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Articles from July 20, 2016

ACA's Surcharge for Smokers May Have Backfired
A provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows insurers to charge smokers higher premiums may have discouraged smokers from signing up for insurance, undercutting a major goal of the law, according to a study published this month. The surcharges,...
Alban Arts Center, Academy of Arts at January's Decanting Wine-Down Wednesdays This Fall ; Scripts, Dance, Art and Vino to Swirl at Weekly Relaxation
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Although the Academy of Arts at January's specializes primarily in teaching dance and movement classes for youths as young as 2, its forthcoming Wine-Down Wednesdays are for older -- and more refined - - tastes this fall....
Applications Available for 2016 Antlerless Deer Season Limited- Permit Areas
Applications for the 2016 antlerless deer season limited-permit areas are available online at www.wvhunt.com, according to Chris Ryan, supervisor of game management services for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Hunters must apply for...
A Tasty Trend: Farm-to-Table Dinners a Growing Hit in Kanawha Valley
Terry Hudson wants to take things a step further.He's heard of the 50-mile meal, a concept where all ingredients used in a dish are sourced within 50 miles of where the meal is served, but he wants to make a 50-foot meal. Hudson, who owns Hudson Farms...
Barbour School Board Votes to Close 2 Small Schools
Barbour County's school board voted unanimously Monday to close two low-enrollment elementary schools at the end of the upcoming 2016-17 school year. If the West Virginia Board of Education gives final approval for the closures, students in the attendance...
Baton Rouge ; Dead-End Violence
ITS heartbreaking every time the news brings another report of Americans using guns to settle their conflicts. whether the killing is done by police or bitter citizens, its a sickening trend not the behavior of a well-ordered society.Since the United...
BIG 12 FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS ; `No Road Map for This'; Fill-In Coach Grobe Trying to Steady the Ship at Baylor
DALLAS - On a few occasions Tuesday, Jim Grobe, the new and likely temporary head football coach at Baylor, reminded his audience at Big 12 media days that there's no manual that will guide him through his situation. "There was, he said, "no road map...
BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS NOTEBOOK ; Mountaineers' Holgorsen Favors Expansion
DALLAS - The Big 12's presidents and chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to further explore expansion candidates. Count West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen among the underlings who approve. "I'm in favor of expansion, he said during a news conference...
Big 12 to Explore Expansion Candidates
INSIDE: WVU notebook 5BThe 10-member Big 12 Conference could grow to 12 - or even 14 - in the future.Expansion is on the table for the conference after its presidents and chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to have commissioner Bob Bowlsby "actively...
Botch ; Election Problems
DIFFICULTIES with Kanawha County voting in the May primary election worsened last week when it was discovered that hundreds of Malden residents cast their ballots in the wrong state Senate district.Apparently, they should have driven to Rand to vote,...
BRINGING IT ON HOME ; Actress Garner Hosts Fundraiser for Flooded Hoover High; Proceeds to Pay for Athletic and Band Uniforms, Computers
Jennifer Garner, the Hollywood actress and former Charleston resident, has raised more than $500,000 for flood relief in West Virginia. This does not include the money from her "West Virginia Strong T-shirt sales, nor the more than $120,000 raised at...
Bulletin Board
Family Night: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Teays Valley Church of God, 6979 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, will host a night of worship, games, snacks and Bible teaching designed for families with preschool and elementary school children....
Cabell County Fair Opens Saturday
The 2016 Cabell County Fair begins Saturday, July 23 at Pumpkin Park in Milton and other venues and continues daily through Saturday, July 30. The schedule of events is as follows:Saturday, July 232 p.m.: Horse Show registration (at Barboursville Park)4...
Contribute Back-to-School Supplies to Flood Relief
Putnam County Schools is allying with the West Virginia Board of Education to make returning to school next month much easier for students in the Mountain State's flood-devastated areas. The state Board of Education has created a Back to School Supply...
CURA Razes Abandoned Building on East End
An East End eyesore that once attracted vermin and trespassers has finally been razed. The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority has been working to demolish a brick annex it owns at 1212 Quarrier St. since it acquired the property more than a year ago.The...
Feds in Middle of Students, Debt Collectors
One in eight Americans has a federal student loan, and a series of recent moves by the federal government could prolong borrowers' misery. Advocates say that three recent federal actions threaten to undermine President Obama's 2014 pledge to "make it...
