Seniors: Create an Independent, Restful and Peaceful Home Setting
Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate a comfortable and spa-like living quarters. The chaos of raising children has passed, and retirement has brought a sense of peace and quiet upon the home. Many upgrades can make your home more comfortable and restful and allow you to stay safe and independent in your home.
For example, sometimes the decor needs a bit of variation to develop a calming ambiance in rooms like the bedroom or living area. Blues, greens and muted yellows can impart a sense of serenity to these rooms. You can also use fabrics to establish a restful feeling. Soft, muted carpeting, flowing curtains in light airy colors and plush pillows decorating furniture help accomplish this. Finally, rounded shapes in the furniture and accessories of the room help to finalize the whole picture. Try finding oval end tables, or curved artwork to hang on the walls, rather than straight corners, which could cause injury or a tripping hazard when bumped into.
But don’t just stop at the decoration – also make certain the fixtures in your home have the spa qualities you crave. For example, Premier Care in Bathing has the Sanctuary walk-in bath featuring wonderful spa qualities of hydrotherapy, chromatherapy and aromatherapy. Hydrotherapy jets in the Sanctuary walk-in tub are gentler than traditional spa tubs, because they blow air, rather than water. After each use, the tub drains clean, which means it doesn’t recycle water. These features are important for seniors with sensitive skin or health conditions. Chromatherapy lights immerse the tub in seven relaxing colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, turquoise and magenta. And the Premier Spa Series includes an innovative, built-in oil warmer that releases the fragrance of essential oils. Seniors can breathe in a new level of relaxation and bliss. Being able to use the tub safely without climbing over tub walls allows seniors to maintain their independence at home. For a free brochure including more information about walk-in bathtubs and other solutions for making living at home more convenient, visit premiercarebathing.com/saferbathing, or call 888.378.7953.
Once you’ve established the bathroom spa, bring a little outdoors inside with plants and sunlight to finalize the at-home spa experience. Potted plants with beautiful flowers or decorative green and white contrasting leaves create a living sanctuary, plus help to increase oxygen levels in a room. Consider establishing an indoor garden in the kitchen along the windowsill with aromatic herbs, or in a living room or family room with potted flowering plants. Incorporating plants inside often requires more sunlight. Natural light is great for a restful home – it provides warmth and can ease achy muscles, especially in the colder months.
With these tips, your home will be a restful and comfortable place to enjoy retirement and the luxury of being able to spend your time the way you want to spend it – no children or jobs around to interrupt.
Glenville: Haunted Recreation Center - October 28, 2013 - Today
Operation Christmas Child National Shoe Box Collection Week: November 18 - 25, 2013
Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund & Our Community’s Foundation Offer Grant Workshop in Calhoun
The Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund (SSJCF) and Our Community’s Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliates – will offer a free grant workshop on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Calhoun County Committee on Aging, 105 Market Street, Grantsville, WV.
Representatives from nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools are invited to attend the workshop to learn more about both foundations’ grantmaking processes.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The workshop will be co-presented by Our Community’s Foundation Program Officer, Marian Clowes, and SSJCF Program Officer Sr. Molly Bauer, who will provide participants with information about applying for grants from their respective foundations. The program will cover each foundation’s grantmaking priorities, tips on preparing an effective grant request, and advice on grantseeking and proposal writing.
Our Community’s Foundation makes grants twice each year, in the fall and spring, to nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools in Wood, Mason, Jackson, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie, Roane, Doddridge, Pleasants, and Gilmer Counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph Charitable Fund makes grant twice a year, in the fall and spring, to support projects that promote healthy and sustainable communities in Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in West Virginia and Athens, Meigs, and Washington Counties in Ohio.
SSJCF recently introduced a new Basic Needs/Direct Service Grant Program. General information about each foundation’s grantmaking program can be found at www.pacfwv.com and www.ssjcharitablefund.org.
To register to attend the workshop, send an e-mail to
or call the SSJCF office at 304.424.6080.
Deadline to register is October 28, 2013.
Revival at Right Hand Fork Methodist Church - 10.31.13 - 11.02.13, Thursday-Saturday
Revival at Right Hand Fork Methodist Church
October 31 - November 02, 2013
Thursday - Saturday
7:30 PM each evening
Pastor Jim Burroughs
Delegate David Walker - 10.25.13
There has been an awful lot of talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a lot of it has been misleading and uninformed. Here are some points I’d like to make about how this Act, passed by Congress, signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court, all three branches, will help people in our state of West Virginia.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands health insurance coverage to virtually all Americans in two basic ways. First, many states, including West Virginia, are expanding Medicaid up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) on January 01, 2014. The Medicaid expansion means that everyone who earns less than $15,800, who is a U.S. citizen, who lives in West Virginia and is under age 65, is eligible for Medicaid beginning January 01, 2014. An estimated 133,500 low-income West Virginians will qualify under the Medicaid expansion.
Second, subsidized private insurance plans will be available in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The subsidies for these insurance plans are available on a sliding scale to individuals and families earning between 100 percent of the FPL (about $11,500 for an individual and $19,500 for a family of three) and 400 percent of the FPL (about $46,000 for an individual and $78,000 for a family of three). These policies also become effective as early as January 01, 2014. Enrollment in both the expanded Medicaid and the subsidized private insurance plans can
begin on October 01, 2013.
The Offices of the Insurance Commissioner projects that over the next three years the percentage of uninsured West Virginians will be reduced by 70%. The current number of uninsured, 246,000, will be reduced to 76,000. Imagine 170,000 fewer uninsured West Virginians within three years.
Again, the number of West Virginians without health insurance is believed to be around 240,000 and is expected to be reduced to 76,000.
That’s an incredible change and something I think everyone can say is a wonderful opportunity for West Virginia and her citizens, nearly a fifth of who have no coverage currently.
Now, this Act is not a magic formula that will cure all that ails West Virginia or solve all of our problems but hopefully it will allow people who previously were unable to obtain coverage due to rising costs, or were denied for a pre-existing condition, the ability to get help. Of course, I will be paying close attention to make sure the glitches we’ve seen in the early days of this program are ironed out and to assure tax payers that the money is being spent correctly.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you feel need addressed. You can reach me by calling 304.340.3135, by e-mailing “firstname.lastname@example.org” or writing to my office address: Room 210W, Building 1, State Capitol Complex Charleston, WV 25305.
Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 10.28.13
It seems like we have long dry spells between getting to see the grandkids. However, after spending time the week previous with Collin and Gavin, we had Carson and Kenzie here with us this past weekend. Following a speaking engagement in Jackson County early Saturday, we picked them up for a really nice Saturday/Sunday visit. They’re tough kids and they spend most of the afternoon in the woods, climbing, crawling and swinging from anything they encountered. What a great blessing to enjoy grandkids.
Interim meetings for October concluded last week. With less than twelve weeks until the State of the State Address and the first day of the 2014 session, the legislative season will arrive quickly. Accordingly, the interim committees are gearing up to conclude their work, ready proposed bills and prepare for final reports in the three days leading up to the January 8 regular session start date.
During last week’s meetings, the most discussed comments focused on the reports by the Department of Revenue regarding continued revenue collections falling below those estimates by the Administration for the current fiscal year. Without question, the continued downturn in coal severance tax is the leading indicator in continued missing the mark of budget estimates. Likewise related, personal income tax collections suffer when miners are not working, as well as a hit on the consumer sales tax numbers.
Also, a recap of the recent federal government shutdown was provided. Had the shutdown continued for another thirty days, the effects on our state budget would have been severe. Approximately 5,000 state workers are paid fully or in part with federal funds; important safety net services and service programs are federally funded; and the adverse consequences to an unexpected hit on our Rainy Day Fund all could have combined to hit our budget. With the threat of another shutdown of the federal government early next year, the reliability of federal assistance is severely called into question.
Additionally, in the event of an extended federal government shutdown, there is no statute that provides for worker furlough. Therefore, if the workforce was reduced out of economic necessity, workers that lost their job would likely be entitled to an immediate cash payment of accumulated annual and sick leave. This scenario would also impact the unemployment fund. Also, many key programs would have to be cut after one to two months, as the Rainy Day Fund, currently at $955,000,000 + is only 23% of the general revenue budget.
Another trouble spot in the budget is the decreasing revenue from the state’s four race track/casinos. Recent competition from newer Ohio and Pennsylvania gaming facilities are taking a big toll on Mountaineer Racetrack and Wheeling Downs in the northern panhandle. Of greater concern is the Maryland competition with Charlestown Racetrack, which generates more revenue than the others by a wide margin. West Virginia must plan now for budgeting in the long term without such heavy reliance on this revenue source that helps support education, seniors and tourism.
