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Morgantown Dominion Post (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Morgantown, West VirginiaMorgantown, West Virginia dominion post.com Newsstand: 75 cents SATURDAY May 2, 2015 ® Sports TCU trounces Mountaineers in baseball Frogs open series with 9-4 victory. Page 1-B Local Realtors’ fiesta a fundraiser Collect money for backpack program. Page 9-A MHS principal moving on to new challenges DeSantis served in the position for nine years. Page 9-A Preston pushing starting LBs Sophomore adds depth to WVU defense. Page 1-B WEATHER Pleasant, with sun mixing with clouds. High Low 73 50 Your complete forecast Page 12-A Spill company offers $2.7M to victims Freedom Industries bankrupt. Page 3-A OBITUARIES EVERLY, David Dale Sr. HARMAN, Pansy Pearl KISH, Steve III LAZZELLE, Charles Delano MOLLARD, Eunice Darlene NICKELS, Stevie Gene TARNOWSKY, Carrie WATKINS, Patsy Ellen WHETSELL, Mary Ann Page 11-A 6 Baltimore officers charged in Gray death Counts include murder. Page 5-A Ribbon cut for WVU Healthcare outpatient project Page 9-A COMING TOMORROW Ambassador of the Year A profile of this year’s winner. INSIDE BRIDGE ..................................... 2A CLASSIFIEDS ....................... 9-10B COMICS ................................. 11B CROSSWORD ........................ 11B LOCAL ....................... 2A, 9A, 11A NATION ............................ 5A, 11A OPINION ................................. 10A RELIGION ............................... 6-7A SPORTS ................................ 1-8B STATE ........................................ 3A WORLD ...................................... 4A For home delivery: 3 0 4 - 2 9 2 - 6 3 01 For news: 3 0 4 - 2 91 - 9 4 2 5 Man who stole lawn ornaments gets 4 months Associated Press CHARLESTON — A man who admitted stealing expensive lawn ornaments was sentenced to four months in jail. Media outlets report Christopher Derricks, 39, of Sissonville, apologized in court before being sen- tenced on a grand larceny charge Thursday. Court records show yard sculptures and lawn orna- ments were reported stolen this past spring in Charleston, including a metal wheel valued at near- ly $2,000. Dozens of confis- cated items have been re- turned to their owners. A Kanawha County cir- cuit judge sentenced Der- ricks to up to 10 years in prison, but said he would suspend the sentence in Se ptember. New oil train safety rules unveiled Associated Press WASHINGTON — Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liq- uids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled Fri- day by U.S. and Canadian trans- portation officials. The regulations are a long- awaited response to a series of fiery train crashes in the U.S. and Canada, including four so far this year. One of those was a Feb. 16 oil tanker derailment and explo- sion near Charleston, W.Va., that forced residents to evac- uate and spilled oil into the Kanawha River. The most serious accident occurred in July 2013, when a runaway oil train derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just across the border from Maine, killing 47 people and destroying most of the town’s central busi- ness district. “I witnessed Lac-Megantic firsthand, and I believe that we truly have to act to honor those who died and honor those who were injured” to show that safe- ty is “our most important pri- ority in transportation,” said Canada’s Minster of Transport, Lisa Raitt. She joined U.S. Transportation Secretary An- thony Foxx in announcing the new regulations. Under the rules, new tank cars carrying the most volatile liquids, including crude oil and ethanol, must have an outer shell, a thermal lining to with- stand fire, improved valves and thicker, 9/16ths-inch steel walls to keep them from rupturing. For the crude oil fleet, more than 16,000 of the oldest tank cars, known as DOT-111s, would have to be phased out or retrofitted in the U.S. and Canada by 2018. By 2020, an additional 27,000 cars primarily used for crude would need to be upgraded. For the ethanol fleet, WVU plans tuition hike In-state jump of about 10% WVU PLANS bonus for 4-year grads. Page 2-A BY ALEX LANG The Dominion Post Both in-state and out-of-state undergraduate students at WVU will see increases of hundreds of dollars in their next tuition bill. Friday, the WVU Board of Gov- ernors (BOG) approved the tu- ition perimeters for the next school year. To help offset the increase, President E. Gordon Gee an- nounced plans for a $50 million scholarship program. In-state students will see a jump of about $336 per semester. Base tuition will go from about $2,856 to about $3,192. While most students will see about a 10 percent increase, Narvel Weese, vice president of Administration and Finance, said some may see less, while others see more. That is because the university is not raising in- dividual college fees; the actual increase depends on each stu- dent’s college. The highest total tuition is in the College of Nursing, at $4,992 a s e m e s t e r. For out-of-state students, there will be a $504 increase with base tuition going from $9,588 to $10,092 per semester. One ‘no’ vote The jump in cost drew the ire of Student Government Associ- ation President Chris Nyden — the lone vote on the BOG against the tuition hike. He noted that a student en- tering his senior year of high school will be looking at paying 25 percent more than a coun- terpart from five years ago. That is due to five straight years of at least 5 percent tuition increases, Nyden said. “That is a grave concern to me in SEE TUITION, 2- A WVU BOARD OF GOVERNORS UPDATE VFD post will keep its charter Officer positions filled in Tunnelton BY MICHELLE WOLFORD The Dominion Post TUNNELTON —A VFW Post that opened in 1932 will keep its charter. VFW Post 2345 in Tunnelton met Friday evening, with more than 20 members in attendance. Attendance has been so low for the past year, there wasn’t even a quorum to hold meet- ings and there we re n’t enough members in at- tendance to elect a full slate of officers. State Com- mander Doug Knotts said all the officer posi- tions for the post were filled at F riday’s meeting. “T hey’re good for at least an- other year,” he said. Tom DeBerry, commander of the Terra Alta VFW Post, attend- SEE VFW, 2- A “They’re good for at least anoth- er year. Doug Knotts State Commander ”Ceramics Studio holds annual saleSubmitted to The Dominion Post Stop by the WVU Creative Arts Center and find some great gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation. The Ceramics Studio in the School of Art & Design at WVU is hosting its annual Spring Pottery Sale today, at the Cre- ative Arts Center. The sale will feature work by WVU students and faculty, and all proceeds from the sale benefit the ceramics pro- gram, student scholarships, and student travel and study in China. The sale is being held in the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby at the front entrance of the CAC from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Spring for a pot Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion Post Mackenzie Buck looks at a bowl and lid at the Spring Pottery Sale at the CAC on Friday. Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion Post Eliza Carlson (right), and Jack and Minday Carlson (back) look over the offerings at the sale. SEE OIL, 5- A Customer satisfaction based on an independent study conducted by Alan Newman Research, 2008. 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