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SHEPHERDSTOWN — One confirmed hate crime coupled with previous alleged attacks similar in nature are leading some Shepherd University students to feel unsafe on campus. Twenty-one-year-old Tony

Sampson was assaulted by two males in the H parking lot on Dec. 3. Sampson said he was pushed to the ground and verbally abused for nearly two minutes until headlights caused the assailants to scatter. Homophobic slurs verbalized during the attack led the incident to be termed a hate crime by the Shepherd University Police Department. “Stereotypically, I look like a





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lesbian,” Sampson said. Born female, the SU junior identifies as transgender and is in the process of transitioning to male. Sampson said he believes he was targeted as a well-known figure of Shepherd’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community. “I am out and I don’t shy away from being out,” he said. Student Nicholas Etheridge,

president of Allies — the university’s gay-straight alliance organization — said the group has since been working with SUPD to identify any similar instances. “I’ve been really appreciative that they have been working with us,” Etheridge said of SUPD, citing University Police Chief John McAvoy. “However, I do think there needs to be some sort of offi-





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cial statement (from the university) as to what has actually happened.” Sampson echoed agreement. “I do feel like the Shepherd University Police Department has done all they can. But I feel like administration-wise, the university does not support us,” Sampson said. “I just feel like they care more about


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Libby Marquardt, founder and president of Reach Out Rescue and Resources, left, and Elizabeth Berkemeijer, right, help foster dogs like Sam Brodie who have been seized from abusive homes or rescued from kill shelters.

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home. Overwhelmed by the number of animals in need, Animal Control worked with volunteers and animal MARTINSBURG — When rescue agencies, such as the one deciding to become fosters to aniBerkemeijer became members of, mals in need in June, Hedgesville Reach Out Rescue and Resources, to residents Elizabeth and Andy Berke- care for the animals. meijer did not realize that their servThe day after the dogs were ices would be needed almost imme- seized, the Berkemeijers found diately. themselves fosters to Opie, a golden On June 19, Berkeley County retriever mix. Animal Control seized 132 dogs and “I picked him because when I was eight cats from a Falling Waters walking by I saw his tail wag a little, JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

and I knew he had some spirit in him,” Beth said. Out of the 35 dogs fostered by Reach Out Rescue and Resources from the case, the Berkemeijers fostered three, described each as dehydrated, undernourished and infested with fleas. Additionally, she said none of the dogs knew how to play and were unable to walk on a leash. “You would pull on the leash and (Opie) would just lay down and pee


Santa Claus makes the rounds BY RACHEL MOLENDA

children in Middleway. He was hosted by the Middleway Volunteer Fire Department, which held Santa Claus is quite busy this the event at its new location. It was time of year, what with Christmas the organization’s first fundraiser fast approaching. This weekend, he since moving to the new space. spent much of his time visiting Mike Mood, chief of the MVFD, children in the Eastern Panhandle said the company hosted the event, before he sets off to deliver presnot only as a fundraiser for the ents around the world in ten days. general operation of the building, The jolly old soul spent his but also to bring together a commorning having breakfast with munity that had not previously had JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople sadly took down some of their Christmas decorations and struggled Saturday with how to go on. The tragedy brought forth soul-searching and grief around the globe. Families as far away as Puerto Rico began to plan funerals for victims who still had their baby teeth, world leaders extended condolences, and vigils were held around the U.S. Amid the sorrow, stories of heroism emerged, including an account of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who lost her life lunging at the gunman, Adam Lanza, in an attempt to overpower him. Police shed no light on what triggered the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, though state police Lt. Paul Vance said investigators had found “very good evidence ... that our investigators will be able to use in painting the complete picture, the how and, more importantly, the why.” He would not elaborate. Another law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said investigators have found no note or manifesto from Lanza of the sort they have come to expect after murderous rampages such as the Virginia Tech bloodbath in 2007 that left 33 people dead. The mystery deepened as Newtown education officials said they had found no link between Lanza’s mother and the school, contrary to news reports that said she was a teacher there. Investigators said they believe Adam Lanza attended Sandy Hook Elementary many years ago, but they had no explanation for why he went there Friday. Lanza shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at the home they shared, then drove to the school in her car with at least three of her guns, forced his way inside and opened fire in two classrooms, authorities said. Within minutes, he killed 20 children, six adults and himself. On Saturday, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver said all the victims at the school were shot with a rifle, at least some of them up close, and all of them were apparently shot more than once. All six adults killed at the school were women. Of the 20 children, eight were boys and 12 were girls. All the children were 6 or 7 years old.


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their image. They really just want this to go away, it’s so close to winter break ... I think they’re just waiting for it to go away.” According to Director of University Communications Valerie Owens, student services issued a safety reminder via email to the student body Dec. 4; though a specific incident was not cited. “We are at that time of the year when the days are shorter and it gets dark very early. Shepherd University Police Department wants to remind all students, faculty and staff of some very important and basic safety tips,” the email stated. Further detailing safety guidelines, the email served as the university’s proper protocol in the situation, Owens said. Incident specifics, she said, are not disclosed in crime-related situations of the like. “There is a lot of resentment forming towards the university,” Etheridge said. “I think they need to recog-

nize that there was a hatecrime.” A similar alleged assault occurred about a month ago, according to a student who wished to remain anonymous, leaving one woman with a concussion and broken ribs. The defining characteristics of both attacks include homophobic slurs and accosts from behind. “My biggest concern is these things have a tendency to escalate,” the student said. “What happens when someone tries to fight back?” The university’s failure to inform the campus population of the attacks, the student said, only serves to facilitate the perpetrators. “It will enable them to believe that this game that they are playing is safe to play,” the student said. Murmurings on campus, according to all three students interviewed, indicate a third assault has occurred. “To date, the Shepherd University Police Department has received one, single,

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Some Shepherd students say they feel unsafe after one confirmed hate-crime against a member of the university’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community occurred on campus.

report of an incident of a hate-bias physical assault on a student, on December 3. The University did not determine that the one report of a hate-bias assault reflected an ongoing threat to the campus community, so no safety alert to the campus was made ... Since the December 3 incident, which is being investigated as a hate-bias crime, campus police officers have

intensified campus patrol activity,” Owens said in a statement after being contacted by The Journal. Etheridge, also a member of the university’s multi-culture leadership team, said he was not quick to call the first incident a hate crime until the second assault against Sampson occurred. “In recent years we all have sort of viewed this university as being really safe and open. So this is a big thing that people are getting really riled up about,” Etheridge said. “There have not been physical assaults in recent years. In general this a pretty safe (university) for gender and sexual minorities.” The university, after being contacted by The Journal, issued a second campus-wide email regarding student concerns Wednesday — more than a week later. “On Monday, December 3, 2012, at approximately


5:20 p.m. a student was a victim of an assault in the H parking lot near Burkhart Hall (West Woods). The student was pushed to the ground by two male assailants. Based on words used by the perpetrators during this attack, this disturbing incident is being investigated as a hate crime by the Shepherd University Police Department ... The facts conveyed to SUPD did not clearly suggest that the campus community at large or any specific persons or groups were facing an ongoing threat,” stated the email, issued by Dr. Thomas Segar, vice president for student affairs. “There is a perception among the students I have talked to that at least three hate crime incidents have occurred within the past four weeks ... If other assaults have occurred with - Staff writer Holly Shok a hate crime connotation, it is vitally important that this can be reached at 304-2633381, ext. 131, or information be reported to University Police as soon as


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possible.” The email further detailed resources for students to contact. “I am working closely with the SUPD to keep our students informed of any safety concerns in the future,” Segar said in the email. “In addition, I am meeting with student groups the first week we return from winter break,” For Sampson, the university’s correspondence comes as too little, too late. “It wasn’t until they started feeling the heat that something was sent out that there were assaults happening,” Sampson said. “I feel like that was putting the students at risk.” The atmosphere on campus, Sampson said, has seemed hostile since a LGBT male student ran for homecoming queen in October. “Since then it has seemed the community has been looked down on,” Sampson said of the university’s LGBT population. Sampson, of Charleston, said he chose to attend the university based on its “liberal views.” “Me, I don’t have a very (good) home life when it comes to LGBT stuff,” Sampson said. “I’m not welcome home much because of my identity. Shepherd was my safe place and now I don’t feel it’s as safe as it was.” University Police Chief John McAvoy did not return phone calls by press time.

those that are farther away. “I think it’s nice to have something like this close to us,” Bane said. “Everything else that happens is in town and there’s always so many people. Here it’s just more local.” After breakfast, Santa traveled by way of fire truck to the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation facility in Shenandoah Junction. The JCPR has been hosting Santa for lunch for more than 15 years. Jennifer Myers, director of JCPR, said the luncheon is a nice community event that many have made into a tradition. “To us, this is the kickoff to the holiday spirit here,” Myers said. The event not only brought Santa to area children, but also provided an

afternoon of entertainment that included crafts and inflatable obstacle courses. Jodi Robinson, a volunteer, has attended the event for 10 years. She said it has become a tradition to bring her two daughters along so they can spend the day playing with friends they might not see in their schools. Robinson said events such as Lunch with Santa are important, because they bring the community together. “We all live in the community together, and it’s nice that we can all get together and enjoy the holidays,” Robinson said. - Staff writer Rachel Molenda can be reached at 304-263-8931, ext. 215,

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A glimpse of victims of the Conn. school shooting

By The Associated Press Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit no matter one’s age. Others found their life’s work in sheltering these little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. After the gunfire ended Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was more than many could bear: 20 children and six adults at the school, the gunman’s mother at home, and the gunman himself. A glimpse of some of those who died:

pictures of her at her college graduation and in mundane daily life. She looks so young, barely an adult herself. Her goal was simply to be a teacher. “She lost her life doing what she loved,” Wiltsie said.

ANA MARQUEZ-GREENE A year ago, 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene was reveling in holiday celebrations with her extended family on her first trip to Puerto Rico. This year will be heartbreakingly different. The girl’s grandmother, VICTORIA Elba Marquez, said the SOTO child’s family moved to ConShe beams in snapshots. necticut just two months ago, Her enthusiasm and cheer drawn from Canada, in part, was evident. She was doing, by Sandy Hook’s pristine those who knew her say, reputation. The grandmothwhat she loved. er’s brother, Jorge Marquez, And now, Victoria Soto is is mayor of a Puerto Rican being called a hero. town and said the child’s 9Though details of the 27- year-old brother was also at year-old teacher’s death the school, but escaped saferemained fuzzy, her name ly. has been invoked again and Elba Marquez had just visagain as a portrait of selfless- ited the new home over ness and humanity among Thanksgiving and finds herunfathomable evil. self perplexed by what hapInvestigators informed rel- pened. atives that she was killed “It was a beautiful place, while shielding her firstjust beautiful,” she said. graders from danger. She “What happened does not reportedly hid some students match up with the place in a bathroom or closet, where they live.” ensuring they were safe, a cousin, Jim Wiltsie, told DAWN ABC News. HOCHSPRUNG “She was trying to shield, Dawn Hochsprung’s pride get her children into a closet in Sandy Hook Elementary and protect them from was clear. She regularly harm,” Wiltsie told ABC. tweeted photos from her time “And by doing that, put her- as principal there, giving self between the gunman and indelible glimpses of life at a the children.” place now known for Photos of Soto show her tragedy. Just this week, it always with a wide smile, in was an image of fourth-



on himself,” Beth said. “Dehydration was the worst. All of the dogs would go out and stand in the middle of the pool and drink and drink and drink until they threw up and then they would drink more. It was like they’d never seen water before,” Andy added. The Berkemeijers fostered Opie for two weeks; Reggie, another golden retriever mix, for one month; and Jackson, a black mix, for three months. Each dog remained with the Berkemeijers until they felt the dog mastered basic training and could safely be around children. “(Jackson) was a sweetheart, but when we first got him, he was scared of everything. He had severe separation anxiety. He was with Animal Control the longest and grew attached to a female officer there, but when she left the room he went nuts and destroyed everything. She went outside once, and he jumped through the window to get to her,” Beth said. When fostering each dog, the Berkemeijers would record the dog’s personality and traits, such as whether the dog is cat-tolerant or child-friendly, to ensure that an adoption will be a match. “It’s important that it’s a successful adoption for both. This is what they have to promise that they will do this for the animal: they can never get rid of it without coming to us first, and they have to pay a adoption fee,” Beth said. Reach Out Rescue and Resources is a 501(c)(3) based in Westminster, Md. Dogs adopted through the organization cost $250, which is used for medical bills and supplies for the dogs the organization rescues. While receiving some funding and resources from Reach Out Rescue and Resources, most of the financial burden fell on the family, including food, flea medicine, special shampoos and cream solutions. While happy to be able to help in situations like one Berkeley County Animal Control found itself in, Libby Marquardt, founder and president, said it also places strain on Reach Out Rescue and Resources. Traditionally, the nonprofit organization searches kill shelters for dogs soon to be euthanized. The organization takes those dogs in and will feed, train and provide medical assistance to them. Cases like the large animal seizure take away funds used for shelter dogs. Marquardt estimated that Reach Out Rescue and Resources spent $20,000 pro-

viding for the 35 dogs fostered in a month’s time. “I am also a member of Animal Advocates of West Virginia, so between RORR and AAWV volunteers, I would say we probably had 15 people there (the day of the seizure),” she said. “A lot of our volunteers were there helping to check in the dogs, log the dogs and get descriptions and pictures of each (dog) and help identify what was going on.” The first time acting as a

graders rehearsing for their winter concert, days before that the tiny hands of kindergartners exchanging play money at their makeshift grocery store. She viewed her school as a model, telling The Newtown Bee in 2010 that “I don’t think you could find a more positive place to bring students to every day.” She had worked to make Sandy Hook a place of safety, too, and in October, 47-year-old Hochsprung shared a picture of the school’s evacuation drill with the message “Safety first.” When the unthinkable came, she was ready to defend. Officials said she died while lunging at the gunman in an attempt to overtake him. “She had an extremely likable style about her,” said Gerald Stomski, first selectman of Woodbury, where Hochsprung lived and had taught. “She was an extremely charismatic principal while she was here.”

Her son-in-law, Eric Schwartz, told the South Jersey Times that Sherlach rooted on the Miami Dolphins, enjoyed visiting the Finger Lakes, relished helping children overcome their problems. She had planned to leave work early Friday, he said, but never had the chance. In a news conference Saturday, he told reporters the loss was devastating, but that Sherlach was doing what she loved. “Mary felt like she was doing God’s work,” he said, “working with the children.”

foster family, the Berkemeijers were worried that they would become attached to the dogs and want to keep them, but quickly realized that the services they provide are more valuable. “We are helping these dogs get a home. We’re not getting a dog for us, we’re making a better life for this dog by getting them somewhere good to live,” Beth said. Adopting families can choose to stay in contact with the fosters, which is how the

Berkemeijers learned that Jackson’s new family is training him to become a therapy dog to visit nursing homes. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to the Reach Out Rescue and Resources can make a donation online through the organization’s website,, or send a donation to P.O. Box 542, Westminister, MD, 21158.

LAUREN ROUSSEAU Lauren Rousseau had spent years working as a substitute teacher and doing other jobs. So she was thrilled when she finally realized her goal this fall to become a full-time teacher at Sandy Hook. Her mother, Teresa Rousseau, does not hold back when describing what the job meant to her daughter. “It was the best year of her MARY life,” she told the Danbury SHERLACH News-Times, where she is a When the shots rang out, copy editor. school psychologist Mary Rousseau has been called Sherlach, 56, threw herself gentle, spirited and active. into the danger. She had planned to see “The Janet Robinson, the super- Hobbit” with her boyfriend intendent of Newtown Public Friday and had baked cupSchools, said Sherlach and cakes for a party they were to the school’s principal ran attend afterward. She was a toward the shooter. They lost Danbury native, a graduate their own lives, rushing of the University of Contoward him. necticut and the University of Even as Sherlach neared Bridgeport, a lover of music, retirement, her job at Sandy dance and theater. Hook was one she loved. “I’m used to having peoThose who knew her called ple die who are older,” her her a wonderful neighbor, a mother said, “not the person beautiful person, a dedicated whose room is up over the educator. kitchen.”

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Asked how many bullets were fired, Carver said, “I’m lucky if I can tell you how many I found.” Asked if the children suffered, he paused. “If so,” he said, “not for very long.” The tragedy plunged Newtown into mourning and added the picturesque New England community of handsome colonial homes, redbrick sidewalks and 27,000 people to the grim map of towns where mass shootings in recent years have periodically reignited the national debate over gun control but led to little change. Signs around town read, “Hug a teacher today,” “Please pray for Newtown” and “Love will get us through.” “People in my neighborhood are feeling guilty about it being Christmas. They are taking down decorations,” said Jeannie Pasacreta, a psychologist who was advising parents struggling with how to talk to their children. The list of the dead was released Saturday, but in the tightly knit town, nearly everyone already seemed to know someone who died. Among the dead: wellliked Principal Dawn Hochsprung, 47, who town officials say tried to stop the rampage; school psychologist Mary Sherlach, 56, who probably would have helped survivors grapple with the tragedy; a teacher thrilled to have been hired this year; and a 6-year-old girl who had just moved to Newtown from Canada. “Next week is going to be horrible,” said the town’s legislative council chairman, Jeff Capeci, thinking about the string of funerals the town will face. “Horrible, and the week leading into Christmas.” School board chairwoman Debbie Leidlein spent Friday


night meeting with parents who lost children and shivered as she recalled those conversations. “They were asking why. They can’t wrap their minds around it. Why? What’s going on?” she said. “And we just don’t have any answers for them.” Authorities said Lanza had no criminal history, and it was not clear whether he had a job. Lanza was believed to have suffered from a personality disorder, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Another law enforcement official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lanza had been diagnosed with Asperger’s, a mild form of autism often characterized by social awkwardness. People with the disorder are often highly intelligent. While they can become frustrated more easily, there is no evidence of a link between Asperger’s and violent behavior, experts say. The law enforcement officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the unfolding investigation. Acquaintances describe the former honor student as smart but odd and remote. Olivia DeVivo, now a student at the University of Connecticut, recalled that Lanza always came to school toting a briefcase and wearing his shirt buttoned all the way up. “He was very different and very shy and didn’t make an effort to interact with anybody” in his 10th-grade English class, she said. “You had yourself a very scared young boy who was very nervous around people,” said Richard Novia, who was the school district’s head of security and adviser to the high school’s Tech Club, of which Lanza was a member. He added: “He was a loner.”

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The nation was stunned Friday morning when 20-year-old Adam Lanza took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Parents throughout the country took an extra moment to appreciate the lives of their children, and shed tears for those lost in one of the greatest tragedies in American history. “The first thing I did when I went into the school was hug my daughter,” Ashley Gardner said Friday afternoon while picking up her child from Berkeley Heights Elementary. While the next few weeks will most certainly be filled with debates on gun laws and the Second Amendment, Friday’s incident no doubt brings school safety and lockdown procedures to the forefront. Earlier this year, a man dressed in camouflage and a ballistic vest was apprehended while jogging near two Martinsburg schools while carrying training rifles, knives and unloaded magazines. Police took the suspect, William Alemar, into custody because of the proximity to the two schools. After two months of proceedings, and a swirling controversy and debate surrounding whether Alemar should have even ever been stopped, terrorism charges levied against the Iraq War veteran and Virginia National Guard member were dropped. But Friday’s mass killing — and those similar over the past decade — gives justification for police, school administrators, teachers, parents and even students to be cautious of any and all suspicious or unusual activity. While, thankfully, the case here was a simple misunderstanding, it wasn’t a month earlier when a heavily armored man killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colo., movie theatre. The Martinsburg Police Department took heat from those preaching about Second Amendment rights and personal freedoms after we learned the harmless intentions of Alemar. But the truth is, if that person would ever be someone like Lanza, we’d pray the police — or anybody — would do everything in their power to stop the situation before anyone is hurt. The gun control debate will rage on for years in the United States — it’s up to law enforcement as well as parents, teachers and school administrators to make sure our children aren’t caught in the middle.


Health care faces reality

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Having survived the Supreme Court and the November elections, President Obama’s health care law now faces an even bigger hurdle: the reality of making it work. Implementation of any massive new program requires cooperation, something the health care law can’t count on. Overall, just 46 percent of voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of the law, while 49 percent offer a negative view. The reasons are pretty much the same as they’ve been all along. Just 22 percent believe the law will reduce the cost of health care. Forty-eight percent believe costs will go up. By similar margins, voters expect the law to hurt the quality of care and drive up the federal budget deficit. Overall, just 28 percent believe the health care system will get better over the coming years, while 50 percent expect the opposite. Most Democrats believe things will get better, but few Republicans or unaffiliated voters agree. This skepticism might not matter except for the fact that the law counts on the coopera-

refused to cooperate. If the president’s health care law were popular, this kind of SCOTT resistance would RASMUSSEN state-by-state provoke outrage and be dangerous to the politicians involved. Syndicat ed But it has not. Only a third of Columnist voters nationwide even know whether their state has decided to open an exchange. tion of states to implement the Fewer than half (46 percent) federal plan. States were called of the nation’s voters want their upon to set up so-called health state to set up an exchange, and insurance exchanges that the voters are evenly divided president envisioned as a onebetween whether they want their stop shopping place for health governor to support or oppose insurance products. However, implementation. Generally the Dec. 14 deadline for states speaking, Democrats want their to sign up showed that fewer governors to be supportive; than half the states are willing to Republicans want their govergo along. nors to resist; and unaffiliated The federal government will voters are divided. have to run the exchanges in Last March, I wrote that the those states, a task few believe it health care law was doomed is prepared to handle. The regardless of what the Supreme timetable is challenging, to say Court decided. That still appears the least. These exchanges must to be the case. With the re-elecbe ready to accept patients by tion of the president and a DemOct. 1, 2013, and be fully oper- ocratic Senate, formal repeal is ational by Jan. 1, 2014. If that’s not going to happen. However, not enough, the federal the realities of implementation exchanges will need to rely on will provide many avenues for cooperation from state agencies ongoing resistance. Some will be in places that have officially financial, as businesses and oth-

ers evaluate their options. Some will be legal, as a number of cases continue to work their way through the courts. But the biggest challenge is more basic. Voters want more control over their own health care choices than either the status quo or the president’s law allows. Voters are OK with the requirement in Obama’s plan forcing insurance companies to offer comprehensive coverage, but 74 percent think everyone should also have the right to choose between expensive plans that cover just about every imaginable medical procedure and lower-cost plans that cover a smaller number of procedures. Giving consumers that kind of choice would be a popular reform. Giving them that kind of control over insurance companies would do more to rein in the cost of medical care than anything else. — To find out more about Scott Rasmussen, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit


Today is Sunday, Dec. 16, the 351st day of 2012. There are 15 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes. On this date: In 1653, Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. In 1809, the French Senate granted a divorce decree to Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Josephine (the dissolution was made final the following month). In 1811, the first of the powerful New Madrid earthquakes struck the central Mississippi Valley with an estimated magnitude of 7.7. In 1907, 16 U.S. Navy battleships, which came to be known as the “Great White Fleet,” set sail on a 14-month round-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power. In 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against Allied forces in Belgium (the Allies were eventually able to beat the Germans back). In 1951, a Miami Airlines Curtiss C-46 Commando crashed just after takeoff from Newark Airport in New Jersey, killing all 56 people on board. In 1960, 134 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collided over New York City. In 1976, the government halted its swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis apparently linked to the vaccine. In 1982, Environmental Protection Agency head Anne M. Gorsuch became the first Cabinet-level officer to be cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to submit documents requested by a congressional committee. In 1991, the U.N. General Assembly rescinded its 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism by a vote of 111-25. Today’s Birthdays: Civil rights attorney Morris Dees is 76. Actress Joyce Bulifant is 75. Actress Liv Ullmann is 74. CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 71. TV producer Steven Bochco is 69. Former Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is 68. Pop musician Tony Hicks (The Hollies) is 67. Pop singer Benny Andersson (ABBA) is 66. Actor Ben Cross is 65. Rock singer-musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 63. Rock musician Bill Bateman (The Blasters) is 61. Actor Xander Berkeley is 57. Actress Alison LaPlaca is 53. Actor Sam Robards is 51. Actor Jon Tenney is 51. Actor Benjamin Bratt is 49. Country singersongwriter Jeff Carson is 49. Actor Daniel Cosgrove is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michael McCary is 41.

America’s other fiscal cliffs

The “fiscal cliff” isn’t nearly the biggest cliff we face — if we’re talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three:

THE CHILD POVERTY CLIFF A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of American school-age children living in poor households grew from 17 percent to 21 percent. Last year, according to the Agriculture Department, nearly 1 in 4 young children lived in a family that had difficulty affording sufficient food at some point in the year. Yet federal programs to help children and lower-income families — such as food stamps, federal aid for poor school districts, Pell grants, child health care, subsidized lunches, child nutrition, prenatal and postnatal care, Head Start and Medicaid — are being targeted for cuts by deficit hawks who insist we can no longer afford them. It seems as if no one in Washington is any longer talking about reducing poverty in America. All we hear from both parties is the importance of preserving the middle class. The states, meanwhile, have been laying off teachers and social workers, ending preschool and after-school programs and cutting local family services. Twenty-three states reduced spending on education this year, much of it on poor schools. Yet unless we focus on better schools, better health and improved conditions for these poor kids and their families, America will soon have a significant population of under-educated and desperate adults. THE BABY BOOMER HEALTH-CARE CLIFF Health-care costs already take 18 percent of our entire economy, and we’re soon approaching a cliff that will require far more. Between now and 2030, when 76

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million boomers join the ranks of the elderly, those costs will soar. This is the major reason the federal budget deficit is projected to explode in future years — not Medicare and Medicaid, but the rising health-care costs underlying these programs. These costs, in turn, are the result of a mind-bogglingly inefficient system. We’re spending almost two and a half times more on health care per person than any other rich nation, yet the typical American doesn’t live as long as the citizens of those nations, and we have a higher rate of infant mortality. We spend $30 billion a year fixing medical errors — the worst rate among advanced countries — largely because we keep patient records on computers that can’t share the data. Meanwhile, administrative costs are eating up 15 percent to 30 percent of all health-care spending in the U.S., twice the rate of other rich nations. The money goes mainly into collecting money — doctors and hospitals from insurers, insurers from companies and policy holders. The Affordable Care Act will reduce these inefficiencies, but not nearly enough. The president also has to lead the way in using Medicare and Medicaid’s bargaining power over providers to get lower costs and to move from a fee-for-service system to a fee-for-healthy-outcomes system of health care. But the real health-care cliff can only be avoided if we adopt a single-payer healthcare system.

THE CLIMATE CLIFF The third big cliff we’re heading toward is climate change. Global emissions of carbon dioxide jumped 3 percent last year and are expected to jump another 2.6 percent this year, according to scientists who are carefully measuring the atmosphere. This puts the human race perilously close to the tipping point when ice caps irretrievably melt, sea levels rise and the amount of available cropland in the world becomes dangerously small. Some say we’re already there. Yet many Republicans (and their financial patrons, such as billionaires Charles and David Koch) continue to deny climate change. Not even the Obama administration is any longer pushing for a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions, or a carbon tax that would deter excessive use of carbon-based energy. Yet unless we act to reduce carbon emissions, other major emitters around the world won’t do so on their own. The only binding pact so far is the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. never joined. And we took scant leadership at the international climate talks that just concluded in Qatar. While the so-called “fiscal cliff” could be dangerous, these other three cliffs pose far greater perils. Yet we seem unable to avoid hurtling over them because American politics is obsessed by the federal budget deficit, paralyzed by ideological fights over the size of government, and overwhelmed by the power of big money. — Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, is the author of “Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it,” a Knopf release now out in paperback.


