There is an excellent article in the Sept. 9 edition of the Times-News that I would wish that everyone would read to better understand the issue of second trimester abortion. (See: “Share of women seeking out-of-state abortions up slightly in recent years,” Page 2A.)

When Del. Adrienne Jones was elected speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates in May, we said it was a satisfactory conclusion to what some considered a distasteful display of the way politics often work in America.

The cornerstone for the foundation of what became the United States of America was set in place 232 years ago today when delegates from 12 former colonies of the United Kingdom signed the United States Constitution.

Colleges and universities whose athletic programs run afoul of the NCAA’s rules and regulations can face sanctions or even suspension from competition, but the California State Legislature doesn’t have to be concerned about that.

 In early fall of 1967, the “Summer of Love” had ended and I enjoyed strolling across campus. The afternoon was spectacular with bright sunshine everywhere. All life beamed pleasure and joy.

Every time a bad decision is made, there’s always hope that eventually a good decision will come along to reverse it — and that sometimes happens.

As I write this, it is Sept. 11. Most of the nation is remembering the horrific and heroic events of this day 18 years ago. I am too — but for me, this date also marks exactly one month since my mother’s passing.

Within most human cells is a nucleus, which contains your genetic blueprint in the form of the DNA (deoxynucleic acid) molecules which are only 2/1000ths of a micron wide.

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

A letter from Master Officer Scott Miller of the Albemarle County Police Department, Charlottesville, Va., “911 Ride was an unforgettable ‘Welcome home’,” has been selected by the Times-News editorial board as the The Letter of the Week.

Today is Friday, which makes it some people’s favorite day of the week — although we do know a woman who hates Friday because it’s just one day closer to Monday.

You’ve heard of “being from the wrong side of the tracks”?

We hope the day never comes when Americans think of “911” as nothing more than the phone number you call when you are in desperate need of help.

Previous legislative efforts to rename Negro Mountain having failed, the Maryland State Highway Administration has somehow been motivated to take down signs that bear the mountain’s name. (See: Negro Mountain signs removed,” Sept. 8 Times-News, Page 1A.)

In response to Jeffrey Davis letter to the editor, “Sensible gun laws are needed” (Sept. 4 Times-News), I think there should be a lot of “sensible rules” needed more in society in more important areas, than just guns.

Today is Grandparents Day, a day set aside each year to honor America’s grandparents, the elderly and those living in nursing homes.

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This Week's Circulars


OAKLAND - Rudy Cvetnick, 90, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Friends will be received at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. 2nd St., Oakland, on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.…

CARPENDALE, W.Va. - Charles C. Hoffmaster, 94, of Carpendale, died Wednesday at The Country House. Visitation at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.; service at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m.

CUMBERLAND - Elden Lowell Mowery, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. In accordance with his wishes, all services will be privately held at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap. Arrangements entrusted to Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A.