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Articles from September 10, 2016

Beware ; Brutal 'Academies'
Good-hearted parents who pay large fees to send their troubled teens to fundamentalist residential academies need to be cautious. Some such schools have ominous records. Two years ago, state officials closed Miracle Meadows Seventh-day Adventist school,...
Bulletin Board
Caribbean fundraiserAngels Inspired Inc., a new nonprofit organization based out of West Virginia State University, will have a Caribbean food fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the University Union. The cost is $10 and debit and credit...
Church Activities
Anniversaries/homecomingsFaith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 4918 Church Drive, Rand, will celebrate its pastor's, the Rev. Barbara Whitestone, 38th Pastoral Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the church. Guest speaker will be Minister Darius Jones,...
College Football
All times EasternStandings, schedulesBIG 12 CONFERENCEConf. OverallW L PF PA W L PF PABaylor 0 0 0 0 1 0 55 7Okla. State 0 0 0 0 1 0 61 7W. Virginia 0 0 0 0 1 0 26 11Kansas 0 0 0 0 1 0 55 6TCU 0 0 0 0 1 0 59 41Texas 0 0 0 0 1 0 50 47Texas Tech 0 0 0...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; after Stunning Start, No. 11 Texas Wants Steadiness against UTEP
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas started the season with a stunner. The Longhorns unveiled their new offense, found their quarterback(s) and eased some of the pressure on coach Charlie Strong. They also leaped back into the Top 25 for the first time in three years following...
Commission Says Religious Liberty Should Not Top Civil Rights
WASHINGTON - Jumping into the fray over civil liberties vs. religious freedom, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission issued a report Wednesday that is sure to anger conservatives with this central finding: "Religious exemptions to the protections of civil...
Cruise Ship Makes Historic Voyage in Melting Arctic
NOME, Alaska - The giant luxury cruise liner was anchored just off Nome, too hulking to use the Bering Sea communitys docks on its inaugural visit.Instead, its more than 900 passengers piled into small transport boats and motored to shore, where they...
CSB to Release Freedom Report Sept. 28 in Charleston
A long-awaited federal report on the January 2014 chemical spill is scheduled to be made public later this month, according to a Federal Register notice. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said in the notice, posted online Friday, that it had scheduled...
Failed Paris Car Bomb Linked to ISIL-Guided Women
PARIS - A failed car bombing in the heart of Paris was hatched by a group of French women, including one once engaged to men who had already killed in the name of the Islamic State group, France's top anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday. The hunt...
Feds Halt Work on Part of Pipeline despite Court Ruling against Sioux
NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. - An American Indian tribe's attempt to halt construction of an oil pipeline near its North Dakota reservation failed in federal court Friday, but the government ordered work to stop on one segment and asked...
FEMA Still Offers Flood Aid ; Registration Deadline Has Passed, but Case-by-Case Reviews Available
The Federal Emergency Management Agency spent more than two months on the ground in West Virginia, but now the disaster recovery centers have packed up and moved on to other parts of the country. But a representative of the agency said Friday that it...
Final Group of Iranian Dissidents Leaves Iraq Camp
BAGHDAD - A camp housing members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq was officially closed after the last 280 residents were flown to Albania on Friday, the group said. The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq has been based in Iraq since the 1980s, when they received...
Gas Driller Will Pay for Half the Cost of Ritchie Road Repairs
Antero Resources, one of the largest gas drilling companies in West Virginia, is paying half of the cost of a $3 million project to repair parts of W.Va. 74 in Ritchie County, north of Pennsboro. The Denver-based oil and gas company is paying $1.5 million...
Got the Back-to-School Blues?
Although summer break may be over, the season of summer itself isn't quite dead. The leaves are still green, the sun is still hot and the opportunity to have fun with classic summer activities is still here. Even if you're not much of a swimmer, there...
Hoover Battles Back from Adversity
Matthew Vance has always enjoyed donning his Herbert Hoover football jersey, wearing the school's colors and the "Huskies" across his chest. These days, it's an even sweeter feeling. The senior linebacker and offensive tackle loves stretching that Under Armour...
House Passes 9/11 Legislation as Obama Veto Threat Looms
WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, putting lawmakers on a collision course with the White House on the eve of the 15th anniversary of...
'IT'S CREATING A KIND OF TOXIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT' ; US to Track Religious Discrimination in Schools as Anti-Muslim Sentiment Grows
The U.S. Education Department announced it will begin collecting data this year about allegations of discrimination or bullying of students based on their religion, bringing new attention to what educators and advocates call a growing problem in public...
