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Poll: Public Opinion Dips on COMMOM CORE Standards

On most policy questions, public opinion changes slowly, if at all.

But when new issues arise, important shifts can occur before opinion sorts itself into settled patterns. And, on occasion, critical events can jar opinion from settled patterns into a new equilibrium.

These generalizations apply as much to education policy as to opinion in other areas of public life. During the eight years (2007 to 2014) that the Education Next (EdNext) poll has been administered to a representative sample of American adults (and, in most of these years, to a representative sample of public school teachers), we have seen only minimal changes from one year to the next on such important issues as charter schools, merit pay, teacher tenure, teachers unions, and tax credits that fund private-school scholarships. That pattern persists into 2014, despite heated public disputes concerning many of these topics.

Sometimes sharp changes in opinion do occur. For example, the share of the public that say it favors the Common Core State Standards slipped noticeably between 2013 and 2014. Establishing a common set of standards across states is a new policy proposal that emerged as a public issue only in 2011, and it appears as if many citizens have yet to decide where they stand on the matter. Also, in 2009 we observed a steep drop in public support for higher school expenditures and higher teacher salaries in the wake of the financial crisis and the economic recession. We now find that even by 2014 support for expenditures and salary increases has not returned to 2008 levels, at least among respondents told current per-pupil expenditures and teacher salary levels. A new, lower equilibrium has been established, perhaps because of the wallet tightening required by the slow, uneven economic recovery.

These are among the many findings to emerge from this installment of the EdNext Survey, administered to some 5,000 respondents in May and June of 2014 (see methodology sidebar below). Among other key findings are the following:

1) While Americans asked to evaluate the quality of teachers’ work think, on average, that about half of the teachers in their local schools deserve a grade of A or B, they think that more than one-fifth deserve a D or F; even teachers give these low marks to more than 1 in 10 of their peers, on average.

2) More than one-fourth of all families with school-age children have educated a child in a setting other than a traditional public school.

3) The public thinks less money should be spent on class-size reduction relative to the amount spent on teacher salaries or new books and technologies, if they are told the relative price of each intervention.

We discuss these and other topics in this review of the 2014 EdNext poll, the complete results of which are available H E R E.

Common Core State Standards

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Public debate over a nationwide effort to set common education standards has been raging in many states over the past year. Encouraged by the federal Race to the Top initiative, 45 states had by 2011 quietly adopted benchmarks that detail what students should learn at each grade level, set by the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), an entity formed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Yet the undertaking has become increasingly controversial as the standards have been implemented and appropriate tests devised. While most states remain committed to the standards, opposition has been voiced both by conservative groups who fear expanded federal control and by teachers unions worried about the consequences for teacher evaluation. Five states under the leadership of conservative governors—Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina—have either repealed the standards or initiated a process to review them. From a quite different place on the political spectrum, the New York affiliate of the National Education Association has withdrawn its support for the Common Core as implemented in that state, and the American Federation of Teachers is calling for a moratorium on all consequences attached to student test results while the standards are being implemented, a policy that has been affirmed in California.

Declining, polarizing public support. The controversy has had a striking impact on public opinion. Although a majority of the public continues to support the standards set by CCSSI, and supporters outnumber opponents by a two-to-one margin, trend lines show serious erosion in support. In 2013, no less than 65% of the general public favored the standards, but that portion is now just 53% (see Figure 1). Meanwhile, the opposition has doubled from 13% to 26%. (The share taking no position on the issue has remained essentially unchanged, at 21% in 2014.)

The debate has had a polarizing effect as well. In 2013, CCSSI gathered backers from across the political spectrum. Since then, support among Republicans has fallen from 57% to 43%, while support among Democrats has remained nearly unchanged (64% in 2013 and 63% in 2014). Opposition among Republicans jumped from 16% in 2013 to 37% in 2014. Opposition grew among Democrats as well, but to a much smaller degree; only 17% of Democrats express opposition now, up from 10% in 2013.

The staunchest opposition comes from the conservative wing of the Republican Party. The Common Core has the support of a majority of self-described “moderate” Republicans (57%) and a plurality of “slightly conservative” Republicans (45%). It drops off considerably among Republicans who describe themselves as “conservative” (38%) or “extremely conservative” (23%).

Declining teacher support. Teachers, too, have soured on the Common Core (see Figure 1). Just a year ago, 76% of teachers backed the Common Core, but the portion in favor has now plummeted to 46%. Meanwhile, teacher opposition has more than tripled, from 12% to 40%. (The percentage without a position on the issue remains essentially unchanged.) Once again, signs of polarization are evident, with positive views expressed by Republican teachers falling by 34 points, from 69% in 2013 to 35% in 2014, while among Democratic teachers the percentage has slipped only 15 points, from 69% to 54%.

Especially intriguing is the flip in the opinion gap between teachers and the public as a whole. In 2013, teachers were more positive in their views of the Common Core than the public (76% compared to 65%), but today teachers are less positive (46% compared to 53%). A year ago, only 12% of the teaching force expressed opposition—virtually the same as the public. Today, teacher opposition is nearly twice as high as opposition among the public (40% compared to just 26%).

A Tainted Brand? The words “Common Core” elicit greater antagonism than does the concept of common standards itself. We discovered this by asking one randomly chosen half of our respondents the same question as was posed to the other half, except that we dropped any specific mention of the Common Core. The difference in the questions posed to the two groups is in brackets below:

As you may know, in the last few years states have been deciding whether or not to use [the Common Core, which are] standards for reading and math that are the same across the states. In the states that have these standards, they will be used to hold public schools accountable for their performance. Do you support or oppose the use of these [the Common Core] standards in your state?

When the Common Core label is dropped from the question, support for the concept among the general public leaps from 53% to 68%. Significantly, the pronounced partisan polarization evoked by the phrase Common Core disappears when the question does not include those seemingly toxic words. The level of support among Republicans is 68%, virtually identical to the Democratic level of support. In other words, a broad consensus remains with respect to national standards, despite the fact that public debate over the Common Core has begun to polarize the public along partisan lines.

Perceptions versus CCSSI Stated Principles. When people oppose a label but not the basic concept to which it is attached, it may mean they have heard the label but understand it to refer to something else, possibly something more far-reaching. CCSSI emphasizes that state participation remains voluntary, that local educators will retain control over instructional materials, and that the federal government will not gain access to information on individual students. As of now, each of these claims is factually correct.

Critics note, however, that the federal government has encouraged states to adopt the Common Core through the Race to the Top competitive grant program and a streamlined path to waivers from the provisions of No Child Left Behind. They warn that adoption of the Common Core will inevitably lead to greater federal control over instructional materials and monitoring of individual students’ performance.

Who is winning the battle of public perception of Common Core design? To find out, we first asked individuals whether or not they had heard of the standards (we asked this question before gauging support). Only 43% of the public—but 89% of teachers—says it had heard of the Common Core before the survey, indicating that the debate over the Common Core has yet to register in the minds of many Americans.

We then asked those respondents who said they had heard the phrase to identify three statements as true or false or to say they do not know. In no case did a majority of the respondents give an answer that corresponded with CCSSI’s stated principles. In two instances only a small minority understood the principles in the same way as CCSSI itself (see Figure 2).

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Teacher perceptions were much more consistent with CCSSI’s stated view, however. Although a majority of teachers perceived two of the three statements in Figure 2 in a way that is consistent with CCSSI’s position, only a minority of the public perceived any of these statements in the same way that CCSSI does. This may indicate that opposition to the Common Core is driven, in part, by misconceptions.

Yet among the public, supporters and opponents of the Common Core differ significantly in their assessment of only the last of these statements. Supporters are more likely than opponents to say that the Common Core allows local school districts to decide which textbooks and materials to use in their schools (64% compared to 30%). Apparently, CCSSI needs to reassure the public that the new standards allow local districts to make key curricular decisions.

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Evaluating Teachers

Teacher-tenure laws leaped on to the front page of the national media in 2014 when a California judge responded favorably to a plaintiff’s argument that the state’s teacher-tenure laws violate its state constitution. While defenders of tenure claim that it merely protects teachers from arbitrary dismissal, critics contend that tenure now makes it extremely difficult to remove poorly performing teachers from the classroom. Where do Americans come down on the issue of teacher tenure? Just how many of America’s teachers do they think are ineffective?

We explored these issues by asking respondents to grade teachers on the same A-to-F scale traditionally used to evaluate student performance. Specifically, we asked them what percentage of teachers in the  local schools deserved each letter grade. The average member of the public says that 50% of teachers at the local schools deserve an A or a B. If we use the traditional definition of a C grade as “satisfactory,” then the public, on average, thinks about one-fifth of teachers in the local schools are unsatisfactory (13% D and 9% F) (see Figure 3).

Teachers, though more positive toward their peers, do not entirely disagree with the public’s judgment. The average teacher thinks 69% of his or her colleagues in local schools deserve an A or a B. Even teachers say 5% of their colleagues in local schools are failures deserving an F, with another 8% performing at no better than the D level.

Perhaps because the public is concerned about the performance of some teachers, 50% of those interviewed oppose “giving tenure to teachers” altogether. Only 32% favor the idea (and another 18% take no position). We followed this question with another asking whether teachers should demonstrate that their students are making adequate progress on state tests in order to receive tenure. Overall, 60% of the public liked the idea. Even 65% of respondents who favor tenure say it should be based on student performance. Only 9% of Americans favor “giving teachers tenure” and oppose using student performance on state tests to determine tenure.

Teachers unions, of course, remain s teadfast in their defense of teacher tenure. Dennis Van Roekel, the outgoing president of the National Education Association, described the California lawsuit as “yet another attempt by millionaires and corporate special interests to undermine the teaching profession and push their own ideological agenda on public schools.” American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten assured her members that “this [decision] will not be the last word.”

But, surprisingly, a majority of teachers do not favor the status quo of most states, under which most teachers receive tenure as a matter of course without explicit consideration of student-achievement data. It is true that teachers endorse tenure by a two-to-one margin: 60% in favor, with 32% opposed. Furthermore, only 31% of teachers like the idea of basing tenure on student test performance. But when responses to the two questions are combined, just 41% of teachers both favor tenure and oppose using information from state tests when awarding it. In short, when it comes to the teacher-tenure laws in most states, less than half of teachers and fewer than 1 in 10 Americans prefer the status quo.

It is no surprise then, that a plurality of the public (41%) says that teachers unions have a “negative effect” on the local schools and just 34% says they have a “positive effect.” Both numbers remain essentially unchanged since last year.

Teachers, meanwhile, are far more generous in their assessment of their unions’ influence and appear to have become less critical of the unions over the past year. Fifty-nine percent of teachers now report that teachers unions have a positive effect on schools. The share of teachers saying that teachers unions have a negative effect fell from 31% to 23% between 2013 and 2014, widening the gap between the public as a whole and teachers over the role of unions in American public education.

Teachers and the public also remain sharply divided on the issue of merit pay. Fifty-seven percent of the public supports “basing part of the salaries of teachers on how much their students learn,” while 31% opposes this idea. Among teachers, however, just 21% support merit pay and fully 73% are opposed. This 36-point gap in support between teachers and the public is the largest observed for any item on our survey.


Beyond Traditional Public Schools

The practice of school choice has now spread to such an extent that more than one-fourth of all American families have a school-age child who has been educated elsewhere than in a traditional public school. Many American families are ignoring the bright lines routinely drawn between traditional public schools on the one hand and charter schools, private schools, and home schooling on the other. We asked respondents who live with children aged 6 to 17 to report whether those children have ever attended a traditional public school, a charter school, or a private school, as well as whether they have been home schooled. No fewer than 26% percent of respondents living with school-age children have used an alternative to traditional public schools at some point in those children’s education. About 16% of them have combined multiple types of schooling.

The vast majority of respondents with school-age children in the home (87%) have experience with traditional public schools, and most rely on them exclusively (see Figure 4). Still, 14% have used private schools, and 9% have enrolled children in charter schools. Charters attract a larger share of African Americans living with school-age children (15%). Even home schooling has a broad constituency. Eight percent of respondents living with school-age children said that at least one of the children has been home schooled.

