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++ J Page 2A --- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 Bush/Cheney Byrd works to ensure health care for economic plan Natiojaal Guard and not working U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D- provide this benefit. The men and W.Va., is working with a bipartisan women have earned the health care Showing that theecono .m is mak- group of Senators to help America's benefit." ing U-turns instead of turnin -a cor- citizen-soldiers receive better health "TheburdensplacedonourGuards- her, the new employment numbers care benefits. Byrd announced that men and Reservists and their families underscore the fact that the Bush- theSenatehastwicevotedwithhimto are heavy. Those burdens should not Cheney economic pl+m ignores the provideTRICARE, themilitaryhealth include trying to figure out how to pay needs of working West Virginians. care benefit, to members of the Na- for health care," Byrd stated. Since March 6, 100 West Virginians tional Guard and Reserves -- regard- Ali-eady, Guard and Reserve mem- have found work, but that's little com- less of their activation status, bers who are activated are eligible for fort to the 42,541 West Virginians "The men and women of the Na- TRICAREbenefits.TheByrd-backed who are still unemployed• tional Guard and Reserves place their proposals would expand TRICARE "It is clear that our economy is not lives on the line just as the men and coverage for Guardsmen, Reservists, turning a corner, but is continuing women of the Active Duty forces• and their families. Bullets and bombs make no distinc- Specifically, the legislation would down the same path of unemploy- ment and lackluster results that George tion. Yet, for too long, the military extendmilitarycareforreservistswho BushandDickCheneybeganleading healthcaresystemhasmadeadistinc- are either unemployed or ineligible us down almost four years ago," Jim tion. The National Guard and Re- for employer-sponsored health cov- Bowen, President of the West Vir- serves were not given access to the erage. A separate piece of legislation, gimaAFL_CiO, smd.- " ' .... WestVirglma's same health care as the regular mili- which has also won Senate approval, workers cannot afford another four tary. That is unfair, and I am working would authorize the Defense Depart- years of the Bush-Cheney Adminis- to improve the quality of life for our ment to cover non-TRICARE health tration ignoring their needs and ship- Guardsmen and Reservists," Byrd benefits of dependents of reservists ping their jobs overseas." explained, called to active duty. This is the slowest nationwide job Byrd, a senior me,aber of the Sen- The bill would also allow reserve growth of any comparable recovery, ate Armed Services Committee and personnel not on active duty to obtain even falling short of the jobs required the top Democrat on the Senate Ap- elective TRICARE coverage. Premi- tokeep up with a growing population. propriations Committee, helped to urns would be about $530/year for Thismeansthesejobgainsaren'teven shepherd legislation through the Sen- individual coverage and $1,860/year touching what's required to make up ate to Jund Guard and Reserve health for families• It is expected that the for the millions oflostjobs in the first benefits, including a temporary ex- benefits would assist more than years of the Bush-Cheney term. pansion of the TRICARE program to 300,000 Guard members, Reservists, George Bush is on track to be the members of the Guard and Reserve. and their family members, first President since Herbert Hoover "This is the first time that the Sen- More information ab0utTRICAREto lose jobs in his term as President• ate has appropriated funds to is available by writing to the To date, 1.8 million private sector TR1CARE for Guardsmen and Re- TRICARE Management Activity, jobs have been lost, across the coun- servists, regardlessoftheiractivation 16401 E. Centretech Pkwy., Aurora, try and our nation is seven million status, and frankly, it is a step that is CO 80011-9043. Additional material jobs short of the prediction President longoverdue,"Byrdsaid."Thisshould is available from the TRICAREBush made in February 2002. not be a question of if we should Internet site www.tricare.osd.mil. Report shows President getting 'F' on school funding A new analysis of federal educa- dollars geared specifically for chil- tioninvestments shows that President dren from poor school districts. The Bush's budget falls short of funding No Child