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MARTINSBURG — Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Shirley’s criminal defense lawyers have filed a motion to see evidence collected against him by federal prosecutors. Shirley was indicted in June for allegedly using excessive force during the 2010 apRobert Shirley prehension of bank robbery suspect Mark Daniel Haines following a highspeed chase and for later falsifying a police report about the incident. The motion for early discovery, filed Monday, asks that federal prosecutors give the defense team access to a wide variety of evidence, including subpoenas used to obtain use-of-force reports, recorded phone conversations between Shirley and FBI investigators, the opinions of the prosecution’s medical and useof-force policy experts, and con-

Ranson Police Chief William Roper will remain a fixture at Ranson Elementary School this week to reassure students, parents and staff reeling from last week’s deadly school attack in Newton, Conn.

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CHARLES TOWN – Suggestions that schools beef up security in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting in Newton, Conn., aren’t necessary or practical, contends the

president of the Jefferson County Board of Education. “Schools are still about the safest places kids can be,” said Peter Dougherty, whose first joined the school board in 1984. Dougherty, a father of three grown children and grandfather to an 11-year-old boy, admits he

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who called for political dialogue in the wake of the shooting that killed 20 students at a Connecticut elementary school, said he wants to know more about fellow lawmakers’ gun proposals.

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A Democrat and self-described lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Manchin said he would be willing to discuss a wide variety of steps – including gun control measures – in response to the shooting. “I never thought in my life that I

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RANSON — Ranson officials want you to take a walk. That’s the reason for the recent sidewalk renovation and crosswalk projects being completed on and around Mildred Street. “The biggest priorities were to make sure that we had good, clear, wide sidewalks and im-

was shaken by the news that 20year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother at their home Friday morning then shot his way into a nearby elementary school, where he

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CHARLES TOWN – A settlement has been reached in the wrongful termination lawsuit filed three years ago by former County Administrator Leslie Smith. While the full terms of the settlement have not been made public, the county will pay her $55,000. The Jefferson County Commission made no admission of wrongdoing. Smith’s lawsuit against the commission, as well Leslie Smith as against each of the five commissioners in their official capacity, alleged discrimination on the basis of her age and gender. It is not known whether judgments were made against any of the commissioners individually. She’d asked the court to determine the amount of damages to be awarded to her. At the time of the suit’s filing, media reports said she requested more than $630,000 in compensation for more than 7,000 hours of accrued but unused compensatory leave, vacation and sick time. Smith had been in her position for almost two decades when she was fired in September of 2009. At the time, all five members of the commission were Democrats. Lyn Widmyer, Jim Surkamp and Frances Morgan voted to terminate her; Dale Manuel and Patsy Noland voted no. After a single term, Surkamp was defeated in his party’s primary the following spring. Republican Walt Pellish now serves in that seat. Morgan lost her seat in last month’s election to former Commissioner Jane Tabb, also a Republican. Smith, who works for the state Senate in Charleston in Sen. Herb Snyder’s office, couldn’t be reached for comment. Said her lawyer, Peter Chakmakian: “This ordeal has been very difficult for Leslie. I’m sure she’s happy to have it behind her.” “After working for almost 20 years as county administrator and, in my view, having successfully acted as such for many administrations of county commissioners, there were three commissioners that evidently felt otherwise and voted to terminate

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Plans to expand a Shepherdstown farmers market into an “agricultural campus” should move forward in less than a month, according to the center’s owner. Morgan’s Grove Market owner Peter Corum said he expects to have the project’s site plan approval within weeks and to begin construction immediately following the recent approval of the concept plan for the market. “Basically, we are on the final

step,” Corum said. “On Jan. 8, we will have final site plan approval. So on Jan. 9, we are good to go. We’re already, in essence, fully leased at this point. Our goal is to be cutting the red ribbon May 30.” Corum said plans for the site include a private elementary school, the first certified West Virginia food hub, a community kitchen and three independent small food-based businesses – a deli/butcher shop, a bakery and a coffee place. “Basically, we are replicating the old downtown,” he said, add-

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Peter Corum has the OK to expand his Shepherdstown farm market.

ing a karate facility and a holis- ferings there. tic healing and art center and an Corum said he plans to move Italian and Mexican restaurant are expected to round out the ofu See MORGAN Page A2

Police end racial profiling case with Haitian pair Bryan Clark Spirit Staff

CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town Police Department has agreed to settle in a racial profiling case filed by two Haitian men last August. The terms of the settlement, which was reached during courtmandated mediation, were not disclosed in the order dismissing the

case. The report filed by mediator Oscar Bean is sealed. Harry Waddell, the lawyer for Indony and Drix Jean Baptiste, said he cannot comment on the settlement. The Baptistes alleged they were placed under false arrest, illegally searched and racially profiled by police in March 2011, after another man, who is also black, committed check fraud at the Bank of Charles Town and a manager indicated that

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he thought they were with him. The men said they were arrested by Officer James Knott, spent around two hours in police custody where they were questioned by Officer Ronald Kearns. Drix Jean Baptiste was confined in a small room while Indony Jean Baptiste, a former Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputy, was handcuffed to a chair, and neither men were allowed by Kearns to leave

until they were photographed and fingerprinted, the complaint states. In its response, the police department said both men had been informed that they were not under arrest, and therefore had accompanied the officers voluntarily. The department also argued that the officers had probable cause to arrest the Baptistes, and that officers had acted at all times lawfully and faithfully.

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with other pedestrian safety measures, will encourage foot traffic, slow vehicular traffic and improve street-side business conditions, according to project designer John Ruddman with KCI Technology. “The main purpose of sidewalk widening, and it is an important one, is to provide a pedestrian-friendly environment,â€? Ruddman said. “If it gets too narrow, a lady with a stroller isn’t going to feel safe. The purpose of on-street parking is not only to park but to provide the pedestrian a buffer. It also slows the traffic.â€? Ruddman said a wider sidewalks will also encourage sociability among local residents and provide area businesses space to set up outdoor tables and chairs. “I think it is important for people to know their neighbors,â€? he said. “When you’re sitting in our cars it is tough to get out and talk. I think it is a public good to provide an environment where people can interact safely together.â€? Another major goal was to beautify the area, a goal that was served by planting several new trees and by removing some trees that were past their prime, Pierson said. “One big concern was putting down some really nice trees,â€? he said. “A lot of the fully grown trees had cracked the sidewalks in the area. The new trees are in tree barrels, so they will not destroy the sidewalks.â€? The project was funded by a $300,000 transportation improvement grant, according to City Manager Andy Blake, adding the grant was one of several that total around $7 million the city has secured as part of the Ranson Renewed project. “The advantages of streetscaping downtown in the commercial quarter are that it will help raise property values, encourage economic development, beautify the urban core and continue trying to improve our overall infrastructure in the city,â€? Blake said. Mayor David Hamill said the work is already bearing fruit. “It has been very effective. We have people who are making financial commitments to enhance their own properties,â€? Hamill said. “It absolutely sets a new tone. When you improve something ‌ it provides opportunities for people to stop and look and say, ‘Hey, these guys really appear to know what they’re doing.’â€?

her, despite public opposition,� Chakmakian said. “There was not, to me, substantial basis for her termination.� Widmyer, who made the motion to terminate Smith, said this week she is glad to move on. “I’m glad it’s resolved,� she said. “At the beginning of this process, I supported a severance package for Ms. Smith in the range of $55,000. This settlement requires the county to pay that same amount. I believe the settlement terms are in the best interest of the taxpayers of Jefferson County and avoids protracted litigation over a matter that occurred several years ago.� Widmyer explains that her decision at the time was motivated by a need to modernize county government. “I think that Jefferson County is no longer the sleepy little county that many of us knew and loved from many years ago,� she said. “Times are changing. Regulations are changing. And I just thought that we needed to have an approach to county government that was more policy-based, that was more professional. I was looking

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tact information for witnesses to an earlier bank robbery by Haines. Shirley faces up to 30 years in federal prison if convicted on all counts. Video of the incident has been made public and can be seen on YouTube. Haines, who also has filed a civil suit against Shirley and a number of other law enforcement officers, was convicted in the robbery attempt and is incarcerated at a federal penitentiary in Cumberland, Md. Shirley’s lawyers are asking prosecutors to give them all FBI notes and memoranda from the investigation leading up to his indictment. They maintain such information “would serve to illuminate the reason that the FBI focused its investigation on Sheriff Shirley, despite the fact that the force used by other officers against

Lyn Widmyer, Frances Morgan and Jim Surkamp voted to fire Leslie Smith in 2009.

for that type of approach in county government, and so I felt that we needed new leadership to achieve that.� Tabb was out of office at the time of Smith’s firing, having been defeated by Morgan in 2006. At the time, Tabb wrote in a letter that Widmyer, Surkamp and Morgan had “demonstrated a lack of common courtesy and personal integrity.� “I felt that (Smith) was fired for political reasons, because she would not take direction from individual commissioners,� Tabb said this week. “It was an unfortunate collision of political motives and individual personalities.� Tabb describes Smith as a model employee. “I learned a lot from Leslie Smith,� she said. “I gained a greater understanding

of the workings of a local government.� “She was always ready to answer any questions. She would absolutely say, ‘You can’t do that. That’s not legal,’ or ‘This discussion needs to take place in public,’ anything like that,� she said. “She was very straight-forward, and I appreciated her honesty and candor at all times.� Noland, who said she disagreed “very strongly� with the commission’s 2009 vote on Smith, described a sense of relief that a settlement has been reached. “I think everybody is relieved that it has finally come to an end, and we can put it behind us and move forward with more positive things,� she said. Morgan declined comment for this story. Surkamp could not be reached.

Mark Haines was clearly greater than the force used by Sheriff Shirley.� In the motion, Shirley’s attorneys suggest the investigation against him was politically motivated — it indicates his probation officer has questioned if he continues to carry a gun. “Sheriff Shirley has an interest in discovering the identity of the persons that have been providing false information about him in an attempt to get his pretrial release revoked,� the motion reads. “Due to the recently contested election, Sheriff Shirley has made many political enemies who will seemingly stop at nothing, including spreading false information about him, to ensure that he loses his position as Sheriff.� Shirley was ordered to not carry a firearm during his pre-trial release in June. Shirley’s attorneys are also asking prosecutors to show where in Jefferson County sheriff’s rules that he is re-

quired to file a use of force report at all, and to reveal any deals that they entered into with Haines in return for his testimony – so-called Giglio material – that could be used to impeach his credibility as a witness. The motion, which also seeks grand jury testimony offered by other police officers at the arrest, alleges that one or more jailhouse informants claim Haines says he committed a number of area robberies before being arrested and sustained injuries during them. The motion also alleges Haines made false allegations that he was sexually assaulted by a guard while in Eastern Regional Jail and that Haines admitted to being “high on cocaine� at the time of his arrest. The claims are made with the legal proviso “on information or belief,� which indicates the defense team does not have firsthand knowledge of the alleged facts.

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forward with the construction of the first new building, with plans to eventually expand that number to five. The market will be open six days a week, he said. Corum called the model for the market a groundbreaking experiment. “What we’re saying to the farmers is, ‘Hey, if you come Saturday, we’ll guarantee that we’ll take everything from you.’ We’ve got a model of not only expanding agriculture but aggregating it, and having a zerowaste philosophy. So you try to sell the whole vegetable, and it can go into the restaurants and the community kitchen that we have. Once it’s hitting the end of its retail life, we can add value to the food and put it onto the shelf to extend its life. And then, if it still doesn’t sell, before it goes bad we just donate it to one of the food banks.� The expansion will also involve revamping the community gardens at Morgan’s Grove, which were established at the same time as the farmers market. “We are telling (the gardening clubs) that we will give them dedicated land, pay for whatever they want to plant and offer to buy back anything that they grow so that we can put it right back into the Homegrown/Homemade

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Dozens of children and their families came out Saturday for Jefferson County Parks and Rec’s annual “Lunch with Santa” event at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park. Youngsters also enjoyed a meal and completed a craft. The center has hosted a number of pre-holiday events for young people and in the coming week will hold a class in construction of gingerbread houses. For details on that, turn to Page B2. After Christmas, parks officials will offer a multi-day sports camp to keep kids occupied until classes resume in January.

New judge takes bench for 23rd circuit BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff

CHARLES TOWN – Michael Lorensen was sworn in as the newest judge on the 23rd Circuit bench on Friday by Chief Judge David Sanders, following his appointment by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in November to replace Gina Groh, who was named last year to serve on the U.S. District Court. Lorensen he was excited by Michael Lorensen the opportunity to work in a public setting. “It’s something that I’ve been waiting for and preparing myself for for a long time,” said Lorensen, a partner at Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graf & Love PLLC. “I’ve done a couple things for the Supreme Court that have been very rewarding, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be of service.” Following a 23rd Circuit tradition, Lorensen will preside over all abuse and neglect, delinquency, and juvenile cases. He said the shift from work at a private law firm to a state judgeship will involve a “learning curve,” but said he is willing to put in the extra effort that will be needed during his transition. “To practice law is a privilege,” Lorensen said. “We all have a meaningful profession because the system works, and my desire is to see the system work. That’s what I’m committed to — to put in the time to see that the system works. My goal is to get things heard in a timely fashion.” A Martinsburg resident, Lorensen said he will preside primarily in Berkeley County, though he will also be responsible for the docket in Morgan County. Sanders expressed confidence in Lorensen’s ability to fulfill his duties on the bench. “He is just an outstanding lawyer, a lawyer’s lawyer,” Sanders said. “I don’t think we could have had a better pick for a judge here. All the judges are looking forward to working with him.” A public investiture ceremony will be held for Lorensen at 4 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Martinsburg Judicial Center. Immediately following Lorensen’s swearing in, the oath of office was also administered to Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Lorenzetti, who will begin his second term in office next month.

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Take sugary drinks out of schools, Legislature told CHARLESTON – Health officials want the Legislature to eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks from the state’s public schools. Helen Matheny, chairwoman of the West Virginia Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, cites the state’s high rankings for obesity and Type 2 diabetes in recommending the action last week. West Virginia sought to limit soft drinks in schools with a law passed last decade. But Matheny says its wording has created a conflict with state Board of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture policies. Matheny said the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition recommends the law’s repeal. It also wants public schools to require that a least half of every physical education class involve moderate to rigorous activity. The coalition is also calling for schools to share their gym and exercise-related facilities more with their communities. Early Christmas: State workers will get an early start on their Christmas break. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says public employees will get a full

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day off on Monday, Dec. 24, meaning they’ll have a four-day holiday weekend. State rules require public employees to have Monday afternoon off when Christmas occurs on a Tuesday. Fewer bucks bagged: Fewer bucks were taken during West Virginia’s two-week season this year. Some 56,173 bucks were taken during the firearms season that ended Dec. 1, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The number is based on preliminary numbers from checking stations statewide. Division director Frank Jezioro says that’s a 7 percent decline from the 2011 season. It’s also 7 percent below the previous five-year average. The top 10 counties for the firearms buck season for 2012: Preston, Greenbrier, Randolph, Mason, Jackson, Hampshire, Monroe, Ritchie, Wetzel and Hardy.

set to go before the West Virginia Supreme Court. City Solicitor Rosemary Humway Warmuth said the city believes there were numerous errors made when Ohio County Judge James Mazzone ruled Kotson be placed back on administrative leave without pay. He was arrested in November 2011 by West Virginia State Police. Days later, the city manager fired Kotson, but the city contends the termination had nothing to do with the charges.
 In September, Kotson stood trial for first-degree sexual abuse, with a jury finding him not guilty on one count. A mistrial was declared for another count after jurors could not reach a verdict. In October, Judge Arthur Recht acquitted Kotson on WHEELING that charge. Next spring, Kotson is set to Officer appealing: The case of stand trial again in Ohio County, on a former Wheeling Police officer is charges including second-degree

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would see this type of attack on our children,” he said Monday during a conference call with the media. “Everything should be on the table. We should be talking about everything as we approach this.” Manchin, who declined to be specific about what policies he would support, said he believed the gun rights lobby

Shenandoah fails to sell: Plans to sell a Martinsburg landmark have fallen short. Maryland-based Gateway Holdings wanted at least $550,000 for the downtown Shenandoah Hotel – the amount owner Ben Fogle still owes the bank for investments he’s made in the property – but $185,000 was the highest offer. The five-story hotel opened in 1926 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. – Compiled by Christine Miller Ford, with information from The Associated Press

be fortresses,” he said. “Look at Jefferson High School and the way the building’s been added onto over the years. You have a building with more than 100 doors.” A single officer with a handgun likely would be no match for an Adam Lanzastyle attacker with semi-automatic weapons, Dougherty said. And the sprawling building design in place in so many schools nationwide wouldn’t lend itself to coverage by a single officer, he said. For instance, a guard positioned on the Charles Town end of Jefferson High who needed to respond to a disturbance on the Shepherdstown side of the school would

have to travel an eighth of a mile, Dougherty said. “It’s just not practical,” he said. Parents and others seeking changes after the Connecticut attack would be better served looking at the mental health system, gun laws and other issues, said Dougherty, who works as the national director of homeless veterans programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dougherty said schools need to have on staff enough counselors to ensure all students struggling with emotional issues and other problems have someone to talk with. “We have to make sure our social services are in place so that when young people start

to unravel, we deal with that,” he said. “We need to make sure they don’t become despondent and out of control.” People with mental health needs ought to have the same access to care as a person with a physical ailment, said Dougherty, who left the school board in 2002 but returned four years later and was re-elected in 2010. “There’s still a stigma attached to mental illness but we need to begin to see that asking for counseling when that’s needed is no different than a person with arthritis seeking a knee replacement.” It’s clear the system is in need of recal-

ibration when Americans can gain access to a high-powered weapon more quickly and easily than they can get an appointment for a mental health evaluation, Dougherty said. On Monday as U.S. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin – both pro-gun Democrats – announced they would support discussion of new gun legislation. Dougherty said he, too, believes the time has come to look at stricter gun laws. “It’s what the senators were saying earlier – this incident brings us to a point where we need to discuss the issue,” Dougherty said Monday night. “I’ve always been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but how can there be a claim that we need semi-automatic or fully automatic guns for any kind of hunting?” As talk of gun control unfolds on the national stage, Dougherty says there’s a way for parents and other local residents to make a difference close to home: by working with students as reading volunteers or in other capacities. “A lot of our children have two caring parents, but some need more positive attention in their lives,” Dougherty said. “More adults becoming more involved with our schools – it’s a way for something positive to come out of this tragedy.”

should be a part of the conversation. “We should bring the NRA in on these discussions,” he said. “They need to be at the table.” Manchin, who noted he would always defend Second Amendment rights, said he was open to considering a ban on assault weapons — a term that has not been clearly defined — and high-capacity magazines. “The assault rifles, I guess, that were designed for the military with multipleround clips – when I hunt I never have

more than three rounds in my gun,” he said. “I don’t know people who go hunting with assault rifles, with 10 or 20 or 30 rounds in their gun.” He said he was “anxious to see” a proposed assault rifle ban drawn up by California Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein and that he would consider a bill discussed by New York Sen. Charles Schumer that would limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds. Manchin said many on Capitol Hill are “afraid to even talk about” gun con-

trol measures out of fear for political repercussions. “I’m not saying there are going to be mammoth changes,” he said. Manchin also said public mental health policy should be examined, though he did not have any specific proposals and warned that federal budget issues could conceivably hamper reform. “We’ve cut back in so many different ways,” he said. “If you can’t pay for it you can’t do it. So if we’re talking about help to the mentally ill, it has to be paid

for, and you can’t do it unless you get finances in order.” Manchin said it might also be time to examine America’s feelings about depictions of violence in media and entertainment. “Not only do we promote violence, but we glorify it sometimes,” he said, pointing to violent video games and movies. “We’ve got to re-evaluate who we are as a society. (But) we’ve got to be very careful. We have a First Amendment too.”

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gunned down 20 children and six staff members. The attack, believed to have taken just five minutes, ended with Lanza’s suicide as police closed in. “I would describe myself as a stoic person, but the thought of someone going into a school and killing little children this way, it literally makes me sick,” Dougherty said. “A 20-year-old [adult] deliberately killing little children – it’s just hard to fathom.” Dougherty said he understands the impulse behind calls for greater security at schools. “Of course we want to make sure all our buildings are as safe as possible,” he said. “In recent years, we have added more security at all our schools – doors are locked to ensure the only people there are the people who are supposed to be there – but schools can’t be prisons.” Some have suggested school systems hire armed guards to patrol each campus. “In the case of a school system our size, we’d need a security force roughly as large as the sheriff’s department,” Dougherty said. Even if funding for such an increase in school staff were to be found, Dougherty said it would be difficult for a single officer to supervise an entire school building. “None of our buildings are designed to

camera to ensure it pointed to a specific area of the dressing room. Footage shows a side profile of the girl changing outfits. The incident occurred at a 2011 dance production at Martinsburg High School. Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon says an outside organization had rented the high school for the performance. If convicted, Grubb faces up to three years in prison.