Finally, while there are lots of things that you learn to ignore in life, I will never be able to ignore the insensitivity and utter stupidity of those that attempt to profit from tragedy that befalls others. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is occurring at the King’s Dominion amusement park near Richmond, Virginia with the debut of their “Miners Revenge” Halloween attraction. In my opinion it should not be referred to as an attraction, as it is surely an insult and affront to the lives of all those that have perished while working in the coal mining industry. The on-line promo description by the amusement park is enough to make my case for inappropriateness. Disgrace is the best word I can find for those that concocted and are now profiting from this extreme example of poor taste and insensitivity to the families of fallen miners.
Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 462-M, Charleston, WV 25305. Or, call the Finance Committee office at 304.340.3230; or Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942; or, fax to 304.340.3388. If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know. For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is:
You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/. When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.
Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Until next week – take care.
G-OpEd™: A GREAT STEP FORWARD AGAINST DRUG ABUSE
The Bible says there will be times that we shall be led by children. This is such a time – one in which the children of West Virginia have inspired a great step forward in America’s fight against prescription drug abuse.
I met these wonderful children – 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls – in late 2011 at the Oceana Middle School. They touched my very soul with their heart-wrenching stories of lives, homes and families lost to prescription drug addiction.
With tears in their eyes and their hands clasped tightly, as if in prayer, they begged for help, and I vowed then and there to do everything I could for them.
After weeks of visits to other West Virginia communities and talks with police officers, doctors and pharmacists, I decided the place to start was with hydrocodone, the most prescribed painkiller in America – and the most abused.
I didn’t want to interfere with the legitimate use of hydrocodone products. West Virginia, as a mining state, has done a lot of heavy lifting for America, and we are no strangers to pain.
But it was clear to me that for too long the government’s controls on hydrocodone had been dangerously inadequate, and it should be reclassified from a Schedule III drug to a Schedule II controlled substance with more restrictions on its prescription and distribution.
It’s been a long, hard fight, involving not just legislation but also untold numbers of telephone calls and letters to regulators.
But every time I encountered resistance, especially from the pharmaceutical industry, I pressed on, inspired by the courageous children of Oceana.
And now, I am so proud to tell them to wipe away their tears because help is on the way.
The federal government’s long overdue decision this week to place Schedule II restrictions on pain pills containing hydrocodone gives us a powerful new weapon to fight the deadly epidemic of prescription drug abuse that has caused such sorrow in West Virginia and the rest of our country.
Now, prescriptions of hydrocodone products must be written – no faxes or phone calls from doctors to pharmacies. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will not be allowed to prescribe these drugs. Refills will require a new prescription. And pharmacies and distributors must store the drugs in special vaults.
I have spent nearly two years fighting for these restrictions, with widespread support from Democrats and Republicans in both chambers of Congress, as well as from health care providers, addiction specialists, law enforcement, advocacy groups and victims across the nation.
Even the Food and Drug Administration’s panel of medical experts, which advises the agency on how to classify drugs, voted 19-10 earlier this year to reschedule hydrocodone.
That resounding vote came on the same day that I shared with the panel personal stories from West Virginians on how they have been affected by these painkillers.
I told them about the children in Oceana, who had lost everything – their homes, their families, their neighborhoods.
I told them about police officers in West Virginia, waging a relentless campaign against drug abuse, only to find it is easier for kids to get their hands on prescription drugs than beer and cigarettes.
I told them about alarmed doctors and their pleas for help to stop a drug abuse epidemic that they believe is producing “a lost generation” of desperate, hopeless Americans.
And I told them of my own heartache that my beautiful home state of West Virginia had been so ravaged by this epidemic that it is now one of the most over-medicated states in the nation.
A recent study released by Trust for America’s Health reported that our state has the highest drug overdose rate in the country.
The report also explained that overdoses in West Virginia have quadrupled over the past ten years, mostly due to easy access.
The study claimed that 55 percent of those who have had prescription drug abuse problems have received the drugs from friends and family.
From 2001 to 2010 alone, West Virginia had a 214 percent increase in the number of prescription drug overdoses. And between 2001 and 2008, more than 9 out of 10 drug overdoses in our state involved prescription drugs.
But numbers, statistics and reports can’t even remotely compare to the soul-stirring stories I have heard first-hand from West Virginians all across our state.
Now, however, we have an opportunity to bring this powerful drug back under more control and to ensure that it is used properly – to treat pain.
Now, we have taken a tremendous step forward in putting an end to a deadly and destructive epidemic and the horror stories that children tell.
~~ Joe Manchin III ~~
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito – 10.26.13
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s estimated that almost 40,000 women in the United States will die of breast cancer this year. These are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, wives, daughters. And thousands of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer as well.
Almost every family in West Virgina—and across the country— has been touched by somebody who has had breast cancer, and I’m certainly no exception. My mother-in-law, Ruth Eskew Capito, died tragically at age 51, diagnosed with breast cancer. I never knew her as a mother-in-law. My children never got to enjoy the pleasures of having her as their grandmother. The emptiness and hurt never goes away.
With the efforts of many dedicated to fighting breast cancer, we are making some progress – but limited progress in stopping premature deaths caused by this terrible disease. We must speed up our progress, which is why I have introduced H.R. 1830, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act, along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors.
The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act sets a national goal of ending deaths from the disease by 2020. This bill would establish a commission that would direct federal and private-sector resources towards the promising treatments aimed at stopping metastasis, or the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body.
This legislation is not designed to spend more taxpayers’ dollars. In fact, the bill does not authorize any new federal spending. Instead, it is designed to direct our existing research dollars in the most efficient way possible.
So far 172 bipartisan members of Congress have joined me by cosponsoring this legislation, and I hope many other members will step forward to support breast cancer research. Together, we can make a difference.
I spoke on the House floor earlier this week in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act.
WATER BILL WILL SUPPORT WV JOBS
I was proud to vote yes this week on H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which passed the House 417-3. The bill’s passage is a significant victory for West Virginia jobs and American jobs.
West Virginia is in the Ohio River Basin, where coal makes up 59 percent of the shipped tonnage. Waterways and ports support 9,900 local jobs and directly contribute $1.6 billion to the West Virginia economy. Domestic power plants rely on our rivers to maintain a steady supply of coal, and our country’s coal exports have nearly doubled in the last four years.
Efficient and effective water transportation has never been more important to West Virginia’s economy. Projects like the Marmet Lock and Dam in the Second Congressional District demonstrate the important of these projects. I’m pleased that this bill takes steps to protect the Inland Waterways Trust Fund so we can reduce the $8 billion package of pending construction projects on our rivers. Completing these projects will create jobs and spur growth.
I hope my colleagues in the Senate will join us in passing this bipartisan bill and sending it to the president for his signature.
SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS
Members of Congress have the privilege of nominating a select group of individuals for admission to the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military (West Point) and Naval service academies. The deadline to apply for a nomination from my office is Thursday, October 31, 2013. All application materials must be received in my Charleston office by 5 p.m.
At minimum, applicants should be residents of the Second Congressional District of West Virginia, unmarried, and at least 17 years of age, but not older than 23 as of July 01 of the entrance year (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy applicants must not have passed their 25th birthday). A nomination is required in order to receive an appointment. I strongly encourage students to request a nomination from all applicable nominating sources, as obtaining an appointment to a service academy is a highly competitive process.
G-Comm™: Smart Investments Today Will Prepare West Virginia’s Infrastructure for the Future
Although the deal to end the shutdown and restore our borrowing authority bought a few months to solve the latest fiscal crisis, it reflects a larger problem in Congress. There is an unwillingness among some to put politics aside so we can have an honest conversation about the resources required to meet the country’s significant challenges ahead. And fixing the nation’s crumbling transportation system is one of our biggest challenges.
The U.S. was once a global leader in building and maintaining our infrastructure, but that’s no longer the case. After decades of under-investment in our roads, airports and air traffic control systems, rails, and ports, we have fallen far behind – and it’s staring us in the face, including right here in West Virginia.
Currently, more than 950 bridges around the state have been deemed “structurally deficient,” meaning that they need significant repairs or replacement. Nearly half of our major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, which costs drivers $372 million a year in car repairs and operating costs. Over the next 20 years, it is expected that our water and waste infrastructure will need millions of dollars in funding just to maintain current levels of service. On top of all this, nearly 400 of our dams are considered “high hazard”. Unfortunately, these numbers will only get worse if we fail to change the way we invest in our nation’s infrastructure.
