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Palze 2A -- The Glenville Democrat -- Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 GSC'S EDUCATION 100 -- As part of Glenville State College's General Education 100 class, students perform various community service projects. On Sat., Oct. 9, about 25 GSC freshmen helped to spruce up the looks of the Gilmer County Recreation Center's playground equipment. In the top photo, Stephanie Wines (I-r), GSC's director of Student Activities, and Grace Oppe, president of the Glenville Woman's Club, confer about handing out the work detail assignments, one of which was to paint the picnic pavilion behind Rockefeller calls Senate passage of intelligence reform bill a monumental force in improving national security Recently, the United States Senate tively harness our intelligence, miti- analytical review unit would be passed the National Intelligence Re- tary, and law enforcement weapons in created to evaluate intelligence form Act of 2004, legislation that will the fight against terrorists organiza- analysis to guard against possible ove"Srhaul the nation's intelligence tions like al-Qaeda," Rockefeller ex- politicization. structure by creating a National lntel- plained, citing why a new National Establishment of an Office of ligence Director and streamlining the Intelligence Directoris critical to fix- Alternative Analysis (Red operations of l 5 separate intelligence ing this problem. Teams) under the National agencies. The legislation was drafted by IntelligenceDirectortochallenge The bill is the most comprehensive Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and the analytical process as reform ofthe intelligence community Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), the intelligence reports are being since the National Security Act of chairman and ranking member of the formulated. 1947 established the Central lntelli- Senate Government Affairs commit- Establishment of a National gence Agency and many of our cur- tee. Intell igence Reserve Corps so that rent intelligence practices. The leaders of the Governmentwe can ready a pool of trained "There is no question that our intel- Affairs Committee were tasked with experts to help deal with ligeacestructurewasindesperateneed crafting legislation in response to the temporary shortages of of reform. After years of study and recent recommendations from the 9/ intelligence managers, analysts, months of debate, today the Senate 11 Commission. As the Vice Chair- and officers during increased put its stamp of approval on compre- man of the Senate Select Committee military deployments overseas. hensive and far-reaching legislation on Intelligence, Rockefeller worked Rockefeller noted that there have to strengthen our national security closely with Senators Collins and been no fewer than 46 significant bothathomeandabroad,"Rockefeller Lieberman in crafting their proposal, studies, reviews and commissions said. Rockefeller praised the bipartisan on the organization and future of the Rockefeller noted that under the effortsofSenatorCollinsandSenator United States Intelligence Commu- current structure, the intelligence com- Lieberman and their staffs, "I am so nity dating back to 1949. Nearly munity was fragmented with the au- proud of my colleagues in the Senate half of these were completed in the thority for budgets and personnel forworki,gtogether, underextremely past ten years and most offered sug- spread among various agencies. The difficult and challenging circum- gestions on ways to improve and senator explained that, "This struc- stances, to produce this landmarkleg- restructure our intelligence opera- ture inhibited the sharing of informa- islation that will have a profound im- tions. The concept of creating a po- tion and prevented coordination of pact on the security of the United sition like a National Intelligence efforts under a single, accountable States." Director dates back to the Nixon Ad- individual." Several important reforms that ministration. The National Intelligence Reform were specifically authored by Sena- The House of Representatives is Act of 2004 directly addresses this tor Rockefeller include the: currently debating similar legislation problem by creating a National Intel- Creation of an Intelligenceand is expected to pass their bill this iigence Director with full authority Community Ombudsman to serve Friday. At that point, House and Sen- over budget, tasking and personnel of as an independent, informal, and ate negotiators will work together on all 