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Pharmacy & Your Health 2 - Hinton News Tues. March 26, 2002 Comment or00No Gas During iast"weeks County Cotmiesion meeting, former sheriff Joe Rushford fused loud and long about Allegheny Energy Companies lack ofresponse to folks requests for expansion of natural gas'sece to the Brooks/Barksdale community. Approximately 60 potential customers signed documents requesting service consideration by the gas company during this past June through October. Commissioners lamented over their hard work and support of the expansion project. Commission President Lonnie Mullins attempted to telephone an official of the gas company during the meeting and left a voice message on his rec0rder asking for information on the status of the project. No one had any answers. Commissioners Jerry Berry and Clyde Grimmett could not understand why the Gas Company would not say yes or no! Just a =stone wall" with no response from Allegheny's Commissioners elected to communicate the old fashion way and write the Gas Company a formal letter inquiring about the status of the public's request. I talked with the Public Service Commission, the agency with oversight authority over public By Doug White utiliti in the state. Eric Degruyter, an Engineer, for the Gas Service stated the PSC had a process to make the Gas Company respond to citizen request for service in a reasonable amount of time. In Degruyter's opinion the Gas Company had exceed the "reasonable clause" in the Regulations. The PSC review process is a two phase approach, first an informal review of the situation by the PSC staffers, secondly, if the matter cannot be solved at the informal stage, a formal review can be docketed before anAdministrative Law Judge or the Commission itself can hear the case and issue an order for corrective action. I additionally talked with Allen Staggers, Public Affairs Director, for Allegheny Energy Company, at the corporate headquarters in Maryland. Staffers assured me that the public would receive an answer in the near future. Let us hope the Gas Company will address the need! If not, the County Commission, on behalf of our citizens, has a "court of last resort" in our Public Service Commission. Allegheny has not exercised good cooperate citizenship by ignoring citizens request for service. Letter To The Editor Child Abuse Dear Editor: Forty-three percent of American parents report spanking or hitting their child within the last 12 months, 37 percent report insulting or swearing at their child, and two percent report having kicked, bit or punched their child. More than 3 million children were reported to child protective service agencies as alleged victims of child abuse or aggression Is a good way to handle frustration and solve problems. 5. Spend time playing with your children.., or read to them instead! 6. Report suspected abuse or neglect. Keeping children safe is the responsibility of every adult In our community. If You have reason to believe a child has been - or may be - harmed, call the WV Department of Health and Human Resources at RAI.LROAD RECOLLECTIOHS By Roy C. Long focus on preventing child abuse and neglect before It starts. That's what April's observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month is all about. Placing an emphasis on positive parenting is an important component to the prevention of child abuse. As a community it is essential that we support parents and families. As parents, we must strive to respect and nurture our children. Here are a few tips on how to be the best parent you can be: 1. Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special and loved. Educate yourself about a child's development process so you can have reasonable expectations about what your child can and cannot do. 2. Help yourself. When the big and little problems of everyday life pile up to the point where you feel overwhelmed and out of control, take time out. Don't take it out on your child. Take a deep breath, turn on some music. Know where you can turn for help when you need it. 3. If your baby cries... It can be frustrating to hear your baby cry, especially when nothing you do seems to work. Learn what to do if your baby won't stop crying. But, never shake a baby. 4. Monitor your child's television and computer use. Watching violent films on TV or