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Teachers make just as much use of these alternatives as the public at large. About 28% of teachers living with school-age children have used or currently use private schools, charter schools, or home schooling alongside or in lieu of traditional public schools. The most heavily used alternative for teachers is private school (19%), but 8% and 7% use charter schools and home schooling, respectively. School choice is no longer an abstract concept. It is part and parcel of the American educational fabric, directly affecting 26% of all Americans living with school-age children.


School Choice

Given that Americans use the school-choice options available to them, it is worth asking, Do Americans support the expansion of choice, especially when it is targeted to disadvantaged students? The answer, it seems, depends on how the program is structured.

Charter schools. Public discussion of charter schools recently escalated with the election of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to limit charter school access to school-district facilities in New York City. When charter school supporters marched in the city’s streets and rallied at the state capitol in Albany, they won enthusiastic support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and favorable action in the state legislature. Similar battles between charter detractors and supporters have taken place in Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other parts of the country.

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Despite all the public disputation, public opinion on charters remains essentially unchanged. It is true that a higher percentage of the public is now willing to take a position on the issue, one way or another. The percentage of those surveyed who say they “neither support nor oppose” charters declined 5 percentage points (from 23% to 18%) over the past year. But charter proponents continue to hold a near two-to-one advantage over opponents. Support increased slightly from 51% to 54%, while opposition ticked up from 26% to 28%. It appears as though the controversies have only convinced citizens that their original opinions were correct all along (see Figure 5).

School vouchers and tax credits. School-voucher and tax-credit programs that enable more families to choose a private school are also becoming a more familiar part of the U.S. education system. Half of the states now have a school-voucher or tax-credit program of some kind, according to the Friedman Foundation, a leading organization promoting private school choice. Most common is a tax-credit program that allows businesses or individuals to contribute to organizations that distribute private-school scholarships to low-income families. The public remains favorably disposed toward this policy. Sixty percent favors the idea, with just 26% opposed, a margin of support that exceeds that observed not only for charter schools, but also for school voucher programs benefiting the same population of students.

When it comes to school vouchers, modest shifts appear to be occurring in opposite directions (see Figure 5). The public is somewhat less inclined to favor vouchers for low-income families in 2014 than it was a year ago, but it is a bit more willing to lend support to universal vouchers for all families. (In both cases, the changes over the past year fall just shy of statistical significance.)

To gauge support for vouchers directed toward poor families, we asked respondents whether they favored “a proposal…that would use government funds to pay the tuition of low-income students who choose to attend private schools.” Opposition to the idea shifted upward from 45% in 2013 to 51% this year, while support slipped from 41% to 37%. On the other hand, support for universal vouchers went up a bit. Respondents were asked whether they favored “a proposal…that would give families with children in public schools a wider choice, by allowing them to enroll their children in private schools instead, with government helping to pay the tuition.” To that question, 50% of those surveyed responded positively, an uptick of 5 percentage points since 2013.

If the public resists vouchers made available only to low-income families, that hardly means it is opposed to helping the disadvantaged. If a voucher proposal is directed toward families with students attending failing schools, 51% of the public favors the idea; just 35% is opposed.

Blended learning. The public has yet to be sold on the idea of blended learning, a recent innovation that gives students opportunities to learn online within the traditional school day. When respondents were asked whether they favored “students spending more of their time at school receiving instruction independently through or on a computer,” opinion was evenly divided. While 42% responded positively, 41% gave a negative response.


How Much to Spend and How to Spend It

The public underestimates public school expenditure levels by a wide margin. When we asked respondents to estimate how much was spent per pupil in their local school district, the average response was short of $6,490, just over half the actual per-pupil expenditure levels of $12,400 in the districts reported for the school year ending in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Education. Similarly, the public grossly underestimates levels of teacher compensation. Members of the public estimate teacher salaries in their own state, on average, to be less than $38,900, barely two-thirds of the $57,000 average reported for 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education for the states in which respondents lived.

Given this misperception of expenditure and salary levels, receiving additional information on these subjects has a major impact on the public’s assessment of the need for an increase. When the public is provided with specific information on the current level of expenditure in the local school district, it is less willing to spend more money on schools than when this information is not given. We have noted this difference each year since we began asking one-half (randomly chosen) of our sample for an opinion only after supplying this information while leaving the other half uninformed.

Among informed respondents, public support for greater spending on local schools remains well below levels reached in the spring of 2008 (see Figure 6). At that time, the country did not realize it was about to enter a deep recession followed by a prolonged, uneven recovery, and 50% of the public was ready to spend more on schools even after being told current levels of per-pupil expenditure in the local school district. By the same time the following year, the country was in the midst of a severe financial crisis, and public support for more spending, when given information on current levels of expenditure, plummeted to 38%. Support for more spending has hovered in the low 40s since, with just 43% endorsing higher expenditure in 2014.

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But among those not told current levels of expenditure, support for more spending remains nearly as high as it was in 2008. In that year, 61% of the “uninformed” public (those not told current expenditure levels in their local district) endorsed more spending. In 2014 that percentage is still 60%, fully recovered from the drop to 46% registered in 2009 when the financial crisis was on the country’s mind. Only if the public is aware of current expenditure levels is it more cautious than previously about committing additional funds to the schools.

A similar pattern is ob-served for increments in teacher salaries. In 2008, the portion favoring higher salaries among those told average salary levels in their state was no less than 54%. But in 2009 that percentage fell to 40%, and it has remained at that low level ever since. In 2014, only 38% of those informed of current teacher salaries were prepared to support a salary boost.

Among those not given information about current salaries, 69% thought teacher pay should be boosted back in 2008. That percentage skidded to 56% in 2009 and dropped to a low of 52% in 2011. But it has since crept higher, reaching 62% in 2014.

Deciding how much to spend on public schools is only the first step; school districts must also determine how to use whatever resources are made available. Reducing class size is a generally popular idea, but a number of researchers have concluded that increasing teacher salaries may be a better long-term strategy for school improvement. Does the public share this view? Would it prefer to devote any new spending on public schools to higher teacher salaries or smaller classes? Or would it instead prefer to see the money spent on new books and technologies?

When asked about these issues in the abstract, the public is most enthusiastic about reducing class size. Forty-six percent of the public selects that option, compared with 30% who would purchase new books and technology, and 24% who would increase teacher salaries (see Figure 7).

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Enthusiasm for class-size reduction drops sharply, however, when information is provided that makes clear the tradeoff between spending to produce smaller classes and other options facing a typical American school district. One group of survey respondents, randomly chosen, was told, “Reducing average class sizes by three students would cost roughly the same amount as increasing teacher salaries by 13% or buying $10,000 in new books and technologies for each class every year.” Among this group, just 35% of the public favored reducing class size, while 33% preferred increasing teacher salaries and 32% would purchase new books and technology.

When uninformed of costs, teachers were even more committed than the public to smaller classes, with 54% selecting that option and only 37% preferring a salary increase. Just 9% of teachers would prefer to see the money spent on new books and technology. When relative costs were explained, the change in teacher opinion was even more pronounced than among the public, with support for class-size reduction dropping from 54% to 38%, and support for a salary increase jumping from 37% to 48%.

In short, accurate information also influences the public’s view on how best to allocate education dollars. Helping citizens understand the tradeoffs involved in efforts to reduce class size may lead to better decisions about how to use the funds we invest in public education.


Conclusions

Readers will decide for themselves which of the many findings reported in the 2014 poll are of greatest interest. In our view, the poll yields four especially important new findings:

1) Opinion with respect to the Common Core has yet to coalesce. The idea of a common set of standards across the country has wide appeal, and the Common Core itself still commands the support of a majority of the public. But proponents probably need to clarify their intentions to the public if they are to keep support from slipping within both the nation’s teaching force and the public at large.

2) Americans give good grades to about half the teaching force in their local district, but they hand out an unsatisfactory grade (D or F) to nearly one-fifth of the teachers. This may help explain why a majority of the public opposes teacher tenure. However, a majority of teachers favor tenure and, in general, teachers give their colleagues a higher grade than the public does. Yet they still give about one-tenth of teachers one of the two low grades.

3) In a quarter of households with school-age children, a child is attending or has attended a school other than the traditional public school.

4) Members of the public are less inclined to favor using additional funds for class-size reduction if they know its cost relative to the cost of teacher pay and the purchase of new books and technologies.


Michael B. Henderson is research director for the Public Policy Research Lab at Louisiana State University. Paul E. Peterson, editor-in chief of Education Next, is professor and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School. Martin R. West is associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and deputy director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grants Available

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The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, is accepting applications for historic preservation survey and planning grants.

Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2014.

Approximately $80,000 will be awarded from funding appropriated by the U.S. Congress for preservation efforts through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund.

State and local government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations and firms, and educational institutions are qualified to apply. Historic Landmark Commissions that participate in the Certified Local Government program will receive priority consideration.

Eligible projects may include architectural and archaeological surveys; preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations; heritage education programs relating to preservation activities; pre-development activities; comprehensive planning documents; and development projects.

Grant funds are awarded on a matching basis, and the announcement of grantees is planned for February 2015. Funded projects must be completed by June 30.

A complete grant package, including a grants manual and application packet with program descriptions, funding priorities and selection criteria is available by contacting Pamela Brooks, grants coordinator for the SHPO, at (304) 558-0240 ext. 720, by emailing her at , by writing: SHPO, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Charleston, WV 25305 or at the division’s website at www.wvculture.org/shpo.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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APPEALS COURT REVIVES BLAIR MOUNTAIN LAWSUIT

A federal appeals court says environmental groups can challenge the removal of the Blair Mountain Battlefield from the National Register of Historic Places.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the groups have legal standing to bring the challenge.

In 2012, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and other groups against the U.S. Department of Interior. The lawsuit sought to prevent mining on Blair Mountain. Walton ruled that the groups have no standing to bring the challenge.

The appeals court sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

Blair Mountain was the site of a 1921 battle between coal miners trying to unionize and police and hired guns.


FOUR WV NURSES ALLOWED TO WORK AMID DRUG TEST WOES

A West Virginia board let four nurses in substance abuse programs return to work despite failing or not taking drug tests, according to a state audit released Tuesday.

The state Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses let nurses practice while recovering from abusing drugs like ephedrine, hydrocodone, opiates and cocaine, legislative auditor Aaron Allred wrote.

One nurse’s drug citations date back to 2008. The audit said it took 15 months for the nurse to sign a consent order and stop practicing after she admitted drug use.

Other recovering nurses didn’t schedule drug tests, paid $250 fines and kept working.

One nurse was allowed to practice with restrictions after testing positive for drugs she stole from a hospital.

The report questioned whether auditing a larger sample would have found more similar instances. From the 2011 to 2013 budget year, the board suspended 87 licenses to let nurses get substance abuse treatment.

The audit recommended steeper fines for repeat violators, better monitoring and more timeliness in responding to complaints.

“The findings of this issue give the impression that the board leans more towards protecting the professionals at the expense of protecting the public,“ the audit said.

According to the audit, board staff said nurses deserve multiple chances to regain licenses. The board responded that it follows national standards relating to its nurse recovery and monitoring program.

The board also said it’s possible that some nurses don’t call the drug test hotline because they know they’re impaired.

An employer can also remove an impaired nurse, the board said.

“We do stand behind our disciplinary process, which we believe is very strong,“ Board Executive Director Laura Skidmore Rhodes told The Associated Press.


COMPANY PLANS REMEDIATION OF WOOD COUNTY SITE

State regulators and a company are negotiating an agreement to remediate any environmental issues at the site of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said.

Under the agreement, Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC, or ASCENT, and the DEP will identify risks to human health and ecology associated with the 363-acre site’s existing and future uses. They also will establish standards for remediation and ensure that these standards are maintained at the site, the environmental agency said.

ASCENT owns about 194 acres that mostly is undeveloped and is expected to acquire the other tract from SABIC Innovative Plastics, in November 2015, the agency said. SABIC’s tract has changed owners several times since it was developed for plastics production by Marbon Chemical Company in 1955.

ASCENT is studying the feasibility of building an ethane cracker plant on the site, along with three polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure. The company applied for an air quality permit for the facilities earlier this year.

Cracker plants crack or convert ethane into ethylene, a widely used chemical compound. Ethane is a byproduct of natural gas drilling.

