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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder ~ Page 11 I screen voting machines The much-publicized voting debacle newness causing confusion; how- in 2000 produced the public intention ever, even when these problems are to make changes in our electoral sys- solved, unmodified DREscan never terns so that according to popular un- be suitable equipment because: derstanding "Florida would never hap- 1. There is no relationship be- pen again." Congress passed the Help tween what is on the screen and what America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002 to is going on inside the computer, A codify that intention. The legislative vote can be tampered inside the remedy is unfortunately not exhaus- machine without any outside evi- tive, but as the U.S. Commission on dence. If you don't have a voter Civil Rights Election Readiness Brief- verifiable auditable paper trail, you ing Paper April 2004 makes clear, even don't know whether or not you have the modest reforms are far behind the a problem. implementation schedule. 2. The soft~vare is secret. It is not In one way, we can all be thankful for subject to review or test by election that tardiness. HAVA requires, in sec- officials. No one outside of the com- tion 15481, subdivision (a)(2)(B), that: pany knows what the software can "(i) The voting system shall produce do. Those parts of the software that apermanentpaperrecordwithamanual have been accessed by computer audit capacity for such system,experts were found to be full of (ii) The voting system shall provide questionable instructions and secu- the voter with an opportunity to change rity lapses. theballotorcorrectanyerrorbeforethe 3. A recount is impossible on a permanent paper record is produced, touch screen machine without a pa- (iii)Thepaperrecord...shallbeavail- per trail. DREs can only reprint the able as an official record for any re- same numbers over and over. They count..." will match every time. That is not a Possibly because touch screen vot- recount. ing machines (familiarly known as Election transparency is the basis DREs, or Direct Recording Electronic of election integrity. The only solu- devices) sell for as much as ten times lion involving DREs is for the ma- the cost of optical scanners, voting chine to produce a paper printout for machine manufacturers have been push- each voter to verify before it is then ing their sale and counties are buying, deposited in a lock box to be kept for DREs seem to be the dream machine random and requested recounts. An except that they lack the manual audit independent computer group is cur- capacity clearly and wisely required by - rently working on open source soft- HAVA.'l~oughblatantly ignored, this ware that will be available to all is extremely important. DREs are se- electionofficialsandusableonregu- ductive to purchasers because they are iar PCs. Additionally, there are other new technology, slick, apparently easy systems that are computerized and to use, don't seem to require the ongo- handicapped accessible such as op- ing cost of printing ballots, and are tical scanners, considered the most readilymodifiableforhandicappeduse, reliable of all voting sysems. They but in reality they are significantly are also cost effective. Opticalscan- flawed, ners are in use in 29 West Virginia Difficulties have arisen because of counties, and Rhode Island is al- simple mechanical failures, inadequate ready using optical scanners modi- numbers of election personnel, and fled for handicapped accessibility. FACTS OF LAW By F. John Oshoway Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer b~ , .B.T.A. A California federal Appellate Court has upheld the right to medical mari- juana, despite challenges by the federal government that the law violates fed- eraljurisdiction under federal Interstateq Commefce~iaws. i~..~, .~_" ..... Some states limit the amount of ex-, penses an attorney can charge a ciient in a contingency fee case. A state will not grant a marriage license to people if it has reason to believe that they can't or don't under- stand the significance, due to mental illness, incapacity or drug or alcohol use. "The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom, courage." -Thucydides, A thenian historian (45( Bc) New York City's original anti-ped- dler law from 1894, a form of which is in force today, intended to exempt Civil War veterans, who were permitted to sell wares on New York streets in order to be able to make a living. Brought to you as a public service by F. John Oshoway P.O. Box 156 Grantsville, WV 26147 354-9204 S.P.S. Logging named 2004 Area 6 Logger-of-the-Year S.P.S. Logging, owned and oper- ated by Cody Parsons, Ron Sammons and Michael Sammons of Petroleum, WV, has been selected as WVFA's 2004 Area 6 Logger-of-the-Year. The West Virginia Forestry Association (WVFA) presents this award annu- ally to recognize the outstanding work of logging professionals in West Vir- ginia. Bob Garrison, president of the West , V b'ginia ~oq~sla'y Assoc~l]lm, states, "S.P.S. Logging is very deserving of this award: Their commitment to safety and the environment is evident throughout their operation. They are to be commended for this outstanding accomplishment." Nominees are judged on Safety Practices, as well as community in- volvement and their use of Best