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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Dr. James Henson (NHS 1968) named DoD EPSCoR project director
Las Vegas, Nevada // April 21, 2008 -- Dr. James M. Henson was recently selected by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Research Affairs Council to act as the Project Director for the Department of Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). He will also serve as a member of the NSHE Project Director Council. DEPSCoR is a federally funded program intended to increase research competitiveness in states that historically have not received significant research and development funding from DoD agencies. Nevada is one of 25 states and 2 territories authorized to participate in the program. Federal funding for the program in FY2008 amounted to $15.7 million.
Dr. Henson is the Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since joining the faculty in 1991 he has served as principal investigator on numerous DoD supported grants and contracts – largely in the area of high resolution military imaging radar simulation and analysis. He has also worked with the Department of the Treasury and the Nevada Gaming Industry in areas related to the deterrence of counterfeit paper currencies. In 2002 he testified, on behalf of the Coalition of DEPSCoR States, before the US Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Dr. Henson currently has five patents pending in the areas of the fabrication of covert media and 3D imaging radar systems.
As director of the DEPSCoR program, it will be Dr. Henson’s goal “to maximize the number of DEPSCoR research awards for researchers in Nevada and to seek continued congressional support for the DEPSCoR program at large.” According to Dr. Henson, “Not only does the DEPSCoR program help to fund and stimulate research in Nevada, it also provides DoD research laboratories with the seed money needed to stimulate innovative research in small to medium sized universities in the DEPSCoR states.”
Nevada DEPSCoR programs have successfully been awarded over $4 million. The research has been matched with over $2 million from the state and has been critical to increasing involvement in research projects that bring cutting-edge science to the real-world solution of critical issues for DoD. Nevada is the home of many DoD facilities, including Nellis Air Force Base, Fallon Naval Air Station which includes The Naval Surface Warfare Center and the TopGun program, and the Hawthorne Army Ammunition Depot.
For more information regarding the Nevada DoD EPSCoR program, visit www.nevada.edu/epscor
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, summer of 1971....a summer of traveling, rapping with fellow freaks, and lots and lots of love........it seemed as though everyone was hitching and traveling that summer....Photo is of my ex-wife Susan Gray Dahill Cavender, an incredible individual and accomplished artist... Her present location is a mystery to me (last seen in San Francisco)
"How in the world do you make a go of things at all?" a traveling salesman inquired of a shopkeeper.
"You see that fellow there?" replied the merchant, pointing to the clerk at the end of the counter. "Well, he works for me and I can't pay him; so in two years he gits the store. Then I work for him till I git it back."
Some of my favorite reading is a large collection of Reader's Digests 1933-1945. Our country was in an economic depression exacerbated by the socialist regime of F.D. Roosevelt, and it took WWII to get the economy booming. The Digest provided an energetic forum for coherent debate. No sound bites or appeals to racism were tolerated.
The idea of the Reader's Digest in those days was to present the very best contemporary articles from a multitude of media; the reader's intelligence was respected and assumed. Humor was provided to complement the thoughtful essays. Included in each issue was a listing of what books noteworthy people were reading that month. The authors' biographies were given at the end of each issue.
I miss this format, as the new Reader's Digest is more of a breezy tips for living rather than an exploration of ideas. It has been reduced to a socialist tool for persuading Americans to abandon our Constitutional principles. My prediction is the R.D. will likely fail; its only hope is to return to the former format (30s and 40s) and to ditch the socialist bullcrap.
Friday, April 29, 2011
I have their album Krill playing non-stop; can't get enough of this over the top surf guitar album...
Thank you, Mermen!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
An outstanding irony....young people supporting a 'leader' and administration that are working overtime to ACTIVELY RUIN those very same people's future.
Barry Soetoro (you do know that is his actual name), adopted by an Indonesian, Lolo Soetoro, a radical Muslim (and therefore Barry is NOT eligible to become president) is a puppet for forces that wish to crater the United States and superimpose a globalist agenda. (ie multi-billionaire George Soros, convicted felon and Nazi collaborator) Each day I observe the U.S. dollar become weaker and weaker. Our money's value is disappearing, and there is a gigantic sell-off of the U.S. dollar. This is one major reason why the stock market (and precious metals) is up....more dollars are required to pay for the same stock, gold, and silver.
