www.wvgazette.com http://www.wvgazette.com Gazette archive feed en-us Copyright 2014, Charleston Newspapers, Charleston, WV Newspapers Funerals for: September 22, 2014 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT01/309229986 OBIT01 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT01/309229986 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:23 -0400 Adkins, Darrell 11 a.m., Wilson

Ball, Victoria 1 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Campbell, Richard Noon, Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Cryus, Phillip, Sr. 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Eggleton, Ruth 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hairston, Alhmermita Noon, Heart of God Ministries, Beckley.

Jeffers, M. 1 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Jordan, Kermit 2 p.m., Cunningham

Judy, Melvin 5 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Lake, Lloyd 11 a.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Moore, Robert 2 p.m., Lovers' Leap Baptist Church, Ansted.

Morris, Dennis 11 a.m., Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Neaves, Allen D. 6:30 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville.

Nickell, Michael 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Pauley, Anna Mae 7 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Staats, Regina 2 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Stewart, Patricia C. 11 a.m., Montgomery Memorial Park Chapel, London.

Waldeck, Pauline 1 p.m., Stockert

White, Wally 8 p.m., Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church, Sycamore.

Wynn, Eddie 2 p.m., Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Raymond E. Adkins http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229987 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229987 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:22 -0400 Raymond Ezra "Rat" Adkins, 82, of Alkol, died Sept. 20, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Bear Branch Church of Christ, Alkol, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Alexander Browning http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229999 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229999 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:18 -0400 Alexander Todd Browning, of Scott Depot, gave up his fight with multiple sclerosis on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Todd was born August 20, 1969, to Vernon "Skip" and Carrie Browning with whom he made his home.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dennie and Pearl Browning and Lee and Effie Wood; aunt, Jean Collins; and uncles, Bob and Bill Wood.

In addition to his parents; Todd is survived by his children, sons, Levi and Walker; and daughters, Haleigh, Tori, Brooklyn and her children and Mallory and her children, all of Chilhowie, Va.; sister, Verna Lee (Kevin) Coll of Tornado; brother, Vernon Browning Jr. (Cecelia) of Culloden; nieces, Sara, Jenny and Amanda; nephews, Matthew and Eric; great-nieces, Natalie and Edyn; great-nephews, Nate, Nolan and Owen; special uncles and aunties, Janie and Carl Estep, Larry and Ruth Wood and Laliah Wood; and a host of cousins and second cousins.

Todd loved his family, old cars, trucks and cycles. He began working for Teays Valley Hardware as a Junior at Winfield High School until he retired with M.S. Disability.

Funeral service will be held noon Tuesday September 23, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor Steve Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society WV Office, 1700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25314.

Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Browning family.

Helen "Sissy" Farmer http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229994 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229994 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:20 -0400 Helen "Sissy" Harding Farmer, 74, of Charleston, passed away Sept. 20, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the funeral home.

Susie Mae Hardwick http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229995 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229995 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:20 -0400 Susie Mae Hardwick, 72, of South Charleston, passed away Sept. 19, 2014 at her home.

Susie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Bula Woody; husband, Gene Hardwick; seven brothers and two sisters, Ruby and Bonnie; granddaughter, Beth Reeves; and brother-in-law, David Philpo.

She is survived by sister, Gladys (Harold) Hall; brother, Paul Woody; sister-in-law, Barbara Philpo; sons, Christopher (Legina), Forrest John (Roxana), William (Melanie) and Terry (Mary) Hardwick; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, officiated by Pastor Mike Tucker. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, and burial will follow at the same location.

Ruby Faye Jones http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229988 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229988 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:22 -0400 Ruby Faye Jones, 83, of Crawley, died Sept. 19, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the funeral chapel.

Linnie Mae King http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229998 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229998 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:19 -0400 Linnie Mae King, 48, of Charleston, passed away Sept. 19, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home.

Mary Ruth Morris http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229990 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229990 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:22 -0400 Mary Ruth Morris, born April 23, 1947, died Sept. 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton. Visitation will be held from to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the funeral parlors.

