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F 2 - Hinton News Tues. Oct. 9, 2012 = Mre :nd More People are Rearing our Newspaper i' [i r  i, )IECOLLECTIONS RAILROAD "" " ?"="J' " I By Roy C. Long : Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call (304) 466-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to theaddress below and we will bill yo u for your 52 week subscription. Name - Address (please print) City. State .Zip.__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS I P.O. BOX 1000 I HINTON, WV 25951 L ............. Protecting America Against Cyber Attacks .J By Senator Jay Rockefeller Today just about everything is run by computers. We don't think about it. much, but the water we drink, the light switches in our homes, our paychecks - they are all connected to systems that, ultimately are governed by computers. It's hard to imagine, but our water treatment plants, our power grids, our banks, even our traffic lights, airports, and hospitals are guided and controlled by computers that are tied to the internet. So what happens if a hacker decides to take one of those computer systems down? In the recent past, when we talked about terrorism, we thought of preventing direct physical attacks Directors of the National Security Agency under Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama are urging Congress to protect our most critical infrastructure. Our bill does just that-by identifying facilities that are most vulnerable to devastating cyber attacks, such as utilities, hospital3, and dams. Our ?roposal creates no new bureawracies, promotes the fnnovaton of the private sector market and encourages private sector leadership and accountability in securg their own networks, with government assistance if necessary. We absolutely must pass a bill that protects these critical systems and every American. We can't lose sight of the threats Tools For Rcnt! on well known landmarks, public we're facing and why these efforts :.-::ev, andvernnt bu : ke so cruczal to protectzg our u t0d/iy, a new way_e o country. In the months leading up soihiticatedterrodsteanaluse--' 9'11, our national security the Internet to wage attacks through computers, bu with human and economic harms, on any place in the country, toward any target, and at any time of the day or night. For instance, we know someone hacked into the computers that run a water treatment facility in Texas this year. Think of the havoc someone could .wreck by shutting it down, contaminating it with excess chemicals, or releasing a dam without warning. Those kind of malevolent hackers are called cyber attacks. They are happening today and come from other countries, terrorists, criminal organizations, or individual hackers. I asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's cyber security response team to do some research on these attacks and its report showed that last year, hackers broke into computer systems running critical infrastructure almost 200 times (that's up from only 41 times in 2010). Clearly, we need to step up our efforts to manage this threat and prevent attacks. Experts warn that we're on the brink of a disaster on any given day from a computer- generated catastrophe. Admiral Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs Chairman, says that the cyber threat is the only other threat on the same level as conventional terrorists taking control of rogue nuclear weapons. And FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress recently that the cyber threat will soon overcome terrorism as the top national security focus of the FBI. Working with a bipartisan group of Senators, I have helped write a bill that strikes a balance between. addressing the dangers we now face without undue regulations on. business. systems warned us about the possibility of a terrorist threat, and we did too little to intervene and prevent such a devastating attack. Today, these clear warnings are again in front of us. West Virginians know all too well the feeling of going without power or water for an extended period of time, as the recent storms put too many people in this dire situation. Hundreds of thousands of people across the state lost access to electricity, phone, and internet. And many nursing homes and hospitals had to evacuate patients. The storms and the resulting damage were from a random weather event, lut imagine how much chaos a targeted and calculated attack could cause. It's an all too real possibility. I'm working in Congress to make sure this doesn't happen. Unfortunately, political maneuvering by Republican leadership brought these efforts to a halt and we were unable to pass this crucial bill. But I won't give up until it's enacted. There is no excuse for waiting for safeguards to protect this country and our people. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be 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 by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. 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, Hinten, WV 25951. HINTON, W. VA, A GREAT PLACE TO  AND WORK The first eight or ten years of my service as a telegraph operator for the C&O Railway was spent working at 37 different locations between Charlottesville, VA., and Montgomery, W. VA., and between Gladstone and Clifton Forge on the James River line. Of all the places I lived and worked, Hinton takes first place although fond memories of Covington, VA., remain. In a time of reminiscing I asked myself, "What made Hinton so special to me?'Affer all, I was born and raised in the state of Virginia and all my roots were firmly planted there. My social life was sent with friends at Covington, Clifton Forge and Craigsville in Virginia but I knew I could make new ones wherever I went. I believe there were several reasons Hinton meant so much to me and influenced my decision to transfer from Clifton Forge to Hinton in July 1940. First there was the opportunity to get more work as I fought the extra list. Second, was the friendly people I always encountered in previous trips to Hinton. The railroad officials were courteous and the work force very friendly. After working away it was always a happy occasion to return to 106 Main Street where I boarded with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ripley. Mr. Ripley was a fireman for the C&O and worked as hostler at the passenger station. It was a quiet section of town with well kept houses and lawns and was elbow to elbow with friendly people. Across the street lived Carl Gwinn and daughter Janelle, Mr. and Mrs. Oran Mann and daughter Betty and the Bernard Corker family. On the lower side, neighbors of the