Younger Americans often swoon over the Obama Cult of Personality, despite this arrogant puppet driving the United States into hyperinflation, communism, and hopeless indebtedness. The younger generation will pay the bills. Their careers will become exercises in futility.
It takes a lot of energy and desire to appreciate and understand our wonderful Founding Fathers (suggest the "Real George Washington", and the U.S. Constitution) to penetrate the farce that is the current centralized Federal Government....now simply a ponzi-scheme that has been co-opted by globalists. These creeps have no concern for America...no appreciation for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for the individual citizen.
Barry Soetoro never even ran a lemonade stand, has never had a job in the private sector, and did NOTHING as junior senator (chicago politics) did nothing...nada...no bills....voted "present" many times instead of committing to a position.
He has never been vetted and is the epitome of political puppet. Remove his teleprompter and Barry is exposed as a mental pygmy. ("campaigned in 57 states and 1 more to go")
Obama's fake certificate, exposed in video, is just a straw man for your attention; watch for hyperinflation and U.S. collapse instead
"From intelligence agencies around the world, the verdict on President Obama's newly-released certificate of live birth from Hawaii is in: the certificate is a rank forgery on the same level as the Niger "yellow cake" uranium and Iraq Oil Ministry forged documents. Intelligence and law enforcement services are experts on fake documents since they have to deal with large numbers of counterfeit documents, such as birth certificates, passports, identity cards and driver's licenses, as well as currency. Intelligence agencies are also experts at forging their own documents for their clandestine agents.
Within 24-hours of the release of the long form Certificate of Live Birth on April 27, intelligence agencies from Britain and China to Germany and Russia examined the document and concluded it was a forgery based on the fact that Barack H. Obama Sr.'s race, listed as "African," was a monumental error, considering that not only the United States, but other English-speaking nations described Africans and those of African descent as either "Negroes" or "blacks" in 1961."
Thank you Jimi!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Timmy Pollitt, 31, beloved son, grandson, brother, friend and loyal Mountaineers fan, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father early Easter morning, April 24, 2011, at a CAMC hospital. His death was the result of head trauma sustained in an accidental fall at home on the morning of April 21, 2011.
He will be remembered in Charleston as the lively Al E. Cat, mascot for the hometown baseball team. Timmy spent a number of summers in the stifling hot costume, entertaining fans young and old. He loved being the mascot as it allowed him to show his enthusiastic and fun loving personality, while bringing joy to many people.
Timothy David Pollitt was born July 3, 1979, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, to David R. Pollitt and Anna Epperly Pollitt.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Alexander Pollitt of Charleston; and his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Lola Morgan Epperly of Cool Ridge.
Timmy will be missed by his grandmother, Ann Gaspard Pollitt of Charleston, who relied on her dutiful grandson to care for her yard, feed her wild birds and make frequent visits.
He first attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in South Charleston when he was only three days old. He was in attendance there at the Tenebrae service Wednesday night, only hours before his accident. Blessed Sacrament is the backdrop for much of the Pollitt family life. As an adolescent, Timmy thrived in the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) experience at the John XXIII Pastoral Center.
Cross Lanes was home to the Pollitts during Timmy's childhood. It was there he went to school, graduating with the Nitro High School class of 1997. As a young boy, Timmy enjoyed playing baseball, with his father as coach. A friendship with Kevin Waugh was forged on the baseball field; it was a friendship that would endure throughout Timmy's life.