law established specific promises made to schools in Gilmer funding levels for Title I for every County and across the nation, year through 2012. "The school year is winding down An analysis of the federal Title I and students are looking forward to investments for this year, comparing the summer break. But the time away the levels pledged in the No Child from the classroom does not provide Left Behind Act versus the President's anyrespiteforschoolsupc+rintendents, budget request for this year, shows principals, and teachers. In fact, many that not a single+West Virginia county of them will spend the summer strug- will reach the promised NCLBA fund- gling to find the resources to match ing levels. As a result, more than the mandates of the federal No Child 15,400 West Virginia students are Left Behind Act," Senator Robert C. denied full Title I services this year, a Byrd, D-W.Va., said. figure that will grow to more than "After years of empty promises on 21,000 students next year. funding for our schools, it is clear to In Giimer County, the Bush budget me that President Bush is not making falls $217,200 short of the level in the our children's education a priority," No Child Left Behind Act, cutting Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WNa., full service for more than 70students. said. "Every child has a right to reach "president Bush promised that he his or her potential, but that right is would work to improve education for beingstifled by an administration that . our nation's young people, and he refuses to fulfill the commitment they pledged that no child would be left made to our schools." behind. Those words now ring hol- Two years ago, President Bush her- low," said Congressman Alan B. aided the No Child Left Behind Act. Mollohan, D-W.Va. As part of that Act, the President "Since the signing of this bill two demanded that schools reach higher years ago, the President has fought standards and greater accountability aainst the billions needed for educa- and promised to devote significant lion that were promised in the new new resources to America's public law, shortchanging millions of our schoolstoreachthosestandards.How- Nation's children. A program not ever, the President's budgets have funded is not a program at all," noted consistently undercut that funding Third District Congressman Nick J. promise. Rahall, D-W.Va. "What kind of les- About half of West Virginia's pub- son are we teaching our children, if lic schools receive Title I funding -- their government continues to make promises it doesn't keep?" The Title I program is not the only education program targeted for cut- backs by the Bush Administration. A review of the President's most recent budget shows that it would provide the smallest increase for education since 1996 (total discretionary spend- ing for education would rise three percent), at a time when schools are struggling to meet the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The President's proposals would fail to fully fund the special education grants through the Indivudals with Disabilities Education Act. His bud- get would freeze Pell Grant maxi- mum awards for the third straight year at $4,050, enough to pay just 34 percent of the average annual cost of attending college -- down from 42 perent in 2001. And the President wants to eliminate 38 education pro- grams including those geared toward dropout prevention, gifted and tal=' ented intitiatives, school counseling, alcohol abuse reduction, and arts in education while freezing funding for after-school programs and most other major K-12 education programs. "If there is one federal investment that can offer real dividends down the road, it is education. But the White House continues to play politcal games with classroom funding, "Byrd siad. "It is time to end the posturing and give students and teachers the re- sources that they need to succeed." Rockefeller to Preserve Children's Health Insurance Program Hechler Endorsed by Former GOP Senator says funding for CHIP lish a process for keeping future ex- Secretary of State must be a priority this year. piring CHIP funds in the program's Helen Holt, who served as West Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) coffers through Fiscal Year2007 when Virginia's Secretary of State in former announced today that he has intro- the program must be reauthorized by Governor Cecil Underwood's admin- duced legislation to shore up federal Congress. istration from 1957 until 1961, has funding for the