First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans to Dedicate Prayer Request Box July 31
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Something new is catching the eyes of pedestrians and motorists as they pass the First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans on Kanawha Terrace. It's a brightly painted miniature church that will serve as a repository for...
Free Financial Workshop for Teens July 26
Local financial planner Whitney P. Stricklin, CFP of Financial Resources and Consulting, will be conducting a budgeting and financial fundamentals workshop titled "Life in a Box on Tuesday, July 26. Hosted by the City of Hurricane and geared toward teenagers,...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; Cookies in the Middle of July
Let's pretend it's getting near Christmas. Too early? I didn't mean to startle you. But you know yourself that right now I'm not too far ahead of the red-and-green decorated stores with the jingly holiday music. To some, the winter holidays are just...
Hit by WVU's Joseph Used as an Example for Targeting Call
DALLAS - When he was here in 2013 and college football announced targeting penalties would be accompanied by ejections, Karl Joseph was said to be at risk. Three seasons and 29 games later, maybe the best safety in West Virginia history was never ejected...
Hurricane Church's Interim Pastor Begins Final Month in Pulpit
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232A longtime, briefly retired Charleston clergyman is in the final weeks of more than a year of "fill-in ministry at First Baptist Church of Hurricane. The Rev. Ron Stoner will continue to pastor at the Main Street church...
Hurricane Reschedules Fireworks for Labor Day Weekend
While fireworks went off as scheduled in Charleston on July 3, many other towns that planned their displays for July 4 had to postpone them due to the threat of inclement weather. The city of Hurricane has rescheduled its fireworks display for Labor...
Ironies in Mountain Party Platform ; the Progressives Can Thank Liberties
Mother Jones and Charlotte Pritt are two of the most consequential women in the history of organized labor in West Virginia. The career of Jones, the firebrand for the United Mine Workers in the early 20th Century, marked the end of the beginning of...
Junior Golf
2016 Callaway Junior Tourat Big Bend12 and UnderMario Palumbo, Charleston 39-42-81Bryson Beaver, Elkview 40-45-85Jacob Kalaskey, South Charleston 46-41-87Alex Kagan, Lewisburg 43-45-88Gareth Ryder, Marlinton 44-45-89Tanner Walls, Matheny 44-51-96Ryan...
Laid-Off Journalist Broke News of Speech Plagiarism
Shortly after Melania Trump finished her address Monday night to the Republican National Convention, CNN's Anderson Cooper turned to analyst David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, and noted a similarity between Trump's speech and...
Learning about My Family from People Who Were There
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my grandfather being on the Dunbar City Council when the city building was built in 1941. I ended up hearing from a couple people who knew my grandfather and they were able to fill in some gaps for me. (I also got a...
Longtime Broadcaster Sahley Remembered for Personality
Kanawha Valley radio personality Albert "Big Al" Sahley once told an interviewer he was aware as a teenager that entertaining was his calling, but he had no idea at the time that his pursuit of that calling would result in a career in broadcasting. ...
Major League Baseball
American League leadersBATTINGAltuve, Houston, .348; Ortiz, Boston, .327; Trout, Anaheim, .319; Bogaerts, Boston, .319; Escobar, Anaheim, .318; Machado, Baltimore, .311; Desmond, Texas, .311; Nunez, Minnesota, .309; Cano, Seattle, .306; Beltran, New...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Danny Salazar Pitches Indians to 7-3 Win over Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Salazar (11-3) allowed three runs over 6 2- 3 innings while striking out seven. His latest starring role against the Royals came after the right-hander tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in a 7-1 victory in early May and allowed one...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Harrison's Walk-Off Scamper Lifts Bucs
Josh Harrison tripled leading off the bottom of the ninth and scored when the throw from the outfield skipped past Milwaukee third baseman Hernan Perez and out of play to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Perez's RBI single...
Major League Boxscores, Etc
tuesday Pirates 3, Brewers 2 Milwaukee PittsBurgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Villar ss 4 0 0 0 Jaso 1b 4 0 0 0 Gennett 2b 4 0 0 0 S.Rdrgz 1b 0 0 0 0 Braun lf 3 1 1 0 G.Plnco rf 3 1 0 0 Lucroy c 4 0 2 0 McCtchn cf 3 1 1 0 Carter 1b 4 1 1 0 S.Marte lf 3 0 0 0...