While attending West Virginia University, Timmy adopted a ferret, Rocco, who become another dear confidant and part of the family. Timmy took Rocco with him everywhere he could and the two spent hours together. Timmy and the family have numerous entertaining stories of Rocco and Timmy was devastated by the loss of the littlest member of the family. Graduation from WVU with a degree in communications in 2002 ended Timmy's years as an official Mountaineer maniac. Those happy years are well documented with published photos of Timmy applying face paint to his fellow maniacs pre-game. His love for Mountaineer sports did not diminish with graduation. He remained a loyal fan through March Madness 2011. His future plans centered around the Quarrier Diner, the historic downtown restaurant and bar being renovated by the Pollitts, where Timmy was to be a manager. In December, he had received a degree in restaurant and hospitality management from West Virginia State University, in preparation for this role.
Timmy was a kind, loving, exuberant person and a respectful and devoted son.
Because he died so young, he leaves many to mourn.
He is survived by his brother, Christopher (Melissa) Pollitt of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Lisa Dawn Pollitt of Tega Cay, S.C.; niece, Sophia Ann Pollitt; and nephew, Aidan Christopher Pollitt, both of Charleston, S.C.; aunts and uncles, Jean (Gerald) Helm of Greensburg, Ind., Ruth (Roger) Yost of Cool Ridge, W.Va., Mason (Glenda) Epperly of Cool Ridge, W.Va., Donald (Nancy) Epperly of Buchanan, Va., Ralphetta (Mike) Bailey of Greenville, S.C., and Bob Pollitt of Charleston, W.Va.; and cousins, Rob Pollitt of Charlotte, N.C., Traci Pollitt of South Charleston, W.Va., Kevin (Karla) Helm of Indianapolis, Ind., Kenyon (Patty) Helm of Lebanon, Ind., Chad (Laura) Epperly of Buchanan, Va., Donnie (Connie) Epperly of Bridgeport, W.Va., Lesleyy (Scott) Cottrell of Morgantown, W.Va., and Robbie Bailey and Scott Bailey, both of Greenville, S.C.The family wishes to send a very special thank you to the doctors and nurses of the CAMC General Hospital Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, who treated Tim with dignity and provided outstanding care and support to Tim and his family. Their kindness in such a difficult time will be remembered always. Special thanks also go to Tim's friends, Kevin, Adam, Jim and Jason, as well as family, friends and neighbors for their outpouring of sympathy and support.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
How strong is the U.S. dollar? Silver is $46.00+/ounce. Silver hasn't done anything...it is the devaluation of the dollar that requires the dramatic increase in dollar cost. We are now buying our OWN debt, due to a loss of confidence by other countries.
The effects of QE-2 funny money will end in May/June 2011...Expect the stock market to plummet and many will lose their retirement nest eggs. Japan won't be investing (due to their own tsunami), and China will be much less likely to buy our debt. One concern would be a massive sell off of the U.S. dollar by our enemies, domestic and foreign. This would, of course, send the dollar into a nose dive. Multi-billionaire (and convicted felon) George Soros (google Soros felon France) has a history of this attack on national economies.
My advice? Your dollar will never be worth more than today...ensure you have ample food, water, fuel, necessities to weather the coming price hyper-increases and scarcities.
Make sure you are as self reliant as possible....becoming a ward of the government (a la Katrina fiasco) is never a good thing! and turn off the mainstream media TV.
Megan ''Jane'' Mitchell
Megan "Jane" Mitchell found peace on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was with us for 25 years.
There will be a family only service at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home on Sunday, May 1.
Megan graduated from Nitro High School and attended Marshall University, where she studied fashion design. She loved art, music, reading and cinema.
She is survived by her loving parents, Tim and Tammie Mitchell, and her brother, Chris Mitchell. She also leaves behind her grandparents, Dennis and Phyllis Mitchell, as well as the following aunts and uncles: Joyce Holden, David Sowards, Randy Mitchell, Sandra McNeely, Truda Torres, Scott Mitchell and Denny Mitchell.
Eleanor J. Pennington
Eleanor J. Pennington, 86, of Cross Lanes passed away on April 24, 2011, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Pennington; grandson, James Paul Pennington; parents, William J. Maddy and Cora Maddy DeWitt; and brother, William L. Maddy.
