mother is a student at Davis & Elkins College.
His father is a saw mill employee at AFP.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Farnsworth of Weston.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Watson of Buckhannon are the paternal grandparents.

Emmaleigh Christine Miller

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Nina C. Vaughan of Gassaway announces the birth of her second child, a daughter, Emmaleigh Christine Miller on June 26, 2009, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.
She weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces.
Her mother is a home health caregiver.
Maternal grandparents are Danny Vaughan and Nina M. Vaughan of Flatwoods.

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

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Unemployment rates were higher in May than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas.
Of the 310 metropolitan areas for which nonfarm payroll employment data were available, 295 reported over-the-year employment decreases and 15 reported increases.

Gilmer County Magistrate Court Report - 06.29.09

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Civil Case(s):

PlaintiffDefendantFiledServed
c/o Booth & McCarthyCharles Vict Moyers06.22.0906.24.09
Russell Klotz, Sr.Robert W. Klotz, Sr.06.26.0906.26.09

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Misdemeanor Case(s):

ComplainantDefendantOffenseDateWarrant
Tpr J R BrewerGerald D. YoderDomestic Assault06.21.0906.21.09
Tpr J R BrewerGerald D. YoderStalking06.21.0906.21.09
Officer TetersJoshua Scott ClarkDriving Under Influence06.19.09
Tpr J R BrewerChristina JunkinsIndecent Exposure06.20.0906.23.09
Tpr J R BrewerChristina JunkinsDestruction of Property06.20.0906.23.09
Tpr J R BrewerKevin CurryPetit Larceny04.14.0906.23.09
Deputy WheelerClayton E. BennettViolation of Protective Order06.24.0906.25.09
Deputy HuffmanJane PennebakerDestruction of Property06.11.0906.25.09
Tpr J R BrewerGerald D. YoderUnsigned Registration06.21.09
Tpr J R BrewerGerald D. YoderNo Operators06.21.09
Tpr J R BrewerGerald D. YoderExpired MVI06.25.09
State - SummersCrystal RandolphBringing Stolen Property into State06.26.09

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WV State Police Citation(s):

DefendantIssuedCharge(s)
Margaret Blaszczyle06.21.09Speeding
Kelly Wayne Yeager06.23.09Operate ATV on Centerlined Highway
Gerald Yoder06.21.09No Operators
Gerald Yoder06.21.09Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection
Gerald Yoder06.21.09No Proof of Insurance
Gerald Yoder06.21.09Unsigned Registration


Gilmer County Sheriff Citation(s):

DefendantIssuedCharge(s)
Jennifer Seekford06.27.09Driver’s Suspended


City of Glenville Citation(s):

DefendantIssuedCharge(s)
Joshua Scott Clark06.19.09Driving Under Influence

Glenville: Yard Sale - Camden Flats

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Annual yard sale on Friday, July 3, 2009 from 8 AM - 7 PM and Saturday, July 4, 2009 from 8 AM - 4 PM at Sheridan Street, Camden Flats, Glenville WV.
Antiques, collectibles, household, scrubs, antique white oak kitchen table, antique pedal fire truck, and lots lots more.
Everything must go.

PEIA: Public Employees Not Happy

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Teachers and other state employees are not happy with a proposal from the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board to not subsidize health insurance coverage for new employees after they retire starting in 2010. They expressed their concerns with the finance board’s plan Monday night in Charleston.

Delegate Josh Stowers of Lincoln County was among the many asking the Finance Board to keep that subsidy available to new hires. Stowers, who is also an assistant principal in addition to a legislator, says he knows first hand how hard it is to recruit teachers and this plan hinders that by taking away another benefit.

“I talk to recent graduates everyday as we’re trying to hire teachers who are leaving the state by the dozens. We can’t attract them” says Stowers. “They want to stay. They were born and raised here, but they can’t financially do it.“

Judy Hale, the President of West Virginia’s branch of the American Federation of Teachers, agrees. She even goes so far as to say the proposal as it stands is illegal.

“The board actually passed this motion in an emergency meeting which was not announced to the public and was not on the agenda for the meeting. We have a question as to whether the motion itself is legal,“ says Hale.