However, we know that when we make smart, strategic investments in our infrastructure it can pay off in big ways. For decades, the Bluestone Dam in Hinton has protected more than 175,000 people living along southern West Virginia’s rivers, which are at risk of flooding every time there is severe weather. Annually, the Dam provides approximately $70 million in flood protection savings, and over its 60-year lifespan has saved nearly $5 billion. In recent years, I made sure the Dam got the funds necessary to pay for critical maintenance and upgrades so that we wouldn’t have to pay far more for unplanned repairs or accidents. Proactively investing in the Bluestone Dam and other at-risk infrastructure now means we won’t have to pay for our shortcomings in the future.
As we learned during the shutdown, the federal government plays a critical role in developing and maintaining our transportation infrastructure. When a truck and train accident in Randolph County killed one person and injured several others earlier this month, we were told that investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were furloughed because of the shutdown, and therefore couldn’t get to the scene of the accident immediately to determine its cause. This was very frustrating to me. West Virginians deserve better than that.
The upcoming budget discussions give us the opportunity to address our infrastructure problems head-on, but every concept and idea must be on the table. I’ve already put forth a proposal for consideration that would boost private-public funding investments because I believe this is a practical way to bring billions in private funds off the sidelines and put it to work.
While no solution is perfect, we have to find a practical and sustainable path forward. Congress, the Administration and the stakeholder community all must be willing to engage in an honest conversation in the coming weeks about how to best increase investments in our nation’s future. The decisions we make now—or those we don’t make—will have a lasting impact on West Virginia and our nation.
WV Governor: FALL FOLIAGE TAKES CENTER STAGE
Living in a state known for its natural beauty, we sometimes take our forests for granted-even though we’re surrounded by trees. In fact, we are surrounded by 12 million acres of trees, making West Virginia the third most forested state in the nation. Trees provide the backdrop to our everyday lives. They cover our mountains and line our streets, keeping our state green and clean.
Every fall, our forests stop being part of the scenery and take center stage. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures grow cooler, our hardwood forests turn an array of breathtaking colors before they settle down for their winter’s rest. Visitors travel from across the country to see our glorious autumn foliage, sometimes spending weeks at a time “chasing color.“
Foliage starts to turn shades of red, yellow, and orange at the highest peaks in mid- to late-September. As the fall foliage season continues, these brilliant colors slowly make its way down the mountainsides and wraps up in the valleys in late October. No matter where you live in West Virginia, you will have the opportunity to enjoy fall color each autumn, and after the season is over you can rest assured that you will get to see it again next year.
Fall foliage at its finest at Kumbrabow State Forest, which covers 9,474 acres in Randolph County
This is in large part thanks to more than 260,000 private forest landowners that own the majority of the state’s forestland. Many of these landowners, with the help of our Division of Forestry personnel, actively manage their forestland, thereby ensuring healthy forests for future fall foliage seasons. You also can do your part to contribute to our future autumn color by planting hardwood seedlings like maple, oak and poplar - all available from Clements State Tree Nursery. Order online at www.wvcommerce.org/ClementsNursery or call 304.675.1820 to request a catalog.
Every fall when I look out the window, I realize once again how blessed I am to live in this beautiful state. If you haven’t had a chance to take time this fall to admire the foliage, please do so before it is gone for another year.
G-OB™: Minnie Hamilton Health System - Patient Support Specialist
Minnie Hamilton Health System is seeking a Patient Support Specialist for its Glenville Office.
As a Patient Support Specialist you will schedule patient appointments, answer phone calls, direct calls as necessary, register patients for appointments, outpatient lab, etc., open mail, and complete daily deposits.
Specific requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent, dependable, team player, able to multi-task, and flexible schedule.
To apply for this full-time position, contact Rebecca Law at 304.462.7322.
Bon Appétit: Spooky Witches’ Fingers
Recipe makes 60 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole almonds
1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel
Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.
Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Lightly grease baking sheets.
Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts.
Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper.
Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie.
Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail.
Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles.
You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance.
Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
Ask the Doctor: Dairy Food Digestion Proves Tricky
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Dairy products are a problem for me.
For breakfast, 1% milk is fine and yogurt isn’t troublesome.
Other dairy foods bother me.
I am 61 and more intolerant of dairy foods now than when I was younger.
Why? - Anon.
ANSWER: Lactase is an enzyme found in the small intestine.
It digests lactose, milk sugar.
Infants of all animal species are born with a good supply of the lactase enzyme.
They lose their supply of lactase at the time they are weaned from their mother’s milk. Most humans hold onto an adequate supply of lactase into adult life.
Some, however, have so little that they find dairy products impossible to digest.
Dairy products bloat these people, give them stomach cramps and can bring on diarrhea.
That’s lactase deficiency or lactose intolerance.
Both terms denote the same problem.
The lactase deficiency is an ethnic trait.
Blacks, Asian-Americans and Native Americans have less lactase in adulthood than do whites.
Age causes the lactase supply to dwindle.
That’s the reason you have more trouble at age 61 than you did years ago.
Cheeses and yogurt are exceptions to the rule.
Many lactase-deficient people tolerate them well.
You can overcome the lactase deficiency problem by avoiding dairy products, by taking the lactase enzyme in pill form before eating dairy products or by using dairy products that have been pretreated with the enzyme.
Flashback: What Happened on October 28, ....
• 1725 Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan of Pennsylvania obtained 100,000 acres of property west and north of the Opequon River extended to the North Mountain and the Potomac River.
• 1833 Commissioners reported that James Smith had completed construction of the Jackson County Courthouse at present-day Ripley.
• 1887 Lawyer and politician Jonathan M. Bennett died in Weston, Lewis County. In 1857, Governor Wise appointed him as the first auditor of the state of Virginia.
• 1897 Seventy coal miners at the Fayette County mines of M. T. Davis and Company returned to work. They had been on a sympathy strike since August 9, in support of striking miners in Ohio and Pennsylvania. 46 other miners at that site remained on strike until December 16.
• 1899 Eighty coal miners at the Brooklyn Mine in Fayette County returned to work at their former wages. They had been on strike since September 22, demanding an advanced mining rate.
• 1958 Coal mine explosion in the Burton Mine of the Oglebay Norton Coal Company at Craigsville, Nicholas County, killed 14.
Stargazing - 10.28.13
Moon and Mars
Mars is next door to the crescent Moon early tomorrow morning.
The planet looks like a moderately bright orange star to the Moon’s left or lower left.
The true star Regulus, which is a bit brighter than Mars, stands above them.
Moon and Mars
The roster of known planets includes more than a thousand worlds. A few of them are somewhat similar to Earth — balls of solid rock that are close to the right temperature for liquid water. Yet of all the planets we know about, the one where conditions are most like Earth is right here in our own solar system: the Red Planet Mars.
Mars is a good bit smaller than Earth, so its surface gravity is only about a third as strong. Such weak gravity couldn’t hold on to what was once a fairly thick, warm atmosphere.
But some air remains today. It’s only about one percent as dense as Earth’s, but it does provide some advantages. For one thing, it’s made almost entirely of carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas that traps heat. That keeps the surface quite a bit warmer than if the planet had no atmosphere at all.
Another advantage is that it allows Mars to have ice caps and clouds made largely of frozen water — a precious resource for life. Some liquid water may occasionally seep to the surface as well. The atmosphere is so thin, though, that the water quickly evaporates.
That combination makes Mars the most Earth-like world yet seen — and it’s right next door.
And early tomorrow, Mars is right next door to the crescent Moon. The planet looks like a moderately bright orange star to the Moon’s left or lower left. The true star Regulus, which is a bit brighter than Mars, stands above them. We’ll have more about Mars on Wednesday.
G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 10.28.13
Jesus chooses his twelve apostles.
In today’s gospel reading, Luke relates how Jesus chose his twelve apostles from among his disciples, following a night of prayer to his Father. This was a ‘Be in this with me, Father’ form of prayer much used by Jesus. Having chosen his apostles, Jesus joined his disciples and a large crowd of people from many parts of the country. These people had come to hear Jesus and to seek his curing powers. In today’s first reading, Paul tells the Ephesians that the church is God’s Temple and that the Gentiles are built into it. It is a unified church built on the foundation that the prophets and the apostles have laid, with Jesus Christ as main cornerstone and them as part of the building. Lord, we pray for a unified Christian Church.
Ephesians 2:19-22. Their message goes out through all the earth. Ps 18(19):2-5. Luke 6:12-19.
