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.
"Hey," said the guy next to me at the blackjack table, "you know what they call people who hang around casinos?"
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