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Articles from August 8, 2016

Attorney Details St. Albans Man's Cocaine Manufacturing
Christopher Ayash made his own cocaine to avoid the toxins in street level drugs, his lawyer wrote in a sentencing memorandum. Ayash, a well known businessman and developer, pleaded guilty in April to possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial...
Brad Paisley Helps to Start Rebuilding Project after Floods
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Country music star Brad Paisley is helping a home rebuilding project in flood-ravaged West Virginia get off to a solid start. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday for a community of 42 homes on land donated by the city...
Bulletin Board
Bird programSt. Matthew's Episcopal Church will present a program on West Virginia Birds at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday in St. Matthew's Mathes Hall on Norwood Road. Presenters are lifetime Charleston residents, Jim and Beverly Triplett, who are very knowledgeable...
Clinton's Mixed Results with Russia
WASHINGTON -As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic "Moscow Spring," seizing on Vladimir Putin's break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia's acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention...
CPP Has Been All Pain, No Gain for W.Va. ; Anniversary of EPA Plan Met with Deafening Silence from Mountain State
August 3 marked one year since President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agencys strategy to decrease carbon emissions from power plants in order to combat the consequences of climate change. While anniversaries are...
Democratic Super-Lawyer Tackles Voting Restrictions
PHOENIX - After a lopsided string of court victories knocking down state voting restrictions, Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias was literally flying high last week in his pursuit of other Republican-initiated voting laws he says hurt his party's most...
EARTH TALK ; Efforts Ongoing to Find a New Home in Space
Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we on efforts to support large numbers of people on the moon or other planets if our population gets too big or we ruin the environment here on Earth? - Barbara Christie, Hull, Mass.As the human population swells and...
Elitism Won't Defeat Trump
Anyone with confidence in the American people (and I have quite a lot of it) had to believe that Donald Trump's unpreparedness, instability and just plain meanness would catch up with him eventually. This, as the polls show, is what happened over the...
Family Opens Consignment Shop in Memory of Their Son
WHITE HALL - The Henline family of White Hall has opened a children's consignment shop in memory of their son. John Angelos opened on May 21 to help those who have experienced the loss of a child.At 16 weeks John Angelos' heart stopped beating, Hanzel...
Gazette-Mail News, Ads Judged as Best in State Press Association Awards
MORGANTOWN - The West Virginia Press Association named the Charleston Gazette-Mail as the state's top Division 1 newspaper for General Excellence on Saturday. The association announced the results of its annual newspaper contest during its convention...
INNERVIEWS ; 'I Was a Man in a Hurry'; Coalfield Roots Spawn Lasting Love for Sports
Few West Virginians know more about sports and sports figures than Frank Giardina. Growing up in McDowell County when coalfield life revolved around football, basketball and baseball games, he wallowed in a passion for sports that persists to this day.Interest...
Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist Who Was Convicted of Spying
TEHRAN, Iran -Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man who was once heralded as a hero. Shahram Amiri defected...
Iraqis Flee Mosul for Underequipped Camp
DIBAGA CAMP, Iraq - Camps for displaced civilians in Iraq's north are overflowing as Iraqi forces push toward the Islamic State group- held city of Mosul, forcing thousands to flee. Just southeast of Mosul, the Dibaga camp for Iraqis displaced from...
ISIL Claims Belgium Machete Attack
BRUSSELS - The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a weekend machete attack that wounded two policewomen in the Belgian city of Charleroi, calling it an act of reprisal carried out by one of its "soldiers." Belgian prosecutors identified...
KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS ; School's in Session; County's Maintenance Work Made Tougher by Flood Damage
As the clock ticked down to today's openings for most schools in Kanawha County, school system employees were working overtime on regular maintenance projects, a process made more difficult this year as workers also made repairs to schools damaged in...
Low-Income Homes Bear Energy Burden ; Affordability Gap Widens as US
The clean energy mantra is so loud that it often drowns out the feeble cry of energy poverty. Many Americans are finding it more and more difficult to pay their utility bills, yet this important issue is nearly absent from the debate about Americas...
Macedonia Declares Emergency after Flooding Kills 21
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens injured, authorities said. Police and army helicopters...
Major League Baseball Today ; Reds Avoid Sweep, Dump Bucs
PITTSBURGH - Major league steals leader Billy Hamilton swiped four bases, got three hits and scored three runs, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Sunday. Hamilton helped the Reds avoid a series sweep with his bat and legs....
MLS
All Times EDTEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GANew York City FC 10 7 7 37 40 40Toronto FC 10 7 6 36 33 24Montreal 8 5 9 33 37 31New York 9 9 5 32 38 30Philadelphia 8 8 7 31 38 37New England 6 9 8 26 29 40Orlando City 5 5 11 26 35 36D.C. United 5 8 9 24...