WayBackWhen™: October 28
Today is Monday, October 28, the 301st day of 2013. There are 64 days left in the year.
Thought for today:
“I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss-born French philosopher (1712-1778).
Today’s highlight in history:
On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
On this date:
In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a legislative act establishing Harvard College.
In 1776, the Battle of White Plains was fought during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a limited British victory.
In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York store at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan.
In 1919, Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.
In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.
In 1940, Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
In 1958, the Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected pope; he took the name John XXIII.
In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter and Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan faced off in a nationally broadcast, 90-minute debate in Cleveland.
In 1991, what became known as “The Perfect Storm” began forming hundreds of miles east of Nova Scotia; lost at sea during the storm were the six crew members of the Andrea Gail, a sword-fishing boat from Gloucester, Mass.
In 2001, the families of people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack gathered in New York for a memorial service filled with prayer and song.
In 2002, American diplomat Laurence Foley was assassinated in front of his house in Amman, Jordan, in the first such attack on a U.S. diplomat in decades.
Ten years ago:
Firefighters beat back flames on Los Angeles’ doorstep, saving hundreds of homes in the city’s San Fernando Valley from California’s deadliest wildfires in more than a decade.
The Senate confirmed Utah Governor Mike Leavitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
A Soyuz space capsule carrying an American, a Russian and a Spaniard from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan.
The seven astronauts who died in the Columbia shuttle disaster were honored with the unveiling of their names carved into the national Space Mirror Memorial.
Five years ago:
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail for his part in a sex-and-text scandal. (Kilpatrick ended up serving 99 days.)
One year ago:
Airlines canceled more than 7,000 flights in advance of Hurricane Sandy, transit systems in New York, Philadelphia and Washington were shut down, and forecasters warned the New York area could see an 11-foot wall of water.
President Barrack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney altered their campaign travel plans because of the approaching storm; Obama visited FEMA headquarters in Washington before returning to the White House to monitor Sandy’s progress.
The San Francisco Giants won their second World Series title in three years, beating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in extra innings to complete a four-game sweep.
Jazz singer Cleo Laine is 86
Actress Joan Plowright is 84
Musician-songwriter Charlie Daniels is 77
Actress Jane Alexander is 74
Singer Curtis Lee is 72
Actor Dennis Franz is 69
Pop singer Wayne Fontana is 68
Actress Telma Hopkins is 65
Olympic track and field gold medalist Bruce Jenner is 64
Actress Annie Potts is 61
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is 58
The former president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is 57
Musician Stephen Morris (New Order) is 56
Singer-musicians Ron Hemby (The Buffalo Club) and William Reid (The Jesus & Mary Chain) are 55
Actor Mark Derwin is 53
Actress Daphne Zuniga is 51
Actress Lauren Holly and talk show host-comedian-actress Sheryl Underwood are 50
Actress Jami Gertz is 48
Actor Chris Bauer and actor-comedian Andy Richter are 47
Actress Julia Roberts is 46
Country singer-musician Caitlin Cary is 45
Actor Jeremy Davies and singer Ben Harper are 44
Country singer Brad Paisley is 41
Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 39
Singer Justin Guarini (“American Idol”) is 35
Pop singer Brett Dennen and musician Dave Tirio (Plain White T’s) are 34
Actress Troian Bellisario is 28
Singer/rapper Frank Ocean is 26
Actor Nolan Gould (TV: “Modern Family”) is 15.
Your Go-to Guide for Elevator and Escalator Safety During the Holidays
Remember the scene in Home Alone where the family is rushing through the crowded airport? Or images of teeming crowds in a shopping mall, every arm holding countless packages? Well ... it’s that time of year again!
November and December are arguably the busiest months of the year for traveling and shopping. Millions of people descend on the nation’s airports and shopping centers looking to create that perfect holiday memory. With all the excitement surrounding this time of year, the last thing Americans should worry about is escalator and elevator safety while navigating through the crowds. But while you may be more focused on your holiday to-do’s, you need to remember some important safety tips about the elevators and escalators you are using.
Safety innovations have come a long way in the last few decades and today’s elevators and escalators are safer than ever before. The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) is the expert in building transportation safety. NEII works to develop and promote updated safety codes, encourage the adaptation of the latest safety technologies, and ensure passengers are informed on the safest riding procedures for elevators and escalators.
However, even with all the advancements in safety technology, it’s worth keeping in mind that most accidents can be easily prevented by following simple elevator and escalator safety tips. Below are key guidelines proven to keep riders safe during the holiday season and any time throughout the year:
When boarding and riding elevators:
* Allow passengers exiting the elevator to clear before boarding
* Watch your step – the elevator car may not be perfectly level with the floor
* Stand clear of the doors – keep clothes and carry-ons away from the opening
* Hold children and pets firmly
* Leashed pets should be on the same side of the door as the passenger to prevent the door from closing on the leash
* Passengers nearest to the doors should enter first when the car arrives
* Push and hold the “door open” button if doors need to be held open, or ask someone to push the button for you
* Never try to stop a closing door, wait for the next car
* Once on board, quickly press the button for your floor and move to the back of the car to make room for other passengers
* Hold the rail or stand against the wall, if available
* Pay attention to the floor indications and announcements when provided
* If the doors do not open when the elevator stops, push the “door open” button
If there is ever an emergency, remember that all elevators have several safety devices, one of which is brakes that will stop the car if it is not operating properly. If the elevator should ever stop between floors, do not panic. Follow these guidelines:
* If the elevator should ever stop between floors, do not panic, there is plenty of air in the elevator
* Never climb out of a stalled elevator
* Use the “alarm” or “help” button, the telephone or the intercom to call for assistance
* Above all, wait for qualified help to arrive and never try to leave an elevator that has not stopped normally
* Emergency lighting will come on in the event of a power failure
When entering escalators:
* Watch the direction of the moving step and step on and off with extra care
* Hold children firmly with one arm or hold child’s free hand
* Hold small packages firmly in one hand, but always leave one hand available to hold the handrail
* Grasp the handle as you step onto the moving step
* Do not step onto an escalator going in the opposite direction
* Do not take wheelchairs, electric scooters, strollers, hand carts, luggage carts or similar items on the escalator
When riding and exiting escalators:
* Keep loose clothing clear of steps and sides
* Wear closed-toed and hard-soled shoes, and avoid wearing footwear made of soft-resin or other rubbery materials
* Stand clear and keep feet clear of the sides of the escalator
* Face forward and keep firm grip on the handrail
* Reposition your hand slowly if the handrail moves ahead or behind the steps
* Don’t climb onto or ride the handrail
* Do not let children sit on steps or stand too close to sides
* Don’t hesitate and step off promptly
* Make sure to step over the comb fingers; don’t let your feet slide off the end of the escalator
* Immediately move clear of the escalator exit area; don’t stop to talk or look around since other passengers may be behind you
Always remember, if there is an emergency, simply push one of the “stop” buttons located at the top or bottom landings of the escalator near the handrail or floor level. For more detailed information about elevator and escalator safety, visit the NEII website at www.neii.org.
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Pioneer Football 2013: A Road Game Win Over Notre Dame College 20-16
The Glenville State Pioneer football team won a huge Mountain East Conference game over newcomer Notre Dame College 20-16, on a snowy Saturday afternoon.
The Pioneers would strike first at the 11:24 mark of the first quarter as Rahmann Lee scored on a eight yard touchdown run as GSC took a 7-0 lead.
Notre Dame College would come right back and get on the scoreboard as Kyle Kaplan hit a 27 yard field goal as they made it 7-3.
Notre Dame College would then take their first lead of the game in the second quarter as Ray J. Brown caught an 11 yard touchdown pass from Ray Russ as they would go up 10-7, with 10:12 to go till halftime.
The Pioneers though would come right back and retake the lead as Sean Steele scored on a one yard touchdown run as the G men took a 14-10 lead into halftime.
GSC would score the only points of the third quarter as Rahmann Lee scored his second touchdown run of the day, this one from 44 yards out, as he put the Pioneers up 20-10.
Notre Dame College would add another touchdown later in the fourth quarter as they made it 20-16, but that’s as close as they would get as the Pioneers would hold on for a nice road victory.
The Pioneers outgained Notre Dame on the ground 125 to 94 however Notre Dame won the battle through the air as they passed for 256 yards while GSC threw for only 66 yards.
Both teams played well and clean as GSC only had two penalties for 13 yards while Notre Dame only had three penalties for 33 yards.
GSC also won the turnover battle as they caused three Notre Dame turnovers while the Pioneers only had one.
