The year ends, but life remains interesting
Gary Farris, the director of the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Parkersburg, says the people who robbed the museum "are probably the most hated people in town right now."
Farris says the culprits broke open the back door and stole, among other things, a World War II German pistol found at Omaha Beach and a bayonet from a Japanese rifle that was recovered in the South Pacific.
Farris says he's heartsick over the robbery because the items cannot be replaced.
Adam Meyerson of the Philanthropy Roundtable told the Journal:
"This study is consistent with many other studies showing that America is by far the most charitable country on earth. We give about 2 percent of our national income to charity; most other countries give 1 percent or much less."
Garry Bowers died Saturday. Bowers spent his career at WCLG AM and FM in Morgantown. He began as an announcer in 1958 and rose to become the station owner and operator.
Bowers was a member of the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the West Virginia Broadcasters Association Broadcaster of the Year Award. Bowers was also active in the local community and a founding member of the Cheat Lake Rotary Club.
Huggins reached a milestone with his 700th career victory last week.
Appearing on Metronews Talkline, Huggins said he would, however, like to win the trophy one day just so he could take it around the state and let everybody touch it.
The five highest are: Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The five lowest are: Alaska, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Mississippi.
Watts knocked in a hole-in-one the other day . . . his 12th!
Watts, who is 92, says the key to playing well is never losing your cool.
The bowl forces WVU and Clemson to buy 17,000 tickets each at full price (ranging from $75 to $225), but neither school will be able to sell its full allotment.
The schools are also hurt by the fact that fans can buy tickets through other sources at much cheaper prices.
The shows will originate from the Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami. Metronews also has daily bowl reports and updates on our website, wvmetronews.com.
Kercheval is host of TalkLine, broadcast by the MetroNews Statewide Radio Network from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The show can be heard locally on WCHS 580 AM.