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United we stood

I believe most grow up admiring a hero or an idol, a conglomeration of their hopes and aspirations. As far back as I can remember, I was in awe of her. She was the type to attract people of all backgrounds. Unlike many her age and even older, she welcomed people, gave them hope that… Keep Reading

Contributors/Terry Manning/Voices

It’s past time to handle these Jokers

I’m tired, aren’t you? It seems like we all are, for sure. Tired of the pandemic. Tired of the virus. Tired of humming “Happy Birthday” while we wash our hands. Tired of bottles of sanitizers and germ-killing wipes. Tired of Googling mask effectiveness. Tired of wearing masks. Tired of social distancing. Tired of not seeing… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

Why is the Deep South still so broken?

Friends and foes alike recently scolded me that I will not convince folks to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by calling them “stupid.” Certainly, this is correct. I apologize, and merely say choosing not to get vaccinated is not a smart career move. That is the best non-insulting wise counsel I can offer, in this case.… Keep Reading

Hearing problems most prevalent military service-connected disability

This is the first in a series of three articles on Veterans’ Administration hearing care and military service-connected disability for hearing problems. This column will answer, among other things, 23 questions about the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System’s audiology services. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs Hearing Services website at https://www.research.va.gov/topics/hearing.cfm#more, hearing… Keep Reading

Contributors/Terry Manning

Remember the days after Sept. 11

 Most people of a certain age can tell you exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.  Like the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or the explosions of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, vivid sights and sounds enrich our memories of that day in ways that make… Keep Reading