playing violent computer games can harm young children. Not only does it scare them, It also teaches children that A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN: Since the beginning of passenger transportation by U. S. railroads, passenger departments have operated special trains offering reduced fares to various events. Over the years, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company provided the public with excursion trains to events such as high school football games; Cincinnati reds and Washington Senators baseball games; Billy Sunday revival meetings and when Barnum and Bailey Circus was. in town. One of the more recent trains provided on a regular basis each year by the C. & O. was the cherry blossom excursion to Washington, D.C., while the trees are in full bloom. Usually it was a fun time riding an excursion train. There would be group singing, dancing in the aisle antisocial drinking that sometimes got out of hand by some passengers that couldn't handle liquor. Sometimes, on extended excursion trips, a group of men would get up a friendly game of poker. Sunday, July 26, 1903 the C. & O. operated an excursion from C/iRon Forge, VA., to Lynchburg, VA. One of the passengers became involved in a disagreement with two Negroes, who were brothers, William and Otto Green of Balcony Falls, VA., one of which pulled a revolver and shot the passenger at Abert, Bedford County, Virginia. In researching for this article, three different names were given for the injured passenger. Hinton Daily News reported his name Rubleson, Roanoke Times, Edward Hite, and Roanoke Evening News, Harry Rudisille, the son of Botetourt County Deputy Sheriff Rudisille. 466-2807. William and Otto Green were neglect in 1998, and approximately ............ arrested in Lynchburg and i i April s observance oztnua Aouse .... 1 m 11 on of these reports were Prevo,+;, ^,,h : ......... .,,^ mcarcerated in the jad at Bedford confirmed, o ""'"" ..... ? "''t'v'" ....  City. The injured passenger, whom .... p rmmy o remmu ourselves oi Tlphyslcalandemotmnalabuge, ,PljI.  ........ r.,,,,,, - t,,wv beleve,,to,beEdw-ard Hite 'of . : ..... , ..... our corrective responsxoitiy tO . .... '-', of chddren yle!d harmfudftii 6 abuse fldiig|et' thaf 'CliRe=n Fo .; wa.s-takente die C, & consequences mr soc|ety: a grow|ng.:i,bb, ''man,; .... A= g':i, O. Hospital in that city in serious body of evidence links child abuse --'. -.--'J,", -';'f ...... " condition ..... . . . . . . oI tnelr cnllanooa, melr sense el .. ": ...... . . ana neglect wzm urug ana alconm securit,, and well bei .... .i ,.:. A few aays zouowmg me Shoo[rag j " aA, aa bzat . . abuse, teen pregnancy, youth future To th w " -- t was declded by law enforcement . . ge er, eromlycanmaKe ..... wolence, and chrome health a difference, officers that a pos|tlve ldeutlficatlon problems. It Is therefore critical to For more information about how may be needed for a conviction. It to prevent child abuse and neglect, visit or contact the REACHH-Family Resource Center Child Advocacy Center at 466-2226. Signed, Peggy Rossi Executive Coordinator REACHH-Family Resource Center Notice SUMMERS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT March Cl/nie Schedule March 26th. Prenatal Clinic with the Assoc. in OB/GYN 9AM-- 12N. March 27th. --Lab Screenings- Cholesterol, blood sugar & hemoglobin 8AM--12N; Immunizations and TB Skin' tests 1PM--4PM. LETTERS POLICY I Letters are welcome, but no more I than one letter each month will be I accepted from the same writer. [ Preference will be given to letters of ] 300 words or less Longer letters ' may be shortened or rejected Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. We'd Like To Hear From You about your club, church group and civic organizations, births, engagements, weddings, academic honors, men and women in the armed services and all community activities. was no secret what was planned and two prisoners were brought to the hospital at Clifton Forge for that purpose but Mr. Hite's condition was so low he was unable to make an identification and the prisoners were placed in jail to await the outcome. The date was Thursday, July 30, 1903, and the people of CliRon Forge had become greatly excited due to the seriousness of Ed Hite's condition and the perpetrators of the crime in their fair city. Groups of men were