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GUEST COLUMN: Ghosts - Are they fact or fiction?

I’ve had several stories in the paper about ghosts. I met people who had read them and one of the questions I asked was “Do you believe in ghosts?” I had some who said they did, and some who said they didn’t. I find more people that believe in them than those who don’t.

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Monday 09/29/2014
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Posted: September 29, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

GUEST EDITORIAL: Climate for change - U.S., China and others must act together
Posted: September 29, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the streets of New York, London, Paris and Melbourne last weekend; 120 world leaders attended a summit at the United Nations the following Tuesday; even the recalcitrant Chinese, the biggest greenhouse gas emitters, have now pledged to curb them within six years. What is missing to spur global action to retard climate change?

GUEST EDITORIAL: A Band-Aid for Export-Import Bank
Posted: September 29, 2014

To avoid a nasty fight in the U.S. House that surely would have split majority Republicans down the middle, GOP leaders extended a short-term reauthorization to the Export-Import Bank. That’s just a few months, until next June 30, which is long enough to kick the issue ahead to the next Congress — after the election.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Congress must address gender gulf on pay
Posted: September 29, 2014

When the first version of the Paycheck Fairness Act was introduced in Congress in 2009, its sponsors likely did not anticipate that Republican lawmakers would block the common-sense law from consideration for more than five years.

Sunday 09/28/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Trust an oil firm to report news?
Posted: September 28, 2014

If you happened to click this week on the Richmond Standard, a community news site for Californian Bay Area locality, you would have come upon a fairly snarky piece about 170 activists (“some from Richmond”) who took a train cross-country to participate in the People’s Climate March in New York on Sunday.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: September 28, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: September 28, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ebola, a non-ideological killer, calls for a world response
Posted: September 28, 2014

While the air war against the Islamic State is getting all the attention, President Barack Obama has committed military ground troops to combat another world threat: Ebola. The United States has taken on the mission of helping to stem the viral epidemic spreading wildly in West Africa. Now other nations need to join us.

GUEST EDITORIAL: When antibiotics stop working
Posted: September 28, 2014

In 2010, a survey was taken of doctors in Britain asking them to name the most important medical advance of the past 50 years. There were lots of potential candidates, from vaccines to cholesterol-lowering drugs to MRI scans.

Friday 09/26/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Way down upon the Yampa River
Posted: September 26, 2014

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Col. – Big-time skiing began here in one of the most fascinating of states. I am intrigued by Colorado’s history, a state that has a hardscrabble past but that offers inspiration for those who have an affection for history and the Great Outdoors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jesus really was in that park
Posted: September 26, 2014

As the senior pastor of the church that sponsors “Jesus in the Park,” I wanted to express the appreciation of Trinity United Methodist Church, as well as my personal gratitude, to all of the people who helped make it such a great day.

COLUMN: Twins, amnesia and infidelity
Posted: September 26, 2014

The phone rings and a well-coiffed man quickly picks it up and answers with the simple word: “Wildwind.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Catfish breathes sigh of relief
Posted: September 26, 2014

I enjoyed, as always, Lee Walburn’s column last Saturday, and can well understand his reluctance to kiss a catfish to benefit the Coosa River Basin Initiative. I asked the catfish what she thought about it, and she said she wasn’t any crazier about the idea of having to kiss Walburn than he was.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Hispanic Heritage Month should be commemorated
Posted: September 26, 2014

We’re in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on Sept. 15, and Latinos have much to celebrate.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Taking a stand on sitting
Posted: September 26, 2014

As we sit and write this editorial about sitting, we noted that there is yet another study noting that sitting is bad. Very bad. Like smoking, they say.

Thursday 09/25/2014
COLUMN: Fan profiles show subtle differences in team affiliation
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 11:09 am

Fall means many things to many people. And for most folks around here it means college football. Of course in Rome and Floyd County there’s no one single school that everyone cheers for. And that’s part of the fun. I love the fact that there could be two or three different college teams represented in the same home.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: September 25, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Retailers should move to chip-and-PIN technology
Posted: September 25, 2014

Do U.S. retailers get it?

GUEST EDITORIAL: 50 years ago, there was Free Speech and free tuition on campus
Posted: September 25, 2014

I’m going back to the University of California, Berkeley campus this week for the 50th reunion of the Free Speech Movement. You may have heard in some history class about Mario Savio and the first student sit-in of the ’60s. That was us FSMers at Berkeley.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: September 24, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

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