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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!

WV Officials Warns of GED Scam

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West Virginia’s State GED Administrator is receiving complaints from individuals who paid big fees to take what was supposed to be the official GED test, and upon passing, thought they had earned the highly recognized GED diploma issued by their state. There appears to be an increase in the number of Web sites purporting to offer GED testing online or by correspondence, the state reported.

The public should know that the GED test is not offered online and can only be taken in person at an official GED Testing Center.  Non- official entities may purport to offer the GED, but deliver a product that is not accepted by employers, colleges, or the military.

To find the Actual Information use the GED center locator on the West Virginia Department of Education Web site, http://wvde.state.wv.us/ged/ .

COFFEE AND BLACK PEPPER BEEF KEBABS

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Ingredients:
1 cup chopped shallots or onions
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1-1/2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1-1/2 pounds top sirloin beef, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
16 medium button mushrooms, cleaned and stems trimmed
16 cherry tomatoes
2 small red onions, cut into wedges
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces

Direction:
In a medium bowl, stir together the shallots, vinegar, oil, molasses, coffee, pepper and mustard.
Add the meat and toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or up to eight hours.
In a shallow dish, cover eight 10-inch bamboo skewers; set aside to soak.
Heat a gas grill to medium-high or prepare a charcoal fire.
Assemble the kebabs, alternating meat and vegetables.
Brush everything with marinade.
Grill for 3 minutes.
Turn, brush with additional marinade, then grill for another 3 minutes for medium, or until done to your liking.

Glenville: 2009 WV State Folk Festival Clip

Movie: Box Office 06.28.09

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TWLWTitleWOC
1NTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen1
21The Proposal2
32The Hangover4
43Up5
5NMy Sister’s Keeper1
64Year One2
75The Taking of Pelham 1 2 33
87Star Trek8
96Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian6
1013Away We Go4

Recalls: 06.26.09

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SPACEMAKER™ COFFEEMAKERS
Applica Consumer Products Inc. is recalling Black & Decker® brand Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers sold nationwide from March 2006 to March 2009. The brew basket can shift out of alignment allowing hot water to overflow. This poses a scalding and burn hazard. The recalled product is the Black & Decker-branded Spacemaker™ coffeemaker. The product has an under-cabinet mount, programmable digital clock/timer, removable water reservoir, and either a 12-cup glass carafe or an 8-cup thermal carafe. Only model numbers ODC440, ODC440B, ODC450 and ODC460 are included in the recall. The model number can be located on the back of the coffeemaker.
Consumers should contact Applica at 866.668.4442 between 8:30 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday for a free replacement brew basket or visit http://www.acprecall.com/ .

WHIRLPOOL BATHS
Crane Plumbing LLC is recalling Crane Bath Tubs With A Whirlpool sold nationwide from March 2007 to February 2009. The drain covers in the tubs can entangle a bather’s hair in the openings, causing the bather’s head to be held under water, which can result in drowning. The bathtubs are acrylic with 6-12 jets. The Crane logo is printed on the whirlpool and/or noted on the air control valve.
Consumers who have the recalled tub have two options: Contact Crane directly at 866.876.3632 between 8 AM and 6 PM ET Monday through Friday to arrange for a service agent to perform a free, in-person replacement in their home or facility; or Consumers can choose to replace the part themselves and Crane will provide them with a free repair kit and directions.
Consumers can also visit http://www.craneplumbing.com/recall3_3_2009.aspx .

SKATEBOARD WHEELS
Loaded Boards Inc. is recalling Orangatang Skateboard Wheels sold nationwide from March 2009 to April 2009. The recalled skateboard wheel’s core can shear and blow-out causing the wheel to separate from the skateboard truck’s axle and bearings. This poses a risk of serious injury. The recall involves Orangatang “In-Heat” skateboard wheels. They were sold in two styles: 75mm/purple/83a durometer and 75mm/orange/80a durometer. The words “orangatang,” “In Heat,” and the size and durometer are written on the sidewall of the wheel. The wheels were sold in sets of four.
Consumers should contact Loaded Boards Inc. at 877.855.0708 between 9 AM and 5 PM PT Monday through Friday or any authorized dealer for a free replacement or visit www.loadedboards.com or www.orangatangwheels.com .