“None of our buildings are designed to be fortresses. Look at Jefferson High School and the way the building’s been added onto over the years. You have a building with more than 100 doors.” Peter Dougherty, Jefferson County school board president

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Historical house receives donation The Jefferson County Sons of the Confederacy presented a check last Friday in the amount of $500 to the Jefferson County Black Historical Preservation Society to help with the preservation and restoration of the Webb-Blessing House in Charles Town. The Webb-Blessing House was the residence of John Frederick Blessing, a baker and confectioner who befriended John Brown during his imprisonment in Charles Town. Prior to his execution, Brown inscribed and presented his jailhouse Bible to Blessing. “We want them (the Sons of the Confederacy) to know how much we appreciate what they donated. Anytime we have ever needed any information or something researched, they have always been there for us,� said Jim Taylor, president of the Jefferson County Black Historical Preservation Society. In picture, front row: Jim Taylor accepts a check from Bill Senseney, flanked by Jim Glymph on the left and Doug Perks on the right. Top row, from left: Daniel Lutz, Jim Tolbert, Scott Coyle and George Rutherford.

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POLICE LOG Ranson Police Department call log Dec. 4 to Dec. 10, 2012 Suspicious person: Apple Tree Gardens Fairfax Crossing Domestic: Grassdale Street Apple Tree Gardens Disturbance: ROCS Marl Drive Ambrose Drive Apple Tree Gardens (two times) South George Street Jefferson Memorial Hospital Rumors (two times) East 12th Avenue Grassdale Street East 11th Avenue West Third Avenue East 10th Avenue Destruction of property: Ranson Police Department East Third Avenue Agency assist: Charles Town Police Department – East Washington Street West Virginia State Police – Flowing Springs Road West Virginia State Police – Harrow Place Charles Town Police Department – U.S. 340 West Virginia State Police – Currie Road at War Admiral Boulevard

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Robeli Drive Charles Town Police Department South Samuel Street Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Casino Charles Town Police Department McDonald’s in Charles Town Petit larceny: Olympia Sports Citizen assist: Marl Drive Fifth Avenue Preston Street Ranson Police Department East 12th Avenue Fifth Avenue EMS assist: Cranes Lane Apple Tree Garden Automobile accident: Jefferson Memorial Hospital Leetown Pike at Currie Road East Fifth Avenue East Third Avenue Route 9 East Welfare check: W.Va. 9 Bypass Suspicious vehicle: Fourth Avenue Cranes Lane Fairfax Crossing mailboxes Behind Petco Southern States Jefferson Chapel Security check: Slusher Park (five times) APU (three times) Alarm:

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East Fifth Avenue (two times) Home Depot Civic Center Southern States (two times) Thompson Gas Animal complaint: Currie Road Warrant served: West Seventh Avenue

Charles Town Police Department call log Dec. 9, 2012 1:10 p.m. West Washington Street — Disturbance — Advised of options 3:32 p.m. East North Street — Suspicious activity — Area checked/Unfounded 5:55 p.m. South George Street — Vehicle crash — Report taken 8:40 p.m. North Mildred Street Ranson — Assist Ranson Police Department (disturbance) — Assistance rendered 11:30 p.m. South George Street — Disturbance — Unfounded 11:35 p.m. South Samuel Street — Suspicious person — Area checked/ Unable to locate Dec. 10, 2012 7:53 a.m. East Washington Street — Suspicious person — Area checked/ Unable to locate 10:40 a.m. West Washington Street — Disturbance — Area checked/Unable to locate 12:26 p.m. East Washington Street — Suspicious activity — Area checked/

Unfounded 1:30 p.m. South Lawrence Street — Disturbance — Two arrests made (disruption of school) 2:30 p.m. West Washington Street — Welfare check — No answer at residence/Advised 3:43 p.m. West Washington Street — Drug complaint — Area checked/Unable to Locate 5 p.m. East Washington Street — Suspicious Person — Subject located/Moved on 5:10 p.m. East Washington Street — Vehicle crash — Report taken 5:45 p.m. East Washington Street — Suspicious person — Area checked/ Unable to locate 9:15 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard — Disturbance — Advised of options Dec. 11, 2012 3:07 a.m. East Washington Street — Disturbance area — Area checked/ Unable to locate 6:01 a.m. W.Va. 9 — Vehicle crash — Advised of options 9 a.m. East Washington Street — Disturbance — Subject issued notice of no trespass 9:30 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard — Assist code enforcement (code violation) — Assistance rendered 12 p.m. Citywide — Funeral detail — Traffic control provided 1:31 p.m. U.S. 340 — Traffic hazard — Area checked/Roadway clear 2:16 p.m. Augustine Avenue — Distur-

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Spirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER’S ADVOCATE Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TOM MILLER

Smith settlement should be a lesson The out-of-court settlement reported this week between the Jefferson County Commission and former administrator, Leslie Smith, who was fired in 2009 after 18 years of service, should serve as a lesson to governmental bodies about the perils of confusing public policy with personal agendas. The settlement was reached recently following a years’ long battle between the administrator and her onetime employer after severance compensation negotiations between the two broke down in the months after Smith’s termination. Smith, whose firing on a 3-2 vote provoked a tremendous outpouring of support from both the public and past county officials, sought more than $630,000 in back wages. Commissioners Lyn Widmyer, Frances Morgan and former Commissioner Jim Surkamp voted to end the employment of Smith, who filed a lawsuit against the county in September 2010, alleging wrongful discharge, retaliatory distress, harassment, breach of contract and a violation of the Human Rights

Act. The fallout from Smith’s dismissal was significant. And the cost to the county has been as well. Jefferson County, which is now on its third administrator since her dismissal, lost a longtime employee who was well-known, well- respected and knowledgeable. Indeed, a number of county commissioners both past and present spoke highly of her at the time of her dismissal and sharply criticized those officials who were more intent on ramming through an agenda they wanted instead of receiving sound policy advice from a longtime public servant. How it did this — by shutting down comment from citizens who singled them out, thereby seeking to make the entire panel complicit in that vote — was both bullheaded and wrongheaded, and brought them no small measure of enmity. To be sure, two of the commissioners responsible have since been voted out of office. County officials say they’re eager to move on from this unfortunate matter. Hopefully, not so eager as to neglect a lesson learned.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Reader remembers Spirit of old

nior Ennis (to name a few) would be so kind as to give me some hot type with my name on it, which I still have. I was not allowed to go in the very back because there were pictures of girls back there in bikinis! My husband, who was in the newspaper business for 35 years, and I enjoy reading the Spirit when it arrives at our home. It is good to keep up with what is happening in town. My father would be so proud of the paper today and all facets of its modernization. You and your staff are doing a wonderful job. Good luck to you all in your new office and, hopefully, one day when I am in town I can stop by.

I read with interest in the Spirit that the newspaper office is moving from its longtime location on North George Street. I wouldn’t have known this because I haven’t lived in Charles Town for many years. I am the youngest daughter of Max Brown who, as you probably know, was the general manager of the Spirit. I have such fond memories of the Spirit office. When I was very young, my father would allow me to stop in even though the office was a very busy place. June Boyer, who was the secretary at the time, would make up things for me to do, i.e. stapling and writing notes. When I was permitted to go into the Sincerely, back where the printing was Betty Brown Moore being done, Bill Brill or Ju- Mount Laurel, New Jersey

“Now take any race of animals, confine them in idleness and inaction, whether in a stye, a stable or a state-room, pamper them with high diet, gratify all their sexual appetites, immerse them in sensualities, nourish their passions, let everything bend before them, and banish whatever might lead them to think, and in a few generations they become all body and no mind; and this, too, by a law of nature, by that very law by which we are in the constant practice of changing the characters and propensities of the animals we raise for our own purposes. Such is the regimen in raising Kings, and in this way they have gone on for centuries. While in Europe, I often amused myself with contemplating the characters of the then reigning sovereigns of Europe. Louis XVI was a fool, of my own knowledge, and in despite of the answers made for him at his trial. The King of Spain was a fool, and of Naples the same. They passed their lives in hunting, and despatched

two couriers a week, one thousand miles, to let each other know what game they had killed the preceding days. The King of Sardinia was a fool. All these were Bourbons. The Queen of Portugal, a Braganza, was an idiot by nature. And so was the King of Denmark … the King of Prussia, successor to the great Frederick, was a mere hog in body as well as in mind. Gustavus of Sweden, and Joseph of Austria, were really crazy, and George of England, you know, was in a straight waistcoat. There remained, then, none but old Catharine, who had been too lately picked up to have lost her common sense. In this state Bonaparte found Europe; and it was this state of its rulers which lost it without a struggle.”

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— Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Langdon, governor of New Hampshire, March 5, 1810.

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Readers speak out: Newtown tragedy prompts debate on guns, school safety, mental health care CHARLES TOWN – Adam Lanza’s horrifying attack at a school Friday morning left dozens dead in Connecticut and in the Panhandle set off a search for answers as citizens grapple with issues of school safety, gun control and our nation’s approach to mental illness. The 20-year-old college dropout’s rampage began when he gunned down his mother at their home and continued at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School where he used a military-style assault rifle to end the lives of 20 children and six adults in just five minutes before taking his own life as he heard emergency responders arrive on the scene. On Facebook, we asked Spirit of Jefferson readers what they’re thinking about security measures at our schools, whether our nation’s gun laws ought to be stricter and how to better deal with the mentally ill. A sampling of our readers’ reactions: Cat Mulligan Stevens: “Parents and guardians with children that may have a personality disorder really need to do everything they can to stay in tune with that person and to not give them access to guns.” Melinda Denham Cole: “My children were completely at ease [Monday]. We talked briefly on Friday of their wonderful schools and teachers and how blessed we are to have them and our children in our lives. I will not live in fear or cause my children to do likewise!” Chrissy Burrows Jacobs: “My daughter’s school sent home a letter today outlining what they have been doing and will continue to do to protect their students and staff. It also outlined how they were going to handle any questions the students may have regarding the tragedy that occurred. I am thankful the school was proactive in setting parents’ minds at ease as best they can.” Stephanie Whetzel: “As I get my baby boy dressed for kindergarten at Blue Ridge Elementary, I think of reasons not to send him. He has a cough or

he didn’t get enough sleep. But he is ready to go. As I give him a big hug and kiss and he runs to his bus my eyes fill up with tears. “Blue Ridge had the Sheriff’s Department there this morning along with people making it tough to even enter the school, putting more locks on the doors and locking the very front door. Doing new drills and having the police talk to the students. “Gun control has nothing to do with it. Personally I think the teachers should be armed and trained. I also think each school should have their own security guards. “As for mental illnesses … a friend of mine has schizophrenia and he functions just normal because his family cares enough to make sure he gets the help he needs.” Andy Tucker Sugrue: “We need an immediate conversation on the mental health issues in this country. Families can’t ‘care’ a child out of a mental illness. Some families are exhausted trying to care – and find care – for their mentally challenged child. It’s a very complex issue that deserves a national conversation about how we can accommodate not only the child, but the family who struggles with that child.” Starla McGaha: “Arming school staff would only make the situation more dangerous. We are not going to solve the problem of violence with more violence. Further, gun laws and tighter security only treats the symptoms. It does not address the root of the problem, which is the attitude of and lack of treatment for mental health in this country.” Joe Brand: “I’m thinking it is a shame that we think a sign or law will keep our children safe. Laws and signs are a re-enforcement of the social contract that we all agree to abide by as members of society. Those who do not wish to conform to society’s social contract and laws will not abide by the laws and signs we make. “We as a society need to do a better job of living with and caring for those in our communities. While we seek to understand this tragedy, let us not re-

Contact your elected officials: GOVERNOR Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Democrat Office of the Governor, State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston 25305 304-558-2000 or 1-888-438-2731 Submit a comment at governor.wv.gov.

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SENATE Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson  304-357-7957, 304-725-6174 herb.snyder@wvsenate.gov John Unger, D-Berkeley/Jefferson  304-357-7933 john.unger@wvsenate.gov

act by restricting our own liberties and the liberties of those who did no harm. I went out to work this morning just as I always do. I will not live in fear. It has been barely noticed or announced in the media, but there were two additional potential school shootings on Friday that were stopped by people who found out of the plot and reported properly as they should have. “People can prevent horrible tragedies when they are not perpetrated by a lone wolf. The only thing that can stop the lone wolves is the threat of force in response and not leaving major gathering places defenseless.” Wanda Kramer: “Gun control has nothing to do with what happened! Regardless of the laws, they will always find a way to get a gun! People need to understand and realize, it’s not the gun that’s killing the people, it’s the person holding it! [On] mental illness – the kids out there that need help should be able to get it for free. If we don’t do something soon, this kind of act is going to continue to happen! Pat Mesich: “The problem doesn’t lay with gun control or school safety. It is squarely on the shoulders of the media. Each time one of these incidents occur, [the media] gives give the scumbag the notoriety they crave and cause the next waste of human flesh to one-up them. Forget the loser, glorify the heroes.” Ann Fern: “Many people that suffer from mental illness have no idea that there is anything wrong with them. Those that do may be concerned with the stigma attached to the illness and do not seek help. How many times, after a tragedy, do we hear, ‘He was isolating himself, he was depressed, he was fixated with violent videos,’ etc. We need to be aware when someone in our family, school or neighborhood exhibits these kinds of changes and take action to help before a tragedy occurs – not inform the media of the changes after lives are lost.” – Compiled by Christine Miller Ford

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A recent article in the New York Times reported that West Virginia spends more than $1 billion in tax credits and incentives each year to recruit and retain businesses in this state. The article said the Mountain State spends more per person on this than any other state except Alaska. West Virginia Commerce Commissioner Keith Burdette was quick to come to the state’s defense during an appearance last Wednesday before the Legislature’s Joint Commission on Economic Development and the Joint Committee on Finance. He said the newspaper article created a “woefully inaccurate picture” of how this state uses its business tax incentives. According to Burdette, West Virginia only spent $32 million for all tax credits and exemptions during the past budget year and $10 million of that was attributed to the state Film Industry Investment Act. The Times article reported that West Virginia spends about $1.57 billion annually for various business incentives. The single largest tax incentive was said to be a $1.17 billion annual sales tax exemption for manufacturers and other firms to purchase equipment and goods used in production or other business activities. Burdette said it was misleading to include that exemption in the total because virtually every state has that exemption but the Times didn’t mention that fact. He accused the Times reporter of not comparing “apples to apples.” Burdette also noted the information was taken for the 2009 tax year, which saw an unusual boost in equipment purchases for power plants in this state. “The only reason our value was particularly high (that year) was that it was partly (attributable) to pollution control efforts made at power plants” said Burdette, a former legislative leader. He claims the state Tax Department only grants about $32 million in tax credits to businesses annually. Burdette told lawmakers that Pennsylvania has offered a $1.2 billion package of tax incentives to Shell Energy to attract a cracker plant to extract natural gas. West Virginia officials are also hoping to get at least one new plant located in this state for the same development. But officials at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, a nonprofit watchdog of state government, had a different view in this dispute. They have been critical of the state’s lack of transparency in reporting data on tax credits. And while they agreed that the newspaper’s article had flaws, they maintain that it provides more information than state officials have been willing to provide. Sean O’Leary, a policy analyst for the Center on Budget and Policy, said “the (New York) Times may have painted a bad picture but in West Virginia, we haven’t painted anything at all. It’s just a blank canvas.” Meanwhile, it has been more than 12 years since the West Virginia Legislature — at the request of then-Gov. Cecil Underwood — passed this state’s version of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, specifying that the only legal union in this state is between a man and a woman. The law includes language that any “public act, record or judicial proceeding of any other state” as it relates to a same-sex marriage “or a right or claim arising from such relationship, shall not be given effect by this state.” It was this statute that compelled Deputy Commissioner Steve Dale of the West Virginia Department u See MILLER Page A7

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Audit inspires us to face challenges The Education Alliance commends the West Virginia Board of Education for prioritizing student learning in its “From Audit to Action” response. While the WVBOE’s comments are detailed and thoughtful, we believe the response should also include how students will measurably benefit from recommendations and how the WVBOE will prioritize and work with others (agencies, local school boards and school improvement councils, faith communities, the business community, etc.) to improve factors that profoundly impact student learning in West Virginia. Those include teen pregnancy; gaps in students’ pre-school readiness associated with income, gender or ethnicity; truancy; children living in dysfunctional home environments; and children living in poverty. Addressing these real challenges will benefit current students and future generations of students. While the audit aimed to “produce the best outcomes for West Virginia students and ensure West Virginia receives the highest return on the educational dollars it spends,” the WVBOE’s response can add the additional dimensions of measurable accountability and advocacy for addressing community and family challenges that impede student learning. The Efficiency Audit addresses student benefits in a general manner, but the WVBOE has an opportunity to articulate the improved student outcomes it expects from its recommendations. Currently, the WVBOE focuses on what educators will do and receive without identifying for the public and itself the measurable student benefits. The Education Alliance believes the Call to Action must articulate the relationship between the Call to Action responses and measurable benefits to students. We encourage the WVBOE to state how its audit responses will measurably improve or increase the

following student outcomes such as: test scores on state or national assessments; grade-level retentions; enrollment in rigorous mathematics and science courses; the percentage of third-grade students achieving mastery or above in reading/language arts by the end of third grade; high school completion rates; etc. We also believe the Call to Action should acknowledge specific challenges that many West Virginia students endure daily … (which) profoundly affect a student’s ability to learn. Research shows children growing up in poverty lag behind their middle-class peers or peers from stable homes in terms of vocabulary skills; comprehension skills; social skills; and self-regulation skills even as they begin the schooling process before kindergarten. In West Virginia, 56 percent of West Virginia students receive a free or reduced-priced lunch. One in five West Virginia children is born with significant exposure to drugs or alcohol. Many children live with “toxic stress” that is severe, sustained and not buffered by supportive relationships. West Virginia’s birth rate for females between the ages of 15 and 19 increased by 17 percent between 2007 and 2009. Nationally, the teen birth rate fell 8 percent. A child’s chances of growing up in poverty are nine times greater if the child is born to an unmarried teen without a high school diploma. The implications of not addressing family and community challenges are far reaching, making it virtually impossible for students to reach critical academic benchmarks early in their school careers. One such benchmark is third-grade reading proficiency. Many states have recently enacted policies that retain students in third grade if they do not meet or exceed the reading benchmark. However, the WVBOE’s Call to Action does not include any recog-

nition of the third-grade reading benchmark or current achievement gaps in third grade WESTEST2 reading/language arts scores that are associated with ethnicity, income, or gender. The Education Alliance believes the community and family challenges we’ve noted must be systematically addressed. However, this will happen only if the WVBOE assigns a high priority to working on these issues collaboratively and ceaselessly. As uncomfortable as these realities are, the WVBOE’s Call to Action must acknowledge and reflect what we know to be true about West Virginia’s student population even if the Efficiency Audit did not. Compelling evidence shows family and community impediments to academic success can be minimized if tackled early and comprehensively. The WVBOE has an opportunity to model for local school boards and the public how recommendations translate into measurable benefits for students, not just fiscal efficiency. Incorporating information about the daily family and community-related challenges facing many West Virginia children informs public dialogue about education and creates an environment for meaningful collaboration among students, educators, community and business leaders, policymakers, and citizens. An example of how powerful these collaborations can be is the work currently underway at local and state levels to improve student attendance rates and reduce dropout rates. Children depend on thoughtful, informed adults to create pathways to success. If the adults are successful, current student achievement patterns will be a memory instead of our current and tragic reality. — Patricia Kusimo is the CEO and president of the West Virginia Education Alliance.

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of Motor Vehicles to deny a West Virginia driver’s license to waitress Cynthia Landis, who now lives in Romney and has been married to her partner, Melissa Landis for more than a year. Landis had no problem obtaining a new driver’s license with her married last name in neighboring Virginia following their wedding in October of 2011. Dale told a reporter he would be glad to legally issue a new West Virginia driver’s license with her ex-husband’s last name since in this state’s eyes she still legally carries that last name of Hatton. He said her only option is to go to court and have a judge order the name change she desires.

At this year’s legislative session, Delegate John Doyle, DJefferson, sponsored a bill to give gay and lesbian couples the same legal protections as heterosexual married couples but it never emerged from committee. Fairness West Virginia, an organization that advocates on behalf of the gay, lesbian and transgender population in the state, said it was the first time a civil union bill had been introduced in West Virginia. Finally, a recent move by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to allocate an additional $4 million to the Public Employees Insurance Agency for the budget year beginning July 1 means that state employees, teachers and other workers covered by the state health insurance program won’t face any additional cost in their month-

ly premiums. The PEIA Finance Board was then able to approve the 2013-2014 benefit plan on Dec. 6 without adopting a proposed increase in out-of-pocket co-payments for family coverage and without a boost in co-pays for specialty medications. Judy Hale, who lobbies for educators as president of the West Virginia Federation of Teachers, said it was very important that premium costs not be raised because teachers and public employees are “working without a raise this year and we felt it was extremely important that PEIA be left the same.” The glee may be short-lived, though, because current projections suggest that employee premiums will need to be increased by $11.7 million, or 9 percent, in the 2014-15 budget year.