Major League Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBaltimore 53 38 .582 6-4 L-2 33-14 20-24 Boston 51 39 .567 1 8- 2 L-1 30-20 21-19 Toronto 52 42 .553 2 7-3 W-1 27-20 25-22 New York 46 46 .500 7 5 6-4 W-2 25-20 21-26 Tampa Bay 35 57 .380...
Markets
Toyland struggles Mattel has struggled to return to profit this year. The Barbie and Hot Wheels maker posted a wider loss in the first quarter. Now financial analysts anticipate that the toy maker slid to a loss in the April-June quarter versus a small...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL - STRANGEST GAMES, NO. 5 ; Louisville Coach's Impending Departure Overshadowed Herd's Romp over Cards
The first thing that stuck out to me in the Marshall-Louisville GMAC Bowl matchup on Dec. 18, 2002 was the bright full moon illuminating the sky over Ladd-Peebles Stadium. For this matchup between the Mid-American Conference and Conference USA, the...
Maybe Millennials Really Are Special ; Young Adults Deserve Credit, Not
My generation isnt getting enough credit.Im a millennial. Im required to say it. Every participation medal won, opportunity guaranteed and pat on the back from mom, dad and my third-grade teacher paved the way for that grievance. Some stereotypes ring...
Metro East Calendar
Friday, July 22Flood Relief Dance: To benefit flood victims in the Clendenin- Elkview area, a dance will begin at 7 p.m. at the George S. Buckley Community Center, 8505 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Admission is $10. Featured bands include Recycle, Don Gibson...
Metro West Calendar
Wednesday, July 20VBS: Dunbar Church of the Nazarene is kicking off its "Ocean Commotion vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a Jupiter Jump and ice cream. Vacation Bible school will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sundays, beginning July 24...
MINING THE MOUNTAINS ; EPA's Logan Mine Veto Upheld Again; Ruling a Big Win for Environmentalists in 20-Year Mountaintop Removal Fight
Ruling a big win for environmentalists in 20-year mountaintop removal fightA federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a permit for one of the largest mountaintop removal coal-mining proposals in West...
New VA Outpatient Clinic Opens
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188On Technology Drive, off Corridor GThe new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in South Charleston, which had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 1, is much larger and offers more services than its former location...
New VA Outpatient Clinic Opens in South Charleston ; on Technology Drive, off Corridor G
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188The new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in South Charleston, which had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 1, is much larger and offers more services than its former location in Kanawha City. Sarah Portillo,...
Nitro-Born Lahoda Brothers Auto Repair Observes Fifth Anniversary
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232For fulfilling, full-service automotive upkeep and reliable maintenance, Lahoda Brothers Auto Repair has been many drivers' preferred destination for the past five years. Originating in a one- bay facility in Nitro in...
Norovirus Strikes the Republican National Convention
CLEVELAND - The highly contagious norovirus appears to have hit the Republican National Convention. A dozen California Republican Party staff members, who arrived last week in Ohio ahead of the state's delegates, have fallen ill with the virus, said...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAlford, Palmer M. Jr. Barnette, Wilkie Bell, Lillian Browning, Kathy Cline, Ernestine Colvin, Johnny Dean, Everetta Delay, Robert DeMoss, Lonnie Evans, Dennis Hill, George Hunley, Iva Jamison, Paul E. Jeffries, Bruce Leftwich, Marilyn...
Obituaries ; Obit
JEFFREY "RICO" BRANDONJeffrey "Rico Brandon, 47, of Hurricane, died on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, was in charge of arrangements. BONITA L. CAMPBELLBonita Louise Campbell, 75, of Fraziers Bottom, died on Friday, June 17,...
Our Views ; Michael Folks Comments Dont Echo the Party; Delegate Was Speaking for Himself When Posting Controversial Tweet
Since the beginning of this century, social media has become the primary way many keep in contact with friends, family and their community. Politicians are no different. Many use Facebook and Twitter to communicate with constituents, voice their opinions...
Our Views ; Will Brothertons Impact on the State Still Grows; Attorney Helped Transform States Workers Compensation System
West Virginia lost one of its quiet leaders when Charleston native William T. Brotherton III passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1. Brotherton lived the last few years of his life in Hilton Head, South Carolina, where he died at home after a long...
Owners of TCBY in Teays Valley Seek to Sell Longtime Yogurt Shop ; Family Business Appreciates Loyal Customers
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188After nearly 20 years of operating the TCBY (The Country's Best Yogurt) shop in Teays Valley, owner Adam Sponaugle, his wife, Carol, and daughter, Lorra, are ready to move on. But they want to make sure that their yogurt...