Eleanor graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1942 and retired as a bookkeeper from S. Spencer Moore.She is survived by her son, Paul Pennington and his wife, Nancy, of Cross Lanes; grandson, Dr. Michael Pennington of Beaumont, Texas; sister, Margaret Rollins of Kanauga, Ohio; sister-in-law, Lola Mae Pennington of Red House; and several nieces and nephews.
Deborah Lynn Brown
Deborah Lynn Slate Brown, 53, of Cross Lanes passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold William and Viola Slate; and a sister, Teresa Slate.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Bill Brown of Cross Lanes; one son, Anthony Lee Snodgrass of Texas; and her grandchildren, Daelyn, Abby Kate, Reece, and Callie Grace. She also leaves behind to mourn her four brothers and two sisters.
As per Deborah's wishes, there will be no services.
Gladys Irene Ball
Mrs. Gladys Irene Ball, 89, of Nitro went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2011, in Teays Valley Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ball; and three children, David Ball, Woody Ball and Debbie Ball Toler.
Gladys is survived by her children, Wilda Ball Harris of South Point, Ohio, Gene Ball of Hurricane, Patricia Ball Burgess of Ohio, Vada Ball (NHS ’68) Booher of Florida and Bobby Ball of St. Albans; sister, Violet Smith of Virginia; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Steven Eugene West, NHS 1956
Steven Eugene West of Nitro passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lowell C. West and Helen R. West of Nitro.
He was a professor of education at West Virginia State University for many years. He attended many universities and held degrees from WVSU as well as Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Nitro. He was a Nitro City councilman for 10 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Welton West of Nitro; and close friends, Vickie B. Gates, David R. Dean and Natalie Hulshizer; as well as his beloved rescued pets.
Mrs. West would like to thank the Nitro 56ers Group for all of their love and compassion shown throughout the years.
Norvel L. Evans, 92, of Walnut Valley Drive in Cross Lanes, had his heavenly home-going at the Hubbard Hospice House on Friday, April 8, 2011, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
His celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Tabernacle of Praise in Cross Lanes. His viewing will be at the church prior to the service, beginning at 6 p.m. The interment graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes. The Rev. Bill Huddleston was his pastor for many years, and is in charge of the service. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.
Norvel was born December 1, 1918, in Summers County, to Charles Edgar Evans and Effie Jenetta Bowles. His siblings are Margie Bailey, James, Janice, [who have predeceased him], and those living, Evelyn Eskins, Estrue Simon, Charles Jr. and David. He was married to his “sweetie wife,” Hazel Marie Weaver, who passed away on March 14, 2011, on October 26, 1940. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2010.
Norvel has two children, Sheldon Evans, who preceded him in death in 2004, and Susan A. Evans Frampton of Teays Valley. He has three grandchildren, Shelly of Elmore, Ala., Ryan of Teays Valley, and Katelin of Cross Lanes. He has three great-grandchildren; and many friends, relatives and church family, who loved and respected him.
Norvel was a successful building contractor who founded and operated N.L. Evans Builders for 50+ years. He served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Bliss as the master carpenter. He was a co-founder of the Tabernacle of Praise, which had its beginning in his home at Cross Lanes in 1977. He was a great father, husband and friend. He was a strong believer in his savior, Jesus, and shared his experience in Christ with everyone he met. His wit, wisdom, skill and charming personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Robert Eugene Dawson
Robert Eugene Dawson, 57, of Adairsville, Ga., formerly of Charleston, W.Va., passed away March 31, 2011.
He was employed by UPS Freight since 1989; was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a graduate of Nitro High School, class of 1972.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars. He also had a green thumb, and enjoyed flowers.
Surviving him is his loving wife of 27 years, Joann; daughter, Bobby Jo Dawson of Adairsville, Ga.; stepdaughter, Stacy Dawn Wolfe of Virginia; parents, Phyllis and Billy Cadle Sr., of Cross Lanes; grandchildren, Cohen Lee Greenway of Adairsville, Ga., and Brantley William Suniga of Kingsland, Ga.; six step-grandchildren; brothers, Stephen L. Dawson and wife Trena of Sissonville; Billy Cadle Jr. of Beckley, and Darrell Cadle of Charleston; friend, Larry Tucker of Charleston; and sister, Jaquetta Knight and husband Daniel of Charleston. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, who are left to mourn his passing.