Brace yourself, Michigan

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It was Monday, after school. Toni Coral and four of her fellow high school teachers in Hamtramck, Mich. were finalizing plans for the next morning. They would meet at 5:30 for the two-hour drive to the state house in Lansing, Mich. Republicans were expected to pass legislation on Tuesday that would cripple, if not eliminate, unions. Coral and the other teachers were taking the day off, as allowed by their contract, to join thousands of fellow union workers in protest. “Bring a towel,” the more experienced teacher said to Coral and her colleagues. “Bring a bottle of water, too.” “Why?” Coral asked. “Because there might be pepper spray again,” he said, referring to an incident at the Capitol the previous week when Michigan police sprayed protesters trying storm Senate chambers. “The wet towel will help you breathe.” Pepper spray. This was a first in Coral’s 17 years of teaching. She has an 8-year-old son. She loves her job, and her students. She had to think about what she might be getting herself into. She drove home and made dinner. Her son was with his father, so she had the time, and the silence, to consider consequences. She got back into her car and headed to the neighborhood hardware store. “I need a pair of goggles,” she told the woman behind the counter. Coral figured the woman to be about her age, 45. She explained why she needed eye protection, and the woman handed her one of the better goggles in stock. “Use these,” she told Coral. “They’ll seal tightly. No gas will get in.” Coral nodded. “I can’t believe this,” she told the woman as

right to work for less.” This legislation was an act of revenge by a defeated party. The unions have vowed to continue fighting, CONNIE perhaps with a ballot initiative and by targeting SCHULTZ incumbent Republicans for defeat. Here in Ohio, voters overwhelmingly defeated a similar law in Syndicated 2011. It can be done, but it takes a toll on peoColumnist ple, I’m telling you, especially when they’re already feeling so belittled, so targeted. The wounds here have not healed. she waited for her receipt. “I can’t believe I’m a Toni Coral, the English teacher in Hamtramhigh school English teacher and I’m buying ck, said she is in for the long fight — for as goggles because I might get pepper-sprayed.” long as she has a job, anyway. She spent half of The woman shrugged her shoulders and our phone interview talking about her students. smiled. “You do what you have to do,” she said. Most of them live in poverty, and she worries For Coral, that meant bearing witness to the about what all this change will mean for them. Republican majority’s power grab to break the She’s also afraid that, once the new law goes rights and bludgeon the souls of hourly wage into effect, many of her fellow teachers will stop earners. paying the $62 a month in union dues. “Every year around the world, there are people “I keep thinking about how they’re trying to trying to organize workers, and they disappear,” divide and conquer us,” she said. “How they use she said. “The least I could do was show up.” social wedge issues to get us to vote against our On Tuesday, as expected, Michigan’s lame own economic interests. How we have to stop duck legislature rammed through so-called letting them turn us against one another.” “right to work” measures that ban unions from How she had to buy goggles before she felt requiring workers to pay membership dues. That safe to protest her state legislature for workers’ evening, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder broke rights. his word and signed the legislation into law. Add that to the list. Without dues, there are no unions. Without unions, there is no collective bar— Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning gaining. columnist and an essayist for Parade magazine. Without collective bargaining, workers’ rights She is the author of two books, including “... become desperate hopes that are bound to die and His Lovely Wife,” which chronicled the suclong, ugly deaths. cessful race of her husband, Sherrod Brown, for Barack Obama — the pro-worker Democrat the U.S. Senate. To find out more about Connie who was just soundly re-elected as President by Schultz ( and read her his fellow Americans — got it exactly right this past columns, please visit the Creators Syndiweek when he called Michigan’s new law “the cate Web page at

Winter of Conservative Discontent

As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964. Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. Republicans held less than one-third of the House and Senate and only 17 governorships. The Warren Court was remaking America. In the arts, academic and entertainment communities and national press corps, conservatives were rarely seen or heard. It was Liberalism’s Hour, with America awash in misty memories of Camelot and great expectations of the Great Society to come in 1965. That year, however, saw escalation in Vietnam, campus protests and civil disobedience against the war. That August, there exploded the worst race riot in memory in the Watts section of Los Angeles, with arson, looting, the beating of whites and sniper attacks on cops and firemen. A year after LBJ’s triumph, black militants and white radicals were savaging the Liberal Establishment from the left, while Gov. George Wallace had come north in 1964 to win a third of the vote in the major Democratic primaries with an assault from the populist right. Below the surface, the Democratic Party was disintegrating on ethnic, cultural and political lines. Law and order and Vietnam were the issues. Richard Nixon would see the opening and seize the opportunity to dismantle FDR’s coalition

The GOP trump card — we are the party of Reagan, who led us to victory in the Cold War — ceased PATRICK work 20 years ago. Then, BUCHANAN to George H.W. Bush, a war hero who had presided over the fall of the Syndicated Berlin Wall and dissolution of the Columnist Soviet Empire, the victor of Desert Storm, won 38 percent of the vote against a draft-evader named Bill and cobble together his New Major- Clinton. ity. Culturally, the causes of the Today, the GOP strength in the 1960s’ revolutions — no-fault House, Senate and governorships divorce, legalized drugs, “reproducis far greater than anything tive rights,” teenage access to birth Republicans had in the 1960s. control, gay rights and gay marriage The difference is that, then, we — have either been embraced or could visualize a new majority of become acceptable to most of centrist Republicans, Goldwater America’s young. conservatives, Northern Catholic As a result of the sexual revoluethnics and Southern Protestant tion promoted by the counterculture Democrats. of the 1960s, the dominant culture And we could see the issues that today, 40 percent of all births in the might bring them into the tent: a United States are now to single new Supreme Court, law and order, moms. peace with honor in Vietnam. With no husband, these women When the Liberal Establishment look to government to help feed, collapsed during the 1960s, unable house, educate, medicate and proto end the war in Vietnam or the vide income support for themselves war in the streets, national leaderand their children. For sustenance ship passed to the party of Nixon and the survival of their families, and Ronald Reagan. From 1968 to they depend on that same Big Gov1988, the GOP won five of six ernment that Republicans denounce presidential elections, two of them at their rallies. in 49-state landslides. As to the GOP’s strongest appeal The crisis of the GOP today is — we are the party that will cut demographic, cultural and political. taxes — half the country does not Demographically, people of color pay income taxes, and the GOP is are nearing 40 percent of the U.S. about to surrender to Obama even population and 30 percent of the on the tax front. electorate. These folks — 85 to 90 Republicans stand for bringing percent of all immigrants, legal and entitlements under control. But the illegal — are growing in number. primary beneficiaries of the big And in 2012, people of color voted entitlements, Social Security and for Obama 4 to 1. Medicare, are seniors, the party’s

most reliable voting bloc. On foreign policy, the most visible Republican spokesmen are Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Both were unhappy with the withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan. Both want to intervene in Syria and Iran. What does America want? To come home and do our nationbuilding here in the United States. The bedrock values of Reagan — work, family, faith — still hold an appeal for tens of millions. But the faith of our fathers is dying, the family is crumbling and work is less desirable when the social welfare state offers a cushioned existence for life. Conservatives need to rediscover what they wish to conserve and how, in a climate every bit as hostile as 1964 — then await the moment when the country turns again to an alternative. As it will. For our economic course is unsustainable. And our regnant elite are more arrogant than the establishment of the 1960s, though less able to satisfy the clamors of their bawling constituencies for more and more from a country that is approaching an end of its tolerance and an inevitable crash. —Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at

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Crashing federal pot hypocrisy

Ah, the great American West, where man can generally breathe free and also inhale — woman, too. Thank you, thank you, voters in Colorado and Washington state, for legalizing marijuana. But will Washington, D.C., leave you alone? Attorney General Eric Holder said this week that the Justice Department will weigh its response to the state referenda. A new national poll finds 58 percent of Americans in favor of making marijuana legal and only 39 percent against. A raft of other state laws easing the prohibition on pot and growing public contempt for the existing law should be enough to change the policy. And so should a basic sense of decency. We persecute ordinary Americans for using an illegal drug smoked by the last three inhabitants of the White House. President Obama admitted — and George W. Bush all but admitted — to having experimented (don’t you love the word “experimented?”) not only with pot, but with cocaine. Courts rarely inflict heavy prison terms on users of marijuana these days, Tony Ryan, a retired lieutenant from the Denver Police Department, told me, “but it’s still a drug arrest, so if you’re 18 years and older, it goes on your record.” That means you may not be able to get a job at a steel plant, join the Navy, obtain a student loan or keep your child in a custody battle. But wide knowledge that you smoked pot is apparently not enough to stop you from becoming commander in chief of the United States Armed Forces. Ryan is on the board of a group called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition — former police and other law officers calling for the end to the War on Drugs. A Denver cop for 36 years, he’s intrigued at what the Obama administration will do next. In Colorado, the feds decided to mostly leave medical marijuana alone. But to flex their muscles, they started picking on medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools. “I said, OK, what high school student is going to go to convince a doctor under threat of losing his license that he is ill and needs to have medical marijuana,” Ryan commented, “when he can just walk down the halls of the school and get whatever he wants?” In 2008, candidate Obama said he would not use Justice Department resources to frustrate state laws allowing medical marijuana. But President Obama did just that, even letting attorneys general threaten government employees at state-run medical marijuana facilities. Ignoring the scientific evidence, the feds deem marijuana a dangerous substance that allegedly acts as a “gateway” to harder drugs. The political reality is that legalizing marijuana is a gateway to ending the ludicrous War on Drugs — a $40 billion-a-year failure off which many Americans find employment. Last year, 80 percent of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s seizures were of marijuana. If marijuana were legalized, what would those agents, lawyers, judges and prison guards keeping us safe from marijuana do? Oddly, liberal Democrats seem more afraid of letting go of the ban on marijuana than libertarian Republicans and even some social conservatives. (Evangelist Pat Robertson says it ruins the lives of too many young people.) In the Colorado vote, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, a hard-right Republican, supported the constitutional amendment regulating marijuana like alcohol, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper opposed it. To his credit, Hickenlooper subsequently declared the amendment official and put a legalization advocate on the committee setting up a regulatory process. The successful ballot measures in Colorado and Washington give the Obama administration another opportunity to find its bearings and stop throwing billions down the hole of marijuana prohibition. That money could be put elsewhere, so we’re told.


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Berkeley County Health Department Food Service Inspection Results

As a public service, The Journal and the Berkeley County Health Department will be providing a regular update of inspections of all food service establishments in Berkeley County. The BCHD inspects all food service establishments to ensure safe practices in the storage, handling and preparation of food. All counties in West Virginia utilize the 2005 Food Code written by the Food and Drug Administration. The following table reflects a summary of the results of inspections starting July 1, 2011. The Journal will publish these summaries on a regular basis. Full inspection reports may be requested in person at the Berkeley County Health Department at 400 W. Stephen St., Suite 204, or may be seen online at To assist readers in understanding the summary, the BCHD has provided the following definition of terms: — Critical item is any item that, if in noncompliance, is more likely than other violations to contribute to food contamination, illness or environmental health hazard. — Noncritical item is any other violations of the food code that may include failures of maintenance, cleaning or other good practices. — Closure of an establishment may be warranted by three or more critical violations or the presence of an imminent health hazard. These are all of the BCHD inspections listed for Oct. 25 through Nov. 9, 2012. ESTABLISHMENT



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Mayans calm as Dec. 21 looms

UH-MAY, Mexico (AP) — Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching Dec. 21 with calm and equanimity — the people whose ancestors supposedly made the prediction in the first place. Mexico’s 800,000 Mayans are not the sinister, secretive, apocalypse-obsessed race they’ve been made out to be. In their heartland on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, Mayas continue their daily lives, industriously pedaling three-wheeled bikes laden with family members and animal fodder down table-flat roads. They tell rhyming offcolor jokes at dances, and pull chairs out onto the sidewalk in the evening to chat and enjoy the relative cool after a hot day. Many still live simply in thatched, oval, mud-and-stick houses designed mostly for natural air conditioning against the oppressive heat of the Yucatan, where they plant corn, harvest oranges and raise pigs. When asked about the end next week of a major cycle in the 5,125-year Mayan Long Count calendar, a period known as the 13th Baktun, many respond with a healthy dose of homespun Mayan philosophy. “We don’t know if the world is going to end,” said Liborio Yeh Kinil, a 62-yearold who can usually be found sitting on a chair outside his small grocery store at the corner of the grassy central square of the town of Uh-May in Quintana Roo state. “Remember 2006, and the ‘66-6’ (June 6, 2006): A lot of people thought something was going to happen, and nothing happened after all.” Reflecting a world view with roots as old as the nearby Ceiba tree, or Yax-che, the tree of life for the ancient Maya, Yeh Kinil added: “Why get panicky? If something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.” A chorus of books and movies has sought to link the Mayan calendar to rumors of impending disasters ranging from rogue black holes and solar storms to the idea that the Earth’s magnetic field could ‘flip’ on that date.

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No further details were immediately available. President Barack Obama WASHINGTON (AP) — telephoned his top diplomat Secretary of State Hillary Saturday to wish her well, a Rodham Clinton, who White House official said. skipped an overseas trip this The State Department past week because of a said Clinton was dehydrated stomach virus, sustained a because of the virus, fainted concussion after fainting, and sustained a concussion. the State Department said She will continue to work Saturday. from home in the week The 65-year-old Clinton, ahead and looks forward to who’s expected to leave her returning to the office job soon, was recovering at “soon,” the statement said. home after the incident last The Senate Foreign Relaweek and is being monitions Committee said it tored by doctors, according won’t hear from Clinton as to a statement by aide planned at a Thursday hearPhilippe Reines. ing into the Sept. 11 attack

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against a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. The House Foreign Affairs Committee also said Clinton would no longer give scheduled testimony at its hearing Thursday on Libya.

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Chamber events announced

MARTINSBURG — The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events: ≤ Dec. 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m.: Chamber Mixer at the Historic McFarland House (409 S. Queen St.). Cost is free for chamber members and $5 for non-chamber members. ≤ Jan. 11, 7:15 a.m.: Rise and Shine Breakfast at the Holiday Inn. Speakers will be Peter Mulford and Tiffany Lawrence, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. Cost is $15 for chamber members or $23 for non-chamber members. ≤ Jan. 16, 5 to 6:30 p.m.: Chamber Mixer at Berkeley Senior Services (217 N. High St.). Cost is free for chamber members and $5 for non-chamber members. ≤ Jan. 25, 7:15 a.m.: Rise & Shine Breakfast at The Purple Iris. Speaker will be Steve Christian, Berkeley County Development Authority. Cost is $15 for chamber members or $23 for non-chamber members. For more information, call 304-267-4841, email or visit

Homestead apps due December 31

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Washington County Treasurer’s Office is reminding all Maryland homeowners that the deadline to file homestead applications with the State Department of Assessments & Taxation (SDAT) is Dec. 31. It is important for homeowners to submit the application to avoid losing the semiannual tax payment option and the potential to receive eligible credits in the future. Visit to learn more. Homeowners with questions about the program should call the State Department of Assessments & Taxation at 410-767-2165 or 1-866650-8783.

Washington holiday closings announced

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The holidays are upon us, and Washington County government wants to ensure residents are informed about which services and programs are open for Christmas and the New Year. Essential law enforcement and emergency services will be provided as usual. In addition: General Government Services: Offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Transit: All service stops at 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25. All services stop at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1. Landfills, all locations: Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

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Annual ‘Kids for Christmas’ event serves up holiday meal and gifts BY JOHN MCVEY


MARTINSBURG — It takes practically an entire year to put it all together, but seeing the joy on little kids’ faces when they get a Christmas gift from Santa is what it’s all about for Mike McBrearty and his helpers, Kendra Holler and Mike Powers. Friday evening, about 100 parents and their children attended the annual Kids for Christmas banquet at St. Leo Catholic Church in Inwood for a holiday meal and presents. They also took home a meal to have on Christmas and presents to put under the tree.

McBrearty is a motorcycle enthusiast — to say the least — and he combined his love of bikes with a desire to help kids in the community, putting on several poker runs each year to raise money to buy gifts for youngsters who might not otherwise have a Christmas. “Mike was doing charity work for 20 years, but he was overwhelmed,” Powers said Friday. “Mike wanted to take this to the next level, to do this for the kids, so we jumped in to help.” Journal photo by John McVey Instead of doing several little fundraisers throughout the year, they Eight-year-old Jade Gaither gives Santa a big hug after receiving a decided to produce “one real big Christmas gift Friday at the annual Kids for Christmas banquet. With

The magic of Christmas See SMILES B2 iday meals and presents are provided for families in Berkeley County.

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DECA club celebrates annual holiday party at Hedgesville High School BY HOLLY SHOK


HEDGESVILLE — The magic of Christmas was not lost on the 10 Hedgesville Elementary and Opequon Elementary students who were showered with gifts at the annual Christmas party Hedgesville High School’s DECA club celebrated Saturday. “I’m so excited for her to open it,” senior Natanya Haines said of the Barbie Dream House that 7year-old La Taya Lane would soon receive. The DECA club — a business and marketing organization this year comprised of 40 students — sought out the monetary support of local businesses and community members to raise $5,100 in observance of its 32nd annual party. “It’s a way to give back to the community,” Haines said. “I feel like every child deserves a good Christmas.” Throughout the years, the club has raised more than $100,000 to provide more than 320 children with gifts, marketing and entrepreneurship teacher Frank DiNicola said. “I just want to see the smiles on their faces,” he said. “That’s what

Journal photo by Holly Shok

Ten-year-old Kaylee Miller (left) and her sister, 7-year-old La Taya Lane, enjoy their time with senior Natanya Haines at the 32nd annual party hosted by Hedgesville High School’s DECA club, which aims to brighten the holidays for 10 area students.

Christmas is all about — giving to people and seeing them happy.” The club, he said, not only surpassed its $4,000 goal but also raised more funds this year than

any other — fitting as Saturday to teach my students to give back,” marked the last DECA party for DiNicola said. “That’s what we’re DiNicola, who is eyeing his retire- teaching this time of year, to give ment. See MAGIC B2 “My whole goal in doing this is

Local author pens horror novel BY RACHEL MOLENDA JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

MARTINSBURG — Given her outgoing personality and morethan-pleasant demeanor, one would not expect that Lisa Wood has a dark side. Writing under the pen name “L. Marie Wood,” the author and Martinsburg resident said her second novel is a psychological horror piece meant to thrill readers for days on end. “The Promise Keeper” is the story of a girl who is turned into a vampire at a very young age. She is no ordinary vampire, however. Her maker, the devil, instilled in her an extraordinary set of powers, including the ability to see portions of her future. In her efforts to reject the lifestyle she struggles

with, the girl spends centuries avoiding her maker and her fate. The novel has a tropical setting, beginning in the West African country of Benin, a setting that was inspired by the culture of Saint Martin, where Wood often vacationed and began work on the novel. “Usually, the ending comes to me within seconds,” Wood said of her writing process. Wood then works on what she calls the “why” of her story — the reasons her characters act in certain ways and how they get to the end. Wood knows that not every idea is something to pursue. “I can (usually) figure out the Journal photo by Rachel Molenda ‘why’ relatively quickly,” she said. “If the ‘why’ is too difficult to get Lisa Wood, who writes under the pen name “L. Marie Wood,” published her sec-

See NOVEL B2 a young vampire who spends centuries traveling to avoid her maker and her fate. ond novel this year. “The Promise Keeper” is a psychological horror novel about

W.V. gas explosion comes amid line shut-off debate

CHARLESTON (AP) — For years, critics have recommended that natural gas companies be required to install automatic or remote shut-off valves on pipelines to avoid just the kind of explosion that leveled homes and melted a West Virginia interstate this week. And yet ever since a similar blast destroyed eight apartment buildings in New Jersey 18 years ago, the accidents keep happening. And fires rage — sometimes an hour, sometimes longer — while someone struggles to cut off the flow of fuel. Federal investigators said it took Columbia Gas Transmission more than an hour to manually shut off the gas that fueled Tuesday’s inferno near Sissonville, about 15 miles from Charleston. An investigation is under way to determine what caused the explo-

sion and whether Columbia responded quickly enough. Four homes were destroyed and an 800foot section of Interstate 77 had to be replaced, but no one was seriously injured in the explosion that sent flames as high as nearby hilltops. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is conducting the West Virginia investigation, has long advocated requiring valves that could shut off gas in such situations within minutes. Instead of requiring someone on the scene to manually shut off the flow of gas, an automatic valve closes when a sensor detects fluctuations in pressure or other criteria. A remote switch can be triggered from afar if an engineer sees questionable data. Currently, manual valves are required at intervals — from every 2 ¢ to 10 miles — based on population density.

“Safety costs money, and it can either cost money up front, or it can cost innocent lives and untold tragedy to others who are in the proximity of these pipelines when they explode.”

Safety officials argue the automatic or remote valves allow the gas to be shut off much quicker, giving firefighters access to the damaged area much sooner. But industry officials complain they’re too expensive to install on the more than 2.6 million miles of pipeline already crisscrossing the U.S. “Safety costs money, and it can either cost money up front, or it can cost innocent lives and untold tragedy to others who are in the proximity of these pipelines when they explode,” said Jim Hall, chairman of the NTSB from 1994

through January 2001. “The price is set. It’s just do we pay it up front now or pay it later?” Hall has been pushing for the change since 1994, when the Edison, N.J., explosion injured 29 people and left hundreds homeless. One person died of a heart attack. That was the first time emergency and automatic shut-off valves were proposed, he said. “The industry has failed to step up,” Hall said Friday. “The companies’ attitude is, in many cases, unless it’s required, they’re not going to do it.”

NTSB Chairman Jim Hall

While Congress signaled support for the automatic or remote valves in a law signed by President Barack Obama this year, it remains uncertain what final regulations will look like and whether they will target only new or completely replaced pipelines, or also include the existing ones. “I suspect we’ll see something coming forward. How inclusive it is will be the key,” said Carl Weimer, executive director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, which supports requir-

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to, it may not be a good idea.” The process of writing is not superficial for Wood. The author said it is difficult for her to separate writing from her everyday life, because “the writing becomes you.” Wood said she often feels as if she is observing her characters, not creating them. “Things come to life in my head and the characters move,” Wood said. “Whatever their actions are, I kind of follow them.” This method of writing became more difficult for Wood as she and her husband began to start their family. Being a mother of two young children, Wood said it was difficult to slip into that familiar dark reverie. “I kind of stayed away from (my characters),” Wood said. “It was a little difficult to follow them where they wanted to go.” And so began five years of writer’s block, an experience


Wood described as a physical pain. She said the key to recovery was to continue writing. “I just kept writing and worked myself through it,” Wood said. “I can’t imagine I could lose (the ability to write) forever since it’s been there for so long, but I don’t know. And I don’t want to test it.” Wood said “The Promise Keeper” has not been met with the same enthusiasm as her first novel, “Crescendo.” She cited several reasons, the largest being that horror is a dying genre within the literary world. Though readers may most often think of horror as featuring zombies, vampires and a variety of other dark characters, Wood said the genre, particularly psychological horror, is more complex. Horror, according to Wood, can make a reader relate a story back to his or her own life. It becomes something believable.


to other students.” One such student, junior Elizabeth Morgan, learned to give back in a big way. Morgan, winner of the fundraising contest with the highest individual total of $840, grew interested in DECA after learning that her nephew had previously

benefited from the club. “When I found that out, and found out that DECA gave to my nephew, I was really excited to do it,” Morgan said. “Because the look on his face when he got those presents was so priceless — it was wonderful.” Presents, purchased by



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“You have to tie (the story) into a real, possible event,” Wood said. “That’s how you scare someone.” While gore and creepy creatures can be scary on a surface level, Wood said a strong horror story addresses fear beyond the monster. “After you’re initially afraid and frightened by the zombie, now you’re used to the zombie,” Wood said. “Where’s the fear in you?” “Finding the inherent fear, as opposed to the surface fear, is what I think needs to be done,” Wood said of horror novels. “The Promise Keeper” by L. Marie Wood is available for purchase in paperback, as well as in e-book versions online at or — Staff writer Rachel Molenda can be reached at 304-263-8931, ext. 215, or

seniors, included everything from clothes to technology. “Even if I wouldn’t have won, I would still be happy. Because I just, I can’t wait to see the kids open their presents,” Morgan said. “I’m just ecstatic to see them enjoy it.”

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ing the valves, especially in more populated areas. The law gives the U.S. Secretary of Transportation the final say in the regulations, and it would mandate them only when it’s “economically, technically and operationally feasible” to do so. West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who has proposed even stronger restrictions, said recent high-profile gas explosions like that in his home state underscore the need for stronger oversight. The investigation into the Sissonville explosion may reveal that further steps are needed, he said. “Pipeline safety is a serious matter, one that shook West Virginia quite literally this week,” said Rockefeller, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees transmission pipeline safety. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is studying the issue, but it has seen pushback from the gas industry over concerns the costs are too high and the benefits too uncertain. In its 300-plus-page draft report submitted in October, researchers found installing the automatic or remote valves

In addition to gifts, the day featured a Christmas dinner, magic show by local magician Michael T., craft time and appearance by Santa. “I think the kids did a great job,” DiNicola said. “They love this party, I

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could be feasible and even cost-effective in some circumstances, but not all. A final report is due in 2013. In public comments to the draft report, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America said valve automation “can help protect some property by allowing earlier firefighter access, but does little to protect people.” Most of the deaths and severe injuries are caused in the first few seconds after an explosion, the group argued, rather than after prolonged exposure. In his comments, American Gas Association counsel Philip Bennett said his organization supported installing the valves when it was feasible, but argued it should be determined on a case-by-case basis. “Rapid, indiscriminate, mandatory installation” would not improve safety, he said. But Hall said that “flies in the face” of the evidence from the 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif., that killed eight people. The NTSB determined the damage could have been significantly reduced with the use of automatic or remote shut-off valves. In that case, it took the company more than an hour and a half to shut off the gas.

think they love it as much as the young people.” That sentiment rings true for HHS alumni Michael Dodson — a 2002 graduate who has been helping out at the annual party for the past decade. The former DECA club member, now an assistant manager at the Food

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Lion in Falling Waters, said he donated beverages to this year’s party. “I think it’s a good learning experience for the children,” he said. “It’s good to give back.” While DiNicola, who has taught for the past 40 years, will permanently hang up his hat at the school year’s end, the DECA club will carry on — Morgan said she will make sure of it. “I think it’s just a great experience,” she said. “I mean, they get to see Santa — that’s awesome.”

— Staff writer Holly Shok can be reached at 304-2633381, ext. 131, or


event” to raise money for Kids for Christmas, McBrearty explained Friday. The trio, with the help of a lot of volunteers and corporate sponsors, produces the West Virginia Rumble in the Valley motorcycle rally once a year to raise funds for Kids for Christmas. The second annual Rumble in the Valley in June drew about 2,000 to 3,000 guests for the four-day event and raised about $20,000. The proceeds from the rally bought the presents and food, Holler said Friday. “Kids for Christmas is about helping needy families in Berkeley County to make sure they have Christmas presents and a good dinner,” she said. This is the 10th year for the banquet and gifts. “We call school guidance counselors and get a list of needy families, and then we do shopping days with the parents,” Holler said. They also do toy drives at Walmart, McBrearty added. The extensive buffet dinner is prepared by Carla Hopkins for free. Hopkins runs Rose Gardens and Treasures florist in Martinsburg. “We would not be able to do this without all our sponsors — we couldn’t put it on,” McBrearty said. He especially wanted to thank some of the major sponsors, including Groves Harley Davidson in Winchester; Jefferson Distributing of Martinsburg; Martin’s Distributing of Martinsburg; State Line Exxon on the Virginia border; Weatherholtz Bonding in Martinsburg; Outdoor Express in Falling Waters; Verstandig Broadcasting in Greencastle, Pa.; Valley Medical Transport; 167th Airlift Wing; Evel Speed of Inwood; and Jefferson Rentals in Ranson. St. Leo’s donates use of the church hall for the banquet and festivities. Also, Harley Construction, McBrearty’s company, contributes to the cause. McBrearty, Holler and Powers are already working on the third annual Rumble in the Valley scheduled for this summer at Shiley Acres, featuring several bands and vendors. “We’ll have more this year and it will be open it to families with children,” Holler said.

— Staff writer John McVey can be reached at 304-263-3381, ext. 128, or

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James Edward Clingan, Betty Lou Webber, 87, 82, of Martinsburg, passed of Martinsburg passed away] Saturday, Dec. 15, away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at City Hospital. 2012, at her residence with Born June 1, 1930, in Sam, the cat, by her side. Clarksburg, W. Va., he was Born Oct. 26, 1925, she the son of the late Samuel was the daughter of the late Edward and Virginia MarHerman Dunham Sr. and gine Smith Mason. Ruth Griffith Dunham. Mr. Clingan was a veteran She was a volunteer with of the Korean War serving City Hospital; retired secre- with the U.S. Navy, and tary with the Berkeley retired from General Motors County Schools; and served Corporation. as treasurer for the Retired He was a former profesTeachers Association. sional baseball player in the Betty was a graduate of Baltimore Orioles organizaHagerstown Community tion. His career was cut short College and a 1943 gradu- by a shoulder injury. ate of Martinsburg High He was an avid outdoorsSchool. man and loved to hunt and She was a member of fish. Gerrardstown Presbyterian He is survived by one son, Church. James R. “JR” Clingan, of She is survived by one Martinsburg; one daughter, son, David Bruce Webber Linda C. Price, of Manassas, and wife, Rhonda, of GerVa.; and four grandchildren, rardstown; one daughter, Brittany Clingan, Tori Price, MarSue Reuss and husBrandon Clingan, and Brian band, James, of MartinsPrice. burg; and two granddaughHe was preceded in death ters, Dani and Ginny Web- by his wife, Betty Carolyn ber. (Boyles) Clingan and one She was preceded in son, Sam E. Clingan. death by her husband, Funeral service will be Bruce William Webber and held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a brother, Herman Dunham Dec. 18, 2012, at Brown Jr. Funeral Home with ChapFuneral services will be lain Doug Knupp officiatheld at 1 p.m. Tuesday, ing. Military graveside servDecember 18, 2012, at the ices will be in Rosedale Brown Funeral Home South Cemetery. Berkeley Chapel in Inwood The family will receive with Pastor Richard Sherfriends from 7 p.m. to 9 rard officiating. Interment p.m. tomorrow at the funeral will be in Gerrardstown home. Presbyterian Cemetery. Online condolences may Family will receive be offered at www.Brownfriends from 7 p.m. to 9 Funeral p.m. tomorrow at the Brown Funeral Home South ON THE RECORD Berkeley Chapel. Memorial contributions Berkeley County may be made to the Berkeley County Humane Socie- Central Dispatch Dec. 14, 2012 ty, 554 Charles Town ¯ 9:52 a.m. — chest pain, West Road, Martinsburg, WV Race St., ambulance 25405. ¯ 9:52 a.m. — sick person, South Online condolences may Raleigh St., medic be offered at www.Brown¯ 10:45 a.m. — sick person, Funeral Wolfsville Drive, ambulance

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Criminal probe adds to Texas cancer agency woes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas put up $3 billion in taxpayer money and promised cancer breakthroughs. But a criminal investigation, widespread rebuke from scientists and the resignations of embattled state officials came faster than medical discoveries. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas launched in 2009, flaunting the second-biggest trough of cancer research dollars in the country. Nobel laureates eagerly took jobs with the agency and celebrity Lance Armstrong lent visible and then-coveted support. It was an unprecedented state-run battle against a worldwide killer. Three years later, it’s become unhinged by suggestions of politics and personal profit and is on the ropes. “People expected that we get some good results. Not that we make people rich in private companies doing cancer research,” said Cathy Bonner, a cancer survivor who was a close aide to former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, and who helped brainstorm the idea for CPRIT. “I can’t imagine anything lower than misuse of research money that’s meant to save people’s lives.” Embroiled by two lucrative grants approved despite scant review — or none at all, in one case — CPRIT is ending a year of turmoil saying the beleaguered agency is cooperating with separate prosecutor investigations. One is by a public corruption unit that convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on money laundering charges, and is beginning this probe trying to recover key internal emails CPRIT says it cannot retrieve. The investigations opened last week after CPRIT revealed its latest and most serious blunder: Giving a private biomedical startup, Dallas-based Peloton Therapeutics, an $11 million award in 2010 without ever scrutinizing the merits of the company’s proposal. The discovery came on the heels of the agency funding a $20 million project roundly con-

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This undated photo provided by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas shows Bill Gimson. Texas set out to cure cancer, putting $3 billion in taxpayer money on the table to prove it was serious. But a year of upheaval surrounding the nation's secondlargest pot of cancer research dollars is winding to a close with a criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the resignation of Gimson, the chief executive.

