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Saturday, August 19, 2017

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: A Rude Awakening

Sometimes we don’t even know we have been asleep when an alarm bell unexpectedly rings.  Such happened for us this past week end.  For...

DICK BAYNTON: The Maelstrom of Mismanagement

There are myriad retirement plans, both government and private industry that cover millions of workers who toil during their working years to create a...

JOHNNY ROBINSON: The Little Red Volkswagen Bug

It was a 1956 model and one of the first Volkswagens in Roanoke, or so the legend goes. It had been acquired by Garland's...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Predicting is Tricky Business

I have assiduously avoided the topic of global warming and climate change. That’s not because of disinterest but due to the lack of clarity...

DICK BAYNTON: Shifting Alliances

When the Japanese Navy bombed and strafed Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, almost 76 years ago the Empire of Japan became our mortal...

LUCKY GARVIN – The Woman That Time Forgot

Years ago, one of the best dance teams in America was Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They moved as one across the floor; yet,...

HAYDEN HOLINGSWORTH: Does Respect Matter?

Rodney Dangerfield always opened his comedy act with the comment, “I don’t get no respect.”  His riff would continue pointing out the myriad of...

DICK BAYNTON: The Supreme Court – Then and Now

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a degree-conferring institution located in Manhattan that was established in 1954 and is part of the City...

LUCKY GARVIN: Terror and The Unknown History of Masada

“Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” Shakespeare knew whereof he spoke, especially in the case of Saladin. Saladin first united many Persians in...

JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: Out of The Mouths of “Babes . . .”

Some grandmothers are all about babies. Not me. It's when they start talking they have the ability to reel me in. Last week Peter said he "predicted"...