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Articles from May 30, 2016

100TH INDIANAPOLIS 500 ; First Kiss; Rookie Rossi Pulls off Stunning Upset in 100th Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS - An unfamiliar driver ushered in a new era of the Indianapolis 500 by outlasting his faster rivals - and his fuel tank. American Alexander Rossi was the stunning winner of the historic 100th running of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing...
After Alcohol Sales OKd, Hurricane Bookstore Reopens
HURRICANE - Books and Brews is finally living up to its name and serving alcohol in its establishment - something that hasn't happened on that block of Hurricane's Main Street in roughly 70 years. Pat Pelley, owner of Books and Brews, wanted to combine...
Amid Sex Assault Investigation, Charleston Doctor Pulls Medical License
A Charleston gastroenterologist who is being investigated over allegations he sexually assaulted patients stopped his medical practice last week. Last Thursday, the status of Steven Matulis' medical license was switched to inactive on the West Virginia...
BIG 12 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ; -; TCU 11 WEST VIRGINIA 10, 10 INNINGS; WVU Falls Short vs. TCU; Mountaineers Await Word on Possible At-Large NCAA Berth
The West Virginia University baseball team came within three outs of an automatic NCAA tournament berth. Instead, the Mountaineers will have to sweat while the selection committee decides whether or not the program's 20-year NCAA tournament drought ends....
Border Redraw Moves 19 Homes in the Carolinas
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state. South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established...
Boy Rescued after Gorilla Is Shot at Zoo
CINCINNATI - Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm! while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you! as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo. The boy sat still...
British Conservative Party Dispute over Immigration Escalates
LONDON - Conservative Party members seeking a British exit from the European Union have launched increasingly personal attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over his leadership of the campaign to keep Britain within the 28-nation bloc. The bruising...
Bulletin Board
Mobile food pantryMountaineer Food Bank, Facing Hunger Foodbank, CoventryCare of West Virginia (an Aetna product), along with Remember The Miners and Little General Stores Inc. have joined forces for a mobile pantry food giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....
CEO-Class Private Jets Beg for Buyers, Crush Prices
The private jet Janine Iannarelli is selling for a Russian client has leather seats, wood paneling, a satellite phone and can fly nonstop from Tokyo to Los Angeles. The price has dropped $3 million since September and is still falling. Iannarelli today...
CHARLESTON City Eyes Home Rule to Expedite Brunch Bill
After Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill allowing counties to vote on whether restaurants could sell alcohol before 1 p.m. on Sundays, Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said that he would put the issue on the ballot as soon as he was legally...
Chinese Investors Face Skeptics in Australia
When biting winter winds whip through the paddocks of the 170- year-old Lal Lal sheep farm in Australia's central Victoria this year, a Chinese wool tycoon will be trying to help revive an ailing industry. He's also hoping to overturn skepticism toward...
College Baseball
Big 12 TournamentAt Oklahoma CityWednesday, May 25Game 1: West Virginia 6, Oklahoma 0Game 2: Texas Tech 8, Kansas State 5Game 3: TCU 12, Baylor 5Game 4: Oklahoma State 10, Texas 4Thursday, May 26Game 5: Oklahoma 13, Kansas State 7Game 6: Texas 15, Baylor...
COUCH SLOUCH ; Offering a Mostly Heartfelt Apology to Canada
Couch Slouch would like to apologize to Canada, and to all Canadians.(It appears that everyone south of that border is apologizing to our northern neighbors lately, and I am not above reflecting the latest, coolest trends.) I'd like to apologize for...
CSC, HP Enterprise Planning Merger to Create Tech Giant
For months now, there's been a huge shakeout among companies that provide technology services to corporations, government agencies and large organizations, and the biggest may have come last week, with broad ramifications for businesses in the Washington...
EARTH TALK ; Trump's Potential Environmental Impact
Dear EarthTalk: Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate the Paris climate agreement? And will he be able to pull it off if he does get elected President? - Betsy Edgewater, Dayton, Ohio In a May 2016 interview with Reuters, presumptive Republican presidential...
Fight Schedule
TodayAt DC Armory, Washington D.C. (SHO), Chris Pearson vs. Joshua Okine, 10, middleweights; Sharif Bogere vs. Samuel Amoako, 10, super lightweights. June 3At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Fla. (Spike), Rances Barthelemy vs. Mickey...
Finally Allowed to Have 2nd Child, Older Chinese Parents Turn to IVF
BEIJING - China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue....
'Freemiums' the Latest Classic Twist
The Greenbrier Classic is making another splash in the golf world with the recent announcement of free admission. The move seems to be celebrated in some corners. On golf analyst Geoff Shackleford's website: "The only bummer: the concerts the event...
French Open
SundayAt Stade Roland GarrosParisPurse: $35.9 million (Grand Slam)Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesMenFourth RoundAlbert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, def. Milos Raonic (8), Canada, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.Stan Wawrinka (3), Switzerland, def. Viktor Troicki (22), Serbia, 7-6...
FRENCH OPEN ; Rogers Reaches First Grand Slam Quarterfinal
PARIS - When Shelby Rogers finished last season at No. 146, she set a rather modest goal for 2016: boosting her ranking enough to gain direct entry into Grand Slam tournaments so she wouldn't need to go through qualifying rounds. She managed to accomplish...