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demned for not first undergoing an independent scientific review. On Friday, the federal National Cancer Institute — which confers CPRIT the prominent status of being an approved funding entity — confirmed it was evaluating “recent events” at the state agency. Amid the escalating troubles, an agency that doled out more than $800 million in three years has practically ground to a halt. CPRIT’s peer-review boards that evaluate research proposals are empty — virtually all members quit in protest, including the chief science officer and the head of the science review council, both Nobel prize winners. They didn’t leave quietly: Dr. Phillip Sharp, professor at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technolo-

gy, said agency leaders “dishonored” the integrity of the independent review process and suggested “suspicions of favoritism” were at hand. On the other end of treating cancer — putting drug discoveries on the market and in the hands of patients — Chief Commercialization Officer Jerry Cobbs resigned in November after the irregularities behind Peloton’s funding were uncovered. The agency has said Peloton was unaware its proposal bypassed review, and the company has declined comment. Executive Director Bill Gimson then completed an extraordinary purging of the agency’s leadership last week, saying he would step down from the $300,000-ayear job he held since CPRIT formed. His Dec. 10 resignation letter is dated the same day the Texas attorney general’s office informed

Gimson it was launching a wide inquiry into the agency’s operations. Months of upheaval have become even too much for one public relations superpower. Hill & Knowlton Strategies severed its consulting deal with CPRIT last week, telling the agency in a letter that “the ongoing issues and challenges that have confronted the organization over recent months have greatly exceeded the scope of work outlined in the original contract.” Cancer-fighting groups worry Texas lawmakers will be next to abandon CPRIT. “The internal dynamics are concerning, and we need to know exactly what’s going on,” said James Gray, a government relations director for the American Cancer Society. “But the mission and work of CPRIT is vital in saving lives today, and also in the future.”

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Extension Master Gardeners. The class will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. every Monday, Feb. 25 to May 6, at the WVU Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research Center. Cost is $100. Application deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, call 304-264-1936 or visit ster—gardeners.

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ly challenged residents of Washington County to obtain emergency care for their pets MARTINSBURG — during the economic downCASA of the Eastern Panturn. Washington County resihandle Inc. is currently dents who are receiving counrecruiting advocates for the ty, state or federal governspring 2013 group training ment financial assistance, class beginning in February. Social Security or disability Volunteers must be 21 years benefits may apply. A valid of age, be able to pass a driver’s license or current utillocal, criminal and APS/CPS ity bill that is not addressed to background check, possess a P.O. box are acceptable the ability to effectively com- Reduced-cost spay forms of documentation. Resimunicate well with members dents may contact the HSWC program available at 301-733-2060 and ask for of the community, be comCHARLES TOWN — puter literate, and of course, information on the H.E.L.P. Something to add to your “to- program. care deeply about children. The initial group training is do-list”: Get the cat or dog One hundred percent of spayed or neutered. Contact approximately 30 to 35 the ASPCA’s “Share the hours, broken down into one Spay Today, this area’s Love” donation from Subaru three- or four-hour class each reduced-cost spay and neuter- is targeted for distribution as week, for a period of 10 to 12 ing program. At the time of grants to animal welfare surgery, initial shots and tests organizations in all 50 states. weeks, including time spent can be had at lower rates. observing court hearings. For more information, For more information, For more information or visit visit or call an application, visit or email 304-728-8330. AARP classes to be Vicki L. Barnard, executive offered in January director, at H.E.L.P. for pet HAGERSTOWN, Md. —; Shawn owners on tap AARP and the Washington A. Valentine, senior volunHAGERSTOWN, Md. — County Commission on teer coordinator, at Aging announce the; Del- The Humane Society of ing AARP classes: bert R. Pope, volunteer coor- Washington County Inc. announces receipt of funding ¯ Friday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. dinator, at for their existing H.E.L.P, to 1 p.m. at The Village at; or call Humane Emergency Linkup Robinwood, 19800 Tran304-263-5100. Program, from the ASPCA quility Circle; (American Society for the ¯ Thursday, Jan. 17, 9 Master Gardener Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haven course to be held mals), and Subaru’s Share Road Lutheran Church, 1035 KEARNEYSVILLE — the Love program. Haven Road. Applications are now being The H.E.L.P. program was AARP classes are designed accepted for a class offered established to provide finanto help drivers improve their by the Berkeley-Jefferson cial assistance to economical- driving skills and prevent

For more information, call traffic accidents. The classes are geared toward drivers 55 the Claymont office at 304725-4437 or email clayand older, but are open to drivers of all ages. For more information or to register, call Judy Brewer at Volunteers sought to 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

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servancy seeks to fill 15 volunteer positions as Appalachian Trail Community Ambassadors. These ambassadors will support the A.T. Community program and their designated communities with outreach, education, local projects, events and initiatives in 2013. Applications are being accepted through Thursday. Ambassadors played a key role on the local community level to bolster volunteerism and stewardship of the trail. They coordinate and support events in their local community, reach out to nontraditional hiking audiences and/or recruit local citizens to work on maintenance, management and conservation projects on the A.T. This year’s ambassadors Claymont to host did everything from providopen house today ing a series of classes and CHARLES TOWN — A workshops for local resiholiday open house will be dents, to leading hikes, held from noon to 2 p.m. including an African-Ameritoday at the Claymont Man- can History Hike in Harpers sion in Charles Town. The Ferry, which drew interest public is invited to help cele- from across the region. brate the completion of the These positions offer volSave America’s Treasures unteers the chance to gain Grant and the permanent pro- experience in volunteer tection of the Claymont prop- recruitment and coordination, erty through conservation play a key role in A.T. coopeasement. erative management partner-

MORGAN COUNTY — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers are needed in Morgan County. Volunteers are needed to work from Wednesday, Jan. 23, to Monday, April 15, at Morgan County Starting Points and at a site in Paw Paw. Scheduled appointments will be made, and there is flexibility in the times of day that participants would need to be available. Volunteers must attend tax law training and certification training, including how to use the e-file software. Training and testing are tailored to the backgrounds of participants. For more information, call Audrey Morris at 304-2585600.

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STEPHENS CITY, Va. — PFLAG will hold its annual holiday dinner and thieves’ gift exchange from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City, Va. Spaghetti, with a variety of sauces, dinner rolls and drinks, will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a wrapped gift, costing no more than $10, for the thieves’ gift exchange. If your last name begins with the letters A to K, you are asked to bring a vegetable to add to the salad, which will be shared; if your last name begins with the letters L to Z, bring a dessert to share.

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Annie’s Project classes to be held

BOONSBORO, Md. — The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct Annie’s Project in January at the Washington County Extension Office. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Jan. 15. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision-making and to build local networks throughout the state. Topics for the sessions cover the five areas of risk management (production, marketing, financial, legal risk and human resources). Cost is $75, which includes meals and materials. For more information, call 410-758-0166 or visit

Drawing class to be held Wednesdays

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Hagerstown Community College will offer a figure drawing class from 1 to 4:35 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning Jan. 16 and ending May 1, in the Kepler Center. The class will work from live models and the human skeleton in order to gain a better understanding of body structure. Lecture topics will feature diverse masterworks, offering students the opportunity to relate to different artistic styles and ultimately help them understand how their preferences in style impact their own work. For more information about the course, email HCC instructor Janet Salter at To register, call 240-5002238 or go to ne.

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The Johns Hopkins University is currently recruiting men and women for a study examining the relationship between sleep apnea and glucose metabolism. Eligible participants will receive a sleep study, blood test, EKG and other medical tests. Participants will be compensated up to $860 for their time. Subjects must be between 21 and 75, and in good health. Tests will be conducted in Hagerstown. Please call 410-550-4891 and ask for SOMNOS Study, Project Coordinator, for more information.



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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd University will sponsor a series of public meetings in January to seek input from the community, faculty, staff and students the development of the university’s master plan. The master plan team and the architects advising the group will hear comments on Wednesday, Jan. 9, during three sessions scheduled for 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m.; and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. All sessions will be held in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium. Attendees do not have to stay for the entire session and may come and go as schedules permit. All West Virginia public institutions are required to develop a master plan on a 10-year cycle. Shepherd’s updated master plan will be presented to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) no later than June 30. To support the development of the master plan, the university created a facility master plan team, made up of faculty, students, staff and community representatives and assisted by an architectural firm. The team is being led by John Sherwood, former chair of the Shepherd University Board of Governors. The team and the architects want an opportunity to hear from all Shepherd constituents about their vision for the future physical structure of the campus.


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INWOOD — A bingo will be held today at the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and early birds start at 1:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 2 p.m. Cost is $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle’s “Christmas Cash for Kids” program. Tickets are available at City National Bank’s King Street and Inwood branches.

Give back program supports AWS

CHARLES TOWN — The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is extremely proud to team up with Ruby Tuesday and be part of its Community Giveback Program today through Tuesday in both the Charles Town and Martinsburg locations. Twenty percent of all proceeds from purchases on these designated days is donated to the Animal Welfare Society’s Renovation Fund for much-needed updates to the existing no-kill shelter located at 23 Poor Farm Road, next to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity to grab your family and friends, enjoy a great meal and help support the efforts of AWS to help make a better temporary home to take care of the needs of the abandoned, abused and surrendered animals of Jefferson and surrounding counties. Participants must present a copy of the flier posted at or stop by the shelter or Petco in Ranson to pick up one. For questions or directions to the shelter, call 304-725-0589. For more information concerning the Community Giveback Program or directions to participating Ruby Tuesday restaurants, visit

Free soup and sandwich event set

MARTINSBURG — Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, 130 Gosling Marsh Road, will hold a free soup and sandwich event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. It is open to the public. For more information, call 304-263-2467 or 304-2685155.

Food drive to be held Friday

MARTINSBURG — Keirston Dayley and Caylin Cook will sponsor a food drive from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Food Lion. Items needed include canned fruit, canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, ham, turkey, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, rolls and more. Food will be delivered to local families in need Saturday.

Church to hold fun auction Friday

MARTINSBURG — Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 36 Laing Drive, will host a “fun auction” at 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 304-267-4071.

Polar Bear Club to take annual plunge

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club, the board of directors and staff at the Humane Society of Washington County and the town of Williamsport, Md., invite everyone to the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge at noon Sunday, Jan. 1. The event will take place at the Williamsport Boat Ramp. All proceeds benefit the HSWC. Participants will become official members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club. Registration is $20 per bear and includes a custom designed Polar Bear zipper pull, window decal and an official Williamsport Polar Bear Club certificate. The first 100 registrants will receive a custom-designed insulated beverage tumbler donated by Wolf Furniture. Collect $500 to $999 in pledges and win a commemorative T-shirt. Collect $1,000 to $2,499 and receive a commemorative sweatshirt. Collect $2,500 and above and receive a commemorative hoodie. Event Tshirts will be available for purchase. Registration can be done online until Dec. 28 or by contacting the shelter at 301-733-2060. Polar bears also can sign up at the event New Year’s Day.

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Many single women, a key bloc, avoid GOP

DENVER (AP) — Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there’s not a Republican in sight among the bunch. “There was just no way I could have supported any Republican this year,” said Stevenson, 31. “They skew so much to the religious right. ... They focused so much on taxes. It’s not something that women in my demographic really care about. I’ve never heard my friends lament their taxes.” As Republicans dust off their Election Day drubbing last month, their party must confront the reality that the ranks of unmarried women are growing rapidly, and these voters overwhelmingly have backed Democrats for decades. Women increasingly are graduating from college and joining the workforce, and postponing marriage. From 2000 to 2010, the number of unmarried women increased 18 percent, according to census data. Republicans have spent the past month tallying up all their demographic weak spots, including with Hispanics and Asian-Americans. But some warn that single women, already one-quarter of the electorate, represent the most serious threat to the party’s viability. “It’s a faster-growing demographic than most others,” said Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster. “That’s a cultural zeitgeist that demands a political response.” In 1960, the average American woman married at age 20. Now it’s 27. That reflects, and is partly the cause of, a boom in solo living, with nearly one-third of all U.S. households comprised of single people living

alone, according to Eric Klinenberg, a New York University sociologist and author of a book on the subject. In 1950, it was 9 percent. Around the world, as women gain more education and earn more money, they increasingly are delaying marriage, said Stephanie Coontz, who teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and is director of research for the Council on Contemporary Families. “Nowadays, women don’t feel so driven to get married because they can support themselves,” she said. “A lot of this is driven by women and a combination of lowering payoffs to just marrying any man and rising expectations” of what marriage will bring, she added. For decades, Conway said, Democrats targeted unmarried women while the GOP dismissed them. In the Nov. 6 election, President Barack Obama’s campaign targeted this group in a series of direct mail and email pieces featuring the singer Beyonce and activist Lily Ledbetter, whose name

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was on the first bill Obama signed, making it easier for women to sue over unequal pay. The campaign also released an online video by actor and writer Lena Dunham that compared a woman’s first time voting to losing her virginity. Now, Conway said, “the Republicans have to decide if they want a one-party response or a two-party response.” In a presidential election dominated by debates over women’s health and abortion, unmarried women backed Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by a 67-31 margin. Since 1992, when exit polls began identifying single voters, unmarried women have favored Democrats by similar margins. Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who wrote a book with Conway on the women’s vote, said unmarried women are a tough group for the GOP to crack. “Any way you cut it, this demographic is much more on their own and much more precarious and much more interested in a safety net,” Lake said. “If you’re married,

you’re much more likely to be a churchgoer and have your church as a community. If you’re married, you’re much more likely to have owned your home for a while and have that community to rely on. If you’re married, you’re more likely to have your spouse to depend on.” Single men are also significantly more likely to back Democrats than Republicans, but that is largely a function of their age, because they are largely younger. Unmarried women, however, are more evenly spread across all age groups and consistently lean Democratic, said Page S. Gardner, president of the Voter Participation Center, which tries to increase voting by single women. They also are much more likely to support abortion rights. In Colorado, Democrats have assiduously focused on abortion and other health issues to win support from both married and single women. In 2010, Sen. Michael Bennet defied the Republican wave by hammering his tea party challenger on his opposition to abortion

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Lost American Pitbull Terrier, black, white on chest & feet, named Nana. Lost in Dry Run Rd. Commons 304-822-7051

MISSING DOG Pekinese, tan. Named Ginger, pink collar. Martinsburg area. Female. Small reward: 304-995-7437

Young black female cat found on Warm Springs Ave., very friendly. Call 304-707-0142



Help Wanted

Adjunct Spanish Instructor,

Admissions Counselor position;

Enrollment Information Systems Specialist position;

Shepherd University.

For information about these two positions and to apply, go to EOE



•Becom e a Preferred Caregiver •Com petitive W ages • Train in g Available Call304 -262-95 00 ,Apply on lin e at w w w .preferred h ea lth sta m or in person 311 Rock Cliff D r.M artin sburg,W V 25401

Positions are located at our Harpers Ferry Family Medicine office and the Medical Office Building in Ranson. Some coverage in our Berkeley County outpatient clinics possible.


Trustee ordered sale by auction. True Road, Pipestem, WV, near the state resort park. 48 acres of beautiful Summers County land in tracts 1 acre to 25 acres- 10am. December 20th. Call for brochure. 1-800-726-2897.

Randy S. Burdette 927. United Country Riverbend USA- 10% buyers premium and additional terms by the Trustee.





FirstC la sso fthe Y ea r En ro ll To d a y Fo r Ja n u a ry 7,2013 C la sses

• Clinical Assistant (MA), LPN, RN (per diem), • Professional Coding Analyst, Insurance Claims Specialist • Clinical Supervisor

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This publication never knowingly publishes advertising that is untruthful, fraudulent or misleading and has adopted standards for acceptance or rejection of advertising. We strive to promote ethical business practices in the marketplace and to serve the best interest of the public. If you have questions as to the legitimacy of an advertisement offer or claim, it is recommended that you contact the Better Business Bureau to check on the reliability of the firm placing the ad. The Better Business Bureau can be reached on an automated 24 hour help line at 202-393-8000 or at

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We are hiring in our Jefferson County outpatient clinics for the following:


Special Notices

Harpers Ferry Family Medicine WVU Medical Office Building

Groovy Groovy


Shepherd University.


To apply, visit our website at for job descriptions and application. Fax completed application to 304-535-4105

Part-time. Start work in early January 2013. Graduate degree in Spanish or related field required.

(to those w ho qualify)

•D a y & Even in g S ch ed u les •N o H igh S ch o o lD iplo m a o r G ED Requ ired •Jo b Pla cem en t Assista n ce

(301) 600-1070

Our employer, WVUH, offers excellent benefits, compensation, opportunities for advancement and a healthy work environment. Salary commensurate with experience.

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ADOPT: A happily married couple seeks to adopt. We’ll provide your baby with love, laughter, education, security. Wonderful extended family nearby. EXPENSES PAID. 888-964-4269

ADOPT: I always wanted to be a mom, & promise your baby a loving, safe home. Expenses paid. Lana 1-886-440-4220



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If you qualify for WV Charity Care Funds.

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. SCHEV authorized. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance




CNAs/HOMEMAKERS URGENT NEED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY Very Competitive Rate of Pay Weekend Differential & 3 Paid Holidays Cost of Living Raises Sub Bonuses Current CPR & First Aid Certification or Agree to Obtain,WV Valid Driver’s License, Reliable Vehicle, Criminal Background Check Required, Pre-employment Drug Screening/Random Drug Screening Call our Martinsburg Office today for an Application

1-877-767-3997 or 304-267-3997 Or Apply on Line EOE/AA Employer

Are you looking for a part-time job to supplement your income? We have an opening for a Part Time, janitorial cleaner in the Martinsburg and Charles Town, Jefferson County areas in the evenings. This is a long term employment opportunity! The position could include weekends and holidays. You must have good work history and clean record. Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle are necessary. EOE. Call:

540-450-3232 or submit online application:

BIG BUCKS BINGO is HIRING! Tip Sellers, Bingo Callers, Cashiers, Kitchen Help & Kitchen Manager/Cook

Drug Screen & Exp. Rq’d. ß Apply Withinß

Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun after 4pm: Berkeley Plaza

215 Monroe Street Martinsburg, WV 25404


Help Wanted

BOOKKEEPER/ CUSTOMER SERVICE AGSI Systems in Lovettsville, VA is seeking a representative with Quickbooks exp. to handle AR/AP/customer service. (25K-45K). Please send resumes to or fax to 410-630-5003


New Construction Punchout. Drug Test & Valid Drivers License Required Apply in Person Panhandle Builders & Excavating 222 Langston Blvd Martinsburg, WV 25404

Equal Opportunity Employer Clinical Faculty Member StretchModel English,

Shepherd University

FT 9 month, non-tenure track clinical faculty position to begin August 2013. Master’s degree in English and experience required.

For details and to apply for this position, go to EOE

DIRECT CARE OPENINGS The Board of Child Care is a nationally recognized, Child & Family services organization with a rich tradition & history of providing services to children & families for over 130 years through our residential & community- based programs. Our beautiful & modern campus is located just 10 minutes south of Hagerstown, MD Exit 20 off of I-81 in Falling Waters, WV. We are currently seeking qualified professionals for the following positions: ¯ Direct Child Care Worker

Responsible for the direct supervision of adolescents with behavioral, educational, and recreational skills. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, and must be available for evening & weekend shifts. Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old.

¯ Overnight Child Care Workers:

Assist adolescents with behavioral, educational, recreational skills and/or monitor children throughout sleeping hours and assist with morning routines in a beautiful and modern group home setting. Position requires Associate degree or 60 college credits. Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old.

¯ Program Aid Workers

Responsible for the direct supervision of adolescents in a school setting. Position requires Associates degree or 60-college credits. Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old. To apply, please email your resume to

or fax to 304-274-1876.


CDL-A. Home Daily or Weekly. Solo or Team. Full time or casual, YOU choose!


Food Service Assistant II,


Help Wanted


Full/Part Time position available I.T. End User Support Technician position available at local retirement community. Requires flexible, reliable, willing-to-learn individual with A + and/or Net+ certifications or equivalent experience, and a positive attitude. Position is located in Williamsport, MD with occasional travel to other campuses. Microsoft AD network with Windows PCs, terminal services. E.O.E. Please email resumes to: or send them to Meg Cliber, Williamsport Retirement Village, 154 North Artizan Street, Williamsport, MD 21795.


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Make a Difference! Direct Care staff needed to support intellectually disabled adults with daily living skills in a group home setting. No exp. required, will train motivated candidates. Call 304-267-2763, M-F 9am to 4pm, for more information.

Shepherd University: Part-time.

For details and to apply, go to: EOE

Food Supervisor

Must pass background check and work swing shift as needed. Aramark: 304-264-4766

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500/wk potential! Info:

1-985-646-1700 Dept. WV-137


NEW SOLO PAY PKG! 3 yrs. exp: 35 CPM/+3yrs. exp: 36CPM Career-minded Solo & Team Drivers: Let us be the last job you ever have! Great HOMETIME; Earning PWR; Late-model Equip; 98% no touch; all Practical miles PD & MORE! CDL-A & 1 yr. OTR exp reqád

Hiring out of Williamsport, MD

Call Joyce: (240)625-9010 Home Improvement Contractor seeking dependable hourly help. Must have exp. in siding, windows, fencing & decks.


Independent Insurance Agent needs Servicing Agents w/exp. in Commercial Ins. or Health Ins. for our Frederick office. Full/part-time positions avail. Hrs. Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm. Benefit package, major medical, dental, vision, 401k & more. Reply to:

We are growing & want 14-18 highly energetic guys & girls who can start at $400-$500/wk.

Start Tomorrow

We will train you in entrylevel crew work, carpet cleaning, sales, appt. setters & service. No Experience Necessary


OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITIES DRIVERS: CDL-A NO GIMMICKS! Just great pay, Miles, hometime & Benefits, 50 cents per mile for Hazmat Teams. Solos start at 36 cents per mile. 1 yr. exp. Req’d/ 800-942-2104 Ext 7308 or 7307 ___________________ Drivers- CDL-A STAR OF THE ROAD. Tuition reimbursement up to $5000. New Student Pay & Lease Program. UP TO $5000 SIGN ON BONUS! 877-521-5775

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Stony Pointe Apartments Call for Winter Specials! 1/2 Security Deposit District Way • (304) 263-8631 • Martinsburg

Recently Built & Very Spacious! Corporate Apartments Available

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Misc. for Sale

TV- Mitsubishi 72” bigscreen w/ oak entertainment ctr.. Great shape! $1,500 obo. 443-250-3808





Dogs/Cats/ Others


Cute Puppies For Sale!

Seasoned, split & delivered. 1, 2 & 4 cord loads. R. Barrett: 304-671-3713 or 304-754-8683

Lost & Found Pets

FIREWOOD- All seasoned hardwood. $70 a 1/2 cord, $140 a cord. 304-582-0040 301-305-2873

FOUND PUPPIES- Labs. Swan Pond Road area. Call to identify: 304-262-6664

Finance, Credit or Cash

59 East Rd. Martinsburg, WV Yorkie, Morkie , Foxy Chi, Yorkie Chon, Yorkie Pom, Chihuahua, Shih-Tzu , Maltese, Bullies & Many More!

Lost American Pitbull Terrier, black, white on chest & feet, named Nana. Lost in Dry Run Rd. Commons 304-822-7051

Thurs. 11-3, Fri-Sat-Sun 11-6

304-267-6333 / 904-6289

FIREWOOD, cut, not split, you haul. $60 take all. 304-274-2284

MISSING DOG Pekinese, tan. Named Ginger, pink collar. Martinsburg area. Female. Small reward: 304-995-7437


dark choc. & milk choc. 1 male, 5 females. Shots, wormed. 8 wks. $75 obo. 304-268-5337 or 616-0998

SEASONED all oak firewood, ready to burn, split & delivered, 1/2 cord $75, 1 cord $150. 304-671-3331 Seasoned Firewood, 1 and a 1/2 cords for $140 304-728-6660 304-707-4363

Young black female cat found on Warm Springs Ave., very friendly. Call 304-707-0142

RATS- 2 Female, 1 white & brown, 1 grayish brown. FREE to good home.



51 Schools/Trades


Small, older, black & white, Japanese Chin, name: Daphne, pink collar, Bunker Hill area. Please call 304-671-4876


M altese/Yorkie, adorable,fluffy,shedless, Fem ale $400.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 1-877-205-2502

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Misc. for Sale

Adjustable Queen Sleep Number Bed w/ pump and remotes, full massage, excellent cond., $1,400 304-262-3014

All-Around Vacations Unlimited lifetime travel! One time cost $1295 Credit cards accepted


BURIAL LOTS incl. vault, marker. Pleasant View. Valued $5,800 but will sell for $2,500 obo. After 4p: 304-283-3632 or 279-1897 BURIAL PLOTS- Pleasant View, Garden of Time. 2, Stacked. $3,110. 304-725-2882

Call us today to place your classified ad!

207 West King St. Martinsburg, WV 304-596-6446


Help Wanted

PLUMBER, WV licensed, for kitchen replacement of 30 apartments in Martinsburg. High wage job starts 1/7/13. Call 410-573-1000, day or 410-490-5121, night

Project Coordinator/ Job Developer

for Non-profit skilled trade training program for women in Martinsburg. Duties incl. finding jobs for students, teaching life skills, and coordinating instructors/ speakers. Some college preferred.Resume to:

WV Women Work 1137 Van Voorhis Rd. Suite 15 Morgantown WV 26505 EOE





Help Wanted

We are seeking a sales representative who can successfully identify and qualify sales opportunities for area businesses in the form of print and online advertisements. The ideal candidate will proactively communicate with clients and prospective clients and follow-up on all sales opportunities. The ability and desire to interact with customers and prospects in person as well as by telephone and email is essential. The ideal candidate must possess effective communication skills, have a pleasant and outgoing personality and have a successful track record of providing excellent customer service. The environment is deadline oriented and fast paced but can be extremely rewarding for the person who thrives on exceeding goals and utilizing creativity. This is a full time position, Monday through Friday and includes incentives, gas reimbursment, insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).

The Journal, Judy Gelestor, Advertising Director, 207 W. King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 Email: fax: 304-267-2829 - EOE University Supervisor of Student Teachers.

Department of Education, Shepherd University.

Part-time. Instrumental music: requires a music degree and a minimum of 3 years teaching in an elementary or secondary school. Experience with Orff- Schulwerk and Kodaly preferred.

For details and to apply, go to: EOE

Child’s Firetruck, like new $175, Barbies (In Box) Elvis, Monroe, Holidays (99-08)$25 ea. Harley $75 304-582-6070

Help Wanted


Please mail, email or fax your resume and cover letter to:



ßßCEMETERY LOTSßß 2 spaces Garden of Everlasting Life in Pleasant View. $1,800 304-274-0361



Positions available for our inpatient unit working with all populations. Maryland LCSW-C or LCPC required. Experience in dealing with all populations required. ó Part-time Tuesday evening, 4.5 hours. ó Part-time Friday evening, 4.5 hours. ó One to two weekends (Saturday and Sunday) per month. Send Resume to : Clinical Recruiter, Brook Lane Health Services, PO Box1945, Hagerstown, MD 21742-1945 or e-mail: or complete an online application at: or fax to 301-733-4038. EOE.




BROOD MARE: KYBred, # 0614685. Dark

Bay, 6 yrs. Name: Rajpur Road. Brood or riding. Gentle, quiet. $800 obo.



Farm Products

BLACK WALNUTS: 1 lb bags. $15/bag. ALSO: HAY: Square bales. $4.50 a bale. Please call: 304-229-5308



AA FIREWOOD, all seasoned oak, $150- a full cord, $75- a 1/2 cord 304-582-8916

WHEELCHAIR- Electric w/ electric lift. Large. $3,000. Please call: 304-754-7069


FISH TANK- Saltwater. Complete set-up. 38 gal. Bow-front w/ matching stand. $300 obo. 304-258-1813

GRAVE LOT at Rosedale Cemetery near Open Bible. $600 obo. 304-702-1938 HANDGUN- Remington M-1911, .45. Great cond.! $1,500 obo. 443-250-3808 Inside granite front mausoleum for cremation. Pleasant View, Martinsburg $2,850 obo 240-675-1777

KUBOTA Tractor, B2150, ‘92, 2476 hrs. 2 buckets, mower,scrapper blade, & stone rake. $7,000 obo 304-754-7069 PIPE THREADER- Rigid. All equipment included. $1,000. 304-754-7069

PLAYBOY MAGAZINES: Selling each year in sets. 60’s: $35/yr. 70’s: $25/yr. 80’s & 90’s+up: $15/yr. Info: 410-227-4292

Airplane propellers, pre1930s buttons & political items, compasses, surveying equip., Civil War, steamship menus.