15 intelligence agencies, confidential counselor to those a conference committee to reconcile "The lack of centralized authority who have complaints about the two versions of the legislation. has prevented the Intelligence Com- politicization, biasedintelligence Senator Rockefeller is hopeful that munity from functioning as a true reporting, or the lack of objective Congress can pass final legislation by collaborative effort. As a result, analysis. Additionally, withinthe the end of this year so that the presi- America has not been able to effec- office of the ombudsman, an dent can immediately sign it intolaw. Min them. In the side photo, on the United Mine Workers President, laddei" painting the swing set is Cecil Roberts, will release the Kerry- Samantha Stewart, a freshman Edwards plan to help keep miners criminal justice major from Ft. across the Mountain State safe on the Lauderdale, FL., while Jessica job. Sacra, a freshman psychology Roberts will bost a conference call major from Chester, VA., holds to discuss details of the Kerry- the ladder steady. Jessica states, Edwards Mine Safety Plan, Wednes- "1 like helping the community and day, October 6, 2004 at t p.m. To we especially liked assisting at the participate in the conference call, GSC Bluegrass Festival." dial toll-free: 1-800-211-0633, par- Those participating are the ticipant passcode: 862366. following: Johnni Baker,Kevin "Nothing is more important to our Baker, Collin Bennett, Heather miners and their families than mak- Blake, Charles Blankenship, ing sure they are safe on the job,". Christina Braden, Ashley Butler, Bobby Coon, Mike Cunnignham, Jamie Curry, Natasha Flowers, Lyndsy Halstead, Samantha Hammer, Mitchell Hicks, K tie Hupp, Rosie Lipcomb, Stephanie Marks, Jennifer Minney, Alicia Richards, Jessica Sacra, Samantha Stewart, Amber Williams, and MicheUee Workman, call Mi said Roberts. "Over the past four our West Virginia coal families. years, the Bush Administration has "John Kerry and John put the health and safety of Edwards believe that if you make a rainworkers in West Virginia at promise, that promise must be kept. risk by rewarding corporate special The Bush Administration has had interests. John Kerry and John four years to help coal miners find a Edwards will make sure balanced, long-term solution to the Coal Act's fair officials4ill the role of protect- funding problems, but it has not done ing mineworkers and they will fully that, even with both bodies of Con- fund the mine enforcement budget gress be;ng Republican majorities," to protect our miners," said Rob- said Roberts. "We vow to show lead- erts. ership on this important issue and RobertsalsowilltalkaboutBush's will work with Congress to get the failed policies on the Coal Act and Coal Act funding problem solved the Kerry-Edwards commitment to once and for all." ,e A DEBATE CROWD-- On Fri. evening, Oct. 8, a crowd of 25-30 loyal Democrats met at the Best Westem's Conference Room to have a Presidential Debate Party. Their standard-bearer, U. S. Senator John Kerry (on screen, background), didn't let them down, either. Although some pollsters said that Friday's debate was a draw, you'd never get any of these viewers to agree with that. In fact, one Internet poll showed the nationwide respondents favoring Kerry by a 70-to-30 percent margin of victory over President George Bush that night. All in all, the political season, like in the rest of the nation, is now heating up, as the General Election of Tues., Nov. 2 draws closer. In addition, a couple of dozen local Democrats attended the Sat., Oct. 9 Jefferson- Jackson Dinner in Charleston, and the local Party's leadership is planning a "Meet the Democratic Candidates BBQ" for Sun., Oct. 17 at the Recreation Center. Poems Sought in Contest i TheGten dleDe ocrat :: Pub~ by Cm'c~Ne~=lX~r~ ~ ~e ~o~ of (;timer ~unt7 Price: ~so (t~ inoluci~l) I~ w=t Virginia. r,dc : , .oo (no t== Out -Stat Sub ra r w~ cannot ~=~~ I~= than == month=. from Glenviile area Poets A $1000.00 grand prize is being offered in a new poetry contest spon- sored by Celestial Arts. free to every- one. Over $50,000.00 in cash prizes will be awarded during the coming year. "Even if you never entered a com- petition before," says Poetry Editor Michael Thomas. "this is your oppor- tunity to win big. Even if you have written only one poem, it deserves to be read and appreciated. Beginners are certainly welcome!" To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less: Celestial Arts. 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