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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 13, 2012, Bluefield, West Virginia flails thug Roll thursday december 13, 2012 a-5most googled in 2012 Whitney pay Sandy top lists Quot Quot a Phot most searched. In this file photo Singer Whitney Houston performs in London As part of her european tour. Whitney Houston was the top trending search of 2012 according to Google inc s year end zeitgeist report. Los Angeles apr the worlds attention wavered Between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the Way millions of people searched the web to find out about a Royal Princess the latest ipad and a record breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the a top trending search of the year according to Google year end a a zeitgeist report. Google a 12th annual Roundup is a an i depth look at the spirit of the times As seen through the billions of searches on Google Over the past year a the company said in a Biog Post wednesday. People around the Globe searched in Masse for news about Houston a accidental drowning in a Bathtub just before she was to perform at a pre grammy awards party in february. Google defines topics As a trending Quot when they Garner a High amount of traffic Over a sustained period of time. Korean rapper Psyk so gang Nam style music vide sound off online at. trotted into second spot a testament to his self deprecating Giddy up dance move. The video is approaching a billion views on youtube. Superstore Sandy the damaging storm that knocked out Power and flooded parts of the East coast in the midst of a . Presidential Campaign was third. The next biggest trending searches globally were a pair of threes the ipad 3 Tablet from Apple inc. And Diablo 3, a popular video game. Rounding out the top to were rate Middleton who made news with scandalous photos and a Royal pregnancy the 2012 olympics in London Amanda Todd a Canadian teen who was found dead of an apparent Sui cide in october after being bullied online Michael Clarke Duncan the a Green Miles actor who died of a heart attack in september at age 54 and �?obbb12,�?� the 12th edition of a big brother Brasil a a reality show featuring scantily Clad men and women living together. Some trending people according to Google were a Felix Baumgartner an austrian skydiver who became the first to break the sound bar Rier without a vehicle with a 24-mile plummet from Earth a stratosphere a Jeremy Lin the und rafted Aba Star who exploded off the new York kicks Bench and sparked a wave of a a insanity Quot a Morgan Freeman the actor whose untimely death turned out not to be True. The internet also continued its Rise As a popular tool for spreading addictive ideas and phrases known As remember lol if you done to know what it Means by now someone May a laugh out loud at you. This year Facebook said its top memes included a a Tbs to be honest a a Yolo you Only live once a and a a sch shake my head a thanks to an endlessly fascinating . Presidential Campaign. A big Birds made the list after Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he might consider cutting some funds for Public broadcasting. Yahoo said its own top searched memes for the year included a Skony 2012,�?� a refer ence to the Short film and Carm pain against ugandan militia Leader Joseph Kony a Stingray photo bomb for an unusual vacation snapshot that went 1 viral and a binders full of women a another nod to Romney for his awkward description of his search for women Cabinet members As a a Massachusetts governor. said the top trending news question was related the �?~1 2012 olympics a How Many a medals did the . Gymnastics to team win a other top queries on included a when is the Facebook ipod and �?owhy"51 was Trayvon Martin shot a and people were Happy to a a pass on popular twitter posts by ret Weeting them. According 7 to twitter the year s most popu Lar ret weets were president Barack Obama s a four More years a and Justin Bieber so Farewell to six year old fan / Valanna Routh who died of a rare form of brain cancer a trip Valanna. I love Allbritton 87, do Media banking giant Dies in Houston Mclean a. Apr Joe l. Allbritton who became one of Washington a most influential men through a Media conglomerate that included newspapers and television stations and a financial Empire that once included Riggs National Bank died wednesday. He was 87. He was suffering from heart ailments and died at a Hospital in Houston where he lived said Frederick j. Ryan jr., president of Arlington Allbritton communications co. Allbritton a Fortune was self made beginning with real estate trades and banking investments. By age 33, he was a millionaire. Ryan said. His Media holdings included eight television stations in seven markets including Wila the Abc affiliate in Washington whose Call letters Bear his initials. In an Era of corporate Media ownership. Wila