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Articles from November 23, 2016

30th Annual Dagger's Toy Run Tabbed for Dec. 10 ; Donations Being Accepted throughout Kanawha, Putnam Counties
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232For the 30th year, roaring cycles will substitute for reindeer- propelled sleighs in delivering Christmas toys to girls and boys, thanks to the annual Dagger's Toy Run. This year's charity ride event will begin with...
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ; Official Lobbies to Keep ACA
As Republican congressional leaders and president-elect Donald Trump are considering the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Sylvia Burwell is trying to show people the benefits of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The U.S. Secretary...
A Look at Potential Heisman, All-Big 12 Candidates
Within my world, many things are colliding.There's the joy of Thanksgiving. And then there are the duties of writing and voting. Yes, you read correctly: voting. Election day is over (talk about something to give thanks about&) yet for me there are...
Apple Is Replacing Batteries in iPhone 6S That Randomly Shut Off
Is your iPhone 6S randomly shutting down? Apple may owe you a new battery.The company said this week in a post on its website that some iPhone 6S owners are eligible for a free battery replacement because their phones unexpectedly cut their power even...
AREA ROUNDUP ; Three WVU Men's Soccer Players Earn Academic All-America Honors
A trio of West Virginia University soccer players earned Academic All-American honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Senior defender Jack Elliott was named to the first team for the men's team after having earned...
AUTUMN ATHLETE ; Winfield Sophomore Savannah Hoff Achieves Accolades in Two Fall Sports; Excels in Soccer, Cross Country
It's no rare feat for high school athletes to succeed in multiple sports, but Winfield sophomore Savannah Hoff finds passion and success in two fall sports that recently concluded with top accolades. Hoff, an outside midfielder, contributed throughout...
Back-to-Basics Hands-On Toys That Teach
NEW YORK - Toys that teach aren't a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. Play is how kids learn about the world around them, whether it's a toddler throwing...
Beware of Fake News Circulating on Internet ; Rising Social Media Use Increases Need for Discriminating Readers
You read the news story on the internet. A friend posted it on social media. Of course it is true, it looks so realistic. But is it? Where did it come from? For whatever reason, some social media posters are pathological liars. Thats not to say your...
Botch ; Crossings Mall Fiasco
Ever since the June 23 flood washed out its culvert and access roadway, elkviews crossings Mall has been kaput closing numerous stores, wiping out hundreds of jobs. it was a major blow to the elk valley regional economy.The wipeout could have been repaired...
Buffalo Square Historic District Recognized at WVDCH Celebration
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History recognized 15 extant National Historic Landmarks, 50 individual resources and 50 historic districts from across the Mountain State on Oct. 16, during a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National...
Bulletin Board
Model train exhibitThe Kanawha Valley Railroad Association begins its Holiday Open House this Friday and will be open every Thursday through Sunday until Christmas Eve in Coonskin Park. Follow the main road to the end. The hours are from 6 to 9 p.m....
Bulletin Board
Christmas Bazaar: St. Peters United Methodist Church, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, will host a Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The bazaar will include a bake sale, hot dogs, soup and vendors with items such as Scents for...
Calendar
Wednesday, Nov. 23EEFRC Senior Program: The East End Family Resource Center Senior Program, located at 502 Ruffner Ave., will have Christmas card coloring as a special activity. Bible study continues at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Other activities...
Calendar
Wednesday, Nov. 23Hurricane Library Storytimes: The Putnam County Library Main Branch in Hurricane will have storytime programs at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Phone 304-757-7308 or email putnam@putnam.lib.wv.us for additional details. Milton Library Storytime:...
City Mourns Children Killed in Bus Crash ; Police Charge Driver with Five Counts of Vehicular Homicide
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor called the "most unnatural thing in the world" - a parent losing a child. Police said Johnthony...