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What Lincoln did and didn’t do on slavery On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln used his war powers to issue his famous Emancipation Proclamation. The document proclaimed freedom for slaves in the states of rebellion. Of interest locally was that Berkeley County and the other 47 counties in the process of forming the new state of West Virginia were specifically exempt even though they were obviously counties from a state in rebellion. The announcement was not a surprise. Mr. Lincoln had discussions with his Cabinet as early as July of 1862 on the matter. Lincoln, in one of his perhaps finest political moves, had softened the tone of his impending proclamation by deflecting some of the criticism from his actions in August of that same year. New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley had written an editorial calling for the president to more aggressively go on the attack of the rebels and to free the slaves. In his response, the president said this: “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.” Historians say that what Lincoln was doing in this instance was just some of his brilliant political maneuvering. He was trying to soften the opposition by leading them to believe the war was being fought to save the Union while at the same time not necessarily trying

to end slavery. It also made slavery an additional war goal beyond just saving the Union. Not lost on the president was the foreign reaction as he knew the announcement would cause England and France to back off from their support of the Confederacy. The president was ready to release his proclamation but needed a Union victory on the battlefield before making that announcement. He waited patiently, finally receiving that Union victory on Sept. 17, 1862 at nearby Sharpsburg, Md. Five days later, Lincoln issued his preliminary proclamation. The document called for the freeing of all slaves in any one of the states in rebellion that did not return to the Union by Jan. 1, 1863. With that, the president was allowing time for states to return. None did. But how many slaves did the proclamation actually free? First, it only applied to the slaves in the 10 states of rebellion. That covered about 3 million of the 4 million slaves. Secondly, the president had no jurisdiction at all in any of the states in rebellion. In fact, as a war power announcement as commander-in-chief, he didn’t even have any jurisdiction over the border states of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky and Missouri. There were a half million slaves just in those four states alone that were not affected. By most estimates, about 20,000 to 50,000 slaves in each of the 10 states were freed that day. Those were slaves in areas held at that moment under Union control. Others were freed as the Union army came

into their areas during the remainder of the war. What didn’t the proclamation do? It did not compensate slave owners for their losses; it did not outlaw slavery and it did not make the new freemen citizens. Even the passage of the 13th Amendment passed by Congress in February of 1865 did not free any slaves. They did not officially become free until Dec. 18 of that same year when the states finally ratified the 13th Amendment. Some would say the proclamation freed no slaves at all. One could say the same thing about the John Brown Raid in Harpers Ferry in October 1859. The goal of Brown’s raid was to free the slaves, yet he actually freed none that day. Of particular interest is that one of the victims of the John Brown raid, Fontaine Beckham, actually did free slaves in the uprising — he had it written into his will. Others would argue Lincoln’s announcement facilitated the slaves who then freed themselves. Just hearing that they were free enabled many slaves to escape to find shelter among the occupying armies in the South. And within just a few months of the pronouncement, the Union army started receiving blacks as soldiers through the formation of the U.S. Colored Troops. Of those not freed by the Emancipation Proclamation due to their exclusion as a county designated as part of West Virginia were 4,914 enslaved persons in Jefferson County and 1,650 slaves in Berkeley County.

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The Rev. Brian Hotaling

Why the hurt?

Yet again, there is an incident of violence that is inexplicable. Yet again, there are families with more questions and no answers for their grief. And there is no logic or reason or sensible way to comprehend the loss of those innocent lives. Our hearts hurt for our friends in Connecticut, and we stand in outrage that such violence has happened. Again. I am a minister. Some of my more courageous friends have asked those bold questions that come up in the face of tragedy. Where is God in all of this mess? Why would he let something like this happen? If God is so good, and he is supposed to love us, why all the hurt? I confess that I do not have many answers. I could give you some theology. I know what the academics and seminarians talk about, and I can give you some arguments about the universality of the existence of evil, and how the lack of perfection in creation argues for the existence of a perfect deity. But those sorts of answers seem kind of empty today. While they might make for a good term paper, they seem not to help with the grief and sadness. I am sure that the families of those 27 need something more personal. Many are talking about gun control, and the associated issues of security in our schools.

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Perhaps we can point a finger at the video games, or the glorification of violence in the entertainment industry. I am confident that some wise government officials will invest several million of your dollars to create a study to develop strategies to curb the violence. I do not believe that the answers are found in any of these issues. The root of the problem lies elsewhere. Years ago, when I lived in Europe, I swallowed my anxieties and took a tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp. It was a horrible place, filled with the shadows of death and fear and human suffering. The memories of hatred and pain were almost palpable. I walked around and looked and considered the magnitude of events the occurred on that particular piece of God’s earth. As I walked and thought and considered and prayed, I heard a word from God. As distinctly and clear as talking to a friend, God said to me, “This is what happens when you turn your back on Me.� The fact is that we are a broken people, living in a broken world. And life is not as it should be. Violence, evil, sin, viciousness happen because human beings choose for it to happen. We have gone our own way in this world, we have rejected our Creator and we all

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suffer the consequences. The root of the problem lies at the center of the human heart. We are broken, and we are in need of repair and restoration. Instead of listening to God who loves, who speaks life and love and grace into our lives, we choose to listen to the voices of evil, selfdirection, power, greed, hatred, and despair. As a culture and a society, we have chosen to turn our collective backs on God. We have decided that we do not need Him anymore, we are quite well off on our own, and we would just rather not be a “religious� bunch. And as we continue our rebellion from God and grace, as we continue to choose the darkness of self and sin, the stakes will climb higher, and the violence will prevail. This is what happens when you turn your back on Me. Where was God in the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut? I believe He was in the same place He always is, on His throne in glory, in tears and sorrow, weeping over the foolishness of humanity, the prevalence of hate, and crying out that His people have turned their backs on Him. And in spite of ourselves, and the stubbornness of our ego, and the sin nature that lies within all of us, still He invites us to return, still He invites us to know peace and healing and hope. If we are to escape from the darkness that seeks to consume our world, there is but one direction. Let us turn our collective faces back to the God of love and light. We might never find all the answers to the violence of mankind, but we might find some solace for ourselves. And if each of us can find some peace as individuals, perhaps there is still for hope for us all. — The Rev. Brian Hotaling is the senior pastor at Charles Town Baptist Church in Charles Town. Services are held on Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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Jefferson County Community Ministries member Bob DuBose surveys a recent dropoff of supplies at the nonprofit’s center at 238 W. Washington St. in Charles Town. It’s not too late to help Jefferson County Community Ministries as the nonprofit assists those in need with emergency food, shelter, clothes and other help this holiday season. Officials say a particular need now is for tuna and other canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix and syrup. Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays. For information on how to volunteer or to offer other help, email info@jccm.us, call 304-725-3186 or go online to jccm.us.

Holiday events Summit Point Baptist holiday activities: A youth musical pageant will start at 7 p.m. Friday. The adult choir will perform the musical cantata “Born to You This Day� starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. For questions, call Pastor James Holt at 304-725-0619. Leetown Methodist Christmas events: A Sunday School Christmas program will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will happen at 7 p.m. A Christmas Carol hymn sing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30. For questions, call 304-725-8304. Christmas at St. Paul’s: Christian Community Church at St. Paul’s invites the public to its Christmas services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Christmas Eve. The church,

located at 12623 Harpers Ferry Rd. (Va. Route 671), is lit with oil lamps and an 1890s oil lamp chandelier to look like a 19th century Christmas. Each service features guest musicians, favorite Christmas hymns and traditional candle lighting ceremony. Refreshments are served afterward. Call 301-432-4574 for more information. Special sermon: “Christ our Peace� is the sermon title for the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Middleway United Methodist Church. Pastor Duane Strickler will speak. For questions, call 304-728-4770. Asbury Christmas schedule: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will have two Christmas Eve services. The first service will be a family friendly contemporary service starting at 7 p.m. and a traditional candlelight Holy Communion service will be held at 11 p.m. A free community Christmas Day dinner will start at noon and end at 2:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy good food and fellowship. Call 304-7255513 or visit myasburychurch.org. for more information.

Christmas Eve service: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry starting at 5 p.m. There will be a special children’s reading. All are welcome to join the celebration. Traditional service: Historic Christ Reformed Church in Shepherdstown will offer the Harbaugh Christmas Service starting at 5:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Written around 1834 by the Rev. Dr. Henry Harbaugh, a German Reformed pastor, theologian, and seminary professor, the service includes the alternate read and chanted gospel narrative according to St. Luke describing the events leading up to and including the birth of Christ. All are welcome. Special service: The Millville Pentecostal Church will host a New Years Service starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 29. The Knight Family from Mt. Airy, Md. will serve as special guests. Everyone is welcome. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call 304725-5155. - Compiled by Rob Smith

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Ranson. She was a member of St. Bianca Maria Visconti James, James Catholic Church, Charles 90, of Charles Town, died ThursTown, where she was a soloist in day, Dec. the choir. 13, 2012, She was a graduate of Saint Urat Willow sula Academy in Milan and attendTree Maned Milano Conservatory of Music or, Charles Studies before being interrupted by Town. World War II. Born July After the war and her mar27, 1922, in riage to an American serviceman, Milano, Itashe came to the United States in ly, she was 1947. She became an American the daughter of Marco Visconti and citizen and became active in local Alfonsina Rippa Visconti. politics. She retired from the Harpers She served in the 1977-1978 Ferry John Brown Wax Museum session of the Legislature, apin 1998. Before that, she worked pointed by Gov. Jay Rockefeller at Lori Lynn Manufacturing in to a vacancy in the West Virginia

Paul David Staubs, Jr. Funeral services for Paul David Staubs, Jr., 50, of Charles Town, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Winchester Medical Center were held at 2pm, on Wed., Dec. 19, 2012 at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Bev. G. Turner ofďŹ ciating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Born Nov. 6, 1962, in Ranson, he was the son of Paul David Staubs and Hilda Estella (Mellott) Staubs. He was a member of the Bolivar Pentecostal Church; served in the Army National Guard, and was a Physical Security Specialist for The S.I. Organization. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kimberly Sue (Alexander) Staubs; one sister: Melody A. Wyndham, and husband Charles, of Bolivar, and one niece, Tiffany A. Fritts. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Aldridge F. and Mary V. (Rodgers) Staubs and George H. and Bessie C. (Tattersall) Mellott. Q – How quickly does hearing loss Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralprogress? HomesWV.com Memorial A – It is difficultMEMORIAL to estimate where your

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Peggy Joy Dopson Peggy Joy Dopson, 76, of Stephens City, VA, formerly of Charles Town, WV, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at her son’s residence in Stephens City, VA. Born January 23, 1936 in Ranson, WV, she was the daughter of the late Winfred Kelican and Vergie Darr Kelican. She was of the Christian faith. Peggy was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the VFW, a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge, all of Charles Town, WV. She loved cooking and entertaining with family and friends. Her family referred to her as “Joy� to the world. She is survived by two sons, James M. Darlington, Jr. and wife, Doris Ann of Stephens City, VA and Douglas Ray Darlington and wife, Donna of Millville, WV; two brothers, Earl Kelican and wife, Bertha of Charles Town and Freddie Kelican and wife, Patsy of Charles Town, WV; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill� Dopson and one brother, William Ray Kelican. Services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry/Charles Town, WV, with the Very Rev. Melanie McCarley officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, WV. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Condolences to the family may be expressed at her obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Virginia Faith Ashton, 93, of Martinsburg, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at City Hospital Born May 28, 1919, in Franklin County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Calvin Faith and Cora Grace Sword Faith. She had been employed at the National Fruit Company, Talents Flower Shop and held private daycare in her home. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 32 years. Mrs. Ashton was a sponsor member of the Tau Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Ruth was known for her love of family, children, friends, God and her country. She is survived by one son, Dale J. Statler and wife, Brenda, of Hagerstown, MD; two daughters, Rosemarie Day, of Martinsburg, and Sandra Hessenauer, of Shepherdstown; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin E. Ashton. She was the last of her immediate family which included ďŹ ve sisters, Gladys M. Kayser; Grace C. Carbaugh, Vera T. Bowers; Marie M. Schelle and Geneva Morrow; three brothers, Earl J., John W. and Adrian C. Faith. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2012, at Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Mooney ofďŹ ciating. Interment will be held at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 20th, at Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com MEMORIAL

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CHARLES TOWN – This time of year at Albert & Arnold’s, Kate Brown specializes in helping customers with last-minute Christmas presents that are tasteful, local and unique. “We make it very easy for our customers to find a gift that’s going to be a hit,� said Brown, a Charles Town native who co-owns the gourmet wine and cheese shop in downtown Charles Town with her husband, Mike. In the shop at 207 W. Washington St., the Browns offer a wide array of fine wines from across the globe as well as artisan wines from neighboring Virginia and elsewhere. With tastings every Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and wine and cheese sample sessions from noon on Saturdays, customers have the chance to sample new arrivals as well as some of the Browns’ favorite vintages. With so many choices, even those who walk in insisting they don’t enjoy wine are bound to find a pleasing selection, she said. “We’ve tasted every wine we have for sale – and approved each of them,� she said.

Brown takes pride in directing customers to wine that’s just right for a hostess gift or to pair with a certain menu. For those whose preferences run toward ale, Albert & Arnold’s also sells a number of unique beers. Other sought-after offerings at Albert & Arnolds include crackers, chutneys, chocolates and fine cheeses ranging from a rich, peppery Gorgonzola imported from Italy to Amish-style cheddars from nearby Pennsylvania. As Dec. 25 nears, Brown will find herself increasingly busy putting together customized gift baskets. She said many customers select a wine or beer as the basket’s centerpiece, plus favorite food items and extras such as locally made wooden wine stoppers and wine charms. “We find that what works for a lot of our customers is for them to make their selections and then come back in a few hours to pick up the finished basket,� Brown said. “We put it all together with a wrap and a bow and make it look really nice.� The gift basket costs just $5 for the basket itself plus the regular retail costs of the items chosen by the customer, Brown said. Albert and Arnold’s also can

Want to go? What: Albert & Arnold’s wine/ cheese/specialty sandwich shop Where: 207 W. Washington St., Charles Town To know more: Call the store at 304-725-7466 or see the shop’s wine list and sandwich menu at albertandarnolds.com help those who get hungry when they’re out holiday shopping. The store, which sold just six types of gourmet sandwiches when it opened six years ago, now has 24 sandwiches on the menu, all made with top-quality ingredients, including a base of freshbaked gourmet breads or rolls. The Sydney Harbor is one popular pick. Layered with salami and Muenster and Monterey jack cheeses, it also has herb mayo, spicy beer mustard, cornichon pickles, lettuce, onion and tomato. Another top choice is the Stonecrest, which consists of roast beef, a bleu cheese-Merlot sauce, onions and cornichon pickles. The Browns also can whip up other sandwiches according to customers’ wishes. Whether she’s making a sandwich or recommending a wine,

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Making customized gift baskets with wine, chocolates and other gourmet fare will keep Albert & Arnold’s owner Kate Brown busy in the days leading up to Christmas. Her shop at 207 W. Washington St. in Charles Town will offer wine tastings daily through Christmas Eve.

Brown often gets asked just who Albert and Arnold are. She’s happy to explain the business takes its name from two men who played big roles in her husband’s life – his father and grandfather. “When we opened our business, we wanted to honor them,� she said. Brown met her future husband, a native Texan studying at Shep-

herd University, when she moved back to the Panhandle after college. After earning an English degree from Roanoke College in Virginia, she worked in a Baltimore wine shop before coming home to West Virginia. Once the holiday shopping season ends, Brown’s next task will be to help customers find just the right beverages for their New

Year’s Eve gatherings. She’s also looking forward to a busy 2013. Keeping a small business vibrant takes time and energy, Brown explained, but she is excited at the increased traffic coming to the area thanks to promotions such as Discover Downtown Charles Town’s Third Thursday events. “Running our own business – it’s our dream,� Brown said.

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To get ahead, smart workers must learn to manage their fears Fear is an emotion that holds immense energy. Any number of situations, people or events can invoke a person’s sense of fear. And while this emotion is meant to be a protective response, the meaning and intensity it holds from person to person is different. Everyone experiences fear. Yes, everyone. For some people this, in itself, is an eye-opening “aha� because many people perceive that they are the only ones that

experience fear. Not true. What one person is afraid of, another may not be. Also, fear is felt in different degrees. The objective isn’t about ignoring or hiding from these feelings of fear; it’s simply about managing them when they appear. To pretend they don’t exist or get down on yourself when they show up just keeps you stuck in the low-level energy of these emotions and further away from your success.

As a professional, you are on a constant road of growth and expansion and fear will appear as you move forward ‌ usually every time you move forward. I get scared all the time, especially when I’m taking risks, doing new things and putting myself out there. I now understand that everyone else experiences their own version of the same basic fears. Fears like being judged, making mistakes, looking bad, failing, looking

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Missing You at Christmas Everyday without you, since you had to go, Is like summer without sunshine, and winter without snow. I wish that I could talk to you, there’s so much I would say. Life has changed so very much, since you went away. I miss the bond between us, and I miss your kind support. You’re in my mind and in my heart, and every Christmas thought. I’ll always feel you close to me and though you’re far from sight, I’ll search for you among the stars that.................. shine on Christmas night.

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of wood, which is not a problem in West Virginia but, on the Prairie, the supply could get frighteningly low. We sometimes had to cut firewood regardless of the wind or outside temperature. One especially cold and windy day, Stephanie (aka old Hippie) and I headed out to cut wood, sawing up lengths of blighted elm which had previously been hauled up from the creek bottoms. Our chainsaw was on the fritz with a new part ordered so we had to use the twoperson crosscut. It was entirely too cold for any flesh to be exposed and even through the scarves and ski masks the wind’s bite was like Robert Service’s driven nail. We soon learned that we could minimize our exposure to the wind by trading ends of the saw frequently. The following day, we learned that the previous day’s low temperature, including the wind/chill factor was 75 below zero. So what’s another 5 or 10 degrees when you’re dealing with those kind of numbers? We haven’t been cold since. Anyway, all of these Doomsday scenarios (with the express exception of Bible prophecy) are merely fiction presented as news. How do I know? One consideration is that I’m in the business of story telling and thus can easily recognize the product. However, I can’t say for sure that I wouldn’t have been taken in by the 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds where even the official weather report told of a “high altitude disturbance of unknown nature.� And, more recently, for a few hours I was convinced by an NPR broadcast that a familiar corporate logo (likely Pepsi’s) was to be projected onto the moon that night of April 1. See you next Wednesday — Canada’s Boxing Day.

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God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.

Merry Christmas! Love, Ray

In memory of

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June 24, 1990–Sept. 2, 2008 We’ve filled our hearts full of holiday cheer and shopped for presents for loved ones this year. The house is dressed up with garland and lights that sparkle and shine through the holiday nights. But even with all of this holiday bliss there’s someone we lost that we terribly miss. And as this Christmas Day draws near we wish with all of our hearts he was here.

Miss and love you,

Your Family


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Quenton Roger Burner Quenton Roger Burner, 72, of Summit Point, WV passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Veterans Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. Born April 6, 1940 in White Post, VA, he was the son of the late James William Burner and Mary Copenhaver Burner. He was of the Methodist faith. Quenton loved the many aspects of nature, especially flower gardening, bird watching and caring for his pets. He was loved by all who knew him and never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Ruby May Jenkins Burner, two daughters, Lisa Stahley and husband, Stephen,

She was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the VFW, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge, all in Charles Town. She loved cooking and entertaining with family and friends. Her family referred to her as “Joy to the world.� She is survived by two sons,

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and Karen McMann and husband, Peyton, two sons, Quent Delane Burner and wife, Juliet, and Clinton Roger Burner and wife, Denise, 10 grandchildren, Mary, Gabrielle, Max, Tommy, Josh, Sarah, Quenton, Katey, Jenny, and Lane, and two brothers, David and “Sonny� Burner. He was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Jenkins and two brothers, Allen Burner and infant Charles Lee Burner. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry/ Charles Town, WV with Rev. Stephen Stahley officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic, 1212 North Mildred St., Ranson, WV 25438. Condolences to the family may be expressed at his obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com

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Let them eat cake

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A traditional loaf-shaped cake made with rum-soaked raisins, dates, pecans, marzipan and a thick outer coating of powdered sugar, stollen is a much-anticipated Christmastime treat.

Every December at Shepherdstown bakery, traditional German stollen steals the show

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nglish plum pudding. Italian panettone. Buche de Noel from France. All kinds of international desserts serve as Christmas traditions, but for many, it’s stollen made in Shepherdstown that takes the cake. Thanks to the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery, it’s easy to get a taste Old Germany right on German Street. Historians say stollen debuted in the German city of Naumburg in the early 1300s as a Christmastime offering for the bishop at the local Catholic church. Because of the Advent fast, bakers then had to make their holiday treat with just oats, flour, turnip oil and water, but then as now, stollen was shaped in a small loaf – to resemble the infant Christ wrapped in a blanket. Today, there are hundreds of versions of stollen, all of them much more elaborate (and no doubt, tastier) than that early turnip seed-andoats recipe. Still made only during Advent and at Christmas, a modern-day stollen may include butter, German pastry flour, almond paste, candied

citrus peel or zest, raisins and other dried fruit, rumor brandy-soaked pecans, almonds or other nuts, all spiced up with vanilla, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and other tastes. Bakers in Shepherdstown make their stollen in small batches with rum-soaked raisins, dates, pecans, marzipan and the cake’s trademark coating of thick, snowlike powdered sugar. So good is the Sweet Shop’s stollen, it’s won coverage on the Food Network and in Gourmet magazine. Fans of the cake from across the United States and even worldwide order stollen to enjoy themselves, to slice and serve at Christmas gatherings and to give as gifts. “We have customers in Germany who tell us ours is the best stollen they’ve ever had,” says Pam Berry, who co-owns the 30-year-old bakery with her husband, Rusty. “It’s addictive.” At the bakery at 100 W. German St., customers can order a slice of stollen to devour on the spot or pick up a loaf or half-loaf to take home or to give as a holiday present. The cake comes boxed or, for a bit more, tucked in a lovely commemorative tin that shows the Shepherdstown streetscape. As in centuries past, making stollen remains laborintensive and time-consuming, but it’s worth all the effort, Berry explains. “People tell us it just wouldn’t be Christmas without our stollen,” she said.

