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Articles from August 12, 2016

Armstead: Build New Elementary in Clendenin
House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanwaha, is calling on Kanawha County Schools to build a new elementary school within the town of Clendenin. In a letter addressed to Kanawha Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring, Armstead commended the school system for...
Bulletin Board
SunDae FunDaeUnited Way of Central West Virginia will host SunDae FunDae from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday on D Street at the Mound in South Charleston. Ice cream, carnival games, balloon animals, face painting, inflatables and more will be featured. Batman and...
Climbing Stunt Has Storied History
The unnamed 19-year-old Virginia man who suction cupped his way up 21 floors of the Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday afternoon wanted to meet the Republican presidential nominee - pretty desperately, it seems. "Believe me, if my purpose was not significant...
Clinton Knocks 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' ; Republicans, Including Presidential Nominee, Seem to Admit He Could Lose
WARREN, Mich. - Her political fortunes flourishing, Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump's claim to working-class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would benefit...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Oklahoma Going for 10th Title in Big 12 Still with 10 Teams
DALLAS - Oklahoma already has a record nine Big 12 championships, and last season took the league into the College Football Playoff for the first time. While the smallest Power Five conference could soon be expanding, the Sooners and Bob Stoops now...
Contractors Group Opposes Tomblin's Hobet Mine Plan ; Association Says Deteriorating Highways Need Funds That Would Build Boone Road
The West Virginia Contractor's Association has come out sharply against Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's signature plan to spend an estimated $99.8 million to build a 2.6-mile highway to the reclaimed Hobet surface mine in Boone County. The association issued...
Cubs' Strop out 4-6 Weeks
CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop will be sidelined four to six weeks with a torn meniscus in his left knee. The right- hander will undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday after getting hurt fielding a grounder in the eighth inning of Wednesday's...
Department Stores Work to Rebuild Appeal
NEW YORK - Department stores trying to recapture their appeal to consumers are making plans to provide more experiences like spas and restaurants, and offer exclusive selections to transforms the store into more of a destination. With shoppers increasingly...
Eyes Set on the Finish Line ; Charleston Man Sinks His Teeth into Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim
Gary Needham is going to try his best not to look like a sea lion in the water. You see, by his estimation, that's the safest way to avoid any threats - like sharks - during his 1.5-mile open-water swim tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay."Don't look...
Fact Check: Trump Wrong on Obama, ISIL
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says President Barack Obama is the "founder" of the Islamic State group. He's not, of course. According to the GOP presidential nominee, Obama's decision to pull U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 destabilized the Middle East and created...
GOP Defections ; Strange Election
For the first time within memory, a remarkable number of top U.S. Republicans are renouncing their partys nominee for president.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, declared in a Washington Post commentary Monday that she cannot vote for Donald Trump because...
GOP: US Command Manipulated ISIL Intel Reports
WASHINGTON - Intelligence assessments approved by senior leaders at U.S. Central Command exaggerated the progress of anti-terrorism efforts they ran against Islamic State militants, a House Republican task force said in an initial report released Thursday....
Hurricane Hosting Annual City Yard Sale
The city of Hurricane's annual citywide yard sale will be returning Saturday.Vanessa Ervin, marketing and development manager for the city, said sales will start at 7 a.m. and last until about 2 p.m. While neighborhoods typically don't have a problem...
Jobless Claims Little Changed for Second Straight Week
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, holding near four-decade lows that highlight strength in the job market. Jobless claims fell by 1,000 to 266,000 in the week ended Aug. 6, from a revised...
Justices Likely Will Hear Right-to-Work Arguments
A preliminary injunction Wednesday blocking enforcement of the West Virginia's new right-to-work law drew exuberance or disappointment from those with differing views on the legislation - but agreement from both sides that the issue will ultimately end...
Kanawha Schools to Continue Operating Day Care Temporarily
A day after parents received notice that the Public Employees Day Care on Charleston's East End would shut down within a few weeks, Kanawha County Schools appears to have reversed its decisions temporarily. The school system agreed on Thursday to continue operating...
Labor Wins First Round in Court Battle ; Judges Decision Creates Uncertainty
Earlier this year, the Legislature passed the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act. Gov. Tomblin vetoed the bill, but the Legislature overrode the veto and on July 1 West Virginia became the 26th right-to-work state.Now, leading labor organizations have...
Letters
Political correctness is a tool to control the perception of truthEditor:If you think political correctness is not a means of control, try addressing a subject in a manner that is not acceptable to the "politically correct" news media or the "politically...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Pirates' Taillon Shuts Down Padres
PITTSBURGH - Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon keeps building up his innings by limiting his pitches. Taillon threw three-hit ball for eight innings and Pittsburgh got a pair of RBIs from David Freese to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0.Taillon (3-2) struck...
Making a Call on Herd's Season
Oh, the horror.Oh, the humiliation.Usually, you can take my Marshall football predictions as gospel. Heck, Sandi Patty would sing about THEM. (She's a gospel singer, you heathen.) But last season I missed MU's final regular-season record by (and it...