City of Hurricane, VFD Supplying Free Smoke Detectors ; Firefighters Available to Do Installation by Appointment
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Where there's smoke, the old saying states, there's fire.Hurricane officials and firefighters want to prevent that old expression from becoming a literal -- and potentially lethal -- one in households and businesses throughout...
College Football
Standings, schedulesBIG 12 CONFERENCEConf. OverallW L PF PA W L PF PAOklahoma 8 0 392 241 9 2 498 336Okla. State 7 1 311 225 9 2 444 299W. Virginia 5 2 219 177 8 2 318 241Kansas State 4 3 211 204 6 4 322 237Baylor 3 4 230 257 6 4 363 287TCU 3 4 213 209...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - TOP 25 ; UF Hopes to Follow Big Win with More Consistency
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Jim McElwain feels like his team's been too up and down in two seasons. Significant victory one week, pedestrian performance the next.It hasn't happened too often, but McElwain has seen it enough to know he doesn't...
COLLEGE SOCCER - NCAA DIVISION II National Semifinals ; UC GK Pita Makes Immediate Impact
For a large portion of this season, Paulo Pita found himself on the bench for the Charleston men's soccer team, awaiting his opportunity to show what he can do. Of course, it was hard to know when exactly that would come. The Golden Eagles still had...
COLUMN: ON RETIRENEBT ; Getting Right with the Voter Rolls
Putnam Review Contact Evadna Bartlett at evadna@wvgazettemail.com.As I suspect is true of many, if not most, of my generation, we tend to trust the election process. Certainly we do not expect the reaction we saw after Nov. 8's vote. As I write we are...
County Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent
One of West Virginia's top basketball recruits inked his letter of intent Nov. 15 to one of college basketball's preeminent mid- major programs. Poca High School senior Luke Frampton signed with Davidson College in North Carolina at the high school,...
CYAC to Present 20th Edition of Rock Opera 'Mary'
When composer Mark Scarpelli and librettist Dan Kehde created their first rock opera "Mary" in 1996, neither of them expected that the Contemporary Youth Arts Company would still be producing it 20 years later. "We were just writing the piece to see...
Democrats Must Learn from the GOP and Rebuild
The Republican Party is fractured by ideological divisions, led by an inexperienced and unpredictable president-elect, and quite possibly headed for a fratricidal civil war. The Democratic Party should be so lucky. There is much unpleasant reality for...
DNR NEWS ; Purple Paint Posting in Effect
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds hunters to always get written landowner permission before entering private property. "It is important to remember that once you have obtained permission, you are an invited guest and you should...
EAST END KILLING ; Alleged Shooter Had Gun Illegally
The 62-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager on Charleston's East End Monday night was not allowed to have a gun, because of a previous domestic violence conviction. William Ronald Pulliam allegedly shot 15-year-old James...
EDITORIAL ; Thoughts at Thanksgiving Time
The Putnam Review staff wishes you and yours a happy, healthful and safe Thanksgiving holiday this year and shares a few thoughts and reminders on the meaning and spirit of the occasion: "For each new morning with its light,"For rest and shelter of the...
FALL CRAFTS ; Knives Commemorate Nitro
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Town & Country Supply in Nitro is selling Case-brand commemorative pocket knives that mark the town's 100-year birthday next year. There are two styles to choose from, with each model displaying an engraved logo that...
Flex before You Feast ; Tri-County YMCA Hosting Thanksgiving Day Workout
Looking for a way to burn calories before a Thanksgiving feast, and help the community at the same time? The Tri-County YMCA in Scott Depot is providing a free Thanksgiving Day workout to the community on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, from 8...
Foreign Relations Report Distorts Facts ; Fossil Fuels Industry Does Not Receive Taxpayer Subsidies
A report from the Council on Foreign Relations is music to the ears of environmental activists. It claims to show that if the federal government ended its preferential tax treatment of the oil and gas industry, public revenues would jump by billions...