Fresh milk, eggs make an eggnog to remember

Nancy Luse

Toffee tale: Butter, sugar, pecans and chocolate ... mmm It’s another Christmas and another opportunity to bring new addicts on board. I know it sounds sinister for this gentle season, but there’s a reason some people refer to me as “the crack dealer.” There’s just something about that toffee. The recipe came into my possession several years ago from a friend who now no longer speaks to me, but more about that later. There’s a short list of ingredients: butter, sugar, pecans and chocolate, with a secret additive that can be found on any kitchen shelf. The process, once you get the hang of it, is also uncomplicated, but my other friend who also has the recipe swears she has to stand with her feet planted in exactly the same spot in front of her stove to achieve candy mojo. When we were first learning the recipe there was a lot of toffee the consistency of molten lava filling the garbage can, but soon we were churning out perfect toffee for the people at work, the people in our book clubs and the church bazaar. Part of the attraction, people say, is the satisfying

crunch without the danger of pulling out a filling. Another is the teensiest little undertone of the toffee tasting burnt because you boil the dickens out of the sugar and butter. In order for the candy thermometer to register in the “hard crack” zone there tends to be a little smoke that wafts from the pot. Yet another of the toffee’s charms is that it comes out best when the air is cold and clear — perfect for the Christmas season. It reminds me of the character in Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” who sniffs the air and declares, “It’s fruitcake weather.” So, my three friends and I had the toffee recipe and we each had our own stable of clients. The people at my work were the ones calling me the crack dealer after I would bring in a tin a few weeks before Christmas just to get everyone good and hooked and clamoring with orders. The first year I sent it to my brother and his family out in Oregon, he and my sister-in-law feared a major addiction and begged my niece to hide it in her closet. In the middle of her homework,

The Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery on West German Street sells its traditional stollen to customers across the nation – and even in Germany. Customers who come to the bakery also can try the cake by the slice.

though, came a frantic knock on her bedroom door. “Heather! Heather! Where’s that candy?” My father said I wasn’t allowed to come home for Christmas unless I brought along the toffee. People would tell us it was their most favorite thing under the tree. One person told me with tears in her eyes that the dog had sniffed it out under her tree and didn’t leave her so much as a pecan. The candy even found its way to the Supreme Court where one of the justices (I can’t say which one, but he was instrumental in the Obamacare decision) went ga-ga u See TOFFEE Page B2

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For me, eggnog season can’t come soon enough. As soon as Halloween is packed away, I buy a quart of my favorite eggnog at the grocery store. I drink it little by little, spiked and not. I make eggnog cappuccinos in the morning and eggnog milkshakes at night. On the weekends, there is nothing like French toast made with eggnog. But the best eggnog of the season is the frothy cloud-like homemade eggnog I make for Christmas cocktails. Before I go any further, I should mention that while I use raw eggs in u See EGGNOG Page B2


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my recipe, you should feel free to use pasteurized eggs if that concerns you. The results will be just as good. My love of homemade eggnog started at a young age. I was a pre-teen when my best friend and I discovered our love for making festive libations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; way before we really knew what a cocktail was. We made â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Frostâ&#x20AC;? lemonade in the summer and one fall and winter we went through a homemade eggnog stage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning, we made it from scratch and drank it every day for several months. My first attempt at making eggnog was very simple â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whipped eggs, cold milk and sugar with fresh grated nutmeg. If you are an eggnog lover, you know that the nutmeg is key! Soon, I graduated to Level 2 eggnog, which involves folding in whipped egg whites. You can make it without separating the eggs and whipping them individually, but it is nothing like the ethereal eggnog with the whipped egg whites. Because there are so few ingredients, it is essential that the eggs and milk be as fresh and as high quality as you can find. As an adult, I have graduated to a Level 3 eggnog, which includes whipped egg whites and whipped cream folded into the sweetened egg and milk base. I sweeten all three components with superfine sugar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the yolks, the egg whites and the cream â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for a more balanced and silkier eggnog. Superfine sugar dissolves more easily than traditional white sugar, producing a smoother, creamier texture. If

you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it on hand, you can make your own by pulsing regular granulated white sugar in a food processor. DOUBLE-WHIPPED EGGNOG 4 large eggs, yolks and whites separated 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar Pinch sea salt 2 cups whole milk 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, divided 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Bourbon (optional) In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they are a light golden color, about 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the 1/4 cup of sugar and the salt, beating until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the milk and half of the nutmeg, then beat until slightly frothy. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. With the mixer running, sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of the remaining sugar and whip until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Folk the egg whites into the yolk mixture until light and airy with no lumps. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, place the cold cream in a large chilled bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat until the cream forms soft peaks. With the mixer still running, gradually add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and the vanilla. Beat until firm peaks form and there is no liquid left. Fold the whipped cream into the eggnog, sprinkle with the remaining nutmeg, and serve. If you are spiking the eggnog, pour or spoon into glasses and add bourbon to taste to the individual glasses. Makes six servings.

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Holiday calendar Tonight

Visits from Mr. Claus: Santa will be out with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 p.m. in these neighborhoods: Cloverdale Heights, Spruce Hill and Spruce Hill North, and Huntfield. For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

Santa out and about: Santa will be making the rounds with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 tonight in these neighborhoods: Crosswinds, Norborne Glebe, Cave Quarters and Eastland. (The Jolly Old Elf on Tuesday night toured County Green, Belvedere Heights, Willow Spring, Demory Farm and Willow Brook Village. His visits elsewhere in the county continue Friday through Sunday.) For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

Sunday Santa visits: Young people can come out and see Santa as he tours the area with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 p.m. in these neighborhoods: Tuscawilla Hills, Locust Hill, Ranson Estates and Apple Tree. For details, go online to citizensfirecompany.com.

Crafting for kids: From 5 to 6 p.m., children 3 to 6 can enjoy Crafty Christmastime and make their own ornaments, to be kept or given for gifts. The class at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park costs $10, plus a $5 supply fee. Parents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t required to stay, but are free to join in. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-7283207 or go to jcprc.org.

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Friday Gingerbread project: Children ages 6 to 13 can create a wooden gingerbread house keepsake with artist Sheri Fiolek. The class, happening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park, costs $15. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org.

Care to try your hand at making a gingerbread house? The Jefferson County Parks and Rec offers a class Friday and Saturday at the Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park. The workshop costs $15.

Santa visits: Mr. Claus will be out with firefighters from Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town from 6 to 9 p.m. in these neighborhoods: Schaeffers Crossroads, Windmill Crossing, Breckenridge and Fairfax

Crossing. For details, go online 728-3207 or go to jcprc.org. to citizensfirecompany.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;TubaChristmasâ&#x20AC;?: Tuba playSaturday ers or those who play instruments in its family such as the Gingerbread home: Young- sousaphone, baritone and eusters ages 6 to 13 have another phonium gather to perform a chance to create a wooden gin- free, public Christmas concert gerbread house keepsake with in Shepherdstown. The tunes beartist Sheri Fiolek. The class, gin at 1 p.m. outside McMurran happening from 9 to 10:30 Hall on the corner of German a.m. at the Jefferson Coun- and King streets. (Musicians ty Community Center at Sam who want to sign up should call Michaels Park, costs $15. To Kathleen Corpus at 304-876reserve a spot, call Jefferson 5318 or Keith Alexander at 304County Parks and Rec at 304- 876-5668.)

Holiday Sports Camp: Kids ages 6 to 13 can wrap up 2012 with three days of sports, games and arts and crafts. Campers come to Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $60. Each child must bring a packed lunch. To reserve a spot, call Jefferson County Parks and Rec at 304-728-3207 or go to jcprc.org. Dec. 31 Bash: Charles Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Legion Jackson-Perks Post 71 holds a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve Bash thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open to the public. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the band Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Look Back will perform rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll hits from the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets cost $10, which includes snacks, party favors and champagne. The non-profit post, located at 225 W. Washington St., serves veterans of all ages. For details, call the post at 304-725-7212 or email Scot Hart at scotahart@gmail.com.

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Shepherd closes 9-2 season with win

The Rams close out their 9-2 season with a win against Fairmont State. The win was the ninth victory in 10 matchups for the team against the Fighting Falcons. —page B1

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linked polling agency – indicated that the statewide race was a CHARLES TOWN – Republi- statistical dead heat as of Moncan candidate Bill Maloney won day. Jefferson County with 3,353 Polling data indicated a quickvotes over acting Gov. Earl Ray ly narrowing gap between Bill Tomblin's 3,217 votes in Tues- Maloney and Acting Governor day's special gubernatorial elec- Earl Tomblin throughout the tion. campaign. Tomblin held a 33 Mountain Party candidate Bob percent lead in April, according Henry Baber garnered 151 votes, to the data. By Monday, the data followed by Independent Marla indicated that Tomblin had only Dee Ingels with 70 and Ameri- a 1 percent lead, well within the can Third Party candidate Harry poll's 3.2 percent margin of erSEE PAGE B1 V. Bertram with 18 votes. Twelve ror. Pictures write-in ballots were cast.with Santa In races where candidates are PHOTO BY BRYAN CLARK Survey data from Public Poli- nearly dead even, turnout bePoll workers begin tallying the first votes received Tuesday evening cy Polling – a Democratic Party-

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Musselman complete 10 sacks in 4514 win over Jefferson High School.

Investigation still ongoing according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Poverty pushing up state crime rate?

West Virginia’s crime rate increased 5 percent in 2010, in direct contrast with a nationwide decline. Could increasing poverty levels be the cause? —Page A4

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CHARLES TOWN — A pedestrian walking along U.S. 340 near the Wheatland Road intersection, was struck and killed by a box truck Tuesday morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. Jay Joseph Dove, 53, of 60 Straithmore Farm Lane, Charles Town, was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s department said. Investigating officer Cpl. V. Tiong said he received a call Tuesday at 6:02 a.m. A paramedic at the scene told Cpl. Tiong the pedestrian was pronounced dead at 6:19 a.m. The investigation showed that Dove crossed into traffic as he

was walking south on U.S. 340, the sheriff’s department said. “The conditions were foggy and dark,” said Jesse Jones, sheriff’s department chief of staff. Surebet Services, a vending machine company located in Ranson, owns the box truck. The driver of the truck told investigators he did not see Dove until the last second because Dove was wearing dark clothing. The Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency and the Citizens and Independent fire departments assisted at the scene. Jones said the investigation is still ongoing.

Jefferson County welcomes new citizens After a 45-44 OT loss at the hands of WV Wesleyan, the Rams drop to 4-2. —Page B1

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Remember when you used to whisper something to someone when you were a child? If the whisper was followed by “don’t tell Mom,” it usually meant you were Fred Blackmer doing something you weren’t supposed to. Local government and their agencies have developed a similar pattern of behavior. It is becoming all too common for elected and appointed bodies to discuss public policy issues without allowing public oversight. This is done by closing meetings from public view. That type of meeting is called an “executive session.” — page A4

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The holidays are quickly approaching. It’s time to start planning gifts, and the best are those that “keep on giving.” What present could be better than the gift of an education? By establishing a 529 Plan for Rob Hoxton college savings, your contributions can grow tax free to cover tuition payments, room and board, books and supplies, all while providing tax advantages to you. —page B7

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Directors at the 1,400-acre Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community want to see more involvement and use of its facilities from churches and religious organizations in the area. —Page C5

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As we celebrate Dr. James Gibson stands in front of a fence that separates pasture land from a riparian buffer he installed to shield Elks Run from erosion and runoff caused by cow’s crossing the stream. the fall season Elks Run, which empties into the Potomac, provides water to the residents of Harpers Ferry and are called and Bolivar. to action in the Joy Bridy, a local potter, used grant funding to teach pottery month of Octoclasses at local schools. She worries what reductions in AHA’s funding might mean for local students. ber, we observe

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ing cuts by the Jefferson Coun- request.” The supplemental funds AHA ty Commission to the Arts and Humanities Alliance came as was requesting go to fund its a shock, said Julie Siler, the Community Grants program. “This is ... money that we use president of the organization. “We submitted our budget to make grants to the communirequest to the County Com- ty – to people who come to AHA mission. We thought we were and say, ‘we’re going to put BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff The ostensible reason – one going to doing the right thing – going on a show,’ or, ‘we’re material,’ or through the right process,” publish some print whose authenticity many would MILLVILLE—Jefferson nature,” Siler said Siler. “As the new fiscal something of that County would have been a very come to doubt – for this series of year was coming on, he had different only heard that weplace were ifgo-the Board of dams was to reign in the wrath page A6which had flooding to get the allocation that the AHA Potomac, Engineers for Rivers and Har-V See

bors of the War Department had ed with disastrous effect in 1936 and again in 1942. gotten its way 66 years ago.

Those two floods alone caused A lake – at least 130 feet Body found atdeep,Mission 54 miles long and 4 miles wide over $17 million in damage – Road ruled a suicide

at points – would have lapped at about $266 million in 2011 dolThey don’t go anywhere near had planted some trees, and Church was HARPERS FERRY — You Elks Run, which slices through St.hePeter’s keeps Lutheran the grass unmown lars – according to a memoranthe edge of Charles Town. don’t have to go too far on Dr. a corner of the 224-acre farm — founded on bothinsides of by thenine stream’s 1765 German Shannondale, week that dumlastwritten by Rivers and HarThree major bridges, life- said James Gibson’s Needwood at least not since Gibson had in- immigrants. banks. Page C-5 she was worriedbors, aboutand the lack of published in the Spirit lines for rural Jefferson Counfarm before you see evThe aim is to provide SHANNONDALE – Medi- information on the incident that idence of where cows Feb. 21, 1945. a buffer for runoff and ty, would have been entirelyandon cal examiners have determined is available that she does not have been. protect the stream from Flooding on the Potomac that the submerged. man whose body was feel enough attention is being BUSINESS They pass between erosion, caused when found off Kabletown, Mission Road Mechanicstown two paid to crime on thebecome Mountainainterrifyingly reguhad three pastures, amble up cows cross back and weeks ago committed suicide, general. lar feature of life for those livandRobert Bloomery be aton a broad ridge that risforth through the water. said Sheriff Shirley. would“Going on walks alone or with es behind the farmhouse “Every time they its banks. The memtractions scuba Shirley said this for week that divers. my children ining towalong is certainly Gibson and his wife, walk down to the stream more details coulditnotcould be re- have out of hapthe question until we all seven flooding orandum listed And Barbara, are currentbank they stir it up and leased at this time because know for sure events what happened,” classified as “severe” in pened if the people of Jefferly renovating, and their it washes it away,” said they could compromise an on- wrote McGaha in an email. “The comings and goings can Gibson, whose family preceding son County notmore put time up athatthe going investigation. Thehad man’s passes, the more75 years, and the be seen around the hulk has owned the property name was not released. believe (law average enforcement) just cost of floodyearly forceful fight againstI it. of an old house that sits for seven generations. Shirley said there is no on- doesn’t care about us.the ThisPotomac cering in River Basin forlornly under a farHe calls the effort to going threat residents’ safe- tainly isn’t the first death in the Thetoangry river away cluster of trees. keep the cows out of wasignored estimated ty related toInthe incident. area that has been afterto be about $1.17 1945, Rivers and Harbors They’ve even been Elks Run him doing his million “People up there can be as- the fact, without any kind–of$14 fol- million adjusted about the handsome, proposed buildtoa series 14 It’s becoming fruspart. sured that there is to nothing low upof made. for inflation. stone bank barn built “It makes sense. Black If When it comes to growth, and down trating.” the Potofear outdams there,”up said Shirley. was into a hillside and Water from Elks Run water flows to a you want to clean up the “There ismac no ongoing threat to tributaries. Richard Reiner, It who grewthe up inflood of 1936 – Dog Coffee Co. is clearly on Rivers and its which is still in use to- pumping station from this impoundment (Chesapeake Bay) you which inundated some areas their safety.” Ridge Acres, said the lack of solid Page onlygrounds. One of these was Blue a dam on day. That’s the one that outside Harpers Ferry. Elks Run is the should do what B-5 you can Several residents from Blue information hasincaused him con- – which finally Washington George Magadieu of the stream in Jefferson County that serves as to keep cattle out of the the Shenandoah River up to Ridge Mountain communicern too. Reiner said he regularly spurred the House and Senate 153rd New York Volun- a municipal water supply. stream,” he said. ties have expressed concern huntswould and fishes on a private lot 193 feet high. The dam teer Regiment, E Comis one of into action. In a series of bills and frustration with located the lack toimmediately WEB twoGibson have been the south adjoining the area pany, scrawled his name Jefferson County of information that had been where the body was found. into its wide oaken door jamb stalled earlier this year an elec- landowners to sign onto the slightly upstream Although he has permisreleased of byMillville, law enforcement during Gen. Sheridan’s Valley trified steel fence that cordons Elks Run Water Quality ImVlot, See DAM page A2 to hunt on the private officials from concerning the inci- sionplant. the hydroelectric Campaign of 1864. off about seven acres of one- provement Project, a onetime On Tuesday night, the Jeffersondent. The cows are everywhere. time pasture land. Starla McGaha, a resident of of Commerce Just about. V See FENCES page A2 held In that preserve, Gibson has Co. Chamber V See BODY page A2

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The property had been owned by the family of Dr. Jules F. Langlet, who practiced in Charles Town and at Jefferson Memorial for decades before his retirement. The Langlets donated to Jefferson Health Care Foundation 10 of the 50 acres for the new medical center campus. “We have been working for some time with the Langlet family to have the opportunity to partner on a beautiful stateof-the-art medical campus,” said Dr. Christina Coad, chief

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domestic violence two weeks ago MARTINSBURG – Since at Perrine’s candlelight vigil. “We had been contacted by her 1995, October has been designated as Domestic Violence co-workers,” Smith said. “They let us know about the candlelight Awareness Month. Efforts to aid victims of do- vigil, and they wanted us to be a BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff

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Washington fell behind by 22 points in the first half. Beginning in the third quarter when the Patriots allowed only three points, Washington made steady inroads into the Judges’ lead. And Washington won the game. —Page B1

Executive Director Ann Smith (back) and Assistant Director Teresa Shumate (front) sort through donated OPINION clothes for A bow to Tebow families victimized by As Tim Tebow celebrates life and outdomestic SHEPHERDSTOWN – wardly expresses his violence. ven though Judith Platz devotion to Christian-

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Art lovers and train fans the world over praise the late O. Winston Link, who spent the late 1950s creating hundreds of striking black and white portraits that chronicled the final days of the steam engine. Less known is the New York City native’s ties to Jefferson County. Not only is Link buried in Shepherdstown, but the Eastern Panhandle provided the inspiration for his life’s work. The photographer picked up his passion for trains from his dad, and his dad grew up watching trains in Duffields. For full story on O. Winston Link, see page C1.

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Blue Ridge files suit against past treasurer CHARLES TOWN – Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company has filed a lawsuit seeking as-yet undetermined damages from its former treasurer, who has been charged in a separate criminal case with embezzling thousands of dollars from the fire company. Susan Roxanne Carter, who served as the fire company’s treasurer until last year, was charged with using a Walmart credit card that had been taken out in the company’s name but was used to purchase goods that were not for company use. According to the civil complaint filed by Company 5 on Dec. 2, Carter “fraudulently executed a continuing scheme to embezzle and wrongfully convert to her own use funds of (Company 5), which scheme continued until at least April 2010.” The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages of an amount to be determined

during the course of a trial. Carter has yet to file a response. Carter was arrested and charged with 52 felony counts in May 2010 in the same incident, including 23 counts of fraudulent use of an access device, 14 counts of forgery, 14 counts of identity theft and one count of fraudulent scheme. Carter waived her right to a preliminary hearing. According to the criminal complaint, Alicia Marcus, the subsequent treasurer at Company 5, discovered that something was amiss in January 2010 when she took over Carter’s position as treasurer. Marcus received a statement for a Walmart credit card taken out in the company’s name with $2,803.38 in recent charges on it, and when she examined receipts she realized that many of the items were not for Company 5’s use. Marcus reported the suspicious charges to Company 5 President Dave Withers at that time, but “it V See SUIT page A2

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50-acre site includes donation by Langlet family RANSON – Officials with Jefferson Memorial Hospital have begun planning a new medical campus following last week’s news that a 50-acre site has been secured. Officials from the hospital’s parent company, Morgantownbased West Virginia University Hospitals East, did not release how much the hospital system paid for the land, which is situated near U.S. 340 S. in Charles Town.

