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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004-- The Glenviile Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 13 'Victorian Literature' class to offer Rockefeller: Veterans to Sand Fork Dam students view of lively bygone age receive improved its controversy :st In an effort to provide expanded focus on the impact of the industrial ae graduate educational opportunities in revolution, social and economic _ Benefits and Health Care Bills Signed Into "'" Central West Virginia, Marshall Uni- change, advances in natural science, ;t- !: versity Graduate College will offer a challenges to traditional values, and Law, Will Help West Virginia Veterans Continued from Page I North Lewis Street, Glenville 26351), Mr. Butcher comments, • three-credit-hourgraduateclasin Vic- the reactions of major writers to these "Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) tion, the legislation eliminates the 30- mends the building of numerous, very Our Prosecutor wrote it in legal = torian Literature, Spring Semester dynamic times, said recently that two major pieces of dayintemment requirementforPOWs small water impoundments up almost form and it's something that anyone to ;; 2004, at New River Community and Among the writers to be studied legislationrecentlyenactedcouldsub- in order for VA to rule that psycho- all of the county's hollows to restrain can sign without fear.' .~e ,~ Technical College in Summersville. will be the poets Alfred, Lord .stantially help West Virginia veterans logicaldisorders, frost bite, andpost- rain water from moving down into the Lamenting the fact that the U. S. r- ~ Course identification is Lits. 580 Tennyson, Robert Browning, Mat- get better health care and benefit ser- traumatic arthritis are service-con- Little Kanawha River and its tributar- Army Corps of Engineers has done Lit. for Tchrs: Victorian Lit. CRN thewAmold, GerardManleyHopkins, vices from the Department of Veter- nected. The benefits package also ies. nothing to mitigate flooding on the ~.i. #2886• Thomas Hardy and William Butler ans Affairs (VA). On Tuesday, the increases educational assistance, Off to a fast start, the Butcher-Tal- Sand Fork River, he indicates that ,'- , Students may registerforthecourse Yeats. Essays by Matthew Arnold, president signed the Veterans Ben- through the historic Montgomery GI bott group is leading a local petition taking the matter directly to Wash- fe .- online or they may register the first Lord Macaulay, Charles Dickens, efits Improvement Act, a bill that in- Bill, for survivors and dependents, effort to request the U. S. Congress to ington is the best strategy. "This rs ~ night of class onJanuary 13, 2004. Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry creases benefi'~ payments to veterans Veterans can also expect more ex- make the Sand Fork Dam a reality. (Sand Fork) river has never been • .y ~: While the class is designed as a gradu- Huxley will be included, on several fronts, including benefits pansive health care benefits through What they envision may be as large as harnessed,' he says, pointing out, )n :- ate level course, under-graduate stu- To round out the study of Victorian for survivors and prisoners-of-war the Health Care, Capital Asset, and the Burnsville Dam, and might be as As you drive up Sand Fork Creek, er L dents who meet specific criteria may literature, the class will study two (POWs) and education assistance. Business Improvement Act that was effective in flood reduction and con- there are tributaries everywhere -- obtain persmission to enroll in the representativenovelsofthenineteenth Earlierthismonth, tbe president signed signed into law earlier this month, trol, perhaps as many as those fee.cling in ~,, class through Bluefield State College century. Novels selected for this class a separate veterans bill into law. The The new law includes Rockefeller's Their petition, placed in many into the Burnsville Dam." ss ~, or for graduate credit as transient stu- are Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of bill - the Health Care, Capital Asset, bill to extend long-term care for vet- Gilmer County stores, is readily avail- Hence, with the construction of a "i- - dents at Marshall University. Appli- Casterbridge and George Eliot's The and Business Improvement Act- will erans through VA nursing homes and able to sign and reads as follows: "We large concrete dam, Mr. Butcher ar- ig ~.,,, cations for transient credit will be Mill on the Floss. extend Rockefeller s long-term care community-based options for an ad- (the undersigned) petition the Gilmer gues, This will tnelp prevent flood- available from the i0structor. The class meets on Tuesdays at program under VA for an additional ditional five years. County Commission to request from ing in Calhoun and Wirt counties, as ill !,, Literature 580isathree-credit-hour 4:30-7:30 p.m. beginning on Tues., five years. UfiderRockefeller'slong-termcare our Senators and Representatives, the well as in Gilmer." ia ::. graduate course in Victorian studies Jan. 13, 2004, at New RiverCommu- "WestVirginianshaveaiong-stand- plan, VA will provide nursing home Honorable Robert C. Byrd, Senator; AstotheresultingSandForkLake, c- : designed to provide teachers of litera- nity and Technical College. ing tradition of military service, and care to veterans with service con- John D. Rockefeller, Senator; Alan he sees this new body ofwater as an ture with a comprehensive knowl- Instructor is Dr. William