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Page 6A --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathf'mder -- Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004 lan owers FEATURING Push Premium Twin-Cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine ghframe • Cast iron front end • Grease zerks Extra large fuel tank • Extra heavy-duty transaxle 18" turning radius • Cup holder • High back seat 2-Year warranty Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. • 8-3 Sat. ° 462-5631 • a n t. Inau mmm Blue-Gray Highway Authority update ... Continued from Page 1 pared with past presidents during the school's 130-plus year history, he feels like he's standing among "giants." In fact, four former presidents sat next to him on the stage during the cer- emony, showing an uncommon di- rection of unity among current and past administrations. Past presidents attending were Dr. Harry Heflin, Dr. William Simmons, Dr. Lowell Peterson and Dr. Bruce Hack, along with state educational dignitaries: Mrs. Kay Goodwin, Gov- DR. ROBERT FREEMAN'S INAUGURATION SPEECH error Bob Wise's secretary for the arts and education, and Dr. Michael MulleR, chancellor of the Higher Edu- cation Policy Commission. In reaching back to the past, Dr. Freeman emphasized that the "dream" shared by the college's 32 incorpora- tot's in 1872 has continued in spite of times of adversity, like during the 2003 Legislative session when the GSC's very existence was challenged. "The founders would be amazed at the dedicated citizens and the GSC community working together to keep the college here," he states, quickly adding, "We're joined at the hip and heart." Of the reins he's taking over, he observes, "This is an era of healing and of unity.... We're moving forward to our past." He laments that today's problems are the same as yesteryear's, in that GSC needs to recruit and retain students. On the positive side, he praised the college's recruitment de- partment for getting 1,000 applica- tions to-date for next fall's semester, up by a hefty percent from last year. In addition, the town and gown's con- stituencies seem to be united in Dr. Freeman's "no whine zone" for solv- ing these recruitment and retention problems. "I'm excited about the cre- ativity that people are coming up with to find solutions to our problems," he relates. In tackling these complexities, he stresses that the old adage, "Good enough," is "never good enough." "We •i1• Continued from l:%ge+] t As a result, the local organizers are asking the general public to be ready by displaying their American colors during the fast week of April. To aid the public in showing their patriotism, the Gilmer County elementary schools' students will create appropriate post- ers to display at businesses and homes. Also, free patriotic bows will be avail- able at the following locations: Appcon Lumber & Supply, Gil-Co Faith Phar- macy, Glenville Foodland, Go-Mart, the Glenville and Sand Fork post of- flees, Rite Aid, and U-Pak Supermar- ket. The returning service personnel are as follows Josh Cottrell, J. J. Dennison, Aaron and Brandon Ger- wig, Larry Gregory, Mike Griggs, Scotty Hacker, David Jones, Rodney Jones, Sharon Jones, Tim King, Zach King, Terry Lamb, Kevin Leady, Pete McCune, Bryan Norman, Mark Pe- ters, Brian Shackleford, Gerry Shackleford, Charles Small, Henry Stump, Tom Tanner and Richard Triplett. For further information or to give additional suggestions, contact either Greg Shackleford at 462-5751 or Bar- bara Jones at 462-4339. These spon- sors apologize for any inadvertent omissions of the names of returning service personnel. (in the administration and faculty) need to systematically improve the quality of education here," he points out. "Then, our future will be a bright one." The upcoming capital improve- ment projects will give the entire GSC community new energy, he pre- dicts, enumerating the impending renovations of the Heflin Student Union, the Robert Kidd Library and Science Hall. "Just like the other state colleges are modernizing, GSC needs to, also," he adds. "Our legislators are helping to make GSC's future bright." "Our challenges are not over at GSC," he divulges. "The state's bud- get (cuts) will bring new challenges. As long as our hearts work for the college's good, we're okay." On a final personal note, he and his wife, Sandy, now the First Lady, when they fast accepted employment at GSC, "we said that we chose Glen- ville to live. Now, we believe that GSC and Glenville chose us. We love these hills and there's not a better place or a better group of people to work with." After the formal induction cer- emony, acommunity celebration took place in the Heflin Student Union's Ballroom sponsored by GSC's Ara- mark, the school's food service. Of the day's festivities, Annette Bame, a Mineral