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Page 2 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, May 29, 2003 Tickets Now on Sale for 2003 Astronaut Hall of FameByrd Bill Ensures Induction, Sally Among Inductees Leg s,a.on Would Spur Viability of Clean Coal Technologies On June 20 and 21, 2003, space at I0:00 a.m.; OR a, "Right Stuff autograph sessions with the astronauts U.S. Senator Robert C. B)rd. D- fans from across America are invited Luncheon," with Mercury Astronauts will not be available during the indue- W.Va., wants Congress to approve a towitnesstheinductionofthreeSpace Scott Carpenter and Gordon Cooper tion weekend.) national energy plan that includes in- Shuttle astronauts, including two vet- at 12:30 p.m.; Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction erancommandersandthe firstAmeri- Reserved seating at the Astronaut Weekend tickets are $59.45 + tax for centives for cleaner, more efficient can space woman into the U.S. As- Hall of Fame induction ceremony-at adults and $39.45 + tax for children power plants. • "Coal is this country's most abun- tronaut Hall of Fame. In one of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Com- 3-1 I. and are available online at dant natural resource, providing over largestgatheringsofastronautstodate, plex, Shuttle Plaza Saturday, June 21 www.kennedyspacecenter.com or by half of the nation's electricity and DanielBrandenstein, Robert,"Hoot," at 3:00 p.m., hosted by Apollo 13 calling (321) 449-4444. A limited accountingforonc-thirdofournation's Gibson and Sally Ride will be in- Commander James Lovell; number of hotel packages arc also total energy production. Undoubt- dueled June 21 in a ceremony at Three-day Maximum Access Ad- available. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Com- mission to Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center Visitor edly, fossil fuels will continue to be a plex,joiningotherinducteesfromthe Visitor Complex and the Astronaut Complex is open daily from 9 a.m. to primary source for meeting our en- Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylaband HallofFame, validJune20-22,2003; approximately dusk, except Decem- ergy needs into the coming decades. Space Shuttle programs, and a commemorative poster featur- ber25andcertainlaunchdays. Maxi- Coal, used in cleaner and more effi- Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction ing all of the members of the Astro- mum Access Admission includes all cient ways, will be a key component Weekend tickets are now available to naut Hall of Fame. exhibits, Astronaut Encounter,of that energy strategy." Byrd said. "Concerns aNmt out nation's cur- the general public and include: In addition to the three inductees, IMAX-~ space films, the KSC Tour rent and future ener,gy needs are on Aribbon-cuttingceremony with20astronauts currently scheduled to at- of restricted areas, and the Astronaut the minds of citizens across thecoun- current Astronaut Hall ofFame astro- tend the induction festivities include HallofFame, featuringhistoricspace- try. Congrcssmustestablishbalanced nauts to officially open the Hall of Buzz Aldrin, Scott Carpenter, Gene crafts, simulatorrides, and the world's energy policies that recognize the need Fame as part of Kennedy Space Cen- Cernan, Gordon Cooper, BobCrippen, largest collection of personal astro- for economic grov~th, energy secu- ergy to establish technology research tion ter Visitor Complex, Friday, June 20 Walter Cunningham, Fred Haise,naut mementos. Maximum Accessrity, and environmental protection," and development goals to improve Byrd's at 4:00 p.m.; Edward Gibson, OwenGarriott, John Admission is$33 +tax for aduhs and , Byrd stated, both existing and new coal-based crcd as early Choice of one of two, "DineWith Glenn, Dick Gordon, Rick Hauck, $23 + tax for children ages 3-11. For : Byrd has introduced legislation, S plants: Senate FinanCe an Astronaut," programs Saturday, James Lovell, James McDivitt, Ed more information, call321-449-4444 727, that would help to maintain • Authorizes funds tocarry out the early as June 21, an "Apollo Brunch," with Mitchell, Richard Truly, Ai Worden, or visit " Apollo Astronauts Eugene Cernan, and John Young. (Please note that www.KennedvSpaceCenter.com.. ~ keyAmerica's fueldiversity by ensuring arole forcoal in the nation's energy rcs.carChAuthorizesand developmenta 50 percentPr°gram:private and Natural Walter Cunningham, and Ed Mitchell Coal for future. "This initiative provides a roadmap to the future by authorizing $2 billion over the next ten years for a clean coal tcchnolo=y dcmc nstratton program t~ help speed these technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. The legislation also aims to improve air quality, as well as the cfficcncy of the current fleet of coal- fi red power plants, by providing targeted tax incentives for the installation of these technolo- gies at new and existing coal-fired facilities." Byrd said. "The legislation will help meet the nccd for new infrastruction by pro- viding incentives to deploy a targeted number of advanced clean coal tech- nologies to prove their viability in the marketplace now and in the future." B>rd said. Specifically, the legislation: • Authorizes the Secretary of En- • ! America s sector cost sh'~| projects; crg) clean coal credit trol tax credit for electricity ncw B develo[ ergy plan. mcnts over Century, iscs inventionS about today. constant during namely, coal ~,tone of the and v, ill contll West Virginia Steel: Past, Present, and Future by Governor Bob Wise records. Unfortunately, because many This week, because of foreign mar- foreign steel producers do not invest ket pressures that are hurting the en- in these safeguards