Always Buying! Jewelryall kinds. Old postcards, photos & other old stuff! CASH Paid! Call Now! 304-261-5271

Berkeley Co. books, postcards, jewelry of all kinds, elegant glassware, Fostoria, Fenton, Heisey. 304-279-2298

Buying WWII & WWI US and German

Military Items 304-263-4639

Cash paid for canning jars Fruit, sausages presses, cabbage shredders, any tools, peelers & pitters 304-995-6157 COINS/COLLECTIONS Small Collector pays cash for coins/collections/gold.

Will come to you. ß301-807-3266ß

NEED CASH?- WILL BUY: Coins, Antiques, Guns & Other Things & Stuff! Call: 304-268-3451 or 582-8205 Wanted to buy antiques & collectibles, everything from peas to soup, attic & cellar contents & jewelry 304-995-6157


Old Milk Bottles, vintage restaurant creamers, small antiques, etc. Call: 304-582-6070 or 229-9911




ARE YOU READY? ONLY $950/month!

3 BR, 2.5 BA Hammond’s Mill Townhome w/ basement, deck, washer/dryer Pets okay.


3 BR, 2.5 BA w/ garage in Laurel Ridge, $985/mo. + dep. 304-671-0546 Charles Town- 3 BR All appl.! Deck, No pets. $925+dep.


ELMTREE TOWNHOMES Martinsburg, 2 & 3 bed, 4 floor plans, quiet community, no pets, yr lease.


3 bed, 2.5 bath, $1,050 with garage, or $950 with basement. $100 discount for rent paid before 1st.


In accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, we do not accept for publication any real estate listing that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, family status, or national origin. If you believe a published listing states such a preference, limitation, or discrimination, please notify this publication at


Apartments Furnished

2 BR on 105 Tavern Rd. Martinsburg. $600/mo.+ $600 dep+utilities.


ÍMartinsburgÍ Quiet efficiency. Utilities Paid!

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Apartments UnFurnished

Available now in Leetown 2 BR W/S/T included. Ranson: 1 & 2 BR Call 304-725-8658 for pricing.

1 BR w/sun porch, partially furnished, W/S/T included, off st. parking, $475/mo+sec. dep.-will work w/sec.dep. No pets. 304-274-2859

QURAN: FREE English translation copy of the noble Quran.



RIFLE- Winchester 300 short mag, bolt action, Shot less than 1 box of shells. $625. 304-283-7502

Washer/Dryer - No Pets New Fitness Center @ Spring Mills 1, 2, 3 BR APTS


ßßFall Specialßß Martins Landing Apts. 2 & 3 BR Apts Available all with 2 BA! Starting at $725. Small pets ok


Want a better response from your ad?

$$$$ in YOUR POCKET Newly Renovated 2 & 3 BR Apartments!

Move- in Special: 2 BR: Move in for $99 &

receive $99 off of next month! 3 BR: Even Better! Ask us! W/D incl! Call: 304-262-6257 Restrictions Apply. Oak Tree Village Apts. Vouchers Welcome. Pets with restrictions.

Wanted to Buy

POOL TABLE- Brunswick. 8 ft., 1-inch slate, leather pockets, oak, ball & claw, Many extras! $1,500 obo. 443-250-3808

RIFLE MUSKET- 1853. Civil War, Enfield, 3-band, armisport reproduction. A-1. Extras. $550 obo. 304-621-3165

Apartments UnFurnished

AA coins & Currency. I buy 1 or complete collections + any gold & silver jewelry, Top prices! Call 304-268-3451


Don’t pay high heating bills. Eliminate them with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Jake and Audrey’s Farm & Garden Co.

60+ Years of Service. Join us as we continue to grow…

USED TIRES, $15 and up, mounting, balancing available. 304-274-6666


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90 Houses for Sale Historic Property

Martinsburg, quality 1 & 2 BD apts., starting at $400/mo.,+dep. No pets. 304-876-2610 ßßReady To Goßß All-Size Apt. & Houses in Martinsburg & Hagerstown. Starting at $500/mo.! Call Valley Properties:


1 rm efficiency. Halltown, WV. All util & cable incl.


WV Preservation Apts. No application fee Affordable housing Vouchers Accepted Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR apartments. Cedar Greene Apartments 304-229-3758 Fountainhead Apartments 304-263-6761 Rumsey Terrace Apartments 304-754-7800 Call for an appointment


Houses for Rent

2 BR, 1 BA in Bunker Hill W/D incl. $585/mo. 304-229-4942 3 BR, 1 BA sportsman paradise, $395/mo. 301-730-8817

3 BR, 2 BA, w/finished basement. $1,000/mo. +sec.dep. req. Credit & ref. checks. Martinsburg, near 81/exit16 304-283-8340

3 BR, N. College St. CAC, $725 ß304-263-0311ß

3 BR Redone! Large yard Pets ok. $795/month.


BUY FOR THE PRICE OF RENT! 3+BR, 2 BA, Cozy in town, $1095 mo./dep. req. Call Jay 717-357-1677

Great Location!

2 BR, 1 BA rancher, Prvt. 1 acre lot w/ shed. W/S/T incl. Conveniently located near Blue Ridge CTC. Absolutely No Pets. $1,150 dep., $1,150 rent+$100 discount if paid before 1st of month!



Business Property

FOR RENT/OFFICE Charleston Office Space Available. Charleston area office/business space, located two miles from downtown but outside of B&O zone at one-mile off Mink Shoals exit. Up to 1,800-square-foot space with access to additional shared conference area and facilities. Large parking lot and utilities included. Ideal for office or distribution location. Contact Don Smith, West Virginia Press Association, 304-342-1011, ext. 160.


105 Tavern Rd. 1,100 sq. ft. or 2,200 sq. ft. For additional details:



Mobile Homes for Rent

2 BD, Woodland Community, Charles Town, $500-675/mo., W/S/T incl., NO PETS. 717-372-5301

2 BR, 1 BA, Wilt’s Park, Charles Town. Large Yard. $700/mo+dep. Wendy: 304-995-7071

3 BR, 2 BA, 2 yrs old on acre lot, W/S & mowing incl $800+sec. Near new Wal-Mart, Spring Mills


88 Rooms for Rent

Country setting! $425/mo. +util. Avail. 12/15 304-264-0676/ 995-7780

Country setting, nice rm. Inwood area. $400 incl all.

304-582-6070 Rooms for rent!! $100

per week & up! Includes utilities & cable!!! Call:


in Martinsburg, near Judicial Center w/orig. woodwork, high ceilings, pocket doors. Suitable for professional offices. 3 BR, 2BA, LR, DR, sunrooms, partial basement, attic, fenced yard. Sale: $135,000 / Rent: $820/mo.

Call 301-335-1881 HOMES FOR SALE

FACTORY MISTAKE is your gain!!! New home with wrong colors. HUGE DISCOUNT! Our loss is your gain! (No dealers please) Clayton Homes- Danville

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Business Property

Commercial Space

For Lease, Berkeley Plaza. Fully furnished Salon (formerly Lynn & Company), w/chairs, furniture, reception desk, shampoo bowls. Turn key Details: 304-283-5101


Mobile Homes Sale

CLOSE OUT SALE HUGE SAVINGS on New Models Already Set-Up in Parks! No payments for 90 days!



Martinsburg, used 14x70, 3 Br, 2 Ba, set up in nice quiet park. Financing avail. $14,900



Antique/ Classic Car

Astro Van 88’, V6 5-speed manual, excellent running cond., too much to list 304-279-4776


Domestic Autos

CADILLAC, ‘05, DTS, 52K, green, loaded, garage kept, leather. Nice gift for mom! $13,900 304-229-8857 CHEVY Impala Lt ‘12, 27k mi, spoiler, V6, remote start, warranty, accepting trade, $14,500 firm 301-730-8817

CORVETTES WANTED 1953-1982 & 1995-2008. Any condition, cash buyer. Call Frank: 1-800-369-6148

FORD PROBE GT, ‘95, 5 speed, 194K mi., new plugs, wires, full exhaust. Needs some work. $1250 304-820-8660 FORD Taurus LX, ‘93 auto., 4 dr., power windows/doors, A/C, heat. Runs good, $1,500 304-724-6335

TOYOTA CAMRY LE ‘03 Commuter, very good cond. 318k mi. w/ records 4-cyl, power. $3,900 obo. 304-283-1280 TOYOTA RAV 4 2000, fair cond., runs well, 26 mi. per gal., 155kmi. A/C, auto, $5,000 304-267-2328


Imported Autos

PONTIAC Firebird ‘95 Convertible, white, auto, all power. Must see! $2600 obo, Harper’s Ferry 202-680-9926


Trucks/ Trailers

‘06,CAR MATE, Enclosed 17’ dbl. back drs, side dr, built-in cabinetry. For more info. call after 5pm 304-671-5814

DODGE RAM 1500 SLT, ‘01, V8, 4x4, w/tool box, 4 drs, 154,900 mi., great shape, runs good.$5,300 304-229-8167 or 270-0495

FORD F-250, 1981. 2 wd. New tires, exhaust & carburetor! 85k orig. miles Many new parts. $1,400. 304-676-8717

107 Autos Wanted I will pay $200 up to $600 cash for unwanted cars, trucks, and vans. We will pick up. 304-596-7097

WE BUY Unwanted cars & trucks. We will pick up AND PAY TOP $$$ 304-229-3522


4 Wheel Drive

DODGE Durango ‘99, air, cruise, electric, new factory motor & transmission, leather seats, $2,500 304-279-9709 GMC Envoy 02’, auto, 6 cylinder, A/C,power locks windows, 182/k/mi., OnStar, TV/DVD, $3,500 304-229-0379

GMC Sierra 03’ extended cab, Z71 off-road pkg. hard lockable bed cover,a lot features, $7,250 obo 304-267-6579 KIA Sportage,’00, 4WD, auto, power & a/c, 110K mi., very clean, dependable SUV, $4,200 304-263-7520



DODGE,Conversion van, ‘03, Lmtd. Ed., leather, green, 116K, V-8. Lady owned. $5,500 obo 301-992-3316 FORD Windstar 02’, 125k/mi. needs some work, $1,200 301-800-6135

HONDA Element EX ‘10 Handicap acc. x-wav, hydrolic dr. ramp sys. under 6k/mi. cost $47k $31,900 304-263-0321


111 Bargains Under $500

AMP 180, Welder, Lincoln, helmet, cart, rods, etc. $75 or $175 for all. 304-258-0738 APPLES for Deer. $3 a box 304-229-9370

ART PIECE, larger, limited edition, Ne’Qwa piece. $50. 304-263-5589

ART PIECES, 2 authentic Ne’Qwa pieces. $15 ea. 304-263-5589 ARTWORK to decorate rooms: 5 sets to choose from $7.50-$15 each. 304-620-0869

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Branch librarian Sullivan retires

SPRING MILLS — Jane Sullivan, branch librarian at North Berkeley Community Library, retires having worked four years at that facility. Jane has guided North through the growing pains of transforming the North Library into a highly successful facility. Jane’s last day was Nov. 30. Dana Phelps, who also works at North Berkeley, has been selected to replace Jane. The staff of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries honored Jane during its recent Staff Development Day earlier this month. She will be missed.


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Rizzo to lead BOLT into Fla.

Robert Rizzo is a graduate of Jefferson High School and is the son of Bob and Martha Rizzo of Shepherdstown. This article originally appeared in Gulf Coast Business Review, and was written by Mark Gordon, the newspaper’s deputy managing editor. ııı FARMINGTON, Conn. — Executives at BOLT, a Connecticut-based insurance firm with a focus on coverage for small businesses nationwide, avoided writing policies in Florida for more than two years. The only other states the company nixed were Alaska and Hawaii, both of which presented obvious logistic problems. Florida, of course, presented obvious underwriting hurdles, given the state’s well-documented

insurance regulatory morass. But the Florida delay for Farmington, Conn., based BOLT is now over — in a bold way. The company, which stands for Business Owners Liability Team, recently acquired two small insurance agencies on the Gulf Coast, one in Sarasota and another one in Port Charlotte. The acquistions are the first two of what will likely be several more through next year, says insurance industry veteran, Robert Rizzo, who BOLT hired to lead the Florida expansion. Rizzo concedes Floria is “a unique state to write insurance in,” given the happenings in Tallahassee the past decade. Indeed, several insurance firms have ceased writing some policies in the state. But Rizzo says BOLT and its parent company,

New York City-based SeaPass Solutions, an insurance processing firm, consider that a market opportunity. “It’s tough to get insurance in the state,” says Rizzo. “There are less carriers who want to do business here.” Morever, BOLT won’t only dip into the sunshine state with business lines. It will also write personal lines for clients and with its acquisitions, it inherited a book of business in property insurance — the riskiest side of the industry. “If you want to be a player in Florida,” says Rizzo, “you have to be all in.” BOLT’s all-in strategy is wrapped around technology. On a national scale the company already utilizes a high-tech Web-based platform to

reach out to business clients. The system is similar to online rate comparison websites prevalent in personal and auto insurance, from companies like GEICO and Esurance, an Allstate subsidiary. “We like to say we empower small businesses with choices,” Rizzo says. “BOLT is the next evolution of commercial insurance, (which) has been slow to embrace technology.” The BOLT online system works in three steps: Plug in the information on the business on the website; see rates from business insurers; choose the plan. Says Rizzo: “The concept is tried and true.” While online is BOLT’s niche,


Financial aid workshop slated

MARTINSBURG — Martinsburg High School will offer a free financial aid workshop to help students and parents learn more about how to pay for college. The workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the MHS Auditorium. Experts will be available to discuss state and federal financial aid options, including West Virginia’s PROMISE Scholarship Program and the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program. Workshop presenters will also discuss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assist families in preparing to complete financial aid applications. Any student planning to earn a trade certificate, a two-year college degree or a four-year college degree should attend the free workshop. Students planning to attend college in the fall of 2013 should try to complete the FAFSA before April 15 to be considered for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant. To be considered for the PROMISE Scholarship, which is worth almost $20,000, students must submit the FAFSA and the PROMISE application before March 1. Students and parents can learn more about financial aid by visiting the state’s free college and career-planning website at

First United’s Grant gets ABA nod

OAKLAND, Md. — William B. Grant, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, First United Bank & Trust, Oakland, Md., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Bankers Association. ABA’s board is the association’s governing body between annual conventions and is made up of CEOs from banks of all sizes. “I am honored to be representing our GRANT bank, our region and our industry,” said Grant. “Though our competitive situations are different and our local economies vary, there are core issues that all bankers — and all communities — are concerned about.” ABA represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $13


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Tariq Pirzada, owner of Healthy Lifestyles, recently relocated his business to Hagerstown’s South Pointe Shopping Center. The store specializes in bulk health foods, herbs, supplements, vitamins and organic groceries.

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Health food store moves to Hagerstown’s South Pointe Shopping Center



HAGERSTOWN, Md. — After opening in 1973 and operating under three different ownerships, area business Healthy Lifestyles recently laid claim at its new location in Hagerstown’s South Pointe Shopping Center. Tariq Pirzada, who has been the business’s owner since April 2009, relocated Healthy Lifestyles — specializing in bulk health foods, herbs, supplements, vitamins and organic groceries — in June due to the increasing cost of rent at the Berkeley Plaza location in Martinsburg,

where a different landlord had purchased the building that housed Pirzada’s business. “You notice many health food stores are closing due to the economy, due to other reasons,” Pirzada said. “But I just want to hang on to it. I love to serve my people.” Though a death in the family, Pirzada said, caused the shop’s new location to have a shaky start, he wants his Martinsburg patronage to know that Healthy Lifestyle has relocated and not closed. Additionally, Pirzada is happy to send orders by mail to less able-bodied patrons. “This is what my object is, to try as much as possible to help people,”

he said. Pirzada was born in Pakistan and, after coming to the U.S. in 1980, earned a degree in aviation. He has been in the health food industry since 1996 after, what he terms, inheriting the trade from his grandfather and father, who were herbalists. After selling his first business — Vitamin Hut Natural Food — to a customer, he gained ownership of Healthy Lifestyle when its former owners — William and Betty Vargas — were set to close up shop. The side effects of modern prescription medicines, Pirzada said, serve to treat one problem while creating another. With more than 250

bulk herbs, Pirzada said his store offers an alternative. At some point, he said, Pirzada hopes to be back in Berkeley County with an additional location. Healthy Lifestyle — located at 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 400, Hagerstown — is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, call the shop at 301-791-7975. — Staff writer Holly Shok can be reached at 304-263-3381, ext. 131, or

Local business recovers from automobile accident

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Imagine you’ve owned your own gift shop, for more than eight years, filled with hand-picked items and lots of care. Now imagine you come to work one Monday morning to discover that some large vehicle has plowed into the front of it. The awning on the ground in pieces, windows shattered, facade damaged—not a pretty sight. That’s what Sharon Lowrey discovered Oct. 22. What to do? Well,

not much time for moaning and groaning. Sharon and her husband, Steve Lowrey, after calling the landlords and their insurance company, went immediately to work and started rebuilding a brand new shop, next door to the former location. Over three weeks were spent shaping up the new space that started as one plain, empty room. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise, as many customers have commented. Sharon now has a

beautiful shop, twice the size of the former one. All the more room for customers to wander from one attractive display to another. The Heavenly Garden is definitely the place to go, whether searching for a gift or looking for something special for yourself. Books, jewelry, gifts, cards, wall hangings and holiday items, at such reasonable prices, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Donna Barefoot, a local artist, has a beautiful variety of items ranging from hand-painted stemware, floral arrangements and paintings to her famous glass tree ornaments. Come by and experience The Heavenly Garden in all its new glory. The address is 7670 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown (next door to the previous store). The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. on Saturday. You can also shop every Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.) until Christmas. Sharon takes special orders in person or by phone, 304-876-1007, or email, for books as well. Please visit The Heavenly Garden on Facebook. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the comfortable chairs by the fireplace where Sharon likes to serve customers a complimentary coffee, cocoa or tea.



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trillion banking industry and its two million employees. The association provides educational benefits and programs for its members, represents the industry in Washington and speaks on behalf of the industry in the press. In addition to his duties at First United, Mr. Grant is vice chair of the Leadership Maryland Board of Directors and is chairman of the board for the Garrett Memorial Hospital Foundation. He is also the immediate past chair of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council and a past member of the University System of Maryland Foundation Board. Since 2006, Bill has been on the Board of Trustees of West Virginia Wesleyan College and has served on the board of directors of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since 2007. Grant is a 1975 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan, a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law and also a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has also earned the Certified Financial Planner designation. First United Corporation operates one full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust. The bank has a network of community offices in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, as well as Mineral, Hardy, Berkeley and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia. First United’s website can be located at As of Sept. 30 the corporation posted assets of $1.4 billion.

Comcast names Becker as director

Comcast Corporation, one of the nation’s leading providers of information and communications products and services, has announced that William “Billy” Becker has been appointed as BECKER director of enterprise sales for the company’s Beltway Region, which serves Maryland, Southern Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and portions of West Virginia and North Carolina. In this role, Becker will be responsible for managing and monitoring sales to multi-site regional businesses, state and local municipalities, and strategic and national enterprise accounts. He will also be working to identify and improve business processes to yield increased sales performance and higher operational efficiencies. “We are continuing to experience record growth both from an Ethernet and SMB perspective, and we firmly believe that much of this success is due to the strong leadership team that we have put in place throughout our organization,” said John Whalen, regional vice president for Comcast Business Services. “Billy has

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the perfect mix of experience and enthusiasm, and we are looking forward to having him on board as we focus on our 2013 business initiatives.” With more than a decade of experience in the telecommunications field, Becker is an award-winning leader who has been recognized nationwide for his sales education, program development and management capabilities. Over the course of his 11year career with XO Communications Inc., he implemented strategies that resulted in maximizing revenue and growing market share. As the company’s Northern Virginia-based general manager and regional director for the Mid-Atlantic region, Becker supervised the financial, marketing, hiring, training and management development of large teams while consistently reducing churn and increasing revenue. Prior to this, Becker helped to develop, implement and manage the company’s Enterprise division by launching a nationwide initiative that helped to expand awareness for this new program both internally and among current and prospective customers.

FSA program aimed at disadvantaged

MARTINSBURG — Dale Dugan Jr., Farm Loan Manager for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Berkeley County, reminded producers recently that FSA offers specially-targeted farm loans known as Socially Disadvantaged Applicant (SDA) Loans. These loan programs are designed to help farmers purchase and operate family farms. “With these loan programs, FSA hopes to help reverse the declining number of farmers and ranchers across the United States and especially here in Eastern Panhandle,” Dugan said. “These loans help to encourage and assist them in owning and operating their own farms and ranches, participate in agricultural programs, and become integral parts of the agricultural community.” According to Dugan, FSA






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Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Inc. (SVMS) recently held its annual staff recognition luncheon and presentation of awards for years of service. Staff were invited to a catered luncheon on the grounds of Shenandoah Community Health Center followed by a brief ceremony that recognized 27 staff for 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of service. The following employees were recognized: Five Years of Service: Carolyn Anderson, Christine Collins, Dr. Consuela CrudenParham, Ray Getts III, Michelle Heminway, Sharon Lamp, Fabiola Lemus, Crystal Markley, Marie Mejia, Yvette Poulson, Katie Reid, Janet Sutherland, and Tami Well-Cato. 10 Years of Service: Robert Cuthbert, Richard Fox, Dr. Gianluca LaMonaca, Dr. Kristina Maciunas, Sybil Schiffman, and Deborah Schroyer. 15 Years of Service (pictured above): Nancy Gregory, Ann Ruble, Alicia Smith, Dr. Courtney Struthers, and Sandra Vickstrom. 20 Years of Service: Cindy Baughman and Mary Taylor. 25 Years of Service: Linda DeWilde. During the event, senior staff and members of the board of directors were on hand to congratulate award recipients and to celebrate their dedicated service. According to David Fant, CEO, “These employees are to be commended. They have been steadfast in their service to patients, never losing sight of our mission to promote health and wellness. They are examples of excellence in healthcare.”

reserves a portion of its loan funds each year for SDA loans. USDA defines socially disadvantaged applicants (SDA) as a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group without regard to their individual qualities. For purposes of this program, socially disadvantaged groups are women, AfricanAmericans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, and Asians and Pacific Islanders. In fiscal year 2012, FSA obligated millions in SDA loans across the nation, including $2.65 million in West Virginia for more than

71 applicants. Direct loans are made to applicants by FSA and include both farm operating and farm ownership loans. Guaranteed loans also may be made for farm ownership or operating purposes, and may be made by any lending institution subject to federal or state supervision (banks, savings and loans, credit unions and units of the Farm Credit System including the Bank for Cooperatives) and guaranteed by FSA. Typically, FSA guarantees 90 or 95 percent of a loan against any loss that might be incurred if the loan fails. Repayment terms for direct operating loans depend on the collateral securing the loan and usual-

ly run from one to seven years. Dugan says that repayment terms for direct ownership loans can be as long as 40 years. Guaranteed loan terms are set by the lender. Interest rates for direct loans are set periodically according to the government’s cost of borrowing. Interest rates for guaranteed loans are established by the lender. Farm ownership loan funds may be used to purchase or enlarge a farm or ranch, purchase easements or rights of way needed in the farm’s operation, build or improve buildings such as a dwelling or barn, promote soil and water conservation and development and pay closing costs. Farm operating loan funds

may be used to purchase livestock, poultry, farm equipment, fertilizer, and other materials necessary to operate a successful farm. Operating Loan funds can also be used for family living expenses, refinancing debts under certain conditions, paying salaries for hired farm laborers, installing or improving water systems for home, livestock, or irrigation use, and other similar improvements. For additional information or applications for all FSA direct loan programs, contact the Berkeley County FSA Office located at the USDA Service Center at 151 Aikens Center, Suite 5 in Martinsburg or call at 304-263-7547, ext. 2.


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MODELS AFFECTED: 347,000 Honda Odyssey minivans and 277,000 Pilot SUVs from the 2003 and 2004 model years. Also 247,000 Acura MDX SUVs from the 2003 through 2006 period. All have automatic transmissions. More than 807,000 were sold in the U.S. THE PROBLEM: The mechanism that locks the key in the ignition while the vehicles are in gear can wear out. When that happens, drivers of the vans and SUVs are able to remove keys without shifting into park. Some have left the vehicles, which have rolled off unexpectedly while in gear. The U.S. safety regulators began investigating the problem in October after owners filed 43 complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners reported 16 crashes due to the problem. THE FIX: Dealers will repair the ignition interlock system free of charge. Owners will get notices starting in February.

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Fiscal cliff hangover? InsiderQ&A

John Canally Title: Economist and investment strategist with LPL Financial What he suggests: Investors may wish to prepare for a possible increase in market volatility early next year. Once the fiscal cliff talks are concluded, the White House will likely face off again with Republican congressional leaders over raising the government’s debt ceiling.

Whether political leaders reach an agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff, they’ll face more tough decisions early next year. The government’s debt ceiling will have to be lifted again, probably in February or March. John Canally, an economist with the brokerage firm LPL Financial, says financial markets could become volatile, given the prospect of further partisan battles over debt. In the near term, Canally believes there’s a 60 percent chance that Congress and the White House will reach some sort of modest compromise to avoid triggering tax increases and spending cuts next month. He puts the odds at 10 to 15 percent for a comprehensive deficit-reduction deal, and at 25 to 30 percent for a failure to reach any agreement. What’s your current reading of the talks? The bad news is that the longer this draws out, the worse it is for the economy and the markets. If we go over the cliff, do you see a disaster or something less than that? Something less. The stock market doesn’t seem that concerned with the fiscal cliff. Investors generally know that when January comes around, there are lots of things the president can do to soften the blow of the fiscal cliff, in terms of managing the government’s day-to-day finances. There’s not really a drop-dead date. In that regard, this is not as bad as the debt ceiling debate that took place in the summer of 2011, when we literally went up to the brink. Come January, the government will still have borrowing capacity and we will not default on our debt. But that date is coming in February or March, when the debt ceiling issue will come up again. That could be a more difficult hurdle. If those talks don’t go well, there’s the potential for a government shutdown. What do you see happening if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal this month, and we go over the cliff? A fairly large pullback in the stock market, and most likely a recession. What if they reach a long-term deficit deal that also addresses the debt ceiling? That gets us to a possible bull market. Stocks could rise 20 percent if negotiators address our long-term problems, raise some revenue and cut spending, and put long-term certainty in the tax code. The cuts could crimp economic growth in the initial years after a deal is reached. But it will enable businesses to plan more than six months ahead, and they can’t do that now. Answers edited for content and clarity. AP

Marketing firm welcomes business development director

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Power Marketing LLC, a full-service, Internet marketing, web design, public relations and marketing strategy consulting company, is excited to announce that Tracie Hovey has joined the team as business development director. Within this role, Hovey will help better client relations and ensure the Power Marketing team uses the latest brand identity and marketing strategy techniques to deliver sales, traffic and brand improvement to all clients. In her new position, Hovey is

responsible for managing contacts between Power Marketing and new and existing client accounts, ensuring constant communication and that the creative department is meeting all client expectations. She has primary input in developing strategic marketing plans. After plans are developed and presented to clients, she is responsible for estimating, acquiring approvals and carrying out strategic marketing plans on a daily basis, as well as representing the concepts to the creative department and the client.

Before joining Power Marketing, Hovey served as development director for Star Community Inc., where she developed strategic marketing plans and public relations campaigns, managed all communications and more. She has worked as a public relations director for the past 10 years with various nonprofits, government agencies and film festivals. As part of one public relations campaign, she directed a documentary film titled “Secrets to Love,” which won numerous film festival awards and was distributed by PBS. “I love working in the community and developing strategic marketing and public relations FROM PAGE C4 plans,” she says. “It’s exciting to Rizzo says he realizes the company Rizzo, who previously worked in watch it all come together.” needs to have a brick-and-mortar small business banking, commerHovey has a bachelor’s degree in brand presence to succeed long term cial real estate and the mortgage journalism from California State in Florida. Plus, Rizzo says acquiring industry, in Florida and Ohio, says University and will graduate in other firms gives BOLT locally based the expansion will continue well February with a master’s degree in carrier relationships, an instant cusinto 2013. That goes for acquiring strategic public relations from tomer base and a set of employees. new firms, recruiting agents and George Washington University. The first mergers were with targeting business clients. The two She is vice president of the MarySarasota-based PFG Insurance firms BOLT acquired had three land International Film Festival, Agency, which held more than $1 employees, and Rizzo expects to which she helped establish in million in premiums, and Port add five to 10 more employees by Hagerstown two years ago to supCharlotte-based Florida Direct 2013. He also expects to grow pre- port the talents of independent filmInsurance Agency, which had less miums in Florida from $5 million makers. She also serves on the legthan $1 million in premiums. Flori- to $10 million over the next year. islative committee for the “Washda Direct has an additional book of “The challenge but opportunity ington County: We Mean Busibusiness in workers’ compensation is the ever-changing underwriting ness!” reception and the Hagerinsurance, another segment of the climate in Florida,” says Rizzo. stown-Washington County Chamindustry Rizzo says is ripe for “We will make a strong effort to be ber of Commerce. BOLT’s online system. aggressive.” “Adding Tracie to our team is


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MarketPulse FLOWING INTO ETFS Investors are on pace to put a record amount of cash into exchangetraded funds this year. They’ve already invested a net $154 billion in ETFs through November, according to Morningstar. That means they need to invest only $14.3 billion more in December to match the record set in 2008. Investors plugged more than that — $15.6 billion — into ETFs last month. ETFs have grown in popularity as investors get more interested in index investing. Many ETFs try to simply track various stock indexes, such as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, rather than beat them. That approach enables them to offer lower costs.

