Charleston Gazette Mail

Newspaper covers local news, sports, opinion, entertainment, food and dining, home and style, and obituaries. It also provides AP business, national, and international news.

Articles from August 3, 2015

10 Federal Agents to Embed with Baltimore Homicide Cops
BALTIMORE - After 10 people were shot - seven of them in one incident - overnight in Baltimore after the city's most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city's homicide unit for the next two months....
2nd American Accused in Lion Death
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil...
AEP Dismisses Call to Improve Energy Efficiency
Appalachian Power has dismissed calls to spend more money on energy-efficiency programs, and has pushed for additional charges to be placed on rooftop solar, which would reduce future energy needs, according to documents and testimony provided to the...
Aging Japanese A-Bomb Survivors Tell Their Stories
KUNITACHI, Japan - On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 12-mile walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later....
AN ESCAPE INTO THE WOODS ; Just 10 Minutes from Charleston, Blackberry Farm Offers Space for Parties, Retreats
Whether craving a quiet getaway or seeking a spot for a large gathering, Blackberry Farm of West Virginia would be the perfect pick. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston, at 22 Blackberry Lane, the new business is ready to take reservations...
Auto Racing
NASCAR Sprint CupWindows 10 400 resultsSundayAt Pocono RacewayLong Pond, Pa.Lap length: 2.5 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 160 laps, 119.2 rating, 47 points, $233,601.2. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 160, 104.6, 43, $205,166.3....
Bike Gangs, Police Say Violence at Landmark Festival Not Likely
The rally is famous for bawdy behavior, with police busting hundreds each year for drunken driving and drugs, but authorities and bikers alike say there's no indication there will be violence like that seen this spring among outlaw clubs in Waco, Texas,...
BLUECLAWS 5, POWER 3 ; Lakewood Puts End to Power Win Streak
The West Virginia Power's five-game winning streak came to an end as the visiting Lakewood BlueClaws got out of Appalachian Power Park with a 5-3 win on Sunday afternoon. The Power (62-43 overall, 25- 11 second half) opened the scoring in its half of...
Bulletin Board
Kanawha Valley Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the South Charleston Public Library. For information, call 304-727-4062 or visit www.kvcc.eznetway.com. Back to School BingoThe Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District's Recreation Team...
California Wildfire Spreads to 47,000 Acres
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Rocky Fire exploded overnight, burning 47,000 acres and threatening 6,000 structures in northern California. The fire forced the closing of several state highways in the area. The fire was just 5 percent contained; about 12,000 people...
Coal River Bridge Gets Safety Upgrades
The nearly 40-year-old Coal River Bridge is getting some upgrades that will make it safer for students and the community. The bridge largely carries students who attend Hayes Middle School, which sits just outside of St. Albans on the Coal River, said...
Congress Looks to Underground Strategic Oil Reserve for Cash
WASHINGTON - In its quest to spend more money without raising taxes, Congress has found a new piggy bank. It's buried deep underground, protected by armed guards, and filled with a valuable commodity worth billions of dollars. It's the U.S. Strategic Petroleum...
Council to Vote on Recycling Bin Elimination
City Council will consider tonight no longer allowing Charleston residents to use their recycling bins for curbside pickup. Last month, councils Environment and Recycling Committee voted to repeal a clause of the citys rules that allowed residents to...
DICK WHITMAN - 1946-2015 ; A LEGACY OF CLASS; Friends Share Memories of Kanawha Countys Winningest Prep Football Coach
Dick Whitman, the all-time wins leader in Kanawha County high school football history, died Sunday morning. He was 69. Whitman coached for 24 seasons - 16 at DuPont (1983-98) and eight at Riverside (1999-2006) - before retiring with a career record...
DOODLE STUDIOS SPARKS CREATIVE ENERGY ; Muralist, Wife Open Facility to Bring Artists of All Ages Together
With blank pages before them, children watched as artist Jeff Pierson made his way around the art studio. Each student was asked which type of art material they wanted to use for that day's warm up activity."You're having a party. Now, what you have...
