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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Beckley, West Virginia Hospice honors veterans during memorial service local i Page 2ajudge denies 4 Blankenship defense motion Region i Page 3a get in the prep zone at Rolls Wyhs spartans break school recording sports i Page in saturday september 12, 2015 Beckley West Virginia a single copy $1.00 Mobile Herald Brad Davis the Register Herald first responders military and police Salute at left As the annual Parade of lights Rolls past the sept. La memorial at Jim word memorial Park along Neville Street Friday night. Remembering 9/11 victims v Rick Barbero the Register Herald the crowd line up to touch the steel from the world Trade Center during a 9/11 ceremony Friday morning at Jim word memorial Park on Neville Street in Beckley. By Pamela Pritt Register Herald reporter several dozen people paused Friday morning to remember an event that a changed the landscape of this country a the sept. La attacks on the world Trade Center in Nev York City on the Pentagon in Washington d.c., and in a plane crash in Pennsylvania As passengers interrupted hijackers plans to do further damage. Event organizers Sherrie Hunter and april Elkins said they Hope people remember those lives forever because in a very real Way those americans Are 3 watch Slideshow Clicc on the Story on wet Elte connected a to Southern on Page 6a West Virginia. Hunter said the Region is connected to the tragedy by mourning lost lives. A was a state we have had 9/11 relatives Mark the anniversary with appeals to see the passing of 29 wonderful miners at upper big Branch and we be see 9/11, 9a a Day of mixed emotions from rage to sorrow by Cody Neff Register Herald reporter sept. La 2001, is a Day that will live in infamy. It was a Day of deep sadness and of frustration. To Honor those who were lost when the twin towers fell Beckley puts on a silent Parade of lights. The silence gives people the Chance to reflect and to appreciate those who Are still Here. A today is a sad Day a Jim Wade of Mullens said. A but still i feel Good because we made it through. We re going on. Its a hard feeling to describe a difficult emotions Are common when talking about 9/11, whether you lost someone or not. For some it was confusion. For others it was frustration. A i was sitting at Home and happened to turn on the to and saw the towers fall a John Cook of Beckley said. A i remember being so confused. I had no idea what was going Cook said he did no to lose anyone personally but he knows that he lost some people who should have been like Brothers and Sisters. See emotions 9arafters enjoy an a old school release under Summersville dam Geyser by Sarah Plummer Register Herald reporter Gauley season started Friday with a a blast from the past Quot As the army corps of engineers opened overflow valve no. 3, giving rafters an old school View of 20,944 Gallons of water per second pouring into the upper Gauley. In the 1990s, the put in at the base of Summersville dam was legendary with three massive overflow valves providing water release and giving rafters a heart pounding visual of the amount of water it takes to turn the Gauley River into world class rapids. Now that the dam is outfitted for hydroelectric Power the water is released through those generators under water. Bobby Bower executive director of West Virginia professional River outfitters recalls what it was like to put in under the three open valves during one of the a old school a the ground literally Shook and casual conversation was impossible. After carrying their rafts Down a gravel path from the parking lot the rafters would lower their boats onto a narrow Rock shelf stagger aboard and Brace themselves in a he described. A straining to hear As their guide shouted instructions the rafters would paddle Forward furiously trying to break through into the main current slamming into solid Waves 3 and 4 feet High while wind and water blew in All directions. If they were Good they gained enough momentum to penetrate the Wall and enter the mainstream. If not the raft would be rejected and spun Back and to the right and the Crew would have to Start All Over again a the old school put in which is almost As impressive As a major rapid ended in 1999 with the construction of the hydroelectric Plant. This year rafters get a Small taste of what an old school release was like with one value cranked open to celebrate the Start of the season. This is the second year valve no. 3 has been re opened for recreation. Before that it had been 13 years since Veteran rafters had seen the Geyser. See rafters 9a volume 136 number 83 weather mostly Cloudy with an 80% Chance of rain High 68. Low 49. Detail Page 9a inside today bated drano just a i Piso Corn 9b Clamp my 10128 or Keo it 4a comics 9b stouts. 1-4b Diar Amy has Tate 4 Union 3a deaths. Stocks. 7a farm 4 values 10a Teu vision. A Chris Jackson the Register Herald Rafter put in on the Gauley River on the first Day of Gauley season Friday in Summersville. Boc k to y by i of a 11 o o in 304-252-3300 3934 Robert c. Byrd drive Beckley with Point of note c. Byrd or. A i on How it or monday a Bottey s 00 in a 1 00 pm i Lundy 1 00 pm a Soo pm Call away la Only so made a news hotline 304-255-4400 m to subscribe Call 304-255-4444 or 800-950-0250

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