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Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87
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Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87

Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen, an internal medicine specialist who helped spark the 1969 Black Lung Strike, died on Thursday. He was 87. Born on Feb. 24, 1928, Rasmussen grew up in Manassa, in the San Louis Valley in Colorado.

After attending medical...

Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87
Rasmussen, pioneering black lung researcher, dies at 87

Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen, an internal medicine specialist who helped spark the 1969 Black Lung Strike, died on Thursday. He was 87. Born on Feb. 24, 1928, Rasmussen grew up in Manassa, in the San Louis Valley in Colorado.

After attending medical ...

Brand gets hot, sprints to West Virginia Open lead
Brand gets hot, sprints to West Virginia Open lead

Christian Brand hit the second shot of his final second-round hole into the bunker on No. 9 during the 82nd West Virginia Open Thursday at Berry Hills Country Club.

As unexpected as that was for the hottest player in the Open, he answered by...

Mitch Vingle column: WVU’s Gee now key Big 12 expansion figure
Mitch Vingle column: WVU’s Gee now key Big 12 expansion figure

WVU president E. Gordon Gee was once such a staunch advocate of the old college football BCS structure he made headlines by saying “they’ll have to wrench a playoff system from my cold, dead hands.”

That was in 2007. Gee was ...

WVU opponents, Game 8 — Texas Tech
WVU opponents, Game 8 — Texas Tech

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 15th in a series of previews on West Virginia and Marshall football opponents.

n Date with WVU: Saturday, Nov. 7, time TBA

n Site: Mountaineer...

Mike Casazza column: Big 12 coaches expand recruiting horizons

MORGANTOWN — There’s a recruiting reality much of the Big 12 simply has to live and deal with, no matter how advantageous it is to the competition within the conference.

Texas is one of the top...

Trio of WVU golfers make State Open cut, prepare for college season
Trio of WVU golfers make State Open cut, prepare for college season

Anyone wondering what the reincarnation of West Virginia men’s golf team would look like could’ve gotten a pretty good idea at Berry Hills Country Club this week.

The only three West Virginia natives on the Mountaineers’...

Roundup: WVU to face Richmond in Vegas hoops invitational

The West Virginia University men’s basketball team will take on Richmond in the first round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 26 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The game will be aired on Fox Sports 1 and will tip...

W.Va. Open — Second-round results, final-round tee times

At Berry Hills Country Club

Thursday’s results

Second round

Christian Brand, Charleston 69-63—132

David Bradshaw, Bakerton 72-64—136

Kenneth Hess, Parkersburg 69-69—138

Garland Green,...

Tenn. leader to speak at event

Before outlining the West Virginia Republican Party’s plans for the 2016 election at a ticketed luncheon in Charleston today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Senate President Bill Cole will participate in an even more exclusive roundtable...

Teubert program for blind children tours radio museum
Teubert program for blind children tours radio museum

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Milee Meadows whipped her head around when she heard the song.

“Hey, I wanna see that,” the 7-year old girl — who is blind — said as she pointed toward the ...

Fire devastates Harpers Ferry’s commercial area
Fire devastates Harpers Ferry’s commercial area

HARPERS FERRY — An early morning fire devastated the shopping district of historic Harpers Ferry on Thursday, burning buildings that housed around 10 businesses, local officials said.

Mayor Gregory Vaughn...

ATV wreck in Handley injures 2

The dispatcher said a 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were transported by helicopter following the crash, which was reported around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Second Avenue and Upper Drive. The unincorporated community of Handley is in ...

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