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Articles from December 10, 2016

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ; Repeal Path Worries Industry
WASHINGTON - One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences. Hospitals, insurers...
AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN WAR ; Afghan Future Is Cloudy at Best
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war. It also is America's longest war. Now in its 16th year and showing little sign of ending, it will soon be the responsibility...
Annie Glenn's Strength in Adversity Led to Life of Advocacy for Disabled Community
Well before he exited the Earth's atmosphere, John Glenn flew at least 149 combat missions - 59 during World War II and 90 during the Korean War. It must have been difficult on his wife, Annie Glenn (maiden name, Castor). To ease her fear, before each...
BOYS BASKETBALL - POCA 70, NITRO 52 ; DOTS OPEN WITH WIN OVER NITRO; Frampton Shows the Way with 31 Points, 14 Boards
Neither side really got everything it wanted - Poca made way too many turnovers and Nitro missed way too many 3-pointers - but fans got pretty much what they expected out of Luke Frampton. Poca's senior all-stater and Division I recruit cracked open...
Bulletin Board
Holiday open houseJ.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works is having a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 4797 Midland Drive, Malden. Charity ride eventThe 30th Annual Dagger's Toy Run charity ride event will begin with registration at 10:30 a.m. to...
CABINET OF DONALD TRUMP ; Giuliani Removes Himself from Consideration
WASHINGTON - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon...
Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Beleaguered Couple Longs for Kitchen Furniture
This 55-year-old has a low income and a history of poor health.She's had stomach surgeries and surgeries for hernias and other issues, her caseworker said. A couple weeks before Thanksgiving, she had to get her throat stretched to help with swallowing....
Church Activities
MiscellaneousOhio Street Church of God will be holding a huge indoor basement sale beginning at 9 a.m. today at the church, 4919 Ohio St. There's something for everyone. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Boulevard has a discussion...
Churches Offer Sanctuary to Undocumented Immigrants
BROCKTON, Mass. - Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. To some churches,...
COAL MINERS' PENSIONS, BENEFITS ; Manchin's Bill Hits a Wall; Democrat Senator Says Hell Reach out to Trump for Help Resolving Impasse
As efforts to enact a long-term federal funding fix for coal miner health benefits and pensions appeared increasingly unlikely to succeed before Congress adjourns for the year, Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday his next step will be to turn to President-elect...
College Basketball
MenStandings, schedulesBig 12 ConferenceConf. OverallW L Pct. W L Pct.Baylor 0 0 .000 8 0 1.000TCU 0 0 .000 8 1 .889Kansas 0 0 .000 8 1 .889Kansas State 0 0 .000 8 1 .889Texas Tech 0 0 .000 8 1 .889West Virginia 0 0 .000 7 1 .875Okla. State 0 0 .000...
College Football
FCS playoff glanceAll times ESTSecond RoundSaturday, Dec. 3James Madison 55, New Hampshire 22Youngstown State 40, Jacksonville State 24South Dakota State 10, Villanova 7Sam Houston State 41, Chattanooga 36North Dakota State 45, San Diego 7Eastern Washington...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; America's Game Takes Center Stage
BALTIMORE - Army-Navy is America's Game. That's the way Jeff Monken sees it, and he brings a solid argument to back up the assertion. Now in his third season as Army's head coach, Monken previously spent six years as an assistant at Navy. Having been...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL - HEISMAN TROPHY ; Sooner Teammates Are Rare Pair of Heisman Finalists
NEW YORK - Together, Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook were practically unstoppable for Oklahoma. Mayfield is one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football and something of a magician in the pocket, escaping trouble to make something out...
Critics: Alabama Execution Helps Case against Sedative
ATMORE, Ala. - Critics of a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death said Friday that an Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move bolstered their argument that the drug should not be used in...
Do Not Drink Order Issued for Town after Slush Pond Overflow
A notice of violation has been issued to a company called Hendrick Gary LLC for a leaking sediment pond at the Antaeus Gary impoundment site that may have contaminated a McDowell County town's water system Friday, according to a news release from the...
From Cold Hands to a Warm Heart
Mike and Kim Bone arrive separately to their new Oak Hill storefront on a chilly Monday evening. Unlike most couples who might be settling in after a hard days work, Mike and Kim are just getting started at their second job, one of their own creation...
Girls Basketball
Friday's statewide scoresBraxton County 60, Calhoun County 40Fairmont Senior 68, Lewis County 41Greenbrier East 66, Richwood 38Independence 48, Valley Fayette 29Martinsburg 69, Oakland Southern, Md. 45Moorefield 50, East Hardy 42Preston 60, Musselman...
Houston Promotes Applewhite to Head Coach
HOUSTON - The University of Houston didn't end up needing to go far in replacing head coach Tom Herman. Major Applewhite, who served as Herman's offensive coordinator the last two seasons, was promoted to the job on Friday. It will be the first head...
