April 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Manchin III owns two 12-gauge Beretta shotguns, a semiautomatic Remington 58 Sportsman and a deer rifle. Since he was elected to the Senate two years ago, he has easily maintained an A rating from the National Rifle Assn. That rating might be considered crucial to the survival of a Democrat from a conservative, rural state like West Virginia. So after news broke of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings on a Friday in December, his staff debated what he should do. The consensus was that Manchin should cancel a scheduled appearance the following Monday to talk about fiscal issues on MSNBC's "Morning Joe. " Surely the hosts would press the senator on gun control, and it seemed that almost anything he said could spell trouble so early in the aftermath of the tragedy.
June 28, 2010 |
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died last winter, West Virginia University researchers said Monday. The doctors had done a microscopic tissue analysis of Henry's brain that showed he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurosurgeon Julian Bailes and California medical examiner Bennet Omalu , co-directors of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia, announced their findings alongside Henry's mother, Carolyn Henry Glaspy , who called it a "big shock" because she knew nothing about her 26-year-old son's underlying condition or the disease.
June 7, 2008 |
West Virginia University President Michael Garrison resigned, seeking to end a scandal stemming from awarding an unearned degree to the governor's daughter. Garrison said he hoped his resignation, effective in September, would end the turmoil at the university.
March 27, 2008 |
PHOENIX -- What is this, the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout? It's Bob Huggins against Xavier all over again. The Cincinnati-Xavier basketball rivalry could make USC-UCLA hoops look friendly, and now Huggins, the old nemesis, is sending his West Virginia team against Xavier in an NCAA West Regional semifinal. "I'm sure a lot of Xavier fans are glad he's not coaching UC anymore because when he was there, they were a real hard team to beat," said Xavier forward C.J. Anderson, a Cincinnati native who remembers when Huggins prowled the sideline.
November 3, 2006 |
Grasping for a way to describe the most-hyped football game in Louisville history, some locals compared it to something they're more familiar with, a Final Four. What the Cardinals have their hearts set on after a 44-34 Big East Conference victory over previously undefeated West Virginia is college football's final two, the Bowl Championship Series title game. They have a ways to go, even after handling the No.
September 23, 2006 |
They said there would never be another Reggie Bush, but have you seen West Virginia sophomore Steve Slaton? He's Bush-like without the paper trail. "I'm a big fan of his," Slaton said during a conference call this week. Slaton, like Bush, is a firefly of dashing dips and darts, with directional changes known to loosen opposition knee cartilage. "Facially, he even looks like Reggie Bush," said Bill Kirelawich, the Mountaineers assistant coach who recruited Slaton from eastern Pennsylvania.