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Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004 --- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Page 5A choiceforthisoffice.Whenitcomes out his disastrous policy changes and can't even see his huge, red nose; like- GLENV'ILLE STATE COLI.EGE News to Bush, I know what I know, but executive orders, as well as the se- wise, I m not looking to justify a pos- I'm concerned about what I might crecy in which he has always shrouded sible vote for John Kerry, who has e' not know. his adminstration's comings and go- never been in the position ofpower that ~itla In other words, I would like to ings, his contempt for the constitution Bush is in-please do so. knowifhesdoneevenonethingandhisceaselessverbalfabrication. Please send your cards and letters to i i ii o.l~m during the last three years to justify If you are a Bush supporter and feel help me in my quest to stay info .nnecl. o. 3 a reassessment of the term he's cur- you can make a believable case for the If I have been misjudging our nauon s inal rently serving. And I would love to man-forBush, notagainstBillClinton, leader, I want to be the first to know. know ifhe's done enough to cancel whois so farout ofthepicmre thatyou And l trust you. On Friday, February 27, 2004 stu- the format of National Issues Forums. can .............. dents from colleges across the state The project has been underway for six ,o, Our L, fiefs ) The of West Virginia, including two stu- months and is made possible by fund- ~v- received recognition in the form of a Commission and National Campus : : ' i.., : .... , dents from Glenville State College, ing from the Appalachian Regional for resolution for their participation in Compactfs Raise Your Voice initia- has Mr. Patrick Gainer's 'Letter to Editor" premature the 2003-2004 West Virginia Cam- tive. So.. pus Compact iRaise Your Voicei" Students have conducted research ]se, Dear Editor, can't force "in order to ohtain" on the tion is simply to muddy the waters in project, and interviewed state residents to com- Glenville State Collegefs represen- plete an issue map anddiscussion guide: yed ~, This is areply tothe Patrick Gainer word"for" in Acts 2:38. The word 'for' regard to my articles. I will stick to the tatives for this project are Mary Eliza- IYouth Movement: Can West Virginia ps. letter.Mr. Gainer is a master at miss- can also mean be baptized for scriptures, beth (Libby) Vanscoy of Webster support and retain the youth of today ~h~ ing the point. This has been the case osmething that has already been ac- Finally, Patrick tries to,, invalidate Springs, WV and Alicia Varney of and the leaders of tomorrow~ Com- eachtimehetriestore-interpretwhat complished, in this case, remission of my teaching by saying we must refer Delbarton, WV. The Resolution, SR munity forums will be led by students ,ea I've written. He hasjumped the gun. sins. to tradition' because the Bible was not 26, was sponsored by Senator Robert and held across the state in early spring. t a He would have been wise to wait If Patrick will just be patient, I will yet complete. This is pure nonsense t Plymale of Wayne County and Sena- counsel, and state their own needs and md until I have finished my series of cover baptism thoroughly, including The Scriptures were already written by torJohnUngerlIofBerkeleyCounty, interests, can the general interests ofa Lui. articles. Acts 22:16, and I will do a complete the end of the first centry and they were ,, The goal for the students in this great people be compounded into a night. This view will not happen again qN The purpose of my dealing with examination of the conversion of Saul inspired. Because fallible men hadn't Raise Your Voice' project is to cre- policy that will be suitable to all." for 32 years. the preposition "eis' or "for" in En- of Tarsus (Paul). approved them yet or the excuse the ate their own issues forum following Astronomy Professor Ralph Bame 40. glish was to show that it does not The sole purpose of Patrick's letter people couldn t read does not invali- S O la r will provide telescopes beginning at /er ' necessarily point forward as some is to drag in "tradition," his favorite date the Scriptures which were already 7:30 p.m. outside the Science Hall on ~o r water gospel advocates insist. It re- resource, since the Bible doesn't teach in existence. On Monday, March 29, Glenville the campus of GSC for anyone inter- tey ally doesn't matter how many uses what his church teaches on baptism. Sincerely, ~1 " these words may have in English or His speaking of languages and transla- lawry K. geenan mt Greek, my point in my .article is you tions and the introduction of "tradi- Kanawha Drive ,n. A message from a Gilmer County peacekeeper in Iraq .4 Dear Editor, do some construction. The other sol- Muslims and some are Christian, but ke There was not enough space fordiers in my company are still putting most are Sunni Muslims. I try to work e) everyone to get R & R leave, but I got up razor wire, hauling gravel, etc. We out, too. I did 100 sit ups and ran two rd a break in Germany for a week as a are cleaning up equipment to turn over miles after work yesterday. We are all k: medical escort. I was on a plane full of to our repalcements, looking forward to coming back to the injured soldiers. One had lost his left It is warm (70F) and sunny, but states. tat ::arm. Many had Lieschmaniasis dis- drops to the 30's at night. We are 'a- ease from sand fleas, working seven days a week. I am Best regards, ~d ~ Now I am working as an escort/ learning some Arabic. Sfc Steve Ostaff Or ' laison with lraqui workers. They work Some of the workers are Kurdish Mosul, Iraq ys in afe, barber shop, tailor shop and (Address: B Co. I09E Eng Br, ' APO AE 09334) . H( Asbestos problems can be solved by Congress e e s :t Dear Editor, As executive director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Associa- tion, one of the oldest