Antero Resources has said it will be the anchor ethane supplier for the plant. In March, Antero announced an agreement to provide 30,000 barrels of ethane a day to the plant, if it is built.

ASCENT’s parent, Brazilian petrochemical giant Odebrecht, announced the project last fall. Odebrecht would lead the project’s investment and financing, along with water and utility operations. Plastics maker Braskem S.A. of Brazil would handle petrochemical-related activities.


MASON WRECK INJURES ABOUT A DOZEN STUDENTS

About a dozen students went to local hospitals following a wreck involving a school bus and three other vehicles in Mason County.

A Mason County 911 dispatcher says the accident was reported at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 35 near the intersection of Cornstalk Road near Southside. The other vehicles involved were two tractor-trailers and a car.

The dispatcher says 12 to 14 students who were on the bus were injured. The extent of their injuries wasn’t available.

The accident shut down U.S. 35 for several hours.

The dispatcher says the investigation is continuing.

No other details were immediately available.


MAN GETS 5 YEARS IN INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME

A judge on Tuesday sentenced a man accused of running an investment fraud scheme that lost millions in investor dollars to serve five years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge C. Ashley Royal in Athens also ordered Gregory Crabtree of Proctorville, Ohio, to pay restitution of more than $20 million and to serve three years of supervised release once he gets out of prison. Crabtree had pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy charge in April after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.

Crabtree declined to comment after the sentencing.

“He’s always taken every step he could to take responsibility for his conduct,“ his lawyer, Charlie Cox, said of his client.

Prosecutors said Crabtree and former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan ran a fraudulent investment scheme from September 2007 to December 2010 through GLC Limited, a West Virginia-based company dealing in wholesale and closeout merchandise.

Donnan stood trial in May and a jury acquitted him of all charges. His lawyers argued that he was as much a victim of a fraudulent investment scheme as the rest of the investors.

Donnan was head coach at Marshall University from 1990 to 1995 and at Georgia from 1996 to 2000. He later became an ESPN analyst. Prosecutors argued during Donnan’s trial that Crabtree ran day-to-day operations while Donnan lured investors from his extensive network of personal and professional contacts.

In late 2009, problems surfaced as Crabtree was having trouble moving merchandise and started stocking it in warehouses because investor money was coming in faster than he could sell it, he testified during Donnan’s trial. He spoke to Donnan about the troubles, and Donnan said he’d look into ways to help, Crabtree said. They ended up using investor money to pay other investors because they didn’t have profits from sales to pay the high returns Donnan had promised investors, Crabtree said.


WEST VIRGINIA FAMILY, TENNESSEE WOMAN PLEAD TO DRUG CHARGES

A West Virginia family and a Tennessee woman will be sentenced in November on drug charges.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 54-year-old Larry Wayne Lawson of West Hamlin, his 37-year-old wife, Tina Taylor Lawson, and his 30-year-old son, Jason Wayne Lawson, pleaded guilty Monday to distributing oxycodone.

Jason Lawson’s fiance, 28-year-old Tia Estep of Seymour, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to the same charge.

Goodwin says each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing is set for November 20 in U.S. District Court in Charleston.


FEMA REPAYS WV ENTITIES FOR CHEM SPILL COSTS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January’s chemical spill in Charleston.

FEMA assistance has been awarded to 35 entities in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties totaling more than $1 million. In addition, the National Guard is among six state agencies awarded more than $420,000.

Another dozen requests for assistance are pending.

No entities from Clay, Jackson, Logan or Roane counties applied for assistance.

In April, FEMA approved Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s request to allow first responders, public agencies in the nine affected counties, and certain nonprofit groups to apply for grants to recoup costs incurred in the days after the January 09 spill.


FEDERAL INFORMATION FILED IN THE CASE AGAINST BRIDGEPORT MAYOR

A plea hearing may soon be scheduled in the federal case against the mayor of Bridgeport.

A federal information was filed in Court Tuesday against Mario Blount.

Typically, when the prosecution files such a document, it indicates the defendant is cooperating.

No date for a plea hearing has been set for Blount and there is no official indication of any plea agreement at this time.

Blount is charged with one count of false or fraudulent material omission, one count of distribution of oxymorphone and one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone.

His co-defendants are soon expected to enter pleas as well.

A plea hearing for April Davis has not been scheduled, but Angela Davis’ plea hearing is currently scheduled for September 23 before U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

When the three were indicted on June 3, the allegations were the three conspired to distribute prescription painkillers for non-legitimate medical purposes over the last three years while Blount served as chief pharmacist of Best Care Pharmacy.

The Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force executed search warrants in October 2013 at the pharmacy locations in Bridgeport, Lumberport and Belington.

Blount had been working at the Weston operation at the time of the arrest.

The evidence gathered during those searches was used to bring charges against Blount and his co-conspirators.

Blount has previously stated he would not step down from his position as mayor as the legal process played out.

He was absent from Monday night’s city council meeting. Before proceeding with the city business, Recorder Bob Greer said it was because of a personal matter.

Movie Review: ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ - A true Football Story from a Tired Playbook

Perfection is impossible. That’s the message of the fact-based “When the Game Stands Tall,” a by-the-book sports drama based on the storied De La Salle Spartans, the high school football team whose 151-game winning streak, achieved between 1992 and 2003, remains a national record. But rather than explaining how this private Catholic school in Concord, Calif., and its coach, Bob Ladouceur, achieved this remarkable feat, “Game” is more interested in what happened after the streak ended.

As the movie opens in late 2003, the Spartans are about to win their 12th straight state championship. Yet when they do, the victory is not received with a sense of gratitude, humility or surprise, but with the inevitability of a foregone conclusion. Then Ladouceur — known as Coach Lad and played by Jim Caviezel with a tight-jawed stoicism that makes his Bible-thumping character disappointingly dull — has a heart attack, a star player (Stephan James) meets a tragic fate and the team loses the first game of the 2004 season.

Their golden world, it seems, has come to an end.

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How the Spartans — the individual players, the team as a whole and the coach — come back from these setbacks provides the substance of the movie, whose moral is encapsulated in Coach Lad’s locker-room philosophy, articulated ad nauseam: Winning is less important than the “perfect effort.”

By that standard alone, “When the Game Stands Tall” is a less than vigorous attempt to win over anyone besides the most die-hard consumers of sports cliches. How hard, for example, did screenwriter Scott Marshall Smith (whose script is based on a book by Neil Hayes) wrack his brain to come up with such lines as “It’s no longer about who the bigger, faster, stronger players are; it’s about who plays with more heart.”

That sideline platitude, familiar to anyone who has ever listened to a postgame interview with an athlete, coach, fan or color commentator, is a mere drop in a Ga­tor­ade barrel of athletic bromides that are dumped over the heads of the audience during this film, which, as you might expect, all comes down to one play. The fact that the audio mysteriously dropped out during the final two minutes of a preview screening mattered not a whit. The conclusion plays out like a kind of dumb show, performed by helmeted mimes. Who needs to hear the climax when you’ve seen it a dozen times before?

What’s more, the blatant product placement by Dick’s Sporting Goods, whose brand and logo are splashed all over the movie — including one scene just outside a store, with characters carrying full shopping bags — goes beyond unsubtle commercialism to distasteful pandering.

Of course, “Game” tries to be about more than football, as all of these movies do. There are racial, class and economic tensions between some of the team’s black and white players, including the coach’s son (Matthew Daddario). He, like his mother (Laura Dern), has issues with the emotionally distant coach. Accusations of cheating also crop up, as does the theme of graceful losing, although these subplots are ancillary to the movie’s main thrust.

That would be the drive toward the goal line. Honor, humility and that most overworked of organs — heart — all get to play a few minutes of this “Game.” But when it comes down to fourth and goal, the movie is more about moving the pigskin than moving the audience. Ironically, “When the Game Stands Tall” isn’t about keeping gridiron glory in perspective, but about blowing it out of proportion.

★ ½

PG. Contains some mature thematic material, a scene of violence and brief smoking. 115 minutes.

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GSC Football Day at Roane County a Huge Success

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Following on the heels of last year’s successful inaugural event Glenville State Head Coach and the Pioneer football team once again traveled to Roane County this past Saturday, August 23, 2014.

The Glenville State Pioneer Football team hosted a mini kid’s camp and held their second scrimmage of fall camp for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends.

David Hutchison, his staff, and all of the GSC Football players held the mini camp at Roane County High School’s County Stadium for Pop Warner and middle school kids.

The GSC staff and players gave hands on instructions, demonstrations, and techniques that will give each kid a better understanding of the game.

After the kids camp a large crowd got the chance to watch the GSC Pioneer football team play their second scrimmage of the 2014 Fall Camp.

The fans got a chance to see running back Preseason All-American Rahmann Lee, the Mountain East Conference leading rusher a year ago, along with defensive end and Preseason All-American Gary Henderson.

All in all it was a great day for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends as everyone prepares for the 2014 upcoming football season.

The Pioneers open up 2014 on the road at Concord University on Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

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►   PRIDE OF WV HEADED TO ATLANTA:  The Mountaineers football season opener is this Saturday in Atlanta and the start of what many believe will be the phoenix rising from the ashes of the last two seasons. And while eyes have been focused on game day preparations and hopes for the season to come, let’s not forget about the Pride of West Virginia, the Mountaineer marching band.

WVU Band Director Jay Drury says the band will be on the field in Atlanta to show the world what Mountaineer spirit is all about.

“The whole group’s going to go with us. The band’s about 375 members this year,” he says.

It takes just about as much preparation and coordination for the band as it does for the football team, says Drury, and it’s no small undertaking.

“With our whole travel party, including our staff and our drivers and everything, we’ll have about 400, a little over 400 people that will be traveling with us, so it will take nine buses.”

Drury says it will be a unique opportunity for the band when they open the game along with Alabama for the National Anthem.

“The director of the Alabama band is a former member of the WVU band, so it’s going to be kind of a neat experience for us to get a chance to put both our bands together on the field for that.”

Drury explains that the pre-game show will be short, only about four minutes, but the band will get to show their stuff later on in the game.

“We do an armed forces tribute every so often that we enjoy doing in saluting our military and we’re going to do part of that show for our halftime performance while we’re down there.”

And, when the Pride of West Virginia takes their show on the road, it’s not just a one night stand, says Drury.

“We’re going to hit McDowell County on Thursday night, we’re going to play at the meeting between the two county schools and then we’re going to play in Princeton on Friday morning, then we’ll head on down to Atlanta.”

The band will also perform at an alumni event at the Park Tavern in Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center before the game, and a WVU team event on Saturday before returning home on Sunday morning.


►   HOLGORSEN KNOWS ALABAMA PRESENTS ‘OPPORTUNITY’ FOR WVU:  “Playing in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is a great opportunity for our football program and will be an exciting event for our fans. Alabama is one of the top teams in college football history, and it will be a tough challenge for us.”

Those were Dana Holgorsen’s words back on May 17, 2012, the announcement date for a West Virginia-Alabama showdown in Atlanta. During the 831 days since, West Virginia stands three games under .500 and the Tide is 24-3, so the tough challenge looks even tougher now that kickoff looms four days away.

Vegas barely recognizes this as a contest at all, installing the Mountaineers as 26-point underdogs. Only four FBS teams are looking up at heavier spreads this weekend, and none of them hail from the soon-to-be-autonomous power 5:
Louisiana Tech (+38) at Oklahoma
SMU (+33) at Baylor
Southern Miss (+30) at Mississippi) State
Appalachian State (+34.5) at Michigan

That last one certainly conjures up stunning memories from the Big House in 2007, and a West Virginia upset this weekend might seem just as jaw-dropping to Alabama fans who are already planning to return to the Georgia Dome in December for some real competition.

Opening games, however, can turn squirrelly—especially when the favored team has an either-or quarterback platoon in the works. Then there’s the fresh recollection of how Alabama’s aura of invincibility was punctured by Oklahoma last January. (During WVU’s wholly alarming 11-14 stretch the past two seasons, it had two very real opportunities to beat the Sooners.)

“You can throw away favorites or underdogs,” Holgorsen said Tuesday, posturing WVU as a different, deeper and more confident team than the one that lost eight games in 2013. That’s one more loss than the Tide has absorbed in its last five seasons.

