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Morgantown Dominion Post (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Morgantown, West VirginiaMorgantown, West Virginia dominion post.com Newsstand: 75 cents SATURDAY March 28, 2015 ® Local State receives $5.6M for trails Mon, Preston get funds for improvements. Page 9-A Sports World Airline could face ‘unlimited’ damages for crash Treaty requires companies to compen- sate victims’ relatives. Page 8-A Gibson praises new hire Coach says Scott ‘a great addition.’ Page 1-B Nation Senate OKs energy-efficiency bill Includes incentives to cut use in commercial buildings. Page 4-A WEATHER Variable clouds with a flurry; colder. High Low 34 17 Your complete forecast Page 12-A Cold weather expected to last Page 3-A Governor signs tank bill Trims regulations for aboveground storage containers. Page 2-A OBITUARIES GUTHRIE, Joann P. LAURIE, Donna Jean RESETER, Andrew ‘Andy’ Neal Curtis SHAFFER, Frank L. Jr. TINNEY, Catherine C. ‘Kitty’ TOOTHMAN, DeWayne ‘Skip’ ZINN, Edith Alma Summers Page 11-A Court overturns conviction Italian judges say Amanda Knox, then-boyfriend didn’t commit murder in 2007. Page 5-A Indiana looks at religious objections law Page 7-A France says Islamic State should go to court Page 5-A COMING TOMORROW Class AAA all-state Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams named. INSIDE BRIDGE ..................................... 4A CLASSIFIEDS ..................... 7B-10B COMICS ................................. 11B CROSSWORD ........................ 11B LOCAL ................... 2-3A, 9A, 11A NATION .................................. 3-5A OPINION ................................. 10A RELIGION ............................... 6-7A SPORTS .............................. 1B-6B STATE ......................................... 2A WORLD ............................... 5A, 8A For home delivery: 3 0 4 - 2 9 2 - 6 3 01 For news: 3 0 4 - 2 91 - 9 4 2 5 BY BEN CONLEY The Dominion Post Milan Puskar Health Right Ex- ecutive Director Laura Jones said she’s thankful for all the taxpay- ers in the community and across the state who contacted legisla- tors on behalf of the state’s eight free health clinics. She credits the support, at least partially, with reducing the cut to the state’s funding of the clinics from 50 percent to 32 percent. But when you already oper- ate on a “bare bones” budg et with next to no administrative overhead, any cut is potentially d i s a s t ro u s. “This is going to be a sig- nificant cut to all our state’s clin- i c s, ” Jones said. “In our case, it’s around $184,000 of our $1 million budget. That’s nearly a fifth of Clinic funds sliced Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A wom- an used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made part- ner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges an- nounced Friday. Kimberly Kitchen was charged with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony records tampering. State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled BMZ Law by forging a law license, bar ex- am results, an email showing she attended Duquesne Uni- versity law school and a check for a state attorney registration fee. Woman posed as lawyer, was named partner MCKINLEY to host senior chat. Page 9-A Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republi - cans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending and dis- mantling his health care law. Working into Friday’s pre- dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party- line 52-46 vote, endorsing a mea- sure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday. Both budgets embody a conservative vision of shrinking projected federal deficits by more than $5 trillion in the coming decade, mostly by cutting health care and other benefit programs and without raising taxes. The Senate was beginning a spring recess after approving the measure, leaving Congress’ two GOP-run chambers to ne- gotiate a compromise budget in m i d - Ap r i l . The legislation is a non-bind- ing blueprint that does not re- quire Obama’s signature but lays the groundwork for bills that seem destined for veto fights with the president. “Republicans have shown that the Senate is under new management and delivering on the change and responsible gov- ernment the American people expect,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Democrats viewed the doc- ument differently, saying it re- lied on gimmickry and touted the wrong priorities. “The budget we passed to- day is irresponsible and fails to effectively invest in our fu- t u re, ” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. The budget’s solidly ideolog- ical tenor contrasted with a bi- partisan bill the House over- whelmingly approved Thurs- day, permanently blocking perennial cuts in physicians’ Medicare fees. U.S. Senate approves balanced-budget plan BY JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post FAIRMONT — How many bottles of water did you open this week and promptly forget about, after just two or three sw a l l ow s ? Did you leave the water run- ning while you brushed your teeth this morning? Think about summertime and garden hoses: Do you wash your car in the driveway, or water your lawn? An answer of “ye s ” to any of the above just might mean yo u ’re a person who can use Fairmont students raise awareness of scarcity Walking for water UPDATE Health Right to lose $184K SEE FUNDS, 2- A BY JUSTIN JACKSON The Dominion Post Rod Hundley’s life is a tale of growing up with no one wanting him and becoming loved by mil- lions later in life. Along the way, he became one of the most entertaining bas- ketball players ever to wear a WVU uniform and one of the most legendary broadcasters in the NBA. Hundley died Friday, in his home near Phoenix. He was 80. No cause of death was given, but in recent years, Hundley was battling through stages of Alzheimer's disease. “What I will remember is how much love he has for the state of West Virginia and West Virginia b a s ke t b a l l , ” WVU men’s basket- ball head coach Bob Huggins said. “He came back virtually every year to be part of our fan- tasy camp and he was terrific with the campers. “He had an infectious person- ality. It was hard to not want to be around him.” Hundley, born Oct. 26, 1934, in Charleston, grew up poor not knowing much of his family. He was abandoned by his mother, who left the area search- ing for work during The Great Depression of the 1930s, while Hundley’s father rarely showed much interest. Hundley grew up living with B a s ke t b a l l ’s ‘Hot Rod’ dies AP file photo ‘Hot Rod’ Hundley Hundley played for WVU in ’50s, was NBA broadcaster ROD HUNDLEY obituary. Page 9-A HOW THEY VOTED Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voted for the mea- sure, while Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted against it. Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion Post Fairmont Senior High School students carry water as part of a NURU event Friday. Taylor Masters (left, front) leads the group with Michelle Tuckers, both 2012 graduates who started the organization, and Trevor DeVault, Sam Tonkovich and teacher Deanna Kiser. SEE WATER, 2- A Alex Harris (left), Kelcie Drennen, Sarah Cox, Quincy Thomas and James Gant bring out buckets for the walk. Ron Rittenhouse/ The Dominion Post EX MOUNTAINEER SEE HOT ROD, 2- A

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