News from November 2007

Getting back to the basics of building infrastructure

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Last week, state and local economic development officials, public utility managers and board members, mayors, county executives, state and local environmental representatives, business and community leaders, and citizens came to Charleston for the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) fall conference.

Coalition roster

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

Members of the West Virginians for Reliable Power coalition:

Business, labor organizations advocate improved electrical infrastructure

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -– Citing several studies showing that West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region may experience electrical reliability problems within the next five years, representatives of West Virginia's largest business and labor organizations have launched an effort to inform the public on both the need for updated transmission infrastructure and the potential economic benefits it can bring.

Supreme Court restores full custody to mother from babysitters

By Steve Korris | Nov 1, 2007

Maynard CHARLESTON – Swiftly and sternly, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals restored to a mother full custody of her 4-year-old daughter.

Davis speaks to Children's Justice Task Force

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -– Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis spoke Oct. 30 to the 15th annual Conference of the West Virginia Children's Justice Task Force at the Charleston Civic Center.

Court system mourns death of retired Judge Waters

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -– The West Virginia court system last week mourned the death of retired Circuit Judge John Lawrence Waters.

Mingo jury sides with Norfolk Southern over employee's injuries

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 1, 2007

WILLIAMSON -- A Mingo County jury has found that Norfolk Southern Railway Company was not at fault for causing injuries to an employee of the Norfolk, Va. based railroad.

Magistrate Education Committee discusses court costs

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -– The West Virginia Magistrate Education Committee held an extraordinary meeting in Charleston on Oct. 25 to reorganize.

ALL THINGS JURY: Jury research as standard practice?

By R. Robert Samples | Nov 1, 2007

Samples Due diligence. Preparation. Undoubtedly, this is the most important responsibility that counsel owes to his or her client.

'Hold the cheese' suit another embarrassment for state

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

Who has not traveled outside our state and been frustrated that people think we are from western Virginia?

Ireland awards NASS medallions

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

Ireland CHARLESTON -- Secretary of State Betty Ireland recently announced the 2007 recipients of the prestigious NASS Medallion Award, for outstanding service promoting the goals of the National Association of Secretaries of State in the areas of elections, civic education and service to state government.

Justices give man another shot at trial

By Steve Korris | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON – David Nelson, branded as a brute with his brothers and others in the murder of a mother, has won a second chance to prove his innocence.

Residents choose a 'Wild, Wonderful' welcome sign

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Tabulation of the results from the final round of voting for West Virginia's official roadway welcome sign was completed this morning and 57.5 percent of the nearly 49,000 West Virginians who voted said they want the state to be known as "Wild, Wonderful," the governor announced on Oct. 31.

'Hold the cheese' attorney wants off case

By Cara Bailey | Nov 1, 2007

Houston MORGANTOWN - The attorney for a man seeking $10 million from McDonald's has filed a motion in court to withdraw as counsel for the case, stating he is leaving his law practice.

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