DIVING WINGS
Poseidon West is recalling Besea W50 Diving Wings with Poseidon Inner Bladders sold nationwide from September 2007 to June 2008. The inner bladder located inside the diving wing can break, causing the wing to fail to operate as a floating/buoyancy device. This poses a drowning hazard. The recall involves the Poseidon inner bladders with batch number 5445 sold with the Poseidon Besea W50 wings. The inner bladder is located inside the outer cover of the wing. The batch number and “Poseidon” are molded on a tab located between the “legs” of the inner bladder.
Consumers contact Poseidon at 877.673.4366 between 8 AM and 5 PM CT Monday through Friday for a free replacement.

FRAMING NAILERS
DEWALT Industrial Tool Co. is recalling DEWALT D51825 and D51850 Framing Nailers sold nationwide from January 2008 to September 2008. The bump action trigger on the framing nailers could have been incorrectly assembled during production, which would allow the nailer to eject a fastener unexpectedly or cause the trigger lock-off not to function. This can pose a serious injury hazard.
DEWALT framing nailers with model numbers and date codes listed below:
Model Number       Description Date                       Code Range
D51825         Clipped Head Framing Nailer             20080249-20082749
D51850         Full Round Head Framing Nailer         20080249-20082749
Consumers should contact DEWALT free at 877.437.7181 between 8 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday for instructions on receiving a free replacement bump action trigger or visit http://www.dewalt.com/us/service/safety/ .

Nascar: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 - 2009

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Winner:
Joey Logano - Toyota - The Home Depot
Veteran crew chief Greg Zipadelli played the rain game to perfection at New Hampshire to make Joey Logano the youngest winner in the history of the Cup Series.

Top 10:
01 20 Joey Logano * Toyota The Home Depot
02 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont
03 02 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite
04 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine
05 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot
06 09 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
07 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 146/0 273 Running
08 77 Sam Hornish Jr.  Dodge Penske Truck Rental / AAA
09 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools
10 09 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser

Driver Standing: Lenox Industrial Tools 301
01 Tony Stewart 2524 Leader
02 Jeff Gordon 2455
03 Jimmie Johnson 2355
04 Kurt Busch 2254
05 Carl Edwards 2157
06 Denny Hamlin 2132
07 Ryan Newman 2127
08 Kyle Busch 2108
09 Greg Biffle 2106
10 Matt Kenseth 2054

Odell Wood

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Odell Wood
Age69, of Stumptown, West Virginia, passed away June 25, 2009 at Sunbridge of Glenville following a long illness.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Avery and Viola Umstead Wood. He was an oil field worker.

Surviving are sons, Mike Riggs of Big Springs, Gary Wood of Parkersburg, Roy Wood of Sanford, NC, and Douglas Wood of Normantown; daughters, Emma Richards of Five Forks, Brenda Brannon of Reedy and Margaret Cottrill of Shock; 24 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Wood; a son Roger; and a grandson Jeff.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, June 29, 2009 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Rev. Gene Satterfield will officiate. Interment will be in the Turner Cemetery at Lockney.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM Sunday.

06.29.09

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Today: 06.29.yyyy

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Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2009. There are 185 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: “These are times in which a Genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed…. Great necessities call out great virtues.“-Abigail Adams, American first lady (1744-1818).

Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 29, 1776, the Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry was made governor.

In 1767, the British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts, which imposed import duties on certain goods shipped to America. (Colonists bitterly protested, prompting Parliament in 1770 to repeal the duties on all goods, except tea.)

In 1946, authorities in British-ruled Palestine arrested more than 2,700 Jews in an attempt to stamp out extremists.

