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\ Vol. VI No.42 December 27, 1990 From the Greenbrier Valle of West Virginia Sends Xmas Greetin s His Mom In Saudi Arabia Top Management Men At Humana Hospital Here Relieved Of Their Responsibilities -- d /i ii= By Jonathan Wright Details concerning a change in management at Humana Hos- pital-Greenbrier Valley are sketchy following the dismissal of three executives at the Fairlea hospital December 18. Gone are Executive Director Greg Gibson, Association Execu- tive Director Sherley Ward. and Associate Executive Director of Flnance Bill Ulbrtcht. The Hu- mana Coq)oratlon, which owns and operates 80 hospitals in the United States, has hired a three- member interim management team headed by David Carbone, according to Hope Olmsted, Di- rector of Marketing and Commu- nity Relations for the corporation's four hospitals in southern West Virginia, western Virginia, and eastern Kentucky. Ms Olmsted declined to name the other members of the interim team. According to a department head at the hospital, the men . were asked to leave the hospital between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Depart- ment heads were called into a meeting at I0 a,m. December 19, at which Mr Carbone said all three men had been dismissed from their positions "for misap- propriation of funds." No more details were given concerning the allegations, the department head said, but sev- eral members of Humana's cor- porate and regional offices had visited the laclllty the previous week to conduct an internal au- dit. They reportedly examined personnel and financial records. he said. Ms Olmsted declined to offer details as to whether the three administrators had been fired or had voluntarily left their posi- tions. She also declined to deny or confirm the alleged reasons the men had left. q A Lewisburg police officer, Rosalyn Lee, was one of four lo- cal residents indicted in federal court December 20 for conspir- acy to distribute cocaine. Ms Lee, 37. was indicted in Parkersburg, along with Carlos Cornell Wesley, 29, of White Sulphur Springs; James Douglas Minnieweather Jr., 23, of Lewis- burg; and Joe Lawrence Wood- Ing. 34. of White Sulphur Springs. The arrest was the culmina- tion of a month-long investiga- tion conducted by the Greenbrler County Sheriffs Office and the Metro Drug Enforcement Net- work Team. The defendants were taken to the Kanawha County Jail shortly after their arrest De- cember 19. They were trans- ported later that day to Bluefield, where they were arraigned. Ms Lee was hired by the Le- wisburg Police Department In 1979 as a patrolman. She has been suspended from the depart- ment without pay. Police Chief Richard Weikel said. Q mgur's mother, Leeanne Foote Jasgur, is serving with the U. S. Military In Saudi Arabia. Ben and his r~ Elementarv School kinderclarten teacher Ann Stuart compose a Christmas letter to Ms Jasgur. rt ~ class corltributed such tIflngs as canned fruit, envelopes, suntan lotion, and peanuts to fill e boxes which were shipped to Ms Jasgur and three other relatives of class members in the for Christmas. Ms Lee was released on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Jantmry 9 in federal court. According to the U. S. At- torney Michael Carey, if con- victed she could face up to to 20 years in prison, $I million in fines, or both. Jon McBride Principal Resi Will Enter Private Business years of working in and the education field, Frank cleaning out his desk other interests. The man is making sure the aren't locked behind, him never be out of it as far as for kids, helping with projects, and being a help. " he said. "I are our fu- not out of education. to live here and die Williamsburg School prin- resigned from County Schools to effort to his bust- ventures. His resignation January 2. manages Black ing Company, a which manufactures trailers, and Stinson a company producing equipment. "I enjoy designing," he said. of years ago a few and I met to dis- for the area and felt if hire just a few people contribute to the econ- traveled to the North- there's a definite or our products. My idea jobs so people who r have to leave the stay." grew up in Fay- and graduated from State College in the His first year of Came while was still in To State Agency Frank Adldns college, he said. "In 1969 1 "was hired on a second-class teacher's permit to finish out the year for a teacher at Gatewood Elemen- tary School in Fayette County. It was first grade." After finishing college, he taught eighth-grade two years at Scarbro Elementary and Junior High School. The next two years he was a teaching principal at Kingston Elementary School, fol- lowed by a return to Scarbro as principal. In 1975 he moved to Rupert, Governor Gaslon Caperton amaotmced December 20 that he llas appointed former National Aeronautics and Space Admini- stration (NASA) astronaut Jon A. McBride of Lewlsburg to ihe West Vh'gtnta Board of Trustees, the governing body for the State Unive'rsiiy System. Mr McBride will fill. the vacanc.y created by the resignation of R. W. "Buzzie" Wilkinson. Mr McBride, 47, attended the U. S. air Force "lest Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base and is a combat veteran of Southeast worked at," Mr Adl~dns said. "The Asia where he llew 61 combal staff and the communities are missions. terrific, and they made me feel He joined NASA in 1978 and more than welcome. There Is became an astronaut in August good, solid teaching going on 1979. While an astronaut his there." assignments included lead chase Mr Adklns said he is con- pilot lor the firsl space shultle vinced of the