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Today's News

  • Tragedy in the Gulf

    Nearly two months ago an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.  This explosion, which tragically took the lives of eleven hard working Americans, resulted in an environmental catastrophe like we have never seen before.  The oil spill continues to have an enormous impact on the Gulf Coast region, its economy, and the environment.

  • Women’s veterans health care

    Women veterans are eligible for the same benefits as male veterans.  Comprehensive health services are available to all women veterans including primary care, specialty care, mental health care and reproductive health care services.

        The following questions and answers should be helpful to the woman seeking VA healthcare assistance.

        1. What services are available to women veterans?  A full continuum of comprehensive health care including health promotion is available at VA medical facility convenient to you. 

  • Summer will be long, hot, darkly hilarious

        Even while memories of last winter’s heavy snows still linger, we face a long hot summer.

        Given the state of our world today, a sense of humor is a necessary tool of survival. Summer seems to bring out the silly season in both politics and sports, the latter being something I enjoy as a diversion from more serious matters (probably another survival tool).

  • Evil is real

        Helen Thomas’ career ending rant a few weeks ago was interesting.

        The geriatric liberal was at a Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House, May 27, when she told a rabbi, on camera, that Jews should get out of Palestine and go “home” to Poland, Germany, America and elsewhere.

  • New D-Day Memorial Foundation president selected

    Robin Reed, who most recently served as the director of public history for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has been named as the next president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. An official announcement from the Foundation is expected next week.

        In a telephone interview Thursday, Reed said he was looking forward to helping the D-Day Memorial Foundation “reach its next level of success” and “establish itself as a premiere tourism destination.”

  • Sports commentary: Spring conflict

      My editor approached me the other day, asking if I’d lend a hand in covering the upcoming graduation exercises of our three high schools.

  • Forest slides into States

    They missed one of their objectives, but they did get over one hump.

  • Lady Cav booters advance to States

    Nothing is easy from this point, on.

    Actually, it hasn’t been easy for a while.

  • Higher, further, stronger

    Fact:  There were a total of six field events in the State AA boys track and field championships.

    Fact:  Bedford County athletes won three of them.

  • Sports commentary: Cup casualties

      The World Cup kicks off this week.