For West Virginia, projected eighth in the Big 12, there might not be a faster path back to relevance than Saturday’s game, and Holgorsen recognizes the ramifications.

“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to get it on on Saturday,” he said.

To that end, some luck might be a prerequisite, but luck generally is the product of preparation. Holgorsen was asked if WVU installed a field goal-return play for Alabama, and he grinned through his reply:

“No. That would be ridiculous. Why would anybody want to do that?”

 



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►   MARSHALL QB CATO OVERCOMES PERSONAL STRUGGLES:  Marshall University’s mantra, shaped from the worst disaster in U.S. sports history, is “From the ashes, we rose.“ The same could be said for quarterback Rakeem Cato.

Tragedy to glory is still a work in progress for Cato, who brings big expectations for a senior season at Marshall that starts Saturday at Miami, Ohio.

Like the Marshall program that was on the brink of extinction but persevered after a 1970 plane crash killed all 75 aboard, Cato overcame personal setbacks growing up in the Liberty City section of Miami, Florida.

His mother, Juannese, died of pneumonia in 2005 when he was 13. He had never met his father, who was in prison since before he was born.

Through it all, the ultra-competitive Cato never gave up. He recalled that on the same the day of his mother’s death, he went on to play in a baseball game. The next day, he went to school.

His passion was football, which his mother first had signed him up for at age 6.

“When my mom passed, I knew I had to man up quick,“ Cato said. “I was always a leader. I never was a follower. I had to accomplish to be successful not only for me but my family to make her proud. I just wanted to do the right thing.“

The long list to help Cato make the transition from middle school to manhood included older sister Shanrikia, his grandparents, the families of teammates T.Y. Hilton, Tommy Shuler and Miami Central coach Telly Lockette.

In 2010, Cato transferred from Miami Springs to Miami Central for his senior season. Lockette “was the father figure that I never had,“ Cato said. “He took me in like I was his own.“

But Cato’s bouts with anger got him in trouble.

“His dad going to prison before he was born. His mom dying at 13. Moving from house to house and there’s no real stability ... he had a lot to be angry about,“ said Lockette, now the running backs coach at South Florida. “You’ve got to understand, his sanctuary is the football field. He competes like crazy. If something goes wrong, he’s mad at himself and he’s mad at somebody on the field.“

It happened after Cato misread a play during a game in Texas. He was benched and, according to Lockette, nearly got kicked off the team.

In the state playoffs, Lockette’s wife found Cato crying near a back gate after a poor first half against Miami Northwestern. After some consoling, Cato responded with a great second half to beat Louisville-bound Teddy Bridgewater. Three weeks later, Cato rallied Miami Central from a 17-0 deficit to beat Orlando Dr. Phillips for the Florida 6A championship.

During his freshman year at Marshall, Cato had a sideline meltdown during a rainy loss at Central Florida. He played poorly and lost the starting job for a month.

He’s been clicking ever since.

Cato has thrown for more than 3,900 yards in two straight seasons, including a touchdown pass in 32 consecutive games. He’s poised to surpass former first-round draft picks Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich on Marshall’s career passing charts.

Cato’s father, Keith Jones, is now out of prison. The pair started talking about a year ago, trying in a small way to make up for 21 years of missed athletic events, family gatherings and simply bonding. And Cato got to hear the words every son wants to hear from his dad.

“We just talk about personal life. We talk about football, of course,“ Cato said. “He was telling about all the mistakes he went through. He was always thinking about me. He also told me he loved me — he thought about me every day while he was in jail.“

Shuler remembered the times that Cato would come to his house and watch “We Are Marshall,“ the 2006 film about the 1970 plane crash starring Matthew McConaughey.

“We watched it over and over,“ said Shuler, who like Cato is a senior at Marshall. “We made our mind up that we want to play for that program and help that program come up and win a championship.“

For Cato, that quest starts Saturday.

“I’m just trying to get better as the days go on, to be the best quarterback of Marshall University,“ Cato said.

 



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►   REDSKINS RELEASE MCGLYNN:  The Washington Redskins released veteran offensive lineman Mike McGlynn on Tuesday.

The Redskins had signed McGlynn in the offseason after he appeared in 15 games, starting 14 times, for the Indianapolis Colts last season. He started all 16 games for the Colts in 2012.

McGlynn has also played for the Bengals (2011) and Eagles (2008-2010), playing in 26 games with 18 starts over that span.

The Redskins also waived wide receiver Rashad Ross and tight end Matt Veldman on Tuesday.


►   BROWNS PLACE EUBANKS, BOWIE ON IR:  The Cleveland Browns placed offensive lineman Michael Bowie and linebacker Darius Eubanks on injured reserve Tuesday.

Both players were suffering from shoulder injuries that required surgery earlier this month.

Eubanks appeared in nine games last season, recording 12 tackles.

Bowie spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks, starting eight games in his rookie season. However, he reported to camp overweight and was waived before being claimed by the Browns.


►   BRONCOS K PRATER SUSPENDED 4 GAMES:  Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Prater will be eligible to return to the Broncos’ active roster on Oct. 6 following the team’s Oct. 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

The Denver Post reported over the weekend that the offense is alcohol-related. He has been in the league’s alcohol program since being charged with driving under the influence on Aug. 12, 2011.

“I am definitely going to make some changes in my life: not drink at all or risk doing anything stupid like that,“ said Prater before Monday’s practice. “I need to keep myself out of certain situations where people are drinking.“

Prater, 30, converted 25-of-26 field goals last season.

Mitch Ewald, an undrafted rookie from Indiana, is Prater’s backup.


►   NO SURGERY FOR GIANTS G SCHWARTZ:  The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they have received good news regarding starting left guard Geoff Schwartz and his toe injury.

Schwartz will remain in a walking boot for approximately 7-10 days and then begin a rehabilitation program. After that, he will be evaluated on a week-to- week basis. Schwartz had his dislocated right big toe examined Monday by Dr. Robert Anderson.

“This is just a minor setback,“ said Schwartz. “I plan on attacking the rehab program so I can get back on the field as soon as possible with my teammates and help us win games.“

Schwartz suffered the injury during last Friday’s preseason game against the Jets. It was previously feared that Schwartz could be lost for the season.

The Giants open the regular season Sept. 08 at Detroit.


►   BILLS’ ALONSO PLACED ON RESERVE/NFI LIST:  The Buffalo Bills have placed linebacker Kiko Alonso on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Alonso underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which he suffered earlier this offseason while working out in Oregon. The move was just a formality, as he is expected to miss the entire season.

The 24-year-old former Oregon Duck led the team in tackles last season as a rookie. He started all 16 games after being drafted in the second round out of Oregon and finished with 159 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions.

The Bills also signed quarterback Jordan Palmer and released quarterback Thad Lewis.


►   BRONCOS PICK UP KICKER FROM GIANTS:  The Denver Broncos filled a void at kicker on Tuesday, acquiring Brandon McManus from the New York Giants in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft.

McManus will likely handle the kicking duties while Matt Prater serves a four- game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Prater is eligible to return after the Broncos’ Oct. 5 game against Arizona.

McManus was set to be released by the Giants on Tuesday. He connected on both of his field goal attempts and recorded touchbacks on 10-of-11 kickoffs during the preseason.

The Temple product spent the 2013 preseason with Indianapolis.

Denver also waived kicker Mitch Ewald, an undrafted rookie from Indiana, to open a roster spot for McManus.


►   QUINN AMONG DOLPHINS’ CUTS:  Brady Quinn didn’t last long in Miami.

The former Notre Dame star quarterback and first-round draft choice was cut by the Dolphins after two weeks with the team.

Quinn signed with Miami earlier this month and appeared in one preseason game against Tampa Bay, completing all four of his passes for 22 yards. He did not play last week against Dallas, meaning Matt Moore will likely be the backup to Ryan Tannehill.

“It was short lived but I enjoyed every second,“ Quinn wrote on his Twitter feed Tuesday. “Thank you Miami Dolphins for the opportunity to play the game I love again. Best of luck to all the players and coaches this season!“

Quinn, selected 22nd overall by Cleveland in the 2007 draft, has thrown for 3,043 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 24 NFL games.

The Dolphins also waived wide receivers Armon Binns and Ryan Spadola, tight end Brett Brackett, center Tyler Larsen, cornerback Steven Clarke and defensive linemen Rakim Cox and Cory Grissom.

Miami also placed running back Mike Gillislee, tight end Arthur Lynch and defensive tackle A.J. Francis on injured reserve.


►   SAM SURVIVES RAMS’ FIRST CUT, BRADFORD TO IR:  Michael Sam has cleared another hurdle in his quest to become the first openly gay player to play in an NFL regular- season game, as the rookie defensive end remained on the St. Louis Rams’ roster after the team made its initial roster cuts on Tuesday.

The Rams needed to make four moves to get to the mandated 75-man limit by Tuesday’s deadline. Among them was the placing of starting quarterback Sam Bradford on injured reserve after he re-tore the ACL in his left knee in the club’s most recent preseason contest.

Also sent to injured reserve was center Demetrius Rhaney, while defensive end Sammy Brown and safety Matt Daniels were both waived.

Sam, a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft who publicly declared his homosexuality prior to February’s scouting combine, has made a case to be included on the final roster by recording three sacks through three preseason games.

The 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year will know his fate on Saturday, when teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 53 players.

Bradford was hurt on the opening drive of Saturday’s 33-14 win over Cleveland after being pressured and hit high by Browns defensive lineman Armonty Bryant. An MRI later confirmed the injury, the same one that sidelined the No. 1 overall pick for the Rams’ final nine games of last season.

Veteran Shaun Hill is currently serving as St. Louis’ starting quarterback following Bradford’s latest mishap.

Daniels had played in six games for the Rams over the previous two seasons, both of which he ended on injured reserve.

 



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►   HAWKS RE-SIGN SCOTT:  The Atlanta Hawks re-signed forward Mike Scott on Tuesday.

Scott averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 80 games (six starts) for the Hawks last season. He was 62-for-200 from 3-point range after attempting just one long-range shot as a rookie.

“Mike has worked hard and continues to adapt, improve and expand his all around game,“ said Hawks general manager Danny Ferry. “We are very happy to have him with us going forward and we look forward to his continued growth with our group.“

Scott has averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 120 games (seven starts) over two seasons with the Hawks. He was drafted by Atlanta with the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.


►   BUCKS ACQUIRE DUDLEY FROM CLIPPERS:  The Milwaukee Bucks acquired forward Jared Dudley and a 2017 conditional first-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

The Clippers received forward Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second-round pick.

Dudley averaged 6.9 points and 2.2 rebounds over 74 games (43 starts) last season.

The seven-year veteran, who was selected 22nd overall by Charlotte in 2007, owns career averages of 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds, while shooting 46.9 percent from the field in 523 career games with Charlotte, Phoenix and the Clippers.

Delfino missed all of last season with a foot injury that he suffered during the 2013 NBA playoffs with the Rockets. The 31-year-old native of Argentina has averaged 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds over eight seasons with Detroit, Toronto, Milwaukee and Houston.

Raduljica scored 3.8 points per game with 2.3 rebounds over 48 games for the Bucks last season.


►   PELICANS SIGN SALMONS:  The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran forward John Salmons, the team announced Tuesday.

Salmons, who’ll be entering his 13th NBA season, averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 78 games between Toronto and Sacramento in 2013-14. The 34-year-old was acquired by the Raptors as part of last December’s trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Kings and also landed guard Greivis Vasquez and forward Patrick Patterson in Toronto.

Toronto traded Salmons to Atlanta on June 29, with the Hawks buying out the remainder of his contract shortly after to clear salary cap space.

Over 874 career games with five different teams (Philadelphia, Sacramento, Chicago, Milwaukee, Toronto), Salmons has averaged 9.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.


►   LOVE ‘COMMITTED’ TO CAVS:  Kevin Love was introduced as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday and said he is “committed” to the end goal of the organization.

However, he didn’t guarantee he would sign a long-term extension with his new team.

Love, who was officially acquired Saturday from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a multi-team trade, can become a free agent after this coming season and said contract talks have not yet been brought up.

“That is something that hasn’t been talked about,“ said Love regarding the potential of staying in Cleveland past one season.