Man- agement Practices (BMP's). BMP's are soil erosion prevention measures that are used by logging professionals to minimize soil erosion and sedi- mentation of creeks and streams. The West Virginia Forestry Asso- ciation represents the State's forestry PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES UPON APPLICATION (Tariff form No. 8-C) NOTICE is hereby given that Hope Gas, inc., dba Dominion Hope. a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SREVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, an application containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing natural gas service to all of its customers, at venous locations in the counties of Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Calhoun. Clay, Doddndge. Gilmer, Harnson, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, McDowell, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Pleasants, Preston, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor. Tucker. Tyler, Upshur, WetzeL Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. The proposed increased rates and charges w~ll become effective November 1,2004, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Com- mission and will provide approximately $ 351 million annually in additional revenue, an m- crease of 26%. The average monthly bill for the vanous classes of customers will be changes as follows. ($)IhlCREASE (%) INCREASE Residential $19 24% Commericat Various Various Industrial Various Various. Resale $ 7,600 32% Resale customers of Dominion Hope include Standard Gas, Consumers Gas Utility Co., Wyo- ming Natural Gas, Inc., Lumberport-Shinnston Gas, East Resources, Inc., Mountaineer Gas Co., Southern Public Service Co,, Man Gas co., Biacksville Oil & Gas Co., Tawney Gas Services, Inc., Allegheny Energy Services, and Equitable Gas Co. The increases shown are based on averages of alt customers in the indicated class. Each cla ss may receive an increase or decrease greater or less than stated here. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Futhermore, the requested increased rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Any increase in rates and charges will not become effective until authorized and ap- proved by the Public Service Commission~ ( If a hearing is conducted, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.) A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the Company to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective cus- tomers, or their agents at the Clarksburg office of the Company, Dominion Hope, 500 Davisson Run Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia. A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection as the office of the Executive Secretary of the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMIS- SION at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia. The 30-C procedure is designed to provide a procedure for changing rates charged to cus- tomers by natural gas distribution utilities based exclusively on the cost of purchased gas. Conse- quently, protest should be limited to the reason- ablenesa of such costs and the method by which they a re calculated. Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or notice of intervention within twenty-five (25) days follow- ing the date of this publication unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely intervene can affect your rights to protest any rate increases and to participate in future pro- ceedinga. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission's rules on intervention set forth in the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. All protests and interventions should be addressed to Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, WV 25323, with COlhies to Su- san G. George, Managing Counsel, Dominion Hope, Post Office Box 2868, Ciarksburg, WV 26302-2868 and E. Dandridg,~ McDonald, P.O. Box 1588, Charleston, WV 25326-1588. Linda D. Herbert Hope Gas, tnc,dba Dominion Hope Legal Class il 2 t 8-12c community with over 1000 members that include foresters, loggers, pri- vate forest landowners, as well as businesses that produce furniture, lum- ber, flooring, building supplies, fenc- ing and paper. The Association works to promote sound forest management practices by recognizing the outstand- ing efforts of those in the forest indus- try that perform exemplary work. If you would like more information on the West Virginia Forestry Asso- ciation, please call toll-free 1-888- 372-WOOD. Backhoe Service and Class I, Septic Systems WV # 54-04-0057 (304) Nelson White HC 72 Box 313 Gassaway, WV 26624 NOTICE OF TRUSTEES' SALE Pursuant to the terms of a certain deed of t rust made by Danny S. Wilkinson to Tony Morgan and James L. Bennett. trustees, bearing date on the 17th day of August, 2000, of record in the office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, West Virginia, in Trust Deed Book No. 128, at page 261, having been requested by Calhoun Banks. a corporation, the beneficiary thereof, so to do, and default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, the undersigned will sell at the front door of the courthouse of said county of Gilmer, in the town of Glenville, West Virginia, beginning at 1:30 pm on the 8th day of Septem- ber, 2004, a certain lot, tract or parcel of land lying and being situate on the head of Big Lick Run