FIFTH BIRTHDAY The bull market that began on March 10, 2009 is close to entering its fifth year. Historically, that’s meant good things for stocks of raw materials producers. The industry has beaten the Standard & Poor’s 500 index in the fifth year of each of the last four bull markets, going back to 1974, according to J.P. Morgan. It could happen again, says J.P. Morgan strategist Thomas Lee. China’s economy has finally shown signs of recovery, which would mean more demand for metals, chemicals and other basic building blocks.

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FIRST IS WORST First isn’t always best. Consider the presidential election cycle. The first year of a president’s term has historically been the weakest for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. That may be because politicians feel less need to stimulate the economy the further away they are from another election. Unless Washington can Median performance for S&P 500 reach a budget by year of presidential cycle, since 1949 compromise soon, 20% the first year of 18.1 President Barack 15 Obama’s second term will include 10.4 some harsh medi10 6.9 cine for the econo5.0 my, including sharp 5 tax increases and cuts in government 0 spending. Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Source: S&P Capital IQ


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Two giant phones decent, but not for size Page C8 — Sunday, December 16, 2012


slightly thicker and heavier than the S III, though. I didn’t believe I’d notice the small increase in screen size until I watched “Ice Age” on both the DNA and the S III side by side. But the difference is small. Although watching a movie on a DNA beats doing it on the older iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen or even the 4 inches on the new iPhone 5, it isn’t the same as watching it on a 7-inch or 10-inch tablet computer. Get a real tablet if size matters to you. In most apps, I don’t actually get more content with the bigger screen. Text and graphics in Gmail messages simply get slightly bigger on the DNA. Google’s maps are larger, but that doesn’t mean you see more surrounding area, just bigger parks and road names. Amazon’s Kindle app squeezes in an extra word in a line here and there, but you lose those gains once you reach the next paragraph. The exceptions I spotted: ¯ Google’s Play Books app for reading e-books. The text appears about the same size on the DNA and the S III, meaning the app can fit a few more lines on the DNA device. ¯ Facebook. The app shows a tad more on the DNA when placed on its side like a movie screen. Side by side, it could mean seeing a bit more of a photo on the DNA, but it’s not enough to fit in an extra post from someone whining about a morning commute — you’d have to scroll down for more status updates like that. Strangely, I get less on the DNA when using Facebook with the phone held like a


NEW YORK — Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge. These Android devices, informally known as phablets, are better described as giant phones than baby tablets, as they can be used for phone calls. And for now, they aren’t much bigger than regular phones. The larger screens — measuring 5 inches or more diagonally — make the devices slightly better for watching movies, reading books and consuming other media. They can also make the phones bulkier to carry — or so I thought. I was pleasantly surprised when I took HTC Corp.’s new 5-inch Droid DNA phone out of the box. The DNA looks about the same size as my 4.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S III, one of the largest and most popular phones out there. I had to find a ruler to make sure I wasn’t sent the wrong phone. HTC succeeds by making the DNA taller rather than wider, which is important because the width is what spans your palm when you’re holding it. Samsung Electronics Co.’s 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II feels too big in my hands — more on that later. The DNA is, in fact, a tad narrower than the S III, not enough to be noticeable, while being less than twotenths of an inch larger on its longer side. The DNA is

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back far enough, what’s shown on the screen starts to degrade. I see that degradation watching “Ice Age.” The video just isn’t as sharp on the Note. I soon discovered the reason: The S III and the Note both have the same number of pixels, those tiny dots that collectively form text and images on a screen. Both displays are 1,280 by 720 pixels, which translate to 306 pixels per inch on the S III and 267 on the Note II. So the Note simply stretches the same amount of display information onto a wider area. That’s a shame, as it negates much of the benefits of a larger screen. By contrast, the DNA’s display is 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, or 440 pixels per inch. That’s among the best out there. The iPhone 5, by contrast, is at 326 pixels per inch. That said, both Samsung

vivid as it is on the S III or the Note. Still, the DNA’s screen trumps that of many other phones, and video looks great if you’re not watching a movie next to a Samsung phone.

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A phone call the other day went to the voice mail of Doug Arndt, because, at the time, the insurance dude and civic-minded gentleman, was leaving a voice mail of his own — for one Kevin Pittsnogle. Has everybody stopped texting one and other? Arndt is ever hopeful of getting at least one more legimate basketball player Read for what Rick promises to Kozlowski’s be an exciting venture blog online sponsored by at www. the Martinsjournalburg Rotary Club. He already has enough “celebs/hacks” — his words — for a basketball extravaganza scheduled for about three months from now. He needs at least a few legitimate basketball players for a March 23 contest featuring a team assembled by the Martinsburg Rotary Club for a benefit contest against the touring Harlem Ambassadors. Pittsnogle, a former star at Martinsburg and then West Virginia, most certainly qualifies on the legitimacy scale. His availability might be limited, though, as he’s now playing for the semiprofessional West Virginia Monarchs, and they are scheduled to play their last regular-season game that day on the road. Arndt does have Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Vicky Bullett, the first-year head coach at Hagerstown Community College, ready to suit up, as well as two of her brothers, Don and J.J., from Martinsburg’s First Basketball Family. Brady Catlett, a high school all-stater from Hedgesville’s First Basketball Family, is committed, as well. Then there are some others playing, like George Karos, the mayor of Martinsburg, and Mark Baldwin, Martinsburg’s city manager. Me, too. “We’d like to have between 20 and 30 players, because, as far as the game goes, it’s going to be a competitive and fun team — kind of what the contract (with the Ambassadors) is looking for,” Arndt said. He figures with that many players, and given the ages of some of the players and their anticipated windedness, the Rotary squad will be running players in and out on the fly like a hockey game — if anybody remembers what that is. The Harlem Ambassadors is a squad much like the famous Globetrotters, but with a different twist, integrating helpful information with its entertaining program. Founded in 1997, the team, led by S. Lade Majic, is “committed to presenting a wholesome family show with high-quality performers,” according to its website. Arndt said Lade Majic is kind of the Ambassadors’ version of the Globetrotters’ Meadowlark Lemon — but “is a female.” There is a push to get her into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame by those associated with the Ambassadors. “They have a really good message for youths about drugs, alcohol and awareness,” Arndt said. “They’ll

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4 ’Dogs named to top state team Applemen QB gets first-team honors BY GRANT TRAYLOR


HUNTINGTON — The testament of a great player is when every team's eyes are fixated on stopping a particular athlete and that player still manages to see unparalleled success. That was the plight of George Washington running back Ryan Switzer this year.

Despite having all Class AAA eyes across the state geared toward stopping him, Switzer finished by managing 2,961 all-purpose yards and 40 touchdowns. Switzer finished with 2,379 yards and 32 touchdowns rushing while averaging 11.5 yards per carry and added four touchdowns receiving, three on interception returns and one on a punt return. It’s that versatile production that has him verbally committed to play football at North Carolina. Tthose same numbers have him penciled in

as the offensive captain of the Class AAA first-team, as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Switzer and the Patriots advanced to the Class AAA semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion Martinsburg, which won its record third straight title. The Bulldogs placed four selections on the first team —three offensive players. Martinsburg’s selections were offensive lineman Eugene German, utility player Justin Clinton, wide

receiver Cedric Brown and defensive lineman Dildeep Dhatt. State runner-up Cabell Midland, who Martinsburg defeated in the state championship, had three selections with running back David Gaydosz, offensive lineman Josh Baisden and defensive lineman Gage Gould. Semifinalist Morgantown also finished with three selections: running back Chazzy Thomas, offensive lineman Adam White and linebacker Jalen Thomas.




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Washington’s Shawn Gee swims the 100-yard butterfly during a quadrangular meet among Jefferson, Brunswick, Md., Hampshire and the Patriots Saturday. Jefferson swept the competition.

Tactical Cougars swim to quad win BY SPENSER LEATHERMAN FOR THE JOURNAL

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Jefferson swim coach Glenn Edwards arranged his athletes in Saturday afternoon’s meet at Shepherd University’s Wellness Center in a way that put his top swimmers against Washington’s best. It produced showdowns in four events, two each between Henry deBuchananne and Derek Carson in the 200 and 500 free, and Keegan Simmons and Shawn Gee in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. The Cougars swept the matchups between the four swimmers and both the boys and girls meets In the boys meet, Jefferson defeated Hampshire 71-20, Brunswick, Md. 69-20 and the Patriots 60-31. Washington defeated the Railroaders 51-31 and the Trojans 46-43.

The Trojans picked up a 56-32 win over Brunswick. Simmons (58.74 seconds in the 100 back and a Shepherd-pool record of 55.30 in the 100 fly) and deBuchananne (5 minutes,38.42 seconds in the 500 and a 2:02.29 in the 200) defeated Carson and Gee in their respective individual events and bested them in the 200 free relay (1:43.67). Bryan Wiercioch (200 IM with a 2:36.55), Devin Forman (100 free with a 1:01.38) and David Orr (100 breast with a 1:16.68) all added wins for Jefferson. Simmons knew what he was up against, facing Gee after getting a win in the backstroke last week. “When I am facing Shawn (Gee), I know I gotta bring my best,” Simmons said. “He is a fantastic swimmer and just a freak of nature.” DeBuchananne. on the other hand,

had not faced Carson all season. “Derek is great to swim against,” deBuchananne said. “We’re really close in times, and it is fun to compete against him.” Despite the losses in those races, Gee and Carson also picked up a win in the 200 medley relay for Washington after making an adjustment from last week’s arrangement. “It was a good time to get together and make a change,” Gee said. “We moved Derek Carson from the breaststroke section to the freestyle section and put in Chris Charlebois into that section. “Even though we gained a little bit of time, Derek can pull it out when we need him to and Chris is pulling a 34.79 on his breaststroke, which is great.” “This year has been different, because we have had some new guys come in,” Carson said. “It’s just

exciting to get the win.” Brunswick’s Caleb Hubble won the 50 free at 26.18, while Hampshire came up empty handed in individual victories. In the girls meet, Jefferson also swept the team results. The Cougars took a 68-17 victory over the Railroaders, a 72-19 win over the Trojans and a 62-29 win over the Patriots. The Patriots defeated the Trojans 60.5-29.5 and Brunswick 59-20. The Trojans beat Brunswick 55-27. “We had a really good meet, and Washington has really stepped up,” Shannon Wiercioch said. “Mikaela Payne has come and given the Patriots hope. “We’d like to see them get better and make the county look stronger.” Two pairs of sisters led the way for


Spinks barely breaks sweat in pinfest BY DAVE MORRISON


INWOOD — Cody Spinks was barely on the mat long enough to get his Cliff Keen singlet wet with sweat. The Musselman senior wrestler’s total duration on the mat, spanning all five of his matches, at Saturday’s Musselman Duals was 2 minutes, 20 seconds, barely more than one period of action. Five matches, five pins. It was pretty much an easy day at the office for the two-time defending state champion. “Today wasn’t really all that,” Spinks said after he pinned Mountain View, Va.’s, Kevin Cunningham in 27 seconds for his fifth win of the day. “It was more like a mini- practice session. Sometimes you get matches like that. Today was one of those days.” It was what he needed, coach Dennis Burlingame said.

“He kind of rolled through at a nice, easy pace,” the coach said. “He needed that. He has been in some tough matches already this year. We were in the Skyline (Va.) Elite tournament and he faced a kid (Jack Bess) who is ranked fifth nationally. The guys who have beat him are all elite wrestlers. He is just getting into wrestling shape (after playing football).” Spinks has three losses (13-3) but has not lost to a state wrestler. “I think those losses are SPINKS great,” Spinks said. “It puts more motivation in your eyes. It’s made me focus more. I don’t like losing but it has gotten my attention. I understand the guys I lost to are all great wrestlers.” Burlingame has purposely ramped up the schedule, partly for Spinks, partly for the future of the

program. “It’s tough competition for Cody and some of our other guys, and it’s good for our younger guys,” Burlingame said. “It’s going to make us better for the regionals and for the state tournament.” Spinks likes to take the tougher competition. “I don’t focus on wins and losses during the regular season,” Spinks said. “Getting to wrestle guys like Bess are going to make me better. I was in that match. It was 3-2, and I tried some desperation moves at the end and it didn’t work out for me.” Facing top competition is a nice change of pace for Spinks. As the defending champion at 152 (he won the 145 title in 2011), he is the one who usually has the target on his back. “You feel it,” Spinks said. “Guys think if they beat you, then they are the state champion. I like


Beilein, Michigan handle Mountaineers

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Burke scored a season-best 27 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. matched his season high with 25 and No. 3 Michigan remained unbeaten with an 81-66 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night at the Barclays Center. The Wolverines (11-0) were last off to this good a start in 1988-89 — the season they won the school’s only national championship. It was the first meeting between Michigan coach John Beilein and the school he left to move to Ann Arbor in 2007.

Burke and Hardaway both had solid all-around games in the backcourt. Burke was 12 of 16 from the field and had eight assists, while Hardaway was 7 of 12 and made half of his eight 3-point attempts. Freshman Terry Henderson had a season-high 23 points for the Mountaineers (4-5), who lost their second straight after a three-game winning streak. Michigan led 43-32 at halftime and was able to extend the lead with some efficient shooting. The Wolverines started the second half 9 of 16 from the




field, a number that was made a lot better by West Virginia missing 12 of its first 15 shots over the same span. The Wolverines led 54-36 on a drive by Burke with 17:04 to play. It looked as if Michigan would match its

season average of winning every game by an average of 21 points. West Virginia finally started making some shots and the Mountaineers were able to get within 71-64 on a 3 by Henderson with 4:28 to play. The rally took its toll on West Virginia and the Wolverines were able to straighten things out and pull away. West Virginia, which came in shooting 26.4 percent from 3-point range, finished 6 of 21 from behind the arc, 3 of 15 in the second half.

Michigan shot 56 percent from the field (28 of 50) with an almost even split in each half. The game, the third in a tripleheader called Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival, drew a crowd of 16,514. Beilein won 104 of 164 games he coached at West Virginia over five seasons, starting in 2002. In 2005, Beilein took the Mountaineers to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. His final team at West Virginia won the National Invitational Tournament over Clemson.

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — No. 10-ranked Holy Family made it very difficult for the Shepherd’s two leading scorers, Gabby Flinchum and Rachel Johnson, to get the ball and score Saturday. Flinchum, who was averaging 13.5 points per game, scored just four points. Johnson, who averaged 13.3 points per game, scored six points as the Rams fell 68-44 in the Butcher Center. “When you’re getting doubled on the post, you have to be able to get your post players open in different ways,” Shepherd coach Melanie Ford said. “We had to swing the ball a lot more, and we needed to set better screens. They’re going to double your best player.” Shepherd (2-5) trailed 8-5 in the first half when Flinchum drove to the basket and made a basket. It was waved off on a charging call, and the Tigers’ Ana Cruz hit a 3-pointer to put her team up by six and help Holy Family to start to pull away for its ninth win in 10 games. Turnovers were a problem for Shepherd,

especially early. The Rams committed seven turnovers before the game’s first media timeout and turned the ball over a total of 25 times. Flinchum was scoreless for nearly the entire first half, and the Rams trailed 34-21 at the half. Shepherd showed signs of life at the begining of the second half, trimming the deficit to 10 points. Soon after, Holy Family put together an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 16. Another 8-2 run midway through the second half when Shepherd pulled to within 12 points gave the Tigers more cushion. The Tigers’ lead grew to as many as 24 points. Erin Mann scored a game-high 18 points, she also had six rebounds and three blocks. Alex Weakland was the leading scorer for the Rams with 10 points. The Rams shot 27 percent from the floor and 10 percent from behind the 3-point line. “Our offense was active, but we weren’t making shots in the first half,” Ford said. “Then we became inactive in the second half, which caused us to not make shots. I think we worked better today than we have in the past, but when you’re going the No. 10 team in the country you’ve got to be perfect.”

Eagle girls roll to win

BECKLEY — TheHedgesville girls raced to a 26-11 halftime lead and never looked back in earning a 55-31 basketball victory Saturday. Kristen Nunn led Hedgesville (3-2) with 20 points. Kelsey Shawe had eight points and nine rebounds and Carly Elliott also had eight points for the Eagles, winning their third straight. Alexis Taylor had seven rebounds and Morgan Wolfe had five assists. Rebekah Cook led Woodrow Wilson (1-5) with seven points.

points and Allison Fout added 12. Tori Veach had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Rachel Wormack had 14 points to lead Allegany and Courtney Landis added 13.

Musselman 49, Liberty 26 CLARKSBURG — Musselman (4-2) used a 14-4 third quarter run to pull away from Liberty. Stacy Potter had 14 points to lead the Applemen and Brianna Caison added eight points. Liberty (0-4) was led by Heather Hickman, who had eight points. Musselman led 18-12 at the half.

Hampshire 52, Allegany, Md. 50 ROMNEY — Hampshire Turkeyfoot Valley 75, rallied from a seven-point Paw Paw 24 deficit entering the fourth PAW PAW —Visiting quarter to manager its win. Turkeyfoot Valley, Pa., Hampshire (3-1) trailed rolled past Paw Paw (1-3). 39-32 going into the final quarter before going on a 20H.S. WRESTLING 5 run to win. Jason Eades Mary Feaster had 14 Memorial Duals

POINT PLEASANT — Berkeley Springs finished 25 at the Jason Eades Memorial Duals over the weekend. The Indians beat Philip Barbour 37-36 and LibertyHarrison 28-24 for their only wins. Host Point Pleasant won the event, finishing with a 70 dual record. Clay County was second at 6-1. No individual results were available. H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL Handley 87, Washington 86 WINCHESTER — Washington missed 22 free throws in losing its first game. Keldon Bell scored 29 points and Dominique Newman 21 for the Patriots (3-1).

GIRLS JV BASKETBALL Martinsburg 34, Sherando, Va. 32 STEPHENS CITY, Va. —Leia Catlett scored 19 points to lead Martinsburg (2-0). — Staff reports

NHL union to vote to dissolve group

TORONTO — NHL players will begin voting today on whether they will grant the players’ association’s executive board the authority to dissolve the union because of the inability to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the league. Two-thirds of the union’s membership must vote in favor of allowing the executive board to file a “disclaimer of interest,” a source told The Canadian Press Saturday. Votes will be cast electronically over a five-day period that ends Thursday. If the measure passes, the 30-member executive board would have until Jan. 2 to file the disclaimer. The union is taking steps toward breaking up even after the NHL started mounting a legal challenge against it. Friday, the NHL filed a class-action complaint which asked a federal court in New York to make a declaration on the legality of the lockout. In the 43-page complaint, the league argued the players’ association was only considering the “disclaimer of interest” to “extract more favorable terms and conditions of employment.”

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football programs — up in the air concerning their futures. The seven schools are: Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova, DePaul, Marquette, Seton Hall and Providence. The Big East is still lined up to have a 12-team football conference next season with six new members joining, including Boise State and San Diego State for football only. Rutgers and Louisville, which both announced intentions to leave the Big East, are still expected to compete in the conference next year.

first national title since 2007, coach David Dean’s debut season. The Rams (14-1) were trying to become the first historically black school to win the Division II title after losing in the semifinals last season. But they couldn’t overcome six turnovers, including several that hurt promising drives. Winston-Salem hadn’t trailed by more than a touchdown all season.

Utah St. wins first bowl in 20 years

BOISE, Idaho — Kerwynn Williams ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 Utah State won a ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. bowl game for the first time — Matt Scott threw two in nearly 20 years, beating short touchdown passes in the Toledo 41-15 Saturday in the final 46 seconds and college Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. football’s postseason started The victory capped the best with a wild one when Arizona season in Utah State history. rallied past Nevada 49-48 The Aggies finished 11-2, Saturday in the New Mexico won the Western Athletic Bowl. Conference title outright and Arizona (8-5) recovered an had their first bowl victory onside kick in the final since 1993. minute, setting up Scott’s 2Chuckie Keeton scored on yard toss to Terrence Miller a 62-yard run to put Utah with 19 seconds left for the State up 7-3, and Williams winning score. sparked a 28-point fourth Scott threw for 382 yards quarter for Utah State when and overcame two intercephe broke through the Toledo tions. The nation’s rushing defense and raced 63 yards leader, Ka’Deem Carey, for a touchdown to put the gained 172 yards for the Aggies up 20-9. Wildcats.

Arizona rallies to beat Nevada

Non-football teams Butler upsets depart Big East Valdosta State rolls Indiana at buzzer WASHINGTON — The to Division II title seven Big East schools that INDIANAPOLIS — don’t play FBS football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework. The presidents of the seven schools made the announcement Saturday, saying it was a unanimous vote. The move leaves Connecticut, a founding member of the league in 1979, Cincinnati and South Florida — three current members with FBS

FLORENCE, Ala. — Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and freshman Cedric O’Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to a 35-7 victory over Winston-Salem State Saturday in the Division II championship game. The Blazers (12-2) took a 21-0 halftime lead en route to their 10th straight win and

Walk-on Alex Barlow drove in for a spinning 6-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left in overtime and Butler toppled top-ranked Indiana 8886 Saturday in the Crossroads Classic for their first victory over a top-ranked team in school history. Barlow, a sophomore, had scored only 12 points this season and just 18 in his college career.


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This might be even better than the playoffs. Week 15 sure looks like a playoff round with so many matchups between contenders. From Foxborough to Baltimore to Atlanta, from Chicago to Houston to Dallas. Maybe even throw in St. Louis. It feels like the postseason because of the importance of those games for all involved. “I think for us it’s an important football game because we’ve got a lot of stuff in front of us that we want to finish off with this season,” said Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, who could have been speaking for every team still in the playoff races. And especially for those facing opponents in the same position this weekend, including Ryan’s Falcons against the NFC East-leading New York Giants. Also San Francisco is at AFC East winner New England, AFC West champion Denver at AFC North leader Baltimore, NFC North leader Green Bay at Chicago, Indianapolis at AFC South leader Houston, Pittsburgh at Dallas and Minnesota at St. Louis.

nator Cam Cameron this week, replacing him with Jim Caldwell — coincidentally, Manning’s last coach in Indianapolis before the four-time MVP headed to Denver. “Jim Caldwell had a tremendous influence on me as my quarterbacks coach,” Manning said. “He was very organized, very detail-oriented, which I’m a fan of that philosophy ... I really felt he took my game to another level. He’s also been a tremendous friend to me and mentor. I miss being around him every day and I miss his friendship every day. That’s how I feel about Jim.” New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta (11-2) Although the Falcons own the NFC South and have the best record in the conference, they’ve looked vulnerable for more than a month. One of two undefeated teams at home — Seattle is the other — Atlanta needs to reestablish some momentum after a weak performance in a loss at Carolina. What better way than against the Super Bowl champions? “When you set out at the beginning of the year, you want to win every game that you play,” Ryan said. “You can’t worry about what everybody else is doing and what that means in terms of your playoff picture. I think we just played poorly last week and that’s something we can’t do again this week.” The Giants also have been up and down and have only a one-game lead in the NFC East, where Dallas and Washington have better divisional records.

San Francisco (9-3-1) at New England (10-3) Six days after exposing the Texans in a prime-time rout, the Patriots take on another likely division winner with Super Bowl aspirations. Should New England, which has won 20 in a row at home in December and has not lost in the second half of the schedule in 21 games, do the same to the 49ers tonight, well, nobody will doubt the Patriots have earned the favorite’s role. The Patriots, winners of seven in a row, tend to live up to such challenges. “This week it’s the 49ers,” said Tom Brady, who threw for four touchdowns against Houston. “It’s not the weather, it’s not the rest, it’s not the crowd — it’s the 49ers. I think as long as you stay focused on them and you focus on what you need to do against them, then you let those other things really take care of themselves. The more you waste energy worrying about a plane flight or weather conditions, it’s really a waste of time. You’ve got to focus on your opponent because whatever you’re dealing with, they’re dealing with the same stuff.” Even with the No. 2 defense in the league, the 49ers are dealing with some special stuff as the Patriots take aim on several NFL offensive records. “Multiple strengths: a really good scheme, really good play calling and then great individual effort at each position, the great ability they have to play as a team,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said of the Patriots. “You could talk for hours about how good they are.”

Green Bay (9-4) at Chicago (8-5) A Packers victory ends the suspense in the NFC North, and the way Chicago is hurting, the Bears might need to start worrying about just getting into the postseason if they fall at Soldier Field. The latest injury is to kicker Robbie Gould’s left calf, and he is done for the season; veteran Olindo Mare was signed this week. Defensive leader Brian Urlacher (hamstring) and outstanding cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) also have missed time, and QB Jay Cutler hurt his neck in last week’s loss to the Vikings, but expects to go. Green Bay is beginning to show some balance on both sides of the ball, yet Aaron Rodgers has not had a huge game in a while. That could be coming against the limping Bears in the 186th match of the NFL’s longest series. Indianapolis (9-4) at Houston (11-2) The division race is over if the Texans win, and they also are very aware that another loss could force them to return to Foxborough in the playoffs. Indianapolis has put together quite a story, going from the NFL’s worst in 2012 to a victory of at least an AFC wild-card spot. Win out and the Colts, led by top overall draft choice QB Andrew Luck, take the South crown. Win here and they are in the playoffs. Houston needs to rediscover the defensive power and stinginess that helped it surge to the top of the standings. Indy is 3-3 on the road,

Denver (10-3) at Baltimore (9-4) The AFC West champion Broncos have won eight straight as their defense has become staunch. That gives them an edge in that area over the sputtering Ravens, which says a lot in itself considering how good Baltimore’s defense usually is. Then there’s the comfort level Peyton Manning has gained with his playmates on offense. In contrast, the Ravens fired offensive coordi-



the pressure that goes along with it.” Admittedly, he doesn’t really zone in until late. “Regionals and that states, that is what really gets me motivated,” Spinks said. “I get focused. I don’t even talk to my mom and dad.” “We call him the Silent Assassin,” Burlingame said. “He works hard. He is a good student. You can’t find a better kid.” Spinks was one of four Musselman wrestlers named to the all-tournament team. P.J. Dolan (113), Cody Kernan (5-0 at 138) and Derek Estep (122) were the lone area wrestlers on the team.


Four Musselman starters were out with the flu, forcing Burlingame to mix and match his roster. Previously undefeated freshman Bradley Derito, took one for the team and moved up in weight class to 126 and lost for the first time. “I hated that for him, but it’s going to make him better down the road,” Burlingame said. “He stepped up for us and did a great job.” Cabell Midland won the duals, going 5-0. Winfield was second, at 41. Locally, Musselman was fifth (3-2, with four starters missing with the flu). Jefferson finished 3-2, Martinsburg 14 and the Washington “B” 0-5.


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The Martinsburg Rotary is deciding which organization or organizations to which it will donate the proceeds of the event, as well. The effort figures to be for a good cause and an enjoyable time for the participants and spectators. “We have some more things to nail down,” Arndt said. “Right now, it’s set up, and it’s game on.” “It’s going to be a pretty nice event.” And, no, Arndt hasn’t left himself a voice mail asking to play. Yet.


