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Morgantown Dominion Post (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Morgantown, West VirginiaMorgantown, West Virginia dominion post.com Newsstand: 75 cents MONDAY Aug. 31, 2015 ® Local Evansdale ups parking spaces As part of revamp, campus to get 200 more. Page 7-A Sports World ISIS damages ancient site Activists: Bel Temple hit severely. Page 3-A Batavia’s bats blast Bears Kelley recovers quickly from 4-strikeout game. Page 1-B Nation Mount McKinley renamed White House picks Denali as new moniker. Page 3-A WEATHER Partly sunny, a T-storm in spots. High Low 87 65 Your complete forecast Page 10-A Kanye West rants at VMAs Wins Video Vanguard Award, says he wants to run for president in 2020. Page 6-A OBITUARIES BASILE, Jamma Aliucci FOMINKO, Alex Sr. HANEY, Sheila Grace KLIMAKOWSKI, Michael TUCKER, Phillip Mark WILSON, Betty Alice Yost Horror’s Wes Craven dies from cancer at 76 Page 9-A WVU cruises to two wins Men’s and women’s soccer squads shut out opponents. Page 1-B Man arrested for threatening girlfriend Troopers find two loaded guns in car’s passenger seat. Page 7-A COMING TOMORROW Kidfo Drawings from area students. INSIDE BRIDGE ..................................... 7A CLASSIFIEDS .......................... 7-8B COMICS .................................... 9B CROSSWORD ........................... 9B ENTERTAINMENT ..................... 6A LOCAL ......................... 2A, 7A, 9A NATION .............................. 3A, 9A OPINION .................................... 8A SPORTS ................................ 1-6B STATE ........................................ 2A WORLD ................................... 2-3A For home delivery: 3 0 4 - 2 9 2 - 6 3 01 For news: 3 0 4 - 2 91 - 9 4 2 5 Sororit y sues for damage BY ALEX LANG The Dominion Post A WVU sorority is suing the City of Morgantown for damages caused when a police vehicle caught fire and was moved onto sorority property. The Alpha Phi House Corp. filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court this week. According to the suit: n In 2012, the manufacturer of the Can-Am Spyder, a three- wheeled, motorcycle-type vehicle, notified owners of a safety recall due to chance of fire or explosion related to the fuel cap. n The Morgantown Police De- partment has a Spyder, which is also known for high speeds. n In late July 2014, during a traffic stop, the department’s Spyder caught fire. The officer moved the burning vehicle onto the property of Alpha Phi with- out the knowledge, permission or consent of the corporation. The sorority house is at the in- tersection of Willey and North Spruce streets. There was property damage as a result of the fire, said Jason Wingfield, the attorney represent- ing Alpha Phi. He declined to say how much damage was caused. The suit claims trespassing, of- MPD cycle marred area, Alpha Phi says Meeting to address Next Generation Standards BY CONOR GRIFFITH The Dominion Post Those who wish to voice con- cerns or have questions regard- ing the West Virginia Next Gen- eration Standards will have a chance to do so Tuesday evening, at the Erickson Alumni Center. The center’s Ruby Grand Hall will host the first regional meet- ing of the Academic Spotlight project, a state-wide evaluation of West Virginia’s academic stan- dards, which focus on mathemat- ics and English language arts. The Academic Spotlight was formed this summer in response to calls in the state Legislature to repeal the Next Generation Stan- dards, which were developed by hundreds of teachers and admin- istrators. The standards were im- plemented gradually from 2011- ’14. This past year was the first time the standards were fully im- plemented across all grade levels. State schools Superintendent Michael Martirano said a better solution would be to identify ways in which the standards could be improved rather than simply re- pealing them since that would cost the state millions of dollars and it takes years to develop a new set of standards. Martirano said the Academic Spotlight is designed to give West Teacher tardy 111 times says eating to blame Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — An el- ementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. “I have a bad habit of eat- ing breakfast in the morn- ing, and I lost track of time,” 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press. In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator in New Jersey rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School in New Brunswick to fire An- derson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline. TUESDAY’S MEETING, in the Ruby Grand Hall of the Erickson Alumni Center, begins at 6:30 p.m. SEE MEETING, 2- A Public can comment and ask questions SEE SORORITY, 2- A Homelessness group hosts funfair BY ANN KENNELL The Dominion Post Free food, music and activities were provided to the Morgantown- area community during the “Meet Your Neigh- bor” funf air Sunday, host- ed by the Co- o rd i n at i n g Council on Homelessness (CCOH). (CCOH) is a group that or- ganizes community efforts to reduce homelessness in Monon- galia County. The free and open funfair was held from 2-5 p.m. at the Morgantown Market Place pavilion, on Spruce Street. “We want to encourage people Michaela Michael/The Dominion Post Brothers Kevin (left) and Trenten Riffle spend time after having their faces painted during the funfair. Meeting your neighbors Appalachian Trail partying raises ire Associated Press BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night’s sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were instead filled with trash, graffiti and people who seemed more interested in par- tying all night, said Spencer, who finished the entire trail in July, in just 99 days. “I wanted the solitude. I wanted to experience nature,” he said. “I like to drink and to have a good time, but I didn’t want that to follow me there.” Spencer, or “Mission” as he is known to fellow thru-hikers, con- fronted what officials said is an ugly side effect of the increasing traffic on the Georgia-to-Maine footpath every year: More people than ever causing problems. At Maine’s Baxter State Park, home to the trail’s final summit on Mount Katahdin, officials said thru-hikers are flouting park rules by openly using drugs and drinking alcohol, camping where they aren’t sup- posed to, and trying to pass their pets off as service dogs. Hun- dreds of miles away, misbehav- ing hikers contributed to a small Pennsylvania communi- ty’s recent decision to shutter the sleeping quarters it had of- fered for decades in the base- ment of its municipal building. With last year’s release of the movie “Wi l d , ” about a woman’s journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, and what experts call a growing interest in outdoor ac- tivities, the number of people on the Appalachian Trail has ex- ploded. And the numbers are on- ly expected to climb further after “A Walk in the Woods” — a movie based on the 1998 Bill Bryson book about the Appalachian T rail— hits theaters this week. SEE NEIGHBORS, 2- A Michaela Michael/The Dominion Post A crowd forms outside the Morgantown Market Place, on Spruce Street, for the Meet Your Neighbor event on Sunday afternoon.

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