Juanita Fay White
Mrs. Juanita Fay White, 83, of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2011, at home.
Fay was retired from C & P Telephone with 30 years of service. She was a member of Community Chapel Church and past member of the bowling association.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Del Emma Ray and Virginia Maddox.
She is survived by her sons, James D. White and wife, JoAnn White, of Culloden, Richard A. White and wife, Lisa White, of Nitro and Kelley S. White of Cross Lanes; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro. His nephew, David Wilkinson, will be officiating. Burial will follow the service in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Thomas A. Carder Sr.
Thomas A. Carder Sr. of Foley, Ala., died on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Tom was born in Savannah, Ga., in 1929, and was raised in West Virginia. He was a graduate of Nitro High School, class of 1947, and served in the United States Air Force. After an honorable discharge in 1955, he settled in Alabama. He retired from the U.S. Army Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala., in 1976 and relocated to Baldwin County, Ala., where he lived until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Tom Carder Jr. and Russell Carder and their families, which include seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters, Paddy Sue Gay of Huntington, Shirley Cunningham of Charleston and Sharon Unger of Tiffin, Ohio.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Foley, Ala., and was an active member of the American Legion and the National Association of Federal Employees.
Alice M. Smith
Mrs. Alice M. Smith, 81, of Cross Lanes passed away May 3, 2011, at Oak Ridge Center after a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas E. Smith; daughter, Patricia K. Smith Baker; and a grandson, David Alexander Fisher.
She is survived by her sons, Danny and wife, Brenda Persinger, James Persinger and Dallas and wife, Rhonda Smith; daughters Sherri and husband, Joe Hardway, Lisa "Lee Mae" Huffman, Tereasa and husband, Greg Wall, Beverly and husband, Tim Boothe and Jennifer and husband, Chris Kannengieser; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a special niece, June Reed of Nitro.
Z. Irene Stinson Mullins, 77, of Nitro passed away at home on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
Irene was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Parkersburg and Nitro. She was a Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. T. “Moon” Mullins.
Irene is survived by her children, Thomas Mullins and wife, Linda, of St. Albans, Bill Mullins and wife, Carol, of Hamlin, Jerry Mullins and wife, Patty, of Hurricane, Chris Mullins and wife, Kristi, of Hurricane, Brenda Mullins Drinkard and husband, Don, of Scott Depot, Freda Mullins Lusher and husband, Ron Lusher NHS ‘67, of Nitro and Mable Mullins Caplinger and husband, Wayne, of Parkersburg; brothers, Dana Stinson and Rocky Stinson, both of St. Albans, Delbert Stinson of Parkersburg and Willard Stinson and wife, Mary, of Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Irene's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 2002 20th St., Nitro, with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Mr. Gary E. Hensley, 55 of Cross Lanes passed away suddenly July 23, 2005.
He was born August 7, 1949 and was the son of Garnet Hensley and the late Eugene Hensley of Nitro. He graduated from Nitro High School in 1967.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 34 years, Susan Diane Houston Hensley. (They would have celebrated their 34th anniversary on Sunday, July 24, 2005). Other survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and James Schaale of Massachusetts, daughters Amy Adele Hensley of Ona, and Alexandra A. Hensley of Cross Lanes, sister Deborah Hensley Houston and husband Alan Houston of Charleston, SC, granddaughters Brittany, Cassidy, Hannah and one granddaughter on the way, and one grandson Ryan.
Many friends and family members will sadly miss him. He worked at Hobet Mining, Inc. for over 25 years. Gary loved his family very much. He loved hunting, fishing and outdoor activities, and most of all his faith in God.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday July 27, 2005 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Martin Hnizdil and Curtis Bauske officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday July 26, 2005 from 6 to 8 PM.