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Pope vs. Rush: We are not what we own
Fredericksburg.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500
BOWIE, Md.--I like capitalism. Specifically, I like the idea that if I write a better book, have a better idea, build a better mousetrap, I will be rewarded accordingly. A system where everyone gets the same reward regardless of quality or quantity of work is inconsistent with excellence and innovation, as the mediocrity and inefficiency that beset the Soviet Union readily proves....
Bravado silenced: No game in Afghanistan
Fredericksburg.com / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500
OSLO, Norway--The last time I saw American soldiers in Afghanistan, they were silent. Knocked out by gunfire and explosions that left them grievously injured, as well as by drugs administered by medics in the field, they were carried from medevac helicopters into a base hospital to be plugged into machines that would measure how much life they had left to save. They were bloody. They were missing pieces of themselves. They were quiet. It's that silence I remember from the time I spent in trauma hospitals among the wounded and the dying and the dead. It was almost as if they had fled their own bodies, abandoning that bloodied flesh upon the gurneys to surgeons ready to have a go at salvation. Later, sometimes much later, they might return to inhabit whatever the doctors had managed to salvage. They might take up those bodies or what was left of them and make them walk again, or run or even…
Loudoun County coughs up nearly $10 million for new records system
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T20:39:14+00:00
The board's finance committee has studied the issue for months and, at times, questioned whether there was a lack of communication or miscues on the part of county staff.
Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Dec. 5)
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:51:39 +0000
This week's headlines include: Room for smaller golf courses added to zoning laws • Thompsons purchase Tula's • Welch out as RCSO investigator • The Rapp for Dec. 5 • Editorial: Where have all the acorns gone? • Wild Ideas: The raucous, acrobatic belted kingfisher • 150 Years Ago This Week: More fighting in Virginia and Tennessee
Va. Senate Democratic leader: GOP to nominate ‘carbon copy’ of Cuccinelli in 33rd
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T17:02:55+00:00
The Virginia Senate's Democratic leader, Dick Saslaw, voiced expectations Wednesday that local Republicans will nominate a “carbon copy” of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the 33rd Senate District special election.
School Board members finalize plan for attendance boundariesPage 1 of 8 pages 1 2 3 > Last »
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T17:00:39+00:00
With the rezoning of attendance boundaries entering into its final stages, the Loudoun County School Board went to their constituents Nov. 25 to iron out any concerns about the potential boundaries.
Cedar Lane gym teacher arrested after reporting to school drunk
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T16:42:14+00:00
A Loudoun County Public Schools elementary school teacher was arrested Dec. 4 after coming to school drunk.
The Rapp for Dec. 5
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:15:21 +0000
Christmas begins this weekend in Little Washington, Brother Sun and jazz guitarists return, Larry “Bud” Meyer autographs copies of his new book, the Studio School teaches everyone to make Christmas ornaments and more in this week’s Rapp column.
Candy heiress pleads guilty in fatal reckless driving case
LoudounTimes.com / 2013-12-05T16:07:43+00:00
The billionaire co-owner of the Mars Inc. candy company pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to misdemeanor reckless driving, stemming from an Oct. 4 crash that killed one woman and injured several others.
Editorial: Where have all the acorns gone?
RappNews.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:00:53 +0000
Roadkill is on the rise this year, but the motorists aren’t to blame. It’s instead due to a dearth of acorns — an important food source many animals have had to go without this year.