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ; Recent Playoff Successes a Boost for Entire League
When the rest of the Mountain East Conference tuned into ESPN2 on Dec. 19 to watch conference-mate Shepherd take on Northwest Missouri State for the NCAA Division II national title, there might have been some feelings of longing. The spotlight of the...
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Cheez-It 355 resultsSundayAt Watkins Glen InternationalWatkins Glen, N.YLap length: 2.45 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 90.2. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 90.3. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 90.4. (9) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet,...
NASCAR SPRINT CUP ; Hamlin Scores First Road Course Victory
It's the first road course win of Hamlin's Cup career and he survived a race that had eight cautions for 24 laps and two red flags for 30 minutes. On the final lap, Hamlin, who was beaten on the road course at Sonoma in June by Tony Stewart in a bang...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAnderson, Jane A. Ball, James E. Bowen, Robert S. Brown, Billy J. Ellis, Herma M. Harbour, Bill B. Phillips, Jeanne M. Rose, Haymond Sr. Westfall, Erika J. Workman, Donald E.Jane Ann AndersonJane Ann Anderson, 66, of Charleston, went...
Our Views ; School Year Different for Some in Kanawha; Students Affected by Flood Will Need Additional Help, Support
Across the state, teachers are preparing their classrooms for a crop of new students and anxiously awaiting the first day of school. But some teachers will face a harsher reality when schoolchildren step into their classrooms. In Kanawha County, students...
Our Views ; Will This Be the Year for Third-Party Success?; Distrust of Major Party Candidates Draws Attention to Libertarians
If there were ever a time to consider a candidate who is not a Republican or a Democrat, this would be the year, wrote Maryland Libertarian candidate for the U.S. House Scott Soffen on his blog. In the general election on Nov. 8, Soffen wrote, voters...
Police Say Man Robbed Bank to Keep on Gambling
It is, admittedly, kind of a funny story.A guy goes into a casino at 10 in the morning and starts playing blackjack. Maybe he hits a losing streak. A few hours later, he saves his seat at the table, leaves the casino, robs a bank, returns to the casino,...
Potpourri
First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking on opening night of the Democratic National convention, said, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their...
Pro Golf
PGA TourTravelers Championship ScoresSundayAt TPC River HighlandsCromwell, Conn.Purse: $6.6 millionYardage: 6,841; Par: 70FinalRussell Knox, $1,188,000 67-67-64-68-266Jerry Kelly, $712,800 64-70-69-64-267Patrick Rodgers, $382,800 68-66-66-68-268Justin...
PRO GOLF ; 58! Furyk Sets a PGA Tour Record at Travelers
CROMWELL, Conn. - Jim Furyk has a place in PGA Tour history all to himself with a new magic number in golf. Three years after Furyk became the sixth player on tour with a 59, he took it even lower Sunday in the Travelers Championship with a 12-under...
Putnam Funeral Home Owner Target of Investigation
One of the owners of a Poca-based funeral home, accused in a lawsuit of cashing in on pre-need funeral contracts for people who weren't actually dead, is the target of a potential criminal investigation, his lawyer disclosed in court documents. Chad Harding...
Questions Abound as Herd Opens Camp
The funny thing is, I contributed to the preseason magazine that gives Marshall the least respect. I plead innocent. I declared that Marshall had the talent to go 6-2 or 7-1 in Conference USA play. I meant it.But on the top right-hand corner of that...
READERS' Vent
Congressional conservatives, and not necessarily Republicans, "blocked" certain spending bills because we don't have the money. Here's another example of a Democrat who wants to spend something we don't have. President Obama had no more qualifications...
RIO 2016 ; Gusting Winds Affect Second Day of Games; Williams Sisters Lose First Olympic Doubles Match
RIO DE JANEIRO - The whipping gusts that disrupted athletes and spectators alike were just a prelude to the winds of change that roared through Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night: Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic doubles match for the first time....
RIO 2016 ; Thrasher Credits Time at WVU for Quick Rise
iNSiDE: More Olympics coverage 5BIt remains surreal for West Virginia University rifle team member Ginny Thrasher, so much that she still looks down every little bit at the gold medal now permanently in her possession, reminding herself that, yes, it...
SAVVY SENIOR ; Medicare Coverage for Non-Working Spouses
Dear Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover spouses who have not worked? I have worked all my life, but my spouse worked only for a few years when we first got married but then quit to take care of our children fulltime. Will she be eligible for Medicare?...
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY ; Board Members Open to Revision
Several Kanawha schools officials support adding varying levels of civil liberty protections to a controversial proposed "social media policy." The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the school board last week, saying...
