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Articles from May 27, 2016

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug in Pennsylvania
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics....
AREA ROUNDUP ; UC No. 8 in Final Softball Poll
The University of Charleston softball team concluded its record- setting season with its highest-ever spot in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 poll. The Golden Eagles finished at No. 8 following their first berth in the NCAA Division...
BIG 12 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT ; Mountaineers Rip Texas Tech 9-4, Advance to Semifinals
For the second time in as many games, West Virginia's baseball team lost a starting pitcher early in a Big 12 tournament game. For the second time in as many games, it didn't matter. Chad Donato, WVU's lone first-team all-conference pick, left with...
Blankenship's Fall Mimics Coal's Decline
"It is as great a pleasure for me to be criticized by the communists and the atheists of the Charleston Gazette as to be applauded by my best friends. Because I know they are wrong." - Don Blankenship, 2008 It's been nearly eight years since Blankenship uttered...
Britain at an Economic Crossroads
LONDON Sixty-five years ago, what has become the European Union was an embryo conceived in fear. It has been stealthily advanced from an economic to a political project, and it remains enveloped in a watery utopianism even as it becomes more dystopian.The...
Bulletin Board
The Dunbar Housing Authority will hold a regular Board of Commissioners meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in their offices at 900 Dutch Hollow Road, Dunbar. Kanawha-Charleston Humane AssociationKanawha-Charleston Humane Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in...
Chaos ; Legislative Fiasco
REPUBLICANS took control of the Legislature and West Virginias government is on the brink of collapse. The current special session is costing taxpayers perhaps a half-million dollars at $35,000 per day. If it cant attain a balanced budget by July 1,...
China Accuses US of Obstructing Trade with Up to 450% Steel Duties
BEIJING - China accused the United States on Thursday of hampering trade after Washington imposed duties of up to 450 percent on Chinese steel in its latest response to a flood of low-priced imports. The Ministry of Commerce complained U.S. regulators discriminated...
Clinton Takes on 'Shadow-Banking' Industry
Hillary Clinton says that she, too, would break up banks. If necessary."But I go further, she said at a Democratic debate in April, "because I want the law to extend to those that are part of the shadow-banking industry. This has been her consistent...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Briles out at Baylor; Coach to Be Fired after School Releases Details of Sex-Assault Scandal
A brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference. The Bears became one college football's cool teams under Briles, winning league titles and earning lofty...
CONFERENCE USA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT ; Boster Gets Herd off on Right Foot
Marshall's best chance to win the Conference USA baseball tournament hinges, it seems, on getting the ball back to Chase Boster. The Thundering Herd ace gets better with each game, and was solid in the 5-3 win late Wednesday night over Florida International in...
Delegates in Hand, Trump Says He's Got Nomination
BISMARCK, N.D. - With a triumphant pile of delegates in hand, Republican Donald Trump on Thursday claimed support from "almost everybody" in his party and turned his attention to his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is still locked...
Deputies: Scout Leader Sent Explicit Photos to Troop Members
An assistant Boy Scout troop leader accused of using social media to solicit explicit material from three members of his Kanawha County troop was arrested Thursday. Kevin Michael Rogier, 39, of Sissonville, was arraigned Thursday on three felony counts...
Disney Scours China for Talent to Staff Shanghai Theme Park
When Niu Tianlong graduated last year from the Shanghai University of Sport, he planned to pursue his passion for a full- contact Chinese martial art known as wushu. Then Disney came calling. Nowadays Niu is lacing up his knee-high boots, donning pantaloons...
Fireflies Jump on Power for 4-2 Win
In his first eight starts in full-season pro baseball, Mitch Keller gave up two or fewer runs. Unfortunately for the West Virginia Power ace Thursday night, he gave up three runs in the first three batters. Even more painful? Those three runs determined the...
First Impressions ; Printing Company Opens on West Side
Emily Sokolosky had to start again.For every adjustment she made, a new problem formed. She needed the press to print evenly. She needed to see that every letter, every symbol was kissing the white sheet with symmetry. First, the middle was too light....
FOR THE FALLEN ; `Run for the Wall' Stops at Capitol on Annual Trek to Vietnam Memorial
When the "Run for the Wall" motorcyclists pulled onto the state Capitol grounds Thursday, they were met with flag-waving, patriotic support from West Virginians. Run for the Wall is an annual motorcycle event in remembrance of American veterans who...
French Open
ThursdayAt Stade Roland GarrosParisPurse: $35.9 million (Grand Slam)Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesMenSecond RoundTomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6- 1, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Pablo Cuevas (25), Uruguay, def. Quentin Halys, France,...
FRENCH OPEN TENNIS ; Williams Sisters Both Win 6-2, 6-1
PARIS - First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French Open arena and won by the very same score.A bit like old...
