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] P t :! Page 10 --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder --- Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 Legislative Update Wild, Wonderful, Wireless W. Va ? By Delegate Brent Boggs To many. the term "Wild and Won- derful" is synonymous with West Vir- ginia. In the very near future, we may be able to add the term "wireless" to this well-known phrase. In that regard, central West Virginia just made a giant leap forward with our formal announcement of a project to bring wireless broadband In- ternet technol- ogytoGlenville StateCollegeand thegreaterGlenvilte area. This is not just a first step for West Virginia; it will be a pioneering project for the nation in bringing wireless broadband service to rural areas. And it should break the ice in moving wireless availability forward in areas of our State not served by high-speed Internet. For many months, I have had sev- eral meetings and calls with Charter Communications (cable lnternet) and Verizon officials (DSL services) in order to promote the availability of high-speed Internet access in Braxton and Gilmer Counties. Unfortunately, these for-profit entities have little in- centive to invest in our rural counties, as they tend to concentrate on high population areas. However, where there's a will -- and new technology -- there is a way to overcome these corporate obstacles. It was an honor to have Senator Rockefeller on hand for the formal announcement at GSC last Friday evening. On the federal level, Sena- tor Rockefeller is the leader in work- would potentially affect over 160,000 ing toward making high-speed Inter- WV-American customers in 17 Wcst net available to the rural regions of Virginia counties, including Braxton West Virginia and throughout the county. nation. I. along with AARP and many till- All the pieces came together, with zens in central West Virginia have federal, state, county and city involve- expressed great concern over this large ment, along with funding and techni- rate increase pending before the Pub- cal support from the Appalachian lie Service Commission. Due to the Regional Commission (ARC), lack of public transportation and the Benedum Foundation and central location of Braxton County, Carnegie-Mellon University. we urged PSC Chairman Jamcs Wil- This will provide a tremendous liams to anaend his earlier hearing boost to Glenville State College, as it calendar and schedule a hearing in strives to recruit and increase their Braxton county. I am pleased to re- on-campus student population, and to port that Chairnlan Williams and thc area businesses and residents. A spe- PSC has agreed to our request and cialthankstoLarryBakerofGlenville accordingly ordered an additional State College, whose technical exper- public cum|ncnt hearing for our area. tise was invaluable to bringing this The hearing is scheduled for Toes- project to fruition. I also want to day, August 26,2003, from 1:00 PM thank Education and the Arts Secre- to 3:00 PM at the Days Inn Conven- tary KayGoodwinandMr. SteveRuby tion Center at Flatwood~. from Ms. Goodwin's office for their This is an opportunity tor each of assistance, you to express your opinions and con- In conjunction with this project, I ccrns regarding the prupo.~cd rate m- am continuing discussions with the crease. I urge all interested parties to parties involved to see if we can ob- attend. Additional notice will be pub- rain similar services for Braxton and lished by the PSC in local newspapers surroundingcounties. During interim prior to the hearing. meetings in Parkersburg last week, Please contact me if I .may be of the Joint Committee on Technology assistance. In the interim period, met with representatives of Sequelte please address your mail to my home Communications regarding similar office: PO Box 254, Gassaway, WV initiatives they wish to offer to rural 26624. By telephone, you may con- regions of West Virginia. tact me at 364-841 I or fax to 364-871 I. In thisday of communications and For those with lnternet access, my technology, wireless, high-speed In- e-mail address is Boggs34@aol.com. ternet access is akin in importance to You can also obtain additional legis- water, sewer and other vital utilities lative information at http:// to attract the businesses we need. For www.legis.state.wv, us/ with the businesses, will come jobs, Remember our troops and keep A consumer alert: On March 11, them and their families in your WV American Water filed for a 16.4% thoughts and prayers. Until next week, rate increase with the Public Service take care. Commission. This proposed rate hike by Raymond J. Keating some fun. light banter, a few gags and straightforward. First. understand and On Monday morning (July 28), I some tunes, you'll always find them improve upon yourown talents. Seize was saddened to hear that Bob Hope on the road with Hope and Crosby. opportunities, and be willing to take had died the previous evening. But But my fondness for Hope was risks. For example, most people had who could complain about the " sealed due to his love for thc men and advised him not to take the plunge 100-year run that Hope had as a mul- women who have served in our mill- into television becauseit wastoorisky. tifaceted entertainer, sportsman, tary. Hope sacrificed a lot personally Surroundyourselfwith good people- Americanpatriotandsuccessfulbusi- in order to entertain U.S troops at Hope had astaffofgreatjoke writers nessman, home and abroad from May 1941 - and treat them well. While growing up in the 1960sand through Operation Desert Storm a Hope also was a savvy marketer. 