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Articles from September 5, 2015

A Photo, a Turning Point? All Depends on Europe's Leaders
PARIS - The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf. Suddenly offers of money, meals and refuge are pouring in to help the hundreds of thousands of migrants surging into Europe. A single photo...
As Hiring Slows, US Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Year Low
WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock- bottom interest rates later this month. The Labor Department report,...
Attorney Sues Jail Authority for Not Handing over Pictures, Videos
An attorney for an inmate in the Western Regional Jail filed a lawsuit this week asking a judge to require the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority to turn over photos and videos involving an alleged incident with his client....
Austria, Germany to Take Refugees from Hungary
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann announced the decision early Saturday after speaking with Angela Merkel, his German counterpart - not long after Hungary's surprise nighttime move to provide buses for the weary travelers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan....
Bible Center Pastor's Last Sermon Is Sunday
The pastor of one of Charleston's biggest churches is leaving after four and a half years of ministry there, a church leader said. The Rev. Eric Mounts' last Sunday in the pulpit at Bible Center Church will be this weekend, Lee Walker, the church's interim pastor,...
Boone Taking Steps to Remove Ambulance Board Members
MADISON - Boone County commissioners have taken the first step in removing two members of the county's ambulance authority board. Commissioners voted Tuesday to file a petition to have President Harold Green and Vice President Joseph Gollie removed...
Bulletin Board
Blood donationsThe American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday. Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, B negative and A negative,...
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUMMIT ; Legislators Talk Session Plans
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - The Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature will push a new intermediate court of appeals, public charter schools, a forced pooling bill for natural gas development, a flatter personal income tax and a "right to work law...
Church Activities
Anniversaries/HomecomingsLiving Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick St., will host a Founder's Week Celebration honoring Elder Scott R. White's third pastoral anniversary on Sept. 16 to 18 and Sept. 20 at the church. The schedule is: Sept. 16, 7 p.m.,...
College Football
Standings, schedulesBIG 12 CONFERENCEW L PF PA W L PF PAOkla. State 0 0 0 0 1 0 24 13TCU 0 0 0 0 1 0 23 17Baylor 0 0 0 0 1 0 56 21Iowa St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Kansas St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Texas...
Could RBs Get Back in Mix for Heisman?
A pair of seconds for Melvin Gordon portends a gloomy outlook for running backs and the Heisman Trophy. Gordon, who starred at Wisconsin before becoming a first-round NFL draft pick in April, rushed for 2,587 yards last season - the second-most rushing...
Downtime: Essential for Health, or Just a Useless Indulgence?
There's a thin line between downtime and wasting time, and it's easily blurred by Netflix. We're inundated with statistics and stories about how we're all overscheduled and under-rested. "Busy- ness, described as both a virtue and an epidemic, inspires...
Ex-Boxing Champ Thomas Brings Storied Past to Valley
When a former state champion boxer comes to town, it's a special occasion. And it was even more so for John Messinger, who operates the Holley Strength System gym in South Charleston. Paying a visit this week was Tommy "Franco" Thomas, the heavyweight...
Fight Schedule
TodayAt Dresden, Germany, Juergen Braehmer vs. Konni Konrad, 12, for Braehmer's WBA World light heavyweight title; Agron Czila vs. Grigol Abuladze, 12, cruiserweights. SundayAt American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas (CBS), Jamie McDonnell vs. Tomoki...
Fired Calif. Regulator: Brown Pushed to Waive Oil Safeguards
SAN FRANCISCO - California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting...
Gay Advocates: Jailed Ky. Clerk Is No Martyr
MOREHEAD, Ky. - As a defiant Kentucky county clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Around the country, other...
Gee: WVU Must Be Willing to Say 'No' ; University Head Says Moving WVU Tech Campus 'Was Hard,' but Necessary Choice
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Why is the West Virginia University Institute of Technology leaving Montgomery after 120 years? It all comes down to a willingness to say "no, WVU President Gordon Gee said on Friday."The most important word is no, Gee told members...
Governor: State Won't Put Prison at Former Naval Base ; Tomblin Cited Costs, Concerns over Sugar Grove Site's Remote Location
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Friday that the state will not take possession of the Sugar Grove Naval Base in Pendleton County when the base is decommissioned this fall, and instead will work with other parties interested in the facility. The state...
