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Page 2 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, July 29, 2004 fOCUSeS On Saturday, July 24, Senator John Last week, the Senate Intelligence to create structures to protect intelli- D. Oay)Rockefeller IV (D-WV), the Committee continued its review of gence from political influence. As Vice Chairman of the Senate Select proposals to improvecoordinationand we work on proposals to improve the Committee on Intelligence, cancelled oversight of the 15 existing intelli- organization of the executive branch, his plans to attend the Democratic gence agencies, including the con- wemustalsorecognizetheshortcom- National Convention, citing the need cept of a Director of National Intelli- ings of congressional oversight corn- to remain in Washington and further gence. The Committee plans to hold mittees including the need to elimi- examine all reform proposals, includ- additional hearings in the next several hate term limits which forces the most ing the recent recommendations from weeks, with the goal of passing re- experienced members off the corn- the 9/I 1 Commission report, form legislation in September. mittee. . "Right now, there is no issue more Rockefeller noted that, "We have "Finally, we must also remember important than the security of all already taken steps to improve infor- that there are no easy solutions or Americans. As the Vice Chairman of mation sharing among agencies, silver bullets. Inteiligence reform is the Senate Intelligence Committee, it strengthen our human intelligence enormously complicated. Changing is my duty to give the 9/11 Commis- collection, and address the need for a organizatior/s to solve one problem sions' recommendations the full and sensible domestic intelligence capa- cancreateweaknesseselsewhere. The careful consideration they deserve, bility. But more must be done, in- intelligence community serves many This week, I will carefully review all eluding fundamentally rethinking the functions from fighting terrorism and reform proposals, including our own, entire way we approach intelligence, proliferation of weapons, to support- and begin to determine exactly what "Our top priority is to ensure the mg troops on the ground in combat, to Congress's next steps should be re- best intelligence capability possible understanding the plans and inten- garding intelligence reform," and we must be guided by certain tions of nations hostile to our inter- Rockefeller said, adding, "We need principals. Weneedtocentralizecon- ests. Whateverchangeswemakemust to move urgently, but we also need to trol and accountability for the intelli- recognize and support all of these move wisely." gence community, but we also need missions." Allegheny Power to use aerial saw for tree trimming in West Allegheny Power has employed The helicopter also.eliminates the tures. The line crosses Rt. 25 near Mt. helicoptercontractorAerialSolutions, needforworkerstoenterprivateprop- Clare, Rt. 25/3, Rt. 25/14, Rt. 27 near Inc., to maintain portions of its rights- erty to reach rights-of-way. Rider, Lost Creek, and Rt. 25/6 (Duck of-wayinHarrison, Lewis and Gilmer "We don't need to make repeated Creek Road.). The line continues counties through the use of an aerial trips with heavy equipment across south, crossing U.S. Rt. 19 north of saw. Suspended on a vertical boom private property, whicheliminatesthe Jane Lew, Rt. 8 (Broad Run), Rt. 10 beneath a helicopter, the aerial saw possibilityofdamagingprivatelands," (Sycamore Lick), U.S. Rt. 19 riorth- consists of fifteen 24-inch rotary Ellis added, east of Deanville and ends at the blades p0wered by a motor, allowing The aerial saw will be used for Weston Substation northeast of for the quick, safe and efficient trim- approximately two weeks in Harrison, Weston. ming of trees. Lewis and Gilmer counties beginning From the Weston Substation, the "Trees are the leading cause of July 21. For more information about line travels southeast across Rt. 14 to power outages; therefore, trimming the 2004 Aerial Saw Program, cus- the west side of 1-79. It then turns trees and keeping our rights-of-ways tomers may contact Allegheny Power southwest, crossing Rt. 33, Rt. I 19, I- clear are key to ensuring reliable ser- at 1-800-Allegheny (1-800-255- 79,Rt.30,theWestForkRiver, Rt.38 vice," said Todd Ellis, general man- 3443). and 1-79 south of Exit 96. The line ager, Forestry,Allegheny Power. "The Harrison, Lewis and Gilmer also crosses U.S. Rt. 19, Rt. 24 helicopter speeds up the trimming Counties: (Jennings Run), Rt. 24/1, Rt. 22 process dramatically,resulting in sig- (Oak Mound-Weston-Glenville#6, (Wolfpen-Murphy Creek), Rt. 20, Rt. nificant cost savings. Power lines in 138 kV Line) 20/6 (Loveberry), Rt. 17/2 (Rock remote areas that would take a climb- Portions of a transmission line that Run), Rt. 18 near Copley and Rt. 119/ ing crew days to complete can be begins atOakMoundSubstationand 31.ThelineendsontheGilmer-Lewis trimmed by the aerial saw in a few travels south on steel towers, chang- County line southwest of Rt. 119/31. hours." ing to wooden poles after six struc- Y Y cy Kay Goodwin, secretary ofeduca- in her new position, Herholdt will be tion and the arts, today announced responsible for developing program- that Troy Body has been appointed ming and outreach services for the acting commissioner of the West Vir- Division's network of museums and giniaDivision of Culture and History, historic sites, including the West Vir- effective July 1. Body has served the ginia State Museum at the Cultural Division as deputy commissioner Center in the State Capital complex. since December 2002. The West Virginia State Museum, , "Troy's combination of talent and which is undergoing renovation, will experience make him uniquely quail- reopen early next year with 23,000 fled for his new position," said square feet of new exhibits featuring Goodwin. "Asdeputy commissioner, the state's culture and history. he has demonstrated unsurpassed "I am excited that the Division of commitment to serving