In 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer’s access to classified information.

In 1959, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a New York State obscenity ban on exhibiting a French movie version of the D.H. Lawrence novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.“

In 1966, the United States bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.

In 1967, Jerusalem was reunified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.

In 1970, the United States ended a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.

In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty as it was being meted out could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.“ (The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.)

In 1988, the Supreme Court upheld the independent counsel law.

In 2003, actress Katharine Hepburn died in Old Saybrook, Conn., at age 96.

Ten years ago: Urging the biggest expansion in Medicare’s history, President Bill Clinton proposed that the government help older Americans pay for prescription drugs. Some 10,000 demonstrators rallied in central Serbia, demanding the resignation of President Slobodan Milosevic. Abdullah Ocalan, leader of Turkey’s rebel Kurds, was convicted of treason and sentenced to death. (The sentence was later commuted to life in prison.)

Five years ago: A United Nations helicopter crashed in Sierra Leone, killing all 24 peacekeepers, aid workers and others on board. The Supreme Court blocked a law meant to shield Web-surfing children from online pornography. Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 career strikeouts. (However, his team lost to the San Diego Padres, 3-2).

One year ago: Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe was sworn in as president for a sixth term after a widely discredited runoff in which he was the only candidate. Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Open by closing with a 2-under 71 at Interlachen in Edina, Minn. Spain won the European Championship 1-0 over Germany for its first major title in 44 years.

Today’s Birthdays:
Movie producer Robert Evans is 79
Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 69
Actor Gary Busey is 65
Comedian Richard Lewis is 62
Actor-turned-politican-turned-radio personality Fred Grandy is 61
Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 61
Singer Don Dokken is 56
Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 56
Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 52
Actress Sharon Lawrence is 48
Actress Amanda Donohoe is 47
Rhythm-and-blues singer Stedman Pearson (Five Star) is 45
Actress Kathleen Wilhoite is 45
Musician Dale Baker is 43
Actress Melora Hardin is 42
Rap DJ Shadow is 37
Country musician Todd Sansom (Marshall Dyllon) is 31
Singer Nicole Scherzinger is 31

Close to Home: Gillis Wins Nationwide Tour Players Cup

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Tom Gillis broke from the pack early in the final round of the Nationwide Tour Players Cup and went on to fire a 2-under-par 70 and earn his first Nationwide Tour win.

Gillis, who held a one-shot lead to begin the day, stretched his lead to five shots midway through the round at the Pete Dye Golf Club, saw it drop to two following a double-bogey and then steadied himself down the stretch with four closing pars to win by three strokes over Cameron Percy (68) and Roger Tambellini (68).

Gillis posted a 15-under 273 total and collected $108,000, vaulting him from No. 108 to No. 10 on the money list “This gives me a start to what I want to do, and that’s being in the top 25 and graduate back to the PGA TOUR,“ said Gillis, who played on Tour in 2003 and 2005. “I wish we were done right now.“ The victory was the first for the 40-year old Michigan native, but the writing has been on the wall. Gillis, who had conditional status to begin the year, didn’t qualify to play in the Nationwide Tour’s first eight events.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am in May was his first start, and a tie for 19th was the result. After that, he made four cuts in four starts and had posted par-or-better scores in 14 of 16 rounds. “I felt like I’ve been playing pretty good for the last two months,“ he said. “I just kept reminding myself to keep my head on, stay calm and let it come to me.“ The win came via a solid putting stroke that produced 29 birdies—seven more than anyone else in the field—at a difficult golf course that allowed only 14 sub-par rounds in Sunday’s final round. The scoring average of 74.155 was the highest single-round average in the tournament’s six year history, topping the 72.910 of the opening round in 2006. “That’s the mantra of this course,“ said Gillis of the layout that yielded 76 eagles but also produced 196 double bogeys and 42 triple bogeys or worse. “It’s risk-reward, and that’s why I like it. You’ll never get out of here unscathed.“

