The end of welfare as we know it
CRUM - Angela Fugate was delighted when a social worker said she would have to work for her $312 monthly welfare check.
Cindy Gillespie didn't know the first thing about eyeglasses when she walked into South Charleston's eyecareOne in May. What she did know is Tyler, her 4-year-old son, deserved more than a welfare check.
Earlier this year, President Clinton touted five huge companies as models for his welfare-to-work program. He urged other businesses to follow their lead and help move welfare recipients into the work force.
In the year or two leading up to the current sweeping changes in welfare regulations, federal officials were slashing budgets and passing laws making it harder for welfare recipients to fight the system.
If Jeanie Wines' ex-husband had paid child support, she would never have had to go on welfare.
COTTLE - Misty Greene had a plan to get off welfare.
GENOA - Now that James Whitt has gotten married for the third time, he is working harder at learning how to read.