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happy because they’ve gotten a fice in the mid-1990s. “There’s Romney in Hampshire Coundefinitely a difference,” he said. Christmas card.” ty vie for the title of West Vir“I think it’s something that a “Back then, email was new and PHOTO BYforward BRYAN CLARK SHEPHERDSTOWN – It’s ginia’s oldest town. More than is working long days at lot of people still look to the only way you could connect ity, the starting quarwith anyone was by phone or the upscale consign- very much.” almost time for the biggest cele- a century before West Virginia terback for the Denver Broncos has become ment store she opened here Still, Platz recognizes that all with a letter or card.” bration in Shepherdstown’s his- became a state, Virginia’s govboth one of the most Michele Devine, a medical this fall, she made sure to set around her, the tradition appears tory. ernor signed the incorporation popular and controveraside time to send Christmas to be dying out. Her own mailbox supply purchaser who works in sial players in the NaThe festivities to mark the papers for both on the same day cards. isn’t filled with cards the way it Maryland and lives in Ranson, is tionalOF Football League. NATURAL RESOURCES keeping a tally of the number of One hundred and forty-two, has been in Christmases past. 250th anniversary of the found- – Dec. 23, 1762.PHOTO PROVIDED BY WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT While maligned more than virtually any to be precise, and each with a “The number is down this year Christmas cards that have arrived player in recent memory, Tebow has ing of AShepherdstown theSyndrome Shepherdstown’s birth- of a cave in West bat with Whitestart Nose hangs frominitial the interior Virginia. hand-written message. – shockingly down,” she said. in her mailbox, and so far the togiven birth to a new verb – “tebowing.” weekend after Thanksgiving day celebration will feature not “I’ve never not done Christ- “We always display the cards we tal is the smallest in memory – mas cards,” said Platz, the get on our pantry door. In years fewer than a dozen at last count. with the Nov. 25 Christmas in only the parade, but a tree light—Page A4 “People don’t use the mail. owner of Refinements at 125 past, we’d have ribbons lined Shepherdstown Parade, which ing, a comedy show at the ShepW. German St., where cus- with cards from the top of the Everyone’s on Facebook,” exwill employ a 250th birthday herdstown Opera House and an LIFE tomers find designer labels door to the floor – multiple rib- plained Devine, who uses social and vintage dresses, coats, bons. So far this year, we don’t media herself but says it’s no theme. Special events are slat- ice carving festival. Sunday sans church?CHRISTINE for Christmas cards. shoes and the like. “No matter even have one ribbon full.” ed to continue into December of MILLER FORD Through 2012, special 250 Callen said his long-held plansubstitute “It’s sad,” said Devine, who Many factors are blamed for Special how to thebusy SpiritI am this year, I nevLocal minis2012. events will include a Historic beenthe to tradition retire inon 2014, but hethis year mailed dozens of cuser considered not sending out had putting the skids, ters talk about When Linda Losey and Tom “Shepherdstown is a such a Shepherdstown lecture series, Christmas cards. Absolutely didn’t to put off anyinlonger from want the time involved se- tom-made cards featuring a porthe dilemma Kiefer took a trip to Italy a year trait of her four children. “I’m a not.” lecting cards and addressing enthey faced with unique, amazing place and so living history demonstrations, MARTINSBURG – After the chance to spend time with his ago, they fell in love with the Platz extends Christmas velopes to the cost of stamps traditionalist. Every year on the Christmas fallwe’re creating a celebration art and writing contests, a home ages 6, 4 and 3. day after Thanksgiving, I get the more than a decade at therelatives, helm granddaughters, ing on a Suntaste of a local liqueur, made greetings to far-flung and the cards themselves. Some that reflects that,” explains Tara and garden tour, and more. day this year. He saidtohesend alsoawill do volunteer of the United here, 62-yearformer Way co-workers, childhood prefer holiday hello kids together for our Christmas from lemon zest. They could eifriends and has others. by email, Facebook, even text Lowe, one of the organizers of Organizers say that more than and pursue his favorite hob-picture and then get our cards old Jan Callen announced work ther hold Sunmade and put in the mail. We’ve Sending cards in December — Page B-2Shepherdstown 250. message, finding those modes 170 businesses and community bies. plans to retire. day services as “kind of makes up for the rest of communication quicker and done that for the last 19 years.” or make mouths of caves, with TheCHRISTINE yearlongMILLER birthday far page have signed Callen isSome the first executive direc- Every Christmas, Devine adds Board with the moves intosoWest Virginia. We’re around theusual V bash Seeorganizations CITIZENS A2 FORD of members the year when I’mUnitnot as cheaper. prefer e-greetings Dec. 25 a day dead bats inside, has been theSpirit works since on tolooking as I should be,” she toronfor sponsor activities the United Way of the East-the latest portrait to her holiday ed Wayinoftouch the Eastern Panhandle environmental grounds. Specialin to the at weekly a die-off of 90 to 99 heaps more off for church INDEX said. know how tickledthe I am ern Steve Parrill, the postmaster none of body fat andthe church-goers. mid-2009 when Meredith Wait, in honor of We’re the town’s Panhandle, which was formeddisplay of all the family card planned to “Iformally launch percent. lookingsemiat some- most with workers when I get something in the for the U.S. Post Office in Ran- photos from over the years. “I Editorial .......................A4the headNearly of the town’s Smallnews mid-2006 fromseeing separate quincentennial, term searchmail for athat’s new executive five years after thing that’s anot justmeaning devastating, associated with hibernation. —Page C1 personal. direcI like to inson, said he’s far agencies fewer love to look at them,” she said. “I Most of West Virginia’s bat created was serving Jefferson and Berkeley andcannot imagine not sending out tor today. that Association, a mysterious fungus half but of the 500-year could all but mark. wipe out bats alObituaries ....................A7Business Christmas cards.” population Spirit – including a steering begin killingcommittee scores of to bats as they For more, go online to www. together.” officelarge closed Callen said that while he is Morgan counties. Sports .......................B1-6planning Some card senders are mailing numbers of Little Brown Bats – He said the board’s aim to startChristmas “happy and excited” to retire, he ways to mark the mile-New hibernated in upstate It was early 2006 when shepherdstown250.com or visitors egreetings but with a The Spirit of Jefferson will be School .........................B8stone.York, the malady known as a cave west of Albany, N.Y., live in Pendleton mailto info@shepherdstown250. closedCounty, on Friday,where Dec. 23 in also will miss the Eastern Pan- interviews in December and hiremodern twist. observance Christmas. foundofin 2009, Wehandle residents he’s come to his replacement by March. That Debra Lee Hovatter, a lawyer Nose Syndromeand is makShepherdstown Business .............. 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His last dayRichmond, Va., sent Christmas As cold weather arrives and The next winter, landowners, counties, including INDEX Jefferson. cards with a gift tucked inside: Comics/Puzzles ...........C6 “We’ve Editorial had one...................A4, confirmed Martinsburg since 1997, and will be June 30. bats head into hibernation, hikers and others began to report 5 a CD of holiday tunes. case in Jefferson and “I wanted to give the board plen- Others say they’re that’s by far the longest we’ve state bat expert Craig Stihler unusual bat activity. 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CHARLES TOWN – A recent law passed by state legislators has left Jefferson County commissioners to figure out how to strike a proper balance between increasing access to affordable housing and maintaining the current level of service in the county’s schools. The Commission was mandated to “enact an affordable housing component with a discount impact fees schedule” before July 1, 2012 by state lawLawrence makers, who passed the bill during the previous legislative session to address a shortfall of low and moderate income housing in the county. The bill also mandated that affordable housing be defined according to the value of a new home, rather than to the income level of the home buyer. In response to the legislation, Impact Fee Coordinator Mark Schiavone presented a report to the County Commission that detailed the potential impact of reducing fees on affordable housing and the possible approaches the county can take toward implementing the policy. Schiavone said he worries about the effect the impact fee reductions could have if implemented according to a strict, literal reading of the new law. His report projects that doing so could mean a 26 percent loss of total impact fee revenue, leaving schools without the necessary funds to build more facilities as the county’s population grows. “Affordable housing...is a real need in this county, I mean we’ve got school teachers, state police troopers, sanitarians, a lot of people that are on

a state-mandated pay scale that are public servants that can’t afford to live in this county. That’s the one side of the balancing act. The other side is to make sure that the schools don’t get overcrowded. Somehow we have to balance these two needs,” Schiavone said. Schiavone’s report explores a number of alternative ways to conform with the spirit of the law without exempting so many new homes that area schools would lose significant capital improvement funds for new construction. According to the report, if the new law were in effect between January 2009 and September 2011, area schools would have lost $724,500. The report recommends the commission adopt an approach that would limit impact fee reductions to only manufactured homes. The approach would also limit the number of manufactured homes that would be granted an impact fee reduction each year. Schiavone said determining whether a new home qualifies as affordable housing will be much easier for manufactured housing because of the requirement Snyder that affordable housing be defined according to the price of the home. The impact fee for a new home is paid before the house is actually built and it is difficult to determine what the value of the home will be before it is actually constructed, he said. Manufactured homes, on the other hand, come with a bill of sale from the manufacturer, making it much easier to determine its value, Schiavone noted, adding manufactured home buyers also face a number of distinct disadvantages relative to buyers of stick-built homes. “If you buy a stick-built house

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Notice is hereby given that default has occurred in the payment of an indebtedness secured by a Deed of Trust dated November 16, 2007, between The Estate of Thelma Evelyn Lloyd, Borrower, and Kenneth J. Barton, Jr. and Michael J. Funk, Trustees, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia on November 19, 2007, in Deed of Trust Book 1687, at Page 365, and which Deed of Trust authorizes the Lender to substitute a Trustee, at its option, and the Lender having appointed EP Trust Services as Substitute Trustee, by Substitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 1117, at Page 476, and the undersigned Substitute Trustee having been requested by the owner and holder of the said indebtedness to enforce the Deed of Trust, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse of Jefferson County, at 100 E. Washington St., Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414, on January 11, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock a.m., as follows: All those certain lots and parcels of real estate with improvements thereon and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lying and being in Ranson Corporation District (formerly the Charles Town District, said parcel having been annexed into the Ranson Corporation District in November, 2002), Jefferson County, West Virginia, being more particularly described as follows: “All that certain tract or parcel of land located in Charles Town District (now known as the Ranson Corporation District), Jefferson County, West Virginia, containing 141 1/4 acres, and being all of Parcels One and Two which were conveyed unto Willard O. Lloyd and Kathleen Young Yowell, et. al., co-executors of the Estate of J. Daniel Yowell, deceased, by deed dated September 15 ,1976, which is recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed Book 413, at Page 94.” LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM all of the outsales identified below made by the Grantor which are recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office AND FURTHER EXCLUDING that certain tract containing 8.6 acres conveyed unto Fred W. Hawley, Sr., et us., by John C. Skinner, Jr., trustee by deed dated October 21, 1986, and recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in 566, at Page 192. FURTHER LESS AND EXCEPTING THE FOLLOWING OUTSALES: 1. 0.21 acres conveyed to Albert Paul Carson and Anna Belinda Carson, by deed dated November 3, 1976 recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 415, at Page 279. 2. 2.0 acres conveyed to Portor H. Thomas and Donald R. Wean, by deed dated March 16, 1978, recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 437, at Page 564. AND BEING a part of the same real estate conveyed to Thelma Lloyd from Glendwell Lloyd by Corrected Deed dated April 7, 1997 and recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 860, at Page 506. The said Thelma Lloyd having departed this life September 6, 2006, and be her Last Will and Testament dated December 7, 2001, and recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Will Book No. 14, at Page 260, authorized her Executor therein named, Dennis Douglas Ellis, to mortgage said real estate as more fully therein set forth. TERMS OF SALE: All cash; 10% on day of sale in cash, certified or cashier’s check may be required of bidder(s) other than the party secured by the referenced Deed of Trust, before a bid is received and accepted, to be refunded to the bidder unless the property is sold to him or her. Settlement in 30 days. If the purchaser cannot or does not comply with the terms of the sale, or fails to settle within 30 days, the Substitute Trustee(s) may consider the deposit forfeited and readvertise and sell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser, or, without forfeiting the deposit, avail themselves of any legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee(s) cannot or do not comply with or complete the terms of the sale, the purchaser’s sole remedy shall be limited to the return of any deposit. By bidding, the purchaser agrees that purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy in the event the Substitute Trustee(s) did not have the right to sell. The balance of the purchase price shall be due in cash, certified check or wire transfer at settlement. All costs of conveyancing, examination of title, recording and transfer taxes and settlement fees shall be at the cost of the purchaser. Neither the Sub-

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stitute Trustee(s) nor the secured party assumes any obligation to deliver possession of the property. The Substitute Trustee(s)s reserve the right to postpone or adjourn the sale for any reason. Further terms may be announced at the sale. The deed from the Substitute Trustee(s) will be subject to any liens for any unpaid real estate taxes, water rents and sewer charges, utility line easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants of record, and matters appearing among the land records and/or upon inspection of the property. The Substitute Trustee(s) will deliver to the purchaser a Trustee’s Deed conveying the real estate sold, but will be without covenant or warranty expressed or implied. This is a buyer beware sale and any buyer is advised to retain counsel before the sale. No representations concerning the status of title, leases, occupancy, zoning, physical or environmental conditions, access and/or availability of utilities are made either by the Substitute Trustee(s) or the secured party. The party secured by the Deed of Trust reserves the right to purchase the property at such sale. FEDERAL TAX LIEN: In the event that there are Federal Tax Liens against the property, the United States would have the right to redeem the property within a period of 120 days from the date of such sale or the period allowable for redemption under local law, whichever is longer. Pursuant to the Deed of Trust, the Trustee may postpone the sale by public announcement at the time and place designated or by posting a notice of the same, and act by agent in the execution of the sale. EP Trust Services, SUBSTITUTE, TRUSTEE 115 E. Washington Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Phone: 304-725-7029 12/12/3t

of. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The subject property will be sold in “AS IS” condition. The Trustees shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. The Trustees will deliver a trustees` deed to the purchaser without any covenant or warranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Va. Code §381-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OF SALE: $15,000.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier`s check made payable to “Teays Valley Trustees, LLC,” and the balance in cash closing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for transfer stamps and recording fees. Additional terms of sale may be announced prior to the sale. Teays Valley Trustees, LLC 600 A-1 Prestige Park Hurricane, West Virginia 25526 (304) 757-7956 http://foreclosure.closingsource. net 12/12/2t

TO THE CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES EDGAR BYRON

All persons having claims against the Estate of the said James Edgar Byron, deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at P.O. Box A, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, on or before the date which is ninety (90) days after the first publication of this Notice, otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said Estate. All benefiTRUSTEES` SALE OF ciaries of said Estate may appear VALUABLE REAL ESTATE or request in writing on or before The undersigned Trustees, by said day to examine said claims virtue of the authority vested in and otherwise protect their inthem by that certain deed of trust terests. dated January 25, 2007, and duly Given under my hand this 14th recorded in the Office of the Clerk day of December, 2012. of the County Commission of JefD. Frank Hill, III ferson County, West Virginia, in Fiduciary Commissioner Deed of Trust Book 1623, at page County of Jefferson 0726, Barbara Johns did convey 12/19/2t unto Michael E. Briel, Trustee, certain real property described in said deed of trust; and the benIN THE FAMILY COURT eficiary has elected to appoint Teays Valley Trustees, LLC as OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, substitute Trustees by a SubstiWEST VIRGINIA tution of Trustee recorded in the TO: Tammy Vinson, aforesaid Clerk`s Office; and de- Respondent, 17412 Bakersville fault having been made under the Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782; aforementioned deed of trust and Magistrate Court Case No.: the undersigned Trustees, having 12D-297; Family Court Civil been instructed by the secured Action No.: 12-DV-227 party to foreclose thereunder, ORDER OF PUBLICATION will offer for sale at public aucPROTECTIVE ORDER/ tion at the front door of the JefHEARING DATE ferson County Courthouse, 100 1. The object of this suit is to East Washington Street, Charles obtain protection from the ReTown, West Virginia 25414on: spondent. January 7, 2013 2. The object of this publicaAt 11:02 AM tion by Class I legal advertiseAll that certain parcel of land ment is to notify Respondent of of real estate, with improvements the Protective Order prohibiting thereon, situate in the Ranson the above-named Respondent Corporation, Jefferson County, from having contact with certain West Virginia, and more particu- individuals. This Order may affect larly bounded and described as property and other rights of the follows: Respondent Violating this Order Being all of Lot No. 36 in Block may subject the Respondent to 162, as the same is designated criminal sanctions. The Responand described on a Plat made dent is strongly encouraged to by Charles R. Atherton, R.P.E., obtain a copy of this Protective which Plat is recorded in the Of- Order and Petition from the Cirfice of the Clerk of the County cuit Clerk of the county listed Commission of Jefferson County, above. West Virginia, in Plat Book 3 at TO THE ABOVE -NAMED REPage 72, to which Plat reference SPONDENT: is made for a more particular deIf appearing by evidence duly scription. The Grantors further taken in this action that you could grant and convey unto the said not be found in or that you have Grantee, their heirs and assigns, left the State of West Virginia, you a right of way and easement for are hereby notified of the Order ingress and egress of all kinds referenced above, a copy of the over the roadways as shown on Petition and Order may be obthe aforesaid Plat. tained at the Jefferson County, 111 Valley Branch Drive, Circuit Clerk’s office. This ProtecRanson, WV 25438 tive Order will remain in effect unThe aforesaid property is til December 27, 2012. SUBJECT TO any and all easeA Final Hearing is scheduled ments, rights-of-way, conditions, for the 27th day of December, covenants and restrictions of re- 2012, at 9:00 A.M., before the cord or in existence. Jefferson County Family Court. The sale of the foregoing real Issued this 11th day of Deproperty will be made subject cember, 2012 at 8:44 A.M. to all exceptions, reservations, Laura E. Storm rights of way, easements, conCircuit Clerk ditions, covenants, restrictions, By: A. Rickard leases and other servitudes of 12/19/1t record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all matters disclosed by an examination and TRUSTEES` SALE OF inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as re- VALUABLE REAL ESTATE The undersigned Trustees, by corded against said property, and to any further matters announced virtue of the authority vested in at said sale. The property is sold them by that certain deed of trust subject to an accurate survey at dated April 9, 2007, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk purchaser`s expense. The sale of the foregoing real of the County Commission of Jefproperty will also be made ex- ferson County, West Virginia, in pressly subject to any and all Deed of Trust Book 1641, at page other deeds of trust, judgments, 703, Mauricio Brun and Maura liens, and all other encumbranc- M. Vasquez did convey unto Mies of any nature whatsoever, if cheal Briel, Trustee, certain real any, having priority over the deed property described in said deed of trust; and the beneficiary has of trust referred to herein. The Trustees reserve the right elected to appoint Teays Valto adjourn the sale, for a time, or ley Trustees, LLC as substitute from time to time, without further Trustees by a Substitution of notice, by announcement at the Trustee recorded in the aforesaid time and place of sale describe Clerk`s Office; and default having above or any adjournment there- been made under the aforemen-

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tioned deed of trust and the undersigned Trustees, having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 on: January 7, 2013 At 11:04 AM All that certain unit or parcel of real estate situate in the Huntfield Community in the City of Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Being all of Unit 18, Phase I, as the same is designated and described on a plat entitled “Final Plat Showing Lots 1-113, Phase I, Huntfield”, made by Appalachian Surveys of West Virginia, LLC, dated May 31, 2002 the plat being recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission in Plat Book 19, at Page 49, et seq. 46 Braddock Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 The aforesaid property is SUBJECT TO any and all easements, rights-of-way, conditions, covenants and restrictions of record or in existence. The sale of the foregoing real property will be made subject to all exceptions, reservations, rights of way, easements, conditions, covenants, restrictions, leases and other servitudes of record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all matters disclosed by an examination and inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as recorded against said property, and to any further matters announced at said sale. The property is sold subject to an accurate survey at purchaser`s expense. The sale of the foregoing real property will also be made expressly subject to any and all other deeds of trust, judgments, liens, and all other encumbrances of any nature whatsoever, if any, having priority over the deed of trust referred to herein. The Trustees reserve the right to adjourn the sale, for a time, or from time to time, without further notice, by announcement at the time and place of sale describe above or any adjournment thereof. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The subject property will be sold in “AS IS” condition. The Trustees shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. The Trustees will deliver a trustees` deed to the purchaser without any covenant or warranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Va. Code §381-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OF SALE: $40800.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier`s check made payable to “Teays Valley Trustees, LLC,” and the balance in cash closing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for transfer stamps and recording fees. Additional terms of sale may be announced prior to the sale. Teays Valley Trustees, LLC 600 A-1 Prestige Park Hurricane, West Virginia 25526 (304) 757-7956 http://foreclosure.closingsource. net 12/19/2t

TRUSTEES` SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE

The undersigned Trustees, by virtue of the authority vested in them by that certain deed of trust dated November 30, 2005, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed of Trust Book 1507, at page 317, Patricia Ann Myers did convey unto Richard A. Pill and David D. Pill, Trustee, certain real property described in said deed of trust; and the beneficiary has elected to appoint Teays Valley Trustees, LLC as substitute Trustees by a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk`s Office; and default having been made under the aforementioned deed of trust and the undersigned Trustees, having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 on: January 7, 2013 At 11:05 AM All that certain lot or parcel of land located in the Charles Town Magisterial District of Jefferson County, West Virginia, just North of the Town of Ranson, and being all of Lot No. E-8 in the Orchard Hills Subdivision, as said lot is bounded and described in a plat of said subdivision made by C.R. Atherton, dated September 30, 1968 and recorded in the

