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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

Where have all the good candidates gone?

October 28th, 2013 10:30 am by Robert Houk

“Why can’t we get any good candidates to run for public office?” That’s a question I’ve heard often in recent years. It’s one that is sure to be asked next year when voters go to the polls to decide a number of important races for county, state and feder

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Religion and  Hippocratic Oath

Religion and Hippocratic Oath

October 28th, 2013 9:35 am by Dr. Jim Holt

The Hippocratic Oath, dates back to ancient Greece, approximately 500 B.C. Despite its great age, its promise is relevant today.

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Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

Idyllic little Jamestown in mountains of Colorado has washed away

October 28th, 2013 9:26 am by Jan Hearne

Jamestown, Colo., as I knew it, no longer exists. The September floods devastated the town, which sits on James Creek above Boulder.

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Remembering the values veterans fought for

Remembering the values veterans fought for

October 27th, 2013 12:00 am by Murvin Perry

During the weekend of Oct. 11-13, I was privileged to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., for veterans to view the monuments and memorials dedicated to the veterans of America’s wars

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Columns Outdoors Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Hiking, backpacking philosophies differ greatly

October 24th, 2013 11:00 am by Johnny Molloy

Hiking and backpacking enthusiasts run the gamut in their methodology. On one end are the so-called backpacking purists and on the other end of the spectrum is the make-do backpacker.

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

One Acre Cafe works to meet the match

October 24th, 2013 9:23 am by Sue Guinn Legg

One week out from the Oct. 31 deadline on its $10,000 Match Gift Challenge, One ACRE Cafe has received $8,000 toward the matching donation and is renewing its request for help meeting the gift’s full potential

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Veteran medicine men reveal health secrets of Cherokees

Veteran medicine men reveal health secrets of Cherokees

October 21st, 2013 8:57 am by Bob Cox

Dr. Frans M. Olbrechts (1889-1958), a Belgian anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute, became known for his work with seven Indian tribes, which included the Cherokees

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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

Dr. Hankal finally may be recognized by his hometown

October 20th, 2013 11:45 am by Robert Houk

It looks as if Dr. Hezekiah Hankal will finally get the recognition he so richly deserves. Hankal was one of the most brilliant and accomplished individuals ever to live in Washington County, but sadly there is no school, no government building or street

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Fighting a summer war in retirement land

Fighting a summer war in retirement land

October 20th, 2013 12:00 am by Dan Kyte

I’ve returned to my favorite rocking chair on the back porch. In the evening, the fall seasonal cricket and tree frog sounds lull me to remembrances of my grandparents’ old home place and its porches.

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Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

Time may bring changes, but memories can be preserved

October 20th, 2013 12:00 am by Jan Hearne

There was a creek that ran behind the Dott’s house on Corteland Drive in Knoxville when I was a kid. Boo, Terry, Tex and I, accompanied by our dogs and Soda the neighbor’s golden retriever, roamed the banks of that creek for three years.

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