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Today's News

  • NASCAR and pump pain--commentary

    Having thought I?ve lived a pretty fulfilled life, I had a new experience the other day: Paying fifty dollars for a tank of gas. Now, I don?t get my hands on too many of those $50 bills, featuring U.S. Grant, so parting with one for what used to cost me an Andrew Jackson was a bit startling.

  • Liberty, River diamondmen fall

    One baseball game was a pitcher?s paradise. The other was a batter?s bonanza. Both ended in defeat for county teams.

    Liberty hosted, and was topped, 1-0 by Amherst while Staunton River visited, and was beaten, by Heritage 9-8.

    The Minutemen and the Eagles have the rest of the year to reflect on the games, as the losses eliminated them from further tournament play. Top-seeded Jefferson Forest is the only local team still in the running.

  • County softball roundup

    The Lady Cavs won?t be hauling the trophy for a regular season softball title back to Forest this season. Brookville will have that distinction.

    Just because JF won?t have the hardware, it would be unwise to count them out of the post-season dash. The team, currently tied with Amherst for second, showed it can play some superior softball. The Lady Cavs put on quite a demonstration in beating homestanding Liberty 3-0 this past Friday.

  • The IOC gets it right--commentary

    Along with the usual pitches for ?free? software and pleas from the widows of Nigerian multimillionaires for my bank account number, I received an interesting e-mail in my inbox today.

    The note was a press release on behalf of the ?Innocent Olympic victims,? those athletes who competed (and won) on relay teams that included Marion Jones, during the 2000 Sydney Olympic games.

  • Cav baseballers in hunt for top spot--county roundup

    Jefferson Forest continued with its season-long formula of using young arms along with graybeard fielders and hitters to top Liberty by the score of 9-2 last Friday night.

    With the win, the Cavs kept pace with Heritage for the coveted regular season crown. Along with the title comes a first-round bye in the District tournament and an automatic bid to the Region III playoffs.

  • Letters

    On Friday, April 25, youth in Bedford participated in Global Youth Services Day.

    On this international day of community service, more than 75 individuals took part in many worthwhile activities throughout Bedford County. The staff of Bedford Community Resource Center would like to thank all of the groups, businesses, organizations, and individuals who made this such a remarkable day.

  • The importance of a national language

    It was Alexis de Tocqueville who once said, “The tie of language is perhaps the strongest and the most durable that can unite mankind”. It is has never been more critical that we work to teach everyone English. According to the U.S. Census, almost twelve million Americans do not speak English. The number of Americans who do not speak English has increased 176 percent over the last twenty years.

  • Scammers impersonate IRS

    As economic stimulus checks are being sent to Americans the by U. S. Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is alerting you to three schemes that crooks are trying to work.

  • Dropout rates of local high school students affect our community and nation

    How would your life be different if you had not finished high school?

    Would you have the same job?ee marriage?ee security? For some people in our community, this is not a “what if” situation; it is reality. They have dropped out of school and are now in very difficult situations. What can we do to help those who have dropped out of school achieve the skills they need to succeed in society, and how can we motivate those who are in school to stay in and graduate?

  • Many Christians abandon right-wing politics

    The 2008 presidential race might be the first one in a while that hasn’t been decided by what we’ve previously known as “the religious right.” Many signs exist to suggest that those two words just don’t go together as well as they once did.