From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Mount Vernon Nazarene University recently selected Lara Mastin to serve on it’s board of trustees.

Lara Mastin, you may remember, was ‘chairman’ of the Blackwell for Governor Campaign.

Also selected:? Tom Messenger.

Messenger is an owner and operator of several McDonald’s restaurants in West Virginia, as well as being a real estate developer. He is an active member of several church boards of the West Virginia North District of the Church of the Nazarene.

Mount Vernon,?according to Wikipedia, is a town of fewer than 15,000 people (including Scott Pullins) with a per capita income of […]

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As we learn more about life in extreme conditions on earth, scientists are beginning to realize that we might be looking for the wrong signs on other planets…

Two NASA space probes that visited Mars 30 years ago may have stumbled upon alien microbes on the Red Planet and inadvertently killed them, a scientist theorizes in a paper released Sunday.

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He’s already used his veto!

Strickland was sworn in shortly after midnight yesterday and immediately issued an executive order imposing a policy on himself and members of his administration that goes beyond the state?s ethics laws. And, while it took outgoing Republican Gov. Bob Taft more than four years in office to veto a meaningful bill, it took Strickland fewer than 16 hours.

The bill he vetoed was a lead paint damages limit, and GOP legislators are steaming mad.

The new Democratic governor vetoed a bill that would have limited lawsuits against leadpigment manufacturers, a bill that Republicans insist […]

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