“I’m committed to this team,“ Love did say. “Committed long-term to the end goal, and that’s to win championships.“

The Cavs gave up 2014 No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and a protected first- round selection to acquire Love and pair him with fellow All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Unless Cleveland can win a championship this season, that would be a lot to give up if Love becomes a one-year rental.

However, previous reports have indicated that Love will opt out of his current deal after the upcoming season to sign a new contract with the Cavaliers—a five-year extension worth at least $120 million.

Love averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds in 77 games for the Timberwolves last season. He has spent his first six NBA seasons with Minnesota and owns career averages of 19.2 points and 12.2 rebounds.

 



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►   RAYS ACTIVATE HANIGAN:  The Tampa Bay Rays reinstated catcher Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Hanigan, out since July 9 due to a left oblique strain, will catch and bat eighth in Tuesday’s matchup. Fellow catcher Curt Casali was optioned to Single-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

Acquired in an offseason trade with Cincinnati, Hanigan has hit .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 61 games for Tampa Bay this season. The 34-year-old went 3-for-10 during a three-game rehab assignment with Charlotte over the weekend.

Casali made 17 starts behind the plate after being promoted from the minors following Hanigan’s injury, but hit just .169 with two RBI.


►   CUBS REINSTATE CASTRO FROM BEREAVEMENT LIST:  The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list on Tuesday.

Castro left the team on Wednesday following the death of his cousin.

The 24-year-old is hitting .284 with 31 doubles, one triple, 13 homers and 64 RBI this season.

Chicago also optioned infielder Logan Watkins to Triple-A Iowa.

Watkins, who went 3-for-10 with a run and three RBI since being recalled on Aug. 24, is hitting .256 with four home runs and 38 RBI in 101 games at Iowa this season.


►   CARDINALS PLACE OF ROBINSON ON DL:  The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a left shoulder subluxation.

Robinson suffered the injury while sliding into second base during Monday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 29-year-old is batting .150 with four RBI over 47 games this season.

St. Louis also recalled rookie outfielder Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.

Grichuk, who appeared in 19 games earlier this season with the Cardinals, was batting .259 with 71 RBI and a team-high 25 home runs in 108 games at Memphis.


►   NATIONAL LEAGUE SCORES: 

Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Washington 3

Carlos Ruiz’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning drove in Ben Revere with the deciding run as the Philadelphia Phillies downed the Washington Nationals, 4-3, on Tuesday. The Phillies have taken the first two games of this seemingly lopsided NL East set and have won three straight series for the first time in over a year. Revere was originally called out on a groundout to short leading off the eighth, but replay showed Ian Desmond’s throw pulled Kevin Frandsen’s foot off the first- base bag. Revere stole second, moved to third on a flyout and scored without a throw on Ruiz’s deep fly to center field. Jonathan Papelbon worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 33rd save, while Ken Giles (3-1) earned the win by striking out the side in the eighth after Cole Hamels gave up a game-tying solo homer to Asdrubal Cabrera. Hamels was otherwise solid in allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk. Freddy Galvis went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and Darin Ruf added a solo blast for the victors. Gio Gonzalez surrendered both home runs after only allowing two over his previous 12 starts. He was charged with three runs on six hits as his winless streak ran to nine straight outings.


Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 2

Ike Davis belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates took down the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2, on Tuesday. Gaby Sanchez and Starling Marte hit back-to-back singles in the bottom of the eighth against Seth Maness (5-3), who was in his firth inning of relief for St. Louis. After Clint Barmes lined to center for the second out in the inning, Davis came on and crushed a no- doubter to right-center to give the Pirates the lead. Tony Watson (9-1) pitched two innings out of the bullpen for Pittsburgh to earn the win. Russell Martin had three hits and Josh Harrison added a solo home run for the Pirates, who ended a brief two-game losing skid. Neither starter factored into the decision. Gerrit Cole struck out nine, allowing two runs on three hits for Pittsburgh, while Lance Lynn labored a little, giving up six hits and walking three in six innings but limiting the Pirates to just a pair of runs. Pittsburgh won the game but may have suffered a few losses in the process. Andrew McCutchen left after the fifth inning with a left rib injury, while Pedro Alvarez departed an inning later after hurting his left foot.


Final Score: New York 3, Atlanta 2

Juan Lagares hit a two-run home run and the New York Mets took a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three- game set. Dillon Gee (5-6) gave up two runs on six hits with a pair of walks and one strikeout over 6 2/3 innings for the Mets, who have won their past two. Ruben Tejada drove in the other run. Justin Upton was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Braves, who have lost their past three. Alex Wood (9-10) allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts over seven innings to take the loss.


Final Score: Chicago 3, Cincinnati 0

Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara both homered as the Chicago Cubs shut out the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0, in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday. The two home runs provided the Cubs with all they needed to back a solid outing from Travis Wood (8-11), who snapped a string of six straight losses. Wood gave up just two hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings. Starlin Castro finished 2-for-4 for Chicago, which has won four straight games and has homered in a season-high 10 consecutive contests. Starter Johnny Cueto (15-8), who entered the game with five straight winning decisions over the Cubs, was looking to become the first 16-game winner in the majors. The right-hander allowed three runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in defeat. Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart and Skip Schumaker each had a hit for the Reds, who have lost eight of their last 10 games.


Final Score: Los Angeles 9, Arizona 5

Matt Kemp hit an early two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away from the Arizona Diamondbacks with a six-run fourth inning en route to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday. Justin Turner had two hits, two runs driven in and another run scored while Dee Gordon went 3- for-5 with an RBI for LA, which has won four of its last five overall. Roberto Hernandez (8-9) tossed six quality innings and also drove in a run in his fourth start in Dodgers blue. Ender Inciarte knocked in three runs for Arizona, two with a single in the second inning and the other on a base hit in the fourth. Trevor Cahill (3-9) came in 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA in four August starts but failed to make it out of the fourth in this one. He was charged with eight runs—six earned—on six hits and three walks.


Final Score: San Diego 4, Milwaukee 1

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the San Diego Padres past the first-place Milwaukee Brewers, 4-1, on Tuesday. Tyson Ross (12-12) allowed just one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings a day after watching Milwaukee put up 10 runs in the opener of this three-game set. The only run the Brewers mustered came on Scooter Gennett’s ground-rule double in the fourth, as the NL Central leaders were limited to two hits the rest of the way. Jimmy Nelson (2-5) was charged with all four runs, though only two were earned. He struck out seven over five innings.


Final Score: San Francisco 3, Colorado 0

Madison Bumgarner took a perfect game into the eighth inning and Buster Posey homered twice as the San Francisco Giants blanked the Colorado Rockies, 3-0, on Tuesday. Bumgarner (15-9) faced the minimum through seven innings, but a 1-2 breaking ball to Justin Morneau leading off the eighth was poked down the right field line for a double. Pitching out of the stretch for the first time all game, the southpaw responded by striking out the next three batters he faced to preserve the shutout. Bumgarner went the distance, allowing just the one hit with a career-high 13 strikeouts. He has fanned 49 over his last five starts—40 innings. Posey, who nearly became the second player in MLB history to catch two perfect games, produced the game’s lone runs with his two-run homer in the sixth inning and a solo blast in the eighth. Posey caught Matt Cain’s perfect game against Houston on June 13, 2012. The Giants snapped their three-game losing skid. Jorge De La Rosa (13-9) left the game immediately after serving up Posey’s first home run with a left thumb contusion. Colorado’s starter went five-plus innings and struck out five.


Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Miami 2

Matt Shoemaker tossed seven scoreless innings, while Albert Pujols ended up with three hits and two RBI as the Angels claimed an 8-2 victory over Miami in the second of this three-game interleague set. Efren Navarro added a two-run single, with Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, Hank Conger and Howie Kendrick driving in a run apiece for Los Angeles, which opened up a one-game edge in the AL West after Oakland lost in Houston earlier Tuesday. Shoemaker (13-4) allowed two hits and walked two while striking out six. Jarrod Saltalamacchia picked up a ninth-inning RBI double and Ed Lucas added a run-scoring hit for the Marlins, who failed to gain momentum from a 7-1 win in Monday’s opener. Nathan Eovaldi (6-9) was touched in the loss for six runs and 10 hits over just 3 1/3 frames.


►   AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORES: 

Final Score: Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2

Jonathan Schoop delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the sixth inning, Caleb Joseph went 2-for-4 with two RBI and the Baltimore Orioles came through with a 4-2 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. Nelson Cruz also had two hits, including a run-scoring double, while four Baltimore relievers combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings to help the Orioles win their second straight in this four-game set. Brad Brach (5-0) collected the victory with 1 1/3 shutout frames after taking over for starter Wei-Yin Chen. Grant Balfour (1-6) was handed the loss for being charged with two runs in one-plus inning of work. Evan Longoria finished 2-for-4 and knocked in both Tampa Bay runs, with Desmond Jennings also recording a pair of hits in defeat.


Final Score: Boston 11, Toronto 7 (11 innings)

Mike Napoli’s three-run blast highlighted a seven-run 11th inning, as the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-7, in the second test in a three-game series. Allen Craig hit a two-run shot in the deciding frame for the Red Sox, who won in extra innings for the second consecutive night to put an eight-game slide further into the rear view. Dustin Pedroia finished with two hits including an early two-run homer, four RBI and two runs scored. Junichi Tazawa (3-3) tossed a scoreless 10th frame to notch the victory. Dioner Navarro drove in two, while Jose Bautista homered and Munenori Kawasaki ended up with three hits and an RBI for the Blue Jays, who have played four straight extra-inning games and fell to 1-3 in those contests. Casey Janssen (3-2) was charged with four runs—three earned—on two hits over his inning-plus relief stint.


Final Score: Detroit 5, New York 2

Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings and J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, as the Detroit Tigers earned a 5-2 victory over New York and snapped the Yankees’ season-high tying five-game winning streak. Torii Hunter added two hits with an RBI for the Tigers, who had won the last two of a four-game series to earn a split over the weekend at Minnesota. Detroit remained 1 1/2 games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central, as the Royals came up with a 2-1 win over the Twins on a walk-off homer by Alex Gordon. Porcello (15-8) and Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy were both coming off shutouts in their last outings, but only the Detroit right-hander followed it up with a strong effort on Tuesday. After tossing a three-hit shutout last week against Tampa Bay, Porcello scattered nine hits on Tuesday, but limited New York to just two runs—both on Jacoby Ellsbury homers—and didn’t walk a batter to join teammate Max Scherzer as the only 15-game winners in the American League. McCarthy (5-3), coming off a four-hit shutout against Houston, had his worst outing since joining the Yankees in a July 6 trade with Arizona. The Tigers ripped him for five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.


Final Score: Cleveland 8, Chicago 6 (10 innings)

Zach Walters’ two-run home run in the 10th inning proved to be the difference, as Cleveland edged Chicago, 8-6, in the opener of a three-game series. Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Mike Aviles and Roberto Perez knocked in a run each for the Indians, who were coming off a series win over Houston and have won seven of their last 10 overall. Bryan Shaw (5-3) struck out three over 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings for the win. Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run shot and drove in three for the White Sox, who suffered their seventh consecutive defeat. Avisail Garcia added two RBI and Adam Eaton knocked in the other run for the hosts. Jake Petricka (0-4) pitched to two batters in the 10th and didn’t record an out to suffer the loss, charged with two hits including Walters’ deciding homer.


Final Score: Kansas City 2, Minnesota 1

Alex Gordon belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Kansas City Royals a dramatic 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. The Royals had managed just three singles through the first eight innings and Alcides Escobar made it four with a leadoff base hit in the ninth against Glen Perkins (3-1) before Gordon drilled an 0-1 pitch over the wall in right-center field to send the Kauffman Stadium crowd into a frenzy. Kansas City bounced back from an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of the Yankees on Monday and remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central. The Tigers notched a 5-2 win over New York on Tuesday and were about to close the gap before Gordon’s blast. Minnesota, coming off a four-game series split against Detroit over the weekend, has lost three in a row. Joe Mauer singled home the only run for the Twins. Kansas City’s Danny Duffy allowed just one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Wade Davis (7-2) picked up the win with a hitless ninth.


