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The world’s population is getting scarier
Here’s a Halloween scare for you: world population has meandered past the 7.2 billion mark, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Or maybe it’s not a scare. But it should have us thinking about how ...
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Canada follows questionable U.S. lead
In 1968 the government of Canada decided to openly admit Americans seeking to avoid being drafted into the U.S. war on Vietnam. Before, would-be immigrants were technically required to prove that t...
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Ebola calls for commonsense response
My mother was 13 years old, the oldest child in her family, the day the health department nailed the quarantine notice on her front door. It was late in the summer of 1951. My mother’s younger sist...
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Costumes go over the top
“Ewww!” said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover “Breaking Bad” meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop. These suits are ju...
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Just because a tale sounds good doesn't make it true
I like a good ghost story as much as the next person, especially this time of the year, when the world around us is dying back as winter approaches. But the tellers of ghost tales these days just c...
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Memories
The Appalachia Hardware building was once a landmark at the eastern end of Appalachia’s Main Street. This photo is from Dewey Rowland’s collection. To share photos or information about this or prev...
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Ebola outbreak concerns
There’s something terribly unromantic about death by virus. There’s probably never been a movie made about a superhero who stares down deadly viruses, saving the world one more time by dispatching ...
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