FORUM ; Putnam Wellness Coalition Assisting County SADD Clubs
Many older individuals may remember that SADD was Students Against Drunk Driving and their mission was to help people avoid the dangers of drinking and driving. The new name, Students Against Destructive Decisions, was adopted way back in 1997. SADD's...
From Our Family to Yours ; Gazette-Mail Features Staff Share Their Favorite Holiday Recipes
I couldnt stop thinking about my moms sweet potato souffl recipe it wasnt really Thanksgiving dinner without it in my book. You might recall a few weeks ago when the Gazette-Mail features staff, along with photographer Kenny Kemp, decided to put our...
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK ; Putnam Review's Debut a Hit with Readers
Here's a shout-out to all those who called or emailed saying they liked last week's debut of Putnam Review, our new Putnam County newspaper. Our goal is to continue to impress you week by week as we go forward. Putnam Review is the successor to Metro...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; Time's Running out, but Don't Forget the Sides!
We're down to the wire today. Ready or not, Thanksgiving is here! You probably have your main course figured out by now, so today there are a couple sides to consider. And you may not be having turkey, so recipes aren't leaping off the page with directions...
GOVERNOR TRANSITION ; Justice Slow to Appoint Posts; Governor-Elect Lags Behind Predecessors in Choosing Team
While little has happened publicly in the two weeks since the Nov. 8 general election, the chairman of Gov.-elect Jim Justice's transition said Tuesday that a lot is going on behind the scenes. "Jim has instructed us to meet with and interview the best...
GUEST COMMENTARY ; November Is COPD Awareness Month
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease -- or COPD -- is a chronic disease of the lungs that can cause breathing difficulties and cough. Eighty percent to ninety percent of COPD is caused by long- term smoking. Chemical exposure, dust and air pollution also contribute.The...
'Hands for Hope' Pitches in to Help Flood Victims ; Clendenin/Elkview
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232During the first weekend of November, "Hands for Hope volunteers from around the area, state and Ohio pitched in to continue ongoing recovery efforts from the late June flooding along the Elk River. "Our neighbors in...
HHS Standout Signs with MU Softball Squad
According to the HerdZone.com website, Marshall University's softball head coach, Shonda Stanton, has announced the signing of eight players for the class of 2021, including this year's state Softball Player of the Year from Hurricane High School, Katie...
HISTORY IN THE MAKING ; Timberwolves Are No Joke; Spring Valley Aims to Live Up to Standard Set by Schools That Combined to Create It
NO. 6 CAPITAL AT NO. 2 SPRING VALLEY CLASS AAA STATE SEMIFINAL When: 1:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Spring Valley High School Previous meeting: S. Valley def. Capital 21-0 (Oct. 21)The joke used to be that Spring Valley was the only team in the state with...
Hurricane Church to Host 'Blessings and Carols' Holiday Concert
At 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Christmas concert, "Blessings and Carols, in the Hurricane church's sanctuary. Concert organist Rodney Barbour will play the church's Harrah Symphonic Organ. He will...
Hurricane Falls to University in Quarterfinal ; CLASS AAA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
MORGANTOWN - Hurricane seemed to have the right game plan to hang with No. 4 seed Morgantown in the Class AAA playoff quarterfinals Friday night. Unfortunately for the Redskins, the game plan didn't call for untimely mistakes and they paved the way...
Hurricane, Winfield Men among Four Charged in DOH Kickback Scheme
A Marshall University engineering professor, two former state Division of Highways engineers and a traffic system contractor have been charged in a kickback scheme involving companies in Teays Valley and Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld, of...
Longtime Montgomery Dentist Named 2016 UKV Citizen of the Year
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Dr. Carl Lee Kennedy was selected as the 2016 Upper Kanawha Valley Senior Citizen of the Year at Montgomery General Hospital's second annual "Live Well, Be Well Senior Expo. Several people nominated Kennedy for the first-time...
Markets
TodayFocus on the Fed The Federal Reserve releases today the minutes of a recent two-day meeting of its policymakers. After the meeting earlier this month, central bank officials suggested that the Fed might resume raising its key short-term interest...
MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Taylor Suspended for Ohio State Game
HUNTINGTON - Ryan Taylor will not play Friday in Marshall's basketball game at Ohio State, coach Dan D'Antoni announced Tuesday. The suspension comes after Taylor's ejection from the Thundering Herd's 71-61 victory over Jackson State on Monday. The suspension was...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Injuries Have Taken Their Toll on Thundering Herd in 2016
HUNTINGTON - When Doc Holliday scanned the field in the latter stages of his Marshall football team's loss to Florida International, his original starting line was all but gone. When center Levi Brown went down, that meant three-fifths of the line that...
Men's Basketball
Standings, schedulesBig 12 ConferenceConf. OverallW L Pct. W L Pct.TCU 0 0 .000 4 0 1.000Okla. State 0 0 .000 4 0 1.000 Kansas State 0 0 .000 4 0 1.000Baylor 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000West Virginia 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000Iowa St. 0 0 .000 3 0 1.000Texas Tech 0 0...
Metro East Bulletin Board
WVU Bus Trips: RJ Tours is offering round-trip bus transportation to and from West Virginia University home football games in Morgantown this season. Buses, usually, leave from and return to to the Kanawha City Kmart parking lot on game days. For more...
MU FOOTBALL ; Herd Falls to FIU in Florida
MIAMI - Marshall's 2016 offensive explosion was good for the one game it lasted. A week after rolling up 42 points against Middle Tennessee, the Thundering Herd's offense was thrown back into neutral Saturday night, losing 31-14 to Florida International.The...
My Fellow West Virginians: A Proposal ; A Suggested State of the State Speech for the New Governor
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, honorable Delegates, Senators, Justices, members of the Board of Public Works and my fellow West Virginians: ADVERTISING inRead invented by TeadsI assure you this will be the shortest State of the State in decades. Actions,...
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; after Wild Weekend, NFL Will Likely Be Back in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol. Next time, however, they'll try to ban laser pointers.Nearly 80,000 fans came to see the Raiders defeat the...
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Proving His Worth
ASHBURN, Va. - Running off the field after throwing for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the Washington Redskins' victory over the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Kirk Cousins stopped and yelled right into the ear of general manager Scot McCloughan....
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Steelers Hope Sack-Happy Win Was No Fluke
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler only wishes he was brilliant enough to explain how a defense that struggled to get to the quarterback for two months seemed to have little trouble last Sunday in Cleveland. The same...
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Texans Focused on Moving on after Tough Loss
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans dealt with a fan's hand-held laser pointed at quarterback Brock Osweiler's eyes, questionable placement of the ball on two key plays and a would-be touchdown that was whistled dead in a loss to Oakland on Monday night. Sure,...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 8 2 0 .800 271 180Miami 6 4 0 .600 218 216Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 253 215N.Y. Jets 3 7 0 .300 179 244SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 6 4 0 .600 181 215Indianapolis 5 5 0 .500 263 273Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 281 275Jacksonville...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAMontreal 19 14 3 2 30 60 42Tampa Bay 20 12 7 1 25 62 49Boston 18 11 7 0 22 45 40Ottawa 18 10 7 1 21 40 46Florida 19 10 8 1 21 52 51Toronto 18 8 7 3 19 57 60Buffalo 19 7 8 4 18 37 48Detroit 19 8 10...
NHL ; Las Vegas Team Will Be Called `Golden Knights'
LAS VEGAS - The NHL's newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights.Owner Bill Foley and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Las Vegas expansion franchise's official name and revealed its logo and colors Tuesday night at a gala ceremony for about...
Obama Honors 21 Musicians, Artists, Athletes
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and "helped make me who I am." "Everybody on this stage has touched me in...
