The Gazette has published many fine articles about West Virginians -- creators of their own salsa recipes to actors successful on stage and in films. Why wasn't Professor Elizabeth Stephens, who grew up in the valley, attended schools in Charleston and is now teaching at the University of California Santa Cruz only briefly mentioned? The documentary, which has been shown to audiences in Europe, San Francisco and recently Mexico City who are now made aware of an issue that is more of global than local interests, was never given any coverage at all except in the general forecasts of events in that week's Gazz. Stephens chose to premier the film in her home state to show her love and respect for its people and her concern for the precariousness of its environment. Maybe it's too much to expect any other attention to these artists except for Ms. Sprinkle's rather interesting past since a large percentage of coverage in the Gazette appears to be subject to sexual abuse crimes and political corruption.
Woman seeking info on descendents
I am looking for descendents of a lady called Jean Vettles Brown, born in Scotland in 1924. She was married and was living in West Virginia in the 1950s. She had a daughter Jean. Her mother was Elizabeth and her father was George. I would be very grateful for any information for our family tree.
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