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Today's News

  • A better way to do the people’s business

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

     

  • Marine fueling practices

    Chris Bechtler
    Manager
    Crazy Horse Marina

  • High court rejects Texas abortion law

        At the end of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for legal abortion rights, gave former Va. governor Bob McDonnell a second chance, and approved once again affirmative action programs in higher education.
            Some say it’s the end of a conservative streak on the court. Well, we can certainly hope, and we are reminded of how important it is not to let the grubby Donald Trump be in a position to appoint Supreme Court judges.

  • Unity and .50 cal. machine gun bullets

        Attorney General Loretta Lynch said something incredibly stupid a couple of weeks ago. This shouldn’t be surprising considering the fact that she is a political appointee and that her primary qualification for the job is that she’s a loyal Obama sycophant.
        Lynch, speaking in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Orlando said, “Our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love.”
        What a bunch of baloney!

  • Unanimous Declaration

         When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • From Connecticut to Virginia

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Solcum’s Appaloosa Ranch started in Connecticut before moving all 52 horses down to Virginia.
        “My mom started the farm. Growing up she used to ride the cows and her father didn’t like it so he bought her a horse. He wouldn’t feed her horse so she had to take the horse down to do pony rides in the evening to earn money to feed it,” said owner April Solcum.

  • Being safe on the water

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com
        Editors Note: A 17-year-old teenager from North Carolina was killed in a boat v. jet ski collision Sunday. The teen was a passenger on the jet ski. As of Tuesday morning, no charges had been filed and the investigation was ongoing.

        While summer is underway and everyone heads out to Smith Mountain Lake for some fun on boats and jet skis, Game and Inland Fishery sergeants are working hard to make sure the lake stays safe.

  • The ethanol mandate has failed

    Families are gassing up the car to head out of town, fueling up the boat for a weekend at the lake, and getting out the mower to tackle the lawn. But do you know the impact ethanol has on all of these activities? According to the Department of Energy, ethanol contains about one-third less energy than gasoline, meaning the more ethanol in your fuel, the less mileage a tank of gas will get you. Plus, ethanol has been found to damage or corrode many small engines found in power equipment, motorcycles, or boats. The result?

  • Memories of becoming an American

    By James F. Burns

    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        I was born in 1939 in the Midwest.  Our house was surrounded by woods, and I well remember the peacefulness and tranquility of my youth.
         But even at ages 3 and 4, I was aware that we were at war.  I had toy soldiers to play with and knew that real soldiers could get hurt—though I had little idea of what war and death really were.

  • What does drowning look like?

    By Pat Massa
    Chair
    SML Water Safety Council

        As a rookie lifeguard more than 50 years ago, I had all the requisite skills to save a drowning victim’s life but knew little about how to identify a drowning victim.
        During the ‘80s and ‘90s, two of my colleagues did extensive research—viewing videos and interviewing literally thousands of lifeguards—to determine what a person looks like when they are drowning and how a lifeguard or other rescuer can best use that information.