stood out As a family owned station. Ryan said it is the largest privately owned Abc affiliate in the country. Its sister station new Schannel 8, was the first of its kind a a local All news Cable Channel. He owned the Washington Star from 1974 to 1978 before he was forced to sell the venerable newspaper to time inc. To comply with Federal regulations governing Cross ownership of Media platforms it folded a few years later. Allbritton s Only son Robert founded one of the successes of the new Media Era. Politico a must read online and print publication for political junkies. The elder Allbritton was also the principal stockholder in Riggs National Bank for More than 20 years including its final years which were mired in scandal. Riggs an old line Washington institution that provided banking services to Large numbers of embassies during his tenure at the Helm got into trouble for concealing suspicious transactions involving former chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet whose regime was responsible for widespread killings and human rights violations. Riggs executives including Allbritton regularly wrote letters to the late Pinochet soliciting his business. In 1997, Allbritton wrote to Pinochet a i am pleased to report the business relationship Between Riggs and the chilean military is prospering. I am also grateful for our thriving personal Friendship which you have demonstrated through your gracious hospitality and Stal wart support of the Riggs. You have rid Chile from the threat of totalitarian government and an archaic economic system based on state owned property and centralized planning. We in the United states and the rest of the Western hemisphere owe you a tremendous debt of in 2004, Riggs was ordered to pay a then record $25 million Fine for alleged violations of Money laundering Laws. Shortly thereafter the Bank. Which had a prominent location on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House was acquired by pc financial services group inc. Allbritton had stepped Down As Riggs ceo in 2001 at the time the Allbritton family controlled roughly 40 percent of the Bank a Stock. Former George Washington University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg an Allbritton Friend who served on the Riggs Board said Allbritton was a a 20th Century banker in that he had relationships with All of his major clients. He loved working with the ambassadorial Community and being a player on the world that style was not As Well suited for the changes that gripped modern banking As Community Banks were getting squeezed out and Federal regulators demanded greater transparency. He was a fixture on the . Social circuit though he rarely gave interviews. He was Good friends with Britain a Prince Charles and was invited to the wedding last year of Prince William and rate Middleton. When Prince Charles visited the . In May 2011, he travelled on a private Jet Lent to him by Allbritton. He and his wife Barbara socialized with presidents Ronald Reagan and George h w Bush and their wives. Former first lady Nancy Reagan said in a statement a Ronnie and i considered Joe and his wife. Barb to be dear friends and i will miss his great sense of while he was a fixture in Washington where he had a Home and conducted bus Ness Trachtenberg said Allbritton was a longtime texan with a distinctive drawl whose ties to his Home state were apparent a every time he opened his a this life in Texas was separate altogether. Texas is where the Christmas cards came from Quot Trachtenberg said. A the was a Nice Man with old fashioned Good Jerry Fritz senior vice president of Allbritton communications who worked for Allbritton s companies for 25 years described him As a one of the great his philanthropic efforts were extensive including Large gifts to Baylor University in Texas and George Mason University in Northern Virginia. He was heavily involved in horse racing and owned the thoroughbred Hansel which won the final two legs of the triple Crown in 1991. At the height of his influence a if there was something important happening in d a Joe Allbritton was involved right in the Center of it a Fritz said. He was born in do to. Miss., and raised in Houston. He served in the Navy during world War ii and received a Law degree from Baylor. Allbritton s family said in a statement that his life a was defined by a love wit Charm and attentiveness that will be forever cherished by All of us. Joe a life was also one of great achievement As a businessman. Innovator and philanthropist. He was fiercely passionate and unfailingly Colorado River seen As depleting regional resource for demands Las vegas apr the Feder a1 government Isnit going to tap Tbs Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought parched Southwest the governments top water official said wednesday. But rising demand and falling Supply have water managers in the arid West considering a Host of other options to Deal with dire projections that the Colorado River a the main water Supply for a Region larger than the country of France a wont be Able Over the next 50 years to meet demands of a regional population now about 40 million and growing. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued w hat he termed a a Call to action with a three year study of the River its flows and its ability to meet the future needs of City dwellers native americans businesses ranchers and Farmers in seven Western states. A we Are in a troubling trajectory in the Colorado River Basin. As Well As the Rio Grande Basin a Salazar told reporters on a conference Call outlining the math in the findings of the Colorado River Basin water Supply and demand study Salazar who oversees water managers and dam operators at the Federal Bureau of reclamation dismissed As politically and technically impractical some ideas in the study including piping water from the nations heartland or towing Arctic icebergs South to help such thirsty . Cities As Denver los Angeles Las vegas and Phoenix. He said he wanted to focus instead on a solutions that Are out there that will help a there is no one solution that is going to meet the needs of this Challenge a Salazar said. A we need to reduce our demand through conservation. We also need to augment Supply with practical Salazar and Bureau of reclamation officials warned that the Colorado River a historical 15 million acre feet per year flow has been reduced by 12 years of drought to about 12 million acre feet. Officials say an acre foot can meet the water needs of up two families per year. Water interests and the states of Arizona. California. Colorado new Mexico Nevada. Utah and Wyoming together Lay claim to All the we Ater in the River and then some. Mexico also has a stake in the River and officials last month set new rules to share Colorado River water South of the Border and let Mexico store we Ater in Lake Mead near Las vegas the study projects that by 2060 the River flow could fall 3.2 million to 8 million acre feet Short of regional needs. A a a very believable estimated using climate change scenarios projects the River flow increasing to just 13.7 million acre feet per year by 2060, said Ray Brothers a former Southern Nevada water authority executive in Las vegas who co Man aged the stud shooting. Continued from a-1 Are the result of an investigation that has been ongoing for the past three . Continued from a-1 Issue we have presented a Peti detective b l. Hamm is the Lead investigator in the Case which is continuing in cooperation with the Southern regional drug and violent crimes task farce the Mercer county probation office and Hon. And at this Point in time it does no to seem like there is much we can do to really change this Stafford consultants conduct us . Marshal service. A a we be had an extensive investigation going for the last three months a Myers said. A through the course of the investigation we gathered enough information to obtained a free engineering study in 2003 to get to the Root of flooding issues on Stafford drive. The plan to alleviate the flooding issues Calls for larger storm these Myers said he could t comment on a motive for the murder due to the ongoing investigation. However he said the victim was familiar with at least two of drainage pipes on Brick Street which the City cannot afford High water on the Street has been an Issue for motorists residents on Princeton and the three suspects. A they were All in and out of the area periodically since the homicide a Myers said. A once we got the warrants we had information that one of them was in Lazenby avenues As Well As for the Mercer county senior Center on event Street officials with the senior Center said they have resorted to putting Sand Myers said the investigation into Tabor s death continues and additional charges could be pending. A Contact Charles Owens at Cowens g bags at their doors during storms to prevent water from seeping into their lobby a Contact Kate Coil at a coiling. . Continued from a-1 also delivers Gas to Georgia. Niso Urce says the explosion affected one specific location a and does not affect the safety or operation of any pipelines outside of that immediate the damage from the blast and the inferno it sparked were breathtaking. Four Homes burned and collapsed five oth ers were damaged on the Highway the heat burned Utility poles and melted guardrails and pavement. With Many people at work or school at the time no one died. But at least one Motorist was still shaky Long after the fire was out. Sandia Adkins a respiratory therapist from St Albans was heading North on 1-77 toward a patients Home in Ripley when a Flash alongside the Highway caught her Eye. She slammed on the brakes and pulled to the shoulder As did the tractor trailer behind her just in time to see a Wall of flame Roar across the Road