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Morgantown Dominion Post (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Morgantown, West VirginiaMorgantown, West Virginia dominion post.com Newsstand: 75 cents MONDAY May 25, 2015 ® Local Horse club holds owners show in Reedsville Event had more than 1,000 entries. Page 9-A Sports Pirates baseball Liriano fans 12; Pittsburgh sweeps Mets. Page 1-B Cross creates hype videos for WVU fans Parlays fandom into career with Mountaineers. Page 1-B Family affair Fourth Coe brother could join Mon County Sheriff’s Department. Page 9-A WEATHER Very warm with times of clouds and sun. High Low 85 67 Your complete forecast Page 12-A Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill two Hundreds of homes destroyed in severe weather. Page 8-A OBITUARIES COTTRILL, Sharon Kay GARLETTS, Geneva GRIFFIN, Ronald MOATS, Harold Tracy SMITH, J. Helen Pages 8-A, 11-A W.Va. native John Nash dies in N.J. car wreck Mathematician was born in Bluefield. Page 8-A Montoya wins his second Indy 500 Page 5-B Mo. suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead Page 6-A 170 kids on their own arrive in Indonesia Page 7-A COMING TOMORROW Kidfo A look at artwork and poetry done by local children. INSIDE BRIDGE ..................................... 8A CLASSIFIEDS ....................... 7-10B COMICS ................................. 11B CROSSWORD ........................ 11B LOCAL ................ 2A, 4A, 9A, 11A NATION ....................... 6A, 8A, 7B OPINION ................................. 10A SPORTS ................................ 1-5B STATE ........................................ 8A WORLD ...................................... 7A For home delivery: 3 0 4 - 2 9 2 - 6 3 01 For news: 3 0 4 - 2 91 - 9 4 2 5 Graduation lifts economy BY ANDREW HESNER The Dominion Post During WVU’s graduation weekend — in which more than 5,000 students reached a new stage of their lives — a re a businesses were swamped with patrons. “It’s our absolute biggest weekend of the year, by far,” said Polly Washburn, co-own- er and manager of Oliverio’s R i s t o r a n t e. She said reservations for its Morgantown location, in the Wharf District along the Monon- gahela River, were fully booked about three weeks prior to grad- uation weekend. However, the locally- owned Italian restaurant still accommodated walk-ins, catering orders and people sitting at the bar. “I think we could have filled up three restaurants,” she said, adding that the eatery started prepping for commencement months in advance. Washburn said during the three days of commencement, the restaurant operated with about double its normal op- erating staff, extended its hours and rented a refriger- ated truck “to store all the extra food.” But regardless of serving a few thousand people during the long weekend, it went smoothly, the manager said. However, she said the restau- rant apologizes for any locals Commencement at WVU helps businesses boom Rosie the Riveter Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost care Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ve t e r a n s would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday. The measure relaxes a rule that makes getting specialized care from local doctors difficult for some veterans, especially those in rural areas. Senators approved the bill by voice vote as they rushed to wrap up leg- islative work before a weeklong Memorial Day recess. The Senate bill would open up private care to veterans who live within 40 miles of a medical facility run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, so long as the VA site does not offer the care required. Senators said the measure was needed because some vet- erans were unable to get fed- erally paid medical care from private doctors under the new Veterans Choice Act. The law blocks veterans from getting private care if they live within 40 miles of a VA medical fa- cility, even if the veteran needs specialized care that is farther away. Lawmakers from both parties have criticized the 40-mile rule, which they say goes against their intention to put the needs of veterans ahead of all other concerns, including cost. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said the VA was deliberately interpreting the 40-mile rule to deny veterans needed care. The VA recently tweaked the rule so it measures 40 miles by driving distance, rather than in a straight line. Moran, who sponsored the Senate bill, said it “puts the veteran first and provides the fix the VA says they need to make certain that veterans are not dismissed or forgotten just because of where they live.” Moran and other lawmakers have pressed for changes in re- cent months, after far fewer vet- erans than expected were re- ceiving treatment offered under the Veterans Choice law. The law was adopted this past in re- sponse to a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records covering up the delays. A head scratcher: 9 brains found next to train tracks Associated Press GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but au- thorities said there’s noth- ing to fear. The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal ac- tivity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains on a street near railroad tracks in Governeur and notified po- lice Wednesday. A local veterinarian de- termined one of the brains had been professionally re- moved and preserved in formaldehyde. The organs are believed to be either from dogs or sheep. Mishaps with preserved brains are not uncommon. Hess, like many, helped cause during World War II BY JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post Anna Hess was hardly think- ing about nail polish and man- icures at the end of her work day back then — and you can put those red flags down right now, because there’s not one hint of sexism in that observation. When she punched out, she did so very carefully. Gingerly, even. T hat’s because the ends of her fingers, which had never really healed from the day before, or the day before that, were always cracked, raw and bleeding. No one said that slapping tires together in Akron, Ohio, was going to be easy. “The fingers were the worst,” said Hess, a spirited 88-year-old Morgantown resident who left Anna Hess re- ceived a certificate from the American Rosie the Riveter Association in recognition of her work during World War II. Tyson Murray/ The Dominion Post Tyson Murray/The Dominion Post Anna Hess, who was a Rosie the Riveter during World War II, holds a photo of her husband, Frank, who served in the war. Events will honor those who served Submitted to The Dominion Post n The town of Star City will host a Memorial Day Celebration beginning at 10:30 a.m. today. A new Fallen Soldier (aka Bat- tlefield Cross) statue will be ded- icated in the Veterans Memorial area of Riverfront Park. A mosaic celebrating the history of the riverfront, including the ferry, the railroad and the old bridge, will also be unveiled, with a re- ception following at the pavilion. n The Hagans-Evans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will join VFW Post No. 548 at 11 a.m. Saturday, on the Monongalia County Court House square for a special Memorial Day tribute to Monongalia County res- idents killed in action during the Vietnam War. This tribute is a 50th Anniversary commemora- tive event of the Vietnam War. nMorgantown High School will hold their Key Club spon- sored Memorial Day Program at 2:30 p.m. today, at the school. Program highlights include a performance by the 249th Army Band under the direction of Thomas W. Goff, a presentation by the Wood- burn Chapter of The West Virginia Daughters of The American Rev- olution, and the VVA Chapter 306, along with guest speaker Col. Glen Kelly, U.S. Army (Rt.). Memorial Day sparks community remembrance FORGOTTEN FOR DECADES, fall- en N.Y. soldier honored. Page 7-B SEE HESS, 2- A SEE ECONOMY, 4- A

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