Final Score: Houston 4, Oakland 2

Chris Carter hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros rallied for a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in the second of a three-game set. Dexter Fowler hit a solo home run to help make a winner out of Josh Fields (4-6), who tossed a scoreless inning of relief to help the Astros snap a three-game losing streak. Houston starter Dallas Keuchel allowed just two runs—one earned—on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts over seven innings. Jonny Gomes and Nate Freiman each drove in a run for the Athletics, who fell a game behind the Angels for first place in the AL West as the Angels defeated the Marlins on Tuesday.


Final Score: Seattle 5, Texas 0

Endy Chavez drove in two runs while James Paxton and Danny Farquhar combined for a four-hit shutout as the Seattle Mariners grabbed a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers in the second of a three- game set. Paxton gave (4-1) gave up four hits and three walks while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings the Mariners, who have won four of their last five. Farquhar allowed just one walk in the final 2 1/3 frames. Nick Martinez (3-10) allowed all five runs on six hits with four walks in five innings for the Rangers, who had won their previous two coming in. Adrian Beltre had two hits in the loss.


Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Miami 2

Matt Shoemaker tossed seven scoreless innings, while Albert Pujols ended up with three hits and two RBI as the Angels claimed an 8-2 victory over Miami in the second of this three-game interleague set. Efren Navarro drove in two, with Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, Hank Conger and Howie Kendrick driving in a run apiece for Los Angeles, which opened up a one-game edge in the AL West after Oakland lost in Houston earlier Tuesday. Shoemaker (13-4) allowed two hits and walked two while striking out six. Jarrod Saltalamacchia picked up a ninth-inning RBI double and Ed Lucas added a run-scoring hit for the Marlins, who failed to gain momentum from a 7-1 win in Monday’s opener. Nathan Eovaldi (6-9) was touched in the loss for six runs and 10 hits over just 3 1/3 frames.



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►   LIBERTY NATIONAL GETS 2017 PRESIDENTS CUP:  The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday that Liberty National will host the 2017 Presidents Cup, which is the next time the international team event will be staged in the United States.

“We’ve had several very compelling announcements relative to the future of The Presidents Cup so far this summer,“ said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. “But standing in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty today to announce Liberty National as our next U.S.-based host of the event is really icing on the cake.“

Finchem was referring to the earlier announcement of Jay Haas and Nick Price as the captains for the 2015 edition and also that the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco would play host in 2025.

Finchem also disclosed a 25-year partnership between the tour and Liberty National which would send 10 tournaments to the site over the course of the deal.

Liberty National hosted The Barclays in both 2009 and 2013 and will become the fourth American venue for the Presidents Cup, which pits teams from the US and an international group, excluding Europe.

The 2017 Presidents Cup will take place September 25-October 1.

The US side has dominated the biennial competition, but the International team will try to pry the Presidents Cup away in 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.


►   GOLF TIDBITS: TIMELY WIN FOR MAHAN:  Next week, United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson will announce what three players he will add to his squad for the biennial event, which will be at Gleneagles this year.

As with most captains, you would assume Watson is looking at who is playing best in the weeks leading up to selecting his picks.

Hunter Mahan, who may have already been among the group Watson was watching, had to have caught the captains’ eye on Sunday. Mahan rallied with a 65 to win The Barclays.

The victory was significant for a pair of reasons. The first being that Mahan extended Jim Furyk’s run of losing 54-hole leads to eight in a row. Furyk, who is winless since the 2010 season, has already locked up his spot on the Ryder Cup team, so he didn’t have that added pressure entering the final round at Ridgewood.

The other reason is that, if Mahan is selected by Watson, that win would mark the first by a U.S. team member since April. Five of the nine players that qualified for the U.S. team have won this year, but none of those wins were in the last four months.

Those wins in order were - Zach Johnson (Tournament of Champions), Jimmy Walker (Pebble Beach Pro-Am), Patrick Reed (WGC-Cadillac Championship), Bubba Watson (Masters) and Matt Kuchar (Heritage). Walker had won two times earlier in the season, which started in October 2013.

The other four members are on year-long or years-long winless droughts.

Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson won in consecutive weeks last year at the John Deere and Open Championship respectively. Rickie Fowler’s lone tour win was at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship and Furyk hasn’t won since the 2010 Tour Championship.

None of those nine are very hot right now. What will make Tom Watson’s job even harder is that of the three previous American winners on the PGA Tour - Ben Crane (St. Jude Classic), Kevin Streelman (Travelers Championship) and Brian Harman (John Deere Classic) - none were in the top 20 on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list, when the points locked in after the PGA Championship.

If Watson is looking for hot players, he’ll have to search far and wide for three players to meet that criteria.

By winning last weekend, Mahan might have made Watson’s job a little easier. After making two straight Ryder Cup teams, Mahan missed the 2012 event. At the 2010 Ryder Cup, Mahan trailed in the last match with the cup on the line.

Facing a 2-down deficit on the 17th hole that week, a win there would have pushed the last match to the final hole. A halve against Graeme McDowell and the matches are halved, and the U.S. retains the cup.

That was the daunting task facing Mahan, who left his tee shot short on the par-3. He duffed his chip shot, and after missing his par putt, Mahan conceded the match to McDowell. And the Ryder Cup was back in Europe’s hands.

Mahan went winless in 2011, but still earned enough points to make the Presidents Cup that year. He got back into the winner’s circle early in the 2012 campaign at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

He was ninth on the points list that year, but Davis Love III overlooked him in favor of Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker.

Prior to his win last weekend, Mahan had five top-10 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the PGA Championship. After missing three cuts in a 5-event span, Mahan has finished inside the top 15 in his last three starts.

Mahan is making his case to be one of Watson’s captains picks. If he didn’t wrap up one of those three spots with his win last week, another strong showing this week would certainly do wonders for his chances of making the team.

No pressure though Hunter.

DID WOODS HEAR HIS CRITICS?

Several television talking heads have been critical of Tiger Woods’ swing over the last few years. They wondered aloud what Woods and his swing coach, Sean Foley, were trying to accomplish.

Woods would look great during his warm-up sessions on the driving range, then suddenly lose that grooved swing when he walked to the first tee.

Whether it was the swing that Foley helped Woods create, or the bad back that Woods has been fighting for over a year now, the swing had lost its consistency.

Whatever the semantics were, it led to Woods breaking off his working relationship with Foley as player and swing coach on Monday.

Within hours, there were odds as to who Woods’ next coach may be. Paul Azinger, for one, thinks Woods is not far off and does not need a complete overhaul to his swing.

Azinger pointed out that great players are able to eliminate one side of a golf course, but Woods, with his current swing, has a two-way miss.

That is a solid description of where Woods is right now with his swing.

In reality, Woods is nowhere with his swing right now as he takes time off to recover from back surgery earlier this year, and a bout of back spasms that followed his return.

Woods has stated he will not play until his World Challenge in early December. If Woods does hire another swing coach, you would assume that would happen within the next month or so.

Worst case scenario, Woods has the entire month of November to work on whatever his new guru wants him to work on. After his World Challenge, Woods’ most likely next event would be at Torrey Pines, the first week of February.

Woods would have three full months to work on any changes or refinements his new coach wants him to make.

Who that person will be is a mystery at this point. He may not hire anyone for the time being and just work on his swing by himself.

We’ll never know if Woods agreed with or heard what his detractors were saying. The one thing we do know is that we will only see Woods playing in an event once, or twice if we’re lucky, in the next five months.

In the meantime, that should be plenty of time for his back to heal, and for Woods to put in plenty of time grooving any adjustments to his swing.

MINI-TIDBITS

- Tough to blame any of the four players that are skipping this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship to do so. Graeme McDowell had his first child on Monday, while Paul Casey was awaiting his first any day and Justin Rose took time off to be with his family. Finally, Sergio Garcia, who played four of the last six weeks, and would have played eight events in 11 weeks had he played this week, is also skipping the TPC Boston. That doesn’t sound tough to some, but that stretch would have included two majors, four FedExCup playoff events and the Ryder Cup. That is a tough mental grind for any player.

- Carlos Ortiz continued his stellar season on the Web.com Tour last weekend. He won for the third time to earn an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour, but that won’t start until the 2014-15 season commences in October. He has posted six top-10 finishes in 16 starts and he tops the money list by nearly $200,000.

 



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►   DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?:  Thanks to the snail-like pace of the NFL appeals process and appeals officer Harold Henderson, fantasy owners are left with a huge dilemma.

What to do about Cleveland’s star wide receiver Josh Gordon?

I have two fantasy drafts Tuesday and another one Wednesday and I’m left with one really big question - Will I use a draft choice at any time during the evening on Gordon?

Let’s look at the facts and hopefully we can come to a conclusion.

The troubled 2012 Supplemental Draft second-round selection is one of the most talented receivers in the game.

Gordon showed flashes of the talent in his rookie year (50-805-5), but really opened our eyes last season after posting 87 receptions for a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns.

And Gordon did all that in just 14 games after serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy. He was justifiably humbled and contrite after the incident and acknowledged that he was facing a one-year suspension for another transgression.

Yet here we are on Aug. 26, less than a year later, and that’s exactly what Gordon is up against. He’s staring directly at a one-year suspension.

The receiver hired a top legal team, the same guys that helped Richard Sherman win his appeal, and they went through the process in early August

Meanwhile, we wait for the decision. And we’ve been kept waiting. Here it is just days before final cuts and not a peep.

Which leaves fantasy owners in a quandary.

Do they choose Gordon, with the hopes he’ll be available for the fantasy playoffs?

Or maybe if his lawyer is REALLY good he’ll miss just eight games or perhaps none at all!

If he gets off “scot-free” He’s a top-five receiver which means he’s worth at a minimum a second-round selection. To select him there would take a huge leap of faith.

If Gordon is allowed to return for the Browns’ ninth game, Week 10, he’d be an asset for just three or four fantasy regular season games and the playoffs. His value is only as a late-round selection.

And of course if relegated to the sidelines for a full season, his only value is to keeper leagues.

If you are like me and forced to choose before the decision is announced, you have to ask yourself, Do you feel lucky?“

For me, it’s far too big a gamble. I’m going to let Gordon be another owner’s headache.

 

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014


Major League Baseball - National League
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 12:35 PM - FS-Midwest, ROOT-Pittsburgh, DSS
Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM - MASN, CSN-Philadelphia, DSS
Atlanta at NY Mets, 7:10 PM - SportSouth, WPIX, DSS
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 PM - CSN-Chicago, FS-Ohio, DSS
Milwaukee at San Diego, 9:10 PM - FS-Wisconsin, San Diego, DSS
Los Angeles at Arizona, 9:40 PM - SportsNet LA, FS-Arizona, DSS
Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 PM - ROOT-Rocky Mountain, CSN-Bay, DSS


American League
Texas at Seattle, 3:40 PM - FS-Southwest, ROOT-Northwest, DSS
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 PM - SunSports, MASN2, DSS
Boston at Toronto, 7:07 PM - NESN, SNET, DSS
NY Yankees at Detroit, 7:08 PM - YES, FS-Detroit, DSS
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 PM - FS-North, Kansas City, DSS
Cleveland at Chicago WSox, 8:10 PM - SportsTime Ohio, WCIU, DSS
Oakland at Houston, 8:10 PM - CSN-California, Houston, DSS


Interleague
Miami at LA Angels, 10:05 PM - FS-West, DSS


College Football
Abilene Christian at Georgia State, 7:00 PM - ESPN U


Major League Soccer
D.C. at Los Angeles, 10:30 PM - CSN-DC, DSS


International Soccer
Arsenal vs. Besiktas, 2:30 PM - FS1


Tennis
U.S. Open, 11:00 AM - Tennis Channel
U.S. Open, 1:00 PM - ESPN
U.S. Open, 6:00 PM - ESPN 2

Glenville Family Ice Cream Shoppe Holiday Hours

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4-H Fall Soccer Application - Deadline Friday August 29, 2014

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Gilmer County Health Department 9th Annual Health Fair - 09.17.14

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Gilmer County Tire and Recycling Event - 09.13.14

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Webster County Fair – 08.31.14 to 09.06.14

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The 95th Webster County Fair will begin on Sunday August 31, 2014 and will continue through September 06, 2014.