JIM JUSTICE ; Firm Files Lawsuit over Unpaid Bills; Texas-Based Company Says Greenbrier Still Owes Nearly $800K for Flood Cleanup
A flood restoration company from Texas is now suing Governor- elect Jim Justice's businesses for unpaid bills, after cleanup crews restored parts of The Greenbrier after severe flooding hit the resort and parts of southern West Virginia in late June....
Letters
As Trump picks racists, we must stay vocalEditor:Throughout the presidential run Donald Trump repeatedly announced that he was not racist. However, Trump is now moving openly racist men into the core of his administration. Steve Bannon of Breitbart News...
Manufacturers Seek More W.Va. Jobs ; the Sky Is Fallingcry for All Proposed Regulatory Changes Misleads, Cost Jobs
As reported in the Gazette-Mail on December 4, the Affiliated Construction Trades (ACT) led an effort about 20 years ago to prevent construction of a $1 billion dollar pulp mill to West Virginia. The pulp plant had not committed to using union labor...
Markets
The Week AheadEye on ABM ABM Industries serves up its latest quarterly results Tuesday. Wall Street anticipates that the building maintenance services companys fiscal fourth-quarter earnings declined from a year earlier, even as sales increased. ABM,...
MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Toledo's Bigs Could Be Hard for Herd to Handle
HUNTINGTON - As the season has passed the quarter pole, Marshall is having trouble defensively with the big men on its schedule. As Toledo comes to town, that Thundering Herd will have a size disadvantage once again."They're big. They come on the floor...
NASCAR ; Earnhardt's Top Priority? His Health
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took less than four laps for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to feel back at home in his race car. His test this week at Darlington Raceway was the final hurdle for NASCAR's most popular driver to earn clearance to compete next season. The test...
NBA CAPSULES ; James Moves into 9th on Scoring List as Cavs Top Heat 114-84
CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 27 points to move into ninth place on the NBA scoring list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 114-84 on Friday night. James passed Elvin Hayes on a driving layup with 6:58 remaining and has 27,315 career...
NBA ; Westbrook's OKC Teammates Flourishing off His Triple-Doubles
OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook is reaching historic heights on his triple-double binge and his Oklahoma City teammates are flourishing. The Thunder's dynamic point guard has entered rarified air with six consecutive triple-doubles - the most since...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 10 2 0 .833 319 207Miami 7 5 0 .583 255 278Buffalo 6 6 0 .500 305 274N.Y. Jets 3 9 0 .250 206 307SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 6 6 0 .500 207 257Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 311 311Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296Jacksonville...
NFL ; Chiefs Keep Up Dominance of AFC West
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is an argument to be made that the AFC West is the best division in the NFL. There is little argument to be made that the Chiefs are the class of it.After dispatching the Raiders on a frigid night at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs...
NFL ; More NFL Coaches Going for It on 4th-Down Situations
Fourth-and-no is becoming fourth-and-go in the NFL.More coaches are going for it in situations that used to be automatic punts or field-goal attempts. Through Week 13, teams went on fourth down 350 times and converted on 51.7 percent. Washington Redskins...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAMontreal 27 18 6 3 39 81 61Ottawa 27 16 9 2 34 68 69Boston 28 15 11 2 32 68 66Tampa Bay 28 14 12 2 30 78 77Detroit 28 13 12 3 29 70 76Florida 28 12 12 4 28 66 75Buffalo 27 10 11 6 26 56 72Toronto...
Obama Orders Review of Hacking during Election Season
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S....
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayConley, Helen Dunlap, Nina Edens, Kenny Foster, Jessie Ann Fridley, James Jackson, Johnny "JJ" Jarrett, Ruth Joseph, Ameen Leonard, James Lynch, Dorothy Mease, Dorothy Noffsinger, Thomas Osbourne, Mary Ruth Ramsey, Loran Simms, Claudia...
OLYMPICS ; Report: Russian Doping Involved over 1,000 Athletes
LONDON - Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the...
Participation Awards Not the Scourge Some Believe
Once again, one of the great poxes in sports has slithered its way into the general public consciousness. It is a bane on athletics so horrid, its discussion should then be followed by its swift elimination. That scourge? Participation trophies.That's...
Pollution's Champ ; Pruitt to Head EPA
Incoming President donald trump chose some abominable appointees: racist Jeff Sessions as attorney general, racist Stephen Bannon as White House strategist, loose cannon Mike Flynn as security chief, public school opponent Betsy deVos as education secretary, Affordable...
Prep Basketball
Big 10-Cardinal Conference ChallengeBoysAt Robert C. Byrd High SchoolFriday, Dec. 165 p.m. - Grafton vs. Wayne; 6:30 - Liberty Harrison vs. Herbert Hoover; 8 - Lincoln vs. Scott Saturday, Dec. 1711 a.m. - Lewis County vs. Nitro; 12:30 p.m. - Philip...