The AFT-WV plans on filing suit if this measure is passed. Secretary of Administration and PEIA Finance Board Chairman Robert Ferguson says the board’s legal counsel has already reviewed the measure and is prepared for any legal action.

He also says so far no one has proposed anything to deal with the nearly $6 billion in unfunded liability the state has to pay, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped looking for ideas.

“I want to give this more time because we’ve got some more public hearings. There might be another way to tackle this thing, but right now, we’re in a hole and we keep digging it everyday,“ Ferguson says.

In addition, PEIA presented a plan to take $28 million from a trust fund to pay down part of a post-employment benefit debt as PEIA searches for a new Medicare Advantage Provider.

The Finance Board will vote on those proposals July 30, 2009.
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Best Selling Pop Albums 06.26.09

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TWTop AlbumsLWWOC
1Lines, Vines and Trying Times - Jonas Brothers-1
2The E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas12
3Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band23
4Relapse - Eminem35
5Monuments and Melodies - Incubus-1
6The Fame - Lady GaGa634
7Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot43
8Hannah Montana: The Movie (Soundtrack) - Miley Cyrus713
921st Century Breakdown - Green Day86
10Fearless - Taylor Swift1130

PERKINS: CROOKED FORK BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING

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The Crooked Fork Baptist Church at Perkins will have its 36th annual homecoming and roll call on Sunday, July 5, 2009, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
Everyone is welcome.

Man Sentenced for Turkey Stomping

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Greenbrier County turkey plant worker will spend a year on home confinement.

Edward Gwinn of Crawley was sentenced Monday of animal cruelty after an investigation from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Videos revealed Gwinn and others stomping on turkey’s heads among other things at the Aviagen processing plant.

Gwinn was also fined $1,000 and has been ordered to have no contact with domestic animals.

Another man, Scott White of Second Creek, was sentenced earlier this month to a year in jail for his role.

Tech Alert: Michael Jackson’s Death Themed Malware Campaigns Spreading

The sudden death of Michael Jackson quickly opened a window of opportunity for cybercriminals to capitalize on.

Please DO NOT fall for them.

With a malicious spam campaign, blackhat SEO search results poisoning which is serving scareware within the first 100 search results for Michael Jackson’s death, and an opportunistic participant in Zango adware’s network using typosquatting, malicious activity is prone to increase during the next couple of days.

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Sceenshot of a Bogus WinZip Zango Offer

Here are more details on the campaigns currently in circulation:
The malicious spam campaign is enticing users to visit a compromised web site (Beatz radio beatzradio.com.au) where the bogus Michael.Jackson.videos.scr screensaver is served.

A second, non-malicious spam campaign using a Michael Jackson theme is being spammed from legitimate emails in a desperate and amateur-ish attempt to harvest the emails of those who reply back - a practice which became obsolete with the time due to the much more sophisticated email harvesting techniques spammers have in a Web 2.0 world for instance.

Go through related event-based social engineering campaigns serving malware:
Fake CNN news items malware campaign spreading rapidly;
Fake Microsoft patches themed malware campaigns spreading;
Fake “Conficker Infection Alert” spam campaign circulating;
Cybercriminals hijack Twitter trending topics to serve malware;
Cybercriminals syndicating Google Trends keywords to serve malware;
Swine flu email scams circulating;
The Web’s most dangerous keywords to search for Several of the blackhat SEO campaigns serving scareware with a low generic detection rate, are already popping-up within the first 100 search results at Google.

Based on historical performance by this Ukrainian group of cybercriminals, the number of keywords and phrases using Michal Jackson as a theme will inevitably increase during the weekend.

Excluding the several registered typosquatted domains offered for sale, one exception (michael-jackson-is-dead (dot) net) is promoting a “shocking video” which in reality is a Zango adware toolbar.

Mixing social engineering tactics with different traffic acquisition tactics such as a combination of potentially popular keywords/phrases, next to pushing the malicious content through spam is opportunistic cybercrime as usual. However, with the Web feeling the “Michael Jackson effect” — Twitter killing features and Google issuing anti-worm activity CAPTCHA messages for related searches — even a badly structured and executed malware campaign will succeed due to the huge anticipated traffic unless a little bit of extra common sense is in place.

Whether it’s bad news or good news, for cybercriminals it’s always news items to hijack and serve malicious content through.

