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Articles from September 2, 2016

AREA ROUNDUP ; WVU Finalizes Big 12 Basketball Schedule
The West Virginia University men's basketball team will get its showdown in Morgantown with Kansas - a rematch of the 2016 Big 12 title game - on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The announcement of that game was among the other updates announced Thursday as WVU finalized...
BIG 12 FOOTBALL ; League Coaches Prepare for High-Profile Openers
Kansas State's Bill Snyder let out a slight chuckle when asked if playing a season opener at No. 8 Stanford was the sign of a change in scheduling philosophy for the veteran coach. "Well, not in mine, Snyder said Monday. "But it's kind of the nature...
BIG 12 FOOTBALL ; Texas A&M Transfer QB Hill Prepares as TCU Starter
So Hill kept his head down, didn't say much and just tried to prove he was deserving of the second chance. "He came in being very humble. As soon as he came in, you could tell he came in trying to prove himself through his work ethic to gain our trust...
Big 12 Standings
Conference Overall W L PF PA W L PF PA baylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 iowa state 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kansas state 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 oklahoma state 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 tcU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 texas tech...
Bulletin Board
Trail clubKanawha Trail Club will sponsor a hike at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Plymouth Rock. Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio Avenue and Randolph Street, across from the post office. The hike is about 3 miles on gas well access roads. Pool...
CHARLESTON DISTANCE RUN ; First Time for Everything; Runner Says She's Ready to Tackle 15- Mile Race
Among the strides, hills and challenges of running the Charleston Distance Run three-member relay, Hurricane resident Kristi Smith made a promise to herself two years ago, one she aims to fulfill Saturday. Smith ran as part of the Distance Run's relay...
College Football
All times EDTStandings, schedulesBIG 12 CONFERENCEConf. OverallW L PF PA W L PF PABaylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Kansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Kansas State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Okla. State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0TCU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Texas...
College Football - National Schedule
Friday, Sept. 2EASTLafayette at CCSU, 6 p.m.Albany (NY) at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Colgate at Syracuse, 7 p.m.Army at Temple, 7 p.m.SOUTHBall St. vs. Georgia St. at Atlanta, 7 p.m.MIDWESTMVSU at E. Michigan, 6 p.m.Furman at Michigan St., 7 p.m.SOUTHWESTNorthwestern...
ETHICS COMMISSION ; 6 Tomblin Officials OK'd for Private Work
After the West Virginia Ethics Commission approved employment exemptions for six ranking members of the Tomblin administration Thursday, Chairman Robert Wolfe responded to criticism that the commission routinely approves all exemption requests, saying...
Fight Schedule
SaturdayAt Cavite, Philippines, McJoe Arroyo vs. Jerwin Ancajas, 12, for Arroyo's IBF super flyweight title. Sept. 9At Santander Arena, Reading, Pa., Roberet Easter Jr. vs. Richard Commey, 12, for vacant IBF lightweight title; Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio...
Fla. Finds Local Mosquitoes Carrying Zika
MIAMI - Florida has found the Zika virus in three groups of mosquitoes trapped in Miami Beach - the first time this has happened in the continental U.S. - and authorities are blaming a particular flower for making mosquito control much more difficult....
Florida Braces for First Direct Hit from Hurricane in over a Decade
CEDAR KEY, Fla. - Hurricane Hermine gained new strength Thursday evening and roared ever closer to Florida's Gulf Coast, where rough surf began battering docks and boathouses and people braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in...
Gameday Primer ; Missouri at West Virginia
Site: Milan Puskar Stadium (60,000) Kickoff: Noon, Saturday TV: Fox Sports 1 (Tim Brando, play-byplay; Spencer Tillman, analysis; Bruce Feldman, sidelines) Radio: 9 a.m., pregame, Mountaineer Sports Network/IMG stations (Tony Caridi, play-by-play; Dwight...
Georgetown Offers Slave Descendants Priority Admission
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in...