Allen Dale Neaves http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229996 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229996 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:20 -0400 Allen Dale Neaves, 69, of Huntington, died Sept. 14, 2014. Service will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, with visitation beginning at 5 p.m.

Monna J. O'Dell http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229989 OBIT http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/OBIT/309229989 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:02:22 -0400 Monna Joyce "Tiny" O'Dell, 77, of Quinwood, died Sept. 21, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Your Vents, Monday, September 22 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929882 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929882 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 n Who furnishes Elizabeth Noreika's clothes?

n Editor's Note: Noreika buys her clothes from sites like RueLaLa.com, ideel.com and

LordAndTaylor.com. She describes herself as a bargain shopper.

n A 20-year-old white boy was severely beaten and suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. A 24-year-old black boy confessed to doing this crime. Where is the outcry? Where is the news media now?

n I was wondering if the department of highways could please cut the weeds away from Ballard Road in Alum Creek. It is very dangerous to drive on and I cannot see if a car is coming.

n I wonder where Cabell County Family Court Judge Patricia Keller received her law degree. Was it from a correspondence course? Especially in light of her recent Mark Plants decision that contains bias and prejudice.

n Give the NFL a break. They pay the players too much and they think they can push everyone around. I mean who deserves $40 million to go out and throw a football around? No one.

n Well, same old thing. WVU's high-paid special teams coach Joe Deforest almost lost us the game to Maryland. Why don't they fire this guy? If his buyout is too much just demote him to just standing on the sidelines of the football field. He will cost us some games this year like he did the past two.

n I was given the switch two or three times a week when I was an ornery 6-year-old kid and I turned out a Christian man with a master's degree from WVU and a millionaire from real estate and business interests. God says, "spare the rod and spoil the child." I go with the wisdom of God versus the lost common sense of today's society.

n In reference to the Vent about the authorities not going after the big VIP drug dealers, of course they don't. They know who it is. It is organized crime. They are afraid themselves. Then the young kids aren't going to tell where they get it. Isn't it strange the judges don't ask the kids, "Where did you get the drugs?"

n Those who voted for Obama are going to have to answer to God one day for the things he is allowed to do. Wake up. Judgment day is coming.

n We live in a restricted area - no businesses allowed. But we've got a joker up here who has a business out of his house. I called the zoning board. What are they in the city for? They don't seem to be doing anything. You call. You make a complaint. And nothing ever seems to be done.

n Mitch McConnell said when the Republicans take control of the Senate they will deal with Social Security and Medicare reform and also tort reform for frivolous lawsuits. Which means you won't have the right to sue for things like the UBB disaster, BP oil spill, the GM ignition switch which killed children, and any medical errors. So make sure you vote for Capito.

n Jay Rockefeller came to West Virginia as a Republican; ran for office and was defeated. Then he switched to the Democratic Party, was elected, and was a great Democrat for the West Virginia. You never heard Nick Casey make one criticism. Now Alex Mooney comes to West Virginia as a Republican and all Nick Casey can do is criticize him.

n I agree with the caller who says you are very lopsided about your negative comments about Capito. She is so much more capable of going to Washington as a senator than Natalie Tennant. She has much more know-how than Tennant will ever have to help us in Washington.

n Regarding the bag check signs we have on the Capitol grounds: can you imagine what they would have found during the Moore administration?

n There is a campaign by Obama supporters to call in to the Vent Line every day and disparage our current Congresswoman Capito so he can have Tennant work with him against West Virginians in the Senate.

n I agree with Sen. Manchin - we don't need to send a bunch of ammunition over to Syria and arm them when we don't know who we are arming.

n Natalie Tennant's fundraiser headed by Harry Reid in New York City - big time out-of-state money and an absolute disaster as Senate president and this is who she will be following.

n Instead of the city of Nitro buying property downtown at Beverly Hills prices, why don't they fix up or buy a new street sweeper?

Editorial: CSI: West Virginia has become a reality http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929891 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929891 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 Crooks broke into the Dome Bar and Grill on 57th Street in Kanawha City on Aug. 31. Security cameras gave police clear images of two men rifling through a safe and the cash register.