K. years ago Congress made a promise nected disabilities rated at 70 percent Mollohan, Congressman, for a spe- asset to the county. "Water is a great edge of the major genres and writers Simmons, of Cox s Mills, who is an to compensate our veterans for an- or higher, or to veterans who need cific water control project to be placed resource, and in the years ahead, of the Victorian Period in English authority on this subject, swering the call of duty,' said nursing home care because of a ser- in the federal budget for fiscal year well need good, clean sources of literature (1830-1901). The class will Late registrations are accepted. Rockefeller, the most senior Demo- vice-connected condition. VA is also 2005. We understand that the USDA drinking water for the human race, crat on the Committee on Veteran s required to offer a wide range of ex- Natural Resources Conservation Ser- he says, adding, "This lake will help F4 e Americanucation Services provides Affairs. "'in the past, VA has not had tended care services, such as respite vice has completed a study that con- improve the local economy andpro- ,. enough money to fund essential vet- care and home-based care, to all vet- cludes ... A dam on Sand Fork Creek, vide some tourist and construction :: new user-friendly system for callers erans programs. However, the ben- erans who use the VA health care GilmerCounty, would reduce the I00 jobs. b~ ~11~ American Education Services allows callers to access their accounts efits and health care packages recently system, year flood damage in Glenville and Anyone wanting furtherinforma- signed into law,are a good step toward "Access to long terr , care is essen, Sand Fork by about 92 percent. Most tion about this proposal, call Bob n-" ", (AES) and PHEAA today announcedby entering either their AES account improving VA s capabilities and ful- tial to our veterans well-being, homesandbusinessesintheareawould Butcherat462-7409orEdTalbottat m ,- that callers to AES' Student Loan number or social security number, filling our promise to veterans. Rockefeller said. 'InthepasLVAhas be totally protected from flooding from 462-8920. ",- Guaranty toil-free service will be Bothnumberscanbeenteredbyspeak-The Veterans Benefits Improve- not properly implemented these ser- all floods up to and including the I00 By contrast, Mr. Felt disagrees m ' greeted by the new Interactive Voice ing the number or using touch-tone ment Act provides incre ed benefit vices, and I will closely monitor the frequency flood, with the 92 percent flood reduction n, ' Response (IVR) system, phone keys, providing secure, private payments for the nation s veterans, program and VA's work to make sure re *'" The new IVR system utilizes a access even in a crowded environ- For example, the bill allows a surviv- that our veterans are receivingthe We believe the time has come tofigureusetojustifythepetition."The act. In addition to flood control, this 92 percent is only the acreage in :r Speech Recognition system which ment. ing spouse who remarries to retain long-term care they have earned, lake will provide recreation, public Sand Fork, not, the whole (lT,)ttle uses voice recognition software to Once the account is accessed, the benefit eligibility at age 57. In addi- water supply and industrial develop- Kanawha Rivers) watershed, he s, ./ allow callers to speak their responses, caller can receive detailed informa- ment." contends, arguing that Oil Creek, Ig " replacing the previously-used much- tion on loans, grants, specialprograms Meeting will reveal West Virginia's Relative to this petition initiative, Sahlick, Creek, Leading Creek and tone features.Information is provided and servicer information. They can which has been reproduced, in part, Stewart s Creek--all contribute to a- -' in the same friendly manner that a live check the status of an application, economic performance below for people to sign and send into le " representative would, but the service disbursementdatesandamounts, can- the flooding in Glenville and topoints v. is available 24 hours a day, seven ceilations and billing information. Speakers at the annual meeting of Industriailnnovation. Lesterassisted the Gilmer County Senior Center (720 west. And, these creeks wouldn't be >" days a week.- Parents, who have student loans of Vision Shared stakeholders at 1:30 in reassessing wliich industries West controlled by adam at SandFork, he f- • '"ThenewlVRsystemprovidesstu-' their own, as well as one or more p.m., Mon., Jan. 12, at theClay Cen- Virginia will target in its economic affirms. Lg dents and families with readily-ac- PLUS loans for dependent students, ter for Arts and Sciences revealed development efforts and isjust begin- What would improve flood con- 'Y cessible,, round-the-clock customer can access information on all of their West Virginia s economic perfor- . ning that process, trol in the entire Gilmer Watershed service,' said AES President and loans without entering separate ac- mance on a variety of measures as Mike Basile and Ken Perdue, co- wouldbetheconstructionofdozens C.E.O. Dick Willey. "While we still count numbers, ranked against the nation and the re- leaders of the Vision Shared Imple- of smaller water impoundments in • offer personal interaction with cus- The new IVR system can be ac- gion. mentation Team, discussed mile- the hollows that feed into the Little , tomer service representatives, the ca- cessed by calling 1-800-692-7392. " - - - ' • , Kanawha and its tributaries. More- - -- Participants heard