John Hinckley to Leave DC Mental Hospital for Virginia
WASHINGTON - The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington mental hospital for good on Saturday, more than 35 years after the shooting. A federal judge ruled in late July that the 61-year-old John Hinckley is not a danger...
Latest Line
Favorite Points (O/U) UnderdogNFLSunday's gamesATLANTA 2 1/2 (47.5) Tampa BayMinnesota 2 1/2 (41) TENNESSEEPHILADELPHIA 3 (41) ClevelandCincinnati 2 1/2 (42) NY JETSNEW ORLEANS 1 1/2 (51) OaklandKANSAS CITY 6 1/2 (44) San DiegoBALTIMORE 3 (44.5) BuffaloHOUSTON...
Legal Trouble More Than Possible for Remarried PEIA Members
West Virginia has hundreds of thousands of state, county, city and school workers - along with retirees, dependents and survivors - covered by the Public Employees Insurance Agency. Here's a warning to all of them: You may be accused of fraud and sued...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Reds End Skid, Beat Pirates 4-3
PITTSBURGH - Jose Peraza's sacrifice fly snapped a ninth-inning tie and lifted Cincinnati to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, ending the Reds' five-game losing streak. With the score tied 3-3, Eugenio Suarez hit a leadoff single...
Man Cleared of Sexual Assault Hit with New Grand Jury Charges
Not only did Harrison County prosecutors decide not to drop the charges against a man who served nearly 15 years for a sexual assault another man was later convicted of, but, on Friday, they filed more charges against him. A Harrison County grand jury...
Markets
The Week AheadThe federal ledger The Treasury Department reports Tuesday how much money Uncle Sam took in and paid out last month. The July report showed that the federal governments receipts and outlays translated into a deficit of $112.8 billion for...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Herd Joins the Fray; Marshall's Season Finally Begins against Morgan State
MORGAN STATE AT MARSHALL When: 6 p.m. Saturday TV: beIN SPORTS Latest line: N/AHUNTINGTON - Let's get this straight: This game does not qualify as any sort of barometer for Marshall's 2016 season. If all goes to script, this contest against Morgan State...
Mlb Box Scores, Etc
Tigers 4, Orioles 3Baltimore Detroitab r h bi ab r h biA.Jones cf 3 1 2 1 Kinsler 2b 4 1 2 0Schoop 2b 4 1 1 2 Maybin cf 4 0 2 0M.Mchdo 3b 4 0 0 0 Mi.Cbrr 1b 3 0 0 0C.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 V.Mrtnz dh 4 1 1 1Trumbo rf 4 0 0 0 J..Mrtn rf 3 1 3 2Wieters c 4 0...
Mlb Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBoston 79 61 .564 7-3 W-3 41-30 38-31 Toronto 77 63 .550 2 3- 7 L-4 40-29 37-34 Baltimore 76 64 .543 3 5-5 L-2 45-25 31-39 New York 74 65 .532 4 1 7-3 W-5 41-28 33-37 Tampa Bay 59 80 .424...
Morgan State-Marshall Game Capsule
Morgan State (0-1) at Marshall (0-0) 6 p.m., Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,148, AstroTurf GameDay Grass MTO), Huntington TV: beIn Sports (DirectTV, Dish; check listings) Crew: Matt Martucci play- byplay, Brett Romberg analyst, Jordan Daigle sidelines Streaming: Facebook...
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ; Jackets Try to Regain Momentum
The word of the week for the West Virginia State football team, as it prepares for Saturday's visit to Urbana University in Ohio, is "momentum. The Yellow Jackets know about grabbing it. They did just that when they staked a 13-point second-quarter...
NASCAR ; Hamlin Earns First Pole of the Season
RICHMOND, Va. - Denny Hamlin won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, racing about 20 miles from where he grew up in Chesterfield, turned a fast last at...
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Federated Auto Parts 400 lineupFriday qualifying; race SaturdayAt Richmond International RacewayRichmond, Va.(Car numbers in parantheses)1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 122.344 mph2. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 122.2883. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 122.2444....
National Football League
All times EDTAMERICAN 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...
Navy Pulls Back Some Secrecy on the Stealthy Destroyer
NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station. The 610- foot-long warship has an angular shape, to minimize its radar signature,...
NFL ; Rivera: Time for Newton to Start Getting Calls
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks get in the NFL. Rivera said because of the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton's size and the Panthers' style of play,...