Rides start on Wednesday September 03, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Exhibits will be accepted on Sunday August 31, 2014 thru Monday September 01, 2014.

For information on non-commercial booth set up at the Webster County Fair, call Ralph Carpenter at 304.226.5944.

FPWV1011- House For Sale

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Camden Flats Baptist Church Block Party - 09.06.14

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BECOME A MAKE-A-WISH® VOLUNTEER & HELP MAKE WISHES COME TRUE

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BECOME A MAKE-A-WISH® VOLUNTEER & HELP MAKE WISHES COME TRUE
Next Training to be Held on September 27, 2014

Make- A- Wish® is looking for kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and attend a training session. The next training session is being held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 9:30 AM.

As members of “wish teams,“ volunteers are an important component of fulfilling wishes. Working together, the “wish team” meets with the wish child’s family, and aids in determining the most suitable wish for the child. Volunteers can also help at special events such as golf tournaments and walks.

Attendance at one training session is mandatory for all interested individuals. This training will familiarize the prospective volunteer with his or her duties to Make-A-Wish and our families. To register for the training on September 27, 2014 or if you have any questions, please contact Adrianna Barbato at 304.292.5600.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 !/2 to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 15,000 wishes.

For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at 800.676.9474 or visit its Web site at greaterpawv.wish.org.

 

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G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Head Mini Titan Girls Basketball Coach

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Title:
Head Mini Titan Girls Basketball Coach

Grade Level:
Middle

Description:
To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

Job Location or School Name:
Gilmer County High School

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202 
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
$800

Closing Date:
2014.09.03

Comments:
Submit: Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; current employees submit Extra curricular Bid Sheet (located on county website) 
E15-501-01 a

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

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Title:
Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Grade Level:
High School

Description:
To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

Job Location or School Name:
Gilmer County High School

City:
Glenville

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202 
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position. 

Salary:
County Supplement - $1,600

Closing Date:
2014.09.03

Comments:
SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current     employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) 
E15-501-07

Apply to:
Judith A. Stalnaker, Personnel Director 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:
“jstalnaker@k12.wv.us”

HIGHWAYS’ FIRST PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, along with Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox, Congressman Nick Rahall and the Coalfields Expressway Authority, today announced plans to advertise for the Request of Qualifications (RFQ) of the Division of Highways’ first Private Public Partnership (PPP) project under Senate Bill 190, enacted this past legislative session.

This 3.3-mile section of the Coalfields Expressway will connect Mullens to existing sections already under construction and, when complete, open the expressway from I-64/I-77 to Mullens (nearly 19 miles).

“This is great news for southern West Virginia and people across the state,“ Gov. Tomblin said. “A solid infrastructure helps provide our communities with additional economic development opportunities, and the public-private partnership concept is a great example of how state government and the private sector can work together to improve the quality of life for our residents. I appreciate the contributions of all involved in making this request for qualifications announcement possible.“

“I appreciate the leadership of Governor Tomblin in seeing this important procurement method move through the legislative process,“ Secretary Mattox said. “The PPP is another valuable tool to continue to preserve, maintain and build highways infrastructure in West Virginia. Additionally, I would like to recognize Congressman Rahall’s support with not only this important project, but every transportation issue we’ve faced.“

“Our state is breaking new ground with this partnership agreement,“ said Congressman Rahall, top Democrat of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “It is most welcome news for the Coalfields Expressway, but it is equally promising news for other highway projects as well. Innovative financing is a true asset in attracting every available federal and other funding dollar to build our highways and the jobs that come with them. Richard Browning’s leadership in the Legislature and Governor Tomblin’s broad vision have been central in this progress and a bold fully funded federal transportation bill will keep it moving forward.“

“The Coalfields Expressway Authority is very pleased with this announcement by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin that the bidding process for the at-grade construction of the remaining two miles of Coalfields Expressway and connector road to Mullens has begun,“ said Richard Browning, executive director of the Coalfields Expressway Authority. “Hopefully, the highway can be opened up for usage from Mullens to Beckley very soon after this construction is complete. Completion of this link is an important milestone in the evolution of the Coalfields Expressway. The authority would like to thank Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for embracing this new concept of public-private partnership for highway construction in West Virginia, Congressman Nick Rahall for providing the funding through federal highway legislation and congressional earmarks for the Coalfields Expressway over the years, and the West Virginia Division of Highways for embracing the PPP concept and for their dedication and funding for the project. Using this type of bidding for highway construction should result in the delivery of the project to the residents of the area quicker and cheaper.“

The Coalfields Expressway project is multi-lane expressway connecting I-64/I-77 at Beckley and U.S. 23 near Grundy. It is expected to promote economic development opportunities for this region. In West Virginia, the Coalfields Expressway will be about 65 miles long, while in Virginia, the length of the corridor will be about 50 miles.

Final bids for Coalfields Public Private Partnership project are expected to be opened in December with construction anticipated to begin Spring 2015.

Michael Brown and the America’s Structural Violence Epidemic

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I flew into St. Louis on Saturday, August 09, to celebrate the birthdays of my mother and nephew and immediately learned about Mike Brown, a soon-to-be college student who was fatally shot by Ferguson police. As my community and I struggle to make sense of this recent murder, I cannot help but think of the structures of racism and violence in America and how they perpetuate police brutality against Black Americans. Police brutality is a national crisis, but the underlying structural violence – racism, economic injustice and militarism – is a national epidemic.

Disproportionality in police use of force against Black Americans persists and cannot be tolerated. An April 2013 report prepared by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that killings of Black Americans by “law enforcement, security guards and stand-your-ground vigilantes” have increased from one every 36 hours, in the first half of 2012, to one every 28 hours by the end of that year. This appalling statistic is rooted in structural racism that systematically excludes persons of color from opportunities and perpetuates negative stereotypes.

In their 2006 book, The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide, Meizhu Lui and Barbara Robles illustrate this continuing, race-oriented, systematic exclusion of Americans of color from opportunities that are supposed to build an individual’s wealth – business loans, employment opportunities, mortgages and G.I. benefits, for example. BBC News’ 2012 mini-documentary, “The Delmar Dividing Line,” illuminates how the structural violence of impoverishment in St. Louis, Mo., continues to fall along racial lines with Blacks in the North with low incomes and Whites in the south with significantly higher incomes – a separation reminiscent of the 19th century.

In a society where wealth brings respect, these economic injustices translate into social, cultural and institutional views of Blacks as lazy and morally inferior. In addition, the Black community is often framed as violent and animalistic, as illustrated by a recent CNN video of a protest in Ferguson, Mo., where a police officer shouted, “Bring it, all you ####### animals!” Perspectives like these serve to perpetuate structural racism and justify violence against the Black community as people who should be feared.

In his August 04, 2014 article for Gawker, Jason Parham argues that police brutality should finally be considered a national crisis. While I agree, we should go a step further and address our national epidemic of structural violence. With increasingly militarized police departments throughout the US, supported and influenced by a government that uses violence to police the world, our city streets are battlegrounds. With structural racism’s harmful, dehumanizing images, the enemy insurgents are Black.

How should we respond to this national epidemic and the murder of Michael Brown? In dealing with the immediate issue, protesters and the family of Michael Brown want his killer immediately arrested and tried in court. This may happen, but while the motto on most police cars is protect and serve, there is an overwhelming sense in communities of color that police often simply protect their own.

In the short-term, as a start, we should require police to wear cameras on their uniforms. A 2013 Cambridge University study found that body cameras for police in Rialto, Ca. reduced the use of force by 50 percent. We should pursue greater community involvement in, and oversight of, policing. Further, we need to create policies that reward those who have taken mediation and nonviolence training and who demonstrate empathy and commitment to the communities they serve.

Most importantly, in the long-term, we need restorative justice programs and processes enabled in communities across the nation. Restorative justice processes can open dialogues between police and their communities and lessen the friction and false images that lead to Brown’s murder–or Eric Garner, or Oscar Grant or Kendra James or Jonathan Ferrell or James Perez or any other unarmed young black person unjustly killed by police who have been primed and pumped up to use lethal force against perceived but nonexistent threat.

As a national community, we have to demand justice for Michael Brown and all others killed by or suffering from structural violence and its perpetuation of police brutality in America. We have to demand justice that restores our communities through listening, power sharing and mutual respect and moves us toward a cure for this national epidemic.

~~David Ragland - Assistant Professor of education at Bucknell University ~~

Bon Appétit: Tomato and Avocado Salad with Gingered Tomato Vinaigrette and Toasted Peanuts

The Gilmer Free Press

Ingredients:

  2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/3 inch thick
  1 cup chopped assorted small tomatoes
  Salt and ground black pepper
  1 small ripe tomato (4 to 6 ounces), coarsely chopped
  1/2 small clove garlic, smashed
  2-inch piece fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
  2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, preferably grape seed
  1 firm ripe avocado, halved, pitted and sliced
  1/2 to 1 serrano chili, thinly sliced crosswise (optional)
  1/4 cup shredded fresh mint
  1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts


Directions:

Sprinkle the beefsteak tomato slices lightly on both sides with salt, then arrange them on a plate and let them stand for 15 to 20 minutes.

In a small strainer, toss the chopped tomatoes with a bit of salt and set them over the sink or a bowl to drain for the same period. While the tomatoes are draining, in a blender combine the small tomato, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar and oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Pat the tomato slices dry and on a platter arrange alternating slices of the beefsteak tomatoes and avocado. Drizzle the tomatoes and avocados with most of the dressing, then top them evenly with the chopped small tomatoes. Scatter the serrano slices, mint and peanuts evenly over the top. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Makes 4 servings.

Flashback: What Happened on August 27, ....

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•  1890 Salem College opened in Salem, Harrison County, with the Rev. S. L. Maxson as president. The Seventh Day Baptist college had previously operated as Salem Academy.

•  1909 Arthur Brown was executed by hanging at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville (Marshall County) for a murder committed in McDowell County.

•  1932 The Wheeling Gospel Tabernacle first broadcast on WWVA radio.

•  1992 Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Monty Brown resigned to enter a Methodist seminary. He was facing embezzlement charges.

Ask the Doctor: Consider a Treatment for Allergies

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please discuss the management of seasonal allergies.

Should I always take an antihistamine?

Are some better than others?

If I take one and two hours later I’m sneezing my head off, can I conclude that that one doesn’t work for me?

Should I use eyedrops and nasal sprays along with an antihistamine?

I notice my chin will start to itch before I have an attack.

What do you make of that? - M.C.


ANSWER: If your allergies are really bad, you ought to consider immunotherapy, desensitization.

Treatment has to begin before the allergy season sets in.

An allergist tests you for suspected allergens (provokers), has a serum made incorporating those allergens and then begins the desensitization process.

You start with a highly diluted shot of the allergen solution and gradually progress to stronger concentrations.

You’re building a tolerance.

Your need for medicines should be greatly reduce or eliminated.

If your allergies are not so bad, then you can rely on medicines.

Start with an antihistamine.

Which one is best for you is something you can determine only through trial and error.

Allegra (a prescription medicine) and the nonprescription Zyrtec, Claritin and Tavist are popular choices.

An effective antihistamine works until the next dose is scheduled, not for just two hours.

Rinsing your nose with a saltwater solution puts a stop to nasal symptoms.

Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda in a cup of boiling water.

Let the water cool.

Gently flush each nostril with an irrigating syringe, found in all drugstores.

Do this twice a day.
If that doesn’t get the job done, then try nasal sprays such as Flonase or Nasonex.
If the antihistamine doesn’t stop eye itching, then you need eyedrops.
I don’t know what to make of the itchy chin.

Meditation Moment - 07.27.14

The Gilmer Free Press

 

CRITICIZING AND COMPLAINING

 
We are living in a dispensation when people are murmuring, complaining, finding fault and criticizing God and their fellow-man.

Why should we complain about God.

He is the true God and we can trust Him.

He keeps every promise He makes and it is impossible for Him to lie. (Heb. 6:18)

God’s promises are exceeding great and precious and He will never leave nor forsake us if we obey Him. (II Pet. 1:4)


Israel murmured against Moses and God and complained to many times.

They ganged up against them, and because of this God said you will die here in the desert and your children will wander around in the desert until you die.