observed on street corners talking in hushed tones and it was feared a mob was about to form for the purpose of lynching the prisoners. Alleghany County Sheriff, fearing for the lives of his prisoners and a desire to uphold his sworn duty, decided to take the two Negroes to Covington, VA. on Express Train No. 1 that night and incarcerate them in that city for the prisoners safety. The engineer of No. I was James Pack of Hinton, and the conductor was Jack Hall of Huntington, W. VA. When the sheriffand guards arrived at the depot with the two prisoners, conductor Hall feared there would be trouble and gave a sigh of relief when the train departure time arrived and there was no sign of a disturbance. What was not known was the fact that a leader, thought to be a brother of Edward Hite, had made plans to secure the prisoners by force. His followers, estimated to be 200 men, were lurking in the darkness a short distance west of the depot waiting for No. i to arrive. No i left Clifton Forge passenger depot and was gaining speed when engineer Pack observed lights being waved on the track ahead and brought the train to a stop in the midst of a large group of men. Conductor Hall, seeing the mob, knew immediately what was happening and hurried through the train securing the doors and ordering the passengers to lay fiat on the floor. Engineer Hall was unaware of the prisoners on the train and had no idea what was going on. He started down from the engine to see what the trouble was when some of the men, with drawn guns, ordered him back in the cab threatening to shoot him if he attempted to move the train. The rest of the mob rushed to the coaches and finding they could not enter, gathered around the smoker, called the "Jim Crow car" in those days, demanding release to them of the two prisoners. Getting no response they began shooting into the car breaking theglass out of all the windows. The sheriff, guards and two prisoners were laying on the floor of the smoker and were not injured in the melee. When the shooting into the car was therefore averted. We know of no murders in Alleghany County in this manner. There was, we are told, two men put to death by hanging on the gallows in the jail yard at Covington. Henry Magruder was put to death June 19, 1896 when found guilty of an attack on a lady in her home and criminally assaulting and bludgeoning to death little 13 year old Ellen Wallace of Longdale, VA. The other one was Robert Boles, a C. & O. brakeman, who was hanged on the gallows March 17, 1905 for the shooting death of fireman John Ruff while both were on duty in the C. & O. Railway yard at Clifton Forge. We extend a hearty thanks to Stewart Bostic of Iron Gate, VA., for his assistance in the research of this incident. HAE/EDpCARE PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION SET HAE/Educare Four Year Old Preschool Program announces registration for the 2002-03 school year. Children who are 4' years old before September I are eligible to enroll in the program. To enroll, parents need to have their child's record of immunizations, social security number, a certified birth certificate and a general physical report from the family doctor. Please call Hinton Area Elementary now to pre-register and make an appointment for your child. (466- 6024) Registration Days' are Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 in the conference room at the Summers County Board of Education office building. ended, the men on the engine, (This project is funded, by the nrobablv thinkin  the dreaded task Governor s Cabinet on Children aria "-  -  .... "Families through Federal funds was over, go[ oii [ne engine ana _ .  . : tarted badk to be wth. th main" "prvded'b Appajacanegmna,, body of the mob iwhenegineer i ! ,, :. !i,:,: . . ,. James Park, seizing his opportunity,' ....... ' ! PASSOVER' SU]FP]R pulled the throttle open and the Passover Supper sponsored by train sped away. Several members The Church of the Living God to be of the mob jumped on the platform held at the Memorial Bldg. on March of the cars and attempted to stop the train again by turning the angle cock. Being unsuccessful in this they jumped to the ground and fired a few rourMs in the direction of the train as it moved out of sight. The prisoners were locked up in the county jail at Covington without further incident. Law