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NEW AND DEVELOPING:

GREEN BANK OBSERVATORY

GAS DRILLING-REFINERY

GENERAL MOTORS-SUV RECALL

POSTCARD COLLECTOR

MON RIVER LOCKS

GREEN BANK OBSERVATORY

MORGANTOWN — The director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank says a recommendation to defund the operation within five years would be a serious blow to the world's astronomers. A committee assessing the research facilities in the National Science Foundation's astronomy division submitted recommendations recently to NSF leadership. By Vicki Smith.

GAS DRILLING-REFINERY

MONACA, Pa. — Shell Oil Co. is years away from building a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, but the company is already reaching out to the local community and getting a wholehearted welcome. A Shell general manager spoke recently to a gathering of about 50 people in Monaca, where the company hopes to build the multibillion dollar plant. That's about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh. By Kevin Begos.

GENERAL MOTORS-SUV RECALL

DETROIT — General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 258,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix short-circuits in power window and door lock switches that can cause fires. The recall covers Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The SUVs were sold or registered in West Virginia and 19 other states, Washington, D.C., and Canada, where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher.

POSTCARD COLLECTOR

CHARLESTON — Bailey White's request for postcards from throughout the United States has resulted in 462 arriving by mail at his Cross Lanes home. By Charlotte Ferrell Smith, Charleston Daily Mail.

MON RIVER LOCKS

MORGANTOWN— Fred and Linda Mangelsdorf, the husband and wife captains of "Young America" both grew up landlocked in the Midwest — Fred in Illinois and Linda in South Dakota. By Jim Bissett, The Dominion Post.

ALSO RECEIVING INTEREST:

— DEPUTY KILLED-CASES — Cases dismissed involving fallen W.Va. officer.

— WVIRGINIA-BUTLER — Da'Sean Butler hired as GA at WVU.

— WAYNE MAYOR — New mayor chosen for town of Wayne.

— MALL ANNIVERSARY — W.Va. mall celebrates 40th anniversary.

— SYNTHETIC DRUG OVERDOSES — W.Va. overdoses caused by synthetic drug chemical.

— JURY DUTY SCAM — W.Va. court warns of jury no-show phone scam.

The AP-Charleston

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