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;E6 Friday, March 16, 2012 "School Bus Safety" Poster Contest Winners I BROOKE COUNTY REVIEW SCHEOtCE OF PROPOOED LEVY ITI ,  OtM BOARO OF IOUCAllON FOr the FiScal Yew FJlded June 30, 2013 The winners of the Brooke (ounty 2011-2012 "Sc-ooi Bus safety" Poster contest winners are as follows Sarah Goddard, special honor Wellsburg Primary - 1st place; Kindergarten: Mackenzie Ilklchling Wellsburg Primary - 1st place; Levi Keuthan, Franklin Primary - 2nd place; Lealani King, Wellsburg Primary 3rd place; First Grade: Anna Koscevic, Wellsburg Primary -1st place; Bailey 8emvicz, Wellsburg Primary - 2nd place; Louis Delatore, Franklin Primary - 3rd place; Second Grade: Destiny Dight, Franklin Primary - 1st place; Brooke Ohler, Wellsburg Primary - 2nd place, Payton Mechltng, Wellsburg Primary, 3rd place; Thrid Grade: Olivia Cipoletti, Franklin Primary, lst place; Angela Rithner, Wellsburg Primary - 2nd place; Aleah Webster, Wellsburg Primary - 3rd place; Fourth Grade: Matthew Kolb, Franklin Primary - 1st place; Max Camilletti, Wellsburg Primary 2rid place; Fifth Grade Shyanne Smith, Welleburg Middle 1st place; Sixth Grade Jordan Bemardini, Wellsburg Middle - 1st place, Seventh Grade: Angeia Gadd, Weliaburg Middle - 1st place; Eighth grade: Natalie Henwood, Wellsburg Middle - 1st place. | "l00anchin introduces Concealed Carry Nationwide Reciprocity Law Washington, D.C. -- In an effort to remove burdensome red tape that lim- its the ability of legal concealed carry peamit holders to carry concealed fn'e- arms into other states that allow them, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has joined a bipartisan group of Sena- ton in introducing the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012. Under the legislation, an individual with a valid ID and concealed carry permit,would be allowed to carry a concealed handgun into any state that allows residents to carry concealed filtlmls. "This commonsense legislation would cut down on the layers of regu- lations facing law-abiding Americans who have the right to own guns and use them responsibly," Senator Manchin said. "If we can streamline and simplify some of our rules gov- erning gun ownership, everybody wins - especially the 65,000 West Vir- ginians who bold concealed carry per- mits." The legislation also says an indi- vidual who is ineligible for a concealed car D , permit in his or her state would not be allowed to obtain an out--of- state permit in a state with less restric- that permit to carry a concealed hand- gun in his or her state. The Senate bill, endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), is also sponsored by Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R- Idaho). A similar bill passed the House last year with a vote of 272- ! 64. The executive director for the NRA's Institute for Legislation Action, Chris Cox, praised the Senators for introduc- Photo Contributed ing the bill and said it is critical to pro- tact Second Amendment rights. "Over the last two decades, the NRA has led the way toward a brick-by-brick restoration of self-defense laws throughout the country. National Right-to-Carry reciprocity is yet another step forward for law- abiding Americans," Cox said. "Citi- zens aren't immune to crime when they five eligibility requirements, and use cross state lines, so it is only reason- able that they have an effective means of protecting themselves and their loved ones while in other states. The NRA thanks Senator Mark Begich for introducing this measure in the U.S. Senate, along with Sens. Manchin and Mike Crapo, and for their efforts to strengthen self-defense laws in America." Over a Nickel Increase in West Virginia Gas Prices The current average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in West V'uginia is $3.870, up 5.2 cents per gallon from a week ago. This week's average prices: West Virginia Average $3.870 Average price during the week of March 6, 2012 $3.8 ! 8 Average price during the week of March 15, 201 i $3.618 Today's National Average Price $3.805 The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: , - $3.92o Bridg,oort 13.943 Ciarksburg 13.898 Huntington 13.921 Martinsburg $3.863 Morgantown $3.818 Parkersburg 13.784 Weirton $3.813 Wheeling AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and Kentucky servicing 2.5 mil- Uon members. Send Us Your News and Opinionsl The Brooke County Review PO Box 591, Wellsburg, WV 26070 Tickets On Sale For St. Paddy's Fest CHANGE, lnc.'s Eighth Annual St. Paddy's Fest will take place on Fri- day, March 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to I i :00 PM in the Motmtaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort's Grande Ball- room. All proceeds from the event will benefit CHANGE, Inc. Community Action Agency. Entertainment sponsored will in- clude Movin' & Groovin' Produc- tions, the Macdonald Pipe Band, and Legend. Tickets are available for purchase at all CHANGE, Inc. offices or by call- ing (304) 797-7733. The $35.00 ticket includes a buffet style meal, entertain- ment, and beer. Sponsorship packages are also available. Packages start at $100 and include publicity at the event, tickets and reserved seats. 