Gazette-Mail Charities Send-a-Child-to-Camp Fund ; Readers Dedicated to Camp Fund
Dedications are a way to add even more meaning to a donation to the Gazette-Mail Charities Send-a-Child-to-Camp Fund. Not only are you helping to send a child to summer camp, but you're also recognizing something or someone special in your life.This...
Judge Gives Stiff Sentences in Vista View Fall
Several people in the courtroom Thursday gasped when a judge sentenced Lisa Ferrebee. Prosecutors had called her the least culpable out of the four who pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree robbery charges stemming from an incident that...
Letters
The 'right' to vote should become mandatoryEditor:Sir Winston Churchill once stated that "Democracy is the worst form of government ever devised by man, but better than all of the alternatives. Ideally, democracy means the people determine who will...
Louisiana's 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill Becomes Law
Louisana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed the "Blue Lives Matter" bill into law Thursday, making the state the first in the nation where public safety workers are considered a protected class under hate-crime law. In many states, hate-crime laws call...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Harrison, Cole Lift Pirates Past Arizona
PITTSBURGH - Josh Harrison let an illness hold him out of the starting lineup, but didn't let it stop him from being a big part of a Pirates win. Harrison came off the bench to hit a two-out, two- run double in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Marlins' Fernandez Strikes out 12 in Win against Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jose Fernandez struck out 12 in seven innings Thursday and won his sixth straight start for the Miami Marlins, a 9-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays. Fernandez (7-2) struck out eight of the last 10 batters he faced and struck...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Verlander Helps Tigers Rebound
DETROIT - After allowing seven runs to the Cleveland Indians on May 3, Justin Verlander took to Twitter always a risky move for an athlete, especially one coming off a frustrating performance. "I'm going to dominate soon! I'm close, his tweet said....
Major League Boxscores
ThursdayPirates 8, Diamondbacks 3Arizona Pittsburghab r h bi ab r h biSegura 2b 5 2 2 0 Mercer ss 5 1 1 0Bourn cf 3 0 2 1 McCtchn cf 3 1 0 0Gldschm 1b 5 0 1 2 Freese 1b 4 0 1 0Ja.Lamb 3b 4 0 1 0 Kang 3b 5 0 3 2Drury rf-lf 5 0 2 0 S.Marte lf 5 0 1 1Hrrmann...
Markets
Lackluster start The Commerce Department delivers its latest estimate of U.S. economic growth today. Economists project that the economy grew 0.8 percent in the first three months of this year, as measured by the gross domestic product. Thats slightly...
NBA PLAYOFFS - EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS ; Cavs' Love Bounces Back Bigtime in Game 5
CLEVELAND - As the shots dropped, the score widened and the head- banging Cleveland crowd screamed louder, threatening to rip off the arena's roof, Kevin Love raised his arms and gestured for fans to do more. Usually, it's the other way around.Shaking...
New Questions Emerge in Clinton Emails
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before - including...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAdkins, Gloria A. Ashley, Nina E. Bunner, James M. Burdette, Lawrence Jr. Comer, Tyler W. Copen, Gloria E. Filbin, Charles J. Fullen, Margurite Green, Chad D. Hamrick, Suzanne Hannum, Sarah E. Hatfield, Bennett K. Houchin, Wanda V. Keyser,...
Our Children, Our Future Campaign Unveils Policy Agenda
A group committed to ending child poverty in West Virginia unveiled a list of 18 policy proposals that it will fight for over the next several years and said it will work to inform voters about legislative candidates who share its priorities. The list...
Our Views ; Its Time to End All Those Federal Food Subsidies; Government Wants to Give Million Pounds of Surplus Peanuts to Haiti
What a kind thing to do. The United States government has a million pounds of peanuts that it paid for but doesnt need, so why not give all those legumes to a country that needs help feeding its people. Its a great benevolent thing to do, right?In another...
Our Views ; Vandalia Gathering Showcases Best of W.Va.; History and Culture Are Alive and Well Thanks to Annual Event
Every Mountain State resident knows how West Virginians love to get together to shoot the breeze, sing some songs and eat delicious food. Its just a way of life here.West Virginians value tradition, and the annual Vandalia Gathering now in its 40th...
Penske the Standard of Excellence at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS - It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in the race, so he brought his 14-year-old son to Indianapolis...
Police: Motive Was Money ; Hatfield's Alleged Killer Arraigned, Held on 1st-Degree Murder Charge
Two young men saw Ben Hatfield's luxury SUV Sunday morning and saw dollar signs, according to police. They could now face life in prison. Chief Deputy Joe Smith, of the Mingo County Sheriff's Office, said Thursday that Anthony R. Arriaga, of Lima, Ohio,...
PREP BASEBALL - CLASS AA REGION 4 FINALS ; McCloud Hurls Wayne Past Sissonville, into State Tourney
WAYNE - With the way Dakota McCloud was throwing Thursday evening, Wayne didn't need much in the way of offense. It got just enough. McCloud fired a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks, guiding the Pioneers back to the state tournament for...