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but the victims weren’t in the Texans’ class: the yet another rookie, running back Alfred Morris. Titans, Jaguars and Lions. He already has 1,228 yards rushing with seven TDs. Pittsburgh (7-6) at Dallas (7-6) Both clubs are alive in division races, but Tampa Bay (6-7) at New Orleans (5-8) more realistic might be pursuing a wild card. Look for lots of points at the Superdome. The loser here will be at a big disadvantage in Only the Giants have scored more in the NFC that chase — unless the other contenders also than the Bucs’ 354 and the Saints’ 348. lose, which is highly possible in this wide-open With playoff hopes squashed, New Orleans’ scramble. players might be looking to increase their indiFor the Steelers, a more comfortable Ben vidual numbers against a defense that fell apart Roethlisberger in his second game back from against Philly late last week. The Bucs are last shoulder and rib problems is a must. Pittsburgh defending the pass, and Drew Brees isn’t exactfailed at home against San Diego for the first ly a novice at picking apart weak units. time in the regular season last Sunday, but got But the Saints have the league’s worst run help from Dallas when it rallied to knock off defense, which could mean a huge day for Bucs Cincinnati, which won Thursday night. rookie Doug Martin. The Cowboys showed against the Bengals the kind of fortitude many have said they lack. New York Jets (6-7) at Tennessee (4-9), They’ll need more of it, and they’re hardly Monday night unbeatable at their palace, going 3-3 this year. Somehow, even with all the turmoil surrounding Mark Sanchez, Rex Ryan and the Minnesota (7-6) at St. Louis (6-6-1) Jets, they remain in playoff contention. Sure, Adrian Peterson has his eyes on more than they beat weaklings Arizona and Jacksonville, reaching 2,000 yards rushing in his comeback and not convincingly, in the last two weeks. from major left knee surgery 11 months ago. And after this prime-time affair with another He’s thinking about Eric Dickerson’s league also-ran, they finish against San Diego and record of 2,105 set in 1984. Buffalo. So 9-7 and a wild-card spot isn’t Considering how unproductive Minnesota’s inconceivable. passing attack has been with struggling secondThe Titans have lost three straight and five year quarterback Christian Ponder — and of six, stamping them among the biggest disapwithout star receiver Percy Harvin — expect pointments of the season. the Rams to load up against the run. “I take that as a challenge and I love to see Jacksonville (2-11) at Miami (5-8) it,” said Peterson, who ran through and around North Florida vs. South Florida. This might a better defense last week in a win over Chica- be more interesting if it was the Seminoles go, gaining 154 yards and scoring twice. against the Hurricanes. The Rams have won three in a row and this The Dolphins dumped Chad Henne and he is the first of three games against other wild- now has replaced injured — and often inept — card chasers; they finish at Tampa Bay and Blaine Gabbert as quarterback of the Jaguars. Seattle. That and Jacksonville’s pursuit of the NFL’s worst record and top pick in the draft give this Seattle (8-5) vs. Buffalo (5-8) at Toronto game at least some flavor. Coming off its biggest road win two weeks ago at Chicago, the Seahawks should have no Carolina (4-9) at San Diego (5-8) fear of visiting the Bills and dealing with the It’s become fun to watch Cam Newton Western New York elements ... oh, wait. again. What he did last week against Atlanta Not much homefield advantage in the surely has been noticed by a San Diego team Toronto dome for the Bills, who are just 3-3 at that snapped a four-game slide with a shocker Orchard Park, anyway. at Pittsburgh. Seattle still has a shot at taking the NFC The Chargers have an effective run defense West, but needs help to catch San Francisco. and actually could win this one on the ground. The indoor setting plays right into the hands of athletic rookie QB Russell Wilson, and facing Detroit (4-9) at Arizona (4-9) the team that got rid of him will surely inspire Two of the biggest flops in the league colRB Marshawn Lynch. lide. It’s impossible to believe the Cardinals can Washington (7-6) at Cleveland (5-8) be any more wretched than in that 58-0 debaA pair of teams on a roll, with Washington cle last Sunday at Seattle. If they have any fight chasing the postseason and Cleveland perhaps left, they will at least show up against the saving coach Pat Shurmur’s job with its perse- Lions, who look more like the team that spent verance and hard work despite all the earlier a decade near the bottom of the standings than defeats. the one that broke a playoff drought a year ago. So much of the Redskins’ fortunes depend on how quickly QB Robert Griffin III recovers Kansas City (2-11) at Oakland (3-10) from the knee sprain he suffered last Sunday. Last time these bitter rivals met, the Raiders The sensational rookie was replaced by anoth- were 2-4 and the Chiefs 1-5. Not much has er freshman, Kirk Cousins, who completed the changed, a sad commentary considering where rally to beat the Ravens. these franchises once were. But Cousins hardly is the same threat as RG3, which might mean even more carries for — The Associated Press


talk about it while they’re out there.” The Red, White and Blue unit will play at Hedgesville’s Gilbert B. Miller Center. The second of two Ambassadors’ squad playing games west of the Mississippi is known as Stars and Stripes. In a novel twist, Gilbert B. Miller will coach the Rotary team in the gym for him. Miller, a member of the Martinsburg Rotary, guided Hedgesville to a Class A state basketball title in 1970. “We’d like to have 2,000 people in there,” Arndt said. Tickets will cost $10 for adults and $8 for students. Ticket sales will begin after the New Year, and information about where they can be purchased will be forthcoming.

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Class AAA All-State Football Here is the Class AAA All-State football team as chosen by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

Class AAA First Team Offense QB - Caleb Dembeck, Musselman, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, sr. RB - David Gaydosz, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 190, sr. RB - Jalen Jones, Oak Hill, 5-7, 170, jr. RB - Ryan Switzer, George Washington, 5-9, 175, sr. (Captain) RB - Chazzy Thomas, Morgantown, 5-11, 180, jr. OL - Josh Baisden, Cabell Midland, 6-3, 280, sr. OL - Eugene German, Martinsburg, 6-5, 260, sr. OL - Tony Kitts, Huntington, 511, 260, sr. OL - Trevor Stacy, Spring Valley, 6-5, 305, so. OL - Adam White, Morgantown, 6-2, 272, sr. WR - Cedric Brown, Martinsburg, 6-3, 180, sr. WR - Kevin Forrest, South Charleston, 6-0, 185, jr. Utility - Justin Clinton, Martinsburg, 5-11, 175, sr. K - Billy Kinney, University, 63, 187, jr. Defense DL - Dildeep Dhatt, Martinsburg, 6-1, 225, sr. DL - Gage Gould, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 245, sr. DL - Wilson Harvey, Lewis County, 6-1, 245, sr. LB - Dustin Crouser, George Washington, 6-3, 225, sr. LB - Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park, 5-10, 200, jr. LB - Jalen Thomas, Morgantown, 5-11, 235, sr. LB - Elijah Wellman, Spring Valley, 6-3, 235, sr. (Captain) DB - Logan Cox, Parkersburg South, 6-3, 200, sr. DB - Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, 6-1, 187, sr. DB - Davon Tyson, Capital, 510, 160, sr. DB - Clark Wilson, Huntington, 5-11, 165, so. Utility - Adam Lindamood, Parkersburg, 6-0, 210, sr. P - Houstin Syverton, Shady Spring, 6-2, 215, sr. Second Team Offense QB - Austin Hensley, Hurricane, 6-2, 180, jr. FB - Lowell Farley, Cabell Midland, 5-10, 205, sr. (Captain) RB - L.J. Lawrence, Elkins, 6-0, 163, sr. OL - Cody Ballengee, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 245, jr. OL - Dominic Orcutt, South Charleston, 6-3, 285, sr. OL - D.J. Summers, Morgantown, 6-1, 277, jr. OL - Andru Trenary, Musselman, 6-3, 290, sr. OL - Brandon Williams, Oak Hill, 5-9, 300, sr. WR - Eric Banks, Wheeling Park, 5-7, 152, jr. WR - Ethan Clark, Nitro, 5-11, 175, sr. Utility - Bryce Ingram, Wheeling Park, 5-9, 178, jr. K - Chris Molina, Cabell Midland, 5-4, 165, sr. Defense DL - Daryl Hicks, Ripley, 5-11,

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 18 5 .783 — Brooklyn 13 10 .565 5 Philadelphia 12 11 .522 6 Boston 12 11 .522 6 Toronto 5 19 .208 13¢ Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 15 6 .714 Atlanta 14 7 .667 Orlando 10 13 .435 Charlotte 7 16 .304 Washington 3 18 .143 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 13 9 .591 Milwaukee 12 10 .545 Indiana 13 11 .542 Detroit 7 19 .269 Cleveland 5 20 .200

GB — 1 6 9 12 GB — 1 1 8 9¢

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 19 6 .760 — Memphis 15 6 .714 2 Houston 11 11 .500 6¢

310, sr. DL - Jon Lewis, University, 6-3, 245, sr. DL - Mack White, Parkersburg South, 5-10, 210, sr. LB - Nick Boone, Cabell Midland, 6-1, 200, sr. LB - Payton Johnson, Huntington, 5-11, 190, sr. LB - Zach Malone, George Washington, 6-0, 205, jr. LB - Jared Sartin, Martinsburg, 5-11, 225, sr. DB – Skylar Carlton, Lewis County, 6-0, 175, jr. DB - Clayton Collett, Elkins, 57, 168, sr. DB - Shane Commodore, Morgantown, 6-2, 193, jr. (Captain) DB - Colin Gustines, Washington, 5-9, 165, jr. Utility - Kashuan Haley, Capital, 6-0, 180, so. P - Kyle Foster, Parkersburg, 61, 180, jr. Special mention Tyler Bolen, Parkersburg South; Caleb Butcher, Lewis County; Zach Cooper, Hurricane; Deion Cunningham, University; Tyler DeHaven, Martinsburg; Dean DeSana, Martinsburg; Ramon Edwards, Woodrow Wilson; Josh Ferguson, Musselman; Ryan George, Spring Valley; Cory Goldstrom, Preston; Heath Hildreth, Brooke; Justin Hinzman, Ripley; Braxton Johnson, Parkersburg South; Trevon Johnson, George Washington; Drew Kirby, St. Albans; Seth Lewis, Winfield; Evan Magers, John Marshall; Chris Marcum, Logan; Jarod Martin, Huntington; Stephen Matthews, Cabell Midland; Mark Metzgar, Lewis County; Zach Pate, Hurricane; Zach Phillips, Wheeling Park; Khalil Reynolds, Logan; Trevor Rumberg, Riverside; Blaine Stewart, Morgantown; Chase Walton, Point Pleasant; Adam Weeks, Shady Spring; Alex White, Nitro; Darrin Zombro, Musselman. Honorable mention Jack Armstrong, University; Paden Christian, Huntington; Jordan Clay, George Washington; Seth Cutright, BuckhannonUpshur; Billy Evans, Spring Valley; Jeremiah Fromhart, John Marshall; Eli Gates, Hedgesville; Matt Hackathorn, Wheeling Park; Denard Hartwell, Hampshire; Cody Hively, Parkersburg South; Anthony Hosea, Woodrow Wilson; Lantz Hoyler, Parkersburg; Jon Jerden, Lewis County; Mark Johnson, Morgantown; Lamont Lee, Princeton; Troy Lilly, Woodrow Wilson; Nick Martin, Elkins; Cole McClain, Greenbrier East; Jonathan Pittman, Capital; Sam Plantz, George Washington; Tyrhee Pratt, Capital; Jordan Quiocho, Parkersburg South; Marcus Reed, Riverside; Trevond Reese, South Charleston; Josh Rein, Logan; Tony Richardson, University; James Richmond, Capital; Cody Roney, Parkersburg; Chris Turner, Winfield; Koi Turner, Hurricane; Geoffrey Walker, Jefferson; James Walton, Capital; Dante Washington, Washington; Allante Watts, Musselman; Trevon Wesco, Musselman; Alex Weidman, Morgantown; Andrew Williamson, Point Pleasant; Tyler Winston, Martinsburg; Stone Wolfley, Morgantown; Aden Yates, Point Pleasant; Ben Zieger, Martinsburg.

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS Monday Girls Basketball Jefferson at Hampshire, 7:30 p.m. James Wood, Va. at Washington, 7 p.m. Tuesday Girls Basketball Berkeley Springs at Frankfort, 7:30 p.m. Handley, Va. at Jefferson, 7 p.m. St. James at Martinsburg, 7:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Southern Garrett, Md. at Hampshire, 7:30 p.m. Faith Christian at Musselman, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Girls Basketball Hedgesville vs. Anson County, N.C., at Rock Hill, S.C. Tournament, 7 p.m. Mountain Ridge, Md. at Hampshire, 7:30 p.m. Musselman at James Wood, Va., 7:30 p.m. Washington at Handley, Va., 7:30 p.m. Boys Basketball James Wood, Va. at Musselman, 7:30 p.m. Men’s College Basketball Shepherd at Wheeling Jesuit, 7:30 p.m. Oakland at West Virginia, 9 p.m. Women’s College Basketball Shepherd at Wheeling Jesuit, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Boys Basketball Jefferson at Sherando, Va., 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Ridge. Md. at Hampshire, 7:30 p.m. Martinsburg at Urbana, Md., 7 p.m. Millbrook, Va. at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Hedgesville at Rock Hill, S.C. Tournament, 7 p.m. Jefferson at Sherando, Va., 6 p.m. Friday Boys Basketball Berkeley Springs at Boonsboro, Va., 7:30 p.m. Handley, Va. at Jefferson, 7 p.m. Stonewall Jackson at Martinsburg, Martinsburg Holiday Tournament, 6 p.m. Morgantown vs. Washington at Martinsburg Holiday Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Musselman vs. Greenbrier West, Charleston, 3:30 p.m., Girls Basketball Hedgesville at Rock Hill, S.C. Tournament, 7 p.m, Hampshire at Elkins, 7:30 p.m. Sherando Va., at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Boys Basketball Stonewall Jackson vs. Washington, Martinsburg Holiday Tournament, 6 p.m. Morgantown at Martinsburg, Martinsburg Holiday Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling Jefferson at Hampshire Holiday Tournament, 9 a.m. Men’s College Basketball Radford at West Virginia, 4 p.m.

SPORTS ON TV EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. NBC — Dew Tour, iON Mountain Championships, at Breckenridge, Colo. (same-day tape) GOLF 5:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, final round, at Mpumalanga, South Africa 9:30 a.m. TGC — The Royal Trophy, final round, at Negara, Brunei (sameday tape) 3 p.m. NBC — Father-Son Challenge, final round, at Orlando, Fla.

NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8:20 p.m. NBC —San Francisco at New England WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. FSN — Tennessee at Texas


Dallas New Orleans

11 13 .458 7¢ 5 17 .227 12¢

Northwest Division W L Pct 19 4 .826 12 9 .571 13 12 .520 12 12 .500 10 12 .455

GB — 6 7 7¢ 8¢

Pacific Division W L Pct 17 6 .739 16 8 .667 10 14 .417 9 15 .375 7 15 .318

GB — 1¢ 7¢ 8¢ 9¢

Oklahoma City Minnesota Utah Denver Portland

L.A. Clippers Golden State L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento

Friday’s Games Toronto 95, Dallas 74 Indiana 95, Philadelphia 85 Orlando 99, Golden State 85 L.A. Lakers 102, Washington 96 Milwaukee 90, Cleveland 86 Brooklyn 107, Detroit 105,2OT Houston 101, Boston 89 Minnesota 113, New Orleans 102 Oklahoma City 113, Sacramento 103 Phoenix 99, Utah 84 Denver 99, Memphis 94

Saturday’s Games Golden State 115, Atlanta 93 New York 103, Cleveland 102 Orlando 107, Charlotte 98 Indiana 88, Detroit 77 Miami 102, Washington 72 Chicago 83, Brooklyn 82 Minnesota 114, Dallas 106, OT San Antonio 103, Boston 88 L.A. Clippers 111, Milwaukee 85 Memphis 99, Utah 86 Sunday’s Games Houston at Toronto, 1 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at New York, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m. ——— WASHINGTON (72) Singleton 3-6 1-1 7, Webster 1-6 2-2 4, Okafor 4-8 0-2 8, Crawford


Copyright 2012 Charles Town Races, Inc. and Equibase Co. First Race - One And One Sixteenth Miles. Purse $11,000, 3 yo's & up, Maiden Claiming $5,000-$4,500. Off: 07:15 PM Time: 1:50.56 Owner: Charles C. Conaway, Jr. Trainer: Conaway, Jr., Charles C.. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 1/2 3/4 Str Fin :Odds 3-X F Buckles Reynolds, K. 2 2 1-hd 1-hd 1-1/2 1-3 1-3 3/4 4.90 4-KindHeartedWoman Peltroche, F. 3 4 3-1 3-1/2 3-1/2 2-2 2-2 1/4 4.00 7-Drink and Dial Soodeen, R. 6 7 6-3 6-6 6-9 3-1 1/2 3-nk 9.60 1-Six Strong Lady Milford, N. 1 1 5-1 1/2 5-1/2 5-7 5-1 4-5 1/4 .70 6-Royal Circus Rodriguez, V. 5 5 4-2 4-5 4-3 6-15 5-2 1/4 19.80 8-Berning Lass Cruise, G. 7 6 2-1 1/2 2-1 1/2 2-4 4-1/2 6-21 1/4 9.60 5-Restingnsligocreek Rivera, J. 4 3 7 7 7 7 7 39.40 $2 Mutuels: 3 X F Buckles $11.80 $4.60 $4.00 4 Kind Hearted Woman $6.00 $6.80 7 Drink and Dial $7.60 Exacta (3-4), $50.80; Superfecta (3-4-7-1), $507.80; Trifecta (3-4-7), $269.60 Late Scratches: Proverbial

Second Race - Six And A Half Furlongs. Purse $11,000, 3 yo's & up, Claiming $5,000$4,500. Off: 07:46 PM Time: 1:20.69 Owner: Steven A. Stuhr Trainer: Contreras, Javier. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin :Odds 5-Follow the Whales Milford, N. 5 1 5-1 1/2 6-1/2 1-hd 1-5 1/2 .80 8-Medal Affair Rodriguez, V. 8 4 1-1 1-1/2 2-1 2-nk 18.70 2-Miss Gold Buckle Reynolds, L. 2 7 7-1 5-1/2 5-1 1/2 3-1 1/2 2.70 1-R C's Aphrodite Acosta, J. 1 2 2-1/2 2-1 1/2 4-1 1/2 4-1/2 4.70 3-Credit Risk Perez, N. 3 3 4-1/2 3-1/2 3-1/2 5-3 3/4 15.10 4-Sing Ur Heart Out Batista, A. 4 8 8 8 7-2 6-1 1/2 12.60 6-Lil Susie Q Larrosa, G. 6 5 3-1/2 4-1/2 6-1 1/2 7-4 61.40 7-Rockabye Bayzee Bocachica, A. 7 6 6-1/2 7-2 1/2 8 8 56.90 $2 Mutuels: 5 Follow the Whales $3.60 $2.80 $2.20 8 Medal Affair $7.60 $4.80 2 Miss Gold Buckle $2.60 Daily Double (3-5), $30.40; Exacta (5-8), $48.00; Superfecta (5-8-2-1), $326.60; Trifecta (58-2), $186.80

Third Race - One And One Sixteenth Miles. Purse $11,000, 3 yo's & up, Claiming $5,000$4,500. Off: 08:23 PM Time: 1:48.99 Owner: Trevor R. Hewick Trainer: Frost, Leslie J.. Horse Jockey PPSt 1/4 1/2 3/4 Str Fin :Odds 7-Broulan Reynolds, L. 7 4 1-1 1-1/2 1-1 1/2 1-3 1/2 1-2 .70 1-Sweet Walk Castro, C. 1 1 7-2 6-1 1/2 4-1/2 3-1/2 2-1 1/4 3.80 5-Jackpot Janet Montano, J. 5 2 4-1 1/2 3-1/2 3-3 4-5 3-2 7.60 6-Runninglikeanangel Dunkelberger 6 5 2-hd 2-2 2-2 1/2 2-hd 4-5 4.20 2-Affair Vision Larrosa, G. 2 3 8 7-1 1/2 6-2 5-5 5-12 1/2 52.30 8-Bobjonclairenalice Marrero, J. 8 7 3-hd 4-2 5-1 1/2 6-4 6-3 3/4 27.10 4-Cammy Mountain Cruise, G. 4 6 6-1 1/2 8 8 7-1/2 7-1/2 51.40 3-My Only One Batista, L. 3 8 5-hd 5-1 7-2 8 8 17.00 $2 Mutuels: 7 Broulan $3.40 $2.20 $2.20 1 Sweet Walk $3.20 $2.60 5 Jackpot Janet $3.00 Daily Double (5-7), $6.60; Exacta (7-1), $8.80; Superfecta (7-1-5-6), $103.20; Trifecta (7-15), $26.80; Pic 3 (3-5-7), $41.20

Fourth Race - Four And A Half Furlongs. Purse $11,000, 3 yo's & up, Claiming $5,000$4,500. Off: 08:51 PM Time: :51.36 Owner: William H. Crigler and Dennis W. Myers Trainer: Lake, Scott A.. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 Str Fin :Odds 8-Distinctive Alibi Almodovar, G. 7 1 1-2 1/2 1-1 1/2 1-1 1/4 1.60 6-Mine N Gems Rodriguez, V. 5 7 4-2 1/2 2-1 1/2 2-2 2.60 3-Lil Dale Denninger, F. 3 6 5-2 1/2 4-1/2 3-1 1/2 11.20 1-Closing Hour Montano, J. 1 3 2-hd 3-1 1/2 4-2 1/2 1.50 2-Dylan My Villain Reynolds, K. 2 5 6-hd 6-1 5-nk 47.40 7-Bay Button Bill McGowan, M. 6 4 7 7 6-3/4 59.30 4-Am So Happy Milford, N. 4 2 3-hd 5-2 1/2 7 17.20 $2 Mutuels: 8 Distinctive Alibi $5.20 $3.60 $3.20 6 Mine N Gems $4.00 $3.20 3 Lil Dale $3.60 Daily Double (7-8), $11.40; Exacta (8-6), $20.20; Superfecta (8-6-3-1), $120.40; Trifecta (86-3), $86.60 Late Scratches: Family Facts

Fifth Race - Six And A Half Furlongs. Purse $26,000, 3 yo's & up, Allowance. Off: 09:18 PM Time: 1:21.78 Owner: George W. Walters Trainer: Casey, James W.. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin :Odds 4-Grumpshergranny Perez, I. 4 2 1-hd 1-1 2-hd 1-nk 3.10 8-Princess Puff Rodriguez, V. 8 10 9-1 8-7 1/2 4-2 2-nk 14.10 6-Shenandoah Moon Reynolds, L. 6 4 5-1 5-1 1/2 3-1 1/2 3-1/2 12.30 7-Tequila n' Lime Montano, J. 7 5 6-3 4-hd 1-hd 4-4 2.70 3-Magic Madison Acosta, J. 3 9 7-2 1/2 6-hd 7-1 1/2 5-1 1/4 9.00 10-Crafty Mary Larrosa, G. 10 7 4-1 1/2 3-hd 6-1/2 6-hd 11.90 9-Blue Book Dunkelberger 9 6 3-1/2 2-1/2 5-hd 7-ns 3.00 2-Red Penny Princess Castro, C. 2 8 10 9-2 1/2 9 8-1 1/4 36.60 5-Aarons Castle Lopez, A. 5 3 2-hd 7-2 8-2 1/2 9 11.60

1-Forever to Be Cruise, G. 1 1 8-1/2 10 10-99 10-99 28.90 $2 Mutuels: 4 Grumpshergranny $8.20 $4.40 $3.60 8 Princess Puff $11.00 $6.60 6 Shenandoah Moon $8.20 Daily Double (8-4), $17.40; Exacta (4-8), $98.40; Superfecta (4-8-6-7), $5,169.40; Trifecta (4-8-6), $1,997.40; Pic 3 (7-8-4), $47.40; Pic 4 (5-7-8-4), $119.00 Late Scratches: Shes a Grand Show, Oli Ravioli, Affair Arrangement, Cherokee Blessing

Sixth Race - Four And A Half Furlongs. Purse $26,000, 3 yo's & up, Maiden Special Weight. Off: 09:44 PM Time: :52.34 Owner: Richard P. Hessee Trainer: Collins, Timothy M.. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 Str Fin :Odds 1-Good's Letter Marrero, C. 1 6 5-2 4-1 1/2 1-3/4 4.20 3-How Coool Is He Soodeen, R. 3 5 3-1/2 3-1 1/2 2-nk 10.30 6-Make Em See Red Whitacre, G. 6 3 1-1 1-hd 3-1/2 7.00 2-Focus Navarro, J. 2 8 4-2 2-hd 4-4 4.00 4-Brooklyn Legend Montano, J. 4 4 2-1/2 5-5 5-3 1/4 .90 8-Take Pride Please Rivera, J. 8 2 7-2 1/2 6-hd 6-2 1/2 24.80 5-Royal Cowboy Peltroche, F. 5 7 6-hd 7-3 1/2 7-1 3/4 48.10 7-Daniel's Boy Perez, N. 7 1 8 8 8 37.60 $2 Mutuels: 1 Good's Letter $10.40 $4.20 $3.20 3 How Coool Is He $11.00 $6.80 6 Make Em See Red $4.20 Daily Double (4-1), $60.60; Exacta (1-3), $123.60; Superfecta (1-3-6-2), $1,675.60; Trifecta (1-3-6), $764.60

Seventh Race - Seven Furlongs. Purse $31,000, 3 yo's & up, Allowance. Off: 10:10 PM Time: 1:24.92 Owner: Charles L. Biggs Trainer: Starritt, William D.. HorseJockey PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin :Odds 5-Dangerous Vixen Bocachica, A. 5 2 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 1/2 12.70 9-Dance to Bristol Navarro, J. 9 5 5-1 1/2 4-1/2 3-1/2 2-ns 1.00 3-Defy Gravity Ho, W. 3 1 2-1/2 3-hd 2-1 1/2 3-1 3/4 8.20 6-Kathleens a Catch Montano, J. 6 3 4-1/2 6-1/2 4-2 4-2 1/4 16.00 8-Silver Heart Dunkelberger. 8 4 3-1/2 2-1/2 5-2 5-1 6.00 7-Tea Party Gal Snow, M. 7 6 7-1 7-1 6-1 1/2 6-2 62.60 4-Queen Concerto Ramirez, E. 4 7 6-hd 8-1 1/2 7-hd 7-2 5.30 1-T. M.'s Treasure Mawing, A. 1 8 9 9 9 8-2 8.80 2-Queen Chatanika Perez, X. 2 9 8-1/2 5-1 8-1 9 15.80 $2 Mutuels: 5 Dangerous Vixen $27.40 $9.60 $7.20 9 Dance to Bristol $2.80 $3.00 3 Defy Gravity $6.40

Eighth Race - Seven Furlongs. Purse $50,000, 2 yo, Stakes. Off: 10:37 PM Time: 1:27.14 Owner: Taylor Mountain Farm LLC (James W. Casey) Trainer: Casey, James W.. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin :Odds 7-Queen'o'daball Lopez, A. 6 4 7-1 1/2 6-1/2 2-1 1-2 .80 9-Landon Did It Ramirez, E. 8 8 2-1 1/2 1-1 1-1 1/2 2-3 3.30 6-Donnameade Batista, A. 5 5 4-1 1/2 4-hd 4-1 3-nk 21.90 3-That's Just Dandy Acosta, J. 3 3 8 8 7-3 4-2 1/2 9.60 1-Dixieland Silk Castro, C. 1 2 6-2 5-1 1/2 6-1/2 5-3/4 6.10 8-I Did It That Time McGowan, M. 7 7 3-3 2-1/2 3-1 1/2 6-3/4 31.50 2-Just a Trick Larrosa, G. 2 1 1-hd 3-3 1/2 5-1 1/2 7-1 3/4 27.30 5-Bettieswintergreen Navarro, J. 4 6 5-1 7-1 1/2 8 8 11.50 $2 Mutuels: 7 Queen'o'daball $3.60 $2.40 $2.20 9 Landon Did It $3.80 $2.80 6 Donnameade $5.40 Daily Double (5-7), $67.60; Exacta (7-9), $11.80; Superfecta (7-9-6-3), $477.00; Trifecta (79-6), $88.60 Late Scratches: Flirting Song Ninth Race - Six And A Half Furlongs. Purse $11,000, 3 yo's & up, Claiming $5,000-$4,500. Off: 11:03 PM Time: 1:21.13 Owner: Antonio Scotto DiCarlo Trainer: Schiano-Dicola, Raimondo. Horse Jockey PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin :Odds 4-Short But Sweet Milford, N. 4 2 2-1 1/2 2-1/2 1-1/2 1-3 1/2 1.50 8-Good's Secret Marrero, C. 8 4 1-2 1/2 1-1 2-2 1/2 2-nk 6.50 5-Gordana Denninger, F. 5 5 7-hd 7-1 1/2 5-hd 3-1/2 11.90 2-Imadevlishdiva Lopez, A. 2 7 5-hd 4-2 1/2 4-1 1/2 4-nk 3.90 6-De Romance Rodriguez, V. 6 9 6-3 1/2 3-1 1/2 3-hd 5-nk 5.90 9-Hidden Bluff Reynolds, K. 9 8 9-1/2 9-4 7-1/2 6-1 1/4 13.10 1-Expensive Gift Jude, J. 1 1 4-1 1/2 6-1 1/2 6-1 1/2 7-1 1/4 50.60 3-Say What You Want Rodriguez, M. 3 6 8-2 8-hd 8-4 8-6 3/4 25.90 10-Dream On J C Snow, M. 10 10 10 10 9-6 9-7 1/4 75.60 7-Stealing Money Batista, L. 7 3 3-1/2 5-1/2 10 10 6.90 $2 Mutuels: 4 Short But Sweet $5.00 $3.00 $2.40 8 Good's Secret $7.80 $3.00 5 Gordana $7.40 Daily Double (6-4), $17.80; Exacta (4-8), $32.80; Superfecta (4-8-5-2), $739.40; Trifecta (48-5), $238.00; Pic 3 (1-6-4), $87.20; Pic 4 (2-1-5/6-4/11/12), $468.60 Late Scratches: Rock N Mary, One Wild Kitty Live Handle: Total Handle:

$40,366 $1,176,232

2-12 0-0 5, Beal 6-18 5-6 19, Livingston 1-3 0-0 2, Seraphin 3-8 00 6, Martin 6-9 2-2 18, Vesely 1-2 0-0 2, Barron 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 2772 11-15 72. MIAMI (102) James 8-15 7-11 23, Haslem 6-7 12 13, Bosh 5-7 2-2 12, Chalmers 4-8 0-0 9, Wade 5-8 3-4 13, Battier 2-7 0-0 6, Anthony 2-5 0-0 4, Allen 2-4 0-0 6, Cole 1-6 1-2 3, Miller 1-3 0-0 3, Lewis 1-4 0-0 3, Jones 1-2 0-0 3, Pittman 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 40-79 14-21 102. Washington 14 22 10 26— 72 Miami 26 24 29 23—102 3-Point Goals—Washington 7-20 (Martin 4-6, Beal 2-6, Crawford 15, Webster 0-1, Singleton 0-2), Miami 8-27 (Allen 2-3, Battier 2-6, Lewis 1-2, Jones 1-2, Miller 1-3, Chalmers 1-4, Cole 0-2, Bosh 0-2, James 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 44 (Okafor 10), Miami 51 (James 10). Assists—Washington 16 (Crawford 6), Miami 25 (Wade 6). Total Fouls—Washington 18, Miami 15. A—19,724 (19,600).


