I met Robin Williams 32 years ago at a bar in Italy. He must have been about 31 and had lived almost half of his life, although we didn't know it at the time.I was sitting at the bar with my ex-husband.
Journalists give the essence of the story in the clothesline lead. They have been taught to begin a news story by telling the reader who, what, where, when, why and how. Any good journalist knows what the inverted pyramid is.
I am pleased to once again meet with members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, business and industry leaders and community representatives at the 2014 Business Summit. During our discussion, I plan to provide a summary of West Virginia's recent economic successes, as well as an overview of ongoing opportunities and future areas of expansion for our state.
The next several years have the possibility of becoming a decisive period in the history of West Virginia as the state prepares to engage in the new economy and the opportunities afforded by Marcellus Shale.
The Marcellus Shale affords West Virginia the chance to become an energy leader on a global stage. This requires West Virginia to reinvent itself as a multi-dimensional energy state that is agile and capable of having its industries seize opportunities on a moment's notice.
It may be over-used, but the freshman 15 is one way of describing the extra pounds gained by guys and girls during their first year in college.
I missed the Plague of Locusts. Just so that I didn't feel left out, the universe sent me earwigs: slim insects that look like a stealth bomber with pinchers. They don't bite (don't know what the pinchers are for) and especially like damp places, the shower being particularly enticing for them. They like to congregate en masse in one's house, which is seriously creepy.
College Summit, a national nonprofit that partners with educators, parents and community leaders to create a college-and-career-ready culture in high schools, is celebrating more than a decade of success in West Virginia this year.
The question, “Why should anyone be led by you?” is not only the title of Goffee and Jones' cogent and thought-provoking 2000 Harvard Business Review article.
I am announcing my intent as a Marshall County commissioner to vote against, and not sign, the Marshall County Commission's final document(s) related to the PILOT agreement establishing government ownership of the proposed Moundsville Power gas-fired turbine generating plant south of Moundsville on the Honeywell-owned property next to also Honeywell-owned former Allied Chemicals of Democracy and Environmental Protection Agency “brown site.”
With politics trumping decisive action at the national and state level, perhaps the best opportunity for accelerated growth in West Virginia's economy rests with its cities and major universities.
During the Second World War, over 110,000 Japanese-Americans were rounded up by the U.S. government and placed into concentration camps. Why? Because of fear. Since then, this same type of fear has caused many more irrational actions from our government.
Those darting eyes. That clenched fist. Those folded arms.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the newly elected president of the United States Conference of Mayors, and much of his inaugural address focused on a new era for cities, which he called cities 3.0.
Determining the age to claim Social Security benefits is a critical step in the retirement process. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to retirement. The decision of when to collect is very personal and will be different from person to person.
A tentative decision of a California Superior Court Judge issued June 10 determined that three California statutes pertaining to public school teachers, tenure, dismissal and seniority, violate the equal protection clause of the state’s constitution and enjoined their enforcement.
If something is not done soon, the vast majority of American kindergarten-12th grade school children will be taught using dubious, federally backed national education “standards” that have come under fire from across the political spectrum. America’s kids, as well as their parents, will also be monitored and tracked in unprecedented ways from early childhood into the workforce.
North-Central West Virginia has the largest concentration of high tech jobs in West Virginia. The new economy in the Clarksburg-Fairmont-Morgantown corridor is focused upon technology-based economic development.
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