Ripleys' were the Stewart family, Mr. and Mrs. Graduates from Basic Training : Army Spec, Thomas A. Lewis ha s graduated Trom basic comba[ training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military, justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Lewis is the son of Angela Lewis of Fox Addition Road, Hinton, and grandson of Harry Lewis of Beckley. He is a 2001 graduate of Liberty High School, Glen Daniel. He earned a master's degree in 2011 from Kennesaw State University, Ga. Notice AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meetings every Monday nights 7:00 p.m. behind the Child Advocacy Center at 411 Temple Street. For more information call: 466-2760. Clyde Williams and daughter Annabell next door and down the street the Fullen family with daughters Frances and Carolyn lived. I believe I encountered more friendly fellowship between the employees at Hinton than any other place on the entire system. In those early days it seemed to be one big happy family with hardly a single cross word exchanged. Of course, the friendly attitude of officials had a lot to do with it but mostly it was created by the employees themselves. We remember the great picnics given by the brakemen. They were well attended where small groups gathered to discuss the farmers daughter with a lot. of leg slapping guffaws and tall tales exchanged. Their railroading experiences for the past year were reviewed. Another group that always held an annual picnic was the clerks. Most of the time their picnics were held in July at Pence Springs but occasionally were held at other locations. On Saturday, July 27, 1929 a special excursion conveyed them to Gauley Bridge for their day of fellowship. Following is a write up of the affair reported in Hinton Daily News July 29, 1929: "The annual C&O Clerks picnic was held Saturday at Gauley Bridge. A special train, made up of this city left immediately after the departure of No. 3 and arrived at Gauley about eleven o'clock. All clerks, who are employed by the C&O and are members of the clerks organization and guests were eligible to attend. "Upon arrival of the train a picnic lunch was enjoyed after which games, swimming and dancing were indulged in. Two baseball games were the feature entertainment. The first game was played between two clerks teams. Later in the day a C&O team was picked which played the regular Gauley nine with the C&O winning 9 to 6. "The "West Virginian," a local ,orchestra furnished a logram of the latest danee.hlts throughout :the day. "Watermelons, cantaloupes, a.nd ice cream were furnished from the clerks fund and were carefully looked after by Benny Anderson, who has never been known to miss a C&O picnic and see that the eats, music, etc., arrives safely. "About six o'clock a basket supper was enjoyed and the picnickers arrived (back) in this city about eight o'clock. "Among those from this city attending were: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hale, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Purvis, Mr. and Mrs. Seibert Gay, Mr. and Mrs. Delivery Will Be: Wednesday Oct. 24 Hinton 7:00 - 7:45 @Three Rivers Edge Catfish $45/100 Bluegill $45/100 FISH WAGON To Place an Order Call 1-800-643-8439 www.fishwaon.com John Baber, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beasley, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hanifin, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Drumheller, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Galispie, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Merrell, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Zicafoose, Mrs. F. E. Galispie. Miss Louise Baber, Miss Janet Mullen, Miss Louise Mullen, Miss Margaret Price, Miss Mary O'Conner, Miss Druscilla O'Connor, Miss Cora Scott, Miss Dorothy Swatts, Miss Lucille Wicker, Miss Beryle Ballengee, Miss Edna Maloney, Miss Isabelle Quisenberry, Miss Imogene Keffer. Gordon Neely, Benny Dykes, Frankie Baber, H. Tally Brown, W. T. Lipscomb, Clarence Galispie, Simms Wicker, Clarence Ellison, Warren Brown, Vivian Sydnor, Charles Sydnor, Toots Cales, Raymond Wise, Vernon Dameron, Frank Monroe, George Quisenberry and Harold Purvis." These picnics was an occasion where everyone got to know each other better and they looked forward to the next outing. I suspect if an employee working in the railroad industry today suggested having a picnic, half would faint from shock and the officials wouldn't hear of such a thing from the rest; but they proved to be good for both, employee and company, while they lasted. is your next step to a great career! 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The next session of the County Commission will be held on Monday, October 15. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk at 466- 7121 if you have questions or if you have items for the agenda. Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is now hiring Certified Nursing Assistants We value the passion, experi- ence and commitment of our employees and offer a competi- tive salary with affordable benefits, paid professional fees, 401 (k) retire- men! plan, wellness program and much more! Please apply in person oh Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center John Cook Nursing Home Rd. Hinton, WV 25951 Phone: (304) 466-0332 EOE tVF/V/H Drug Free Employer Just/Ask. RENTAL START RIGHT. START HERE. .. Railroad Aye., Alderson, WV CALL: 304-445-2920 www.Truevalue.com/homecenter . HEATING COOLING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AL mtw wv LIC # 031577 PL04885 UCEHSED D SURED LOCALLY 0WNI AND OPERATED ---.- H]]ff0N Paid Political Adve.ising ELECT .......... ROY COOPER FOR W Va House of Delegates Psi. ad paid by Roy Cooper Summers County Humane Society Presents: The Prettiest Pet Contest To be held during Hinton's Annual Railroad Days Celebration October 20, 21, 27 & 28 Enter by sending a 4x6 color photo along with your name, your pet's name, a telephone number where you may be reached, a brief description of your pet and the $5.00 entry Have your pet micro- chipped!l!! Bring your pet to our table during railroad days and -for $20.00 get added protection if your pet is ever lost or stolen. .. fee per submission to: Prettiest Pet Contest c/o ACWP P. O Box 236 Hinton,  25951 OR Email your entry to: acwp @ acwp-wv.org Then visit our website at: www.acwp-wv.org and pay your entry fee via paypal Deadline for entry is Oct. 15, 2012 Trophies will be awarded for: Best Pet Overall Prettiest Dog, Prettiest Cat, and Best Group. Here's your chance to show off your beautiful birds, pretty pigs, terrific turtles, or any other great pet you may have!!!