Cumberland Times-News

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  • There are some debts you can never repay

    Today’s column will be relatively short, as my columns go, for reasons that should become apparent, and I thought long and hard before writing it.

    June 21, 2014

  • Bad habit Bad habit

    A recent survey by a public opinion research firm has some troubling results. Twenty-three percent of parents with children age 3 and under have deliberately left their child alone in a vehicle.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Crooks Crooks

    Do you ever wonder, “What were these people thinking?” We do.
    It’s not unusual for our daily Police Log to report on an arrest made by an officer who stopped a car on Interstate 68 or some other highway for going considerably faster than the speed limit, then discovered the car was laden with narcotics.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reign of the entire planet is at stake

    I’ve given up my LeBron Hate. Don’t misunderstand, I have no LeBron Love or even LeBron Like. It’s more like LeBron Lethargy, although that’s probably too strong of a way to describe my indifference because, while I never root for his teams, it’s impossible to take your eyes off him when he’s playing.

    June 15, 2014

  • Lunch Box

    The Summer Lunch Box program, which is now in its 14th year, sees to it that Cumberland children who might otherwise go hungry will benefit from a free program that provides lunches and breakfasts over an eight-week period.

    June 15, 2014

  • One free Maryland fishing day remains

    There have already been two free fishing days in Maryland this year and one more is coming up.

    June 15, 2014

  • Here’s how you can tell the stars, planets

    How can one tell one star from another at night? It’s a matter of knowing the sky areas (constellations).

    June 15, 2014

  • She learned to laugh with relatives’ help

    Sometimes there are people in our lives whom we have never credited with all the influence they had on us when we were growing up.And now it is too late to thank them personally. I am about 50 years past due on this one (or two) but maybe somehow, somewhere they will get a hint of it — and — smile. Fondly, I think..

    June 15, 2014

  • It could have saved the county a lot of money

    Random thoughts sometimes occur to me when I least expect it, usually when my brain has become tired.
    When I voice these thoughts at work or in other places, people may tell me, “Goldy? It’s time for you to go home.” Yes, ma’am.
    Here are two random thoughts of recent vintage:
    • If Bugs Bunny were an Emergency Medical Technician, would that make him a MedicHare?
    • If Daisy Duck got a job driving for United Parcel Service, would she be an UPS-a-Daisy?
    I wouldn’t blame you if you think that sounds Goofy — or Daffy.

    June 15, 2014

  • State and Federal Legislators representing the area STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATORS REPRESENTING THE AREA

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo