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Today's News

  • Giants walked among us

    The past two years have seen the funerals of two giants who walked among us. Neither of them were celebrities or had their faces on the cover of national magazines. Nevertheless, they did a great deal of good.

  • This presidential election will provide historical results

    By the end of this week the campaign for the White House will be in full force and, assuming John McCain and Sarah Palin are officially nominated by the Republican Party this week, the result of the Nov. 4 election will be historic.

    The fact is, once all the votes are counted and the Electoral College results are certified, this nation will have either its first African-American president or its first woman vice president. That says a lot to just how far this nation has come.

    Consider the case of Barack Obama.

  • Cuccinelli running for attorney general

    Although most people's attention is focused on this year's federal elections, Virginia will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in 2009.

    Ken Cuccinelli, a state senator from Northern Virginia, wants to be Virginia's next attorney general. First, however, Cuccinelli, a Republican, must get his party to nominate him. As part of that effort, he showed up in Bedford on the day that the county's Republicans opened the doors of their headquarters on North Bridge Street.

  • Goode calls for broad brush approach on energy

    Incumbent 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode believes the best approach to the energy challenge is to do everything.

    Goode, who has represented the 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 1996, stopped by the Bulletin’s office recently on his way to the Bedford Area YMCA. Goode was in town to attend the Y’s success in landing a $700,000 federal department of education grant.

    He is being challenged this year by Democratic candidate Tom Perriello for the 5th Congressional District seat.

  • Cintas implements environmental efforts

    According to James Mercadante, it’s profitable to “be green.”

    And, he said, it’s also a sign of being a good neighbor to the community.

    Cintas Corporation has implemented a variety of environmentally-friendly practices and business ventures to its uniform rental service, including its recent announcement that the business has become the first major industrial launderer to transition to an environmentally-friendly detergent.

  • Board considers changes to ranking system

    Beginning in 2010, the top 10 designation for graduating seniors may be eliminated by the Bedford County School System as part of an effort to change that selection process.

  • Bedford County man recalls role of Mighty Midgets

    Pete Jensen, a Bedford County man, made a pilgrimage recently to Mare Island in Vallejo, Calif., for a ceremony honoring the last of the Mighty Midgets.

    Mighty Midget was the name given to a class of Navy vessels developed late in World War II. They were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day. Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these vessels could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  • Minutemen: No Western Sizzlin' here

    A team full of question marks provided some answers as Liberty pounded visiting Western Albemarle, 33-0, in the season-opening game for both teams.

    Question One: Can the Minutemen run the ball? Against the likes of the Warriors, they certainly can. Liberty approached the 400 yard mark in rushing yards. Led by sophomore tailback Thomas Clark (6 carries for 112 yards) and senior fullback Lavarta Tanner (16 for 110), the Minutemen showed off a Mr. Outside/Mr. Inside combination.

  • Suddenly high-scoring Cavs to host Rockbridge this Friday

    There's no time for resting on one's laurels.

    Hot on the heels of the Staunton River win, Forest now sets its sights on Rockbridge County, with the Wildcats coming to call at Sabre Stadium this Friday evening.

    Among other things, Rockbridge will be seeking to avenge last season's 7-6 loss to the Cavs. Forest took that win on a defensive touchdown.

    While Rockbridge bounced back nicely, winning its next four games, it lost every game in the last half of the season to finish up 4-6.

  • Minutemen take an early bye

    Liberty was given no great deal this year, getting its bye on the second week of the season.

    While the bye is ALWAYS welcome, it's usually best suited for when the coaching staff has had a decent look at the team. A couple of games’ worth of film in the can provides ample opportunity to understand weaknesses and what needs to be shored up on the squad.