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One final salute

The term “citizen soldier,” coined by the late military historian Stephen E. Ambrose, would fit Major Gen. (retired) Carroll Thackston to a tee.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 20

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Arguments in favor of mining in Virginia not sufficiently persuasive

I have followed the uranium debate for several years. I have listened to mining proponents’ views and read their press releases. I have noted the various positions taken by local governing bodies and newspaper editorial pages. I have read the reports offered by NAS and Chmura Economics and skimmed the Moran and Virginia Beach reports and the report prepared by the Governor’s Uranium Working Group.

Putting the heart in Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and it’s not just about romantic love, candy hearts and flowers. 

Role models

Am I the only one confused as to what defines a role model?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 13

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Back door approach

Opponents of uranium mining may have had the upper hand Thursday when Sen. John Watkins withdrew his SB 1353 to avoid a vote because he knew 11 or 12 of the 15 on the Senate Ag Committee were against the bill that directed the state to write regulations for uranium mining and milling. 

Lights out

“Where were you when the lights went out?” is a question some people in New Orleans may be asking following the more than 30-minute blackout inside the New Orleans Superdome during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 6

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Mining, health risks and medical geology

A little known multidisciplinary field that spans the vast scientific landscape from medicine to earth science goes by the name of “medical geology.”