Doomed ; Felons Can't Get Jobs
HERES A terrible trap: Around 20 million Americans have felony records which means that hardly anyone will hire them which means that the jobless ex-offenders have little choice but to return to crime. This hopeless dilemma is outlined by New York...
'Downton' Producer Not Opposed to Feature Film
By ending the TV drama several years shy of the 1929 stock market crash, producer Gareth Neame said rich territory is left to be mined if a film is made. He told TV critics Saturday that it's been discussed, but there's no script or a firm plan. Afterward,...
Drought Could Force Change among Leaders
It's something of a relief, if a mixed one, that the drought has surged into the role of the latest scourge to freak out California. It's a relief in the sense that it means that the California economy, so recently frighteningly rocky, has receded as...
Ferguson Spurs 40 State Measures; Activists Want More
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes...
Fight Poverty by Encouraging Work ; Earned Income Tax Credit Rewards People Who Work
Suppose we want the government to help poor people. I think most of us do want to do this, to some degree. How do we best go about doing it? Economists have been debating this for centuries, and the debate isnt about to end soon.But one solution in...
Five Things about Congress' Fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON - Republicans will likely lose today's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that have focused attention on the...
GOP Hopefuls Address Koch Gathering
DANA POINT, Calif. - Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like- minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate...
Hash House Harriers Run - and Drink - through Charleston ; Social Group Started in 1938 by Brits Working in Malaysia Has Grown to International Status
Think of them as drinkers with a running problem.Thats how Chris Alford describes the Hash House Harriers of Charleston a running group whose members love drinking just as much as they do running. Alford, 35, of Charleston, South Carolina, was one...
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ; New Faces Abound as Practices Begin
While several high school football programs set the start time on their 2015 seasons at 12:01 a.m. this morning, the coach of the reigning Class AAA state champion has set his agenda to include significantly less fanfare and pomp. "We're going to go...
Hitchhiking Robot's Cross-Country Trip in US Ends in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond...
Immigrants Object to Use of Ankle Monitors
HOUSTON - The Honduran woman and her 11-year-old son were just preparing to leave the detention center in remote Karnes City, Texas, and rejoin family in Chicago, when officials sprang a surprise on her. After spending two months at the facility, the woman...
INNERVIEWS ; `I Always Want to Be Doing Something'; Worldly Londoner Hangs His Hat in Charleston
Note the clipped British accent. Not from Southern West Virginia, that's for sure. He talks breezily about Central Asia and Madagascar and other far off places he jets to in his work. Not your everyday nine-to-fiver by any means.No, David Mould isn't...
IOC to Order Tests for Viruses at Rio's Olympic Water Venues
RIO DE JANEIRO - The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage- polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. Before, the IOC and local Olympic organizers...
Major League Baseball Today ; Bucs Top Reds in Heated Tilt
CINCINNATI - Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after All-Stars Andrew Mcutchen and Brandon...
Malaysia Seeks Help Finding More Jet Debris
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris. A new piece of debris,...
'Mission: Impossible' at Top of Box Office
LOS ANGELES - The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series has earned...
MLS
All Times EDTEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GAD.C. United 12 7 5 41 33 26New York 9 6 5 32 32 24Columbus 8 8 7 31 36 38New England 8 9 7 31 32 36Toronto FC 8 8 4 28 32 34Montreal 8 8 3 27 28 29Orlando City 7 9 6 27 31 33New York City FC 6 10 6 24 31...
Morrisey's Office Fielding Fewer Consumer Complaints
West Virginians are filing a decreasing number of consumer complaints against businesses under Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's watch. Morrisey's Consumer Protection Division is on pace to field 25 percent fewer complaints about business scams and rip-offs...
NASCAR SPRINT CUP ; Kenseth Stretches Fuel, Steals Win at Pocono
Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go.Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap. One by one, fuel woes cost the contenders. But the pain at the pump for drivers pushing toward...