Horse Industry Worries about Casino Subsidy Curbs
BOSTON - Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long-suffering industry. Twenty states divert a slice of casino and...
Jim Justice Ahead in Latest Poll ; Pollster Says Name Recognition Likely Reason Behind Early Results
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Eight months before voting begins, West Virginia's richest man looks like a slight favorite to be its next governor, according to a new poll. Democrat Jim Justice, the billionaire coal and agriculture magnate and owner of The...
KCHA Trains Staff to Lead Dog Playgroups
Five baby pools were filled with water and placed around a fenced in yard at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association on Thursday afternoon. The afternoon portion of summer camp was beginning for the shelter's some 200 dogs that day. Aimee and Kodi...
Lady Antebellum Delights Civic Center Crowd
American country group Lady Antebellum wowed the Charleston Civic Center crowd on August 27 during a stop on their "Wheels Up tour with guests Sam Hunt and Kelsea Ballerini. The trio - composed of members Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Cubs Cruise Past D'backs 14-5
CHICAGO - Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in Chicago's eight-run fifth inning, and rookie Addison Russell homered twice in a game for the first time in his career to power the Cubs and Jon Lester to a 14-5 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. ...
Major League Boxscores, Etc
Friday's boxscoresCubs 14, Diamondbacks 5Arizona Chicagoab r h bi ab r h biInciart rf-cf 5 1 0 0 Fowler cf 3 1 0 0Gosseln 3b 4 1 2 1 Berry ph-cf 1 0 0 0Pollock cf 3 0 0 0 AJcksn rf 4 1 1 1JaLam 1b 2 1 2 2 Denorfi lf 1 0 0 0WCastll c 3 1 1 0 Coghln lf...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; MU's Legg Very Familiar with Boilermakers
When Purdue visits Huntington on Saturday, it will mark the first time a Big Ten school has visited Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Someone working at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, however, certainly has visited Purdue.Back in 2003, Poca native and current Marshall...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Purdue Gearing Up for Birdsong's Herd Debut
INSIDE: Legg knows Purdue 4BHUNTINGTON - It's possible that Purdue's defensive players watched video on a team they've never seen, much less scouted in their college careers. That team? James Madison.The Boilermakers were watching the latest available...
Midwife Delivery Grows in Popularity
PITTSBURGH - Numb from medication, Jaime Maceno felt nothing when she delivered her first child, Isabella, in a hospital room about eight years ago. She remembers "a million monitors that confined her to a bed. Workers offered an epidural almost as soon...
NFL
Preseason glanceAMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PAN.Y. Jets 3 1 0 .750 85 81Buffalo 2 2 0 .500 88 71New England 2 2 0 .500 63 74Miami 1 3 0 .250 70 89SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 2 2 0 .500 74 58Jacksonville 2 2 0 .500 69 81Tennessee 2 2 0 .500 85...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBlake, Tabby Burdette, Samuel Burke, Marie Dolin, John Graley, Jerry Harless, Edith Jarrell, Freda Matheny, Julius Milam, L. "Joe" Mooney, Carl Runyon, Eunice Shelton, Vickey Skaggs, Elsie Smith, Terry N. Stout, James "Jimmy" Strow, Juanita...
Philly Businesses Wary, Excited by Prospect of Papal Crowds
PHILADELPHIA - Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit - if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures. To encourage shops to navigate the hurdles...
PREP CROSS COUNTRY ; St. Mary's Festival Runs into the Night
A new twist brings excitement to one of the state's premier regular-season cross country meets. Cabell Midland will host its annual St. Mary's Medical Center XC Festival today, as more than 150 teams and 1,700 runners from across the Mountain State...