Rahmann Lee led the GSC rushing attack as he rushed for 88 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns.
GSC freshman quarterback Sean Steele went six for 15 for 66 yards, his favorite target being Seth Jordan as he caught two passes for 16 yards. Senior wideout Michael Evans caught one pass for 19 yards.
Safety Keith Mayes led the Pioneers defense with 11 tackles while linebacker Elijah Sala racked up 7.5 tackles and an interception. Senior cornerback Darren Elliott also had an interception on the day.
For Notre Dame, quarterback Ray Russ went 17 for 24 for 155 yards and a touchdowns but also had two interceptions. Ryan Falllon went seven for 12 for 101 yards.
Jack Foy caught 10 passes for 91 yards.
The Pioneers return home to Morris Stadium this Saturday, November 02, 2013 when Shepherd comes calling for a huge Mountain East Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.
WVU and Marshall Football Results - 10.24.13, 10.26.13
West Virginia is the definition of an up-and-down team. It played Oklahoma close on the road, beat Oklahoma State at home and was in position to hand Texas Tech its first loss last week. But the Mountaineers have also lost badly (we’re talking not even putting up a fight) to Maryland and Baylor.
That physical, run-right-at-you Kansas State offense can also throw it past you.
West Virginia relearned that lesson Saturday during a second-half torching when K-State posted a pair of 100-yard receivers in a 35-12 rout.
Tyler Lockett, the known commodity, made eight catches and three touchdowns among his 111 yards. (That was just more of the same from last year’s meeting when he scorched WVU for 194 yards.) But what of this Curry Sexton, a junior who posted career highs of six catches for 112 yards? Was he the same receiver who had 189 yards combined during K-State’s first six games?
“I could care less about my 100 yards today, to be honest with you,” Sexton said. “If I had zero yards and a win, I would take that any day over a statistic.
“It just feels good to win again. It has been six weeks or something.”
Since September 14 to be exact—that’s the last time K-State won a football game, and it came against FBS newcomer UMass. Saturday’s slump-buster against West Virginia felt far more satisfying, and uncanningly familiar.
Remember when Collin Klein completed 19-of-21 passes in Morgantown last time? Well, the Jake Waters-Daniel Sams combo nearly equalled that with an 18-of-21 effort.
“Jake and Daniel were throwing the heck out of the ball,” said Sexton, who caught a 32-yard pass on third-and-8 with K-State leading 14-12 early in the fourth quarter. That grab in front of safety Karl Joseph was part of the Wildcats’ converting 7-of-8 third downs in the second half.
Lockett’s first touchdown, thrown by Waters, came on a 35-yard post pattern against Icky Banks that gave K-State the lead in the first quarter. The next one was tossed by Sams–a leaping 9-yarder over Banks in the back of the end zone—and started the Wildcats’ 28-point second-half avalanche after WVU had taken a 12-7 edge.
The 5-foot-11 Lockett slipped behind Travis Bell to add a 24-yarder from Waters in the fourth quarter. The only guy Lockett didn’t catch a pass against was WVU Daryl Worley, the freshman cornerback who spent the afternoon in a sweat suit, sidelined by what one assistant called an undisclosed injury.
Lockett, returning from his own leg injury, said that “when you sit out, you get to see exactly how much you missed the game.” Well K-State’s quarterbacks didn’t miss him Saturday and WVU’s secondary didn’t provide much deterrence.
“When they’re running routes, our defenders are supposed to cover them,” Holgorsen deadpanned after the game. “When the ball’s in the air you’re supposed to make plays on the ball. They did it, we didn’t.”
Tramaine Thompson caught a 30-yard scoring strike from Waters, as the junior college transfer went 10-of-13 for 198 yards. Sams, the alleged running half of K-State’s QB tandem, hit on all eight of his passes for 93 yards.
“We were 18 out of 21 on pass attempts today, but that could have been 10 out of 21 if (the receivers) do not make some of the catches they made,” said K-State boss Bill Snyder.
The 74-year-old coach wasn’t totally overlooking his QBs, however. Waters, in particular rebounded after seeing his playing time diminish in recent weeks.
“I am proud of him,” Snyder said. “When things do not go your way, that is what you are supposed to do. We are all supposed to do that. That is what life is all about.”
West Virginia, losers of three straight, could learn a life lesson from Snyder’s team.
Logan Kilgore threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres Jefferson as time expired to give Middle Tennessee a 51-49 victory over Marshall on Thursday night.
Kilgore was 22 of 40 for 277 yards and four touchdowns for the Blue Raiders (4-4, 2-2 Conference USA). Jefferson had seven catches for 91 yards, and Jordan Parker ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Rakeem Cato was 19 of 35 for 235 yards and three touchdowns for the Thundering Herd (4-3, 2-1). Essray Taliaferro ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.
Marshall scored two late touchdowns to take the lead. Kevin Grooms scored on a 1-yard run with 8:17 to go, and Essray Taliaferro put the Thundering Herd up 49-45 with a 2-yard run with 2:29 left.
Kilgore then drove the Blue Raiders 79 yards for the winning score, also completing passes of 24, 14, 5 and 18 yards to Jefferson on the 13-play march.
Kilgore threw two 16-yard touchdown passes in the first half, connecting with Kyle Griswould in the first quarter and teaming with Christian Collis to tie it at 21 with 27 seconds left in the second. Kilgore had a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter and threw a 6-yard TD pass to Corey Carmichael early in the fourth.
Blue Raiders safety Chris Brown also blocked Tyler Williams’ punt and scored in the first quarter.
Cato threw two touchdown passes in the first half, a 39-yarder to Jazz King and a 6-yarder to Gator Hoskins, and added a 6-yard scoring strike to Tommy Shuler in the third quarter.
Weekly Horoscope: 10.27.13 - 11.02.13
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) - A moment spent reflecting on the 27th and 28th will help motivate you to enjoy life and to take care and be happy. Take on any challenge with the intent to do your best and to win. Protect your health and your emotional attitude on the 29th 30th and 31st from anyone trying to control or deter you from reaching your goals. Rise above any controversy and pay attention to doing a good job regardless of what others do or say. Perfection and determination will help you bypass negativity and complaints. Your relationships with others will be tested on the 1st and 2nd. Don’t prejudge or make assumptions. Go directly to the source before you make a decision.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) - Sharing your thoughts on the 27th and 28th will lead to an emotional altercation. You are best to rethink your strategy and try reverse psychology if you want to get your way. You are heading in an upward direction on the 29th 30th and 31st regarding your friendship with colleagues and those willing to share and collaborate with you. A growing interest in different cultures will inspire you to make some personal changes. Larger quarters or inviting visitors to spend time with you will give you greater insight into what you want to aspire to do in the future. Take time to nurture important partnerships on the 1st and 2nd and encourage the people you want to have by your side.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) - Take care of odd jobs on the 27th and 28th. Making your place feel more like home or entertaining friends will lift your spirits and leave you with some interesting ideas to think about. Favors will be granted. Choose your words wisely on the 29th 30th and 31st. You will end up in an emotional brawl if you haven’t been honest or you have revealed secret information someone trusted you with. A relationship can bring you good fortune but motives must be considered before you accept what’s being offered. Make plans on the 1st and 2nd that are geared toward getting ahead professionally by sending out your resume or answering adds that look promising.
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) - Explore new interests on the 27th and 28th and it will encourage friendships with people from different backgrounds. What you learn and experience will enrich your life and send you in a positive direction. Home is where the heart is and on the 29th 30th and 31st you should use the space you call your own to entertain and accommodate groups you belong to. A creative hobby will be recognized as something worth developing by someone who visits you. Engage in a new endeavor. Socializing on the 1st and 2nd will lead you in a new direction. Sharing information and getting into a regime that will help you make personal improvements will pay off.
Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) - Try something new on the 27th and 28th. You need an outlet that allows you to explore your attributes and creative needs. A change in the way you do things or the people you hang out with will improve your emotional wellness and enlist new friendships. Take action on the 29th 30th and 31st regarding how you earn your living. Your actions, dedication and need to strive for perfection will be noticed but also make someone you least expect jealous. Keep a low profile and a strong work ethic and you will avoid interference. Stick to whatever needs to be done on the 1st and 2nd and avoid any sort of emotional interaction. Get out of the house and do something you enjoy.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) - Don’t share personal information on the 27th and 28th. Listen offer suggestions and help to friends and relatives but don’t ask for anything in return. Keep a cool head and a future plan as your goal and motive. You can share your ideas and win support on the 29th 30th and 31st. The changes that come about due to the help you receive from those you have don’t things for in the past will lead to your success. An enthusiastic encounter will result in an interesting partnership. Live a little and you’ll experience a lot. Keep your mind clear on the 1st and 2nd and avoid overindulgence, too much of anything including spending time with someone will turn out to be costly.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) - Don’t let vulnerability cost you on the 27th and 28th. Look at the big picture and decipher what’s actually happening before you offer. Take care of your needs first and refuse to let anyone take advantage of your kindness. Have a plan in mind on the 29th 30th and 31st regarding work or any legal or financial concern you have that has the potential to affect your reputation status or your assets. Taking on too much or overdoing it in any way will cost you in time and money. Change will be forced on you the 1st and 2nd. Don’t wait for someone else to make the first move. Size up your situation and do what’s best for you. Now is not the time to be nice or procrastinate.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) - An emotional situation is best left alone on the 27th and 28th if it will hurt your standing in the community or your reputation or status at work. Find a creative outlet that will help you work through a personal situation involving older or younger friends or family. You’ll have a better handle on the 29th 30th and 31st regarding a situation you face that requires constant nurturing. Your understanding patience and cooperation will turn a negative encounter into a positive and rewarding situation. Greater dealings with institutions can be expected on the 1st and 2nd. Don’t go overboard when simplicity and moderation will be just as beneficial in the end.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) - A mini trip or vacation on the 27th and 28th will have an influence on your attitude and help you make important decisions that will alter the way you live or you current domestic situation. Sharing your personal beliefs on the 29th 30th and 31st will lead to upset discord and a difference of opinion that will make you think about your next move. Keep your thoughts private and avoid controversy that can influence your position and your future. A change is in order and must be made quickly. Your concerns on the 1st and 2nd will encourage self-help and starting over. Update your look and attitude and address issues that help you understand what’s important to you.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) - Spending a little on someone you love on the 27th and 28th will boost your relationship but don’t try to buy love. You have enough going for you that you shouldn’t have to do anything but show affection and strive for equality. More time working on deals on the 29th 30th and 31st and turning ideas into something spectacular should be your goal. You have plenty to gain if you are persistent and enforce what you want to see unfold. Don’t let someone’s change of heart or plans slow you down. Shake things up a bit on the 1st and 2nd when it comes to life’s pleasures. Getting out and enjoying friends or taking a trip to one of your favorite places will relieve stress.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) - Proceed with caution on the 27th and 28th. Knowing what you want and not relying on anyone to help you will bring you close to your chosen goal. Don’t be fooled by someone’s emotional plea to get you to do something questionable. A partnership concern on the 29th 30th and 31st must be dealt with wisely. Honest communication can clear any pressing matter that has the potential to ruin your plans. Say what’s on your mind, listen to the response you get and get on with your life. Don’t let money become an issue on the 1st and 2nd that causes problems between you and someone you care about. It’s best not to lend or borrow money or possessions right now.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) - Do your very best on the 27th and 28th and you will leave a good impression and boost your reputation. Any job worth doing is worth doing well and will encourage added responsibilities and rewards. You will advance on the 29th 30th and 31st if you lay out your plans and discuss options with people who can help you move forward. Don’t let an emotional encounter with someone cause stress and hinder your productivity. Your success will be the sweetest revenge so hunker down and get things done. Invest in your ideas, creativity and talent on the 1st and 2nd. Make positive changes at home that encourage you to develop your skills and boost your confidence and spirit.
Bon Appétit: Carrot Zucchini Casserole
Recipe makes 1 9x13-inch casserole
1 pound carrots, sliced
3 zucchinis, sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grated onion
3/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Place carrots into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes.
Strain carrots out of the water with a slotted spoon.
Add zucchini slices to the pot and simmer until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
Drain, reserving about 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
Stir reserved cooking liquid into mayonnaise, onion, horseradish, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
Mix cooked vegetables into mayonnaise mixture until well blended; pour mixture into prepare baking dish.
Mix bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl; sprinkle over vegetables.
Bake in preheated oven until bread crumbs are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
Ask the Doctor: Exam Isn’t What It Used to Be
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a healthy, 68-year-old male.
I have always had a yearly checkup.
This always included blood work, urinalysis, blood stool test, listening to my heart, sometimes an EKG, a digital prostate check and a general touch and visual exam of my whole body.
I have recently moved.
My new doctor just does blood tests and goes over the results with me.
I don’t even take off my shirt.
He says the rest of the exam is just a waste of time.
What should people expect in a routine physical? - W.V.
ANSWER: The standard yearly physical exam isn’t what it used to be.
The United States Services Task Force, a committee of respected doctors who set policy for such things, issued new directions on what a physical exam should comprise.
The exam should be adapted to the patient’s age, family history of illnesses, gender-specific conditions and an exploration of whatever symptoms the patient has.
Blood pressure, weight and listening to the heart and lungs, while not demanded every year in an otherwise healthy person, don’t take long and merit a yearly check.
If a person doesn’t have an eye doctor, then the examining physician should check for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Some blood tests ought to be a yearly affair: cholesterol, triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c (diabetes check) and a stool test for blood.
A yearly PSA test is a matter of debate.
Women need to have mammograms and PAP smears done in accordance with official directions.
At age 50, people need a colonoscopy.
An ultrasound check of the abdomen for aortic aneurysm is a suggestion for those in their mid-to-late 60s who smoked.
The rest of the exam is directed to a patient’s specific complaints.
The doctor should make sure people have had their vaccines: yearly flu, pneumonia vaccine, tetanus booster (every 10 years) and the shingles vaccine for older patients.
The stethoscope has not been thrown out.
Flashback: What Happened on October 27, ....
• 1975 Governor Moore informed Kanawha County Prosecutor Larry Winter that he would not appear before a grand jury on October 29, even though he had been subpoenaed.
• 1978 WWBB - AM radio went on the air, the first radio station in Madison, Boone County. It was owned by the Boone Broadcasting Company. That same day, WXCC - FM radio went on the air in Williamson, Mingo County, the sister station to WBTH - AM.
• 1992 In a public meeting in Charleston, Kanawha County, residents and Mayor Kent Hall expressed opposition to a new proposed regional airport to serve Charleston; Huntington, Cabell County; and Parkersburg, Wood County. Kanawha County Voters had rejected a similar proposal in the 1960s.
• 1992 State School Superintendent Hank Marockie removed Nick Wright from the Mason County Board of Education for refusing to attend training classes. Attorney General Mario Palumbo supported Wright’s assertion that it was “unusual” for an appointed official such as Marockie to removed an elected official from his position.
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Stargazing - 10.27.13
Moon and Company
The Moon has a couple of prominent companions in tomorrow’s pre-dawn sky.
The star Regulus is close to the lower left of the Moon, with the orange planet Mars a little farther in that direction.
Moon and Company
The Moon has a couple of prominent companions in tomorrow’s pre-dawn sky. The star Regulus is close to the lower left of the Moon, with the orange planet Mars a little farther in that direction.
Regulus actually consists of four stars that are gravitationally bound to each other. But only one of them shines brightly enough to see with the unaided eye. That star is several times bigger and heavier than the Sun. And at optical wavelengths — the form of light that’s visible to our eyes — it’s about 150 times brighter than the Sun.
Regulus is thousands of degrees hotter than the Sun, though, so much of its light is in the ultraviolet — wavelengths that are invisible to the eye. When you add that to the visible light and all other wavelengths, the star is close to 400 times brighter than the Sun.
Most of the ultraviolet is blocked by Earth’s ozone layer, so it never reaches the surface. That layer also blocks most of the ultraviolet light from the Sun, which is a good thing for us. Ultraviolet causes sunburn and skin cancers, and can produce genetic mutations. So an unfiltered bath of solar UV wouldn’t be pleasant.
To study the ultraviolet light from the stars, astronomers must loft their telescopes high above the ozone layer — into Earth orbit or beyond. From that perch, they get an unobstructed view of the ultraviolet light of many objects — including brilliant stars like Regulus.
More about the Moon and Mars tomorrow.
TRUTH OR TRADITION? – #245
“Upon this rock I will build my church.” Matthew 16:18
A Law Of Nature.
One very fundamental law of nature is that every seed will reproduce only after its kind. A pumpkin seed will never produce a watermelon, neither will a bean produce corn. That is true in any part of the world where climate and soil conditions are right, and it is true in any period of time in the history of the world.
King Tut’s Tomb.