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ; Ripley Boys Roll Past Grafton 86-34
Ripley stormed out to a 32-7 lead in the first quarter and rolled homestanding Grafton 86-34 Friday night in boys basketball. Jamison Hunt had 24 points and nine assists to lead the Vikings, and Nathan Hall added 22 points and 12 rebounds. Austin Young...
Pro Golf
FridayAt Tiburon GCNaples, Fla.Purse: $3.1 millionYardage: 7,288; Par: 72Second RoundHarris English & Matt Kuchar 57-66-123Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker 56-68-124C. Howell III & Rory Sabbatini 59-69-128Kevin Chappell & Kevin Kisner 60-68-128Charley Hoffman...
READERS' Vent
If the mayor and city council who have been in office way too long could see past the end of their noses they would see this $4 million dollar bike path is a bad idea for the city of Charleston and their citizens. Why does laundry not smell good after...
Recalling Life during, after WWII
This week marks the anniversary of an infamous day in our American history: the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed. I was only 6 years old, and the memory is fuzzy in my mind. It was on a Sunday, and I wonder now how we received the news. What I do remember, however,...
RESET Organizers Reflect, Look Forward after 2 Years
Police, clergy and others involved with Charleston's RESET group, an organization established to prevent the divide that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, from ever happening in Charleston, met Friday morning to talk about progress made in the two years...
Roof Laughed during Church Slaying Confession to FBI
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he...
Season of Giving ; Local Organizations Collect Toys for Needy Kids
People who would like to give to those less fortunate have plenty of opportunities this holiday season. Several organizations throughout the Kanawha Valley are collecting toys for needy children. Union Mission will be accepting toy donations through Dec....
Short Takes ; Learning History through Music
Heres a living history lesson: As part of an oral history section of the folk music class at Elkins High School, students visited the Randolph County Senior Center to learn from area residents about their lives and different parts of history, the Elkins...
SOUTHERN WILDFIRES ; Tourists Return to Gatlinburg, but Rebuilding Looms
While the main drag was left intact, the charred remains of homes, vehicles and businesses on side roads served as a reminder of the cleanup and repairs needed in the days ahead. Officials estimate 2,500 buildings were damaged by the wildfires that spread...
SOUTH KOREA ; Parliament Votes to Impeach Leader
South Korea's National Assembly voted by a huge margin Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal, forcing her to immediately hand over the running of the country to a caretaker prime minister....
Sports History
Dec. 101939 - The Green Bay Packers register the first shutout in an NFL championship game by beating the New York Giants 27-0. 1961 - Billy Cannon of the Houston Oilers rushes for 216 yards, catches five passes for 114 yards and scores five touchdowns...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVISIONNBCSN 7:30 a.m. - soccer, Premier League, Everton at WatfordFS1 9:30 a.m. - soccer, Bundesliga, Bayern Munich vs. VfL WolfsburgFS2 9:30 a.m. - soccer, Bundesliga, Koln vs. Borussia DortmundCNBC 10 a.m. - soccer, Premier League, Sunderland at...
State Board of Ed May End Control of Gilmer Schools ; Several Officials, However, Oppose Returning Control of Schools to County
For the first time since the West Virginia Board of Education seized control of Gilmer County's public school system half a decade ago, a state Office of Education Performance Audits report is recommending that the state school board release its hold...
The Disempowered Majority
Starting next month, the United States will have a minority government.This assertion flies in the face of just about everything you have read, since the Republicans will control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. But the American...
THINGS TO DO Today
MusicTHE BROTHERSISTERS: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871. DANIELLE AND STEVE: 7:30 p.m. Free. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.CHARLESTON METRO BAND: 4 p.m. Free. Holiday favorites. Macy's Court....
Transactions
BASEBALLNational LeagueST. LOUIS CARDINALS - Signed OF Dexter Fowler to a five-year contract.American AssociationLAREDO LEMURS - Signed RHP Dallas Newton.SIOUX FALLS CANARIES - Signed INF Patrick Fiala and RHP Joe Iorio.BASKETBALLNational Basketball...
TRUMP TRANSITION ; Questionnaire Alarms Climate Scientists
The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut...
Trump Tweets an Amusing Sideshow ; but Congress Is Where the Fate Of
WASHINGTON The most amusing part of the Trump transition has been watching its effortless confounding of the media, often in fewer than 140 characters. One morning, after a Fox News report on lefty nuttiness at some obscure New England college a flag...
West Side Foodland Founder Joseph Dies
Ameen "Joe" Joseph, the founder of the Spring Street Foodland Fresh, died Friday morning due to an illness. He was 91. He was surrounded by family and friends at the Hubbard Hospice House. Joseph was a well-known personality in Charleston; friends, businessmen...
WVU BASKETBALL ; Mountaineers among Nation's Best on Both Ends of the Court
By Mike Casazza Staff writerMORGANTOWN - The only team in the country to rank in the top 10 in most points scored per game and fewest points allowed per game happens to lead the country in scoring margin. No. 15 West Virginia is leaving opponents in...
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