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opinion -- u d,y, Nov. 20, 2003 --- The GlenvtUe Democrat/Pathfinder --- Page 5 military led by a President who can't even bother himself to attend one service honoring those dead. Kdml Sheets Every article about and interview with our president inevitably quotes the Charleston Civic Center. selves, arc flooded out -- Darien is earlier warmng system for Glenvil',: Congratulations, Phil, in making a actually trying to solve the problem, and other downstremm cities relative to Y O U Bring 'Em On ! fromthe line,September".this is thel! lesson,, we learned good showing not only for yourself, The group makes a good point thai flooding.upon beingquestiomgl by theGilmer After George Nethercutt, a Re- but also for Gilmer County, among if$17,00Ocanheraisedtopurvhasea ago, I received a for- and sad-making, but, unfortunately, publican congressman from Wash- the state's influential Democrats! stream gauge, the water flow in a County Commission and the Glenville friend of mine completely irrelevant since ever)'- ington state, spent four days in Iraq, One river gauge needed crucial place along the Little Kanawha City Council, he estimates that roughly in them seems to be alive, he returned to say, "The story of Mr. Darren Felt, the facilitator of Rivercan be measured and theinfor- $1,200 in cash or pledges have already sub :actly like one 3d ~s~ ,Ject line: "Picture's Half an hour later, my friend sent what we've done in Iraq is remark- the Gilmer Watershed Coalition, is marion used to alert people down- been raised to-date. When you hear ~l~nTV" an e-mail bearing the subject, "Good able. It is a better and more important knocking on the doors of all public stream of the potential dangers with Danenmakethepmsentationandcit ~w.benlsawthepunctua_ comeback, l have no reply." story than losingacoupleofsoldiers agencies in the county requesting greater accuracy than ever before, thefacts, they are pretty compelling in "~|thadoriginiatedwith And hedidn't. The group's primary target is plac- the argument for installing another ~l _ every day." money. rfthewarinlraq, and The media blitz surrounding the Is this the sort of lesson we've popular among local agency heads, acre Sand Fork Creek watershed Fork. You'dthinkthathe wouldn't be too ing some control over the 50,000- stream gauge along the river at Sand release of the book about Pfc. Jessica learned from Sept. 11 ? Maybe Fol- The Gilmer Watershed Coalition has ~l.c~ o'Cntained about four Lynch,. ! Am a Soldier, Too, written lowing the attack on our country by but, oddly, theyre listening to his whichemptiesintotheLittleKanawha -~ ( troops in l~a/ a :~ by Pulitzer Prize-winning author al Qaeda terrorists in 2001, we ig- ideas anyway, simply because they at Sand Fork. The resulting high wa- done its homework quite thoroughly, ~a ~t~n; a s l /r i Rick Bragg, must have been dizzy- ters have caused much damage down- has come to somb difficult decisions ,o'~ nve to a soldmr m noted the goodwill of the entire make sense. ~~ an American soldier ing forher, world, determined to invade a nation His and the Watershed Coalition's stream because no gauge exists at and is forging ahead in a prudent dirc- Tome, though, it only underscored that had nothing to do with the attack goal is to prevent, or at least to miti- Sand Fork to be an early warning zion. Ass result, the public bodies of ~~)child inhisarmsafter the fact that this war we're fighting on our country. In short order, that gate, the disastrous effects of flood- system. The proposed gauge would Gilmer County would be well advised ~t~le hadcleared away. in Iraq was built on lies, has been good will disappeared and was re- ing in Gilmer County. Hence, while hook into the existing National to help shouldex the expense of this ~saea. lwas infunatedto maintained on false reports of placed by fear and distrust,most people just complain about the Weather Service's checking points, badly needed river gauge. this e-mail, progress, and will continue without Perhaps President Bush, by ignor- flooding-- particularly ifthey, them- thereby allowing amore accurate and 'Chow:' The End wrote back to my anyone's bringing to the forefront ing the loss of"acouple of soldiers "reply all" so that ev- the bottom line: American men and every day," is hoping the reality of response_tbesent the e-mailfollowingWOUld of Wmenduty. are getting killed in the line ButtheirtheydeathSwillwilibe disappear,dead long afteraS well.he ~ Ifthecurrentadministrationtruly haslefttheofficeofthepresidency Reader wishes violence on A CLU members two more things you believed that the invasion and occu- in a moral, domestic and fiscal pation of Iraq is so just and so cor- shambles.They