Prep Football
All games 7:30 p.m. unless notedWEEK 2Statewide scheduleToday's gamesMadonna at Tuscarawas Central (Ohio), 1:30 p.m.Oak Glen at Steubenville Central (Ohio), 7 p.m.Wheeling Central at Bellaire (Ohio), 12:30 p.m.WEEK 3Statewide scheduleFriday, Sept. 11Allderdice...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; Cabell Midland Overpowers Winfield 56-6
WINFIELD - On a muggy night in their home football opener, the Winfield Generals struggled to generate any offensive muscle and fell 56-6 to a strong and dominant Cabell Midland team Friday night. The Generals (0-2), coming off a season where they averaged...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; Capital Hangs on vs. SC; Cougars Edge Black Eagles 26-21 in Title Game Rematch
The anticipated battle between star quarterbacks lived up to the hype Friday night, and Capital senior Tyrhee Pratt pushed his winning streak against Kentre Grier and South Charleston to four consecutive games as he led the Cougars to a 26-21 win at...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; Field Goal Lifts Chapmanville to 38-35 Victory over Hoover
Herbert Hoover and Chapmanville went back and forth in the second half, seemingly headed in the direction of whoever had the ball last might win. That is exactly what happened as Chapmanville's Tanner Dillon hit a 35-yard field goal with five seconds...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; Magnolia Edges Williamstown in Battle of No. 1s
WILLIAMSTOWN - In terms of the Gazette-Mail Class A poll, nothing separated co-No. 1s Williamstown and Magnolia heading into their showdown Friday night. What separated the squads when they met on the field were seven points and a couple of big plays...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; Nicholas Co. Starts, Finishes Strong, Beats Poca 28-13
After scoring two touchdowns on its first six plays, Nicholas County looked as if it was going to put the game away early. The Grizzlies held on for the prep football win, 28-13, at Poca's O.O. White Stadium, but it didn't come easy."We got really sloppy,...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; Skins Shred Nitro; Hurricane Piles Up 585 Total Yards in 63-14 Victory
HURRICANE - The Redskins offense rolled in rhythm with Hurricane striking at near will through the air and on the ground against visiting Nitro. Hurricane scored on its first four possessions of the contest, and that momentum continued in the second...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 2 ; St. Albans Jumps out Early, Denies Riverside in 26-24 Win
It's been nearly two years since the Riverside football program last tasted victory. And despite a valiant effort against visiting St. Albans on Friday, it's going to take the Warriors at least one more week.St. Albans darted to a 20-point first-half...
Pro Golf
PGA Tour-Deutsche Bank ChampionshipFriday's resultsAt TPC BostonNorton, Mass.First roundBrendon de Jonge 33-3265 -6Luke Donald 35-3267 -4Colt Knost 33-3467 -4Kevin Chappell 34-3367 -4Ian Poulter 33-3467 -4Matt Jones 33-3467 -4Harris English 34-3367 -4Charley...
Readers' Forum
Support all labor unionsEditor:I am hearing a lot about Republicans being for coal. They are only for the coal operators, not the miners. If they are for the miners, why didn't they show up on Aug. 17 at Patriot Headquarters in Scott Depot? They have...
READERS' Voice
Everyone complains about illegal aliens coming into our country, but at least they work. Pit bulls should be outlawed in the city limits. These dogs can be dangerous and maul so many people.Teachers, please: from grade one children can easily grasp...
Reunions
Gwinn Family: Sunday,at the family grounds located 2miles on Lockbridge Road, off W.Va. 20 near Meadow Bridge. The program will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. at the Lockbridge United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Ingleton will give the sermon...
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ; Clerk's Attorney: Marriage Licenses Are Void
MOREHEAD, Ky. - A jailed Kentucky clerk asserts that the marriage licenses issued Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void because she didn't authorize them, her attorney said. Attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel said the licenses are "not...
Saying 'Goodbye' to Summer and 'Welcome' to Autumn
August has been called the bridge from summer to autumn. Well, we've crossed over now, and autumn can come in its fullness. It's worth waiting for - this incomparable season in the West Virginia hills. It's not only lovely to view, but it must be absorbed....
Short Takes
Youve seen him on TV: Fabulously rich by nearly anybodys standards. Cocksure of himself. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment. His family situation is, admittedly, a little unconventional but he is undeniably a family man. Yet despite his wealth...
SPORTS Briefs
Golf: De Jonge leads at Deutsche BankNORTON, Mass. - Brendon de Jonge opened with a 6-under 65 in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday that allowed the Zimbabwean to wonder if this might be the week he breaks through with his first win. De Jonge...
Sports History
Sept. 51922 - The United States beats Australia 4-1 to capture the Davis Cup for the third straight year. 1938 - Don Budge leads the United States to a 3-2 victory over Australia in the Davis Cup final.1939 - Australia beats the United States to win...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVISIONGOLF 7 a.m. - European PGA, M2M Russian OpenNBCSN 8 a.m. - Formula One, Italian Grand PrixESPN2 11 a.m. - tennis, U.S. OpenNBCSN 11:30 a.m. - NASCAR Xfinity, qualifying8 11:30 a.m. - 1st and 10 with Mark MartinGOLF 11:30 a.m. - Ladies European...
