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Today's News

  • Forest, Glass prepare to get Black and Blue

    During the last two seasons, E.C. Glass has managed to cause more damage to JF’s playoff aspirations than any other team.

    Two years ago, the Hilltopper defense did just enough to frustrate the Cavs, in winning 14-8.

    Last year, Glass cooled down Forest’s hot start to the season, handing the mistake-prone Cavs a 23-17 loss at Sabre Stadium. It was a portent of things to come, as the season unraveled to a large degree and Forest limped home with a 4-6 overall record.

  • Eagles take to road; head to Patrick County

    Staunton River will take the long trip to Patrick County this Friday evening, seeking its first victory of the season.

    The Cougars, of course, want to avoid playing the role of generous benefactor to the Eagles. More importantly, Patrick County wants to improve its playoff chances at the expense of Staunton River.

    As Patrick County is a Division 3 school, a win over the Eagles would give a bonus boost to the Cougars in the playoff math. That proved to be the case last year, as Patrick County snuck into the playoff hunt with a 5-5 record.

  • Eagles top Minettes, JF wins in Seminole volley openers

    The Seminole District volleyball season kicked into gear last Thursday and one thing is clear: The three county teams appear to be much improved over last year.

    How that improvement translates into end-of-season standings remains to be seen, of course.

    Liberty visited Staunton River and the Minettes fell to the Golden Eagles 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 25-22.

    Jefferson Forest invaded Heritage, coming away with the sweep, 25-18, 25-12, 25-10.

  • Party poopin' refs

    Talk about a wet blanket!

    Pac-10 referee Larry Farina put the kibosh on a display of pure joy this past Saturday. Farina flagged a spontaneous display of happiness and the penalty resulted in a lost football game. In the process, he made Mr. Potter, of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, look like a fun-loving guy.

    For those of you unfamiliar with this development, here’s the nutshell version.

  • Flightless Byrd sinks Staunton River

    William Byrd caught a very bad break in its first offensive series at Staunton River: Senior quarterback John Conner went down in a heap with what appeared to be an ACL injury.

    Absent their signal caller, whom Staunton River Head Coach Rick Witt termed “a super, super young man,” the Terriers reverted to a ground-only approach. The flightless Byrds looked more like a runaway herd of mustangs, churning out close to 500 yards in their 35-12 victory over homestanding Staunton River.

  • Letters

    Biosolids opponent denigrates VA Tech agronomists

    The lady that refuted the research from Va Tech agronomist Greg Evanylo in her letter from the letter should be ashamed for falsely and deliberately trying to misinform the public.

    Dr. Evanylo from Va Techs Ag College has more knowledge of the facts of the agronomic benefits of biosolids in his little finger than she does in her whole sludge Web site. It should be titled “www.Sludge BS”.

  • The American people feserve to have iheir voices heard on energy legislation

    Not a day goes by when I am not asked about rising energy prices. A large number of factors have combined to put pressure on gasoline prices and other energy, including diminishing U.S. oil production, increased world demand for crude oil, and U.S. refinery capacity that is inadequate to supply gasoline to a recovering national economy. These are serious problems that will not go away with time, and they require real solutions that will restore American energy independence and help ease the cost to Americans.

  • Bill takes broad brush approach to energy

    Following the national conventions, Congress is back, and it is still uncertain if the House of Representatives is going to vote on lifting the moratorium on drilling for oil and natural gas on the Outer Continental Shelf, or vote on the American Energy Act, which was discussed in a newsletter last month.

  • Veterans benefits questions and answers

    This month I will share a few of the questions I frequently hear from my clients and hope they will be helpful to you.

    Q - I am the widow of a deceased military retiree and receive benefits under the Survivor Benefit Program (SBP). My benefits were reduced when I began receiving Social Security benefits. Has there been any change in the Social Security off-set?

  • 2008 Constitution Week spotlight announcemenets

    These announcements were provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

    In 1955 the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The U. S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.

    The resolution was later adopted by the U. S. Congress and signed into public law. This year the nation is celebrating the 221st anniversary of our Constitution.