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NEWS [ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 I Spirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE [ [}AGE A3 Baby FROM PAGE A1 cations for Jefferson County's 911 center, along with the heartfelt thanks of Ulsh, Autunm and baby Maiyah Marie Brown. The Sept. 11 award ceremony marked the first time Schweitzer had met the Ulshes. He also had the opportunity to hold Maiyah, who ar- rived May 27 perfectly healthy and measuring 19 inches long and 7 pounds, 3.4 ounces. In an interview Tuesday, Sch- weitzer described the experience as a highlight of his six-year career with the 911 Center. "It was almost as thrilling as when I was at the hospital watching my kids be bom," he said. Schweitzer said the 911 Center is [~epared in the event it takes a call like Ulsh's; he is trained to follow a set of protocols to walk women through childbirth. Still, it can be a challenge. "Obviously, one difficulty is that all I have is a telephone," he said. "I have to be asking the right ques- tions. Autumn was overdue. What was nmning through my mind the whole time was that we could very well be delivering a baby." During the ceremony, the coun- ty gave the Ulshes a tape of the 911 call. Listening again, both Autumn and Ulsh, who's given birth three times and watched her niece bom in a hospital 16 years ago, were sur- prised to hear details that had slipped Flags lowered Postal clerk Mike Felicio lowers the flag outside the U.S. Post Office in Charles Town to half staff early Tuesday. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered all U.S. and State flags at all State facili- ties be displayed at half-staff until sunset Friday in honor of the victims of the mass shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, where thirteen people were killed in what officials are calling the region's worst loss of life since the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon that killed 184 people. The shoot- er, identified as former U.S. Navy Reservist Aaron Alexis, 34, was killed in a gun battle with police. Introducing Innovia" Touch Carpet. New Innovla" Touch carpet combines natural-based fibers in a carpet that resists fading, repels liquids and delivers otamna satmt Plus, it tat ener /to rake for a = er environmental impact. their minds. After Maiyah's arrival, for in- stance, with an ambulance en route to take mother and baby to near- by Jefferson Medical Center, Sch- weitzer instructs Ulsh to keep the pair warm and so Ulsh has anoth- er family member turn off a fan that had been running in Autumn's room. "I had completely forgotten that," Ulsh explains. Autumn says she's astounded her LEFT: 911 dispatcher Bill Schweitzer meets Maiyah Brown for the first time last week. stepmom, who works at the Coast Guard facility in Keameysville, managed to bring a baby into the world while clutching a phone to her ear. "I don't know how I held the phone the whole time," said Ulsh, who had never had to make a call to 911 be- fore. "We didn't have it on speaker phone?' Autumn's fianc6, TeVon Brown, was at his home asleep when the dra- ma unfolded in May and missed last week's ceremony for Schweitzer be- cause he was in Keyser, where he's studying criminal justice at Potomac State College of West Virginia Uni- versity. But on Friday, he was back in Jef- ferson County to spend the weekend with his young family as he does ev- ery week. He says he's grateful to Autumn, Ulsh and Schweitzer for the safe arrival of his daughter. "When Maiyah's old enough to know about how she was bom, she's going to be impressed," he said. For Autumn, a senior at Washing- ton High who has a friend's mom babysit Maiyah while she's attend- ing class, the start of the school year in late August brought a flood of in- quiries from classmates who told her they'd heard a crazy story that she had to give birth in her bedroom with help from her stepmom and a 911 operator. "I tell them that's not a rumor," Autumn explains. "It sounds wild, but that's what really happened." Driven to donate More than 2,000 pounds of food is donated to Jefferson County Community Ministries' food pantry by the Country Roads Car Club. The club has a "Classic Car Cruise-In" ev- ery Friday evening from April through September. Grad rate could help TVa. crime costs CHARLESTON (AP) - A high school graduates to be 5 percent increase in the high arrested or incarcerated, said school graduation rate among the alliance's president, former males in West V'uginia could save West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise. $100 million each year in crime- The study found that it costs related costs as well as boost the $12,643 to educate a student and state's economy, according to a $28,323 to incarcerate an in- nationalpolicy group, mate. The study by the Washing- "The nation needs to focus ton, D.C.-based Alliance for dollars and efforts on reform- Excellent Education ties the 'ing school climates to keep stu- dropout rate among males with dents engaged in ways that will an increase in the crime rate. lead them toward college and a While dropping out of high career and away from crime and school doesn't automatically prison," Wise said. "The school- result in a life of crime, drop- to-prison pipeline starts and ends outs are far more likely than with schools." -Jefferson Urgent Care patient At Jefferson Urgent Care, our patients are treated like individuals who matter instead of just another number on our list. Our professional staff skillfully attends to the needs of each person who walks through our doors. We care for them. We help them. And we want them to know they're important to us as if {hey were our own family. 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