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And no doubt, Upton Sinclair's maggot-gag- ging account of the meat-packing in- dustry with the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act is widely hailed by progressives as one of the greatest triumphs of their era. Those were heady days, inspiring rosy-cheeked blushes of pride on the faces of every true progressive, as he or she contemplates those decades that saw the passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. And there was Presi- dent Woodrow Wilson's contemptu- ous disregard for minorities, the cho- rus of bellicose cheering for Ameri- can imperialism, and the passage of censorship laws during the war years, and .... "Stop the presses!" a progressive might say. After that anti-trust thingy, the pride stops there. What's this business about progressive racism? And taking such a superior attitude of one's own country, that--gasp!- even imperialist adventures abroad were lauded? Further, did progressives suppress free speech? No way! Actually, "yes, way"--on all three of these shameful scars in the American experience. Take racism, first. Woodrow Wil- son, for instance, who believed that enfranchising black Americans was "the foundation of every evil in this country," approved efforts of some cabinet members to introduce segre- gation in several federal departments. His predecessor and fellow progres- sive, Teddy Roosevelt, was con- vinced that African Americans were inherently inferior to whites, and as if draconian punishments for a regiment of Black troops that had been falsely accused of starting a riot in Brownsville, Texas, in 1906. It gets worse. As Jonah Goldberg reports in Liberal Fascism, "American progressives were obsessed with the .'racial health" of the nation," includ- ing such noted black Americans as W.E.B. Du Bois, who agreed with Margaret Sanger's "Negro Project," which aimed at limiting reproduction of "inferior" portions of America's black citizens. Indeed, over the course of the past century, far too many progressives--in my view--have never believed in equality of the races, today insisting that, left to their own devices, African Americans cannot make it on their own and thus need artificial props like affirmative action to lift them up. Contemporary progressives may say that they be- lieve in equally, but they want gov- ernment programs that advantage some over others. All true enough and substantiated by the historical record, but what about progressive imperialism? It's hard to hide the facts here, as well. Indeed, a progressive chorus of ap- proval greeted Teddy Roosevelt's dia- tribe against those who looked askance at America's rule over the Philippines' "Pacific Negroes": "I have even scanter patience with those who make a pretense of humanitari- anism to hide and cover their timidity, and who cant about 'liberty' and the 'consent of the governed,' in order to excuse themselves for their willing- ness to play the part of men." In short, real men--progressive men, that is-- rule, and their inferiors obey. Forget this folderol about equality and demo- cratic values: "Men are as clay in the hands of the consummate leader," Woodrow Wilson proclaimed. One might object by saying: that was then and now is now; certainly it is the case that the progressives' progeny, contemporary liberals, no longer approve of imperialism. Everr have gone beyond the point where one nation may impose its values upon another, especially since progressives no longer believe in American exceptionalism. However, modern progressives have not so much dispensed with imperialism as they have changed its focus: from foreign policy to domestic. Today's progressives favor a vast extension of power domestically rather than abroad. This leaves us with the suppres- sion of speech. Consider the Espio- nage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918, which prohibited any criticism of the government. Woodrow Wilson's Justice Department, with the aid of an organization known as the American Protective League, em- ployed some quarter million individu- als to keep an eye on neighbors, to smoke out any seditious speech, and this resulted in the arrest of tens of thousands of suspects. True, it was wartime and one needed to be cau- tious in what one said and things are different, now, right? Perhaps,43ut try to criticize progressive politics on any college canpus today and watch' your career screech to a halt or your physical well-being threatened. Politi- cal correctness, anyone? All of which the follow- ing conclusion about a centennial verdict on American Progressivism: the more some things seem to have changed, the more in fact they have remained the same, even though we prefer to remember them differently. -- Dr Man,in Folkertsma is a pro- lessor of political science and fellow .[or American studies" with The Cent terror Vision & Values" at Grove City College. The author of several books, his latest release is a high-energy novel titled "The Thirteenth Com- mandment." 2012 by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove Cir.' College. The views & opinions expressed herein may., but do not necessarily, reflect the views of Grove Cio,,College. "," ! q ,./