Saturday’s Scores Boys Basketball Bridgeport 71, Grafton 43 Cross Lanes Christian 56, Wood County Christian 44 Greenbrier East 59, Alleghany, Va. 45 Herbert Hoover 62, Gilmer County 42 Morgantown 62, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pa. 60 North Marion 44, Oak Glen 43 Preston 48, Oakland Southern, Md. 32 Ritchie County 93, Wirt County 73 South Charleston 59, Princeton 57 St. Marys 71, Madonna 55 Steubenville Cath. Cent., Ohio 68, Bishop Donahue 54 Trinity 85, Parkersburg Christian 36 Tug Valley 68, Westside 45 Coal Field Shootout Buffalo 74, River View 35 Flora MacDonald Academy, N.C. 69, Tolsia 51 Sherman 77, Van 45 Wyoming East 62, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath., Ohio 59 Narrows Tournament James Monroe 61, Giles, Va. 56 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Philip Barbour vs. Lincoln, ccd. Girls Basketball Cross Lanes Christian 36, Wood County Christian 27 East Fairmont 52, Oak Glen 38 Hampshire 52, Allegany, Md. 50 Herbert Hoover 55, Wayne 43 Logan 49, Capital 31 Mingo Central 48, Chapmanville 31 Musselman 49, Liberty Harrison 26 Ravenswood 63, Gilmer County 54 Saint Joseph Central 62, Parkersburg Catholic 29 St. Albans 57, Point Pleasant 33 St. Marys 66, Madonna 18 Trinity 72, Parkersburg Christian 23 Weir 62, Magnolia 42 Wheeling Park 61, Shadyside, Ohio 56 John Marshall Tournament Wheeling Central 57, Tucker County 44 Narrows Tournament James Monroe 53, George Wythe-Wytheville, Va. 44 Ritchie County Tournament Consolation Charleston Catholic 63, Lewis County 56, OT Championship Ritchie County 61, Notre Dame 56 Rogers Oil Classic Consolation Pocahontas County 47, Webster County 38 Championship Clay County 73, Summers County 54 Tolsia Tournament Spring Valley 74, Tolsia 53 ≤ The Journal

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-N. England 10 3 0 .769 472 274 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 245 306 Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 289 352 Miami 5 8 0 .385 240 276 South W L T Pct x-Houston 11 2 0 .846 Indianapolis 9 4 0 .692 Tennessee 4 9 0 .308 Jacksonville 211 0 .154

PF 365 292 271 216

PA 263 329 386 359

North W L T Pct 9 4 0 .692 8 6 0 .571 7 6 0 .538 5 8 0 .385

PF 331 355 278 259

PA 273 293 264 272

West W L T Pct y-Denver 10 3 0 .769 San Diego 5 8 0 .385 Oakland 310 0 .231 Kansas City 211 0 .154

PF 375 292 248 195

PA 257 281 402 352

Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 8 5 0 .615 373 270 Washington 7 6 0 .538 343 329 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 300 314 Philadelphia 410 0 .286 253 375

y-Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina

South W L T Pct 11 2 0 .846 6 7 0 .462 5 8 0 .385 4 9 0 .308

PF 337 354 348 265

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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Saturday’s College Basketball Scores EAST Adelphi 64, Philadelphia 51 Bucknell 74, La Salle 66 Caldwell 105, Felician 73 Castleton St. 77, Elms 72, OT Cortland St. 78, Nazareth 59 Dominican (NY) 78, St. Thomas Aquinas 70 Fordham 63, Princeton 60 Georgetown 81, W. Carolina 68 Gettysburg 66, Shenandoah 52 Ithaca 64, La Roche 53 Keystone 94, Scranton 93, OT Lincoln (Pa.) 80, Wilmington (Del.) 75 Loyola (Md.) 79, Mount St. Mary’s 57 Mercy 79, Chestnut Hill 74 Michigan 81, West Virginia 66 N. Dakota St. 65, Towson 48 NJ City 62, Susquehanna 51 Penn St. 80, Delaware St. 76, OT Pitt.-Johnstown 79, Wheeling Jesuit 71 Pittsburgh 89, Bethune-Cookman 40 Purchase 73, Baruch 61 Rhode Island 72, SMU 50 Robert Morris 91, Duquesne 69 S. Connecticut 99, Concordia (N.Y.) 94, 2OT St. Bonaventure 87, Cleveland St. 53 St. John’s 77, St. Francis (NY) 60 Syracuse 85, Canisius 61 UMass 78, Elon 73, OT Wagner 77, Coppin St. 65, OT William Paterson 51, Rowan 48 Wright St. 63, Hofstra 57 SOUTH Auburn 64, Furman 50 Bellarmine 75, Nova Southeastern 48 Bethel (Tenn.) 49, Bryan 47 Carson-Newman 101, Milligan 68 Cincinnati 72, Marshall 56 Clemson 80, Florida A&M 57 Coker 83, Mount Olive 73 Davidson 77, UNC Wilmington 61 E. Mennonite 112, Maryland Bible 61 Gardner-Webb 71, The Citadel 58 Georgia Southern 78, Virginia Tech 73 Guilford 80, NC Wesleyan 64 Henderson St. 70, Union (Tenn.) 67 Howard 60, Liberty 53 Huntingdon 81, Berry 75 Iona 81, Georgia 78, OT Jacksonville St. 66, Presbyterian 59, OT Kentucky 88, Lipscomb 50 Kentucky Wesleyan 83, Lindsey Wilson 63 Louisville 87, Memphis 78 NC State 84, Norfolk St. 62 North Carolina 93, East Carolina 87 Northwestern St. 95, Missouri Valley 78 Pikeville 81, Life 67 Richmond 76, Stetson 57 Roanoke 97, Averett 87 Roberts Wesleyan 77, Dist. of Columbia 67 Sam Houston St. 73, Samford 57 Southern Miss. 93, Grambling St. 45 St. Augustine’s 73, Palm Beach Atlantic 69 St. Leo 76, Virginia Union 49 Troy 57, Georgia St. 56 VCU 73, Alabama 54

Vanderbilt 71, Alabama A&M 46 Xavier (NO) 56, Voorhees 55 MIDWEST lAugustana (SD) 71, Upper Iowa 64 Aurora 92, Millikin 77 Bemidji St. 73, Minot St. 63 Bethel (Minn.) 93, Crown (Minn.) 68 Butler 88, Indiana 86, OT Concordia (Mich.) 96, Marygrove 58 Cornerstone 83, Michigan-Dearborn 64 Culver-Stockton 74, Mount Mercy 70 Dayton 81, FAU 56 Detroit 80, Akron 73 Drury 82, Wayne (Mich.) 78 Dubuque 87, Marian (Wis.) 64 Evansville 80, Alabama St. 67 Findlay 82, Ferris St. 81, OT Grand Valley St. 67, Hillsdale 58 Ill.-Chicago 74, E. Michigan 48 Indiana St. 75, IUPUI 61 Iowa 80, N. Iowa 73 Iowa St. 86, Drake 77 Kansas 89, Belmont 60 Loyola of Chicago 59, Mississippi St. 51 Malone 85, Saginaw Valley St. 69 Marquette 71, Savannah St. 51 Mary 52, Minn.-Crookston 51 Michigan Tech 75, Tiffin 55 Minn. St.-Mankato 74, Sioux Falls 52 Minn. St.-Moorhead 78, St. Cloud St. 74 Mount St. Joseph 60, Manchester 48 North Central (Ill.) 61, Benedictine (Ill.) 55 Northern St. (SD) 95, Minn. Duluth 75 Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68 Ohio St. 90, UNC Asheville 72 Ripon 79, Carroll (Wis.) 76 S. Illinois 72, Green Bay 70 SW Minnesota St. 96, Concordia (St.P.) 86 Saint Louis 73, UT-Martin 51 Tennessee Tech 69, Milwaukee 58 Valparaiso 62, Missouri St. 54 Viterbo 77, Silver Lake 40 Wartburg 84, Martin Luther 68 Wheaton (Ill.) 73, North Central (Minn.) 49 Winona St. 74, Wayne (Neb.) 60 Winthrop 50, Ohio 49 Wis. Lutheran 66, Dominican (Ill.) 59 Wis.-Eau Claire 65, Ashford 59 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 63, Edgewood 48 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 97, Alcorn St. 59 Hartford 58, Rice 51 Houston 85, Louisiana-Lafayette 63 Oklahoma 64, Texas A&M 54 Stephen F. Austin 78, Lubbock Christian 67 Texas 75, Texas St. 63 Texas-Pan American 75, Lamar 70 UALR 72, Tulsa 65 FAR WEST Arizona St. 61, Dartmouth 42 Denver 82, Nebraska-Omaha 47 Long Beach St. 82, BYU-Hawaii 65 Nevada 59, San Francisco 51 New Mexico 73, New Mexico St. 58 Oregon 60, Nebraska 38 Santa Clara 75, Pacific 71 Southern Cal 70, UC Riverside 26 Stanford 75, UC Davis 52 Washington 75, Jackson St. 67

Saturday’s Women’s Basketball Scores EAST Baruch 73, Rutgers-Newark 67 Caldwell 78, Felician 47 Clarion 90, Ursuline 66 Delaware Valley 68, E. Mennonite 63 George Washington 61, Howard 60 Gwynedd Mercy 80, Emory & Henry 66 Hamilton 78, Buffalo St. 64 Haverford 56, Eastern 44 Longwood 60, Bucknell 52 Manhattanville 64, New Jersey City 49 NY Tech 75, Chestnut Hill 48 Old Westbury 73, New Rochelle 56 Philadelphia 56, East Stroudsburg 53, OT Scranton 60, Kean 49 Stevenson 65, Roanoke 61 Stony Brook 63, St. Peter’s 41 Syracuse 68, Binghamton 45 Wesley 68, Bridgewater (Va.) 65, OT Wheeling Jesuit 72, Pitt.-Johnstown 69 William Paterson 64, Mount St. Mary (NY) 54 SOUTH Alabama 80, Troy 71 Albany (NY) 79, Delaware St. 57 Belmont Abbey 52, Johnson C. Smith 47 Bethel (Tenn.) 49, Bryan 47 Campbell 66, Jacksonville St. 53 Catholic 64, Washington (Md.) 53 Coker 78, Mount Olive 64 Cumberland (Tenn.) 56, Berea 41 Dist. of Columbia 59, Roberts Wesleyan 56 FIU 64, Dartmouth 57 Florida St. 96, Grambling St. 60 Guilford 59, Hood 53 Huntington 92, Asbury 68 LaGrange 85, Rhodes 83 Lindsey Wilson 82, Wilberforce 66 MVSU 66, Tuskegee 45 Martin Methodist 58, Spelman 36 Maryville (Tenn.) 70, Meredith 45 Md.-Eastern Shore 54, North Florida 52 NC A&T 60, Liberty 56 NC State 76, Presbyterian 30 Newberry 67, Limestone 63, OT Ohio 55, Marshall 48 Southern Miss. 79, Loyola NO 63 Southern NO 65, Spring Hill 62 Stetson 78, FAU 66 Trevecca Nazarene 61, Ala.Huntsville 48 UNC-Greensboro 71, Norfolk St. 63 Union (Tenn.) 80, Virginia-Wise 47

Winthrop 63, NC Central 44 MIDWEST Akron 67, Cincinnati 54 Albion 63, Alma 48 Alverno 67, Finlandia 55 Augustana (SD) 98, Upper Iowa 69 Bemidji St. 63, Minot St. 51 Calvin 77, St. Mary’s (Ind.) 56 Carroll (Wis.) 69, Ripon 58 Concordia (Mich.) 70, Marygrove 48 Concordia (St.P) 81, SW Minnesota St. 59 Cornell (Iowa) 60, Augsburg 43 Cornerstone 60, Michigan-Dearborn 45 Culver-Stockton 76, Mount Mercy 61 Dakota Wesleyan 81, Doane 69 Davenport 81, Madonna 54 DePaul 68, N. Illinois 46 E. Michigan 74, UMKC 69 Ferris St. 68, Findlay 66 Grand Valley St. 84, Hillsdale 53 Hope 63, Wis.-Whitewater 52 Mary 88, Minn.-Crookston 66 Mayville St. 71, North Central (Minn.) 51 Michigan 60, W. Michigan 41 Michigan Tech 70, Tiffin 53 Missouri St. 83, Arkansas St. 60 North Central (Ill.) 110, Dominican (Ill.) 68 North Dakota 63, Jamestown 49 Northern St. (SD) 72, Minn. Duluth 42 Saginaw Valley St. 55, Malone 53 Siena Heights 70, Lawrence Tech 50 South Dakota 93, Peru St. 37 Spring Arbor 74, Kalamazoo 67 St. Ambrose 94, Grinnell 81 St. Cloud St. 79, Minn. St. (Moorhead) 56 St. Norbert 70, Lawrence 38 Toledo 82, Marquette 71 Wichita St. 81, Ark.-Pine Bluff 43 Winona St. 74, Wayne (Neb.) 35 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 84, Illinois Wesleyan 49 Wis.-Superior 78, Bethany Lutheran 63 Wisconsin 76, E. Illinois 47 Wright St. 66, Xavier 65 FAR WEST BYU 70, Tulsa 48 Loyola Marymount 73, Oregon St. 62 San Diego 67, Long Beach St. 49 San Francisco 92, San Jose St. 64 Texas A&M 79, Southern Cal 61 UC Santa Barbara 54, Washington 46 Utah 71, Houston Baptist 33


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In this photo, the Gevrey-Chambertin castle stands in Burgundy, Eastern France. Grape growers in Gevrey-Chambertin say the price Macau casino magnate Louis Ng Chi Sing paid for the chateau is exorbitant and threatens their ability to keep their vineyards in family hands. But in some ways, China has become a savior for some French vineyards, although few in France are willing to say that out loud. China is now a major buyer of wine, picking up the slack as sales to other countries slip.

Some wary of China as big money scoops up land, business and resources


EDITOR’S NOTE — This story is part of “China’s Reach,” a project tracking China’s influence on its trading partners over three decades and exploring how that is changing business, politics and daily life. Keep up with AP’s reporting on China’s Reach, and join the conversation about it, using the hashtag #APChinaReach on Twitter.

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, France — Life in this French village revolves around wine. The backyards of its tidy houses nurture the grapes that have made Burgundy famous the world over. At an auto repair shop, everyone seems to have an opinion about the recent sale of a local vineyard to a Macau casino magnate. “It’s a piece of French heritage that’s heading abroad,” says mechanic Bertrand Babouhot. Across the road, rows of gnarled vines lead to the rundown chateau that was sold. “It’s like selling the Eiffel Tower to the Americans.” On the other side of the globe, farmer Margaret Peacock expresses similar outrage over the sale of 13 dairy farms in New Zealand’s rural heartland to a wealthy property developer from Shanghai. Such sentiments have long been directed at Americans and Japanese. Now it’s China’s turn, a sign that the new economic giant is beginning to usurp America’s role as a leading trader and global investor. Crushing grapes in France and milking cows in New Zealand represent much more than ways to make a living. Both are traditions that cut to the core of cultural identity, forming part of a national heritage the French call “patrimoine.” So when outsiders pay substantially above market rates to buy such assets, it often awakens deep feelings of unease. Many recognize that the foreigners are providing muchneeded cash to often struggling industries, but they also fear losing a part of their country’s soul and the intellectual capital that adds value to their economy. China’s overseas investment totaled $67.6 billion last year, one sixth of America’s $400 billion, and could reach $2 trillion by 2020, forecasts Rhodium Group, a New York research firm. While much money has poured into mining and other relatively anonymous businesses, Chinese investors have also set their sights on such iconic assets as automaker Volvo in Sweden, corner bars in Madrid and farmland in Argentina. Sometimes, as in Sweden, the investment is accepted in the face of few other serious offers for a struggling company. Under Chinese ownership, Volvo has added about 2,000 workers in Europe. Other times, as in New Zealand, the reaction is a lawsuit — even if the would-be buyer is rescuing a bankrupt farm. “If they want to buy land, they should come and live here and farm

In this photo, Jean-Michel Guillon, owner of the Domaine Guillon, stands in his cellar Gevrey-Chambertin in Burgundy, Eastern France in Burgundy, Eastern France. Guillon, who led a local bid to buy the thousandyear-old Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin, says a state agency valued the estate at 3.5 million euros. His group first offered 4 million euros, then 5 million, but the Masson family, which has owned the estate for more than 150 years, refused. ‘They said, ‘We want more, we want a million each,’’ Guillon says.

“It’s a piece of French heritage that’s heading abroad. It’s like selling the Eiffel Tower to the Americans.” Bertrand Babouhot

it themselves,” Peacock says over a cup of tea. “Like the rest of us.” It can be hard to distinguish where genuine concerns end and xenophobia begins. After all, China is just the latest in a long line of foreign buyers, but with a culture that many in the West find more alien than those that came before. Gevrey-Chambertin is the kind of French village where the waiter chastises diners who don’t order a glass of locally made wine, even at a midweek lunch. So when Louis Ng Chi Sing purchased the thousandyear-old Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin and some surrounding vineyards in May for 8 million euros ($10.5 million) it set off a firestorm. The 24-hour news channels descended on the village, and the national newspapers wrote up fullpage stories chronicling the loss of a piece of France to “le Chinois,” French for a Chinese person. Ng is actually from Hong Kong and works in Macau. While both are Chinese territories, their economies are measured separately from China’s, so his vineyard purchase wouldn’t be included in China’s overseas investment. The backlash against him, though, is closely linked to China — as is his casino fortune. Mainland tourists, notably high-rollers who frequent flashy private rooms, have helped Macau overtake Las Vegas as the world’s biggest gambling market. Grape growers in Gevrey-Chambertin say the price Ng paid is exorbitant and threatens their ability to

In this photo, dairy cattle are milked on a farm near Reporoa, south of Auckland, New Zealand. For Shanghai Pengxin, the purchase of 13 dairy and three cattle and sheep farms in the area was an opportunity to expand its fledgling farming interests. Among those who can afford it, baby formula made with New Zealand milk is highly valued in China because it is seen as pure, particularly in light of the melamine scandal.

keep their vineyards in family hands. Jean-Michel Guillon, who led a local bid to buy the chateau, says a state agency valued the estate at 3.5 million euros. His group first offered 4 million euros, then 5 million, but the Masson family, which has owned the estate for more than 150 years, refused. “They said, ‘We want more, we want a million each,’” Guillon says in his cellar, surrounded by barrels of fermenting grape juice. “There are seven of them, so 7 million, minimum.” In some ways, China has become a savior for some French vineyards, although few in France are willing to say that out loud. China is now a major buyer of wine, picking up the slack as sales to other countries slip. Indeed, China has become Bordeaux’s largest export market. But Burgundy is not Bordeaux. It is inland, with smaller family farms and a stronger sense of tradition. People here have cherished their

simple way of life for centuries. In an email, Ng says it was the quiet, enduring traditions that first drew him to the Burgundy region and he promised not to ruin that. He describes his purchase of the chateau not as a business opportunity, but in the way most people explain why they bought their summer house. “While I can appreciate their concern to some extent, I honestly don’t see my purchase would constitute the beginning of a radical change of an age-old tradition,” he writes. Still, Guillon says that, because of China’s reputation for counterfeit products, he worried that Ng would slap the Gevrey-Chambertin label on any old wine — though France has extensive protections against such fraud and there’s no suggestion Ng has such plans. Others see the sale as an opportunity. The vineyard has never produced great wines and the respected local vintner whom Ng has hired is likely to raise their quality. Most

important, Ng’s interest in the village will shine a spotlight on its wines, another local winemaker, Gerard Quivy, says. “This can only help increase the value of Burgundy’s wines.” A similar battle is playing out in New Zealand’s rural Waikato region, where winding roads thread across one-lane bridges, past giant ferns and sprawling farms. Life in the town of Reporoa is much like it has always been. It’s a place where a mother pushes a stroller down the middle of the road, her pet cat prancing along behind. Where twice a day, children help round up cows many times larger than themselves for milking. Yet things did change in the boom before the global financial crisis. Banks let Allan and Frank Crafar leverage their farm to buy more and more land until they owned 20,000 cows and had become the biggest family dairy farmers in the country. When the market for dairy products plunged, the brothers were caught out with massive debts, and their operation was forced into bankruptcy in 2009. Last year, Chinese developer Jiang Zhaobai stepped in. His company, Shanghai Pengxin, won a bid to buy and fix up the Crafar’s 13 dairy and three cattle and sheep farms with an offer of more than 200 million New Zealand dollars ($165 million). Like in France, the outcry was quick and loud. “New Zealanders have every reason to feel outraged and betrayed,” opposition lawmaker Winston Peters said. “Our country is being run for the benefit of foreign companies and the international money industry.” Farmers in New Zealand, like the vintners in France, fear for the integrity of their brand. They worry that Chinese milk will be sold under a New Zealand label. Adding to their worries is a 2008 case, in which six babies in China died and another 300,000 were sickened by infant formula that was tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical added to watered-down milk to fool tests for protein levels. A local consortium of businessmen, farmers and indigenous Maori appealed the sale in court, arguing it didn’t meet requirements that sales of farms to foreigners benefit the country and that the investor has relevant business experience and acumen. The group put in a counter offer: 171 million New Zealand dollars, which they claimed was a fair market price. Lower courts rejected their appeal and, in October, the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case, allowing the sale to proceed. For Shanghai Pengxin, the purchase was an opportunity to expand its fledgling farming interests. Among those who can afford it, baby formula made with New Zealand milk is highly valued in China because it is seen as pure, particularly in light of the melamine scandal.



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Under the Sagittarius sun and the Aquarius moon, we think of those whose needs are more basic, urgent or pronounced than our own. As one 19th-century Sagittarian journalist and abolitionist suggested, “Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.” — Gamaliel Bailey ARIES (March 21-April 19). Many will offer help, opinions, ways for you to spend your money. Get away and listen to your own inner guidance. You won’t regret the decisions you make independently. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have lofty aims. Human failings must be accounted for, too. Knowing it’s not going to be easy, you’ll go after your goals with the fortitude required to meet them. Otherwise, what’s the point? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be drawn to mysterious types — those who seem like they’re hiding something good. Can you be discreet? People sense whether or not you can keep a secret. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll pose important questions. How can you judge the worthiness of a pursuit? What is a worthwhile use of your time? The answers will start a lifestyle change. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your day will be filled with pleasures to savor, like the taste of your favorite drink, the iridescent thrill of an unpredictable sky and the dulcet sound of a loved one’s voice. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The best part of your day includes a harmonious assemblage of personalities. Look around and appreciate the people you’ve attracted in your life. You fit together. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You feel so strongly about your loved ones that you know you’ll do all you can to be there whenever they need you. If you could sum up your emotions in one word, that word would be “always.” SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The joy of life is dancing under your skin. You’ll


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A modern sculpture of a monk by a French artist sits near the Gevrey-Chambertin castle in Burgundy, Eastern France. Gevrey-Chambertin is the kind of French village where the waiter chastises diners who don’t order a glass of locally made wine, even at a midweek lunch. So when Louis Ng Chi Sing, a Macau casino magnate, purchased the thousand-year-old Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin and some surrounding vineyards in May for 8 million euros ($10.5 million) it set off a firestorm.



Shanghai Pengxin spokesman Cedric Allan says he and the company were taken by surprise at the nationwide outcry. “There was no significant Chinese investment in New Zealand farms before, so that was a first. And the size of China makes people more apprehensive than they are about other countries,” he said. “There was also an emotional campaign run against the purchase, the likes of which I haven’t seen before. I guess in times of financial uncertainty, people say ‘Heavens. Should we really be selling farms overseas?’” Edward Moana-Emery, a Maori, spent five weeks this year camped on one of the farms in protest before he was arrested by police. Standing outside his tribe’s “wharenui,” or meeting house, he summons the spirits of his ancestors. He says his tribe — the Ngati Rereahu — wants to buy back two of the farms, because they hold special historical significance and were improperly taken away by British settlers. China should understand the significance of losing land, because Hong Kong was taken by the British, he says. “They gave Hong Kong back to you Chinese. You fellows had all the celebrations. How do you think we feel? Because we have lost the land for 126 years.” Allan says the company is willing to meet with the tribe about the two farms, but “whether they get a deal depends on whether it works for us and them. As an overseas investor, it’s very hard to buy farms, and we don’t sell them lightly.” In Argentina, a town in Rio Negro province prevented a Chinese company from signing a 30-

“With the improvement of Chinese people’s living standards and welfare, we do have high-end consuming needs. Yes, we do import a lot of red wines from France and dairy products from New Zealand.”

year lease for nearly 800,000 acres of farmland on the grounds that agriculture on that scale would interfere with traditional cattle-raising in an area steeped in the gaucho, or cowboy, myth. The order blocking the lease said the deal would have forced the local people to watch their history and tradition “flow as if draining the blood from our soil for the destined ports of others.” Still, many farmers in New Zealand are acutely aware of the importance of China, which has become by far the largest buyer of the country’s dairy products. Over the past decade, New Zealand’s trade with China has more than doubled as a percentage of GDP, and China has overtaken the U.S. as New Zealand’s secondlargest export market after Australia. “The whole question of foreign investment is always an emotional one,” says Brian Hanna, the mayor of Te Kuiti, another Waikato town, and a farmer himself. “I think land is important. But we can’t have our cake and eat it. We

need overseas investment and we are not big enough to sustain our own economy at the moment.” Around the globe, there remains a more existential fear: that China is buying up farmland to ensure food supply for its 1.3 billion people. But Xu Jianguo, China’s ambassador to New Zealand, says Chinese investors simply see a market opportunity. In fact, he says China’s strategy is quite the opposite. No other country would have the ability to feed China in a food crisis, he says, and any dependence on other countries could be used as a weapon against China. “With the improvement of Chinese people’s living standards and welfare, we do have high-end consuming needs,” Xu says. “Yes, we do import a lot of red wines from France and dairy products from New Zealand. But that volume compared to the total needs of the Chinese market is ...” He laughs, trying to find the English language analogy to describe something so tiny.


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Kelci and Teddy Murphy, of Hedgesville, announce the birth of their son, Kettering Hobbs, at 2:44 a.m. Nov. 6 at City Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Phil and Connie Hobbs, of Shinnston. His maternal great-grandmother is Edna Butcher, of Lost Creek. His paternal grandparents are Debbie Murphy, of Hedgesville, and Doug and Pat Murphy, of Hedgesville. His paternal great-grandparents are Bernard and Mary Murphy and Carol Munson, all of Hedgesville.

Megan Nedd and Philip Kidrick Jr., of Martinsburg, announce the birth of their son, Damarius Montezz, at 1:05 a.m. Nov. 28 at City Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. His maternal grandfather is Bernard Nedd, of Martinsburg. His paternal grandparents are Philip and Amy Kidrick Sr. and Taunya Luckett, of Martinsburg. His paternal great-grandparents are Anna and Maurice Corum, of Ranson, and Cynthia Luckett, of Charles Town.

Rachael Peterson and Charles Beall Jr., of MarRachel Householder tinsburg, announce the birth and Carey Gay III, of of their daughter, Eirianna Martinsburg, announce the Marie, at 4:29 p.m. Nov. birth of their son, Carey 28 at City Hospital. She Issac IV, at 11:05 a.m. weighed 6 pounds, 3 Nov. 18 at City Hospital. ounces and was 19 inches He weighed 7 pounds and long. was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparHis maternal grandparents are Elaine Grant, of ents are Renee and Faron Martinsburg, and Mark Householder. Peterson, of North Carolina. His maternal great-grandHer maternal great-grandparents are Walter and Iren mother is Doris Housden, of Householder, of Shenandoah Junction. Hedgesville, and Loretta Her paternal grandparRobinson, of Bedington. ents are Elizabeth and His paternal grandparents Charles Beall Sr., of Marare Craig and Rhonda Gay, tinsburg. of Martinsburg. Her paternal great-grandHis paternal great-grand- mother is Rosalie Wood, of father is the late Carey Gay Hedgesville. Jr. Angela Keener and TaiShannon and Robbie Raheem Johnson, of MarDusing, of Inwood, tinsburg, anounce the birth announce the birth of their of their son, Orion Narabri, daughter, Payton Grace, at at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 29 at 4:11 p.m. Nov. 19 at Win- City Hospital. He weighed chester Medical Center. 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was She weighed 9 pounds, 5 21 inches long. ounces and was 21 inches His maternal grandparlong. ent is Leslie Keener, of Waiting at home is Martinsburg. Cheyenne. His paternal grandmother is Paula Mann, of Karen Moreira and Martinsburg. Michael Malan, of Martinsburg, announce the birth Allison and Brian of their son, Sean Michael, Meley, of Bolivar, at 6:07 a.m. Nov. 26 at announce the birth of their City Hospital. He weighed son, Lyndon George, at 9 pounds, 6 ounces. 3:06 a.m. Nov. 29 at City His maternal grandparHospital. He weighed 8 ents are Alexandra Villaris pounds, 4 ounces and was and Stalin Moreira, of 20.5 inches long. Ecuador. His maternal grandparHis maternal great-grand- ents are Leonard and Bette parents are Alba Alava and Vaughan, of Martinsburg. Luis Villacis, of Ecuador. His maternal grandparHis paternal grandparents are Doug and Karen ents are Margarita Sanchez Meley, of Bridgeville, Pa. and Miguel Malan, of Waiting at home is Evan. Martinsburg. Lizzy and Nate Tiffany Schmeltz and Fontaine, of Martinsburg, Brantley Johnson, of Mar- announce the birth of their tinsburg, announce the birth son, Austin James, at 8:02 of their son, Leeland Turn- a.m. Nov. 30 at City Hospier, at 8:08 p.m. Nov. 28 at tal. He weighed 7 pounds, City Hospital. He weighed 8.6 ounces and was 19 6 pounds, 11 ounces and inches long. was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparHis maternal grandparents are Harold “Butch” ents are Dave and Sharleen and Rena Baker, of PamSchmeltz, of Martinsburg. plin, Va. His maternal great-grandHis paternal grandparents parent is Kerry Cochrell, of are Jim and Deb Otwell, of Dunkirk, Md. Fredericksburg, Va., and His paternal grandparents Walt and Sally Fontaine, of are Nicole Curlee and Rex Aberdeen, N.C. Johnson, of Macon, Ga. His paternal great-grandHis paternal great-grand- parents are Walt and Doris parents are Martha and Fontaine, of Tallahassee, Claude Cuslee, of Forsyth, Fla., and Ralph and Louise Ga. Cook, of Locust Grove, Va.