the post|ves stones in the plan s progress. pabilities of this new automated sys- Customer service representatives will and the negatives; where we've been Task force chairmen unveiled Year over, he believes that governmental tern make it easier for callers to get the still be available during office hours, economically, where we', going and 3 plans in each category: monies could be found in this Soil I detailed information they need when Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. how we plan to get there, said Ralph Integectual Infrastructure: Dana Conservation District to build some they need it." to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to J. Bean Jr., chairman of the West Waldo, president and CEO ofthe West of these smaller structures on the [ A newly enhanced security feature 4:30 p.m. Virginia Council for Community and Virginia Roundtable. "°tea's farms. He can be contacted at Economic Development, which initi- New Economy: Jim Estep, presi- the Community Showcase at 462- ated Vision Shared to fufill its legisla- dent of the West Virginia High Tech- Forgetting: tive mandate to establish and main- nology Consortium Foundation. Alzheimers',to °iron PBS Jan. 21 taina comprehensive state economic . Results-BasedGoverument:Tom development strategy. , . eywood, Bowles Rice McDavid Join West VirgiftiztPabti(r,l ta .,of West older the effects of ieg slative and other Building Bridges and Empower- casting and the West Virginia adults and their families. Alzheimer's Association for- a- Also on Mondays, West Virginia changes on some of the economic ing Citizens: Becky Cain, president Public Broadcasting debuts a new benchmarks established to rate the and CEO of The Greater Kanawha monthly radio series called "With effectiveness of Vision Shared. Grace and Dignity," focusing on ag- Dr. Richard K. Lester, director of lug. This month'sprogram features an the MIT Industrial Performance Cen- in-depthinterviewwithShenkandin- ter, was the keynote speaker whose studio discussion and listener call-in topic was "The Next Stage: Targeting groundbreaking PBS program "The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's." "The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimers's" will air statewide on West Virginia PBS Wed., Jan. 21 at9 p.m. This 90-minute documentary explores the disease, the human toll it takes on patients and caregivers, and the latest research in the ongoing ef- fort to find °cure. Thedocumentary is based on the best-selling book The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, A Portrait of an Epidemic by David Shenk. The Forgetting is part of West Vir- ginia Public Broadcasting's year-long intitialive called "Aging with Grace and Dignity" utilizing the power of public service media to explore trends, events, issues and policies related to with representatives from the West Virginia Alzheimcr's Association and the West Virginia University Center on Aging. West Virginia Public Broadcasting advances education, culture and citi- zenship through high-quality pro- gramming and services. West Vir- gini'a Public Radio, West Virginia PBS, and Ready To Learn are all services of West Vir- ginia Public Broadcasting. Warner putting strategic team together Monty Warner, Republican guher-years I am thankful that he is back natorial candidate, released the fol- home bringing his expertise and ex- lowing statement regarding the addi- penence to our team. David will lead ! ] finn of David Avella, Chief Strate- mycampaignstaffinmakingtheright gist, and Brian Tringali, Survey Re- decisions to win this race so we can Valley Foundation Council member Newton Thomas presented a report on the perfor- mance measures, which rate the state on Vision Shared progress. Governor's Workforce Investment Division offers free online resource-for job seekers The Governor's Workforce Invest- • Other specialized services for ment Division (GWlD) Work Force West Virginia network of career cen- ters now offers an online resouce for job seekers and employers at www. "GW'ID coordinates federal and state resources to assure that every employee, job seeker and employer has access to customer-focused workforce development programs and services at Work Force West V irginai's statewide locations," s/rod David Lieving, director of GWID. "Thou- mature workers, youth, people with disabilities, veterans, dislocated work- ers and cash assistance recipients. Employer services: • Recruitment solutions including coordinated job fairs and on-site re- cruitment • Reserving a facility for conduct- ing interviews • Assessment and testing services • Identification of financial incen- tives • Assistance in accessing training 7545. To the Butcher-Talbott group, Mr, Felt comments, "We both need to do the ,same thing and that is to control MR. BUTCHER WITH THE PETITION the entire watershed." Petition to Build the Sand Fork Dam I (We), the undersigned, want to endorse Bob Butcher and Ed Talbott's idea of building a large concrete dam on the Sand Fork Creek near the city of Sand Fork in order to reduce the devastating flooding in Gilmer County. Sign, date and clip this petition out and either mail or bring it by the Gilmer County Senior Center, 720 North Lewis Street, Glenville 26351, so that it can be placed with the other signed petitions and duly forwarded to our West Virginia Congressional Delegation for funding action in the fiscal year 2005. Signatures Dates Entrepreneurs expect startup costs for most new Entrepreneurs project modest startup costs