Numbers 14:35 says, “I the Lord have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.”


What should we do instead of murmuring, criticizing, complaining and finding fault?

Paul said in Phil. 2:14 &15 “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blamless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”

We should be merciful as our Father is merciful.

Be careful not to judge others to harshly or condemn them, but forgive them. (Luke 6: 36 &37)

Pray that God will help you say the right things at the right time to encourage others.

Let us be as Barnabas, who is called the son of consolation, and be an encourager. (Acts 4:36)

The source of all comfort and encouragement is the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:30) evidenced through Jesus.

Glenville Church of Christ
211 Powell Street, Glenville WV
Noel Roberts - Phone 304.462.8136

Scott Dale Roberts

The Gilmer Free Press

Scott Dale Roberts

Son of Nicholas Tyler Roberts and Melissa Irene Smith of Gandeeville, West Virginia, was stillborn August 21, 2014, in the CAMC – Women and Children’s Hospital, Charleston.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Grace Smith and Don Stevens of MacFarlan, WV; maternal great grandparents, Judy and Martin Carpenter of Harrisville, WV; paternal great grandparents, Rita and Robert Kennedy of Spencer, WV.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Coreen Kennedy and Richard Roberts.

A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM Monday, August 25 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Justin S. Simmons officiating.

Earl S. “Bucky” Strange

The Gilmer Free Press

Earl S. “Bucky” Strange

Age 78, of Sutton, WV passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Braxton Health & Rehabilitation Center, Sutton.

He was born June 02, 1936 in Tesla, WV, the son of the late Earl “Tycob” & Florence Sarver Strange.

Bucky was a life long member of Braxton County and attended Stump Chapel Baptist Church, Tesla.

He loved fishing and hunting and going to Braxton County Senior Center.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Betty L. Lake, Mary Sue Streifender, nephew & wife, Brett & Sandy Wright.

Bucky is survived by his nieces, Beth (Mark) Kvak and Cindy (Jerry) Carman all of Brookpark, OH, Becky (Robert) Stewart of Sutton, and several great nieces & great nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday August 28, 2014 at Stump Chapel Baptist Church, Tesla with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial will follow at Strange Cemetery, Tesla.

Friends may call one hour prior the services at the church.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Strage family

Damon Lester Jarvis

The Gilmer Free Press

Damon Lester Jarvis

Age 48, of 229 Bellevue Drive, Huntington, WV passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

He was born on October 26, 1965 in Gassaway, WV.

Damon was the son of the late Percy Jarvis and Susan (Dobbins) Jarvis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Okey, Jerry, Harold, Douglas, and Dexter Jarvis.

Mr. Jarvis is survived by three children, Robert Jarvis, Brandon Jarvis, and Carla Jarvis, all of Frametown, WV. Also surviving are two brothers, Davis Jarvis and Bobby Greenlief; four sisters, Carolyn Dobbins, Mildred Jenkins, Hazel Cobb, and Vivian Bailey.

Mr. Jarvis was a member of the United States Navy. He was a school teacher at Davis Elementary and he worked in several foundries in Ohio and West Virginia. He enjoyed gardening, walking, being outdoors, traveling, and loved his children.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 11-2 PM.

Funeral services will follow visitation at 2:00 PM from the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jimmy Adkins officiating.

Interment will follow services in the White-Jarvis Cemetery.

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, a benefit dinner at the Frametown Community Building in honor of Damon Lester Jarvis will begin at 5:00 PM. All are welcome.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home will be caring for the Jarvis family.

08.27.14

The Gilmer Free Press

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Gilmer County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Autumn Marie Mckeown
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.22.1989
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)
NO INSURANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Virgilio Nmn Llano
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.24.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Keith Singleton
Height: 5   1"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.28.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 DUI .15 OR HIGHER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Stephen David Marsh
Height: 6   4"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.22.1972
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.24.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING POLICE
OBSTRUCTING W/INJURY TO OFFICER
TRESPASSING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Christopher Glenn Pegg
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 224 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.13.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Thomas Edward Marks
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 141 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.19.1967
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)
1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Johnny Lee Howes
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.09.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Micheal Bell
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.03.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $15,000.00 THREE COUNTS OF OBSTRUCTION
ALSO WANTED IN MARYLAND

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Barbour County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jason Alan Whited
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.24.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Anthony J Culberson
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 260 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.04.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Tyler County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kristen R Dalton
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 109 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.28.1990
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 DUI .15 OR HIGHER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Ely Henderson
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.31.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Cody Roy Nelson
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.28.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Timothy James Lasure
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.26.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 SENTENCED MISDEMEANOR
TRESPASSING
ILLEGAL BURNING

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Clay County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Joe Stone
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.16.1979
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 PETIT LARCENY
FLEEING WITH RECKLESS INDIFFERENCE
CHILD NEGLECT
FAM OFF FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bobby Joe Duffield
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.31.1979
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brandy Amber Barker-Brown
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.20.1989
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Roy Timothy Edkin
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.16.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kevin Ray Bryant
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.26.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 SEXUAL ABUSE 1ST DEGREE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Regina Dianna Carpenter
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 117 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.05.1973
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 UNLAWFUL ASSAULT

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Pleasants County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Steven James Heslop
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.01.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 UNLAWFUL ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Max Deval Lucas
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.24.1955
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Melissa Dawn Wise
Height: 5   1"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.20.1969
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 DESTRUCTION/INJURY PROPERTY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kristal Leah Spry
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.17.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.24.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 FLEEING WHILE DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Christopher Ray Ellis
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.20.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (2ND OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David James Weekley
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 270 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.11.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $65,000.00 FRAUD=

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Wirt County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Larry Eugene Rood
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.26.1974
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Matthew Quinn Helmick
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.22.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Desmond Huff
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.19.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Robert Eugene Urban
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.13.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF VEHICLE

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Roane County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Dustin Alan Conley
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 235 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.25.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Seth Nmi Grim
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.19.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $25,000.00 MACHINE GUNS DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES
POSSESSION W/ INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Derek Allen Elswick
Height: 6   7"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.22.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.24.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $7,500.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY
BATTERY
DESTRUCTION/INJURY PROPERTY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brandon Bryan Fields
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 168 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.25.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 BURGLARY
DAYTIME BREAK AND ENTER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Justin Ray Boggs
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.03.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT LARCENY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Michael Lloyd Jones
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.28.1945
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION/DISTRIBUTING PORN MINORS IN SEX




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Aaron Elijah Lloyd
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.24.1986
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION W/ INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLED SUBSTANCE
CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT A FELONY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Devin Brair Whiting
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.05.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $2,500.00 DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(W/O DISPLAY OF WEAPON)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Braxton County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Eric Lee Carpenter
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.14.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 UTTERING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: William Wade Childers
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 154 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.24.1976
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.24.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 CREATING A WAKE IN NO WAKE ZONE
BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Caleb Wesley Mowery
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 184 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.17.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.24.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY 3RD OFFENSE THIRD




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Shane Curtis Winebrenner
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.09.1976
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Derick Michael Mcglothlin
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.15.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING
DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Billie Davie Belknap
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.16.1959
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DUI
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Seth Rollyson
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.08.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
TRAFOFF RECKLESS DRIVING
DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Lacie Marie Rose
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.09.1980
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 MANUFACTURE DELIVE
POSSESSION W/INTENT MANUFACTURE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT
MANUFACTURE DELIVER POSSESSION W/ INT/C/S

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Webster County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Danielle Sue King
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.17.1992
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 MALICIOUS ASSAULT
WOUNDING
BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Keeney
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.16.1948
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Glenn Preston Linkous
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.10.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSSTANCE W/O PRESCRIPTION
CAPIAS




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Cheyenne Elizabeth Lawson
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.02.1994
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 UTTERING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Allen Boggs
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.21.1964
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $10,500.00 SHOPLIFTING 1ST OFFENSE
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Cole Benjamin Cogar
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 300 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.24.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Laurie Marie Ward
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 162 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.11.1976
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION W/INTENT TO DELIVER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Freddie Joe Hardin
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.12.1966
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 CONTEMPT OF FAMILY COURT ORDER

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Lewis County - 08.26.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kenneth Wayne Bailey
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.26.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.26.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Markus Wayne Wilt
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.28.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.25.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ronald Scot Roulston
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.03.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (2ND OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Roger Francis Murphy
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.17.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.23.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 PUBLIC INTOXICATION
BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sue Ann Arbogast
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.17.1961
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Edmundo Terrazas
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 275 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.14.1961
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.22.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $25,000.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY 2ND
VIOLATIONS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: June Marie Groves
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.31.1963
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.21.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $15,000.00 DUI
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF VEHICLE
FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFC CONTROL DEVICES
TRAFOFF RECKLESS DRIVING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: John Edwin White
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.31.1974
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Lupe Anna Brown
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.23.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.20.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 CAPIAS

2014 >>  WayBackWhen™: August 27

Today is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.


Thought for today:

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“Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?” — G.E. Moore, British philosopher (1873-1958).


Today’s Highlights:

On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party’s nomination for a term in his own right, telling the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving every American the fullest life which he can hope for.” The Walt Disney movie musical fantasy “Mary Poppins,” starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Comedian Gracie Allen, the wife of George Burns, died in Los Angeles.


On this date:

In 1776, the Battle of Long Island began during the Revolutionary War as British troops attacked American forces, who ended up being forced to retreat two days later.

In 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa erupted with a series of cataclysmic explosions; the resulting tidal waves in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait claimed some 36,000 lives in Java and Sumatra.

In 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas.

In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

In 1939, the first turbojet-powered aircraft, the Heinkel He 178, went on its first full-fledged test flight over Germany.

In 1949, a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concert headlined by Paul Robeson from taking place near Peekskill, New York. (The concert was held eight days later.)

In 1957, the USS Swordfish, the second Skate Class nuclear submarine, was launched from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine.

In 1962, the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus in December 1962.

In 1967, Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills; he was 32.

In 1979, British war hero Lord Louis Mountbatten and three other people, including his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas, were killed off the coast of Ireland in a boat explosion claimed by the Irish Republican Army.

In 1989, the first U.S. commercial satellite rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida – a Delta booster carrying a British communications satellite, the Marcopolo 1.

In 2008, Barack Obama was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Denver.


Ten years ago:

President George W. Bush signed executive orders designed to strengthen the CIA director’s power over the nation’s intelligence agencies and create a national counterterrorism center.

Three students were killed in a fire at a University of Mississippi fraternity house.


Five years ago:

Mourners filed past the closed casket of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Jaycee Lee Dugard, kidnapped when she was 11, was reunited with her mother 18 years after her abduction in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Alex Grass, 82, founder of the Rite Aid drugstore chain, died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


One year ago:

Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who’d fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, rested his case without presenting any evidence during his trial’s penalty phase. (Hasan ended up being sentenced to death.)


Today’s birthdays:

Author Dame Antonia Fraser is 82

Actor Tommy Sands is 77

Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 77

Musician Daryl Dragon is 72

Actress Tuesday Weld is 71

Actor G.W. Bailey is 70

Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 70

Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 69

Country musician Jeff Cook is 65

Actor Paul Reubens is 62

Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 61

Actor Peter Stormare is 61

Actress Diana Scarwid is 59

Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 58

Golfer Bernhard Langer is 57

Country singer Jeffrey Steele is 53

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 53

Country musician Matthew Basford (Yankee Grey) is 52

Writer-producer Dean Devlin is 52

Rock musician Mike Johnson is 49

Rap musician Bobo (Cypress Hill) is 46

Country singer Colt Ford is 45

Actress Chandra Wilson is 45

Rock musician Tony Kanal (No Doubt) is 44

Actress Sarah Chalke is 38

Actor RonReaco Lee is 38

Rapper Mase is 37

Actress-singer Demetria McKinney is 36

Actor Aaron Paul is 35

Rock musician Jon Siebels (Eve 6) is 35

Actor Shaun Weiss is 35

Contemporary Christian musician Megan Garrett (Casting Crowns) is 34

Actor Kyle Lowder is 34

Actor Patrick J. Adams is 33

Singer Mario is 28

Actress Alexa Vega is 26

Actress Savannah Paige Rae (“Parenthood”) is 11

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