Road resident, summed up the general feeling, "Having Dr. Free- man as president is like having a breath of fresh air." Back for one last note at the Fine Arts Building's ceremony, Dr. Kathy Butler acted as the master of ceremo- nies and GSC's Concert Band, under Professor Philip Rossano, and the Choir, under Professor Charles Miller, performed at various times. In addition, several speakers stood up for their constituencies to extend their well-wishes to Dr. Freeman. In addition to State Secretary Kay Goodwin and Chancellor Michael MulleR, President Larry Chapman extended the regards of the Gilmer County Commission to the new presi- dent. Professor Kevin Evans spoke for the Faculty Senate; President Ann Grogg, for the Classified Staff Coun- cil; and students Jennifer Butler, for the senior class; Nicole Maxwell,jun- ior class; Sarah Rodriguez, sopho- more class; and Marissa Thrasher, freshman class. In speaking for GSC's alumni, Continued to the right Continued from Page 1 "Intermodal," a word less famil- the fee for the BGIHA's 501-c3 (non- iar to the general public than to the profit) status; approval to purchase a transportation industry, is meant to $25 phone card to be used by the ex- denote the total movement of prod- ecutivedirectorwhen contacting group ucts and people, not only by facili- members throughout a five-county tating travel by truck or car, butalso area; and approval to pay the salary of by airplane, by rail and through the executive director ($1,500 over waterways. three months.) According to Burlingame, the Major discussion was launched by Blue-Gray Intermodal Highway will Executive Director Jack Burlingame present "easier, less costly move- regarding the public's perception of ment of goods and people," to Cen- the Blue-Gray Intermodal Highway tral W. Va. and the area's borders. project, especially pertaining the When asked about the similarities project's name. "We're talking about a or differences between the BGHIA lot more than just building a road sys- and the Little Kanawha Parkway tem through five counties," Burlingame (LKP), Larry Chapman, Gilmer said. County Commission president, and While BGIHA's primary goal is to one of the BGIHA Board members construct a two-lane highway system representing this area, says, covering91 miles through the counties "Whereas the LKFs four-lane de- ofBraxton,Calhoun, Gilmer, Jackson, sign would create a tremendous Lewis and Roane, its stated goals re- amount of east/west commercial and volve around streamlining a total trans- non-commercial traffic, the two-lane portation network through the state, design of the BGIH is more specifi- Continued from Page 1 year," Gainer said. "In July, we'll orga- nize Grocer's Day to collect donations, and each October, we have the annual Fall Salad Luncheon." The annual goal of raising $5,000 through these sales is usually exceeded, making the Easter Egg sale a high- point in fund-raising efforts for more than 20 years. While the women dipped the eggs in chocolate and put the fin- ishing touches of hand-made flower decorations atop each finished egg, the men who belong to the association delivered finished batches to spots all over 3ilmer County, where they're being sold for $3 each. Just a few of the places where the eggs are available for purchase are the Panther Lodges'Tent Factory, the Corn- Ralph Holder (Class of 1956) affmned, "Dr. Freeman, we're pinning our hopes on you. The experiences that we stu- dents once got here carried us through life. This influence, which we gradu- ates have been able to exert over the years, has been good for Glenville, Gilmer County, the region, state, na- tion and the world. Dr. Freeman, you, as president, can tie a lot of these strings together for the college's ben- .e•• mort Place restaurant, Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy (in its new location across from Ellyson Funeral Home in Hays City), and Somerville Exxon. "There's no better group of work- ers than the people here," Gainer remarked. Gilmer County's WVU Exten- sion Agent, Stacey Hawkins, con- curred. "They have the process down pat, and they're doing this very efficiently," Hawkins ob- served. Wanda Reed, returning to the fold after a few years' absence, com- mented with one of her trademark quips: "The dippers ought to go to Heaven." eflt." Pastor Robert Nicholas, of The First Baptist Church of Glenville, gave both the invocation and bene- diction. Finally, representatives from dif- ferent state and private colleges in West Virginia and GSC professors emerita marched in the new president's inauguration proces- sional. cally geared toward the transportation of containerized goods to eventually be shipped from the Jackson County port, thus increasing the value of Cen- tral W. Va.'s natural resource com- modities. Ideally, the next 15 years