PREP SOFTBALL - STATE TOURNAMENT FINALS ; ANOTHER TITLE FOR HURRICANE; Green the Unlikely Hero as Redskins Repeat as AAA Champs
INSIDE: Wheeling Central (Class A), Chapmanville (AA) capture crowns 4BVIENNA - Even with all of the words Hurricane coach Josh Caldwell said to his team in the dugout between games on Thursday, the most important three were stated at almost a whisper...
PREP SOFTBALL - STATE TOURNAMENT FINALS ; Wheeling Central Completes 33-0 Season with Class A Title
VIENNA - Since records haven't traditionally been kept by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission in terms of softball champions, no one was really sure of the last team to go undefeated with a state title. Regardless of who that last...
Prison Educators Get Layoff Notices
Dozens of employees at adult education programs in West Virginia's state prisons and regional jails are slated to be laid off, and those programs are to be eliminated, as a result of the ongoing state budget impasse. The state Department of Education began...
READERS' Vent
I think I finally figured out what the attraction to Bernie Sanders is for his supporters - neither have ever had a job and neither ever wants to have a job. Many readers don't understand that transgenders want to feel safe and don't want to be bullied. They...
Refugee Group Eyes Charleston
As Charleston's population continues to decline, a refugee resettlement service is considering opening an agency in the city that would assist hundreds of refugees in moving to the area. Episcopal Migration Ministries, a refugee-resettlement agency,...
Sharks Head to 1st Stanley Cup Final
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Two years after their most devastating playoff loss, the San Jose Sharks held their most meaningful celebration. The franchise notorious for falling short each postseason will finally get the chance to play for the Stanley Cup.Captain...
South Atlantic League Glance
At A GlanceAll Times EDTNorthern DivisionW L Pct. GBHagerstown (Nationals) 28 17 .622 -Hickory (Rangers) 28 19 .596 1Delmarva (Orioles) 26 19 .578 2West Virginia (Pirates) 23 23 .500 5Greensboro (Marlins) 22 25 .468 7Kannapolis (White Sox) 19 27 .413...
SPORTS Briefs
Royals place Moustakas on DL with torn ACLKANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Such injuries usually sideline a player...
STATE Briefs
Dunbar man stabbed early ThursdayA Dunbar man was stabbed in the neck and shoulder while walking home shortly after midnight Thursday, according to Dunbar police. Bradley Smith and Mitchell Clark were both walking to their homes on Moore Avenue at about...
Stop Comparing Washington to Disney
Lets make this clear: the nations capital is not the Magic Kingdom.Yet twice this week, Washington policymakers preposterously likened serious issues veterans health care and the safety of D.C.s deeply dysfunctional Metro system to Disneys amusement...
Surprise! WVU Has a Top Baseball Recruit in Waiting
The news was buried.Or, perhaps, its release was just mistimed.The Mountaineers' baseball signing class, you see, was announced back on Nov. 16, 2015, pushed down the news pages at that time by the deluge of football and basketball stories. Allow me,...
Taste-of-ALL Serving Up Big Changes ; Former Taste of Charleston Moves
WANT TO GO?WHAT: Taste-of-ALL WHEN: Saturday, May 28 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton and Haddad Riverfront Park TICKETS: 50 cents per ticket sold at the door MORE INFORMATION: festivallcharleston.comCharleston's longest-running food festival...
Transactions
BASEBALLMajor League BaseballMLB Suspended Atlanta OF Hector Olivera through August 1, for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The suspension of Olivera is retroactive to April 30, covering...
Uproar on House Floor
Efforts to put together a 2016-17 state budget took a dramatic turn Thursday evening, as Delegate Ron Walters, R-Kanawha, offered symbolic amendments to strip funding out of various accounts in the budget bill (HB 101), including eliminating funding...
WATER CRISIS ; Filing: Intake Could Have Been Closed; Water Company Could Have Allowed Chemicals to Pass Plant, Lawyers Argues
West Virginia American Water Co. could have avoided the depletion of its treated water reserves during a cold spell in January 2014, a move that would have allowed the company to close its Elk River drinking water intake to allow chemicals from the Freedom...
W.Va. American Water Starts Dunbar Project
West Virginia American Water has broken ground on a $290,000 water main project in Dunbar that will replace 4,600 feet of pipe, according to a company press release. The publicly traded water utility announced the replacement project at a time when...
WVU Board Recommends Contract Renewal for Gee
West Virginia University's Board of Governors unanimously recommended on Thursday that the Higher Education Policy Commission renew E. Gordon Gee's contract to stay on as the school's president for another five years. University spokesman John Bolt...
WWII 'Memphis Belle' Gunner Dies at 94
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melvin Rector long carried England in his heart after he helped defend it during World War II, but 70 years passed without him stepping foot back in the country. The 94- year-old finally decided to leave his home in Barefoot...
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