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Articles from January 20, 2017

1 in 4 Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Genital Infections
CHICAGO - The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavirus infections cause no symptoms...
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ; Officials Urge Signup despite Hazy Future
The deadline is approaching to sign up for a plan on the state's health insurance marketplace, even as the future of the Affordable Care Act is in question. Jan. 31 is the last day for people to purchase a 2017 plan on healthcare.gov."Obviously, a lot...
A History of US Inauguration Day ; White House Staff Changes Furniture
Today at noon, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as our nations 45th president. Under Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution, the president is sworn with 35 words: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President...
A New President Mirrors the National Mood ; Trumps Tough Demeanor Brings
Eight years ago, on President Barack Obamas first Inauguration Day, America looked forward to a new presidency with hope. The country wanted to leave the Iraq War aftermath and the sub-prime mortgage-fueled recession behind. Obama seemed the antidote...
AREA ROUNDUP ; UC Women Down West Virginia State 79-65
The University of Charleston women's basketball team got out to a good start and was able to pick up a 79-65 victory over visiting West Virginia State Thursday night in Mountain East Conference play. The Golden Eagles wasted no time out of the gates...
AUSTRALIAN OPEN ; Coco Vandeweghe Holds off Eugenie Bouchard, Advances into Fourth Round in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia - Coco Vandeweghe was the first player into the round of 16 at the Australian Open when she recovered from an early break in the third set to beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday. Vandeweghe converted her only break to...
AUSTRALIAN OPEN ; Djokovic out in 2nd Round, Falls to Istomin
MELBOURNE, Australia - It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round. This was not the close-to- invincible Djokovic that fans were used to seeing at the...
Blankenship Conviction Is Affirmed ; 4th Circuit Upholds Berger Rulings
Saying that the criminal provisions of the nation's mine safety laws are intended to ensure that miner health and safety aren't sacrificed for coal production and profits, a federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy...
Bought Milk? the Dairy Industry Might Owe You Money
The dairy industry called it "herd retirement," a pleasant phrase, summoning up images of old cows relaxing in a pasture somewhere in Wisconsin, their productive years behind them after a lifetime of service to a grateful milk, ice cream and yogurt-loving nation....
BOYS BASKETBALL - POCA 73, SISSONVILLE 70 ; Frampton, Skeens Rally Dots
POCA - It wasn't anywhere close to the start Poca fans have come to expect from their team, but the finish was vintage Dots. Luke Frampton turned in yet another double-double (30 points, 14 rebounds) and Poca got a solid effort off the bench from Bronson Skeens...
College Basketball
MenStandings, schedulesBig 12 ConferenceConf. OverallW L Pct. W L Pct.Kansas 6 0 1.000 17 1 .944Baylor 5 1 .833 17 1 .944West Virginia 4 2 .667 15 3 .833Texas Tech 3 3 .500 14 4 .778TCU 3 3 .500 14 4 .778Kansas State 3 3 .500 14 4 .778Iowa St. 3 3 .500...
County to Fight Back against Drug Wholesalers
Kanawha County moved forward Thursday on their fight against drug wholesalers, who they say helped to fuel the area's opioid epidemic by shipping millions of painkillers to the county. County Commissioners hired Greene, Ketchum, Farrell, Bailey & Tweel,...
CSX Surges as Activists Said to Target Railroad for Overhaul
CSX jumped the most on record after news that outgoing Canadian Pacific Railway Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison is teaming up with an activist investor to shake up the least efficient U.S. railroad. Paul Hilal, who worked for years with billionaire...
FAMILY TIES WITH A SHADE OF GREENE ; Dad, Son Close despite Coaching Rival Teams
Matt Greene doesn't quite understand some people's reactions when he takes his Capital squad against George Washington, much like he did last Friday in front of a packed house at Capital High School. GW, of course, is perhaps Capital's biggest rival...