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia in Plat Book 1 at Page 37, as revised by three plats, the first by C.R. Atherton, C.E. dated May 18, 1971 and recorded in the said Clerk`s Office in Plat Book 1 at Page 189 and the second by A.G. Hooper, Jr. dated May 28, 1971, and recorded in said Clerk`s Office in Plat Book 1 at Page 193 and the third by John S. Kusner, S.J.C. dated March 23, 1972 and recorded in said Clerk`s Office in Plat Book 2 at Page 301. The above described property is commonly known as: 14 Cider Lane, Ranson, WV 25438-1156. 14 Cider Lane, Ranson, WV 25438-0000 The aforesaid property is SUBJECT TO any and all easements, rights-of-way, conditions, covenants and restrictions of record or in existence. The sale of the foregoing real property will be made subject to all exceptions, reservations, rights of way, easements, conditions, covenants, restrictions, leases and other servitudes of record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all matters disclosed by an examination and inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as recorded against said property, and to any further matters announced at said sale. The property is sold subject to an accurate survey at purchaser`s expense. The sale of the foregoing real property will also be made expressly subject to any and all other deeds of trust, judgments, liens, and all other encumbrances of any nature whatsoever, if any, having priority over the deed of trust referred to herein. The Trustees reserve the right to adjourn the sale, for a time, or from time to time, without further notice, by announcement at the time and place of sale describe above or any adjournment thereof. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The subject property will be sold in “AS IS” condition. The Trustees shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. The Trustees will deliver a trustees` deed to the purchaser without any covenant or warranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Va. Code §381-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OF SALE: $11,000.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier`s check made payable to “Teays Valley Trustees, LLC,” and the balance in cash closing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for transfer stamps and recording fees. Additional terms of sale may be announced prior to the sale. Teays Valley Trustees, LLC 600 A-1 Prestige Park Hurricane, West Virginia 25526 (304) 757-7956 http://foreclosure.closingsource. net 12/19/2t

ORDER OF PUBLICATION IN THE FAMILY COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

IN THE MATTER OF: P.K.G. (infant daughter of Brandi Glaser) (minor under the age of 18 years) DAVID GEORGE ANDREW and KIM IRENE ANDREW, Petitioners vs. JOHN DOE #1, NICK, Respondent; Case Number: 12-FIG-16 The object of this suit is to establish guardianship of P.K.G. To Respondent: John Doe #1, Nick, c/o The Spirit, ATTN: Legal Notices, 210 N. George St., Charles Town, WV 25414 It appearing by affidavit filed in this action that the whereabouts of John Doe #1, Nick or any putative father of P.K.G. (infant daughter of Brandi Glaser) are unknown. It is hereby ordered that the named Respondent, John Doe #1, Nick or any putative father of P.K.G. (infant daughter of Brandi Glaser) serve upon Kirk Bottner, Esquire, 116 W. Washington Street, Suite 2A, Charles Town, WV 25414, Petitioner’s Attorney, an answer, including any related counter claim or defense you may have to the complaint filed in this action on or before 1/11/2013. If you fail to do so, thereafter judgment, upon proper hearing and trial, may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. A copy of said complaint can be obtained from the undersigned clerk at her office. Entered by the clerk of said court 12/4/2012. Laura E. Storm, Clerk of Court By: H. Hungerford, Deputy Clerk 12/12/2t

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TRUSTEES` SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE

The undersigned Trustees, by virtue of the authority vested in them by that certain deed of trust dated May 5, 2004, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed of Trust Book 1305, at page 623, Francisco A. Baltuano and Gladys Baltuano did convey unto Robert H. Turley, Trustee, certain real property described in said deed of trust; and the beneficiary has elected to appoint Teays Valley Trustees, LLC as substitute Trustees by a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk`s Office; and default having been made under the aforementioned deed of trust and the undersigned Trustees, having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414on: January 7, 2013 At 11:01 AM ALL that certain parcel of real property, with the improvements thereon and the appurtenances thereto belonging, situate in the Charles Town District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, designated and described as Parcel 1, containing 1.18 acres, more or less, as set forth upon that certain subdivision survey plat prepared by Appalachian Surveys, Inc., dated May 2, 1986, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed Book 606, at Page 73, to which said plat reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description by metes and bounds. Route 1 Box 909 Hostler Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 The aforesaid property is SUBJECT TO any and all easements, rights-of-way, conditions, covenants and restrictions of record or in existence. The sale of the foregoing real property will be made subject to all exceptions, reservations, rights of way, easements, conditions, covenants, restrictions, leases and other servitudes of record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all matters disclosed by an examination and inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as recorded against said property, and to any further matters announced at said sale. The property is sold subject to an accurate survey at purchaser`s expense. The sale of the foregoing real property will also be made expressly subject to any and all other deeds of trust, judgments, liens, and all other encumbrances of any nature whatsoever, if any, having priority over the deed of trust referred to herein. The Trustees reserve the right to adjourn the sale, for a time, or from time to time, without further notice, by announcement at the time and place of sale describe above or any adjournment thereof. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The subject property will be sold in “AS IS” condition. The Trustees shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. The Trustees will deliver a trustees` deed to the purchaser without any covenant or warranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Va. Code §38-1-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OF SALE: $13,000.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier`s check made payable to “Teays Valley Trustees, LLC,” and the balance in cash closing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for transfer stamps and recording fees. Additional terms of sale may be announced prior to the sale. Teays Valley Trustees, LLC 600 A-1 Prestige Park Hurricane, West Virginia 25526 (304) 757-7956 http://foreclosure.closingsource.net 12/12/2t

NOTICE OF HEARING

Please take notice that a hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2012 @ 10:00am, in the Charles Town Library meeting room located at 200 East Washington Street at the side entrance on Samuel Street in the city of Charles Town, by the Jefferson County Commission to hear the PETITION TO REMOVE EXECUTOR, LARRY SLAUGHTER, ON THE ESTATE OF BLANCHE V. NELSON. All persons having an interest in said hearing or estate are invited to attend this meeting. For further information, please contact the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, Probate Office at 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414, or you may call at (304) 728-3210. 12/12/2t


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NOTICE OF SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

Notice is hereby given that default has occurred in the payment of an indebtedness secured by a Deed of Trust dated July 28, 2011, between The Estate of Thelma Evelyn Lloyd c/o Michael Barill, Esquire, Borrower, and Arch Moore, III and David W. Irvin, Trustees, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia on July 28, 2011, in Deed of Trust Book 1855, at Page 36, and which Deed of Trust authorizes the Lender to substitute a Trustee, at its option, and the Lender having appointed EP Trust Services as Substitute Trustee, by Substitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 1117, at Page 223, and the undersigned Substitute Trustee having been requested by the owner and holder of the said indebtedness to enforce the Deed of Trust, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse of Jefferson County, at 100 E. Washington St., Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414, on January 11, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock a.m., as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of real estate with improvements thereon and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lying and being in Ranson Corp District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, being more particularly described as follows: “That certain tract or parcel of real estate known as “Aspen Hill” more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at the northeast corner of that certain tract or parcel known as “Oak Cottage” in the west line of State Route 9; thence with the same, N 28 deg 40’ E 3209 feet to a point, a corner with Fulk; thence with Fulk the following courses and distances: N 70 deg 50’ W 161.5 feet to a point; thence S 31 deg 40’ W 1234 feet to a post; thence N 63 deg 52’ W 1514 feet to a post; thence S 59 deg 30’ W 378 feet to a white oak stump; thence N 60 deg 00’ W 590 feet to a point on a public road; thence with the same, S 22 deg 30’ W 1344 feet to a point, a corner to “Oak Cottage”; thence with the same S 56 deg 20’ E 2368 feet to the point of beginning, containing 102 acres and 35 poles.” LESS AND EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, that certain 5 3/5 acres of land being the northern portion of said tract which was conveyed to Dorothy S. Fulk by Mary B. Sechrist, et vir., by deed dated October 27, 1936, of record in said Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 144, at Page 540. FURTHER LESS AND EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, that certain 6.564 acres of land which was conveyed to Floyd W. Snyder and Carolyn M. Snyder by Willard O. Lloyd and Thelma E. Lloyd by deed dated June 20, 1977, of record in said Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 424, at Page 682. FURTHER LESS AND EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, that certain 5.000 acres of land which was conveyed to Roger W. Ellis an Karen A. Ellis by Willard O. Lloyd and Thelma E. Lloyd by deed dated February 3, 1986, of record in said Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 553, at Page 716. AND BEING a part of the same real estate conveyed to Thelma Lloyd from Glendwell Lloyd by Corrected Deed dated April 7, 1997, and recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 860, at Page 506. The said Thelma Lloyd having departed this life September 6, 2006, and by her Last Will and Testament dated December 7, 2001, and recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Will Book 14, at Page 260, authorized her Executor therein named, Dennis Douglas Ellis, to mortgage said real estate as more fully therein set forth. TERMS OF SALE: All cash; 10% on day of sale in cash, certified or cashier’s check may be required of bidder(s) other than the party secured by the referenced Deed of Trust, before a bid is received and accepted, to be refunded to the bidder unless the property is sold to him or her. Settlement in 30 days. If the purchaser cannot or does not comply with the terms of the sale, or fails to settle within 30 days, the Substitute Trustee(s) may consider the deposit forfeited and readvertise and sell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser, or, without forfeiting the deposit, avail themselves of any legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee(s) cannot or do not comply with or complete the terms of the sale, the purchaser’s sole remedy shall be limited to the return of any deposit. By bidding, the purchaser agrees that purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy in the event the Substitute Trustee(s) did not have the right to sell. The balance of the purchase price shall be due in cash, certified check or wire transfer at settlement. All costs of conveyancing,

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examination of title, recording and transfer taxes and settlement fees shall be at the cost of the purchaser. Neither the Substitute Trustee(s) nor the secured party assumes any obligation to deliver possession of the property. The Substitute Trustee(s)s reserve the right to postpone or adjourn the sale for any reason. Further terms may be announced at the sale. The deed from the Substitute Trustee(s) will be subject to any liens for any unpaid real estate taxes, water rents and sewer charges, utility line easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants of record, and matters appearing among the land records and/or upon inspection of the property. The Substitute Trustee(s) will deliver to the purchaser a Trustee’s Deed conveying the real estate sold, but will be without covenant or warranty expressed or implied. This is a buyer beware sale and any buyer is advised to retain counsel before the sale. No representations concerning the status of title, leases, occupancy, zoning, physical or environmental conditions, access and/or availability of utilities are made either by the Substitute Trustee(s) or the secured party. The party secured by the Deed of Trust reserves the right to purchase the property at such sale. FEDERAL TAX LIEN: In the event that there are Federal Tax Liens against the property, the United States would have the right to redeem the property within a period of 120 days from the date of such sale or the period allowable for redemption under local law, whichever is longer. Pursuant to the Deed of Trust, the Trustee may postpone the sale by public announcement at the time and place designated or by posting a notice of the same, and act by agent in the execution of the sale. EP Trust Services, SUBSTITUTE, TRUSTEE 115 E. Washington Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Phone: 304-725-7029 12/12/3t

Summit Point, WV 25446 Attorney: John K. Dorsey 104 W. Congress Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Estate Emory Allder Kable, deceased Personal Representative: Jennifer C. Kable, Co-Executrix 207 N. Preston St. Ranson, WV 25438 Amy K. Fincham 143 Shady Meadows Court Charles Town, WV 25414 Attorney: John K. Dorsey 104 W. Congress Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Estate Eileen Laferty Knouse, deceased Personal Representative: Adrienne McGill Burroughs, Executrix 1713 Byrd Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Estate Genevieve Runion, deceased Personal Representative: William O. Penwell, Administrator 18766 Charles Town Road Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Estate David L. Tumblin, deceased Personal Representative: Misty D. Bowers, Executrix P.O. Box 68 Rippon, WV 25441 Attorney: John K. Dorsey 104 W. Congress Street Charles Town, WV 25414

Date of first publication: 12/12/2012. Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with the provisions of §44-2-1 of the West Virginia Code. Any person seeking to impeach or establish a Will must make a complaint in accordance with the provisions of §41-5-11, 12, or 13. Any person interested in the above referenced estate who objects to the qualifications of the Personal Representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court, shall file notice of an objection with the Clerk of the County Commission within NINETY (90) NOTICE OF INTENT DAYS after the date of the first TO APPOINT publication of this notice or within The Jefferson County Commis- THIRTY (30) DAYS after service sion proposes to name persons to made by the Personal Represenserve on the following Authorities, tative, whichever is later. Boards, Commissions, or ComSettlement of the estate of the mittees on Thursday, January 3, above named decedent will pro2013, or as soon thereafter as the ceed without reference to a fiduCommission may decide: ciary commissioner unless within Jefferson County Property Safety ninety days from the first publicaEnforcement Agency-One unex- tion of this notice a reference is pired term ending February 8, 2013 requested by a party in interest Eastern Panhandle Transit or an unpaid creditor files a claim Authority-Two unexpired terms and good cause is shown to supending January 31, 2015 port reference to a fiduciary comPotomac Headwaters RC&D- missioner. One unexpired term ending JanuIf an objection is not timely ary 31, 2014 filed, the objection is forever Board of Zoning and Appeals- barred. One unexpired term ending Janu- 12/12/2t ary 1, 2014 & three Alternate positions ending January 1, 2014, 2015 & 2016 TRUSTEES` SALE OF Harpers Ferry/Bolivar Public Service District-One unexpired VALUABLE REAL ESTATE The undersigned Trustees, by term ending June 30, 2012 Water Advisory Committee- virtue of the authority vested in Two unexpired terms ending Jan- them by that certain deed of trust uary 31, 2015 & Three (3 year) dated November 22, 2005, and duly recorded in the Office of the terms ending January 31, 2016 Persons who may be inter- Clerk of the County Commission ested in the above listed agency of Jefferson County, West Virginshould submit a letter of inter- ia, in Deed of Trust Book 1503, at est and a resume or statement page 77, Jarrett M. Walker and of qualifications to the Jefferson Teresa G. Walker did convey unto County Commission, P.O. Box Stewart Title Guaranty, Trustee, 250, Charles Town, WV 25414, certain real property described in prior to the proposed date of ap- said deed of trust; and the benpointment or email nhosby@jef- eficiary has elected to appoint Teays Valley Trustees, LLC as fersoncountywv.org. Additional information regard- substitute Trustees by a Substiing these appointments may be tution of Trustee recorded in the obtained by calling the Commis- aforesaid Clerk`s Office; and default having been made under the sion Office at (304) 728-3284. aforementioned deed of trust and 12/5/4t the undersigned Trustees, having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public aucNOTICE OF tion at the front door of the JefADMINISTRATION ferson County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Jefferson County Clerk’s Town, West Virginia 25414 on: Probate Office January 7, 2013 P. O. Box 208 At 11:03 AM 100 E. Washington Street That certain tract or parcel of Charles Town, WV 25414 real estate, improvements thereon and appurtenances thereEstate Wilbur Paul Chidester, unto belonging, located in the deceased Charles Town Magisterial District Personal Representative: of Jefferson County, West VirPeggy P. Young, Executrix ginia, said tract or parcel situated 77 General Pender Court 2,290.58 feet South of the SouthHarpers Ferry, WV 25425 ern Easement Limit of West Virginia Secondary Route 22, said Estate Cecil C. Dawson, Sr., tract more particularly bounded deceased and described according to a surPersonal Representative: vey and Plat thereof prepared by Eleanor N. Dawson, Executrix Appalachian Surveys, Inc., said 9999 Charles Town Road Plat made a part of this descripRanson, WV 25438 tion and recorded in the Office Attorney: John K. Dorsey of the Clerk of the County Com104 W. Congress Street mission of Jefferson County, Charles Town, WV 25414 West Virginia, in Plat Book 7, at Page 7, and more particularly deEstate Margaret Lorraine scribed as follows: Hester, deceased Parcel 3-Beginning at a found ¾ Personal Representative: inch iron pipe (6) on the Western Bruce Hays Gibson, limit of a 16-foot right of way, said Administrator pipe a corner with Walker and 99 River Haven Drive Demoulin; thence with Demoulin Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 S. 78º 03` 35” W. 268.41 feet to a found ¾ inch pipe (8) a corner Estate Walter McKinley with Demoulin and a point in the Jenkins, Sr., deceased boundary of Roderick; thence Personal Representative: Dana S. Jenkins, Administratrix with Roderick N. 12º 04` 34” W. 530.20 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar P.O. Box 282

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(202) to be set, said rebar a point in the boundary of Roderick and a corner with Parcel 2 as described in the above-referenced survey; thence a new division line with Parcel 2, created by this survey N. 78º 03` 35” E. 265.62 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar (201) to be set, said rebar in the Western limit of a 16-foot right of way and a corner with Parcel 2 as described in the above-referenced survey; thence with said right of way S. 12º 22` 41” E. 530.21 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.25 acres, more or less. Subject to all easements, rights of way, reservations, restrictions and covenants of record and to any matters which may be observed or determined from a physical inspection of the premises or survey. Being the same property conveyed to Jarrett M. Walker, Married by Deed from William E. Walker, Widower recorded 05/24/1985 in Deed Book 539 Page 714, in the Clerk`s Office of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia. 408 Shade Tree Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442 The aforesaid property is SUBJECT TO any and all easements, rights-of-way, conditions, covenants and restrictions of record or in existence. The sale of the foregoing real property will be made subject to all exceptions, reservations, rights of way, easements, conditions, covenants, restrictions, leases and other servitudes of record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all matters disclosed by an examination and inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as recorded against said property, and to any further matters announced at said sale. The property is sold subject to an accurate survey at purchaser`s expense. The sale of the foregoing real property will also be made expressly subject to any and all other deeds of trust, judgments, liens, and all other encumbrances of any nature whatsoever, if any, having priority over the deed of trust referred to herein. The Trustees reserve the right to adjourn the sale, for a time, or from time to time, without further notice, by announcement at the time and place of sale describe above or any adjournment thereof. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The subject property will be sold in “AS IS” condition. The Trustees shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. The Trustees will deliver a trustees` deed to the purchaser without any covenant or warranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Va. Code §381-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OF SALE: $26800.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier`s check made payable to “Teays Valley Trustees, LLC,” and the balance in cash closing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for transfer stamps and recording fees. Additional terms of sale may be announced prior to the sale. Teays Valley Trustees, LLC 600 A-1 Prestige Park Hurricane, West Virginia 25526 (304) 757-7956 http://foreclosure.closingsource. net 12/12/2t

TRUSTEE’S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE

The undersigned Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority vested in him by that certain Deed of Trust dated February 3, 2005, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed of Trust Book 1395, at Page 577, Wolverine Investments LLC did convey unto K. Stephen Morris, Trustee, certain real property described in said deed of trust; and the beneficiary has elected to appoint Richard A. Pill as Substitute Trustee by a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office; and default having been made under the aforementioned Deed of Trust, and the undersigned Substitute Trustee having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Charles Town, West Virginia, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 10:03 AM the following described real estate, with its improvements, easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate in the Charles Town District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and more particularly described as follows: All the following described real

Spirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER’S ADVOCATE property, together with all e x isting or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without imitation any right title and interest of Grantor in all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters, located in Jefferson County, State of West Virginia (the “Real Property”): The following described parcel of real estate situate in Charles Town District of Jefferson County, West Virginia, to-wit: PARCEL ONE: All of the following described real estate with the improvements thereon located in the Charles Town M a g isterial District of Jefferson County, West Virginia, about two and one-half miles southeast from Charles Town on West Virginia State Route #9, leading from Charles Town to the Shenandoah River, and more particularly bounded and described in a prior deed as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a black oak tree now made a corner to this tract and G.W. Marlow in William Burns line (now Moulton); thence S. 45-30 W. 94.8 poles to a post; thence S. 48-30 W. 13.7 poles to a double post; thence S. 38-15 W. 78.2 poles to a post corner to the land formerly owned by George H. Turner; thence along the south side of the Bloomery Pike (now WV Route #9) S. 30-15 E. 33.7 poles to a post, thence S. 55-45 E. 19.3 poles to a point in the old water waste way; thence S. 6500 E. 14.7 poles to a point on the south side of said Pike (Route #9) thence N. 56-30 E. 5 poles crossing the run to a point; thence S. 75-45 E. 12.5 poles; thence N. 73-00 E. 27.5 poles to the Dailey Corner; thence leaving the line of the original survey and running N. 57-45 E. 81.2 poles to a stake; thence N. 46-15 E. 71.25 poles to the intersection of the Williams Burns line (now Moulton) 15 feet northwest of a walnut tree, thence with the line of Moulton (formerly Burns) N. 45-15 W. 119 poles to the beginning, containing 104 acres, 12 poles, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, from the above described parcel that certain parcel containing 15.04 acres as the same is bounded and described in a plat of the same made by John S. Kusner, Surveyor, dated January 14, 1971, and recorded with a deed from Joseph A. Eyster, divorced, to Calvin L. Ballenger and Ethel J. Ballenger, husband and wife, dated January 30, 1971, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed Book 324, at Page 489, being the home parcel reserved by the said Joseph A. Eyster in said Deed. LESS AND EXCEPTING, FURTHER, HOWEVER, (1) that certain parcel containing 7.2865 acres conveyed by E. J. B. Incorporated, a West Virginia corporation, to the said J. A. Eyster, divorced, by deed dated December 15, 1973, and recorded in the said Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 368, at Page 710, said parcel adjoining the said home parcel of the said J. A. Eyster, and said parcel being more fully described by a plat by the said John S. Kusner, recorded with the said deed and (2) that certain parcel known as Lot 1, containing 1.0000 acres conveyed by Janeen D. Watson and Gary Watson to Sylvia L. U. Stephens and Brian Stephens, by deed dated May 28, 1999 and recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 927, at Page 368. TOGETHER WITH a permanent non-exclusive right of way or easement for means of ingress and egress across that certain portion of the lane entrance as bounded and described in the plat by said John S. Kusner, dated January 14, 1971, and recorded with the deed from the said Joseph A. Eyster, divorced, and recorded in Deed Book 324, at Page 489, as above described therein as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at (1) a corner fence post in the north right of way limit of the aforesaid Rt. #9 located S. E. 613 feet from the SW corner of the aforesaid Eyster farm at the NW side of “The Briar Patch” land entrance; thence with the NW fence said entrance lane, now made the new line of division with Ballenger N, 45 degrees 42’ E., 29.1 feet to a corner fence post (2), thence by a diagonal line across branch lane to a tenant house lot, new division line with Ballenger S. 80 degrees 11’ E., 22.6 feet to a corner fence post (3), thence with Limit taken diagonally cross lane S. 05 degrees 25’ W., 57.2 feet to corner fence post (17), thence with Rt. #9 R/W N. limit (circular arc to the right), at a radius of 676.3 feet through a delta of 04 degrees 41’ 10”, subtending a chord at N. 42 degrees 57’ W., 55.3 feet to point of beginning. LESS AND EXCEPTING those partially released Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 and .44 acres, Falcon Ridge