will be dead forever; Dear Editor, Christian, I would be tempted to can be displayed and that is in our of American soMiers rect, they must also believe that the to deny this with a media ban on the "In my letter of November6, I spoke shoot him myself. They say we must homes. You may have to type them up in coffins, be- soldiers dying there every single day arrival of their coffins back in the about suing lawyers. That probably forgive them. But according to God's yourself, or you can make them as has banned all are worth more than a growing body United States is an attempt to blot out wouldnt work very well. It would word, you have to be repentent and decorative and ornate as you wish. Just arrivals of the dead count, their honor, theirvaior, and the short mean lawyers suing lawyers. So som ask for forgiveness before you can be rernember they are God's word given However, to show the dead coming lives they were blessed to live before people have decided to shoot them forgiven. They have never, any of directly to us by God Himself, telling of President Bush at- home from the war in Iraq would the war. ser- make the reality of the matter too The next time George Bush says, instead, them, repented that I ever heard of. us how to live a life pleasing to Him. killed in lraq-be- obvious. And the reality is, people are "Bring 'am on," I hope he's refer- A word of warning to all lawyers, Which brings me to another thought. We are being challenged. We don't a single one waking up and smelling the oil; and ring to the coffins containing the there won't always be a tree to hide They are working as hard as they havetogivethemthevietory.Boneof most people are realizing that each bodies of young men and young behind. If they're going to do that, can to get rid of the Ten Command- ttm fwst in the battle. Our children am those are some nice pho- soldier dying in Iraq right now is women cut down before their lives they should start with the ACLU ments in all public place, s. So, I want worth fighting for. they're pathetic dying in vain under orders of the could begin, which is where most of the Irouble to say to all Christians, especially R.L Pr/tt starts. I have to confess: if I knew a parents, there is one place where they Glenvil& f "-, member of the ACLU and I wasn't a . Annual Crafts Show Administration's lies are treason The 20th Annual Arts and Crafts Dear Ed/tor, done. lessons of Watergate was "follow the Show will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 ~ we are nine months, af'wr the This administration LIED about the money;" wall, it doesn't ~ a genius to ll~f~_o from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and start of this overseas adventure and reasons for going to war and LIED figure out who gets the money. mPage 4...) Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10:00 a.m. the deaths are growing dai ly ; Ameri- aboutext'=mstingalldiplomaticmeam The pople wbo were so upset about ~to Glenville as state ..~ until3:00p.m.attheNicholasCounty cans are starting to wonder what we for resolving the situation. Whereare Clinton's lie about sex are strangely a caravan parade was High School locaaxl in Summersville. have gotten into. The situation is a the weapons ofmass desttuction they quiet about the lies that really matter. ~_ around 60 vehicles that 2003 All-WVIAC Volleyball There will be 100 booths, and ad- quagmire regardless of any thing the scared us with? Not to be found! We The lies of the Bush Administration are ~="xetChonforever "hlooked mission will by donation. Hourly door Bush administration says. They are have a president who tells tl-~'n "to truly treason. Treason is unpatriotic, Field of Dreams-the Two Glenville State volleyball prizes will be given, with a grand trying to hide the body bags (now bring it on," while be is safe in the not speaking your mind; that's some- l~ filled with cars endlessley stand-outs made the AII-WVIAC Vol- prizof$100(drawing at 2:00 p.m. on caged transfer tubes) and also the White House and our troops are in thing covered in the Constitution, a ~NiColais stated leyball Honorable Mention. Sarah Satruday - must be present to win). wounded from public eyes, because harm's way. This is "supporting the document this administration has little rYouTildta~champions and their Booth ,P, Jr., 6-0, Bear, DE)and they know that makes them look bad. troops?" I don't think so, and many sympathy for or knowledgeof. ~.'~ ike to thank: Prin- Samantha Piectrazak (M, Jr., 5-11, BUddy Griffin Rcmember this is the guy who said Arnericansagree. r~__;ennett, Asst. Principle Bear DE) were the two stars who he had to hug the grieving family. All we have to do is to look at who Paul Hartman '_a]l of the GCHS teach, made the team. hospitalized He's too busy going from fundraiser benefits from this conflict: the big Glenvilte ~.