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Panhandle Live for Oct. 22, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Oct 22 2012 12:05PM
John Unger co-hosted the program today as we welcomed Dr. John Clark. He as a free seminar happening in Charles Town at the Inn At Charles Town. The Natural Remedies Health Training Program has some interesting concepts you may be interested in learning more about.
It's national Bus Safety Week and Berkeley County Schools are stretching it into the whole month! Director of transportation Terry Forrest and Communications Coordinator Leah Daniel were in studio to talk about their efforts. Remember, stop sign and flashing red lights means STOP! It sounds like common sense, but a lot of people ignore it every year. More information is available on the school system website.
We were then joined by Dr. Peter Checkovich and Anne Shipway from Blue Ridge CTC for an update on their programs. They are continuing to expand program offerings as they settle into their new home on Apple harvest Drive. It is an impressive facility if you have not had the chance to check it out already.
And something likely to make news this week. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin both have been endorsed by business and labor groups, including the state Chamber of Commerce, West Virginia AFL-CIO, the West Virginia Coal Association and the United Mine Workers union. Now some say their republican opponents, Bill Maloney and John Raese respectively, are trying to discredit these groups. Joshua Sowards, Raese's campaign communications director, told theCharleston Gazette, "The AFL-CIO, an explicit campaign arm of President Obama's Democrat Party, abandoned West Virginia workers years ago. Find out more this week.
Do you think the groups endorsed the right candidates?