NFL ; Panthers' Oher Not a Big Fan of `the Blind Side' Film
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -When people first meet Michael Oher naturally they want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie "The Blind Side, which is based on his life as an underprivileged youth growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. However, the Carolina Panthers starting...
Obama Plans Steeper Cuts ; States Given Two Extra Years to Comply with Power Plan
WASHINGTON The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse- gas pollution today, requiring every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and putting the country on a course that could change...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBoggess, Williadean L. Burke, Martha Hill, Diana G. Hunter, Arch Kegley, Robert G. Lemon, Kortney D. Markham, Thomas E. Nicholas, Robert B. Pavkovich, John H. Russell, Gloria Shieler, Forrest L. Thaxton, Richard A.Williadean L. BoggessMrs....
Our Views ; America Shouldnt Have to Accept Bad Iran Deal; Administration Wrong to Say Only Options Are War or a Giveaway Deal
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has shown shes not afraid to speak out against the Obama administration. On Wednesday, the Republican continued that trend, speaking on the Senate floor against a recent nuclear deal reached with Iran.Republicans, including...
Our Views ; Drones Could Be Good for Businesses Too; State Is Beginning to Make Good Use of Drone Technology
The state of West Virginia added another drone to its small fleet last week, as the Department of Transportation purchased its second unmanned aerial vehicle. Transportations planning and programming division bought the 6-pound, 1 1/2 - by 1-foot drone...
Outdoor Life Is Very 'Becoming' to These Women
OREGON, Ill. Mitch Ingold bravely stood before 85 women and delivered potentially disappointing news. It was a warm, breezy Saturday in the woods perfect weather for camp, but Ingold had to tell the women, who had come to this north-central Illinois...
Person of 'Interest' Held in Fatal Shooting of Memphis Police Officer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press...
PREP SPORTS ; Coaches, Athletes Taking Fresh Look at Nutrition
In an age of the biggest fitness phenomenon in human history, coaches and athletes of all calibers are recognizing and emphasizing the importance of the biggest ingredient of training regimens: fuel. Nutrition among West Virginia high school athletes...
Pro Golf
Women's British Open scoresSundayAt Turnberry Resort (Ailsa Course)Turnberry, ScotlandPurse: $3 millionYardage: 6,410; Par: 72Finala-amateurInbee Park 69-73-69-65-276Jin Young Ko 68-71-69-71-279So Yeon Ryu 67-72-73-68-280Lydia Ko 66-73-72-69-280Suzann...
PRO GOLF CAPSULES ; Merritt Wins First PGA Tour Title at Quicken Loans
Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National on Sunday at Gainesville, Virginia for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4- under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler. The victory came a day after Merritt soared to the lead with a tournament- record...
PROMINENT AND DOMINANT ; Buffalo's Lucas Excited about Expanded Role
Buffalo's Dylan Lucas had a pretty full athletic slate last season.The then 5-foot-8, 156-pound Lucas led the Bison football team in receiving (22 receptions, 372 yards, two touchdowns), while compiling just under 1,000 all-purpose yards, and was the...
Proof of Trump's Charitable Contributions Elusive
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government...
Proposed Iran Deal Causes Concern at Town Hall Meeting
U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney heard from dozens of Charleston-area residents Sunday, most of whom shared his concerns about the proposed deal to contain Iran's nuclear weapons program. The deal, struck between Iran, the United States, Russia, China, France,...
Readers' Voice
I think that President Obama is doing a good job, especially considering the lack of cooperation he has gotten. Anyone in their right mind who votes for Trump gets what they deserve.Dog owners on Kanawha Avenue in Kanawha City have invisible electric...
'Roving Rabbis' Keep It Real, Kosher ; Orthodox Rabbis Aim to Help Montana's Jews Take Small Steps toward Keeping Dietary Laws
HELENA, Mont. - Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country. Eli Chaikin, 23, and Dovid Lepkivker, 25, call themselves the...