Gillis was on cruise control thanks to five birdies in his first 10 holes, and by the time he stepped to the tee at the par-4 11th, the lead was five strokes as the challengers repeatedly succumbed to the course design. “I was a little shocked,“ said Gillis. “I thought there’d be some push from behind me. There wasn’t much going on.“ There was plenty happening, but the majority of it was negative. Kyle Reifers and Jeff Gove both started within a stroke of Gillis but stumbled to 3-over 75s and tied for seventh. Won Joon Lee and Seung-su Han were two back after 54 holes but posted scores of 77 and 78 respectively to wind up tied for 13th and 18th. Percy bogeyed the final hole to drop to 12 under, while Tambellini needed a birdie-birdie effort to reach a dozen.

Gillis also was hit hard by the hilly layout and opened the door slightly with a bogey at No. 11 and a double-bogey at No. 13, dropping his lead down to two strokes. “No matter what happened today, I thought I was going to win,“ said Gillis. “Even if I had given them all back, I felt like I would win. I never really stressed about it.“ He rebounded with a birdie at the par-5 14th to regain a three-shot margin and maintained it to close the round. Part of Gillis’ calm this week came from perspective—the result of a tragic automobile accident last weekend that claimed the life of Beth Smith, wife of Nationwide Tour member Chris Smith. The couple’s two children were seriously injured in the accident near the family home in northern Indiana.

Smith, who had missed the cut in last week’s Fort Smith Classic, was traveling when the incident took place. “It puts things in perspective,“ said Gillis, a father of two and a friend of Smith’s. “I was in shock. We all were. All week long, I said I wasn’t going to let one shot bother me. It’s amazing how life can change at a moment’s notice.“ Players and caddies wore black ribbons in memory of Beth Smith, names on caddie bibs read “Chris Smith” this week, and small stickers with the number “15” were handed out. The number is Smith’s favorite. Gillis faced a six-foot putt for par on the final green to win by three but knew he could miss twice and still collect the crystal trophy and a big check. “I may have lagged it and just tapped in,“ said Gillis. “My caddie reminded me we were at 15. He said we weren’t done yet, and I needed to make it for Smitty. There’s no way I was going to miss that putt. There was no way it wasn’t going into the center of the cup. I’m not saying it was fate, but it was only fitting we finished at 15.“

Fourth-Round Notes • Adam Short had a pair of eagles on the front nine. Short eagled the par-5 second and the par-4 eighth. He posted a 5-under 67 for the round. • Scott Brown had five birdies in a row starting at No. 2. Brown shot a 71. • Sunday’s final round was played under mostly cloudy skies and a threat of rain that didn’t materialize until an hour after play was finished. • The cumulative scoring average for the par-72 layout was 72.240.
~~ WVMN ~~

PEIA Proposal Could Put WV Public Employees At Risk

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The president of the WV Troopers Association says public safety is at stake when it comes to PEIA’s proposal to eliminate healthcare coverage for retired workers hired after January of 2010.

PEIA is holding a public hearing in Charleston Monday evening at 6:00 PM at the Charleston Civic Center to allow comment on the controversial plan. John Smith hopes troopers will turn out in full force to voice their concerns about the proposal. “You just can’t make a decision from a board that’s responsible for finances of the PEIA be making decisions for what’s best for the public and citizens of the state. That absolutely makes no sense.“

Smith says Troopers who put their lives on the line every day to protect the citizens of West Virginia deserve to have insurance coverage once they retire. “Who plans to work their entire career…and then not be able to have the basic necessities of healthcare coverage upon retirement?“

Even the possibility of no healthcare coverage for future employees has already impacted the State Police according to Smith. He says a current marine preparing to get out of the military was seriously considering applying to the State Police for a job. But after hearing about the healthcare proposal, he was no longer interested. “He wouldn’t be able to have affordable healthcare coverage after retirement. He’s already decided this is not the place he’s going to be looking for employment.“

The State Police already have trouble attracting minorities and females. The PEIA proposal, according to Smith, will make it even more difficult when they could go somewhere else where healthcare is guaranteed.

