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This Week In W.Va. History

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 21, 1924: Don Knotts was born in Morgantown. Knotts will be forever remembered as Barney Fife on the “Andy Griffith ...

Trump’s harsh words on ‘squad’ reinforce posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should “go back” to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and ...

W.Va. mothers, children to benefit from health funds

CHARLESTON (AP) — Mothers and children in West Virginia will benefit from more than $1.5 million in federal funding that was just announced. The state’s U.S. senators, Republican Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Joe Manchin, said in a news release Thursday that West Virginia’s ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Reunions

EHS CLASS OF 1969: The Elkins High School class of 1969’s 50th reunion will continue today and Sunday. For more information call Lucy Smith 304-636-9244. BELL-DAY: The annual Bell-Day reunion will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the Camp Pioneer AG Complex building at Beverly. Relatives and ...

Horoscope

We may be living in the age of information, but its power has been acknowledged since the dawn of civilization. In the worlds of the 15th-century philosopher Baltasar Gracian, “A knowledge of the evil is in itself a means of defense, and a shot foreseen always misses its mark.” Or, in the ...

Hints From Heloise

How to handle a heated situation Dear Heloise: It’s hot in most parts of the country now, and the temperature inside a car is much hotter than that — it’s deadly. What should you do if you come across a DOG IN A HOT CAR when out and about? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ...

Trump says he’s trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. “I will be calling the very talented Prime ...

Boyfriend texting lost loved one

Dear Annie. I have been dating my boyfriend for two years now. He had lost his fiancee three years before we began dating. The problem I am having is he still has his deceased fiancee’s phone number saved in his phone. He sometimes texts her, but, of course, it goes nowhere. I did ask him ...

Berkeley drops some words like ‘manpower’ in push to be inclusive

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but “human-made.” And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join “collegiate Greek ...

Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

(AP) — Public housing officials in Chicago were planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a substantial portion of the U.S. Routine checks also will be done to make sure the ...

All children belong to God’s family

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me ... . “ The speaker in this Biblical text is Jesus. ...

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally ...

How the women of NASA made their mark

HOUSTON (TNS) — The Civil Rights Act had just passed and the slide rule was giving way to computers when Frances “Poppy” Northcutt arrived at NASA’s Houston campus in 1965, eager to join the space race. But her job title stunned her: “computress.” Northcutt, then 22 and fresh out ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. SATURDAYS ELKINS FARMERS MARKET will be from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May through October behind the Elkins Railroad Depot. Items for sale will include fresh vegetables and fruit (in season), ...

Randolph County Marriages

The following marriages were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Perry Ashley Arbogast, 50, of Valley Head, to Jessica Renee Ludington, 39, of Valley Head on July 6. Dallas Orion Vandevender, 29, of Green Bank, to Amanda Marie Wright, 37, of Durbin on July 11.

Tensions pull stocks down

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May. Indexes sloshed between small gains and losses for much of the day before turning lower in the afternoon after Iran said it seized a British oil tanker, the ...

Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick. The president’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he was “so over paper straws. ...

Puzzling problem of vaping

SAN FRANCISCO — A 29-story office building at 123 Mission St. illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centuries, tobacco has been a widely used legal consumer good that does serious and often lethal harm when used as it is intended to be used. And its ...

Has a new U.S.-Mideast war now become an inevitability?

In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese troops who had intervened massively in the Korean War, a 5,000-man Turkish brigade arrived to halt an onslaught by six Chinese divisions. Said supreme commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur: “The Turks are the hero of heroes. ...