trade organiza- tions in the State, I am very concerned about the asbestos litigation crisis. Many of the nation's businesses have already been forced into bank- ruptcy and countless others are on the brink of financial ruin. Each of these bankruptcies can trigger greater eco- nomic difficulties - layoffs and re- ,tiree benefit reductions ensue and other businesses are subsequently impacted. But also, too many claims are filed for people who are not sick and may never become ill from asbestos. These questionable claims make it difficult for people who are ill to receive com- pensation they need and are due. Congress must step in to ensure that people who are truly sick from asbestos exposure receive quick, eq- uitable compensation now and in the future. Unfortunately, the huge costs of paying non-sick asbestos claim- ants have taken a financial toll on many companies -- and there is no end in sight. Without a remedy, people Who are truly sick from asbestos and their families could be left without any way to be fully and equitably compensated. The good news is that the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would establish a national asbestos trust fund. Performing Soon The annual Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble concert will be held on April 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This exciting event combines the talents of the Glenville State College musi- cians with a light show. The first half of the concert will include traditional percussion litera- ture from several different styles of music as well as different cultures. This music will include works from Mexico, the Czech Republic, Hun- gary, Cuban/American Jazz and oth- ers. The second half will feature many different styles of music, including This fund, which would be financed by the GSC Bluegrass Band. corporations, would provide guaran- The Percussion Ensemble is well teed, fair compeusation to victims. The known locally, and has performed on cost of inaction is unacceptably high national venues, including the Grand for all stakeholders - victims of .tie Opry at the Ryman Auditorium asbestosis, defendant companies, indi- m Nashville, Snowshoe Mountain vidual workers and insurers- to not act Resort and The Greenbrier. immediately. The lights and sound will once I urge our Senators, the Honorable again be produced by Bob Alderman Robert C. Byrd and the Horoable Jay of Fidelity Lights and Sound out of Rockefellertosupportthismuchneeded Virginia Beach, Va. Alderman has legislation, been producing the lights and sound of the Percussion Ensemhle perfor- Sincerer, mance for several years. Nicholas "Corky" DeMarco Seats must be reserved on all nights. Executive Director For more information or to pur- West Virginia Oil and Natural chase tickets, please call (304) 462- Gas Association 7361 x7353 or x7354. State College and the Little Kanawha ested in taking part in this event. Watershed Education and Research "GSC students will be present to help Center (LK-WERC) at Glenviile State community members view this remark- College are inviting the entire commu- able vision," stated Loralyn Hilton-Tay- nity to "See the Solar System: 5 Planets Ior, Coordinator of the LK-WERC and and the Moon on 1 night! !" Assistant ProfessorofBiology atGSC. This astronomy nighton theCollege's "Our students will also be providing campus will provide an extraordinary information on the visible planets and view of the spectacular convergence of the moon." five planets and the first quarter moon, Ifthe sky is cloudy on Monday, March which will include Mercury, Venus, 29th, the event will be postponed until Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - all in One Wednesday, March 31. We' re tax professionals for a reason. No matter how complicated your situation, your return will be done right. It's just another part of the H&R Block Advantage. Call 1-80G.HRBLOCK or visit' H&R ILOOt" iust plaen srna~" 208 East Main Street Open Glenvilte, WV 26351 Monday - Saturday (304) 462-5688 9:00a.m - 6:00p.m. 02004 H&R Btock T~X .T~f~f~.t, Inc 1 1 Continued from page I cept the resignation, stating that they will not approve Smith's resignauon until a replacement is found for his position with the agency. The West Virginia Development Office acknowledged and approved a change of scope for the Gilmer County Fire Station project grant, concurring with the decision to de- lete land acquisition, site develop- ment and design from the scope. The grant's scope for the project will now include the purchase of materials, engineering services and construc- tion of a shell building. Extension agent appears Gilmer County's WVU Extension Agent, Stacey Hawkins, appeared be- fore the commission to review and to GLENvILLE STATE COLLEGE IS CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE inquire about the due date for the extension office's budget, approval which was tabled by the office's bud- geting committee until Wed., Mar. 24. For FY 2004-2005, the WVU Extension Office will receive $15,000 from the Board of Educa- tion Levy, and $30,000 from the County Vital Services Levy. Following her inquiry, Hawkins gave an update of the Extension Office's services and future plans for agencies supported by the office., Hawkins says her goal as the Exten- sion Office agent is to ensure that equal amounts of time are devoted to these vital projects and agencies such as, but not limited to, CEOS, 4-H, youth soccer and the Farm Bureau. Citizen Jim James inquires Nutter Run resident Jim James ap- peared before the commission for follow-ups on various matters brought before the commission in the past, mainly regarding the re- cording of meetings. Though James tapes the County . Commission meetings with his own recording device, he had repeatedly asked the commission to tape the meetings, as well. An attempt to record meetings in the past was aban- doned by the commission, though the taping of motions and resolutions