Children'S: Health "We must take immediate action endorsed Ken Hechler in this year's Insurance Program, therebyst],ength- when the Congress reconvenes in race for the office. emng the healtheare safety-n< ,t for September to pass this legislation so Holt, a Rep,iblican, crossed party America'smostvulnerablechildren. thatchildrennationwidecancontinue lines to endorse Hechler because of In 2003 alone, nearly 35,000 chil- to have access to basic health screen- their long relationship, which dates dren in West Virginia had access to ings, check ups, and the treatments back to her time of secretary of State• health insurance because of the CHIP necessary to help them grow up strong "I admire Ken's integrity, and his program, and healthy," Rockefeller said. enthusiasm in serving all the people "Congress must make the health Rockefeller's bill has received bi- of West Virginia," Holt said in mak- care needs of America's children a partisan support in the Senate and ing the endorsement. "Ken is experi- priority this year," said Rockefeller, House ofRepresentativesandhasbeen enced, and he knows and loves our whonotedthatwithoutCongressional endorsed by the National Governor's state." approval, the CHIP program stands Association. Ken Hechler is a best-selling au- to lose $1.07 billion in federal mon- Rockefeller continues to fight to thor, former U.S. Congressman, and ies on September 30, 2004, despite preserve CHIP, a program that he four-term Secretary of State of West growingunmetneedsinanumberof helped create in 1997• In 2003, Virginia. states. Howeve-, if Congress took Rockefellerled the effort in Congress immediate action and passed to successfully preserve $2.7 billion $1,000 Poetry Prize Rockefeller's legislation, the $1.07 in federal funding forCHIP. Indoing billion in CHIP funds would be pre- so, he helped protect the health insur- served, ance of 35,000 West Virginia chil- Offered in Contest In addition, the bill would estab- dren. lUlll • I I Published by Corcoran l~ewspapers' s4.25 All Shows Before 6 p-m. Tom FIm~ - ~ Aa~m~ R~tmlve Yv~ King- Press Re~ese E~-Prooireeder Krlstai Slteets- C~ Editot.StMf Repoder-Ad Composition Travl~ Beali -- Sp~ Rep~ter Jemmy BIIxMd -- Ty1~t-News Wrt~ Charkme ~. ReoeplionisVSa~s Staff David H. Cem~,lm, Jr. - COml~ter Technician (pan-time) Pub.shed weekly Pe¢iodlcela Poelage paid at Glmmvilla, WV 26351 POSTMASTER: Send addresa conectlona to: The Glenville Democrat 108 North Court Street • PO Box 458 • Glenville, WV 26351 Phone (304) 462-7309 • Fax (304) 462.7300 • glenvillenewsed@rloLnet website: www.glenvlllenewa.com AvellaMa by Subs~lplion and Over-the-Counter Sales at select Iocallons. Price: '21.20 (lax Included) in Gilmer County• Price: *26•50 {tax include¢l) in West Virginia• Price: s28,00 (no tax required) for Out-of-State Subscribers. We cannot Iccept subscrlptloml for lesa than alx month=;. VISA/MasterCsrd eccepted. Poets, listen up! The Bards of Burbank are hosting their annual free poetry competition, and everyone is welcome. There are 50 prizes in all, totaling almost $5,000, and the grand prize is a whopping $1,000. "Even if you have written only one poem," says Poetry Director Dr. John Cusack," you are welcome to enter. Indeed, if you have never entered a poetry contest before, this is your big chance. I promise you I will find exciting new talent among Glenville area poets." The deadline for entering is Sep- tember 8. Your poem may be written on any subject, using any style, and must be 2 ! lines or less. Send one poem only to: Bards of Burbank, 2219 W Olive Ave., #250, Burbank, CA 91506. Or enter your poem on-line at w.ww.bardsofburbank.com. For more information e-mail Dr. Cusack: JCusack@hotpop.com childcare " Natural disasters like the severe times in a wading pool or tub if one is School in Mingo County where ex- storms that recently caused extensive available. Although the kids are play- tensive damage occurred. flooding in West Virginia can be a ing, their activities are carefully cho- Caring forchildren is an expression cause of distress toyoung children. A sen to provide emotional comfort." of the Church of the Brethren's tradi- special program designed by the Skinner added that, at the same time, tionofworkingtorelievehumansuf- Church of the Brethren offers thera- the parent is given space and gets fering, regardless of the cause or its peutic childcare to families seeking some rest. form. The DisasterChild Care minis- disaster assistance at two very busy Individuals interested in the pro- try