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Today's Opinions

  • Feral Cat Day and TNR

    By Karin Sherbin

        October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, and locally Bedford Cares will mark the day by organizing volunteers to conduct Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) around the town and county to sterilize feral cats and vaccinate them against rabies.
        TNR is a decades-old method of humanely managing feral cat colonies via sterilization. People care for the colonies until they die out.

  • Women shouldn’t be supporting Trump

        In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s clear and decisive victory over her shameful opponent last week, Donald Trump just couldn’t get over his obsession with the former Miss Universe title holder whom he had so insulted.
        Clinton was right to bring it up, because it’s one of the many examples of the contempt that this mean-spirited man holds for women. Unless a woman is suitable for a beauty pageant or a Playboy centerfold, she means nothing to Donald Trump.

  • No time for finger pointing

        Last week, Gary Hostutler, chairman of the school board, came before Bedford Town Council to talk about Liberty Lake Park again, and its use for the Liberty High School baseball team should it be needed.
        Hostutler spoke at a work session that preceded the regular meeting. This time, he’s looking at the ball field there as a Plan B in case the preferred plan—phasing the gym and middle school construction so that the Liberty High School baseball team won’t become a refugee and can use its own field.

  • Volunteers

        Bedford Main Street Inc. has one full-time employee, yet its showcase event —Centerfest— will bring in thousands to the Centertown area this weekend. One person can’t do this alone -- it’s the volunteers who will make this event a success.
        The Agape Center in Moneta serves hundreds of families every month, yet relies on 250 volunteers from some 30 churches to keep the ministry going.

  • Letters 09/28/16

    The facts

        What did you think of  the rebuttal to my editorial?  Maybe my editorial will become a hatchet and cut Mike Brown’s lying tongue out.
        For example, the writer states that I don’t appreciate law enforcement or know or care about the facts, also that the state police don’t know how to work an accident involving “hydroplaning.” All his above statements are false. He and Mike Brown write alike-lie-lie-lie. I wonder if he helped write that letter.

  • Cash ransom payments to Iran endanger Americans

    You’ve heard the old phrase: if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case, the Obama Administration secretly paid $400 million in cash to Iran on the same day Iran released several American hostages. I don’t know about you, but that looks an awful lot like a ransom payment to me.

     

  • Before we go Pink, let’s go Gold

        I think at this point we all know that October is breast cancer awareness month.  
        For a few weeks the world wears pink ribbons, the White House changes to pink, and the NFL covers their players in pink shoes and gloves.  Because of this amazing awareness campaign over the past 30 years the survival rates for this disease have increased dramatically.

  • Don’t suffer third party illusions

            I’m happy to report that my adopted hometown of Roanoke has survived another Donald Trump appearance. His rally at the Berglund Center on Saturday was underwhelming.
        He faced a hall that was only half full. He spoke for just about 30 minutes and left quickly, not even wading into the crowd to greet supporters.
        The main thing on display was the unabashed capitalism of the vendors, who lined nearly every available space along the street outside the building.