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August 6, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The federal transportation department released money Wednesday for an $845,000 grant that will allow the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority to build its new office and garage complex, U.S. Sen. Bob Wise, D-W.Va., said. The 2-acre facility will house offices, a waiting area, a conference room and a maintenance area for the eight public buses that run in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. The money is part of a federal transportation bill that passed last fall, a spokesman for Wise said.
NEWS
June 28, 2003
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared Berkeley County a disaster area due to flooding, allowing residents to get help with cleanup. The announcement came Friday from U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Gov. Bob Wise. Inwood East Estates off W.Va. 51 and Horner's Subdivision off W.Va. 45 at the Berkeley-Jefferson County line are among the hardest hit neighborhoods. Grants are may cover the cost of temporary housing, minimal repairs and disaster-related medical care.
NEWS
BY BOB MAGINNIS | May 30, 2003
If it isn't broken, don't fix it. So goes an old political proverb. But even though nobody's saying that West Virginia's workers' compensation system isn't broken, the state's political powers can't agree on how to fix it. They'll get another chance in June, when Gov. Bob Wise convenes a special session for that purpose. How bad is the problem? In 2002, the Associated Press reported that the system's budget deficit rose from $572 million to $2.4 billion. That's quite a jump for one year and without a fix, that money pit will just get a lot deeper.
NEWS
May 3, 1999
By BRYN MICKLE / Staff Writer, Martinsburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bob Wise made it official Monday afternoon and announced he will make a run in the Democratic primary for West Virginia governor. [cont. from news page ] Wise, 51, has held the 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1983 but said he can do more for the state from the governor's office. "On the federal level you can only work on the federal piece.
NEWS
December 10, 1997
W.Va. representatives try wooing Germans A group of West Virginia businesspeople talked to a car lock manufacturer along with German deer hunters on Tuesday, the second day of a German trade tour. "I think everyone is very optimistic about the last two days," U.S. Rep. Bob Wise said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday. Wise and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, both D-W.Va., are leading the tour. They are focusing on customers for West Virginia businesses or German businesses looking to invest in the United States, they said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 4, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - By definition, Bob Wise may be a lame-duck governor, but a look at his schedule shows he's not going to spend his last weeks in office waddling. Since taking office in 2001, Wise has been a frequent visitor to West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, and he's stopped here at least three times in the last two weeks. "I'm paid until the last day and we've got a lot to do," Wise said Friday. He said he wants to hand over the governor's office to his successor with the state in the best shape possible.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | September 19, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com West Virginia's Gov. Bob Wise could have chosen anywhere in the state to weather Hurricane Isabel. He opted for the Eastern Panhandle. "This is where it's going to be, a lot of the action is going to be," Wise said Thursday after an hour-long planning meeting involving state, county and city officials. Wise, who would only say he plans to hunker down somewhere "in the area," said he has been keeping an eye on National Weather Service reports.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ and LAURA ERNDE | December 31, 2003
When it comes to root, root, rooting for the home team - especially in a big game - political figures enjoy placing friendly wagers while poking some good-natured fun at their opposite number. The Gator Bowl has become no different as the state's top leaders took time out to post personal challenges for Thursday's Maryland vs. West Virginia game. "Gov. Wise is a friend and former colleague in the House of Representatives. We will have a bet. There are lots of things he wants from Maryland.
NEWS
March 11, 2001
First count of W.Va. gray machines released A count of so-called "gray machines" in West Virginia shows there are 498 of the gambling machines in Berkeley County, according to Gov. Bob Wise's office. The count is continuing, officials said. In Jefferson County, 156 have been counted and in Morgan County, there are 92, according to the count. Statewide, 12,118 of the machines have been found, according to the governor's office. Wise had asked the West Virginia State Police to count the number of video-poker machines in the state as part of his plan to restrict and regulate the games.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | December 19, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Jeanne Mozier has been promoting Berkeley Springs since 1978 and is never at a loss for words, but when West Virginia Culture and History Commissioner Troy Body presented her with the Distinguished West Virginian Award on Saturday, Mozier was astonished. "Probably for the first time in my life, I'm speechless," Mozier said. "I was totally surprised - not a clue. " Body said he told Mozier he was coming to the Ice House on Saturday to make a tourism grant initiative announcement for Morgan County.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 9, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is expected to formally announce her candidacy for a fifth consecutive term in Congress later this year or in early 2008, the 2nd District congresswoman's spokesman said Tuesday. "Whether it has been working to increase economic opportunity and transportation funding or promoting affordable housing, Congresswoman Capito has enjoyed the six years she has spent in the House and the ability it has given her to work on issues important to families in the Eastern Panhandle," Capito spokesman Jordan Stoick said in an e-mail.
