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Stressed-out voters will demand a change

By Rick Howell

A story that revealed a telling sign of the times was re-printed from the Chicago Tribune in a local newspaper last week. It helps explain why the campaign for president is developing favorably for Sen. Barack Obama.

According to the American Psychological Association, eight out of 10 Americans (81 percent) are under great stress over money, jobs, and the economy, a rate that’s increased dramatically just since the spring.


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The task of preserving the heritage of the Parkway for the next 75 years is this generation's challenge

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office as the 32nd President of the United States in 1933 the nation was battling through the Great Depression of the 1930s, The challenge was to find work for the unemployed, help the economy recover and reform the banking systems.

The concerns of those days are much like the concerns of today.


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What is a liberal?

By John Barnhart

Recently, I was talking with a local liberal, a fellow named Bill.

I guess Bill is a liberal as he’s an active member of the “Democratic” Party. Anyway, he asked me what a liberal is.


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Clean country living gone forever


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Donate your time: It's priceless

By The Staff

Many non-profit organizations in the area are receiving fewer donations but the needs they endeavor to meet are growing. When you can’t give money, consider time. These groups need support. The information below is provided through the efforts of the Bedford Community Health Foundation and the generosity of The Bedford Bulletin. To submit information for your non-profit group, contact Mary Wiley, Bedford Community Health Foundation, at 586-5292, between 8 a.m. and noon.


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Eligibility requirements for veteran's benefits

By The Staff

The column this month concerns the question of eligibility for VA benefits.


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Economic issues sinking McCain's ship

By Rick Howell

October arrived with Sen. Barack Obama gaining ground in national polls everywhere and actually leading in both Florida and Ohio.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is having a tough time convincing many people that she should ever be anywhere near the White House. Every time she gives an interview you can see why. Her debate performance wasn’t bad, but she couldn’t match Joe Biden’s knowledge and experience.


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Ugly face

This is not the first time, but it still shows its ugly face. Our back yard borders Perrowville Road in Forest where we placed signs for Obama, Warner, Perriello and Rasoul.

Last week a neighbor saw a white SUV cut across our back strip and crush all four signs. This is not the first time. When Kaine ran for Governor a very large sign was stapled to a Perrowville Road fence only to be mutilated with slashes.

Come on now. We all have the opportunity to express our preference at the voting machines Nov. 4th.

Harold and Ann Reid


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Dangerous allies

By John Barnhart

In October of 1879, German Chancellor Otto Von Bismark made a fateful decision.


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Thumbs up, thumbs down

A thumbs up to the installation of a new traffic signal at the interchange of Burks Hill Road and U.S. 460. Travelers of that route were greeted with the new light this weekend, a welcome sight for those trying to cross onto Burks Hill Road (South on Va. 122) from the westbound turn lane off U.S. 460. That has been a dangerous intersection for some time and should help ease maneuvering through the heavy traffic in that area that includes traffic from the National D-Day Memorial, the Bedford Area Welcome Center, Bedford Elementary School and those traveling towards the Lake.


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