potential for eco- launch; software verification in nomic growth in the Greenbrier the shutile avionics iniegration Valley and sees that potential laboratory; and capsule commu- enhanced by the available work nlcaior (CAPCOM] for three force. "There's a wealth of talent space shuttle missions. In Otto- here. West Virginia is in the cen- ber 1984 he served as pilot lot ter of one of the largest mega- Ihe Challenger mission 41-G, an lopolises in the world. We need 8-day shttttle llight. where he temporarily left educa- to pursue economic growth. One From 1987 until his retire- tion to become personnel direc- " of my goals is to contribute to ment in 1989,. Mr McBride tor three years at Leckie Smoke- that locally." served as the agency's Assistant less Coal Company in nearby Anjean. He then returned to education to teach fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at Rupert Ele- mentary School from 1978 to 1981. Most recently he served as principal at Ronceverte Elemen- tary School from 1981 to 1990 and has been principal at Wil- liamsburg School since August 1990. "Ronceverte and Williamsburg are two of the best schools I ever "We have to reverse the 'brain drain," he continued. "There's a lot the business community is doing, but there's a lot remain- ing to be done, in regards to their working with school systems." Mr Adkins is married to Re- becca Jane Adkins, a medical secretary at Rupert's Dunbar Clinic and a student at Green- brier Community College. The couple has three daughters, aged II. 16, and 19. Admlnistralor in Washington where he was responsible for congressional relaltolts. He rett,rned to West Virginia in 1989 to pttrst,e a business ca- reer and is president of Flying Eagle Corporation, a venture eat)iiat company. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, Mr McBride holds a B.S, in Aero- nautical Engineering froln the U. S. Naval Post-graduate School. H,I,,I ~ i u , i i.~i, H!U H Steve Wilson (left) and Joe Livesay Two Greenbrier East Students Nominated to Naval Academy Tile United States Naval Christian Atllletes. He recently Academv in Annapolis Mmw- land, may be in the future lot two Greenbrier East High School students. Joe Livesay and Sieve Wilson, seniors at the Fair]el school, received word last week that U. S. Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia had nominated them to the academy. The students will now proceed with the lbrmal application proc- ess lbr acceptance into the mili- tary school. The initial nomina- tion is normally obtained frolll members of Congress and ts a pre-requisite lor application. "It's a great honor," Mr Wilson said. "A nomination is hard to get since there are so many ap- plicants." "It's a big step," Mr Llvesay said. "Now there's one more to overcome-- going through tile application process." Both students say they ap- plied for the nominations be- cause of their desire for the quality of education olI'ered by tile academy. "A military school provides a different lifestyle," Mr Wilson said, "and a really good education. I like the lhet you're guaranteed a job when you get out. That means a lot." Mr Llvesay said, "1 wanled an won a letter Ibr atademic per~ lormance in his sophomore and junior years, in sports he warn on tile school's go|f team in tenth and eleventh grades and was the ntmfl)er-one seed on last year's tennis learn. Dtu'tng tile past stmlmer Mr IAvesay atlended the Wesl vil-.- gillia Goverrmr's Honors Acad- emy and Mountaineer Boys' State, tie is tt member of tile Le. wisburg United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship. HIS parents are William Joseph arm Patricta IAvesay of Lcwisburg. He is [he grandson of Bessie McCal- lister of Alderson. Mr Wilson is pl~sideni of the National Honor Society, lhe Fel- lowship of Christian Aihletes. and belongs io Mu Alpha Theta, He was inchtded in a recent edi- tion of Wito's V~rho in Amerg'an High Schools and recenlly reo ceived an acadenlh: letter for grades ea,-~wd ill tenth and elev- enth grades. lzl sporls, Mr Wilson has been mvoh,ed |ll {rack, baseball, and football. He was setected an the 1990 All-Stale runI~ing back and captain (second tealll), rtlnning back lin" the 1990 Coalfield Con- terence (first tcaln), and "'Most education in a military Ill, style. Dedicated Footbal! l~layer" tbr One thing that influenced me was hearing about my uncle. Melvin Grey Livesay. He served in during Workl War II and was killed dunng a battleship bomb- ing in the Philippines. That just kind of inspired me to be Ihe kind of person he was." Admission to the Naval Acad- emy leads to a number of bene fits to tile student, including a full lbur-year scholarship; the of feting of a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 18 subject ar eas; a four-year program of mili- tary leadership development: opportunities lbr extracurricular activities and travel. Upon graduation the student receives an officer commission as an en- sign in the Navy or as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. According to a public-rela- tions folder from the Academy. approximately 15,000 men and women seek nominations each year, while about 2,400 receive them. Of those 2,400, about 1,600 ultimately are admitted. At Grecnbrier East High School Mr lAvesay is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Thela (math honor so- eiely), and the Fellowship of the 1990 East team; Mr Wilson is a nmmber o1 the ctlolr and youth grotlp ol James Chapel United Methodist Church, Climonville, He is the son t)l Stephen Wilson of Clin tonvitle and Shetva Wilson of Roneeverte. 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