2014-03-19

NASCAR News: NASCAR Nationwide Series at Bristol Motor Speedway: entry list



The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to the Eastern US this weekend for Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. It’s the fourth race off the 33 that make up the 2014 Nationwide season. To this point, Regan Smith has been the only Nationwide championship-eligible driver to make his way to victory lane, doing so in the […]

Poth High School ‘Shattered Dreams’



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NASCAR News: Carl Edwards wins late race at Bristol



Carl Edwards stayed out during a caution with 78 laps remaining in the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Sunday night and remained up front the rest of the way to claim his first win of 2014 and the third of his career at Bristol. “That’s a gutsy call with all the […]

NASCAR News: Human error in flag stand brings out caution at Bristol



According to NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton, human error was to blame for the mysterious caution that came out with two-and-a-half laps remaining in Sunday night’s Food City 500 at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. Specifically, someone in the flag stand leaned against the switch. “After review of the situation post-race, what had happened in the […]

Sen. Cornyn Pays Tribute To Medal Of Honor Recipients



AUSTIN–U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, issued the following statement in honor of the 24 veterans, including several Texans, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, today at the White House: “Today is a proud day for these heroes, their families and the great state of Texas. Many who are being honored today […]

Letter: Can you ‘go dark’ for 60 minutes?



Editor: Not so long ago, our ancestors knew the quiet beauty of the night sky. Today many of us are so busy in our technology-filled lives that we barely think about the sky, nature, or the Earth at all. While there is much debate about climate change, it seems that almost every day we hear in the news about more […]

Editorial: Do charter schools take power from politicians?



If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left’s avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things. These schools have given […]

Editorial: Missing jet: It’s time for U.S. intelligence to take over



By Dr. Earl Tilford The disappearance of a Boeing 777 airliner with 239 people on board has ignited speculation ranging from catastrophic malfunction to hijacking. That the United States, a global power with the intelligence assets to solve this mystery, has decided to keep a low profile in addressing this mystery is not surprising. For one thing, “leading from behind” […]

Editorial: Cursive writing: a relic of the past or key to the future?




Do you know what your children and grandchildren are being taught in school? We used to assume that they were being taught “reading, writing, and arithmetic,” and we were pleased with that curriculum. Now American public schools, and some private ones, are teaching to a “common” standard. Just as many states are adopting the Common Core teaching methods, others are […]

Dorothy S. Bettice



1920-2014 Dorothy S. Bettice passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born Feb. 19, 1920, to Gus and Tillie Schlather. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard E. Bettice; her son, Dudley H. Bettice; and sisters Helen Cloud, Gladys Montgomery, and Eleanor Watson. Dorothy is survived by […]