decision on voters, who already faced a long ballot in a presidential election year. Wheeling needs council members who will make tough decisions.
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CHARLESTON Town Center Mall re-opened
its sparkling new Center Court this week,
capping a $7 million renovation of a strong downtown attraction.
Forest City Enterprises has installed new flooring and carpeting on all three levels, added two tech-
nology bars, and installed a new fountain. The decor is designed to reflect the state's natural beauty.
This reinvestment reflects strong confidence in Charleston's downtown, which remains a shopping destination.
The mall is part of a complex that includes hotels, the Civic Center and the federal and county courthouses. The mall enhances the city's ability to attract conventions, which help fill the hotels, which in turn helps the mall.
It adds up to a strong package.
This symbiotic relationship began three decades ago, and Forest City's reinvestment shows a willingness to continue that relationship for decades to come.
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THE McDonald's in Follansbee became the
center of post-election controversy when its flag flew upside down. After a photo appeared on Facebook, political activists assumed it was a protest against the re-election of President Obama.
Never assume anything.
"Unfortunately, a flag cable broke and during the process of trying the fix the flag, it was inadvertently turned upside down," said McDonalds' franchisee Karen Mezan in an e-mail.
"It wasn't noticed that the flag was upside down until a customer inquired about it. . . . It's important to note that this was an accident, not intentional."
The saying, "A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on," was never more true than in the age of the Internet.