Farms, as shown on the plat recorded in Plat Book 24, at Page 1. At the foreclosure sale, Lots 2, 3, 7 and any remaining acreage in Falcon Ridge Farms as shown on the plat recorded in Plat Book 24, at Page 1 will be sold individually and then as a group. AND BEING the same real estate which was conveyed to Wolverine Investments LLC, by deed dated February 3, 2005, from Gary Watson and Janeen D. Watson, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed Book 1004 at page 30. The above-described property will be sold subject to any covenants, restrictions, easements, leases and conditions of record, and subject to any unpaid real estate taxes. The subject property will be sold in “AS IS” condition. The Substitute Trustee shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. TERMS: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price as a cash deposit with the balance due and payable within 30 days of the day of sale. Richard A. Pill, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 440, 85 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV 25404 Phone (304) 263-4971, Fax (304) 267-5840, e-mail: pillforeclosures@earthlink.net 12/12/3t

ORDER OF PUBLICATION FAMILY COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV

Lauren D. Huber, Plaintiff, vs. Thomas I. Huber, Jr., Defendant; Case Number: 12-D-482 The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce from the bonds of matrimony. It appearing by affidavit filed in this action that the whereabouts of Thomas I. Huber, Jr., are unknown. It is hereby ordered that he serve upon Lauren D. Huber, 107 Black Cub Run Lane, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 an answer including any related counter claim or defense you may have to the complaint filed in this action on or before 1/11/2013. If you fail to do so, thereafter judgment, upon proper hearing and trial, may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. A copy of said complaint can be obtained from the undersigned clerk at her office. Entered by the clerk of said court on the 7th day of December, 2012. Laura E. Storm, Clerk of Court By: H. Hungerford, Deputy Clerk 12/12/2t

NOTICE OF ESTATE SETTLEMENTS

I have before me for settlement the First And Final Accounting of the following fiduciary: Paul J. Gravdahl, Executor of the Estate of Lois June Gravdahl, deceased. Any interested party may obtain a copy thereof from D. Frank Hill, III, 136 E. German Street, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and may make a written objection thereto, on or before December 31, 2012. Given under my hand this 10th day of December, 2012. D. Frank Hill, III Fiduciary Commissioner County of Jefferson 12/12/2t

Trustee’s Sale of Valuable Real Estate

The undersigned Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority vested in him by that certain Deed of Trust dated August 23, 2005, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed of Trust Book 1467, at Page 424; and by Reaffirmation Deed of Trust in Deed of Trust Book 1610, at Page 281, Wolverine Investments, LLC did convey unto K. Stephen Morris, Trustee, certain real property described in said deed of trust; and the beneficiary has elected to appoint Richard A. Pill as Substitute Trustee by a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk’s Office; and default having been made under the aforementioned Deed of Trust, and the undersigned Substitute Trustee having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Charles Town, West Virginia, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 10:00 AM the following described real estate, with its improvements, easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate in the Kabletown District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and more particularly deContinued on next page


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Spirit of JEFFERSON and FARMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ADVOCATE scribed as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of real estate with improvements thereon and appurtenances thereunto belonging and situate in Kabletown District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, more particularly described as follows: Lot 7-C Residue, containing 18.4716 acres, more or less, as said parcel is described on a plat entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lots 7-A, 7-B & 7-C Residue Burch Subdivisionâ&#x20AC;?, made by Entech Associates, Inc., Drawing No. 1317, dated April 6, 1990, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Plat Book 9, at Page 41, to which plat reference is made for a more particular description of said real estate. Together with a non-exclusive 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; right of way for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from said West Virginia Secondary Route 51/1. LESS AND EXCEPTING, all of Lots 8 and 9, Fieldstone Estates, as shown on a plat entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Plat of Fieldstone Estatesâ&#x20AC;? made by William H. Gordon Associates, Inc., dated November 30, 2005, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Plat Book 22, at Page 87 and 88. Lot 8 was partially released in Release Book 249, at Page 244, and in Release Book 249, at Page 299; and Lot 9 was partially released in Release Book 230, at Page 411. AND BEING part of the same real estate which was conveyed to Wolverine Investments, LLC, by deed dated August 23, 2005, from Gregory M. Burch, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed Book 1013 at page 248. The above-described property will be sold subject to any covenants, restrictions, easements, leases and conditions of record, and subject to any unpaid real estate taxes. The subject property will be sold in â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? condition. The Substitute Trustee shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said property. TERMS: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price as a cash deposit with the balance due and payable within 30 days of the day of sale. Richard A. Pill, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 440, 85 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV 25404 Phone (304) 263-4971, Fax (304) 267-5840, e-mail: pillforeclosures@ earthlink.net 12/12/3t

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room at Charles Town City Hall, 101 E. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV by the City of Charles Town City Council on the following matter: Rezoning Application, REZ 2012-0003 Trussell Property (Hunter Hill) The applicant, William Trussell, has requested a change in the zoning classification for his property located south of Hollywood Casino and north of East Washington Street. The property is currently zoned Old Town Residential (OT-R), is 4.04 acres in size, and is identified by Tax Map 2, Parcel 262. The applicant is requesting that the zoning be changed from OT-R to Old Town Mixed Use Commercial (OT-MUC). The development of the property may include commercial development along Washington Street that mimics downtown development, commercial development in the back of the property, tree preservation along the western property line and screening along the western property line. The Planning Commission voted to deny the rezoning request at their October 22nd meeting. Written comments are welcome and can be mailed to City Staff at P.O. Box 14 Charles Town, West Virginia, or dropped off at City Hall at 101 East Washington Street Charles Town, WV. City Staff may be contacted for additional information at 304725-2311, extension 244. Public comments are welcome at the scheduled public hearing. 12/19/1t

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

To the Creditors and Beneficiaries of the Estate of Loretta I. Green, Deceased. All persons having claims against the Estate of the said Loretta I. Green, Deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit same, with the voucher thereof legally verified, to the undersigned at his office, 208 N. George Street, Charles Town, WV 25414, on or before the 19th day of March, 2013 otherwise, they may, by law, be excluded from all benefit of said estate. All beneficiaries of said estate may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interest. The Appraisement of the Estate of Loretta I. Green has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of FIDUCIARY NOTICE I have in my hands for final the County Commission of Jeffersettlement the accounts of: Carol son County, West Virginia. Given under my hand this 17th Napper, Executrix for the Estate day of December, 2012. of Guy T. Napper, Sr. S. Andrew Arnold June K. Jovanelly Fiduciary Commissioner Fiduciary Commissioner Jefferson County Jefferson County, WV 12/19/2t 12/19/2t

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(2011-S-00000310- Jefferson County) To: CHARLES E. WRIGHT, JESSICA L. WRIGHT, CHARLES E. WRIGHT, JESSICA L. WRIGHT, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, BB AND T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORPORATION, EQUITY LOAN SERVICES INC, WINCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER INC C/O BOOTH AND MCCARTHY, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, J. PATRICK JONES, CAMPBELL WOODS PLLC, RICHARD A. PILL TRUSTEE, or heirs at law, devisees, creditors, representatives, successors, assigns, all unknown heirs, guardians, conservators, fiduciaries, administrators, or lienholders. You will take notice that BRADFORD W DAWKINS JR, the purchaser of the tax lien(s) on the following real estate, Certificate of Sale: 2011-S-00000310, LOT 5 (2.76 AC) ASPENWELL, located in MIDDLEWAY, which was returned delinquent in the name of WRIGHT CHARLES E & JESSICA L, and for which the tax lien(s) thereon was sold by the sheriff of Jefferson County at the sale for the delinquent taxes made on the 15th day of November, 2011, has requested that you be notified that a deed for such real estate will be made to him or her on or after April 1, 2013, as provided by law, unless before that day you redeem such real estate. The amount you will have to pay on the last day, March 31, 2013 will be as follows: Amount equal to the taxes and charges due on the date of the sale, with interest, to March 31, 2013.

$1,170.06

Amount of subsequent years taxes paid on the property, since the sale, with interest to March 31, 2013.

$1,074.74

Amount paid for Title Examination and preparation of the list to be served and for preparation and service of notice with interest from January 1, 2012 following the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale to March 31, 2013. Amount paid for other statutory costs with interest from following the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale to March 31, 2013.

$860.56

$0.00

Total Amount Payable to Sheriff - cashier check, money order, or certified check must be made payable to The Honorable Robert E. Shirley, Sheriff and Treasurer of Jefferson County.

$3,105.36

Cost of Certification of Redemption - cashier check, money order or certified check must be made payable to The Honorable Glen B. Gainer, III, State Auditor

$35.00

You may redeem at any time before March 31, 2013, by paying the above total less any unearned interst. Return to WV State Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, County Collections Office, Building 1, Room W-118, Charleston, West Virginia, 25305. Questions please call 1-888-509-6568. 12/12/3t

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME PETITION OF: JEANINE MARIE GILLESPIE TO JEANINE MARIE IRVING; CIVIL ACTION NUMBER: 12-P-98 LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME PROCEEDING Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of  January 2013, at  11:00 a.m. on said day, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard  Jeanine Marie Gillespie  will apply by Petition to the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, West Virginia for the entry of an order by said Court changing her name from Jeanine Marie Gillespie to Jeanine Marie Irving at which time and place any interested party may appear and be heard, if they so desire. You are hereby notified that this matter may be rescheduled without further notice or publica-

tion. A copy of said Petition can be obtained from the undersigned Clerk at her office: Clerk of Circuit Court, 119 North George Street, Charles Town, WV 25414. Entered by the Clerk of said Court the 21st day of November 2012. Laura E. Storm, Circuit Clerk Jefferson County, West Virginia By: Tammy Yokley, Deputy Clerk 12/19/1t

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NOTICE is hereby given that Harpers Ferry Water Works public utility, has adopted by ordinance on December 10, 2012 a tariff containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing water service to 817customers at Harpers Ferry service district in the County of Jefferson. The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective January 24, 2013 unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission and will produce approximately $19,916.00 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 4 %. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows: Residential Commercial Gov. Public Auth.

($) INCREASE $ 1.52 $ 8.55 $ 2.00

The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. The Commission shall review and approve or modify the increased rates only upon the filing of a petition within thirty (30) days of the adoption of the ordinance changing said rates or charges, by: (1) Any customer aggrieved by the changed rates or charges who presents to the Commission a petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent of the customers served by such municipally operated public utility; or (2) Any customer who is served by a municipally operated public utility and who resides outside the corporate limits and who is affected by the change in said rates or charges and who presents to the Commission a petition alleging discrimination between customers within and without the municipal boundaries. Said petition shall be accompanied by evidence of discrimination; or (3) Any customer or group of customers who are affected by said change in rates who reside within the municipal boundaries and who present a petition to the Commission alleging discrimination between said customer or group of customers and other customers of the municipal utility. Said petition shall be accompanied by evidence of discrimination. All petitions should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, P. 0. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323. A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the utility to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at any of the following offices of the utility. A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission at 201 Brooks Street, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323. 12/19/1t and close the bidding at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 16, 2013.  Each person/company providing contracted services to the City must be licensed and insured.  Proof of these requirements must be provided at the time the contract is awarded.  The company receiving the contract will be required to obtain a Ranson business license, and will be subject to the Ranson Business and Occupation Tax. The City will open bids on January 17, 2013, and they may award a contract anytime after that date.  Additionally, the City reserves the right to reject any or all bids without comment. Ranson City Hall is located at 312 S. Mildred Street, Ranson, WV 25438, and the phone number regarding this bid is 304-7243881. 12/19/2t

Claire Nutzman, deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit same, with voucher thereof legally verified, to the undersigned at The Office, 923 S. Samuel St., Charles Town, WV, on or before the 16th day of March 2013. Otherwise they may, by law, be excluded from all benefits of said Estate. All beneficiaries of said Estate may appear on or before the said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interest. Given under my hand this 16th day of December, 2012. June K. Jovanelly Fiduciary Commissioner Jefferson County, WV 12/19/2t

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ORDER OF PUBLICATION FAMILY COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV

Kristie Mills, Petitioner vs. Ronald Unger, Respondent; Case Number: 12-D-495 The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce from the bonds of matrimony. It appearing by the af-

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Both sides of the family tree of the thoroughbred Showing Up were loaded with horses that had thrived in turf races. Nellie Cox was the breeder of the slightly-built chestnut, who was also a grandson of the much-publicized, muchly successful Mr. Prospector. Fortunately enough for Nellie Cox and later the Lael Stable, it was trainer Barclay Tagg who noticed Showing Up at a Fasig-Tipton sale of two-yearolds in training in May of 2005 and bought him for $60,000. Lael Stable had the singleminded Tagg as Showing Upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trainer. Tagg, as was his way, did not rush the little rust-colored colt to the races. In fact, Showing Up did not race as a two-year-old. All the breeding records and pedigree notes showed clearly that Showing Up should do his best work on grass courses. But as Tagg later said, and Lael Stable wholeheartedly agreed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only a threeyear-old once.â&#x20AC;? And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at age three that comes the one chance at the Kentucky Derby, the race most owners consider the Holy Grail of thoroughbred racing. Showing Up had his firstever racing experience at age three in a maiden sprint at Gulfstream Park in Florida. He won. In an allowance race at one mile at the same Gulfstream Park, he won for the second straight time. The winning time was a new track record. Tagg wanted to get a clear indication of whether or not his easy-to-overlook chestnut could be a Kentucky Derby contender. He put him in the Grade II Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The distance was one mile and a 1/16. Showing Up won for the third straight time. Even though the breeder, owner, and Tagg firmly believed Showing Upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future was on the grass, a unanimous decision was agreed upon to go ahead in the Kentucky Derby. In a 20-horse field, Showing Up was sixth and the grand dirt-courses experiment was over. He was a half-brother of multiple-stakes winner Gimmeawink, whose success had been on the grass. Tagg began training him for a career on the turf. He would never be tried on the dirt

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Escena started racing at age two and kept on improving on the track until her able career reached its apex when she thrived at age five. Her trainer was Bill Mott, a man with a life story that could have been portrayed best back in the day of character actors like Mickey Rooney, Glenn Ford, Stephen Root, or David Morse. Her regular jockey was the nonpareil Jerry Bailey. Bailey was nearly ready to retire at the same time Escena was running her last races. Foaled in Kentucky in 1993, the lithe bay was the daughter of Strawberry Road and Claxtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Slew. Strawberry Road gained many honors in Australia and Germany. Claxtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Slew was the daughter of Seattle Slew, the Triple Crown champion. Bill Mott is a South Dakotan by birth. Not many big-time race tracks or racing stables out among the pheasants in South Dakota. The quiet and reserved Mott knew what he wanted from his life at an early age. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shooting at partridges or admiring the spectacular Dakota sunsets when he was a sophomore in high school. Instead, he was already training thoroughbreds. In fact, one of Mottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first wins came at age 15 when his Kosmic Tour flew home first in the South Dakota Futurity. Jerry Bailey had a steady rise toward the very top of the jockey ranks before retiring in one piece to become a well-regarded racing analyst on Triple Crown Saturdays and Breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup weekends. Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fame, fortune, and riding success were all due in some part to his winning association with the long, long victory streak of the thoroughbred Cigar that reached record-breaking proportion. Escena had only three races and two wins as a two-year-old. When three, she gained her first graded stakes win in the Fantasy at Hot Springs in Arkansas. Still at age three, she had three runner-up finishes in Grade I events. At age four, she proceeded to get her first Grade I win in the Ramona Handicap at Del Mar near San Diego. That same season, she was in the 1997 Breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup Distaff and was third

again. Convinced of the ruddy little runnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability, Tagg booked his first grass race in Virginia in the Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs. The observant trainer was proved correct. Showing Up danced home a winner by a convincing 3 1/4lengths. He shattered the stakes record by a full two seconds. Jockey Cornelio Velasquez celebrated his 2,000th win in that race. After more than a month of deliberation, Tagg decided on the Grade I Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park, south of Chicago. Later, in the winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circle with Showing Up, Tagg and his assistants were made aware that the time was the secondfastest Secretariat Stakes ever posted. In his six races, the grassloving three-year-old was already a millionaire. Tagg went all out when he had Showing Up going against a field of older graded stakes champions in the Grade I Man oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; War Stakes at Belmont Park. As the only three-year-old in the packed field, he was third behind Irelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cacique and Go Deputy. The Breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup week-

Showing Up easily passed the $1 million mark in earnings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he did it in only 10 races.

fornians collected on their bets when a new Hollywood Derby record was set while Showing Up outdistanced the field by more than two lengths. In his nine lifetime races, there had been seven wins and a third besides the sixth-place in the Kentucky Derby.

Though he was undistinguished by appearance or anything striking about his physical being, Showing Up earned $1,660,500 in only 10 lifetime races while being cared for by Barclay Tagg and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and well-being are what countsâ&#x20AC;? methods. end of world-class racing came too close to the Man oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; War, so Tagg let that group of turf races go past and planned for the Grade II Jamaica Breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup at a mile-and-one-eighth at Belmont Park. Taggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thinking and plans for adequate rest for Showing Up were vindicated when the undersized colt raced away to another clear win. The last race of the 2006 season for Tagg and his charge was out in California at the Grade I Hollywood Derby at the classic distance of 10 furlongs. Californians made Showing Up the betting favorite. Cali-

Racing was finished for that year. It was winter. And time for rest and more rest. In April of 2007, Tagg brought him back to Keeneland for that race courseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring meet held among the full-blossomed dogwoods and redbud trees. A series of early spring days in Kentucky had been filled with showers and intermittent rains. The turf course was heavy and wet. Showing Up had never raced on any surface that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;firmâ&#x20AC;?. The race chosen to lead his four-year-old campaign was the Grade II Makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark Mile Stakes at one mile.

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After a second-place showing, Tagg and Lael Stable thought a physical problem might then exist. Nothing important was found to be wrong. But another rest period was ordered. Showing Up did not race again that year. In April of 2008, with another Keeneland spring meet looming just ahead, Tagg issued a short statement that Showing Up would be retired to stud while he was still sound and without chancing injury or infirmity. In Florida, where his initial stud fee was $7,500, Showing Up stands in Williston as the proper-

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Washington outswims Brunswick, Hampshire SHEPHERDSTOWN — Though it lost both the boys and girls dual swim meets Saturday versus Jefferson, Washington was able to defeat Brunswick and Hampshire in both divisions of a quad meet staged at the Shepherd Wellness Center. In the boys division, Washington outswam Brunswick, 51-31, and defeated Hampshire, 46-43. The Washington girls posted a 69.5-29.5 win over Hampshire and beat Brunswick, 59-20. The Washington boys posted a victory in the 200 medley relay. There were no Washington wins in indivdual events. The Washington girls did not have a win in any relay or any individual event.

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WINCHESTER, Va. — Handley was able to reverse its loud loss to Washington by defeating the Patriots, 87-86, on Friday in an offensive-minded boys basketball game that saw Washington miss 22 free throws in losing for the first time this season. Handley had lost an 81-55 decision to Washington in a Jefferson County game. Keldon Bell had by far his best scoring game of the season in notching 29 points. Dominique Newman totaled another 21 points for the Patriots, now 3-1 overall.

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Inconsistent, inexperienced are these Mountaineers Huggins hasn’t found reliable starting lineup BOB MADISON Spirit Staff

Bob Huggins has three transfers who are eligible for the first time this season. On Saturday, in a made for television game against Michigan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Huggins had already left center Aaric Murray back in Morgantown when he kept Matt Humphrey on the bench for the entire game. The third transfer, Juwan Staten, played 35 minutes as the Mountaineers lost, 81-66, to the unbeaten Wolverines. Murray is a transfer from LaSalle. Humphrey comes from Boston College and Staten was last at Dayton. Terry Henderson and Eron Harris are both freshmen. Volodymyr Gerun is a first-year player from the Ukraine who was getting his first minutes of the season against Michigan. Dominique Rutledge and Kevin Noreen have played very little in past seasons. Sophomores Keaton Miles, Jabarie Hinds, Aaron Brown, and Gary Browne were with last year’s team. Deniz Kilicli is an inconsistent center with limited defensive skills who has shown barren seasons at the free throw line. Huggins has been rankled by a loss to a less than ordinary Duquesne team that just got butchered by 22 points on Saturday by Robert Morris. When the first 10 minutes of the Michigan game found West Virginia floundering with their half-court offense, Huggins brought in Rutledge and Gerun. Rutledge simply can’t shoot. His rebounds and personal fouls are about the same in number. Any team

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with Rutledge on the floor is a desperate team. West Virginia’s front court players are all inconsistent with the exceptions of Rutledge and Miles. And neither of them can score. Noreen and Gerun are going to be exposed by most opponents. Kilicli has the same roughhewn style he had as a freshman and now he’s senior. He can’t be counted on to be helpful for a whole game or a whole half. If the Mountaineers are forced into a half-court game where their offense needs the proper spacing, quality passes that lead directly to an open shot, or players who can make 45 percent of their shots, scoring is very difficult. Hinds is a poor shooter whose shot selection is often questionable. Neither Brown nor Browne can provide many positive minutes. Humphrey doesn’t rebound, do much defending, and rarely makes an assist pass. Huggins can’t put a polished, in-control, five-man team on the floor. All 13 of his players have areas made raw with off-line shooting, defensive shortcomings, poor passing, or lack of calm and calculated play. On-floor leadership is missing. No matter which five players Huggins calls on, there is never an effective blend of scorers, defenders, and rebounders. Never. Players attempt to do what they can on their own. And the other four players on the floor with that individual can never be sure where his attempt will lead. Most minutes seem disjointed. Mistakes are repeated,

not discarded. Positive results aren’t often found. And when they are, they can’t become part of the game’s flow because nobody knows why they happended. The point guards are not calming influences. Without a trusted and influential point guard, the flawed minutes just keep coming. With so many inconsistencies, finding five players to take most of the game’s minutes is nearly impossible. Should a player do well for a time, he might be in foul trouble and be removed. Some players show they can’t be trusted that night and they are removed after a few minutes. Against Michigan, it was Henderson and Harris that proved to be the most effective. And they are the freshmen. If Rutledge, Noreen, Miles, and Brown are used for many minutes, this will remain a team that has real trouble scoring and --in conference play -- winning often enough. Thirteen players. And all with rough edges and without much trusted leadership.

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The tamest of the Big 12 teams are Texas Tech, TCU, and Iowa State. Like West Virginia, TCU is in its first year in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs have never been much in basketball. And they are not much this time. But a West Virginia win in Forth Worth would take some doing. Iowa State always pulls off a

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INWOOD — Jefferson went 2-3 in its five wrestling matches on Saturday at the Musselman Duals. The Cougars defeated Martinsburg (56-18) and Southern (Md.) by a 42-36 score. Kettle Run defeated Jefferson (45-32). James Wood (Va.) edged the Cougars, 39-34. And Keyser beat Jefferson, 44-30. Chris Yenchko had three pins and a major decision at 152. Lane Harder was 5-0 with four pins and a minor decision at 285. Shane Moore posted wins in four matches and had two pins and a major decision. John Bryant had three wins.

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Patriots’ Gustines named All-State back Three-year starter played both ways for Washington Staff reports

Washington’s Colin Gustines was selected to the Class AAA All-State football squad as a second-team defensive back. The West Virginia Sports Writers Association made the selections and placed four players from state champion Martinsburg on the 27-player first team. Martinsburg had lineman Eugene German, wide receiver Cedric Brown, “utility” player Justin “Cookie” Clinton, and defensive lineman Dildeep Dhatt on the first team. Musselman quarterback Caleb Dembeck was also selected to the first team. Joining Gustines on the second team were lineman Andru Trenary (Musselman) and linebacker Jared Sartin (Martinsburg) from the Eastern Panhandle. Gustines, now a junior, has been a three-year starter with the Patriots. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in the 2012 season as well as starting for the third straight year in the defensive secondary. Washington’s Dante Washington was placed on the honorable mention list as was Jefferson’s Geoffrey Walker.

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Christmas magic needed to stand Big 12 schedule WVU center Deniz Kilicli points to Kevin Noreen after Noreen had his career highs in points and rebounds.

Finding conference road wins might prove difficult BOB MADISON Spirit Staff

The one that got away was the loss to Duquesne. A threepoint loss to Davidson could be tolerated and the sevenpoint loss inflicted by conference rival Oklahoma wasn’t unexpected either. But losing to Duquesne was a mess. The Iron Dukes just lost to Robert Morris by a 9169 score that gave some real indication of the quality of team Duquesne has. West Virginia made the NCAA tournament field with a 19-13 record last season. The last of those 13 losses was inflicted in the Big East Conference tournament by Connecticut in a first-round game at Madison Square Garden. The 14th and final loss of the season was administered by Gonzaga

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in a run-away-and-hide game in the NCAA tournament. After falling to unbeaten Michigan and Coach John Beilein on Saturday in Brooklyn, the Mountaineers are 4-5 overall. Only Oakland (Michigan), Radford, and Eastern Kentucky remain on West Virginia’s schedule before the first dive into the cold, cold waters of the Big 12 Conference. Should the Mountaineers win the three remaining nonconference games -- all at home and beginning tonight against Oakland -- they would have a 7-5 record when Oklahoma visits Morgantown on Jan. 5 for the Big 12 baptism. A record of 7-5 is not much to show the NCAA when going hat in hand to that body in search of

early at-large credibility for this season’s tournament. What does the Big 12 have? To begin with, it has Kansas, a Top Five team in most seasons. The Longhorns of Texas are usually a Top 25 team. Recently, the Baylor Bears have surfaced as a team that wins 22 or more games. The Bears have already beaten Kentucky in Lexington this year. Kansas State has been an NCAA tournament team. And Oklahoma State seems to have the firepower this season to also find its way to the NCAA tournament. Oklahoma stopped the Mountaineers, 77-70, in that Thanksgiving tournament staged in central Florida.

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — With Dylan Ceravalo winning the championship at 160 pounds, Washington High was able to finish fifth in the 28-team field at the Penn Manor Invitational. Ceravalo was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler for his unbeaten performance. Both Ty Reynolds at 113 pounds and Tyler Cross at 120 pounds were able able to reach the championship round where they were the runners-up. Ashby Heath was fifth at 220 and Zane Bradbury was eighth at 170. Spring Grove (Pa.) won the event with 196 points and was followed by Solanco (Pa.) with 150.5, Liberty (Pa.) with 149, and Gov. Mifflin (Pa.) with 108. Washington had 107 points.

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WINCHESTER, Va. — Millbrook isn’t the same pressing/ winning buzzsaw it has been for three seasons, but the Lady Pioneers are still capable of beating most of their girls basketball opponents. Millbrook strung together three straight state champion teams starting in 2010. The Lady Pioneers had visitu See COMEBACK Page B12

Geno Smith has set scads of one-season and career passing records.

Smith: Ordinary name, extraordinary player BOB MADISON Spirit Staff

MORGANTOWN — Geno Smith has been a record-setting quarterback and passer at West Virginia. He has started for three years and will play in his fourth consective bowl game when the Mountaineers visit New York and meet Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl. As a freshman, Smith was inserted into the Gator Bowl when fifth-year senior Jarrett Brown was injured in the first half against Florida State and retiring coach Bobby Bowden. And then the next season, the long-limbed sophomore with the whip-like arm was the team’s starter from the opening game. That was a situation Smith had been familiar with at Miramar High School in south Florida. Playing for former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell, Smith was a four-year starter -- cutting his

teeth against the fierce competition in the 6A ranks of the Miami and Broward County areas. Growing up in south Florida, Smith made his early impressions on people with his academic and creative acumen. At age 3, he sometimes regaled his maternal grandmother with his fictional stories and artistic talent. When he began in the first grade of the public school system, he was tested and placed in a gifted and advanced placement curriculum that created time every day for writing and drawing. His grandmother and mother decided against him skipping a grade, but weren’t against him performing in “The Nutcracker” and entering an oratorical contest. As a fifth grader, Smith did well enough in chess tournaments and had his cartoons placed in the elementary school’s newspaper. In a magnet middle school, his u See EXTRAORDINARY Page B12

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SUMMARY Boys Basketball Handley 74, Jefferson 34 Handley 87, Washington 86 Millbrook 65, Jefferson 46 Jefferson 54, Silver Oak Academy 45 Next up: Jefferson at Sherando Thursdayn 7:30 p.m. Handley at Jefferson Friday 7 p.m. Washington at Mixer Tournament Friday 7 p.m. Washington at Mixer Tournament Saturday 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball Millbrook 60, Washington 55 Millbrook 64, Jefferson 31 Handley 39, Jefferson 34 Sherando 54, Jefferson 40 Next up: Jefferson at Sherando Thursday 6 p.m. Washington at Handley Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Sherando at Washington Friday 7:30 p.m.

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Washington was fifth out of 28 teams at Penn Manor Invitational Jefferson had a 2-3 record at the Musselman Duals

Jefferson 60, Washington 31 Jefferson 69, Brunswick 20 Jefferson 97, James Buchanan 72 Jefferson 71, Hampshire 20 Washington 46, Hampshire 43 Washington 51, Brunswick 31

Jefferson 99, James Buchanan 71 Jefferson 68, Brunswick 17 Jefferson 72, Hampshire 19 Jefferson 62, Washington 29 Washington 60.5, Hampshire 29.5 Washington 59, Brunswick 20

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MERCERSBURG, Pa. — In swimming dual meets held Thursday in Mercersburg, Pa. against host James Buchannan High, the Jefferson boys defeated the Rockets, 97-72, and the Lady Cougars decisioned the host school, 99-71. James Buchanan’s boys had lost their only meet to Trinity (Pa,), 119-52, and the Rocket girls had lost, 113-66, to Trinity (Pa.) in their only meet prior to swimming against Jefferson. Both Keegan Simmons and Henry deBuchananne posted two individual event wins with Simmons taking the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle while deBuchananne won both the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Bryan Wiercioch took a first in the 100 butterfly. The Cougars won two of the three relays held against the 11-man Rocket squad that had no seniors. Both Luisa Holland and Mia Holland had a pair of individual wins in the girls meet. Luisa won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle and her sister won the 100 freestyle and the 200 freestyle. Jessica Dodson was the winner in the 50 freestyle and the Lady Cougars won all three of the relays.

Escena

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when another Mott trainee, Ajina, won that year. And then trainer Mott brought Bailey to be her regular rider. The threesome of Mott, Bailey, and Escena joined to move her forward to the top of the ranks of handicap females. Escena would become a name, when brought into conversations, that people routinely mentioned as an Eclipse Award-type champion. She became so well-regarded that when victories were reeled off in the Vanity Invitational Handicap, Apple Blossom Handicap, Louisville Breeders’ Cup, Fleur de Lis Handicap, and 1998 Breeders’ Cup Distaff nobody expected any different outcomes. Escena, Mott, and Bailey had advanced that far . . . and she would be selected for the Eclipse Award as the American Champion Older Female Horse. Her status could hardly have been more celestial. Early in her retirement, Escena’s owner, Allen Paulson, sent her to a Horses of All Ages Sale at Keeneland, just outside of Lexington. Escena’s auction price as a potential broodmare was gaveled down at $3.25 million, the highest price ever paid for a prospective mother. Bill Mott continued his training ways at the country’s most influential tracks. And he continued quite successfully. In a 15year span, he won nine training championships at Saratoga. At Belmont Park, Mott had 10 training titles. And at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida he did so well that he claimed another nine championships. Years ago at Churchill Downs, Mott once sent out 54 race winners in just the spring meet alone to break the track record for one meet. When he was still a tender 45 years old, Mott was selected to the U.S. Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Only one other inductee had ever been enshrined at a younger age. Bailey rode so well that he had few peers during the years that he competed. In his lengthy career, Bailey had 5,892 wins. His 15 wins in Breeders’ Cup races are unmatched. Seven times he was voted to the Eclipse Award for “outstanding jockey in North America.” The racing industry has through the years given him awards as much for his life as a solid citizen and recognized promoter of the sport as for what he accomplished as a rider. His Mike Venezia Memorial Award came because of “extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship” and not because he was aboard Cigar or any of the Breeders’ Cup champions. Escena earned over $2 million in her four years of racing. And she helped the careers of trainer Mott and jockey Bailey along the way.

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Joined at Big Creek, Gresham, Patrick rode to fame at WVU BOB MADISON Spirit Staff

One of them was living in Yukon. The other was from Homer Hickam territory up the narrow ribbon of road in Coalwood. This was in McDowell County where coal was not only king, but it was the whole royal family to the thousands that depended on it for a meager living. The time was the late 1960s . The state of West Virginia still had its small high schools. And those revered coal country schools produced football players that were recruited by WVU to beat the Southern Conference teams, and later the independent schedule, the Mountaineers faced. Bob Gresham lived in the mining area known as “Yukon”. Oscar Patrick was in the mining area known as “Coalwood”. The tiny school they attended was in War and it generated athletic teams that were football state champions and track and field state champions. Why, Big Creek High School even won a basketball state championship. The Big Creek Owls. There the high school was. Standing with its soot-stained pale bricks. Three stories. A four-foot concrete owl on the roof, facing toward the front. Classrooms with 15-foot ceilings. The football field was hard against the front of the school. Space reserved for four rows of bleachers separated the field from the front steps of the school house. Mountains crept down on all sides to the school grounds.

A small stream wiggled its way along one side of the football field. Big Creek was small. But just in the size of the student body. It was large in the number of football players it sent up the gnarly and winding road to university city -Morgantown and the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Bob Gresham was a threeyear running back in Morgantown from 1968 through the 1970 season. As a junior, Gresham, who wore No. 33 on his dark blue jersey, rushed 206 times for 1,155 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. That year (1969), Gresham had one of his most productive games of his three seasons. He rushed for 173 yards against Richmond. The Spiders had a hard time stopping him. That same season, he scored 18 points on three touchdowns against William & Mary. As a senior, Gresham rushed for 866 yards and had another 340 yards in pass receptions. His eight touchdowns left him with 21 for his career. He was an eighth-round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints, and would play six seasons in the league. His other two NFL teams were Houston and the New York Jets. Gresham’s NFL totals showed him with 14 touchdowns, 1,360 rushing yards, and 728 pass-reception yards. Oscar Patrick acquired the nickname, “Big O”, being 6-foot-4 and 212 pounds. His career at WVU as a wide receiver where he wore No. 88 spanned the years 1967-69. West Virginia didn’t throw much

in his sophomore year (1967). He had 19 catches for 326 yards and two scores his first year. It was as a junior that Patrick did his best work as a Mountaineer. His 50 catches in 1968 were for 770 yards and got him five touchdowns. Long-suffering Mountaineer fans, who grieved through decades of losses to Joe Paternocoached Penn State teams, have not forgotten the early October day in 1968 when the “Big O” had 10 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns against the Nittany Lions. West Virginia still lost, 31-20, but Patrick gave the WVU people some few smiles along the way. Patrick was injured for much of his senior year and caught only nine passes. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins, but never appeared in any games with that team. Big Creek High School in poverty-stricken McDowell County is no more. It was swallowed up in a state consolidation move and now Iaeger, Big Creek, Gary, Northfork, and Welch high schools are all past and Mount View High School stands alone for the county’s ever-dwindling population. Gresham went the few miles from Yukon to War to go to high school. Patrick went the few miles from Coalwood to War to go to high school. And they both traveled the hazardous two-lane state roads from War to Morgantown to get a college education and play football for West Virginia University.

Handley edges Lady Cougars WINCHESTER, Va. — Jefferson’s girls basketball team remained winless at 0-5 when it lost to Handley, 39-34, last Tuesday in the Hunter Maddox/Jimmy Omps gym on the campus of Handley High. Sherando High defeated Jefferson, 54-40, last Wednesday night. The Warriors improved to 3-2 overall while Jefferson remained winless in Coach Chris Custer’s first season. Sherando held a 27-24 lead at the half and then outscored the

Lady Cougars, 12-9, in the third quarter and 15-7 in the last period to reach its 14-point margin at the end. Lauren Reed led Sherando with 16 points and Heidi Brown added 13 points. The Warriors made 14-of-21 free throws. Millbrook kept Jefferson winless when it defeated the Lady Cougars, 64-31, on Friday. The Lady Pioneers outscored Jefferson, 12-0, to end the second quarter and then outpointed the Lady

Cougars, 31-9, in the third stanza to ease away to the victory. Kenzie Chrisman scored 15 points for Jefferson. Hampshire defeated Jefferson, 52-43, on Monday in Romney. Eliza Silver had 15 points and Dasia Taylor had nine points for the Lady Cougars. Alexis Nicholson led the Hampshire offense with 13 points while Rachel Shawen added 13 points. Mary Feaster had eight steals as the Trojans exacted a telling number of turnovers from Jefferson.

Road game no help for Cougars WINCHESTER, Va. — Handley improved its early-season record to 4-1 last Tuesday when it stopped Jefferson, 74-53, in a boys basketball game that found the Cougars, then 0-3 overall, on the road for the first time. Cameron Jackson paced the once-beaten Judges in scoring with his 23 points. Jefferson had Jalen Smith score 15 points and Kalen Nehler add 14 points. The Cougars fell behind and could not overcome their cold shooting, turnovers, and lack of rebounds. Jefferson got its first win of the

season when it traveled to Keymar, Md. to face Silver Oak Academy, a boys-only school once known as Bowling Brook Academy. The Cougars were 1-3 overall after Mario Gonzalez scored 18 points and Jalen Smith added 12 points in the 54-45 win over the Rams. Jefferson had a slim lead after the first and second quarters and then took a 42-33 lead into the fourth stanza. The winless Rams cut back their deficit in the last quarter, but never could go ahead or even gain a tie. Rze Culbreath scored a teamhigh 16 points and had 11 steals

as Millbrook defeated the Cougars for the second time this season when the Pioneers posted a 65-46 win over the Cougars last Friday. Jefferson shot poorly from the field and already had 17 turnovers by halftime after being foiled by Millbrook’s halfcourt trapping defense. Millbrook enjoyed a 52-31 lead after three periods. The Cougars finished with 26 turnovers and were only 6-for-16 from the foul line. The Cougars had Darrod Doleman with seven points.

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Millbrook was 4-1 overall and Washington was 1-4. FROM PAGE B10 The Lady Pioneers had increased a 37-26 halftime lead to ing Washington down by 13 52-39 after three quarters. points in the fourth quarter and Junior guard/forward Brenna then withstood a Patriot rally to Cook scored 23 points for the Lady Pioneers. Kylie Nelson get a 60-55 win.

led Washington with 14 points, Jackie Hess added 13 points, and Kenya Dozier totaled 10 points. Nelson had nine rebounds. The Patriots improved to 2-4 with a 47-33 win over visiting James Wood. Kirsten Doleman and Morgan Adams each

had 12 points. Hess scored nine points and had seven rebounds. Dozier claimed 14 rebounds and added five steals to her stat sheet. Washington had a 17-4 lead after one quarter in the Monday game.

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routine included two hours a day of art instruction. His grandmother softly informed him of any mistakes in either his course work or artistic endeavors and Smith was on his way toward becoming a perfectionist. In the ninth grade, Smith entered Miramar High School. He was a quarterback and would be joined early enough by wide receiver Stedman Bailey, another talented Mountaineer on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Virginia teams. In his junior year at Miramar, Smith threw for 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns while being named second-team, all-state quarterback in the large-school ranks. The next year, he helped Miramar to the state semifinals while completing 205 of 338 passes for 30 touchdowns and 3,089 yards. He ran for more than 300 yards as an adjunct to his throwing ability. Recruited by a half-dozen bigname schools, Smith was influenced toward WVU by Cogdell and he came north when Bill Stewart was still new to the head coaching position in Morgantown. Smith completed his freshman season in the role of relief pitcher for Jarrett Brown in the Gator Bowl loss to the Seminoles. He completed 32-of-49 passes that season. With Brown gone, Smith sparkled as a sophomore with 24 touchdown passes, 2,763 passing yards, and 241 completions out of 372 throws. He was twice voted the Big East Offensive Player of the Week. Coach Stewart was removed near the beginning of Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior season. Dana Holgorsen, the acclaimed offensive craftsman from the Big 12 conference, was hired by Oliver Luck to pilot what became a Mountaineer air show revolving around Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing (and running) and a bevy of capable wide receivers. Even in a loss to No. 2 LSU, Smith completed a school record 38 passes in 65 attempts for 463 yards. That game had been a nationally televised game on a Thursday night. From that night on

until now, the football-watching public knew who Smith was and what he could do in a football game. Marc Bulgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing records fell like leaves in a mid-October, Morgantown wind storm. Bulgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single-season marks were eclipsed in a close win over Pitt when Smith stuck the Panthers and he finished the season with 291 completions and 3,741 yards. Smith saved his best for last. In a 70-33 blitzing of Clemson in the Orange Bowl, he had six touchdown passes, 42 points, another TD by run, and 401 passing yards. He broke former Michigan quarterback Tom Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orange Bowl records. After the 13-game season, Smith had amassed 4,379 passing yards, the highest total in Big East conference history. In the just-completed regular season, he completed 72 percent of his 490 passes and had 40 scoring passes and only six interceptions. The passing yardage figure was 4,004. West Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever Big 12 game was against Baylor. Smith literally filled the Morgantown air with touchdowns, yardage, and completions. There were eight touchdown passes, 656 passing yards, and 45 completions and only six incomplete passes. He had saved the best for last. In a 59-10 demolition of Charlie Weisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kansas Jayhawks, Smith completed a national record-tying 23-of-24 passes, a 96 percent completion percentage. He had 21 straight completions and was removed late in the game before he could complete one more throw and establish his own mark. When the Mountaineers come on to the natural turf at Yankee Stadium, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see longtime rival Syracuse down at the other end. Smith will be seeking a perfect game. Just like he did when he was a student in the gifted program in elementary school. And then doing much the same as a four-year starter for Coach Damon Cogdell at Miramar High. This wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an oratorical contest. But, then Smith has always done more with his right arm and his legs than he has with his words and cartoons.

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