Regional Jail Fees Are Going Up

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Starting Wednesday, every county will shell out $48.25 per inmate, per day. That’s a 72-cent increase over fiscal year 2008-2009.

State Deputy Secretary for Military Affairs and Public Safety Joe Thornton says raising rates was not something they wanted to do; rather it was something they had to do. “Our PEIA increases went up substantially. Utilities increased significantly,” he said. “Our maintenance fund has stayed steady at a couple million dollars a year and it’s really in need of getting some extra funds established in it so we can make some necessary fixes at our facilities.“

Thornton says the increase might have been higher if the Regional Jail Authority hadn’t made a concerted effort over the past two years to collect back payments. “We made a real effort last year to try and increase our efforts to collect the amount due to the Authority. Counties began to pay up,” he said. ”That created kind of a bit of growth in the budget, if you will, and helped keep costs down.“
Three years ago Cabell County refused to pay the full per diem price, which was $48.50 at the time. It led to a legal battle that has since been settled.

Thornton says this time around most counties understand where the Authority is coming from and vice versa. “We understand the problems counties are having with the increases that’s why we’ve tried to keep the cost down to the best that we can,” he said.

Another Deadly ATV Crash

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It’s been a deadly spring and summer for ATV riding in West Virginia. The latest fatal crash came Saturday in Webster County.

Cody Corbitt, 13, riding his four-wheeler near Bergoo when he lost control and the ATV plunged over a 250-foot embankment.

He was reported lost at 6:43 Saturday evening, the body was found by 8 PM.

Corbitt was a freshman at Nicholas County High School.

There have been more than a half dozen deadly crashes on ATVs in West Virginia during the past two months.

Play it safe on 4th of July - MYbMb

Archery in the Schools Program Instructor Training August 11 and 12 in Charleston‏

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The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with Kanawha County Board of Education, will host an Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program instructor training on August 11 and 12, 2009 at Kenna Elementary School in Charleston, according to Jerry Westfall, DNR’s AIS Program Coordinator.

“It has been quite some time since an AIS Program training was held in the Kanawha Valley,” said Westfall.  “Thanks to the cooperation we have received from the Kanawha County Board of Education, we can once again provide AIS training to area physical education teachers and coaches, as well as others from around the state. We are very excited about the potential expansion of the AIS program by involving schools not yet participating. Based on the interest we have received so far, and the number of local schools, this training should be quite successful.”

The AIS Program is the DNR’s largest and fastest growing educational program. Since its inception in 2004, more than 35,000 students have been introduced to archery as part of their PE classes in 183 West Virginia schools. The program teaches Olympic-style, target archery in both public and private school’s Grade 4-12 PE classes.  “But in order for schools to have the AIS Program, they must first have a certified instructor – preferably a PE instructor or coach who will introduce as many kids as possible to the joys of target archery,” said Westfall.  “The DNR has about four trainings a year; and, because class size is limited to 25, training slots are highly sought after. As an added incentive, teachers taking this training may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s).”

Please note this training will cost $25 for all school employees and $50 for non-school employees. This fee will be paid to WVDNR – Archery in the Schools Program (via check, money order, or exact currency only) during the first morning of the training. The deadline for signing up for the training is July 31, 2009.

To register for the AIS training at Kenna Elementary, please call Billie Shearer at 304.558.2771; e-mail “billieshearer@wvdnr.gov” .  For more information on the AIS Program, you can visit the DNR’s AIS Web site at www.wvdnr.gov/archery or call DNR’s AIS Program Coordinator Jerry Westfall at 304.558.2771; e-mail “jerrywestfall@wvdnr.gov” .

Wildflowers in the New River Gorge National Park

Cream Cheese Chicken with Broccoli

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Ingredients:
4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package (1 ounce) Italian salad dressing mix
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (10 3⁄4 ounces) condensed low-fat cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese, cubed
1⁄4 cup dry sherry
Hot cooked pasta

Directions:
Toss chicken with olive oil.
Sprinkle with Italian salad dressing mix.
Place in 5-quart CROCK-POT® slow cooker.
Cover; cook on LOW 3 hours.
Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Add mushrooms and onion; cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
Add soup, broccoli, cream cheese and sherry to skillet; cook and stir until hot.
Transfer to 4 1⁄2-quart CROCK-POT® slow cooker.
Cover; cook on LOW 1 hour. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta.

