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(5++ :! Thursday, Jan. 22, 20(0--- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 13 I Local WVU law student recog z. " ed in State NASA Exploration opens new opportunities - j of State speech for cost-saving proposal In the early days of the New Year, sortium Foundation, anchored at the the exploration rover "Spirit' safely Alan B.Mollohan Innovation Center. Apassionfortaxlawandadesireto yers in Legislation course taught by landed on the surface of Mars and These facilities--and the research un- help her state propelled a West Vir- WVU President David C. Hardesty started to send images of the Red derway there--have led to hundreds GUN SAFETY PROGRAM - Project ChildSafe is a program geared toward firearm handling and safety education. Pictured here (I. to r.) are Dave Campbell, Project ChildSafe representative, Larry Gerwig, Gilmer County S.heriff's Deputy, and Casey Jones, Sheriff's Deputy. Hundreds of gun locks are available to the public through Project ChildSafe and Gilmer County law enforcemer')t. Local law enforcement presented with safety devices from Project ChildSafe On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Dave gun locks at a recent Gilmer County Campbell, arepresentative of Project high School basketball game. ChildSafe, presentedlawenforcement "The recipients of the free locks agencies in Gilmer County withhun- expressed great appreciation for dreds of free gun locking devices to them," Chief Moss said. distribute to citizens throughout the Every Sheriff's Dept. in the state county, has an opportunity to take part in the Project ChildSafe is a program of ChildSafe gun lock program. Gilmer the non-profit National Shooting County Sheriff's Deputy Larry Sports Foundation, which is funded, Gerwig said, "It's a great program. in part, by the U.S. dept. of Justice. There will be gun locks here for as The organization receives further long as they last, and for anyone who funding from the firearms and shoot- wants them." ing sports industry. Sheriff's Deputy Casey Jones is a The goal of Project ChildSafe is the proponent of the program as well. "If promotion offtrearms safety, whether it saves just one child, it will be worth in handling or storing firearms, and the effort of distributing the gun the distribution of key safety educa- locks," he said. tion messages, plus the free gun lock- If you would like a free gun lock, ing devices given to our county's please visit the Gilmer County Sheriff's Dept. and to Glenville City Sheriff's Dept., the Glenville City Police. Police Headquarters, or the Glenville Glenville Police Chief John Moss Democrat~Pathfinder office, all Io- reported that he gave out 300 of the cared on Court Street in Glenville. emer A disappointing holiday donation experiencing post-holiday shortages." slump and widespread flu outbreak in four of the six states it serves are cited by regional American Red Cross Blood Services officials for current emergency levels of Type O and A blood supplies, own." Inventories of O Positive. O Nega- Dr. Nobiletti attributes disappoint- tive, APositiveandANegativeblood ingly low recent collections to holi- types stand at less than a one-day day season activities and the wide- supply, stated John Nobiletti, MD, spread flu outbreak in Pennsylvania, PhD, medical officer of the 100- Maryland, Ohio and Virginia, as de- county Greater Alleghenies Region termined by the Centers for Di,ease of Red Cross Blood Services. Control. Kentucky andWest Virginia, "We estimate that supplies of these parts of which are also served by the types at our hospital customers are as Greater Alleghenies Region, are ex- low as 20% of their desired amounts, periencing regional outbreaks, a step This morning, we had just 80 units of below widespread outbreaks. Type O negative red blood cells on II1 donors are deferred until they are hand to distribute to 100 hospitals," well. said Dr. Nobiletti. "In an ideal Individuals in generally good stiuation, we would have 500 units, a health, who are age 17 or older and week's supply, on our shelves in order weigh at least 105 pounds may be to meet all routine and emergency eligibleandareurgedtodonateblood. needs." Most people can safely donate every Dr. Nobiletti added that regional 56 days. Individuals with donoreligi- supplies of other blood types are also bility questions should call 1 (800) critically low. "We are actually im- 542-5663. porting supplies from other Red Cross For more information about local regions; however, we are unable to blood drives, visit get help from other regions for Type O blood, as other regions are also i. -Public