will see both highways becoming a reality." The presence of the highway pre- sents the prospect of economic expan- sion in each county through which it will travel by making Interstate sys- tems more easily accessible, and by providing conduits to charter airlines, port authorities and railway lines. Jim Waybright, president of the Jackson County Commission, dis- cussed at length the increased need for charter airline services, especially in the wake of 9/11. Increased attention from the FAA because of this has increased prospects for smaller pri- vate and public airports to thrive. The airport in Jackson County has seen tremendous opportunities arise, for selling jet fuel to planes traveling between regional airports, and for de- veloping sites for commercial ven- tures. Another business opportunity which has taken flight, so to speak, is the presence of an airplane mechanic in the area, with Waybright asserting that this particular business has "more work" than they can handle." "Why not plan activities from smaller airports for whole families to attend? Why not seek monies through the National Education Act to fund flying lessons, or school-to-work pro- grams?" Waybright went on to say. Given its size and scope, the Blue- Gray Intermodal Highway will not come into being with a small price tag. Costs for the 91-mile system could clock in at an estimated $12-15 mil- lion per mile, with an estimated final cost of at least $1 billion. Not surprisingly, the meeting wrapped up following a directive from Burlingame for members of the BGIHA to begin scouting for possible fund-raising opportunities in the re- spective counties. Monies raised in this way would supplement prospec- tive EDA grant requests. In addition, Burlingame informed members that their organization has been contacted by representatives from U. S. Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (Rep.- 2nd Dist.), as well as the offices of U. S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (Dem.- W.Va.). "Eventually, we would like to make visits with state senators to discuss this project," Burlingame says. 4P ~d One Woman's Struggle with Deep Vein Thrombosis (NAPSA)-Doctorafterdoctortold Interventional Radiologists are doc- time the vein can become perma- Gloria Wong, "There's nothing tors who specialize in minimally nentlydamaged, causing symptoms wrong, it's all in your head." " invasive, targeted treatments per- known as post-thrombotic syn- "They just didn't believe that I formed using x-ray imaging guid- drome." was in so much pain that I could not ance. Wong's Interventional Radiologist £ V walk," said Mrs. Wong. "I was being "Blood thinners prevent lhe for- per.ormed a enogram, an image of treated with a blood thinner for deep mation of new clots and protect a the inside of her vein, that showed vein thrombosis, a blood clot in my patient from a potentially life-threat- the clot in her leg was not going away leg. My bloodwork looked good, so. °Ring pulmonary embolism, but con- on its own. Using his skill in imaging they discharged me from the hospi- trary to popular belief, they do not to deliver clot-busting drugs directly tal." dissolve the existing clot," said Dr. to the site, Dr. Haskal cleared the Wong visited several doctors and Ziv Haskal, an Interventional Radi- clot-getting Wong back on her feet. theemergencyroomtwicecomplain- ologist at New York Presbyterian "'Since my treatment, I've been able ing of debilitating leg pain, but it Hospital/Columbia. "Doctors usually to hike and bike and do all my normal wasn't until she finally found an let the body take care of the clot. activities," said Wong. Interventional Radiologist that she Although many clots will eventually Once thought to be a rare occur- received the right treatment, dissolve on their own, during this rence after Vein Thrombosis (DVT), it's now known that up to 80 lr'- 0 r) percent of patients will have degrees ,- of post-thrombotic syndrome within + :+ just months of developing DVT. It's ') still important to go to the emer- arch • gency room because initial treatment with blood thinners can prevent pul- Ti -+ monary embolism. If symptoms con- tinue-leg pain, leg fatigue, swelling, or discoloration-consult an Interventional Radiologist. % m To find out more, or to find an Interventional Radiologist near you, visit the patients and public section of the Society of Interventional Left untreated, a blood clot can Radiology's Web site at lead to permanent damage. ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Western • 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY ;lenville Orthopedic & Sports 20 E. Main St. Glenville- 462-8612 Check out our ad in the paper for this week's office hours. Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. 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