Fayette Schools 'Error' Lets PEIA Coverage Lapse
Fayette County schools employees temporarily lost their Public Employees Insurance Agency health coverage recently because of what the county superintendent said was an error by his school system. "We had an error with one of our staff, and that was...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ; Catholic's Vida Imani Overcame Adversity on Way to 1,000 Points
In a packed Charleston Catholic Athletic Facility last Friday night filled with people wearing shirts bearing her name, it was hard to erase the smile from senior Vida Imani's face. There were standing ovations, chants of her name and an immediate timeout...
Hotter ; Third Straight Record
LAST year was the hottest ever recorded on Planet Earth, outstripping the previous record set in 2015, which outstripped the record set in 2014, science agencies report.This ever-worsening climate change, caused by human emissions of "greenhouse gases"...
Inauguration Consternation
WASHINGTON - Why is this inauguration different from any other?Let's start with the fact that most Americans are not happy that Donald Trump is about to become president. A Washington Post/ABC News poll this week found that Trump enters the Oval Office...
INAUGURATION DAY FOR THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ; Trump's Day 1 a Mystery; A Tsunami of Aggressive Policy Action
INSIDE: Trump sweeps into Washington for his big day 2A The days schedule 7AWASHINGTON - In rally after rally, and speech upon speech, Donald Trump built a verbal skyscraper of campaign promises about what he would do on his first day in the White...
Kanawha Board OKs Social Media Policy
In unanimous votes, Kanawha County's school board finally approved Thursday a "social media policy - an alteration of a previously proposed, criticized version - and OK'd a contract for construction management services on the schools that are planned...
KANAWHA-CHARLESTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT ; Officials Aim to Boost Needle Exchanges with Coalition; Director Says Regional Group Could Help Local Programs That Rely on Grants
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department hopes to form a new regional coalition of West Virginia health departments, law enforcement community members, and others in the addiction recovery field, designed to help the departments gain resources to fund syringe...
Markets
TodayBetter quarter? Synchrony Financial serves up its latest quarterly results today. The company, which provides financing through partnerships with retailers and others, is expected to report that its earnings and revenue increased in the fourth quarter of...
MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Rick Stansbury Trying to Rebuild at Western Kentucky
Last March, Rick Stansbury had been out of head coaching for four years, and seemed to be content about it. He retired in 2012 after 14 years of leading the Mississippi State program, returning in 2014 as an assistant under Billy Kennedy at Texas A&M....
MEN'S BASKETBALL - CHARLESTON 76, WEST VIRGINIA STATE 70 ; UC Holds off State, Ends 6-Game Slide
The University of Charleston men's basketball team held off a tough rally down the stretch from West Virginia State to pick up a 76-70 victory Thursday night at the Wehrle Athletic Arena on the UC campus. The victory ended a six-game losing streak for...
MERCER COUNTY SCHOOLS ; Woman Sues over Bible Classes; Lawsuit Alleges Bible in the Schools Program Active in 19 Schools
The Freedom From Religion Foundation and a member of the Wisconsin-based nonprofit who's a parent of a student at a public Mercer County elementary school filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to declare unconstitutional a Bible classes program in Mercer's...
MLB HALL OF FAME ; Bonds, Clemens Making Slow Gains with Changing Electorate
Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. The electorate is changing, however, and that could be good news for both.Bonds and Clemens inched past the 50-percent mark for the first time Wednesday, each appearing on...
MLB ; Reds Trade Straily to Marlins for 3 Minor Leaguers
MIAMI - Replacing Jose Fernandez will be a collective task for the Miami Marlins, with 14-game winner Dan Straily joining the effort Thursday. Miami obtained Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers, including right-handers Luis Castillo...
More Power to You ; Thinking Big about Small-Scale Hydropower in West Virginia
WEBSTER SPRINGS - A long and winding road that began in Chicago, veered through Vietnam and connected with England brought Mickey and Jenny Janowski to this steep-walled, 100-acre chunk of a Webster County hollow more than a mile from the nearest neighbor...