GRIDIRON GURUS ; Gazette-Mails Weekly Football Predictions
Paul Blazer (Ky.) at George Washington Capital at Riverside Herbert Hoover at Chapmanville Parkersburg at Hurricane Poca at Logan Scott at Winfield South Charleston at Cabell Midland St. Albans at Nitro Wayne at Sissonville Bridgeport at Wheeling Park Huntington...
Hinckley to Start Full-Time Life in Virginia Sept. 10
WASHINGTON - The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a Washington psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on Sept. 10, his lawyer said Thursday. A federal judge ruled in July that 61-year-old John Hinckley...
IOWA ; Officer Disciplined after Yanking Suspect's Dreadlocks
WATERLOO, Iowa - An angry white police officer repeatedly yanked on the dreadlocks of a handcuffed black man who was arrested after a dangerous high-speed chase in Iowa, then hit him twice on the back of the head, as seen in video obtained this week...
Kick-Start to the Season ; Special Teams Could Be Area of Concern for WVU vs. Missouri
MISSOURI AT WEST VIRGINIA When: Noon, Saturday TV: Fox Sports 1 Latest line: West Virginia by 10INSIDE: Mountaineer Gameday today in SECTION DMORGANTOWN - For at least three games, Mike Molina is West Virginia's kicker, though his coach said what happens...
Letters
Healthy welfare recipients should work for their benefitsEditor:I live on Pleasant Valley Road at Kenna, in Jackson County. The stream floods because of the debris and trees in it. If we had a program like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - Franklin Roosevelt's...
'Like It's Been Nuked': Zika Mosquito Spraying Kills Millions of Honey Bees ; in South Carolina
On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers. Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Braves Beat Padres, Complete First Home Sweep This Season
ATLANTA - In a largely forgettable season, the Atlanta Braves finally have reason to gloat a bit. They swept a three-game series at Turner Field for the first time this year.And, get this: They've scored at least seven runs in five straight home games...
Major League Boxscores, Etc
Braves 9, Padres 6San Diego Atlantaab r h bi ab r h biJnkwski cf 4 0 1 0 Incarte cf 4 1 2 1Myers 1b 4 2 2 2 Ad.Grca 3b 3 2 2 1Solarte 3b 4 1 1 1 F.Frman 1b 3 2 1 3A.Dckrs lf 4 1 1 1 M.Kemp lf 5 1 2 2Schimpf 2b 3 0 0 1 Mrkakis rf 4 0 0 0Os.Arca rf 4 0...
Markets
TodayLooking for jobs Employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish growth that points to a resilient U.S. economy. It was the second straight month of robust hiring, and the unemployment rate remained a low 4.9 percent....
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Thundering Herd Safeties Form `Three-Headed Monster'
HUNTINGTON - The dismissal last week of safety Tiquan Lang from the Marshall program took another returning starter from the defense, and took the only returning starter from the secondary. When the Thundering Herd's season finally gets under way on...
Middle School Football
Hayes 8 8 8 8-32Dunbar 0 0 0 0-0First quarterHayes - J. Claytor 80 kickoff return (Holbert run)Second quarterHayes - Alexander 9 run (Holbert run)Third quarterHayes - Claytor 2 run (Claytor run)Fourth quarterHayes - Clayton 1 run (Holbert run)Records:...
Missouri Numerical Roster
No.Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown 1 Chris Black WR 6-0 190 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. 1 Anthony Hines DB 6-1 200 Jr. S. San Francisco, Calif. 2 TJ Warren DB 5-11 210 RFr. Conyers, Ga. 2 Marvin Zanders QB 6-1 200 So. Jacksonville, Fla. 3 Luke Jackson K 6-1...
Mitch's Matchups
Missouri-WVU matchupsWVU rush offense vs. Missouri rush defenseWest Virginia's rushing offense shapes up nicely for the season - just maybe not for this game. The Mountaineers return one of the best offensive lines, but guard Adam Pankey is suspended....
