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Today's News

  • Veterans health care

        In October 1996, Congress passed Public Law 104-262, the Veteran’s Health care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996.  This legislation paved the way for creating the Uniformed Benefits Package--a standard enhanced health benefits plan available for all enrolled veterans. 

  • Congresman's decisions will be informed by the voices of the 5th District

    Most Americans take deep pride in the quality of our nation’s medical care, but also share deep concerns about the skyrocketing cost and shrinking accessibility of healthcare.  The rising price of healthcare and insurance is crushing many of our local businesses and our working families, while entitlement programs related to healthcare threaten to explode the national deficit in the decades ahead. 

  • Stay fit and friendly - stay involved

        Statistics prove that socializing and giving to others has a positive impact on your life and longevity.  It could make a tremendous difference in the well being of a neighbor or visitor too.  This column provides information on volunteer opportunities in our area, most require no special skills.  To submit information for your non-profit group, contact Mary Wiley, Bedford Community Health Foundation, at 586-5292 or info@healthybedford.org.

  • Just nominate her, please

        Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s sudden resignation from office has sparked intense speculation about her future, political or otherwise. Palin’s parting speech as governor didn’t exactly give away her plans, probably because she doesn’t know them herself.

        Some think she’ll embark upon a career in television. Others say she is not at all finished with politics and may in fact have resigned to prepare for either a run for the U.S. Senate or for president in 2012.

  • More foreign policy challenges

        Foreign policy challenges for President Barack Obama abound. While I remain highly skeptical of his ability to meet these, it’s certainly far too early to pronounce him Jimmy Carter Jr.

  • Promoting responsible government

    Working to reduce government waste is a significant undertaking and one to which I remain firmly dedicated even in a Congress where excessive spending runs rampant.

  • NABF league hits its stride

    The hot days of summer mean the heating up of baseball.  Specifically, the NABF developmental league has kicked into high gear.

  • Meet the new boss

      Liberty High School has a new Athletic Director.

    School principal Cherie Whitehurst announced that the school has named Lori Mattson to the position, effective July 23.

  • The Sting - Commentary

    I hate Georgia Tech.

    Even though a couple of my relatives went to Ga Tech, I still dislike the school.

  • Providing 33 years of live theater

        Little Town Players has been bringing live theater to Bedford for 33 years. As LTP anticipates its next season, Robin Zimmerman wants to call attention to some recent improvements.