We sometimes ask, “How could one human being do such a thing to another?”

Have you ever wondered how devices or processes that you use every day work? There’s an entertaining collection of short science explanations in a book by Marty Jopson, “The Science of Everyday Life,” 2015, Michael O’Mara books, U.K.

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.

The Letter of the Week from Kathryn Kellogg of Keyser, W.Va., “Zoological park itself is a sanctuary for animals,” was selected by the Times-News editorial board as the best letter of those that appeared during the week of Jan. 12-18. It was published Jan 13.

Some people appear to be pleased with the newly accomplished merger of business recruitment efforts between Allegany County government and the Cumberland Economic Development Corp. (See: “CEDC board approves ...,” Jan. 23 Times-News, Page 1A.)

Not that I expect war, but I expect retaliation at some point in time. Unlike other assassinations performed by America, this one was the first against another nation’s top military leader. I think that in itself was bad.

At a time when the General Assembly is hunting ways to pay for a possible $4 billion yearly increase in education spending, Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing that more than $1 billion in tax cuts for Maryland retirees be phased in over the next five years.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech from 1963 is one of the greatest in American history — or, for that matter, world history. As we observe King’s birthday today, we will reprint the second half of that speech, which is just as valid today as it was more than half …

Most studies indicate that cellphone use doesn’t cause cancer, but not everyone agrees.

Now that we are have a new year, some questions naturally arise. Why does the week start with Monday and end with Sunday? Why seven days in a week? Why is the year divided into 12 months? Why do we use Roman months that go back nearly 3,000 years?

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.

Gov. Larry Hogan wants the General Assembly to pass legislation that would require the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy to publish sentencing records of judges in violent crime cases. 

The Letter of the Week from Ray Miller of Barton, “Remember him for what he taught about America),” was selected by the Times-News editorial board as the best letter of those that appeared during the week of Jan. 5-11. It was published Jan. 7.

My wife and I took a cruise a few years ago. She went on a cruise with her Red Hat group to the Bahamas a few years earlier, so now she wanted me to do one to Bermuda.

One of our favorite lines from one of our favorite movies comes from the 1982 cop-and-convict movie, “48 Hrs.”

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This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

CUMBERLAND - Earl Bud Fultz died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Visitation Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A, Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services at 7:30 p.m.

KEYSER, W.Va. - Betty Jane Judy, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Visitation at Markwood Funeral Home, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, from 11a.m. - 1p.m. Funeral services following at 1p.m. Condolences left after Betty's obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.