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Today's News

  • Sarah who? McCain's bizarre choice

    In the first important decision he’s had to make since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for president - a choice with profound implications for our country - John McCain blew it.

    Sen. McCain has spent more than a year telling us that the world is populated with millions of terrorists who want nothing more than to slit American throats. Because of this, he has said, the United States has to have a Commander-in-Chief who is “tough,” “seasoned,” a person who is ready to “stand up” to the terrorists, etc., etc.

  • Liberty D-vine in Magna Vista win

    A voter registration booth was open for business outside the gate of the Magna Vista-Liberty football game last Friday.

    Meanwhile, a pair of urchins had drawn up a game poster touting “Boo for president,” despite the fact that Carlton “Boo” Payne is many years shy of eligibility for that office.

    Into this celebration of democracy stepped the Liberty defense, which keyed a landslide victory, 34-7, over the visiting Warriors.

  • Minutemen travel to dangerous Blacksburg

    The Minutemen travel to inhospitable Blacksburg this Friday evening in what should be their toughest challenge of the young season.

    Last year, the Bruins dominated homestanding Liberty, 35-6. In that contest, the thinness of the Liberty lineup was revealed when middle linebacker Jon Langhorne’s shoulder injury seriously weakened the Minutemen defense.

    Additionally, Liberty failed to capitalize on the opportunities it was presented.

  • 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.