Obituaries ; Obit
Ethel BaileyEthel Virginia Bailey, 99, of Nitro, died on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Cabell Health Care Center, Culloden. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Harold Goodpaster and the Rev. Dave...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBodkins, Gustava Boswell, Phyllis Buffington, Bernice Chandler, Nelwyn Crowder, Cynthia DeMontagnac, Annie Grady, Hazel Gum, Charles Heiskell, Edgar, III Justice, Londis Lovell, Betty McGrew, Craig Nicholas, Mickey, II Payton, Robert...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; Make a List of What You're Thankful For
For this week, I started writing a column about Thanksgiving myths. There are a lot of things we think we know about holidays like Thanksgiving that just aren't true. But then, I started thinking about everything going on in the world, and in our country right...
Oil Pipeline Protester Seriously Injured
BISMARCK, N.D. - A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave conflicting accounts about what might have caused...
Outdated 401(k) Rules Shortchange America
Many company 401(k) retirement savings plans could use a swift kick into the 21st century, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. A number of longtime 401(k) plan designs fail to reflect a new, more mobile workforce...
Paint Your Own Pet Program Tabbed for Saturday in Teays Valley
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232An Uncork & Create event this weekend in Teays Valley will bring canines to canvas and felines to fine art. Uncork & Create will host a Paint Your Own Pet program from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Area 34, 971...
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Blotter
According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, the department responded to the following calls and made the following arrests last week: Nov. 11-13:Arrest: Deputy K.A. Davis arrested a female from Leon, on a Putnam County Shoplifting...
PUTNAM ROTARY NEWS ; Teays Valley Strings Perform for Rotarians
In what has become an annual holiday treat for Putnam Rotary, the local club was entertained again on Nov. 8 by the Teays Valley Strings under the direction of Dr. Frederick Meyer. Meyer, a retired professor from West Virginia University Tech, has performed on...
READERS' Vent
Wow. Little bit of rain and the power goes out. Guess there is no hope for tomorrow with snow flurries coming. No power people. No power. I am a Democrat and I would have been glad to support Trump as president but after seeing his picks for his cabinet...
Relief after Powerful Japan Quake, Tsunami
TOKYO - At first, it was 2011 all over again."It really came back. And it was so awful. The sways to the side were huge, Kazuhiro Onuki said after northeastern Japan was jolted Tuesday by a magnitude-7.4 earthquake, the strongest since a devastating...
Resorts Plow into Ski Season ; Cold Temperatures, Early Snow Enables Openings around Thanksgiving
West Virginia's 2016-2017 ski season is scheduled to begin Friday at Snowshoe Mountain Resort thanks to a new blanket of natural snow up to 10 inches deep and several consecutive days with temperatures lingering below the freezing point, enabling round-the-clock snowmaking....
Shocked Family Recalls Slain Teenager
James Means dreamed of someday running his own business and getting married.A freshman at Capital High School, the 15-year-old was particularly interested in cars and mechanics. Means' life was cut short Monday night after 62-year-old William Pulliam...
SOCCER ; Arena Returns as United States Coach
NEW YORK - Bruce Arena is returning to coach the U.S. national soccer team, a decade after he was fired. The winningest coach in American national team history, Arena was hired Tuesday, a day after Jurgen Klinsmann's dismissal for two losses to begin...
Spartan Race 2017 Championship to Be Held at Scout Reserve
The Boy Scouts of America's Fayette County reserve will host next year's U.S. finale of the Spartan Race, one of the world's leading obstacle course races, according to a Tuesday news release. The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, a more...
SPORTS Briefs
UW up to 5th, Louisville drops in CFP rankingsAlabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson held the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings for the second straight week and Washington moved up a spot to fifth this week. Wisconsin is sixth...
Sports History
Nov. 231947 Sammy Baugh throws six touchdown passes as the Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 45-21. 1958 Bobby Mitchell of the Cleveland Browns returns a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.1968...
St. Albans Christmas Historic Homes Tour Dec. 3
Four older homes in St. Albans will be decorated for the holiday season during the St. Albans Historical Society's annual Christmas Historic Homes Tour. The tour will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.Four historical homes will be open for the...
