Thursday, November 30, 2006

See "We Are Marshall" on Dec. 6

The following is a press release from the Marshall Alumni Association. I wanted to spread the word in case anyone is interested:

The Greater Kanawha Valley Marshall University Alumni Club has, through the generosity of the law offices of Hunt and Serreno, acquired tickets for a private screening of We Are Marshall.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, at Marquee Cinema at the Southridge Shopping Center on Corridor G. Tickets are $50 each with proceeds to benefit the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston.

"This is our way of enabling and encouraging Marshall fans in the Kanawha Valley to join together in screening this epic film, while raising funds for the Marshall University Graduate College," said Tony Serreno. "It's a win-win situation for everyone."

To obtain tickets or for more information, call Martha Hill at (304) 744-5149.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Old Richwood Depot

I couple of people told me about this story in last Monday's Charleston Daily Mail about the old train depot in Richwood, but I didn't go read it until last night. The article includes the story of how two of my classmates painted a mural depicting the once-bustling train depot. The mural was completed in 1982: the year we graduated from high school. It's sort like looking at a yearbook photo. I was shocked to find out one of them had died.

Other than my weird personal reflections on the story, it is a pretty nice look at how Richwood is trying to more ahead when so many smaller towns are dying from stagnation.

I also found out last night the father of my best friend from high school died. Ralph Dunn was a lawyer, a civic leader, and a hell of a nice guy. Ralph used to throw a Cherry River Festival Grand Feature Parade viewing party in his office on Main Street that was not to be missed.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I owned this watch, or one just like it, back in the mid-80s. Now all I need to find some Swatch Guards.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Clerks II on DVD

Clerks II will be released on DVD tomorrow. I've been waiting for this ever since the movie came out in theaters. You can pre-order it from now!

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When is a premiere not a premiere?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Scoled by Big Daddy Bird

It might look like I'm being scolded by Big Daddy Bird, but I'm just checking out his statue.


Yesterday we saw Charleston like tourist. First we went to the Capitol.

It is open to the public most days. There was no one inside the building yesterday.

We also went to the Purple Moon. I'll post about that and more Capitol Photos later.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Blogroll Outage

Bloglines is offline which means my blogroll is down. There is no word on when Bloglines will be back.

Update: Bloglines is black up and the blogroll is working again.

'Ashes to Glory' Re-released

Just in time for the 'We Are Marshall' premiere, the documentary 'Ashes to Glory' will be re-released November 28. You can pre-order it now.

This documentary is the real story behind the movie with interviews, and rare footage and photographs. I've seen it on PBS a number of times, and this one is going on my wish list.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More 'We are Marshall' Photos

Here are some more of the new photos from Warner Bros. for use in the $50,000 contest.

Out of all the pictures in the WB 'We Are Marshall' media pack is this picture. This picture make me wonder about the plot. Who is this family?

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'We are Marshall' Photos

Here are a number of new photos from Warner Bros. for use in the $50,000 contest.
Here's your chance to win $50,000! It's easy. Read the rules, download the provided Tool Kit materials and create the coolest We Are Marshall fan page on MySpace, AIM Pages, Friendster, Live Journal, MSN Spaces, Tagged, Xanga, Yahoo 360, Facebook, AOL or your favorite social networking site or personal web page.

I don't plan in entering the contest, but I didn't want my readers to miss out on these great photos from the studio.

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First full review of 'We Are Marshall'

‘We Are Marshall’ got it's first public showing last night, on the the 36th anniversary of the 1970 MU plane crash, and its first review today in the Charleston Gazette by sports writer Doug Smock.

Update: There is another review of the movie by Frank Giardina in today's Charleston Daily Mail.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Trouble in River City

Huntington citizens and the city council clash with mayor over a pink bridge.
Felinton argued it is the council that has cast the city in a negative light.

"If anyone says we're a laughing stock, it's because we're sitting here having an emergency meeting about a pink bridge," he said. "If this was in a less affluent community, I question whether we would even be having this meeting."

Felinton also claimed residents who live near the bridge have over-reacted. He said people have called Sansom's employer to complain.

On Monday, Sansom filed a complaint with the Huntington Police Department after he says a man ordered him to stop painting the bridge. The man returned a few minutes later and threw Sansom's bucket of paint into Fourpole Creek, according to the complaint.

The listed suspect in the complaint is John Brunetti II, a citizen member on The Herald-Dispatch's editorial board. Brunetti has not been charged with any crime, but has received a summons to appear in Cabell County Magistrate Court on Nov. 30, according to the Magistrate Clerk's office.

Brunetti declined to comment on the matter Thursday.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

GAZZ blogs are moving

The GAZZ blogs are moving to a new blogging platform. They are getting rid of Blogger and moving to WordPress hosted in-house. If you are reading the blogs using a RSS feed, you will need to update to the new feeds once they are done.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Vote Early

Today is the last day of early voting in West Virginia. In Kanawha County, you'll need to head down to the Voters Registration Office located on a corner of Court and Quarrier streets between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I plan on voting early today to save my morning time to go to the CAB meeting.

Also don't forget the West Virginia Bloggers Message Board meet-up is today at 2 p.m. at Capitol Roasters.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Helen Thomas at Taylor Books

The woman some people call the Dean of the White House Press Corps, Helen Thomas will be at Taylor Books on Wednesday November 8th at noon to sign her new book Watchdogs of Democracy: the Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public.

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Another West Virginia Blogger Meet-up

The bloggers who hang out on the The West Virginia Bloggers Message Board are having a meet-up tomorrow at Capitol Roasters at 2 p.m. There is free WiFi so bring your laptop. This meet-up is in addition to the Charleston Area Bloggers meet-up on election day.

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