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State Chamber policies will improve business climate

News Service Oct. 3, 2006, 2:30am

Roberts CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has adopted a package of policy recommendations that, if enacted or implemented, would greatly advance West Virginia's capability to generate business investment and employment growth.

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Disbarred attorney did little to aid clients, records show

Lawrence Smith Oct. 3, 2006, 7:05am

MARTINSBURG – If a disbarred attorney did anything good during his nine years in private practice, as one state Supreme Court justice suggested, court records show little evidence of it.

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When heart stops, case starts

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2006, 9:20am

A pacemaker made by Guidant. CHARLESTON - As far as the law is concerned, those individuals whose pacemakers fail are the lucky ones. At least that's the thought to which Wheeling attorney Barry Hill subscribes.

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Four justices to attend opening of Berkeley Judicial Center

News Service Oct. 4, 2006, 3:58pm

MARTINSBURG -- Four of West Virginia's five Supreme Court justices will attend the grand opening Friday of the Berkeley County Judicial Center at 2 p.m. Friday.

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Jackson Kelly supports National Summit of Mining Communities

News Service Oct. 4, 2006, 4:05pm

CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly recently announced its suport for the first-ever National Summit of Mining Communities (NSMC), which was held Oct. 3-5 in Leadville, Colo., the highest incorporated community in the United States

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PERSONNEL FILE: Persinger honored at WVBA annual meeting

News Service Oct. 4, 2006, 4:24pm

HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- The West Virginia Bar Association held its 120th Annual Meeting Sept. 21-23 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.

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Poca couple blames contractor for host of problems

Chris Dickerson Oct. 4, 2006, 5:09pm

WINFIELD – A Poca couple blames the owner of a construction company after a host of problems that resulted from contracting him to build an addition to their home.

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Former inmate files suit over anti-cohabitation law

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 3:00am

CHARLESTON - A former inmate says the state's rarely enforced anti-cohabitation law is unfair and has filed suit against the state's Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections and Director of Parole Services Delbert Harrison.

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Berger named WVU's alum of the year

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 3:10am

Berger CHARLESTON - As a 17-year-old girl fresh out of McDowell County, Irene Berger admits she didn't have the broadest horizons when she first encountered student life at West Virginia University.

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Justices seem skeptical in case of firefighter caught with crack

Steve Korris Oct. 5, 2006, 4:43am

CHARLESTON – Michael Giannini might as well push a rock uphill as try to win back his job as a Huntington firefighter after getting caught with crack cocaine.

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Starcher keeping memory of state's first black attorney alive

Lawrence Smith Oct. 5, 2006, 4:59am

INSTITUTE – A state Supreme Court justice regaled the local chapter of national civil rights organization of his effort to bring more awareness of the state's first black attorney who had a hand in the organization's creation.

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UC again to study idea of a law school

Chris Dickerson Oct. 5, 2006, 5:56am

Welch CHARLESTON – Now that its pharmacy school is up and running, the University of Charleston might turn its focus to starting a law school.

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Protective motion denied for doctor in King case

Chris Dickerson Oct. 5, 2006, 6:12am

WINFIELD – A motion request has been denied to protect a doctor who has testified that a few of his patients said they had been solicited to join the parade of lawsuits filed against Dr. John A. King and Putnam General Hospital.

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Woman says she was injured at hospital

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:50am

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman says she slipped and fell on a puddle of water at Monongalia General Hospital.

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Milton man claims he suffered on CSX job

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:52am

HUNTINGTON - A Milton man blames his longtime employer for the pain he says that grew in his neck as a result of excessive hours and inefficient machinery.

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Twenty-one sue over rafting accident

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:54am

CHARLES TOWN - A lawsuit filed by 20 individuals names River Riders, Inc., as being responsible for a whitewater rafting accident that took place Sept. 30, 2004, and seeks more than $4 million.

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McGraw reaches settlement with PayPal

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:55am

McGraw CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw recently reached an agreement with PayPal, Inc., to resolve an investigation into the company's business practices.

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Former Sissonville student charged with sexual harassment

News Service Oct. 5, 2006, 6:58am

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County teenager and her parents are suing a former classmate over alleged sexual harassment that took place at Sissonville High School.

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CLE classes at Marshall

News Service Oct. 5, 2006, 7:03am

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- Marshall University and Second Creek Technologies sponsored their first Continuing Legal Education class Oct. 4 at MU's South Charleston campus.

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