After less than three hours of deliberation last week, a Morgan County jury found Zebulon G. Weinschel guilty of attempting to murder a Maryland man following a drunken party in Hancock in January, 2006.
Weinschel, who was then 25, cut the throat of Mike Broadwater, then 19, during an excursion from Hancock to a cave in Morgan County on Saturday, January 7, 2006.
Thursday, November 22, is the 44th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that many Americans are still sorting out. Ever since the 1963 tragedy in Dallas, large numbers of us have doubted the official explanation that a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot the president from the window of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza.
Countless books, TV shows and the popular film "JFK" have convinced people that the assassination was a conspiracy. In his recent book Reclaiming History, Vincent Bugliosi takes on the conspiracy myths and arguments. He finds them all lacking credibility and proof.
We've written about this before, but it's happened again. Monday's mail brought a letter from a charity seeking money for a "Berkeley Springs Area" fund drive. The money was to be sent to a Washington, D. C. address. The charity may be legit, but, quite obviously, the connection to "Berkeley Springs" is mislabelled.
Steve Hutchinson sent in a crazy deer hunting tale from 62 years ago, involving his father, Edwin Hutchinson. The story was carried by Associated Press. Here's the version that appeared in The Washington Post on December 15, 1945: