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2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Tim Thornton, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 16--NARROWS -- Danny Melvin was playing pool in Blacksburg on Sunday night when he got the call. Riverview Campground was flooding. There was a smell like diesel fuel in the air. Melvin, who helps his brother-in-law take care of the campground, jumped in his truck and headed back to Narrows. He called Giles County's emergency dispatchers and told them what was going on. The Narrows Fire Department had already been called out. Riverview...

2008-07-11 12:00:59

By Kelly Holleran, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 11--MORGANTOWN -- With spiking energy prices, West Virginia University is noticing interest soaring and student enrollment increasing in its petroleum and natural gas engineering programs. Those students who make it out of the program are also usually pleased -- recent graduates have received lucrative job offers. WVU officials say they expect about 130 to 140 undergraduate students to major in petroleum and natural gas...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

Today the law firms of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca and The Dominion Law Center filed a lawsuit under the Virginia Constitution against Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDoT) on behalf of over 100 residents of Fairfax County's Huntington neighborhood for $20 million in compensation for damages caused by the massive flood of Cameron Run on June 25, 2006. In the 2006 Flood, the flow depth of Cameron Run jumped more than seven...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

The West Virginia University Physicians of Charleston has begun offering on-site geriatric medical services to the residents of Edgewood Summit and Ridgemont, a senior living community that features both independent living and assisted living residences on Charleston's West Side. The program brings Dr. Todd Goldberg, a board-certified internist and geriatrician from the WVU physicians group, to the facility on a weekly basis, along with a consulting pharmacist from WVU, nurses from...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Charleston Area Medical Center is developing a pilot project aimed at reducing deaths from one type of heart attack. CAMC's Health Education and Research Institute plans to establish a regional system that will allow it and its partners to evaluate treatment and management of patients who have suffered a Segment- elevation myocardial infarction, also known as STEMI. The American Heart Association recommends that STEMI patients be treated between 30 and 90...

2008-07-02 18:00:09

By CRAIG CUNNINGHAM/DAILY MAIL PHOTO Students from the National Youth Science Camp listen to MATRIC technician Paul Aubry talk about polymer additives. The 116 students attending the annual science camp come from different states and countries and will stay in Bartow for the next four weeks to learn about mathematics and science and participate in outdoor activities. (c) 2008 Charleston Daily Mail. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-02 00:00:28

By Eric Eyre Staff writer The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department's investigation of three recent cases of Legionnaires' disease is drawing to a close. But the agency's response continues to spark criticism and has prompted the health board's outgoing president, Dr. Steven Artz, to accuse his successor, Brenda Isaac, of "fabricating events" and trying to "curry favor" with Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper - an outspoken critic of the Legionnaires' inquiry. Isaac, who...

2008-07-01 00:00:36

Outdoor spaces Enjoy the summer in a hillside haven or a garden meant for child's play 1F (c) 2008 Sunday Gazette - Mail; Charleston, W.V.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-30 21:02:29

By Christian Giggenbach, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jun. 30--LEWISBURG -- The Greenbrier County Commission voted unanimously Monday to commit $175,000 to subsidize a Delta Airlines flight which lands at Greenbrier Valley Airport. Due to the rising cost of jet fuel, Delta previously told Greenbrier resort officials that an additional $100,000 would be required to continue service into Lewisburg. The Greenbrier negotiated the contract with Delta, which covers the cost of empty...

2008-06-28 00:02:29

By Vicki Smith Steelmaker and distributor Esmark Inc. has an attractive assortment of plants and equipment with unrealized potential, but Russian metals and mining company OAO Severstal said Thursday it plans to change that with a $250-million, five-year capital investment. Severstal announced late Wednesday it won the bidding war for Wheeling-based Esmark, offering $19.25 per share. Including the assumption of debt and loans, that puts the value of the deal at $1.25 billion. Founded...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.