SAVVY SENIOR ; Medicare Options for Retirees Who Travel
Dear Savvy Senior,What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot?- Almost 65Dear Almost,The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depends on your destination. Let's start with a quick review of the different...
Shuttle Memorabilia on Display
A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts - the first time, in fact, that...
Sons of Confederate Veterans Honor History ; Lineage Group Seeks to Take the Battle Flag Symbol Back from Hate Groups
Anational debate has emerged over the Confederate battle flag and its meaning.The discussion has extended to naming honors and monuments.One group, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, of which I am a member, is mentioned frequently. Since the 1980s, the...
SPORTS Briefs
Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. Rousey charged at Correia at the start and...
Sports History
Aug. 31996 - Andre Agassi, the Dream Team and the U.S. women's 400- meter relay team win Olympic gold medals, while the American men's 400 relay settles for silver. With Carl Lewis idled by a coach's decision and Leroy Burrell injured, the men's 400...
STATE Briefs
Officials: Harpers Ferry fire started on rear patioHARPERS FERRY - A state agency spokesman says a fire in Harpers Ferry's commercial area began on the rear patio of a business. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina...
STATEHOUSE BEAT ; Agency Continues Wage Survey
Continuing our mid-summer update on key issues pending in the Legislature:Prevailing Wage. After all the uproar from legislators over WorkForce West Virginia's plan to survey state building contractors to get an accurate handle on wage rates, and after...
Sunday's Mlb Boxscores, Etc
Tigers 6, Orioles 1Detroit Baltimoreab r h bi ab r h biGose cf 4 1 2 1 MMchd 3b 4 0 0 0JIglesis ss 4 2 2 1 GParra lf 4 0 0 0Kinsler 2b 3 1 2 1 A.Jones cf 4 0 0 0VMrtnz dh 4 0 0 0 C.Davis 1b 2 1 1 1JMrtnz rf 4 1 2 3 Wieters c 3 0 1 0JMcCn c 4 0 0 0 JHardy...
Texas AG Indicted for Felony Securities Fraud
AUSTIN, Texas - A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday....
Tougher Schedule Should Help Herd Men
Before Marshall men's basketball coach Dan D'Antoni led the Thundering Herd into a single game, it was obvious he wasn't a man who shied away from a tough opponent. During an August 2014 press conference, he mentioned that, as head coach of Socastee...
TWO-MINUTE Drill
QuotePitt used to be a fourletter word for me. If Im at WVU I want to play Pitt. But if Im Pitt I want to play Penn St. first. RICH RODRIGUEZ Former West Virginia and current Arizona football coachNames in the gamesProminent & Dominant series begins...
U.S., Egypt Resume Formal Security Talks
CAIRO - Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the...
Vent Line
One truth I've learned in my 75 years of living in West Virginia: The average West Virginian is as dumb as an ox. No, that's wrong, I don't mean to insult oxen. How about dumb as a rock? The mentally- challenged burros better wake up and vote Democratic,...
Verizon Workers to Stay on Job without Contract
NEW YORK - Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood...
WEST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL ; Howard Gives Holgorsen Options on Offense
MORGANTOWN - For the second straight year and the fourth time in now five seasons as West Virginia's head coach, Dana Holgosen opens up a football season today with no uncertainty about who is his best quarterback. Skyler Howard follows the path first...
West Virginia Game 12 - Kansas State
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 23rd in a series of previews on West Virginia and Marshall football opponents. * Date with WVU: Saturday, Dec. 5, time TBA* Site: Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000, AstroTurf Gameday Grass), Manhattan, Kan.* Series: Kansas...
We've Already Had a Race War
He wanted to start a race war.That, you will recall, was what authorities say white supremacist Dylann Roof had in mind when he shot up a storied African-American church in June. It might have surprised him to learn that we've already had a race war....
W.Va. Has Strong Human Rights Leaders
West Virginia has an impressive and often unappreciated history of participation in the move for human rights. When I reference the legendary civil rights icons and personalities who were born or reared in West Virginia and their contributions, it is...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.