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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - May 16, 2007, Charleston, West Virginia Charleston West Virginia Wednesday May 50 cents CRAIG MAIL Supporters applaud Charleston Mayor Danny Jones as he walks to the podium to give his victory speech at the Embassy Suites Jones defeated Democrat Hershel Layne Tuesday to be come the first sitting mayor in 20 years to nab a second term A BREEZE TO VICTORY Vote gives Jones new clout Mayor reelected in landslide most of the candidates he supported also win Tuesday By THOMSON PAID MAIL STAFF Charleston Mayor Danny Jones who has said he wants to keep the job until the day his health wont allow it any more is already off to a strong start on his second term after earning al most 80 percent of the vote and having almost every other city candidate he backed also get elected Jones has said he had no idea the power the mayor of West Vir largest city could wield until he actually took the job He has used the position to become a sort of chief lobbyist for munici at the Legislature He wants to make priorities of improving the Civic Center re shaping Kanawha Boulevard and promoting public safety through the widespread use of surveil lance cameras He also has not ruled oat doubling the sial user fee to keep the citys budget in shape Despite some backlash over the controversial user fee that has become a hall mark of his administration Jones breezed to victory over Democrat Hershel Layne in Tuesdays general election to Almost all the candidates backed by Jones won too Vic Grigoraci the incumbent Treasurer endorsed by the may or defeated challenger Sam Had dad to Even though Haddad is a Republican like Jones the two expressed differ ences of opinion in the weeks WVU will pay new president 52557 B Garrison will make less than but his contract is similar By JAKE STUMP MAIL STAFF West Virginia University Presidentelect Mike Garrison will earn a year starting in July Garrison 38 who was selected in April to suc ceed the retiring David Hardesty will make less than what Hardesty makes Garrison and the WVU Board of Governors agreed on the new presidents contract last week board Chairman Steve Goodwin said His contract is for three years ending June 30 2010 and is very GARRISON similar to Goodwin said Garrison will receive an automatic pay raise each year that will match the average percent age increases handed out to faculty and admin WVU will provide Garrison and his family the says emails were used against him By JUSTIN DAILY MAIL STAFF WARNER Former federal prosecutor Kasey Warner has acknowledged that Justice Department superiors summoned him to Washington when he refused to resign and confronted him with questionable e mails hed written to former Kan Prosecutor Charnock The emails have been cited as a probable reason Warner was forced out as attorney for southern West Virginia in the summer of 2005 He had held the position for f our years But not until Tuesday had Warn er publicly addressed the relation ship of the emails to his firing Warner now contends the Justice Department and his critics have used the emails as a smoke screen to hide the real reason for his dismissal He Turn to inside 11A Vent Outside TOMORROW Mostly cloudy scattered in the lower Charley West says Trial bridge makes my backyard construction projects look so inferior CONSTRUCTION WORK OF ART Bridge to open next year to link Mason with Pomeroy Ohio By GEORGE HOHMANN MAIL BUSINESS EDiTOR MASON A million bridge linking this com munity and Pomeroy Ohio is scheduled to open next year The bridge is a dra matic design It is similar to the East Huntington Bridge linking Huntington and Proctorville Ohio Memorial Bridge in Weirton except the Pomeroy Mason span has two towers instead of The new bridge will connect Ohio 833 on the Ohio side of the river with West Virginia 62 on the West Virginia side Ground for the bridge was ken in May 2003 Since then con been a challenge Weve had some significant de lays for a number of reasons in a largescale slip pn the Ohio side but weve moved past those problems and are now pro gressing said Stephanie Fil son spokeswoman for District 10 of the Ohio Department of Trans portation Filson said was ini set back when the slip was found deep in the ground Shafts were drilled around the tower on the Ohio side of the bridge and the earth was stabilized That was costly and took time to she said In addition Weve had some flooding issues when were deal ing with flooding it puts a stop to the project what we can she said Were dealing with a naviga tion channel in the Ohio River we have to Also there was a rockslide on the Ohio side last September that shut down traffic on Ohio 833 for a B Turn to BOB MAIL The bridge being built across the Ohio River between Mason and Pomeroy Ohio is scheduled to open next year It replaces an existing truss bridge that was built in 1928 sender Im very tired its too much for me I fee my i Holocaust hero saved Jewish children M Years after enduring torture constant threat of execution Polish woman celebrated for bravery guile THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WARSAW Poland The pil grims keep coming seeking out the fragile 87yearold woman in her tiny nursing home room filled with pictures and flowers The attention tires Irena Sendler sometimes She never sought credit for smuggling Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto anyway Not for risking execution to save other peoples children or holding out under torture by the Nazis or enduring decades as a nonperson under the communist regime that followed She once dismissed her wartime deeds as merely the justification of my existence on this Earth and not a title to Im very tired its too much for Sendler said recently of the incessant visits during a brief meeting with an Associated Press reporter And giving a little laugh she added a bit sadly I feel my Sendler in recent years has gained a measure of celebrity amid broader interest in Holocaust heroes stoked by the film Schindlers parliament honored her in a March 14 ceremony and the country is pushing her candida cy mostly symbolic for the Nobel Peace Prize It is late recognition for an ex life Sendler a social worker began organizing financial and material help for Jews after the war began in 1939 with the Nazi invasion Pos ing as a nurse and wearing a Star of David armband in solidarity and to blend in Sendler would en ter the Warsaw Ghetto the prison enclave the Nazis established as a prelude to deporting and murdering Jews in death camps A Polish doctor forged papers stating she was a nurse The Nazis who feared the typhoid fever Turn to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Irena Sendler was awarded the Order of Smile in Warsaw Poland at an Apri ceremony The 97yearold woman has re belated celebrity status for smuggling Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust
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