~, Gilmer Athletic Boost- to fundraiser to even attend a funeral, money corporations who bave backed r. mendentSueWagner, Ath- Chambers wins 'Small GlenviileStateCollege'smusicpro- something every other president has the Bush administration. One of the .Comrnittee, GilmerCo. SchoolAthlete of the Week' lessor and a renowned Grand Ole ~a~;vi.~lle City Police, Sue The Gilmer County High SchoolOpry performer, Buddy Griffin, suf- More 'Letterstothe Editor' are needed for this page next week, Our I[ ~:,z ~ he Board of Education. volleyball standout had a match-high fared an apparent heart attack enroute I~ the businesses and residents 12 kills as the Titans won the Class A toGlenvilleafterperforminginNash-deadline has been moved up to this Friday at 4:30 p.m. Please have I~lgut .~.d supi orted our2003 Region 2 championship by downing villa. Happy Holiday and Deer Hunting seasons -- a lot to write about. ~" volleyball team. Williamstown.Chambers, According to friends, he was all-state selection a year ago, has led st~cken while driving through the tLa l.l "I tans also broke the Gilmex to a,=5-7 Hua ,, Baby Closet born baby packages to cheer For details, call either Sandra up tl~ rmw modmrs in this Harding or SandraHessat 462-8698. ~or~ Y~._Wmningthestatecham- The local Americorps workc~ at county. So, they are now ac- l~_""l"~C school's firs~ attempt. CRI in Glenville am making new- cepting infant gifts. [~.s"-Parkersburg Catholic, .=l sen:n,_ and Williarnstown-- ....... ::, [onb, ,~alns to the state tourna- ~ = , ,u lose on their first at- recorded the fourtfi , ~ ~-l~rd for the year in all :': I[g ,ass &A State Champions ~ E2.Pnngs (who defeated G~lmer s se' n), Cl s Woo ow wilso., I~----" ~ Parkersburg High state to Straight Talk from Glenville State College ~i~Y Titans also broke their =:boo1 record of 27 Presidential Search Spring Pre-Registration I$ q3 total this season. The GSC presidential search candidates Going On Now ~.every season since Coach completed their vil~Is to campus this week. After a 'started COaching at Gilmer '*" review of comments received from faeulb/, ~taff, GSC is ourrerdly ~e-~regi~ear~ students for ~a~hasbrkentheschooi .~.:~ students and community members, the Sear=spring semester. ~ currently enrolled = ; rnately shattered it this Commiff:.e will make recommendations to the Board College should rne~ with lheir advisors and enroll in zt Will be a hard record to beat- ' of Go~ ~ regarding candidate interviews with the their ~ for ~ spring, ff you, or anyone that you the one," com_men GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOUC CHURCH Board. An invitation will be extended to those know, are interested .in enro41ing for classes in the '(W-olais. candidates advanced by tl'm Search Committee, from spring and are not currengy a GSC nt, please Community Thanksgiving Church ~, committee chair, R. Terry Butcher, for Board contact the Of~e of~s at (304) 462-4128 for oawaa, ds C- - inten/iews to be held Wednesday, December 3, 2003. infomu~ion about beginning your college career. ~ai~. , rystal Metz, Am- Service will be held Nov. 23 w,, = a.m. versa Room of the Heflin Student Union. Fall Athletic Season Comes to a Close wi~ volleyball careers at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, local churches, including Teresa :i al~m t i~ wins. This same located at 701 Mineral Road in Wayman, of St. Mark s Episcopal; Following the interviews, the GSC Board of GSC's fall athletics just completed another exciting ~rad~eat undefeated in their Governors will select the College's next season. As we prepare for the winter sports season, ~~_C,aeers. Glenvill, will serve as the location Michael Ford, of Trinity United Math- president. The Higher Education Policy Commission we would like to recognize the oulstanding efforts and for the Gilmer County Community odist;RobertN.Nicholas, of Glenville at their meeting on Friday, December 5, 2003, will successes of our fall teams. GSC's fall athletics ThanksgivingService, to be bald Sun., Fwst Baptist; Dave Krum, of Glenville give their approved, finalizing the search process, include golf, volleyball, cross country and football. Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. Presbyterian; and Edwin Daschbach, The Gilmer County Ministerialof Good Shepherd. Thanksgiving Break The Pioneer football team finished the season second Association will be hosting the event, The offering collected during this in the conference. Several team members finished the one of three ecumcmcai events held service will go to 1~ Community GSC students and faculty will be taking a break from =mason with national ranking$, including Antonio each year in Gilmer County. Resources, Inc., food pantry, their fall classes next week to celebrate the Caller, Joey Conrad and Robert Hinton. Conrad was The Ministerial Association is com. Refreshments will be served Thanksgiving holiday. Before they leave camptm, a aleo named the National Offerudve Player of the Week Premium night dinner will be held on Thursday, by for the final game of the season prised of church leaders from five following the service. November 20 in the Heffin Student Union Dining against Fairmont State College. Room. The entire Glenvh'le community is invited to GSC's presidential search cont'd ... ~ College faculty, staff and students as we kick off This year', volleyball team competed in the VVVIAC the holiday season. The menu will include roast tournament last week in SummersviUe. The team ~va~dhav~e~ turkey, glazed ham, poached salmon, and vadous finished the season in ninth place with two team Continued from page 6 step forward for GSCscomputersei- a job at Weyertm.__ser, vegetabtes, salads and desserts. For moremembers, Sarah Booth and Samantha Piectrazak, vmg~n than at /nstilute will bede.,.r~._., enc program. He this y earn how to us comput- information about the dinner, please contact GSC receiving Honorable Mention AIbWVIAC honors for I,-,~'-" "-'=Y vegotcomputersimu- relationship will expand in the future, era aqd everything else in modern Dining Services at (304) 462-4108. i' me s|tuations that the students in that a combined master's program equipment." their efforts. In general, having a strong liberal Congressman Mollohan Visits Glenville ~'~'-, ~rorn," he explains. "Our may also be offered here on this cam- arts c ,u~_~culum is the key to the The men's golf team finished the sea-,,on 66.13. They wili atly benefit o~_ ~,u within two months, the Another strength of the college is college s future growth, he argues in Congressman Alan Mollohan, a st~st supporter 04 won their first tournament of the season, which was ~e==Uuld start on it."its music department. At the same conclusion. GSC, was in G~ on Monday. uuring his visit, the hosted by the College. GSC's Tim Fisher was an craminai justice curriculu time, music students can get theirCommunity meetings Congrestr~an met with Dr. Freeman to discuss the individual medalist at two tournaments this fall, g With sports management anmd degreesonlyinmusiceducation. "We Onlyabout2Opopleattcndedeach Coflege'$ progress on its giant projects and various including the Central Regional Toumament and tS physical therapy, arcamongthc need to have a B.A. degree in Music on of the thn~ Presidential Search other issues retating to the College. Before leaving the another one al Clarion Univeraity in Pennsylvania. e~c area~ that will be beefed u because some sin de, nts want to just area, Mogohan was honored at a fundraitdng event at Committee m~ings in order to hear the Gtenville Inn. Many of the, Congressman s The cross countnj teams competed in several meets fUture. P perform, not teach,' he points out. andmeetthecandidates.Thosepresent suppoders, including various members of the commu- throughout the season and are building up for :lative to the college,s traditional GSC'sLandResourcesDepanment were asked to fill out and sign an nit/ and the College, were on hand to show their another great ~eason next year. The men's team ~u=~ prgram, he laments. "If is another area that can be improved, evaluation form. support and spend time with the Congressman. finished.llth in the conference, while the women's t to be a teacher in West Vir- "Our goal is to have a four-year de- Mrs. Ronna Dittma__n, a commiae During a speech to the c~wd, Mollohan spent time team finished ninth. and get a college degree, ou gree program in Natural Resource spolu~person and the college's ad- disojstdng the impodance of GSC and its role to the to Wort, _. ,,7"-- Y Management," he says, mentioning v~nt direclor, is working withcommunity. The evening was a wonderful success for Each of the fall athletic programs are proud of ~._ " ~ ~noney's first until a v,=ns up in the school system. We that the faculty has to sit down with the Search Committee on this project, both the Cor~'mmm~ and the Glemdlle community, their accomplishments and are already building foe focus our education curriculum the industry and decide how to achieve No date for a final decision was who had the oppoaunity to thank the Congressman next year. ~w to get around this obstacle" this goal. He laments, "We have a announced at these meetings, for his supporl of the community and the College. ep . " sawmill that would make for a great ; artnershipwithCarne ieMel- miversi - .g historical museum. After learning on ty of Pmsburgh ~s a good