SPORTS Briefs
Arribas leads Power past ShorebirdsSALISBURY, Md. - Daniel Arribas smacked his 11th home run of the season as the West Virginia Power pulled away from the Delmarva Shorebirds 12-7 Sunday afternoon in South Atlantic League play. Logan Hill went 2 for...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVISIONNBCS 9 a.m. - Olympics, women's field hockey; women's fencing; women's basketball; women's rugby; men's basketball; men's water polo; weightlifting; women's volleyball; boxing USA 9 a.m. - Olympics, equestrian; table tennis; men's beach volleyball;...
Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBaltimore 63 47 .573 5-5 W-1 39-17 24-30 Toronto 63 49 .563 1 6-4 L-2 32-24 31-25 Boston 60 49 .550 2 5-5 L-1 34-25 26-24 New York 56 55 .505 7 5 4-6 W-1 32-24 24-31 Tampa Bay 45 65 .409...
Stray Dog Runs Ultramarathon
It's still unclear how or why the scrappy, apricot-colored dog with pointy ears showed up to the starting line of the 155-mile ultramarathon in June. The closest village was several miles away, and all that lay ahead was the vast, unforgiving Gobi Desert....
Summer Olympics
Summer Olympic Medals Table11 of 14 Sunday's medal events23 of 306 total medal eventsNation G S B TotChina 3 2 3 8Australia 3 0 2 5Italy 2 3 2 7South Korea 2 2 1 5Hungary 2 0 0 2United States 1 5 2 8Russia 1 2 2 5Sweden 1 1 0 2Taiwan 1 0 1 2Japan 1 0...
Sunday's Boxscores, Etc
Orioles 10, White Sox 2Baltimore Chicagoab r h bi ab r h biA.Jones cf 5 2 2 0 Ti.Andr ss 4 0 1 0Kim lf 4 2 1 0 Me.Cbrr lf 3 0 0 0M.Mchdo 3b 6 3 3 7 C.Snchz 2b 1 0 0 0C.Davis 1b 2 1 1 1 Eaton rf 3 1 0 0Pearce rf 3 1 2 0 Abreu 1b 4 1 3 1Reimold rf 1 0...
Syrian Rebels Open Corridor in Aleppo
BEIRUT - Rebels breached the Syrian government siege on opposition neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo, opening a corridor in the south and marking a major military breakthrough. The push prompted an intensive airstrike campaign Sunday as insurgent groups put...
Thai Voters OK Junta-Backed Constitution
BANGKOK - Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed - rather than elected - officials. Although near-final...
Top Nazi Says Trump Offers 'Real Opportunity'
The effort to plant the seeds of white nationalism in the political mainstream will not be easy, according to the chairman of the American Nazi Party. But Rocky Suhayda thinks Republican Donald Trump presents a "real opportunity."Now, if Trump does...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueDETROIT TIGERS - Placed RHP Jordan Zimmermann and 3B Nick Castellanos on the 15-day DL, Zimmermann retroactive to Friday. Recalled 3B Casey McGehee and LHP Kyle Ryan from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS - Placed OF Colby Rasmus on...
Trump to Give Speech on Plan for Economy ; GOP Nominee Hopes to Refocus Campaign after Tough Week
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is trying to shift from a disastrous stretch of his presidential campaign to one focused on policy and party unity. But even as his allies speak of lessons the political newcomer has learned, two of his staunchest Republican...
Turkey Anti-Coup Rally Packs Istanbul Waterfront
ISTANBUL - Turkey will continue fighting whatever powers seek to undermine the government, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday as he addressed a massive flag-waving rally in Istanbul in the wake of the country's abortive July 15 coup. The Yenikapi meeting...
Voting ; Shenanigans Over?
Across America in recent years, Republicans tried to suppress voting by blacks, Hispanics, the young, the poor and various other groups who tend to vote Democratic. The most common suppression tactic is to require photo identification cards at polls,...
WEST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL ; A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW; Receivers Coach Carrier Wants Mountaineer WRs to Emulate His Hard-Nosed Style of Play
MORGANTOWN - What Dana Holgorsen is willing to say about West Virginia's receivers is they are the fastest he's been around in a career that's included three Biletnikoff Award winners and a lengthening line of professional pass-catchers. "Collectively,...
Will Trump Energize the Latino Vote?
EDITOR'S NOTE This story is part of Divided America, AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. LAS VEGAS -It's a paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake...
WVU RECRUITING ; August a Busy Time for Recruits
Although college coaches have turned most of their attention to their own teams and high school prospects around the country are preparing for their own preseason practices, August is still a big month for visits in the world of college football recruiting....
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