Officials from West Virginia University joined industry and other state government officials this past Friday to dedicate the university’s newest addition, a simulated underground coal mine that will be used to train mine rescue teams, new miners and others about the conditions in underground operations.

New WVU President Clements and other WVU officials officially dedicated the football field-sized facility in a grand opening ceremony.

W.Va. man on verge of bass fishing Super Bowl
Top five finish this weekend will send Charleston native to pro fishing event in Ala.
Daily Mail staff
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Charleston native Jeremy Starks, seen with his Bass Cat fishing boat sponsored by Friends of Coal, is set to compete this weekend in Sandusky, Ohio, for a shot a the 2010 Bassmaster Classic in February.
NASCAR's top drivers have started the Chase, the series to determine the stock car racing league's champion.
It's similar for bass fisherman Jeremy Starks, who is preparing for the windy challenges of Lake Erie as he gears up for the Northern Open 3, in Sandusky, Ohio, this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Placing in the Top 5 of the Northern Open would win Starks a spot in the Super Bowl of professional bass fishing, The 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Feb. 19-21.