06.30.09

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Today: 06.30.yyyy

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Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 181st day of 2009. There are 184 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.“-Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, English dramatist (1855-1934).

Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 30, 1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin (born Jean Francois Gravelet) walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched.

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.

In 1908, the Tunguska Event took place in Russia as an asteroid exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.

In 1921, President Warren G. Harding nominated former President William Howard Taft to be chief justice of the United States, succeeding the late Edward Douglass White.

In 1934, Adolf Hitler carried out his “blood purge” of political and military rivals in Germany in what came to be known as “The Night of the Long Knives.“

In 1936, the novel “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell was published in New York.

In 1958, the U.S. Senate passed the Alaska statehood bill by a vote of 64-20.

In 1963, Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1971, a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead inside their spacecraft after it had returned to Earth.

In 1984, John Turner was sworn in as Canada’s 17th prime minister, succeeding Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In 1985, 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days.

Ten years ago:
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in two years, boosting the target for the funds rate a quarter-point to five percent. On the day the independent counsel law expired, Kenneth Starr wrapped up the Whitewater phase of his investigation as presidential friend Webster Hubbell pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor.

Five years ago: A federal appeals court approved an antitrust settlement Microsoft had negotiated with the Justice Department. The Iraqis took legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 of his top lieutenants, a first step toward the ousted dictator’s expected trial for crimes against humanity. After nearly seven years of travel, the international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn’s orbit.

One year ago: President George W. Bush signed legislation to pay for the war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of his presidency and beyond, hailing the $162 billion plan as a rare product of bipartisan cooperation. The United States announced that it was charging Saudi Arabian Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri with “organizing and directing” the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in waters off Yemen-and would seek the death penalty.

Today’s Birthdays:
Singer Lena Horne is 92
Actor Tony Musante is 73
Actress Nancy Dussault is 73
Singer Glenn Shorrock is 65
Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is 58
Actor David Garrison is 57
Rock musician Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) is 56
Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is 53
Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 50
Actress Deirdre Lovejoy is 47
Actor Rupert Graves is 46
Boxer Mike Tyson is 43
Rock musician Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) is 40
Actor Brian Bloom is 39
Actor Brian Vincent is 39
Actress Monica Potter is 38
Actor Rick Gonzalez is 30
Actress Lizzy Caplan is 27
Rhythm-and-blues singer Fantasia (“American Idol”) is 25
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 24

Tech Alert: Critical Adobe Shockwave Flaw Affects Millions

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Adobe’s Shockwave Player contains a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of Windows computers, according to a warning from the software maker.

The flaw affects Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.0.596 and earlier versions.

Click H E R E for actual Details from Adobe’s advisory

This vulnerability could allow an attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability to take control of the affected system.

Adobe has provided a solution for the reported vulnerability (CVE-2009-1860).  This issue was previously resolved in Shockwave Player 11.0.0.465; the Shockwave Player 11.5.0.600 update resolves a backwards compatibility mode variation of the issue with Shockwave Player 10 content.

To resolve this issue, Shockwave Player users on Windows should uninstall Shockwave version 11.5.0.596 and earlier on their systems, restart, and install Shockwave version 11.5.0.600, available here: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/. This issue is remotely exploitable.

Overdoses Kill More in WV than Car Wrecks

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The state Health Statistics Center says more West Virginians died of drug overdoses and other poisonings two years ago than in traffic accidents.

The most recent statistics available show that 478 people across the state died of poisoning in 2007 compared to 431 who died in traffic accidents.

Most fatal poisonings involved illegal and prescription drug overdoses. A few were caused by such poisons as exhaust fumes and household cleaners.

The center says the number of deaths has been climbing since 1999, when 91 West Virginians were poisoned.

Nationally, the number of overdose deaths grew from about 11,000 in 1999 to 22,000 in 2005, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Robert Cottrill, Jr.