But who were the men?

Thanks to the West Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center, police were able to identify one of the two suspects. Workers at the center used facial imaging techniques first developed by the military.

They matched one of the suspects in the video to that of James Johnson, 23, of Glenwood Avenue, when he was booked on a previous arrest. Johnson now faces multiple felony charges including breaking and entering, destruction of property and grand larceny.

His arrest came a day after police arrested James Arthur Smith Jr., 36, on charges related to this and the robbing of two other bars.

Both men are presumed innocent. The onus remains on the prosecutors. That's something people have to bear in mind in these days of video surveillance.

While facial imaging alone cannot convict Johnson, it does provide one piece of evidence.

This is the type of crime scene investigation featured in the CSI shows on television. Unlike TV, even a large police department like Charleston's cannot afford to run such an operation.

But the state can thanks to a 2006 federal law on Homeland Security. Every state except Wyoming has at least one such fusion center. Facial imaging is just one tool at their disposal.

In a Gazette story last year, assistant Kanawha prosecutor Fred Giggenbach told how the center helped crack the case of a former Ripley police officer charged with sexual abuse.

"We were able to dump multiple cellphone records into a program that created a decipherable web of connections. That allowed us to determine the time the calls were made, who made the calls, text messages sent and track the records back to the defendant from the teenage girls," Giggenbach said.

Therein lies a problem. While a surveillance tape in a public place is fair for police to use in facial imaging, police really should show probable cause to a judge and obtain a warrant before searching someone's cellphone, even if it is through a third party.

Nevertheless, we have the technology. We should put it to good use. The bad guys already use technology to commit crimes, so why not have the good guys use it too?

Michelle Malkin: We let in the wrong refugees http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929892 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929892 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles' heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad.

It's the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen.

The accused mastermind? Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago.

Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the streets of Sydney to recruit and radicalize dozens of fellow Muslim immigrants or their children.

Baryalei's minions include Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, the homicidal son of Lebanese immigrants.

Sharrouf is now based in Syria, where he infamously tweeted a photo of his elementary school-age son brandishing a severed human head.

The Sydney Beheading Bust comes on the heels of a separate outbreak of violence by Afghan refugees aligned with the terror group Hezbollah.

In late August, Aussie police broke up a bloody riot involving members of the "420 gang" -- Muslim teenage boys and young men who post sword-wielding, AK-47-toting selfies on social media. The self-described "Shia soldiers" quote Hezbollah militant imam Hassan Nasrallah online, while wreaking havoc in Sydney slums offline.

International "human rights" wags have attacked Australian officials for trying to crack down on unfettered immigration from terror-sponsoring states.

Now, many of those ungrateful imports are crying "Islamophobia" as law enforcement authorities try to stop the head-choppers from spilling blood on their soil.

Australia, we feel your pain. America's unselective and desultory asylum and refugee policies have also enabled jihadists of all stripes and blades to recruit, convert, plot, pillage, rape and kill.

In our heartland, Minneapolis has become "Little Mogadishu" -- a haven for Somali refugees targeted by Islamic supremacists. It's a deadly two-way street.

As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted in "The Grand Jihad," "We not only import Somali aliens, including their 'traditional leaders.' We also send back aspiring Islamist militants, including suicide bombers. Since 2006, the FBI has detected that many Somalis are returning to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, and more are launched from Minneapolis than from any other U.S. haven."

But instead of slowing down refugee admissions from terror-sponsoring and terror-supporting states, the Obama administration has jacked them up.

Instead of increasing our scrutiny of asylum and refugee seekers who admit to providing "limited material support" to terrorists, the Obama administration has created more loopholes for them.

Last fall, FBI agents admitted that several dozen suspected terrorist bomb-builders may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees from Iraq.

These include two al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) jihadists who were resettled as refugees in Bowling Green, Ky. -- and then later admitted in court that they had attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq, according to ABC News.