Opportunity- Have you tried out GSC's new FIPSE Computer Lab yet? It's located in Louis Bennett Hall and is open to the general public each afternoon and evening. See related ad in this edition! ginia University law student into the Jr. Hardesty, a former lawyer and planet back to Earth. The landing was of new jobs in the Mountain State. limelight during Gov. Bob Wise's graduate of the school, teaches the a great step forward for the National The men and women of the IV&V State of the State speech Wednesday course every fall. Aeronautics and Space Administra- continue to showcase the high-tech night Each student in the class had to tion (NASA), whose scientists will know-howandingenuitythatarealive Andrea Ramezan Jackson, 24, was draft a piece of legislation pertaining spend months analyzing pictures and in West Virginia. Through their work, recognized by Wise for proposing to a particular issue of interest, said information from the Spirit rover, the NASA specialists are showing legislation to separate the state from Ramezan Jackson, who is also editor- The "Spirit" will search for signs that one does not have to leave the the federal tax code so it can continue in-chief of the West Virignia Law that Mars once sustained water. West Virginia hilis to reach the stars. to collect the tax on estates valued at Review. Progress may eventually spur aNASA'shigh-teeheffortsalsohave more than $I million. "I have a passion in the area of tax manned mission to Earth's neighbor translated to everyday techologies. "The federal estate tax will be re- law and ran across literature explain- in the solar system. For instance, NASA-inspired corn- pealed in 2010, to return in 2011," ing how 18 states and the District of Many have questioned the wisdom munications satellites connect far- said Ramezan Jackson, who hails from Columbia have decoupled from the of investing in the space program, away locales, while orbiting eyes in Glenville "WestVirginia'sestatetax, federal tax system over this issue," However, investments in NASAhave the sky track hurricanes, wildefires, like those of many states attached to she said. resultedin significantprogressin West and volcanoes. Health care workers the federal tax system, will be phased It was the first time Ramezan Jack- Virginia and the world, monitormany patients atonce, thanks out in 2005 if we don't enact some son had drafted a bill, an experience For example, NASA is a key piece to technology lust used to track the type of legislation, she found rewarding, ofthel-79high-techcorridorinNorth health of astronauts. And NASA re- "My proposed type of legislation "I feel very fortunate to have been Central West Virginia. The Indepen- search is helpingmake it safer to fly in detaches West Virginia's estate tax given that opportunity while still in dent Verification and Validation a plane or drive on the nation's high- systemfromthenewfederalchanges," law school," she said. "It definently Faclity (IV&V) in Fairmont was es- ways. Clearly, advancements in space she added."State area/lowed toset up gave me a new perspecitve outside tablished in 1993 after I added $10 continue to lead to advancements on their own independent tax system." the normal academic experience." million to federal legislation for the Earth. Ramezan Jackson said continuing And what of being recognized by facility's constr~action. The IV&V's Each venture into space is another the century-old tax would affect no the governor duing his most closely 215 workers test computer software step toward innovation. The "Spirit" more than one percent ofmillionaire- watched speech of the year? to ensure the highest possible effec- mission to Mars is such a step. While plus estates in a given year, but keep "To draft legislation and get it pro- tiveness for key NASA projects, in- the journey is not easy, it is vitally much-needed revenue flowing into posed and recognized by the Mover- cluding the International Space Sta- important to the unlocking of the se- the government's coffers at a time nor was a very fortunate and exciting tion, the Space Shuttle program, and crets of our world. I applaud the men when they are running low. experience," she said. the Kennedy Space Center. and women ofthe"Spirit" project and "My reason for proposing the legis- Ramezan Jackson, who also has a The IV&V have spurred growth at salute those Americans who dedicate lation is that at a time of fiscal crisis bachelor's degree in finance, plans to the West Virginia High-TechCon- their lives to discovery. when West Virginia is facing severe pursue a master's of law degree in budget deficits, there is no reason to