Mlb Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayToronto 76 57 .571 6-4 W-1 40-28 36-29 Boston 74 59 .556 2 5- 5 W-1 41-30 33-29 Baltimore 72 61 .541 4 5-5 L-1 43-24 29-37 New York 69 63 .523 6 2 6-4 W-2 37-28 32-35 Tampa Bay 56 76 .424...
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ; Little Things Mean a Lot for Jackets Receivers
The West Virginia State football team's wide receivers are getting plenty of instruction on the finer points of their craft this preseason. The Yellow Jackets hope that attention to detail will make an already-prolific passing game - one that led the Mountain...
MOUNTAINEER OPPONENTS ; Mizzou All about Nose Touches, Truman
Heres a little background information, trivia and fun facts about the opposing team in this weeks matchupUniversity of Missouri Location: columbia, mo. (halfway between st. louis and Kansas city) population 116,900 Established: 1839; first public university...
Mountaineers Ready to Celebrate 125 Years
0 The total number of ballots West Virginia and Missouri found themselves on in the preseason USA Today coaches and Associated Press sportswriters top 25 polls. The last time the AP and coaches preseason polls were without both the Mountaineers and Tigers...
NTSB Puts Marshall-Wetzel County Line Chlorine Leak Size at 17,000 Gallons
About 17,000 gallons of chlorine leaked from a railroad tanker car at the Axiall Corp. plant north of New Martinsville, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday in the first public estimate of the size of last weekend's incident that prompted nine...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayArnold, Virginia I. Bowyer, Charles D. Burgess, Elzie Carrier, Gary M. Cline, Patsy J. Edwards, Norma N. Grimwood, William Hardy, Robert Sr. Hartley, Vitus R. Henson, Marjorie Humphreys, Sandra J. Hundley, Rebecca L. Legg, Carla Y. Lynch,...
Officials Looking into Illegal Dumping of Debris
Less than one week since the flood debris site at the Clendenin park and ride closed, some Kanawha County residents in flood affected areas have turned to illegal dumping to dispose of debris. The Kanawha County Planning Office received a report Thursday...
Orlando Releases 9 of the Hundreds of 911 Pulse Calls
ORLANDO, Fla. - The city of Orlando on Thursday released a tiny fraction of the hundreds of calls that were made to 911 dispatchers during the Pulse nightclub massacre, including calls made by a father whose daughter was hiding in a bathroom after being...
Our Views ; Fight against Opioids Remains a Complex One; Curbing Addiction Will Take a Combination of Policies - and Jobs
West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate in the country, and as shown in Huntington two weeks ago when 26 people overdosed on a heroin cocktail, the fight against opioid addiction is not an easy one. Thats why Huntington Mayor Steve Williams...
Our Views ; Is West Virginia Retaining the Best of Its Teachers?; Education and State Leaders Need to Work to Keep Great Educators
West Virginias public school teacher and administrator workforce is largely stable, although nearly one-fifth of new Mountain State teachers left the states public education system after one school year, according to a new study that looked at five school...
Plenty to Do around Town before and after Game
If you've never been to a Mountaineer football game before, you can look forward to seas of Old Gold and Blue wherever you go, and fans cheering "let's go from the sidewalks and parking lots, but the fun doesn't end when the game does. Morgantown welcomes...
Polling Places
Associated Press media poll The preseason media poll, with first- place votes in parentheses, total points, and 2015 records: Points 2015 1. Alabama (55) 1,585 14-1 2. Clemson (7) 1,524 14-1 3. Oklahoma 1,398 11-2 4. Florida State (1) 1,351 10-3 5. Ohio...
Poll: Trump Has Healthy Lead over Clinton in W.Va
Republican Donald Trump remains the prohibitive favorite to carry West Virginia in the 2016 general election for president, a poll released Thursday at the state Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and business summit shows. The MetroNews West Virginia...