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NEWS
January 14, 2005
West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise said farewell to the Legislature on Wednesday, ending a term marred by revelations of an extramarital affair. The affair cost Wise a chance to run for a second term, but does not mean that his term was without accomplishment. On of the largest might be the PROMISE scholarship program, which gives any high-school student with a B average money for college. The program was funded through the legalization of video poker machines, many of which were operating with no funds going to the state.
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by TRISH RUDDER | December 19, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Jeanne Mozier has been promoting Berkeley Springs since 1978 and is never at a loss for words, but when West Virginia Culture and History Commissioner Troy Body presented her with the Distinguished West Virginian Award on Saturday, Mozier was astonished. "Probably for the first time in my life, I'm speechless," Mozier said. "I was totally surprised - not a clue. " Body said he told Mozier he was coming to the Ice House on Saturday to make a tourism grant initiative announcement for Morgan County.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 4, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - By definition, Bob Wise may be a lame-duck governor, but a look at his schedule shows he's not going to spend his last weeks in office waddling. Since taking office in 2001, Wise has been a frequent visitor to West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, and he's stopped here at least three times in the last two weeks. "I'm paid until the last day and we've got a lot to do," Wise said Friday. He said he wants to hand over the governor's office to his successor with the state in the best shape possible.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | September 20, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com DARKESVILLE, W.VA. - West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise on Sunday toured the town of Darkesville to see the destruction caused by a suspected tornado Friday night and said it was some of the worst damage he has seen so far in the state as a result of tropical depression Ivan. After surveying the damage, Wise said he would consult with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to determine if the damage in Darkesville warrants a federal disaster declaration for the area.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | September 1, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com INWOOD, W.VA. - Alecia Knupp loves West Virginia, especially its family values and rural character, but said she fears the state could continue to be fodder for stereotypical T-shirts if changes are not made. She gave as an example an adult store that opened recently next to Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Elementary School. It's no wonder, she said, that Abercrombie & Fitch sells a T-shirt that depicts two goofy-looking children sitting in a kiddie pool.
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by TIM ROWLAND | March 25, 2004
A quilt or a bridge? There's a choice. Once again, the state of West Virginia completely ignored my solid opinion that the new state quarter should incorporate a picture of a still, and went instead with a quilt - or a bridge. Like every other state doesn't have a quilt and every other state doesn't have a bridge. At least the bridge is the one spanning the scenic New River Gorge, so I can sort of see that. But a quilt? What does that say to the rest of the nation? We're cold?
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 2, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com Eastern Panhandle residents could face cuts in medical services and up to 125 people could lose their jobs in the local medical field if something is not done to increase funding for the state's Medicaid budget, Gov. Bob Wise and a City Hospital official said during a Monday morning press conference at the hospital. Medicaid is the federal-state insurance program that pays for medical costs for the poor, the elderly and for people who do not have insurance through their employer.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 24, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Del. Larry Faircloth filed papers in Charleston, W.Va., on Friday to run for governor. Faircloth, R-Berkeley, is joined by eight others seeking the seat. Democratic Gov. Bob Wise announced in August that he is not seeking re-election. Faircloth said Friday that he was considering running before then, but not having the incumbent in the race will improve his chances. For the last four or five years, Faircloth has intended to run for governor "if the right opportunity presented itself," he said.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ and LAURA ERNDE | December 31, 2003
When it comes to root, root, rooting for the home team - especially in a big game - political figures enjoy placing friendly wagers while poking some good-natured fun at their opposite number. The Gator Bowl has become no different as the state's top leaders took time out to post personal challenges for Thursday's Maryland vs. West Virginia game. "Gov. Wise is a friend and former colleague in the House of Representatives. We will have a bet. There are lots of things he wants from Maryland.
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