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Regional news briefs for Sunday, September 13, 1998

Friends push for return of Moore's law license

CHARLESTON (AP) -- The president of Marshall County's Bar Association said it's time to forgive former Gov. Arch Moore for his transgressions and restore the three-term governor's law license.

The state Supreme Court annulled Moore's license in 1991 after a federal judge refused to allow the Marshall County Republican to withdraw guilty pleas to tax evasion and other charges. Moore, 75, served three years in prison before returning to his Glen Dale home.

"Arch Moore did a lot of good in this state, and Arch Moore fell off the path according to the law," said Donald Kresen, president of the county association.

The county bar is expected to vote Sept. 18 on a resolution supporting Moore's reinstatement to the state Bar.


Teen-ager shot near Charleston junior high school

CHARLESTON (AP) -- A teen-ager was shot in the abdomen near a junior high school and a 15-year-old boy was charged with malicious wounding after turning himself in to police.

Quentin Ellis, 16, was shot Friday near Roosevelt Junior High School. He was not a student at the school, said Cpl. Kim West of the Charleston Police Department.

The suspect surrendered to police about six hours after the shooting, West said.

Police, citing the suspect's age, did not release his name. Ellis was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.


Native returns to Mountain State to make a movie

CHARLESTON (AP) -- A former Los Angeles probation officer has come home to West Virginia to make a movie.

Mike Lilly, a native of Charleston, wrote, produced and directed "Correct Change," a short film staged in Moundsville. He hired West Virginians for the film's cast and crew.

The 37-minute film is based on the true story of an Air Force member who murdered his former wife and her lover. After he was released from prison, the inmate murdered again, killing a prostitute in San Francisco.

Lilly, who now lives in Los Angeles, is a graduate of Morris Harvey College.


Jarvisville, Barnes Run roads to be closed for work

Two Harrison County routes will close this week for culvert replacements.

Jarvisville Road will close from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Alternate routes that may be taken are Doddridge Routes 25, 48, 15, Harrison Route 29, West Virginia 23 and U.S. 50.

The closure will be approximately two-tenths of a mile north of the intersection with Harrison Route 30, Turtle Tree Fork.

Also, Barnes Run Road will be closed from 8 a.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Sept. 24. Alternate routes are Harrison Routes 20/1 and 1.