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REMEMBERING WHEN

For The Week Of May 4-10 . Winn-Dixie food stores was advertising baking hens for 39 cents a pound, a halfgallon of Superbrand Ice Cream for 69 cents, two 14-ounce bottles of Hunts Tomato Catsup for 35 cents, a pound of Superbrand coffee … more

Remember When You Had To Do It Yourself?

Let me start this week with a question: Do you remember when you had to do things all for yourself? And I don’t mean change a light bulb or something like that. Instead, I mean, when was the last time you had to find a piece of information or … more

The Power Of Music

Classical Greek philosopher Plato — considered to be the founder of Western political philosophy — said aboutmusic: “Musicgivesasoulto the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Last weekend, I … more

Comic Wolf

Not So Funny Humor is a good and important thing. The ability to laugh at life, to laugh at oneself, shows faith, optimism and humility. Laughter in the face of adversity is a sign of a healthy spirit. In this sense, the annual White … more

Colleges

Anti-Diversity And Pro-Exclusion Just within the past week or so, some shocking professorial behavior has come to light. In the wake of Barbara Bush’s death, California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to call … more

Lives — They Matter

When British hospital officials tried to pull the plug on 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans in arrogant defiance of his parents’ wishes, many Americans took to Twitter to count their blessings that they live in a country that would not allow such … more

Judicial Debate Has Deep Roots

RALEIGH — On the question of how North Carolina should select its judges, the state’s political leaders expressed sharply divergent views. North Carolina should emulate the federal approach by having the governor appoint judges, subject to … more

Dems Will Win

Running As Republicans Republican Debbie Lesko won last week’s special congressional election in Arizona. In typical fashion, the press is spinning this as an ominous sign for the GOP in November. Lesko beat her challenger by 5 points — a … more

Tell Us What You Think

We welcome readers to share their opinions with the community through Record Forum. Original letters must be signed and include the author’s address and telephone number for verification. Letters carrying multiple signatures will carry the … more

RECORD FORUM

‘Ms. Red’ Trying To Protect Families To the editor: Tonight, as many of us ate sitting in our homes enjoying dinner with our loved ones, there is a 61-year-old lady sitting in a tree on her own property in Bent Mountain, Va., fighting … more

We All Have Titles

I have been thinking quite a bit about titles lately. These words are used to describe us as individuals in a specific area of our lives. Either good or bad, these descriptions apply to us all and are important ways we are identified in the world. … more

Prescriptions: The Insured Pay More

By DAVID A. HYMAN and CHARLES SILVER If you’re like us, your health insurance coverage includes a prescription drug benefit. The benefit isn’t free, but you’re willing to pay for it because it saves you money every time you have a … more
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