or in their work- tire American steel industry, Weirton ers, they are able to produce steel at a Steel was tbrced to file for bank- Iowercost. This puts companies like ruptcy. I will continue to fight on WeirtonSteelatadisadvantage.When every front to assist Weirton Steel in these foreign producers unfairly their reorganization and to ensure that "dump" steel in the American market, ourdomesticsteelproducersaregiven the damage to our hometown facto- a level playing field in the global ries is magnified. marketplace. In Congress, I consistently voted to Along with state economic devel- enforce penalties against foreign opment officials, I have been in con- dumping. Our senators and represen- tact with both laborand management tatives in Washington continue to of Weirton Steel for the past two standup forsteel. As governor, I have years, supporting the company and its been at the table during negotiations workers in several ways. In addition with labor leaders, management, in- to our support of efforts to reduce dustry partners and the federal gov- unfair competition, the state loaned ern'ment. Cooperation, especially be- the company $8.7 million in 2002 and tween union members and company continues to provide employee train- officials, has brought great improve- ing assistance to support moderniza- ments and will be required in the tion efforts, coming months as all parties work to American steel producers are vital reform Weirton Steel's operations. components of many communities. While the company works to reor- They pay good wages, provide ben- ganize and eventually emerge from efits for their workers and are global bankruptcy, its employees will re- leaders in safety and environmental main on the job, producing the same high-quality steel products for which Weirton Steel is known. The com- pany continues to be a community leader, employing 3.000 in the Ohio Valley. Weirton Steel has been a major employer in West Virginia for many years, and continues to be one of the nation's foremost producers of high-grade steel. We will not pause in our e fforts to find ways to help Weirton Steel as it reorganizes and becomes financially solvent. I am confident workers, manage- ment and the community will join me in full support of the reorganization process and encourage the federal government to renew its historical commitment to American steelwork- ers. Together, we can secure West Virginia's steel industry in its de- served place as a national and global leader. Education Alliance to Honor New Most Distinguished Graduates Musky It took The Education Alliance, West attorney who passed away earlier Virginia'sStatewidepubliceducation this year, will be honored posthu- formusky fund, will honor three of the state's mouslyasaGraduateofDistinction, to Bret Preston,' most distinguished graduates at the Mr. McClaugherty was agraduateof Di 2003 Graduates of Distinction lun- Princeton High School. life cheon and program on June 5 in"We are proud to honor these out- Glenn Charleston. standing individuals, not only for The Class of 2003 includes Mrs. their accomplishments, but also for 52.7inch,38.: Ruby Carter. a retired school teacher their loyalty to W. Va," said Dr. 2003 in who serves as a director of the Carter Hazel Palmer, President/CEO of the and Lewis Family Foundation. one of WestAlliance. "These graduates of our musky on 8 Virginia's largest private public schools have distinguished Mepps foudnations; and General Robert themselves in W. Va. and across the Foglesong, Vice Chief of Staff, nation, while maintaining their Ioy- a large United States Air Force. Mrs. Carter aity and love for the Mountain State. Boyd's is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson This year marks the fifth year that el High School, while General the Alliance has honored graduates ensued. Foglesong is a graduate of of W. Va.'s public schools. Boyd's Williamson High School. For more information, log onto the oldest In addition, thelateMr. JohnAlliance's web site at LesterHayeS| ,McClaugherty, a respected commu- www.educationalalliance.org, orcall pound ,nityleaderandnationall-acclaimed (toll free) ! (866) 31-4KIDS River. Our New, Ultra Modern 6400 Sq. Ft. Body Rejects Tax Benefitting Rich Senator Says Bill Won't Help Majority of West Virginians or Spur Economic Growth Citing the fact that the majority of while allowing our budget deficit and of West Virginia's low-income chil- hard-working West Virginians will national debt to balloon to historic dren. reap minimal benefits from the levels." Working to extend tax breaks to president's tax cut, Senator Jay Throughout the tax debate, other parts of the West Virginia Rockefeller (D-WV) rejected the Rockefeller was a key leader in the economy, ROckefeller secured a tax, Senator's $350 billion tax bill early fight toinclude sufficient aid tostates, break for one year to telecommtmica- this morning. As a strong supporter of He scored a major victory to include tions firms who deploy broadband, or tax cuts for working families, $127 million in aid for West Virginia high-speedlnternettoruralcommuni- Rockefeller fought to include several over the next 15 months, with one half ties. The senator has worked tirelessly provisions to help West Virginians. ofthe total targeting the Federal Medi- for universal broadband service, and While Rockefeller garnered enough cal Assistance Percentage (FMAP). his amendment provides for a one- sup.port to provide aid to states, make FMAP is the program that provides year, $219 million broadband tax in- improvements to the child tax credit, federal funds to Medicaid, and in- centive. It offers immediate tax breaks and implement incentives for broad- creased funding would keep states, to