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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DICK BAYNTON: Brexit

On June 23rd, 2016, UK voters chose to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%. UK citizens in London, Northern Ireland and Scotland...

Laughter – A Dose Of Good Medicine

by Mary Jo Shannon Some time ago I wrote a column about the practical joke gene that is apparently dominant in all Shannon males. At...

LIZA FIELD: Not My Job?

Environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility, including Congress’s. That is why I worked so diligently ... to protect the Endangered Species Act. —Newt Gingrich, A Contract with the Earth Does the...

Processed Foods Found to Be as Addictive as Drugs

Hey Mister, can you help me out?  I need a fix.  Can you lend me $5 for a Big Mac? In a newly released study,...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: The Long Good-Bye

That was the title of a Raymond Chandler book published in 1953 and 20 years later became a classic movie.  The term today is...

Pet Peeves In The Marketplace

I only shop for myself when the sales are on. I decided long ago that if a garment isn’t in my size, my color,...

How Federal Fumblenomics Works

Our government is weighted heavily by academicians like Jonathan Gruber, PhD professor at MIT who admitted lying, calling U.S. voters stupid and deliberately avoiding...

Roanoker Wins Alaskan Fishing Tournament:

When Roanoke local Rusty Pugh landed a promotion from his company this summer, he didn’t know that salmon fishing would be part of his...

DICK BAYNTON: Unaccountability Propagates Corruption

Most of us believe that the Grand Canyon is the biggest chasm in the United States. Here’s a surprise; there is a yawning gap...

Eau De Toluene – A Scent No River Should Wear

After decades, my friend Mr. Crigger has abandoned his old foot-worn fishing spot along the river that bottoms our mountain watershed. He quit not because...