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Friday, October 20, 2017

JOHNNY ROBINSON: Running Roanoke’s Seven Summits; Fun for Fools

Descending the rock-strewn trail from our brief visit to the summit of McAfee's Knob, the light from my headlamp is waning big-time; it's fading...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Diversity Revisited

We hear a lot about diversity these days.  There are even groups here in Roanoke to foster our understanding it.  Having attended one it...

Scandal, Sex and Short Memories

Shangri-La is a fictional valley as described in a novel by British author James Hilton. The year was 1933 and the book was entitled...

H. Bruce Rinker: Walls for Nature, Bridges for Opportunity

  For politicians set on trimming budget excess and perceived necessities, there is hardly a more embarrassing boondoggle in a federal budget than a $100...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: A Little Common Sense, Please

I can’t just keep quiet about Las Vegas.  Everything that can be said about gun control has already been said—many times over—and it has...

DICK BAYNTON: Roanoke City Jail: Self-Imposed Death Sentences

One of our readers of this column sent an E-Mail message recently pointing out that the Roanoke City Jail was reportedly where an inordinate...

Barbara Leach: Late Summer Early Fall in The Garden

By far, the diagnosis for the majority of samples that were brought in to the VCE Master Gardener Help Desk lately have been weather...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Has It Been That Long?

Time has a way of collapsing on itself in retrospect.  It has been more than half century since the turbulent 1960s spilled out into...

Dick Baynton: Education is Located in ‘The Swamp’

As mentioned in last week’s column, education is the foundation of free and creative thought and the source of fresh ideas and concepts that...

Lucky Garvin: So Much More Than A Game

Even in a time when electronic diversions hold dominion over so many of us, the board game ‘Monopoly’ may be remembered. Its beginnings stretch...