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Supes propose modest increases in real estate, personal property rates to offset debt service costs; no extra for school operations
04/27/16 - 1:53 pm
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04/27/16 - 7:19 am > Tom's Column
It truly is sad to realize that one of America’s two major political parties is on the verge of nominating a bigoted, loud-mouthed bankruptcy artist for president and all that GOP pooh-bahs can do about it is bleat like little sheep
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06/27/12 - 6:04 am > Tom's Column
After a slickly seductive marketing campaign powered by the usual Hollywood magic and given juice by a promising conceptual mash-up, it turns out, alas, that “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is not a very good movie. (Or so say the critics). Darn. I haven’t seen the film and know little about its premise, except what I read somewhere in an online publication: Apparently our ex-president is refashioned as the Avenger of his time, a historical figure confronted with an evil of such magnitude — slavery — that the depravity of humankind couldn’t possibly explain its continued existence in the world. (In the novel upon which the movie is based, Jefferson Davis is a Quisling president who represents the public face of the Confederacy.). With mere men ruled out as perpetrators of this monstrous crime against humanity, Abe Lincoln uncovers the true culprits: vampires. Lots of vampires. Much mayhem ensues. I’m pretty sure this version of history will never be brought up at UDC meetings.
06/19/12 - 10:47 am > Tom's Column
You know the Board of Visitors has stepped over the line when they are called out by the Honor Committee for violating the school’s code of conduct.
06/14/12 - 6:49 am > Tom's Column
Alas, stickybun weather has finally taken hold in Southside Virginia now that Mother Nature has dragged the humidifier out of the basement. It’s such a contrast to last week, when the skies were blue, the clouds white, and the air as crisp as Satchmo’s trumpet. One night the family and I set out for a walk, and our destination turned out to be almost as glorious as the weather itself — a park two-and-a-half miles long, some 20 feet wide, and all fun.
06/07/12 - 6:29 am > Tom's Column
Headline of the day: “More Young Americans Out of High School Are Also Out of Work” (New York Times, June 6). So begins the story: “For this generation of young people, the future looks bleak. Only one in six is working full time. Three out of five live with their parents or other relatives. A large majority — 73 percent — think they need more education to find a successful career, but only half of those say they will definitely enroll in the next few years.”
05/17/12 - 6:59 am > Tom's Column
A reading list that consists of 700 pages of technical jargon, bureaucratic boilerplate and acronym on top of acronym — sounds like a blast, huh? For anyone looking to provide tangible support for Halifax County school trustees, here’s a suggestion: Spring for a coffee plantation.