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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Swim sweep

     

    It seemed like old times.

    At least for half of the night.

    Jefferson Forest and Brookville have had some epic swimming competitions over the years.  Last Thursday evening, the Cavs and Bees, along with the Liberty swim crew, faced off at the Bedford Area YMCA.

  • Second class is first-class

     

    By Chappy Merritt

    Special correspondent


    English Meadows (formerly the Elks National Home) was the venue Saturday night for the second-annual Liberty High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet. 

  • Liberty lasses complete sweep of Lady Eagles

     

    They must have known that the Hall of Fame committee was in attendance.

    That's because the Liberty lady hoopsters put on a demonstration for consideration for induction into the Hall some time in the future.

    The Lady Minutemen smothered the Staunton River offensive spark in an affair punctuated with a 41-31 win for the gals in red, white and  blue.  Coupled with last month's 49-39 win at Staunton River, the Lady Minutemen completed a sweep of their county rivals with a pair of ten-point victories.