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Sound Off: Morgantown American Legion stands up for patriotism

By Carol Quaintance For 21st Century Media |

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    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: “SNOWPIERCER” and “LIFE ITSELF”: Two great movies lead the charge on new distribution method

    Two of the best pictures of the year are currently in theaters, but not necessarily near you. Fortunately, these films – the sci-fi dystopia “Snowpiercer” and “Life Itself,” the documentary about the late Roger Ebert – are both employing a distribution model that acknowledges the ways technology has changed how movies are both made and watched. If you live close to a theater showing them, by all means, see them with an audience. The roughly 90 percent of audiences who do not can instead...

    By Robert Humanick For 21st Century Media |

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    Up to Speed with David Barr: Almirola takes King back to Victory Lane

    Hello readers, Rain was a major factor again for the second time this year at another race at Daytona. The cars never got on track Saturday night as rain postponed the Coke Zero 400 from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. Rain pushed the race to and forced the race to end early on Sunday. Congratulations to Aric Almirola, who was out front and did the rain dance to perfection as he was declared the winner when the rain came again after 113 laps. It was Almirola’s first career win...

    By David Barr For 21st Century Media |

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    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Hobby Lobby, An Example of What Does Not Matter

    In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., Hobby Lobby asserted that from its religious perspective, anything that prevented the fertilized egg from growing into a baby – by definition – was in the same category as abortion. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to provide a base level of care within the health care insurance that they provide to their employees. Birth control is included in that base level coverage. Under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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    Thinking Out Loud by Connie Schaeffer: A day to display our patriotism

    Every year we celebrate American Independence Day on the 4th of July and this year will be no exception. Our great nation will be celebrating its 238th birthday. It is always a treat to have a day off to kick summer into high gear. For a lot of families it means heading to the Jersey Shore, grabbing some thrills at Dorney Park or perhaps visiting the Kutztown Folk Festival. It’s a day for an old fashioned picnic, eating ice cream and watching some spectacular fireworks after the sun sets.

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  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Donald Rumsfeld highlighted in documentary ‘The Unknown Known’

    There should be no doubt among anyone who has seen any of Errol Morris’ films (which began with 1978 profound “Gates of Heaven”) that he is among our greatest living documentarians. Few have so incisively probed their subjects’ knotty moral grounds while also pushing the form of the medium. While the talented filmmaker’s latest “The Unknown Known” can be called another triumph, this is a film as much about what Morris is able to extract from his subject as what can only be read between the...

    By Robert Humanick For 21st Century Media |

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    Up to Speed with David Barr: Keselowski dominates at Kentucky

    Hello readers, If you looked up the word dominant in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Brad Keselowski celebrating in Victory Lane after winning the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky. Kyle Busch attempted to steal the win away but he didn’t have the car to hold off Keselowski as Keselowski retook the lead with just 19 laps to go. Congratulations to Keselowski who led 199 of the 267 laps in the race. Both he and his Penske teammate Joey Logano were near untouchable as they...

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  • Columns

    The Historian by Robert Wood: The Stone Cutters

    This week we speak of granite. Most of the soils attracting the German farmers to New Hanover were weathered from soft Brunswick Shales and mudstone. However on the far eastern section below Faglesville the underlying rock is granite or diabase, a hard, gray igneous rock. In fact drillers for a pipe line recently laid along the Swamp Pike near Fagleysville Hill called it some of the hardest rock they encountered anywhere.

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  • Opinion

    On the Record with Carol Happy 4th of July, celebrate our nation’s birth

    Being the granddaughter of a man named George Washington Kreisher born on the 4th of July, as a child the celebration of the nation’s birth was always special to my family.

    By Carol Quaintance For Century 21 Media |

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    Small Beginnings: The two hour marriage retreat

    I know I’ve been writing a lot about fishing lately, but I’m not quite done. Our fishing date which was aeons ago yielded a little more material so hang in there and endure one more column about fishing! In addition to becoming a contributing factor in the worst cooking disaster I have ever pulled off, and also bringing to my attention a great spiritual truth, our brief fishing excursion produced one more unexpected result. It refreshed and renewed my appreciation for my husband and the gift...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Thinking Out Loud by Connie Schaeffer: The Incredible Shrinking Package

    The economic turndown has affected everyone on some level, but for me, it is most noticeable when I go shopping for groceries. Everyone goes food shopping, so I am sure you know exactly what I am talking about! One hundred dollars used to buy a lot – a whole cart load, but not anymore. The cash register tape is shorter and grocery budgets are higher.

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