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Time for a new pope named Barnabas Saint Barnabas Mission, an international community of men and women working towards peace and justice through ecumenism, extend prayers for good health and contentment to Pope Benedict XVI on his retirement. We also pray for the 117 Cardinals entering the Conclave to choose a new pope. SBM proposes […]

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THE DEBAT OVER PRESCHOOL

‘There is very little time for childhood’ At a time in which many people feel our national government should be finding ways to be less involved in education and to cut spending, we see the opposite unfolding. Pre-K may be expanded and our national debt will drastically increase. It is urgent that we analyze what […]

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West Virginia’s education system is broken, in need of significant changes if not a complete overhaul. On this, the vast majority of us can agree. As is so often the case, the devil will be in the details as our state’s leaders take on the mammoth task of forever altering the way our students learn. […]

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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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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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BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – Members of the Envision Jefferson 2035 steering committee told the County Commission recently that they heard an earful from residents during a number of public workshops last month. The committee, which is charged with developing over the next two years a comprehensive plan which will guide major decisions […]

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Scholarship deadline comes Friday MARTINSBURG – Officials with the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation say high school seniors may apply online or by mail for more than 50 scholarships from $500 to $5,000 each. The deadline to submit applications comes Friday. The foundation’s new software allows students to upload letters of reference, transcripts, essays and […]

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Lawmakers told of vicious cycle that spawns child poverty CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s high teen pregnancy rate is a leading cause of childhood poverty in the state, according to both speakers at the first meeting of the State Senate’s select committee on child poverty. The statistics presented last week show a vicious circle: children who […]

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Capitol briefs

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GOP hopes magistrate vote pays election dividend CHARLESTON (AP) — At least some House Republicans hope their failure to block proposed magistrate court pay raises will pay off in the next election. The party-line vote tested the GOP’s newfound strength in the House. The bill passed 53-45 after more than 90 minutes of debate. Just […]

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Kansas entry named world’s best tap water

BERKELEY SPRINGS — A first-time entry from Emporia, Kan., came in tops among municipal water Saturday in the 23rd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting. Emporia’s water bested four previous gold medal winners at the competition. “There were an amazing number of ties in the preliminaries,” said Arthur von Wiesenberger, the contest’s perennial watermaster. “That […]

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