People with Heart Failure Face Risks in Taking Multiple Drugs
Mike O'Meara's life runs on a tight schedule.Every morning, after a glass of juice and breakfast, the 70-year- old picks up his medication from a blue labeled tray that his wife, Beth, prepared and gulps down 12 1/2 pills. At noon, he swallows three...
Power Professionals ; XSpec Power Purchased by Former Walker Machinery Employees, Installs and Services Residential Generators
By Ben Calwell bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188As West Virginians continue to clean up from the recent devastating floods, the problems faced by those who lose their electrical power during such disasters is again at the forefront. For a South Charleston...
POWER PROS ; XSpec Power Sells, Installs and Services Residential Generators
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188As West Virginians continue to clean up from the recent devastating floods, the problems faced by those who lose their electrical power during such disasters is again at the forefront. For a South Charleston company,...
Pregnant Woman in W.Va. Has Zika
West Virginia public health officials have confirmed the state's first case of Zika virus in a pregnant woman, bringing the total number of West Virginians who have contracted the mosquito-borne illness up to eight. According to the West Virginia Bureau...
Productive Thought Needed on Climate Change
Now is the time to reflect on climate change.I know this is a provocative statement, so let me immediately deal with the likely objections: We don't have time now - when the emergency is over, then we can think about climate change.Ah, but when the...
Putnam County High School Football Schedule
The following schedule has been released for Putnam County football this fall.Kickoffs are at 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise; the schedule is subject to change. WEEK 1Friday, Aug. 26Hurricane at WinfieldNitro at Poca, 7 p.m.Parkersburg Catholic at...
READERS' Vent
To the board of education: August 8 is way too early for our children to go back to school. Regarding the vent about Suddenlink - I have to agree because I was paying $100 for 78 stations and they keep raising it. It's always going out. I've totally...
Relax with Wine ; Alban Arts Center, Academy of Arts at Januarys Decanting Wine-Down Wednesdays This Fall
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Although the Academy of Arts at January's specializes primarily in teaching dance and movement classes for youths as young as 2, its forthcoming Wine-Down Wednesdays are for older -- and more refined - - tastes this fall....
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ; Capito Attacks Coal Regs, Clinton Emails
INSIDE Norovirus strikes GOP convention 2A Melania Trumps speech, plagiarism 3ASen. Shelley Moore Capito assailed the environmental regulations of President Barack Obama and the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in urging...
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ; GOP Officially Nominates Trump
CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton....
ROUNDUP ; Weese's 67 Best on Callaway Junior Tour This Summer
Fairmont's Mason Weese carded a 4-under-par 67 to win the boys 17- 18 age group and earn low round of the day honors as the West Virginia Golf Association's Callaway Junior Tour wrapped up Tuesday at Big Bend Golf Course in Tornado. Weese's 67 was the...
Solid Waste Authority Turns Profit
In June, the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority turned a profit for the first time in about a year, banking $446. "It's not much, said James Young, the authority's executive director, "but considering we were losing $8,000 to $10,000 &The profit comes...
Speech Is Latest Plagiarism Snafu for Trump
BMelania Trump's speech Monday at the Republican convention caused a firestorm for its striking similarities to Michelle Obama's address to the Democratic convention in 2008. But it's not the first time that the Trump campaign has dealt with accusations...
SPORTS Briefs
NCAA No. 1 overall seed to choose get site preference NEW YORK The NCAA says the top overall seed in the mens NCAA Tournament will be able to pick its location to play for the first and second round and regional sites. The Division I Mens Basketball...
STATE Briefs
Health officials warn of post-flooding water riskLocal public health officials warn that recent flooding may have contaminated recreational waterways in West Virginia, increasing the potential for gastrointestinal diseases and infections among those who...
Studies: Healthy Eating Can Include 'A Lot' of Fat
Hanna Bloomfield's bosses at the Department of Veterans Affairs had been reading a lot about the plant-based Mediterranean diet. Some highly publicized recent studies had shown that eating lots of fresh vegetables and olive oil along with maybe a splash...
Suit: Frontier Misused $40M in Federal Funds
Bridgeport-based Internet provider Citynet has filed a lawsuit against Frontier Communications under the False Claims Act, alleging Frontier misused $40.5 million in federal stimulus funds and built a high-speed broadband network designed to shut out...
SUMMER OLYMPICS ; IOC Explores Legal Options on Banning All Russians from Rio
LONDON - With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes - all or even some - will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers. While the IOC decided Tuesday...