Marijuana to Remain Dangerous Drug, but Feds Allow Research
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most-dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses. The decision...
Markets
TodaySpotlight on inflation New data on the costs charged by producers should provide clues to the broader direction of inflation in the U.S. The Labor Department is expected to report today that its index of producer prices increased 0.1 percent in...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Richardson Brings Veteran Element to MU Secondary
HUNTINGTON - Terry Richardson is one of just three Marshall players in his fifth major-college football preseason camp, so he isn't fazed by his debut in a Thundering Herd practice uniform. (The others, by the way, are Shawn Petty and Joe Massaquoi....
MLB ROUNDUP ; Trumbo Blast Lifts Orioles Past Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. - Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam for his major league-leading 32nd homer and drove in five runs to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Thursday. The Orioles had been shut out for 17 straight innings and lost their lead...
Mlb Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Toronto 65 50 .565 6-4 W-1 34-25 31-25 Baltimore 64 50 .561 5-5 W-1 39-17 25- 33 Boston 61 51 .545 2 5-5 L-1 35-26 26-25 New York 57 56 .504 7 4 5-5 W-1 32-24 25-32 Tampa Bay 46 67 .407...
Mural to Be Centerpiece of Nitros New Memorial Park
As the City of Nitro looks forward to its centennial next year, it's tapping into younger talents to help complete a key feature at the city's upcoming Memorial Park. Nitro High School's principal recommended Claire Hemme, a 2016 graduate, to Mayor...
NFL Preseason
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PABuffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 0 0 0 .000 0 0Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0NorthW...
Obamacare under President Hillary
We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be the next president, but let's proceed on that (comforting) notion. Few are better prepared to preserve and improve upon the Affordable Care Act than Clinton, who's long immersed herself...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBarker, Richard D. Beall, Junior Beane, Betty J. Carper, Ruth Conner, Richard C. Fletcher, Camden W. Foster, Joan H. Glassburn, Larry Sr. Harbin, Carl W. Jr. Hoffman, Emily Hughes, Wanda F. Johnson, Connie S. Jones, Wilmot C. Jr. Jordan,...
Oil and Gas Group Says Feds Illegally Canceled Lease Sales
BILLINGS, Mont. - A trade group for the energy industry accused federal officials Thursday of illegally canceling or postponing the sale of more than two dozen oil and gas leases over the past two years. The Western Energy Alliance sued the Obama administration...
Our Views ; Why Maintain the Local Government Status Quo?; Its Time for Serious Consideration of Merging Government Entities
There was a time in West Virginia when the states population was surging, manufacturers filled the big river valleys and coal was king. Those days are history. Today, West Virginia is one of only two states losing population. Coal jobs, particularly...
Polish Tribunal Says Parts of New Law Unconstitutional
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled Thursday that parts of a new law governing its own operation are unconstitutional, but the government said it won't publish the ruling, which effectively kills it. These latest developments in...
PREP FOOTBALL NOTES ; Capital Plans to Divide Its Runners' Workload
Capital coach Jon Carpenter hopes his thunder and lightning backfield helps his team weather the long season better. Carpenter envisions opportunities this year for all three of his main backs - Silas Nazario, Deshaun James and Kalai Clark.Last year,...
PREP FOOTBALL ; Saints Be Praised; NFL Team Invites Herbert Hoover, Elkview Squads to View Practice at Greenbrier
With a big assist from Chad Pennington's First and 10 Foundation, the New Orleans Saints have invited the football teams from Herbert Hoover High School and Elkview Middle School to watch practice Sunday at The Greenbrier resort. Hoover and Elkview,...
Private Needle Exchange Program Opens in Beckley
BECKLEY - Dr. Ayne Amjad moved back to Beckley from Pittsburgh six years ago and watched rates of hepatitis B and C rise at her practice, until the majority of her patients had been diagnosed, and she waited. She spoke to them about their guilt and...
READERS' Vent
Why are there so many professionals in the Olympics? I was always under the impression that it was for the top amateur athletes. I'd like to say thank you to the musicians that played at the Cambpell's Creek Summerfest - you were appreciated by the...
Report: State Falls Short on Policies to Drop Cancer Rates
Despite making progress by raising its cigarette tax, West Virginia is mostly falling short when it comes to enacting policies that lower cancer rates, according to a report released Thursday. "We're making progress, said Hersha Arnold Brown, the state government...
Report: US-Based Turkish Navy Officer 'Missing' after Coup
ANKARA, Turkey - Two Turkish military attaches working in Greece have fled the country for Italy after the failed military coup attempt, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, while reports said a naval officer based in the U.S. has also gone missing....
Researchers: Flint Water Improving
DETROIT - Virginia Tech researchers who exposed the lead problem in Flint, Michigan, gave an upbeat opinion of the city's water quality Thursday after finding no detectable levels of the toxin in nearly half of 162 homes tested in July. Marc Edwards...