about 150 feet ahead of her. She tried to Back up but the truck behind her Wasny to doing the same fast enough a i did a a turn in the Middle of the Road and literally drove the wrong Way on the interstate. I had my Hazard lights on flashing just frying to Tell people to get out of the Way a she said there was oncoming traffic As she hugged the berm on the median. A i did no to care a she said. A it Wasny tas bad As that experts consider pipelines a safer Way to move Gas than rail truck or Barge but gaps remain in regulatory oversight. In january president Barack Obama signed a Law aimed at improving such oversight. The measure increased penalties for violations required automatic shut off valves on new pipelines and improved Public Access to safety information. An advisory committee from the . Department of transportation a pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration Phomsa is meeting this week near Washington ., to discuss the Laws implementation. The Law we As partly based on a Bill co sponsored by . Sen. Jay Rockefeller the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce committee. A Paramount to the Success of americans pipeline system a he said a year ago this month a is an unwavering commitment to according to Phomsa there Are More than 2.6 million Miles of pipeline crisscrossing the United states of which 304,725 Are natural Gas transmission lines. The network includes Quot Gath Eringi lines that transport natural Gas from Well Sites to com Pressor stations and other processing facilities the 20 to 42-Inch transmission lines that carry Gas Long distances and distribution lines As Small As 2 inches that carry Gas into Homes and businesses. A no question about it its by far the safest Mode of transportation compared to anything and pretty much any w a you want to measure it a said Paul Oleksa. Who runs a pipeline safety consulting company in Akron Ohio. In March. The Charleston Gazette reported the . Government accountability office warned that Many Gath ering lines escape Federal scrutiny and noted a a Lon term pattern of under staffing for pipeline safety at the . Department of transportation Limmie. Continued from a-1 shoppers will be purchasing hundreds of toys Over the next couple of Days at Kmart in Bluefield the toys will then be placed into the Vintage red bags that have come to symbolize the Little Jimmie party Over the decades in addition to two toys a individually selected for each child a the red bags also will include food treats a Book. A Toboggan a pair of gloves and toothpaste and tooth brushes to children who would otherwise go without at Christmas. The daily Telegraph has sponsored the Community Christmas tree campaigns nce 1917. The Campaign is also known As the Little Jimmie program. A reference to an iconic draw ing that has accompanied the Campaign Kickoff since its Early Days. Those who would still like to contribute to the Community Christmas tree program can mail donations to Bluefield daily Telegraph do Community Christmas tree to. Box 1599. Bluefield. By 24701 or drop them off at the daily Telegraph office. Checks should be made payable to the Community Christmas tree fund wednesdays contributions j c. Penney pals. $35.00 today s total $35 of previous total .$30,273.00 total to Date $30,308.00 Remote locations contribute to the Lack of scrutiny the report said. In some cases Only about to percent of the lines Are actually regulated. From 2007 through 2011, pipeline accidents nationwide killed 21 workers and 47 other people resulting in nearly $2.6 billion in property damage according to Phomsa. A i would say they re very rare Quot Oleksa said. A on the other hand they Are spectacular and the Public has a fear of natural Gas. So when some Thimig happens it becomes big news and everybody is aware of in 2010 and 2011, a total of 13 people died w Hen Gas lines exploded in san Bruno calif., and Allentown a. Last month More than 40 buildings including a strip club and a Day care Center were damaged in a natural Gas explosion in Western Massachusetts that injured 18 people while two people were killed and several Homes were destroyed in an explosion in Indianapolis that is being investigated As a homicide pipeline operators Are required to submit incident reports within 30 Days of an occurrence. A while Many stakeholders agree that Federal pipeline safety programs have been on the �?�1 right the congressional research service said earlier this year a the spate of recent pipeline incidents suggests there continues to be significant room for improvement get keyed in to i i Volt us was a Shock to me that i could leave my ithome of More than 40 years and he z Happy and i am Happy. Glenwood is More than just a place to live it s Esther Picon Glenwood Park 304-425-8128 retirement Village Call today give up your worries a not your Independence

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