was begun again during the Feb. 19, 2004 meeting. In addition to the county's taping the meetings, Mr. James would like for the tapes to be available to the Public. Commission President Larry Chapman revealed that tapes would not be made available until the min- utes of the meeting were approved, what todoin case ofaprison breakor "After the minutes are approved, a hostage situation affecting the area will your tape be available for any immediately surrounding the citizen to listen to?" James asked, prison?" James wanted to know. "How long should these tapes he Commissioner Reta Kight in- kept?" Commissioner Chapman formed James that FCI-Gilmer had asked James. delivered a warning system for the "At least a year," James replied, county emergency plan, and that it When Chapman remarked that this was available to the public. proposed arrangement was "food for Informing people with reports on thought," James reminded Chapman police scanners, by word of mouth that "This food for thought" had been and via television news seem to he hatted around for quite some time. the current procedure for dissemi- GCEDA repayment of money nating information, should an event Another follow-up question from like this occur. James regarded whether $1,000 bor- Recreation Center audit rowed by the Giimer County Eco- RegardingaRecreationCenterau- nomic Development Association to dit to "capture funds lost through supplement funds for the annual misappropriation," the public stands GCEDA dinner has been paid back informed through the commission's to the county, answer to Mr. James that the County James was informed thatthemoney Prosecutor had been contacted about has not been paid back. the matter, as well as a special pros- Prison warning system ecutor. James also inquired about a warn- The next Gilmer County Commis- ing system at the prison, in case of a sion meeting will be held on Thurs., breakout or other situations about Apr. 1,2004, at9 a.m. in the County which the public should be informed. Commission room of the Gilmer "Are you going to tell the citizens County Courthouse. Beside Nationwide Insurance 02 Ford Mustang GT, auto, loaded, gK ...... 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Pt,995 96 Plym Breeze 4dr, Auto, 178K ................. *-1,500 95 Chew $10, ex cab, V6, auto, air- ........... =4,295 94 Chew Corsics, auto, air, 122K .............. =2,000 89 Dodge Colt, auto, 188K ......................... *7'00 85 Chew Van, nice High top, 98 K .............. =2,600 Straight Talk from Glenville State College GSC to Host Summer Intensive Percussion Ensemble Is Almost Here English Program Tickets are selling fast for this year's Percussion For the first time in several years, Glenville State Ensemble performances. This year's concert will be College will once again host an on campus Intensive held April 1-3 at 8:00 p.m. each night. Tickets for the English Program this summer. After several months of concert are $7 for students and $10 for adults. GSC hard work and negotiations GSC has been able to students will also be able to attend the Thursday effectively re-build our partnership with the Japan evening performance for free with their College I.D. College of Foreign Languages (JCFL) in Tokyo. With only two new students arriving from JCFL last fall, In addition, the Percussion Ensemble will also be GSC has been determined to forge new ties with JCFL performing on March 30-31 for area elementary school and actively work to make our International students. The Ensemble will present a one hour per- programming more attractive to students and universi- formance free of charge each day for the ties overseas. With that, we are happy to announce elementary school students. that ten new students from JCFL have already committed to attend GSC this summer, and we are If you are interested in purchasing tickets to any of the looking at dose to fifteen new international students concerts, please call (304) 462-7361 x7353 or x7354. for the fall. But this is very much just the beginning. We hope to continue enhancing and building an Inauguration Brings Community Together Intemational Student Program that will facilitate enroll- ment increases each year for many years to come. Thank you to everyone who attended. Friday's Effective partnering, enhanced recruitment efforts and Inauguration festivities at GSC. The involvement of the increased on-campus support for current International College faculty, staff, students and former leaders with Students have been critical in fostering this increase in community members and leaders truly made the event International Student numbers for the fall. The a special day for all who particip=ed. As we move innovative additions to our summer program have also forward, the cooperation between the College and played a major role. Not only are we planning to offer community will continue to make us stronger. a language learning program this summer, but we are planning to offer the best educational, cultural, and community based Intensive English Program in the state. Weekly cultural activities, High Adventure excursions, community service projects, and daily contact with American conversation partners are all unique to Glenville's summer program and have been ~elp 6utl Volunteers praised by JCFL as making our program stand out imately thirty minutes ate from all the others. ..... Furthermore, we are working hard to make our Intensive English Program a truly collaborative effort, drawing in folks from all areas on campus as well as throughout the community. It is our hope that the ten students who join us in June will have plenty of opportunities to meet, spend time with, and truly get to knew a lot of the great folks who make up Gilmer county and the larger GSC community. If you or someone you I~ow would like more information about how you can get involved with this great program please call Sarah Lord Sundstrom in the Office of Admissions at 304.462.4128.