NBA CAPSULES ; LeBron, Irving Lead Cavaliers to 118-103 Victory over Suns
CLEVELAND - Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, All-Star teammate LeBron James had 21 points and 15 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked more like themselves at home in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. The Cavs were back in Quicken Loans...
NFL PLAYOFFS - STEELERS AT PATRIOTS ; Roethlisberger Hoping to Play Up to Brady's "Gold Standard"
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger intended for the moment to be private. The camera following him to midfield and the microphone tucked inside Tom Brady's shoulder pads ended up making that impossible. Their brief exchange before Brady and the New England Patriots...
Nhl
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic DivisionGP W L OT Pts GF GAMontreal 46 27 13 6 60 139 117Ottawa 43 24 15 4 52 113 111Boston 48 23 19 6 52 122 123Toronto 43 21 14 8 50 134 128Florida 47 20 18 9 49 111 131Tampa Bay 46 21 20 5 47 126 135Detroit 45 20 19 6 46...
Not All First Amendment Free Speech Is Equally Worthy
Women are incapable of rational thought; there is some question of whether they have souls. Since the ability to read the Bible is the goal of education, there is no use in educating such creatures. Black people are shiftless, oversexed, lazy and prone...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAdams, Evelyn Ankrom, Dorene "Dodie" Austin, Lona Jane Bode, Lois Bowling, Thomas Bradley, Robert Cantrell, Joseph, Jr. Conley, Miranda Cooper, Gary Cox, Randy Crawford, Robert "Alex" Dickerson, Vicki Frye, Shelia "Cookie" Gwinn, Anthony...
Prep Basketball
BOYSThursday's statewide scoresBridgeport 63, Philip Barbour 56East Fairmont 68, Elkins 54East Hardy 63, Paw Paw 45Fairmont Senior 77, Lincoln 45Gilmer County 69, Webster County 59Hannan 100, Elk Valley Christian 52Independence 83, Liberty Raleigh 47North...
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ; Parkersburg Knocks off No. 1 Capital
Karson Snyder hit 2 of 3 free throws with less than one second remaining Thursday night, giving host Parkersburg a 67-65 boys basketball victory over top-ranked Capital. The Big Reds (7-3) trailed by 10 points after three quarters (58-48) and were able...
Prep Schedule
Boys basketballFriday - Herbert Hoover at Nitro, 7:05 p.m.; Wheeling Central at Charleston Catholic, 7:30 p.m.; Spring Valley at George Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Winfield at Wayne, 7 p.m.; Huntington at Riverside, 7:30 p.m.; St. Albans at Parkersburg, 7:30...
PREP WRESTLING ; Battle-Tested St. Albans Ready for WSAZ Invitational
St. Albans wrestling, as a program, is arguably as good as it has ever been.In fact, there might not be much of an argument. The Red Dragons boast seven ranked wrestlers heading into this weekend's WSAZ Invitational at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena...
Pro Golf
CareerBuilder ChallengeThursdayt-TPC Stadium Course at PGA West: 7,113 yards; Par: 72j-Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West: 7,159 yards; Par: 72q-La Quinta CC: 7,060 yards; Par: 72La Quinta, Calif.Purse: $5.8 millionFirst RoundDominic Bozzelli...
READERS' Vent
I see where one venter wanted to be the first to predict Elizabeth Warren in 2020 as the first woman president. I will make a counter. I will say Ivanka Trump will run in 2020. She will be the first female president. Capito on TV talking about how many...
REDEVELOPING CHARLESTON ; Ex-Dollar General on West Side to See New Life
Local developer Tighe Bullock has moved onto his next project in reviving the Elk City district on Charleston's West Side. On Thursday, Bullock closed on 222 Washington St. West, a roughly 6,600- square foot space, for $185,000.The brick, one-story...