No Half Measures after Sept. 11 Attacks ; Americans Must Be Fully Committed to Victory, Even 15 Years Later
Has it really been 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks?Just consider that this years college freshman class cannot remember watching live as the World Trade Center towers burned and collapsed. Perhaps for them, and those who will come afterward, it will...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAdams, Sharon Beane, Scott Cash, Crystal Dunbar, Joan Gandee, Kenneth Hawk, Michael King, Glen Lanier, Carolyn Looney, Blanche Meade, Eleanor Meeker, Carletta Mullins, Earsel Persinger, J. Powers Runion, Clarence Severno, Louise Shamblin,...
Options Are Few after Nuke Test by North Korea ; UN Sanctions Don't Seem to Work
The world's leaders expressed outrage and alarm Friday over North Korea's latest nuclear test, as Pyongyang's accelerating nuclear program emerges as a major national security threat that a new U.S. president will confront. In a White House statement,...
'Pause and Reflect' ; Local Groups Remember 9/11 15 Years Later
Nearly 3,000 miniature American flags on the grounds near the Capital Area Services Company Inc. in Charleston are meant to commemorate the lives lost in the Sept. 11 attacks. Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Big Plays Carry Capital; Martin Leads Romp over Parkersburg
CAPITAL 41 PARKERSBURG 19PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg coach Don Reeves was encouraged by the fact his team managed to throw a few big plays at Capital Friday night. Reeves, however, knew full well that a few big plays isn't enough to take down the Cougars....
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Bison Down AA Dots in Putnam County Clash
BUFFALO 54 POCA 7POCA - While Buffalo continued its impressive march toward another winning season, Poca's efforts to turn it around fell short as the Dots lost to the unbeaten Bison 54-7 Friday night at O.O. White Stadium. The Bison (3-0) used...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Johnson Central Overcomes Miscues, Shuts Down SC
JOHNSON CENTRAL 30 SOUTH CHARLESTON 6PAINTSVILLE, Ky. - The good news for South Charleston is that the Black Eagles offense finally found the end zone in 2016, and that 38- yard scamper by Lawrence Cunningham gave SC a six-point first- quarter lead....
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Last-Minute TD Sends Hurricane to 3-0
HURRICANE 34 CABELL MIDLAND 31The Hurricane High football team took a huge step Friday night, vanquishing a team it hadn't been able to beat in six years. But when Dylan Plumley scored on a 3-yard run with 9 seconds left, the Redskins pulled out a...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Mingo Central Pulls Away from Sissonville
MINGO CENTRAL 52 SISSONVILLE 22Both Mingo Central coach Yogi Kinder and Sissonville coach Marc Wilson knew going into Friday's showdown that quarterback play could very well decide the outcome. Coming into the game, Mingo Central quarterback Jeremy...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Penalties Cost GW in Loss to Huntington
HUNTINGTON 24 GEORGE WASHINGTON 18HUNTINGTON - George Washington knew it would face a special- teams force in Huntington kicker Cason Kessinger, and he did put the Patriots in bad field position most of the game. But the Patriots didn't help themselves...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Riverside Edges Ripley for 2nd Win; Point Pleasant, Roane Roll; ROUNDUP
Mark Scites found Blake Wentz for a 95-yard touchdown pass with just under 8 minutes remaining as Riverside claimed a 7-3 victory over visiting Ripley Friday night. The Warriors moved to 2-1, marking the first time they've recorded two wins in a season...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; Timberwolves Pounce on SA Mistakes
SPRING VALLEY 70 ST. ALBANS 14KENOVA - It's hard enough to beat Spring Valley at the Wolves Den, but doing so while forfeiting 18 points to special teams and offensive miscues makes that task nearly impossible. The Timberwolves took advantage of...
PREP FOOTBALL - WEEK 3 ; WHAT A LIFT FOR THE HUSKIES; Herbert Hoover Drubs Nitro in First Post-Flood Home Game
HERBERT HOOVER 43 NITRO 8Herbert Hoover administration and field crews worked diligently prior to Friday night to in an effort to get Joe Cowley Field as ready as possible for the Huskies' first home game after the devastating floods that rocked...
Pro Golf
PGA Tour-BMW ChampionshipFriday's resultsAt Crooked Stick CCCarmel, Ind.Second roundRoberto Castro 65-65130 -14Dustin Johnson 67-63130 -14Paul Casey 67-66133 -11J.B. Holmes 69-65134 -10Chris Kirk 68-66134 -10Ryan Palmer 73-64137 -7Matt Kuchar 68-69137...
Pro Soccer
Major League SoccerEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GANYC FC 12 8 8 44 48 47New York 12 9 7 43 47 35Toronto FC 12 8 7 43 39 28Philadelphia 11 10 7 40 47 44Montreal 9 8 10 37 41 42Orlando City 7 7 13 34 45 45D.C. United 7 9 11 32 35 36New England 7 12 9...