Gazette-Mail Charities Send-a-Child-to-Camp Fund ; Scout Camping Trips `Unlike Anything Else'
Activities ranging from sailing and rock climbing to fishing and nature exploration await youths taking part in Boy Scout and Cub Scout camping programs this summer made available through the Buckskin Council of Boy Scouts of America. "Camp is an experience unlike...
German, French Leaders Mark 100 Years since Battle of Verdun
VERDUN, France - In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World...
Indianapolis 500
SundayAt Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayIndianapolisLap length: 2.5 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (10) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200.2. (8) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 200.3. (6) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200.4. (19) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 200.5. (25)...
INNERVIEWS ; "I Have No Regrets about the War"; Korean War Hero Embraces Memorial Day Meaning
Today in Ironton, Ohio, the Memorial Day parade is scheduled to include a restored 1943 Jeep from World War II. It belongs to 84- year-old Boyd Hiser from Belle. The man in the Jeep deserves a parade in his own right, complete with confetti, please....
Iraqi Forces Complete Buildup around IS-Held Fallujah
TARIQ CAMP, Iraq - Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer said, as the militants attacked a newly-liberated town to the...
'I Was Skeptical, but I Just Voted' ; Kanawha Voters Look Back on Election
Kelly Elswick-Hall was suspicious that she might be in the wrong delegate district. When she went to vote at Kenna Elementary, Elswick-Hall specifically asked her poll workers if she might be one of the voters who was in the wrong district.They told...
John Protan, Former Boone Sheriff, Democratic Leader, Dies at 95
John Protan, a former Boone County sheriff and Democratic leader, died Friday at age 95. Protan, who had terms in 1965-69, 1972-76 and 1976-80, was the only person to have served 12 years as sheriff in Boone County. He served as the president of the...
Libertarians Pick Johnson for President
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Pedroia Leads Red Sox Past Jays in 11
Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI double in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Blake Swihart drew a one-out walk against Gavin Floyd (2-4) and moved to third when Floyd threw a wild...
Major League Boxscores
Brewers 5, Reds 4Cincinnati Milwaukeeab r h bi ab r h biHmilton cf 3 0 1 0 Villar ss 2 3 2 1Votto 1b 4 0 0 0 H.Perez 3b 3 1 1 1Phllips 2b 4 0 1 0 Lucroy c 2 0 2 3Bruce rf 3 1 1 1 Carter 1b 4 0 0 0Duvall 3b 3 1 1 0 A.Hill 2b 3 0 1 0T.Holt lf 4 1 2 0 R.Flres...
Memorial Day Honors True Sacrifice ; Decoration Day Began Right after the Civil War to Honor War Dead
In recent years, Memorial Day has become known as the unofficial start of summer. Thats how we practice it, but in doing so, we lose the true meaning and history of this holiday meant to honor those of our country who have made the ultimate sacrifice...
Mlb Standings, Schedule
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBoston 30 20 .600 6-4 W-1 18-10 12-10 Baltimore 28 20 .583 1 4- 6 W-1 17-8 11-12 Toronto 26 26 .500 5 3 7-3 L-1 11-14 15-12 New York 24 25 .490 5 4 7-3 W-1 13-12 11-13 Tampa Bay 22 26 .458...
MLS
All Times EDTEASTERN CONFERENCEW L T Pts GF GAPhiladelphia 5 3 5 20 18 14New York 6 7 1 19 24 20Montreal 5 4 4 19 22 20New York City FC 4 4 5 17 18 24D.C. United 4 5 4 16 14 14Toronto FC 4 5 4 16 14 15New England 3 4 7 16 19 25Orlando City 3 3 6 15 21...
More Than 700 Feared Dead in Recent Mediterranean Crossings
POZZALLO, Sicily - Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations. The...
NBA PLAYOFFS ; Warriors Know Game 7 Won't Be Easy
All along, the Warriors have said the numerous team milestones and personal accomplishments they set during this special season won't matter a bit unless they repeat as champions. They need one more victory to become the 10th team to rally from a 3-1...
Nepal Honors 9 Sherpas Who Paved Way for Everest Climbers
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters. Prime Minister...
NHL PLAYOFFS ; Long Road to Final Ends for Rebuilt Sharks and Pens
PITTSBURGH - It wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for Sidney Crosby to guide the Pittsburgh Penguins back to a destination many figured they'd become a fixture...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayBoggs, Rita A. Bowen, Fredrick M. Bragg, Sandy Carden, Mary E. DiPietro, Robert E. Jr. Gould, Cheryl L. Harvey, Cauley G. Hiserman, Virginia Justice, Dott Kennedy, John W. Jr. Kreasko, Donna M. Little, James D. Lyons, Sarah Protan, John...
Parishioners Hold Last Service at Church after 11-Year Vigil
SCITUATE, Mass. - For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese...
Parkersburg Art Center Honors Artists, Byrd with Displays
PARKERSBURG - The work of artists from around the state as well as the life and times of one of West Virginia's most prominent politicians will be on display at the Parkersburg Art Center for the next month. A reception was held May 22 for the opening...
