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Blood on the Mountain, Poison in the Soil

Blood on the Mountain, Poison in the Soil

By Al Markowitz   And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away. – John Prine   I’ve written on a number of occasions about the toxic

Teacher Appreciation Day/Week (MAY 4-8, 2015)

By John Horton In the mid-1980s, the National PTA established the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week and the National Education Association proclaimed Tuesday of that week as National Teacher Day.   This year, Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 4 to May 8, with Tuesday being National Teacher Day. This is

Scott Travis Returns Home with Judas Priest

By Jeff Maisey Judas Priest, one of the best known heavy metal bands of the classic 1980s era, will descend upon the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth on October 25 on the strength of their critically-acclaimed new album, “Redeemer of Souls,” and a massive collection of head-bangin’ hits that include “Living After Midnight,” “Heading Out

Ukraine Top of the List for NATO Summit

By Jeff Maisey   The crisis in Ukraine is considered a top priority when the Heads of State of all 28 NATO members are joined by 4,000 delegates, 70 defense chiefs and other partner nation leaders at the 2014 NATO Summit on September 4-5 in Newport, Wales. The Summit, which occurs every other year, is