of Little Ellis, in the district of Glenville, county of Gilmer, state of West Virginia, further bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stone pile on the ridge be- tween the two forks of Ellis; thence with the ridge; N 20-1/2 E, 35 poles to Chestnut Oak, N 4 W, 95.6 poles to Chestnut Oak pointers on knob, comer to Stephen Hill's land and with two lines of same, N 80 E, 45 poles to Chestnut Oak; N 55- 1/2 E, 34 poles to Chestnut Oak, comer to lands of John Lamb and with two lines of same, S 62- t/2 E, 36 poles to White Oak stump in gap at head of Ellis, S 64 E, 42 poles to stone on point; S 25 E, 48.1 poles to hickory; S 33 W, 26 poles to white oak; S 24 E, 16 poles to chestnut stump, co me r to Brinkley and with lines of same, S 7 W, 39 poles to chestnut oak, S 18 W, 32-1/2 poles to black oak; S 13-1/2 W, 15 poles to black Oak; S 25 W, 19 poles to stone pile; thence leaving the ridge, N 65--1/4 W, 1 56 poles to the beginning, containing 152-1/4 acres, more or less. The foregoing real estate was conveyed unto Danny S. Wilkinson by Jeffrey M. Pray and others by a deed bearing date on the 24th day of Sep- tember, 1998, of record in the office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, West Virginia. EXCEPTIONS AND RESERVATIONS: Said sale shall be made and accepted subject to all of the exceptions and reservations which are con- tained in the deed from the predecessors in title of Danny S. Wilkinson. TERMS OF SALE: Cash in hand on day of sale. Tony Morgan James L. Bennett Trustees Legal Class II 2t 8-12c FIDUCIARY NOTICE Please take notice that Ga~ L. Rose, Com- mittee for Ronnie L Pyles, is now before me for Annual Accounting. Dated this the 3rd day of August 2004. C. Joel Shaneey, Fiduciary Commissioner Gilmer County, West Virginia Legal Class II 2t 8-12c 39~0FO,'d, 4WO, 45 HP ....... $OJLI). .............. s12,900 1999 Transcrall 48' Drop Deck Trailer ............. '11,500 1920 Ford, 33 HP, Diesel, 4x4,500 Hrs .............. t9,900 2240 John Deere, 50 HP, Iqew paint, New Tires, Real Sharp..... _SOLD .......... 19,850 3910 Ford, 2WD, 45 HP .................................... 18,900 4100 F0rd,52 HP,Dieset, w/1200 hours ................ =6,500 2130 John Deere, 60 HP, Diesel ....................... v/,700 685 Case H,60 HP Diesel .................................... ~7,200 530 Hesston Round Baler .................................. s6,950 743-B Bobcat Skidsteer, 40 HP, Diesal.SO.U]~,850 885 Case, 45 HP, Diesel w/Loader ..................... =6,800 684 IntematK~nal, 60 HP, Diesel ......................... =6,500 480 John Deere Off Road Fork Lift ...................... 5,000 New 8 1/2 x 25' Gooseneck Trailer w/Dove Tail =4,500 445 New Holland Skid Steer Loader, 30 HP, Gas.. =4,500 s 2000 Ford, 38 HP Gas ........................................ 4,200 3000 Ford, 38 HP, Gas ........................................ =3,700 3-Wheel V-Rake .................................................. =3,250 New Disc Mower In Stock New .......................... CALL 2004 65 HP, Demo, 99 Hours .................... =5,0~ OFF Line of New & Used Implements pq CITY OF GLENVILLE ing the culvert, striking the ditch line, POLICE CRASH REPORT thenoverturning, withthevehiclecom- ing to rest on its top. On Aug. 4, 2004, James Lee Lin- On Aug. 5, 2004, Jackie M. Perry, ger, 42, of Glenville, was traveling45, of Pataskala, Ohio, east on Powell St. after turning offin a 1995 Dodge truck, Court St. when an unknown was parked along SR 5 grey vehicle "crowded" him, when a 1993 Bull:k, causing him to drive into a driven by Charles G. white fence post owned by Salisbury, 75, of Glen- the Conrad Motel. ville, backed out onto the GILMER roadway, traveling COUNTY across the road onto the SHERIFF'S berm andstriking Perry's in the side with a DEPT. CRASH ... --/--T -~-trailer hitch. REPORT WORTHLESS CHECKS On Aug. 3, 2004, Marsha R. Glenville Foodland v. Donna M. Lowther, 26, of Linn, driving a 1995 Steigleder, for a check in the amount Chevrolet, was traveling east on SR 5 of $37.74. when her vehicle ran off the roadway Glenville Foodland v. Robert R. to the right; Lowther lost control of the Flint, for a check in the amount of vehicle, running off the roadway to the $12.50. left, and striking an embankment. She Glenville Foodland v. Wilda traveled east along this embankment Cosner, for a check in the amount of top, striking a gas meter before cross- $32.66. A vro DETAILING "Detailing At Its Finest" Inc. Professional Services Offered: Wash Only, Inside Cleaned, Wax, Steam Seats, Steam Carpet, Engine Cleaned. * Call for an appointment! Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. P.O. Box 159 ' Glenville, WV 26351 o (304) 462-4881 GIL-CO FAITH PHARMACY H.C. 76 Box 2 A / Rt. 5 East Glenville, WV Business: 462-8300 Hours: 8:30 - 7:00 Mon. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Sat. After hours emergency, call: Doug: 462-5554 Scott: 462-7355 Our family looks forward to serving your family. Pharmacists: Scott Wanstreet RPh Doug Moss RPh " Lori Plummer RPh out our buys! Pre-Owned Vehides for Youl stock and ready for delivery! is good! 2004 Pontiac LOADED! 19 Grand Prix C,T ,OOO Miles "Since 1927" 2004 Ohevg 9ilverado w/t ONLY 14OO Miles Free Delivery & Set-up All major Credit Cards accepted Financing available w/approved credit FAMILY .FURNITURE CENTER 527 Elk Street - Gassaway, WV 26624 Phone 364-8774