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Articles from July 31, 2015

ABOVE-GROUND STORAGE TANK SAFETY ; DEP Urged Not to Weaken Chemical Tank Rules
Environmental groups on Thursday evening warned that West Virginia regulators appear to be further weakening new chemical- storage tank safety rules that lawmakers already rolled back with a major rewrite of a law passed in the wake of the January 2014...
Afghan Taliban Confirm Longtime Leader's Death
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending...
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL - STATE TOURNAMENT ; SC Post 94 Stays Alive Behind Hill's Pitching
Post 94 manager Dave Potter said he wasn't panicked following Wednesday's first-round loss in the American Legion Baseball state tournament because he felt his team had enough pitching to bounce back. Jared Hill certainly took him to his word.Hill worked...
Area Golf
92nd W.Va. Women's AmateurAt Sleepy Hollow Golf ClubThursday's resultsChampionship flightAdeena Shears, Elizabeth 73-73-69-215Pimrawee Huang, Huntington 74-74-70-218Sydney Snodgrass, Harrisville 71-78-71-220Lauryn Davidson, Vienna 73-76-73-222Kayla Linger,...
Blaming Deals Failure on Israel ; Administration Wants to Divert Attention When Bad Deal Fails
As we learn more about the Iran deal the side agreements, the lifting of the arms and missile embargoes, the loophole-ridden inspections regime the more apparent it is that only people so enamored of their own work, so gullible to embrace the Iranians soothing...
Brainwashing at the Clay Center
It is hard to imagine that anyone falls for Clay Center Chairman and natural gas driller Lloyd Jackson's praise for his fellow business associates. In gas-man Jackson's June 15 Gazette op-ed, he wrote that "For companies like Energy Corporation of America...
Bulletin Board
The Kanawha Lactation Association's sixth annual "Kanawha Krawl," a community-wide event to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Shawnee Park in Dunbar. The "Krawl is a free, local event for all moms and...
Capitol Notebook ; Tomblin Announces Funding for Hospital
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Thursday announced the awarding of $50,000 in crisis grant funding to Webster County Memorial Hospital to assist with infrastructure repairs following severe flooding earlier this month. "This emergency funding through the Rural Health...
Coal Industry Set for Fight on Stream Rule
WASHINGTON -A new government rule that promises to do more to protect streams near coal mining operations entered a critical stage this week, with coal industry lobbyists and environmentalists already lining up for battle. A 60-day comment period opened Monday....
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Ohio State Suspends Bosa, Three Others for Opener
CHICAGO - Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. "Violation of team policies, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Thursday at...
Confederate Flags Left near Martin Luther King's Church
ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. It was the latest provocative act involving the Civil...
Deep-Earth Microbes Could Aid Fracking Efforts
MORGANTOWN - On a muddy hill above a World War II ordnance plant that made material for atomic bombs, a fracking crew will drill thousands of feet underground in a search for life itself. The drilling is a hunt for microscopic organisms, first introduced hundreds...
Elliot Wins Callaway Junior Tour Finale ; ROUNDUP
Owen Elliot fired a 74 to take home the boys low round of the day as the Callaway Junior Tour concluded its 2015 campaign Thursday at the Greenbrier Resort's The Old White TPC. The top 36 players for the season were invited to participate in the season...
Energy Savings Contests Expand
The fan started up like the propeller of a small airplane, and soon, the air was being vacuumed from the home. As a large group of people watched on, the employee from Mr. Handyman of the Kanawha Valley used an infrared gun to scope out the hot spots....
Facebook to Test Drone Beaming Internet Service
MENLO PARK, Calif. - Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Engineers...
Fight Schedule
SaturdayAt Barclays Center, New York (ESPN), Danny Garcia vs. Paulie Malignaggi, 12, welterweights; Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora, 12, for Jacobs' WBA World middleweight title. SundayAt Full Sail University, Winter Park, Fla, Juan Carlos Payano, vs....
HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS ; Cleanup Targets Cigarettes; Department Says Stubs Get into Water Sources, Doesnt Want to Shame Smokers
Gluing cigarette butts together isn't Lee Ann Grogg's ideal pastime - but cleaning her surroundings of tangible pollution is. Grogg, a volunteer in the "No Butts About It community cleanup initiative, is the Stormwater Public Education coordinator for...
Judge Fines Greenpeace ; Environmental Activists Ordered to Pay for Rappelling off Bridge in Oil Protest
PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Oregon continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic....
Las Vegas Attempts to Tame Rowdy Street Experience
LAS VEGAS - A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip- seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.Sin...
Lion-Hunting Legal in Parts of Africa despite Concern
JOHANNESBURG - It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Blue Jays Land Lefty Price; Rangers near Deal for Hamels
Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After acquiring slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Reds Pummel Pirates 15-5
CINCINNATI - Brandon Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season. The Reds opened the season...
Major League Boxscores, Etc
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Man Confesses to Murder of Vegas Mother
LAS VEGAS - The 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a mother in a Las Vegas neighborhood said he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family, according to a taped confession that defense attorneys want tossed out of the puzzling murder...
MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT ; Aircraft Wing Washed Ashore Stirs Hopes
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion - A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a...
MYRTLE BEACH, W.VA. ; Themed Bar a Hit with Mountain State Tourists
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The marquee reads "West Virginia Rest Stop," but the location is South Carolina. At the ClubHouse, the curtains are West Virginia University and Marshall themed, the shutters are blue and gold, and the walls feature West Virginia college...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBoley, Euvenia Boschian, Leno Jr. Cassell, Timothy W. Caudill, Larry G. Channell, Earl J. Courts, Deborah J. Duffield, Betty L. Geiger, Mothie Harper, Audra Hawkins, Roy R. Hileman, Anda Hypes, Kathleen M. Kegley, Robert G. Lanham, Emogene...
Officials Optimistic for Education Rule Rewrite
Reauthorization of the country's landmark education law likely won't pass Congress until this fall, but state school officials already are optimistic its proposed redistribution of power will bring much needed change they say is necessary for improving...
Our Views ; True Independence Is Needed on Judicial Ethics; A Constitutional Amendment Is One Way to Fix Structural Problem
As the state struggles to attract new business and improve its economy, perception of the West Virginia judicial system as questionable and biased toward plaintiffs lawyers remains an obstacle. Last weeks embarrassing opinion from the Judicial Investigation...
Our Views ; Welcoming the Saints to State of West Virginia; Unique Opportunities Arise from NFL Teams Training Camp
West Virginia is lacking in major league professional sports. But for two weeks, the states pro football fans in can get their fill of NFL action courtesy of the New Orleans Saints. The teams players and coaches arrived at The Greenbrier resort earlier...
Panel Wants Legislature to Clarify Law
It will be up to the Legislature to clean up confusing language in the law for publicly financed West Virginia Supreme Court campaigns, after the State Election Commission decided Thursday not to clarify the issue through its rules. At issue is what...
Police Brutality Is a Problem for Everyone
This will not be a column about Sandra Bland, although it could be.Certainly there is cause for outrage over the way a Texas state trooper escalated the routine traffic stop of an indignant African- American woman into a violent arrest; she died of an...
Pro Golf
Women's British OpenThursday's resultsAt Trump Turnberry Ailsa CourseTurnberry, ScotlandFirst rounda-amateurHyo Joo Kim 33-3265 -7Cristie Kerr 31-3566 -6Lydia Ko 32-3466 -6Q Baek 32-3567 -5So Yeon Ryu 31-3667 -5Katie Burnett 33-3568 -4Jin Young Ko 33-3568...
Prosecutor Inspecting Yeager, Atkinson ; Past 2 Years of Meeting Minutes, Financial, Other Records Requested the Day Former Airport Director Left Post
The Kanawha County prosecuting attorney is looking into the finances of Yeager Airport and its former director, Rick Atkinson, after Atkinson's abrupt resignation earlier this month. Atkinson, who had been the director for 16 years, announced his resignation...
Pro Soccer
Major League SoccerEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GAD.C. United 11 7 5 38 27 22Columbus 8 7 7 31 34 33New York 8 6 5 29 29 23Toronto FC 8 7 4 28 31 31New England 7 9 7 28 29 35Montreal 7 8 3 24 25 27NYC FC 6 9 6 24 29 31Orlando City 6 9 6 24 26 31Philadelphia...
Putnam County Denies Winfield Annexation
WINFIELD - The Putnam County Commission unanimously voted Thursday night to deny the city of Winfield's request to annex two tracts of land that sit adjacent to the current city limits. Winfield sought to annex 223 acres by minor boundary adjustment."With...
Readers' Forum
Hoping Gazette's tradition is continuedEditor:I salute The Charleston Gazette. While my subscribed readership only goes back to the days of Don Marsh's editorship, I can still hear the voice of Ned Chilton ringing across the mountains. And I know that...
READERS' Voice
Putting glasses on Rick Perry to make him "look intelligent," is like putting lipstick on a pig to make it look pretty. How was that dentist suppose to know Cecil was a famous and protected lion? Was it wearing a collar?People's love of their guns cause...
Responsibility ; Iran Treaty
HURRAH FOR Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who is lining up against the Republican clamor for war with Iran. On the CBS "Face the Nation" show, Manchin indicated that he supports the treaty negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry, which will let international...
Saints Be Praised ; New Orleans Fans Converge on the Greenbrier
INSIDE:Welcome the Saints to W.Va.5ABrees wants to bounce back after tough year1BWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Louis Dunigan drove 18-and-a-half hours, from just north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to be at The Greenbrier resort on Thursday, in a black Jimmy...
Saints' Defensive Coaching Dynamic Is Must-See
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - The impact of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees on the New Orleans Saints' offense has been significant. Payton became head coach of the Saints in 2006 - the same year Brees came over from San Diego - and the Saints...
