By MARK TURNER
It seems these days that young people tend to ignore history or relate to it only in the amount of time they’ve had on Earth. Anything beyond that is unimportant to them. At the same time they tend to focus more on social and media material than on things as simple as books, limiting themselves to the intake of knowledge. With the release of THE HELP, one can only hope that it inspires them to look deeper, to find out the real story of what happened with the civil rights questions of the ‘60s.
The Skill of the Swat
I was hoping to avoid the cliché of simply writing a column about each statistic in basketball after discussing assists last week, but that was before I witnessed Adams Central put the “laughter” in slaughter at the Hangar on Tuesday night when they beat Union City to a useless pulp, 86-25.
By Dylan Malone
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I’m stuffed and I’ll be eating turkey sandwiches until they are coming out of my ears, but I don’t care because I love this time of year!
The NFL is just heating up and usually around this time the NBA regular season kicks in and adds a little flavor to my sports watching. With the lockout still making everyone angry, I’ve turned to college basketball to supplement my hoops hysteria. (My tar heels are still number one!)
By BOB SHRALUKA
Say what you will, but given the fact that only two names were on the ballot, a 27 percent turnout for the recent election here probably wasn't all that awful. There have been elections with many more candidates that didn't draw a turnout much larger than 27 percent.
Those turnout numbers, though, also underscore the sheer stupidity of not having unopposed candidates on the ballot — unless, of course, one is concerned only with saving money.
By MARK TURNER
Written in 1957, Ayn Rand's novel ATLAS SHRUGGED was a sensation. To this day the book continues to sell copies around the world and the late Rand has a group of followers to this day.
So it would seem that this book would be easy to get made, right? Unfortunately, no, and the reasons why are as interesting as the book. Why would such a popular novel written so long ago take so long to be made? The producer of this film hints that it might possibly involve the politics of the film.
By DYLAN MALONE
It got exciting around here when all three schools found themselves in their own sectional finals and the pride in Adams County could be seen at all three game locations thanks to the great amount of fans who attended the games, particularly the Braves fans who ventured all the way out to Western to witness Bellmont clinch it’s second sectional championship in the school’s existance.
By BOB SHRALUKA
Scott Miller says there are no significant bullying problems at Bellmont Middle School, and a new program introduced at the school is likely to help continue on the same course.
"No, not at all," the BMS principal says when asked if the anti-bullying program used there was due to a problem. "We got this grant three or four years ago (the same grant funds the school resource officer) from the government and it required us to set up the Olweus program.