Restaurants Say 'Yes' to Doggy Diners
Fergus entered Daphne's restaurant, an Italian restaurant in London's tiny South Kensington neighborhood that's a favorite of celebrities and serves a gorgeous Tagliatelle with Girolles and Summer Truffle for 30 pounds ($39). He sat down, drank a little water...
RIO 2016 ; Phelps Wins 200 IM for 22nd Career Gold
RIO DE JANEIRO - Michael Phelps wasn't about to be stopped. Not even by his biggest rival. Phelps blew away Ryan Lochte - and everyone else, for that matter - to win his fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics and 22nd overall with a victory in the 200-meter individual...
RIO 2016 ; USA's Biles Soars to All-Around Gold
RIO DE JANEIRO - Forget the pressure. Forget the hype. Simone Biles is immune to all of it. Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant all over. And now, finally, an Olympic champion.The 19-year-old American soared to the...
ROUNDUP ; MEC Sets Cross Country Championships in Bridgeport
The Mountain East Conference announced an agreement with the city of Bridgeport Thursday that will place the MEC men's and women's cross country championships in the city for the next three years. The MEC will host its cross country championships at...
Russian Military Strikes ISIL-Held City in Syria amid Aleppo Fight
BEIRUT - The Russian military sent long-range bombers to strike a series of Islamic State targets in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa on Thursday - a fresh round of airstrikes that Syrian activists said killed at least 20 civilians and came amid...
SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY ; Plan Would Consolidate Fayette Schools
OAK HILL - West Virginia School Building Authority staff Thursday evening revealed a proposal, which they said was composed with Fayette County residents' input, to fix Fayette school building issues through new construction, consolidations and closures.But...
Soccer
Major League SoccerEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GANew York City FC 10 7 7 37 40 40Toronto FC 10 7 6 36 33 24New York 9 9 6 33 40 32Montreal 8 5 9 33 37 31Philadelphia 8 8 7 31 38 37New England 6 9 8 26 29 40Orlando City 5 6 11 26 36 39D.C. United 5...
SPORTS Briefs
NBA announces season scheduleKevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas. Dwyane Wade will return to Miami and Derrick Rose will go back to Chicago early...
Sports History
Aug. 121876 - Madeleine wins two straight heats over Canada's Countess of Dufferin to defend the America's Cup. 1936 Rosalind, driven by Ben White, wins the Hambletonian Stakes in straight heats.1937 Shirley Hanover, driven by Henry Thomas, wins the Hambletonian...
Sports on Tv/radio
TELEVISIONNBCSN 8 a.m. - Olympics, Men's Archery (LIVE); Track & Field - Qualifying Heats, Women's 10k - Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Soccer - Quarterfinal, U.S. vs. Sweden (LIVE); Women's Basketball - U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE); Beach Volleyball - Round...
THINGS TO DO Today
MusicCONNER MEIKLE AND DAVID LLOYD: 7 p.m. Free. Jazz. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871. COUNTRY FRIED with STEPHANIE SPINKS: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.JOSEPH...
'THIS IS A BIG MORALE BOOST' ; TransCanada Gas Workers Help Clendenin Rebuild
More than six weeks after massive flooding hit Clendenin, the people of the small Kanawha County town are still trying to clean up and rebuild. On Thursday, they got a few more hands to help with the work. More than 70 employees from TransCanada, the...
Thursday's Mlb Box Scores
Pirates 4, Padres 0San Diego Pittsburghab r h bi ab r h biJnkwski cf 3 0 0 0 Hrrison 2b 4 1 2 1Myers 1b 4 0 1 0 S.Marte lf 3 1 2 0Solarte 3b 4 0 0 0 McCtchn cf 3 0 0 0A.Dckrs lf 4 0 1 0 Freese 3b 4 1 2 2Schimpf 2b 2 0 0 0 G.Plnco rf 4 0 1 1Blash rf 4...
Tough Talk between Russia, Ukraine Heats Up Crimea Stalemate
MOSCOW - Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country's de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east amid an escalating war of words with Russia over Crimea. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued the order...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX Recalled LHP Roenis Elias from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned OF Bryce Brentz to Pawtucket. Activated RHP Sean O'Sullivan from the 15-day DL and assigned him outright to Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS Activated RHP Jeff...
Video of Chicken Cruelty at Tyson Prompts Firings
NORFOLK, Va. - An animal rights group on Thursday released an undercover video that shows Tyson Foods workers abusing and cruelly killing chickens at Virginia breeding facilities, prompting the company to fire 10 employees. "We're disgusted by a video...
Water Advisories
* The Clay County Public Service District has issued a boil- water advisory for notified customers only on the Ivydale System. The advisory follows a water main break. * The Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for...
WVU FOOTBALL ; LEADING BY EXAMPLE; Askew-Henry Steps into New Role among WVU Safeties
MORGANTOWN - Throughout the offseason, Dravon Askew-Henry oversaw a long list of messages in a thriving group chat among the other safeties in West Virginia's secondary. "I might say, Let's meet Saturday morning,' or, Hey, after our workout Monday,...
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