By Bob Weaver|
FANNY THE SEILER WRITES ABOUT MC CARTY - The Gazette's political
written about Judge Charles McCarty and his efforts toward retirement.
reported that Gov. Underwood "granted" McCarty's retirement at the
last minute, but
the 65-year-old judge has been declared ineligible, since he does not
CALHOUN AND ROANE TOP THE LIST - Roane and Calhoun County reached
unemployment, topping the list for the "worst" in West Virginia.
ODE TO THE GAZETTE AND THE KANAWHA VALLEY - Where crime, shootings and
murder lurk close to our beautiful Capitol, blighted squalor prevails
in much of the
town and people are leaving by the droves. It must be refreshing to
Tara Tuckwiller to Sunny Cal to take pictures of divorced people,
and diamond rings, as if each had something to do with the other. We
don't much "cotton" to the portrayal.
BOARDS OF EDUCATION HOLD POLITICAL POWER? - It is sadly reported
systems in 38 West Virginia counties are the biggest employers, 11
others the second
biggest. Can it be assumed when school systems (their employees) mess
up, fail and
perform very badly - the local folks barely whimper under their
BENEDUM FOUNDATION GIVES WEST VIRGINIA $14.5 MILLION - Some area
some help: Central Appalachian Arts and Crafts Coop of Sutton,
Resources, Inc. of Gilmer County, $5000; Community Resources of Wirt
Mountaincap of West Virginia, low income housing of Sutton, $25,000;
Food Bank of Gassaway, $233,000.
The Mountaineer Food Bank is a jewel of a program, redistributing food
West Virginia through hundreds of programs and agencies to feed those
some help. It is a grassroots effort that has grown into a model of
efficiency, but more
importantly getting food to where it is needed.
CLINTON NOTCHED DOWN, ONE MORE TIME - Sitting at the dinner table at
Conservation meeting last week, some of my Republican friends like
Sen. Donna Boley
and Delegate Bob Ashley, rebounded above my disgust over Uncle Cecil's
actions in Brotherly Charleston. President Clinton's last minute
pardon of well-known
thug and criminal Marc Rich, who contributed well to the Clinton
Rich (who purchased the former Kaiser Aluminum plant at Ravenswood)
deals with Iran while American's were held hostage, has been on the
with 51 counts against him for trading with the enemy. He has been
trying to come
back to America for years from Switzerland, so now, thanks to
President Clinton, let
us hang the flags and say welcome home Mr. Rich. Hang your head low,
hang your head low...