telecommunications firms who de- band, he refused to back the overall like West Virginia, from cutting ploy broadband to rurai communities. bill because the bulk of the tax breaks money from the essential health care A long-time leader to make sure that went to the wealthy, rather than the program to balance their budgets, all communities, especially ruralcom- average West Virginian.Thebillmust Rockefeller expressed his frustration munities, have access to high-speed now go to conference with the House that the Senate failed to provide Internet, Rockefeller teamed with of Representatives for a final, bicam- enough budget relief to the states, Conrad Burns (R-MT) topush the leg- eral compromise of the tax bill. with the Senate Republicans capping islation through the Senate. "Over and over we have heard that the aid allotment at $20 billion, $10 "WiththesupportofSenatorBurns, this tax package is supposed to be billion short of the Senate's January we have included a broadband tax about jobs and growth. In reality, it is declaration that any economic stimu- incentive that would help boost eco- a farcry from whatthe working West lus package should include at least nomic growth in the long-term. It Virginian needs in ordertohave more $30 billion in state fiscal relief, would also help boost the number of cash in their wallet and a boost for the "'The Senate took a first step today companies and individuals who have economy," said Rockefeller, a senior to help states, but only a first step. It the opportunity to participate in the memberoftheFinanceCommittee."I will not be enough funding to help global economy, by rewarding the dl voted against this bill, because when states curb major cuts in Medicaid, telecommunication compames who you add up the numbers,45 percent of education, homeland security- all the invest in our rural communities." WestVirginianswillreceivelessthan essentials that keep our state up and Although Rockefeller won some $92 from this kind of a $350 billion running." important battles, one of his key bill. In addition to alleviating some of amendments was not included in the "While this legislation has a few the financial strain on the states, bill-a hard fought amendment that good provisions, overall it has the Rockefeller fought to loosen the fi- would have provided funding to reno- wrong priorities for West Virginia nancial grip on low-income families rate or build new schools in West and the entire nation. The clearest byincreasingtbechildtaxcredit.Late Virginia and around the country. exampleofthis is that one-third of the last week, the Senate Finance Corn- Rockefeller is America's Better Class- bill is set aside for a dividend tax cut, mittee took preliminary steps to help room Act would have provided West of which 70percent goes to taxpayers low-income families by accepting an Virginia schools with over $170 mil- with average incomes of $350,000,'" amendment byRockefellerandSena- lion over two years, and create an the senator noted• adding where the tor Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) that additional 4,000jobs. funds should have been spent. "In- boosts the credit from $600 to $1,O00. "'Economic investment starts with stead of a tax cut that benefits the Again, Rockefellercalledtheincrease investinginourschools.Goodschools wealthy, that money could have been to the child tax credit agood first step, not only breed better learning, but put to better use by providing a pre- but that it is merely that: a first step. also promote good paying jobs to scription drug benefit to our seniors, Senate Republicans also failed to take people in the community, Rockefeller rebuilding our schools, or targeting the full steps necessary to help these said. "'Now, instead of building the tax cuts to average taxpayers. In sup- families by rejecting a Rockefeller- schools we should be building, we are porting this bill, Senate Republicans Lincoln proposal that would have onlybuildingupamassivedeficitthat turned their backs on West Virgini i's extended the reach of the child tax will hurt our economy for years to and our nation's most pressing needs, credit to include an additional 27,000 come." [ . I I I I Published b~ Corcoran Newspapers Jodl Re~ -- Re~~.Clerk/'utyout T~rdCla ssifieds ,~~.Sporm I:~poeer ~, 8iag ~-Otfica AsSL ..Ad ~mpose~wat~ (Pan.tia~] WV 26351 | ¢Offectiofls to: t08 North Court Street, IN:) Box 458 • Glenville, WV 26351 Phone (304) 462-7309 • Fax (304) 462.T,.¢00 • glenvillenewsadOrtoLnet Available by Subscription end Over-the.Counter Sales at select locations. Price: =21.20 (tax i~ed) in Gitmer County. Price: =26,50 (tax Included) In West Virglrda. Price: =28.00 (tax Included) for Out-of.State Subscribers. We cannot accept subscdptior~ for less than six months. VlSA/MssterCard accoptud. Governor Awards $25,000 Grant to Randolph County Gov. Bob Wise recently awarded a Local Economic Development Assis- tance Program grant for $25,000 to the Randolph County Community Arts Center building in Elkins. "I am very pleased to assist the citizens of Randolph County with this project," Wise said. The grant program, administered by the W. Va. Development Office, supports community enrichment projects that provide better living en- vironment or expand economic de- velopment opportunities. All SO states are listed ac., ss the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. EQUIPPED WITH: • 2 NEW PAINT BOOTHS • 1 CROSS DRAFT BOOTH • 1 COMPLETE DOWN DRAFT BAKE BOOTH Using Automotive Deer Dama * FREE $100°°* ," ! Fender Iy "~ " COLLISION AND REPAIR CENTER mile North of Weston on Rt. 19. * Get $100°° off of your deductible with any estimate over $1000°°. 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