Tappan Zee Bridge Crane Topples onto Lanes of Old Bridge
NEW YORK - A huge crane toppled off a new bridge under construction and collapsed across the busy span it's replacing, bringing cars on the key Hudson River crossing to a halt before parts of it reopened several hours later. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
Teacher Reflects on Barbour Hostage Situation
Nearly a year has passed since a 14-year-old student with a gun took Twila Smith's classroom hostage. But she still feels uneasy around open doors. On Aug. 25, 2015, Smith, a teacher at Philip Barbour High School, was preparing to teach her sixth-period...
Tennis
ATP TourJ. OpenTuesdayAt Roy Emerson ArenaGstaad, SwitzerlandPurse: $511,275 (WT250)Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesFirst RoundRobin Haase, Netherlands, def. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, 6- 7 (4), 6-3, 6-1. Tristan Lamasine, France, def. Radu Albot, Moldova,...
The Clearest Proof Yet Your Job Is Killing You
For decades now, the modern worker has been urged to slow down, chill out, de-stress. Doctors link long shifts and on-the-job anxiety to high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stroke. Many believe the consequences can be fatal. In Japan,...
The Coronation of a Charlatan
WASHINGTON - Years from now, bright-eyed children will look up at Grandma or Grandpa and ask, "Where were you when they nominated Donald Trump? Far too many prominent Republicans will have to hang their heads in shame. As the garish imperial coronation...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; Thai Spicy Eggplant with Basil
I can thank the lowly eggplant for the opportunity to write this weekly column. When my husband and I joined the Putnam Farmers Market to sell surplus vegetables from our garden, we were assigned a spot next to the booth belonging to Foster Farm.The...
THE FOOD GUY ; It's the Real Cagney's Cajun Chicken Pasta. Really!
I've got it this time. No really, I swear.Or at least as close as those in the know will confirm.Although the Cagney's Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe I shared last week had seemingly come from a reliable source (a former worker there), I later found out...
TOUR DE FRANCE ; 'IT WILL BE A BIG WAR'; Mollema Takes Another Shot at Catching Fromme
BERN, Switzerland - Bauke Mollema has been in this position before: Second in the Tour de France on the second and final rest day. The difference from three years ago, when Mollema faded over the final week due to illness, is experience."Now I know...
TOUR DE FRANCE ; Now or Never for Quintana at Tour De France
BERN, Switzerland - As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome's bid for a third title in four years. The remaining three high-mountain stages...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueCLEVELAND INDIANS Sent RHP Zach McAllister to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS Sent LHP Daniel Norris to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment.LOS ANGELES ANGELS Claimed INF Sean Coyle off waivers from Boston...
Uber Hits the Road ; Car Service Offering Rides in West Virginia
Charleston and Morgantown residents can begin taking advantage of on demand transportation today, following Uber's official launch in the state Tuesday afternoon. During the launch event in Charleston, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin...
UC Hires Men's Volleyball Coach
The University of Charleston hired as its new men's volleyball coach a former ACC women's volleyball coach who resigned in April facing a second investigation into treatment of his players. UC's athletic director said Tuesday that, despite the investigation,...
VW Faces New Emissions Lawsuits ; New York, Maryland, Massachusetts Allege Pollution Damage
Volkswagen is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states over the environmental damage caused by devices designed to help the carmaker's diesel vehicles cheat pollution- control tests. The suits will include claims that former VW...
West Virginia Open
83rd West Virginia Open ChampionshipAt Sleepy Hollow Golf ClubWednesday's tee timesHole No. 17:30 a.m.Jeff Hutchinson, Richard Moore, John Kingora7:40Grant Humphrey, Camden Moore, Kollin Hopwood7:50Cole Moore, Craig Berner, Logan Lagodich8Rick Ellison,...
WEST VIRGINIA OPEN ; Brand, Bradshaw Favorites as Play Begins at Sleepy Hollow
HURRICANE - Hurricane's Sam O'Dell drew first blood at the Coca- Cola Shootout at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, besting two- time defending West Virginia Open champion Christian Brand on the 9th and final hole to win. The Shootout consisted...
WVSU Creators Program Hosting Graphic Design Workshop Series
West Virginia State University's Creators Program is offering workshops for graphic designers at the WVSU Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd., W, Charleston. The hands-on workshops include the basics of Adobe Illustrator (July 23) and Adobe...
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