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Iris Jo Ann Lowe Albright and Phillip Wade Fearnow

Iris Jo Ann Lowe Albright and Philip Wade Fearnow were united in marriage in the afternoon of Oct. 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Martinsburg. Pastor James D. Riley Jr. performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her son, Phillip D. Albright, and given in marriage by her four children, daughters, Angela Albright-Ross, Aimee Albright, Ava Muench and the bride’s mother, Mrs. Robert L. Lowe. Sylvia Lowe, sister-inlaw of the bride, was the bride’s only attendant. The groom’s only attendant was his son, Brian A. Fearnow. The bride wore an offwhite fully beaded dress and carried a bouquet of white roses. The bride’s attendant wore a silk dress of lavender and green while carrying a bouquet of white roses with purple Iris spears. The church was decorated with white roses and purple Iris spears. The groom and best man wore white rose boutonnieres. The soloist was Mark Caldwell with Monty Skelton, pianist, performing musical selections prior to the ceremony and during the wedding ceremony concluding with The

Lord’s Prayer. The couple received communion during their vows and lit a unity candle. Immediately following the ceremony, a dinner reception attended by 125 friends and family was held in the main dining room of the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. White roses and purple iris spears adorned the white silk covered dining tables accented with purple iris napkins. Musical selections throughout the evening were orchestrated by Bernard Cookus and photography for the wedding and reception was done by Rheallan Harless. Guests were from points in West Virginia, Washington, D.C., California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The newlyweds honeymooned at a beach house in Cachagua, Chile, near Santiago. While there, they enjoyed the beach, toured the surrounding area as well as Santiago. On Saturday, friends of the groom had a barbecue attended by 25 people with a surprise birthday party for Iris Jo Ann. They sang happy birthday in both English and Spanish. It was a very festive occasion. The couple resides in their home in Martinsburg.


Tessa Lind and Jeff Bowers Sr.

David and Nada Lind of Shepherdstown proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Tessa Lind, to Jeff Bowers Jr., son of Tammi and Jeff Bowers Sr., of Paden City. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Jefferson High School. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from West Virginia University and is a 2012 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. She is employed as a federal judicial law clerk to Hon. David J. Joel, United States magistrate judge at the W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Martinsburg. The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Paden City High School and a 2007 graduate of West Virginia University. He is employed as a news anchor at WTOV-TV in Steubenville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Mildred Marovich, of Weirton, and Charlotte Lind and the late William Lind, of Weirton. The groom-to-be is the grandson of Jerry and Yvonne Smith, of Tyler, and Mary Eleanor and the late Bob Bowers, of Paden City. The couple will be married by their best friends during a ceremony planned for summer 2013 in Garrett County, Md.

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island bride has been compensated for her wedding day nightmare — the zipper on her gown broke just minutes before she was to walk down the aisle. A judge recently ordered the seamstress who affixed the zipper to the dress to pay Samantha Shea of Oceanside

$1,500. Shea’s bridesmaids were arranging the bustle of her beaded wedding gown in June when the teeth off the dress’ zipper began tearing apart, from below the waistline to the neck. Shea told Newsday she was two hours late for her own wedding while repairs were made.

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Teddy and Nancy Glennon and Christopher and Janice Shannon are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Amber M. Glennon and Patrick J. Shannon. Glennon is a 1998 graduate of Hedgesville High School and a 2006 graduate of Shepherd University. She is employed as the unit director at the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle — Martinsburg/Berkeley County Unit in Martinsburg. Shannon is a 2001 graduate of Derry Area High School and a 2006 graduate of Clarion University. He is employed as a

teacher at Musselman High School in Inwood. An August 2013 wedding in Martinsburg is planned.

Michael and Vicki Orr are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Orr to Jonathan Gregg Wachtel, son of Richard Wachtel and Sandra Brand Wachtel. Rebecca and Jonathan both graduated from Martinsburg High School in 2001. Rebecca graduated from West Virginia University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering in 2005 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2009. Rebecca currently practices general dentistry in Chesapeake, Va. Jonathan graduated from the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science in political science in 2006. Jonathan is a lieutenant in the United States Navy currently stationed on Capitol Hill in

Washington, D.C. Rebecca is the granddaughter of Robert and Phyllis (Adkins) Dove, and the late George S. Orr and Juanita Orr. Jonathan is the grandson of late Guy and Jean Avey and the late Bill and Jean Wachtel. A November 2013 wedding is being planned.

Rebecca Ann Orr and Jonathan Gregg Wachtel

Couple says ‘I do’ again after 62 years BY LAURESHA XHIHANI


CHESHIRE, Conn. — Georgette and Walter Cheetham have lived a full life together, married for 62 years. On a recent Sunday the two said “I do” for a second time, sharing their special moment with guests and staff at Highlands Health Care, where Georgette has been a resident since 2008. Walter, 84, sported a black tuxedo, black bow tie and a boutonniere of three miniature white roses. He was as nervous as any groom, joking about the bride not showing up or turning him down at the altar. As he went down the aisle, his shoulders slightly slumped, staffers reminded him to “walk slower.” He took his place in front of the makeshift altar, a Christmas tree decorated in red and gold. The bride, 85, wore a long blue-gray satin dress and cradled a bouquet of white roses and carnations on her lap as receptionist Lora Bynum pushed her wheelchair. She smiled through rose-colored lipstick. “Hi, sweetheart. You look beautiful,” he said before giving her a pre-ceremony kiss. He read the vows he had written from a half-sheet of paper he pulled from his jacket pocket. Tears welled up in his eyes and those of nearly everyone in the room as he “gave thanks to God for our togetherness.” “I promise to love and to cherish you all the days of our lives,” he said. Their story began decades before, when the two were barely out of their teens, at a dance in their native Lowell, Mass. She worked as a secretary at a car dealership. He was a sophomore at Boston University and worked in a wool mill at night. On his way from school Walter stopped to get meat and vegetables at the market so he could cook dinner for his father and two brothers before his shift at the mill. He was poor, he said, and

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the first in his family to go to college. All his money went toward his education and he could not afford to date or go to the prom. Georgette was the first girl he took on a real date. A girl of few words who insisted on paying her own way on their first date, Georgette understood his priorities. Last week, Walter recalled the time during his junior year when he went to the university bursar’s office to ask if he could pay his bill in installments and was told that it was already paid — by Georgette. Nearly a decade after their wedding, Walter could finally afford an engagement ring for Georgette. Swerling remembers her father giving her the ring, a round diamond of perfect clarity on a yellow gold setting. She said her parents are opposites: She is a “really shy person” and he is “extremely outgoing.” “Opposites attract,” she said. Throughout their marriage, he did the cooking and she, a fastidious housekeeper, took care of the home. The two enjoyed going on trips, mostly locally, and going out to eat. When Georgette moved into Highlands in 2008, Walter took her out to lunch in different area restaurants, every day. As Georgette's health has declined, especially over the last two months, Walter makes the five-minute trip from their Cheshire home to Highlands twice a day. Often he takes his wife one floor down from her room, to the same cafeteria where the two renewed their vows, so he can watch her eat. Walter was grateful for the ceremony, which was held on his 84th birthday. He made sure to thank everyone. “It was beautiful,” he kept repeating. ııı Information from: Republican-American,

Mashala will most likely need long term services related to her mental health and education. While school is a challenge for Mashala, she is making progress. Her worker feels that she would be most successful in a home where she is the youngest or only child in the home. Many children in West Virginia are legally eligible to be adopted and are waiting for permanent and loving families. For more information on adoption contact Mission West Virginia at 866-Call-MWV (866-225-5698) or email


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Difficulties hosting during the holidays

Dear Annie: Each year, I dread Christmas Eve, which is too bad because it used to be such a special night for me. My husband’s two siblings take turns having Christmas Eve dinner at their homes. They always throw it in my face that I never host the dinner. The truth is, I always volunteer, but I want to rent out a banquet room to do so. They act like being outside one’s home is the worst thing in the world. Annie, my husband and I have one child, so there are only three of us. The other siblings have spouses, significant others, multiple children and grandchildren. When we are together, the little ones run through the house eating everything and making a mess. The one time I held the event, my son was 18 months old. We had just spent nine days in the hospital. I was completely exhausted, and not one of them offered to help. They even told me what time to schedule the dinner so their adult children could make it. I love my husband’s side of the family. They are great people and lots of fun, so I hate feeling like an outcast. What can we do to make everyone happy? — Dreading Christmas Dear Dreading: You can’t make everyone happy. Your in-laws know you have volunteered to host this holi-


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day dinner, and that you prefer not to have the chaos in your house. But they want the home experience, which means you will never host the dinner. They are being somewhat unreasonable, but then, so are you. You could probably manage to put up with the chaos and mess for one evening out of every thousand. But if you cannot handle that, offer instead to cook part of the meal or contribute to the cost, and stop beating yourself up about not hosting. The reply to their barbs is, “Yes, I’m so sorry you won’t let me host it elsewhere.” Dear Annie: I don’t understand the expectation that people should purchase a token gift for a couple with a destination wedding. Do you have any idea of the cost per person for wedding receptions these days? Guests should either decline the invitation, in which case a token gift is appropriate, or they should attend the wedding and give something that’s worth the cost of the dinner being consumed. Giving a token gift under those circumstances is


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an insult. — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Dear Poughkeepsie: We’re afraid you have it backward. A wedding reception is what the couple can afford as they wish to celebrate their happiness with friends and family. It should not be planned with the expectation that guests will help pay for it by giving a gift commensurate with the cost of their meal. That would be a called a “fundraiser.” Extravagant weddings can put a huge burden on the bridal couple and their parents, not to mention guests who feel obligated to give more than they can comfortably afford. We’d like to see a return to simpler affairs. Dear Annie: My heart goes out to “Plus-Sized Good Catch,” who can’t find any men to date because of her size. Tell her that there are plenty of men who like larger women, but they won’t admit it because they fear ridicule from their peers. The Internet has several dating sites catering to this group. One reason the divorce rate is so high is because people select their mates based on appearances. But a woman who is not a perfect 10 can still provide a quality relationship for a man who’s smart enough to see past her looks. If she and I get along and she treats me decently, I could care less what she looks like. — 64 and Wiser in Virginia — Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Third St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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European starlings invade Pennsylvania

This flock of starlings in England is seen acting as a swarm.

READING, Pa. (AP) — It starts with a just handful of birds. Like clockwork, a half-hour before sundown, the flock swoops over the fields along Hampshire Road, curving and turning in unison as if controlled by one mind. Then another small flock joins. Then a group of a hundred. Then hundreds of thousands, maybe a million. In minutes the rural Cumru Township neighborhood is transformed into the likes of a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” The loud whoosh of thousands of little wings echoes over the houses as the sky blackens. “I just cleaned all these cars today and in the morning they’ll be covered in poop,” says Scott Payne as the birds swarm over his driveway. He’s not kidding. The birds will spend the night packed like sardines in patches of bamboo across the road. When they shoot out of the thicket in a single torrent in the morning, it will — as if some biblical plague were unfolding over Payne’s house — rain guano. “In the morning when they leave, it sounds like a gasoline fire is going off,” Payne said. “And then they swirl around all over the houses and poop on the way.” Payne gets hit regularly. So do his kids. He cleans the cars and power washes his house and driveway multiple times per week. But what worries him the most are the flulike symptoms he’s started to feel since the birds arrived in August. He’s getting tested for fungal diseases that spread through bird droppings. The problem Payne and his neighbors face is the European starling, a foreign bird that was brought to North America in the 1890s and, free of the checks and balances of its natural habitat, proceeded to take over the continent. Despite efforts to stop the birds, considered a nuisance to homes and farms because of their large numbers, voracious appetites and tendency to defecate on everything and everyone, they seem to keep coming back. BAMBOO TO BLAME The starlings have roosted in Payne’s neighborhood between August and winter for the last few years. He and neighbors noticed their arrival coincided with the growth of several patches of bamboo in the neighborhood. “That’s the only place they roost,” Payne said. “They don’t roost in the pine trees. They roost in the bamboo.” The connection makes sense to Harris Glass, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services office in Harrisburg. Glass responds to complaints about wildlife from all over the state. He said many of those calls are about starlings. “When we get these phone calls, the first thing I ask: ‘Is there a patch of bamboo around?’” he said. The quick-growing trees make a perfect place for flocks of thousands of starlings to roost in cold weather, Glass said.


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PEST REMOVAL If the roost is removed, the birds will go elsewhere, Glass said. But you can’t force somebody to remove bamboo from their property. “Legally, there’s not much you can do other than plead,” he said. So the other option, he said, is for the USDA to find out where the starlings eat during the day and spike the food with a bird-specific poison. That was tried in Cumru several years ago and, according to several residents and farmers, seemed to hold off the starlings for a while. But they’ve come back stronger. Some Cumru residents are proposing limits on bamboo as a solution. They asked township commissioners at a meeting last month to consider banning the planting of new bamboo plants. Haverford Township, Delaware County, passed a similar ordinance last year that prohibits bamboo within 40 feet of roads and holds property owners responsible to stop their bamboo from spreading to neighboring properties. Township officials, at the meeting, said they’d look into the Haverford ordinance and see whether something similar would work for Cumru. But, township Manager Jeanne E. Johnston said just keeping the plants away from roads wouldn’t limit starling roosting. Banning bamboo outright would be difficult, she said, because an ordinance would have to specifically list each of the thousands of species. TROUBLE FOR FARMERS Hampshire Road residents aren’t the only people frustrated with the starlings. When the flock leaves there in the morning, it heads west to the Spring Township farms across Route 222. “They come into the barns and eat the feed,” said Carl Eberly, a Goose Lane dairy farmer. “If we get snow yet, they’re going to be packed in by the hundreds.” He estimates the starlings eat $30 to $40 of feed each day, maybe more, picking through to get the best pieces before his cows can. Then, as if to add insult to injury, they contaminate what’s left and dirty the barn with their droppings. “They’ll sit on the pipes and poop right in the steer feed,” said Jim Balthaser, a neighboring farmer. Both farmers said they noticed a drop in starlings after the USDA poisoned them. But the numbers now seem to be greater and the birds are hard to scare off. “You can shoot at them and it scares them away for a half a day and then they start testing you,” Eberly said. “It’s a battle.” It’s a problem that farmers in Berks have faced for the years, said Sheila Miller, county agricultural coordinator. The noise, stench and mess are nuisances, she said. But the real trouble are the diseases that the starlings can carry and spread to farm animals.



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Decorative quilts were once luxury

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In the winters of earlier centuries, rooms could become very cold. Heat came only from a fireplace, and a glass of water just 6 feet from the flames could freeze. So blankets, coverlets and quilts were necessities. Only the very rich could import fabrics, most had to use homemade or at least locally made bed covers. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the housewife furnished the wool for a coverlet. White wool sheared from the family sheep was dyed with indigo for blue, red from madder root and yellow from goldenrod or sumac. Black wool came from black sheep. Then the wool was spun on a wheel and woven on a loom. Strips 3 yards long and 42 inches wide were stitched together to make a coverlet. In about 1800, traveling weavers started working in New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Women were delighted to be able to buy the finished coverlets. In 1801 the Jacquard loom was invented, and by 1820 it was in use in the United States. It used a series of punch cards to move the threads and create complicated three-color patterns. Large looms could make a full-sized coverlet in one piece. Most of the weaving was done in factories by the 1870s. Many woven coverlets were marked in a corner with the name of the weaver and sometimes the name of the owner, the county or city and the date. Very elaborate jacquard coverlets were made and sold at major events like world’s fairs. These often pictured buildings and patriotic sayings. Several different 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition coverlets auction for $600 to $800. Some designs have seven colors. If the fringe is in good condition, the colors bright and the coverlet free of moth holes, the price is higher. They can be hung on a wall or used as a bedspread. ≤≤≤ Q: My parents left me a walnut Windsor chair that was the first piece of furniture they bought after they were married in 1920. The paper label on the bottom of the seat reads “Phoenix Chair Co., Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.A.” Somewhere I read that 18th-century Windsor chairs were always painted very dark green. I would like to know if it’s OK for me to paint it dark green. A: Phoenix Chair Co. was in business from about 1875 into the 1950s. If your parents’ chair was made around 1920 and is in decent shape, it would sell for about $50. Walnut is a nice unpainted wood, but if you prefer dark green go ahead and paint the


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chair. However, it is not true that all 18th-century Windsor chairs were painted dark green. Many were painted black or even left unpainted. ≤≤≤ Q: Before my parents were married (I’m 87), my father gave my mother a bisque Kewpie figurine that’s 8 inches tall. Kewpie is sitting in a blue chair with a high back and is holding a single rose. The only mark I can find on it is “1912” on the bottom. A: Kewpies, little naked angelic babies with small wings, were the creation of American illustrator Rose O’Neill. They first appeared in 1909 as drawings in Ladies’ Home Journal, but within a few years dolls and figurines were being produced. The earliest figurines were bisque, like yours, and were made in Germany. Production rights were controlled by Geo. Borgfelt & Co., a New York City importer. Kewpies as old as yours sell for high prices if they’re in excellent condition. One that matches the description of yours sold for more than $900 at a recent doll auction. ≤≤≤ Q: My old tabletop slot machine is called a “Twin Jack Pot.” It’s 19 1/2 inches high, 15 inches wide and 14 inches deep. The front and top are cast iron, the sides and platform wood and the back heavy-gauge steel. It must weigh close to 75 pounds. All the parts appear to be original and everything works. There’s a “W” cast into the top face of the machine. Please tell me more about the machine and its value. A: Your Twin Jack Pot slot machine is a classic model introduced in 1931 by the Watling Manufacturing Co. of Chicago. Slots and other coin-operated gaming machines were very popular in the United States from the 1890s until 1951, when a federal law went into effect that prohibited the interstate shipment of gambling devices except to states where the devices were legal. Watling, which had been founded in 1901, stayed in business another 15 years, but it primarily made scales. Twin Jack Pots sell today for more than $1,500. — Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum.

White House Christmas cards a special keepsake

President Ulysses S. Grant made Christmas Day (Dec. 25) a national holiday in 1870. From that point forward, a Christmas card from the White House was a special keepsake. While these cards are highly sought after collectibles, these coveted Christmas cards are rare and do not come to the antiques and collectibles market without a high sales value. Here is a look at some of the facts surrounding the official holiday card from the President of the United States. President Truman took office after President Roosevelt’s death in April 1945. As World War II came to an end and Christmas 1945 was upon the nation, the mood was ripe for a great big holiday celebration. The Truman White House sent out official yet conservative White House Christmas cards in the early 1950s which featured gold and lithographed images of holly and berries as the imprint with holiday candles and a photo of the White House in winter. It was a glorious and traditional remembrance. President Eisenhower’s Christmas cards were produced by Joyce C. Hall of Hallmark from Kansas City, Mo. Over an eight-year period, Hallmark produced 38 different holiday cards for the White House. Some of these pieces of holiday memorabilia from this era even featured President Eisenhower’s famous oil paintings.


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THE KENNEDY CARD Also, Hallmark produced the Christmas cards, nearly 2,800 of them, for the Kennedy White House in the first years of the 1960s. The rarest Presidential Christmas card is the official White House Christmas cards for 1963 which were never mailed. The 1963 White House Christmas card featured a color photograph of a Nativity scene in the East Room. It would have been the first time that a religious image would be pictured on a White House card. Approximately 25 of the 750 Christmas cards had been signed by the President and Mrs. Kennedy before they left for Dallas, Texas, in late November 1963. Of course, these cards are extremely rare. The first Christmas cards from President Lyndon Johnson’s administration were sent with a simple design and no date imprint. There was no sentiment on the card in reverence to the passing of President John F. Kennedy a short month or so previ-

ously. Official White House Christmas cards from 1964-68 featured trees in keeping with the national beautification campaign put forth by Mrs. Johnson. This program boasted flowers alongside our nation’s highways and tree planting in regional parks. Great works of art featuring images of the White House by important American painters became the focus of official White House Christmas cards distributed during the late 1960s and the 1970s during the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations respectively. These cards highlighted the concern for the environment and supporting the arts. Over the eight years that the Reagans celebrated Christmas in the White House, they sent approximately 6,500 cards out annually. Select American artists painted images of the White House at holiday time and the first of these cards was Christmas Eve at the White House by American master Jamie Wyeth. For the White House Christmas cards in 1994, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton hired artist Thomas McKnight to design the card featuring the White House’s famous Red Room. McKnight’s composition included a Christmas tree, Socks the family cat, a saxophone beneath the tree, American flag stockings and

images of the Washington monument and Jefferson memorial visible through a nearby window. There were 250,000 holiday cards printed on recycled paper that were sent by President Bill Clinton. First Lady Laura Bush enlisted the help of both Hallmark and the Texasborn artist Adrian Martinez to paint a White House-themed Presidential Christmas card in the early days of the 21st century. Martinez painted a scene of the interior of the White House that was elegant in gold, white and silver. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the First Lady selected Psalm 27:3 and an inscription for the cards that read: “May happiness be yours during this season of goodwill and may the New Year bring peace on Earth. 2001.” For the White House, Hallmark printed 870,000 Christmas cards. In 2005, an image of the exterior of the White House with the Bush’s dogs frolicking in the snowy landscape was featured on the White House Christmas card. The Christmas cards from the Obama White House differed from those sent out by the Clintons and the Bushs. For the Obamas, there were no artist renditions of the White House interiors nor were there Bible passages. President Barack Obama’s Christmas Card for 2009 did not

Photo submitted by Dr. Lori

This is a Christmas card from, and signed by, Bill and Hillary Clinton.

mention Christmas but simply read “Season’s Greetings 2009” with an image of a wreath at its center. The White House card remains a desired keepsake and an important, collectible symbol of our unity as a nation as we celebrate the holidays. Happy holidays!

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W.Va.-based Fruth Pharmacy is a family endeavor

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CHARLESTON — On Dec. 3, 1996, Mike Fruth and his sisters Joan and Carol were working late at Fruth Pharmacy’s main warehouse in Point Pleasant. The siblings, children of company founder Jack Fruth, had sent their employees home to spend the evening with their families while they stayed behind, making preparations for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Around 7 p.m., one of the warehouse’s heaters caught fire. Mike, Joan and Carol tried to salvage everything they could, but the blaze was quickly out of control. “At one point in time, my brother, Mike, had the presence of mind to tell my two sisters, ‘We have to get out of here or we’re going to burn up,’ “ said Lynne Fruth, now president of the company. Lynne was at home with her infant son when she got the call. “Somebody said the warehouse was on fire. I thought they meant a little building in Hurricane. But they said, ‘No, the big warehouse,’” she said. It took three hours for six fire departments to extinguish the fire in the 10,000square-foot warehouse, according to news reports at the time. When it was over, several firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion. Although no one was seriously injured, the Fruth family worried the blaze would deal a fatal blow to the family business. The fire damaged about $1 million of merchandise but also destroyed all of Fruth’s corporate offices, including the company’s computer system and all of its important documents. Lynne said the next morning an executive from Rite Aid called Jack Fruth. The pharmacy chain wanted to purchase Fruth Pharmacy for “a ridiculously high price.” “They didn’t think we could survive the fire,” she said. The money was tempting. Jack asked Babs, his wife and longtime business part-

ner, what to do. Together they decided, for the good of their many longtime employees, not to sell out. Jack Fruth was born in Mason County, the fourth child in a very poor family. As a boy he set his sights on a military career and, when he was old enough, enrolled at the Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg. He dreamed of heading off to West Point and becoming an officer. Those dreams were soon derailed, however. When he was 15, Jack came down with a bad case of the measles. He then contracted pneumonia and eventually lost his eyesight, ending any chance of a military career. All was not lost. He visited a doctor in Charleston who, through a series of treatments, was able to restore some of his vision. Although he could not see well enough to attend West Point, his experiences left him with a profound interest in medicine. Jack headed to Ohio State University, where he studied chemistry and eventually became a registered pharmacist. He opened the first Fruth Pharmacy in Point Pleasant in 1952. Business went so well he soon opened another location in downtown Point Pleasant, dubbing that store City Pharmacy. The business was a family endeavor from the start. Lynne said when she was young, her mother would load down all five Fruth children with handbills advertising the pharmacies’ big sales and then drive them into Point Pleasant. “My mom would drop each of us off on a different street, then drive downtown and pick us up,” she said. Jack worked seven days a week and no matter what time of day or night was always available to his customers. There were no 24hour pharmacies at the time, so he posted his name and home phone number on the front door. “We’d get a call in the middle of the night. One of the kids got up and went to the store with Dad,” Lynne said. A fire destroyed City

had no collateral to offer, Lynne called the Ohio Valley Bank and explained her situation. The president gave her a $3 million, 30-day loan to help cover the company’s expenses. “He later told me, ‘I didn’t know if I would still have a job after making that loan, but I made that loan based on what your dad did for the community and what the business means to this community,’” she said. The chain has locations all over West Virginia and Ohio now and does about $130 million in sales each year. It is one of the top 20 retail pharmacy chains in the country. Lynne is on the board of directors for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, where she shares a table with the AP photo CEOs of Walgreens, RiteAid and CVS. Lynne Fruth, the president of Fruth Pharmacy Inc., is seen in her store in Charleston. Yet, the business remains Pharmacy in 1969. Because When a longtime employ- vials for prescriptions, label a family endeavor. Fruth the business was not adeee’s father fell sick in Costa for prescription bottles and family members still hold the quately insured, Jack’s plans Rica and the hospital there plastic shopping bags. A majority of stock in the comfor expansion were put on would not let him leave until local bank called to offer the pany. Lynne’s brother, Mike, hold. It would be another all his bills were paid, Jack company office space. is a pharmacist and travels seven years before he opened told the man to use his cor“They said, ‘Jack, we’ve overseas to import seasonal a second Fruth Pharmacy. By porate credit card and pay the got five offices in our bank, items for the stores. the end of the 1970s, there debt. Jack then booked a you can send your accountHer sister, Joan, is the were four stores in his burmedical jet staffed with doc- ants here. They can work for company’s special events geoning chain. tors and nurses to take the free,’” Lynne said. coordinator, organizing dinThe next few decades man back to Huntington. It was enough to tide the ners, the company’s Veterans brought even more growth, Not one to do his alms company over until the insur- Day celebration and other with 14 stores opening by before men, Jack’s family ance money arrived, and holiday events. the end of the 1980s and 22 did not learn of the story Fruth built a 30,000-squareBaby brother John works locations by the end of the until after he died. foot warehouse that is still in as an engineer in Indiana but 1990s. His consideration for his operation today. remains on the company’s Although business was employees also was on full When Jack died on July board of directors. Sister growing in leaps and bounds, display after 1996’s devas19, 2005 at the age of 77, Carol is currently a stay-atLynne said her father never tating warehouse fire. The the company he had founded home mother but has worked figured out how to live large. day after the fire, he made a over a half-century before in the business several times “He didn’t store his treas- public statement he would had grown to 26 stores with over the years. ures in earthly vessels,” not lay off anyone. Waremore than $100 million in Even Lynne’s mother, Lynne said. house workers would be sent yearly sales. Babs, now 84, still works as Jack preferred to invest in into the stores to work, so no His influence lived on, secretary of the corporation his employees and community. one would lose their job benefiting the company even and is a member of the board Fruth Pharmacy set up before Christmas. after Lynne took over as of directors. She also regularscholarships for local chilAnd in a George Baileypresident. When she joined ly visits the stores, spending dren at a half-dozen universi- like twist, the investment in the company in 2009, the her weekends driving to difties in Ohio and West Virothers began paying his com- U.S. was in financial turmoil. ferent Fruth locations to shop ginia. The company also set pany big dividends in his Banks everywhere, including and see how things are up several more scholarships time of need. the New York bank Fruth going. available only to children of Hearing of Fruth Pharma- Pharmacy used, were on the “In one way or another, employees. cy’s plight, local businesses verge of failure. everybody in the family has Jack made sure each of his began calling to offer their “They were taking our been involved,” Lynne said. workers received a turkey on assistance. Someone loaned money every night, but they ııı Thanksgiving, and he held the company some wareweren’t returning any of it to Information from: yearly picnics for employees house space. Other business- pay our bills,” Lynne said. Charleston Daily Mail, and their families. es donated cash register tape, Although the company

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