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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Bluefield, West Virginia Sport Day Section b entertainment a-10 f Princeton-pikeview63-50 a to Cosby joins Linkletter Graham-richlands.72-55 Piffl i jul in new version of kids say the darn est things girls Princeton Summers co. .85-731�?�dlueficlti Iotis . 104 no. 10 saturday january 10, 1998 50 cent National geography Bee staff photo by Eric Dinovo the Champ sixth grader Michael Bradley practices for the next round of the National geography Bee after winning at Glenwood Middle school on Friday. He advances to the state level where he will compete for a Chance at a $25,000 scholarship. For nine of the 10 years the school has been in the Bee it has had students rank in the top 100 in the state. A the last Surveyor Robinette refuses oath seeks to end office a my u u Virginia jobless 24-year Low does no to apply to Southwest your Surveyor have a county supplied office desk files Telephone car and staff there is Case Law on the books that requires you to Supply the Surveyor with these Robinette who is employed As a county assessor said his holding the Post of Surveyor costs the county nothing. A a one reason i ran was to make sure an individual who might have asked for these amenities was not elected a he said. Last year Del. Richard Flanigan introduced hjr11, proposing an amendment to the Constitution that Calls for striking a a Surveyor of lands from the list of mandated county posts. Other area sponsors of the Bill include Del. Elizabeth Osborne and Del. Eustace Frederick. It appears that the push for action on this amendment will intensify this year he said. But Robinette said the Battle will be Uphill. Changing the Constitution does no to happen often or easily. A i make this Promise a Robinette said. A a in la never run for Surveyor again unless a Republican runs for by Tony Barbery of the daily Telegraph staff by Barbara Hawkins of the daily Telegraph staff by Sara Coleman of the daily Telegraph staff Princeton Surveyor Wayne Robinette refused to take his oath of office. And now he is working to become a the last Surveyor in Mercer county history. Prior to the november 1996 election when Robinette was elected to the Post the county Hadnot had a Surveyor in More than 40 years. The last time anyone else held the Post was 1952-1956 and even then it was pointless he said. Before the Road act of the 1930s, when the state took control of the roads there was a need for a Surveyor Robinette said. But after that he said the Job became obsolete. When the state was formed the Job of Surveyor was important. In the state Constitution it is the first Post listed under a county the listing goes Surveyor prosecutor sheriff and assessor he said. Everyone seems to agree that the Post ought to be eliminated. The problem is that doing away with Surveyor requires a con staff photo by Tony Barbery the end Mercer county Surveyor a. Wayne Robinette searches the West Virginia Constitution for a Way to abolish his office. Stith tonal amendment. Berkeley county Surveyor David Myers also is lobbying lawmakers to do away with the Post through passage of an amendment. A the Constitution requires that you elect a Surveyor every four years a he said. A does Shaw Compton paints an animal scene on the window of a classroom at Bluefield Middle school while meet no with the Art club on Friday. The lighting from the photographers camera equipment frames Compton in an eerie May add Campus in Beckley Reasor Jackson get Bland input by Bill Archer of the daily Telegraph staff Bland a. A pair of state legislators plugged into their constituents Friday night at the Bland county courthouse for one last encounter with the real world before their annual trek to the state capital in Richmond. State sen. Jackson e. A a Jack Reasor jr., a Bluefield and Del. Thomas m. Jackson jr., a Hills Ville visited with about 20 people who pressed their individual cases for a decidedly Rural legislative Agenda. A basically we re looking to hear from you a Jackson said. A a we a just open it up and go from the hour Long session covered the Gamut from school funding issues to pay increases for state employees. A Bland county folks Are a pleasure to represent a Reasor said. A a it a a Good Molly Thompson chair of the Bland county Board of supervisors opened up the informal session by stating the three issues of primary concerns of the Board the proposed american electric Power 765 Kilovolt Power line a waiver