Saturday, May 21, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...5-22-'11
- Several accidents in and around the Charleston area Friday afternoon left one person dead and several others hurt. A truck and SUV collided between Dudley Farms and Trace Fork, known as Corridor G, at about 1:00 P.M. leaving the road shut down for hours. Drew Tucker, who was driving the truck, was killed in the wreck. Another person was hurt in the accident. Meanwhile, Interstate 77 northbound between the 96 and 97 mile markers was also shut down for hours after an accident. Two people were taken the hospital. Another accident on Interstate 77 southbound near Ripley left the road shut down for less than an hour Friday evening after a tractor trailer caught fire.
- Friday, Parkersburg native and West Virginia University alumnus Stuart Robbins and his wife Joyce gave WVU $3 million to be used in the College of Business and Economics, along with the new School of Public Health. $2 million will go toward the Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Center for Global Business and Strategy 20/21 while another $1 million will go toward the Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Distinguished Professorship in Epidemiology. That final gift is also expected to be eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match by the West Virginia Trust Fund, making the total donation worth a potential $4 million. Robbins is the former managing director of global equities for DLJ, one of Wall Street’s leading investment banks.
- Representatives from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's office will take part in a second Commonsense Connections Week beginning Monday, May 23rd. Staffers will travel to every county in West Virginia to meet with residents and hear their ideas, priorities and concerns.
9:30-10:15 a.m. Monday, May 23, Hamlin-Lincoln County Public Library, 7999 Lynn Ave., Hamlin, Lincoln County.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, Hometown Senior Citizens Center, 100 1st Ave., Hometown, Putnam County.
2-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, Mason County Public Library, 508 Viand St., Point Pleasant, Mason County.
10-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, Gilbert Senior Center, 87 Venus St., Gilbert, Mingo County.
11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, Westmoreland Senior Citizens Center, 3609 Hughes St., Huntington, Wayne County.
2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, Milton Public Library, 1140 Smith St., Milton, Cabell County.
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, Chapmanville Towers, 3407 North Main St., Chapmanville, Logan County.
3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, Chapmanville Public Library, 299 Vance St., Chapmanville, Logan County.
10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, Mingo County Courthouse, 75 East Second Ave., Williamson, Mingo County.
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