SAINTS TRAINING CAMP AT THE GREENBRIER ; ITS NOT A BREES AT 36; Veteran QB Wants to Bounce Back from Tough Year
INSIDE:Rich Stevens column 4BWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Drew Brees has been a quarterback in the National Football League for a long time - 14 seasons to be exact. In that time he has seen and done just about all there is to do as a signal-caller in the...
Sex Offender Charged for Shots in Dumpster
A convicted sex offender from North Carolina is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and wanton endangerment after police say he fired a rifle into a dumpster on Charleston's West Side. Charleston police responded Wednesday to the 600...
Sheetz Reverses Decision on Rolls
Convenience store chain Sheetz has reversed an earlier decision to drop West Virginia pepperoni roll bakeries for an out-of-state provider, following intense public outcry from customers in the state. "We are committed to having a West Virginia company...
SPORTS Briefs
MWR co-owner buys share of GanassiMichael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has agreed to buy an interest in the race team owned by Chip Ganassi. Kauffman's defection to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates means he could bring driver Clint Bowyer...
State Adds 3rd Drone to Its Aerial Fleet
West Virginias tiny fleet of small, unmanned aerial vehicles increased by one last month when the state Department of Transportation purchased its second drone. Transportations planning and programming division spent about $3,500 to buy a drone that...
STATE Briefs
FEMA OKs $7.7M in homeland security fundsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $7.7 million in funding for emergency preparedness and homeland security programs in West Virginia. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, D- W.Va. and...
Summit Addresses Safety ; Former Columbine Principal Spoke to Educators about Preventing Attacks
School shootings had become a sad part of the American landscape before the tragedy at Littleton, Colorado's Columbine High School, and they remain so to this day. But when it happened, America was perplexed and horrified at what could have driven Eric...
Super PACs Prove Crucial to 2016 Campaigns
WASHINGTON - In the 2012 presidential campaign, super political action committees were helpful, but not required. Four years later, they are crucial.The organizations, which can collect unlimited amounts of money, formed earlier this time around. They...
Sure Hands Make Howard the Choice as WVU's QB
MORGANTOWN - West Virginia's football players report back to school this weekend and begin their two-week, pre-classes camp Monday. Technically, if you ask Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen, every position is open. But we all know that's not really true....
Suspect Stabs Six at Pride Parade
JERUSALEM - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said. The alleged attacker,...
Sylvester Stallone Puts Film Memorabilia Up for Auction
LOS ANGELES - Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky and "Rambo movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen. The 69-year-old entertainer announced Thursday that he'll put hundreds of props and costumes from his...
Taking Control of Wellness ; Low Impact Tai Chi Great for Stress Relief
Yoga studios and classes have sprung up all over Charleston, but it's not the only Eastern exercise that's out there. Over the last several months, Stephanie Harper has been teaching tai chi and Qigong classes at Lifespring Yoga and Wellness on Quarrier...
Today
Eye on ExxonExxon Mobil reports its second-quarter financial results today.Lower oil prices have hurt the companys earnings and revenue this year. When world oil prices collapsed from about $100 a barrel to less than $50 a barrel over the second half...
TWO-MINUTE Drill
Quote"The earth is already sufficiently scorched, in the Courts view."RICHARD BERMAN U.S. District Judge, urging the NFL and the players union to tone down rhetoric regarding the lawsuit over Tom Bradys Deflategate suspensionNames in the gamesGreenbrier...
Vent Line
If Obama and John Kerry have their way there will be a communist flag flying over the White House at the end of Obama's term. When is Nitro going to clean up that junk pile at the corner of 21st Street and Third Avenue? It is disgusting and something...
West Virginia Game 11 - Iowa State
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 21st in a series of previews on West Virginia and Marshall football opponents. * Date with WVU: Saturday, Nov. 28, time TBA* Site: Mountaineer Field (60,000, FieldTurf), Morgantown* Series: WVU leads 2-1* Last meeting: West...
WEST VIRGINIA POLITICS ; New Super PAC to Assist Cole's Run for Governor; Conservative Group Can Raise Unlimited Amounts of Money
Months after Republicans attempted to make significant changes to campaign contribution limits in West Virginia, a new federally registered political organization has formed with the express intention of raising unlimited donations. Accelerate West...
WEST VIRGINIA POWER ; Luplow's Homer Paces Power Win
Minor league baseball isn't so much about the results as it is the process. But as the West Virginia Power is proving, it's a lot more fun when you win. Jordan Luplow launched a towering two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the second and the...
WEST VIRGINIA WOMENS AMATEUR ; Shears Makes It Two Titles in a Row
INSIDE: Scores 2BHURRICANE - Adeena Shears put her stamp Thursday on the 92nd West Virginia Women's Amateur. The senior-to-be at Parkersburg South High School shot a sizzling 3-under-par 69 to keep several pursuers at bay and repeat as champion on the...
Your Views
Iran deal about Mideast safetyI read the Daily Mail editorial (July 28, Manchins false choice on proposed Iran deal). about how Senator Joe Manchin is wrong about the Iran nuclear agreement, but I disagree. Senator Manchin is not agreeing with President...
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