on tipping fee charges pertaining to a medical waste incinerator proposed for the county and support for a regional Industrial Park. A the Board went on record As being opposed to this Power line a Thompson said. A my question is Why not generate the Power in Eastern Virginia where the Power is needed instead of Bland a-3 Athens Concord College is considering an option of adding a new College Campus in Beckley. Concord College president or. Jerry Beasley announced the formation of a Beckley building committee on Friday saying the action stems from a vote of the state College system Board of directors on dec. 2 clarifying concorde a status As the Lead institution for delivering Public higher education in Beckley. Beasley said 639 students were enrolled in More than 50 classes in Raleigh county offered by Concord in the fall semester. The figure represents an increase of 34.5 percent Over the previous fall. Concord has scheduled 60 classes for the Spring semester which starts on Jan. 14. Already 15 of those classes Are full or. Bill of Brien director of the Concord Beckley Center said. Or. Dan Bickey Concord Board of advisors chairman reported to the Board recently on the growth of the greater Beckley area and projected it a will continue to following a discussion the Board voted to form a study committee. Concord has a mandate As the Public College to provide general studies classes and programs of study in Fields including business administration education and social work to the Raleigh county area. Serving on the committee with Bickey and of Brien will be or. Robert Moore president of Bluefield state College James Brown and Robert Sayre Beckley attorneys Don Holcomb general manager of new South re Concord a-3 Richmond a. Virginia slow unemployment rate it hit the lowest level for the november in 24 years at 3.2 percent does no to necessarily apply to Southwest Virginia the Virginia employment commission said Friday. The november jobless rate was 0.1 percentage Point lower than october a and the lowest for the month since 3.3 percent in november 1973. According to vec senior economist William g. Mezger these improving numbers does not reflect the Coalfield counties and surrounding counties Economy. A i done to believe it would apply to those Buchanan Tazewell Giles Bland and Wythe counties a Mezger said. A weight five percent of the state is a metropolitan area. Generally we re referring to those november unemployment decreased in All of Virginia a metropolitan areas. Dickenson county had the highest at 17.1 percent. Buchanan came in second at 12.8 percent. A Buchanan and Dickenson Aslan Crisisa-5 . Economy.a-5 counties Are Coalfield areas where Coal mining Are the dominant Industry and Coal mining Hasni to done very Well in the past few years a Mezger said. A those areas Are mined by several major Coal companies that Are highly mechanized and they done to employ nearly As Many Tazewell county with an unemployment rate of 10.2, feeds off Buchanan county a Economy a great Deal according to Mezger. Wythe county a jobless rate was 4.6 percent for the month of november. Mezger said Wythe county benefited from tourist traffic because of the 1-77 and 1-81 intersection. A Wythe county has periodic layoffs but at the current time there a not any layoffs a Mezger unemployment a-3 weather. _ partly Cloudy highs in the mid 40s. Weather package a-6 lotteries. 7 nag 25675 West Virginia daily 36-8-4 daily 4.9-0-9-2 Virginia Day pick 3.3-7-2 7 pick 46-4-0-3 Index. Calendar. A-3 Church Page a-7 Classifiedb-6-10 comics. A i daily record a-3 dear Abby. A-10 Money. A-5 obituaries. A opinion. A-4 sports. Insert to listings. A-10 also. Police in Keene n.h., ordered a Small cheese pizza and held the delivery Man. Eric Witover 31, was arrested thursday on charges of possessing a firearm despite a felony conviction. Witover had served about seven years in prison for robbery assault and other offences. Police said they recently found out that he had a Rifle but they did t want to disrupt the pizza shop by taking him into custody there. Instead during the lunch hour they ordered a pizza and when Witover delivered it to the police station they arrested him. Circulation 327-2802 news room 327-2811 advertising 327-2816 if you had a passport where would you go Friendly 1998 Pas spa a follow it i not jut a nume. I t our Way of doing Bruenn your dreams visit our virtual show room a . 460 Between Bluefield and Princeton a 3259141 a a

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