1970s, Hope's television specials half-centurylater.Andunlikesomany At his best on radio, in the movies and madenorealimpressiononme. How- others in Hollywood, Hope never on television, he brilliantly hawked ever, after my grandfather instilled in abandoned the U.S. military even his sponsors' wares with humor-basi- me a love for the game of golf, I found when it was quite trendy to do so, as in cally making fun of shameless adver- out that Hope had his own PGA Tour the Vietnam War and for many years tising by using shameless advertis- stop (still around today as the Bob thereafter, ing. Hope Chrysler Classic). Hope also Finally, as the chief economist for Oh yes, and Hope had one other was an accomplished golfer himself, a small business group, I most re- lesson for both business and life in actually competing in the 1951 Brit- cently gained respect for Hope as a general - keep your sense of humor ish Amateur. So,I was hooked as a businessman. In the 'Road" movies, and have some fun. fan. the characters played by Hope and At a conference l attended last year My appreciation /'or Hope only Crosby always seemed to be trying to nthelifeandcareerfBingCrsby' grew along with my own interests, con people out of their money, rather I heard that Bob and Bing were plan- A blossoming fascination withold than actually working for a living. In ning to cut an album together and films exposed me to Bob Hope the real life, both were quite the opposite, make another 'Road' movie before movie actor. He was excellent in a Hope had to be a good businessman Crosby's death in 1977. Would an- wide range ofcomedic parts, but also to achieve such wide-ranging suc- other'Road' film have recaptured the surprised in some straight roles, as in cess. Just thinkabout the various me- old magic or just fallen flat? We'll 'The Seven Little Foys,' andin "Beau diums in which he exceiled in starting never know. With the death of Bob James' where he played former New in Vaudeville, succeeding on Broad- Hope, though, I now picture a lush, York City Mayor Jimmy Walker. way, becoming a huge star on radio, incredibly green, seaside golf course However, my personal favorites earning big box office numbersat the in heaven with Hope and Crosby hit- remain those glorious romps with Bing movies, and becoming an institution ting balls and serving up some won- Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in the on television, derful laughs for all to appreciate. 'Road' movies. If you're looking for His model for business success was Thanks for the memories, Bob. National experts to lead WVU Extension diabetes conference in October Health care professionals who work bores educators and researchers to Diabetes Clinic, Boston, Mass.: and with diabetes patients are invited to WcstVirginiatospeakatthisconfer- Melinda Maryniuk, Joslin Diabetes learn the latest information from ha- ence," said Guen Brown, WVU Ex-Center, Boston, Mass. tionallyrespectedexpertsattheBridg- tension specialist and conference Thefinaldayfeaturescookingv, ith ing the Gapwith Education: Diabetes co-chair, diabetes, pharmaceutical therapics. Symposium and Workshop Oct. 9-10 Featured presentations and work- medical appliances and educational at the Embassy Suites Hotel in .,,hops include diabetes and children, tools for health professionals. Pre- Charleston. insulin pumps, cultural diversity and senters include William Polonsky, The event is sponsored by the West diabetes, communication with diabe- University of California, San Diego. Virginia University Extension Ser- tes patients and pharmaceutical thera- Calif.; Richard Jackson, Joslin Dia- vice and the West Virginia Extension pies. A popular event, "Cooking with betes Center, Boston, Mass.; Larry Association ofFarnily and Consumer the Diabetic Chef," will be led by Fox, NemoursChildren'sClinic,Jack- Sciences (WVEAFCS). The sympo- * Christopher Smith, executive cbefat sonville, Fla.; Karmeen Kulkarni, St. slum is also financially supported in Wake Forest University Baptist Hos- Mark's Diabetes Center, Salt Lake part by several major pharmaceutical pital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Nearly City, Utah; Christopher Smith, Wake companies. 30 pharmaceutical companies andForest University Baptist Hospital, The national conference explores other sponsors will hold a commer- Winston-Salem, N.C.; Catherine the advances in treating diabetes and cial exhibit exposition and reception Feste, Humedico, Inc., Hopkins, the dailychallengesin providing sup- duringthe conference's first evening. Minn.; and John White, Washington port and education to patients and The symposium'sfirstdayfocuses State University, Spokane, Wash. their families. Continuing education on diabetes education, managementEducational workshops will be credits are available for physicians, of diabetesand treatment 0f medical taught by Franz, Silverstein and nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, phy- conditions associated with the dis- Maryniukduringtheconference'sfirst sicianassistants, socialworkers, com- ease. Speakers include Janet day and Polonsky, Jackson and White munity health education specialists Silverstein, University of Florida, on the last day in addition to their and WVEAFCS members. Nearly 300 Gainesville, Fla.; Marian Franz, Nu- respective formal presentations. people from 26 states attended last trition Concepts by Franz, Inc., Min- To receive more information or to year's event, neapolis, Minn.; Jane Kelly, Centers register, contact Guen Brown at "'It is exciting that the WVU Ex- for Disease Control and Prevention. 304-293-2694, ext. 3424. or visit tension Service is able to bring 10 Atlanta, Ga.; Kenneth Snow. 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It's important that this intormation was made available to the public, so they are able to see where the short- comings are, what has been done and what still must happen to address them. "While there is no smoking gun, the signs were there and we should have been better prepared. There were several incidences that indicated that something like 9/! 1 would happen. In 1993, we had the first world trade center bombing. In 1995, there were 12 American jets targeted in the Phil- ippines. In 1998, two U.S. embassies were bombed in East Africa. That same year, the Director of Central Intelligence 'declared war on bin Ladcn'. And, then in 2(XX). the USS Cole was bombed in the Port of Yemen. By 2001, there was a drastic increase in threat reporting. "Not heeding these warnings un- derscores the significant problems at each stage of the intelligence process. At every level the collection, analy- sis, and dissemination of intelligence fell short. There was a failure to pen- etrate AI Qaeda; there was a failure to effectively analyze intelligence; and, there was a failure to disseminate information about the would-be ter- rorists. "The CIA said we were at war with al Qaeda, yet no significant action was taken to wage or win that war. Tile lunding, per.~,t)nllCl and I'C.~t)urccs that were necessary to adequately defend the country against a terrorist attack were not there. I 2002 Vignoles BRONZE MEDAL, WV Commercial Wine.Competr BRONZE MEDAL, Amenti del Vino Wine Competition S 2002 Ruby Port BRONZE MEDAL, WV Commercial Wine Corn We are proud to.be able to. represent. Gilmer Coun. . ty at nahonal and mternahonal competlhons. Jones Cabin Run Vineyards wine may be purchased in "Liquid Assets" on Main Street. I