Weekly Horoscope: 06.29.09 - 07.04.09

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Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) - Work behind the scenes and you will get far more accomplished on the 28th. Finish what you started and you’ll feel good and ease stress. Something that happened in your past will help you see your situation with greater clarity on the 29th and 30th. Your ability to motivate and get things moving will impress someone that can make a difference to the outcome of a project that means a lot to you. Work from home on the 1st 2nd and 3rd and you will get everything on your to-do list finished. A partnership will be enhanced if you do something together that you both enjoy. Look over an agreement on the 4th and you will see what needs to be done to make it work for you.

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Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) - Make your own decisions on the 28th. As soon as you let someone interfere in your affairs you will regret the outcome. Be true to you and your needs. Help maybe offered on the 29th and 30th but the question you should be asking is what is wanted in return. Nothing is for free especially when it entails a monetary value. Negotiate before you begin or you will not be satisfied with what you end up getting. Problems will surface on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd that will affect a very important relationship. Back down until you get your facts straight if you want to come out on top. Put love first on the 4th and you will avoid someone getting upset with you. Stick close to home.

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Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) - Being secretive on the 28th will have its advantages. Don’t question what others do unless you want to reveal what you’ve been up to. Set the stage for future victories on the 29th and 30th. Your ability to charm and manipulate situations will enable you to outmaneuver any competition you face. A work related perk is heading your way. Take a friendly approach when dealing with peers and colleagues on the 1st 2nd and 3rd and you will find out information that will help you get ahead. Try not to be misleading but don’t give away your secrets either. Control your emotions on the 4th or someone astute will figure out what you are up to and counteract your plans midstream.

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Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) - You aren’t obligated to take on someone else’s philosophy on the 28th because you find it interesting. What works best for you is how you should conduct your lifestyle. A trip or visiting someone on the 29th and 30th that you find innovative will help you make a crucial decision about what you will do in the future and where you might do it. You’ll be caught up in the heat of the moment on the 1st 2nd and 3rd and must protect your interests from someone that is being friendly to get something from you. Problems will arise at home on the 4th if you are too wrapped up in your work or getting something done that takes away from family time. Rethink your motives.

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Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) - Bring bad memories to mind on the 28th and you may be able to avoid someone from your past costing you emotionally and financially. This is not the time to forgive and forget. Invite friends over on the 29th and 30th and an incredible amount can be accomplished through discussion and making plans for the future. A problem that concerns your home and financial state will be raised on the 1st 2nd and 3rd. You are best not to indulge in luxury items you cannot afford. Don’t let love cost you. You can’t buy love. You need a break on the 4th and as long as you don’t go over budget you will enjoy your socializing worry free. Let someone else entertain for a change.

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Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) - Aggressive behavior on the 28th will ensure that you get your way. Make a difference and you will stand out as a doer. Travel will lead to valuable information. Hard work and good ideas coupled together will lead to success on the 29th and 30th. You may be distracted by a personal matter but if you get the work out of the way first a love connection can and will thrive. Make plans on the 1st 2nd and 3rd that will accommodate the people you love most. An unusual occurrence will make you realize how much you love someone. Let this person know exactly how you feel. You may face personal limitations on the 4th if you don’t speak up about your likes and dislikes.

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Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) - Your openness about what you have to offer will bring results on the 28th. Your talent will be recognized and slotted into the perfect outlet. Enjoy the ride. Get whatever you have to say out in the open on the 29th and 30th. You’ll realize that your fears have been unjust by the response you get to the questions you ask. A trip or visiting someone you care for will confirm your feelings. Look over your finances on the 1st 2nd and 3rd before you decide to go on a spending spree that will leave you short. Don’t let temptation lead you to the poorhouse. Don’t let anyone bully you into doing something that you don’t want to do on the 4th. A private matter will become emotional.

