How many battles have been fought in the name of religion?
Belching is a manly art, says my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County.
Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller, got in a bit of hot water recently while competing in the Miss America pageant, linking the Palmetto State and mobile homes in a manner that some people found offensive.
My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County writes to say the French bravado concerning Syria is just for show.
We have become a nation addicted to noise.
Back in the day, when I was newspapering full-time at the C-I and Sheila McKinney was Localife editor, she was a whiz at putting wedding stories together.
We read a lot about people trying to simplify their lives.
The words startled me as soon as I saw them:
I'm a newspaper guy -- been at it for 41 years now -- so I usually come down on the side of the media when there's some kind of dust-up with a politician.
I understand NBC is planning a mini-series about Hillary Clinton.
A few years ago we talked about a trend I had noticed which was almost startling -- baby boomers riding the country's highways on tricycles.
Once the United Kingdom had a new royal heir, Brits were all atwitter to see what Prince William and Princess Kate were going to name the little fellow -- little being a relative term, as he weighed about 8 and 1/2 pounds.
• Good rule of thumb:
A couple weeks ago I was watching an old western movie on television when a young actor caught my eye.
A hundred and 50 years ago next Tuesday, chaos descended on the small market town of Gettysburg, Pa.
It was a simple phone call, out of the blue, from someone I'd known years before.
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