taxationaftergraduatinginthespring. Reminders cut a significant, historical tax that She then plans tojoin a legal firm and could bring the state $60 million over practice tax law. the next three or four years," she said. She lives in Morgantown with her By Joseph J. Mazzella "Furthermore, this is not a new tax or husband, Brent Jackson, a pharma- I am always amazed and delighted a tax increase." ceutical sales representative. Her par- at how many reminders of God's love Ramezan Jackson, in her third and ents are Dave and Janette Ramezan of that I get every single day. They are final year in the College of Law, Glenville. drafted the bill last semester in a Law- for WV and The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and a number of child welfare agencies in one Region of West Virginia are team- ing up in an effort ot recruit much needed foster/adoptive families. A recruitment campaign will run from January through March 2004 with a number of community events to reach those individuals interested in caring for West Virginia's children who are in need of out-of-home care. Based on the specific needs in this Region of the state, certain types of foster/adoptive family homes will be targeted, such as homes for sibling everywhere and in everything. I see them in the twinkling stars, smiling moon, and sparkling snow when I walk my dogs in the morning. I see them in my youngest son's smile and feel them in the warm, caring families of my daughter and oldest son. l see them as the sun rises and lights up ties. "We hope to raise community the sky with beauty and color and hear awareness about he need for families them in the morning chorus of joyous to care for our Region's children as birdsong. I see themin the sweet, lov- well as gain some new foster/adop- ing eyes of my dogs and cats and hear tive families," said Kellie Holbrook- them singing in my wife's laughter~ I Nichols, Regional Homefinding Su- see them i the inspiring books I read, pervisor for the West Virginia De- hear them in the beautiful music I partment of Health and Human Re- listen to, and feel them in the cool, sources. These events will give those gentle breezes that touch my face. I adults interested in becoming foster/ see them in every smiling face I look adoptive parents a chance to come to at and feel them warming my soul get information and hear experienced every time I hear those magical words, foster/adoptive parents speak about "I love you." their role in caring for children. I only wish that each of us could Agencies participating in this ef- give those we love as many reminders fort include Children's Home Soci- of it as God gives us. It isn't, after all, groups, adolescents and African, ety, Kanawha Valley Center, He stated that if donations don't American, Hispanic andbi-racialehil- Burlington United Methodist Family soon increase, the region may be dren. ~ ~ Services, the Alliance for Children, forced to ask hospitals to curtail elec- ~ ~,~ ~ ;,~~ W~i ft~x~ ~b ~X~ ,~C~prc~ One~, C~ild, Pressley rive/~eries. "Some ho~itals may ~ c0~Jnt~es i~ the state comris~ Re--~'Ridge, and the ~ Department of have already taken dais action offtheir gion IV: Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, Braxton, Clay, Webster, Summers, Raleigh, Fayette, Mercer, Wyoming, McDowell, and Nicholas. Plans are currently underway to orga- nize three large events that will take place in Princeton, Beckley, and Lewisburg. Additional activities will be held in each of the other ten coun- 9neentraie-on finding your ~oal, then concentrate on reach- ing it. ---Col. 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If you don't beleive me, then just try it for a day and see what happens. It may just change your life. It doesn't have to be anything ma- jor either. A reminder of our love can come in the simplest and most beau- tiful things. It can be a smile, a laugh, or a sincere compliment. It can be a card, a hug, or a kind word. It can be a poem, a flower, or a simple note. It can be a meal, a back rub, or a gentle kiss. It can be a song, a dance, or even a caring look. It can be holding hands, sharing jokes, or playing with your kids. It can come in a million ways as t~ng as it comes from your heart and 1il ws from your soul. Follow God's example today then, and remind everyone just how much you love them. (Editor's note: Joseph J. Mazzella is a G.S.C. graduate, a teacher, an Up- per Glade resident and occasional columnist for this newspaper.) IS nOW as your With the new CalhounBanks' Instant Access Toll Free Phone Number, your bank' account information is now at your fingertips. 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