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Today's News

  • Opening day filled with ceremony

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    23rd Senate District

        The General Assembly session began its 2015 session on January 14, the iciest day in recent memory.  Capitol Square and all of the surrounding Richmond area had been pummeled with sleet and freezing rain early on the morning of the session’s opening day.  As a result, Virginia’s leaders had to contend with treacherous walkways and roads as they made their way to begin the 46-day session.

  • Special session ends, ‘15 begins

    By Delegate Terry Austin
    19th House District

        On January 14 we officially adjourned the 2014 Special Session and began the 2015 Session in the Virginia House of Delegates.  This year is a shorter, 45-day legislative session, but my colleagues and I are still committed to offering a substantive and robust agenda.
        This year, I was reappointed to the House Committees Transportation and Counties, Cities, and Towns. In addition to my committee work, some of my priorities for this session include:

  • Time to get to work

        The 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly began last week.  If you feel as though the last session never ended, you’re not alone.  Last year’s lengthy budget impasse led to a long special session of the 2014 General Assembly, which formally ended a few minutes before the new session began.

  • The mysteries of Islamic ‘jihad’

    I don’t understand a religion that doesn’t have a sense of humor.
        On a broader scale, I don’t understand people, religious or not, who can’t laugh at themselves and the many absurdities of life. At least two out of the three major religions in our world value humor.
        Jews, in particular, have always had a tradition of attempting to ease their long suffering with laughter. Why did the Jews wander in the desert for 40 years? Because one of them dropped a quarter!

  • His absence was noticed

        Leaders from 40 countries came to Paris on Jan. 11 to lead a million Parisians in a march to protest the murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists the previous week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel came to Paris as did Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was there as was Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, president of Mali, a Muslim majority country in North-Western Africa. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was also there and he and Keita shook hands.

  • Sports commentary: Super duper

     

    Well, we've got our Super Bowl teams.  To the surprise of nobody (except those that bet on other teams), the Seahawks and Patriots will face off ten days hence.

    In the spirit of the big game, I'd like to dedicate this column to aspects surrounding it.  Hopefully, there are some points here that you may not have considered previously.

  • Minutemen getting it together

     

    basketball team has to concern itself with teams outside of the Bedford County limits.

    After all, over the course of the last week, the Minutemen have flexed some real muscle at the expense of their county compatriots.

    The latest flexin' came at the expense of visiting Jefferson Forest.  The Minutemen earned a 65-58 win less than a week after trouncing Staunton River on that same M-Men hardwood.  Two of Liberty's three wins this season have come at the hands of Bedford County teams.  

  • Lady Minutemen take care of JF

     

    They've shown they're the best team in Bedford County.

    Now the question stands:  Can they be the best in more meaningful venues? 

    Specifically, can the Liberty Lady Minutemen make their mark at the State 3A level?

    In order to do so, they'll have to first emerge as the cream of region 3A-West.  Before that, they need to come out of Conference 30 as one of its top two teams.

  • Golden Eagles light up Cavs

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    It was a situation that called for Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt or Miss Manners.  Or perhaps, all three.

    In a grievous breach of etiquette, Staunton River played the role of rude guest to Jefferson Forest's gracious host.

    The Saturday afternoon matinee ended with said guests absconding town in possession of a 56-41 victory.

  • Gov. McAuliffe Taken to VCU Medical Center

    By Benjamin May

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe was admitted to VCU Medical Center on Monday after being thrown from a horse while vacationing with his family in Africa.