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Today's Opinions

  • The cost of abortion on demand

        Back in the 1950s a young woman named Joanne Schieble was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. While there, she became romantically involved with another graduate student, a PhD candidate from Syria. The relationship turned sexual and, in 1954, she got pregnant.

        Her father did not approve of the man she was involved with, so she didn’t marry him at the time. She temporarily left school, went to San Francisco and stayed there until she gave birth. She then gave the baby boy up for adoption.

  • Letters 10/12/11

    Is death an advertisement opportunity?

     
        Is anyone else offended by the funeral home logos that now appear in the obituaries? 
        I think that it is very sad when something that is supposed to honor our deceased is either turned into a revenue opportunity by the paper or a marketing opportunity by the funeral homes or both.  Granted, if one funeral home does it, the others will have to follow.  But, really? 

  • Americans want commonsense health care reform

    Just over a year and a half ago, with total disregard for the will of the American people, Congress passed and President Obama signed the health care reform overhaul into law. This new law, which I voted against, is defined by federal regulations, mandates, a myriad of new big government programs, and a significant increase in federal spending and debt at a cost to our country too high to bear.

  • BOO! You know what’s coming!

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown
    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org
    540-586-4800
    Emergency:
    Dial 9-1-1

    Kids love Halloween!

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        Dressing up, scary make-up, and free candy! What’s not to love? Let’s keep this Halloween safe for everyone.

  • Class divisions have always existed

        President Obama’s recent proposal to levy new taxes on millionaires and billionaires has produced the cry we always hear from the right when the imperial privileges of the wealthy are questioned.

         “Class war; class war!!” The belief is that we musn’t mention class in America because, well, there’s just something Communist about it.

  • Oh deer!

        Deer season is in full swing. Archery season began on Oct. 1. I’ve always admired those guys who have enough patience to perch in a tree stand waiting to get a good shot — a level of patience that I lack. I especially admire those guys who can actually hit something using a bow. If you put a bow in my hands, the safest place to stand would be in front of the target as that is the one spot where I can guarantee that an arrow will not go.

  • Protect your home, family from fire

    What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course, states the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

        This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires — cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

  • Letters 10/05/11

    Do your

    homework
    and vote

        Please remember as we go into the elections, the School system gets the biggest chunk of your
    tax dollars, whether you have children or not.
        It is time to get educated about who has the best ideas about how that money should be allocated. All the Board of Supervisors can do is decide how much. Once it’s on South Bridge, we need competent fiscal management—vote according to those who have the taxpayers and children of Bedford County in mind.