In a July 8 letter to the editor, a writer from Huntington blasted Chuck Landon for his views on soccer. Sorry, everyone doesn't have the passion for FUTBALL as that writer does.
A little more than a year ago I retired from a 35-plus year career in coal mining. I was forced to retire a little early when a work-related injury resulted in several fractured and compressed vertebrae in my back.
According to Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, drones are the wave of the future in package delivery. Drones -- unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) -- are the latest in futuristic aerial technology.
The Supreme Court must be experiencing buyer's remorse in regard to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Dana Milbank, in an opinion article published in The Herald-Dispatch of July 3, uses the term "useful fiction" to describe the court's conclusion in its Hobby Lobby decision that a corporation is a "person" whose religious beliefs are protected by the First Amendment. I call it "creative."
The situation in Zanesville, Ohio, on Oct. 18, 2011, could have been the premise for a horror movie. The suicidal owner of a farm housing dozens of wild beasts releases most of them before killing himself, thus setting the stage for the animals to roam and prey on neighbors.
I would just really like to publicly thank all the sponsors, especially 93.7 The Dawg, for the entertainment and fireworks display on July 3. If you came to the riverfront and enjoyed the festivities that evening, you would have noticed how many other people showed up. I was somewhat shocked by the size of the crowd but not really surprised since the city of Huntington hasn't done anything for its citizens in years like that.
Fireworks have been front and center in our region in recent days. If only that was because of the excitement they bring to public celebrations marking the nation's Independence Day.
The United States' greatest enemy may very well be "an enemy from within" -- the progressive movement.
The old adage "What goes up must come down" certainly can yield some undesirable consequences. I wish folks would consider the consequences of their few minutes of fun when they decide to buy and shoot illegal fireworks in their neighborhoods.
The recent visit of the American Queen riverboat was a nice reminder that the waterfront was once Huntington's front door.