Kyle J. Vatt

Malpractice Suit

Who — Barney Olive and Stephen Rogers, two doctors. William Hamilton, lawyer for plaintiff, Bertie McNicholls

What — Malpractice lawsuit, Hamilton has heart attack at the beginning of cases final argument. Olive and Rogers save his life.

When — Trial resumes next week.

Why — unknown.

Where — 623 Leanto Road and Riverside Hospital.

How — Quick work by Olive and Rogers save Hamilton’s life.

Quick work of two Riverside Hospital doctors, being sued for malpractice, save prosecuting attorney’s life after he has a heart attack during cases final arguments.

Lawyer William Hamilton, 73, is now recovering at Riverside Hospital because of doctors Barney Olive and Stephen Rogers quick response to his heart attack. Both doctors are being sued by Bertie McNicholls, who Hamilton is representing. The trial is scheduled to resume next week.

Alumni Festival — Liberty University

Who — University Alumni Association, alumni president Bobby Don Willis.

What — Spring festival, school library, depends on baseball team .

When — Spring/ April

Why — To raise money for school library, to make the university a better educational institution.

Where — Football Field

How — University Alumni Association planning.

Liberty University Alumni Association is planning to have a barbecue lunch and games to raise money for the school library at their spring festival in April.

The date depends on if the baseball team makes the play-offs as they hope to have an exhibition baseball game at the festival. Alumni president Bobby Don Willis says activities like this is a positive thing to do to make the university a better educational institution.


Who — Wilbur Straking, group of 25, Laura Cliff

What — University biology class is teaching evolution, speak with legislators, put a stop to it.

When — next Monday

Why — they’re objecting to the teaching because they believe it’s against the principles of this Christian country.

Where — The university and state capital.

How — Speak with legislators to put a stop to it.

A group led by Wilbur Straking, pastor of the Ever-Faithful Church of the Living Water, is objecting to a local University associate professor of biology, Laura Cliff, for teaching evolution.

“I plan to lead a group of 25 dedicated Christians to the state capital next Monday to speak with legislators about this problem. We believe the teaching of evolution is against the principles of this Christian country, and we want to put a stop to it,” Straking said.


Who — Amburn’s Produce Market, Ellie Maston

What — Suit filed, negligence

When — Suit filed Tuesday, accident happened on April 1, 2016.

Why — “Suffered permanent bodily and mental injury, incurred medical expenses and lost income.”

Where — Amburn’s Produce Market, Circuit Court.

How — Walked through green beans on the floor, slipped and broke hip.

A customer is suing Amburn’s Produce Market for $100,000 for negligence after claiming that she slipped on green beans left on the floor of the market, resulting in a broken hip.

Ellie Maston filed the suit in Circuit Court on Tuesday, stating in the suit that she lost income, incurred medical expenses and suffered permanent bodily and mental injuries from the accident that happened on April 1, 2016.

Agreement Announced

Who — Clyde Parris, Charles Pointer, company and union.

What — announcement, bargaining agreement, strike called off, stopped production, put 457 steelworkers off the job.

When — Tuesday night.

Why — Bargaining announcement, would have stopped production and put 457 steelworkers off the job.

How — Substantial wage agreement.

The strike that would have put 457 steelworkers off the job has been called off as company and union have reached a collective bargaining agreement.

Charles Pointer, president of United Steelworkers Local 923, says the terms of the agreement will be read tonight to a meeting of the union. Clyde Parris, president of Ambrose Steel Company, says the contract will include a “substantial wage agreement” and will announce tonight how much it will be.

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