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10B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 28, 1990 Mr The biography of former State Treasurer A. James Manchin was introduced during a special recep- tion for the politician and his biogra- phers at the University of Charleston June 20, according to Bob Toots, president of Headline Books, Inc., the publisher. "It promises to be a most inter- esting experience," Mr Teets said. "it always is when Mr Manchin is in- volved." The reception was held in the University's Rotunda. Written by Mr Manchin's former Executive Assistant Greg lcen- hower, a Winfield native, A. James Manchin: A Biography of Contro- versy traces the politician's life and career through use of historical documents and other memorabilia, as welt as interviews with family, friends, political observers, critics and Mr Manchin himself. "Recount- ing the history of A James Manchin is in many respects tantamount to recounting the political history of West Virginia," Mr Icenhower said. A pictorial biography gleaned from family scrapbooks and featur- ing a series of exclusive photos taken for the project by Morgantown Dominion Post photographer Ron Rittenhouse wilt highlight a section of the book entitled "Manchin Memories, A Portfolio of West Vir- ginia History," "This book will feature an inside view of the investment fund contro- versy that led to Mr Manchin's resig- nation," Mr Teets said from his home in Terra Alta. "It takes the reader into the tension-filled inner sanctum of the treasurer's personal office as aides, associates and old friends draw battle plans to defend their leader against the onslaught of political enemies, an inquisitive press and a profit-minded Walt Street. But we also get a chance t6 see the intimate moments in Mr Manchin's private life that helped shape the public man. His begin- nings in a coal barracks, his school years and his rise to power at the right hand of John F. Kennedy all contributed to making him a most unique politician." Mr Teets indicated that one of the many themes running through- out the book is Mr Manchin's bitter- sweet friendship with former Gover- nor Arch Moore, "In a nutshell, this book will pro- vide an inside look at modern West Virginia politics, the deals, the foibles and the funny things the av- erage person never hears about," Mr Teets stated. "Among other things, this is a primer for anyone interested in the game of politics," The $16.95 book will be available during the reception for purchase and for autographing by Mr Icen- hower and Mr Manchin. Cookie-Makers Cut Up Calling all cookie bakers! Get your mixers whirling for the Governor's Cookie Jar contest at the State Fair of West Virginia. If you can fill a one gallon, wide mouthed, clear jar with not less than nine kinds of cookies, you could be presenting your delectables to Gov- ernor Gaston Caperton on Governor's Day at the State Fair. The judges will be looking for fancy assorted cookies made from differ- ent kinds of batters and doughs. The first prize cookie jar will be pre- sented to Governor Caperton and wilt receive $40, second prize will receive $30, and third prize will re- ceive $2Q Judges wilt need a sample of each cookie in a small box so they will not have to open your jar. Dig out the recipes and get your entry form in by July 25. You may call the State Fair office for further information at 645-1090 or write: State Fair of West Virginia, Drawer 986, Lewisburg. Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County will host their famed chili cook off once again on Saturday, June 30. This year's theme, "Chili at 4848'," shouldn't be confused with chilly (cool) at 4,848 feet above sea level although the high temperature for the year has only been 76 degrees. "Chili-at 4848" will feature some of the best chili cookin' anywhere with cooks coming from as far away as Michigan and Delaware to com- pete for $3500 in cash and prizes and the top prize of $1000 and a Snowshoe ski vacation for two. In addition to the cook off, Snow- shoe has a festive day of activities slated for the entire family. For the kids, there will be bubblegum blow- ing and watermelon seed spitting contests and a horseshoe throwing contest for adults. Entertainment will include an exhibition and shooting match by the Tygart Valley Muzzle- loaders, an antique automobile dis- play by the Mountain State Street Machine Association and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Band from Pocahontas County. Admission is free but donations will be accepted by the Pocahontas County AD.A.M (Anti Drug Abuse Movement) Program. This year, Snowshoe has chosen A.DAM. as the official cookoff charity. Proceeds from "Chili at 4848'" will be donated to A.D.AM. for awareness funding in the Pocahontas County Public School System. The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department and the First National Bank of Martinton are the founders of the Pocahontas County A.D.A.M Program. For more information on the chili cook off or how to become a chili conte6tant, contact Snowshoe, 572- 1000. IIII II IIIIII What you do is news to the Mountain Messenger! 647-5724 JlIULJl I IIIIllli Choice of 10 at Tremendous Savings 2 - 1990 Olds hlta Royal 4 Dr's 1 - 1990 Oids Cutlass Ciera 4 Dr. 1 - 1990 Olds Cutlass Calais 2 - 1990 Geo Prlzm's ! - 1990 Subaru Legacy 4X4 Wagon 1 - 1990 S-10 Ext. Cab 4X4 Pickup 1 - 1990 S-10 Blazer 4X4 1 o 1991 S-10 Blazer 4X4 1990 Cutlass Ciera S L 4 Dr. Sedan Retail. 18,285 Alleghany Motors Disc. S1600 Demo Disc. 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In a Senate speech, Mr Byrd said he is outraged by the reaction of the NRA leadership to his recent vote on a comprehensive crime bill to ban the possession, manufacture, and transfer of nine semi-automatic assault weapons. '1 want to make something very clear. I did not vote to take away the guns of law-abiding West Virginians. I voted to take 'Street-Sweepers' and 'Commandos' away from drug traffickers, cop killers, and mass murderers of innocent school chil- dren," Mr Byrd said. "We have turned the right to own and keep firearms -- a right which I steadfastly and earnestly support -- on its head when we insist on the rights of criminals to have assault weapons. Surely there is a common sense difference," he said. Mr Byrd said he is concerned that an NRA mailing has wrongly charac- terized his vote as an "anti-gun" vote. '1 am not against guns, but I am against criminals," Mr Byrd said. "Keeping these assault weapons out of the hands of drug traffickers, mass murderers of children in school yards, and cop-killers is a step we must take. We have may- hem in the streets of many cities across this nation, and the leader- ship of the NRA could be a con- structive force for supporting policies that address the senseless, brutal violence committed daily on inno- cent law-abiding citizens," Mr Byrd said. "In many areas the NRA provides needed services to many communi- ties across the nation, including public safety messages on the care and use of firearms; classes on proper handling of weapons, and in- structional information on firearms use and precise marksmanship. "However," Mr Byrd said, "1 am concerned that the organization's leadership has sent out mailings that create confusion and leave people misinformed. '1 would like to see the leadership of the National Rifle Association di- rect its energies and financral re- sources to the goat of combating senseless wolence instead of to- ward scaring its membership by put- ting out mailings of the type that have gone out on the assault- weapon amendment," Mr Byrd said. INE 1990 The Carnegie Column Information prepared by Carnegie liall Staff and presented as a pubLic service by the Mountain Messenger, :'our community newspaper We have been hearing many dif- ferent comments about Carnegie Hall lately . . . happily, most of them seem to be positive. There is one recurring question that comes up of- ten and needs to be addressed and that is, "How is the renovation com- ing at Carnegie Hall?" Although the lion's share of mo- nies raised and contributed to the Hall has been spent on major reno- vation of the building, the answer isn't too glamorous or exciting --- yet. The structure is almost 90 years old and had not been properly main- tained during most of that time. We are faced with a roof which was structurally unsound and leaked ex- tensively; widespread interior dam- age as a result of the years of leak- age; wiring that needs to be re- placed to meet current needs and modern fire codes; totally unusable space; and all the other problems and surprises incumbent in the res- toration of old structures. The first step in any restoration project is a study of the structure in question to confirm that it is indeed worth renovating and that it is sound enough to withstand the stress of the construction involved in the res- toration process. Carnegie passed both of these tests, and work has been going on for some time now. Wiring has been replaced through much of the building; insulation has been added for the first time ever; new ceilings have been installed; and the otherwise'uninhabitable space has been transformed into a very attractive and functional