POWER 3, FIREFLIES 0 ; Polo's 3-Run Blast Lifts Power to Victory
The West Virginia Power faced one of the hottest pitchers in all of professional baseball Sunday in Columbia's P.J. Conlon. Conlon had won his previous seven starts for the Fireflies and entered the game with a South Atlantic League-best 1.06 earned-run...
Prep Baseball
State tournament scheduleAt Appalachian Power ParkThursdayClass AABridgeport (28-6) vs. Braxton County (22-10), 4:30 p.m.; Wayne (23-10) vs. PikeView (22-3-1), approx. 7:15 p.m. FridayClass AWheeling Central (17-9) vs. Pendleton County (25-8), 10 a.m.; Wahama...
Prep Softball
All-Mountain State Athletic ConferencePlayer of the Year: Katie Adams, Hurricane, jr.Coach of the Year: Annette Olenchick, South CharlestonFirst TeamP: Amanda McDonald, South Charleston, sr.P: Darby Petersen, Ripley, sr.P: Cartney Schoolcraft, Winfield,...
Pro Golf
PGA TourThe ColonialSundayAt Colonial Country ClubFort Worth, TexasPurse: $6.7 millionYardage: 7,166; Par: 70FinalJordan Spieth (500), $1,206,000 67-66-65-65263Harris English (300), $723,600 67-69-64-66266Ryan Palmer (163), $388,600 66-67-66-68267Webb...
Quest for Soldier's Story Spawns Film
In 1944, Pfc. James E. Wickline, a World War II soldier from Osage, West Virginia, was killed when his parachute failed to open during a military operation. Nearly 60 years later, a teenage boy, Maarten Vossen, approached Wickline's grave - one of 8,300...
READERS' Vent
To the venter who said Bernie supporters don't have and don't want a job - I own my own company, work 12 to 14 hours per day, I brought in more than $260,000 last year, and I am a Bernie supporter who will enthusiastically vote for Hillary if she gets...
Remembrance ; Memorial Day
Flags and flowers dot the cemeteries. You can smell the freshly mown grass. Today, people pause to remember departed relatives and service members killed in wars. Every day is a gift, grandparents say increasingly as they get older. Here are a few reflections...
'Roots,' Race and the Need for Conversation
Everything was different, the day after.If you are a child of the millennium, if you've never known a world without 500 networks, it may be difficult for you to get this. You might find it hard to appreciate how it was when there were only three networks...
SAVVY SENIOR ; Simple Smartphones for Seniors
Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will need one that's very easy to operate. - Inquiring Daughter...
SEXUALITY AND THE CHURCH ; Local UMC Leaders Seek Unity Amidst Church's `Deep Divisions'
Local Methodist leaders say a decision by the denomination's rule- making body to put off potential changes to rules concerning sexuality was a "positive move for the church, which seems to be deeply divided over the issues. At the United Methodist...
Sports History
May 301903 Flocarline becomes the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes.1908 Jockey Joe Notter misjudges the finish of the Belmont Stakes and eases up on his mount, Colin, whose career record to that point was 13-for-13. Notter recovers from his...
US Military Sacrifices Much for Our Freedom ; but Weak Foreign Policy Threatens Americas Stance in the World
Land of the free, home of the brave. Thats been Americas mantra for centuries now, and we have our nations military to thank for that freedom. Today, Memorial Day, is about celebrating the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. When duty called, many...
US Wages Likely Have Not Stagnated ; Misleading to Use Median Wage To
WASHINGTON How many times have you heard that Americans wages have stagnated? Countless commentators (including me) have repeated this complaint. Naturally, politicians of both parties Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump deplore it. Its conventional...
Verdict Expected in Landmark Trial of Ex-Chad Dictator
DAKAR, Senegal - Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. When Guengueng, an accountant accused of working with the opposition, was released in 1990 he collected more than 800 accounts of...
Veteran's Race against Time to Return WWI Purple Hearts
ST. ALBANS, Vt. - A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April...
Veterans Troop to Arlington in Quiet Salute to a Distant War
They entered Arlington National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, their motorcycles, and the noise of the holiday weekend, left outside. Preceded by two bagpipers, they filed in quietly, many in black leather vests, sunglasses and ball caps.Dan McLaughlin,...
We Must Show Trump W.Va. No Place for Hate
John PalmerNot too long ago West Virginia distinguished itself with a "West Virginia is NO place for Hate campaign. I write in hopes that this estimable effort can be resuscitated. The reason for the first campaign was the invasion of our state by the...
WVU Newspaper to Stop Printing Daily during Week
Adell Crowe is on a mission.She spent most of Wednesday driving from West Virginia University to Wheeling to shake hands and network with newspaper editors there. This was just the first of many trips she hopes to take this summer to introduce herself...
WVU RECRUITING ; Mountaineers Looking to Add Depth at Defensive End
When West Virginia was in need of immediate cornerback help, the coaching staff went out and added Iowa graduate transfer Maurice Fleming. Even with the season a mere three months away, the Mountaineers may be looking for a similar late add at another position...
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