CARMELO "Mel" Cottone from Logan County is a longtime Democratic Party activist who helped run JFK's famed 1960 West Virginia campaign. Cottone moved to Washington, opened a political consulting firm, and worked with Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson and many others. But last year, Cottone aided a "Democrats for Romney" group. Did he bet on the wrong horse -- or does he fit West Virginia's shift to a "red state"?
What's important at WVU? The football coach's salary just was raised to $2.6 million -- while most historians, economists, physicists and other professors get about $100,000. Does it mean that football is 26 times more important than knowledge?
A total of 128 journalists were killed on the job around the world during 2012, the International Press Institute reports. Everyone should realize that a terrible price is paid to make the public aware of daily news events.
Unique Charleston business name: Anything 4 2 Daughters. The owner of a Hale Street contracting and remodeling firm is so proud of his two girls that he named his company for them.