S. Charleston Promotes Firefighter, Hires Police Officer, OKs Centennial Committee
The city of South Charleston swore in a new police officer and promoted fire Lt. Michael Taylor to the rank of captain at Thursday night's City Council meeting. Taylor's promotion came after he spent some time out of the country serving in the military,...
Souvenir Shops Prep for Inauguration
WASHINGTON - There are Donald Trump-shaped cookie cutters, "Drain the swamp" sweatshirts and candles meant to smell like the new president - a combination of "all of the classiest smells," according to the product's description. Keep searching among...
Spavital Could Be a Boost to WVU's QB Production
MORGANTOWN - A week ago today, Dana Holgorsen hired Jake Spavital to be his offensive coordinator at West Virginia, and that refreshed a conversation that's existed in both hushed and exaggerated tones for every one of Holgorsen's six seasons in charge...
SPORTS Briefs
Curry, Durant, LeBron to start NBA All-Star GameNEW YORK - Stephen Curry won a tiebreaker to join Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also gave Cleveland two starters in the NBA All-Star Game. Curry...
Sports History
Jan. 201891 - The International YMCA in Springfield, Mass. is the site of the first official basketball game. Peach baskets were used, but it wasn't until 1905 that someone removed the baskets' bottoms. 1937 - Nels Stewart of the New York Americans...
Sports on TV/Radio
TELEVISIONFS1 2:30 p.m. - soccer, Bundesliga, SC Freiburg vs. Bayern MunichGOLF 3 p.m. - PGA Tour, CareerBuilder Challenge, second round, at La Quinta, Calif. NBCSN 6 p.m. - figure skating, U.S. Championships, Women's short dance, at Kansas City, Mo.CBSSN...
STATE Briefs
City man faces felony charge after stabbing A Charleston man is facing felony charges after allegedly stabbing another man on the city's West Side on Thursday. Dale Lee McCauley, 42, was arrested on Thursday on malicious wounding charges after he stabbed...
Tennant 'Sabotaged' Office Changeover, Warner Says
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner alleged Thursday that his predecessor, Natalie Tennant, directed employees to "sabotage" the office's transition to Warner's administration. Tennant called Warner's allegations "ridiculous.""The only thing...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueTORONTO BLUE JAYS - Named Eric Wedge field coordinator, Ben Freakley Jr. mental performance coach, Pat Chasse Rehab Coordinator, Devon White hitting coach with Buffalo (IL), Luis Hurtado manager of the Gulf Coast Blue Jays, Chris...
Trump Sweeps into Washington for His Big Day
WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of...
U.S. HOUSE ; Dems to Trump: Women of America Are Watching
WASHINGTON - One day before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, the vast majority of House Democrats are warning him to think twice before supporting and signing Republican laws that they say would undermine women's health care. A letter set...
What Happened to the Honeymoon? ; Even before the Inauguration, Trump Took over the Presidential Stage
WASHINGTON The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over.Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has...
W.VA. BUSINESS COLLEGE ; HEPC: School Misused Grant; Higher Education Policy Commission May Order Return of $68,400
Last summer, state officials found about $70,000 worth of "discrepancies in a private college's use of a state-funded grant meant to help low-income students. Staff members of the Higher Education Policy Commission conducted an audit of the money West Virginia...
WVU BASKETBALL ; Sooners Found Ways to Foil WVU's Press
MORGANTOWN - On Tuesday afternoon, in anticipation of an inevitable and eventual tight affair with Oklahoma, Bob Huggins was quizzed on how West Virginia deploys its press in the final seconds of close games. The prior two games against the Sooners...
WVU Medicine Booms as W.Va. Economy Flounders
MORGANTOWN - In a state with above-average unemployment, the state's premier hospital system is booming. WVU Medicine hired 2,228 staff last year, has openings for 699 more and expects further expansion in its high-level specialties.That follows this...
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