STATE Briefs
Regional DMV offices to be closed SaturdayThe West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles offices in Kanawha City and Martinsburg will be closed Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Both regional offices will reopen on Monday. Customers needing...
State Police Say 3 Detachments Will Close at Year's End
State Police detachments in Grantsville, Elizabeth and Hundred will close at the end of 2016, the agency announced Tuesday. The Grantsville detachment in Calhoun County will be covered by both the Clay and Glenville detachments.The Elizabeth detachment...
THANKSGIVING THROWDOWN ; Annual Commode Bowl Football Game
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Is there a better way to spend Thanksgiving Day than by watching a wild and wacky parade, followed by a hard-hitting, sandlot football game between grown men? If the answer is "no, then head over to Dunbar Middle School,...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; Sichuan Eggplant
I moved to this area in November 1975. I'd grown up on the main street of a small West Virginia town. I thought I wanted to be a hippie homesteader and live off of the land, but my dream didn't fit my budget. Instead, my husband and I settled on an...
THE FOOD GUY ; No Bones about It: This Dish Is Incredible
There are a lot of restaurants around West Virginia that can serve a great meal, but what I really crave are ones that offer truly unique and memorable food experiences you just cant find at other places. Creative, impressive, one-of-a-kind dishes that really...
The 'Leader in Me' ; Winfield Elementary Students Showcase Leadership Skills, Honor Local Heroes
By Ben Calwell bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Famous authors, athletes and noted figures from history paid a visit to Winfield Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to talk to parents and other visitors about the importance of leadership. The...
This Week in West Virginia History
The following events occurred this week in West Virginia history:Nov. 23, 1962: Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph Swint died. He was a great builder of religious institutions in the Diocese of Wheeling. Nov. 24, 2008: Former Gov. Cecil Underwood died...
Tips for Surviving a Post-Election Thanksgiving
Every year at Thanksgiving, we're subjected to stories about how to cope with your drunk uncle, your bratty cousin, your grandma with an ax to grind. And every year, at least for those who come from your typical, slightly dysfunctional but lovably kooky...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with 1B David Washington on a minor league contract. Named Roger McDowell pitching coach and Alan Mills bullpen coach. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Designated C Juan Graterol for assignment. Claimed INF...
Trump Administration Would Face Hurdles on Waterboarding
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump backs waterboarding and his pick for CIA director has called those who have done it "patriots not "torturers. Yet a Trump administration faces steep legal and legislative hurdles to reinstate the interrogation practice...
Trump Begins Backing off His Campaign Promises
NEW YORK - Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday, including his hard line on climate change and his vow to jail "Crooked Hillary Clinton that had brought thunderous "Lock her up...
U.S. Secretary of Education Visits Piedmont, Pinch Elementaries
U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. came to a pair of area elementary schools recently, during a busy morning visit to the Kanawha Valley. King paid calls on Piedmont Elementary on Charleston's East End and Pinch Elementary School on Oct. 20, touring...
WVU FOOTBALL ; Mistakes, Turnovers Doom Mountaineers
MORGANTOWN - All season long, West Virginia has had a bad time with a good habit. The offense behind the nation's No. 10-ranked team would pile up the yardage but not the points. The Mountaineers entered Saturday's game against No. 8 Oklahoma ranked...
WVU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK ; No Break for Mountaineers during Holiday
MORGANTOWN - The university is on a week-long recess for fall break, but No. 19 West Virginia is still at work near the finish of the season. The Mountaineers are in the midst of an ordinary game week as they prepare for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. Fox Sports...
WVU Marching Band Tuning Up for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
This Thanksgiving, New York City's fabled 34th Street will turn into a Country Road. The West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band is scheduled to make its debut in a prime spot in the line-up of the storied Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,...
Zika Birth Defect May Become Clear Only after Birth
NEW YORK - Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies. The findings come from a study of...
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