READERS' Vent
Over 90 people were murdered in Chicago in the month of August alone, 39 shot over this Labor Day weekend and Trump wants to make guns more accessible. What an idiot. Free housing, free cars, free phones, free internet, free babysitting. Those of use...
Reunions
The Magazine/Garrison Avenue Area Reunion Group: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Baptist Church, beside Elk Funeral Home. The photo will be taken at 11:30 a.m. and food will be served at noon. Bring a covered dish. Contact: Norma Levy at 304-342-1095. Hoffman...
ROANE COUNTY ; Police: Man Killed by Officers Didn't Shoot at Them
Police say that a man shot and killed by officers in Roane County did not fire shots in Wood County earlier that day, or at police in Roane County, as was previously reported. Bernard Cottrell, 65, of Reedy, was shot after police learned the family was...
ROUNDUP ; Capital's Home Opener to Honor Woolwine
Capital's home football opener against Cabell Midland at University of Charleston Stadium next Friday will continue its tradition of honoring former coach Jack Woolwine, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. The game, dubbed the Jack D. Woolwine Jr....
Short Takes ; Sleeping Safe and Sound
Unsafe sleeping conditions are the leading cause of death among infants in West Virginia, statistics show. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has declared September as Infant Safe Sleep Month to focus on educating parents on safe sleep procedures and solutions.First...
SpaceX Accident 'Most Difficult and Complex'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk is calling last week's launch pad accident the "most difficult and complex failure" in the company's 14-year history. After a week of public silence, Musk said via Twitter that the company is still investigating...
SPORTS Briefs
Johnson sets course record, shares lead at BMWCARMEL, Ind. - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson made two eagles and set the course record at Crooked Stick with a 9-under 63 on Friday to share the 36- hole lead with Roberto Castro in the BMW Championship....
Sports History
Sept. 101933 - Fred Perry wins his first U.S. men's singles title with a 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Australian Jack Crawford. 1961 - Australia's Roy Emerson upsets countryman Rod Laver to win the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship....
THINGS TO DO Today
* KISS FREEDOM TO ROCK TOUR WITH THE DEAD DAISIES: 8 p.m. Tickets $39.50 to $125. Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington. Call 800- 745-3000. * ALL ACCESS CONCERT: 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Coordinated, live-streamed national event. Local music by Mike Pushikin...
Tilting and Whirling at the Fair
The sight of Percherons makes me happy, so do deep-fried cheese curds, newborn lambs, and those designer chickens with feathery pom- pom anklets, and then you enter the Horticulture Building and see pumpkins the size of studio apartments, large enough...
Trump through the Eyes of History ; GOP Nominee Isnt Vastly Different
Nearly everyone has a strong opinion about Donald Trump.Lets lower the emotional temperature, take a step back, and look at him through the eyes of history. Which former presidential candidates were similar to him, and which were different? Here Ill confine...
US, Russia Seal Syria Cease-Fire, New Military Partnership
GENEVA - The United States and Russia early today announced a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide cease- fire starting next Monday, followed a week later by an unlikely new military partnership between the rival governments targeting...
Veteran Charleston Concertmaster, Violin Instructor John Lambros Dies at Age 98
Perhaps no other individual has had a bigger effect on the Charleston area's classical music scene than John Lambros, who died Thursday in his Charleston home at age 98. Composer George Crumb, who was born and raised here, may have garnered more fame,...
Where the Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy
With the general election coming up, the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton battle is, naturally, a regular topic of discussion. And even those who are not old enough to vote would benefit from knowing about the policies of these two political leaders,...
W.VA. SUBSTANCE -ABUSE HELPLINE: 1-844-HELP-4WV ; `Vessel of Hope' Gets 5,200-Plus Calls in 1st Year
In the first year since its creation, West Virginia's first 24- hour substance-abuse helpline, 1-844-HELP-4WV, has fielded more than 5,200 calls, state officials said Friday. Of those callers, 2,250 were people seeking treatment for themselves. "We...
WVU FOOTBALL ; EYE ON SKYLER; Mountaineers Want to Avoid Hits on Banged-Up Howard
YOUNGSTOWN ST. AT WVU When: 2 p.m. Saturday TV: ROOT Sports Latest line: WVU by 221/2 MORGANTOWN - Skyler Howard ran the ball seven times in last week's season-opening win against Missouri. In his 16 outings as West Virginia's quarterback, he's never...
WVU: Freshman Class Largest in History
A West Virginia University administrator told the school's governing board that the school has welcomed the largest class of freshmen in its history, with an 8 percent increase in the size of the freshman class from the prior year. Provost Joyce McConnell told...
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