for most new ventures, according to a study released today by the Office of Advocacy. Solo entre- preneurs expect median startup costs of $6,000, while the median cost expected by team ventures is $20,000. More than 80 percent of the entrepre- neurs studied expected to cover their startup costs without bank loans, al- ventures search Advisor, to his campaign staff, create jobs for all West Virginians." sands now have free access 24 hours opportunities and funding foremploy- "Asoe v rnor, my_ number one p-ri Brian a partner, in one of the, a day, seven days a week to employ- ers though on average they had saved entre eneurs - individuals who are in oritv w ll be the creation of jobs. The leading Kepubtican survey researcn ment resources at • Labor market information on!y $2,000 towards that goal. the pr/ eess of starting a business - ad&tion of these two well respected firms in this country. His ability to• For more information on Work Not all new ventures require large gathered over a two-year period. The _and talented professionals will help guide us to the voters we need to win Job seekeis can search for jobs, Force West Virginia locations and infusions of capital,', said Dr. Chad dataarecontainedintheongoingPanel priority b ome a reality in West will he crucial. I am very excited to connectwithp'mployers, apply online, services, Moutray, Advocacy s Chief Econo- Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics Virginia have someone of his talent and abili- build and update resumes and look for Visit for more infor- mist. "Everyday ordinary Americans (PSED), supported by the E.M. I David has been a successful Re- ties advising my campaign.' training providers. • mation on GWID. strike out on their own to grab their Kauffman Foundation. oublican tmlitical strategist for rnany Employerseancreateanempioyer-GWlD is a division of the West piece of the American Dream. It The Office ofAdvocacy, the"small , ......... . ....... controlled, customizable and confi- Virginia Development Office.doesn't take a lot of savings to par- business government, examines the |t Control is what kept me in the bng" leagues for 22 years, dential company folder to advertise GWID s Work Force West Virginia ticipate in the ownership society, just role and status of small business in the ---CyYoung job openings, post and manage job network of career centers partners a good idea and lots of hard work and economy and independently repre- listings, provide corporate informa- with Job Service, a program of the perseverance, he said. His remarks sents the views of small business to tion to job seekers, search for quail- U.S. Employment Service funded by cameatthereport'sreleaseduringthe federal agencies, Congress, and the their venture, .while team ventures expect an income of $125,000 in the fifth year. The higher team venture projected income makes itmore likely that such ventures will result in new job generation. Expected Costs of Stotrap Ven u'es, conducted by Blade Consulting with funding from the Office of Advocacy, used data from more than 800 nascent fled applicants, recruit from home or the Department of Labor, to provide annual meeting of the Collegiate En- President. It is the source for small office, register for events and find its online and on-site services. The trepreneurs Organization in Chicago. business statistics presented in user- business resources, new WorkForce West Virginia logo The study also showed that opti- friendly format and it funds research WorkFottmWestVirginiaalsopro- will. be showcased at the network's mism about their business ,potential vides services at statewide locations, centers on Jan. 31, 2004. ,uqderlies the entrepreneurs activi- Call 1-877-967-5498 to find the near- Seven workforce investment boards "ties. On average, solo entrepreneurs est location and get information on: (WIBs) oversee the Work Force West believe they will have business in- Job seeker services: Virginia network and help determine come of $90,000 in the fifth year of • Skill assessment and aptitude the local training needs ofemployers, testing employees and job seekers. The WIBs AssiStance with resume building, also manage'funds allocated through interview .skills and job search the federal Workforce Investment Act as well as administer the activities of Careerandoccupati°nalinf°rma" all the partners participating in the tion • Occupational skill training Work Force West Virginia network. • Adult education and literacy .9 / Courteous Service. Quick Loans Buy, Sell, rade and L nsl Dollars on Jewelry, Guns, Musical Instruments, Electronics, etc. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10-5 into small business issues. For more information and the com- plete text of the report, visit the Office of Advocacy website at t advt. gulual oF Omaha, lhey ro INdlor lhgn. you * moono suFFon ° coromy evonl ovory 29 r cond . ,, e~ Am=i~ PRIMITIVES' OF THE M ; At Panther Primitives we are pleased i to announce our latest Employee of the Month: Rodney Sprout. Panther Primitives is honoring ; Rodney for his hard work last month. i He is head of the cutting department on ' the day shift. He made sure there were plenty bags cut out to keep the sewers [ i, busy. He was also very helpful and belped where he was needed. i [ Rodney, thanks at lot for extra I R EY SPROUSE effort last month and throughout the your " year. Congratulations on being Panther : Primitives Employee of the Month. i // : / ! ! Closed Sunday Located in Fiatwoods Outle Mall ¢lext to Tanuny_8#,ag 7q