Prep Football
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless notedFriday's gamesAshland Paul Blazer (Ky.) at George WashingtonBeallsville (Ohio) at Clay-Battelle, 7 p.m.Bellaire (Ohio) at Wheeling Central, 7 p.m.Bishop Donahue at Hundred, 7 p.m.Bridgeport at Wheeling Park, 7 p.m.Buckhannon-Upshur...
PREP FOOTBALL - FRIDAY'S PREVIEWS ; Second Win Would Be Big for Parkersburg, Hurricane
With only 29 teams in the Class AAA division in West Virginia, there's going to be a lot of parity when it comes down to the final few playoff berths in November. A record of 5-5 might be good enough to lock up one of the 16 available positions, or...
PREP FOOTBALL - GAME OF THE WEEK ; SC, Midland Get Chance to Clean Up Mistakes
INSIDE: Previews of Fridays other games, including Parkersburg at Hurricane; Week 2 schedule, statistics 4BBoth South Charleston and Cabell Midland made a ton of mistakes in their respective openers last week. The only difference: SC played defense well...
Prep Football Standings, Stats ; Week 1
Conference standings Mountain State Athletic Pos, School Conf All 1. Parkersburg 1-0 1-0 1. Riverside 1-0 1-0 1. South Charleston 1-0 1-0 1. Spring Valley 1-0 1-0 5. Huntington 0-0 1-0 5. Hurricane 0-0 1-0 5. Ripley 0-0 1-0 5. Capital 0-0 0-1 9. Cabell...
PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP ; Riverside Boys Blank Huntington
Brett Murray scored in the 26th minute and it proved to be the difference in visiting Riverside's 1-0 boys soccer win over Huntington Thursday. Noah Underwood made the goal stand up, stopping seven shots to earn the shuout for Riverside (3-3). Noah Haikel...
Prevailing Wage Repeal Good for W.Va. ; State Has Already Saved Millions
Earlier this month, I was asked to give a presentation to a group that meets for a weekly luncheon in Fairmont. This group, organized by Phillip Mallow, asked for information on prevailing wage. They wanted not just an overview, but details.A thorough...
Pro Golf
LPGA Tour-Manulife LPGA ClassicThursday's resultsAt Whistle Bear Golf ClubCambridge, OntarioFirst rounda-denotes amateurChella Choi 32-3466 -6In Gee Chun 34-3367 -5Dani Holmqvist 34-3367 -5Brittany Lang 34-3367 -5Azahara Munoz 33-3467 -5Belen Mozo 32-3668...
Putnam Revises Park Alcohol Regs
HURRICANE - The Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously approved its new rules and regulations to allow the consumption of alcohol in two of Hurricane's Valley Park facilities. The park hasn't had rules on file for roughly 20 years,...
READERS' Vent
We would like to know what outside office overlooks the funds the Red Cross disperses. If there is not one we need one. Riding a bus from Montgomery to Charleston. I meet two young men from WVU Tech swim team. One from France and one from the Bahamas....
Receivers Know Where They Stand with Carrier
MORGANTOWN - Tyron Carrier is a lot of things all at once.For starters, he is West Virginia's receivers coach, and he works his first game as a full-time Football Bowl Subdivision assistant in Saturday's noon home game against Missouri. He's also a NCAA-record holder...
Red Alert, Dems! Trump Might Be Poised for a Comeback
Democrats have reason to be thrilled by the campaign chaos swarming the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Three different campaign managers in two months? Poll numbers in the toilet? Reliably red states in danger of turning blue? The rending of garments...
Reluctant Witnesses Take Stand in Murder Trial
On the witness stand Thursday, Keith Kennedy McCleod refused to answer the questions a prosecutor asked him. "I plead the Fifth," McCleod, who is also known as "Big Baby," said, referring to the Fifth Amendment.Witnesses called by prosecutors on Thursday...
Reunions
Charleston High School Classes of January and June 1941: A reception will be held Sunday. Those interested in attending the 75th anniversary reunion reception can call Dr. Zelman Charles Fixler in Cincinnati at 513-646-7833 or Mrs. Sanford Lewis in Charleston...