King Tut, the boy king of Egypt, died about 1323 BC. His tomb was discovered in 1922. Among the many artifacts that were found were some grains of wheat. Supposing the germ of life were still in those grains of wheat, and they were planted in a Kansas wheat field, what kind of wheat would they produce? A Kansas variety, or an ancient Egyptian variety? Every seed reproduces after its kind.
A Georgia Rattlesnake.
If I wanted to grow a Georgia Rattlesnake (watermelon, not a serpent) in my garden, would I need a vine that would reach all the way from Georgia to Steer Creek? All I would need would be a few seeds from one of those melons, and they would produce the same thing in West Virginia that they produce in Georgia. Every seed reproduces after its kind.
The Parable Of The Sower.
In Luke 8 Jesus spoke a parable about a man sowing seed, some of which fell by the wayside, some fell on rocky ground, some among thorns, and some on good ground. The difference in the crop produced was determined by the soil on which the seed fell. In explaining the meaning of the parable, Jesus said: “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God” (Luke 8:11) . Jesus commissioned His disciples to sow that seed in every nation of the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16) .
The Parable Of The Tares.
After explaining the Parable of the Sower, Jesus told another parable about a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while he slept an enemy came and sowed tares (Matthew 13:24-30) . That explains all the division in the religious world today. Tares are being sown along with the good seed.
The Seed Of The Kingdom.
Suppose I were to sow The Word of God and the Book of Mormon, what would my converts be? If I were to sow The Word of God and The Koran, what would my converts be? The Word of God and Watchtower Publications? The Word of God and this manual or that discipline or this catechism? But, if I were to sow the pure word of God and nothing else, what would my converts be called? What were the apostles’ converts called? “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch” (Acts 11:26) . King Agrippa knew what he would be called if he obeyed the gospel Paul preached: “Almost thou persuades me to be a Christian (Acts 26:28) . Peter said “if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed” (1 Peter 4:16) . If it were not for human traditions, we could all be just “Christians.”
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Mrs. Frankie Lee Burton
Mrs. Frankie Lee Burton
Age 87, of Belpre, Ohio, formerly of Coolville, Ohio, passed away October 26, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
She was born December 01, 1926, in Glenville, WV, a daughter of the late Laco Marion and Arlie Ruth Skinner Vanhorn.
Mrs. Burton retired from Camden Clark Medical Center where she was a C.N.A. in labor and delivery and in the operating room. She was a former beautician, having worked at Cox’s Department Store in Parkersburg, and owned her own beauty salon, Burton’s Beauty Salon. She formerly worked at United Livestock Sales in Mineral Wells. She and her husband, Glen, raised and showed quarter horses and American Walkers, and were active in the Coolville Riding Club. She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church in south Parkersburg.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Glen Burton; one sister, Wilma June Cross; and one brother, Dale Sherwood Vanhorn.
A memorial service will be 1 PM November 02 at Gospel Tabernacle Church in south Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating.
Burial of her cremains will be at the Vanhorn Family Cemetery in Gilmer County.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services November 02 at the church.
The Lambert-Tatman Funeral and Cremation Services of Belpre, Ohio, is assisting the Burton family.
WayBackWhen™: October 27
Today is Sunday, October 27, the 300th day of 2013. There are 65 days left in the year.
Thought for Today:
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.“—Theodore Roosevelt, American president (1858-1919).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On October 27, 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York City.
On this date:
In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published under the pseudonym “Publius” (the essays were a collaborative effort by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay).
In 1795, the United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo (also known as Pinckney’s Treaty), which provided for free navigation of the Mississippi River.
In 1880, Theodore Roosevelt married his first wife, Alice Lee.
In 1886 (New Style date), the musical fantasy “A Night on Bald Mountain,“ written by Modest Mussorgsky (MOH’-dest muh-SAWRG’-skee) and revised after his death by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, was performed in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in New York City.
In 1922, the first annual celebration of Navy Day took place.
In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: “nylon.“
In 1947, “You Bet Your Life,“ starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.)
In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr.
In 1971, the Democratic Republic of Congo was renamed the Republic of Zaire (but it went back to its previous name in 1997).
In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH’-kem BAY’-gihn) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.
In 1992, Petty Officer Allen Schindler, a gay U.S. Navy sailor, was beaten to death near Sasebo Naval Base in southwestern Japan by shipmate Terry Helvey, who pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
In 2001, in Washington, the search for deadly anthrax widened to thousands of businesses and 30 mail distribution centers.
Ten years ago:
Suicide bombers in Baghdad struck Red Cross headquarters and three police stations, killing dozens of people.
Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Walter Edward Washington died at age 88.
Rod Roddy, announcer on “The Price is Right,“ died in Los Angeles at age 66.
Five years ago:
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted in Washington of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence that might have been favorable to Stevens at trial.)
The body of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found in an SUV three days after Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death in the Chicago home they’d shared. (The estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, William Balfour, is charged in the killings.)
Umpires halted play in Game 5 of the World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2 because of rain. (The game was completed two days later, at which time the Phillies beat the Rays 4-3 to win the Series.)
One year ago:
Sixty million people in the eastern United States braced for high winds, torrential rains, power outages and even snow from Hurricane Sandy, which was headed toward a merger with two wintry weather systems.
The San Francisco Giants, with a 2-0 victory, took a three-games-to-none lead in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
Actress Nanette Fabray is 93
Baseball Hall-of-Famer and sportscaster Ralph Kiner is 91
Actress Ruby Dee is 91
Actor-comedian John Cleese is 74
Author Maxine Hong Kingston is 73
Country singer Lee Greenwood is 71
Producer-director Ivan Reitman is 67
Country singer-musician Jack Daniels is 64
Rock musician Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 64
Author Fran Lebowitz is 63
Rock musician K.K. Downing is 62
TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 62
Actor-director Roberto Benigni is 61
Actor Peter Firth is 60
Actor Robert Picardo is 60
World Golf Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan is 57
Singer Simon Le Bon is 55
Country musician Jerry Dale McFadden (The Mavericks) is 49
Internet news editor Matt Drudge is 47
Rock musician Jason Finn (Presidents of the United States of America) is 46
Rock singer Scott Weiland (WY’-land) is 46
Actor Sean Holland is 45
Actress Sheeri Rappaport is 36
Violinist Vanessa-Mae is 35
Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne is 29
Actress Christine Evangelista is 27
WV Lottery - 10.26.13
12-18-32-41-42 Hot Ball: 10
04-06-34-49-56 Power Ball: 29
AAA Offers Halloween Tips for Parents and Motorists
As Halloween approaches, AAA East Central reminds parents, trick-or-treaters and motorists to observe some important safety tips when they are out in the evening during the next several days.
“Because excited trick-or-treaters often forget about safety, motorists and parents must be even more alert,” said J.J. Miller, safety advisor, AAA East Central. “Drivers should to be especially vigilant between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, when pedestrians are most vulnerable,” she added.
Here are some tips for parents and drivers to help keep children safe this Halloween:
— AAA recommends that parents accompany young trick-or-treaters at least until the age of 12.
— Since children are small and often hard to see even in well-lit situations, it is important to be sure a child’s Halloween costume is flame-retardant and visible with retro-reflective material.
— Choose disguises that don’t obstruct vision and opt for non-toxic face paint instead of masks. Check and adjust the length of costumes to avoid tripping.
— Review trick-or-treating precautions, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules.
— Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow. Teach children to stop only at well-lit houses and to never enter a stranger’s home or garage.
— Parents and trick-or-treaters should cross streets only at the corner, and never between parked cars or mid-block. Be sure that approaching cars come to a complete stop before stepping into the roadway.
— Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals. Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street.
— Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night.
— Look for children crossing the street. They may not be paying attention to traffic and cross the street mid-block or between parked cars.
— Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
— Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible — even in the daylight.
— Broaden your scanning by looking for children left and right into yards and front porches.
— Keep your eyes on the road at all times. Remove any distractions that may you’re your attention away from driving, such as cell phones or in-car entertainment and navigation systems.
GSC Zombie Fest - October 26, 2013 - This Saturday
A pre-Halloween event taking place at Morris Field on Mineral Road in Glenville on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Below is the schedule of festivities which are free and open to the public.
The events are sponsored by the GSC Pioneer Media (campus radio and television stations), the Science Fiction and Fantasy Guild student organization, and Student Government Association.
6:30 PM Trick or Trunk in parking lot or under canopy at field entrance
7:00 PM Movie – ParaNorman rated PG
8:35 PM Thriller dance instruction, music
9:00 PM Movie – Night of the Living Dead (unrated)(1968)
9:35 PM Thriller Dance
9:45 PM Movie – King of the Zombies (Approved) 1941
WV Fall 2013 Foliage Report: Southern WV Offers Colorful Foliage, Rest of State Past Peak
With the exception of the state’s southern counties and a few other scattered spots, state foresters report that the fall foliage season in West Virginia is quickly coming to an end.