The Week Ahead
Job market monitorA new Labor Department survey of job openings should provide insight into how the U.S. labor market is doing. The July Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, or JOLTS, is due out Wednesday. The survey provides figures for overall...
Things to Do Today
MusicBORN OLD: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871. FRANK CONN AND THE PARTNERS: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Chesapeake Saturday Night Jamboree, 12316 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake. Call 304-949-6111.MARK CHAPMAN: 7 p.m....
Tomblin Thinks Regionally on Oil, Gas
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS When Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin addressed the state Chamber of Commerces Business Summit in 2013, he said that if the Mountain State is a willing partner with the natural gas industry, the industry must be willing to partner with the...
TOP 25 FOOTBALL ; No. 4 Baylor Pulls Away from SMU; No. 5 Michigan State Hangs On
DALLAS - Seth Russell threw for 376 yards with three of his five touchdowns to Jay Lee, and the new starting quarterback also ran for a score as fourth-ranked Baylor finally got back on the field with 56-21 victory at SMU on Friday night. The Bears...
TOXIC ALGAE ; Health Officials Warn Residents to Avoid Algae in Ohio River
State public health officials on Friday cautioned West Virginians to avoid contact with Ohio River water that appears to contain blue- green algae, the latest action as concern continues across the region about a potentially toxic algae that's been moving...
TWO-MINUTE Drill
Quote"He didn't stop it so much as he raised his arms and the fight parted."Alex Kaseberg Comedy writer talking about when Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow broke up a training-camp skirmishNames in the gamesBerry wins battle for Steelers punting jobJordan...
Uproar ; Morality Keeps Evolving
OVER in Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been married four times. U.S. News & World Report says: She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. This...
U.S. OPEN ; Williams Sisters Win, Advance to Fourth Round
NEW YORK - Can't count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as she bids for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Eight times this season at major tournaments,...
Vent Line
I say my "thank you every morning and every evening. But I also want to say thank God I'm a West Virginian. It would be nice to have the Family or Hallmark programs back on Suddenlink's Channel 3. They used to do that for those of us who couldn't afford...
Weberwood Elem. Adopts New Form of 'Invisible Fundraising'
During the Aug. 18 "Meet the Teacher night at Weberwood Elementary School, Parent Teacher Association President Amanda Bartoli surprised those in attendance when she announced there would be no major fundraiser for the 2015-16 school year. Bartoli explained...
West Virginians to See Pope during US Visit
Several West Virginians will be in attendance later this month when tens of thousands of people flock to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia for Pope Francis' historic first visit to the United States. Monsignor Edward Sadie, the rector...
When Crazy Talk Gets Dangerous
NEW YORK - As 17 Republican candidates try to get noticed, and 16 of them struggle to compete with The Donald, perhaps we should not be surprised to hear crazy rhetoric and outlandish ideas. In recent days, Chris Christie has proposed that all legal...
White House Hits Iran Deal Setback ; Key Democrat Voices Opposition, Throws off Obama's Hopes of Avoiding Veto
WASHINGTON - White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition. The setback came in the announcement...
Why Clinton Remains Inevitable ; despite Email Scandal, Clinton Sealing Democratic Nomination Likely
WASHINGTON Unless shes indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I dont see a realistic third alternative (except for one long-shot, below).Clinton...
W.Va. GOP Looking to Fill Seat after Dailer Takes Position with RNC
West Virginia Republican Party Executive Director Matt Dailer is taking a position with the Republican National Committee, according to a statement issued by the state GOP. A Wheeling native and Marshall University graduate, Dailer has been with the...
WVU FOOTBALL - GAME 1 TONIGHT ; OPENING SCENE; Mountaineers Emphasis Is on Turnover Margin
GEORGIA SOUTHERN at WEST VIRGINIAWhen: 7:30 p.m. todayLine: West Virginia by 19 1/2TV: Root SportsMORGANTOWN - Throughout the offseason that finally ends tonight, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen focused on turnovers and ways to prevent them on offense...
WVU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK ; Breida Is Best of Georgia Southern RB Stable
MORGANTOWN - Georgia Southern won't have its ordinary starting quarterback for tonight's season-opening football game against West Virginia, but that doesn't seem to matter much to either of the teams involved in the 7:30 p.m. game at Mountaineer Field....
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