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Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) - Take time to listen to what others have to offer on the 28th and you will be motivated to finish something you already started. Impulse purchases will add to your financial stress. Keep personal business to yourself on the 29th and 30th. Do a little fixing up around the house and you will be praised for what you contributed. An emotional partnership will develop some uncertainties on the 1st 2nd and 3rd. You may want to observe what’s going on a little closer before you make a decision that will take its toll in time. Stick to your game plan on the 4th even if someone is trying to lead you off course. Don’t trust anyone to do things the way you want it done. Go it alone.

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Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) - Stick to the truth on the 28th. Any form of exaggeration will work against you in the final stages of a deal. Getting out and away from home will do you good. Get involved in interest groups on the 29th and 30th and you will make new acquaintances that can offer you something special in the future. There are gains to be made. Change made at home on the 1st 2nd and 3rd will have a positive influence on neighbors and friends. You’ll be able to sell your ideas and charm your way into a position of leadership. Emotions will escalate on the 4th leaving you in a position that requires you to tell the truth about the way you feel and what you intend to do next.

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Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) - Observe what’s going on around you on the 28th. If someone asks for a cash handout be prepared to offer suggestions or your time but not money. Don’t let emotional issues stop you in your tracks on the 29th and 30th when so much depends on you taking action in order to get ahead professionally. Rethink your personal situation. Don’t let your emotions affect the way you do business on the 1st 2nd and 3rd. Someone from your past may surface and flaunt a false impression as to how well he or she is doing. Love is in the stars on the 4th and an interesting observation will give you the answer you are looking for regarding what your next move should be.

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Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) - Your money situation appears to be improving on the 28th. Bare in mind however that doesn’t mean you should let additional cash slip through your fingers. Think about what you have to accomplish on the 29th and 30th not what it is going to cost you financially, physically or mentally. Its up to you to finish what you started. Don’t trust someone who is trying to impress you on the 1st 2nd and 3rd. You must rely on what you know to be fact and forget about the gestures being made on your behalf. You’ll be prone to change your mind and your direction quickly on the 4th. Before making your move consider who is likely to be hurt or influenced by your choices.

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Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) - Take action on the 28th or you will be left behind. Someone you meet can make a huge difference to the outcome of a project you are working on. Secure the offer being made. Put your intelligence to the test on the 29th and 30th and you’ll soon realize what you know and what you need to learn. Preparation will be the key to getting your way by making a good impression. You can manage to manipulate a financial deal on the 1st 2nd and 3rd by offering your home or space as a meeting place. You’ll get the upper edge by displaying what you have to offer. Someone with greater experience will question your personal motives on the 4th have your answer ready.

For Sale: Home of WV’s Third Governor

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The home of West Virginia’s third governor may soon be back on the market.

Parkersburg officials were hopeful that the home of Gov. William Stevenson could be sold to a private buyer who expressed interest earlier this year.

But despite sending contracts for the house to the buyer, the city hasn’t heard from her since April 15.

City Development Director Ann Conageski has sent the buyer a letter giving a July 14 deadline to buy the property.

The historic home will need hundreds of thousands of dollars to restore it.

Stevenson served as governor between 1869 and 1871.

Parkersburg has been home to four governors but the Stevenson house is the only one still standing.
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Veteran Affairs Officer in Glenville

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Robert L. Villers, Veterans Affairs Service Officer, will be in Glenville at the Gilmer County Court House on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 9:30AM to 3:30PM, to help veterans file claims, or to help veterans and their families in any way.
For more information, call 304.927.0980.

Gilmer County Historical Landmarks Commission Special Meeting

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The Gilmer County Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 7:00PM at the History Center, 302 E. Main Street in Glenville.
Agenda: the Duck Run Bridge and the Old Glenville Truss Bridge.
Public invited.
For more information, call 304.462.7507 or 304.462.4295.

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