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Robert Cottrill, Jr.
Age 46, of Birch River died June 24, 2009. He was born August 5, 1962, in Summersville, a son of Robert Paul Sr. and Icie Barnett Cottrill.
He had 28 total years of service with the Birch River Fire Department and was Fire Chief for 14 years and a cable technician with Windjammer Cable Company.
He is survived by his wife Janet Lewis Cottrill; son Bradford Cottrill & wife Tina of Birch River; 2 grandsons Dillon & Jacob Cottrill; parents Robert Paul Sr. and Icie Barnett Cottrill; sisters Joy Elaine Barnett & husband Phillip of Gretna, VA and Angie Louise Barnett & husband Orville of Birch River; uncles Jimmy Barnett of Hurt, VA and Timmy Barnett of Chatham, VA; and best friend Brad Asbury.
Funeral service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial was in the Birch River Cemetery, Birch River, WV. Friends called Sunday from 1:00 PM until service time.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, is assisting the Cottrill family.

2009 Sand Fork Alumni Association’s Annual Dinner

Sand Fork Alumni Association holds its annual dinner for Alumni and friends/family of the Sand Fork School and community annually on the Saturday preceding the Fourth of July.
This year’s dinner was held at the Gilmer County Senior Center on Saturday, June 27, 2009.

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Jim Johnson, president of the Alumni

Membership is open to anyone who has attended or been employed by Sand Fork High School and/or Sand Fork Elementary School. There are no membership fees. Donations for continuance of the Scholarship Fund and the Annual Alumni Dinner are encouraged.
Funding for Sand Fork Alumni scholarships is through the generous support of the alumni and friends.

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Facing camera - Del Freeman, Thelma Waugh Freeman, Summers Furr,
Jim Fields, Cora Fields

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Betty Woofter and Judy Jones (signing people in)

Each year, the Sand Fork High School Alumni Association awards scholarships to graduating Gilmer County High School seniors who plan to further their education at a two or four-year college or university.

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Facing camera - Ted Loftis, Nancy Bartlett, Sandy Foster, Connie Beall

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Table for The golden Class of 1959. Facing camera - Bob Jones,
Rosalee Roberts, opposite side, Jimmy Love, Patty Hamric, Linda Dudley

FACTS AND HISTORY OF SAND FORK SCHOOL
(Taken from “The Lion’s Roar”) May 29, 1968

—- The smallest Sand Fork High School graduating class was the 1924 class of four members; the largest was the 32-member class of 1966.

—- The school song, which begins “Proudly stands our schoolhouse on the hill”, was written by Mr. Roland Butcher. Mr. Walker Bailey, ’40, wrote the school hymn, “Look for the Right.”

—- The evergreen shrubbery near the front south corner of the high school building was a gift to the school from Mr. Ford Lowe, ’35, owner of Lowe’s Nursery in Parkersburg.

—- In 1969, a county high school was established, combining Glenville, Sand Fork, Tanner, Troy, and Normantown. These five schools became elementary schools, and Gilmer County High School opened in 1969.

—- Sand Fork High School’s girls’ basketball team were runners-up to the state champions in 1925. At center was Freda Brown (Burke). Forwards were Ruth Lynch and Violet Moore (Marks). Guards were Dora Wiant (Marshall), Ormeda Moore (Marks).

Cedarville Nightshow - Fireworks

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The Cedarville Community Association their Nightshow / Fireworks on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the Cedarville Firehouse.
Show starts at dark.
Some concessions available.

Glenville: Hot Dog and Bake Sale

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Baptist Pacers will hold a hot dog bake sale for Relay for Life on Wedensday, July 1, 2009 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at GilCo-Faith Pharmacy in Glenville.
All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

WV Families on State, Federal Programs Can Get Free Cell Phones

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More than 309,000 West Virginia households qualify for a government-supported program to provide a way for low-income families to stay connected in an emergency.

Through SafeLink, low-income families and individuals can get a free cell phone and 68 airtime minutes. The company recently announced the beginning of the SafeLink program in West Virginia.

To qualify, a household must participate in another federal or state assistance program, such as Section 8 housing, Medicaid or the WV Children’s Health Insurance Program.

The SafeLink program is run through TracFone, a prepaid wireless carrier.

Tanner #4 Homecoming

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The Tanner #4 Homecoming will be on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Shock Church of Christ parking lot.
Wiener roasting starts at noon.
Bring lawn chairs.
Bring music instruments.
Tell everyone you see!

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