the people of Culture and History has the opportu- West Virginia, and the depth of his. nity to direct Nancy's considerable dedication is equaled only by the talents toward developing and guid- breadth of his skill and knowledge, ing the agency's educational activi- He is passionate about the Division's ties," added Goodwin. "During her work of preserving and promoting tenure as commissioner, she built a West 'virginia's rich cultural heritage legacy of finding new avenues tomake and I take great pleasure in announc- the Division's resources more readily ing his appointment." available to the public, and I am con- Nancy P. Herholdt, who has served fident that in her new role she will ascommissionersinceFebruary2001 provide creative, focused leadership has resigned to accept the position of that will result in first-rate educa- director of education for the Division. tional programs." "I've enjoyed every minute of my term as commissioner. It's been ex- tremely rewarding work and I look forward to many new challenges ahead as I focus my efforts on helping this agency expand its educational pro- gramming, particularly in co,n, junc-, tion with the new museum, said Herholdt. For more information, contact Ginny Painter, director of public in- formation, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 120. The West Virginia Division of Cul- ture and History, and agency of the West Virginia Department of Educa- tion and the Arts, brings together the state's past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division's website at www.wvculture.org for more infor- mation about programs of the Divi- sion. Recipients of need-based financial aid are more like{v to graduate \ Students that receive need-based time baccalaureate students without degreein a timely manner. The state's financial aid are more likely tO t3om- state-level need based financial aid commitment to need-based financial plete their degree, according to a tiew and 2,537 (43.35 percent) graduated aid during these difficult economic, report issued by the'Higher Education within six years. The combinedgradu- times is to be applauded." Policy Commission. Fifty-six percent ation rate for both groups was 46.62 The West Virginia Higher Educa- of the students receiving need-based percent, tion Grant Program has awarded al- financial aid attained a four-year de- A similar trend was found for stu- most 200,000 grants totaling over gree within the six-year period exam- dents attending two-year colleges. Of $200 million since it was created in ined. The graduation rate for recipi- the 908 students seeking a certificate 1968. Morietary awards comprising ents of need-based aid at two year or associate's degree and who were up to 70% of tuition, are granted to colleges was more than double the awarded need-based aid, 414 students, qualified undergraduate students who ratefornon-recipientsduringthefive- or 45.59 percent, were able to gradu- require financial assistance to attend year period studied, ate within the five-year timeframe, an educational institution located in The results of the analysis demon- The graduation rate for non-recipi- West Virginia or Pennsylvania. strate a higher graduation rate for ents was 21.22 percent. The corn- The West Virginia Higher Educa- baccalaureate students receiving the bined graduation rate for both groups tion Policy Commission is respon- WV Higher Education Grant (need- was 27.69 percent, sible fordeveloping, establishing, and based aid). In 1997, a total of 2,015 According to J. Michael Mullen, overseeing the implementation of a full-time students received the WV Chancellor for the Higher Education public policy agenda for higher edu- Higher Education Grant and enrolled " Policy Commission, "these figures cation. It is charged with oversight of at one of the state's public four-year emphasize the importance of finan- higher education institutions to en- colleges. Of these, 1,131 or 56.13 cial aid asthe WV Higher Education suretheyareaccomplishingtheirmis- percent attained their bachelor's de- Gramisvitallyimportantinoureffort sions, and implementing the provi- gree by 2003. During the same pc- toencouragestudentstopursuehigher sions set by state statute. riod, 5,853 students enrolled as full- education and attain a postsecondary I ......... I. . I ......... The Democ. ,,m Pabltshed -by Cbr ecan Newspapers POffl~.,l~ ~ sadrus c~rr~-tl~s to: WV 2S3Sl glenvl#enews4cd@rfoLn~t West Virginia kicks off Kids for Kerry Children across WV this week will join in a nation-wide poster making party to support John Kerry and John Edwards at the Democratic National Convention. The one--of-a-kind kid creations will be shipped to Boston from the Mountain State for use by WV delegates. All 50 states this week are hosting, poster making parties to show enthu- siasm for the Democratic ticket. Coun- ties in West Virginia participating in the national event include Kanawha, and Marion. During the convention, Kerry will highlight core family values and opti- mism. By paricipating in these poster parties, Kerry and Edwards will en- sure kids are inlcuded in their cam- l gn for a hett=- Arnica. I12th Annual Marsh Memorial Poker Run READY TO RIDE- Rymer Moyers of Sinking Creek stands proudly next to his nice Hartey-Davidson. He was one of many motorcycle enthusiasts riding in the 12th Annual Marsh Memorial Poker Run which started from the Glenville Moose on Sat, July 17. (AIIStaffphotos and captions by Travis Beall, Democrat/Pathfindernews staff) ALL DECKED OUT- Eric Maxwell shows off all his nice gear and new Harley as he awaits the start of the poker run. BIKER Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he dos not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silenL ~Winston Churchill DAD- Eddie Kelble with daughters Abigail (left) and Sara (right) who came to see their dad off. No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor. --Danish proverb Jennifer Lowther at in Alum Bridge Family Hair Salon 269-3345 Call for details. 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