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State to host international mining health and safety symposium in April

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2006, 4:36pm

CHARLESTON - Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that West Virginia will host an International Mining Health and Safety Symposium this April.

Student Computer Technician Project Expanding

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2006, 4:25pm

First Lady Gayle C. Manchin and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine receive a $225,000 grant from the Benedum Foundation. CHARLESTON – First Lady Gayle C. Manchin and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine officially received a $225,000 grant from the Benedum Foundation on Feb. 8 to expand project that trains students to troubleshoot and repair computers and networks in various schools across the state.

Senate passes bill that undermines job experience

Steve Korris Feb. 8, 2006, 4:25pm

CHARLESTON - West Virginia would no longer require underground coal mining experience for its mine safety director under a bill that the Senate passed Feb. 8.

Wayne couple says part of med mal liability act unconstitutional

Drew Smith Feb. 8, 2006, 4:14pm

HUNTINGTON – A Wayne couple is seeking for a provision in the Medical Professional Liability Act to be declared unconstitutional.

Woman sues Huntington, water company, dentist after falling on manhole cover

Drew Smith Feb. 8, 2006, 4:11pm

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is seeking damages for injuries she suffered after she tripped and fell over a manhole outside her dentist's office.

Couple files med mal suit against CAMC and doctors

Ann Knef Feb. 8, 2006, 1:49pm

CHARLESTON -- Charleston Area Medical Center and four medical specialists are being sued by a Wyoming County woman who claims she was left paraplegic because vital information about her blood clotting disorder was not relayed to her surgeon prior to an aneurysm operation.

Asbestos plaintiff takes aim at 39 companies

Ann Knef Feb. 8, 2006, 5:28am

CHARLESTON -- A Michigan man and his wife have filed suit against a litany of defendants in Kanawha County, claiming he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working as a laborer and floor tiler in West Virginia.

WVU Day at Legislature set for Feb. 17

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2006, 4:46am

MORGANTOWN -- "Service to the State" will be the theme of West Virginia University Day at the Legislature on Friday, Feb. 17, at the state Capitol Complex.

WVU launches EMBA program at Potomac State College

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2006, 4:39am

MORGANTOWN -- Nearly 50 business professionals from across the state embarked on a West Virginia University Executive Master of Business Administration degree recently, with some at WVU Potomac State College (PSC) –- the first time for students on the Keyser campus.

Manchin creates group to deal with Mittal Steel-Weirton issues

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2006, 4:20am

WEIRTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has joined Northern Panhandle lawmakers, community and business leaders to announce the establishment of the Mittal Steel-Weirton Task Force, a working group that will be charged with development of a plan to address continuing issues at Mittal Steel's Weirton operations.

Aaron named chief magistrate for Kanawha County

Chris Dickerson Feb. 8, 2006, 2:35am

CHARLESTON – Kim Aaron has been named chief magistrate of Kanawha County.

Couple says bad test readings left woman with cancer, inability to have more children

Chris Dickerson Feb. 8, 2006, 2:29am

CHARLESTON – A couple says negligent readings of pap smears led to a late diagnosis of her cancer and her inability to have more children.

Man seeks $250,000 from family for 2004 car wreck

Chris Dickerson Feb. 8, 2006, 2:27am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston man seeks $250,000 from a South Charleston family from a 2004 automobile accident.

Donors give $800,000 to Legal Aid of West Virginia

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2006, 2:22am

CHARLESTON – Over the last three years, more than 50 law firms and 237 individual donors have given or pledged more than $800,000 to ensure that low-income West Virginians have access to legal representation through Legal Aid of West Virginia.

AA member sues fellow member after attack

Brandon Smith Feb. 8, 2006, 1:00am

WHEELING - A member of Alcoholics Anonymous is suing another member after attempting to break up a fight and eventually getting attacked himself.

Under The Dome -- For 2/13 issue

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2006, 5:58pm

UNDER THE DOME

Huntington attorney to serve as legal advisor to state mine office

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2006, 4:45pm

Menis Ketchum CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that Huntington attorney Menis E. Ketchum has agreed to serve as a volunteer legal advisor to the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (MHST) as it reviews and implements new mine safety regulations authorized earlier this month by the West Virginia Legislature.

Updated state Supreme Court calendar for week of Feb. 13-17

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2006, 4:42pm

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Supreme Court opinion (if needed)

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2006, 4:40pm

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA

Kiss names 12 delegates to mine safety committee

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2006, 4:13am

CHARLESTON -- House Speaker Bob Kiss has appointed 12 delegates to the House Select Committee on Mine Safety Issues, which will work on legislation to further improve mine safety in West Virginia.