enforcement officers kept a close watch on the situation and on Saturday, August 1st., learned that a mob was being formed in' Clifton Forge and' would be enlarged by additional men at Covington. The situation became so serious that the Clifton Forge Rifles under Captain Roberts was called out to maintain order. A special train was made up by the C. & O. Railway and the two Negroes were escorted to jail at Lynchburg under the protection of Captain Roberts' Company. Bedford County Sheriff Huddleston took charge of the prisoners and returned them to jail in Bedford City to await their trial. A near.execution by Judge Lynch Antiques - Collectibles Artisans - Craft Vendor Space Available To be considered for publication, items should be timely, either typed (NOT in all caps) or printed legibly. Mall To: The Hinton News P 0 Box 1000 Hinton, WV 25951-1000 I The Hair Place 206 2nd. Ave. Ph: 466-3151 The Hair P/ace is proud to announce their 0000UVga00F We would like to thank all our eustomers for making this a wonderful year. Easter Special: March 26 - April 16 Perms Reg. $50.90 for $35.00 Hair Cut Reg. $30.00 For $27.00 High Lights (short hair) Reg. $35,00 Now $32.00 Tri Angle High Lights $20.00 High Lights (long hair) Reg. $45.00 Now $42,00 Call for an appointment today. Where the customers are Number 1 Bonnie Ward, Seth Reed, Kathy Keys 29th. at 6:0 PM. Come and experience a blessing as we honor GOd in remembering this event. It will start with a traditional Passover supper, then we will pair offin twos for the foot washing, then end with communion. Bring a pillow, a towel and a small basin and be blessed knowing God is pleased with us. Any questions call 832-6766. If no answer leave message. Medical Expenses Account Opened ' As most of you know Jonathan Lee Lilly went home to be with the Lord. Born Dec. 18, 2001-Died Feb. 10, 2002. He spent his short life ,in the Intensive Care Unit for premature babie and was in the care. of six spediilists. , Please continue to pray fog his parents, Mike and Vicky. Also iease continue to help them finanqially. We can ,only:imagine .the mdical costs. Send any love gifts  the Jonathan L. Lilly Medical Epenses Account, First Century Bml$, 321 Temple Street, P. O. Box 70, Inton, W. VA. 25951. Any teller ca help you.  Thank you and may Godichiy bless you. : BIG FOUR DRUG STORE Con 3rd AVE & TEMPLE S,'l'. HINTON W.VL, PHONE 466-223 __! Ellison, Several Medicines;, Are Used to Treat,TB Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal lung infection. It is caused by a bacteria that is easily transmitted from person to person. The symp- toms of TB are numerous. Dre, nch- ing night sweats are associated with a subsiding low-grade fever. Shortness of breath is common. The main route of TB bacteria transmission is by inhaling infected indoor air coughed out of a person with an active infection. Surpris- ingly, eight out of 10 TB infections are caused by reactivation of'dor- mant bacteria. ' This is thought to occur, with excesiV  steroid use, during adyanced age, or when the body's immune system has been compromised from another illness. r": Antibiotics are very effective agam'st TBI but the m'ust be'ken for a long period of time after the victim has recovered to prevent dormant bacteria from becoming reactivated. Medicines usid to treat TB include isoniazid, fam- pin (Rifadin), and pyrazinanide. These medicines taken separately or in a combined "cap- sule (Rifater) for easier dosing. Because of resistance of the TB organism to medicines, antibiotics such as streptomycin or etham- butol may be needed. '. i When you're to step up and put faith in the future of West Virginia... Tenth Senatorial District / Paid For By Citizens For i i ,, The Cobblestone Cafe (WHERE FRIENDS MEET) L lINCH SPECIALS Wed,Mar. 27: Thu., Mar. 28: Fri., Mar. 29: Sat., Mar. 30: Mon.,April 1: Tue., April 2: Logger's Stew wlCornbread .;:',, Capellini Primavere w/Fresh Veggle :2 The Dutchman {corned Ix,ham,swi :.- cheese on grilled rye bread) 2 "Pot Luck Day"  Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich ! Sautee Beef Tips over Noodles I Friday Night at the Cobblestone Baked P.bow Trout w/woodhnd mushroom sn $12.p5 T-bo.e steak, sed Poato ad vZe $o.9s shtimy a Feta cheese sauce da Greek w/syhett $1o.5 $15 Third.Ave., Hinmn Ph: 466-2024 Open: Hen. - Thur. I 1 - 8 I Fri. llt Sat. 11 -!9