Cumberland Times-News

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  • Better read that french fry before you eat it

    People give me otherwise-insignificant items they hope will amuse or inspire me. I appreciate this. I’m always glad for free entertainment, which as Goldy’s Rule 33 says is everywhere. All you have to do is wait and it will come to you. Also, I have been writing columns for 37 years and embrace inspiration anywhere I can find it.

    July 6, 2014

  • A long and winding road faces our food

    Last week’s column dealt with organs you can do without, our DNA (molecular blueprint for our bodies) and hair. My reference is “Body: Discover What’s Beneath Your Skin,” a Miles Kelly Book, written by John Farndon and Nicki Lampon and published in 2010. This column will consider finger and toe nails, breathing and coughing, saliva, mucus and your food’s long and torturous journey. Most cities and mid sized towns have nail shops where you can have your finger nails and toe nails adorned. Nail painting can be traced back 5,000 years.

    July 6, 2014

  •  Forced to act Forced to act

    Even with a revenue stream of never-ending escalation of taxes and fees — along with what the O’Malley administration has been contending is a growing state economy — the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday found itself forced to cut state government spending. The budget cuts — which were able to be made by the Board of Public Works because state legislators are not in session — amount to $77 million. The state’s general fund budget is slightly more than $16 billion.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • 11th Maryland bear hunt scheduled Oct. 20-23

    It is getting to be that time of year when those of us who would like to hunt bears in Maryland start thinking about applying for one of the limited number of permits.

    July 6, 2014

  • Follow closely as a dozen colleges do the conference shuffle

    The most tenured coach at the University of Louisville might not find joining a new athletic conference so special. But for tennis coach Rex Ecarma, the Cardinals’ move is a moment to celebrate.

    July 2, 2014

  • It’s up to us It’s up to us

    Cumberland’s curbside recycling program has been a long time coming. Now it is incumbent on city residents to take advantage of the new service.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Looking Back 1950: Half a century working the polls

    July 2, 2014

  • Lefty’s likeness

    A permanent monument to honor the contributions of Lefty Grove and his positive impact on Lonaconing and Allegany County is something that’s long overdue.

    June 30, 2014

  • Wildlife official protests more Sunday hunts in far W. Md.

    Joseph Michael believes that the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service put its regulations cart ahead of its regulations horse, at least when it comes to allowing more hunting on Sundays in the state’s three westernmost counties.

    June 28, 2014

  • The moose is loose, and it’s coming for you

    So how would you like to look out your kitchen door window onto your porch and see a moose looking back at you from close range?

    June 28, 2014