In Colorado Springs, a gang of Iraqi Muslim refugees monstrously raped and brutalized a woman -- after being welcomed here with open arms and, in at least one case, receiving praise and help from U.S. soldiers.

These thugs join a growing litany of asylees and refugees gone wild in America, including:

The vengeful Tsarnaev family of Boston Marathon brothers and their jobless, mooching sisters.

Ramzi Yousef, who faked an asylum claim to plot the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Gazi Ibrahim Abu Mezer, a Palestinian bomb-builder who entered the U.S. illegally through Canada and claimed political asylum based on phony persecution by Israelis.

Palestinian jihadist Mir Aimal Kansi, convicted in 1997 of capital murder for the January 1993 shooting spree outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Va., claimed bogus political asylum based on his ethnic minority status in Pakistan.

Somali national Nuradin Abdi, the al-Qaida shopping mall bomb plotter convicted in 2007, first entered the U.S. in 1995 using a false passport, entered again illegally from Canada in 1997, and then secured asylum on false grounds.

He fraudulently obtained a refugee travel document, which he then used to fly to Ethiopia and, yes, Chechnya for jihad training.

Convicted Fort Dix (N.J.) jihad plotters and ethnic Albanian illegal alien brothers Dritan, Shain and Eljvir Duka, who snuck into the country through Mexico with their parents, who applied for asylum in 1984.

Meanwhile, countless Christians, Jews and other victims of Islamic persecution remain outcast and abandoned around the world.

Ain't diversity and assimilation grand?

Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010).

Hats off to Ken Hechler http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929893 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929893 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 No matter your politics, you've got to admire the stamina of Ken Hechler. The former congressman and secretary of state and life-time activist turned 100 years old Saturday. Family and friends celebrated over the weekend.

A bigger celebration for the centenarian will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Don Morris room of the Marshall University Student Center.

As the Daily Mail's Marcus Constantino reported Friday, Hechler has devoted his life to public service, and even today, well after his last elected office, he considers himself a public servant for West Virginia.

"It's just always been my ambition," he told Constantino. "The Lord has been good to me and given me good health, a wonderful life and lots of good friends."

Hechler came to West Virginia in 1957 to teach political science at Marshall. The next year, at the urging of his students, he ran for and won election to the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives seat, defeating incumbent Republican Will E. Neal.

In 1972, he won against incumbent Democrat James Kee of the 5th District after the 1970 Census forced the consolidation of the state's 4th and 5th U.S. House districts.

He served 18 years in Congress and later served four terms as Secretary of State, from 1985 to 2001.

But even when he wasn't serving in elected office, he was still serving the people of West Virginia. He stayed active in causes important to him, often traveling around the state in his signature red Jeep.

While his stance on environmental issues didn't win him friends among some conservatives, Hechler retains the respect of the left and right of the political spectrum.

At a 2011 tribute dinner, David Tyson, former chairman of the state's Republican Party, told an audience of well wishers:

"Ken taught me retail politics. Ken is a man of great honor and civility that is missing in both political parties today."

And speaking directly to Hechler, Tyson added: "But your most important accomplishment in my opinion . . . is how you cleaned up elections in West Virginia as secretary of state. You stopped electioneering, vote buying, on election day. And in doing so you had to fight both parties. You cleaned up the whole election process and I think all West Virginians are grateful. . . . We all have a personal relationship with you and you have made your mark on history. Twenty-five years from now when you are no longer here you will live on in the hearts of everyone because of who and what you are."

Hats off to Ken Hechler for that.

Letter to the editor: Let all parties join the Senate debates http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929894 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929894 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 Our Republican form of government is facing multiple threats on every front imaginable. One of these is the control of the electoral process by the two big parties.

In a very important U.S. Senate race in our state of West Virginia, all third-party candidates are being labeled "second tier" and excluded from the debates.

This issue becomes more important when you consider the two major parties -- each with its own talents -- are working in lockstep to take us totally into a globalist government and globalist economy.

Note this quote from Carrol Quigley in Tragedy and Hope: "The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers.

"Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy."

That's right. No shifts in policy.