This weekend may be the last for viewing colors in Braxton, Clay, Raleigh and Summers Counties.
Foliage is generally past peak along viewing Highways in Grant, Pendleton and Tucker Counties. Highway 33 in Pendleton over the North Mountain is one area where drivers can still enjoy stunning views. The yellows are especially interesting this year.
Mineral and Hampshire Counties are both past peak but still have some colors left, especially on Highway 50 heading east from Keyser across Knobly Mountain. In addition to leaf peeping, this year may be one of the best in recent years to view wildlife in open areas foraging on herbaceous plants, soft mast, grasses, etc. This is because of the very poor acorn mast crop.
In Berkeley County, foresters recommend visiting Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area and hiking on the Beacon Tower Trail or Old Still Trail. Also worthwhile is a drive along County Road 12 from Moorefield to Lost River State Park, where foliage is still gorgeous on the mountains.
There is still plenty of color around the lake at Tygart Lake State Park in Taylor County. Other recommendations to see limited color include Coopers Rock State Forest, where there are some spots of yellows and reds.
Foliage in most other areas of the state is reported to be past peak. Rain, wind and scattered frost have helped defoliate a good portion of West Virginia’s forests. Get out and enjoy what’s left before it’s gone.
New Trout Unlimited Chapter Forming in Spencer - 10.26.13 - This Saturday
State’s largest and most effective coldwater conservation organization catching on in central West Virginia.
Today, anglers from around central West Virginia will begin organizing a new chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) in an effort to conserve, protect and restore West Virginia’s trout waters and grow awareness about trout and trout fishing in this region. Currently, there are seven chapters of TU throughout the Mountain State, this chapter would become the 8th and serve the central West Virginia area.
“When I first took an interest in fly-fishing as a fresh graduate of Roane County High School, I sought out the local Trout Unlimited chapter. It was there I learned not just how to tie flies, cast a fly, or where to fish, but I learned how important our headwater streams are to all West Virginians whether they fish or not” said Philip Smith, current Chair of the West Virginia Council of TU and organizer of the local chapter effort. “We think there is a great base of anglers in this area and we want to form a family-friendly, effective new chapter that engages the local community and also makes an impact on our high elevation headwater streams.”
The new chapter has not yet decided on a name, but will hold meetings in both Spencer and Flatwoods. Meetings typically consist of a speaker talking about things like tying flies, where to fish, or conservation updates. Any interested person can attend meetings or engage in chapter activities.
The chapter will hold its first meeting at Smith’s split-bamboo fly rod shop at 1650 Charleston Road, Spencer, as an open-house atmosphere Saturday, October 26, 2013 from Noon till 5:00 PM. Bamboo rod-making demonstration and fly tying will be available. Please RSVP due to parking constraints. Contact Philip Smith at
or by phone at 304.610.0992.
WHAT: Anglers and interested volunteers will organize a new chapter of TU and begin developing plans for activities.
WHO: Representatives from West Virginia Trout Unlimited are available to discus the importance of keeping our rivers healthy and how TU plays a role in that. Volunteers will be available to discuss why they chose to donate their time and effort to the organization.
About West Virginia Trout Unlimited
West Virginia Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring West Virginia’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. The statewide organization has more than 1,600 members and is part of the national Trout Unlimited organization. West Virginia Trout Unlimited fulfills its mission through advocacy and education efforts regarding the impact on water-based ecosystems, and by engaging volunteers in hands-on projects to improve and rehabilitate West Virginia’s river systems. For more information about West Virginia Trout Unlimited, visit www.wvtu.org.
Survey: Americans More Likely to Seek Second Opinion for Home Repair Than Oral Care
Millions of Americans wouldn’t hesitate to get a second opinion if their vehicle needed repair, yet a stunning%age fail to seek a second opinion for important health decisions, a new survey reveals.
In the poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign, 70% of U.S. adults said they would seek a second opinion for a major home repair, more than half would for car repair services, and 30% would for personal electronics repair. By contrast, just 19% said they have sought a second opinion for a medical condition, 17% for a medical procedure and 6% for dental work.
“A second opinion can be valuable to patients who face complex, risky or costly treatments,” says Michael Goddard, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon. “A second opinion may reveal simpler, less expensive or more effective treatment options. What’s more, having two medical professionals concur on a course of treatment can provide patients with enhanced peace of mind that they are making the right decision for their health.”
Trust in their current doctor or dentist was the top reason why U.S. adults said they would not seek a second opinion. “Health professionals do not view it as a breach of trust when a patient seeks a second opinion,” Goddard says. “We want patients to be as informed and confident as possible when making treatment decisions.”
The value of getting a second opinion extends to dental work as well as other types of health procedures. Less than a quarter of Americans said they would get a second opinion for teeth straightening and less than 10% for oral procedures such as root canal. Yet many of these oral procedures meet the criteria for meriting a second opinion; they are invasive, costly and have long-term impact if not handled properly.
“At least 15% of my Invisalign patients are second opinion cases who were told they were not candidates for this minimally invasive teeth straightening option. The reality is that almost every adult and teen patient can be an Invisalign candidate for at least a portion of their orthodontic treatment,” says New York-based Dr. Joseph Hung of Manhattan Orthodontics. “Many patients inquire about this type of straightening because the aligners are clear, removable, and more convenient than metal braces. If they have been told they are not candidates, a second opinion from a qualified and experienced orthodontist may show them that it can be possible to pursue their first choice in treatment options.”
How do you know when a procedure – medical or oral – merits seeking a second opinion? Dr. Goddard suggests seeking a second opinion if:
* You face a significant health crisis and your treatment choice may well decide your long-term prognosis.
* You’ve been told your condition is “untreatable.”
* You are considering a procedure (such as teeth straightening) that is a significant financial investment and that may also have a related health impact.
* You are unsure about the course of treatment your current physician has suggested.
* Your doctor does not have a lot of experience in treating your particular health issue or with a particular treatment option.
When it’s time to seek a second opinion, keep these pointers in mind:
* Two opinions are often enough but if they drastically conflict, don’t hesitate to seek a third. If both opinions concur, you can face treatment feeling more confident about your decision.
* Get second opinions from physicians with a different background than the doctor who provided the initial opinion.
* Consider looking at natural and holistic options, too.
* Consider bringing someone along to your second opinion appointment alone. Bring a friend for support and to compare notes after the appointment. If you must go alone, bring a voice recorder (available on most cellular phones) and notebook and review the information at your leisure before making a decision.
“While patients facing serious health issues may be more likely to seek a second opinion, having more information and a better understanding of all treatment options can be valuable for many patients making non-critical medical or dental and orthodontic related decisions,” Hung says. “Of the patients who came to me for a second opinion on their teeth straightening options, most say they are happy they did it.”
To learn more about Invisalign, visit www.invisalign.com.
GSC Football 2013: Pioneers at Falcons in Ohio - Saturday, 10.26.13 - 1:00 PM
The Glenville State Pioneer football team is coming off a big win over MEC newcomer UVa-Wise 49-7.
The Pioneers rushed for 271 yards while the GSC defense only allowed eight rushing yards for UVa-Wise.
GSC also racked up 489 yard of total offense.
The Pioneers also won the time of possession battle as they held the ball for 30:44 while UVa-Wise held it for 29:16.
The Pioneers defense played a great game as they pitched a shutout in the second half. The defense also caused two interceptions in the game.
Terry Reese and Demetrius Quarles both racked up six tackles each in the game. Darren Elliott had five tackles in the game along with an interception and a touchdown while Keith Mayes had four tackles and an interception.
Rahmann Lee led the Pioneers rushing attack as he rushed for 174 yards on 17 carries and had two touchdowns.
Freshman quarterback Sean Steele went 10 for 15 for 132 yards and threw two touchdowns, while Steffen Colon went five for five for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Tight end Jake Harper was the team’s leading receiver with three catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Gardiner also caught three passes for 44 yards.
Notre Dame is coming off a loss to Shepherd 17-57.
Pedro Powell is the team’s leading rusher with 983 yards and 6 touchdowns. Quarterback Ray Russ has completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 1,894 yards and 17 touchdowns. The leading receiver is Jack Foy as he has caught 60 passes for 555 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Hayden Davis is the team’s leading tackler with 74 tackles on the year.
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