kitchen (through a grant from the Hollowell Foundation and volunteer efforts under the tireless and capable ener- gies of Mr B. C. Lively.) Progress is also being made on the re-roofing project. In 1988 $100,000 was given to Carnegie Hall to redo the roof. Since then the sagging timbers have been replaced by steel trusses; wooden joists have been renotched and rehung; rotted timber and sheeting have been re- placed; and the subroof is once again sound. Unfortunately, when construction moved outside this Spring, we dis- covered that the brick parapet on Carnegie's roof has completely de" teriorated (due to time, weather a~ the absence of cap flashing in its original construction). Consequently, we now need an additional $35,000 to complete the reroofing project. N you can imagine, this news comes as a very unwetcomed surprise! however, we are aggressively seek' ing funding from all possible sources and have already raised about hal{ this amount. Once the parapet is re' I built, we can continue with the hal" ance of the project and we are opti- mistic that the roof will be finish~ before winter comes. The completion of the roof will be a major turning point for the renoVa' tion efforts at Carnegie. Only whent the roof is finally repaired and the1 leaking has stopped does it make1 sense -- financially and logistically 1 --to begin renovating the interi0rs { of the Hall. As soon as we are able to transform space in the buildin~i into attractive, pleasant rooms wil we be able to see what a wondert#t difference it will make! We will haY0 places for meetings receptionS, classes, programs -- 'activities of a! kinds happening in rooms that feeJ comfortable, are appealing, and 100k like they should. In fact we even could be used for receptions, test!" vals classes and pleasant spotStr eating lunch or reading a book i~ good weather. Without any doubt, we have a~ extraordinary facility and v/e. shouldn't underestimate our gOOd fortune -- Carnegie Hall is right here in Greenbrier Valley! It is a beautit' historic structure which holds tr mendous potential as a factor f0r economic development, as well as! source of great enjoyment for all 01 us in this region. Let's take adVa~" tage of this golden opportunity ~,~ West Virginia to shine Participatell' activities and join us by becomin!,a. member of Carnegie Hall! For into| mation please call 645-7917. Non-fiction Writers To Meet With Literaxy Non-fiction writers and would-be writers will have a chance to meet professional magazine editors in August at a workshop sponsored by West Virginia University's (WVU) School of Journalism and Reader's Digest magazine. The two-day event at the Ramada Inn in Morgantown begins August 17 and will provide those interested in freelance writing an opportunity to meet with some of the nation's most influential magazine editors, according to Journalism School Dean Emory Sasser. "Only three or four such work- shops are held each year nationally, and this is the first time one has been held at WVU," Dr Sasser said. "The event is a chance for beginning writers as well as experienced writ- ers to make personal contacts with editors and to find out what they are Attractive suites.., delicious dining... 24 Hr. security.., transportation... daily housekeeping, laundry svc.., no entrance fee.., monthly/daily rates... 252-5452 1-800-552-8785 Beckley looking for and how to sell tim work "Dr Sasser sa d Editors scheduled to atteno workshop include: Charles Morg~.' senior staff editor, and Jeannie Ve~ nola senior editor Reader's Dige~ ' [ 0i Linton Weeks, managing editO . The Washington Post MagaT.i~ Ma e Nichols manan ne e~lit0r~' gg ..... ~ Field and Stream; Mary ~,,~ O'Roark, assistant editor of G~ posts; Susan Ungaro, executive ~1~ tor of Family Circle, Wi".~'e~;t Brohaugh, ed tor of Writer's I)8,4a,4 Books; Keith Bellows, vice preside,, of Whittle, a dental health pub~it0r tion; Christ ne French Clarkeu , of Humpty Dumpty; Scott b",.,,~ editor-in-chief of Fishing World',~~o~I i McKinney, former managing e~ick, of McCall's; and Elizabeth Heo managing editor of Travel Holid#', Persons re istered for the v/0~" g ,r~ shop may submit articles in a v, .. competition Dr Sasser added. P~!~ ! lished and non-published non'fic!;~- will be judged and the eight be,~t ~ ticles will receive prizes T~" Reader's Digest. ~# The workshop costs $129, !~ Iod ing including meals and g [,,, t are available at the Ramao= ~-{ Reservations may be made bY~/~;#, t ing to the Reader's Digest -~/e~t ! shop, School of Journalism, ~010, Virginia University, P. O. 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