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln is the first president elected on the Republican ticket? Did you know that Lincoln lost several elections before winning this election in 1860?

Did you ever hear of the Lincoln Douglas Debates? Lincoln debated Stephen Douglas in a series of debates as they vied for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois in 1858.

Lincoln lost that election but the debates helped him to win the presidency in 1860. When you look at this issue from a historical perspective, it is easy to see why the major parties want to keep out all intruders.

Wake up, folks. Don't let the media and the two big political parties control your thoughts.

Brenda Donnellan

Jane Lew

Donnellan is treasurer for the Constitution Party of West Virginia.

Letter to the editor: We reap what we sow http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929895 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929895 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 I wish to assuage the "fear" produced by the written and televised news.

Personally, if I didn't believe God has a plan, I'd have jumped off of a cliff long ago.

There's the Ebola plague, ISIS beheadings, sexual and drug addictions and perversions, murders of children, and weather disasters, just to name a few.

Thankfully, I was taught to read and trust the scriptures given us by God. That has brought me much peace and wisdom.

Much of what is happening in our world was foretold in the Bible. And, yes, we are reaping what we've sown.

Honestly, my flesh is afraid of the events we'll have to endure in the days ahead before God puts a stop to man's chaos. "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

What helps me is that I don't feed the fear; I feed my spirit with the good news of the gospel. God holds my future. Only He can deliver us.

I trust that if or when my body is destroyed, he promised me a new one in his eternal kingdom.

So don't dwell on all the bad news. Get in union with God. Read his good news. Stay informed and alert to current events, but focus more on eternity. Pleasure, the love of this world, has lulled most of us to sleep.

It seems, for now, that God is silent. In Psalms 50 it reads, "Our God is coming and not staying silent." Hopefully, we'll awaken before He sounds the alarm.

Don't be shaken by anything you hear or see - especially from terrorists against our country. Connect with the Prince of Peace.

Sharon L. Hill


Editorial cartoon for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929896 DM04 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM04/140929896 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 Community briefs for Monday, Sept. 22 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM01/140929897 DM01 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/DM01/140929897 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400

Marshall University Career Services will host Job-A-Palooza, a part-time job and internship fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center lobby on the Huntington campus. The event is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni.

More than 20 employers are expected to attend Job-A-Palooza, such as Aflac, Bath and Body Works, Pepsi and Speedway. A continually updated list of registered employers is available at www.marshall.edu/career-services/events/JAPcompanies.html.

Students are encouraged to bring resumes and their best networking skills to the fair. For tips on how to talk with employers or to have their resumes reviewed, stop by Career Services. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, contact Jennifer Brown in Career Services at 304-696-3396 or brown346@marshall.edu, or call the Career Services front desk at 304-696-2370.

Nariman Halabi, MD, specializing in pulmonology and critical care, is now accepting new patients. Dr. Halabi focuses on treating and alleviating the symptoms of chronic bronchitis, emphysema, black lung, infections and lung masses. Her office is in the Saint Francis Hospital Medical Office Building South 331 Laidley St. Suite 208 in Charleston. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 304-414-4871.

Country-style dinners and sternwheeler cruises on the Island Belle are planned for Saturday, Sept. 27, and Oct. 18 by Blennerhassett Island State Park. The Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers are the waterways and fall foliage is the focus.

The evening boarding of the Island Belle is at Point Park in downtown Parkersburg at 5:30 p.m. The event lasts approximately two hours. The cost is $25 for adults and $21 for children ages 3 to 12. Reservations are required and tickets are available by calling 304-420-4800.

Other special events are scheduled at Blennerhassett during the fall season in addition to daily operations and tours. For more information, visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.

The South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena will host an intercollegiate ice hockey game between Marshall University and West Virginia University Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28. Games will be played at 3 p.m. both days. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with valid college IDs (payable with cash only). Tickets can be purchased through the ice arena. Seating is limited. For more information, call 304-744-4423.

A dog costume contest will be Saturday, Sept. 27, during Spring Hill Autumn Fest, at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with judging at 11:30. Bring a donation to be given to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. For more information, contact the South Charleston CVB at 304-746-5552.

