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“Education presents the classical example of a divergent problem, and so of course does politics, where the most frequently encountered pair of opposites is “freedom” and “equality,” which in fact means freedom versus equality. For if natural forces are left free, i.e. themselves, the strong will prosper and the weak will suffer, and there will […]

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Schools bill doesn’t add up for education lobby

The governor’s highly touted legislation to overhaul West Virginia’s public education system for elementary and high school students quickly incurred the wrath of the organizations representing teachers when it was simultaneously introduced in both the House of Delegates and state Senate. The reason was simple — it offers no pay raise for their members. At […]

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CAPITOL BRIEFS

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Hiring changes spark tiff Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s bid to rewrite teacher hiring practices has sparked an early battle as the Legislature wades through his proposed overhaul of West Virginia’s public schools. Much of the fight revolves around seniority. Tomblin wants it placed among eight factors, including specialized training, relevant experience and academic credentials. County […]

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Pioneers prevail over Rams

Glenville eliminates Shepherd from WVIAC contention SHEPHERDSTOWN — Glenville had a firm two-prong strategy it wanted to use against Shepherd in a first-round game in the WVIAC tournament. The Pioneers wanted to swarm around Chad Moore, the league’s leading scorer, any time he received an inside pass. They succeeded in keeping Moore from doing them […]

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The Charles Town Cannons of the summer Valley Baseball League had information of all kinds for the Charles Town Rotary Club during a presentation before the group at noon on Feb. 27. The Cannons are one of 12 teams in the collegiate Valley Baseball League that has a long history in the Shenandoah Valley. Located […]

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Bulldogs dash Pats title hopes

MARTINSBURG — A Sectional title eluded Washington High. But even the highly-charged 61-55 loss to Martinsburg wasn’t the most important game of the season for the Patriots. Last night’s one-game Regional against Lewis County in Weston became Washington’s moment of truth because the winner of that one goes on to Charleston as one of the […]

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Mountaineers play conference games in either Charleston or Beckley Spring sports at West Virginia University have never drawn rousing support or much interest from people statewide or even the student body or the Morgantown community. None of the sports had the number of scholarships the rest of the country’s schools provided for their students. The […]

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Sticks and stones may break my bones

Every five years or so, the PC police turn their attention to Washington, D.C., ready to confront the worst event that has ever happened to Native Americans: the naming of the city’s professional football team. Sports writers near and far are all on the bandwagon, calling for the team to change its name, all in […]

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Three games vs. Eagles, three wins for Patriots

CHARLES TOWN — Beating Hedgesville the first two times gave Washington the home court advantage when the teams met in the Region II, Section 1 semifinals. Beating Hedgesville for the third straight time gave the Patriots a berth in the finals against Martinsburg. And it presented a golden opportunity for Washington to make its first […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd right-hander Josh McCauley had a most unusual shutout working. Through six innings, McCauley had fanned eight Millersville batters. Nothing out of the ordinary there. But the Marauders had stranded 13 runners, leaving the bases loaded three times against McCauley. Millersville had nicked the transfer from WVU for at least one hit in […]

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