has, since its beginning, recruited Federal Emergency management gram undergo in-depth training, which more than 1,730 volunteers and has Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery includes a simulated disasterexperi- servedsome63,000childrenafterboth Centers. ence• They must'earn the title Certi- natural and man made disasters - for While parents or guardians speak fiedDisasterCare Giver before being example, airplane or train crashes. withFEMArepresentativesabouthow permitted to join the all-volunteer "We immediately recognized the to file for disaster help, trained staff. Volunteers also undergo a back: benefitsoftheChurchoftheBrethren's childcare workers keep the children ground check. Three to fourchildcare childcare programs," said FederalCo- occupied. "But we are not a baby- workers are assigned to a Disaster ordinating Officer Lou Botta. "They sitting service," points out Janice Skin- Recovery Center based on need. But make it possible, at acritical moment, ner, projectmanagerforDisasterChild Skinner said every effort is made to for the adults with children in tow to Care, aprogram first instituted by the provide childcare workers at other concentrate on getting important in- Church of the Brethren in 1980. "We locations when they are requested• In formation about the disaster applica- give the children a way to work out WestVirginia, workers were assigned tion process." their fears and anxieties with items toDRCsatChapmanvilleHighSchool like play dough, crayons and, some- in Logan County and to Lenore K-8 nvlronm Senator Robert Byrd, D.-WV was never forget." Chief J.R. Pope, Deputy Chief Ken one of several dignitaries who con- Blackwater was chosen for the na- Caplinger, andBlackwaterFallsState gratulatedBlackwaterFallsStatePark tional award because of the Park's Park Assistant Director Melissa for being named a "21st Century ability to provide "close to home rec- Brown. The ceremony was also at- American Heritage Place" by a na- reation and a variety of recreational tended bylocaltrailenthusiasts, con- tional conservation group, opportunities like hiking, fishing, servationists, and other State park At a July 23, 2004 award ceremony swimming and horseback riding." personnel. at the Park Lodge near Davis, Tom St. At the award ceremony, Park Su- Judy Rodd, Director of the Friencls Hilaire. Director of Americans for perintendent Rob Gilligan displayed of Blackwater Canyon, thanked the Our Heritage and Recreation, pre- a map of 500 acres of new Park land Wise administration and the group's sented the award. Hilaireread aletter acquiredwiththehelpoftheLandand nearlytwothousandmembersforsup- from Byrd in which the Senator said: Conservation Fund. porting the enhancement of the "The beauty of the park has provided West Virginia State Senator Ion Blsckwater area. Rodd read from J. countless people with a taste ofsatis- Hunter spoke on behalf of Governor Lawrence Smith's book, The High faction and happiness that may tinc- Bob Wise. Hunter noted that the new Alleghenies, describing a new era of lure their aesthetic remembrances for Park land connects to the Town of stewardship for special places in the life. One of my fondest memories was Davis, ensuring access for local resi- Highlands of West Virginia. Friends when I visited the park withmy grand- dents. Also in attendance were West of Blackwateris working to map trai ls son. Michael. I put him on a pony and Virginia Delegate Stan Shaver, Parks and plant treeson the new property. he loved it. It is a memory that I shall Kanawha River Terminal applies to clean up contaminated site State environmental regulators have accepted an application for the Kanawha River Terminal to clean up its former creosote plant located in Wayne County. The site is Ceredo Dock located at 100 Main Street and River Front, Teresa Heinz Kerry Focuses On Rising Health Care Costs, Economic Pressures Advancing Women's Equality Day by focusing on the economic pres- sures facing women. Teresa Heinz Kerry discussed rising health care costs at a visit Tuesday with women at City Hospital in Martinsburg. Mrs. Kerry spoke with area women about the economy and the economic pressures women face from rising health care and prescription drug costs. economic security. Women's Equality Day is today, August 26, and marks the passage of the 19m Amendment. This day now honors not only a woman's right to vote, but the continued efforts of women to achieve full equality. Throughout this week, Mrs. Heinz Kerry focused on economic issues affecting wemen in stops in West Ceredo, andconsistsofaformercreo- These are issues Mrs. Heinz Kerry Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and sote wood treating plant With an an- addressed through her ohilanthrolgic Michigan. ttc pat d total surface area of l ss • ....... work airnedat helping women achieve ................ man one acre. r ' [ ' ' The site is used for locomotive fueling, fuel and oil storage areas, facility access roads, and parking ar- eas. The roads are asphalt and the fuel and oil storage are held in secondary containment structures. The remain- ing surface area is covered with lime- stone gravel. The former creosote wood treating area will continue to be used as industrial orcommercial prop- erty. The potential contaminants of in- terest are volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and met- als. Groundwater and soil at the site may potentially be affected by these contaminants. Sampling will be con- ducted as part of a site assessment to be undertaken as a method to control and monitor possible health expo- sure. KRT has already taken steps to eliminate the possibility of exposure to these potential contaminants by replacing emergency fire supply wa- ter wells in the vicinity of the historic plant to another area of Ceredo. The current emergency water wells have already been sampled to monitor for possible contamination and human exposure. No site-related constitu- ents have been detected in these wells• Questions should be directed to Andrew Robinson, West Virginia Department of Environmental Pro- tection, Office of Environmental Remediation, 2311 Ohio Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26 ! 0 I. (304) 420- 4635. Joina Gilmer County club! You're needed! FRh AUG. 27 TO TUE. SEPT. 2 PRINCESS DIARIES 2 (G) Fri - Sat. Evening 5:00 - 7:30 - 9:45 Sat. - Sun. Mat 12:00- 2:30 Mon - Thurs. Evening 5:00 - 7:30 EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING Fri - Sat. Evening7:15 - 9:30 -- Mon - Thurs. Evening 7:15 (R)~ IALIEN VS. PREDATOR (v~+3) Fri - SaLEvening 4:30 - 7:00- 9:15 I Sat, - Sun. Mat.I 1:45 - 2:00 Mon.- Thurs. Evenin~ 4:30 - 7:00 OPEN WATER m) Fri. - Sat. 7:15 - 9:15 Mon.- Thurs. Evenin~ 7:15 ~+,j A CINDERELLA STORY tPG) Fri - SalEvening 5:00 Sat. - Sun. Mat. 12:15 - 2:30 Mort.- Thurs Evening 5:00 YU -GI - OH[ (PG) Fri. - Sat.Evening 4:30 Sat - San. Mat. 12:15 - 2:15 4:30 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:15 12:00 The Fifth Sunday Meeting of the Ministers, Deacons, and Laymen of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Association to be hdd with the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cedarville, WV, on August 28 & 29, 2004 Theme: Loving and Following Christ Saturday Morning Devotional & Address of Welcome - Deacon Paul Minigh Adoption of Program and Business Meeting Sermon: 'l'he Highest Priority," John 21:12-17 -Elder Michael Richardson Sermon: "Loving the Branches," John 15:1-I 1 - Elder Richard Adams l:15 1:30 2:15 3:00 7:30 7:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:15 12:00 Benediction & Blessing on the Noon Meal Saturday Aftcmq0n Devotional - Deacon Robert Minigh Sermon: "The Heart that Ministers," Mat. 25:34-40 - Deacon Don Ody Sermon: "Radical Love," John 13:18-35 - Elder George Rose Benediction" Saturday Night Devotional - Bro. Randy Allen Evangelistic Message and Invitation to the Unsaved - Elder Smith Epling Sunday Morning Devotional - Bro. Bill Minney Sermon: "People of the Towel," John 13:1 - 17 - Elder Richard Westfall Sermon: "Love in Action," Rom. 12:9-21 - Bro. Joe Moyers Song and Testimonial Service Benediction & Blessing on the Noon Meal mmt.m dlttm I1 : 15Devotional - Bro. Ron Kuhl I 1:30 Sermon: "He Must Increase, I Must Decrea~," John 3:22-30- Elder Larry fisher ] 2:15 Sermon: 'Effects of the Cross," John 12:27-36 - Elder Robert Wood l 3:00 Fellowship Service, Adjournment, and Benediction" ] PROGRAM COMMITrEE: DEACON NOLAN MOYERS, BRO. LEROY [ t¢ 1~ MCHENRY, ELDER MICHAEL RICHARDSON Chicken Selectsx~ Are Back! McDonald's reintroduces one of your all-time favor- ites, Chicken Selects. Hearty strips of breaded chicken breast, with 3 new dipping sauces to cus- tomize to your taste; Hot Buffalo Sauce, Creamy Ranch or Tangy Mustard. Available in 3, jor IO strips, and of course, all are available in Extra V llue • Meal combinations. Select yours today! l Shar~. up! J ] Our h,ipk, Open 5:ooam Mort-Sat milr, are 6:00am on Sundays always just right. ' day or night. McDonald's of GknviUe 462-