Rocket Destroyed in SpaceX Explosion
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A massive fireball and explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX's main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa. There were no injuries. The pad had...
SC Swears in Six New Firefighters
South Charleston welcomed six new firefighters Thursday as they were sworn into service by Mayor Frank Mullens. "Having more manpower enables us to be more professional in running calls and helping the citizens of South Charleston, said Virgil White,...
SPORTS Briefs
Columbia shuts out Power 4-0COLUMBIA, S.C. - The West Virginia Power dropped its final road game of the season, losing 4-1 to the Columbia Fireflies Thursday night. The Power finished 31-39 away from Appalachian Power Park on the season.The lone run...
Sports History
Sept. 21901 - Seven-year-old Ogden wins two races in a single day at Sheepshead Bay race track in Coney Island, N.Y.. Ogden edges Cameron by a head in the second race on the card, a six furlong sprint on the main track. In the sixth race, a 1 1-16 mile...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVISIONGOLF 5:30 a.m. - European PGA, European MastersNBCSN 8 a.m. - Formula One, Italian Grand Prix practice, at Monza, ItalyGOLF 9:30 a.m. - European PGA, European MastersNBCSN 11 a.m. - IndyCar, Grand Prix of The Glen practiceGOLF noon.. - LPGA...
Syrian Family Settles into New Life in US
EL CAJON, Calif. - Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh took part in a ceremony Sunday in Amman, Jordan, to mark the United States taking in its goal of 10,000 Syrian refugees in a year-old resettlement program. By Wednesday, the 47-year-old former construction worker...
The Mizzou-WVU Game That Wasn't
Saturday is a day Missouri and West Virginia will meet on the football field.They will meet at noon in Morgantown to kick off the college football season with all the high hopes and pomp that usually surrounds an opener. This, however, is about the...
Trump Softens Vow to Deport All Illegal Immigrants
PHOENIX - Donald Trump is retreating from his vow to deport everyone living in the United States illegally, even as he sticks with an aggressive tone on illegal immigration and remains committed to building a physical wall along the U.S. border with...
U.S. Open Tennis
Thursday's resultsAt The USTA Billie Jean KingNational Tennis CenterNew YorkSinglesMenSecond roundNicolas Mahut, France, def. Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, 6-4, 6- 4, 6-2.Andy Murray (2), Britain, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-4, 6- 1, 6-4.Kei Nishikori...
US OPEN TENNIS ; as Rain Pelts Roof, Murray Moves On
NEW YORK - When heavy rain began pelting the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Andy Murray couldn't pick up the usual sounds of a tennis match. Most importantly, he said, the thwack of a ball coming off his opponent's racket strings - or his own,...
West Virginia Numerical Roster
No.Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown 1 Shelton Gibson WR 6-0 198 Jr. Cleveland Hts., Ohio 1 Antonio Crawford CB 5-10 185 Sr. Tampa, Fla. 2 KaRaun White WR 6-1 200 Jr. Macungie, Pa. 2 Jeremy Tyler S 5-11 207 Sr. Lithonia, Ga. 3 Al-Rasheed Benton LB 6-1 237...
W.Va. Floods ; Glimpse of Climate Change
West Virginias losses in the historic June 23 flash flood were colossal. Twenty-three people died. Perhaps 1,000 homes were destroyed and 4,000 more damaged. Hundreds of businesses were wiped out, leaving their employees jobless. A half-million people...
WVU RECRUITING ; Visitors Not Lacking in Star-Power for Opener
West Virginia will open its 2016 season on Saturday with a Gold Rush crowd, an SEC opponent and brand new upgrades around the stadium. Numerous prospects from around the country will be there to witness the event, including several top West Virginia...
Your Views
The drawbacks to ban the boxThank you for your editorial on ban the box as a way to help ex- cons become integrated into society (Ban the box could ease unemployment, Aug. 22). It underscores just how important second chances are in todays times. However,...
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