To submit an item, send it by email to yournews@dailymailwv.com, fax it to 304-348-4847 or mail it to Community Briefs, Charleston Daily Mail, 1001 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV 25301.

Rod Run projected to be larger this year http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/GZ01/140929946 GZ01 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/GZ01/140929946 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 By Rachel Molenda Organizers of the 2014 Charleston Rod Run & Doo Wop project 1,000 cars will make their way to the capital city next month.

Jack Jarvis, president of the event, said more than 600 cars from 13 states and Canada have pre-registered. Last year the event drew more than 950 cars, some of which registered the day of the event.

"We're ahead of registration from last year for this time," said Mayor Danny Jones, who helped bring the event to life nine years ago. "It's almost all volunteers and an incredible enterprise for this city. It's what happens when you have a hot rodder sitting in the mayor's office."

The Rod Run & Doo Wop will take place Oct. 1-5. The event kicks off Wednesday night with a "cruise-in" at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro. Cars will line Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston for the rest of the weekend.

The boulevard will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday from Delaware Avenue on the West Side to Hale Street downtown, Jarvis said. It will reopen Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

Samantha Carney, special events and sports sales manager for the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said she hopes the event surpasses last year's numbers because June's Hot Rod Power Tour was such a success. More than 1,000 cars stopped in Charleston as part of the cross-country trip with Hot Rod magazine's 20th anniversary Power Tour.

"We are expecting another great successful Rod Run & Doo Wop show," Carney said.

There is something for everyone during the show, Jarvis said. A "women's world" craft show will be set up at the Four Points by Sheraton throughout the week. There will also be live music every night, followed by fireworks on Saturday.

"Most of the ladies come along with their husbands and friends and so forth. A lot of our people are from out of town that comes in. We've got to have something for everybody to enjoy," Jarvis said.

Jones, who will be showing his 1960 Pontiac convertible, said he "never dreamed" how much the car show would grow.

"It actually now has had a significant impact on heads in beds. It brings people from almost every state in the union to come to the city and to visit our city," Jones said, adding that the boulevard's riverfront setting is unique.

With the hot rod show comes nostalgia. Jarvis and Jones both said car shows like the Rod Run & Doo Wop bring back memories.

"People just like old cars. They like to look at them and it brings back memories of the old day," Jarvis said.

"Most of the people that have the older cars are like me, older in years. And some of them I actually grew up with and used to race cars with back in the 60s. It's a reunion like atmosphere for me," Jones said.

For more event information and to register a vehicle, visit the Rod Run & Doo Wop website.

Reach Rachel Molenda at rachel.molenda@wvgazette.com, 304-348-5102 or follow @rachelmolenda on Twitter.

Bulletin board http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/GZ01/140929947 GZ01 http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140922/GZ01/140929947 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0400 Torchbearer international sorority

Torchbearer Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Harding's Restaurant, Mink Shoals. Linda Wible will host the meeting. Beverley Morris will give the program on New Years.

S.C. library meeting

South Charleston Public Library will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the library, 312 Fourth Ave., South Charleston.

International sorority

Preceptor Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority will meet at 7 p.m. today at Canaan United Methodist Church, 401 Roane St. President Suzanne Haynes will conduct the meeting. Anne Stone will be hostess and present her program. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Service will be tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, containers for Manna Meal and magazines for the veterans' association.

Pickling/fermentation class

A class on pickling and fermentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Town and Country Supply, 4400 1st Ave, Nitro. There is no charge. The class will be taught by Tim Sayre, the WVU Family and Health Extension Agent for Putnam County and Jennifer Hensley, with Town and Country Supply. This will not be a hands-on class but an informative class on the process and procedures. Refreshment will be served. Call the Extension Office on 304-586-0217 to reserve a seat.

Meditation group

KK Meditation Group meets every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. for book study and meditation practice in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism at Lifespring Yoga, 1025 Quarrier St. Beginners are welcome. A small donation is appreciated. Call Leesa at 304-415-2032 for more information.

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