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Today's News

  • Both Cav soccer squads booted

    On the same sunny evening, both Forest soccer teams had their state championship aspirations quashed in heartbreaking fashion. The Cavs lost 1-0 to Northside, while the girls lost to Harrisonburg 2-1 in the third overtime period.

    Cavs outhustled, outmuscled

    It wasn?t supposed to end this way.

    The Jefferson Forest boys? soccer team saw its clear shot to a state berth picked from its collective pocket by a quick and aggressive bunch from Northside.

  • Plea from a desperate housewife--commentary

    Editor?s note: While Mike was away from his desk, we took the liberty of replacing his normal commentary with this missive from his wife. Normally, we wouldn?t be so underhanded. But, in this case, it?s a fairly dire situation.

    Dear Bedford Bulletin readers,

    I am the wife of the jamoke that usually writes this column. I am using his space to make a request:: Would you please contact Mike with your ideas for summer sports articles?

  • Semi-no for Seminole's Cavs

    The Jefferson Forest baseball team is unaccustomed to playing with fire. It did so, however, twice in Regional play. While the Cavs escaped their first experience, Waynesboro was only too happy to burn them. The result was a season-ending 10-8 loss to the Little Giants in the Regional semifinals. The seven errors that the Cavs committed netted Waynesboro the boost it needed to overcome the 6-1 lead that Forest had built in the early going.

  • Former Bush insider blows the whistle

    “What I know is that war should only be waged when it is necessary, and the war in Iraq was not necessary.”

    Those immortal words speak a truth that most Americans have long since discovered; we did not need to go to war in Iraq. There was no “threat from Iraq,” as we were repeatedly told in late 2002 and early 2003. America’s freedom was not at stake in ancient Mesopotamia.

  • Sometimes you can see it coming

    I can still recall the August evening, 34 years ago, when I sat with some friends and listened to Richard Nixon give his resignation speech.

    Nixon's resignation was no surprise. By the time I came home from college for the summer, it was already obvious that Nixon was toast. His support among his own party's senators was evaporating and it was clear that, if impeached, a vote to remove him from office would probably pass the Senate.

    Sometimes it's obvious how certain things will turn out.

  • The shot I'll remember

    If the first hole was any indication, it was going to be a very long day.

    I had received the invitation to go to a media day for the grand reopening of The Water’s Edge Golf Course and gladly accepted. Bulletin publisher Jay Bondurant and I set out for the course about 8 a.m. Thursday.

    It had been two years since I had been on a golf course. I wasn’t very good then and the first hole we played Thursday proved I hadn’t gotten any better with age.

  • Letters

    Speaking out

    Thank you to the Bedford Bulletin Editor for speaking on behalf of residents and business owners, especially when Bedford City officials turn a deaf ear and require a proposed business owner to “build a sidewalk to nowhere.” The May 14 editorial is piercingly clear: City Planners, supported by (Assistant) City Manager Warner, are enforcing an ordinance in a way that is simply unfair and inconsistent, and needs to change.

  • Before too long, we may all be relying on pedal power

    udos to the Bedford Police Department for helping save the city $1,000 a month in fuel costs.

    Though that savings wasn’t the primary reason for starting its bike patrol a year ago, it’s definitely a welcome side effect. As fuel prices continue to go up, pedal power is at least saving city taxpayers some money.

  • Special veterans' benefits

    The veteran who currently receives VA service-connected disability compensation, or benefits under the Improved Pension Program may also be entitled benefits provided in two other programs.

  • Providing for our armed forces

    Daniel Webster once said, “God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.” These words appropriately describe our brave men and women in uniform who have put their lives on the line for our nation. They serve on aircraft carriers in distant oceans, keep the peace on volatile borders, patrol the skies of international hot spots, and their work is difficult, lonely, and often very dangerous.